Mr. Wade Schroeder, Superintendent

Wade Schroeder

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  • Welcome to Braymer C-4 School District.

    Our Mission

    "To Improve Student Achievement by Working Together to Create a Meaningful Learning Environment"

    We take great pride in our students, faculty, staff, Board of Education, and community. 

    We are very thankful for the ongoing support of the many local businesses as well as civic and community organizations. Braymer School District is central to the community and strives to provide high quality education to all the students that enter our doors.


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  • Back to School Time

    Posted by Wade Schroeder on 8/26/2021

    We are excited to start a new school year. The school building has several new improvements nearing completion. New Locker rooms, New Security entries, as well as the New Community Wellness Center. We look to have all of these projects finished in the next few weeks. Thank you to all of the community members that supported project P.R.I.D.E.

     

    While COVID-19 continues to be an issue the district is strongly encouraging everyone to wear a mask when in the school building. I also encourage everyone to get vaccinated. We have a high number of employees that are currently vaccinated as we work to create a safe learning environment for everyone. The district is also following the CDC mask mandate for all school bus transportation. We greatly appreciate everyone’s cooperation.

     

    The school district has several new staff members and we are excited to welcome them to the Bobcat family.

     

    Welcome Back Bobcats!, Hope we all have a safe and fruitful school year.   

     

    Wade Schroeder, Superintendent

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  • April 2021 Board Meeting Follow up

    Posted by Wade Schroeder on 4/19/2021 10:00:00 AM

    Public Comment Response: 

    April 12, 2021 Board Meeting

     

    The Braymer C4 School District has made the School Board Meeting Agendas and Board Minutes more easily accessible at (click here). 

     

    The Braymer C4 School District provides entering teachers support/mentoring services for the first two years of service. Each new employee is assigned a mentor to provide guidance and assistance as needed. The mentor and certified teacher mentee are scheduled to meet on a regular basis and have designated topics to discuss. The mentee with a college degree and completed certification will also attend first year teacher training provided by the regional RPDC of Regional Professional Development Center. The mentoring program is provided for the first two years to beginning certified teachers. The mentor/mentee program as well as the first year teacher training are part of ongoing certification, allowing certified teachers to move from an initial professional certificate to a career continuous professional certificate. Non-certified first year teachers are assigned a mentor to work with, but do not begin the official mentor/mentee program until becoming a certified teacher. Veteran teachers that come to the district from another district are provided a mentor for one year. 

     

    Teacher certification can be obtained in several ways. Obtaining and maintaining certification is the responsibility of the individual staff member. The certification belongs to the teacher, the school district administration does not have the authority to make changes to the certification of a staff member. 

     

    FAQ’s

     

    What does it take to be a certified teacher in the State of Missouri?

     

    Traditional Way:

    The State of Missouri requires that teachers have a bachelor’s degree in education, pass a background check and then pass a test in the area of study in which they wish to teach (Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments, previously The Praxis). Until a teacher passes the area of study exam the teacher would operate under a “Provisional Certificate” or a “Substitute Certificate”.

     

    Alternative Way:

    A person could have a bachelor’s degree in an area other than education. They could then proceed to take Master’s coursework to achieve a Master’s degree in Education. There are other options available as well, once a person has an original bachelor’s degree. There is a National Teaching Certification program called ABCTE that can lead a person towards certification. It is recommended that a person talk with an area college if you would like to see what options may be available. When course work is completed a person would still need to pass the area of study exam (Missouri Educator Gateway Assessments) to become certified in a particular area, and as always, pass a background check. 

     

    What does it take to get a “Substitute Certificate”?

    A person must have at least 60 college credit hours, must fill out the Substitute Application with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Pay the application fee, provide an official College Transcript, and have passed a background check. 

     

    What happens when teaching certificates or substitute certificates expires?

    When a certified staff member gets close to reaching a time where their certification could expire the school is contacted by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the School District contacts the staff member to make sure that the staff member takes care of the requirements to update and or maintain certification. 

     

    What happens if the staff member does not update or maintain proper certification?

    Should a staff member neglect to get or keep their certification up to date, the school district can be penalized. A school district that employees an uncertified staff member risks losing credit, from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, for those students that were under the supervision of the uncertified staff member.

