CHS Library Receives $4000 from Dollar General Foundation!

The Clearwater High School Library Media Center has been selected to receive a $4000 Back to School Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation!

HELP US SPEND THE MONEY! Give us your book requests. We are asking teachers and students for their recommendations of good books we need to put on our library shelves. Write your suggestions down and give them to Mrs. Bangert at the high school library or leave a comment on this blog.


The First Day of School…

“Today is the first day of school, and right now we’re just waiting around for the teacher to hurry up and finish the seating chart.  So I figured I might as well write in this book to pass the time.  By the way, let me give you some good advice.  On the first day of school, you got to be real careful where you sit.  You walk into the classroom and just plunk your stuff down on any old desk and the next thing you know the teacher is saying–I hope you all like where you’re sitting, because these are your permanent seats.  Gaah!”             From “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” by Jeff Kinney 

“I can usually pick out the popular kids soon after setting foot into a new school.  The girls, anyway.  They wear popularity like a uniform for everyone to see.  From their hairstyles to their expensive shoes.  Everything about them is torn from the glossy pages of the latest fashion magazines.  Everything about them is perfect.  At least on the outside, anyway.  The boys are a little trickier…”        From “Zombie Blondes” by Brian James

“Just be yourself,” my mother said, as if that were easy.   Which it isn’t.  Ever.  Especially not when you’re fifteen and don’t know what language you’re going to have to speak at lunch, or what name you’ll have to use the next time you do a “project” for extra credit.  Not when your nickname is “the Chameleon.”  Not when you go to a school for spies.                          From Cross my Heart and Hope to Spy” by Ally Carter

“Harry woke at five o’clock the next morning and was too excited and nervous to go back to sleep.  He got up and pulled on his jeans because he didn’t want to walk into the station in his wizard’s robes…”
From “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by J. K. Rowling



Yearbooks are still currently available.  Checks or money orders should be made out to Clearwater High School for $40.00.  You may deliver them to the high school office during summer school or send them to the attention of Mary Bangert at Clearwater High School, Rt 4 Box 1004, Piedmont MO  63957.  You may also purchase your yearbook online at

2010-11 Yearbook Cover

Congratulations Graduates!

The Clearwater High School senior class of 2011 graduated Friday, May 13, 2011 at 7:00.  The lives of these and other students in attendance at Clearwater R-1 during the 2010-11 school year are remembered in the 2011 Yearbook on sale now for 35.00.  You may purchase yearbooks from Mrs. Bangert or Mrs. Seal or you can use your credit card online at:

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Graduation 2011 by Mary Bangert is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Need a graduation present?? Visit the BUY ONE GET ONE FREE Book Fair going on at the CHS Library NOW THROUGH FRIDAY, MAY 13!

The Clearwater High School Library is hosting a “Buy One Get One Free” Book Fair through Friday, May 13, 2011.  When you buy any item, you get one item of equal or lesser value for free.  Everything is eligible including pens, pencils, erasers, mini notebooks, bookmarks, stickers,  jewelry making kits, and posters as well as books.

Product DetailsMoon Over Manifest
We have the newly published second book in the Kane Chronicles series by Rick Riordan, The Throne of Fire, and the 2011 Newbery Award winner, Moon Over Manifest, as well as a variety of other books… cookbooks, adult best sellers, English and foreign language pocket dictionaries, graphic novels, comics, many teen and middle school favorites and a few elementary reads.

NEW BOOKS HERE! 5K Run in Piedmont on April 30

5K registration form 1st Annual Piedmont 5K Run/Walk

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Congratulations to Jim and Julia West and Christy Johnson, with the top three times in the 5K at Greenville on Saturday, April 2.  In between training runs for the April 30 competition at Piedmont, rest your quads while reading one of our new books!  Here’s a sampling:    


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