https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQeUjEzyqzI&feature=youtu.be Check out LION NATION!!! Video production done by Mrs. Guffey's marketing class!
Lady Lions play AT Gainesville tonight in district competition. The game starts at 6. Admission is $5.
Spring pictures and Senior Composite retakes have been rescheduled for Friday, March 5.
Bakersfield Lions play Dora tonight in district competition! Everyone is welcome (no tickets). Game starts at 6. Admission is $5 per person and no passes are permitted.
All AMI work is due Tuesday, February 23 when we come back. Tutoring will be available all week for students to complete work for LATE credit. Progress reports will go out Thursday.
Vo-tech students do not need to report Monday. West Plains is not in session Monday.
District Basketball at the Jerry Taylor Gymnasium on the following dates. Saturday 2-20 girls vs Summersville at 3:00pm. Monday 2-22 boys vs Dora at 6:00pm. Per MSHSAA rules no passes will be honored and admission for everyone will be $5.
The follow up COVID 19 shot has moved to NEXT Friday, February 26. If you didn't get a shot last time and want the first dose next Friday, email me because it is different from the second dose they will be bringing and need to know. Those who get the first dose next week will have to go to Viola to get the second dose. They are only coming twice to the school. So, again, the shots will be NEXT Friday.
There will be no school the rest of this week. Thursday and Friday will be AMI days. students will return next week on Tuesday. There will be no basketball games against Kosh Thursday night.
There will be no school Wednesday, February 17. This will be AMI day #4.
Basketball games for 2-16 are canceled.
There will be no school Tuesday, February 16. This will be an AMI day. Teachers will contact elementary students. Middle and high school students, please check your email. Thank you. Stay warm. Be safe.
Middle school and High School students or parents may pick up chrome books tonight from 5 to 7 or Saturday from 1 to 3 in the high school office.
Saturday February 13th games will be played at the Jerry Taylor Gymnasium starting at 1:00pm vs Summersville. Order will be as follows: JV boys, V girls and V boys.
Some of the calls did not go through. This is a repeat. There will be no school Friday, February 12. Again, there will be no school Friday, February 12.
There will be no school Friday, February 12.
The game for Friday February the 12th vs Couch has been canceled. A decision for the games on Saturday will be made Friday.
There will be no school on Thursday, February 11. This will be AMI Day #2.
Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 10 there will be no school, but it will be AMI (Alternative Methods of Instruction) Day #1. Assignments were sent home with students today in case of inclement weather. Students are instructed to complete the work and return the next day we return to school. Completed work will count as an attendance day and the district will not have to make up the day at the end of the year. An update on the calendar will be posted soon in the News section.
Due to the impending inclement weather, there will be No school on Wednesday, February 10.
The boys game tonight against Alton has been cancelled. If a make-up date is scheduled, it will be posted here.
We ARE having school today, but there will be no Vo-Tech. Roads have been heavily salted. As always, student drivers should still use caution. Reduce speed and drive carefully.
The games from today have been rescheduled to Saturday February 13th starting at 1:00pm with following order: JV boys, V girls and V boys.
Games for Monday February 8th have been postponed due to the threat of inclement weather and poor road conditions.
Boys game tonight versus Dora starts at 6 and is available at this link https://vkda.co/view/6e63491f-7061-48e1-9ad8-ebd81ae6c222 and on the district website at www.bakersfield.k12.mo.us under Explore then Gym Camera.
No high school girls basketball practice today. Be safe.
There will be No school today.
Here is the link for Homecoming Festivities and Games tonight! https://vkda.co/view/81ffbe62-817e-4ed1-95bc-9848d293661c You can also watch on the website at www.bakersfield.k12.mo.us under Explore then Gym Camera
There is a link on our website for the game tonight. It will be live at 5:00. It is under Explore, then click Gym Camera https://www.bakersfield.k12.mo.us/o/bakersfieldsd/page/resources--306
Basketball at home tonight versus Mtn. Grove Christian. Senior Girls Night Recognition will be at 5:00. 5:30 Varsity Girls, Varsity Boys to follow.
Boys play at Bradleyville tonight beginning at 6 and Girls play at Gainesville tonight beginning at 6.
Click the link below to view the games tonight! https://vkda.co/view/42dab5c6-41c0-41d0-b834-591b99b060ae
A live link of the games tonight will be available here and on the Facebook Page! Check back here before game time for the live link.
The bus that runs the KK route (Tom's bus #26) will be about 15 minutes early next week due to road construction between MM and K/KK. The bus should be the same time once it is back to the Caulfield area.
Welcome back Tuesday, January 5!! We look forward to seeing all of our students! Wash your hands, wear your mask and welcome back! We are looking forward to a safe and healthy 2021 and rest of the school year!
The bus that runs the KK route (Tom's bus #26) will be about 15 minutes early next week due to road construction between MM and K/KK. The bus should be the same time once it is back to the Caulfield area.
There are still some extra homecoming t-shirts available. They are all in blue. If you would like one, please email Ms. Pace at firstname.lastname@example.org First come, first serve. The following shirts are still available for $12.00 each: Youth small-1 Youth large-2 Adult small- 2 Adult medium- 2 Adult large- 5 Adult Xlarge- 3 Adult 2XL- 2 (The 2X is an additional $3 for a total of $15)
Homecoming ceremonies and all games scheduled for Friday, December 12 have been postponed until Friday, January 15, 2021. We are sorry for the short notice and inconvenience. The boys game for Tuesday, November 15 has also been postponed. A make-up date will be announced as soon as it is rescheduled.
The Bakersfield R-IV School District is taking applications for a school nurse. The position is full-time, following the school year schedule plus professional development days. Applicants must have a minimum of and LPN license with RN preferred. The successful applicant will be a self-starter, hard working professional who cares about kids and wants to work as part of a team to help kids achieve their goals! Applications are available on the school website https://www.bakersfield.k12.mo.us/.../page/resources--306 Please turn in applications to Dr. Amy Britt, PO Box 38, Bakersfield, MO 65609 by Wednesday, December 16 at 3:30 PM. Applications may be emailed by the deadline to email@example.com EOE
Due to a positive case of COVID 19 and close contacts among our athletes, the game at Bradleyville for tonight has been postponed. There will be no practices tonight or over the weekend. An update will be provided next week.
5th grade was so excited to learn about art today!! Last year ended with a literal BANG! This years creators are busy making magic happen creating art! If you have a student who may still have art work from last year in the room, please send them to see Ms. Pace! The 2020 Art Show was the last showcase of last years students, and we wouldn’t want a work of art being forgotten! The students will have until Christmas Break to pick up their art! Thank you!
Enrollment forms for Virtual Education for Spring 2021 can be found at the link below. There is a Cover Letter, a link for Elementary and a link for High School. https://www.bakersfield.k12.mo.us/o/bakersfieldsd/browse/180114
FFA members and parents thereof, please be aware that our fundraising fruit and meat shipment is due to arrive this Tuesday, Dec. 1st. If you’re child has sold FFA fundraising items they are responsible to pick up their orders after school Tuesday and deliver them to whom they belong. If your child is subject to quarantine or cannot pick up and deliver their orders you must contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org before next Tuesday. Have a great weekend everyone.
The Interpersonal Relationships class spent last week with the "empathy belly".
The Food Science and Ethnic Cuisine classes spent last week preparing Thanksgiving meals. They did an awesome job!
Friday’s Feast in Kindergarten
Here is the order form for the 2020-2021 Bakersfield Homecoming T-Shirts. The students received an order form today and will need to bring them to the high school office, middle school office, or the art teacher, Ms. Pace by 4:00 pm Tuesday, December 1st, 2020. Late forms will not be accepted.
The Virtual Enrollment Process for all K-12 students has changed. Virtual applications for spring semester are Due December 1, by 3:30 in Mrs. Summers' office. Applications for current virtual students have been mailed. If you are currently a seated student and want to apply to go virtual next semester, please fill out an application and return it by the deadline.
High School Basketball Season Guidelines In order to protect the season and give our athletes the best chance at completing a season, the following guidelines will be implemented: 1. Parents may transport TO away games, but a bus will be provided (all riders must wear a mask). 2. Each athlete will be provided a set amount of tickets. These tickets allow you to come into the gym. You must present the ticket in order to pay and come into the game. Tickets are determined depending on if it is a girls only, boys only or both game night. The number of tickets provided to each player is based on the number of players on each team and gym capacity. Girls only games---Girls will receive 6 tickets per player, visiting teams receive 3 tickets per player Boys only games---Boys will receive 6 tickets per player, visiting teams receive 3 tickets per player Combined games---Boys and Girls will receive 4 tickets per player, visiting teams receive 2 tickets per player 3. 25 Student tickets for Bakersfield High School student spectators will be available on a first come, first served basis for home games only. These student tickets will be available in the high school office and available the day of the home game. The last set of bleachers near Coach Lansdown’s office will be reserved for middle and high school student spectators who have a ticket. 4. ALL Kids 5th Grade and YOUNGER must SIT WITH THEIR PARENTS. We encourage that you sit in family groups anyway, but 5th grade and under must sit with parents/guardians. (It has been our experience here that students in this age group may have COVID and not display symptoms, so it is very important that they sit and stay with the family group.) 5. Faculty and Staff who want to attend (and don’t have a ticket from an athlete) must sit in the weight room. 6. We do not control away games. As soon as we know what the other school's protocols are, we will post them here. Senior Night for Basketball will be Tuesday, December 8 at 5 PM in the gym. Anyone may come to the Senior Night event. PLEASE WEAR a mask and SOCIAL Distance! The gym will be cleared at 5:30 and game attendees and visiting team spectators who have tickets will be allowed back in. Homecoming will be Friday, December 11. Homecoming Coronation will be at 5 PM in the gym. Anyone may come to Homecoming. Please WEAR a mask and SOCIAL Distance! The gym will be cleared at 5:30 and game attendees and visiting team spectators who have tickets will be allowed back in. We appreciate your cooperation with these guidelines as we all work to protect the season!!!!
Reminder: Josten's will be here for class ring orders/cap and gown orders for sophomores and seniors tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 18th.
The Bakersfield Honor Society and Junior Honor Society were proud to present our annual Veterans Day program yesterday.
Reminder- The mobile dental unit will be at the school this week. If you would like your student to be seen, please make sure to have them bring their dental forms tomorrow!
The last middle school game is tonight beginning at 5. Order will be half of a Boys B, then Girls A, then Boys A. Social Distancing will be required. Please sit in family groups. For tonight, we are not giving tickets, but ask that the crowd is limited to family, sit in family groups and social distance as marked on the bleachers.
Art Assignment K-3rd Grades
The Bakersfield HS/MS Honor Society would like to invite all area veterans to our annual Veterans Day Program on Wednesday, November 11th, at 2:00 P.M. The program will be outside, in front of the High School. If weather is an issue, we will reschedule it for a later date. We will have parking open in front of the high school, and beside the high school. Overflow parking will be in the back by the gym. We will socially distance all veterans and will not allow any contact between the students and the veterans. Please invite any veteran you know from the area.
The quarter ends THIS Friday. We have extended the quarter twice. ALL Work is DUE by 3:00 PM this Friday for ALL students (online, quarantined and seated). There is a drop box in the high school lobby for drop off and outside the elementary office. If you are uncomfortable coming inside the lobby, call and we will send someone outside to get the work.
Tomorrow is picture re-take day. Virtual students who have not had their picture taken must do so tomorrow in order to be in the yearbook. Re-takes will begin at 12:30 in the gym. Senior composite pictures will be taken tomorrow (no money/order form is needed). Senior athletic Banner will be done tomorrow. Bring your own props and uniform.
Attention Students that Drive--all students that drive, please park in the gravel parking lot on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Thank you!
Attention Sophomores and Seniors: Jostens will be here on Wednesday, November 4 at 10:30 to meet with Sophomores for information on class rings and with Seniors for cap/gown information. Orders will be placed on Wednesday, November 18th.
Google is rolling out new features on Google Classroom which may cause issues with opening documents. If you experience issues opening a document (do not see the open with drop down menu), click the three dots on the right top corner of the page, then click on "open in new window". We do not have a timeline on when this issue will be resolved and apologize for any inconvenience.
Picture retakes have been rescheduled for Thursday, November 5. This will include retakes, senior composite, clubs and senior banner.
10-21-20 Hello to my parents of students who receive speech therapy!! I hope that all of you are staying safe and healthy! I have sent speech therapy homework packets to Mr. Hollis to send out to you for your child to work on while they are at home during the school shut down. I am also still available to do Zoom speech therapy sessions for any of you who are interested in doing so from home. If you are interested in having your child do zoom therapy sessions with me please either text me at 318-465-1001 or email me at email@example.com and let me know. Thank you all!! Sherry H. Merritt, M.A. CCC/SLP
If you need help with your work, you can always contact me. First, you may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . Secondly, you may call me at the school; my extension is 307. I will be available to take calls from 11:00 to 3:45. I will be doing Zoom classes before then. Finally, if you are healthy and free of quarantine, you may come in for tutoring hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00 to 7:00. This would also be a good time to pick up your textbook or get help if your flash drive isn't working properly.
This message is in behalf Mrs Johnson, the substitute art teacher. She has created Google Classrooms for grades 3-5. If your child is in those grades, please help them use the following codes to login to their Art Google Classroom. 3rd Grade - cakhhab 4th Grade - ezfm4r2 5th Grade - 5qwsiz4
Today is the deadline for requesting flash drives for 6-12 grade students. Please call the office by 3:00 pm if your child needs a flash drive: 284-7333. Thank You
Parents and Students: the MATH homework packets for 6th-8th grade will be ready for pickup starting from 5pm-7pm tomorrow, and then during normal school hours for the remainder of the week. *If your child is going to have a flash drive, the homework packet will be IN THEIR BAG on THURSDAY with the flash drive, so you can get their packet at that point. Teachers are available to help with student questions all throughout each day, so please have students email or send a message on Remind if they need help. Thank you!
Flash Drives for 6-12th grade students: If your child needs work on flash drives call 284-7333 ext. 403 and leave a message. We will not return calls --just tell us your child's name and grade and we will have it ready for you. Flash drives will have two weeks of material/instruction on them. They will be available for pick up on Thursday, Oct. 22 after 12:00 pm. until Friday, Oct. 23 at 3:00 pm.
Dear Parents, Unfortunately the virus has significantly impacted our school and community to the point that the safest plan is to transition to virtual learning for two weeks. We plan to do this for the next two weeks, October 20-23 and 27-30. We will return to seated learning on Tuesday, November 3. It is our sincere hope and desire that the two weeks will be adequate time to pass all isolation and quarantine periods. Also, if any other students and staff have been exposed, 14 days is the time frame when symptoms should present. At that point, those persons with symptoms could seek treatment and everyone else would be able to come back. Teachers will be available during school hours for questions. Many will be conducting zoom classes so if your child has a question during the time the teacher is conducting a different class in zoom, the teacher will get back with you as soon as possible. IN ADDITION, all teachers (unless required to isolate because they are positive for COVID) will be on campus Tuesday and Thursday evenings between 5 to 7 pm to answer questions or provide tutoring during the two weeks we are doing virtual learning. If you bring your kids to campus, they must be healthy and wear a mask! You may also call your teacher at school during these times. I sincerely apologize for this. All of us at school would much prefer seated instruction. Seated instruction is better for kids and easier for teachers, however, with the significant numbers we are experiencing at the moment, the safest place for kids to learn for right now is at home.
