You are invited to join us as we welcome Governor Jay Nixon on Tuesday, August 12 at 12:30 PM in the Chadwick School cafeteria for an exciting announcement for our schools, students, and our entire community.

The governor has made expanding educational opportunities at all levels a top priority of his administration, and we are very pleased that he will be visiting the school district to discuss his plans to build on this progress right here in Christian County.

Please RSVP by email at or by phone at 417-634-3588 by noon on Monday, August 11th if you plan to attend. Thank you.

UPDATE 8/13/2014:  If you missed this very special event, you can read more about Governor Nixon’s announcement and what it means for our school here.


The Chadwick FFA will be hosting a community appreciation dinner this Friday, August 1 at 6:30 PM at the Chadwick School Ag. Building. This is a free dinner and everyone is welcome!

Please come out to meet our FFA members and our new sponsor Patrick Holt.

Food and drinks will be provided, but you may want to bring a lawn chair.

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The Chadwick Lady Cardinals Volleyball Team will be hosting a co-ed volleyball tournament on Saturday, July 12, 2014.

The tournament will be held at the Chadwick High School gym and all proceeds will go to support our volleyball program.The cost is $10 per person.

Anyone who is interested in entering a team should contact Coach Amy VanHouden.

Hello Chadwick parents! We are preparing the 2014-2015 school year supply list for middle school students (5th-8th grade).  We are offering (and encouraging) students to purchase a prepackaged supply kit that we put together over the summer that will include the required supplies for core classes next year. We are able to order bulk, receive a school discount, and have tax exempt status on purchases. For this reason, we will be able to purchase supplies at a lower cost and lessen the burden on families. Students will still be able to express themselves through their pencil pouches, ear buds, locker accessories, and personalizing their binders. As students transition from elementary to high school, we feel the middle school years are a time to help them learn organizational skills, good study habits, and time management. We planned our supply list to help students be successful these tasks. If you choose not to purchase a packet through the school, please make sure your student(s) are prepared with all of the listed items on the first day of school.

At this time, we are putting a price of $22 on the packet but hope to have the price closer to $15. We will be very diligent in our purchases and find supplies as they go on sale. You will pay for the packet when you pick it up (We will have a couple times before school begins to pick up your packet and they will be available at open house). The money raised at the Middle School Bash will be used to offset the final price, too. We will be looking for donations of supplies from companies as well. If you have questions about the packet or know of a company that would like to help our students out with supplies, please email I would love to answer any questions you may have about this new option we are offering.

ALL CHADWICK MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENTS: Please click on the link below and let us know whether you will be purchasing a package. Your help and support are appreciated.


UPDATE 6/15/2014 –  Sorry, the deadline to order for the 2014-15 school year has passed, and the link has been removed.


Come to the Ag Building from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM May 5-14 to purchase flowers or other plants.


$7   Hanging Baskets
$2   Annual Flower 4-packs
(Species include Petunia, Impatient, Pansy, Vinca, and Begonia.)


$3   Tomatoes (Beefsteak)  4-packs
$5   Rosemary
$10 Boston Ferns

Contact FFA Adviser Mr. Ryan Meeks if you have additional questions.

Chadwick’s Haley House recently became the first member of Chadwick FFA to win a State Proficiency award.

Her experiences have encouraged her to attend College of the Ozarks, beginning next spring, and pursue a degree in conservation/wildlife management. House has also been accepted into the six-month Conservation Corps program and will gain even more experience this summer as she continues her work in Montana.

“I chose this project because I wanted to find something to do over the summer that involved traveling and some type of conservation work/learning experience,” she said.

While working in Yellowstone, Idaho and South Carolina, House rebuilt  pedestrian bridges by replacing rotting boards with weatherized timbers, weatherized the metal railings and reconstruct existing floating docks to ensure their safety and longevity.

“It is important to maintain the wood and metal on existing bridges, floating docks, and horse corrals to ensure safety for animals and people,” she said.

House also rebuilt visitor campsites,  replanted grass on a formerly-used trail to reestablish a wildlife-friendly environment and helped build retaining walls and waterways near the trails to help ensure their longevity.

“I wanted to learn as much about conservation management and wildlife habitat preservation as I could because I am interested in conservation and wildlife management as a future career,” she said. “I am intrigued by the wildlife management aspect I experienced in Yellowstone. They have successfully rebuilt wolf habitat and increased the population through relocation and tracking methods.”

-via Christian County Headliner