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Middle School Awarded Tornado Shelter

Posted September 29, 2020

On Tuesday, September 22, the State Emergency Management Agency announced more than $9 million in grant funding has been approved to build tornado safe rooms in six Missouri school districts. The federal grants for school districts in Dunklin, Henry, Ozark, Shannon, Texas, and Wright counties will pay for 90 percent of the cost of the safe rooms, which are designed to shelter a total of more than 4,500 students, staff, and area residents during severe storms.

“Our children are our most precious resource, and we must work to help ensure their safety against every type of risk, including severe weather while they’re in school,” Governor Mike Parson said. “Missourians know all too well the destruction tornadoes can bring to schools and communities. I applaud our districts for being proactive and taking advantage of these grants to improve facilities and expand educational opportunities.”

According to the approved safe room plans:

•Dunklin County’s Holcomb R-III School District would build a stand-alone safe room on its K-12 campus capable of protecting 847 students, staff, and residents. It will also serve as a gymnasium.

•Henry County’s Lakeland R-III School District would build a safe room attached to the current building on its K-12 campus capable of protecting 541 students and staff. It will also serve as a multi-purpose/weight room.

•Ozark County’s Gainesville R-5 School District would build a safe room attached to the middle school building capable of protecting 930 students, staff, and residents. It will also serve as a multi-purpose space.

•Shannon County’s Summersville R-II School District would build a stand-alone safe room on its elementary school campus capable of protecting 411 students, staff, and residents. It will also serve as a multi-purpose space.

•Texas County’s Cabool R-IV School District would build a safe room attached to the middle school building capable of protecting 602 students, staff, and residents. It will also serve as music and band classroom space.

•Wright County’s Hartville R-II School District would build a safe room attached to the current building on its K-12 campus, capable of protecting 1,201 students, staff, and residents. It will also serve as classroom space.

The competitive, federal Pre-Disaster Mitigation grants were accepted by the school districts last week and require a local contribution of 10 percent of the cost of the safe rooms. The FEMA grant program provides 75 percent funding for approved safe room projects, which rises to 90 percent for communities meeting small size and low-income level requirements.

Community safe rooms are specially designed and engineered structures, built to withstand 250 mile per hour winds, often utilizing 14-inch precast concrete and steel-reinforced doors. Walls and roof sections are capable of withstanding impacts from windborne debris.

Currently, Missouri has 223 completed safe rooms across the state, 190 of which are in schools, utilizing FEMA hazard mitigation grant funds. In all, the completed projects and those being designed and constructed in the state would be capable of protecting more than 232,000 Missourians.

The federal share of the Cabool project is approximately $877,000. The federal share of the Gainesville project is approximately $2.04 million. The federal share of the Hartville project is approximately $2.02 million. The federal share of the Holcomb project is approximately $1.83 million. The federal share of the Lakeland project is approximately $1.2 million, and the federal share for the Summersville project is approximately $1.08 million. The local applicants still must meet all federal program requirements.

FEMA also approved $567,000 in grants for two planning projects under the annual competitive grant program. These two planning projects will fund the update of hazard mitigation plans for 23 counties and Missouri Rural Electric Cooperatives. Counties covered by this planning activity include: Butler, Callaway, Clinton, Crawford, Dallas, DeKalb, Dent, Douglas, Johnson, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lewis, Madison, Miller, Morgan, Nodaway, Osage, Ozark, Polk, Shannon, Shelby, Stone, and Washington.

The purpose of hazard mitigation is to reduce or eliminate long-term risk from threats to people and property.

“The Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grants are a competitive national program,” State Emergency Management Agency Acting Director Jim Remillard said. “It is impressive for these eight projects, including six tornado safe rooms to receive FEMA approval and funding of more than $9.6 million. We’re proud to work with the local grant recipients and our federal partners to help protect children and all Missourians.”

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Four-day school week approved for 2020-21

Posted March 12th, 2020

The calendar for the 2020-21 school year was set Monday evening by Cabool Board of Education, and the school district is going to a four-day school week.

The change from a five-day to a four-day week comes after the idea was researched, surveys were taken of parents and students, and a community meeting was held on the proposal.

Key among the reasons to switch to a four-day week was recruiting and keeping quality teachers.

In discussion before the vote was taken, board member Dr. Stephen Hawkins asked about students with IEPs (Individualized Education Programs) and if a four-day week would change their instruction time. Dr. Karl Janson, superintendent, said students with IEPs would still get the same amount of instruction time with a four-day week.

Hawkins also asked about the feeding of children, some of whom are provided backpacks of food items to be eaten over the weekends. Janson said the school was working with those who provide the backpack program for weekend food to ensure an extra day of food was included.

Janson also told the Enterprise that a grant is being sought that would provide all students with a meal at the end of the school day.

