Principal's Letter

Laurie Mefford

Dear C.I.S. Families,

Welcome to Cameron Intermediate School! It is my pleasure to welcome back our students from last year and any new friends to the community. We hope that you find the information in this handbook helpful in having a successful academic year at CIS. We understand that it takes the school, community and home working together to ensure students success. Our vision is to engage students with high expectations and rigorous instruction by uniting in a collaborative culture that sparks an environment to learn and problem solve. We strive to create problem solving leaders who have a love for learning while offering students preparation for their future academics.

Our primary communication tool is Class Dojo. We highly encourage our families to utilize Class Dojo to communicate with classroom teachers, administrators and to see the great things happening in the classrooms and building. We have some outstanding students and educators and we want to share our classrooms with you.

We encourage you to become actively involved in your child’s education by sharing in their successes and offering encouragement when failures arise. We promote a growth mindset at CIS. A growth mindset encourages students to believe their talents can be developed through hard work, good strategies, and input from others. Students with a growth mindset tend to achieve more than those with a fixed mindset both academically and socially.

I consider it a privilege and honor to work for the Cameron R-I District. As a Cameron graduate and community member, I appreciate the school, students, teachers, staff and CIS family members that work hard to ensure the students are successful! Thank you for sharing your child with us, they are amazing individuals that make my job enjoyable and worthwhile. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions, concerns or suggestions. Together we are a community inspiring students. We are learning for life and leading the way, every student, every teacher, every day.


Laurie Mefford, Principal  

915 S. Park
Cameron, MO 64429
(816) 882-1046