City Council Meeting *Date Change

Due to scheduling conflicts, the next city council has been rescheduled. The next meeting will take place on Thursday 8/17/17. We are also going to start at 6pm this month.

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Hello Clever 8/14/17

Greetings!

This week I am highlighting a Friend and Neighbor of Clever, Dozer Keithley.  I am POSTIVE you have seen Dozer around or have had to call him for one reason or another.  Dozer serves as both the Fire Chief of the Clever Volunteer Fire District AND he is the Water Superintendent and Maintenance Supervisor for the City of Clever.  Kind of a quiet spoken guy (from my experience), but says a lot with his presence at City Hall Council meetings, community events (#MightyMason Make A Wish Celebration, Slide the Road), and school events (PAT Cruisin’ Into Spring, PTA Fall Festival) and many other events in town.  I hope you enjoy learning a little more about him!

If you have news you want to share, email us at hellocleverblog@gmail.com or message via FaceBook.  We would love to share your news or highlight your business.

Best wishes for a great week!

~Rachel Simons


School News

All school information, including the school calendar, blogs, and school lunch menus can be found on the school website at www.cleverbluejays.org or download the Clever School District mobile app.  I promise it’s more accurate than asking Facebook (the first person to send this quote to me via email will receive a $10 gift card).

You can also find information via Twitter at:

Clever School District:  @cleverschools

Clever High School:  @cleverjays

Clever Athletics:  @cleverathletics

Clever Baseball:  @cleverbaseball

Clever Football:  @cleverfootball1

There are many other clubs on Twitter, too!


The Clever School Board held their monthly meeting on August 8,2017 in the Conference Center.

The Annual Tax Hearing was held during the posted meeting at 6:50pm.  The board motion carried to maintain the operating levy at 3.6104 and the debt levy at 1.03, keeping the tax levies the same for the forthcoming year.

During the regular meeting, Mr. Fenske reported that the number of new students enrolled increased from last year and the 6th grade class is at 114 students, the largest class ever!

*Pre-K Open house is August 17th, 10a-11a or 6p-7p.

*First Day of Pre-K is August 21st

*Student Senate is sponsoring a community-wide pep rally tentatively set for August 31st

*No school September 4th, Labor Day

*No School September 11th or 12th

 

Clever Welcomes Sgt. Stoops as our new School Resource Officer (SRO).  Thank you to the Clever School District and the City of Clever for working together to provide this service to our students and faculty!


Clever PTA-Clever Wear

Don’t forget to order your Clever Wear at https://goo.gl/forms/d6k4zMN9XawJSqoD2.  Order through the google form and we will invoice you for the total.  We have youth and adult size t-shirts ($10), long sleeves ($15), and Raglan shirts ($16) for sale …all proceeds go to the Clever PTA which go back directly to Clever Schools! It’s an affordable way to get some great clever wear and support our district!


Community

Ron Preston Live Music at Danny’s – Saturday – August 19th, 2017 – 6-9p – 212 S. Clarke Avenue – Clever, MO

Ron Preston brings his multi-genre acoustic blend back to Clever’s favorite eatery. If you’ve yet to partake, Ron does a little bit of everything: rock/country/blues/folks/gospel/soul. Ron has appeared with some of the all-time greats and continues to do so. Danny’s has good eats for not a lot of money and is kid friendly. Hope to see you then and there…


Box of Love

The box of love is in need of items such as toilet paper, paper towels, laundry soap and personal hygiene items.  Please donate if you can! The box is located near the front of City Hall.  You can find out more information on their facebook page:  box of love


City Hall

City Council meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  The next meeting will be held August 15th at 7pm at City Hall.


Library

You can subscribe to receive the library news letter here:  Newsletter

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Hello Clever 8/8/17

Happy Tuesday!  Here are some mid-week updates!

 

If you read the blog last week, you saw that Superintended Carvajal indicated there is mold in the old gym.  He updated me yesterday, indicating that it was not toxic mold and that the inspector has cleared the classrooms as they are safe to enter and ready for school to start.  The north gym is still sealed off until it is completely disinfected.  We will keep you updated!

