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Cole Camp R-1 School District

Two Cole Camp R-1 Cheerleaders have returned from a once in a lifetime experience!!

All-American Cheerleaders
Payton Haase and Tara Weathers, Cole Camp R-1 Seniors, returned from London on January 2nd after performing in London's New Year's Day Parade. These two young ladies were selected as All-American Cheerleaders this summer, earning them the opportunity to go to London. All-American Cheerleaders are selected to try out based on superior cheerleading, dancing and leadership skills at camps across the country. Only the top ten percent for the more than 325,000 cheerleaders and dancers who attend the varsity summer camp sessions earn this opportunity!!! This is Cole Camp's 4th year in a row with having a cheerleader make it as All-American!! People from 20 countries around the world are in the London Parade. Congratulations Tara and Payton!!!!


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.

Grant from the America's Farmers Grow Rural Education Program  
A Grant was received from the America's Farmers Education Program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, will provide enhanced learning opportunities for Cole Camp Middle School students to develop important and leading skills - helping to shape the future of agriculture. Robyn Shearer, Middle School Science teacher applied for the grant.
MSTA Leadership Conference
Five Cole Camp teachers presented at Missouri State Teachers Association's Leadership Symposium on July 18 and 19. Cole Camp CTA was asked by their field representative, Kim Bielinski, to present and share all the activities that they take part in throughout the year. Cole Camp's CTA has been regarded as one of the most active CTAs for their size throughout the state. Feedback was very positive and the group was asked to present four different times to groups, often standing room only. Members presenting were Todd Smart, Lindsey Tinney, Lori McCullough, Carrie Homan, and Elizabeth Smart.
National Rural Essay Winner  
Ashley Campbell, current middle school student, received first place in the National Rural Essay contest for the Elementary division this summer. Ashley's essay was about the pride of the Cole Camp community and school. Ashley proudly displays her National Award with Middle School Principal, Tyler Clark.
National STAR Event Competition  
On July 8th more than 8,000 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members, advisors, alumni, and guests from across the country gathered in San Diego, California for the 2016 National Leadership Conference. Lainy Williams and Tori Harding  were among the members and took part in Students Taking Action with Recognition (STAR) Event competitions at the conference. FCCLA STAR Events are based on the belief that every student is a winner. Competition, evaluation, and recognition all stress cooperation as the basis of success. Both youth and adults work together to manage the events and serve as evaluators of the participants. Throughout the year, FCCLA members tackle issues such as teen violence prevention, traffic safety, family issues, career exploration, and much more. Tori and Lainy competed in the Sports Nutrition Junior Event. Their project focused on planning a nutritional plan for a student athlete and preparing a presentation and display to present the plan. Tori and Lainy received a gold medal in the event!! 

CTA at the Cole Camp Fair
                           CTA at the Cole Camp Fair 

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.


  • Parents of Seniors, the Yearbook staff needs your help. We would like to do a spread where readers can match senior baby photos to senior photos. If you would like to participate, you can either mail a baby photo to the school, Attention Yearbook, email the photo to, or drop it by the high school office when you are in town. We would like to have these by the end of February. We also have a limited space left for senior ads, if you are interested please contact Diana Ball at the above email.

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  • Congratulations to Encore and Impressions for both receiving 3rd place in their divisions at the Show Choir Competition at SFCC!!!!

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