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Springfield studies new high school graduation requirements studied
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Springfield School District is discussing how to make high school more challenging, with a goal of improving the students' chances of succeeding after graduation. Associate superintendent Justin Herrell, who is leading the effort, said too many Springfield graduates have to take remedial education classes when they enter college, The Springfield News-Leader reported...
Program aims to help students' behavior
For educators, there's nothing quite as valuable as time spent teaching students in the classroom, but sometimes disruptive students make that difficult. In recent years, local school districts have adopted a program called Positive Behavior Intervention Support to help add those minutes back into the day -- and it works, officials say...
Local schools closed today because of weather
Public schools in Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Scott City and Oak Ridge will be closed today because of continued wintry weather conditions, according to school officials, news releases and websites. However, as of late Sunday afternoon, classes were still on for today at Southeast Missouri State University, News Bureau director Ann Hayes said...
Area students use variety of social media to keep in touch
Whether it's to keep up with relatives who live far away or stay connected with friends, students around Cape Girardeau County are fluent in social media. The Southeast Missourian asked students from Jackson High School, Scott City High School and Cape Girardeau Central High School what their favorite form of social media is and what appeals to them about it...
McCaskill to speak at SEMO commencement
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) -- Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill will deliver the winter commencement address when 740 students graduate at Southeast Missouri State University on Dec. 21. Plans for the commencement were announced by the university on Tuesday. Degree recipients will include 574 undergraduate students, along with graduate, specialist and doctoral students. Ten undergraduate students will be honored for perfect 4.0 grade point averages...
Higher education news
SEMO to offer associate degree at satellites
Starting in fall 2014, Southeast Missouri State University will offer an associate degree program at its satellite campuses in Southeast Missouri, a move its leaders say will eliminate wasted course hours, allow students to take more advanced classes and make it easier to transfer credits toward a bachelor's degree at Southeast...
College Database recognizes Southeast's teaching program
The College Database has named Southeast Missouri State University among its top colleges in the state for teacher education, a university news release said. The College Database is a not-for-profit organization that provides free information about education options locally and nationally to students, parents and other interested parties, the release said...
'Many Moods of Christmas' at the River Campus
ADAM VOGLER ~ email@example.com ABOVE: Sara Edgerton conducts the Southeast Missouri State University Symphony Orchestra as it performs selections from Pyotr Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite" as part of "Many Moods of Christmas" on Tuesday at the Bedell Performance Hall on the River Campus. ...
In the red at Southeast's greenhouse
LAURA SIMON ~ firstname.lastname@example.org ABOVE: Ronald Davis, a horticulture student at Southeast Missouri State University, checks over a poinsettia for an order he and his classmate, Michael Wyrsch, are filling for the Jackson Optimists on Monday at the university's greenhouse. ...
New Southeast music chairman delights in River Campus
Dr. Kevin Hampton has studied, performed and taught piano all over the Midwest and South, but Cape Girardeau is where he said he's found the perfect blend of students, colleagues and culture. For 18 years, Hampton taught studio piano, piano literature, piano pedagogy, group keyboard classes and music theory at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Ga. ...
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Russell Leek is the assistant superintendent of District 32. This time of year, he's also a part-time meteorologist. "I do spend quite a bit of time monitoring the weather when the word 'snow' is mentioned," Leek said. This...
CHS's Kadie Orenstein will attend Truman State s
Cape Central High School Senior Kadie Orenstein, pictured signing her letter of intent to play softball for Truman State University in Kirksville, MO, is surrounded by her parents, Wendi and Gary Orenstein. Standing behind her are Hitting Coach Bruce Qualls, CHS Softball Coach Amy Blattel, and Summer Coach Ryan Medlin...
Terrific Tigers recognized at November board meet
The Cape Girardeau Public Schools Board of Education, during its November meeting, recognized several outstanding students for their leadership, scholarship and service to others. Recipients of the Terrific Tiger Award are pictured above with School Board Vice President Kyle McDonald, left, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jim Welker, right. Standing next to Kyle McDonald is Central High School Senior Aaron Mehner, and next to Dr. Welker is Central High School Senior Alex Mehner...
Two Cape Central High School students named to Mis
Two Cape Central High School students were named to the 2013-2014 Missouri All-State Choir during the Southeast All-District Choir event hosted by Cape Central High School in the Richard D. Kinder Performance Hall. Zach Reece and Abby Addleman (alternate) are pictured posing with CHS Director of Vocal Music Jordan Cox. ...
CMS Fifth Grade November Students of the Month
Cape Central Middle School fifth grade Students of the Month for November are, from left: (front row) Evie Frazier, Delaney Shaffer, Cecilia Aceves and Darius Jones; (second row) Antwan Benson, Tyler Gibbs, Adrienne Vincent, Mason Diamond and Tyreonna McGhee; (third row) Brotey Crisman, Kareem Shaheen, Rodney Townsend and Shaiheim Neal. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes these students in its role as a Partner in Education with Central Middle School...