Tonight is open house at the schools from 5pm-7pm.  You can swing by, meet your teachers, lower elemiddle can bring school supplies, and join PTA and purchase your Clever Wear!

AUGUST 8TH TEACHER WORKDAY

  • AUGUST 8TH OPEN HOUSE (5:00-7:00 PM.)
  • AUGUST 8TH SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
  • AUGUST 9TH TEACHER WORKDAY W/ BBQ
  • AUGUST 10TH FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

At Open House (Aug 8th 5-7pm) in each building we will have youth and adult size t-shirts ($10), long sleeves ($15), and Raglan shirts ($16) for sale …all proceeds go to the Clever PTA which go back directly to Clever Schools! It’s an affordable way to get some great clever wear and support our district! Also, if we don’t have your size or run out, or would like to order hoodies ($20) or tank tops ($12) you can use our handy order form https://goo.gl/forms/d6k4zMN9XawJSqoD2

 

Thank you to Allison Lebow for the awesome shirt designs!  She is the winner of the design contest and we used both of her designs.  Great job! We look forward to wearing these all year and many years to come!

 

 

 


Congrats to our Director of Food Services, Taffy Keltner, for her President’s Circle Honors!

 


Christian County offers back to school immunizations

The Christian County Health Department in Ozark is offering appointments for back to school immunizations.  You may call and schedule an appointment for one of the following dates: Tuesday August 8thFriday August 11, or Monday August 14.  Only those with Medicaid, Uninsured, Under insured, Alaskan native, or American Indian may receive vaccines from the Health Department.

Every student must have an up-to-date immunization record on file before attending school.
Thank you,

Andrea Gardner, RN

Lead Nurse
Clever High School

 

 

 

 

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Polls are open until 7pm today!

Make sure to get out and vote!  We have 2 local ballot issues including the Christian County Library tax and the Clever R-5 Proposition K.I.D.S. bond issues (no tax increase).

Remember-Stone County, Clever School district residents are voting at the high school (Proposition K.I.D.S ballot issue only). 

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Attention Stone County / Clever School Dist

“You can see the sample ballot here: http://stonecountyclerk.com/media/uploads/downloads/Sample_Ballot_August_8%2C_2017_Special_Election.pdf(You can find it on our website by clicking the “Absentee Voting for the August 8 Special Election” informational page.)

The Special Election is for voters in the Clever School District only. All Stone County voters in the Clever School District will vote at Clever High School on Election Day, Tuesday, August 8 from 6am-7pm. “

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Hello Clever Mid-Week Update

Greetings from Alaska!  I have been here for a week visiting my sister and her family and won’t be back until next week.  As we travel Anchorage and surrounding cities, it’s God’s beauty that resonates with us the most.  We visited Whittier, Alaska, a town that was not accessible by car until 2000 which now shares a tunnel through the mountain with the trains!  On the other side, the view is breathtaking with glaciers, sea life and temperate rainforest.

I hope you enjoyed your summer and made many memories!  As we gear back up for school next week remember to watch the streets for the students walking and watch for the school buses.  I’m also adding some friendly reminders about grammar and use of the correct words;  I found some funny memes, but in all seriousness grammar is an important part of communication.

 

This week’s blog is jam-packed, so make sure and read through it for all the latest news for our community.

Blessings,

~Rachel Simons

School News

IMPORTANT NEWS

From the desk of Superintendent Steve Carvajal:  

Our custodial staff has discovered mold in our storage area underneath the old gymnasium and in the gymnasium itself.  We have not pin pointed it yet but there has been a leak of some kind.  The weather and added humidity and the fact that the building has been closed up for the summer has created the perfect scenario for it to occur.  We have hired a professional company to address and rectify the situation.  They will have their professional cleaning crews remove the mold and clean and decontaminate the area. They will be working 24 hours a day until the process is complete  They have extremely rigid guidelines to adhere to before anyone is allowed back in the building.  They will clean ALL surfaces and anything that is porous will be thrown away such as paper, cloth, ceiling tiles, etc.  It is an extensive process.

 
The gymnasium will be closed and we will make preparations to move the few existing classrooms elsewhere if there is any risk and not ready for the first day of class.