Hawkins asked about pay for non-certified staff whose hours will change due to a four-day week. Janson said he was in the process of restructuring non-certified staff hours. Custodial staff would stay on a five-day week, working eight hours a day. Paraprofessionals, cooks and secretarial staff could move to four ten-hour days a week. The scheduling for bus drivers is also being worked out.

The board vote on setting the 2020-21 school calendar with a four-day week was 6-1. Voting in favor were Hawkins, Mike Luerssen, Michael McCall, Ted Noirfalise, Jacob Reese and Shaun Watson; Cindy Flanagan was opposed.

Classes for 2020-21 are scheduled to start on Tuesday, August 25, and end on Friday, May 28. The school week will run Tuesday through Friday, although classes will be held on two Mondays, November 23 and December 14.

The school day will start 15 minutes earlier at 7:45 a.m. and end 30 minutes later at 3:30 p.m. The year includes 148 days of school for a total of 1,088 hours of instruction.

Following is the calendar for the 2020-21 school year.

Thursday, August 13: Student enrollment at community safe room, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 20: Open house – elementary school, 5:00 p.m.; middle school, 6:00 p.m.; high school, 7:00 p.m.

School week will run Tuesday through Friday.

School day hours: Doors open, 7:30 a.m.; Breakfast served, 7:30 a.m.; Classes start 7:45 a.m.; School day ends, 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, August 25: First day of school

Friday, September 25: Homecoming; early dismissal, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 21: End of first quarter

Monday, October 26: Parent/teacher conferences, 2:00-7:00 p.m.

Monday, November 23: School in session

Wednesday, November 25-Friday, November 27: Thanksgiving break

Monday, December 14: School in session

Friday, December 18: End of second quarter; last day of school before winter break

Tuesday, January 5: Classes resume

Friday, March 12: End of third quarter

Friday, March 19: No school – spring break

Friday, April 2: No school – Good Friday

Sunday, May 23: High school graduation

Friday, May 28: Last day of school; early dismissal, 12:30 p.m.

  • Summer school Tuesday through Friday, June 1-25 •

  • Professional development days for teachers will be held: Tuesday, August 18-Friday, August 21; Monday, September 28; Monday, November 9; Monday, January 25; Monday, February 22; Monday, April 12

  • Inclement weather make-up days: May 19-28 (school already in session); Monday, May 10; Monday, April 26

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

School to expand preschool program

Posted March 11th, 2020

Expanding the preschool program of Cabool R-IV School District was discussed at the March 9 meeting of Cabool Board of Education.

Dr. Karl Janson, superintendent, updated board members on plans to erect a 56’ by 76’ modular building that would house four classrooms. The preschool building would be placed to the west of Cabool Middle School. The area would be fenced and include playground space for preschool students.

At present, the school district has one preschool teacher assisted by paraprofessional staff. The program has capacity for 20 students in the morning session and 20 in the afternoon session. The current classroom space is located at the elementary school.

The proposed new space would enable the district to offer two four-year-old classes, each with a capacity of 20 students, Janson said. Classes would be full day instead of half day.

Janson said there would also be space for an Early Childhood special education classroom.

Future plans include offering a half-day preschool class for three-year-olds.

The proposed financing for the preschool building is through a three-year lease purchase agreement that would be approved by the school board. The estimated $74,000 for the building does not include site preparation, foundation, utility hookups, ramps and steps, and insurance.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Noirfalise resigns from school board

Posted March 11th, 2020

Longtime school board member Ted Noirfalise resigned from Cabool Board of Education Monday evening.

“I’ve enjoyed my time,” Noirfalise told the Enterprise, adding, “It’s time for someone else to serve.” He said the district’s children deserve to have a board member with a strong interest in the school system.

Noirfalise has served in elected terms on the school board totaling more than 20 years.

To fill the vacancy on the seven-member school board, the school district will post the position, seek applications from interested community members, and then the school board will select a person to serve until a new board member can be elected in April 2021.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Team of “Tom & Jerry” retires after over 20 years of CHS sports

Posted March 4th, 2020

Jerry Hood, left, and Tom Whittaker have been familiar faces at the scoring table at CHS basketball games for over 20 years.

They’ve been a part of Cabool High School sports for over two decades, but the team of “Tom and Jerry” has decided it’s time to retire.

Last Friday, February 28, was the last game for Tom Whittaker and Jerry Hood at the scorer’s table at the CHS gym. It was the championship game of the boys’ district tournament.

Whittaker has kept the official game book and done public address announcing at CHS basketball games for 24 years, and Hood has run the clock for 21 years. The two also worked together for many years at varsity football games with Whittaker at the microphone and Hood keeping the game clock.

