Wildcat Chat: Monthly e-newsletter from the Cassville R-IV School District
September 2016
Pictured left to right: 2016 CHS Homecoming king Riley Fletcher and queen Ashley Ray. Homecoming princess Josie Lone and prince Hunter Bailey.

Technology update:

Fiber Optic Internet Technology
At Cassville R-IV, our priority is to develop college and career ready students. One component that must be in place in order to help our students succeed outside of the walls of Cassville schools is the most up-to-date technology.

Our district recently transitioned to fiber optic internet technology through a partnership with goBEC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barry Electric Cooperative.

Why did our Board of Education agree this was the best option for our district? 
  • Number of devices: Last spring, we completed our 1:1 initiative--all intermediate, middle and high school students have their own computer or tablet. Our priority is to ensure our internet connection can accommodate for approximately 2,000 devices (including staff) accessing the internet during the same time.
  • Room for growth: Due to the number of devices, we need a fast and reliable pipeline. Because of the 1:1 initiative, we are using more bandwith than ever before. The fiber optic connection allows for 500 MBps. A district our size should have at least 200 MBps, thus there is room for growth for our district. Ten years ago, we were using 10 MBps while just three years ago we were using 100 MBps.
  • Local vendor: Not only is goBEC a local provider, their services allow us to be cost efficient, provides increased capacity, as well as local repairs and assistance when needed.
The transition to fiber optics is yet another way we strive to provide the best opportunities for our students and the most up-to-date tools for our staff.
Mrs. Cole invites middle school parents to her Counselor's Coffee to be held on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 9 amSo You Have a Middle Schooler! is the topic that she and Mr. Barton will be presenting.  This will include middle school expectations and ideas in parental coping with the highs and lows that adolescents may experience.  Please call Mrs. Cole at 847.4022 for more information or to register.
Welcome Mr. Ed Lammers!
Mr. Ed Lammers will serve as the high school band, jazz band and co-middle school band instructor.
Lammers is from Fulton, Missouri and has over twenty years of experience in music education. He has directed orchestras ranging from elementary to college level students. We are excited to welcome him to Cassville R-IV!
CHS Alumni Fact: Mr. Weldon Shore was supposed to graduate with the class of 1941. At that time, the class of '41 had 67 graduates and was the second largest class to graduate from CHS. Shore, however, did not graduate until 1946. He was called to serve in World War II in '41, left Cassville to serve, and graduated with the class of 1946.
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What a GRAND day! Thank you to all the grandparents, family members and friends that joined us for our Grandparents Open House on Friday, September 9!
Important dates:
  • September 26: Professional development day for staff, no student attendance
  • Week of September 27: Primary PBS Spirit Week
  • October 21: End of first quarter
  • October 22: ACT testing at high school, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Week of October 24: Parent teacher conferences. Primary and intermediate book fair.
  • October 27: Red Ribbon Assembly for intermediate students
  • October 28: Fall break, no school
  • October 31: Professional development day for staff, no student attendance
  • November 11: Veterans Day Assembly at High School, 9 a.m.
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