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Christian County Optimist Club Coats for Kids is now underway until October 30.  This is with Least of These and the Optimist Club.  The blue coat collection barrel is located by the trophy case near the front office.  We're asking for gently used coats, scarves, gloves and hats again this year.  Just put your donation in the barrel and they will be cleaned and Least of These distributes them to those who could use a hand with new outerwear this year. 



Boys Basketball Info:  All tryout participants must have a current physial and insurance information on file with the JH main office in order to tryout.  You can see Mrs. Anglen to verify this or email or call 724-6402 or 724-6425.  Only tryout participants are allowed in the gym during tryouts.  No spectators please.  Basketball players that have the later tryout times need to go home before their tryout; we do not want players waiting on school grounds unsupervised.  Wear a light colored shirt with your last name printed large, bold and neat on the back.  A number will be written on your shirt with a marker.  Our Open Gym will be Wednesday, October 23, from 3:00-4:00 pm in the NJH Main Gym.



Girls Basketbals  Info:  On Wednesday, Oct 16, during Advisory there will be a meeting of "Meet The Coach" for 7th/8th girls interested in Girls Basketball this school year.  Please wait to be called down after reading time at 2:30 pm.  Then later than same evening at 5:30, also in the NJH auditorium, we will be holding a short informational meeting about tryouts for all girls interested in NJHS Girls Basketball.  Coach introductions and details on upcoming season will be discussed.  Tryouts begin on Monday, Oct 21.  



Table Top RPG Club:  Meeting on Mondays from 3:00-4:30 pm in the library.  This is designed to build social skills, defeat enemies and have fun!!


Power Hours: extra help from core subjects - is on Monday evenings from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Flex Room.



FCCLA News: (Family Career & Community Leaders of America) -  Our next meeting is Monday, October 21.  This year, FCCLA will be accepting the El Paso Challenge and performing 22 acts of kindness and service, one to honor each of the victims of the El Paso shooting.  Come and help us. Any questions contact Mrs. Norton-Snyder   (417) 724-6490



Spelling Club 19/20:  Are you a good speller?  Would you like to be a better speller?  Would you like to win a trip to Washington DC and participate in teh Scripps National Spelling Bee in May?  Then Spelling Club may be just for you.  Please attend the informational meeting on Thursday, Oct 17 after school from 3:00-4:00 in Mrs. Dunagan's room S10.  Please have your ride pick you up at 4:00.  



Homework Lab Info:  Meets daily before school the FLEX room from 7:00-7:30 am.  Students can utilize district wifi to complete homework.   



Math Help:    It is held in room C7 (Mr. Benitez's room)  daily from 6:45-7:15 am.  All students welcome.  Parents may email with any questions.


Math Club:  If you're interested in participating please contact Mrs. Staats in room C19 or parents may email


Gardening Club:    The club will meet from 3-4 pm on Mondays and Mr. Blaue can be reached at if you have questions.



Game Club is open to all NJH students.  It meets on Wednesday from 3:00-5:00 pm in room W12.  Meet and socialize with friends while learning new games.



Book Club meets on Wednesday after school in Mr. Blaue's room.   The club will meet from 3-4 pm and Mr. Blaue can be reacher at if you have questions.



Drama Club will meet on Tuesdays after school from 3:00-4:00 pm.  



FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes):  We will meet on Fridays in the auditorium at 7:15 am.  Any NJH student may come to the meetings.  If you have any questions you can contact Coach West or Coach Cook.   Parents may email with any questions.



Weight training will be every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday after school until 4:00 pm.  This will be in the NJH weight room W13/15. See Coach Inman in room N1 if you have any questions. 



Fright Night Dance sponsored by PTSA will be on Friday, October 18 from 7:00-8:00 pm.  No admittance to the dance unleass the dance contract/permission form is signed.  Tickets can be purchased Oct 14-18 during lunch or at the door.  Costumes can be worn during the dance but they are not required.  NO MASKS ON FACE ALLOWED.  Tickets are $5.  Sign up Genius link to volunteer for the dance  Donations can be dropped off in the office the week of the dance.  8th grade students please bring store bought pre-packaged snacks.  7th grade students please bring water or soda.  Contact NJH PTSA at email for questions.






