August 12, 2019

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year at Clever 6-8 Middle School! I hope that you have had an enjoyable summer. It is this time of year that I become energized for the students and staff to return as we continue to make preparations for the upcoming year.

This year at Clever 6-8 Middle School we will be making the collective agreement to follow three rules. These rules are “Be Kind”, “Be Safe”, and “Be Responsible”. Throughout the school year, students and staff will be challenged in many different ways and it is the hope that every individual connected to CMS implements these collective agreements into their daily actions.

New for the 2019-2020 school year, parents can keep up with what is going on by liking the Clever Schools 6-8 Facebook page. Parents and students can also stay informed by subscribing to Remind, a one-way text messaging service. To join (if you have not already joined in the past), send the text @clevms6-8 81010 or download the mobile REMIND app and search for the @cleverms6-8 class. We will use these platforms to provide important information and share photos to help tell our story.

Please be advised of the changes to the daily schedule. This year, the school day will begin at 8:00 AM and end at 3:20 PM Monday through Thursday and 1:20 PM on Fridays. As in the past, all 5-8 car riders will be picked up in the south circle drive beginning at 3:25 PM or 1:25 on Fridays. We ask that parents do not begin lining up in circle drive until 15 minutes prior to the end of the school day.

Our food services will be operating in full swing on our student’s first day of school. A grab and go breakfast is available for $1.70, milk is $.45, and lunch prices are $2.20. Parents have the opportunity to place money on student accounts by sending cash, check, or pay by card on All 6-8 students will have the ala carte options available as well but reminder that this a cash only purchase. Information about applying for free and reduced school meals will be available at open house.

I encourage you to attend our annual Open House on Tuesday, August 13 from 5:00-7:00 PM. Students will receive class schedules, locker assignments and parents will have the opportunity to update any student information for the upcoming year. We will also be accepting payments for the Chromebook user fee. As part of the districts 1:1 plan, a user fee of $45 will be collected each year which will serve as a damage deductible and go towards the purchase of the device.

On behalf of the Clever 6-8 staff, welcome to a new school year! We are excited about all of the positive things this year will hold for our students!

If you have any questions please contact the 6-8 office at (417) 743-4820. You may also choose to stop into the office weekdays between 7:30 AM and 4:00 PM. Please visit for more information.


Justin Sullivan

Clever 6-8 Principal

“Inspiring and Empowering Every Learner”