YearbookCover Just a reminder…

If you want to guarantee receiving a 2015-16 yearbook, you need to make a purchase by Monday, May 2.  There are three different ways to purchase a yearbook:

  1. Online at
  2. Call Jostens yearbook publishing company at 1-877-767-5217
  3. Send a check or money order for $40.00 made payable to Clearwater High School. (Your child’s teacher can send it to the high school if he or she is at the elementary or middle school.  Just be sure to mark it clearly for the yearbook.)

The yearbook is a preschool-12th grade, all-color, hardback book.


Author Tim Green Donated Books IMG_9545 Author Tim Green MASL 2016 IMB_2688edited 2 Author SA Bodeen MASL 2016 IMG_2683 Author S A Bodeen MASL 2016 IMG_2686

A big shout out to former NFL player and New York Times best selling author Tim Green, a featured speaker at the recent Missouri Association of School Librarians Spring Conference attended by Mrs. Finley and Mrs. Bangert.  Green donated copies of his book Home Run, a Baseball Great novel, to be given to school libraries in the form of a grant instead of accepting an honorarium for his appearance.  Applicants were asked to write a 250 word essay and Clearwater High School Library was chosen as one of the select number of libraries to receive several copies of Home Run.  Other highlights of the conference included having books, The Raft, The Compound, and The Gardener signed by author S. A. Bodeen.

IMG_9546resized  About the Book

Josh’s life has just fallen apart. His father will no longer be coaching the travel baseball team and is moving to Florida, forcing his mom and little sister to move into a small apartment on the wrong side of town. To make matters worse, the new coach of the travel team is an unforgiving drill sergeant.

But then Benji tells Josh of a home-run derby in which the winner gets a brand-new house. All Josh has to do to qualify is hit twenty home runs during his travel-team season. With Benji and Jaden’s help, Josh is hoping to hit it out of the park and save his family, because if he strikes out, he may just lose everything.


FCCLA 5K Fun Run IMG_7970We regret that due to issues beyond our control, the FCCLA 6th Annual 5K Run/Walk originally scheduled for April 30 has been cancelled.  The purpose of the event was to bring the community a fun activity to raise scholarship money for CHS seniors.  Even though there will not be a run this year, a shout out goes to the following sponsors who have generously extended their 5K monetary support to be kept toward funding the FCCLA scholarships.

Shelter Insurance–Vickie Norris
The Hair Station–Elizabeth Miller
Hackworth, Ferguson & Thompson, LLC
Turnbough Building Supply


MAP Testing Video Image Students in the junior class at CHS and around the state participated in ACT exams on Tuesday, April 19. It is at this time of year that students throughout the school district are gearing up for testing. While high school students take End of Course (EOC) exams, the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) is conducted in the elementary and middle schools. Third graders at Clearwater Elementary will be tested Monday-Thursday, April 25-28, Fourth grade, May 3-5. Middle School Map Testing is going on now through May 6. Click the video to hear the test taking tips presented by CES teachers and students and do your best to ROCK those TESTS!


The Clearwater High School softball and baseball teams both brought home wins from Bernie on Wednesday, April 13.  The Lady Tigers outscored the Mules 16-11, while the Varsity Baseball Tigers won 7-2.

OFC Softball Tournament play will begin Monday with Clearwater facing East Carter at 2:00 pm.  All games will be held at Three Rivers College.2016 OFC Softball Tournament Bracket 1