Scholastic Book Fair is Oct 17-24 from 7:00 am - 3:00 pm in the NJH Commons Area.  We will also be open until 7:00 pm during Parent Conference Nights on Oct 22 and Oct 24.  Online fair is Oct 10-23 at:



Calendar of Events

Oct 16 - Girls Basketball Informational Meeting - Advisory - Auditorium

Oct 16 - Boys Basketball Informational Meeting - Advisory - Main Gym

Oct 16 - Parents Girls Basketball Informational Mtg - 5:30 pm - Auditorium

Oct 17-23 - Online Book Fair - http://www,

Oct 17-24 - Scholastic Book Fair - NJH Commons Area - Open until 7 pm on Conference Nights

Oct 17 - Cross Country COC Meet @ Inman in Nixa

Oct 17 - Spelling Club Informational Meeting @ 3:00-4:00 in Room S10

Oct 17 - 7th Football vs Ozark @ 5:30 pm - Away

Oct 17 - 8th Football vs Ozark @ 5:30 pm - Home @ Nixa High School

Oct 18 - PTSA Fall Dance - 7:00-9:00 pm - $5 Admission w/Permission Slip - Sign up on School Pay, buy at lunch, pay at door

Oct 19 - NJH Cheer Regional Send Off from 6:00-6:30 pm @ NHS Main Gym

Oct 21 - FCCLA Meeting - 3:00-4:00 pm - See Mrs. Norton-Snyder For More Info!

Oct 21 - Girls Basketball Tryouts Begins - Must Have a Current Sports Physical On File

Oct 22 - Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences

Oct 23 - Boys Basketball Open Gym 3:00-4:00 pm - NJH Main Gym

Oct 24 - Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences

Oct 24 - 7th Home Football vs Republic - Make Up Game - 5:30 pm

Oct 29 - State of the Community Dinner @ 6:00 pm

Nov 4 - 7th BBB Tryouts 3-5 pm/8th BBB Tryouts 5-7 pm

Nov 6 - 7th BBB Tryouts 3-4:30 pm/8th BBB 4:30-6 pm (1st Cuts)

Nov 7 - 8th BBB Tryouts 3-5 pm/7th BBB 5-7 pm (2nd Cuts)

Nov 7 & 8: Buckshot & Blossoms: an old fashioned mellow drama - Theatre Dept

Nov 8 - 8th BBB Tryouts 3-5 pm/7th BBB 5-7 pm (Final Cuts)

Nov 15 - Winter Sports Pep Assembly - Tentative Date

Dec 2 - NJH Winter Choir Concert - NHS Auditorium - 6:30-9:00 pm - All Choirs - Mandatory

Dec 3 - Band Parade Practice (8th only) @ NJH - 3:00-4:00 pm

Dec 5 - Band Parade Practice (8th only) @ NJH - 3:00-4:00 pm

Dec 8 - Christmas Parade - 8th Grade Band

Dec 9 - Band Rehearsal 7th Grade @ NJH 3:00-4:00 pm

Dec 10 - Band Concert @ NHS - Both Grades - 6:30 pm

Feb 22 - NJH Solo & Ensemble Contest @ NJH - All Choirs Suggested but not mandatory

Feb 24 - Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences

Feb 27 - Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences

Mar 24 - 7th Grade Band Solo & Ensemble @ NJH - 6:00-8:30 pm

Mar 26 - 8th Grade Band Solo & Ensemble @ NJH - 6:00-8:30 pm

May 5 - Band Parade Practice - 7th & 8th Grades - 3:00-4:00 pm

May 7 - Band - 7th Only - Concert Rehearsal - 3:00-4:00 pm @ NJH

May 8 - Large Group Choir Contest/SDC Trip - 1st & Calvary Church/SDC - 7am-7pm - Contest Mandatory

May 11 - NJH Spring Choir Concert - NHS Auditorium - 6:30-9:00 pm - All Choirs Mandatory

May 12 - Band Concert - 7th & 8th @ NHS @ 6:30 pm

May 14 - Band Parade Practice - 7th & 8th @ NJH - 3:00-4:00 pm

May 15 - Band - 7th & 8th Grades - Sucker Day Parade @ NJH - 6:00 pm