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 gideonm@chadwick.k12.mo.us. 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

Public Notice of Hearing

The following is a hearing notice for the proposal of a new early childhood/ preschool building to be funded by the Start Smart Community Development Block Grant. Christian County Commission, Chadwick School Foundation, and Chadwick R-1 School District will work collaboratively to prepare this grant.

We are requesting the presence of our community to develop a needs assessment at the hearing and discuss a potential out-lay for the proposed building and site for building.  This is not necessarily a “Q and A” for the building as we have not been granted funding yet.

Please support the expansion of your Chadwick R-1 School District preschool program by attending!

Click here to download a copy of this notice or read below.


The Christian County Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at the Chadwick R-1 School District cafeteria located at 7090 State Hwy 125 South, Chadwick, MO 65629.  The purpose of the meeting is to consider the submission of an application for a Community Block Grant for the Chadwick R-1 School District.

The County will hear from the Chadwick R-1 School District and their proposal for the County to support the construction of an Early Childhood Education Facility in conjunction with Chadwick R-1 School District.  If the county accepts the proposal, the project, if funded, will benefit 54% low/moderate income persons.  The county would use grant funds of $1,000,000.00.  The project would be located in the Chadwick R-1 School District.   All citizens, including those in the Chadwick area, are encouraged to attend in order to comment on the proposed activities.  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 Chadwick community.  The County needs as much local participation as possible to reflect the true desires of the Chadwick 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.  No displacement of persons will be proposed.   For more information contact Jacklyn Aldrich at Chadwick R-1 School: 417-634-3588 or email: countycommission@christiancountymo.gov