[SeMissourian.com] Fair ~ 84°F  
Heat Advisory
Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
Bus routes
Cape Girardeau school bus routes, 2013-2014
Download a PDF copy of the ad in our newspaper listing Cape Girardeau schools' bus routes.
Sign up to get text alerts from your school
The Southeast Missourian has partnered with area school districts to give parents and students important information via cell phone text alerts. Click below to see if your school is part of the program.
School menus
Dean's lists
Southeast Missouri State University Summer Dean's List (08/17/14)
The following students are among 685 named to the summer 2014 Dean's List at Southeast Missouri State University....
School news
Students from Ferguson, Florissant allowed early move-in at university (08/20/14)
A Monday letter from Southeast Missouri State University President Dr. Kenneth W. Dobbins was emailed to students who live in the Ferguson and Florissant areas of St. Louis, saying an early move-in date is available for anyone who needs it. The letter states that any students from these areas were allowed to move in at Southeast starting today at 1 p.m., with dining services beginning for all students later Tuesday evening...
Altenburg School District to build a new gym (08/20/14)
ALTENBURG, Mo. -- The Altenburg School District plans to have a new gymnasium by the 2015-2016 school year. Superintendent Bleu Deckerd said in an email to the Southeast Missourian that the 9,000-square-foot building will house a middle-school-sized regulation gym, an art/music classroom, office space, kitchen, restrooms and storage...
Pump primed to welcome university students (08/19/14)
Southeast Missouri State University's move-in week officially kicks off Thursday with a multitude of festivities to welcome students. Classes start Monday. "It's exciting; it's a lot, but it's always exciting," said Katie Krodinger, assistant director of admissions for new student programs...
Central cheerleaders use summer to prepare for fall (08/14/14)
For Central High School's cheerleading squad, this summer meant more than just hanging out. It was a time to brush up their skills, compete at camp and rack up some awards. Patty Wamble, varsity cheerleading coach, said 20 varsity cheerleaders and 13 freshmen participated in the National Cheerleaders Association Cheerleading Camp at Southeast Missouri State University in July. She said it was probably one of the most successful they've ever participated in...
Who's neXt 8/14/14 (08/14/14)
Scholarships The Saint Francis Healthcare Scholarship Program was created in 1980 and is funded by Saint Francis Foundation and the Saint Francis Auxiliary. The program provides scholarships to college students to encourage participation in health-care careers. ...
Higher education news
Students from Ferguson, Florissant allowed early move-in at university (08/20/14)
A Monday letter from Southeast Missouri State University President Dr. Kenneth W. Dobbins was emailed to students who live in the Ferguson and Florissant areas of St. Louis, saying an early move-in date is available for anyone who needs it. The letter states that any students from these areas were allowed to move in at Southeast starting today at 1 p.m., with dining services beginning for all students later Tuesday evening...
Pump primed to welcome university students (08/19/14)
Southeast Missouri State University's move-in week officially kicks off Thursday with a multitude of festivities to welcome students. Classes start Monday. "It's exciting; it's a lot, but it's always exciting," said Katie Krodinger, assistant director of admissions for new student programs...
Trade schools offer quicker route to gainful employment (08/18/14)
From business to medical and salon training, trade schools in Cape Girardeau attract students who want to earn a degree quickly, so they can enter the workforce and start creating better lives for themselves and their families. That's the case with Becky Collier, Torrie Stepp, Tammy Arnzen and Katie Alsup. Collier and Stepp are pursuing their medical specialist degrees at Metro Business College, while Arnzen and Alsup are studying cosmetology at Renaissance Beauty Academy...
MU to share grant on value of scientific research (08/17/14)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The University of Missouri will share a $500,000 grant for a project aimed at educating the public on the value of taxpayer funding for federal scientific research. Missouri is the lead institution in what's called the Broader Impacts and Outreach Network for Institutional Collaboration program, or BIONIC. The $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will fund the project for five years...
Bettering lives through music: Aslinger scholarship benefit returns Saturday (08/15/14)
Local bands will take the stage for charity this weekend at the third annual Howard Aslinger Memorial Music Fest hosted by Bel Air Bar and Grill in downtown Cape Girardeau. The festival is one of the fundraisers the Howard Aslinger Scholarship Foundation holds every year to fund scholarships for individuals with disabilities...
Recognizing achievement

We want your photos and stories of achievement in local schools, in the classroom and on the field.

If you're an educator who wants to show off classroom accomplishments, a coach who wants to spotlight your student athletes, or an administrator who wants to recognize faculty and staff for a job well done, click on the link below.

Hooked on Science experiment videos
Football jamboree at St. Vincent

St. Vincent High School hosts a football jamboree with Scott City, Perryville and Potosi on Friday, Aug. 15 in Perryville, Missouri.

Special Publications
Education stories from AP
  • Agreements end federal teacher testing fraud case
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Prosecutors say four people caught in a teacher certification test fraud scheme have agreed to stop teaching, ending the federal case involving a long-running scam that affected students in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee.
  • Defense: School may have withheld Holmes records
    DENVER (AP) -- Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case say the University of Colorado might have withheld records that show the school failed to act on information it had about defendant James Holmes when he was a student there.
  • Teens arrested in plot after Web activities eyed
    SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- Investigators acting on a tip unraveled a plot to carry out a mass shooting at a suburban Los Angeles high school, arresting a pair of students who planned to target three school staffers and kill as many people as possible, police said Tuesday.
  • Los Angeles schools decriminalize discipline
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Students caught misbehaving in the nation's second largest school district will be sent to the principal's office rather than the courthouse as part of sweeping disciplinary reforms announced Tuesday by Los Angeles schools.
  • Start of school again delayed in Ferguson
    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- The start of fall classes has been postponed again in the St. Louis suburb where a fatal police shooting continues to provoke unrest.