New High School
Key stops on the tour included the band and choir rooms, performing arts center, gym, classroom wings and outside facilities.
Kim Presko, principal at Oakland Junior High School, has a sentimental tie to her future school, Battle High School: Muriel Battle hired her as a math teacher at West Junior High School in 1990.
The new policy outlines which students will be able to transfer between Columbia's three public high schools when Battle High School opens in fall 2013.
St. Charles Road Development LLC has released preliminary plans for a mixed-use subdivision near Battle High School that would allow development to occur under county standards until the area is formally annexed into the city.
Cape Girardeau High School's Matthew Hale and Oakland Junior High School's Jacob Sirna have been chosen as assistant principals at Muriel Williams Battle High School. Hale will also be the athletics director.
Battle High School's staff is beginning to take shape as the Columbia Public School District announces seven new hires from Rock Bridge and Hickman high schools, Oakland Junior High School and Lange Middle School.
This winter's record snowfalls didn't even delay the project; weather days were built into the planning. The school is about 15 percent complete. It opens in fall 2013.
Depending on how boundaries are drawn when Battle High School opens, students now in eighth grade might have to switch schools twice between ninth grade and their senior year.
During March, the school district will hold eight forums at schools across the city to give the community the opportunity to speak about new school attendance areas.
Some residents near what will be Muriel Williams Battle High School are excited to have a school across the street. Others are concerned about changes to the country setting.
The new Columbia high school will be named Muriel Williams Battle High School, after Muriel Battle, who worked to overcome desegregation in schools.
The high school under construction in northeast Columbia officially has a name, colors and a mascot: Muriel Williams Battle High School, home of the blue and gold Spartans.
Muriel Battle High, it is. The high school naming committee will recommend its top name choice for the new high school to the Columbia School Board next week. Muriel Battle and her husband Eliot, 85, helped integrate Columbia's schools.
Muriel and Elliot Battle have set a lifelong example of social justice in Columbia and deserve to be recognized for their contribution by having the new high school named in their honor.
Take a peek at what people said in their submissions of high school name ideas.
Progress at the new high school halted on Friday with a protest from union workers. Tuesday morning, they went back to work as usual.
To our school board members: Who is in charge of our schools, you or school employees?
Three recommendations for a name for the new high school, which is set to open in 2013, were discussed on Monday night.
Battle, Lakewood and Neil Aslin are the top choices for Columbia's next public high school. The naming committee has one more month to consider the names and will make a recommendation to the School Board in November.
Sixth-graders expecting to be part of Columbia's new high school's first freshman class have chosen Spartans as their desired name for their mascot, however, the school still remains unnamed.