     

    What are the requirements for being a coach in Missouri (MSHSAA)?
    Athletic Coaching Levels and Minimum Requirements:

    • Head Coach – Minimum Requirements: As per By-Law 3.1.1, each interscholastic team must have a head coach who meets the following requirements and who, then, may fill the duties and obligations of a head coach for the team, both under the sport rule code and in regard to the by-laws.
      1. A Four-Year College Degree OR Serving as an Approved Assistant Coach (3.1.4.b) (non-Hardship Coach) for a minimum of TWO school years.
      2. A Professional Teacher’s Certificate OR NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Course (online) passed prior to coaching. This course is not sport-specific. This is a one-time requirement.
      3. Successful completion of a Sports First Aid course prior to coaching and renewed every two years.
      4. Successful completion of CPR/AED training prior to coaching and renewed every two years.
      5. Background Check including Sex-Offender’s Registry Clearance prior to coaching.
      6. Board of Education or Board of Governance Approval prior to coaching.
      7. Successful completion of a Concussion in Sports Course, and review of current concussion information yearly.
      8. Successful completion of the MSHSAA Sport-Specific Online Rules Review each season.
    • Assistant Coach – Minimum Requirements:
      1. Completion of 60 or more college credit hours prior to coaching.
      2. A Professional Teacher’s Certificate OR NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Course (online) passed prior to second year of coaching. This course is not sport-specific. This is a one-time requirement.
      3. Successful completion of a Sports First Aid course prior to second year of coaching and renewed every two years.
      4. Successful completion of CPR/AED training prior to second year of coaching and renewed every two years. 
      5. Background Check including Sex-Offender’s Registry Clearance prior to coaching.
      6. Board of Education or Board of Governance Approval prior to coaching.
      7. Successful completion of a Concussion in Sports Course, and review of current concussion information yearly.
      8. Successful completion of the MSHSAA Sport-Specific Online Rules Review each season. 

     

    The Braymer C4 School District appreciates the continued community support of the School District. Thank you to those that shared their thoughts at the April 2021 board meeting.  

     

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  • February Board Meeting Follow up

    Posted by Wade Schroeder on 2/26/2021 11:00:00 AM

    The Braymer C4 School District is providing the following information concerning questions asked at the February 2021 School Board meeting. 

    A list of the assessments and benchmarks the district uses at different times during the school year is provided below. The information gathered through each assessment is used to guide future instruction for each student. Assessment data is provided to parents during the parent teacher conferences offered in the fall of each school year. Parents are also welcome to discuss this information with their child's teacher anytime during the school year. The school district utilizes a variety of assessments based on which measurement tool is determined to provide the most reliable information for a given content area. The preferred measurement tool can change overtime as new and more innovative tools become available. The district works to stay current in these areas which maximizes each teacher effectiveness.

    The most widely known assessment tool is the annual Missouri State assessments given each Spring. The Missouri Assessment Program or MAP is used for students K-8. The End of Course exam or EOC’s are taken by students 9-12. The resulting information is used by the school district staff in the Fall of the following school year. The school district administration and faculty use this information to guide and make adjustments to district essential learning standards to continually improve future instruction. 

    The ASVAB is also taken by our Junior class every year and the ACT is taken by most Juniors and Seniors, especially those who intend on pursuing a four year post secondary degree. These data points help provide a longitudinal look at areas of strength and needed improvements in our K-12 curriculum as a whole.  The school district uses information from these assessments in combination with other exam data (MAP, EOC, Local Assessment data) to continually improve district curriculum and instruction.

    Local Assessment tools utilized:   

    • Developmental Reading Assessments
    • DIBELS
    • IXL Diagnostic Assessments
    • IXL Skill Plans
    • Really Great Reading Benchmarking Assessments (K-2)
    • End of Chapter/Unit Assessments
    • Classroom Formative Assessments

    AIMSweb-The district is no longer using AIMSweb, but is now using DIBELS. DIBELS stands for  Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Learning Skills and is given three times a year, just like AIMSweb. All K-6 students have already taken the Fall and Winter benchmarks this year. The Fall benchmark results were discussed with parents at Parent Teacher Conferences via zoom.  Winter Benchmark data has been collected and parent information will be going home soon.  

    *The district had to upgrade in order to get a parent friendly report that could be sent home.  

    The testing calendar for DIBELS is similar to AIMS.

    Fall Benchmarking is done August through October

    Winter Benchmarking is done December through February

    Spring Benchmarking is done March through May

     

    The district has never utilized the AIMSweb Math assessments. Currently we use IXL Diagnostic Assessments and summative assessments to monitor growth and guide future instruction.