Hood is a retired Cabool Middle School teacher and coach. Whittaker, who served as county coroner for 20 years, retired last year as a bus driver for Cabool Schools.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Miller crowned 2020 Hoop Queen

Posted February 14th, 2020

Cabool High School senior Lauren Miller, right, was crowned the 2020 Hoop Queen last Friday evening by last year’s queen Emily Sigman. The CHS student body voted to determine this year’s queen.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

January’s Kiwanis Terrific Kids announced

Posted February 6th, 2020

Recognized as Kiwanis Terrific Kids for January were third graders, from left, Eric Carrasquillo, Braxton White and Julianne Vanderbilt. Not pictured is Kyli Middleton.

During an assembly at Cabool Elementary School January 30, the Kiwanis Terrific Kids for each grade were announced.

The honorees ar pictured on Page 8 of the February 6 Cabool Enterprise.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Hoop Queen crowning Friday night

Posted February 6th, 2020

The student body at Cabool High School will crown the 2020 Hoop Queen between the 6:00 p.m. junior varsity boys’ basketball game and the varsity game with Houston . Members of this year’s Hoop Queen court are, front row from left, senior candidate Lauren Miller and junior attendant Abby Chalfant; second row, senior candidate Katlynn Ellison and freshman attendant Matty Cannon; and back row, senior candidate Grace Shockley and sophomore attendant Evelyn Czybrinkski.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Bulldogs in tournament at Seymour this week

Posted January 8th, 2020

The varsity and junior varsity Bulldogs are competing this week in the Seymour Bank Winter Classic at Seymour High School.

Cabool’s varsity was top-seeded among the seven teams in the varsity tournament and was to play Bradleyville at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 7.

Also playing in the varsity division are School of the Ozarks, Lighthouse Christian, Mtn. Grove, Seymour and Mansfield.

The varsity Bulldogs will play again on Thursday evening, January 9, and the final round of the varsity tournament will be Saturday, January 11, with the fifth place game at 4:00 p.m., followed by the third place game at 5:30 and the championship at 7:00.

In the junior varsity division, Cabool played School of the Ozarks at 4:00 p.m. Monday. The finals of the JV division are set for Saturday, starting at 11:30 a.m.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Meet the JV Lady Bulldogs

Posted January 8th, 2020

Members of the 2019-20 junior varsity girls’ basketball team are, front row from left, Vanessa Kentner, Chloey Stewart and Cameron Primanzon; back row, Maddie Gayer, Callie Overby, Matty Cannon, Carissa Sigman and Athena Waller.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

3 Bulldog football players named Academic All-Stars

Posted January 8th, 2020

Three members of the 2019 Cabool High School varsity football team have been named as Academic All-Stars by Missouri Football Coaches Association.

The honor goes to players nominated by their head coach. The honorees must have grade point averages of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and be in the top ten percent of their class.

Earning the honor were Braxton Davis, Quincy Flanagan and Jacob Shockley.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Cabool Athletic Booster Club to meet Monday evening

Posted December 12th, 2019

There will be a Cabool Athletic Booster Club meeting Monday, December 16, immediately following the varsity basketball game.

Cabool coaches, from all sports, have submitted a wish list of items for their teams. “We will be prioritizing and voting on purchases,” a spokesperson said. Anyone who wants to see the list prior to the meeting should contact a club officer: Kate Shockley, Vicky Bennett, Karen Stout or Cyndi Flanagan.

“Please come out to support the Bulldogs and attend this important meeting.”

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

CHS show choir invited to multi-state competition in Wisconsin

Posted December 12th, 2019

The Cabool High School Rhythm in Blue Choir will be competing next month at the La Crosse Grand River Invitational Show Choir Competition in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Choir director Wendy Inman said it is an invitation-only event with choirs from several states competing.

“They heard about us through the Grammy Foundation, which awarded us a $2,000 scholarship four years ago as an incentive to establish and maintain our show choir, Rhythm in Blue, here in Cabool,” she said.

“We will be doing a show entitled ‘Perfectly Frank,’ featuring Sinatra and Rat Pack numbers including ‘Birth of the Blues,’ ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin,’ ‘Love and Marriage,’ ‘Gonna Live Until I Die,’ ‘I’ve Got the World on a String’ and ‘New York, New York.’”

Monday evening Cabool Board of Education gave its approval for the CHS choir to make the overnight trip to the competition. The choir will leave January 24 and return January 26.

Inman told the board the trip’s expenses would be paid by money raised by Cabool Music Boosters.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Project 2020 work continues

Posted December 12th, 2019

A worker is shown measuring an opening on the front of the high school, right, for installation of windows as seen on the left.

New windows have been installed at Cabool High School as part of the Project 2020 improvements. The windows will improve energy efficiency. Drive by the school to see the new look.

The district is nearing completion of Project 2020 improvements, which included new lighting in all buildings and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning upgrades.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

More honors for Lady Bulldog volleyball

Posted December 5th, 2019

Special awards for the Cabool High School Lady Bulldog volleyball program were announced by Ozark Radio Sports Network Sunday, December 1, in West Plains.

