Field Day Friday

Rain or shine, Couch Field Day with Gatewood is scheduled for Fri., May 3, 2024. Kindergarten - 8th grades will be competing in field events; the festivities will begin at approximately 9 a.m. and conclude around 2 p.m. Bring your umbrellas and muck boots :)

Preschool will not be in session on Fri., May 3, 2024. Preschool classes will resume on Mon., May 6, 2024.

fun font stating field day fun day 2024

Art: Sunflowers

A wall of "Sunflowers", inspired by Vincent Van Gogh.


Ozark Healthcare's M*A*S*H Summer Camp

Ozark Healthcare thrilled to announce the return of our highly anticipated M*A*S*H (Medical Academy of Science and Health) Camp this summer. Designed for students passionate about healthcare careers, M*A*S*H Camp offers an immersive hands-on experience like no other. The program is open to students entering grades 7-12 in the fall of 2024. Grades 9-12 will enjoy a two-day session on July 9-10, while grades 7-8 will dive into a one-day session on July 11. Each participant will receive lunch, snacks, and all the camp materials needed for an unforgettable experience! Apply online by May 31 at

MAP/EOC Testing

Graphic MAP Testing with young academic font

Please mark your calendars for the following testing dates. It is important that students arrive on time and are present for every testing day. Please make sure that your students get a good night's sleep and a healthy breakfast every morning. Our students and teachers have worked hard this year and know that our students can compete against any school in our state.

  • April 16-18: Grades 5/8 Science MAP/HS Biology EOC
  • April 19: Workkeys Test
  • April 23-25: 3-8 MATH MAP/HS Algebra I EOC
  • April 25: HS Government EOC
  • April 30-May 2: 3-8 ELA MAP/HS English II EOC


Couch High School Prom

Prom will take place Sat., Apr. 13, 2024. The New Gym will open at 5 p.m. for pictures. Line up begins at 5:45 p.m. and Grand March is at 6 p.m. Dinner will take place between 6:30-7 p.m. Following dinner, dancing, cornhole, virtual reality and game systems will be available. No student will be allowed to leave campus before 8:30 p.m.

Decision Day 2024

2024 Decision Day

Seniors Register to Vote

students together in classroom

April 2024 Board Meeting

Couch R-I School District Board Meeting
Thurs., Apr. 11, 2024 @ 6 p.m.
Immediately to follow the reorganization meeting

  1. Monthly Business
    1. Approve Agenda
    2. Approve Consent Agenda
      1. Minutes from March meeting
      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
  2. New Business
    1. Senior Trip Update (Destini Ball, Lisa Crowder)
    2. JAG Annual Update
    3. Approve MSBA Full Maintenance agreement for 24-25
    4. Approve Summer Food Program SSO
    5. Approve Summer School Budget
    6. Approve Non-Certified Salary Schedule 24-25
    7. Approve School Bus Routes for 24-25
    8. Approve matching funds for the post secondary advisor position for 24-25
    9. Discussion of Teacher Appreciation Week
    10. Review bids for the ranch trailer furnace
    11. Approve Speech Therapy Contract
  3. Executive Session
    1. Personnel
    2. Student
    3. Classified Employees
  4. Adjourn Session
  5. Adjourn Open Session
Recognition Meeting Agenda
  1. Call to Order
  2. Dissolve old board
  3. Accept election results
  4. Swear in members
  5. Reorganize
    1. Conduct the election of the president
    2. Conduct the election of the vice president
    3. Conduct the election of the secretary and treasurer
    4. Appoint secretary for open session
  6. Adjourn
April 2021
Elected Board Members
First Elected Present Term
Election Date
Present Term
Ending Date
Jeffrey Roberts 4/2/2019 4/2022 4/2025
Nicole Roy 4/2/2019 4/2022 4/2025
Thomas Smith 4/1/2014 4/2023 4/2026
Anthony Thomas McIntare 4/4/2023 4/2023 4/2026
Brent Morgan 6/2/2020 4/2023 4/2026
David Newman 4/3/2018 4/2024 4/2027
Derrick Bennett 4/3/2018 4/2024 4/2027


BSC High School Softball Tournament


Job Olympics Congratulations

Couch students were awarded 6 medals in the South-Central Job Olympics at West Plains. Emma Simmons won a Silver Medal in "Bussing Tables" and a Bronze medal for "Sorting Laundry". Jackson Wheeler won Gold for "Vacuuming". Breanna Bey won Gold in "Setting Tables", "Product Matching", and "Stocking Shelves". Thank you to Couch PTO for sponsoring this wonderful event for our students.

Art Club: Eclipse Artwork

Alma Woodsey Thomas is an African American Artist who created "The Eclipse" after being inspired by the total solar eclipse she experienced on March 7, 1970. This eclipse was visible from across the Eastern United States, including Washington, DC. Her masterpiece is displayed in the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C. Junior high and high school students used Alma Woodsey Thomas as inspiration for their very own artwork this week. They created their own versions of "The Eclipse".


KIndergarten & Preschool Screening

Couch R-1 Preschool and Kindergarten Screening is this Fri., April 5, 2024 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please call the Elementary office to make your child's appointment ahead of time. Screening secures their spot for the 24-25 school year.

Requirements for Screenings

Preschool students enrolling must be 3 or 4 years old on or before July 31, 2024. Kindergarten students enrolling must be 5 years old on or before July 31, 2024.

Preschool students currently attending Couch R-I Preschool will need to sign up for screening.

Required Documents
  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Current Proof of Immunizations
  • Proof of Residence


We Need Your Help

We value your opinion. Please take a few minutes to respond to the questions below. Your feedback will be used to improve parent communications and involvement at the school. It is not necessary to include your name. Thank you in advance for your time and assistance.

Title I Parent Involvment Survey


Art: 4th & 5th Grade Easter Bunnies

2024 Easter Bunnies


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