Students, FFA fundraiser order forms and money are due. If you have orders and money to turn in please do so this week so I can place the final order. If you are quarantined and cannot turn in your orders please contact Mr. Grigg at email@example.com for further instructions.
9-12 Students--Flash Drives will be available for this week on Friday after 12:00 for students that requested flash drives. If you did not stop by the office and ask for one yesterday and you need them call the office ASAP. 417-284-7333 ext. 403
High School Students--Classes Start at 8:00 this morning! Get on zoom and be ready to learn!!
All Middle School and High School basketball, and softball games are cancelled for the week of Oct. 12-16.
We will be moving to virtual learning for High School ONLY beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, October 14 for the rest of this week and next week. High students may return to seated instruction (unless quarantined by health department) on Tuesday, October 27. Buses will run normal routes for all Kindergarten through 8th grade students. This outbreak has affected MANY of our high school students and staff. We are thankful, to this point, our younger kids have not been as greatly impacted. However, if you are not comfortable sending your child to seated instruction, or if someone in your home has a compromised immune system or other health issue, you may take choose to participate in the online learning until you are comfortable sending them back. Just notify the office. Please stay healthy!!
Beginning Wednesday, October 14th, the High School Only will be going to virtual learning through next Friday, October 23. All K-8 students will continue on campus for seated instruction. Buses will run normal routes. If you have a student in K-8 and have concerns about sending your child to seated instruction during this outbreak in our area, or someone in your home has a health issue, you may elect virtual as well. Simply call the office to notify us of this choice.
We apologize for the inconvenience and late notice, but we will have to cancel preschool for 2 weeks. We simply do not have enough educators to cover all required classes. Preschool will resume on October 27. Stay healthy!
Students that are positive or quarantined: teachers will have all materials on google, and will be doing zoom meetings. If you do not have good internet and need flash drives please call the office in the morning.
Attention MS/HS Students Make sure and charge your chromebooks tonight, and bring back chromebooks, chargers, and all books/materials Tuesday morning. WE ARE--LION STRONG!!!
We have a large number of HIGH SCHOOL students who will be quarantined due to contact tracing. You will be contacted by the Howell or Ozark County Health Department. SEATED INSTRUCTION will continue for the vast majority of all other students who are not quarantined! We also have several staff members quarantined, but we are trying our best to continue with seated learning as long as we can cover classes.
The Food Truck is CANCELED for today. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience!!!
The food truck has not made it to Gainesville yet. We will most likely NOT be ready for public pick up until 11. I will keep you updated on this site!!!
The Food Boxes are available in Bakersfield, MISSOURI. If you are seeing this in Bakersfield, CALIFORNIA----you probably won't make it in time. (We have had a LOT of calls from Bakersfield, CA.)
Food Boxes will be available from 10 AM to noon Friday, October 9. Please enter from O Hwy behind the bus barn. You will exit down by the elementary where the parent pick up line is. (This exit is a slight change from the original plan.) We can not store left-overs. This will be first come, first served. If you have called, emailed or messaged us, we have your counts. If not, please let us know so we have enough! See you tomorrow. This is FREE for ANYONE! Dairy, meat/protein, fruit and vegetables!
The food delivery Friday will be in the back gravel parking lot. Please enter from O Hwy behind where the buses park and exit through the gate by the gym, also off O Hwy. Food boxes must be picked up between 10 and noon. We CAN NOT store the food!
We will have food boxes available for pick up for ANYONE this Friday. We expect to have the boxes (containing meat, dairy, vegetables and fruit) here between 10 and noon. You must be able to pick up the food during this time. We can not store it. Please message the school on FaceBook or call the office so we can get a count! This is a FREE program and is open to ANYONE!
This Friday we will have food boxes available for community! They are free and contain dairy, meat, fruits and vegetables. We need a count of how many to ask for. Please message us on Facebook to add your name to the list! It will be delivered Friday and available mid-morning to lunch time.
The Cross Country Meet scheduled for Wednesday October 7th at Pride Park has been rescheduled for Monday October 26th.
Don't forget tomorrow is school picture day. Virtual students may come between 7 am and 7:30 am. Fall team pictures will also be taken. Payment is due when pictures are taken tomorrow.
The Bakersfield R-IV School District has an opening for an elementary secretary. The position is an 11 month position. Office experience is preferred, Microsoft Office experience required. The successful candidate must be proficient at typing, a quick learner, meticulous in written communications, positive, flexible and a team player. Resumes and applications along with background check information (available in the Superintendent's Office) may be directed to Dr. Amy Britt, PO Box 38, Bakersfield, MO 65609.
Fall pictures will be taken this Friday, October 2. Virtual students may come between 7:00-7:30 AM to have pictures taken. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate students who are not enrolled. We anticipate allowing younger siblings (who are not in school) to be photographed in the spring.
Lion Nation News Sept. 29-Oct. 3 Tuesday: Softball Home vs. Harville 4:30 Wednesday: See you at the Pole 7:15 Cross Country at Couch Thursday: Softball at Dora 4:30 MS Basketball Home vs. Gainesville 5:00 Friday: MS Basketball Home vs. Norwood 5:00 Saturday: Pride Park Tournament/Bakersfest
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes would like to invite all community members to our annual "See you at the Pole" on Wednesday, September 30th at 7:15 am. at the High School Flag Pole. We will be praying for our country, community and school.
Welcome back, Lion Nation!!!! Come out and support the Lady Lions tonight at Pride Park at 4:30. Social distance and enjoy the game!
Schools BACK IN SESSION!! Bakersfield R-IV will be back in session starting on Tuesday, Sept. 29th!! We have worked hard to make sure that the buildings, and buses are clean and sanitized so everyone can return to a safe environment. Students need to bring back their chromebooks, flash drives, and all other work on Tuesday. We are excited to have everyone back in live, in person school!!
This week's flash drives are available in the High School office today. Please return last week's flash drives when you come-we will be here until 4:00 pm.
Flash Drive Pick-up and Return Week 2 Flash Drives can be picked up this Friday from 7:30-4:00 in the HS office. Please return last week's flash drives with completed work when you pick up this weeks.
Middle school basketball practice for Thursday September 24th: girls 4-5 & boys 5-6:30. Monday September 28th: girls 5:30-6:30 & boys 4-5:30.
Middle school basketball practice for Thursday September 24th: girls 4-5 & boys 5-6:30. Monday September 28th: girls 5:30-6:30 & boys 4-5:30.
HughesNet has been doing an emergency update this morning. If you are a HughesNet customer and were unable to get Zoom to load for your classes, the teachers are aware of this issue and will post the videos to Google Classroom for you to watch when the HughesNet update finishes in about an hour.
Attention High School and Middle School Students Teachers are working diligently to be prepared for your zoom meetings starting at 8:00 am tomorrow morning. If you have not gotten a meeting invite, be patient, you will get them before they start. Schedule: 1st Hour--8:00-8:25 3rd Hour--8:30-8:55 4th Hour--9:00-9:25 5th Hour--9:30-9:55 6th Hour--10:00-10:25 7th Hour--10:30-10:55 8th Hour-11:00-11:25 Teachers will be able to visit via phone/email/zoom from noon-3:30 for individual help.
Chromebooks are available for 3rd graders also. Please pick up at the HIGH SCHOOL.
Chromebook Pick-up Today from 8:00 am. to 7:00 PM in the High school office If you do not have internet access, we need to know today by 7:00 PM so we can have flash drives ready on Friday. Flash drives will go out this Friday from 8:00-3:00.
The blood drive planned for students and staff on Wednesday September 16, will be rescheduled. Details on a new date for our blood drive will be given out in a couple weeks. Thank you for your support and willingness to donate.
MS/HS will be running the following schedule with our virtual class time. Teachers will hosting zoom meetings Wednesday and will give further information for each class. Students that do not have internet may call into zoom meetings. 1st Hour--8-8:25 3rd Hour-8:30-8:55 4th Hour-9:00-9:25 5th Hour-9:30-9:55 6th Hour-10:00-10:25 7th Hour-10:30-10:55 8th Hour-11:00-11:25. From Noon to 3:30 all teachers will be available to communicate with students for individual help via phone/email/video. If you do not have internet access, all materials/instruction will be on flash drives that you can pick up Friday from 8-3. We will not be cleaning lockers out while we issue chrome books. Parents/students may come by and pick up chrome books from 1-7 today, and 8 am-7pm tomorrow.
Agricultural students and FFA members, given the circumstances we need to pause our fundraising activities for the next two weeks. Please turn in all of your fundraising brochures and money envelopes on Monday when you come pick up your chrome books.
Due to the rapidly increasing number of students required to quarantine, large number of students exhibiting illness and positive cases of COVID-19, the Bakersfield R-IV School District will be going virtual for the next two weeks. All in-person classes, extra-curricular activities, sports, practices are postponed. Vo-tech students will not attend SCCC in West Plains for two weeks. School will resume on Tuesday, September 29. Parents of students in grades 4-12 may pick up chrome books in the high school office Monday after 1 PM until 7 PM and anytime on Tuesday between 8 AM and 7 PM. Virtual classes will begin at 8 AM on this Wednesday, September 16. Students will simply need to check their school email for directions. If you do not have internet at home, you will be able to pick up a flash drive of all lessons. Please contact your building principal for more information on the flash drive option. Mr. Byrd is available at the high school office at 417-284-7333 ext. 403. Mr. Hollis is available at the elementary office at 417-284-7333 ext. 408. Both will be dispersing materials/chrome books so if they don’t answer, please leave a message and your call will be returned. Because we are still waiting on over 130 chrome books that are backordered, Kindergarten through 3rd grade will be receiving packets with books they need to complete their work. Mr. Hollis will be overseeing the delivery of needed materials to each elementary child’s home beginning Tuesday. If you are coming to pick up materials or chrome books for older children, please let Mr. Hollis know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 417-284-7333 ext. 408 so this can be coordinated with the pickup of the chrome books. Teachers will be checking in with students. Please feel free to email or communicate with your child’s teacher with any questions about assignments. As soon as the chrome books are delivered, we will let everyone know when they can be picked up. This is the last thing we wanted to happen this year. We had high hopes that the mitigation measures we implemented would make this unnecessary. We reached a tipping point over the weekend with so many additional cases of illness and quarantines. At this time, it makes sense to go virtual for two weeks to deep clean the facility and hope that the virus in any asymptomatic students or staff would run the two week course. It is our goal to quickly get back to a healthy school environment for everyone!
Busy week of softball for our Lady Lions at Pride Park. Monday September 14th 4:30 vs Gainesville. Thursday September 17th 4:30 vs Alton. Saturday September 19th tournament all day starting at 9.
Thank you to the local First Responders/Law Enforcement that attended our Patriots Day Ceremony. The Honor Society did a great job in remembering the attack on 9/11/01, and honoring our local heroes. To all First Responders, Firemen/women, and Law Enforcement Officers, thank you for making the Bakersfield Community a great place to live and work. God Bless you all!!
Bakersfield R-IV School District has received two confirmations of positive COVID-19 tests in students. Both students are in the elementary building. Close contacts have been contacted with quarantine instructions per health department guidance. All students in grades 2nd and 5th who have not been contacted are not considered close contacts and are not required to quarantine, but should still monitor for symptoms including fever over 100.4, cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste/smell, runny nose/congestion, headaches, sore throat, body or stomach aches, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea. If students exhibit these symptoms, please contact your health care provider or health department.
All Students will have FREE Breakfast and FREE Lunch beginning this week and continuing through December 31, 2020 or until the grant funds run out. However, at this time we will have to suspend the supper program because they are two parts of the same program source and we can't do both. Once this grant expires, we will go back to the normal National School Lunch Program and continue with the supper program. IF you have not filled out a free and reduced application, please go ahead and do that so it is ready for when the FREE grant for ALL expires after Christmas break.
Dear Parents/Guardians of 3rd and 4th graders, We would like to inform you that your child has had a possible low risk exposure to the COVID-19 virus. We ask for your help in monitoring your child/children for potential signs or symptoms of illness. If they are not feeling well, please keep them at home and follow up with your primary care provider if needed. Below is a list of symptoms that would indicate your child/children should follow up with their doctor: High Risk Symptom • Fever- >100.4* • Cough • Difficulty breathing • Loss of taste/smell Low Risk Symptoms • Runny nose/Congestion • Headache • Sore throat • Nausea/Vomiting/Diarrhea • Body aches There have been several reports of different types of viruses making their way through our students, as there are every year. It is our goal to keep all of our students healthy and learning here at school, so please be aware that they can still have a virus and not run a fever. The stomach virus often does not have fever with it and usually starts making its way through the student body about this time every year, so please keep that in mind also. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We would also appreciate it if you would let us know if your child is having symptoms, or if you plan to have them seen by a medical provider. Thank you for helping us keep everyone in school and healthy!
The Missouri Association for College Admission Counseling (MOACAC) in coordination with StriveScan is hosting a virtual “college fair” from September 13 to October 8. This event will consist of panel sessions, as well as individual college sessions. This is a great opportunity for parents to participate with their child to view a large array of institutions across Missouri. Click on the link for more information regarding this even and to register. https://www.moacac.org/show-me-my-future-student-registration
Lady Lions Softball upcoming schedule. Tuesday, September 8th HOME vs Dora, Thursday, September 10th @ Willow Springs and Friday, September 11th HOME vs Mansfield and it will also be SR night.
All First Responders, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, active or retired--Bakersfield High School would like to invite you to an outside assembly at the High School Flag pole on Friday, September 11, at 9:30 a.m. as we honor the memory of the 402 First Responders who lost their lives in the attacks on 9/11. We will require mask to be worn and we will ask people that attend to socially distance as much as possible. Bakersfield High School appreciates all area First Responders!!
The softball game for today, Thur. Sept. 3rd is a rain out.
The softball game at Gainesville scheduled for this Friday has been postponed.
Parents of Vo-Tech Students: You may have received a message from South Central Career Center but we want to make sure everyone understands what their plan is for the foreseeable future: This week--students will attend as planned for the rest of the week. Vo-Tech will not be having students next week-Sept. 7-11. Vo-Tech students will need to be on the BHS campus at 11:00. Starting the week of Sept. 14, our students will not go to Vo-tech on Mondays. They will go to Vo-Tech Tuesday through Friday. If you have any questions, call the HS office at 417-284-7333 and Mr. Byrd or Mrs. Summers will try to answer your questions.
Middle School Basketball players should have come home today with a new game and practice schedule.