Coach Julia Reaves, center, was awarded the Ozark Radio Network 2019 Coach of the Year.

In addition, Lady Bulldog team members Grace Shockley, left, and Katlynn Ellison, right, were named as All Stars.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

CHS music department Saturday evening

Posted December 5th, 2019

The Cabool High School music department will present their winter concert entitled “White Christmas” Saturday, December 7, at 7:00 p.m.

The CHS concert band will present recent contemporary works by living, working composers Larry Smith and Michael Sweeney.

The CHS choir will present their concert choir literature, as well as feature “White Christmas,” a suite featuring the holiday songs of Irving Berlin.

The concert will be in the high school auditorium. It is free and open to the public.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Meet the Seventh Grade Basketball Team

Posted November 21st, 2019

7th Grade Basketball

From left, Tarron Sims, Kaelan Clifton, Kiel Ellison, Briley McCall, Gideon Warneke and Gregory Riley.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Top awards for Lady Bulldog Volleyball

Posted November 21st, 2019

The Cabool High School Volleyball team received top awards for the SCA conference. Cabool coach, Julia Reaves received SCA Coach of the Year and Katlynn Ellison was awarded SCA Player of the Year. Cabool players selected to the first team were Katlynn Ellison (Libero) and Olivia Scheets. Those selected for the second team were Grace Shockley, Josie Atkins, and Hailey Shannon. Honorable mention was awarded to Gracie Campbell and Abigail Chalfant

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Bulldogs Move on in District Play

Posted November 6th, 2019

The Cabool Bulldogs will move on in district play this Friday night as they travel to Thayer to take on the Bobcats. The Bulldogs won last Friday beating the Sarcoxie Bears 28-8.

Game time Friday is 7:00 p.m. in Thayer, admission is $5.00.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

District Play Starts Friday Night

Posted November 1st, 2019

District football starts Friday night November 1, 2019 with the Cabool Bulldogs hosting the Sarcoxie Bears. Game time is 7:00 p.m. at Mitch Carmack Stadium. Admission is $5.00 and no passes will be honored.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Senior Night 2019

Posted November 1st, 2019

Senior football players, Front row from left, Elizabeth Turpin, Shelby Sparling, Megan Morrison, Danielle Morgan and Lauren Miller, Irish Pitt; back row, Nicholas Schwenk, Tyler Parsons, Austin Parsons, Dalton Overby, Collin Emery, Adrian Ortega, Radeef Karin, Cecil Elliott and Haden Casper.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Undefeated Lady Bulldogs Take SCA Conference Title

Posted October 23rd, 2019

The Cabool High School Lady Bulldogs won the SCA Volleyball Conference Tuesday night on their home court. They were undefeated in conference play for the season and defeated the Salem Tigers Tuesday night 25-11 and 25-8.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

8th grade Bulldogs 4-2 heading into last two games of season

Posted October 11th, 2019

On Thursday, October 3, the Cabool Middle School football teams traveled to Salem to take on the Tigers. The seventh grade Bulldogs lost to the Tigers 38-0. The eighth grade Bulldogs won 22-6.

As the teams head into their final two games of the season, the seventh graders are still looking for a win, while the eighth grade team is undefeated. The Bulldogs travel to Mtn. View tonight (Thursday) to play the Eagles, with the first game starting at 5:30 p.m. The CMS football season will wrap up next Thursday, October 17, as the Bulldogs host the Willow Springs Bears.

Following are the stats for the October 3 games with Salem.

Seventh Grade

Offense: Blayne Davis, 3 carries, 15 yards; Kaelan Clifton, 5 carries, 14 yards; Kiel Ellison, 2 carries, 5 yards

Defense: Kaelan Clifton, 9 tackles, 1 pass defended; Esaia Pasay, 6 tackles; Lance Johnson and Abe Leonard, 5 tackles each; Blayne Davis, 4 tackles, 1 pass defended; Kiel Ellison, 4 tackles; Daeton Wake and Briley McCall, 3 tackles; Wyatt Curtis, 1 tackle, 2 passes defended; Michael Cook and Trent Parsons, 1 tackle

Eighth Grade

Offense: Hunter Atchley, 5 carries, 104 yards, touchdown; Tyler Fleetwood, 6 carries, 41 yards, touchdown; Trey Atkins, kickoff return touchdown; Austin Daniel, 1 carry, 34 yards; Owen Casper, 3 carries, 38 yards; Seth Owens, 2 carries, 12 yards

Defense: Owen Casper, 9 tackles; Hunter Atchley, 8 tackles; Tyler Fleetwood, 7 tackles; Seth Owens and Doug Turpin, 6 tackles each; Randall Weatherman, Logan Walls and Kadyn Hall, 4 tackles each; Trey Atkins, 3 tackles, 1 pass defended; Jeff Gebeki and Josh Shockley, 2 tackles each; Isaiah White-Wake, Braxton McCall and Mathew Curtis, 1 tackle each; Logan Summers, 1 interception, 1 pass defended

