The Rock Bridge High School marching band had its best performance at the Fort Zumalt North River City marching band competition under first-year director Patrick Sullivan.
Jeri Petre will be recommended to become principal of the elementary school set to open next year.
The $2.3 million from the National Science Foundation will help answer the question of how to ensure that elementary school students have access to high quality mathematics instruction.
The School Board also approved more than $30,000 in building renovations.
Rain didn't stop the fun for the students, teachers and family members attending Friday's Fairview Fever, the school's largest fundraising event of the year.
At Monday's meeting, Columbia School Board members will discuss funding a pilot program for girls lacrosse at all three high schools. The proposal would create club teams for spring 2015 and Missouri State High School Activities Association-approved teams by the 2016-17 school year.
The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education says the grant could expand preschool programs for 4-year-olds in what it describes as "high-need communities."
The program is meant to help low-income and first-generation applicants navigate the sometimes overwhelming process and increase the number of college applications in Missouri.
The Columbia Audubon Nature Sanctuary hosted an event to get second-graders excited about science by teaching them about bird adaptations and communication.
Sixth Ward Councilwoman Barbara Hoppe said the city could benefit from working with the Youth Advisory Council.
After raising more than $2,000 for ALS research, the Peer Ambassadors at West Middle School dumped buckets of ice water on their teachers' heads Friday. It was all part of a new elective class at the school that allows students to show leadership skills in school.
The school district's security officials now receive a text message whenever police respond to an incident within 2,000 feet of a school.
"Would children eat this?" It's a question that Brad Faith has to ask daily as a chef for the Columbia Public Schools Nutritional Services Department.
Missouri is among 45 states that adopted Common Core, but it is one of several now backing away.
The lottery had record sales of nearly $1.16 billion during the 2014 budget year that ended June 30. Yet the amount of lottery proceeds transferred to education declined to $267 million this past year from a high of nearly $289 million in 2013.
Lonnie Tapia, a soccer coach and art teacher at Tolton High School, is almost finished with a sculpture he began when a red maple tree fell in his yard over a decade ago.
Stella Read and Jim Hogan are specialists who will assist students who move often in a new program Columbia Public Schools enacted this year. So far, the specialists have had cases ranging from students who don't speak English to students who are facing homelessness.
After an anonymous gun threat was posted on the social media app Yik Yak on Friday, Columbia school administrators sent a request to the app company to remove future access to the social media site around all 34 of their campus locations.
Students are rewarded for checking out a top 10 banned book with candy prizes.
After Rock Bridge High School's lockdown Friday, administrators are getting up to speed about anonymous messaging apps. "I don't have the ability to stop this," Rock Bridge's principal said.