News from Carl Junction Schools - September 2017
 Bulldog Bytes - September 2017
News briefs about the people, places, and events of the Carl Junction School District.
Upcoming Events
Sept 1: CJ Day - Show your school spirit by wearing RED & WHITE
Sept 4: No school for staff or students - Labor Day
Sept 8: CJ Day - Show your school spirit by wearing RED & WHITE
Sept 8 -15: Book Fair at K-1, 2-3, & Intermediate
Sept 10: Grandparent's Day
Sept 14: Parent information meeting for Intermediate Destination Imagination, 6 pm
Sept 15: CJ Day - Show your school spirit by wearing RED & WHITE
Sept 20: Picture Day for the K-1 Building
Sept 21: Picture Day for the 2-3 Building
Sept 22: CJ Day - Show your school spirit by wearing RED & WHITE
Sept 25: No school for students - staff in-service
Sept 27: Picture Day for Seniors
Sept 27: Picture Day for the Intermediate Building (4,5,6 grades) 
Sept 28: Early Childhood & Parents as Teachers - Transportation Night, 6 pm
Sept 29: CJ Day - Show your school spirit by wearing RED & WHITE
Sept 29: Homecoming - Parade @ 1:15, Football vs. Willard @ 7 pm (Coronation 6:15)
Wilson named Assistant Principal of the Year
Theresa Wilson, Assistant Principal at Carl Junction High School has been selected as the Southwest District Assistant Principal of the Year by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals (SWMoASSP).

She was selected based upon her dedication, leadership, knowledge, and commitment to serving the educational climate of the school.

Read more about her honor.
Photo: (L to R): Marci Chadwell, president of Southwest Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals, Recipient - HS Assistant Principal Theresa Wilson, HS Principal David Pyle
CJ School Board named
2017 Outstanding Board of Education in Missouri
The Missouri School Boards’ Association has selected the Carl Junction Board of Education as one of Missouri’s Outstanding Boards of Education for 2017.

The Outstanding Boards of Education awards are aligned to six specific categories of the Missouri Public Education Vision Project. Winners in the respective category were selected by a committee made up of school board members from districts throughout the state. 

Learn more about this award.
Photo: (L to R): MSBA Executive Director Melissa Randol; Carl Junction Board of Education Representatives Christie Hutcheson, Claudia Cox, Larry Cowger, Glenn Coltharp, and Brian Massey; and Carl Junction Superintendent of Schools Dr. Phillip Cook .
What does it cost to educate our students?
Compared to other schools in our area and in our conference, Carl Junction Schools ranks eigth out of ten in expenditures to educate students. Only Neosho and Webb City spend less. Carl Junction spent an average of $7,879 to educate each student in 2016.

The Missouri average is $10,567.
CJ Bright Futures
Welcome to our new Coordinator!
Jeni Driskill has joined the Carl Junction School District staff as the new Bright Futures Coordinator. She has already helped to coordinate the school supply distribution for students-in-need and is working to establish the Weekend Food Pack and Bulldog Buddy programs for this school year.

Driskill replaces Meggan Hall who filled the coordinator’s position for last school year and gave two prior years of service to the program as an AmeriCorps Vista volunteer.

Click here to learn more about Jeni or Bright Futures. 
Peanut Butter Donations

Special thanks to Melissa, Mike, and Sandy at Community Bank and Trust's Carl Junction Branch and the community members who pitched in to help us collect peanut butter for the Weekend Food Pack program. Your generosity helps to provide a healthy source of protein for children in need. Thanks again for helping us to "spread the love".

If you are interested in making a donation of peanut butter- stop by the bank with your jar or donation for this great program.
Photo: (L to R): Melissa, Mike, and Sandy. Employees of CJ CBT
Friday, September 29

Parade : 1:15 pm
  • The parade will travel down Broadway (between the elementary schools), east on Well Street, then north onto Main, finally ending at the intersection of Main & Wise.
Football Homecoming Game: 7 pm vs Willard, Bulldog Stadium
  • Coronation will be held prior to game (around 6:15 pm)
For questions or to submit a parade entry, please contact Krista Otto at kotto@cjr1.org, Zak Petty at zpetty@cjr1.org , or you may call 417-649-7081.
Sprigeo Hotline
The safety and well being of each of our students is our district's top priority.

You may submit anonymous reports of bullying and violence through the Sprigeo reporting system.

Click the logo to go to the online report. Your report will be reviewed on the next regular school day. If you need to report an emergency, please call 911. 
District Website Tools

Have you visited our district website? We have links to solve nearly any question you may have about our schools!

It features athletic/event calendars, parent handbooks, sign-up and access to our parent portal and TeacherEase gradebook, cafeteria menus, district policies, transportation info, and links to various buildings/individual teachers

It is a great resource, check it out now!
Bulldogs in the Capitol
Carl Junction FFA members met with Missouri Representative Billy Long while they were in Washington DC for the Annual FFA Washington Leadership Conference over the summer.
CJ welcomes MSSU Junior Interns
A selection of students from Missouri Southern are enriching their education by completing a Junior Internship program in conjunction with Carl Junction Schools. In late August, the group of college students spent time training in our policies and procedures, touring the buildings, and meeting administration.

These interns, now trained, have been placed in classroom settings, to get an immersive understanding of a teacher's life before next year when they begin their student teaching.

This is the first cohort group of this type in the area. These MSSU students had to apply for and be selected into the program.
For more details about our new teachers, click on the image.
Bulldog Eclipse Experiences

Students of all ages experienced the solar eclipse that took place on August 21.

The school provided students with approved eyewear:
  • The K-1 students took turns with an adult staff member/volunteer glancing at the phenomenon
  • The 2-3 and Intermediate students did a longer viewing and many classrooms integrated a whole STEM process including charting and documenting
  • Junior High and High School students had a great view from Bulldog Stadium.

Thank you to everyone who made this possible for our kids!
World class trophies earned by archers
The CJ High School Archery team brought home a pair of trophies from the National Archery in the Schools World Tournament and 3d Challenge, held in Orlando, Florida over the summer.

The Bulldogs took second place in 3D targets, and third in Bullseye.

Three of our archers placed in the top 10 individually in both the 3D challenge, and the Bullseye competition.

Right on target team, great work!
Athletic Updates
Fall athletic calendars and schedules are now posted! High School / Junior High
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