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Cole Camp R-1 School District


Distinction in Performance for Impoved Achievement  
“Distinction in Performance for Improved Achievement”
        The Cole Camp R-I School District was recognized by the Missouri Association of School Administrators for Distinction in Performance for Improved Achievement through the Missouri School Improvement Program. The award was presented during a banquet hosted by the Central Regional Professional Development Center on March 25th at the University of Central Missouri. Receiving the award on behalf of the district was Perry Gorrell - Superintendent along with Kristy Craig - Board Vice President and Marty Doogs- Board President.


Veteran's Day
The Cole Camp High School National Honor Society Chapter hosted a Veteran’s Day Breakfast on Tuesday, November 11th at the Cole Camp American  Legion Hall.  The NHS chapter served breakfast to over 75 local veterans and their families.  The students  also presented a short program for the veterans after breakfast along with a performance from the high school Jazz Band.    Pictured above are the CCHS National Honor Society members and a few of the local veteran’s that attended breakfast.  The NHS chapter was honored to spend the morning with the veterans and would like to thank them for their service. 
Benton County Grant

The Benton County Community Foundation gave a $1,000 community grant to the Benton County R-I School to help fund their Buddy Pack Program. This was only one of several community grants that were awarded to a variety of organizations throughout Benton County.  The next couple of weeks will have the communities of Lincoln and Warsaw also have recipients receive their grant money. Lynn Eckhoff, the Elementary Counselor, applied for the grant late summer and after learning that she was one of the awardees, was excited to have the additional money to help kids in need.  The Buddy Pack Program has been in existence for over seven years, but like other non-profit programs the moneys have been cut with fewer kids being helped each year.  With the additional monies she will be able to expand the program and help more students in the Cole Camp School.  The Benton County Community Foundation is a non-profit organization.  Presenting the check from the Foundations was board Present Suzie Brodersen, Ethan Newman, and Cheryl Petersen board members.

Pictured is Elementary Principal Kevin Shearer, Ethan Newman, Lynn Eckhoff, Suzie Brodersen, Cheryl Petersen, and Superintendent Perry Gorrell.

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.


  • The Cole Camp R-I School’s Kindergarten and Preschool screenings will be held on Friday, March 20th, 2015 from the hours of 8:30 until 2:30.  Please call the elementary office at 660-668-3011 ext. 302, to set up your appointment.  Kindergarten parents, your child must be five years of age by July 31st, 2015 to be eligible to start kindergarten.   You will need to bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate, health/immunization record, and social security number at the time of screening.  If you do not have these documents, please make arrangement to obtain them as they are mandatory to start school. Preschool parents, your child must be four years of age by July 31st, 2015.  This screening will be used in qualifying for the districts four year old preschool.
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