App will help teachers at Ridgeway Elementary School [Photo]

This screengrab gives a view of 1000 Sight Words, a word-based educational app. Teachers and students will be using iPads at Ridgeway Elementary this year.

Co-teachers prepare for first day of school [Photo]

Matt Dingler and Bree Engebritson, both graduates of Rock Bridge High School, are now teaching there. They share a classroom where they co-teach courses in pop culture and world studies.

Bree Engebritson prepares for class [Photo]

Bree Engebritson graduated from MU in May and is beginning her career as a social studies teacher at Rock Bridge High School.

Dingler and Engebritson prepare for school [Photo]

Matt Dingler and Bree Engebritson, teachers at Rock Bridge High School, discuss the schedule for the first day of class. Together they will teach a group of about 55 students.

Kenji Jackson teaches his teammates [Photo]

Defensive back Ian Simon walks off the field as safety Kenji Jackson, red jersey, works with defensive back Daniel Easterly at fall camp Wednesday. Although Jackson did not participate in Wednesday's practice due to a strained hamstring, he remained a staple in supporting his teammates on the field.

Kenji Jackson and the Mizzou safeties [Photo]

Safety Kenji Jackson leads a group of his teammates in a chant before they break off in to drills at fall camp Wednesday. Jackson is a senior from Mansfield, Texas.

Elvis Fisher and Travis Ruth at fall camp [Photo]

Elvis Fisher, left, and Travis Ruth stand beside each other Monday at fall camp. Ruth, from Jefferson City, is replacing all-conference center Tim Barnes.

Travis Ruth watches teammates perform drills [Photo]

Redshirt junior Travis Ruth watches his teammates perform drills Monday at fall camp. Ruth is currently sidelined with a strained right Achilles tendon, causing a shift in the offensive line's depth chart.

Student gets settled at temporary Joplin High [Photo]

Senior Holly O'Dell carries donated school supplies to a classroom on the first day of school at a temporary high school in a converted big-box store in Joplin.

Joplin students carry donated school supplies [Photo]

Students in a cadet teaching class carry donated school supplies Wednesday to a classroom at a temporary high school in a converted big-box store in Joplin. School started on time in the district nearly three months after a tornado destroyed six schools and damaged four others.

Missouri football player Kip Edwards at preseason practice [Photo]

Junior defensive back Kip Edwards tosses the ball to a teammate will practicing punt returns during Tuesday's practice. "... if you drop it, everyone in America is going to know ..." Edwards said.

Columbia for Joplin organizer surprised by volunteer numbers [Photo]

Columbia for Joplin creator Neil Riley stands in front a poster promoting the event.

Barn quilts [Photo]

A “clothesline of quilts" loops through three central Missouri counties, marking barns that are at least a half-century old. Quilt block patterns are painted on 8-by-8-feet lightweight metal panels and hung on the face of a barn, where they can easily be seen from roadways in Cooper, Saline and Howard counties.

Traditional weaving and dyeing [Video]

Carol Leigh is the owner of Hillcreek Fiber Studio. Established in 1982, the outlet has since served as a marker for the importance of traditional weaving and dyeing both to customers and students who come seeking knowledge about weaving, spinning and dyeing. The studio has been producing hand-made fabrics for 29 years.

The art of trapping [Video]

Mark June, a well-known and respected member of the trapping community, talks about what trapping means to those who take part in it, what it's like to go trapping and why he makes his living in the trapping business at the National Trapper Association Convention at the Boone County Fairgrounds. The convention ran Thursday through Saturday last week.

Birds Point Levee hearing [Photo]

Demonstrators hold signs outside the MV Mississippi in New Madrid on Monday. Residents expressed concern at a hearing about the Army Corps of Engineers' plan to rebuild the Birds Point levee to 51 feet after the levee was intentionally breached at 62 feet this spring.

Opening statements in the Kahler trial [Photo]

Osage County attorney Brandon Jones, left, showed pictures of Kraig Kahler's two daughters Lauren, left, and Emily, center, along with his wife Karen, during opening statements on Monday. Kahler is charged in the shooting deaths of his wife, her grandmother and his two daughters.

Witness testimony begins in Kahler trial [Photo]

Prosecutors Brandon Jones, center, and Amy Hanley, right, and defense attorney Tom Haney, back right, talk to Chief Judge Phillip Fromme on Monday at Kraig Kahler's Kansas trial. Monday was the first day in the capital murder trial of Kahler, who is charged in the shooting deaths of his wife, her grandmother and his two daughters.

Orientation, for kids and parents [Photo]

Incoming kindergartner Conner McCullah and her mother, Meghan McCullah, review orientation materials in Mrs. Walentik's classroom during Fairview Elementary's kindergarten orientation Monday.

Kindergarten stories [Photo]

Student teacher Morgan Kraus, an MU senior, reads to incoming kindergartner D'Vonte Nelson and his younger brother Deonte in Mrs. Walentik's classroom during Fairview Elementary's kindergarten orientation Monday.