News from Carl Junction Schools - May 2019
 Bulldog Bytes - May 2019
News briefs about the people, places, and events of the Carl Junction School District.
Upcoming Events
May 6-10: Teacher Appreciation Week
May 9: Family Library Night, 3:30-6:30 pm at K-1, 2/3, Intermediate, and Junior High
May 10: CJ Day - Wear your Red & White
May 15: Baccalaureate Ceremony, 6 pm in the Stark Performing Arts Center
May 15: Senior Awards Ceremony, 6:45 pm in the Stark Performing Arts Center
May 17: CJ Day - Wear your Red & White
May 17: Graduation, 7 pm at the Leggett & Platt Center on MSSU Campus. Doors open at 5:30 pm.
May 23: Last Day of School, Dismiss at 1:30 pm
May 24: Construction begins for "Power of Play" all-inclusive playground addition! Playground near 2-3/Intermediate will be closed to the public throughout the summer months.
June 3-28: Summer School! 
June 3-28: Summer Reading at Intermediate Library (Pre-K thru 6th), details below
August 15: First day of school 2019-20
For more information, check out your
student's building newsletter or daily announcements:
Next year's school calendar has been approved, view it here!
Congratulations Graduates!

The time has come for us to send off our Seniors with our best wishes for their bright futures!

  • May 15: Baccalaureate, Stark Performing Arts Center, 6 pm
  • May 15: Senior Awards, Stark Performing Arts Center, 6:45 pm
  • May 17: Graduation, MSSU Leggett & Platt Center, 7 pm

Co-Valedictorians: Ethan Brown, Maici Craig, Katherine Crider, Grace Distler, Seth Frack, Tatum Graham, Melissa Hendrickson, Spencer King, Max Medley, Emily Faith Robertson
Salutatorians: Peyton Brownlee, Drew Henderson, Kayleigh Sewell
Additional Top 10%: Logan Brewster, Evelyn Cross, Davin Ducre, Emma Lewis, Nicole Linscheid, Stormi Norton, Lucas Sisk, Grace Southern, Nakoa Warren, Conner Wilson
Also consecutively graduating with Crowder College Associates Degree: Peyton Brownlee, Jeffery Dankelson, Kaitlyn DeGraw, Ruth Graham, Courtney Schmidt
The Cookie Chronicle: Episode Four
Welcome to the final episode of the school year of The Cookie Chronicle, a 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 want to end our school year by thanking our fantastic teaching staff and celebrating our graduates." Click on the video below to watch.
Congratulations to our Staff Retirees for 2019.
We will miss you, best of luck!

  • Skip Brock - High School Teacher & Basketball Coach
  • Vana Buckland - 4th Grade Teacher
  • Ali Carlton - HS Business Teacher
  • Becky Everitt - Special Services Psychological Evaluator
  • Monna Goode - Intermediate Title I Reading Teacher
  • Brenda Hicks - Primary 2-3 Special Education Teacher
  • Linda Jarrett - 4th Grade Teacher
  • Rebecca Legg - 1st Grade Teacher
  • Dayna Miller - 2nd Grade Teacher
  • Carrie Pence - 1st Grade Teacher
  • Marlin Rowland - Junior High Librarian
  • Marsha Simmons - HS English Language Arts Teacher
  • Ronda Stevenson - Primary 2-3 Art Teacher
  • Kathy Sullivan - High School Food Service
  • Jesse Wall - High School Asst. Principal & Athletic Director
Missouri Scholars 100
High school Senior Ethan Brown of Carl Junction High School has been selected for the 2019 Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program that honors 100 of Missouri’s top academic students in the graduating class of 2019. 

The selection is based primarily on a formula using the student's grade point average and ACT or SAT score. Each student nominated had to first meet criteria of an "Academic Decathlon," which included ten "events" designed to assure the academic strength of the student. To meet the decathlon requirements, the student must have a minimum GPA of 3.750, a minimum ACT score of 29 or a minimum SAT score of 1,600, be ranked in the upper ten percent of the class, and have taken upper level courses.

Ethan is the son of Jeremy and Teresa Brown of Joplin, Missouri.
All-Area Academic Team
Carl Junction Seniors Ethan Brown and Seth Frack have been selected to The Joplin Globe Academic Excellence Team. Twenty area students were chosen to the team based on an overall score using grade point average and ACT (or SAT) scores.
Ethan Brown
Seth Frack
Organizations Achieving Honors
Be sure to keep up with us on  Facebook   ! This time of year we have many of our clubs and organizations achieving great things at District and State-level competitions and beyond!

Congrats to our achievers in:
TSA, FBLA, FFA, Destination Imagination, Band, Choir, and many more!

Good luck to those moving on to State, Nationals, and Globals.
High School FFA Members who received Gold Medals at their State Competition: From L to R - Grace Beck, Abby Smith, Sarah Russel, and Shila Winder
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  
Marlett selected for National Honor
Jackson Marlett, a high school Sophomore has been selected as a delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders, a three-day event to be held in Massachusetts over the summer, with the purpose of inspiring and motivating future medical leaders.

At the event, Marlett will have the opportunity to hear Nobel Prize and National Medal of Science winners discuss leading medical research, receive guidance from Ivy League and top medical school deans, and learn about the newest advances in medicine and medical technology. An invitation to attend this conference is very selective and is based on nomination from counselors, teachers, or principals. Qualities of students chosen include leadership potential, outstanding grades, and dedication to the medical field.

Marlett maintains a 3.94 GPA and is enrolled in several dual-credit classes with hopes to graduate with his associate's degree at graduation 2021. He plans to attend college and later to become a lab research doctor or general physician.
Summer Library @ CJ Schools
When: June 3-28 (weekdays, select hours)
Where: Intermediate Library
Theme: "Reading is Out of this World!"
We are excited to announce that the Intermediate library will be open to all students aged Pre-K thru 6th grade in the month of June (3-28). 

Check out a book, enjoy crafts and makerspace projects, read to a dog, maybe even win a prize! 

More details to follow on
Bulldog Athletic Updates
Athletic Hall of Fame & Athletic Awards
Carl Junction High School inducted the following individuals and team into the Carl Junction Athletics Hall of Fame on May 1.

  • Brett Bolinger, Class of 2001
  • Heather Hoyle Sams, Class of 1995
  • Kevin Patterson, Class of 1983
MSHSAA Sportsmanship Awards - Kenzee Shanks, Harrison Huhn

The 2018-19 Bulldog Awards: 
Baseball - Jeremiah Kennedy, Boys Basketball - Trent Smith, Girls Basketball - Katie Scott, Cheerleading (Fall) - Gracie Smith, Cheerleading (Winter) - Katelynn Doyle, Cross Country Boys - Dylan Higgins, Cross Country Girls - Evelyn Cross, Dance Team - Kennedy Snodgrass, Football - Joe Kennedy, Boys Golf - Tyler Varner, Girls Golf - Courtney Mertens, Boys Soccer - Riley Kunce, Girls Soccer - Addie Tholen, Softball - Kyndal Channel, Swim - Corinne Miller, Boys Tennis - Philipp Leithaeuser, Girls Tennis - Taylor Storm, Boys Track & Field - Tyler White, Girls Track & Field - Evelyn Cross, Volleyball - Dani Wrensch, Wrestling - Tyler Huffman

The 2018-19 Iron Dog Winners:  
Emma Leach, Diego Nelson, Meagen Derfelt
Inductee Brett Bolinger & Presenter Steve Dennis
Presenter Kristi Jones & Inductee Heather Hoyle Sams
Inductee Kevin Patterson with Presenter Dr. Phillip Cook
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