Softball for 9-1-20 HOME vs Mansfield is a rain out today.
Lady Lions Softball at Pride Park on Sept. 1st at 4:30 vs Mansfield. SENIOR NIGHT will be Thursday September 3rd at 4:30 vs Seymour
First Day TOMORROW!! The kids who live on the KK route (Fairview/Pottersville) have a new bus driver. Mr. Tom Lockett will be the driver for this year. We start school at 7:45 this year, which is 5 minutes earlier than last year. Be prepared at bus stops to be a bit early on the first day. We can't wait to see you!!!
Bakersfield students who have enrolled in dual courses with Missouri State West Plains and courses with South Central Career Center will not begin these classes until Tuesday, August 25.
Tuesday, August 25 is the first day of school! Morning drop-off procedures for car riders are the same as last year. A staff member will be at the entrance to make sure their temperature is taken. Elementary students will be given direction to their classroom. All middle and high school students will report to their GAP class. Students need to wear a mask on the bus. Middle School and High School students need to wear their masks in the hallway and in any class where social distancing is not possible. We look forward to seeing you Tuesday!!!!
Reminder: FFA Members/Ag students, the FFA BBQ/Cornhole tournament will be at the pavilion tomorrow evening Aug. 21, @ 6pm. In order to decrease the likelihood of a Covid-19 outbreak in our community, parents will not be allowed to stay at the event. Students will be required to socially distance as much as possible. Any student receiving a ride to the event should be picked up at or before 9pm. Looking forward to seeing you there!!
There will be NO Middle School Girls Basketball practice on Monday August 24th.
FCA would like to invite the community to join us at the school, Tuesday August 25th at 7:15AM, for communal prayer over the upcoming school year. We would love for all of us (practicing social distancing) to surround the school and pray for our students, faculty and staff, the school in general, and our community as we embark on this new journey through the upcoming school year. Would love to see you there!
Middle School Girls Basketball practice schedule: Wed 8/19 4-5:30, Thu 8/20 9-10:30. If the athlete does not have a physical on file they will need to bring one before practicing. Masks will be worn entering the gym and temperatures will be taken. All athletes must have their own water bottle and towel.
Attention all Bakersfield R-4 teachers and staff-staff meetings begin Tuesday, August 18 at 9:00 am. Please enter the main gym entrance. We are ready to be Lion Strong with the start of the 2020 school year!
7th and 8th grade boys basketball will practice Monday, August 17 from 4:30-6:00 pm. Please bring a mask and be prepared for a temperature check before entering the building.
The Bakersfield R-IV School District has an opening for a paraprofessional. To apply email a letter of interest to Dr. Amy Britt at email@example.com.
An updated re-opening plan has been posted to the website under the news section. Please take time to read over the changes!
Agriculture students/FFA members, please be sure to RSVP by this Wednesday Aug. 12, for our cornhole tournament and BBQ on the 21st so I can be sure to have enough food for everyone. Use the following link: https://bhsffabbq.app.rsvpify.com/
Parents, please review the Re-Opening plan that has been posted on the school district website. Open House will be by appointment for all NEW students, but appointments can also be made for kindergarten and returning 6th grade students. Please call the office Monday-Friday from 8-3 to make an appointment. The deadline for the on-line option is August 18. Please read the Re-Opening plan on the district website under the news section.
Official Cross Country practice starts on Monday August 10th. We will be doing morning practices at first. Next week, Monday through Friday, we will be meeting at 7 AM for practice.
Bakersfield School District COVID-19 Statement The district will make every effort to provide our student-athletes with the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities for the upcoming school year. The benefits of a public based education program with activities are numerous and the pandemic has resulted in thousands of students missing out on many life-shaping experiences. Students and their families, along with school personnel, must recognize inherent risks involved in activities and work to implement best practices to help mitigate these risks. The district and MSHSAA are recommending student-athletes wear a mask or face covering during the normal school day and while being transported on a bus. NOTE: this is a recommendation only. In the event a student-athlete does test positive, it must be reported to the Superintendent, Principal or Athletic Director in a timely manner. The school district will remain in contact with the local health department and MSHSAA to implement all the proper protocols. If the positive test is reported as quickly as possible this will allow the student to quarantine and then return to play after the required MSHSAA COVID-19 Return to Play Form has been completed by a Physician. A delay in reporting to the school district could result in possible entire team quarantine or a cancellation of games and/or the entire season. Every sport and school district, along with activities, are different. Certain practices and strategies may be feasible for one sport or district, but not another. The district will continue to work closely with the local health department, and our families, for a productive and healthy school year. GO LIONS!!!
Athletic Physicals, August 5th 9-Noon in the gym Enter the gym by the coaches office. We will be requiring social distancing while on campus. Physicals are good for 2 years--If you had a physical last year, you do not have to get one this year, but you may.
Reopening Plan for Open House The Open House scheduled for August 20th at the Bakersfield R-IV School district will be limited to new students, kindergarten, and 6th grade students due to Covid concerns. Open House will be from noon-7:30 p.m. and will be by appointment. Please call the elementary office at 417-284-7333 ext. 407 for K-5 students, and 417-284-7333 ext. 403 for 6th-12th grade students to set up your appointment.
No cross country this week upcoming week.
No cross country run tonight July 31st.
Hello all, I am the new Ag teacher/FFA advisor. We are planning to host a BBQ/Cornhole tournament at the pavilion on August 21, at 6:00pm to kick off the new school year. I would like to invite all incoming freshment ag students, all current and 2020 graduated FFA members. Please RSVP at the following link by Aug. 12, so we can plan to have enough food. http://bhsffabbq.rsvpify.com
Don't forget that there will be free fresh produce and food at the Moody Fire Department on Monday, August 3 beginning at 2 PM. It is free for anyone to pick up!
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Food Distribution. We ran out in the first come, first served line last night so there will be no deliveries today. Special thank you to all the volunteers who made this possible for our kids and community!
Tonight is the FINAL night for the Food Line! Come and get it. First come, first served until we run out from 4-6!
Any student athlete going into middle school or high school that did not have a physical last year, will need one to participate in athletics this year. This is an opportunity for a free sports physical here at Bakersfield. OMC Gainesville Nurse Practitioner Trisha Vigna will be in the gym from 9-12 on August 5.
No cross country run on Monday. We will have runs on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. At 7pm at the park.
Offices will be closed today due to technology infrastructure upgrades.
Cross country run at 7pm at the park on Friday and Saturday. July 24th and 25th.
Food delivery will be today!!
Food Pick UP Going on NOW---until 6 PM tonight! Come and get it!
Food pick-up from 4-6 today.
Summer School: This Friday, July 17, will be the last day of summer school at Bakersfield R-IV due to enrollment numbers. Food pick-up/delivery will continue for the rest of July. Thank you
Cross country run at 7pm on Tuesday, July 14th and Thursday July 16th. We'll meet at pride park at the basketball courts.
There will be NO school supply list this year. The only things kids need are backpacks and nap mats for kindergarten. We will provide and sanitize supplies.
New student registration is from 9-3 Thursday and Friday of this week for K-12 ----EVERYONE registers in the HIGH SCHOOL OFFICE.
Registration for NEW students is today (Thursday) and tomorrow (Friday) for all new students to the district K-12. Registration for ALL is at the High School. Elementary students should go to the High School office to enroll.
There will be a practice Sunday evening at 6:30 at Pride Park for any boy interested in playing HIGH SCHOOL baseball next year.
Food delivery will be done Thursday this week!
High School Registration for RETURNING students entering grades 9-12 tomorrow starting at 9 with seniors, 10 for juniors, 11 for sophomores and 12:30 for freshmen. In the GYM.
Food Line tonight from 4-6! If your child came to summer school, we sent the food with them at pick up time for the other kids in the house!
Reminder: Locker clean out for MS students tomorrow. Wednesday returning 9-12 graders sign up for classes. Thursday and Friday new student registration. Check previous post for times!
SUMMER SCHOOL BUS ROUTES **All times are approximate and subject to change** MORNING First pick up is at 7 AM at Udall Bus will travel to V Highway and up to the junction of V and 160 and stop at 7:15 Bus will travel to H Hwy and pick up at 7:20 Bus will stop at Caulfield Community Building at 7:30 Travel down 101 South to School by 7:45. PM Drop off at Udall at 2:45 Drop off at Caulfield Community Building at 3:00 Drop off at H Hwy at 3:05 Drop off V Hwy and 160 at 3:10 Return to school down V Hwy at 3:25.
Summer School and Re-Opening Plan for student safety have been posted under the News Section!
Registration for New MS/HS Students: Thursday, July 9th from 9-3, and Friday, July 10th from 9-noon. If you have any questions, please call the office at 284-7333 Ext. 404.
High School Registration/scheduling for the 2020-21 school year! This is for students that were enrolled at BHS in the spring of 2020. Wednesday, July 8th in the gym. We will start registration at 9:00 AM with the incoming seniors, followed by the incoming Juniors at 10:00 AM, and Sophomores at 11:00 AM. Freshman will be registering at 12:30. If you are late to your scheduled time-you may not get the classes you would like to have! After students register they will be able to clean out their lockers and return books/materials to their teachers.
Locker clean out for Middle School Next Monday, July 6th, and Tuesday July 7th we will allow returning Middle School Students in the building for locker clean out. The building will be open from 8:00-2:00 on Monday, and from 8:00-2:00 on Tuesday.
Food line tonight from 4-6! Come and get it!
Congratulations to Raymond Clapp on his graduation from Company A, 795 MP BN-Avengers training. https://www.facebook.com/AlphaCO795/videos/264581121466900/
Summer School is a go! It starts Monday, July 6 at 8 AM and dismisses at 2:30. Summer school ends July 31. Any student in K-8 is able to enroll. Any high school student who needs credit recovery may also enroll. Call the office to enroll if you have not done so already 284-7333.
Don't forget the food line tonight from 4-6! Anyone with kids age 18 and under is welcome to participate!!!
The Superintendent's office will be closed Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week for training. The elementary and high school offices will be open. Thank you.
Attention FFA Members. Just wanted to let you know that the FFA will be having a get together late July or early August. Mr. Grigg (our new Ag Teacher) and myself will have some great food waiting for you so bring a big appetite. Practice up on your corn hole skills because we are going to have a tournament and will also hand out a few end of the year awards. We will let you know when we decide on the date.
Screening for Preschool will be July 6 and Kindergarten will be July 7. Call the school to make an appointment at 417-284-7333.
There will be a Guild Meeting at the Pavilion in the park on June 25th from 10:00 to 1:00. All current Guild members are invited to come. We will be playing long distance board games so social distancing rules can be observed. We will also be serving hot dogs. If you feel sick that day, please stay home. If you have any questions, you may contact Mr. Dillinger through e-mail or Remind.
Food pick up tonight from 4-6!!! Anyone with children 18 or under is welcome to participate in free meals!!
Update on Summer School: Starts July 6th. Right now we have very few students who have signed up. If we start and numbers dwindle, we could have a two week session. It is not too late to call and register! Call 417-284-7333 and leave the child's name and contact information with any office at school.
Don't forget the food line tonight. Pick up food from 4-6. Also, if you plan to send your child to summer school, please call the office at 284-7333 to make sure they are enrolled if you have not done so already.
Don't forget to pick up food tonight in the Food Line from 4-6!! Also, call the school at 284-7333 to sign up for summer school for kids in kindergarten through 8th grade!!
Attention all seniors! Anyone wishing to be considered for homecoming king and queen needs to arrive at prom by 8:15. Voting will begin at 8:30.
Prom attendees: Shannon Bridges will be our photographer this year. The first picture will be $5. All others will be free. Shannon will send pictures to you digitally, and you will be responsible for printing them.
Order your 2020 LION yearbook before it is too late. We have extended our deadline until Thursday, June 11. The cost is $40, and no orders will be accepted after the 11th. You may place your order at jostensyearbooks.com or by calling 1-877-767-5217. If Jostens sends any overrun books in our yearbook shipment, the cost will be $50. (Last year we received four books in overrun.) No books will be held. Any extras will be first pay, first receive.
Any Juniors who can work on prom decorations Friday, June 5th, 10-2 in the art room, please come!
Hey! So prom is set! Could you please share this info with the juniors and seniors? June 12th from 7:30-10pm at the pavilion. We are still going with the roaring 20's theme. These are the questions I've been asked already with the answers. 1. Why so soon? The reason for that date is because summer ball starts the next weekend. 2. Will it still be formal? I say every come with what they've got. If you've got formal, wear it. If not, we all understand and don't care. We just want to see people and share the experience! (From Grace) Hey guys I don't know if any of you had a dress rental with PJs but I just called them and they are allowing me to still rent the dress and have it in the Pavilion even though it's going to be outside if they have everyone's measurements and are totally open to the idea of giving you the dress without paying anymore. 3. How do I get a new prom date approved? Mr Byrd said that anyone who needs to clear a date should just call him and give him the info.
Don't forget the food line tonight from 4-6. Call the office to sign up for summer school!! We have opened summer school to include all kids from Kindergarten through eighth grade. Call 284-7333 to sign up by June 12. Summer School will run July 6-31.
Call to ENROLL in Summer School! K-5th grades!! Call the elementary office at 417-284-7333, ext 407.
Annual bids have been posted and current openings are listed under Explore then under Resources on the district website.
Annual bids for milk, propane, diesel and school audit have been posted under Explore then Resources on the district website.
Summer school for kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade will be July 6-31. You must call the elementary office between 9 am and 2 pm to enroll by June 12, 2020.
Food pickup continues tonight from 4-6! Delivery is still available on Wednesdays. See you in the food pick up line!
Summer School for kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade will be July 6-31 from 8:00-2:30 Monday through Friday with limited transportation. Please call the elementary office at 284-7333 to enroll your children and update transportation needs. See the News section for more information!
Please see the News section of the website or app for information on immunizations.
I would like to apologize to Colter Bean. During our graduation ceremony, I failed to recognize Colter. Colter received Welding Certification through South Central Career Center. He will also be awarded the opporunity to receive 24 credit hour scholarship at Missouri State University-West Plains. Congratulations Colter for a job well done! I am very sorry for dropping the ball during graduation.
High School & Middle School Boys & Girls basketball can return to the gym starting in June for conditioning, weightlifting and individual skill drills. The boys will go June 1st & 3rd from 9-11 with girls going June 2nd & 4th also from 9-11. All student athletes must bring their own water bottle and towels. Any questions contact the school for Coach Lansdown or Cotter. A schedule for June will be available next week.
Due to the weather conditions, the graduation parade will end at the Bank. Again, the parade will end at the Bank.
Senior Graduation is tomorrow night at 6 pm. YOU MUST HAVE A TICKET to enter. No exceptions. The parade will follow immediately after graduation. Parade time is ANTICIPATED to be 7:15, but depends on length of ceremony. More info under News section of app and website.
P-EBT information has been posted under our News section. We have been asked to pass this information on to families regarding this one-time benefit for those on Food Stamps. This is NOT a School program. We can not process applications. See News section for details.