    More Information:

    We continue to monitor state standards through summative assessments. All subject areas are taught and assessed according to the Missouri Learning Standards. The IXL Diagnostic Assessment is given, which is also aligned to MO Learning Standards. This assessment tool provides the teachers and parents with a Real Time Diagnostic Action Plan, which informs all stakeholders what students already know. This action plan also informs parents and teachers what to do next to help the student improve.

    Interventions:

    Elementary:

    Due to the pandemic, the classroom protocols had changed and as a result this halted our intervention and enrichment schedule (these are scheduled to resume the week of March 1). We still provide interventions to students in need through Title I push in and pull out minutes. Teachers are still working in the classroom with small group interventions and one-on-one when needed. The district is currently working on a plan to provide after school tutoring to students in need.

    High School:

    Students continue to be assessed and evaluated by teachers to identify students in need of interventions.  While these interventions are often done on an individual level with the classroom teacher, we continue to assess and have conversations as a staff regarding students in need of additional support. We continue to run 2-week grade cycles to track student progress while identifying our most at risk students. Students placed on the ineligible list are ineligible for extra-curricular activities for a two week period, to help emphasize the significance of academics. The administration and teachers (both classroom and special education) continue to work closely together to identify students in need of more support than can be provided in the regular classroom.  As noted above, we are currently working on a plan to begin after school tutoring for students in need.

    Corollary Questions

    The district has identified essential learning skills. These skills are the focus for our curriculum and are based on the Missouri Learning Standards as well as other skills the district determines to be critical. The essential learning skills are taught then measured within each classroom's regular instruction. The classroom teacher makes determinations based upon each student’s in class assessment information. From that the teacher determines whether to proceed, reteach or provide other strategies.  

    The Braymer C4 School District On-line instructional Platforms:

    K-4-Seesaw

    5-12-Google Classroom (3rd and 4th grade embed Google Classroom within Seesaw)

    As the field of education has evolved there has been an increased emphasis on the need to tailor instruction and assessments to fit the diverse needs of students. This push has led, not only our district but the vast majority of school districts to employ a variety of assessment tools and strategies to monitor student progress. The Braymer C4 School District’s instructional staff works tirelessly to provide a high quality education, meeting the diverse needs of our student population who vary widely in intelligence, home support, and socioeconomic status. These ongoing efforts have been rewarded over the years as recognized by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s “Annual Performance Report”. The Braymer C4 School District administration is extremely proud of the Bobcat faculty and staff and their continued dedication they demonstrate towards ensuring the success of the Braymer C4 students. 

     

    Sincerely, 

     

    Wade Schroeder

    Braymer C4 School District, Superintendent

     

     




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  • Back to School Time

    Posted by Wade Schroeder on 8/25/2020 3:00:00 PM

    We are excited to welcome the Bobcat family back to school. We ask that everyone do their part by wearing masks and practice social distancing. It is our goal to offer face to face instruction on a regular basis. Only by working together can we make that happen. We also ask that everyone follow the school district health guidelines by staying home if you are not feeling well and/or if you have a fever. We thank everyone for their continued support of the Braymer C4 School District as we look forward to another great school year.  

     

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  • Covid-19 Update

    Posted by Wade Schroeder on 3/31/2020 10:00:00 AM

    Braymer C4 School District Covid-19 Update  

    as of March 31st 2020

    The Braymer C4 School District will be not be in session due to the Covid-19 “Stay at Home” order now thru Friday April 24th. 

     

    Parents/Guardians/Student

     The Braymer C4 School District is asking that students continue to access their teachers web pages for practice activities to be working on at home. Not all activities require internet access to complete.

    We have several households in the school district that do not have internet access beyond a cell phone. In an effort to protect the faculty and staff from possible exposure, we are not in a position to develop any new paper packets at this time.

    Here is a list of important items students of all ages could be doing every day.

    Read independently

    Read aloud

    Read a passage and write a summary of the passage/orally summarize the passage to a parent

    Write a story

    Write a play

    Learn to cook/bake

    Perform tasks like following a recipe

    Measure out ingredients for a recipe

    Exercise, example: 10 push ups, 10 sit ups, 10 jumping jacks, 30 sec plank - once ever hour

    Learn to wash clothes

    Have the student share their own ideas about a topic in a verbal discussion.

    Play a board game

    Sing

    Play an instrument

    Read

    Read

    Read

     

     

     Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services 

     

     

     

     

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  • Covid -19 Update

    Posted by Wade Schroeder on 3/27/2020

    Braymer C4 School District Covid-19 Update  

    as of March 27th 2020

     

    The Braymer C4 School District will be extending the Covid-19 “Stay at Home” order now thru Friday April 24th. This means that the first possible day back would be Monday April 27th.

