Licking R-VIII School District

125 College Avenue
Licking, Missouri 65542
Phone: 573.674.2911
Fax: 573.674.4064

Dr. John W. Hood  Superintendent




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Registration for returning Licking High School students will begin Monday, August 4th.  Students are encouraged to pick up their schedules, locker assignments, and student handbook on the following days. 

9 a.m. – Noon Monday, August 4th:  Seniors

9 a.m. – Noon Tuesday, August 5th:  Juniors

9 a.m. – Noon Wednesday, August 6th:  Sophomores

 Freshman Orientation will be held on Thursday, August 7th at 9 a.m. OR Monday, August 11th at 6 p.m.  We highly encourage freshman parents to attend a brief orientation with their students during one of the two dates.  During Freshman Orientation students will also receive their schedules, locker assignments, and student handbooks as well as other pertinent information to make transition into high school a success. 

Students who did not attend Licking High School last year or are new to the district can register Monday, August 4th thru Thursday, August 7th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. It is very important that you register during one of these afternoons so that records can be received before school starts. 

 For any questions, please call the High School Counseling Office at 573-674-2711.

Accelerated Reader Recognition

The Accelerated Reader program is a computerized program that tests reading comprehension.  Students select books on their own reading level, read independently, and take an independent comprehension test on the computer.  Each book is worth a certain amount of points based on length and reading level.  Students get a percentage of these points based on how many of the test questions they get right.

Licking Junior High students are expected to reach a minimum of 40 points a school year.  Licking Junior High and State Representative Robert Ross are proud to recognize these top ten students for their achievement in the Accelerated Reader program as of April 29, 2014.

Grace Bonnell, 1808 points

Victoria Bonnell, 1088 points

Kelly Bonnell, 883 points

Tiana Mason, 576 points

Jacob Hendrickson, 386 points

Victor Ford, 347 points

Chad Robertson, 339 points

Sara Taber, 311 points

Richelle Schwarz, 277 points

Lane Mesger, 241 points

A freshman at Licking High School, won third place in the Spring Poetry Contest at Missouri State University-West Plains

This year the University of Missouri – West Plains sponsored a poetry contest in celebration of National Poetry Month in April. Students were given a choice of several famous paintings as prompts for writing poetry.

Our Art 1 Classes all took up the challenge! We all wrote free verse about famous artworks! We sent in our best efforts for the poetry contest. Out of 93 entries in the contest, one of our own students won third place in the 7-9 grade Free Verse category. Congratulations!

Our student used the painting “The Old Guitarist” by Pablo Picasso as her writing prompt. Here is the winning poem:

The Old Guitarist

The man is as alone as the moon without its stars 
The white round circle casts down, making your skin transparent 
Where is your home? Where do you belong? 

He strums that old guitar 
The battered instrument somehow keeps all six strings 
And through the creak of the closing shops’ shutters 
You can hear him mumble in his warbly rasp 

Do you not have a friend or pet? 
You appear as a ghost with your distanced eyes of steel 
Scratched up and bruised like a whipping boy 
Your tattered clothes barely covering you 
Why are you all alone? 
You stick to the shadows as if its’ your second skin 
And the street lamps have faded, all but one 

Art Contest Winners! Way to go Artists!!

Art students from the high school and junior high were invited to participate in the Frisco League Art Contest last Thursday. Nine school participated, which means there were about 500 different artworks from Frisco League schools. Students were also invited to come and draw people or still life at the contest itself. About 200 students participated in the on-site drawing contest!

Our students took home first place blue ribbons in both the artwork categories and in the drawing contest! Art Club got a blue ribbon on our life-size mermaid sculpture! Richelle Schwarz and Crystal Wilson placed in the on-site portrait drawing category. Samantha Watring got Best of Division on her design project. Here are our Junior High and High School blue ribbon winners!

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