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Meet the 7th & 8th grade cheerleaders!

Posted September 21st, 2017 by Randon Brown

Members of the 2017 fall cheerleaders at Cabool Middle School are, front, Brianna McLaughlin; second row from left, Cameron Cain and Kira Graves; back row, Mattie Cannon, Coach Kori Gammons, and Vanessa Metheney.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

PAT - A free program for children age 0-5!

Posted September 21st, 2017 by Randon Brown

Ashley Rhodes is shown in her Parents As Teachers classroom at Cabool Elementary School. Rhodes is new this year to Cabool’s PAT program and is looking forward to working with children and their parents.

Who wouldn’t want to give their child the best possible start in life? A program to help do just that is available locally. It’s open to all children from birth through age five and it’s offered free of charge. All you have to do is register.

The program is Parents As Teachers, offered through Cabool Schools, and the new person heading the program this year is looking for families that would like to participate.

Ashley Rhodes, herself the mother of three boys, was hired by Cabool Board of Education as the PAT parent educator. Ms. Ashley, as she is known, has five years of experience working with infants and young children. She has worked with the Head Start program as a family advocate and also in day care.

Rhodes said Parents As Teachers educates the parents as well as the child. There are one-on-one visits, group play times, activity nights for children with their parents or guardians, and free screenings for health, hearing, vision and development. “It’s just an all-around education,” she noted.

She said she is flexible on the scheduling of personal visits. These can be at home, at school or at another spot chosen by the parent. Times and dates are based on the parents’ schedules.

In addition to following a child’s development, the program can also assist parents with just knowing they’re not alone, Rhodes said. “I can help you help yourself, but I can’t do it for you.”

Cabool Elementary School principal Aaron Miller said PAT helps keep children on track developmentally and also helps identify concerns early. “We’ve definitely seen the benefits,” he said of the Parents As Teachers program. Students enter school more prepared to learn and those who have had concerns, such as language, speech, hearing or vision, can access resources available to them.

“It helps to have an extra set of eyes to see how kids are developing and how they are learning,” he said.

Rhodes said she is looking forward to building relationships with children and parents in the school district. “I’m just a kid person and a people person. I love children.”

If you are interested, contact Ms. Ashley at Cabool Elementary School on Garst Avenue; phone 962-3153, extension 113.

The next activity night for the Parents As Teachers program and the pre-kindergarten classes at Cabool Elementary School will be Thursday, October 5, at 6:00 p.m. A drive-in theme is a drive-in movie complete with the film “Cars,” popcorn, and crafts.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Atkins Crowned Homecoming Queen!

Posted September 13th, 2017 by Randon Brown

Joelle Atkins was selected by the Cabool High School student body as Homecoming queen for 2017. She was chosen from among three senior class candidates and was crowned prior to last Saturday evening’s varsity football game at Mitch Carmack Stadium.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Town & Country Donation Information

Posted September 08th, 2017 by Randon Brown

Town and Country Supermarket has graciously offered to donate 10% of all sales at their store on Thursday, September 21 to the Cabool R-IV School District. Just present this flyer with each purchase on that date and 10% of your purchase will come back to the school! We will be sending home flyers with students as well as having them available for patrons to pick up at home sporting events and at each building office. It is wonderful to live in a community with such great support of our school!

Meet the 7th Grade Football Team!

Posted September 06th, 2017 by Randon Brown

The season opens September 7 for the seventh grade Cabool Bulldogs. Team members include, front row from left, Brandon Penn, Owen Fithen, Xander Woodward and Charles Dann; second row, Coach Nate Christeson, Kolby Berkshire, Trent Key, Devon Polm, Anthony Ortega and Coach Cody Poe; third row, Evan Counts, Austin Kidwell and Brady Byerley; back row, Hoyt Sigman and Caleb Graven. Not shown is Randy Hale.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

CHS Homecoming this Friday!

Posted September 06th, 2017 by Randon Brown

Cabool High School’s homecoming will be Friday, September 8. School will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. A parade is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. The crowning of this year’s queen will be at 6:30 p.m. before the varsity football game with Houston.