Please be patient as you know that we will not put our students and staff in any kind of danger.  Our students’ safety is our top priority.  No one will be allowed back in the building until it is completely safe.

Thank you!
 
Steve Carvajal
Superintendent 
Clever R-V
  • AUGUST 8TH TEACHER WORKDAY
  • AUGUST 8TH OPEN HOUSE (5:00-7:00 PM.)
  • AUGUST 8TH SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
  • AUGUST 9TH TEACHER WORKDAY W/ BBQ
  • AUGUST 10TH FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

Clever PTA-Clever Wear for sale!

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At Open House (Aug 8th 5-7pm) in each building we will have youth and adult size t-shirts ($10), long sleeves ($15), and Raglan shirts ($16) for sale …all proceeds go to the Clever PTA which go back directly to Clever Schools! It’s an affordable way to get some great clever wear and support our district! Also, if we don’t have your size or run out, or would like to order hoodies ($20) or tank tops ($12) you can use our handy order form https://goo.gl/forms/d6k4zMN9XawJSqoD2

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If you need ANYTHING School related, you can find the information on the school website at www.cleverbluejays.org



Highschool Info:


Community

EMS News Release


Library

Christian County residents will have the library tax levy on the ballot this Tuesday.  Read more about the tax levy proposal at this link:

Christian County library ballot issue information

The library also sends out a bi-monthly newsletter.  Find the latest at the link below; you can also subscribe so the new editions will notify you via email.

http://christiancountylibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/Newsletter-Aug-2017.pdf


Please read about the Clever R-5 school district bond proposal.  This will be on the August ballot next Tuesday!


Ron Preston Live Music at Danny’s – Saturday – August 19th, 2017 – 6-9p – 212 S. Clarke Avenue – Clever, MO

Ron Preston brings his multi-genre acoustic blend back to Clever’s favorite eatery. If you’ve yet to partake, Ron does a little bit of everything: rock/country/blues/folks/gospel/soul. Ron has appeared with some of the all-time greats and continues to do so. Danny’s has good eats for not a lot of money and is kid friendly. Hope to see you then and there…

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Town Hall at Clever library

Mark you calendar for the next Town Hall Meeting July 27th at 7pm at the Clever library. 

The Christian County Library has a tax levy on the August 8th ballot to expand our libraries. Please find out more here and make sure and vote on August 8th!
http://christiancountylibrary.org/library/august-8th/

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Sheriff deputies escort auditor from building

At about 1:30 p.m. July 24, Christian County Sheriff’s Office deputies were inside Auditor Lacey Hart’s office on the second floor of the Historic Courthouse. Thirty minutes later, those deputies escorted her to her vehicle, along with boxes cleared from her office.

Source: Sheriff deputies escort auditor from building

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Hello Clever 7/24/17

It’s kind of quiet around here with school out and everyone on vacation, so I thought I would share an amazing, not-finished-yet story with you.  This inspirational story comes from one of our very own here in Clever.  Amanda Beaman, working Mom and wife, started a weight-loss journey about a year ago.  She decided she needed to take control of her life because her weight had become an issue in her quality of life.  I’ve only known Amanda for a short time, but I know that she is meant to be an inspiration to some, if not many people, in her journey.  She has lost over 150 pounds (that’s a person, people!) in 1 year on her own with changing her eating habits and incorporating exercise daily.

Recently, Amanda started a Facebook page to share her journey.  We all know it’s hard (like really hard), but she is proof it’s possible.  As I have watched her, I have seen the 4 “F”s; Faith, Family, Friends, and Fitbit!  She is a shy girl and quiet-spoken, but she has a purpose.  And, if you have a Fitbit she will SCHOOL you on steps! I have Amanda’s permission to share her story and the recent Facebook page she started here:  https://www.facebook.com/amandaweightlossjourney31/

Amanda, your success, drive, and compassion for people is awe-inspiring.  I’m proud of you and proud to know you.

