Back to school: Get a smart start to the school year

Posted August 6, 2015 at 11:52 am

The start of the new school year is fast approaching. It’s a time when kids will rush back to the classroom, ready to see their friends, enter a new grade and jump back into sports. While the last month of summer can be eaten up by never ending to-do lists, there are plenty of ways to make the transition from the carefree days of summer to the school year a breeze for parents and students alike.

The key is getting organized and easing back into a routine so it doesn’t feel like such an adjustment for the family. The following tips help both students and parents ease any last minute jitters and instead feel ready to conquer the year.

*Plan outfits early. Nothing can throw off a morning routine like hearing, “Mom! I can’t find my shoes!” The

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    Back to school all over again

    by Jarrod Schiereck Chief of Police

    The summer vacation is over and it’s time for the annual return to school, on the 13th of August for El Dorado Springs Public School students and the 18th of August for El Dorado Springs Christian School students. All of us must be extra alert for kids coming and going to school, as well as the starting and stopping of school buses. There will also be extra bicycle riders and pedestrians on the streets near the schools.

    School buses

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    Bus Routes for 2015-16 school year

    Bus Routes for El Dorado Springs R-II Schools for the 2014-15 School Year

    Please call the transportation office with any new enrollments or changes to your current bus stop needs. You can reach us at 876-3339 or 876-3112 ext. 250.

    Please allow at least one week for any route or stop changes.

    Route #1 – Driver Jennifer Samborski

    Route will travel south on HH making stops along

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    (First row, from left) Travis Olson – Industrial Technology, Ginget Nowak – 1st Grade, Susan Fox – Elementary Music, Amber Francis – Journalism, Deborah Breon – MS/HS Vocal Music, Jill Chapman – Agriculture and Paula Oehring -3rd Grade; (Back row, from left) Bill Holland – Special Ed, Jay Martin – Agriculture, Nancy Coffer – Special Ed, Jana Burley – 2nd Grade, Chelsey Norman – Early Childhood/ Special Ed., David Luxton – MS/HS Instrumental Music, Nathan Fraley – HS Math and David Rotert – HS Math.

    ElDo HS faculty & classes

    High School office:

    • David Hedrick – Principal

    • Shayne Thompson – Counselor

    • Tina Cantrell – Administrative Assistant

    • Kathy Schwalm – Administrative Assistant

    Athletic Director’s office:

    • Mike Durnell – Athletic Director

    • Abby Floyd – Administrative Assistant

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    Superintendent welcome back

    Dear El Dorado Springs R-2 Students and Parents

    It is once again my privilege to welcome you to another year at El Dorado Springs R-2 Schools. I hope that each of you will have an exciting and productive school year and that your time spent with us translates to a successful future.

    During the upcoming school year, the district will begin the construction of a new Early Childhood Center. This addition to our campus will serve preschoolers from infant to five

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    School reach

    In our effort improve communication between parents and school, the El Dorado Springs School District is implementing a telephone broadcast system that will enable school personnel to notify all households and parents by phone within minutes of an emergency or unplanned event that causes early dismissal, school cancellation or late start. We continue to report school closings due to snow or weather on KESM Radio and the Springfield Radio and TV Stations and will use this system as an overly to the public announcements. When used, the service will simultaneously call all listed phone numbers in

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    High School orientation

    All ninth grade students, along with their parents, are invited to attend an orientation on Monday, Aug. 10, at 6 p.m. in the high school gym.

    This informative meeting will give students the opportunity to meet with the principal and counselor have any questions or concerns about high school answered, and become more familiar with classrooms and lockers. Schedules and handbooks may be picked up at the office after the orientation.

    R-II High School student handbooks

    Official high school class schedules and student handbooks for the upcoming school year may be picked up on Aug. 10, 11 and 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.. A $10 technology usage fee will be due upon receipt of schedules.

    Students new to the district wishing to enroll need to do so as soon as possible. Up-to-date immunization records and any other pertinent information must be provided at time of enrollment.

    School begins on Aug. 13. High School classes start at 8:10 a.m. and end at 2:54

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    EHS new High School teachers

    Jay Martin – comes to us from Neodesha, KS. Jay will b a first year teacher in our Ag Dept. and will be teaching Ag Machinery, Ag Construction and AGSI. Jay received his Bachelors of Science in May of 2015 from College of the Ozarks.

    Jill Chapman – is from Eldon and will teach in the Ag Program and instructing AGSII, Farm Mgmt. and Ag Leadership. Jill has previously been teaching at Russellville and received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Missouri.

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