2023 Summer School | Incoming K-8

  • Wednesday, May 31- Wednesday, June 28, 2023 | K-8: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Summer School enrollment for incoming grades K-8 is now open! 


    Summer Journey is a free, fun and engaging summer school program through our partnership with Catapult Learning for upcoming students in grades K-8. Summer Journey helps to reduce summer learning loss and increase students’ critical thinking skills, perhaps more important now than ever before.


    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

    • Benton Elementary - Benton and South Elementary students, incoming grades K-4
    • Carver Elementary - Carver and Central Elementary students, incoming grades K-4
    • Goodman Elementary - Goodman Elementary students, incoming grades K-4
    • 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 or downloaded, electronically filled out, printed, signed and returned by the buttons located on the top right.



    Please note that summer school route numbers can be different from the regular school year. Routes are condensed and bus stops may have changed. We encourage each parent/guardian to look at the routes and inform your students of these changes. For questions, please contact the transportation office at 417-451-8699.

    Bus routes can be found by clicking here.


    Food Service

    Summer school meals are provided free of charge and consist of breakfast and lunch. All buildings below are free feeding sites, meaning students do not have to be enrolled in summer school to eat. 


    If a student brings his/her lunch, and wants a milk, the cost of a carton of milk is $0.45. If a parent/guardian wants to have lunch with their student, the cost of lunch is $3.25. Exact change will be needed for purchases. For questions, the Food Service Department can be reached at 417.451.8600, ext.1112.


    • Benton Elementary 
      • Breakfast: 7:25 a.m. - 8:25 a.m.
      • Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
    • Carver Elementary 
      • Breakfast: 7:25 a.m. - 8:25 a.m.
      • Lunch: 10:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    • Goodman Elementary 
      • Breakfast: 7:25 a.m. - 8:25 a.m.
      • Lunch: 10:50 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
    • Neosho Junior High 
      • Breakfast: 7:25 a.m. - 8:25 a.m.
      • Lunch: 11:15 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.



    Drop-off and Pick-Up Times

    Doors will open for students at each location at 7:25 a.m.

    Classes start at 8:00 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.


    Contact Information