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Cabool R-IV Schools - FOR SALE: Surplus Kilns and Wheels

Posted March 14th, 2018 by Randon Brown

Paragon Electric Kiln

Model TNF233

Serial # 292563

Does not work. $100.00

L & L Kiln

Model E23T-240

Serial # 083007-E-LRS

Replaced cord after fire. $100.00


2- Brent- Model A Pottery Wheels

Both have tops replaced with wood. Both slow down when centering. $50.00/piece

Contact Courtney Morrill, HS Art Teacher, to view/inspect items (417) 962-3153 Ext 321.

Superintendent Ritchie leaving school district

Posted March 7th, 2018 by Randon Brown

Robin Ritchie

Cabool Schools Superintendent Robin Ritchie announced this week that she plans to resign and accept a position with a school in Clinton.

In a March 5 letter to Cabool Board of Education, Ritchie tendered her resignation effective June 30 and asked to be released from her contract, which had been extended in January to run through the 2020-21 school year. The school board will take action on the resignation at Monday evening’s board meeting.

“This decision is bittersweet, as I have truly enjoyed my work here in this district,” Ritchie said. “From the first day I entered the district I felt immediately welcomed and at home. Cabool will always hold a very special place in my heart.”

Ritchie announced her plans to school staff through an email message on Monday, stating in part, “I wanted to let you know that God has sent a very special and unexpected opportunity my way during the last couple of weeks. I have been offered an administrative position at the Clinton Christian Academy in Clinton, MO. This is the school where my grandsons attend. I have tentatively accepted this administrative position pending release from my contract.”

Acceptance of Ritchie’s resignation and a review of the process to fill the superintendent’s position for 2018-19 was the focus of a special school board meeting called for 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at the middle school.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Cabool Schools art show winners

Posted March 7th, 2018 by Randon Brown

The Cabool Schools Fine Arts Night art show was held Friday, February 23, at the high school gym.

See photos of the best of show entries and a complete list of all winners on Page 12 of the March 8 edition of the Cabool Enterprise.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Best in show high school was Christopher Johnson (old man).

Freshman class holding chili supper/auction Saturday evening

Posted March 1st, 2018 by Randon Brown

The Cabool High School Class of 2021 is holding a fundraising chili supper and auction Saturday evening, March 3, at the community safe room at the high school.

“Please come to the high school FEMA shelter and eat some chili/straw hats at 6:00 p.m.,” a class sponsor urged.

Dinner is $5.00 for ages 13 and over, free for age 12 and under.

There will also be an auction during the evening. “We have a variety of donations, not to mention some delicious pies and cakes,” a spokesperson said.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Kiwanis Terrific Kids for February

Posted March 1st, 2018 by Randon Brown

Kiwanis Terrific Kids for February at Cabool Elementary School were announced during an assembly held February 22.

See Page 3 of the March 1 Cabool Enterprise for photos of the honorees.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Ellison receives All-District basketball honor!

Posted March 1st, 2018 by Randon Brown

Katlynn Ellison of Cabool High School has been named to the Class 3, District 10 all-district team by Missouri Basketball Coaches Association.

Ellison is a sophomore on the varsity Lady Bulldogs team coached by Rance Beller.

Other members of the all-district team are Karlee Holland, sophomore, Licking; Piper Francis, junior, Liberty; Kaitlyn Root, senior, Houston; Kianna Rothermich, senior, Willow Springs; Olivia Dill, senior, Conway; Liliya Dudko, senior, Willow Springs; McKenzie Cook, senior, Licking; Ashton Bewley, junior Ava; and Kamryn Gastineau, junior, Liberty.

Karlee Holland of Licking was named the district player of the year, and Steve Rissler of Licking was the district coach of the year.

