Public Notice – Hearing

The Christian County Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Chadwick R-1 School District cafeteria located at 7090 State Hwy 125 South, Chadwick, MO 65629 to discuss the County’s submission of an application for the fiscal year 2016 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for the Chadwick R-1 School District. The County is interested in obtaining all citizens’ input on community development needs within the Chadwick community. As part of the hearing process citizens will be asked to verbally assist in the completion of a “Needs Assessment” document. The document will detail what the residents feel are the strengths and weaknesses of the community. The County needs as much local participation as possible in order to reflect the true desires of the community as a whole, as well as the comments relating to the proposed project application. The State has established a maximum application request for each funding category. Activities that are eligible for funding include the improvement of public works, public facilities, housing rehabilitation, and others allowed by law. At least 51% of the funds must be used to benefit low-and-moderate income persons. No displacement of persons will be proposed. The County is proposing the proposed project will be to have a sidewalk constructed (North to South) along ½  a mile of Highway 125 South from the intersection of South Rose and Hwy 125 S to the 2nd school entrance along the east side of Highway 125 South in Chadwick, Missouri.  Guard rail will be placed along the ½ mile of sidewalk between the highway swell and the sidewalk located on the east right-of-way belonging to MODOT to ensure student and pedestrian safety while traveling on the sidewalk. Learning Lane will become a circle drive and make exiting and entrance onto 125 South safer as well as eliminate student and overflow parking currently located adjacent to the school building across Highway 125 South. By transitioning student parking to the same side of the highway as the school district is on, students will no longer have the need to cross the dangerous highway to gain access to the school during and after school hours. The addition of the circle drive will decrease traffic congestion in the drop-off zone for the Early Childhood Education Building and the K-12 School facility. The total project cost is estimated at $495,550. The project, if funded, will benefit 83% low/moderate income persons. All citizens, including those in the targeted area, are encouraged to attend in order to comment on the proposed activities.

For more information contact Jacklyn Aldrich at Chadwick R-1 School: 417-634-3588 or email:


Qualifying members of the Chadwick Track Team competed at the sectional track meet hosted at Ozark High School today.

Junior Kayla Loveland placed 6th in the long jump, just two places shy of state qualification.

Freshman Evan Smith placed 3rd in the 1600-meter run, which qualified him for the State competition, and 5th overall in the 800-meter.

The team was accompanied by Coach Jenny Gardner and Assistant Coach Hailey Stevens.

Coach Gardner said, “They really did a great job, especially given the tough competition today. We were so thankful to all of the Chadwick Cardinal fans that came out to support our track and field team today! You all rock!”

Evan will be running in the State 1600-meter race at Jefferson City High School in Jefferson City next Saturday, May 21, 2016, at 12:30.

UPDATE: Evan finished in the 8th spot with a time of 4:43.36.

IMG_3735The Chadwick Track Team competed in the Class 1 District 4 meet on Saturday, May 7, 2016, with some impressive results.

Two athletes, freshman Evan Smith and junior Kayla Loveland, will be advancing to compete in the Sectional Meet next Saturday, May 14, 2016, at Ozark.

Kayla Loveland placed fourth overall in the long jump and seventh in the 200-meter dash. Her sister, freshman Taylor Loveland, placed eighth in the 300-meter hurdles.  Freshman Bri Esline placed ninth in the long jump and eighth in the 400-meter.

Evan Smith was the Class 1 District 4 Champion in the 1600-meter and 800-meter races, and junior Gavin Herd placed sixth and seventh overall in those races as well.

Sophomore Trenton Massey placed sixth overall in the high jump and thirteenth overall in the 400-meter dash. Freshman Brandyn Wiles placed tenth in the discus and fourteenth in the shot-put. Trenton and Brandyn also each competed in the long jump, placing thirteenth and fifteenth respectively.

It was a great day for a young track and field program at Chadwick High School. If you have a chance, come out and support Evan and Kayla this weekend as they attempt to qualify for State Competition.


NHS Blood Drive

On Monday, May 9, 2016,  the NHS will host a blood drive in the gym from 11:30AM to 3:30PM. Drop-ins are welcome.

back to school school kidz supplies

Thanks to these easy kits by SchoolKidz, there’s no more waiting in line, no more arguing about which kid gets which color of notebook, no more accidentally forgetting something on the list. Everything comes in one box based on the teacher’s specifications. All you have to do is fill out a form.

The forms are due by June 14, 2016, and delivery will be made to the school the week of August 14, 2016.

Click here to download the order form.

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The school year may be over, but the track team could be competing well into May.

The team will continue to practice to prepare for districts on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at Hollister. If track team members advance, they will compete the following Saturday at Sectionals at Ozark.

Coach Gardner thinks the team has a good chance to make it to the state competition. Among the most promising contenders is freshman Evan Smith, who currently has the sixth fastest time in the state in the 1600-meter run.

The Chadwick R-I School district is taking applications for a paraprofessional to assist with our preschool program.

The successful candidate will have at least sixty hours of college credits, nine of which will have to be in early childhood education. The candidate will be patient and kind and willing to assist in all aspects of early childhood education.

To apply for this position, please fill out an application from the school website and return it along with a resume to Principal David Aldrich at P.O. Box 274, Chadwick, MO 65629.

gretchenmedalsThird grader Gretchen House recently became a state champion in gymnastics.

Gretchen competes as part of the USA Gymnastics Excel Program at the platinum level. This year she won first in the all-around, first on beam, first on vault, first on the floor, and second on bars.

Gretchen has been training since she was two years old. She has had to do a lot of traveling and put in a lot of hard work after school to accomplish her goals.

For more information on the Excel Program, click here.


GretchenThe Mark Twain Conference Spelling Bee was hosted at Chadwick School on April 21, 2016.
Among the winners were two first place spellers: third grader Gretchen House (left) and fifth grader Blake Robertson (not pictured).