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

Posted September 13th, 2019 by Randon Brown

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 by Randon Brown

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 by Randon Brown

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 by Randon Brown

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 by Randon Brown

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.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

2019 Cabool Schools Fall Sports Schedules

Posted September 3rd, 2019 by Randon Brown

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 by Randon Brown

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.

News article by: The Cabool Enterprise

Meet the CHS cheerleaders

Posted August 28th, 2019 by Randon Brown

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 by Randon Brown

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 by Randon Brown

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 by Randon Brown

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