New students and their parents gather at Columbia's kindergartens Wednesday night to meet their new teachers and scope out their future classmates.
The schools are being constructed to relieve some elementary school overcrowding problems in developing parts of Columbia.
The Battle High School competition cheerleading squad practiced Tuesday.
School nurse Courtney Stout led a sun safety awareness program at Oakland Middle School. Oakland's efforts were rewarded by an American Academy of Dermatology grant for a new sun shade structure outside of the school.
Battle High School doesn't hold its first class until next week, but athletes are already practicing, teachers are preparing and kickoff activities are in the works.
Changes include new attendance areas, new start times and expanded middle schools. The attendance area boundaries were redrawn among Battle, Hickman and Rock Bridge high schools — students apply to attend Douglass High School — and their feeders schools: Gentry, Lange, Smithton, Jefferson, Oakland and West middle schools.
Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School begins its third year, with larger facilities, student body and its first senior class.
Hosted by Voluntary Action Center and HealthCare USA, the fair allowed families with children in school to take advantage of free health screenings and school supplies.
Construction included replacement of the Route Z overpass over Interstate 70, a roundabout at Route Z and St. Charles Road and widening of road shoulders.
The wave of upcoming student transfers is opening old wounds and reviving difficult public conversations about race, class, income inequality and other thorny social problems that many thought — or at least hoped — has been set aside decades ago.
In the months immediately after the tornado, the district established a partnership with the Ozark Center, a branch of Freeman Health System, to serve 2,200 students and staff members dealing with tornado-related trauma, according to manager Renee White.
The first position of its kind gets removed from Columbia Public Schools after trial period. The money will be used for the Walking School Bus program.
With one week left in band camp, the marching instructors for the Battle High School marching band say they are confident in the band’s ability to pull the show and fight song together by their first performance.
A computer glitch has delayed the placement of transfer students from two unaccredited school districts through a lottery.
Children who go to New Haven, Midway Heights, Rock Bridge, Two Mile Prairie, Ridgeway, Benton and Lee elementary schools will have start times of 7:40 a.m. for the first five schools and 7:55 a.m. for the other two.
The Lee's Summit school district will spend $20.3 million on the conversion but expects to save about $11 million over 10 years.
More than 20 teachers, administrators and other school employees will carry concealed weapons throughout the school day, making use of a little-known Arkansas law that allows licensed, armed security guards on campus.
The Family and Consumer Sciences Department will have 10 late model RealCare Baby Infant Simulators for students to learn about the responsibilities of child care.
Three bullet holes were discovered in the baseball scoreboard at Rock Bridge High School.
The Fun City Summer Youth Academy is an eight-week program that combines reading and math in the morning with interactive learning in subjects including art and science in the afternoon.