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Cole Camp R-1 School District

Courtwarming 2017  
                               Court Warming 2017
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.
FCCLA Region 12 Officer elections  
FCCLA members Josilyn Harms, Emma Weller, Tori Harding, Emma Dieckmann and advisor Donna Smiley attended Region 12 officer elections in LaMonte on January 18, 2017. As current Region 12 Officers, Josilyn and Emma, helped to conduct the interviews. Emma served as voting delegate and Tori was selected as a Region 12 officer for the 2017-2018 School year.
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.

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 Class 3 District 13 Basketball Tournament is this week in Versailles. Our Bluebirds play in the finals on Saturday vs. the California Pintos, game time is 3:30 p.m.  Boys Bracket

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  • Congratulations to Encore and Impressions on their strong performances at the Show Choir Classic in Nevada on Saturday!!!! Impressions received 2nd in their division and Encore received first in their division!!!!

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  • Congratulations to the Varsity Boys Basketball Team for being Tri-Champions in the Kaysinger Conference!!!!

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  • The Football Cheerleaders will be selling custom Bluebird spirit flags starting on Monday, February 20th. There are 6 different designs to choose from and the flags come in two different sizes, garden flag and house flag. Orders will be taken until March 4th. Order Form  Our Fundraiser helps us accomplish the following: purchase queen crowns for Homecoming and Courtwarming, replace aged pom-poms, purchase duffle bags to carry rain gear, warm-ups and poms, supplies for locker signs and spirit items at games, and replace aged rain gear. Some cheerleaders also have $5 Sonic discount cards for sell to assist with cheer camp tuition and the purchasing of shoes. Thank you for showing your school spirit and for supporting the cheer squad!!

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  • Good luck to our three FFA State Degree applicants Hannah Schlesselman, Taylor Riley, and Payton Goetz!! Congrats to Zach McCubbins for Winning Swine Production entrepreneurship and advancing to state. Also Congrats to Taylor Riley winning Star in Agribusiness and also advancing to state!!!

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  • Congratulations to all students that participated in the Cole Camp Archery Tournament!!! High School qualified for the State Tournament on in Branson on March 25th. Also qualifying as individuals were Hannah Westermier and Emily White!!

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  • 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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  • 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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