Summer School | Incoming K-8

  • June 2-30, 2021 | 8am - 3:30pm 

    Summer School enrollment for incoming grades K-8 is now open! This summer, our school district will offer all students, free of charge, a fun, exciting, and academic approach to learning called Summer Journey. Make no mistake about it. Not only will our summer program will be FUN for kids, it will also provide an opportunity for students to experience over 60 hours of academics during the summer months. This academic time will give students the chance to review and apply previously learned skills and knowledge as well as prepare for the school year ahead. Summer Journey’s extraordinary educational goals are comprised of academic courses with hands-on instruction centered in reading, language arts, math, and social studies or science. Other fields of study are also available. 


    While the academic courses will be relaxed in format—no homework or tests for grades—Summer Journey will also offer courses for hands-on exploration and discovery. Summer Journey courses may include a rocket class, where students learn the basic principles of flight as they construct and fly real rockets, or a cooking course, where they learn basic cooking techniques. Other courses that may be offered include Simple Machines Camp, designed to introduce students to elements of engineering, and Lifetime Sports, designed to develop the body and encourage a lifetime of fitness. These are only a sample of the courses that may be offered.


    To learn more about the Summer Journey program and incentives, click the yellow Summer Journey button!


    Summer School Locations

    • Carver Elementary - Incoming Grades K-4 for Carver and Central
    • Goodman Elementary - Incoming Grades K-4 for Goodman
    • South Elementary - Incoming Grades K-4 for Benton and South
    • Neosho Junior High - Incoming Grades 5-8



    All enrollment for K-8 summer school is through paper forms that will be sent home with students, can be viewed below, and requested from your school office. Completed enrollment forms should be turned into the student’s teacher or the school office by April 21st.


    Advanced PE for Incoming grades 7-8

    Boys M-Th 6:45am - 9:00am | Girls M-TH 8:30am - 10:30am

    Advanced PE for grades 7-8 is offered as a summer course through NSD, separate of Summer Journey.  Advanced PE can be taken as a stand alone summer course or can be taken in conjunction with other summer school courses. Incoming students in grades 7-8 who take Advanced PE and other summer school courses will be eligible for summer school incentives through Summer Journey. Students who take Advanced PE as a stand alone course will not be eligible for Summer Journey incentives.

    All Advanced PE courses will be held at NHS facilities. A shuttle will be available upon request for 7-8 grade students who take Advanced PE and go back to NJH for other summer school courses.

    To enroll in Advanced PE, please complete the digital Advanced PE Enrollment form located on this page. If taking Advanced PE and regular summer school courses, please complete both the Advanced PE enrollment form and the paper Summer Journey enrollment form (make a note on the paper form about Advanced PE). 



    Bus transportation will be provided for summer school. Please note that for students to ride the bus home, they MUST ride the bus to school for the first three days. This procedure is in place to ensure that our drivers are able to learn the routes and deliver every student safety to the correct address. For questions, the Transportation Department can be reached at 417.451.8699.


    Food Service

    Summer school meals are provided free of charge and consist of breakfast and lunch. For questions, the Food Service Department can be reached at 417.451.8603.


    Pick up & Drop off Times

    Doors will open for students at each location at 7:25am and classes will start at 8am. Classes will end at 3:30pm and all students need to be picked up by 3:50pm.


    Contact Information

    • Carver Elementary - Satotha Burr, principal
    • Goodman Elementary - Samantha Hamiltion, principal
    • South Elementary - Jody Martin, principal
    • Neosho Junior High - Jenifer Cryer & Charity Williams, principals
  • Click here to learn more about Summer Journey curriculum! Click here to view the summer school class catalog Click here to view and download enrollment forms. Click here to enroll in Advanced PE