School Year 2015-2016

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 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.

June 17-20, 2015 - Teacher Training in Dallas, TX

June 28, 2015 – Honor America, Grades 7-12 Student Meet & Greet

July 30, 2015 - Free Athletic Physicals at the McDonald Health Clinic (4:00 p.m.)

August 3, 2015 - Fall Upper School Sports Practices Begin

August 10-14, 2015 – 7th and 8th Grade Band Camp (8:30-11:30 a.m. daily)

August 11, 2015 - Parent Orientation (K-6)

August 13, 2015 - Parent Orientation (7-12)

August 13-14, 2015 - Teacher Training

August 17, 2015 - Teachers report for duty

August 18, 2015 - Student Orientation (K-12)

August 19, 2015 - All College Assembly (Faculty and Staff Only)

August 20, 2015 - First Day of Classes

August 24, 2015 - College Worship Service (2:30pm)

September 11, 2015 - 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Veteran’s Grove

September 25, 2015 - School Pictures with SwiftShots

September 29, 2015 – Band Concert/Solo Recital

October 8, 2015 – Lower School Program/Open House

October 9, 2015 - Mid Term D/F warnings sent

October 15, 2015 - Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 27, 2015 – ASVAB Testing (9:30-12:30)

November 2, 2015 – Upper School Basketball Practice Begins

TBA - Mark Twain Conf. PD day-NO STUDENT ATTENDANCE

November 23-27, 2015 - Thanksgiving Break

December 8, 2015 – Upper School Fine Arts Christmas Program

December 14-18, 2015 - FINAL EXAMS

December 14, 2015 – Lower School Christmas Program

December 18, 2015- End of 1st Semester

December 18, 2015- 1st Semester Grades Uploaded to RenWeb

December 21, 2015-January 4, 2016 - Christmas Break

January 4, 2016 - Teacher Work Day

January 5, 2016 - First day of classes for 2nd Semester

January 11, 2016- College Worship Service (2:30pm)

January 19, 2016 - Lower School Dean’s List Assembly

January 25, 2016- 2016-2017 Commitment Letters and $260 Deposits Due (for returning families)

February 1, 2016- Applications Available/Open House (Buildings open from 6:00-8:00 p.m.)

February 9, 2016 - Beta Club Induction Ceremony (Upper School)

February 28, 2016 – Band Concert (Solos)

February 29, 2016 – Application Priority Deadline/Financial Worksheets Due

February 29, 2016 – Upper School Track Practice Begins

March 7, 2016 - Mid Term D/F warnings sent

March 9-15, 2016 – NAIA Tournament

March 14-18, 2016 - Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences (by parent request only)

March 21-25, 2016 - Spring Break

April 9, 2016 - ACT Test, REQUIRED FOR ALL JUNIORS

TBA – Lower School Talent Show

April 23, 2016 – Spring Formal

May 3, 2016 - Honors Banquet

May 8, 2016 – College of the Ozarks Commencement

May 10, 2016 - Upper School Fine Arts Night (Band, Choir, Art, & Theatre Presentations)

May 11, 2016 - Last day of classes for seniors

May 15, 2016 – Graduation

May 16-18, 2016 - FINAL EXAMS

May 16, 2016 – Lower School Honor Roll Assembly

May 17, 2016 – Lower School Field Day

May 18, 2016 - Last day of classes/End of 2nd Semester

May 20, 2016- 2nd Semester Grades Uploaded to RenWeb