School Year 2016-2017

Grades 7-12: Class will begin each morning at 9:00 a.m. with a flag-raising at Patriot’s Plaza, followed by devotion. Sports practices will be held before school. Lifetime Fitness will be held on Tuesday and Thursday (9-12) and Monday and Wednesday (7-8) mornings at 8:00 a.m. Students will be dismissed at 4:15pm (unless they are assigned to work after school).

Grades K-6: Class will begin each morning at 8:30 a.m. Kindergarten will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. each day. First through Sixth grade will be dismissed at 3:45 p.m. each day.

July 28 - Free Athletic Physicals at the McDonald Health Clinic

August 1 - Fall Upper School Sports Practices Begin (Grades 9-12)

August 15 – Fall Junior High Sports Practices Begin (Grades 7-8).

August 8-12 – Band Boot Camp (9:00am-12:00pm)

August 11 & 12 - Teacher Training

August 13 – Junior High Bonfire

August 15 – Teacher Workday

                     Parent Orientation (5:30 pm, Grades K-12)

August 16 - Student Orientation (Grades K-12)

August 17 - All College Assembly (Faculty and Staff Only)

August 18 - First Day of Classes

August 22 - College Worship Service (2:30pm)

TBA - 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Veteran’s Grove

TBA - School Pictures with SwiftShots

September 17 – District Choir Tryouts

September 30 – CCE Professional Development (EARLY DISMISSAL)

TBA - Freshman Class Mission Trip

October 4 – Nixa College Fair

October 10-14 – C of O Mid Term Week

October 13-14 - Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences (EARLY DISMISSAL)

October 18, 2016 - ASVAB Testing for Juniors (9:00-12:00)

October 19, 2016 – Lower School Health Fair

October 25 – Band Concert (Grades 7-12)

October 31, 2016 - Basketball Practice Begins

November 1 – Fall Convocation Guest at Upper School

                        All-District Band Tryouts

November 5 - C of O Homecoming

                        S of O Harvest Party

                        District Choir Concert

November 11 – Veterans Day Parade (No Chapel, M-TH Uniform)

November 14 - Mark Twain Conf. PD day-NO SCHOOL

                          Operation Christmas Child Event

November 17 – Thanksgiving Lunch

November 18 - CCE Professional Development (EARLY DISMISSAL)

November 21-25 - Thanksgiving Break

TBA - Sophomore Class Mission Trip

December 2, 2016 – Lower School Christmas Program/Keeter Center Tree Lighting

December 6 - Upper School Fine Arts Christmas Program

December 9 – Teacher Work Day, NO SCHOOL

December 11 – Christmas Card to the Community

December 12-16 - FINAL EXAMS

December 15 – Christmas Lunch

December 16 - End of 1st Semester (K-6 EARLY DISMISSAL, 7-12 FULL DAY)

December 18 – Semester 1 Grades Final by Midnight

December 19-January 2 - Christmas Break

January 2 - Teacher Work Day

January 3 - First day of classes for 2nd Semester

January 7 – All-District Band Rehearsal

January 9 - College Worship Service

January 14 – All-District Band Concert at SBU

January 17 - Lower School Honors Assembly

January 20 - 2017-2018 Commitment Letters and $270 Deposits Due (for returning families)

January 31 - Applications Available/Open House

February 7 - Beta Club Induction Ceremony

February 24 - CCE Professional Development (EARLY DISMISSAL)

February 27 - Spring Sports Practice Begins

February 27-March 3 – C of O Mid Term Week

March 2 – Band Concert (Grades 7-12)

March 3 – Classical Christian Education Conference, NO SCHOOL

       Application Priority Deadline/Financial Worksheets Due

March 6 – Progress Report Forms Sent Home

March 8-14 - NAIA Tournament

March 12 – Vocal Solo Recital

March 13-17 - Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences (by parent request only)

March 16-26 – Senior Class Trip

March 20-24 - Spring Break

April 8 - ACT Test, REQUIRED FOR ALL JUNIORS

April 10 – Choir Recital

April 14 – Good Friday, NO SCHOOL

April 17 – MSHSAA Music Contest (Nixa)

April 22 - Spring Formal

April 24 – Lower School Showcase (Grades K-6)

April 28 - CCE Professional Development (EARLY DISMISSAL)

May 2 - Upper School Honors Banquet

May 4 - Junior High Honors Night

May 7 - College of the Ozarks Commencement

May 8 - Upper School Fine Arts Night (Grades 7-12)

May 10 - Last day of classes for seniors

May 14 - Graduation

May 15-17 - FINAL EXAMS

May 15 - Lower School Honors Assembly

May 16 - Lower School Field Day

May 17 - Last day of classes/End of 2nd Semester (EARLY DISMISSAL)

May 19 - Semester 2 Grades Final by Midnight

TBA - Junior Class Trip