Job Vacancy: District Nurse

Posted February 27th, 2018 by Randon Brown


The School Nurse shall help provide a healthy and safe atmosphere in which to promote learning in accordance with district policies and procedures. This department shall abide by all state, federal, and district policies and procedures and constantly be aware of programs or action that might need to be implemented for the environment protection of the student and staff. The school nurse identifies and treats health disorders among students and provides instruction in the maintenance of good health and disease prevention.

JOB DUTIES: An individual who holds this position must:

  1. Assist school health committee and administrators in developing school health program.
  2. Participate in work of health curriculum committee.
  3. Conduct school programs of immunization, physical examinations, sight and hearing testing, and scoliosis screening.
  4. Maintain up-to-date cumulative health records on all students.
  5. Report to parents, school personnel, physicians, clinics, and other agencies on student health matters.
  6. Assume authority in the absence of a physician for the care of a student or staff member who has suffered an injury or emergency illness.
  7. Administer first aid in accordance with established first aid procedures and provides medically prescribed services.
  8. Assist with random drug testing of high school students.
  9. Maintain security of school health supplies and records.
  10. Implement Board policy on exclusion and readmission of students in connection with infectious and contagious diseases.
  11. Participate in in-service training programs.
  12. Strictly adhere to confidentiality requirements regarding all matters pertaining to students, parents, and parent communications.
  13. Meet applicable district physical ability/health and safety guidelines for the position.
  14. Perform other duties as assigned by principals or superintendent.


High school graduate plus nursing education

School nursing and/or pediatric nursing and/or emergency nursing.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations RN

Contract is 190 Days with pay rate based upon experience ranging from $29,059-$39,594. Health insurance and retirement available.

Contact Mrs. Robin Ritchie, Superintendent, at 417-962-3153 Ext. 401 for application procedures. Classified Application is available at www.cabool.k12.mo.us. Closing date: 3/16/18.

Cabool R-IV School District is an EOE.

Attention Senior Parents: Senior DVD Project

Posted February 21st, 2018 by Randon Brown

Graduation is coming soon and the members of the Project Prom/Graduation committee would like to put together a DVD for the senior class. We want to collect 4 pictures of each student. One should be a baby or younger picture and one current or senior picture. If you have a group picture that includes multiple senior's please include up to 3 of them. Also include the name of your student's favorite song.

Pictures will need to be scanned and emailed to Mary Baker at maryblue717@gmail.com as a jpeg or similar file and state their name. Please do not send them as a PDF because the quality will not be very good. If you cannot scan pictures, give them to Mr. Walls and he will scan and email them to me.

Please have your pictures emailed by March 30, 2018. Because this takes several hours to put together, we want to have enough time to finish it and burn off enough copies for everyone by graduation to include in the student graduation packet.

District basketball starts Monday at Mtn. Grove

Posted February 15th, 2018 by Randon Brown

The varsity girls’ and boys’ teams from Cabool High School will be participating in the Class 3 District 10 tournaments that will be held next week in Mtn. Grove.

The Lady Bulldogs will play Willow Springs on Monday, February 19, at 5:30 p.m. The winner will advance to the next round at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 21. Winners from Wednesday night will play for the district championship on Saturday, February 24, at 5:00 p.m.

The Bulldogs will face Liberty on Tuesday, February 20, at 7:00 p.m. in the first round of the boys’ tournament. The winner will play in the 7:30 p.m. game Thursday, February 22. The championship game in the boys’ division will be at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 24.

Schools competing in Class 3 District 10 are Ava, Cabool, Conway, Houston, Liberty, Licking, Mtn. Grove and Willow Springs.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Calendar set for the 2018-2019 school year

Posted February 15th, 2018 by Randon Brown

The calendar for the 2018-19 school year was approved by Cabool Board of Education during the board’s February 12 meeting. School employees had voted on three calendar options and the school board approved the one receiving the most votes.

Classes will begin on Thursday, August 16, and the school year will end on Thursday, May 16. Following is the full calendar.

Monday-Wednesday, August 13-15: Teacher training

Tuesday, August 14: School open house, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 16: First day of school

Monday, September 3: No school – Labor Day

Friday, September 7: Homecoming, early dismissal, 12:30 p.m.

