“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.
The Cole Camp FCCLA chapter attended the 2015 State FCCLA
Leadership Conference March 22-24 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in
Columbia, Missouri. While in attendance
members competed in STAR Events and attended leadership sessions.
Ashley Yeater and Alexus Dieckmann participated in Advocacy
and received a silver rating. Brittany
Shannon and Emma Weller participated in Interpersonal Communication and
received a silver rating. Savannah
Dieckmann and Madison Fisher participated in Illustrated Talk and received a
gold rating. Cameron Snell participated
in Sports Nutrition and received a gold rating and was the state winner and has
advanced to Nationals in Washington D.C.
Josilyn Harms also attended and served as the chapters
voting delegate. Savannah Dieckmann was
installed as State Vice President of Elections and will serve this coming
school year. Advisor Mrs. Donna Smiley
also attended the conference.
Career and Community Leaders of America is unique among youth organizations
because its programs are planned and run by members. It is the only Career and
Technical Student Organization with the family as its central focus.
Participation in FCCLA programs and activities helps members become strong
leaders in their families, careers, and communities.
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.
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.