Wednesday, May 20th, 2020--Last Day of School!! All work must be returned to school by the end of the day tomorrow. There are drop boxes by both offices. Finish Strong!!
Pictures for the 2020 LION yearbook The following message is an update from April 20: The 2020 school year has been a very different experience for all of us. We are collecting pictures to document this experience and would like for you to share pictures with us of your child/children completing school learning experiences beyond our school building. We would like to collect a variety of pictures from science, math, reading, history, writing, art, music, physical education, cooking, sewing, engineering, farming, etc. We need quality pictures clearly showing the activity and child that would be yearbook appropriate. Please do not send more than two pictures per child. Not all of the pictures will make it into the yearbook, but we would appreciate a variety of options from all grade levels. Pictures may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for pictures is May 19, 2020. Thank you!
2020 LION Yearbook We are still collecting orders for the 2020 LION yearbook. The current cost is $40. Orders can be made by any of the following methods: online at www.jostensyearbooks.com call 1-877-767-5217 send payment and order to school - address Bakersfield Yearbook, PO BOX 38, Bakersfield, Missouri 65609 We must submit our final order by June 1, so any orders placed through school must be received by May 29. We will order a limited number of extra yearbooks and will sell those for $45 each. To ensure you get a yearbook from this historic school year, please submit your order soon.
Class of 2020 Friday, May 15th--all work needs to be at school by 3:30! Return your packets to the drop box in front of the office. Packets 3 and 4 will count on your final grades so take advantage of the opportunity to help your final grades. Finish Strong!!
Please check the school district website or Facebook page for a very important survey on the start date of school and summer school. The survey is only 2 questions! We need your feedback!
Bakersfield Parents, Staff and Students--PLEASE take this survey about summer school and school start date!!! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MB5BV6L
Attention Students: SR's--packets are due this Friday, May 15th. All other students--Packets are due on Tuesday, May 20th. That was originally our final day of school and no work will be accepted after the 20th. There are drop boxes outside in front of the HS and Elem. offices where work can be returned.
The Food Pick up TODAY from 4-6 will be at the MAIN elementary entrance due to the rain. Please enter at the main entrance by the electronic sign.
An update on Preschool and Kindergarten graduation and 8th grade promotion has been posted in the News Section of the app and website.
The FFA Greenhouse will be open tonight from 4 to 6 PM this evening. This will be the last week to get plants. We have Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Squash, and Sweet Banana Peppers. Our numbers are limited this week but the quality of them is still really good. If you for sure need them get here early.
The food distribution will continue on Tuesdays from 4-6 PM. Anyone with kids in the home ages 18 and under may participate!
Seniors! I have placed two more scholarship applications in your packet. Please complete them and return to me ASAP. I know it is short notice, but these things are coming down to the end. I have placed the deadline for them for Tuesday, May 12. If you can turn them in sooner that would be great. Also, if you have received any scholarships, please let me know. I need them to announce at graduation. Thank you
We have a great selection of tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, and peppers this week. Please stop by greenhouse on Tuesday from 4 to 6 PM. Have some 4 packs for $2 and also have some great looking individual plants for $2. This may be our last week to offer plants. If we do have some available next week supply will be limited.
Seniors and Juniors: Mr. Byrd is working with the sponsors to host a Prom/Project Graduation event. Details will be announced later, probably after graduation. The event is planned for early June after restrictions ease. Again---More details LATER. Thanks for your patience!
Don't forget--Final Packets and Senior letters with graduation tickets will be handed out in the food line Tuesday, May 5 from 4-6 pm.
Senior Banners are hanging in town...I didn't get a picture of every banner, but a sampling is below. Drive through and check them out!! Congrats, Seniors 2020!!!
Check out the Class of 2020 Senior Banners hanging along 101 and AR in Bakersfield!!
Staff, online insurance enrollment is tomorrow. Please check your email and follow the directions there.
Tuesday, May 5 will be the last packets to go out. These will also have the Senior letters about graduation. Pick up everything in the food/packet line from 4-6.
Graduation will be live on Facebook on the Bakersfield R-IV School District page!
Please see the News section of the School Website or App for an update on GRADUATION !!!
Just a reminder to our students: whenever possible, and I know it may not always be possible right away, please check your school email. Miss ya guys!
Class of 2020 A letter concerning graduation was included in the packets sent home this week. Make sure and look that over and let me know if you have any questions. Caps and Gowns/other jostens items are now at the school. You can go to www.thegraduationcenter.com and pay any remaining balance you may have. Pick up for items will be next Monday, April 27 from 9-3, and Tuesday April 28 from 9-3 in the high school office. You can also pick them up in the food line on Tuesday. If you can't make it, call Mr. Byrd at 284-7333 ext. 403 and we will work something out.
Even though the quarantine caught us in the middle of reading The Hobbit, our students managed to make some amazing projects. Hailee and Haley made awesome versions of Bilbo's home, "Bag End", and the "Spiders and Flies" chapter. Great work!
Thanks to all of you that purchased plants last week. We will have tomatoes and cucumbers ready to go tomorrow from 4 to 6. Next week we will also have squash, peppers, tomatoes, and cucumbers. Sorry we are sold out of ferns. Thanks again.
Packets will be available for pick-up Tuesday from 4-6 in the Food line. Packets #3 and #4 will have participation points assigned for middle and high school. You may drop off completed packets, textbooks or library books in the line or the drop box by the high school office.
8th Grade t-shirts will be available tomorrow in the food line at the packet pick-up/return table.
Seniors and Parents: please send us a picture of your senior with information about plans after high school. We would like to feature these on our website, app and Facebook page! You can send them to the contact us link on the district website or via Facebook messenger on district Facebook page.
The Ozark County Food Pantry will be ACCEPTING donations on Wednesday, April 29 from 11 -4 in the Bakersfield High School Parking lot.
Tuesday from 4-6 we will have Food Pick-UP, packet drop off, plants from the Greenhouse for sale! Exact change only, please! Drive in at the Main Elementary Gate and drive around to Food pick up! We will have stations for plants, packet drop off and food pick up!
Message from Selective Service The Selective Service System is asking that we please remind students that under current law all male US citizens between 18–25 years of age, born after January 1, 1960 are required to register within 30 days of their 18th birthday. A young man who fails to register with Selective Service may be ineligible for opportunities that may be important to his future. He must register to be eligible for federal student financial aid, state-funded student financial aid-including A+, most federal employment, some state employment, security clearance for contractors, job training under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (formerly known as the Workforce Investment Act), and U.S. citizenship for immigrant men. Go to https://www.sss.gov/ to register.
School buildings have been closed for the rest of the school year. Instruction packets will continue until May 20. Tuesday food pick up from 4 to 6 continues. Completed packets may be dropped off in the food line. More information will be available next week.
The Bakersfield FFA Greenhouse will have plants available for pickup outside the school Greenhouse each Tuesday from 4 to 6 PM. Due to Covid 19, plants will be set out on tables outside the greenhouse and customers will not be allowed inside the greenhouse. We would ask that customers gather their own plants and calculate their own price totals. Please bring exact change if paying cash. Please insert cash or check in a money container that we have available. See attachments for plant list and prices.
Congratulations to the following athletes for all-conference accolades based on this past basketball season. 1st Team: Cole Summers, Brady Ingalsbe, Shelby Summers, Sierra Carter & Ashton Yeager. Honorable Mention: Evan Ryan & Shelby See.
Packets may be picked up tomorrow at the food pick-up line between 4 and 6 at the elementary. For those who get meals delivered, the packets will come with the food. Packets are REVIEW and will only HELP and not hurt grades!!
Food pick up Tuesday, April 7 from 4-6 at elementary pick up line. New homework packets can also be picked up at same time/place. Any packets not picked up will be mailed on Wednesday. Students will return packets when we return to school. Call 712-1222 or private message on school Facebook page if you need food and can’t get there on Tuesday. Stay safe!
Mrs. Ehrhart's Government, History and Geography class assignments are posted on Google Classroom. If you have any questions or forgot your school email let me know by leaving a comment and I will get back with you. I have emailed every student today so please check your school email. Thanks, Mrs. Ehrhart
Wednesday April 1 Food delivery started about 10 this morning. Mr. Johnson is driving in the school van and will be working from the West side of the district back to the east. He has everyone's phone number that called and he will be getting in touch with you as he gets close to your area.
Bakersfield will be closed through April 24. Meal pick will continue. More information on instruction packets will be forthcoming.
The first of March the sophomores had the opportunity to tour South Central Career Center. This is the vocation school in West Plains our students attend for two years to receive a certification upon completion. I ask the parents of the sophomores to discuss the idea of attending SCCC their junior and senior years. This is a commentment and a privledge, not a requirement. Students need to have a 2.5 GPA, on task to graduate, and good attendance. If your child is interested, please send me an email letting me know your child is interested in enrolling. If they meet these requirements, then I will provide you with directions to have your child complete an application from SCCC. Not all applicants will be accepted. SCCC has opened their enrollment process,so the sooner you email me the better. Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon.
The Foyer will be open Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Seniors! Scholarship deadlines have been extended. I have set up a box inside the foyer of the high school office which has envelopes for each scholarship where you can place your completed application inside. There are blank scholarships for you to complete attached to each envelope. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE EVERYTHING THE APPLICATION REQUIRES STAPLED TO YOUR APPLICATION. Below you will see a list of scholarships and deadlines that are coming due. Remember to be looking at the Community Foundation of the Ozarks website along with the Missouri Connections for additional scholarships. If there is anything you need, you can email me at email@example.com Scholarships due Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Sawyer Joe Divelbliss Memorial Jake Lashley Memorial Bob & Ester Kingsolver Memorial Sholarships due Friday, April 10, 2020 Chapter JP Memorial Scholarship Ozark County Farm Bureau Grant A. Finley Memorial Scholarships due Friday, April 17, 2020 Cory Parish Memorial Matthew J. England Scholarship Scholarships due Friday, May 1, 2020 Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative
Don't forget meal pick up tonight from 4 to 6! A week of meals for all kids under 18. If you need delivery, and have not contacted us, please do today!!
The phone system at school is being updated. Meal pick up is Tuesday from 4-6 at school. If you need delivery, call/text 417 7121222 or msg on the district FB page for Wed morning delivery. A week of meals will be provided.
Please see a message under the News section for Meal Delivery Changes starting Tuesday, March 31. We will have pick up line every Tuesday from 4-6 PM. Delivery for those who can't pick up on Wednesday, but need you to contact us if you can't pick up! See News for details.
We are ready for the second meal delivery Thursday afternoon! We hope to see you. If you want to pick up the meals for your kids, pull down by the elementary car rider line and someone will bring it to you. Thanks!
LUNCH DELIVERIES The Caulfield/Pottersville bus route and John Turner's bus route are running 45 minutes behind schedule delivering lunches. Also Jason Marsh's bus had to change directions after his drop off at McMorrow's house, due to high water so he will be running early for the remainder of his route. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you.
Track and Field Workouts: Be safe when trying to do these. Safety come first. This list is meant to be completed in a week not in one day! Remember to practice social distancing. If you can't do something because of lack of resources then don't worry about doing it. Can't say this enough during this time, be safe. Miss ya guys! Coach Sewell
Track and Field Workouts: Be safe when trying to do these. Safety come first. This list is meant to be completed in a week not in one day! Remember to practice social distancing. If you can't do something because of lack of resources then don't worry about doing it. Can't say this enough during this time, be safe. Miss ya guys! Coach Sewell
Traffic flow for packets and food pick up on campus----Pull into the main elementary drive then up to the front of the high school (for Middle/High School kids) then pull down to the elementary car rider line for meal pick up. Packets/Meals will be brought out to your car.
Tuesday we will be delivering meals to all students (unless you tell us not to). Be at your bus stop between noon and 1:15 to receive your meals. You may also pick up meals between 1:00 and 2:00. Packets may be picked up at this time. Packets not picked up will be mailed.
Seniors...The following scholarships are coming due: Howell-Oregon Electric, Jake Lashley Memorial, Sawyer Divelbiss Memorial, and Kingsolver Memorial. These are a few that I can remember off the top of my head. Just have them ready on Wednesday, April 8th. Remember to be checking your email for forward scholarship and take this time to review the Community Foundation of the Ozarks website for more scholarships.
The April 4th ACT Test has been postponed to June 13th. All participants should be receiving an email from ACT.
Prom 2020 Due to CDC guidelines and projections, Prom, scheduled for April 11 has been cancelled.
As of now, all activities through April 3 are cancelled. There are no practices or activities of any kind.
Vo-Tech students will not report for vo-tech until Monday, April 6.
Attention Vo-Tech Students The South Central Career Center will be closed through April 3. They hope to resume classes on Monday, April 6th.
Please see the News section of the App or website for information about meal deliveries! (It was too long for the Live Feed.)
Instructional review packets for students will be available for pick up Tuesday. Any packets not picked up will be mailed. These are due back when we return to school. These review packets are intended to keep kids engaged in learning with concepts fresh in their minds!
Teachers, please check your school email.
School will be closed through April 3. Students and staff return Tuesday, April 7. All practices and activities are cancelled during this time. More information will be coming regarding meal availability and instructional materials and resources.
We just finished “The Outsiders” in our 7th grade Reading class. On the last day, I asked them to come to school dressed as characters from our novel. The students absolutely blew my mind! I was so incredibly proud of the way they embodied the characters and the 1960’s storyline. These “Greasers” were spot on! 🖤-Mrs Sisney
Spring break track practice schedule: No practice Monday. Practice Tuesday through Friday starting at 3:45. Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday will end at 5:15 while practice on Wednesday will end at 4:45pm. Stay up to date with cancellations due to weather.
Coronavirus information: We do not have any signs of the virus here, however, we are monitoring the situation and working closely with officials. We have increased our cleaning protocols If anything changes, we will post it here. As always, WASH YOUR HANDS!
The Bakersfield Academic Relay Team placed 3rd overall at our competition on Wednesday. Individually, Hailee Collins placed 4th in English, Silas Bouchard placed 3rd in Science, Lane West placed 3rd in Social Studies and 2nd in Science, and Alex Kowiti placed 1st in Social Studies. Congratulations, team!
Youth basketball at Couch on 3-12-20. One girls game starting at 5:30 followed by one boys game.
Don't miss out on the science fair exhibits, art show and culture night tonight from 5-7 at the high school!
Track practice will end at 4:30 today, March 12th. Culture Night begins at 5:00pm.
Lion Nation News SR'S--scholarship deadlines fast approaching!! Make sure and get with Mrs. Summers if you have any questions. Congrats to FFA--Knowledge Team 1st Place, Daly Wiesner-1st individually, Savannah Johnson 3rd, Sam Hoskins 4th, and Avery Maynard 10th. Laken Zimmer-1st Place Creed Speaking Wednesday: Academic Relay at Lutie Thursday: Culture Night/Art Show/Science Fair 5:00-7:00 PM Elementary Basketball at Couch Teen Girls go to College Trip to ASU-MH Friday: Hat Day for Nashville Tenn. tornado victims-sponsored by FCCLA Guild Club Meeting After School Dodge Ball Tournament--Elementary starts at 1:00, MS/HS will start around 2:00 Next Week--Spring Break!!
