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Scott City district's theater/safe room held up by concrete slab production
Groundbreaking on the Scott City School District's performing arts theater/Federal Emergency Management Agency safe room depends on when precast slabs for the walls can be poured, superintendent Diann Ulmer said Thursday. Ulmer attended a preconstruction meeting with the contractor, Zoellner Construction Co. of Perryville, Mo., and subcontractors, on the $2,059,000 project. But the start time centers on when Coreslab Structures of Marshall, Mo., can pour the concrete slabs for the building...
Saxony Lutheran students to perform 'Oklahoma!'
Saxony Lutheran High School students will be belting out "Oh What a Beautiful Morning," "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top," "I Cain't Say No," and other favorites as part of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Oklahoma!" The musical, which originally opened on Broadway in 1943, takes place at the turn of the 20th century and features the romance of Curly McClaine, a cowboy, and Laurey Williams, a farm girl, against the backdrop of Oklahoma before it becomes a state...
Scott City district joins appeal with tax commission
Scott City School Board members Wednesday voted to join an appeal process with the State Tax Appeal Commission over Ameren Missouri's 2013 taxes. According to a news release from Scott County prosecuting attorney Paul Boyd, Ameren is refusing to pay taxes for the 2013 tax year. ...
Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?
EVANSTON, Ill. -- They're called leggings -- popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others. Younger girls often wear them as pants with little fuss. But as those same girls approach middle school, leggings have become a clothing accessory that's increasingly controversial -- and seemingly, the favorite new target of the school dress code...
Who's neXt 4/17/14
Graduates Scholarship The Southeast Missouri District Fair Foundation will award a $1,000 annual nonrenewable educational scholarship in fall 2014. Applications are available at semo.fair.com or by calling 243-5856. The application deadline is May 31, and applications may be mailed to Edwin Peetz, 1033 County Road 332, Jackson, MO 63775...
Higher education news
SEMO students get advice from theater 'master'
Students at Southeast Missouri State's River Campus got the chance to perform in front of New York-based director Dennis Courtney during a master class Sunday. Courtney brought more than 30 years of experience in show business and worked one-on-one with students and explained the dynamics of professional theater...
New scholarships at Southeast Missouri State University
Several endowed scholarships have been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation as part of a matching gift program, the Honoring Tradition -- Inspiring Success Comprehensive Campaign, according to news releases from the university...
SEMO theater program accredited
Southeast Missouri State University has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, a designation Dr. Kenneth Stilson said took 13 years to attain. Stilson, professor of theater and dance, said the accreditation is "our stamp that guarantees that when students come to this program, they're going to receive a certain caliber of training and education to prepare them for life after college."...
NPR host Rehm to visit Southeast Missouri State as last of Speakers Series guests
National Public Radio talk show host Diane Rehm will visit Cape Girardeau for the first time April 16 to close out Southeast Missouri State University's 2013-2014 Speakers Series. Rehm, host of "The Diane Rehm Show," will present "A Conversation With Diane Rehm" at 7:30 p.m. in the Bedell Performance Hall at the River Campus...
Arrow receives awards in Missouri College Media Association contest
The Arrow, Southeast Missouri State University's student newspaper, won two first-place awards and 10 others Saturday at the 2013 Missouri College Media Association convention at Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo., a university news release said...
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Cape Central Middle School sixth grade Students of the Month for April: (front row) Makenzie Figliolo, Morgan Hessenkemper, Megan Harding and Jake Coleman; (second row) Charles Hartline, Ivory Alexander, Alex Sanders and...
McClure Easter Egg Hunt
On April 12, 2014, the village of McClure held an Easter egg hunt at Shawnee Elementary South.
Cape Central Middle School Fifth Grade Students of the Month
Cape Central Middle School fifth grade Students of the Month for April: (front row) Brenden Coleman, Grayson Jones, Alyson Schroeder and Alex Cooper; (second row) Arionna Thomas, Emma McDougal, Hope Stafford and Elijah Wigfall; (third row) Landon Stewart, Te'Anna Burns, Abby Arbeiter and Nathan Caldwell. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes the Students of the Month in its role as the Partner in Education for Cape Central Middle School...
$15,000 in Scholarships Available from Hi-Tech Communications this year
Graduating seniors may apply for a $500 scholarship by April 15th. Hi-Tech Communications Inc.a regional technology service provider is making available $15,000 annually to award qualifying high school seniors. to receive an application contact Vmosley@hi-techcom.com or call Viney Mosley at 573-450-9415 for more information...
Cape Central's Wind Symphony and Jazz One Band earn multiple awards
Cape Central High School Wind Symphony and Jazz One band competed at the Heritage Festivals of Music in Chicago this past weekend. CHS Wind Symphony earned Silver and tied for 1st place in class 3A school division. CHS Jazz One Band received the Gold, Outstanding Band Award (which is the highest scoring band), and Adjudicator's Award (which is the judges favorite band). ...
Parker accepted at Indiana University
Derek Parker has been accepted for graduate study in Human Computer Interaction Design at Indiana University's School of Informatics and Computing for Fall 2014. Derek is a senior at Missouri State University in Springfield MO majoring in Electronic Arts. Derek is the son of Michael and Tiffany Parker of Cape Girardeau and is a 2010 graduate of CHS...
Regional History Day competition
Olivia Floyd, St. Vincent De Paul 8th gr, participated in the individual exhibit category at the Regional History Day competition held at SEMO on March 14. Hundreds of Southeast MO junior and senior high students participated in this event.
Jackson JV Lady Indians Undefeated Season 21-0 !!!!!!!
Left to Right: Ashton Gray, Olivia Brown, Abby Hermann, Hannah DeLoach, Nikki Sotak, Rylee Stafford, Randa Norman, Deanna Mirly, Krista Martin, Sam Schniker, Nicole Humphreys Jackson JV Lady Indians finishing off a UNDEFEATED season after a hard fought victory over Desoto. They finish the 2013/2014 Season with a 21-0 record. Congratulations girls!!!...
A Beautiful Sound
Scott City Elementary School Honor Choir entertains Southeast Cancer Center staff and patients on Thursday morning, March 13, at the Cancer Center.
Cape Central High School FBLA District Leadership Conference
Twenty six members of Cape Central High School's Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Chapter recently attended the 2014 District 15 FBLA Leadership Conference held on February 20, 2014 at the Southeast Missouri State University. FBLA is a career and technical student organization for all high school students participating in business programs. ...
PES plans March 15 Craft Fair & Car Show
Perryville Elementary School is ushering in the much-anticipated spring season with a giant party! PES will hold its fourth annual Craft Fair & Car Show hosted by Parents Involved in Education (PIE), on Saturday, March 15. The craft fair will feature over 30 vendors and the car show will include emergency vehicles, Air Evac helicopter, antique roadsters plus emergency vehicles like patrol cars and ambulances. ...
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