The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

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August 1, 2012

Schools prepare enrollment, open houses

JOPLIN, Mo. — It’s that time of the year again.

With summer almost over, enrollment has been scheduled for Joplin Schools. The first day of school is slated to start Wednesday, Aug. 15.

To enroll, parents can go to their child’s school during regular school hours. Students who are new to the district will need to provide additional paperwork, which can be found on the district’s website.

Sixth-graders are assigned to middle schools based on which elementary school they attended the year prior.

If a student attened Duenweg/Duquesne, Eastmorland, Kelsey Norman or McKinley, they will attend East Middle School. If they attended Columbia, Emerson, Jefferson, Royal Heights and West Central, they will attend North Middle School this year. If they attended Cecil Floyd, Irving or Stapleton, they will go to South Middle School.

If families were displaced by last year’s tornado and need to verify attendance, parents can contact the district offices or the child’s school.

Students who are new to the district should contact the school directly or the administration building at 417-625-5200 for specific times and dates for enrollment.

At the high school, enrollment will be over the course of four days where students will also be able to pick up their laptops. Seniors are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 6 and juniors are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 7 at the 11th- and 12th- grade campus at the Northpark Mall, 101 Range Line Rd., Building D.

Sophomores are scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 8 at the ninth- and 10th- grade campus, 310 W. 8th St.

Freshman kick-off is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 9 at the ninth and 10th- grade campus gymnasium. Parents will be able to ask questions about 24/7 Learning at 8 a.m. Laptops will only be issued to freshmen who have signed the agreement form and who have their student ID.


Each school will hold open houses for students and parents to meet teachers, principals and tour the buildings. Three schools will have Kindergarten-only open houses: Royal Heights will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 7, and McKinley and Emerson Elementaries will hold open houses from 6 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 9.

All elementary schools will hold open houses on Aug. 14. Eastmorland, Irving and West Central will hold theirs from 5 to 6 p.m. Cecil Floyd’s will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Columbia, Kelsey Norman, McKinley and Royal Heights will hold theirs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Duenweg/Duquesne, Emerson, Jefferson and Stapleton will hold theirs from 6 to 7 p.m.

All Joplin Middle Schools will hold their open houses from 6 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 13.

Both Joplin High School campuses will hold open houses from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 14.

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