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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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    NEW! Tigers Teach Together PD Hub


    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


    Updated Quarantine Procedures - Exposed in School

    November 20, 2020 - A message from Dr. Baker regarding updated quarantine procedures for students and staff who are exposed to COVID-19 in the school setting.  



    Alternative Method of Instruction - Monday, November 23 & Tuesday, November 24
    Instead of attending in-person on Monday, November 23, and Tuesday, November 24, all instruction will occur online, virtually, or by a predetermined method designed by your child’s teacher.  District teachers and staff have been preparing alternative plans for our students. Click here for more information in English or Español.

    Selecting Your Child's Learning Path for 2nd Semester
    During the enrollment window from November 10 - November 20, families will choose between in-person and distance online learning for their children for the entire 2nd semester. If families are changing their learning path for 2nd semester, families must call their child's home site. Visit for more information.
    Frequently Asked Questions - English
    Preguntas frecuentes - Español

    Inclement Weather Procedure
    With the approach of winter also comes the possibility of inclement weather, dangerous road conditions, and the need to consider school cancellations. Learn more about our Inclement Weather Procedure for the 2020-2021 school year,

    Mercy School Based Clinic - Carthage
    The Mercy School Based Clinic located at Carthage High School is available to Carthage R-9 students, students’ families, R-9 staff, and R-9 staff’s families for walk-in visits, scheduled visits, and video visits.
    Mercy School Based Clinic Information - English 
    Mercy School Based Clinic Information - Spanish 

    Free Meal Service Extended for All Students
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is extending free meals throughout the ENTIRE 2020-2021 school year. This includes kindergarten through 12th-grade students participating in Distance Online Learning. Free meals include breakfast and lunch but do not include a la carte items, extra milk, or second lunches. 
    Revised Free Meal Service Information - English
    Revised Free Meal Service Information - Spanish

    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. 

    Steadley Elementary Kindergarten Teacher Received McDonald's Teach It Forward Outstanding Educator Award
    Congratulations to Abby Giesey, Kindergarten Teacher at Steadley Elementary, who was recently selected as a recipient of the 2020 McDonald's Teach It Forward Outstanding Educator Award. Read more.

    Niki Cloud, MASTER Board Certification

    Local Board Member Completes MASTER Training
    Niki Cloud, a member of the Carthage R-9 Board of Education, participated in MASTER Board Member Certification training sponsored by the Missouri School Boards' Association. 


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    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 Curriculum
    Beth Hunt
    Director of Food Service
    Janeane Myhre
    Assistant Superintendent for Business
    Gregg Wolf
    Director of Language Services
    Jana Sawyer
    Director of Maintenance
    Dan Hill
    Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
    Kandy Frazier
    Director of Information Technology
    Catherine Steverson
    Director of Transportation
    Jeff Fries
    Director of Special Services
    Bryan Shallenburger