BACK TO SCHOOL: Cutter Morning Star School District

The campus of Cutter Morning Star School District, as seen in December. - File photo by Donald Cross of The Sentinel-Record
The campus of Cutter Morning Star School District, as seen in December. - File photo by Donald Cross of The Sentinel-Record

First day of school: Aug. 23

Open house: Aug. 18, 4-6 p.m.

About: Cutter Morning Star is Garland County's first consolidated rural school. "When a high school student travels about, for whatever reason, conversations usually arise concerning school activities and school. The question always imposed is 'What school are you from?' This, when answered by Cutter Morning Star usually leads to the statement 'Cutter what?' It is true that our name is rather unusual. Unusual yes, but nonetheless interesting in its origin. Cutter-Morning Star was consolidated from three schools in 1922. Cutter School, located in the vicinity of Mill Creek Road; Morning Star School, located near the present Morning Star Methodist Church; and High Point School, located near the Missouri Pacific Railroad line 10 miles east of the city," according to its website.