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Meet the 8th grade volleyball team

Posted October 11th, 2019

Members of the eighth grade volleyball team are, front row from left, Gracie Trask, Lakayla Reece, Brooklyn Lewis, Ciara Stout, Dyani Davis, Hannah McCrosky and Raven Swank; back row, Coach Jamminy McCrosky, Cassidy Dodds, Savanna Johnson, Madison French, Elaina Swisloski, Jorja Howell, Hannah Janson, Maddison Williams, Brianna Stark, Mashayla Birky and Assistant Coach Brittany Whetstine.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Cabool FFA grasslands team takes first

Posted October 4th, 2019

The Cabool FFA Grasslands Team placed first Wednesday, September 25, at the Area 13 FFA contest held at J&S Farms in Koshkonong. The contest was sponsored by Oregon County Soil and Water.

Team members were Cecil Elliott, Krista Carey and Maggie Wells.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

FCCLA chapter & regional officers attend training at Hartville

Posted October 4th, 2019

Shown at training held September 4 in Hartville are, front row from left, Cabool FCCLA officers Jayston Grogan, parliamentarian; Kyle Johnson, recreation leader; Gracie Campbell, secretary; Cheyenne Stout, reporter; and Maggie Wells, historian; back row, Payton Shaw, Region 9 FCCLA representative and Cabool FCCLA vice president; Grace Shockley, Region 9 FCCLA vice president and Cabool FCCLA president; Elizabeth Whetstine, Region 9 FCCLA treasurer and Cabool FCCLA treasurer; and Mrs. Elizabeth Walls, Cabool FCCLA advisor. (Submitted photo)

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in family and consumer sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. Everyone is part of a family, and FCCLA is the only national career and technical student organization with the family as its central focus. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues through family and consumer sciences education.

Today over 175,000 members in more than 5,300 chapters are active in a network of associations in all 50 states, in addition to the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Chapter projects focus on a variety of youth concerns, including teen pregnancy, parenting, family relationships, substance abuse, peer pressure, environment, nutrition and fitness, teen violence, and career exploration. Involvement in FCCLA offers members the opportunity to expand their leadership potential and develop skills for life — planning, goal setting, problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal communication — necessary in the home and workplace.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

First Kiwanis Terrific Kids of 2019-20 announced

Posted October 4th, 2019

Cabool Elementary School held an assembly September 26 to announce the Kiwanis Terrific Kids for September. One student was selected from each classroom, kindergarten through fourth grade.

All of the September Kiwanis Terrific Kids are featured in color photos on Page 12 of this week’s Cabool Enterprise.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Bulldogs roll over Panthers 27-0 at Mtn. Grove September 27

Posted October 4th, 2019

The Cabool Bulldogs triumphed over Mtn. Grove last Friday night, beating them 27-0 on the Panthers’ home turf. The South Central Association conference win moved the Bulldogs’ overall record to 4-1. It was the first time Cabool had beaten Mtn. Grove in varsity football in over a decade.

The Bulldogs led 14-0 at the half following a 28-yard touchdown run by Braxton Davis in the first quarter with Austin Parsons adding the point-after kick and then a second quarter touchdown by Daniel Hutcheson on a 27-yard run with Parsons making the extra-point kick.

Following a scoreless third quarter, Cabool hit the end zone twice in the fourth, first on a 29-yard touchdown pass from Will Johnson to Adrien Ortega and then on a 16-yard run by Davis, followed by Parsons’ kick, making it 27-0.

Johnson completed 8 of 13 pass attempts, with Ortega catching 3 for 74 yards total and a touchdown; Logan Primanzon, 2 for 44; Trevor Atkins, 1 for 6; Davis, 1 for 4; and Hutcheson, 1 for 3.

Davis carried the ball 19 times for 138 yards total and Hutcheson, 10 carries for 65 yards.

Ortega made 5 punt returns and 1 kickoff return for a total of 89 yards; Primanzon, 70 return yards, 2 interceptions returned; Maverick Smith, 49 yards, 1 interception returned; and Quincy Flanagan, 14 yards, 1 interception returned.

Parsons led in tackles with 10 solo, 7 assisted and 2 tackles for losses; Johnson, 4 solo, 5 assisted; Smith, 4 solo, 4 assisted; Cecil Elliott, 3 solo, 2 assisted, 1 tackle for a loss; Primanzon, 3 solo, 1 assisted; Hayden Casper, 3 solo, 1 assisted; Ortega, 3 solo; Hutcheson, 3 solo, 2 tackles for losses; Flanagan, 2 solo, 1 assisted; Collin Emery, 1 solo, 4 assisted; Conner Hurst, 1 solo, 2 assisted, 1 tackle for a loss; Jesse Hale, 1 solo; Michael Elliott, 1 solo; Davis, 1 solo; and Nick Schwenk, 1 assisted.

