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  • November Letter to the Community

    Posted by Billy Daleske on 11/30/2022 12:00:00 PM

    November 30, 2022

     

    Dear Braymer C-4 Community:

     

    I hope everyone was able to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday and spend time with loved ones. I want to give everyone an update on some construction projects as well as our Comprehensive School Improvement Planning process.

     

    Construction is beginning between the football field and field house to fix the drainage and erosion issues near the propane tanks. Workers have also started to update the greenhouse. These updates will make the greenhouse more efficient and usable for our students.

     

    The Education, Governance, Leadership Association began meeting with board of education members, members of our community, as well as all faculty and staff members of the Braymer C-4 School District as part of our CSIP and MSIP 6 Planning. The next step is for members of the community to take part in our school district survey. The survey can be found on the homepage of our district website, our Braymer School District Facebook Page, and through our district text caster.

    We value your input and look forward to hearing from you.

     

    Winter sports action is underway with the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams competing in the Gallatin tournament this week. It is hard to believe but there are only 3 weeks remaining in the first semester. We are looking forward to a strong finish to 2022.

     

    I value your input and look forward to your feedback on the community surveys. If you need anything, please give our office a call.

     

     

    Respectfully,

     

    Dr. Billy Daleske

    Superintendent 

    Braymer C4 School District 

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  • October Letter to the Community

    Posted by Billy Daleske on 10/27/2022

    October 27, 2022

     

    Dear Braymer C-4 Community:

     

    I want to take the opportunity to let everyone know what will be happening here at the Braymer C-4 School District in the near future.

     

    The Braymer C-4 Board of Education has partnered with The Education, Governance, Leadership Association to begin work on updating the District Comprehensive School Improvement Plan and meeting the state mandated MSIP 6 requirements. Our current CSIP is scheduled to expire at the end of 2022. There will be opportunities in the near future to participate in community surveys that will help guide the future of the district. We encourage everyone to participate in the community surveys, as we greatly value your input. Please be on the lookout through our Facebook page and District Website in the coming months for this survey. Work on the new CSIP will begin in November and run through the month of December before concluding in January.

     

    Work will begin this fall to fix a drainage and erosion issue outside between the gymnasium and the propane tanks. This will stop the erosion that has been taking place on the west hillside for many years and allow water to properly drain. We will also be making some updates to our greenhouse this winter to improve its usability for our students.

     

    As fall sports are entering the post season and concluding, I want to congratulate our softball girls on an amazing season. Their playoff run ended last Saturday in the State Quarterfinals at Canton. I also want to wish all of our student athletes good luck as they compete in their upcoming post season contests.

     

    I look forward to your feedback on the surveys, and as always, if you need anything please give our office a call.

     

     

    Respectfully,

     

    Dr. Billy Daleske Superintendent Braymer C-4 School District

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  • September Letter to the Community

    Posted by Billy Daleske on 9/30/2022

    September 30, 2022

     

    Dear Braymer C-4 Community:

     

    I want to take the opportunity to let everyone know about the events and activities coming up in the next month here at Braymer C-4 Schools.

     

    Next week we will be celebrating Homecoming. First, I want to welcome back all the Braymer C-4 Alumni. The activities planned for next week can be found on the District’s Facebook page. Next, I want to provide some information regarding a couple of activities as they relate to the district. There will be a pep rally followed by a bonfire on Monday night here at the school. We would like to extend a special thank you to the Shoal Creek Fire Protection District for assisting with this.

     

    Also, on Friday the 7th, the district is proud to be participating in the annual Braymer Homecoming Parade, to take place downtown. Our elementary students will be walking in the parade with their teachers. We have taken measures to ensure the safe transportation of our students to and from the parade site. The parade is scheduled to begin at 1:30 pm. We will use our buses to transport students to the parade and then back to school for dismissal at the end of the school day. We ask if you need to check your student out, to please do so at the school and do not try to check them out at the parade route itself. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our offices. We look forward to an exciting week of festivities to celebrate the Braymer Homecoming tradition.

     

    It is hard to believe but the end of the first quarter is fast approaching. We have parent-teacher conferences scheduled to take place on October 27th. Parents and guardians, please be on the lookout for more details in the near future. We look forward to continuing to work together with you. Thank you for your continued support.

     

    Respectfully,

     

    Dr. Billy Daleske, Superintendent Braymer C-4 School District

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  • August Letter to the Community

    Posted by Billy Daleske on 8/26/2022


    August 26, 2022

     

    Dear Braymer C-4 Community:

     

    On behalf of the faculty, staff, and Board of Education of the Braymer C-4 School District, I want to thank everyone for helping our students experience such a wonderful first week of school. The beginning of school is an exciting time. From our students who are just getting ready to begin their academic careers as Pre-K or Kindergartners, all the way to our Seniors in high school, who just got to experience their “last first day of school”. This is also an exciting time for teachers and staff. We have been looking forward to their return, and are ready to help them grow throughout the year.

     

    It is a priority of mine to establish an open line of communication between parents and the school. Be looking for teachers to communicate regularly through a variety of means throughout the year. If you have questions about anything at any time, please feel free to contact your student’s teacher, principal or one of us in the office. We are here to help you.

     

    If you have not yet done so, we please ask that you take time to fill out a free and reduced lunch form. It can be found in either the high school office or central/elementary office. Forms can also be found on the website at www.braymerbocats.org.

     

    I also want to take a moment to congratulate all the students who participated in the Missouri State Fair. It is wonderful to see the Braymer Community so well represented! Our students will continue to take part in competitions as the Fall Athletic Seasons get underway in the coming days and weeks. It’s a great time to be a Bobcat!

     

    Respectfully, 

     

    Dr. Billy Daleske, Superintendent Braymer C-4 School District

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  • Summertime Update

    Posted by Billy Daleske on 7/15/2022

    July 15, 2022

    Dear Braymer C-4 Community:

    Over the past couple of weeks, I have been settling in to my new position as Superintendent of the Braymer C-4 School District. I want take this opportunity to let you know how excited I am to serve the community in this role. I have had the chance to meet several great people from the community already and look forward to getting to know many more of you as we move forward this year. It is easy to see the support this community has for its school and our students.

    It is my duty as the Superintendent to keep the community updated and informed on what is happening at the Braymer C-4 Schools. Today, I want to give a brief update of what is taking place over the summer while school is not in session.

    Summer School

    Braymer’s summer school program was a success, wrapping up on June 17th with a field trip to Chilli Bay Water Park and a picnic in the park. The Summer Journey’s program consisted of 19 fun-filled days of hands-on cooperative activities, project based learning opportunities, and a great deal of enrichment activities. Students who attended had the opportunity to win iPads, which were provided by the Catapult Summer Journey’s Program.

    Maintenance Update

    The maintenance team has been working hard to ensure the building is ready to go when teachers and students return. Some of the bigger items they have been working on are: moving furniture in and out of classrooms and offices, sealing windows, painting and replacing tile, resealing and waxing floors. The band and music rooms have also received a facelift. They have been doing a great job!

    Dead Week

    The activities “dead week” is scheduled for August 1st through the 7th. The first allowable fall practices are scheduled to begin August 8th.

    I hope everyone is having a safe and happy summer. The 2022-2023 Elementary School Supplies list is posted. You can reach it by following this link: https://www.braymerbobcats.org/Page/146 or by looking on the district website announcements page. Please watch our Facebook page and the Website for back to school updates. If you need anything, please feel free to contact me at 666-645-2284.

    Respectfully,

    Dr. Billy Daleske, Superintendent Braymer C-4 School District

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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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