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Carthage R-9 School District

Carthage R9 School District

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    Parent Links

    At Carthage R9, we value and encourage parent involvement.  Click on the following link to find out about happenings, updates, and important information going on in our district.

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    Student Links

    Click on the following link to access student gmail, Infinite Campus, news, and important information.

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    Staff Links

    Click on the following link to access employee email, Infinite Campus, news, and information.

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    Community Links

    We are thankful for the support of our community.  The community is a vital part of our school system.  To learn more about the district's activities, news and community involvement, click on the following link.

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    Carthage R-9 Headlines
    CTC Groundbreaking
    COVID 19 Updates
    Free & Reduced Lunch Application Apply Today
    Menus for August and September
    Jessica McDonald, District Counseling Specialist

    Carthage Technical Center Expansion Underway
    A group of community champions, educators and student leaders helped break ground on the expansion of Carthage South Technical Center on Tuesday, August 11. A special groundbreaking ceremony commemorated the occasion. Read more.

    COVID-19 Updates
    The Board of Education approved the Tigers Together Return to School plan during a special Board meeting Thursday, July 30, 2020.

    Students have the option of attending school five days a week with health and safety precautions in place or online/virtual learning. Access the Tigers Together Plan and the Activities & Athletics Safe Play Plan here. 

    Application for Free & Reduced Price School Meal Available Online
    Apply online today!  We are currently accepting applications for free and reduced-price meals for the 2020-2021 school year. Children who received free or reduced-price school meals in the previous school year must resubmit an application by Saturday, September 26 to continue on the program. To apply, visit SchoolCafe. Please call 417.359.7000 with any questions. 

    Menus for September
    Visit the links below to access breakfast and lunch menus for  September.

    September 2020

    McDonald Serves as First District Counseling Specialist
    Jessica McDonald recently started serving in the role of district counseling specialist for the Carthage R-9 School District. Mrs. McDonald previously served as the Ozark Center counselor/therapist housed at Carthage High School. Read more.

    Karin Wilkinson, CBM Certification

    Local Board Member Completes Training
    Karen Wilkinson, a member of the Carthage R-9 Board of Education, participated in Essential New Board Member Certification training sponsored by the Missouri School Boards' Association. 


    Justin Mauss Named MVATA Outstanding Early Career Teacher 2020
    Justin Mauss was named the Missouri Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association Outstanding Early Career Teacher for 2020. The Outstanding Early Career Teacher Award is a means of encouraging teachers early in their careers to remain in the profession and to recognize their participation in professional activities. Thank you for your commitment to excellence, Mr. Mauss!

    District Calendar
    Our School

    Welcome from the superintendent

    Dear Tiger Families,

    As we head into the 2020-2021 school year, our primary goal is to safely provide face-to-face educational opportunities for all students this fall. Adjustments will be required to ensure we reinforce healthy practices among students and staff. To accomplish this, we will lean on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Jasper County Health Department.

    At Carthage R-9, each child is provided a quality education with the opportunity to take advantage of multiple academic programs. We are devoted to “Inspiring Excellence” in each student and making decisions by focusing on the best interest of all children. We consider the trust parents and the community place in us challenging but also rewarding, and promise to do our best to ensure we achieve excellence. 

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    R9 Administration

    Mark Baker
    Director of Special Services
    Bryan Shallenburger
    Director of Maintenance
    Dan Hill
    Assistant Superintendent for Business
    Gregg Wolf
    Director of Food Service
    Janeane Myhre
    Director of Information Technology
    Catherine Steverson
    Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
    Kandy Frazier
    Director of Transportation
    Jeff Fries
    ELL Coordinator
    Jana Sawyer