~Rachel Simons


Schools

The school buildings will be closed for the month of July.
o August 1st Building Level Offices Re-Open
o August 3rd New Student Enrollment
o August 8th Teacher Workday
o August 8th Open House (5:00-7:00 pm.)
o August 9th Teacher Workday w/ BBQ
o August 10th First Day of School


If you need ANYTHING School related, you can find the information on the school website at www.cleverbluejays.org



Varsity Cheer

On Monday, July 17, the Clever HS Varsity Coed squad competed in the SW MO Regional Cheer Competition at Ozark HS.  This was Clever’s first time as a coed squad in many years!  Clever competed against 4 other tough schools, but they held their own and walked away with a 4th place finish and are headed to State Competition in October at Mizzou.

 

 

Cheerleaders: Seniors Shelby Riley, Shelby Gilmore, and Hannah Tackett. Juniors Alex Wallen, Lindsey Sadler, Kelsi Gelle, Ally Dilbeck, Makayla Ellingsworth, Madison Tennis, and Caylee Keith. Sophomores Kaitlin Young, Kelsey Johnston, Lauren Rice, Brianna Anderson, and Secily Kahle.


Library

Mark you calendar for the next Town Hall Meeting July 25th at 6pm at New Hope Baptist Church in Sparta.

The Christian County Library has a tax levy on the August 8th ballot to expand our libraries.  Please find out more here and make sure and vote on August 8th!

http://christiancountylibrary.org/library/august-8th/


Community

Proposition K.I.D.S

Check out this flyer with details about the upcoming No Increase Bond Issue.  Please be informed and vote August 8th!

 

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Hello Clever 7/17/17

Welcome back to Hello Clever!  I hope you find the blog informative!

Have a perfect week!

~Rachel Simons

Community

Ron Preston Live Music at Danny’s – Saturday – August 19th, 2017 – 6-9p – 212 S. Clarke Avenue – Clever, MO

Ron Preston brings his multi-genre acoustic blend back to Clever’s favorite eatery. If you’ve yet to partake, Ron does a little bit of everything: rock/country/blues/folks/gospel/soul. Ron has appeared with some of the all-time greats and continues to do so. Danny’s has good eats for not a lot of money and is kid friendly. Hope to see you then and there…


How To Keep Your Tech Squeaky Clean

 Our tech is something we use every day, and because of this, it accumulates a lot of dust, debris and even germs. Your screen may look clean, but studies show that you would be safer licking a toilet seat in a public bathroom than the screen on your phone. That’s just gross.

It gets worse…Sorry…that keyboard you tap at while eating your breakfast or lunch? It’s probably the biggest bacterial threat in your house, with about 20,000 times more germs than a toilet seat. Oh, and if you have kids…well, lets not go there

It’s not just germs and bacteria that we’re up against. Dust builds up inside gadgets over time which can cause them to slow down, malfunction or overheat. Your device essentially chokes on gunk. The vents and filters become clogged by sucking in pet hair, dander, dust, and any other floating debris. Think about how your ceiling fan can build up dust, your tech isn’t any different.

Here’s how to clean your essential tech items without damaging them:

1. Skip the household cleaners: Most cleaning products are way too harsh for our technology and can end up causing permanent damage. You want something that can kill germs and remove everyday grime, without scratching or leaving behind a scented residue. A good option is a mix of 50/50 Isopropyl Alcohol and distilled water. It has the capability to kill germs as well as remove the gunk. Alternatively, there are many commercial cleaners specifically designed for technology which are available in sprays and cleaning wipes. You can typically find them in the electronics section of the big box stores.

2. Power down completely: This is a must! Electricity and liquids don’t mix. Turn your tech off all the way, not just sleeping, and unplug from any power sources. Switch wireless keyboards, mice, etc off underneath or remove the batteries.

3. Remove any cases or covers: Undress your device as much as you can, but leave screen protectors on (unless there’s grime underneath). If your screen protector needs replacing, have a new one ready to apply.

4. Grab a microfiber cloth: Dampen a clean microfiber cloth with the Isopropyl Alcohol mix, and gently wipe external surfaces. Older or more stubborn build-up may require a little elbow grease. Always apply the cleaning solution to the cloth – never to the equipment or screen.

5. Go deep: You can use a toothbrush or cotton swab to clean between most crevices, but some areas will need a bit more ‘oomph’ to clear. For really stubborn grime, use pure Isopropyl Alcohol, but be cautious, as too much rubbing may cause discoloration.

