Welcome to the Lathrop R-II School District

Welcome to the Lathrop R-II School's website.  Thank You for checking us out!
Our Mission is to develop character and educate all students to achieve lifetime success using high expectations, relevant experiences, and caring relationships.  In our schools, our community or on the playing field, we expect our students to score in the top of the state in academics, as well as in activities.  In recent years we've had ACT scores over 30, Academic All-State Softball Players, All-State Football Players, State Wrestling Champions, State Track Champions, State FFA Degree winners, a State Championship Softball Team, Poetry Out Loud state contest qualifiers, National Forensics Tournament Qualifiers, State Solo and Ensemble qualifiers, a Superior Band Rating, an Excellent Vocal Music Rating, State FFA Degree winners, Trap Shooting Champions and the list goes on. 
Our website, like our staff, is here to help you so if you can't find what you're looking for or need more information, please do not hesitate to give us a call, or stop by any of our schools.  You're always welcome!!
Again, please call, email, or stop by if you have any comments, questions, or concerns, and as always...GO MULES!!

Chris Fine, Superintendent
Lathrop R-II

Some banner photos courtesy of Clinton County Leader


Lathrop R-II Fine Arts Showcase night is Monday, April 29th beginning with the art show at 5:30. The HS Band and Choirs will perform as well!  Click here for more information.

Congratulations to Blake Gordon, Audrey Smith, Madelyn Vonderfecht, and Jordan Zesch for being named a KCI Scholar Athlete!  Only 33 athletes out of all KCI Conference Student Athletes earned this award!  Huge Honor! 

LR2 is looking for great people to join our world-class family of educators! We are currently in need of a part-time Parents as Teachers Educator, a full-time night custodian, substitute teachers and substitute custodians! Click HERE to be taken to our website for more information
Lathrop R-2 offers the Mule Nation a plethora of electronic ways to keep up with your child’s performance and school activities in general.  Probably too many really..but everyone has their preference on how to receive information and we aim to please! Click here for a document that has a list of all the electronic communication tools available to the Mule Nation. 
The LHS Cheer Team took 4th at State! Cantrell and Paul were selected All-State!
The LHS Football Team took 2nd Place in Class 2 with a record of 14-1! Great Season! We will have school on Monday, February 25th and Thursday, May 23rd to make up the two days of school we have missed so far this year.
Congratulations to Justin Wright - Wrestling State Champ at 182!
Congratulations to our Teachers of the Quarter for 2nd Quarter. Steve Vonderfecht -LHS, Deloris Brunner - LES and Kami Hartzell - LMS. Those three are great examples of the caring knowledgeable staff at Lathrop R-II!
Congratulations to Robin Hon, a middle school para-professional for being chosen Lathrop R-II's Support Staff Member of the Quarter for the 2nd Quarter! She does an awesome job with our middle school kids!
Good Luck to our LHS Wrestlers and Coaches at the State Tournament in Columbia. Andrew Beane, Jaiden DeFries, Tanner Dalinghaus, Drystin Dotson, Thomas Macomber, Tyler Paul, Dorian Walters, Quinton Wolfe, and Justin Wright all qualified and begin their quest for a state title today.

Click HERE for the list of board approved school make-up dates for the days we have already missed and days we might miss in the future. We appreciate everyone's support and cooperation during this difficult winter!
The LHS Wrestling Team took first place at the District Tournament qualifying 9 wrestler for the state tournament. Andrew Beane, Jaiden DeFries, Tanner Dalinghaus, Drystin Dotson, Thomas Macomber, Tyler Paul, Dorian Walters, Quinton Wolfe, and Justin Wright. Good Luck at State!
Happy School Board Appreciation Week to our 7 fantastic board members. If you see Darrell Morgan, Matt Holsted, Virginia Barrett, Bob Burns, Andy Noll, James Martin or Adam Cockrum, please say thank you for all of the time and effort they put in to making Lathrop R-II a great school district!
Buses are not running on gravel roads tonight. Hard surfaces only for the pm routes. Click here for more information.
We ARE having school on Monday, February 11. Click here for the letter to parents regarding this and future make-up days.
Our LHS Wrestlers are the KCI Conference Champions for 2019! The MSHSAA District Tournament is Friday the 8th and Saturday the 9th in Lathrop.
LR2 Parent Survey is now available! Click here to complete the survey!
Lathrop R-II is taking bids to replace the electronic message board at the corner of Hwy 116 and A at the High School. Click here for more information.
No JV Tournament Wednesday, January 30. It's been moved to February 2 and February 6. Updated bracket here.

LHS Art Students Show at MWSU!  7 LHS students brought back awards.  Madison Douglas, Anna Watt, Maycee Nichols, Hannah Jennings, Angela Stockbridge, Amber Oswald and Paige Narron. Click HERE for the full story.

We are broadcasting some school and sporting events on our new streaming page on Facebook. Click here to like the page and get updates on when we are going live!"  

E-Cigarettes are not much safer than cigarettes.  Students are not allowed to possess or use e-cigarettes or JUULs on school property or at school events.  Parents should be aware that a seemingly large number of high school and junior high students are using these cigarette alternatives.  Click HERE for an informational brochure.  Click HERE for a website with more information on JUULing.

Lathrop R-II Trauma Informed School Information:  https://dese.mo.gov/traumainformed

Click HERE for the 2018-2019 elementary school supply list.
Click HERE for the 2018-2019 middle school supply list

Upcoming LR2 School Board Meetings:
Wednesday, September 12, 7:00.  Regular monthly meeting.
Wednesday, October 10, 7:00. Regular monthly meeting.

Our tax rate for 2019 will actually go down just slightly from $5.34 to $5.30. Click HERE for the notice of our tax levy hearing on August 8th at 6:45. 

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