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JHS student named Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship program
Joplin High School senior Savannah Spencer has been named a Commended Student in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than one and a half million students who entered the 2016 competition. Congratulations Savannah! 
Joplin Schools to sponsor October's Third Thursday in downtown Joplin 
Thursday, Oct. 15, head to downtown Joplin for an evening of fun hosted in part by Joplin Schools. Joplin High School students help to plan this event, and they have all sorts of fun in store for you. Activities include entertainment by various student groups, interactive activities such as a photo booth, and so much more. The Third Thursday planning team at JHS is wrapping up the details. Mark your calendars now, and stay tuned for more information soon!

Here's a look at last year's event:

East Middle School students host Comic-Con event to showcase their writing
Friday, Oct. 2, eighth grade students at East Middle School hosted a Comic-Con event featuring their own comic book creations. Over the last several weeks, students have worked through the writing process to prepare their work for publication. During the event, these young authors celebrated the publishing phase of the writing process with fellow students and parents. Some students used iPad applications, while others created their books by hand. The event also included live readings and art demonstrations. The JHS Cartoonist Club also participated in the art demonstrations. 

It's not too late to register!

Joplin Schools Fast Facts: school funding

Where does the school district get its funds? How much does it cost to educate one student for one year? What is the district's annual budget? Find the answer to these questions and more on the district website. 

On sale now! Order your cards by Oct. 16

Meet Joplin Schools' Eagle of the Week

This weekly honor recognizes Joplin Schools' employees who demonstrate the qualities and behaviors that benefit the day-to-day operations of the district and promote student success. Joplin Schools' employees, parents, and community members can nominate a Joplin Schools' staff member for this recognition.  

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Oct. 15
Joplin Schools night at Third Thursday
Downtown Joplin

Oct. 21
Parent/Teacher Conferences
Elementary: 3-6 p.m.
Secondary: 4-7 p.m.

Oct. 22
Parent/Teacher Conferences
Elementary: 3-7 p.m.
Secondary: 4-8 p.m.

Oct. 23
No classes

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