Insider tip: Use a can of compressed air to blow the dust out. You can get these from many stores and they come with a long nozzle so you can really get in and direct the pressure. You’ll be surprised what flies out, so it’s best to do this outside! Be careful using compressed air on your computer’s internal fans though, as they can spin too fast and cause damage.

How often you clean your tech is really up to you. I typically recommend dusting out your tech at least twice a year and wiping down your tech 1-2 times per week. Following these guidelines will definitely help reduce bacteria, germs, and grime.

Here at Clever Technology, every computer that comes through our doors gets a thorough cleaning inside and out. Contact us today to schedule service and we’ll make sure your tech is squeaky clean!

Visit Clever Technology on the Web to  Read More


Calling All Produce Vendors!

Every Thursday in July, the Christian County Health Department is hosting produce stands to encourage healthy eating.  You can find info in the link below and contact the Health Department for further questions.  The location in Clever for the produce stand is at the 4-way stop.

Location:

Maples Property

137 State Highway P

Clever, MO

Time:  5:00-7:00pm every Thursday evening in July.

http://www.christiancountyhealth.com/freshSummerProduce2.html


Schools

School Supplies Lists

Please find the school supplies lists below.  For more information visit the school website at http://www.cleverbluejays.org


The school buildings will be closed for the month of July.
o August 1st Building Level Offices Re-Open
o August 3rd New Student Enrollment
o August 8th Teacher Workday
o August 8th Open House (5:00-7:00 pm.)
o August 9th Teacher Workday w/ BBQ
o August 10th First Day of School


Future Business Leaders of America

On Tuesday, July 27th, three members from the Clever High School Future Business Leaders of America chapter attended the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California.  Each state sends their top 4 competitors in each event.  The Top 10 in the nation are recognized at the national conference. There were more than 15,000 people in attendance at this conference where Catherine Henson competed in FBLA Principles and Procedures.   I am happy to report that Catherine earned 10th place in the nation in her event.  FBLA is the largest student business organization with more than 250,000 members.  To place in the Top 10, is a major achievement.
In addition to competing at nationals, students attended the Missouri meeting, attended opening session where students listened to campaign speeches for national office, visited campaign booths where students discussed campaign platforms and issues with candidates, attended the regional rally where students learned more about the regional candidates,  attended regional voting for our regional candidate, and attended the Awards of Excellence ceremony.
In addition to the official business of the conference, students enjoyed time at Disneyland, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, The Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, and Newport Beach.
Overall, I am pleased with the success of the Clever FBLA students this year and am proud of how Catherine ended the year for us.  It is my hope to continue to grow our organization in the coming years and continue to provide these opportunities for our students.
 
Thank you to the community for your continued support, the support of the school district, and the support from all of the FBLA students and parents.

JH Football Camp

From Coach Stone:

Junior High football camp (7th and 8th) will be Monday July 17th – Friday July 21st from 6pm-8pm at the field behind the Elemiddle school  No equipment necessary, Just shorts and t-shirts.


 


City Hall

City Council meets the 3rd Tuesday each month 6:30 pm at City Hall.  The next meeting will be July 18, 2017.


Library

Mark you calendar for the next Town Hall Meeting July 25th at 6pm at New Hope Baptist Church in Sparta.

The Christian County Library has a tax levy on the August 8th ballot to expand our libraries.  Please find out more here and make sure and vote on August 8th!

http://christiancountylibrary.org/library/august-8th/


Antiques Appraisal Fair

Saturday, November 4, 2017
9:00am to 1:00pm

Christian County Library

1005 N. 4th Ave
Ozark, MO 65721

Join us Saturday, November 4th from 9am to 1pm at the Christian County Library in Ozark for our second Antiques Appraisal Fair. Purchase your tickets for $5 each, one ticket per item you want to have appraised.

Local, professional appraisers will be on-site to examine your items and offer an estimate on their value. All preceeds benefit the Christian County Library Foundation.

No firearms, please.

Link to the event on Facebook:

Proposition K.I.D.S

Check out this flyer with details about the upcoming No Increase Bond Issue.  Please be informed and vote August 8th!

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