Friday, September 28: No school – teacher training

Friday, October 12: End of first quarter

Thursday, October 25: Early dismissal, 12:30 p.m.; Parent/teacher conferences, 1:00-6:00 p.m.

Friday, October 26: No school – fall break

Monday, October 29: No school – teacher training

Wednesday-Friday, November 21-23: No school – Thanksgiving break

Thursday, December 20: End of second quarter; Early dismissal, 12:30 p.m.

Friday, December 21-Wednesday, January 2: No school – Christmas vacation

Wednesday, January 2: Teacher training

Thursday, January 3: Classes resume

Monday, January 21: No school – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday

Friday, February 15: No school – teacher training

Monday, February 18: No school – Presidents’ Day

Wednesday, March 6: No school – teacher training

Friday, March 8: End of third quarter

Friday, March 22: No school – spring break

Friday, April 19: No school – Easter break

Sunday, May 5: Graduation

Thursday, May 16: Last day of school, dismissed at 12:30 p.m.

Friday, May 17: Teacher work day/check out

Monday, May 20-Friday, June 14: Summer school (no school Monday, May 27, Memorial Day)

•After seven days are missed due to snow/weather, make-up days would be, in order, May 17, 20, 21

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Job Vacancy: Director of Building and Grounds

Posted February 7th, 2018 by Randon Brown

The Director of Building and Grounds supervises, directs, and participates in the performance of all custodial and maintenance activities with personnel in the district. He/She must be knowledgeable in the areas of plumbing, heating, air conditioning, electrical maintenance, carpentry, and general maintenance.

  • Supervises and participates in necessary painting and general repairs to plumbing, electrical, carpentry,

windows, and general mechanical areas.

  • Sets agenda and general supervision of other custodians in district buildings.
  • Assists in snow removal, lawn mowing, and overall ground maintenance.
  • Serves as liaison for all general contractors and district administration regarding services to grounds and buildings.
  • Responsible for the setting up and tearing down of equipment during special events; i.e., graduation, conferences, concerts, etc.
  • Will be available to fire and police departments on a 24-hour call basis when building or ground alarms sound.
  • Conducts an ongoing program of general maintenance, upkeep, and repair.
  • Recruits, screens, and assists in the hiring and training of all custodial and maintenance personnel.
  • Monitors the attendance of all custodial and maintenance employees in the district.
  • Advises on the hiring of contractors to perform certain maintenance or repair services and monitors the performance of these same contractors.
  • Supervises summer cleaning programs and schedules.
  • Examines buildings on a regular basis for needed repairs, maintenance, and cleanliness.
  • Checks buildings on weekends and holidays as needed.
  • Establishes and recommends, in cooperation with building administrators, priorities on repair projects and estimates the cost of these projects.
  • Plans and oversees all maintenance and repair work and develops an efficient system for dealing with emergency repair problems.
  • Orders materials as needed, and makes recommendations of supplies and equipment for purchase.
  • Performs other jobs and works as directed by the superintendent of schools.
  • Employee will be required to obtain a Class E License.
  • Employee will be required to successfully pass a background check.

Application closing date: Start Date: When filled

Contact Mrs. Robin Ritchie, Superintendent, at 417-962- 3153 Ext. 401 for application procedures.

Classified Application is available at www.cabool.k12.mo.us.

Cabool R-IV School District is an EOE.

Kiwanis Terrific Kids for January

Posted February 2nd, 2018 by Randon Brown

An assembly was held at Cabool Elementary School Thursday, January 25, to announce the Kiwanis Terrific Kids for January.

Color photos of the month's honorees are on Page 12 of the February 1 edition of the Cabool Enterprise.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Kelly crowned Hoop Queen!

Posted January 26th, 2018 by Randon Brown

Cabool High School senior Kiley Kelly was crowned the 2018 Hoop Queen last Friday evening by last year’s queen, Hannah Randleman.

