John Thomas School of Discovery


  • Staff Appreciation Week, Thank You for all your love, May 1st-5th



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  • Star Wars Day, May the 4th Be With You

    Next Thursday, dress as your favorite Star Wars character for our May the 4th be with You spirit day. (Please no lightsabers or weapons)



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  • 3rd Annual JTSD Leadership Trivia Night, A Night Under the Big Top

    When: May 19th, 6-9 p.m.

    Where:  JTSD Cafeteria

    Who: Teams of 6 - $30


    More info here:

    This year, our trivia night will support Paws for Pax.



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    EFFECTIVE MAY 1, 2017


    Effective May 1, 2017, students will not be allowed to charge items for food

    service for the remainder of the school year. All food service charges and

    delinquent accounts must be cleared prior to the end of the school year, May 19.

    Charges will not be allowed during summer school.


    Funds will remain in the student’s account and be available for summer school or the

    next school year. Refunds are only processed when a student withdraws from Nixa

    Schools for amounts above $10, upon request. The form is located on the school’s

    website under Our District > Departments > Food Service > Resources > Lunch

    Refund Request. If you have any questions about your child’s food service account,

    please contact your school building cashier. Have a safe and enjoyable summer.

    Nixa Public Schools

    Food Service


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School Hours and Contact Information

  • JTSD receives Carnegie STEM Excellent Pathway John Thomas School of Discovery, Est 2012 JTSD is STEM Accredited


    Dr. Jennifer Chastain, Principal
    Garrett Lowder, Assistant Principal

    312 N. Market St.

    Nixa, Missouri 65714

    (417) 875-5600  


    School Hours

    Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Friday 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

    Two-Hour Late Start Time 10:30 a.m.

    Half Day Dismissal 12:30 p.m.