- South Callaway High School
South Callaway R-II High School, most commonly known as "South Callaway High School", "South Callaway", "SoCal", or "SCHS", is a public
high schoollocated in Mokane, Missouri. It provides education for students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the South Callaway R-II School District, all located on the same campus in Mokane, and is the only high school in the district. School colors are blue and white. The school was opened in 1959.
According to numbers at [http://www.mshsaa.org MSHSAA] , the school currently enrolls 323 students from the surrounding communities in the southeast corner of the
county, including Mokane, Steedman, Portland, Tebbetts, Hams Prairie, and Fulton. Other high schools in the county are comparable or larger in size, with New Bloomfield serving 209 students in the southwest, North Callaway serving 498 in the north, and Fulton with an enrollment of 796 in the Fulton area.
It should be noted that these numbers reflect enrollment data from the 2006-2007 school year, used to facilitate athletic classification.
South Callaway offers a curriculum that includes standard subjects as well as varied electives for students. All classes listed in bold below are offered as dual credit courses through
Central Methodist University.
*Mathematics: basic math, applied math,
AlgebraI, geometry, AlgebraII, math analysis, calculus
*Language Arts: Language Arts 9, 10, and 11, survey of
literature, speech, composition (English 103/104), science fiction/ fantasy
*Science: general science,
biology, General Biology, chemistry, physics, microbiology, anatomy/ physiology
*Social Studies: government, world
history, American History , Development of the United States I and II, Missourihistory, world geography, introduction to criminal justice, psychology/ sociology
*Fine Arts: band, chorus,
*Practical Arts: keyboarding, computer technology, computer applications,
accounting, notetaking, supervised work experience, horticulture, floriculture, agricultural science, energy, woodworking, drafting, catering, child development
*Physical Education: PE, strength and conditioning, body conditioning, lifetime sports
*Other: French, Spanish, special education courses,
driver's education, economics, health
The SCHS athletic teams are known as the Bulldogs, with girls' teams occasionally styled "Lady Bulldogs", most often in basketball. These teams, as well as the quiz bowl and speech teams, are members of the Mid-Missouri Conference, along with Tipton, North Callaway, Southern Boone, Harrisburg, and Hallsville.
Sports currently offered at South Callaway include the following. Class and district numbers are provided for those sports sanctioned by
*Football - Class 2, District 5
*Softball - Class 2, District 10
*Cross Country - Class 2, District 3
*Basketball - Class 3, District 8
*Baseball - Class 2, District 8
*Track and Field - Class 2, District 3
*Golf - Class 2, District 5
The SCHS football team showed a dramatic improvement in the 2004-05 season due to the advent of a new weight training program implemented by the coaching staff. The
varsity teamwent from a record of 1-9 in 2003 to, under head coach Bill Frazee, a 2004 record of 7-3, and a 6-4 record in 2005. The 2006 season, however, was a losing season at 0-10, due to a young inexperienced team. The 2007-08 team showed some improvements, going 2-8.
Track and field
The state Senate honored South Callaway's Eric Frazee for his first place finish in the 300 meter intermediate hurdles at the state track meet in Jefferson City on
May 17 2008. Frazee is the first state champion, at any sport, from the school since its establishment. [http://www.fultonsun.com/articles/2008/06/13/news/201news02socal.txt "SoCal board celebrates state champion; approves 08-09 budget"] , Chris Waller, The Fulton Sun, June 13, 2008]
Quiz Bowl- Class 3, District 4
* Math Relays
* Speech Team - Class 1, District 2
* Band - Class 3, District 9
quiz bowlteam at SCHS one of the winningest activities available, having qualified for state competition 3 times in the past 10 years. The team, composed of members of all grades 9-12, narrowly missed state in 2005, losing to School of the Osageat district play. However, the team recoiled and the next year, beat Osage on their home turf to qualify for their first state play in 9 years and received 4th place at the state level. 2007 and 2008 saw the team beaten by Hallsvillein the district championship matches.
The band program at South Callaway includes three divisions: marching band, pep band, and concert band. Because of enrollment size, all band students perform in all three groups. The three seasons overlap extensively.
Marching band season typically lasts from August through December. The band participates in the Mokane World's Fair parade in September, and the
Central Methodist UniversityBand Day in October, as well as the Fulton Christmas parade in December. Standard dress is the marching band uniform, which consists of a black and blue jacket, with black pants and a white or black shako hat. Pep band season includes both football and basketball seasons. The band plays pep tunes in the stands at home games. Concert band season is the generally winter and spring session. Events include a winter concert, spring concert, the Music Festival at Central Methodist University, and a performance at the graduation ceremony in May. Often, spur of the moment concerts come up, and such instances in 2005-2006 included a performance at a bridge opening in Portland, Missouri, and a Veterans' Day assembly. The concert band also travels for the District and State music contest.
Clubs and organizations
* Athletic Association
* French Club
* Spanish Club
* Fine Arts Club
National Honor Society
* Renaissance Club
FBLA(Future Business Leaders of America) chapter at South Callaway is one of the largest and most active organizations in the district. The chapter is active in fundraising and community awareness projects, benefitting tsunami victims, the American Cancer Society, the March of Dimes, and the surrounding communities. The chapter is also a winning one. Business teachers have guided the chapter to 15 consecutive victories at the District 2 Leadership Conference. The team also qualifies many members for state competition held in Columbia, Missouriin April. In 2006, SCHS' Website Development team qualified for the National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, and received Top 15 honors.
TREND (Turning Resources and Energy in New Directions), SCHS' drug-free group, continues to be active in organizing alternative activities for the district. Each year, TREND hosts many assemblies, including one by
Camfel Productions, as well as speakers who present drug awareness messages to the student body.
The Student Council arranges
homecomingand courtwarming activities, blood drives, spirit weeks, and other activities for the school. Generally, each organization and class is given one representative in the council, who shall report back to the club/class on STUCO activiies.
SCHS operates on a 50-minute class schedule. There are two lunch shifts: A, from 11:14-11:39, with students attending 5th period from 11:43-12:33; and B, with students attending 5th period from 11:18-12:08, and eating lunch from 12:08-12:33.
Rivalry with North Callaway Schools
Since North Callaway's founding 1969, there has been a strong rivalry between The North & South Callaway school districts.Fact|date=January 2008
* [http://www.mshsaa.org Official school site]
* [http://www.sc.k12.mo.us/ Official district site]
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