The queen is chosen by a vote of the CHS student body.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

School Board Recognition Week observed January 21st - 27th!

Posted January 17th, 2018 by Randon Brown

Missourians benefit every day from the dedicated energies and countless hours devoted by a group of more than 3,600 men and women from communities across the state. These public servants are elected by local constituents and do not receive compensation for their tireless efforts. They are the local school board members of Missouri.

During the week of January 21-27, communities across the state will honor the dedicated service of their local boards of education during School Board Recognition Week. The goal is to build awareness and understanding of the important function an elected board of education plays in communities and schools. All Missouri citizens are asked to recognize the important contributions of these men and women and focus attention on the vital role these public officials play in the education of Missouri’s children.

School Board Recognition Week is sponsored by Missouri School Boards’ Association. MSBA is a private, not-for-profit organization that exists to help school boards succeed.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

2018 Hoop Queen to be crowned!

Posted January 17th, 2018 by Randon Brown

Cabool High School will crown the 2018 Hoop Queen during ceremonies (Friday) night at the CHS gym. The winner will be determined by a vote of the CHS student body and announced during ceremonies to be held between the junior varsity and varsity boys’ basketball games with Laquey. The JV game will start at 6:00 p.m.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Cabool Schools Honor Roll

Posted January 17th, 2018 by Randon Brown

The second quarter and first semester honor rolls for Cabool Middle School and Cabool High School students are featured on Page 10 of the January 18 edition of the Cabool Enterprise.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Kiwanis Terrific Kids for December

Posted January 3rd, 2018 by Randon Brown

The Kiwanis Terrific Kids for December were announced during an assembly at Cabool Elementary School December 14.

All those honored are featured in full-color photos on Page 12 of the December 28 issue of the Cabool Enterprise.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Meet the CHS basketball cheerleaders!

Posted January 3rd, 2018 by Randon Brown

Members of the Cabool High School basketball cheerleading squad are, front row from left, Olivia Weller and Adrian Roberts; middle row, Elizabeth Turpin, Lydia Randleman, Netanya Supancic and Baylee Brill; back row, Corissa Sigman, Jessica McCart, Dalila Cannon, Hayden Casper, Grace Shockley, Zabrina Prifogle and Kinley Tucker.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

CHS to honor graduates with Wall of Honor!

Posted December 14th, 2017 by Randon Brown

CHS is wanting to honor our graduates who have gone on to serve our country in the United States military with a ‘Wall of Honor’ in B Building. We are reaching out to the community to help us accomplish this. If you, or a family member, is a graduate of Cabool High School and has served in the military, we want to recognize your service with inclusion in our display. Please provide the following information:

  • Official Military Head Shot
  • Name
  • Graduation Year
  • Branch of Service

*Copies of photographs can be made, so please note if you would like to originals back.

This information can be dropped off at the high school office, emailed to ahowe@cabool.k12.mo.us or bshockley@cabool.k12.mo.us or mailed to Cabool High School, Attn: Counseling Department, 1025 Rogers St., Cabool, MO 65689.

Meet the 7th & 8th grade cheerleaders!

Posted December 12th, 2017 by Randon Brown

The seventh and eighth grade basketball cheerleaders at Cabool Middle School are, front row from left, Skyler Struckle and Trinity Wright; middle row, Vanessa Metheney, Celie Cain and Kyra Graves; back row, Remington Supancic, Kyra Snelson, Bulldog mascot Callie Overby, Matty Cannon and Madison Chapman.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Meet the 8th grade Bulldogs!

Posted November 30th, 2017 by Randon Brown

On the court for the eighth grade boys’ basketball team at Cabool Middle School this season are, front row from left, Ryan Chick, Jakob Ellison, Matthew Richardson and James Hale; back row, Maverick Smith, Trenton Combs, Eddie Swisloski, Weston Reese and Diego Candanoza.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Band, choir concert Sunday afternoon at CHS!