CMS Sixth Grade November Students of the Month
Cape Central Middle School sixth grade Students of the Month for November are, from left: (front row) Tyrus Reddin, Tyran Jackson, Brooklyn Sides and Joe Castillejos; (second row) Christian Cruz-Marcial, Carlos Nunez, Gunner Crosnoe and Matthew Huey; (third row) JT Haggerty, Jason Robert, Jada Cox-McClellon and Macee Hoskins. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes these students in its role as a Partner in Education with Central Middle School...
US Bank Donates to Cape Girardeau Public Schools
US Bank donated $1500.00 to the Cape Girardeau Public School Foundation to help fund their Great Ideas Teaching Grants program. The program is designed to help put money into projects designed by the teachers themselves to help discover more innovative teaching strategies. ...
Gordonville-Area Student Competed for FFA Award
Troylee C. McClanahan of Jackson FFA was selected as a national finalist for the National FFA Organization's national proficiency award in Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication-Entrepreneurship/Placement. McClanahan is one of only four people who competed for this award at the national finals Oct. 30-Nov. 2 during the 86th national FFA convention & expo in Louisville, Ky...
Lowe's Heroes donate time & materials to Clippard
It may take a village to raise a child, but it takes dedicated volunteers to build a school, such as the "Lowe's Heroes," posing at Clippard Elementary School on Hopper Road. Clippard is the recipient of an "outdoor makeover," courtesy of the Lowe's Heroes program...
Jackson R-2 School District Honors Veterans
Jackson R-2 School District Honors Veterans (Jackson, MO) The Jackson Choral Department, along with Student Council and many faculty and staff honored Veterans in the annual Veterans Day ceremony. Held at the Jackson R-2 High School Auditorium, under the theme: Valor, Courage and Sacrifice, Veterans from each branch of the military were honored through a variety of music, Taps, and a video tribute called "A Soldier's Pledge."...
LOTSA CASH PROGRESSIVE RAFFLE BEGINS!
THIS YEAR AT ST MARY CATHEDRAL SCHOOL THERE'S A NEW GAME IN TOWN! IT'S "LOTSA CASH" - AN ORIGINAL PROGRESSIVE RAFFLE! TICKET SALES BEGAN AT THE START OF THE SCHOOL YEAR AND CONTINUE UNTIL THE SCHOOL'S ANNUAL DINNER AUCTION - THIS YEAR TO BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 22, 2014 AT PLAZA CONFERENCE CENTER. ...
1:1 initiative nears reality at Cape Schools
Cape Public School District's initiative to put one laptop computer in the hands of each one of its students, known as "One-to-One" (1:1) will move a step closer to reality this evening as parents assemble at Cape Central High School to learn the details of the program's roll-out...
Gone Girl production impacts Cape students
(Story and photo by Randy McWilson) The last official Cape Girardeau shots for Gone Girl ended at 1:00 A.M. last Thursday morning, but less than 9 hours later, the impact of the filming was still being felt by students at the Cape Career & Technology Center. Eric Williams, production assistant (PA) for 20th Century Fox, visited the CTC and presented a two-hour discussion and Q&A about his experiences in film and television...
Jackson FBLA Collects Cans For The Jackson Minist
Jackson High School, Jackson, Missouri--Members of the Jackson Chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America hit the streets on October 29, 2013 to "Trick or Treat" for canned food to be donated to the Jackson Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry. Seventy-five Jr. High and Sr. High FBLA members participated in the event to collect a total of 3,155 food items! After two hours of going door to door, FBLA members dropped their collections off at the Food Pantry to benefit families in our area...
Terrific Tigers recognized at Cape board meeting
The Cape Girardeau Public Schools Board of Education, during its October meeting, recognized several outstanding students for their leadership, scholarship and service to others. Recipients of the Terrific Tiger Award are pictured above with School Board President Tony Smee, left, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. ...
Christopher S. Griffith is a recent graduate of the University of MO - Kansas City School of Medicine. He attended the University for six years and graduated cum laude with his medical degree in May. Chris is doing a three year, Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Colorado in Denver...
10 CHS students named to Honors Orchestra
Ten Cape Central High School (CHS) students have been accepted into the Southeast Missouri District High School Honors Orchestra. Pictured above, from the left, front row, are Jalen McDowell, Vikas Rudrappa, Aaron Mehner and Alex Mehner. Back row: Orchestra Director Michael Hanf, Cadie Crites, Noah Smentkowski, Alex Gentle, Rachel Williams and Josie Young. Not pictured: Maddie Siefert, Emily Diamond and Sophia Wilson...
Fifteen CHS students named to All-District Choir
After competing in a blind audition, including a prepared art song and a sight-reading audition, fifteen Cape Central High School students were named to the 2013 Southeast Missouri All-District Choir. They will gather with other students from the Southeast District and prepare for the All-District Choir performance which will be Saturday, November 9, at Richard D. Kinder Performance Hall on the campus of Cape Central High School...
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