Cole Camp R-1 School District

MSTA Central District Associate of the Year  
Jenny Harms, MSTA Central District Associate of the Year!!!! 
FCCLA State Leadership Conference  

Seven students from Cole Camp High School attended the annual Missouri Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) State Leadership Conference, March 19-21, at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Osage Beach. There were more than 1,600 students (grades 6-12) and there teachers in attendance.  Local chapter advisor Donna Smiley also attend. 

This year’s student-developed conference theme was “Channel into Leadership” The conference featured speakers and workshops on topics such as preparing for college and careers, leadership skills, anti-bullying programs, and technology’s impact in education, careers, and on the family. In addition to leadership training, honors and recognition, more than 720 students participated in 30 competitive events, including early childhood education, entrepreneurship, culinary arts, fashion design, career investigation, chapter service learning projects and sports nutrition.

Cole Camp FCCLA had seven members compete in STAR Events.  Caitlin Brandt and Lainy Wiliams received silver in the Focus on Children event.  Emily Niccum and Brittany Shannon received gold in the Illustrated Talk event.  Tori Harding and Josilyn Harms received gold in Life Event Planning.  Olivia Miller received gold and advanced to National competition in Nashville in July in the Illustrated Talk – Junior event.

 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for young men and women enrolled in family and consumer sciences education courses. Since 1945, FCCLA members have been making a difference in their families, careers, and communities by addressing important personal, work, and societal issues. The Missouri association ranks fifth in the nation in membership with more than 9,800 members. There are more than 320 FCCLA chapters across the state.

Elementary Students of the Month, March  
           Elementary Students of the Month for March 
Conference Math and Spelling Bee in Lincoln
Elementary Students participated in the Conference Math and Spelling Bee in Lincoln
Celebrating our District Championship
      Bluebirds Celebrate their District Championship!!!!
FBLA Members participate in Leadership Conference
Members of the Cole Camp High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Chapter and Dama Cooper, local chapter adviser, recently attended the 2017 District 10 FBLA Leadership Conference held on February 7, 2017 at the UCM campus in Warrensburg, Missouri. FBLA is a career and technical student organization for all high school students participating in business programs. Many members and advisers representing District 10 chapters met to elect district officers, transact business of the district chapter, and compete in the district leadership awards program. Delegates representing the Cole Camp Chapter in the district competitive leadership awards program were:  1st  place:  Emily Niccum and Brittany Shannon, Global Business; 2nd place: Katelyn Schlesselman and Emma Dieckmann, Introduction to Business Presentation; 3rd place: Katelyn Schlesselman, FBLA Principles and Procedures;  4th Place: Emily Niccum and Meredith Pruitt, Digital Video Production; Emma Dieckmann, Paige Doogs and Mickayla Acklin, Social Media Campaign; Katelyn Dixon and Savanah Pruitt, Marketing; 5th Place: Caitlin Weller, Publication Design; and Erina Kryshchendyuk, Help Desk. Advancing to State Competition are Emily Niccum, Brittany Shannon and Katelyn Schlesselman. Other members, Paige Doogs, Josilyn Harms and Emily Niccum will be competing in a straight to state event – 3D Animation.


Ms. Latham
Congratulations to Cole Camp High School English Teacher, Brittany Latham. She has been chosen as the Rural Secondary Teacher of the year by the Missouri Association of Rural Educators (MARE).
Radon Poster Contest Winners  
Mrs. Weant, our 5th and 6th grade science teacher, is pleased to announce that three of the winners of the State of Missouri's Radon Poster Contest are from our school!! The top three state posters will be sent to the National Radon Program Services as entries to the national contest. Haley Brown won 1st place, Jalen Howerton won 2nd place and 3rd place was awarded to Olivia Watson. Cathy Wood, Health Program Representative said, "considering the number of entries we received this year and the high quality of those entries we should be very proud of this achievement!" This contest is sponsor by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Bureau of Environmental Epidemiology. The purpose is to help raise awareness about the harmful effects of indoor radon gas and to reduce the number of homes with elevated levels of radon by informing people of the danger and encouraging testing. We wish all three participants the best of luck in the national contest!!! 
FCCLA Region 12 Meeting at SFCC
The Cole Camp FCCLA members traveled to State Fair Community College on October 6th to attend the FCCLA Region 12 Meeting. The theme of the meeting was "Don't Stop Believing in FCCLA". The organization is celebrating its 70th year. Almost 800 members, advisors, and guests attended from 38 chapters across the west central part of the state. Josilyn Harms, chapter president and Emma Weller, chapter first vice president participated in the meeting development and presentation as Region 12 FCCLA officers. The guest speaker for the event was Joe Fingerhut, who gave an entertaining presentation inspiring youth to take advantage of the opportunities they are exposed to everyday. He spoke from the heart about adversity using humor to connect with the youth audience. The Regional Community Outreach project this year was a Miracle Minute held to benefit CASA in Sedalia. The group raised over $500 in one minute.


Notice of Nondiscrimination
The Benton County R-1 School District's educational and vocational programs and activities are made available to all elementary and secondary students. The Benton County R-1 School is also an equal opportunity employer. The Benton County R-1 School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap condition. The Board of Education has implemented a procedure for persons claiming discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap condition and this procedure is a part of the Board policies and may be found in the office of the Superintendent.


  • State Track Results: The Girls 4x800 Relay Team 1st in the State- Tayler Gudde, Braiden Dougherty, Maddi Cook, Lainy Williams. High Jump: Lainy Williams 2nd, Maddi Cook 3rd. Shot Put, Kayla Middleton 8th. 1600 Meter Run, Tayler Gudde 5th, 4x400 Relay, Tayler Gudde, Braiden Dougherty, Tori Harding, and Lainy Williams 5th, 800 meter run, Lainy Williams 2nd.

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  • Congratulations to the following Art Students for first place Art Show wins!!! Juliet Farmer (Colored Pencil Portrait), Caitlin Weller (Pastel/Charcoal), Emily Niccum (3D), Katelyn Dixon (pen/sharpie/marker), Aiden Murphy (Design/Mixed Media), Savanah Pruitt (Watercolor/Acrylic).

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  • Academic All-State!! Congratulations to Evan Shearer for receiving Academic All-State and to the Baseball Team for receiving Academic All-State as a team!!!!

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  • Summer School will begin on May 23rd and end on June 8th. Summer School will run from 8:00am to 3:00pm Tuesday-Friday the first & second week, and Monday-Thursday the last week.

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  • The Summer dead period for athletics and activities has been set.  The dead period will run from Monday, June 26th – Sunday, July 9th.  This will be for both school athletics and school activities.

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