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The Carthage Press
  • Art students enjoy newly-renovated building

  • Another school year is underway with more opportunities for Carthage Junior High students.
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  • Another school year is underway with more opportunities for Carthage Junior High students.
    In a school of growing numbers (352 seventh graders and 357 eighth graders) art students have been given extended class periods in the newly-renovated building to the east of CJHS. To help protect students as they cross Grant Street, the Carthage Street Department installed new signage and added no-parking paint in front of the art building.
    Art teacher Fred Mintert, in his 11th year with junior high art, expressed his gratitude to the hard-working team that has given his creative atmosphere a face-lift.
    “It has been a hectic summer rushing around to arrange a brand new classroom,” Mintert reported on his blog. “The maintenance department has been tearing down walls, reinstalling the ceiling, installing new equipment, new air conditioner, new heater, installing doors, installing locks, walks, moving all supplies, preparing for longer class periods, new phones, new intercom, framing out windows, you name it, it's been done!”
    Principal Jenny Bogle said three new science teachers have joined the staff and science classes have been extended as well; happily adding that science scores have improved by (record-breaking improvement in the R-9 School District) 8.3 percent.
    Another new course at the school is a  publications class with Doug Garrison. A Graduation Matters team has begun under the direction of Brittany Bridges. And, an after-school program of archery with Jared Patrick.

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