     Parents/students, please be looking for an upcoming “Academic Expectations” plan on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week.

    The Following service will continue:

    *Check out your teacher's web page for academic work opportunities. 

    *Brown Bag food service begins today from 10 am to 10:30 am.... if you want to be added to the list? Come to the school between 10 am to 10:30 am M-F (Food Service is available for children ages 1-19)

    *Caldwell Co Health Department will be sharing information with School officials at the end of this week. Based on those discussions, future school attendance dates may be adjusted.  

    *Spring Prom and Graduation are still being discussed. While we would like to keep these events as normal as possible, due to this dynamic situation many ideas are currently being discussed.

    *The April 7th municipal election date has been moved to June 2nd. On the ballot for the Braymer C4 School District, School Board Election and Proposition P.R.I.D.E.

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  • Covid-19 Update

    Posted by Wade Schroeder on 3/23/2020 11:00:00 AM

    Braymer C4 School District Covid-19 Update  

    as of March 23rd 2020

     *Check out your teacher's web page for academic work opportunities. 

    *Brown Bag food service begins today from 10 am to 10:30 am.... if you want to be added to the list? Come to the school between 10 am to 10:30 am M-F (Food Service is available for children ages 1-19)

    *Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has canceled the annual state testing MAP & EOC for this Spring.

    *Caldwell Co Health Department will be sharing information with School officials at the end of this week. Based on those discussions, future school attendance dates may be adjusted.  

    *Preparations and possible date changes for Spring Prom and Graduation are currently being discussed. While we would like to keep these events as normal as possible, due to this dynamic situation many ideas are currently being discussed.

    *The April 7th municipal election date has been moved to June 2nd. On the ballot for the Braymer C4 School District, School Board Election and Proposition P.R.I.D.E. (Click Here) for Proposition PRIDE information.

    The district is aware of the extended closures of districts in the Kansas City area and the state of Kansas. As a district, we are currently looking at options for distance learning in the event of an extended closure for the Braymer C-4 School District.

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  • Let's Build Something Together

    Posted by Wade Schroeder on 10/1/2019 6:00:00 AM

    October 1, 2019

     

    Let’s Build Something Together

    In the Spring of 2018, The Braymer C4 School District developed a CSIP or Comprehensive School Improvement Plan. The CSIP committee consisted of school personnel, students, parents and community members. Part of the CSIP expresses the desire for the district to add new locker rooms and air conditioning to the “New/High School Gym” as well as add a “Community Wellness Center” to the building. The “Wellness Center” would be open for students use during the school day while allowing the community to have access during non-school hours. The district walking path added in 2017, has been a wonderful addition to the campus and is used by many community members on a regular basis. We see these projects as a next step to improving community health and wellness. We hope you agree.  

     

    These are exciting times. Starting in the Spring of 2019 the school district began working to develop plans to make these two projects come to fruition. This is a work in progress and will require strong community support to make it a reality.  

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  • Tax Rate Costs District Funding part 2 **(It’s Complicated)

    Posted by Wade Schroeder on 9/15/2019 2:00:00 AM

    Tax Rate Costs District Funding **(It’s Complicated)

    The Braymer School District does not currently have any building projects that are being paid for through a “Bond or Lease Purchase” payment. While it is nice not to have a Bond or Lease Purchase payment this situation also costs the district revenue. The Missouri tax rules provide extra review to schools then if they have a “Capital Project” payment on the books. That being said if the district voters where to approve a project to improve the school building. The district would see an operating revenue increase of around $55,000 annually. The Braymer C4 School District paid off its last Bond issue 5 years ago. While it was good to pay off the school bond it did cost the district tax revenue needed to operate the school.   

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  • Tax Rate Costs District Funding

    Posted by Wade Schroeder on 9/10/2019 3:00:00 AM

    Tax Rate Costs District Funding

    The Braymer C4 School District has a tax rate of $2.75. The district has an enrollment under 350 students which classifies it as a “Small School” in the state of Missouri. The State of Missouri provides extra operating revenue to schools under 350 students by offering a two-step funding process. The Braymer C4 School District does receive small school grant funding (1), as a school under 350 students. Because the Braymer C4 School district has a tax rate below $3.43 the district does notqualify to receive small school grant funding (2). This means that the district is giving away over $45,000 annually.    

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