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Security Bank Supports Students Serve Project

During the summer school session at Cassville R-IV, students were taught about the importance of serving others in our community. "Haven of the Ozarks is a place that students connect with and a great way to start our students . . .

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2021-22 Senior Scholarship Recipients

Combined, the Cassville High School Class of 2022 was awarded $1,114,298. Our local community has generously provided $59,650 in scholarships to these students. The University amount earned was $1,054,648 Click here to view the . . .

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CCTA Celebrates Wildcat Staff

Before leaving campus for summer break, the Cassville Community Teachers Association (CCTA) celebrated the end of the school year with their annual awards and recognition for wildcat staff. During the celebration, several staff members . . .

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CHS Alum Jody Cavness to Serve as Assistant Principal at CHS

Jody Cavness will return to his alma mater to become the new assistant principal at Cassville High School. Cavness has completed nine years in education. Most recently, he has served as a principal at neighboring district Wheaton R-III. . . .

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Class of 2022 Cum Laude Honors

We are proud to announce the Cassville High School Class of 2022 Cum Laude Honors. Cum Laude: Students who completed a minimum of seven successful semesters of high school, earned 25 credits, and earned a 3.50 to 3.69 gpa . . .

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CHS Golf Tournament Supports Cassville Pantry

The Cassville High School Golf program has made a donation of nearly $500 to the Cassville Food Pantry. CHS golfers earned the money at the "charity hole" during the team's annual golf tournament that was held on Saturday, . . .

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CHS Volleyball Welcomes Coach Huddleston

Paige Huddleston is no stranger to the Big 8 Conference. Huddleston was a three sport athlete for the Aurora Houn Dawgs before she made her college volleyball debut. Next year, she will be the Cassville High School Head Volleyball Coach. . . .

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Cassville Ag to Establish Wild C Research Farm

Cassville R-IV School district purchased over 60 acres of farmland located on thirteenth street in Cassville in October of 1998. The district had plans to utilize the space for a building project, however, in an effort to keep all . . .

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Reynolds Returns to Wildcat Nation to Lead Boys Basketball Program

  The Cassville Wildcat High School Boys Basketball team will have a new coach for the 2022-23 season. The district has hired Caleb Reynolds to lead the program beginning July 1. Reynolds has experience both . . .

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A Note from Dr. J: thank you, teachers!

Expectations for public school teachers across our nation continue to become more and more complex and demanding. Especially the past two years as teachers bravely maneuvered through the uncharted waters of school closures, quarantines, . . .

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CHS Results from FFA State Convention

On April 21 and 22, 5 contest teams and one public speaker representing the Cassville High School FFA chapter attended the Missouri FFA convention. FFA members competed in their respected Leadership Development Events and Career . . .

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Thankful Thursday Donation Benefits Cassville R-IV Special Olympics Team

Security Bank of Southwest Missouri employees have the option to make a contribution to their Thankful Thursday fund in exchange for wearing jeans. This month, the Cassville R-IV Special Olympics team is the recipient of the bank's . . .

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$500 MARE Scholarship Awarded to Elizabeth Ray

  Cassville High School Senior, Elizabeth Ray, was selected to receive a MARE/EdCounsel High School Senior Scholarship in the amount of $500. The Missouri Association of Rural Education, or MARE, offers . . .

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CHS FBLA State Results

Cassville High School FBLA had 25 members qualify to compete at the State Conference on April 10-12 in Springfield Missouri. Over 4000 Missouri students competed to bring home hardware,with medals going to the top 10 in each event. . . .

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CHS Theatre Production to Perform Purple Ink

Cassville High School Theatre Production will perform Purple Ink by B.G. Craig on Thursday, April 28th at 6:00 and 7:00 p.m at Cassville High School.  The cost of admission is $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for students.  Purple . . .

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Renkoski Will Compete at JAG Nationals

Cassville High School Senior, Dylan Renkoski, has advanced to Nationals after his second place finish in Financial Literacy at the JAG Missouri Career Development Conference held in Jefferson City.  Nearly 300 Jobs for American . . .

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Wildcat TSA Members Compete at State

Cassville Middle School (CMS) and Cassville High School (CHS) Technology Students Association (TSA) competed in the state TSA competition in Warrensburg at the University of Central Missouri. In the middle school division, the . . .

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Goutney, Samuel & LeCompte to Compete at Nationals Speech and Debate

Cassville High School Speech and Debate will have three students representing the local club in June at the National Speech and Debate Tournament in Louisville, Kentucky. CHS students Audrey Goutney, Treva Samuel and Jillian LeCompte . . .

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Wildcats Honored at SW Center Celebration of Schools

  Cassville R-IV staff and volunteers were recognized during the 23rd Annual Southwest Center Celebration of Schools event held on Thursday, March 31 at Joplin North Middle School. The annual event is held to . . .

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Parnell Selected for State Academic Honor

Cassville High School senior Landry Parnell has received “Honorable Mention” for the 2022 Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program that honors 100 of Missouri’s top academic students in the graduating class of 2022.  . . .

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Free Meals Will Expire in August 2022

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) free meal program will expire for all students in August of 2022. The free school meals program, initially introduced in March of 2020 as the pandemic began, was not included in the spending . . .

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Arning Companies Provide Donation to CMS Industrial Arts Students

Employees at Arning Companies have made a donation of $500 to the Industrial Arts Program at Cassville Middle School. Arning team members are given the opportunity to "dress-down" on Fridays by contributing to . . .

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CMS and CHS Fishing Team

The Cassville Middle School and Cassville High School combined Fishing Team season is underway! Chance Freed and Tristan Thompson, CMS students, (pictured left to right) finished in third place at Bull Shoals Lake in the National Youth . . .

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LeCompte to Compete at Nationals for Speech & Debate

Along with 6,000 students representing 1,500 school districts across the country, Cassville High School student, Jillian LeCompte, will travel to Louisville, Kentucky in June to compete in the 2022 National Speech and Debate Tournament. . . .

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District Results for CHS Speech & Debate

Members of the Cassville High School Speech and Debate Team traveled to Carthage High School on March 5 to compete in the  MSHSAA District Competition.   With over 25 . . .

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Results from the CMS Knowledge Bowl Big 8 Tournament

The Middle School Knowledge Bowl team competed in the Big 8 Conference tournament on Saturday, March 5.   The team finished in ninth place overall out of 11 teams.  Team captain, Cannon Rose, received 3rd place for . . .

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CHS Knowledge Bowl Team Competes in Big 8 Meet

The Cassville High School Knowledge Bowl team recently traveled to Monett High School to compete in the Big 8 Conference Meet. 10 school districts from across the region competed and CHS finished in seventh place. Overall individual high . . .

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CHS First Semester Honor Roll

Cassville High Schools 2021-2022 1st Semester Honor Roll       Principal’s List . . .

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CHS Speech and Debate Tournament Results

On February 21, Cassville High School Speech and Debate students competed in the Joplin Speech and Debate Tournament. Kalia Miller and Audrey Gautney placed third in policy debate. Jillian LeCompte finished fifth place in informative . . .

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From the Desk of Dr. Merlyn Johnson, Cassville R-IV Superintendent

From a weather perspective, we have experienced an unpredictable past few weeks. The uncertainty of many of the recent weather forecasts has caused school districts throughout Southwest Missouri to make capricious decisions when canceling . . .

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FBLA Host In-Person District Competition

The Cassville FBLA Chapter traveled to the District V competition in Monett on February 10th to compete for a chance to go to the FBLA State Conference in April.  This year was the first time in two years that students . . .

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Preschool, Kinder Academy and Kindergarten Screening: Week of April 11

Preschool Screening information: April 12 & April 14 Open to three and four year old children living in the Cassville School District. Screening will be held at . . .

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Burgess Wins Local Spelling Bee & Will Compete in Joplin

On Thursday, February 10, fourth and fifth grade classroom spelling bee winners competed in the Intermediate School Spelling Bee. Fourth grade student, Liliana Burgess finished first place and will travel to Joplin on March 18 to . . .

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Arning Companies Provides Donation to Backpack Program

Employees at Arning Companies have made a donation of $500 to the Backpack Program at Eunice Thomas Elementary. Arning team members are given the opportunity to "dress-down" on Fridays by contributing to the Casual . . .

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Update from Dr. Johnson as we look ahead to 2022

Cassville R-IV School District has remained flexible in doing our very best for the educational needs of our students despite the many outside distractions associated with social media panic, political unpredictability, and strong opinions . . .

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Dilbeck Named VP of Community Service for MO JAG

Cassville High School Senior Makenzi Dilbeck is making Missouri JAG history as the first Community Service State Officer. The Jobs for American Graduates program, or JAG,at CHS was started in 2019. Dilbeck was a founding member. The . . .

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CHS FFA Attends National Convention, Mitchell Earns American Degree

The Cassville FFA Chapter attended the 94th Annual National FFA Convention & Expo the week of October 27-30 in Indianapolis. The National FFA Convention & Expo is the largest youth convention with nearly 55,000 FFA students from . . .

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Local Realtors Partner to Keep Kids Warm this Winter

The Newton McDonald Counties Association of REALTORS and local affiliates are working together to keep kids warm this winter!  During the month of November, two local real estate offices, Four Seasons Real Estate and American . . .

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Harris Wins JAG Essay Contest, Travels to Jeff City

Students enrolled in the Jobs for American Graduates Program (JAG) at Cassville High were asked to complete an essay answering the following question: "What has made Missouri great over the past 200 years?" Cassville JAG . . .

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Littlefield Breaks Missouri Record for Saves

Cassville High School soccer player, Peter Littlefield, has broken the Missouri state record for career saves by a goalkeeper. After the fall 2021 season, he has registered 785 saves, breaking the previous record by 100.   The . . .

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CHS FBLA Host Annual Career Day

Cassville High School FBLA Chapter hosted it's bi-annual 'Career Day' for the first time in three years due to Covid. Over 40 career professionals were on campus. CHS students had the opportunity to learn about career . . .

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A Note of Thanks from Dr. Johnson

The first 13 weeks of the school year have gone by quickly, and it has been both exciting and productive thus far. We have already completed the first quarter and are well into our second. Winter sports are upon us and we are excited . . .

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Parnell Announces Resignation, Weldy Selected to Lead the Wildcats

Since joining the staff in 2008, Clay Weldy quickly became a leader in the Cassville Wildcat Football program and beginning July of 2022, he will hold the title of “Head Coach.”   During the . . .

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Kloss, Truman Named Transportation Garage Managers

We have over 20 individuals that make up our transportation team at Cassville R-IV!  These hard working wildcats are responsible for transporting hundreds of students to and from school safely each . . .

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Sharayah Seymour: All State for the 2021 Season

  Cassville High School Senior Volleyball Player Sharayah Seymour has earned All-State for the 2021 season.  All State Volleyball recognition is earned based on stats and athletic achievements throughout the season. With . . .

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CHS Veterans Day Assembly: November 11, 9 a.m.

Cassville High School will host the 33rd annual Veterans Day assembly on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 9 a.m.  The event will be located in the high school gymnasium and is open to the public that . . .

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Arvest Foundation, Cassville R-IV Purchase Vision Screening Device

The Arvest Foundation has made a $6,000 contribution to the Cassville R-IV School District. The funds will be used by the district school nurses to purchase a portable device that will complete a vision scan for each child, . . .

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Chappell: First Lady Wildcat to Earn Golf State Medal at CHS

Cassville High School Sophomore Avery Chappell has made Wildcat Nation history! On Monday and Tuesday, she competed in the Class 2 MSHSAA State Golf Tournament at Columbia Country Club in Columbia, Missouri and finished in tenth place, . . .

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Arvest Foundation Contributes to Wildcat Math Curriculum

The Arvest Foundation has made a $1,500 contribution to the Cassville R-IV School District Special Education Department. The funds will be used to purchase both the Rocket Math and Touch Points curriculum. "The department is so . . .

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CHS Teacher Wins $500 From Arvest Bank

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Ms. Victoria Robertson, Cassville High School Communication Arts Teacher, is one of the winners of the annual "We Love Teachers" campaign. . . .

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Freedom Bank Donates 500 Water Bottles to Cassville Students

Freedom Bank of Southern Missouri has donated 500 water bottles to students at Cassville R-IV District. In an effort to increase sanitation on campus, drinking fountains are currently turned off. All students are encouraged to bring a . . .

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"Wildcat Truck" Donated to Cassville R-IV

  The 1958 bright yellow Dodge Pickup Truck, lovingly referred to as the "wildcat truck," by Cassville fans has been donated to the Cassville R-IV School District. Since making it's home in Cassville in 2009, the . . .

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Students Approved for Free or Reduced Priced Meals During 2020-21 School Year Can Apply for One-Time $375 Summer P-EBT Benefit

In a recent news release, the Department of Social Services announced that Missouri families who had a student approved for free or reduced priced meals during the previous 2020-21 school year can apply for a one-time Summer . . .

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2021 Homecoming Information

T-shirt order Orders due to Mrs. Grossman by 9/15/2021. Click here for details. Wildcat Wednesday on 9/29 at Ole Granary Tenderloins & More: The Cassville Education Fund has partnered with Ole Granary . . .

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Wildcats Welcome Mercy Athletic Trainer Don Lentz

Cassville R-IV welcomes Don Lentz, Mercy Athletic Trainer, as a member of the wildcat team!   Through a partnership with the district and Mercy, Lentz provides full-time sports medicine services to Cassville . . .

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FBC Kids Ministry Provides Water Bottles to Cassville Students

First Baptist Church (FBC), Cassville, has donated 500 refillable water bottles to students at Cassville R-IV School District. In an effort to increase sanitation on campus, drinking fountains are currently turned off. All . . .

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Area 11 FFA Leadership Training

On July 21st the Cassville FFA Chapter officer team attended the Area 11 Chapter Officer Leadership Training. The Cassville Officers that attended include Elizabeth Ray, Landry Mills, Kayla Cheek, Grace Yocum, Peter Littlefield, Dakota Bowen, . . .

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FFA Chapter Competes at Local Fairs

The Cassville FFA chapter participated in the Newton County Fair on July 7th - 10th, as well as the McDonald County Fair on July 15th- 17th. Cassville FFA members competing include (from top left to bottom right) Peter Littlefield, . . .

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Arvest Foundation & Cassville Bright Futures Partner to Meet Students Needs

The Arvest Foundation has made a $5,000 contribution to the Cassville R-IV Bright Futures Program. The donation will be used to assist in meeting the physical needs of wildcat students within 48 hours. Physical needs include things such as . . .

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Winter Weather Information

Winter weather is unpredictable this time of year! In the event the National Weather Service is predicting a winter storm, our administration monitors the forecast closely. If a winter weather event occurs, our team will make every effort to . . .

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