News from Carl Junction Schools - March 2019
 Bulldog Bytes - March 2019
News briefs about the people, places, and events of the Carl Junction School District.
Upcoming Events
Mar 1-8: Spring Book Fair @ K-1, 2-3, & Int Libraries
Mar 7: Family Library Night, 3:30-6:30 pm at K-1, 2/3, and Intermediate
Mar 7: Intermediate Art Show, 4-6:30 pm at the Intermediate Building
Mar 8: CJ Day - Show your school spirit by wearing RED & WHITE
Mar 9: Stevie Lain Special Olympics Basketball Tournament, 9-2:30 in the 2/3 & Int gyms
Mar 10: Daylight Savings Time begins, turn clocks ahead one hour
Mar 13: Deadline to enter the  CJ Literary & Visual Arts Contest (see details below)
Mar 15: CJ Day - Show your school spirit by wearing RED & WHITE
Mar 15: Community Blood Drive, 8:30 am - 2:00 pm at HS Indoor Facility
Mar 18-22: Spring Break
Mar 25 & 26: Screening & Enrollment for 2019-20 Kindergartners (not CJ PreK students), 4-7 pm @ K-1 South Entrance (walker door). Must bring four required documents (see below).
Mar 29: CJ Day - Show your school spirit by wearing RED & WHITE
April 1 & 2: Screening & Enrollment for 2019-20 Kindergartners (current CJ PreK students), 4-7 pm @ K-1 South Entrance (walker door). Must bring four required documents (see below)
April 4: Community & Education Awards Banquet, $25, Butchers' Block, 5:30 pm
April 4-6: HS Spring Play "Ken Ludwig's Midsummer/Jersey", 7 pm at Stark Arts Center
April 7: HS Spring Play "Ken Ludwig's Midsummer/Jersey", 3 pm at Stark Arts Center
April 12: Gifted Program Application Deadline (grades 2-12)
Contact  for more information or  view handbook
April 17:  Free sports physicals for the 2018-19 school year, 6-8 pm in the HS Gym.
For more information, check out your
student's building newsletter or daily announcements:
The Cookie Chronicle: Episode Two
Welcome to the second episode of The Cookie Chronicle, a new video blog series by Dr. Phillip Cook, Superintendent of Carl Junction Schools.  This recurring series focuses on the great things that are happening in Carl Junction Schools and our community. 

"In this installment, I discuss district enrollment and overall school size. I also give some information regarding the upcoming Kindergarten screening and enrollment events (also see details on that below). Click on the video below to watch. I hope you enjoy The Cookie Chronicle.
Kindergarten Screening/Enrollment Dates are now set!
When: Monday March 25 or Tuesday March 26 (for students not enrolled at Carl Junction Preschool)
Monday April 1 or Tuesday April 2 (students who are current Carl Junction Preschoolers)
Time: 4 pm to 7 pm - drop in, process should take around an hour
Where: K-1 South Entrance (Walker Door)

All incoming Kindergarten students and at least one parent or guardian must attend a required screening and enrollment evening. Families should have pre-registered online prior to the event by using the Parent Portal system. If you have not yet pre-registered follow the directions on our webpage , or call 417-649-5755 to sign up as soon as possible.

Every attendee at the screening/enrollment must bring all four required documents (see graphic below) to the event or the enrollment and screening will not be performed. Until these documents are received we will not be able to assign your child to a Kindergarten classroom at Carl Junction for next school year.

We are excited to meet your new K students (be sure to bring your documents) on one of the evenings listed above! With any questions or concerns, please call us at 417-649-5755. Thank you.
Vote April 2
Two seats on the Carl Junction School District Board of Education will be filled when election results are tallied on April 2. Incumbent Larry Cowger will face two challengers - Robert Hays and Terra Higgins. Be sure to make your choice at the polls. 
From Left to Right: Larry Cowger, Robert Hays, and Terra Higgins.
Storm Shelter Information
Our district is grateful for the community support we received to build the FEMA-rated safe room shelters that are now in each of our school complexes. They provide an invaluable safety resource for our students.

But did you know, the shelter at the High School building will is open for public use when NOAA issues Severe Thunderstorm Warnings or Tornado Warnings are issued regardless of the time of day (as capacity allows)?!
We are in need of volunteers that can assist during weather events outside regular school hours. For more information about the shelter, location, shelter rules, and volunteering see our webpage: Storm Shelter Information Link   
Spring Blood Drive
When: Friday, March 15
Time: 8:30 am to 2:00 pm
Where: HS Indoor Facility

Student Council is hosting their bi-annual community blood drive.
Students over the age of 17, community members, and faculty are invited to participate.

Each participant will receive a pair of socks. 

You can save time by signing in with QuickPass at
High School presents Spring Play
A cast of Carl Junction High School actors will present Ken Ludwig's Midsummer/Jersey, the hilarious high-octane re-telling of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream set on the boardwalk of a seaside town in modern-day New Jersey. 

Tickets sold at the door.
CJ Students $2, Adults $5, and CJ Staff is free.
Show Performances:
Dates and Times: April 4, 5, and 6 @ 7 pm and April 7 at 3 pm
Location: Stark Performing Arts Center 
Academic Teams Success
Recently, teams consisting of 6th-8th grade students from Carl Junction competed in a regional Academic Competition.

At the Math Academic Bowl, the sixth grade team of (from L to R): Jacob Garrett (captain), Cade Alford, Wyatt McAfee, Thatcher Girouard, Reese Hensley, and Grace Ware received first place
In the Junior High “A” Team Bracket the team of (from L to R) : Anna Burch, Liam Hall, Blaine Wilkerson, and Jayce Hollon (Captain) were undefeated and also received first place.

The Math Bowl is one in a series of five bowls, each on a different subject including: Language Arts, Science, Math, History, and Humanities. Cumulative score is kept throughout the year according to points earned by each school, from each subject area bowl.

Our High School Scholar Bowl team also had great success receiving first place at the Southwest Baptist University History Bowl for the second straight year. (from L to R): Representatives of SBU, Evie Cross, Ethan Brown, Conner Wilson, Katie Crider, Melissa Hendrickson, and Sam Luke.

Scholar Bowl is an MSHSAA activity featuring teams of no more than ten students, with four students competing at a time. The teams are quizzed on a wide range of questions from academic categories. A five second response time for questions is given, wherein competitors must press their response button to answer.
6th grade Division from Math Academic Bowl
JH "A" Division from Math Academic Bowl
HS Scholar Bowl Team at SBU History Bowl
JH "Crush" Valentine Fundraiser
Junior High National Honor Society used the Valentine's Day as a fundraising opportunity. The group decided to raise money for St. Jude's Hospital, with a goal of raising $250 - enough for one red blood cell transfusion.

On Valentines Day, a Junior High students were able to purchase a can of Crush soda for $1 each for their "crush". The recipient of the soda could then spend $1 to find out who purchased it. Students were also able to buy a can for themselves.

Proceeds earned from the sale of over 500 cans of soda provided $350 to St. Jude's.

Great job JNHS, you "crushed it"!
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