This Friday, October 4, Cabool will host the Thayer Bobcats at Mitch Carmack Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:00 p.m.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

CHS students compete in creative writing contest

Posted September 27th, 2019

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Cabool High School 11th and 12th grade English classes started the school year with a writing contest sponsored by Cabool Art Club. Mrs. Ruth Williams and student teacher Mrs. Brittany Moore introduced this contest to the English III and English IV classes.

The Art Club provided various photographs taken by their members, and students were asked to select a photograph (or two!) and write about what that photo inspired them to write. The sky was the limit. Some students wrote poetry, some wrote songs, some wrote narratives, some wrote short stories, and some students wrote pieces that mixed genres.The entry that won first place would be awarded $100, second place would win $75, and third place would get $50.

Over 80 entries were collected for the writing contest and those were narrowed down to the top ten. Those ten were then passed on to the Art Club sponsors who narrowed the list down to the top three entries.

In first place was Zach Beller, 12th grade, who wrote a contemporary rap and won $100. In second place was Adrian Fleetwood, 12th grade; who wrote a multi genre piece and won $75. In third place was Hayden Casper, 12th grade, who wrote a personal narrative and won $50. Honorable mentions went to Faith Pink, 12th grade; Wynston Skaggs, 11th grade; Adrian Fleetwood, 12th grade, second entry; Dalton Overby, 12th grade; Dylan Somoza, 11th grade; Emily Goad, 11th grade; and Irish Pitt, 12th grade.

The winning entries and the photos that inspired them will be displayed at the Cabool branch of Texas Country Library.

Supancic crowned Homecoming queen

Posted September 27th, 2019

Tana Supancic, right, a senior at Cabool High School, was boted the 2019 Homecoming queen by the student body. She was crowned by the 2018 queen, Lyndsey Carr, left, during a 6:30 p.m. ceremony last Friday before the varsity football game with Houston. The Bulldogs won the game 24-20.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

CMS students selling advanced tickets to Oct. 1 Harlem Wizards show

Posted September 13th, 2019

For over 50 years the Harlem Wizards have been entertaining people across the globe with their basketball skills and comedy, and they’ll be in Cabool on Tuesday evening, October 1.

Cabool Middle School seventh and eighth grade students are selling advance tickets for the show, a fundraiser for the eighth grade spring trip to Washington, D.C.

The Harlem Wizards is a basketball team that was created in 1962. Their focus is not to win the game, but to entertain the crowd. You can look for them to draw children out of the crowd to help with a basketball trick or a comedy bit during their game with the “Cabool Dog Pack.” Their show is similar to the Harlem Globetrotters, who began in 1926.

Advance tickets to the 7:00 p.m. show October 1 at the high school gym are $9.00 for students, $11.00 for general admission, which is a two-dollar savings over the price at the door that night. Reserved tickets are $17.00 and “courtside plus” tickets are $25.00.

For more information, contact Cabool Middle School at 962-3153

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Cabool hosting 7th & 8th grade Texas County Tournament Saturday

Posted September 13th, 2019

The Texas County Middle School round robin volleyball tournament will be held Saturday, September 14, at the Cabool High School gym. Teams competing will be Cabool, Houston, Licking and Summersville.

Tournaments for the seventh grade and the eighth grade will be held simultaneously, starting at 9:00 a.m. with the final sets tentatively set for 1:00 p.m. Each team will play two out of two sets to 25 points, with a win by 2 points.

Admission is $3.00 for adults, $1.00 for students.

The schedules are:

Seventh Grade

9:00 a.m. Cabool vs. Licking

9:45 a.m. Summersville vs. Houston

10:30 a.m. Houston vs. Licking

11:15-11:30 a.m. break

11:30 a.m. Cabool vs. Summersville

12:15 p.m. Licking vs. Summersville

1:00 p.m. Cabool vs. Houston

Eighth Grade

9:00 a.m. Summersville vs. Houston

9:45 a.m. Cabool vs. Licking

10:30 a.m. Cabool vs. Summersville

11:15-11:30 a.m. break

11:30 a.m. Houston vs. Licking

12:15 p.m. Cabool vs. Houston

1:00 p.m. Licking vs. Summersville

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Meet the 2019 Cabool High School football Bulldogs