Posted November 30th, 2017 by Randon Brown

A concert of band and choir music will be presented on Sunday, December 3, at 2:30 p.m. in the Cabool High School auditorium.

Groups performing will be the sixth grade beginning band, the seventh and eighth grade band, the high school band, and the high school choir.

The public is invited to this free performance.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Elementary school holds annual Turkey of Year food drive contest!

Posted November 27th, 2017 by Randon Brown

Starting November 1, students at Cabool Elementary School began collecting canned goods for SOS Food Pantry. Over two weeks, students brought in 1,308 items which Cabool Mayor’s Youth Council helped load and transport to the food pantry. The class collecting the most items was Elaine Rhodes’ fourth graders with 376 items, earning their teacher the title of Turkey of the Year and the whole class a pizza party.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Angel Tree up, ready to hlep brighten Christmas for kids!

Posted November 20th, 2017 by Randon Brown

This year’s Angel Tree is up and ready for persons to adopt an angel child for Christmas.

Each card on the Angel Tree shows a boy’s or girl’s age, sizes, and wants and needs. Persons are asked to fulfill at least one want and one need for the child on the card. The items, along with the numbered angel card, are then returned so that the gifts can go to the child.

You can check out the Angel Tree at the Cabool Elementary School office Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The angel gifts must be turned in by Friday, December 1. It is asked that you do not gift-wrap the items.

Angel Tree coordinator Debra Moore said there are 50 children representing 15 families on this year’s tree. If someone was unable to get registered for the tree, they can contact her at the elementary school office, 962-3153.

Families whose children are on the Angel Tree may pick up their children’s gifts on Friday, December 15, after 3:00 p.m.

Come join us for the grand opening of our newly renovated gymnasium!

Posted November 13th, 2017 by Randon Brown

The Cabool School District would like to celebrate the completion of the Alumni Gym/Lobby renovations by hosting "Blue & White Night" to kick off high school basketball season. Blue & White night will be held in the Alumni Gym on the evening of November 20 @ 6:00 pm. The community is invited to come out and enjoy some good food (free to those in attendance) and fellowship as we introduce this year's high school basketball players and cheerleaders. Special thanks to Mike McCall and Nathan Ellison for volunteering to cook hamburgers and hotdogs for this special event. We can't wait for everyone to see the improvements to this facility--so please come join us!

School to honor veterans on November 10th!

Posted November 1st, 2017 by Randon Brown

Cabool R-IV School District is planning a special day of celebration for students and staff on Veterans’ Day, Friday, November 10. A special invitation is extended to all area veterans to come and be honored guests.

The district is hosting a breakfast for veterans and their spouses beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the community safe room at the high school. A school-wide assembly will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the high school gym. Veterans will have special seating at the assembly that will feature patriotic music, special guest speakers, and student work.

Veterans are asked to call 962-3153 by Friday, November 3, so the district can properly prepare for the breakfast.

“It is our goal that this day be one that is filled with learning for our students as we pay tribute to those who have sacrificed so much for the many freedoms we enjoy here in America,” Superintendent Robin Ritchie said. “We look forward to having you as our guests.”

Popcorn Basketball offered for girls in grades 5-8!

Posted November 1st, 2017 by Randon Brown

Popcorn Basketball is back and meeting two Saturdays each month to help girls learn basketball and improve their skills.

The free program is open to all interested Cabool Middle School girls.

“We are wanting any girl in grades 5-8 that would enjoy learning how to play basketball or would be interested in becoming a better player,” said Jamminy Miller, who is volunteering her time for Popcorn Basketball.

The sessions meet from 8:30 to 10:00 on Saturday mornings at Cabool Middle School. After a warm-up, time is spent on ball handling, dribbling and shooting skills and drills, followed by active play, and ending with a popcorn party.

The remaining schedule for Popcorn Basketball is: November 4 and 18, December 2 and 16, January 6 and 20, February 3 and 24, March 10 and 24, and April 7 and 21.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Students work to drive home importance of seat belt use!

Posted October 20th, 2017 by Randon Brown

Concerned students at Cabool High School have joined other Missouri high schools to help their school and community understand the dangers of unsafe driving habits. The community-wide IT ONLY TAKES ONE campaign was designed to educate Missouri teens about the many distractions they encounter behind the wheel and the importance of buckling a seat belt. Distraction remains the primary reason that car crashes are the number-one killer of teens. This is why the core message of the campaign is "Drive Responsibly. There's only ONE you."

October 17, 2017 dawned bright, early and chilly. Several members of Team Spirit observed fellow students on their arrival to school to determine seatbelt usage. Of the total 38 student drivers, 66% were wearing seat belts. Front passenger results resulted in 48% wearing seat belts while only 25% of rear passengers were observed. Additionally one student was observed using a cell phone while driving.

Current statistics from savemolives.com state that as of October 16, 2017, a total of 695 fatalities have occurred across the state of Missouri with 64% of those not wearing seatbelts. Team Spirit members hope to increase student awareness of the dangers of not wearing a seat belt while driving or riding in a motor vehicle. On Thursday, October 26, they will host a presentation by THINK FIRST for the high school student body.

“Parents and community, please lead by example. If you wear your seat belt every time you’re in the car, your teen is more likely to follow suit. Remind your teen that it’s important to buckle up on every trip, every time, no matter what (both in the front and back seats),” Team Spirit sponsor Sherry Wheat said.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Team Spirit members conducting seat belt checks shown include, from left, Saxton Green, Tara Scott and Andrew Taylor. Not pictured are Spencer Christeson and Elizabeth Turpin.

Class supports gym project & issues challenge!

Posted October 20th, by Randon Brown

The Cabool High School Class of 1967 has donated $100 to the Cabool Alumni Gymnasium renovation project and is challenging other CHS classes to meet or exceed their donation. Shown presenting the class’ check to Superintendent Robin Ritchie, center, are Liz Durham, left, and Karen Brown, right.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

CHS finishes second in volleyball district play

Posted October 20th, 2017 by Randon Brown

The Cabool High School volleyball team advanced to the championship match Tuesday evening in the Class 2 District 9 tournament held at Cabool.

Cabool played Willow Springs and won the first set 28-26, lost the second set 23-25, and then lost the third set 27-29 to finish second in the district.

Jaydra Johnson of Cabool was named to the All-District first team for the season.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Cabool 8th grade team Texas County Tournament champs!

Posted October 17th, 2017 by Randon Brown

On Saturday, October 7, the Cabool eighth grade volleyball team hosted the Texas County Tournament and finished in first place. Teams in attendance were Cabool, Houston, Licking, Raymondville, and Success.

To start the day off the Cabool eighth grade team played Raymondville. Scores were 25-15 and 25-11. Mali Brookshire led this match with 4 aces. Alexis Hunter led with 4 kills.

The next game Cabool played Licking. Scores were 24-26, 25-15 and 15-13. Brookshire led this match with 8 aces, and Hailey Shannon had 7 kills.

"The girls wanted this game bad since they had lost to Licking previously in the season. We let them have the first game but came back and got them the next two. I was proud of them,” Coach Julia Reaves said.

Following this game Cabool played Houston. Scores were 25-13 and 25-16. Brookshire led this match with 5 aces. Alexis Hunter and Shannon led with 5 kills each.

The last game of the day was Cabool versus Success. Scores were 25-6 and 25-11. Shannon led with 7 aces. Hunter led with 5 kills.

"I am so proud of the girls and this season. They worked hard and got better every game. I am excited to see what these girls do in high school."

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Shown with their first-place plaque from the Texas County Tournament held Saturday at Cabool are, front row from left, Meagan Gayer, Maddision Chapman and Hayley Prifogle; back row, Coach Allison Klock, Kyra Snelson, Ashley Cauldwell, Alexis Hunter, Mali Brookshire, Hailey Shannon and Coach Julia Reaves.

Kiwanis Terrific Kids for September

Posted October 9th, 2017 by Randon Brown

An assembly honored the first Kiwanis Terrific Kids for the school year was held September 28 at Cabool Elementary School.

Children recognized were selected by their classroom teachers for being Thoughtful, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible, Influential, Friendly, Impeccable, and Caring (TERRIFIC).

To see all of the September Kiwanis Terrific Kids, see page 8 of the October 5 edition of the Cabool Enterprise.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Meet the Bulldog Marching Brigade!

Posted September 29th, 2017 by Randon Brown

Members of the Cabool High School Marching Bulldog Brigade are, front row from left, Jessica Bratton, Madison Donnalley, Toby Sawyer, Quincy Flanagan, Lauren Miller, Hunter Sparks, Zachary Jacobs, Matt Luerssen and Adam Block; second row, Megan Morrison, Audra Wood, Candice Hovey, McKenzie Hall, Hayden Casper, Danielle Morgan and Natalie Swisher; third row, Shelby Sparling, Marissa Mathews, Zabrina Prifogle, Jayston Grogan, Saxton Green and Gabrielle Lewis; and back row, Lynsie Beeman, Corbin Doucette, Maggie Wells, Shane Bradshaw, Dylan Ficken and Grace Carter. Not pictured is Eli Garner.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Older CHS gym now Cabool Alumni Gymnasium!

Posted September 29th, 2017 by Randon Brown

An artist's sketch of the new floor at Cabool Alumni Gymnasium.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

For the past 20 years the gymnasium that has stood on the campus of Cabool High School since 1949 has had a bit of an identity crisis. No longer the main high school gym after a new facility was built in 1997, the stone-clad structure was routinely called the “old gym” or “practice gym” or referred to as the high school “D” building. It still houses physical education classes each day, football locker rooms, and provides playing space for basketball and volleyball games and other community activities, but has not had an official name. Now it does.

Members of Cabool Board of Education agreed last week to name the facility Cabool Alumni Gymnasium, a title that pays tribute to the facility’s many years of service to the school and community. The name was suggested by Ed and Brenda Jarrett of Cabool.

It also provides an opportunity for persons who would like to support improvements at 68-year-old gymnasium to do so with tax-deductible donations. Cabool Alumni Association actually started the effort with a $1,000 donation this month to help with restroom renovation work. “The district is so appreciative of this generous donation,” Superintendent Robin Ritchie said.

Persons are invited to donate toward the work underway to restore the gym lobby. Donations of $100 or more will be acknowledged on a plaque that will be placed in the lobby once it is completed.

A water line break over Memorial Day weekend damaged the gymnasium lobby and basketball court. Insurance is covering the cost of replacing the wooden gym floor and basic repair of the lobby and men’s restroom.

The school district is taking this opportunity to do additional work needed, at the district’s expense, including enlarging the restroom to make it handicap-accessible and replacing the gym’s main entrance doors and lobby windows. Before installation of the new gym floor was started last week, district maintenance staff cleaned, repaired, sealed and repainted the gym’s interior walls. Electrical service was rerouted and upgraded.

Jarrett Enterprises was hired by the school district’s insurance provider to replace the gym floor. That paid to bring it back to its original look. Additional work to finish the floor with the school mascot Bulldog plus its new name – Cabool Alumni Gymnasium – was paid for by donations from community businesses and individuals.

Ed Jarrett of Jarrett Enterprises said the gym floor will be ready for use by physical education classes and sports events after this week.

Work in the lobby, restroom and concession stand area is still in progress by school maintenance staff.

If you would like to support the Cabool Alumni Gymnasium improvements, you can send your donation to Cabool Schools, 1025 Rogers Avenue, Cabool, MO 65689 or bring it to the high school or central office, making note that it is for the Alumni Gym.

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