Great Job, Bakersfield Scholar Bowl! On Monday, Bakersfield hosted the White River Conference Quiz Bowl. Thanks to Mrs. Tefft and Mrs. Fowler and all the judges and workers for making it a success!
Track will meet in the gym lobby for practice today at 3:45.
A huge congratulations to the Bakersfield Scholar Bowl travel team - Lane West (captain), Ransom Killion, Cooper Bridges, Autumn Farel, and Jasmine Hall. We are so proud of the way they behaved and competed in our first ever multi-school tournament. We travelled to Fair Grove, Missouri and competed in a tournament that hosted 29 area schools of all sizes. They won two matches and barely lost a third with the last question. But what makes us most proud is how they continually praised one another every time they correctly answered a question or even got close. Below is their total points earned, which includes Power Up (PUp) points.. Those are earned by answering with only having heard a small part of the question. Lane - 190 (2 PUp) Ransom - 110 (2 PUp) Cooper - 115 (1 PUp) Autumn - 10 Both Autumn and Jasmine were vital in helping answer bonus questions, for which they are not awarded individual points. WAY TO GO "SMART ONES"! (Quotation marks are their inside joke)
A reminder to all those who are participating in and helping with the WRV Conference Scholar Bowl Tournament on Monday, March 9th, 8:30-2. Both JV and varsity teams will be competing, so we need everyone there at 8:30. Parents are welcome!
Please note: There is NO Youth Basketball at Gainesville on Tuesday, March 10th. We will attempt to reschedule these games.
The Bakersfield FBLA is planning and organizing the event, Small Town Extreme Makeover. FBLA, along with several clubs, classes, churches, and community organizations are planning on painting a home in the city limits of Bakersfield. We are hoping to make this a yearly event and are asking for your support. In an effort to help revitalize and restore our town, the students at BHS want to pay it forward to a community that has been a big supporter of the school. We are asking for donations in many forms: financial support, physical labor, and materials needed for the painting project. Bakersfield FBLA members met with the City Council on February 27th to make the first-year selection. This year's recipients are the West family, which are currently renovating their home located by the city well house. The home makeover day is scheduled for April 4th, 2020. Contributions can be made at Century Bank of the Ozarks in Bakersfield or see Stephanie Guffey. Be there when we Move that School Bus on April 4th!
8th grade had a great trip to Jefferson City on Tuesday. They visited the Capitol building where they saw the House of Representatives discuss a bill, visited the Senate floor, saw the amazing mural by Thomas Hart Benton, and met with both our state senator and representative. Then they headed over to the Missouri State Penitentiary for a super informative 2 hour tour!
Booster Club Meeting Wednesday March 4th at 5:30 in the gym.
March is National Youth Art Month! Throughout the month, we will be honoring Bakersfield’s talented students! Be sure to attend the art show and culture night on March 12 to see all of the students hard work! Today we celebrate artist Demi Tabor! This piece is a 24” x 36” Charcoal on Paper.
Track and Field practice will begin tomorrow (Monday March 2nd) at the school playground starting at 3:45 and will go until 5:15pm. Athlete pickup will still be at the gym at 5:15. Wednesday practices will end at 4:45.
Census 2020 is coming! Students will be learning information about the Census and why counting everyone matters! Little Known fact: cell phone companies use Census data to determine where to put towers!!
The Bakersfield R-IV School District is accepting applications for a cook. The position will begin in the 2020-2021 school year. For more information, or for an application, call Dr. Britt at 417-284-7333. Position is open until filled. EOE.
On February 14th, the Honor Society inducted its new members! Congratulations!
Rock-A-Thon is March 6th after school to midnight. All middle school and high school students are welcome. There will be pizza and snacks. Bring your video games or watch movies with your friends while helping the Honor Society raise money for the Rob Laxton scholarship. Entry is $20.00.
Karen Davis Benefit Auction--Saturday, March 7 at 7PM at the BHS Jerry Taylor Gymnasium
Lion Nation News Feb. 24-28 FFA Week Tuesday-Blood Drive Camo/Hunter Orange Day Wednesday-wear Green/Greenhand day Thursday-Redneck/Patriotic American Day Friday- Blue and Gold Day FCCLA Bingo 6:00
High School Basketball 7:00 at Cabool. Boys vs Gainesville first round of district.
District basketball at Cabool on Saturday Feb. 22nd. Girls vs Hartville at 12:00pm.
FFA week spirit days! The whole school is welcome to participate! Tuesday, The American Red Cross will be having a blood drive in the Ag building. Come donate! Friday, before school we will be having a teacher appreciation breakfast also in the Ag room. Any FFA members who participate in 3 out of the 4 spirit days and wear their FFA shirt or jacket are welcome to come eat. FFA Reporter- Willow Collins
The Bakersfield FFA is hosting a Blood Drive on Tuesday, February 25th from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. The Red Cross asked us to try to get as many donors as possible as there is a shortage of blood supply right now. Your donation will save as many as 3 lives and also help raise scholarship funds for Bakersfield Seniors. They are buying pizza for donors and also giving them Long sleeved shirts.
Parents--there is a dangerous game that has gone viral called the "Skull Crusher Challenge" where kids line up, someone tells them to jump, and knocks their legs out from under them resulting in serious injury. This could look like any childhood game. Please talk to your kids!
High School Basketball Thursday February 20th at the Jerry Taylor Gymnasium. Starting at 5:30 with JV boys, V girls and V boys.
High School Basketball for Tuesday February 18th, boys at Winona with 6:00 start Varsity first then half JV game. Girls Home at the Jerry Taylor Gymnasium 6:00 start with JV playing 2 10 minute halves then Varsity game. Go Lions!!
6th grade had fun with a Valentine’s Day Escape Room n Language Arts class!
Lion Nation News February 17-21 This week we are celebrating Language Arts Teacher Week--Mr. Dillinger, Mrs. Tefft, and Mrs. Scott Monday--Cardiac Screening in the FEMA Building Tuesday--Cardiac Screening Continues Basketball--at Winona, 6:00 Varsity Boys followed by half a JV Boys Game Basketball--VS. Dora, 6:00 JV Girls followed by the Varsity girls Students--Jr/Sr Class sponsors have permission slips for Prom if you plan to bring an out of school date. Thursday--Basketball vs. Kosh at Bakersfield School Board Meeting Friday--Guild Club after school MS Dance in FEMA 5-7 P.M. FBLA Bowling and Dinner Trip after school Saturday--District Basketball begins at Cabool--Girls play Hartville at noon, Boys play on Monday at 7:00
Valentine's Day brings out the creativity in my cooking class!
Cardiac Screening--we still have spot available! They have extended the testing into Tuesday if you want to get your child signed up for this. Look at previous post for more information on how to sign up.
Friday February 14th high school basketball at Couch with a 5:00pm start. Order of games: half JV boys, V girls and V boys. Go Lions!!
The company providing this life saving service has given us more slots for testing. If you want to register, please sign up as soon as possible!! Dear Parent/Guardian, Bakersfield High School is taking an extra step to protect your child by providing cardiovascular testing for students aged 12-25 on school grounds on 02/17 Sudden Cardiac Arrest is caused by an abnormality in the heart's electrical system or structure that abruptly stops the heartbeat. It is the leading cause of death on school campuses. According to the American Heart Association, every 3 days a young athlete dies from Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the US. In 80% of the cases, there are no warning signs or symptoms leading up to a cardiac arrest. CAPPO Health will perform EKGs and echocardiograms to detect heart conditions that can put your child at risk and vascular ultrasounds to identify vascular conditions common to athletes (such as blood clots). All tests are non-invasive, and the privacy of your child is maintained. To learn more and register for the testing, please visit: http://go.cappohealth.com/…/webd/Bakersfield%20High%20School Once have chosen your appointment time, please visit: www.cappohealth.com and click on "HS Registration" at the top of the page to complete your registration paperwork. There are no upfront costs for this testing. CAPPO Health will bill your health insurance, accepting what your carrier deems usual and customary. As required by law, CAPPO will bill for any deductible or co-insurance owed, if applicable. There are a number of circumstances that would waive any balance due for this testing (including saving for college). Please be aware that if you have an HSA, FSA, or HRA account, funds may automatically be deducted if a balance is due. We encourage you to call us at (833) 244-5700 to verify your benefits or to answer any questions you have about the billing process. Together with Bakersfield High School, we look forward to contributing to the health and safety of your athlete! Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.
The Bus route dropping off students out MM, K and KK highways is delayed due to water over the road. We are rerouting which may cause some delays. 12/12/20 PM.
Jason's bus route, Feb. 12, 2020 PM Jason will be driving his route backwards from how he normally runs it due to high water.
Join us for a make-up Girls VARSITY only game against Gainesville tonight at 5.
Join me for Community Coffee tomorrow morning from 7:00-8:30 at the Bakersfield Cafe! Coffee and cake will be provided.
Final Notice--Today is the deadline for signing up for this life saving testing. We need 20 students signed up to have this done here on campus. Dear Parent/Guardian, Bakersfield High School is taking an extra step to protect your child by providing cardiovascular testing for students aged 12-25 on school grounds on 02/17 Sudden Cardiac Arrest is caused by an abnormality in the heart's electrical system or structure that abruptly stops the heartbeat. It is the leading cause of death on school campuses. According to the American Heart Association, every 3 days a young athlete dies from Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the US. In 80% of the cases, there are no warning signs or symptoms leading up to a cardiac arrest. CAPPO Health will perform EKGs and echocardiograms to detect heart conditions that can put your child at risk and vascular ultrasounds to identify vascular conditions common to athletes (such as blood clots). All tests are non-invasive, and the privacy of your child is maintained. To learn more and register for the testing, please visit: http://go.cappohealth.com/fmi/webd/Bakersfield%20High%20School Once have chosen your appointment time, please visit: www.cappohealth.com and click on "HS Registration" at the top of the page to complete your registration paperwork. There are no upfront costs for this testing. CAPPO Health will bill your health insurance, accepting what your carrier deems usual and customary. As required by law, CAPPO will bill for any deductible or co-insurance owed, if applicable. There are a number of circumstances that would waive any balance due for this testing (including saving for college). Please be aware that if you have an HSA, FSA, or HRA account, funds may automatically be deducted if a balance is due. We encourage you to call us at (833) 244-5700 to verify your benefits or to answer any questions you have about the billing process. Together with Bakersfield High School, we look forward to contributing to the health and safety of your athlete! Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.
High School Girls Basketball at the Jerry Taylor Gymnasium Wednesday February 12th Varsity only at 5:00pm.
High School Boys Basketball @ Alton JV & V start at 6:00pm.
High School Basketball Monday February 10th at Summersville. Starting at 5:00 with following order of games V girls, JV boys, V boys.
More FBLA- I did not get a picture of these ladies together, BUT they did an awesome job - Alex Kowiti, Emmi Tucker, and Ella Ryan 2nd place Intro to Business Presentation. Shout out to Brady Ingalsbe for 5th place in Personal Finance. He had s VIP event for the evening and I did not get his picture either. I am so proud of all of our competitors.
Congratulations to Cole Summers for winning 1st Place at the South Central Career Center welding competition!! Cole will now compete at the regional welding competition!
Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys basketball at Norfork tonight. Girls game first with a 5:30 start.
This is School Counselor Appreciation Week, so we here at Bakersfield School got our beloved counselor, Mrs Trudy Summers a bouquet...not of flowers (which as she pointed out, only die), but her favorite, DONUTS! Thank you, Mrs Trudy, for all you do for us! ❤❤❤
Join us tonight for SENIOR night! Girls game starts at 5:30 with Senior night between games then Boys. Century Bank of the Ozarks will be sponsoring FREE POPCORN night! Proceeds will benefit FBLA and other student organizations!
Spring Pictures & HS Basketball Pictures Hilburn Photography will be in the Bakersfield School Library on Wednesday, February 12, to take spring pictures. We plan to start pictures at 7:30. The photographer will be using green screen technology to photograph students. A proof will be sent home with each student photographed so that orders can be made from it and backgrounds chosen. Basketball team pictures will be taken in the afternoon, and students can order individual pictures along with their team pictures.
Lion Nation News Feb. 3-7 Monday--Feb. 3 Girls Basketball at Alton Varsity only 6:00 Tuesday--Feb. 4 Boys Basketball at Dora 6:00 Jv/Varsity Boys MSU-West Plains here during GAP to meet with JR's and Seniors Wednesday--Feb. 5 FFA State Degree Proficiency Selection at Houston Thursday--Feb. 6 Sr. Night-Basketball vs. Riverview Girls/Lutie Boys, 5:30 start, Senior Night after the girls game Friday-Feb. 7th District FBLA at West Plains, Bus leaves at 7:00 AM Basketball at Norfork AR 5:30, Varsity Girls/Varsity Boys
Monday February 3rd high school basketball V girls only at Alton 6:00.
Dear Parent/Guardian, Bakersfield High School is taking an extra step to protect your child by providing cardiovascular testing for students aged 12-19 on school grounds on 02/17 Sudden Cardiac Arrest is caused by an abnormality in the heart's electrical system or structure that abruptly stops the heartbeat. It is the leading cause of death on school campuses. According to the American Heart Association, every 3 days a young athlete dies from Sudden Cardiac Arrest in the US. In 80% of the cases, there are no warning signs or symptoms leading up to a cardiac arrest. CAPPO Health will perform EKGs and echocardiograms to detect heart conditions that can put your child at risk and vascular ultrasounds to identify vascular conditions common to athletes (such as blood clots). All tests are non-invasive, and the privacy of your child is maintained. To learn more and register for the testing, please visit: http://go.cappohealth.com/fmi/webd/Bakersfield%20High%20School Once have chosen your appointment time, please visit: www.cappohealth.com and click on "HS Registration" at the top of the page to complete your registration paperwork. There are no upfront costs for this testing. CAPPO Health will bill your health insurance, accepting what your carrier deems usual and customary. As required by law, CAPPO will bill for any deductible or co-insurance owed, if applicable. There are a number of circumstances that would waive any balance due for this testing (including saving for college). Please be aware that if you have an HSA, FSA, or HRA account, funds may automatically be deducted if a balance is due. We encourage you to call us at (833) 244-5700 to verify your benefits or to answer any questions you have about the billing process. Together with Bakersfield High School, we look forward to contributing to the health and safety of your athlete! Contact Doyne Byrd at 417-284-7333 if you have any questions.
FFA Barnwarming is tonight from 5-9 in the FEMA building.
https://mocap.mo.gov/ This is the website for the Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program. Bakersfield has all of these options in addition to Dual Credit/Enrollment is MSU (at no cost to students).
Thursday January 30th girls high school basketball at the Jerry Taylor Gymnasium 6;00 start JV & V vs Cabool.