Posted September 13th, 2019

The Cabool High School football Bulldogs for 2019 are, front row from left, Caleb Graven, Brandon Penn, Collin Emery, Randy Hale, Devon Polm, Jake Morris, Kory Carey, Evan Counts, Isaac Bruce, Fisher Smith and Dylan Somoza; second row, manager Grey Stone, Conner Hurst, Payton Hunter, Brayden Cornelius, Tyler Parsons, Jesse Hale, Kyle Johnson, Will Johnson, Cecil Elliott, Ryan Chick, Braxton Davis and manager Trent Key; third row, Quincy Flanagan, Anthony Ortega, assistant coach Shane Wright, assistant coach Rance Walls, head coach Tyler Spittler, assistant coach Dakota Means, assistant coach John Mark Hale, Wynston Skaggs and Logan Primanzon; fourth row, Michael Elliott, Dalton Overby, Adrien Ortega, Maverick Smith, Calvin Scrimsher, Austin Parsons, Trevor Atkins and David Penn; back row, Hayden Casper, Nick Schwenk, Daniel Hutcheson, Eddie Swisloski, Cole Reese, Jacob Shockley and Xander Woodword.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Parents As Teachers open to child from birth to kindergarten

Posted September 3rd, 2019

The Parents As Teachers program at Cabool Schools is now accepting new families for the 2019-20 school year.

Parents As Teachers (PAT) is a free parent education program serving families with children from birth to kindergarten age. Parent educator Ashley Rhodes coordinates regularly scheduled family personal visits, annual developmental screenings, monthly group connections and access to a network of resources.

According to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, PAT supports school readiness and provides families, schools and communities guidance to help ensure children are able to reach their full potential.

If you’re interested in setting up a PAT visit, contact Ashley Rhodes at 962-3153, extension 113; message her on Facebook; or email arhodes@cabool.k12.mo.us.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Meet the 7th grade volleyball team

Posted September 3rd, 2019

Playing on the seventh grade volleyball team at Cabool Middle School are, front row from left, Nataleigh Cornelius, Katelyn Bolerjack, Eliza Hoots and Kaitlin Romans; back row, Sidney Mitchell, Alyssa Long, Kyndra Howell, Paige Watson, Sierra Sigman and Alexis Johnson.

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2019 Cabool Schools Fall Sports Schedules

Posted September 3rd, 2019

Cabool Schools Fall Sports Schedules

  • Football


(Games at 7:00 p.m.)

Friday, August 30: Doniphan here

Friday, September 6: At Chaffee

Friday, September 13: At Willow Springs

Friday, September 20: (Homecoming) Houston here

Friday, September 27: At Mtn. Grove

Friday, October 4: Thayer here

Friday, October 11: Liberty here

Friday, October 18: At Ava

Friday, October 25: Salem here

Friday, November 1: District play begins

Junior Varsity

(Games at 6:00 p.m.)

Monday, September 9: Salem here

Monday, September 16: At Willow Springs

Monday, September 23: Houston here

Monday, September 30: At Mtn. Grove

Monday, October 7: Thayer here

Monday, October 14: Liberty here

Monday, October 21: At Ava

7th & 8th Grades

(Games at 5:30 p.m.)

Thursday, September 12: Ava here

Thursday, September 19: Thayer here

Thursday, September 26: At Houston

Thursday, October 3: At Salem

Thursday, October 10: At Mtn. View

Thursday, October 17: Willow Springs here

  • Volleyball

High School

(Games at 6:00 p.m.)

Tuesday, September 3: Fordland here

Monday, September 9: At Fair Grove

Tuesday, September 10: Plato here

Thursday, September 12: Winona here

Tuesday, September 17: At Licking

Thursday, September 19: At Koshkonong

Saturday, September 21: Cabool Invitational Tournament, times to be announced

Tuesday, September 24: At Mtn. View

Thursday, September 26: At Mtn. Grove

Tuesday, October 1: At Houston

Thursday, October 3: At Willow Springs

Saturday, October 5: Stockton Invitational, times to be announced

Monday, October 7: Summersville here

Tuesday, October 8: Conway here

Thursday, October 10: At Bradleyville

Saturday, October 12: Licking Invitational, times to be announced

Tuesday, October 15: At Thayer

Thursday, October 17: Ava here

Saturday, October 19: Liberty JV Tournament, times to be announced

Tuesday, October 22: Salem here

7th & 8th Grades

(Games at 5:30 p.m.)

Saturday, September 14: Texas County Tournament here, times to be announced

Monday, September 16: At Mtn. Grove

Tuesday, September 17: At Eminence

Monday, September 23: Winona here

Tuesday, September 24: At Ava

Thursday, September 26: At Mtn. View

Monday, September 30: Willow Springs here

Tuesday, October 1: West Plains here (Alumni Gym)

Thursday, October 3: Licking here

Saturday, October 5: Cabool Invitational, times to be announced

Tuesday, October 8: Thayer here (Alumni Gym)

Thursday, October 10: At Houston

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

New faces at Cabool Schools

Posted August 28th, 2019

Among the new teachers and support staff members students will see as school starts today (August 15th, 2019) at Cabool Schools are, front row from left, elementary and middle school art teacher Natalie Christeson, seventh and eighth grade science teacher Nathan Christeson, and high school physical education and head football coach Tyler Spittler; back row, high school special education teacher Ginger Sniederman, sixth grade language arts teacher Leah Janson, first grade teacher Katherine Qualls, early childhood paraprofessional Jillian Matherly, elementary school physical education teacher Tori McKee, and elementary special education teacher Misty Wake. Not shown are Elizabeth Stone, early childhood special education paraprofessional; Mary McGrath, Abigail Jester, Lindsey Miller, Madison Ortega and Dakota Means, special education paraprofessionals; Linda Feitshans, cook; and Pam Riehl and Jeff Smith, bus drivers.

