Although a few participants at the 2009 Scripps National Spelling Bee chose to study at the hotel, the rest were in their element at the spelling bee's annual barbecue and picnic in McLean, Va.
Thirty-nine graduates from Douglass High School attended commencement at Launer Auditorium on the Columbia College campus Friday night.
Commencement speaker and graduating senior Haley Williams’ message to her 38 fellow graduates was that the school had brought together a group of students with various backgrounds and life challenges.
The deadline for School Board application submissions is 4:30 p.m. June 5, and the School Board hopes to have its new member by June 18.
Senior Haley Williams will be the featured speaker at the ceremony, held at Columbia College.
The Clay County sheriff and a deputy flew to Florida to retrieve William Scott Taveau from a detention center there and bring him to the jail in Clay County, where he was indicted for stealing.
The House voted down a bill that included expanding a college scholarship program and raising minimum pay for teachers.
The school board also voted to pay teachers an additional one percent of their salary.
A 1 percent increase for teachers and other professional staff will be considered.
A plan to ease crowding at Lange Middle School would send future middle-schoolers to Gentry Middle School and transfer some current Lange students to Gentry.
"This is not just a job for me, it's a vocation," she says.
Hickman High School students adopted a soldier in November. On Friday, that soldier came back to thank them.
Hickman's former principal Bob Nolke is taking a job as Interim Adminstrator for Columbia's future regional Catholic high school after retiring in 2001. He will be providing information about the plans for the high school, marketing and securing additional funding.
Students and faculty members at Rock Bridge and Hickman high schools talk about taking the new End-of-Course Assessment, or EOCA, which replaces the Missouri Assessment Program, or MAP. Just like the MAP, the EOCA is used to measure academic progress under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
Stephens College Children's School is hosting a Community Clean-Up day Wednesday to encourage young students to learn about the importance of cleaning up the community and promoting a healthy planet.
Good Shepherd Lutheran School students completed their pioneer unit by holding classes in a one-room schoolhouse.
The annual event, to be held Saturday at Jesse Hall, was created so elementary school children and their families could experience a taste of graduate school.
The new association will award a $500 scholarship to one student from each of Columbia's three high schools. Applicants should be African-American high school seniors with at least a 2.7 GPA and strong community involvement. The scholarship awards ceremony will be May 17.
For the first time, students from Hickman High School will travel to southern Missouri to participate in a celebration of Kewpie doll creator Rose O'Neill. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Kewpie's first appearance, in Ladies' Home Journal. Hickman adopted the Kewpie as its mascot five years later, in 1914.
An incident at Hickman High School last fall — recorded and posted on YouTube — brought together a group of citizens and officials, looking at the school resource officer program. The result of their work is a revised contract proposal that would give schools more input on officers' evaluations.