This afternoon, Chadwick students and staff participated in a memorial to district technology director Steve Qualls who passed away earlier this week.

Principal Mr. David Aldrich encouraged everyone present to participate in a moment of silence to remember all that Steve meant to them individually, affectionately referring to Steve as “our friend.”

Then, at Mr. Aldrich’s signal, students and staff said, “We love you, Steve!” and released hundreds of red balloons in his honor.

Among other things, Steve will be remembered for his work ethic, his great sense of humor, and his smile. He will be dearly missed by students, staff, and members of the Chadwick community.

Details regarding funeral arrangements for Mr. Qualls have not yet been announced.


The junior high boys ended their season with a win, making a  9-0 run with 1:37 left to place first in the Lutie Tournament.

Coach Anthony Caruso said, “They worked hard all season and improved every game. Words can’t describe it, what a great group of kids. These boys are starting a tradition of hard work and winning.”

The girls had a great season overall, finishing with a record of 11-3. Coach David Argo said, “The Chadwick girl’s basketball future looks bright!”

Next week, October 27-31, 2014, will be our annual Red Ribbon Week to encourage students to say no to using alcohol and other drugs.

Pajama Day ~ Kick back and relax in your Pj’s. Don’t do drugs!

Crazy Hair and Crazy Sock Day ~Don’t be crazy! Don’t Do Drugs.

Twin Day ~Be like a friend who chooses not to do drugs! Don’t fall to peer pressure!

Backward/Opposite/Inside Out Day ~Don’t let drugs get you all confused, just don’t do them!

Costume Day ~Scare the pants off Drugs!

Pre K- 4th grade should wear their favorite Halloween shirt or just an orange or black shirt for spirit day and then they will be allowed to change into their costumes before their parties.

5th -12th grade can wear their costumes to school. Make sure all costumes are school appropriate!

Please contact Mrs. Misty Wilkerson if you have any questions.

On Friday, October 17, the PTO hosted the 67th annual fall carnival. The theme this year was Harvest Hoedown and the PTO introduced a new carnival roping game and had a pumpkin patch for the community to buy pumpkins.

The carnival was an overall success: not only was it a lot of fun, but the event raised around $8500.

Carnival contestants competed in three categories: preschool through fourth grade, fifth grade through eighth grade, and ninth grade through twelfth grade.

The winners were preschoolers Grace Perkins and Dalton Little, seventh graders Stevi Jones and Austin Sisco, and sophomores Shayna Adams and Gavin Herd.

The candidates for carnival included:

Pre-K – Grace Perkins  & Dalton Little
K – Olivia Sena & Parker Rice
1 – Kodi Gilbert & Tanner Dollarhide
2 – Kerrigan Guerin & Tristan Smith
3 – Eden McElroy & Tyler Curtis
4 – Chloe Burkhart & Mathurin Aldrich
5 – Zoe Patterson & Joshua Shockey
6 – Kirsten Maggard & Zack Loveland
7 – Stevi Jones & Austin Sisco
8 – Taylor Loveland & Ronald Moore
9 – Kyrsten Armato-Smith & Cameron Kutchko
10 – Shayna Adams & Gavin Herd
11 – Bridget Maggard & Forest Osborn
12 – Susannah Hahn & Conner Zacha

The run may have been in Greene County, but the Ash Grove Invitational belonged to Christian County’s cross-country runners.

Clever’s Garrett Shadwick took first place in the boys’ race, while Chadwick’s Hailey Stevens took gold in the girls’ race Oct. 14.

Chadwick’s Gavin Herd took seventh overall. He finished the 5K race in 18:36.

Stevens finished the course in 21:34 to win the girls’ race, just beating Spokane’s Danielle Hopper (22:06) across the finish line.

-via Christian County Headliner


On the fourth Thursday of every month, the Classy Ladies Book Club gathers at a different member’s house to meet and discuss different books.

Recently, the group lost one of their dearest members, Gail Whitley. Gail’s passion for helping those who needed it inspired the group to repeat last year’s food drive for Chadwick School’s backpack program and make it an annual event.

The book the group read this past month, The Shack by Paul Young,  was about a “great sadness,” which many of the members of the book club related to due to the the recent passing of their dear friend.

One quote from the book that the women found especially powerful was when Young wrote, “Don’t ever discount the wonder of your tears. They can be healing waters and a stream of joy. Sometimes they are the best words the heart can speak.”

Current members of the book club include Linda Wommack, Trish Loveland, Heather Porter, Ann Derby, Jean Whitney, Sue Brilhart, Amy Sallee, and Donna Covelli.

For more information about the group and how you can join, visit their website at

Royalty-free (RF) Clipart Illustration of a Hispanic Beauty Page

November 1, 2014, at 6:00 PM

Chadwick School Gymnasium

All girls ages 4-18 are welcome to compete in one of the four age categories!  All proceeds will benefit the Cardinals for Confidence Club.

A Princess in Training Workshop will be held prior to the pageant on October 28, 2014, from 3:30-5:30PM.

Please contact Mrs. Tankersley with questions at or 634-3588.

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Call for Art Supplies

Mrs. Bowers has students getting ready to do some building projects. If you have any of the following supplies, feel free to bring them in this week.

  • -empty yogurt containers
  • -paper towel rolls
  • -oatmeal containers
  • -cereal boxes
  • -pop tart boxes


Where: Ava Saddle Club Arena, Ava, MO

When: Oct. 11th, 2014 @ 7:00 p.m.

  • 4 man team
  • $160 per team
  • Events: Mugging, Branding, Doctoring, Penning, and Loading
  • Barrel Racing $20 entry fee
  • Surprise Chadwick  vs. Sparta event
  • Admission: $5 adults, $3 7-12, 6 and under free
  • All proceeds go to Chadwick and Sparta FFA for the National FFA Convention

No Drugs Or Alcohol. Not responsible for accidents.

For more information contact Patrick Holt  Chadwick FFA adviser at 417-830-0239.