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Meet the CHS cheerleaders

Posted August 28th, 2019

Members of the Cabool High School cheerleaders include, front row from left, Kyleigh Sigears, Kylie Bolerjack, Adrian Roberts, Olivia Weller, Elizabeth Turpin, Vanessa Kentner, Carissa Sigman and Kira Graves; back row, Daylen Burleson, Vanessa Metheney, Hailie Metheney, Dalila Cannon, Alyssa McIntosh, Irish Pitt, Cameron Primanzon, Matty Cannon, Trinity Wright and Coach Elizabeth Walls.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

School central office moving to Main Street, making more classroom space

Posted July 12th, 2019

The central office of Cabool R-IV School District is being relocated to Main Street to allow for more classroom space.

The office of the superintendent and bookkeeping staff is presently located at Cabool Middle School on Rogers Avenue. Cabool Board of Education approved relocating the office to 725 Main, at the corner with Highway 181/Peabody Avenue, during the board’s June 25 meeting. The district will pay $500 per month rent for the space that formerly housed an accounting business.

Dr. Karl Janson, school superintendent, said the central office will move during July to allow time to convert the office area to classroom space that will be used for Title reading and math classes. He said the school district is adding the reading and math classes to help students who struggle with those subjects. The programs are paid for through federal funds.

Vince McKee, who had been teaching fifth and sixth grade language arts, will teach Title math and Amber Dotson, who taught second grade, will teach reading. Nichole Johnson, who had been teaching fourth grade, will teach fifth and sixth grade language arts this year, and former first grade teacher Sarah Middleton is moving into the second grade teaching position.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

CHS math teacher receives grant from WGU Missouri

Posted June 19th, 2019

Dwayne Wood, a math teacher at Cabool High School, has received a $480 grant from WGU Missouri to incorporate the use of gamification into his classroom.

This innovative approach to learning involves the integration of game-like elements or activities into non-game contexts. For Wood, this means creating simple games that his students can participate in while completing mathematical problems in the classroom. Research has shown gamification can increase student learning.

With the grant funding he received from the online nonprofit university, Wood will purchase a variety of games to use for student engagement. These include a variety of board games, a shuffleboard and curling table, ring toss games, a bowling set, numbered pong balls, an indoor table with stools, a basketball hoop wastebasket and other interactive games. The items will be used during the new school year beginning in August, and Wood hopes to see a substantial increase in student learning during the first semester.

Cabool High School is one of 15 schools across Missouri chosen by WGU Missouri to receive funding for innovative classroom projects. The nonprofit university issued a call this spring for K-12 teachers across the state to nominate proposed classroom projects for the opportunity to receive full or partial funding through its inaugural “Fund My Classroom” initiative. Wood’s proposal was one of more than 200 nominations received statewide. All grants were awarded during Teacher Appreciation Week in May.

“We received many innovative and unique ideas from teachers specifying how they plan to improve their classrooms, and we’re so pleased we can help bring several of them to fruition,” said Dr. Angie Besendorfer, Chancellor of WGU Missouri. “This inaugural initiative is an opportunity for WGU Missouri to celebrate teachers and thank them for the lasting, positive impact they have on their students.”

To learn more about the Fund My Classroom initiative and the work WGU Missouri is doing to help teachers advance their careers, visit missouri.wgu.edu.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Grant funds commons area improvements at high school

Posted June 19th, 2019

A $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant awarded to Cabool High School earlier this year has enabled a number of improvements to be made in the school’s commons area.

CHS principal Brad Shockley made application for funds to beautify and revitalize the commons and develop an outdoor classroom area between the “A” and “B” buildings.

The work has included extending concrete into a large area that contains picnic tables and reworking the large planters with soil, a variety plants, a dogwood tree and mulch.

Business and individuals worked with the school in completing the improvements. Whetstine Excavating did dirt work, River Rock Redi-Mix was used for concrete work, Edwin Rogers donated dirt, Becky Scott of Country Petals Greenhouse assisted in plant selections, and CHS agriculture students under the supervision of Leslie Appleton provided labor for planting. Reese Wood Products donated planters for the commons area that complement picnic tables previously purchased for the area.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise