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Climax Springs R-4 wants to recognize and thank Thor. Thor is a therapy dog that belongs to Jim and Tish Cumper. They graciously volunteer their time with Climax Springs R-4 students. They visit our elementary classes, they even dress like Santa, and Mrs. Clause and a helpful elf for our Christmas program. We are very thankful for their time, and the students absolutely love Thor. Thank you all for what you do.
Thor is a four-year old blonde German Shepard who weighs 110 pounds. He is a rescue dog and his owners are thrilled to be part of his life and to be able to share his abilities with whomever they can. Thor has been predominantly associated with military activities due to his owners close affiliation with the military. He has been a Red Cross volunteer and a frequent visitor to Fort Leonard Wood Hospital. Thor was a United Services Organization (USO) volunteer who greeted soldiers, airmen, and marines weekly at Fort Leonard Wood. Thor returned weekly to visit the Missouri Veterans Home in Saint James, and still returns there once a month to see old friends. He attends Climax Springs and Mack’s Creek elementary schools for reading classes bringing smiles to children. He has been part of finals preparation week at University of Missouri Science and Technology to help calm students as they prepare for upcoming tests. Thor visits retirement homes where he is a big hit, has been available for grief counseling at schools due to unfortunate circumstances. He loves to be out and about, to dress up, to be petted, and is extremely calm for a German Shepard.
The group Alliance of Therapy Dogs was founded in 1990 by a couple in Wyoming. The group has grown to more than thirteen thousand members in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The purpose of the organization is to provide support and insurance for members who are involved in volunteer animal assisted interactions. Animal assisted interactions are defined as “any therapeutic intervention that intentionally includes or incorporates animals as part of the therapeutic process or environment”; these activities include visits to hospitals, special needs centers, schools and nursing homes. All teams are screened, tested with their animals, and registered. The objective is to share their special dogs in order to bring happiness and cheer to people, young and old alike.
Any breed of dog may become a therapy dog. They are called therapy dogs because they provide a therapeutic benefit to the general public; however, they are not eligible for public access rights like assistance dogs. There are three types of assistance dogs: GUIDE DOGS for the blind and visually impaired, HEARING DOGS for the deaf and hard of hearing, and SERVICE DOGS for people with disabilities other than those related to vision or hearing. Therapy dogs must always be under the control of the handler by a four foot leash.
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This year faculty members send postcards home when students are caught being good.These are Positive Referrals, Good News! Today Mr. Petet rewarded these students with 7 Express Pizza.
Congratulations to the following students thus far: Haily McIntosh, Isabella Smith, Maige Orr, Lousie Flynn, Kaleb White, Gracie Bartley, Gypsy Heath, & Adam Nease, (Not Pictured: Matthew Henderson)
Great job students!
**Be on the look out for Positive Referrals in your mailbox this year.**
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The Climax Springs R-IV school district is accepting applications for substitute teachers with a good work ethic, and a love of working with children. Candidates must have or be eligible for a Missouri Substitute Certificate which requires at least 60 credit hours and a favorable background check. Our pay is very competitive. If you are interested you can apply on-line at www.csprings.k12.mo.us or call the school office at 573-347-2351 for details.
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As we get busy with all our family holiday festivities I would like to take some of your time to fill you in on some PTO news.
Our first meeting of the year was held on Oct. 17, 2016 in the school cafeteria. The main topic was to help our Box Top Coordinator, Charlotte Dority prepare the box tops for sending. The class that won was 6th grade with 750 box tops. We want to thank all the classes that participated and to remind you to check your expiration date on the box tops. Our challenge would have been much closer if we could count the expired box tops. Their prize is an extra gym class with Coach Carnahan. We also discussed about having a parent represent each class for support during PTO events. If you are interested you can email Janie Wolfe at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave me a phone message at 573-347-2351 Ext. # 144. Look forward to hearing from some of you. Again thanks to all those who helped with the counting and assisting in the Box Top Challenge. A big thanks to Charlotte for all the work she did making the boxes for each class and mailing.
Our bake sale brought in over $220.00. We had some terrific desserts and a big thanks to all our teachers who donated. The Silent Pie Auction will be held on Tuesday Jan. 31, 2017, a home ball game night with Stoutland . Games start at 5:30 pm. Members, get your pie buddies to make those pies. You can have them dropped off at school the day of the games.
The Snowflake Dance will be held on Friday Jan 6, 2017 in the school cafeteria. We need help, so let us know who can help with this event. Times and admission cost will be discussed at our next meeting Monday Dec. 12, 2016 after school in the cafeteria.
We are planning to host a school wide Spelling Bee. We could use some advice and help with organizing this event so be at our next meeting to give your ideas. Our tentative date will be sometime in March.
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This calendar provides all the days school will not be in session for students, which are marked in Green. Dates school in not in session but is a potential make-up day are in Red. We hope this helps your students not be absent from school due to appointments.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Climax Springs R-4
Climax Springs R-4 Honored as Top School District Using Online Learning Resources
Knovation announces Annual Digital Learning Award recipients
Climax Springs, Missouri – Dec. 02, 2015 – Climax Springs R-4 has earned a Digital Learning Award for its outstanding use of the Knovation Content Collection to personalize learning with reliable and engaging online resources.
Presented by Knovation, the program honors the top 100 districts across the U.S. that use netTrekker or icurio to find, organize and share hundreds of thousands of standards-aligned resources that are professionally evaluated, tagged and maintained, ensuring students truly benefit from their digital shift.
“The Digital Learning Awards honor school districts, such as Climax Springs R-4, that are leading high-level implementation of digital resources,” said Randy Wilhelm, CEO of Knovation. “We recognize the outstanding use of online learning resources in these schools as an advancement of personalized learning for each and every student.”
To learn more about the Digital Learning Awards, visit http://www.knovationlearning.com/digital-learning-award/2015
Knovation makes it easy to find, manage, and use free digital content for learning by professionally evaluating, standards-aligning and continuously maintaining a collection of hundreds of thousands of online resources covering all subject areas, all grades and all learning modalities. The Knovation Content Collection can be accessed through the company’s award-winning solutions (netTrekker and icurio) or through custom integration with several instructional systems and assessment platforms. Since 1999, Knovation has delivered on the promise to do something good for kids, every day, by helping districts meet the needs of diverse K-12 learners in digital learning environments. For more information, please visit www.knovationlearning.com.
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- December 9th, No Schoo/PD Day--
- December 12th, PTO Meeting @ 3:30--
- December 14th, Star Student Lunch--
- December 15th, Finals 1-4--
- December 16th, Finals 5-8-
- December 17th-January 1st, No School/ Winter Break--
- January 6th, Snowflake Dance--
- January 2nd, School Resumes--
- January 16th, No School/Martin Luther King Day--
- January 20th, Homecoming--
- January 27th, No School/PD Day--
- January 30th-February 10th, Book Fair--
- January 31st, Silent Pie Auction--
- February 7th & 9th, P/T Teacher Conferences--
- February 10th, No School For All/Possible Make Up Day--
- February 14th, Senior Night--
- February 20th, No School/Presidents Day--
- February 22nd, State Fair Visit--
- March 1st, Spring Picture Day--
- March 9th, End of 3rd Quarter--
- March 10th, No School/PD Day--
- March 14th, State Fair College Tour--
- March 24th, No School/PD Day--
- April 5th, Leadership Academy--
- April 7th, No School/PD Day-
- April 12th, 4th Quarter Mid-Term--
- April 14th -17th, No School/Spring Break (April 14th Possible Make Up Day)-
- April 18th, School Resumes--
- April 28th, No School/PD Day/Possible Make Up Day-
- May 2nd, College of Ozarks Tour--
- May 3rd, Leadership Conference-
- May 4th, Kindergarten Graduation 2pm--
- May 9th, Spring Concert 6pm-
- May 10th, Elementary Awards 1pm/7-12th Awards 2pm--
- May 12th, 6th Grade Graduation-
- May 13th, Graduation--
- May 16th, Finals-
- May 17th, Finals/Last Day of School-