Young Writers Writing Contest

Shout out to 7th through 12th grade students for competing in the Young Writers writing contest! Our students worked hard to create epic mini sagas! 65 Couch students’ mini sagas have been chosen by the Young Writers organization, and these students will have the opportunity to become published authors! We are super proud of these students and their hard work! Once parents/guardians give permission, these students’ mini sagas will be published in Hunted - Tales Of Pursuit!


Madison Akins, Jake Arnold, Keera Arnold, Nancy Bennett, Katherine Bennett, Abby Bettis, Moriah Brooks, Reilly Brooks, Micheal Brown, Montanna Clark, Kayla Clark, Karlee Clayton, Kotie Clements, Lane Cobb, Chloe Combs, Bonnie Combs, Emma Crowder, Riley Crowder, Bradley Deckard, Taylor Deckard, Braden Deckard, Gabby Dubois, Madison Dubois, Ashlyn Fabrizio, Bradley Fabrizio, Cynthia Frailey, Brandon Fraley, Bailey Grissom, Hunter Grissom, Miley Hampton, Payton Helm, Ryleigh Holmes, Sevryn Johnson, Brendan Kirk, Chelsie Kornegay, Logan Krumenacker, Cassi Lamoreux, Dylan Larsen, Ryan Leonard, Kylee Martin, Caden Massey, Chayton Massey, Tristan Mock, Lance Morey, Maycee Murray, DJ Napue, A’Maya Napue, Hunter Roberts, Dalton Royer, Wyatt Silversmith, TJ Smith, Saphera Smith, Jasmine Stout, Athea Summers, Mia Taylor, Malachi Tippit, Mariyah Turville, Jayson Underwood, Marionna Underwood, Myshell Underwood, Bailey Upshaw, Laney Upshaw, Blake Williams, Kendrick Williams, Nora Williams

FACS: Competition Win

We have gold winners and are going to state in STAR Events for both Pink Out Game and Daddy Daughter Dance. You make us proud!


FBLA St. Jude's Fundraiser

2024 Homecoming Court

2024 Homecoming Court

Special Session Board Meeting

Couch R-I School District Board Meeting Fri., Jan. 12, 2024 @ 5:30 p.m.

  • Special Business
    • Approve Agenda
  • Executive Session
    • Staff
  • Adjourn Session
Meeting Minutes


FAA: Greenhand Motivational Conference

FAA: Greenhand Motivational Conference

Wednesday, January 10th these three Couch FFA greenhands attended the Greenhand Motivational Conference. Each student said that they had a great time, learned a little more about FFA, and are excited to experience some of the opportunities shared!


Art Club: The Kindergarten & 1st Grade Snowmen

Art Club: Kindergarten & 1st Grade Snowmen

Oh my goodness. The Kindergarten & 1st Grade students truly have my heart! ❤️

We took a project that the older students did a few weeks ago, and did a simpler version of it today.

Hearing their giggles when I told them to imagine what it would be like to be fall down in the snow and look up to find four snowmen looking down at them was so cute. ☺️

I loved seeing their creativity and how their eyes lit up when they learned how to draw hats, scarves and carrot noses.

Maybe they will get a chance to create REAL snowmen in the coming days or weeks!?!☃️

Hopefully, your children brought their artwork home today! Many of them were very excited to show off their snowmen off to their family.


FBLA/Yearbook: St. Jude's Breakfast

FBLA/Yearbook St. Jude's Breakfast

Breakfast is ready! Make a donation for St Jude and have a hot breakfast! We have plenty of to go boxes for you!