This year’s homecoming queen court includes, front row from left, sophomore class princess Adrian Fleetwood, freshman class princess Olivia Weller, and junior class princess Natalie Swisher; back row, senior class candidates Joelle Atkins, Sierra Jarrett and Meagan Bennett. The winner from the senior class will be determined by a vote of the CHS student body.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Donors give $2,600 for ukeleles & drums for middle school!

Posted August 31st, 2017 by Randon Brown

As a way to add instruments to the fifth and sixth grade music program, teacher Kate Presser established an account on donorschoose.org with a goal of $2,600 in donations to purchase ukeleles and bucket drums.

Persons interested in supporting the project account, which was set up in June, could go to the web site and make a donation. If the $2,600 goal was not met by August 26, those donations would be returned.

The good news is that the $2,600 goal was met, and the instruments should soon be in the hands of middle school music students.

[Read the whole article in the August 31 edition of the Cabool Enterprise.]

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Bus driver Haywood marks 30 years on the route!

Posted August 31st, 2017 by Randon Brown

The opening of the 2017-18 school year this month marked the start of Ron Haywood, Jr.’s 30th year driving a school bus route for Cabool R-4 Schools.

The school day starts early for Haywood, whose alarm goes off at 4:10 a.m. Then it’s a drive into town from his home south of Cabool. “I get to the bus barn at 5:00 because my route is 20 miles down south before I pick anyone up,” he said. His route is lengthy and runs in the southern portion of the school district.

[Read the whole article in the August 31 edition of the Cabool Enterprise.]

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Meet the 2017 CHS fall sports cheerleaders!

Posted August 24th, 2017 by Randon Brown

The fall sports cheerleaders at Cabool High School are, front row from left, Mya Buck, Tana Supancic, manager Autumn Barnett and Adrian Roberts; middle row, Olivia Weller, captain Elizabeth Turpin, Lydia Randleman, Cheyenne Stout and Gabrielle Mayberry; back row, Hailie Metheney, Dalila Cannon, co-captain Irish Pitt and Madison Donnalley.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

The Great American Eclipse

Posted August 24th, 2017 by Randon Brown

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Katydids started chirping, streetlights came on briefly, cows bedded down, and crows began cawing. Those are just some of the happenings that were observed locally during Monday’s partial solar eclipse.

Cabool was in an area that had about a 96% solar eclipse shortly after 1:00 p.m. August 21. Wherever you went, starting around 11: 45 a.m. until the eclipse was over, you could see folks taking peeks at the sun with solar eclipse glasses.

At Cabool Schools, The Great American Eclipse was an opportunity for special learning activities at all grade levels. At Cabool Elementary School, teachers created lessons in writing and math as part of the eclipse study. Third and fourth grade students had the opportunity to view the eclipse from the upper playground while younger students were able to watch a live streaming of the eclipse on NASA’s public education channel.

Cabool Middle School students also viewed the NASA live stream Monday. This followed more than a week of activities that included learning about shadows and relations among the sun, moon and Earth. Fifth and sixth grade science students even worked on a time capsule Monday to document what they were doing during the eclipse.

At Cabool High School upper level science classes viewed the eclipse with solar eclipse glasses. Prior to the eclipse, students researched and discussed the eclipse and its historic significance. All teachers had access to online resources to create lessons in writing and math to help students celebrate the event.

If you missed Monday’s partial eclipse in this area or would like to one day see a total eclipse, your next chance for this area will be April 8, 2024.

Special Board Meeting - August 28th, 2017

Posted August 24th, 2017 by Randon Brown

Cabool R-IV School District

Board of Education

Cabool Middle School Library


August 28, 2017

6:30 p.m.

A. Call to Order

1. Comments from Audience

2. Review and Act on Setting Tax Rate for 2017-18 School Year

3. Adjourn

Tax Rate Hearing Notice

Posted August 22nd, 2017 by Randon Brown

Cabool R-IV School District

Cabool, Missouri

Tax Rate Hearing Notice

A hearing will be held at 6:30 pm, August 28, 2017 at 1025 Rogers Avenue, Cabool Missouri, (Cabool Middle School Library), at which time citizens may be heard on the property tax rates proposed to be set by the Cabool R-IV School District. The tax rates are set to produce the revenues which the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017 shows to be required from the property tax. Each tax rate is determined by dividing the amount of revenue needed by the current assessed valuation. The result is multiplied by 100 so the tax rate will be expressed in cents per $100 valuation.