Tuesday January 28th Girls Basketball at the Jerry Taylor Gymnasium with 5:30 JV start vs Thayer. Andrew Eckman Insurance auction to benefit St. Jude’s following the first game and then V contest after the auction.
FCA Game Day at MO State-Springfield Saturday, Feb. 1st. Cost is $15 and must be paid by Wednesday. Bus leaves at 9:00 AM. See Mrs. Burns or Mr. Sewell for more information.
Lion Nation News Jan. 27-31st Monday: Basketball Girls home vs. Norwood 6:00, Varsity first, then a half a JV game Tuesday: Hat Day for St. Jude's $1.00 Basketball Girls Home vs. Thayer--5:30 JV followed by St. Judes Benefit Auction sponsored by Shelter Insurance/Andrew Eckman, then Varsity Girls Game Wednesday: FCCLA Trip Thursday: Basketball Girls Home vs. Cabool 6:00 JV followed by Varsity Friday: FFA Barn Warming
Hat day Tuesday January 28th for St. Jude’s children’s hospital.
American history students don’t forget you have a World War II test tomorrow.
The Art Club has concession stands on Tuesday, January 28, 2020. We need workers! The students need to be at the concession stand by 4:45 or they can stay after school with Mrs. Sanders. Thank you.
Monday January 27th high school girls basketball at the Jerry Taylor Gymnasium. Starting at 6:00 with Varsity then 2 quarters JV vs Norwood.
High School Basketball At Cabool will BE played today. Girls vs Cabool in Old Gym at 4. Boys vs Couch in New Gym at 4.
No school Friday, January 24
Hat Day for St. Jude's On Friday, Jan. 24th! Bring a dollar and wear your favorite hat and support a great cause!
No school today, Thursday, January 23.
There will be no school today, Thursday, January 23.
Parents, As a parent I understand how children can get out the door dressed inappropriately (wearing a pair of shorts, short sleeves, or a hoodie instead of a coat) in the middle of January. For this reason, we ask that you please make every effort to make sure they are dressed appropriately for these cold winter days. As stated in the handbook, "If children are dressed inappropriately for weather conditions, they may be required to stay in during recess or other outdoor activities". Thanks for all you do! Mr. Hollis
High School Basketball Boys & Girls at the Cabool Tournament. Boys play at 4:00 in the new gym vs. Cabool. Girls play in old gym vs. Couch at 5:30. Go Lions!!
High School Basketball Boys & Girls at Cabool Tournament Monday January 20th. Boys in old gym vs Lutie at 4. Girls in new gym vs Ava at 8:30. Both teams will also play Tuesday January 21st times TBA.
The HS Guild meeting for today will be rescheduled.
There will be No school today, Friday, January 17.
Lion Nation News Jan. 13-17 Tuesday: Basketball at Mtn. Home Christian 5:00 Varsity girls and boys Thursday: Basketball at Lutie 5:30 JV Girls and Varsity Boys Regular Board Meeting in FEMA Building 6:00 Friday: Guild Club after school FBLA Bowling and Dinner after school
The Girl's Game tonight against Gainesville has been postponed. A new date will be posted as soon as it is available.
Monday January 13th High School Girls Basketball at the Jerry Taylor Gymnasium. Lady Lions hosting Gainesville with a 6:00 Varsity start followed by 2 JV quarters.
Homecoming is tonight! Come out and watch the JV Lions take on Thayer, followed by the coronation, followed by Varsity Lions. Everything starts at 6!
So far, we have been lucky with the weather. We are not currently aware of any low water crossings that would affect or delay the afternoon bus routes.
Spring pictures and High School Basketball team Pics will be FEBRUARY 12.
A note went home for the riders of Mr. Johnson's bus about the 142 Hwy road closure next week. There should be few changes to the times on the routes.
The girls game Thursday night at Mtn. View has been backed up to a 5:30 start time.
The JV Girls Basketball game will have a 5:30 start at Mtn. View on Thursday Jan. 9th with the V game to follow. Boys host Thayer for HOMECOMING at the Jerry Taylor Gymnasium on Friday Jan. 10th. Go Lions!
Lion Nation News Jan. 6-11 HOMECOMING WEEK!! Monday--Boys/Girls Basketball Home Vs. Cotter AR 5:00, JV Girls/Boys, Var. Girls/Boys Tuesday: Cowboy/Cowgirl Day Basketball at Eminence 5:00, JV Boys/Var. Girls/Boys Wednesday: Disney Character Day FFA Greenhand Day at West Plains, Leave at 8:00 Thursday: Dress as Food Basketball at Mtn. View Liberty 6:00, JV/Var. Girls Friday: BLUE and WHITE DAY!! Pep Assembly at 1:30 Vo-Tech students will stay at BHS on Friday.
Homecoming is Friday! Spirit Week starts tomorrow! Dress-up days: Tuesday-Cowboy/Cowgirl Day Wednesday-Disney Character Thursday-Dress as Food Friday-Blue and White
We are having some work done on the sewer lines on the exterior of the gym. If you are on campus, please park toward the gravel parking lot or in front of the high school.
The make-up game for the girls vs. Thayer will be January 28 with a 5:30 start time.
Monday, January 6 Games will start at 5:00 ---JV Girls, JV Boys (Both JV will have 6 minute quarters with running clocks), then Varsity Girls, Varsity Boys.
The Tuesday, January 7 Games at Eminence will be in the following order: 5:00 start time--JV Boys (6 min quarters), V Girls, V Boys
Varsity Lady Lions play at 5:30 followed by the Varsity Lions tonight in the Jerry Taylor Gymnasium! This is 30 min. earlier than originally posted. Thank you and GO LIONS!
Boys basketball is on for tonight at Norwood. JV & V with 6:00pm start. Go Lions!
Good Luck Lions tonight at Norwood, starting at 6!
Lion Nation News Dec. 16-20 MS/HS Students--this is a free hat week! Thanks for all of the days you pay to wear your hats to support members of our community! Monday: Game vs. Thayer--Postponed Tuesday: Boys Basketball at Norwood--6:00 Wednesday: Ugly sweater Contest--$1.00 to enter, sponsored by Mrs. Sanders and the art club MS FCA Meeting during GAP Thursday: Finals--1st, 3rd, 5th, and 8th Periods Basketball Home vs. Mtn. Home Christian, Varsity girls and Boys-5:30 Friday: Finals--2nd, 4th, and 6th Periods NHS Lock-in, cost is $10. See Mrs. Ehrhart or Mrs. Scott for more info! Guild club meeting Friday after school!
Game vs Thayer for Monday December 16th is canceled.
Good Luck Lady Lions as they take on the Thayer Lady Bobcats tonight in the Jerry Taylor Gymnasium at 6!
I want to thank everyone for coming to the concert tonight. The kids sounded great! Thank you to the parents who were able to dress their students as elves, they looked great! A special thank you to all the teachers who helped with the kids in the bleachers. I couldn't do this without your help!!
Your student is being sent home with a Homecoming T-shirt form. These forms MUST be turned in by Friday, December 20, 2019 to Mrs. Sanders or the office. This year the t-shirt was designed by Freshman, Jasmine Hall. Support your team by placing your order today! Homecoming is Friday, January 10, 2020. Go Lions!!!
High School Basketball: 12-14 Boys play for 3rd at Mammoth Spring in the Battle of the Border Tournament 4:30pm, Girls host Thayer at the Jerry Taylor Gymnasium on 12-16 6:00pm start JV & V. Go Lions!
Reminder, Christmas Concert Friday, December 13th at 6:00 PM. Students should show up 15 minutes early. Dress in Christmas attire or just dress nice.
Lion Nation News Dec. 9-13 Basketball at the Battle of the Border at Mammoth Springs--Monday, girls at 7:00, boys to follow PTO Santa's Workshop all week Krispy Kreme Donut Sales all week Tuesday: Basketball Tournament Cont. Thursday: FCCLA Christmas Party after school Friday: Hat Day for Angie Lamb Family $1.00 Band Concert 6:00
Monday December 9th High School Basketball at Battle of the Border Tournament in Mammoth Spring. Girls vs Mammoth Spring at 7 with Boys to follow vs Sloan-Hendrix. All games broadcast cast on KSAR 92.3
Good Luck to the Lions tonight and all week in the Border Classic Tournament in Mammoth Springs. Updates will be posted after the first games to determine the next date of play.
Good Luck Lions! Half a JV Boys and Full Varsity Boys starting at 5:30!
An anonymous donation has been made to cover outstanding lunch bills in Bakersfield School District. If your child had an outstanding balance on November 21, it has been paid. If you paid since then, you will have a credit on your bill. Merry Christmas from the donor!
Thursday December 5th High School Basketball schedule change NO GIRLS GAME. 5:30 start with half JV Boys followed by V Boys vs Riverview at the Jerry Taylor Gymnasium.
The Christmas Music Program will be Friday, December 13 at 6 pm in the Jerry Taylor Gymnasium.
Tuesday December 3rd High School Basketball at Kosh. 5:30 start with Varsity Girls, JV Boys and Varsity Boys.
Monday December 2nd basketball at the Jerry Taylor Gymnasium vs Couch. Start at 5:00 with 1/2 JV Girls, 1/2 JV Boys, V Girls and V Boys. Go Lions!
Lion Nation News-Dec. 2-7 FBLA students--registration deadline is Friday, Dec. 5 for district competitions. Homecoming shirt contest entries must be turned in to Mrs. Sanders by Friday, Dec. 6. Monday: Dec. 2, Basketball Home vs. Couch 5:00. JV Girls/Boys, JV playing half game each, followed by Varsity Girls/Boys Tuesday: Dec. 3, FFA Meeting During GAP Basketball at Koshkonong 5:00 Wednesday: Dec. 4, ASVAB test for all Jr's Thursday: Dec. 5, FFA Blood Drive 9-3 Basketball vs. Riverview at BHS 6:00 Friday: Band Fundraiser--Krispy Kreme Donut sales begin. Staff Christmas Party in the FEMA building 6:00
Boys basketball at Jerry Taylor Gymnasium Tuesday the 26th JV & V 6:00 start vs Gainesville.
Lady Lions in action Monday November 25th @ Mansfield 6:00 start JV & V.
We had a pretty busy week at school finishing lots of projects, but one of our favorites was our Thanksgiving meal prepared by the Foods class. Lemon rosemary roasted chicken, dressing, sweet potatoes, cranberry salad, green bean casserole, and a scrumptious four layer dessert were on the menu! Yummm
Come out and support the Lions tonight! JV Girls, JV Boys, Varsity Girls, Varsity Boys. 5 Start time....all full games.
High School Basketball Friday November 22nd Home vs Yellville with 5:00 start. Order of games JV Girls JV Boys V Girls & V Boys. Come support our lions at the Jerry Taylor Gymnasium.
Pie auction for Angie Lamb will be Saturday, December 7 at 6 pm at the Jerry Taylor Gym at Bakersfield!
Attention Veterans: we need updated addresses! We mail invitations each year for Veteran's Day. This year several were returned. Please email Mrs. Scott with a correct address for next year. firstname.lastname@example.org. We don't want to miss any veteran! Spread the word and help us reach all veterans so they can be invited next year.
Lion Nation News Food Drive all week--bring a canned food item or a dollar and wear a hat that day. Four dollars/4 food items to wear one all week. Students: If you are interested in taking college classes next spring-stop by and sign up on Mrs. Summers door to see her. Students—if you are interested in a day of job shadowing, sign up on Mrs. Summers board in the hall and we will see what we can set you up with. All job shadowing days will have to be done on a Monday. Tuesday: FBLA meeting during GAP Wednesday: Progress Reports go out. Thursday: Board Meeting 6:00 Friday: Basketball Home vs. Yellville AR 5:00
No SCCC on Monday, November 18,2019
No SCCC on Monday
Popcorn League schedule for Friday night: 5th/6th --4:30 Raptors vs. Heat, 4:50 Thunder vs. Hillbillies, 3rd/4th--5:10 Warriors vs. Rockets, 5:30 Warriors vs. Thunder, 1st/2nd--5:50 Dodgers vs. Legends, 6:10 Bulldogs vs. Fire Breathing Dragons
Girls high school basketball practice will be Tuesday November 12th from 1-3.
There will be no school tomorrow, Tuesday, November 12.
Join us as we honor our Veterans today at Bakersfield School! Our assembly starts at 1:00. All Veterans and their families are invited to lunch at 11:30 in the FEMA building before the assembly in the Jerry Taylor Gymnasium.
Saturday, November 9 Popcorn League schedule 1st/2nd--9:00 Dodgers vs. Fire Breathing Dragons, 9:20 Legends vs. Bulldogs, 3rd/4th--9:40 Thunder vs. Warriors, 10:00 Thunder vs. Rockets, 5th/6th--10:20 Heat vs. Blue Thunder, 10:40 Hillbillies vs. Raptors
Don’t forget to return your dental forms tomorrow, if you haven’t already! Dr. Fortner and her dental crew, from Missouri Ozarks Community Health, will be busy seeing students all week. So, remember those permission forms if your child isn’t already under the care of a dentist. If you did not receive a form or lost yours, feel free to call us or stop by and fill one out.
Our Blue/White Scrimmage will be this Friday November 8th with girls starting at 6 followed by the boys. Pie auction to follow!
Red Ribbon Week--Nov. 5-8 Tuesday, Nov. 5, Wear PURPLE to fight against Domestic Violence Wednesday, Nov. 6 Team up against Bullying by wearing BLUE and WHITE Thursday, Nov. 7 Wear GREEN to support the fight against Homelessness Friday, Nov. 8 Be a Patriotic Hero by wearing RED, White, and BLUE against Drugs.
Lion Nation News Wednesday: Pictures--Softball and Cross Country, MS FCCLA, FFA, FBLA, and HS FCA. Senior Sports Banners Pics. Students, make sure you have uniforms, FFA official dress!! Thursday: Jostens will be here for the sophomores for class rings at 10:30, then Sr.'s at 11:40 for caps/gowns. Students don't need money, they just receive information. Orders will be placed on Nov. 6th. Sr's are sponsoring a Halloween costume contest. Cost $1.00. Must be school appropriate. Dodge Ball starts at 1:00 with the K-5 students. MS and HS to follow. Friday: ACT Deadline is Next Friday-Nov. 8th for the Dec. ACT. . See Mrs. Summers if you need help registering! Hat Day Friday for Zac Fowler--Zac is a BHS graduate and first Responder in the area. Zac has had some serious health issues so wear a hat for a buck and help out a community member!! Saturday: Good luck Cross Country at Districts!! Boys run at 11:30, Girls at 12:20. Admission is $5.00
Congratulations to Gainesville Varsity and JV teams for taking first place, and Bakersfield teams for taking second in the Bakersfield Scholar Bowl Fall Tournament. We also had several place in individual scoring. Varsity: Cooper Bridges, Lane West, and Alex Kowiti. JV: Hailee Collins, Autumn Farel, Caroline Bentley, and Sam Hoskins. We are really proud of them all!!
