More than 1,200 Columbia Public Schools fifth-graders joined hundreds of middle and high school art performers downtown Thursday for the district Fine Arts Extravaganza.
It's been a year since Columbia Public Schools changed school start times. Parents, teachers and students have created and settled into a new routine — even if it does mean early mornings for some groups such as the Rock Bridge Bruin Girls dance team.
Beulah Ralph was known in the Columbia Public School district for her dedication to children and continuous hard work. The Columbia School Board decided Monday night to name the new elementary school in southwest Columbia after her.
District spokeswoman Michelle Baumstark said the district received both positive and negative feedback regarding late start days, but late starts were preferred to full-day cancellations.
In Missouri, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education makes clear on its website that it does not regulate or monitor home schooling.
Columbia Public School's 21st elementary school will either be named after Luella St. Clair or Beulah Ralph, two influential women in the district's history.
The Health Department is funding the upgrades from its Healthy Eating Active Living Grant. Each updated room will include a comfortable chair, table, refrigerator and breast-feeding pump.
More than 400 families have received computers though this program in the past 11 years. Applications are due Feb. 13.
Lee Elementary and Columbia Independent School are two schools in Columbia using Artsonia, an arts website that enables the schools to catalog all students' artwork. Columbia Public Schools is looking to bring a similar tool districtwide.
Columbia Public Schools will use the two-hour delay option again Thursday for severe weather.
A pair of parents worry that their sons, who are friends, would be separated when Columbia Public Schools shifts its attendance boundary lines to accommodate a new elementary school.
The proposed boundary lines would determine the attendance area of an elementary school being built in southwest Columbia and would adjust boundary areas for the six surrounding schools.
This is the first time Columbia Public Schools is implementing a two-hour delay to the start of school as an safety option during inclement weather conditions. Dismissal times will not change.
The Youth Advisory Council, for ages 14 to 19, will advise the City Council and weigh in on other youth-related issues in the community.
Residents can voice their opinions on the proposed changes at forums from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Gentry Middle School and from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Smithton Middle School.
Reader Skyler Huff writes about how Frederick Douglass High School students are engaged in their learning rather than just encouraged to graduate, and how it wouldn't be possible without the help of the community.
Two Columbia chamber scholarships, Don Day Agribusiness & Bioscience and the Russell V. Thompson Scholarship are open for 2015 applications.
Jo Cunningham, a retired Jefferson Junior High School teacher, incorporated travel experiences into her 31-year career as a Spanish teacher.
School gives up annual candy fundraiser to emphasize new guidelines that discourage sweet treats and other unhealthy snacks in the classroom and lunchroom.
GlaDos the robot can recognize faces and speech, as well as sing and dance. Smithton Middle School students chose songs for GlaDos to play as a type of "robot karaoke."