Cole Camp R-1 School District




    Robyn Shearer, Outstanding Rural Educator of the Year

    Congratulations to Robyn Shearer on being named The Outstanding Rural Educator of the Year by the Missouri Association of Rural Education!!!!!!

    Missouri Conservation Youth Educator of the Year Award  

    Every Year the Missouri Association of Soil and Water Conservation District’s has an awards program which includes the Missouri Conservation Educator of the Year.

    This year as the Benton Co. SWCD was working with the schools on the Coloring and Poster Contest, Mary Weant of Cole Camp’s 5th and 6th grade stuck heavily on the minds of the Benton Co. SWCD staff.

    The Benton County Soil and Water Conservation District has a large program for the NACD Poster Contest and offers it to all the schools in the county. A coloring contest for K thru 3rd grades (a local program) and the poster contest for 4th thru 6th grades (which advance to the state competition as well). Mrs. Weant is one of the first teachers to reply to our request regarding interest in the poster contest each year. As part of their grade, all her 5th and 6th grade students are “required” to complete a conservation poster for our contest, and their grade weighs heavily on this portion of their work.

    As the contest ended and the results were in, Mrs. Weant was determined to be “the teacher”!! Her classes (2- 5th grades and 3-6th grades), each range from 20 to 28 students per class and each year it is her goal to sweep the county with winners from these classes and this year she was successful. First, Second and Third places were awarded to all students in her classes (5th and 6th grades) from the entire county.

    Mrs. Weant is always in attendance at the Coloring and Poster Contest Awards Ceremony provided by the Benton Co. SWCD, to cheer on her students and those from the rest of the county for the awards they are presented and the amazing work they have done.

    In addition to the 2017 MASWCD Area Award that was presented to Mrs. Weant on August 1st, it is with great pleasure that we announce Mrs. Mary Weant will be receiving the 2017 Missouri Conservation Youth Educator of the Year Award.

    All-American Cheerleaders

    Cole Camp High School Cheerleaders, Savanah Pruitt and Raeann Grunden have been selected as All-American Cheerleaders through the Universal Cheerleaders Association (Varsity Spirit). 

    All-Americans are selected to try out based on superior cheerleading, dancing and leadership skills at camps across the country. Only the top 10% of the more than 325,000 cheerleaders and dancers who attend the 5,000 Varsity summer camp sessions earn the opportunity.

    The individuals are invited to perform in the London New Year’s Day Parade and/or the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade. 

    Their Coach, Jenny Harms is proud to say that “Cole Camp has had All-American cheerleaders now for 5 years in a row!”

    Varsity Spirit, based in Memphis, has been a driving force behind cheerleading’s dynamic transformation into the high-energy, athletic activity it is today, and the leading global source for all things cheerleading and dance. A division of Varsity Brands, Varsity Spirit is a leader in uniform innovation and educational camps, clinics and competitions, impacting nearly a million athletes each year. Focused on safety, entertainment and traditional school leadership, Varsity Spirit’s 1,200 employees have been helping raise cheerleading’s influence and profile since 1974.


    Notice of Nondiscrimination
    The Benton County R-1 School District's educational and vocational programs and activities are made available to all elementary and secondary students. The Benton County R-1 School is also an equal opportunity employer. The Benton County R-1 School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap condition. The Board of Education has implemented a procedure for persons claiming discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap condition and this procedure is a part of the Board policies and may be found in the office of the Superintendent.


  • The annual Scholastic Book Fair Family Night will be October 26th from 1 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Library. Students will be able to purchase books October 24th - 26th during designated school hours.

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  • Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, October 26th from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Elementary conferences will held in the classrooms. Middle School will be held in the Multi, and High School will be held in the Jr. High Gym.

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  • Congratulations to the following High School Students for being selected Student of the Month for September: Freshman -  Anneliese Dieckman, Sophomore - Ethan Ives, Junior - Welton Vosmith, Senior - James Bowlin

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  • There will be a benefit for Cole Camp R-1 School Bus Driver, Sherry Eckler’s family on Saturday October 28th at the Jaycee Gardens in Cole Camp.  Sherry’s husband Don is currently fighting Leukemia and will have multiple lengthy stays at KU Medical Center.  The Bluestem Band will be performing starting at 6:00 p.m. and there will be food, a silent auction, and free-will donation opportunities.  The Bus Barn Employees and Sherry & Don’s family hope you are able to attend this event and appreciate you keeping them in your thoughts during this difficult time. 

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  • The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has established the "Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative". Information regarding the Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative can be found at

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  • The Cole Camp High School yearbook – The 2018 Tattler - is on sale during the month of October for $35.  It can be ordered online, purchased from any staff member or from their adviser Diana Ball.  You will also be able to reserve your copy during the Parent/Teacher Conferences on October 26. After October 31, the Tattler may be purchased for $45 until April 1.  Order yours now to save and reserve your copy. High School Tattler Sales are available online. To place an order following this link to Cole Camp High School Tattler Online Sales

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  • Please join Dr. Tim Roling, the superintendent in the school library for coffee and conversation. These are informal events where community members are invited to stop by, grab a cup of coffee and chat with the Superintendent and enjoy a time of fellowship. There is no agenda or specific topics to be discussed, this is a time to socialize and get to know each other on more of a personal level, and to simply discuss things going on at school. If you prefer to discuss something that would be better suited to a personal conversation feel free to schedule an appointment at your convenience. Whether or not you currently have children in school, the community plays a large role in the success of our school and we value our relationship with you. Looking forward to enjoying a cup of coffee with you! The upcoming dates and times are as follows: October 26th at 7:00 a.m., November 16th at 6:00 p.m., and December 21st at 7:00 a.m.

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