No cross country meet today.
Good Luck to our SCHOLARBOWL Today!!!
FCCLA/MSFCCLA is hosting an outdoor movie night tomorrow, October 25, from 6:00-10:00 at the Pride Park Pavilion. There will be face painting at 6:00 by the Art Club, then a double feature: Hotel Transylvania and Gremlins. Concessions will be available. The cost is $4.00 per person or $10 for a family of three or more. In the case of rain or strong winds, the movie will be moved to the school cafeteria. Please come and join us!!!!!
POPCORN league Schedule has been released! Students were given one to take home. They have been notified which team they are on. See News link for details!
Don't forget Little Caesar's pizza orders will be delivered this Thursday, Oct. 24th. If any orders need to go home with students who ride the bus, please let them know. Orders can be picked up in the FEMA bldg at 3:45, and we are aiming to have all orders picked up by 5:30 p.m.
The Dodgeball Tournament has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 31st. It will begin at 1pm and for the elementary it will be done by the end of the school day. As a result, the K-3rd grade Halloween party times may vary from classroom to classroom. You will be receiving a forthcoming note with party times from your child's homeroom teacher.
Good Luck to the Elementary Running Club today at Kosh!
FCCLA/MSFCCLA will be hosting an outdoor movie at the Pride Park Pavilion on Friday, October 25th. We will be showing a double feature, Hotel Transylvania and Gremlins. The movies will begin at dark, with other activities prior to that beginning at 6:00. The cost will be $4.00 per person or $10.00 for a family of three or more. FCCLA/MSFCCLA members will get in free and will get one free item from the concession stand. We will be selling hot dogs, chips, water, soda, candy, and hot chocolate. Members will be expected to work at the concession stand and/or gate, plus help with set-up/clean-up. We should be finished by 10:00 or so. Everyone is invited! Parents are strongly encouraged to come....we hope EVERYONE can come join us for a frighteningly good time! Don’t forget your lawn chairs and blankets!
Lion Nation News Oct. 22-25 Tuesday: MS Basketball Home vs. Glenwood at 5:00 FFA Area Fall Speaking at West Plains after school Butter Braids sales will be sent home with students today!! Wednesday: Running club at Kosh Cross Country at Kosh Thursday: Last chance to sign up for Dodge Ball Tournament--see Mrs. Scott/Mrs. Ehrhart FFA Interviews for Louisville Trip--after school MSU College/Career Fair at West Plains for Jr's and Sr's Friday: Hat Day/wear pink to support Breast Cancer FCCLA Movie Night at the Park--6:00 Dodge Ball Tournament--1:00 for k-5, MS and HS to follow Saturday: Scholar Bowl Tournament at BHS 10:00 Next Week: Jostens will be here on the 31st for Sr's Cap and Gowns, and Soph's for class rings. They will return on 11/6 to take orders.
Good luck to our Middle School Basketball Lions as they take on Glenwood at the Jerry Taylor Gymnasium tonight beginning at 5!
Middle School Basketball FINAL games will be on Tuesday October 22nd at the Jerry Taylor Gymnasium. Starting at 5:00 vs Glenwood. Schedule will be as follows: half girls b, boys b, girls a and boys a.
Don't forget Parent Teacher Conferences today From noon-7 pm!
The Child Development class, Hannah Bean and Willow Collins, as well as yearbook photographer, Ella Ryan, and Mrs Pickle, had the pleasure of joining the preschool at McWilliams' Pumpkin Patch on Friday. What a fun morning! On our return, we were joined by Cory and Jasmine Lamb with their adorable children Amelia and Asher.
A huge congratulations to Riley Kieth for winning the Yeti raffle!
Saturday October 19th Middle School Basketball at Dora Tournament. Girls play for 3rd at 11:30 and Boys play for 1st at 3:30.
Parent teacher conferences are Monday from noon to 7 pm. Elementary has been scheduled. In the middle/high school, just drop in. Seniors will have a financial aid meeting at 6 pm in the FEMA building. See you Monday!
If anyone has ordered from the 7th grade Little Caesar's fundraiser, orders will be ready to pick up this coming Thursday, October 24th. We are going to start having orders available for pick up immediately after school on Thursday in the FEMA building. As of now, we hope to have all orders picked up by 5:30. If you would like your order sent home with a student, please let the student and Mrs. Dillinger know as soon as possible. Thank you all for your support!! Our class truly appreciates it!
Parents/grandparents of BHS 2020 seniors: There will be a senior parent meeting in the FEMA building at 6:00 on Monday, October 21. Mrs Summers will be talking to you about the FASFA and other things and then the senior class sponsors will share a little about class finances, graduation, and Project Graduation. Please plan on attending.
JUNIORS! Make that final push to sell raffle tickets for the Yeti Tundra 35 Quart Cooler. Bring your tickets in for the drawing which will happen Friday, October 18th.
Middle School Boys Basketball practice has been cancelled for today, October 17th, 2019.
Elementary Crosscountry permission slips for the Dora and Kosh meets were sent out last week; with a schedule on the back. I made copies and for those students that were invited and have NOT returned a permission slip. Students MUST return a permission slip in order to attend the meets on 10/16 and 10/23. Please plan to arrive early as times are approximate.
Good Luck to the Elementary Running Club at Dora today!
Good Luck to the Elementary Running Club at Dora today!
All Juniors, please remember to bring in your bedsheet sales Tuesday, October 15th.
Parents: We are moving the FCCLA/MSFCCLA meeting for this afternoon to the school rather than the pavilion due to the threat of thunderstorms. Please pick your child up AT THE SCHOOL at 5:30. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Softball Tuesday, October 15 Bakersfield vs. Couch at Pride Park ---One varsity game beginning at 4:00.
Middle School Basketball at Dora Tournament today: Girls vs Summersville at 4:00, Boys vs Richards at 6:20.
Good luck this week Middle School basketball teams in the Dora tournament!
The October meeting for the FCCLA/MSFCCLA will be held Tuesday at the Pride Park Pavilion. We will roast hot dogs and marshmallows and play games, as well as have our meeting. A bus will provide transportation to the pavilion, but students must be picked up at 5:30.
The Bakersfield FFA would like to invite you to attend our annual FFA Chili Cookoff & Labor Auction on Tuesday, October 15th @ 6PM in the Bakersfield School cafeteria. Everyone is invited to join us for dinner, enter chili in the competition, or purchase FFA members to get some work done around your home or farm. For more information please contact the Ag Department. Thank You
The XC meet in Licking was just canceled due to lightning.
Good Luck to the Middle School Basketball teams as they take on Dora tonight at Dora beginning at 5.
Good luck, Lady Lion Softball team as you take on Ava tonight at 4:30!
Good Luck to our Elementary Running Club students at the Bakersfield meet today beginning at 9:30!
Lion Nation News--Oct. 7-12 Tuesday--Softball Home vs. Norwood 4:30 MS Basketball Home vs. Gainesville 5:00 Wednesday--Picture retakes/Sr. Composites, and other pictures. FCCLA to Hartville-leave at 7:45--back before 3:30 FCA Fields of Faith at Gainesville--See Mrs. Burns/Mr. Sewell for more information. Elem/MS running club meet at Pride Park Thursday---Cross Country at Licking Friday--Last Day of the 1st Quarter!! Saturday--Fall Carnival starts at 5:00, coronation at 7:30
Senior Night is tonight at Pride Park for Bakersfield Lady Lion Softball! First game starts at 4:30.
Good Luck to the Lady Lions as they take on Norwood at Pride Park beginning at 4:30!
Good Luck to our Middle School Basketball teams as they take on Gainesville here at the Jerry Taylor Gymnasium tonight beginning at 5.
Athletic Schedule for Tuesday October 8th. Softball at Pride Park vs Norwood with 4:30 start, V&JV. Middle School Basketball at Jerry Taylor Gymnasium vs Gainesville 5:00 start with 1/2 girls b, boys b, girls a, boys a.
School Pictures on Wednesday, Oct. 9 We will be taking the following pictures on Wednesday, the 9th of October: Elementary Running Club Fall Portrait Retakes MS Basketball Senior Composites MS Cross Country MS Clubs (large groups) Due to scheduling conflicts, the following pictures will be taken at a later date: HS Softball HS Cross Country Senior Sports Banner HS Clubs (large groups) Senior Composites (for any senior absent on Wednesday)
Softball at Pride Park is canceled for Monday October 7th. Fields are too wet.
The Bakersfield Festival Committee invites everyone to attend a meeting on October 7 at 6 PM in the FEMA building to discuss Bakersfest, the Annual 4th of July Festival, and the Christmas Parade.
Everyone is welcome to come by for Community Coffee in the FEMA building Monday, October 7 from 4-5:30. The topics will include Vaping and high school course options for career planning.
Guild has the concession stand at the softball field this Tuesday! All workers need to be there at 4:00.
10th-12th will be back at school about 7:45
The 8th and 9th grade trip will be late getting back. They should arrive at school about 6:30. Again this is the 8th and 9th grade trip.
Parent Portal Update Recently the link to Bakersfield R-IV School's Parent Portal changed. If you are experiencing an issue signing on, you may access the Parent Portal two ways: 1) Visit our website at: www/bakersfield.k12.mo.us Click on: EXPLORE Click on: Parent Portal 2) Type the following in your internet browser: https://bakersfield-mo.lumentouchhosts.com/light/lumen/signin If assistance is needed please call the Elementary/MS/HS Office at (417) 284-7333 ext. 403 or 407.
Students, faculty, and staff at Bakersfield school are encouraged to wear green tomorrow, October 3, to show Thayer school our support and condolences in the loss of their coach, Bryan Tate. We are doing it tomorrow because the entire high school grades 8 through 12 will be gone on a field trip Friday.
The Junior Class has 2 fundraisers currently going on! They are selling microfiber bed sheets for $35. The bed sheets are due October 11th. They are also selling raffle tickets for a Yeti Tundra 35 Cooler. The tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. The cooler will be raffled off at Carnival on October 12th. Talk to a Junior for more information!
Good luck to our Lady Lions at Dora starting at 4:30!
Good Luck to the Middle School Lions as they take on Gainesville at Gainesville High School starting at 5.
Thursday October 3rd Softball at Dora 4:30, Middle School Basketball at Gainesville 5:00 1/2 girls b, boys b, girls a and boys a.
Good Luck to our Cross Country team at Couch tonight!
Good Luck Middle School Basketball tonight at HOME against Lutie Indians!
Good Luck Lady Lions at Hartville tonight!!
Monday September 30th softball at Pride Park vs. Alton with 4:30 start. Tuesday October 1st at Jerry Taylor Gymnasium middle school basketball at 5:00 vs. Lutie 2 games with girls first.
Good Luck to our Lady Lions! Softball game tonight at Pride Park vs. Alton at 4:30!
Good Luck to the Cross Country---practicing for districts!
Good Luck to our Middle School basketball teams as they take on the Couch Indians tonight at Couch, beginning at 5!
Good Luck to our Middle School Basketball teams tonight at Mansfield, beginning at 5.
Good Luck, Lady Lions Softball at Van Buren tonight, beginning at 4:30!
Thursday, September 26th Middle School Basketball at the Jerry Taylor Gymnasium vs. Mansfield with 5:00 start. Order of games: 1/2 girls b, boys b, girls a, boys a.
Good Luck Middle School Basketball teams HERE vs. Kosh tonight, beginning at 5:30. (Note new start time as requested by Kosh)
Tuesday, September 24th Middle School Basketball will start at 5:30 instead of 5:00. Girls will still play first and there will be 2 games.
Lion Nation News Sept. 23-27 Next Friday, Oct. 4, all 10th-12th graders will be going on college/vo-tech trip to Springfield and Hollister. We will be touring Ozark Tech. College, Missouri Tech. Institute and College of the Ozarks. 8th and 9th Graders will be going to Wilson Creek Battlefield and Wonders of Wildlife on the same day. Permission slips will be sent this week. Tuesday-Sept. 22, FFA Trip-Leave at 8, back around 2 MS Basketball Home vs. Kosh FBLA Meeting during GAP Wednesday: FBLA Trip to Mountain Grove. Leaving at 7:30, back at 3:30 FCA is sponsoring "See you at the Pole" on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 at the high school flag pole. The community is invited. Thursday, Softball at Van Buren-bus leaves at 1:30, Game time 4:30 MS Basketball Home vs. Mansfield-5:00 Friday, Art Club Dues must be paid by today. MS Basketball at Couch--5:30 Start-A Girls followed by A Boys.
Tuesday, September 24th Middle School Basketball 2 games 5:00 start with girls first at Jerry Taylor Gymnasium vs. Koshkonong.
Softball tournament starts at 9am today!!!
Join us at Pride Park for a day of Softball fun! Tournament all day, beginning at 10!
Parents, A new vaping policy has been sent home with all middle and high school students today. It is also available on the district webpage and on our App. Thank you for your help with this!
Seniors need to be thinking about pictures they will want in the slide show at graduation. Digital photos can be emailed to Mrs. Tiller at email@example.com. If actual photos are sent in, please put name on back of picture and place multiple photos in an envelope or Ziploc bag with name. Deadline for those graduating early is December 1, 2019. Deadline for all others is March 1, 2020.
Attention MS/HS Parent--The Following Letter is coming home with your child today. At Bakersfield R-IV School, we are committed to providing a safe learning environment for our students. Recently we have found that the safety of our students is being compromised by the rise in popularity of vaping. Vaping has been sold to the public as a safe alternative to smoking, and only recently have we seen a number of people hospitalized and even deaths attributed to it. The vape industry has gone even further by designing items specifically for kids that make them almost impossible to detect. While we are aware that we have students who vape, we are doing everything we can to keep them from doing it here. We have a number of students in the MS/HS that have breathing issues such as asthma, who are being affected by second hand vape in the classrooms, restrooms, and locker rooms. As a result, the Bakersfield R-IV School Board, in an effort to protect all our students, voted to change the Discipline Code for any student found vaping, or in possession of a vape, to the following: 1st Offense – 5 Days Out of School Suspension (OSS) 2nd Offense – 10 Days OSS and student will be removed from regular classes and assigned to the alternative learning room for the remainder of the school year. 3rd Offense – Expulsion from school for up to 180 days. This Discipline Code change became effective September 19, 2019, at the regular monthly board meeting. We will continue to educate our students on the dangers of vaping, but we need your help in order to keep all our students safe. If you have any questions, you may contact me at (417)-284-7333. Thank you, Doyne Byrd Principal Bakersfield MS/HS
Good Luck Lady Lions as you take on the Lady Comets in Alton beginning at 4:30!
Good Luck to all the Middle School Basketball teams as they travel to Lutie tonight. Games begin at 5.
No middle school girls basketball practice after school on Wednesday September 18th. Girls and Boys at Lutie Thursday September 19th, 2 games 5:00 start.
Bakersfield will not be attending today's meet at Salem due to the high temperatures. We will also not have practice after school. Stay safe.