Assessed Valuation (by categories)

Assessed Valuation Assessed Valuation

2016-17 School Year 2017-18 School Year

Real Estate – Texas $ 30,000,590.00 $ 31,331,800.00

Personal Property – Texas $ 12,198,504.00 $ 16,448,017.00

Real Estate – Douglas $ 3,316,940.00 $ 3,799,470.00

Personal Property – Douglas $ 1,183,721.00 $ 1,222,825.00

Cabool R-IV Total Assessed Valuation $ 46,699,755.00 $ 52,802,112.00

Amount of Property Property Tax

Fund Tax Revenues Budgeted* Rate (per 100)______

Operational $ 1,520,035.00 $ 3.1986**

Teachers $ - $ -

Debt Service $ - $ -

Capital Projects $ - $ -___________

$ 1,520,045.00 $ 3.1986**

*90% Collection Rate Calculated

** Pending Any Missouri State Auditor’s

Office Math Adjustments

Assessed Valuation of New Construction and Improvements $ 4,812,054.00

New Revenue from New Construction and Improvement: $ 163,739.76

New Revenue from Reassessment: $ 294,179.55

% New Revenue from Reassessment: 8.68%

Board of Education

Cabool R-IV School District

Mr. Ted Noirfalise, President

Mrs. Melissa Bradshaw, Secretary

Insurance to cover gym repairs after water leak

Posted August 21st, 2017 by Randon Brown

Damage caused by a Memorial Day weekend water line leak at the Cabool High School practice gym is being repaired using insurance funds.

The damage occurred when a line broke in the men’s restroom and water flooded the lobby and went onto the gym floor. This week, the district’s insurer determined the extent of damage to the gym floor, and work has begun to tear out the old surface. It will be replaced with a new floor paid for by the district’s insurer, Missouri Intergovernmental Risk Management Association (MIRMA).

Insurance is also covering repair of the restroom and lobby.

School district maintenance director Chris Reese said while insurance-covered repair work is under way, the local district would also like to rework the electrical wiring in the gym area, replace some lighting with LED lighting units, and sandblast and paint the lower walls of the gym area. That work would be done with available school district funding.

Reese said when all the repair work is done, the lobby will have a new floor and walls, the concession stand will be in working order, and the men’s restroom off the lobby will be compliance with Americans With Disabilities standards. In addition, the gym floor will be level, dry and ready for physical education classes and sporting events.

Jarrett Enterprises of Cabool has been hired by MUSIC to remove and replace the gym floor. Ed Jarrett of Jarrett Enterprises said the work should be completed by late September.

Superintendent Robin Ritchie said a few volleyball games had been scheduled at the old gym, but those would be rescheduled or played away during the construction.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

PAT Educator and Bus Driver Hired!

Posted August 21st, 2017 by Randon Brown

An educator for the district’s Parents As Teachers program and a bus driver were employed by Cabool Board of Education Monday evening.

Ashley Rhodes was hired as the PAT parent educator for 2017-18.

Anthony Gust was approved as a bus route driver for the school district.

Both were approved unanimously by board members Kevin Clary, Cyndi Flanagan, Mike Luerssen, Michael McCall, Ted Noirfalise, Jacob Reese and Shaun Watson.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Meet the 2017 CHS Volleyball Team!

Posted August 21st, 2017 by Randon Brown

Members of the 2017 Cabool High School volleyball team are, front row from left, Abigail Heuerman and Vanessa Kentner; second row, Emily Goad, Gracie Campbell and Carly Bennett; third row, Abby Chalfant, Tara Scott, Katlynn Ellison and Lyndsey Carr; fourth row, Samantha Martin, Elizabeth Whetstine, Kiley Kelly, Maggie Wells and Paige Gammon; back row, Olivia Scheets, Grace Shockley, Jaydra Johnson and Kaitlen Beller.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Job Vacancy - School Bus Assistant Mechanic

Posted August 17th, 2017 by Randon Brown

School Bus Assistant Mechanic

JOB DESCRIPTION - SCHOOL BUS ASSISTANT MECHANIC seeks an experienced diesel and gas automotive mechanic to support school bus operations.