January 2024 Board Meeting

Couch School District R-I Regular Board Meeting for Mon., Jan. 8, 2024

  1. Monthly Business
    1. Approve Agenda
    2. Approve Consent Agenda
      1. Approve minutes for December session
      2. Activities Report
      3. Revenue and Expense Report
      4. Invoice Register
      5. Authorization to pay bills
      6. Administrative reports
        1. Elementary
        2. High School
        3. Superintendent
    3. PTO/Booster Activity Report
  2. Old Business
    1. FEMA Grant Progress
  3. New Business
    1. Business report
    2. CSIP plan review
    3. Approve Umbrella Policy coverage for 2024
    4. Review the Missouri School Climate and Culture Survey results
    5. Approve board policy ECA-1 regarding security
    6. Discuss the 4-day school week impact study presented by DESE to the State Board
  4. Public Participation
  5. Executive Session
    1. Personnel
    2. Students
    3. Superintendent evaluation
  6. Adjourn Session


Students: Learn About Potential Hospital Careers

Learn what it takes to be a health care hero.

This statewide, virtual event will take students inside Missouri hospitals to learn about the hottest careers in health care and engage in real world learning. All grade levels are invited to join the free event Fri., Feb. 23, 2024.

Health Care Career Day was developed by the Missouri Chamber Foundation in partnership with the MIssouri Hospital Association and the Missouri Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education. Visit or scan the QR code below to register.


Art Club: Neurographic Abstract Art

Art Club: Neurographic Abstract Art

6th Grade learned that art can be an outlet and a way to calm down, reduce stress and become more mindful our actions. Neurographic Art is a fun way to allow ourselves to slow down and be free to create without having to follow a structure.


Pep Club: Homecoming Week

2024 Homecoming

If you dress up for the Homecoming Spirit Days this week… stop by and take your photo in front of the FACS room! Email photos to Mrs. Parker to be featured in the Pep Club page!!! Let’s see your school spirit!!!! ❤️🖤❤️🖤❤️🖤❤️🖤❤️


Homecoming Week, Jan. 9-12

Homecoming Spirit Week… TAKE 2! It doesn’t hurt to have two weeks of extra school spirit, does it?!? Let’s see everyone dress up each day and show support of our Indians & Lady Indians!!! ❤️🖤❤️🖤❤️

Homecoming Postponement

Kosh and Couch have made a mutual decision to cancel homecoming tonight for the safety of all students and community members. The weather forecast is calling for snow and possibly freezing rain and we already have frozen ground. The Homecoming Ceremony and games have been moved to Sat., Jan 13, 2024. The Ceremony will be at 4:30 p.m. and the Games will follow at 5 p.m. Thank you for your patience and understanding as calls like this are difficult to make and not always perceived to be right. However, I will always try to err on the side of caution.

Art Club: Winter Time Cardinals

2024 Art Club Cardinals

There is something about Cardinals in the winter that makes me happy. The 6th grade did a great job creating cardinals sitting on a branch today.


January 2024 Basketball Schedule

  • Tues., Jan. 2, Home: Jr. Varsity Boys, Varsity Boys, & Varsity Girls vs. Van Buren @ 5 p.m.
  • Fri., Jan. 5, Home: Jr. Varsity Boys, Varsity Boys, & Varsity Girls vs. Koshkonong @ 5 p.m.
  • Mon., Jan. 8, Home: Varsity Girls vs. Dore @ 5 p.m.
  • Tues., Jan. 9, Away: Jr. Varsity Boys, Varsity Boys, & Varsity Girls vs. Alton @ 5 p.m.
  • Fri., Jan. 12, Home: Varsity Boys, & Varsity Girls vs. Bunker
  • Jan. 15 - Jan. 20, Houston Varsity Boys Tournament
  • Jan. 15, 16, & 19, Cabool Varsity Girls Tournament
  • Thurs., Jan. 18, Away: Jr. Varsity Boys & Varsity Girls vs. Mountain Home Christian @ 5:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 22 - Jan. 27, Jr. Varsity Boys, Varsity Boys, & Varsity Girls Van Buren Big Spring Conference Tournament
  • Fri., Jan. 26, Home: Jr. Varsity Boys & Varsity Boys vs. Dora @ 6 p.m.
  • Mon., Jan. 29, Home: Jr. Varsity Boys & Varsity Girls vs. Mountain Home Christian @ 5:30 p.m.
  • Tues., Jan. 30, Home: Jr. Varsity Boys & Varsity Boys vs. Eminence @ 5:30 p.m.

Hilighted = Home Game
BOLD = Homecoming


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