Good Luck, Cross Country! Meet at Salem, AR 3:30!
Lion Nation News-Sept. 16-21 The Deadline for registering for the Oct. ACT exam is Friday, Sept. 27. Students, sign up with Mrs.Summers if you need help registering. Monday-Softball at Gainesville 4:30 MS Basketball at Norwood 5:00 Tuesday-Art Club Meeting During GAP Cross Country at Salem AR FFA Blood Drive at BHS Wednesday--PEP Club meeting during GAP Thursday-Softball at Alton 4:30 MS Basketball at Lutie TBA Board Meeting in FEMA 6:00 Saturday--Pride Park Softball Tournament
Good Luck, Lady Lions! Softball at Gainesville beginning at 4:30!
Good Luck, Middle School! Basketball vs. Norwood at NORWOOD, starting at 5.
Blood Drive Next Tuesday, Sept. 17. FFA is sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive. FFA is awarded scholarships based on the the number of units donated each year. Save a life and help a SR. with a scholarship. Call the office to set up a time! 16 year olds have to have parent permission slip, and everyone must have a picture ID.
Thursday, September 12th--Busy Day in Lion Nation! Softball at Pride Park vs. Willow Springs at 4:30, Middle School Basketball at Kosh beginning at 5 and Cross Country Meet at Willow Springs! Go Lions!
There will be an FCCLA meeting for middle school and high school members after school on Thursday, September 12 until 5:30 in Mrs Pickle's room. There will be games, snacks, and information.
High School students and faculty had an assembly today remembering 9-11, which culminated in a flagpole ceremony.
School Pictures on Thursday, September 12!
Elementary Announcements 9-10 • Progress Reports will be sent home September 11th . • Spring Pictures Thursday the 12th • Tee- Shirt fund raiser September 17th
Order of Middle School games tonight will be 1/2 B Girls, B Boys, A Girls & A Boys
Busy night at home! Good Luck, Lady Lions at 4:30 at Pride Park and Middle School Basketball vs. Dora at the Jerry Taylor Gymnasium at 5!
Tuesday, September 10th V&JV softball vs Dora 4:30 start at Pride Park. Middle School basketball HOME vs Dora 5:00 start in the following order: half girls B, boys B, girls A, boys A. GO LIONS!!!!
Good Luck, Cross Country! Home Meet at Cloud 9, starting at 9 at Cloud 9!
7th grade will be starting a Little Caesars fundraiser this Tuesday, September 10. Pizza, bread stick, dessert, and cookie dough kits available! Money due when ordering or you can even order online! Brochures will be sent home with the 7th graders on Tuesday. Orders due back October 7th. Pick up for orders will be October 24th, starting immediately after school.
Good Luck, Lady Lions! Join us for the first home game of the season at 4:30!!
Good Luck, Lady Lions!
Our 2019 FBLA officers are... Pres., Ashton Yeager Jr Adviser, Erin Heavener V Pres., Nautica Smith Secretary, Caroline Bentley Treasurer, Alex Kowiti Co-Parliamentarians, Heavan Tiller & Hannah See Reporter/Historian, Gracie Lashley & Alivia Bean Congratulations to all!
Good Luck, Cross Country!
Good Luck, Lady Lions!!!
Sept. 3-7 Lion Nation News Tuesday--Softball at Mansfield-4:30--bus will leave at 2:15 FBLA Officer interviews after school Wednesday--Cross Country at Winona, bus will leave at 1:00 Thursday--Softball at Seymour-4:30 bus will leave at 2:00 Friday--Softball at Home vs. Gainesville 4:30 Other--Sr's, sign up for concession stand for this Friday night! FBLA and FCCLA Dues need to be paid this week. School pictures next week on Sept. 12th, packets will be going home with students this week.
There is a tree down on Jason's route. He will have to back track. Some students will be late. Others might be a little early.
THERE WILL BE NO HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL PRACTICE AFTER SCHOOL TODAY, TUESDAY, AUGUST 27TH
Booster Club Meeting Thursday August 29th at 5:30 in the Gym.
Phones are back up and running normally now. Thanks! 417-284-7333 is the main line.
We are having some trouble with some of our phone lines. If you need to call the school, please call 417 284 7335.
Jason's bus will run late, approximately 20 minutes, but will run all stops. Again, Jason's bus will be about 20 minutes late.
Reminder: we will have Cross Country practice at the park at the basketball court from after school to 5pm today. An informational packet will be handed out then.
Third grade builds straw towers on the first day.
2019 LION Yearbooks The 2019 LION yearbooks have arrived. If you prepaid for your yearbook, we will be sending it home this week. If you did not prepay but would still like to buy a yearbook, we have a very limited number still available for $42. Yearbooks may be purchased in the library.
Tuesday-August 13!! First Day of School!!! 6-8th graders will report to the cafeteria when they arrive on campus for breakfast. Teachers will escort them to class at 7:50. High School students will report to their GAP teachers at 7:50. We will have an assembly at 8:05 for all students, then meet with our Vo-Tech students after the assembly. Vo-Tech students will be allowed to leave after that with parents permission. On Wednesday, Vo-Tech students do not have to be here until 11:50. Vo-Tech starts on Thursday! See everyone Tuesday!!
Bakersfield R-IV School District has an opening for a high school special education paraprofessional. A minimum of 60 hours is required, but teacher certification is preferred. Please inquire with Mr. Byrd at the high school at 417-284-7333.
School Starts tomorrow! Some bus routes have changed. If your route pick up or drop off time has changed significantly, the driver will call you. Otherwise, plan for it to be approximately the same time. See you tomorrow!
Parent portal information along with login specifics and instructions were provided in the folder your child received at Open House. Instructions are also available in the handbook.
Votech students come to school at regular time on the first day of school. On Wednesday, they may come at lunch.
Come on out to Open House from 5:30 to 7:30. Middle School and High School students can get their schedules from their GAP teacher. 6th grade students can find their GAP teacher by inquiring with any Middle School teacher or by checking in at the high school office.
BHS invites all of our parents and students to Open House on Thursday, August 8 from 5:30-7:30 P.M. At 6:30 we will have a short meeting for all 6th-8th grade students and parents in the gym to discuss our new chrome books and how we will be using them. Thank You
Physicals will be Tuesday August 6th from 9-12. Please report to the High School/Middle School Office for directions.
New Student Registration continues tomorrow and Free Physicals for all student athletes at the high school from 8-noon.
New Student registration is still going on Friday and Tuesday!
Please note: All student/athletes getting physicals for the 2019-20 school year will now be eligible to get a 2 year physical. Please use the correct form for this new physical. The forms are available at the High School office or on the MSHSAA website.
Registration for all NEW Students will be August 1, 2 and 6th! Go to your building office to register.
Cross Country Running days this week: -Thursday 7pm @park pavilion -Friday 7pm @park pavilion -Saturday 6pm @Patrick Bridge: BBQ and fireworks to follow at Mrs. Heather's house! -Monday 7pm @park pavilion -Tuesday 7pm @park pavilion
With school just around the corner, I wanted to remind everyone that several students will have immunizations due. If you have a kindergartner, 8th grader or senior, chances are they need some immunizations to attend school. Our board policy and the state of Missouri require them to have certain vaccinations in order to attend school. This is extra important with all of the increased outbreaks of whooping cough and measles being reported. Your child will not be able to attend school without a current immunization record on file, so please make sure to send that in if you have not submitted one since their last vaccine. I’m excited to see everyone and look forward to another healthy happy school year! 😊
No run tonight for Bakersfield cross country.
The Guild is excited to announce its first ever Gathering of Friends! Please join us at the FEMA building on July 19th from 11-4 for food and board games. Hot dogs and buns will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to bring drinks, chips, condiments, and desserts. See you there!
Summer League team pictures are available for pick up in the Superintendent's office from 8:30-3:00.
Girls open gym Monday July 1st from 5-7.
Open gym for girls Thursday from 9-11.
Girls open gym Thursday June 13th 9-11.
No summer cross country run tonight due to storms.
Girls open gym on Friday June 7th from 9-11.
Girls open gym Friday, May 31st 9-11.
Girls open gym Wednesday May 29th from 9-11.
Summer School Bus routes will be posted under the News Feed. Summer School starts Wednesday, May 29. It is from 8-3. Bus will run paved routes only. See news for route details!
Open gym for MS is postponed till Thursday at 5 due to weather threat.
7th grade classes worked on a "Honey, I Blew Up the Candy Wrapper!" project as their math final. Students got to choose their favorite candy bar and enlarge the candy wrapper by a scale factor of 5-10 times larger, while keeping their new picture proportional to the original. These projects turned out well, and their favorite part was eating their candy bar for the project!
Tuesday, May 21---7th and 8th grade BOYS will have open Gym at 5:30 with a schedule for Harding basketball camp and for the rest of summer activities!
Friday, Awards will be in this order: High School first at 8:30--10, then Middle School from 10-11:30. Elementary will be at 1.
Lion Nation News: 8th Grade Promotion Thursday, May 16th, 6:00 p.m. We need all 8th graders here Thursday morning from 8:00-10:00 a.m. for rehearsal. Tuesday--8th grade finals-last day of class for 8th grade Thursday--MS/HS Finals MS Promotion 6:00 Regular School Board Meeting immediately after the MS Promotion Friday--Awards Assembly in the gym: HS Awards 8:30-10, MS Awards 10-11:30 3:36--Schools out for Summer!!
Andrea Yount took 2nd in long jump with a jump of 17ft 1 and 1/4 inch. State bound in that too!!
Andrea Yount took first in triple jump and has advanced to the state meet!
Congratulations class of 2019!!!
The Class of 2019 invites you to a day of celebration on Friday, May 10. Our annual awards assembly will be at 9:00 am in the gym, and graduation will be at 6:00 pm.
The Last Day of School Awards will be Friday, May 17 in the gym. The Middle School will be from 9-10, the High School will be from 10-11 and the Elementary will be at 1 PM. Parents are welcome.
Seniors are ready for their last day tomorrow!
Baseball rained-out today at Pride Park, 5-2-19.
The FBLA/FCCLA/MSFCCLA/Guild Spring Banquet is tomorrow night at 6:00 in the school cafeteria. Families of members are welcome! TACOS! 😁
FBLA, FCCLA MS & HS, and Guild Banquet When - May 2nd Time - 6:00 pm Where - School Cafeteria Whom - Members and their families Details - Members please bring desserts for our meal.
Middle School Baseball & Softball practice is canceled for Wednesday, May 1st.
We are in the process of loading the buses to begin routes. We just received word the tornado warning has been lifted.
We are still holding bus riders in the FEMA building. Tornado warning is scheduled to expire at 4:45. If it is allowed to expire, buses will load and leave at 4:45.
All buses are currently held at the school and all bus riders are in the FEMA shelter due to the tornado warning. We will post again when buses leave.
There will be no track practice tonight.
No baseball game on Tuesday, April 30th @ Pride Park. Next scheduled game is Thursday, May 2nd vs. Mountain View 4:30 start @ Pride Park.
Monday April 29th High School Baseball at Kosh 1 game with a 5:15 start. Also, on Monday April 29th Middle School Baseball & Softball at Gainesville A&B games for both with a 4:30 start bus leaves at 3.
Saturday MAY 4th Middle School Softball/Baseball Schedule at Pride Park: 10:00 Bakersfield vs. Gainesville, 11:30 Gainesville vs. Houston, 1:00 Bakersfield vs. Houston
Friday, April 26th: Baseball vs. Willow Springs 4:30 start at Pride Park, Middle School Softball and Baseball 4:00 start at Summersville
Friday, April 26th: Baseball vs Willow Springs 4:30 start at Pride Park, Junior High Baseball & Softball 4:00 start at Summersville.
Middle School Softball at Ava is canceled today due to rain.
Baseball @ Pride Park for Thursday, April 25th is postponed due to rain. Tentative reschedule will be Monday, April 29th.
Schedule for the remainder of the week. Thursday, April 25th: High School Track @ Fair Grove, High School Baseball vs. Kosh @ Pride Park, Middle School Softball @ Ava. Friday, April 26th: High School Baseball vs. Willow Springs @ Pride Park, Middle School Baseball & Softball @ Summersville.
Reminder: Middle School baseball and softball pictures Wednesday, April 24th!
Lion Nation News 4/22-4/26 Monday--Athletic Banquet at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday--EOC's Begin!! HS Baseball at Dora 4:30 MS Baseball Home vs. Willow Springs 4:30 MS Softball Home vs. Dora--4:30 FFA State Convention this week--Bus will leave after EOC's. Good luck to our knowledge and entomology teams!! Wednesday: EOC's continue Red/White/Blue or Camo Day as we honor Officer Romans as he is getting deployed with the US Army. Thursday: EOC's Continue HS Baseball Home vs. Kosh 4:30 MS Softball at Ava 4:30 HS Track at Fair Grove Friday: EOC's Continue HS Baseball home vs. Willow Springs 4:30 MS Baseball-Softball at Summersville 4:00
Athletic Banquet this evening at 6pm for high school cross-country and basketball athletes. Tuesday, April 23rd baseball @ Dora for a doubleheader, junior high softball @ Pride Park vs Dora, junior high baseball also @ Pride Park vs Willow Springs.
Baseball at Mtn. Grove on Friday scheduled for 3 and 5 in the Dora tournament. Saturday game time and location TBA.
Baseball will play at Mountain Grove tomorrow in the Dora Tournament at 3 & 5.
Athletic Banquet on Monday, April 22nd for athletes in cross-country and high school basketball. 6:00pm start.
Track and Baseball have been cancelled tonight.
Sociology will have a test this Friday.
20 days of school left, 10 until MAP testing! Students--please make every effort to be here and focused!
Future Builders trip is tomorrow! This is for high school students interested in construction! Students will get to try different construction trades, finish concrete and other hands-on experiences. Should be a good experience!
Lion Nation News April 15-20 Next Monday-April 22, Sports Banquet at 6:00 Students interested in summer school drivers ed. need to sign up on Mrs. Summers board. Students must have learners permit or license to sign up. Their is a workshop for students interested in dental or oral health fields on April the 27th in Springfield. 10-12th grade are eligible to attend. See Mrs. Summers if interested. FBLA State at Springfield April 14-16 Monday: HS Track at Mtn. Home Baseball Home vs. Bradleyville 4:30 Tuesday: MS Track at West Plains' Wednesday: Build our Future Trip to Springfield-leave at 8:00 a.m., should be back at the school about 4:00 Thursday: FCA meeting 7:30 in Mr. Sewell's room HS Track at Ava Baseball at Dora Tournament 9:30 and 11:30 Friday: Baseball at Dora-4:30
April 15th baseball vs Bradleyville @ Pride Park 4:30, weather permitting, high school track @ Mtn. Home. April 16th junior high track @ Ava. April 18th baseball @ Dora tournament 9:30 vs Mtn. Grove 11:30 vs Gainesville, high school track @ Ava. April 19th baseball @ Dora tournament 4:30 vs TBD.