JOB DUTIES: Perform thorough and accurate AM and PM inspections; Follow district required schedules and complete all required AM and PM maintenance operations including-- lubrication, fluid changes, brake adjustment, and tire rotation; Perform unscheduled maintenance as needed and directed by supervisor; Perform complex operations including engine, electrical, fuel, brake, and exhaust repairs and field tests; Perform emergency roadside services as needed; Document repairs and parts on work orders completely and accurately; Maintain tools and work place so that shop conditions are neat and orderly; Job may require on-call duty, extended hours, or weekend work.


This position requires a High School Diploma; Must obtain a Class B CDL with Passenger and School Bus Endorsement and willing to obtain Drivers Training Certification and State Inspection Certification. Must pass a background check. Pay rate based upon experience. Health insurance and retirement available.

Contact Mr. Rex Dotson, Transportation Director, at 417-962-3153 Ext. 410 for application procedures. Classified Application is available at www.cabool.k12.mo.us. Closing Date: 09/01/17.

Cabool R-IV School District is an EOE.

High School Beta Club competes at Nationals!

Posted July 24th, 2017 by Randon Brown

High School Beta Club competed at nationals in Orlando, Florida at Disney World from June 29th to July 2nd. Marissa Mathews, Tanara Smith, Hannah Randleman, and Lydia Randleman competed in Banner, Recycle-Reuse-Recreate outfit (favorite Disney character), and Scrapbook. Zack Hoots competed in History. Among these competitions, Zack placed top ten in history, the Banner placed 3rd, and the Recycled outfit took 1st.

Getting Started with Classroom 360 - Training Videos for Teachers - Tyler Technologies

Posted July 14th, 2017 by Randon Brown

Classroom 360 is the next generation of Tyler SIS for teachers. It includes gradebook, report card grades, attendance, and other tools regularly used by teachers in a touch-enabled browser app that builds on Student 360. Classroom 360 provides a more intuitive and efficient way for teachers to use Tyler SIS.

Although Classroom 360 has a new look and feel, special attention has been given to minimize the training required. Teachers can learn the basics of Classroom 360 in a few hours. Power users will find great depth to the features throughout this new portal.

Welcome to the next big thing in Tyler SIS!

General Release

General release for teachers will be the week of July 31st.

Teachers will be able to switch at any time during the school year from the current Classic teacher screens to Classroom 360. In fact, Classic and Classroom 360 just give different views of the same data. Teachers who have access to Classroom 360 will continue to have access to the Classic screens, so they can go back and forth between the two. Attendance, assignments, scores, grades, and other data entered in one area can be viewed and updated in the other areas.

Classroom 360 can be accessed either by selecting Login to 360 on the login screen or by clicking the 360 link at the top of the page in the Classic application. If a user is assigned to at least one class (and has the permission, if required), when they access Classroom 360, they will be taken to the that home page. In addition to all the classroom features, users will continue to have access to the Student 360 features, but will now get to them through Classroom 360.

Things to Note

Supported browsers for Classroom 360 are:

· PC with Chrome, Firefox, or Microsoft Edge. Internet Explorer is not supported.

· Mac with Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.

We plan to support tablets in a future release, but they are not currently supported. The mobile app only provides access to Student 360, not Classroom.

Classroom 360 includes:

· Attendance

· Gradebook

· Report Card Grades – Similar to End of Term Grades in Classic

· Send Email

· Communication Log – Called Parent Contact Log in Classic

· Discipline Referrals

· Seating Charts

· Data Query – Similar to Student Data Grid in Classic

· Preferences

· Access to all features of Student 360

In Classroom 360, year-long courses use a single gradebook. They no longer have to be divided into separate gradebooks for each semester.

Preferences allow each user to personalize how 360 works. Some examples are

· Display student names starting with First Name or Last Name

· Display student Alert icons in lists of students

· Gradebook display options equivalent to Select View in Classic

Training Videos