News from Carl Junction Schools - November 2021
News briefs about the people, places, and events of the Carl Junction School District.
Upcoming Events
Nov. 5: No School for students or staff
Nov. 7: Time change, daylight saving time ends, set non-cellular clocks back one hour!
Nov 10: National Letter of Intent College Signing Day for High School Senior Athletes
Nov. 11: Veterans Day
Nov. 12: CJ Day - Wear your Red & White
Nov. 18-21: High School Theatre's Fall Play - Once Upon a Mattress, details below
Nov. 19: CJ Day - Wear your Red & White
Nov. 22-26: Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 21: Early Out (11:30)
Dec. 22 - Jan. 4 Christmas Break
Jan. 5: Classes Resume
For more information, check out your
student's building newsletter, social media, or daily announcements:
Will your student by leaning InClass, Online, or Blended?
If you would like to request that your child take online courses for the 2nd semester, the window for selecting your child’s courses begins on November 15. You must request your child’s virtual classes each semester. Your choices must be submitted to your child’s building by Dec. 3.

Our website has links to learn about MOCAP (Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program) and the forms that you will need to request virtual courses for your child. Only students in 6th – 12th grade have the blended learning option.

If you have questions about the MOCAP program at Carl Junction Schools, contact your child's school office.

Veterans Day
Carl Junction High School presents a Veterans Day Celebration on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at 1:15 in HS Gym to honor all who served.

Guest Information:
  • Please arrive by 12:50 to avoid student traffic
  • Reserved parking in North lot
  • A reception catered by Golden Corral to follow assembly
  • Special gift for each Veteran from SMB; CJ students; and Service Learning
  • The program includes performances by the CJ Band and Dynamics and a special presentation to the DAV.
High School Theater Department presents:
Once Upon a Mattress
Many moons ago in a far-off place, Queen Aggravain decreed no couples could marry until her son, Prince Dauntless, found a bride. Princesses came from far and wide to win the hand of the prince, but none could pass the impossible tests given to them by the Queen. That is, until the “shy” swamp princess, Winnifred the Woebegone, showed up. Would she be able to pass the Sensitivity Test, marry her prince and help Lady Larkin and Sir Harry to the altar? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic, and melodic, this rollicking spin on the classic tale The Princess and the Pea provides some side-splitting shenanigans. For, after all, a princess is a delicate thing.

Tickets are $3/students & $5/adults
All CJR1 employees with their badges receive free admission.
Eighteen picked as Tomorrow's Leaders Today
Eighteen Carl Junction seniors were selected by the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce to participate in the 2021-22 class of Tomorrow’s Leaders Today. Selectees were chosen based on the completion of an application and interview. Forty-four students will represent the Class of 2022 out of applications from Joplin, McAuley, Carl Junction, Webb City, Carthage, College Heights Christian School, and Thomas Jefferson IDS.
The Tomorrow’s Leaders Today program provides high school seniors an opportunity to learn more about the area and the importance of community service to our future. Students interact with business and community leaders to identify and discuss local issues, leadership, and career opportunities.

Pictured above: Front Row (L to R): Lauren Besperat, Abigail Cross, Allee Rice, Maggie Brown, Ellie Lawson, Bailey Thompson, and Katie Fredrickson. Back Row (L to R) Emerson Lundien, Lilli Petry, Kynslee Hill, Samuel Oakes, Kellen Badgley, Carsyn Smith, and Lauren Burgess. Not pictured: Addison Cowan, Tiffany Pham, Noah Williams, and Jordan Woodruff.

Inclement Weather
Winter weather will soon be upon us. When deciding whether to close schools, several factors are taken into consideration, including the amount of snowfall, condition of residential and thoroughfare roads, temperature, and the ability to clear parking lots and sidewalks. We work closely with the weather service and our team members personally travel the roads before making a final decision.

If school is canceled or the arrival/dismissal time is affected, an announcement will be made through our communication system using phone, text, and email; postings on social media and, and our local television stations. To assure that you will receive notification, verify that your parent information is up to date in Parent Portal.
Bulldog Athletic Updates
Athletic News
  • Madi Olds was named to the 2nd Team All-COC and 2nd Team All-District for softball.
  • Volleyball 1st Team All-District honors go to Logan Jones, Olivia Vedez, Destiny Buerge, and Kylie Scott. 2nd Team honors go to Karissa Chase
  • 8th Grade Girls and Boys Cross Country took 3rd place in the COC Championship meet.
  • 7th Grade Volleyball finished 2nd in the Wild West Tournament
  • Admission for all regular season athletic events is $4/adults, $2/students
  • Many of our athletic matches are live-streamed on CJ TV
  • Like and Follow the Bulldog Athletics Facebook Page!
X-Country runners head to State
Good Luck to
Lexi Carpenter
Collin Emmert
Hannah Franks
at the State Cross Country!
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