K-12 Education

Hickman's 'Fiddler on the Roof' actors talk about tradition

Performers are creating traditions that will extend beyond the life of the show.

Parkade Elementary School kids get technical

Sure, you can take a picture using Google Glass. But only GlaDOS from Aldebaran Robotics can bust a move.

Tolton's lockdown, drug sweep come up clean

After school administrators were tipped off that there had been drugs at the school in the past, Tuesday's lockdown and drug sweep were intended to confirm no drugs were in the school.

Lee Elementary to host pilot project for grief awareness

An event marking Children's Grief Awareness Day will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lee Elementary. Although the event is meant for parents and teachers to help children through grief and loss, the public may attend.

Elementary students share favorite characters, books at Hot Chocolate Cafe

Students at Rock Bridge Elementary School discuss books they enjoy, dislike and wish had a sequel during Hot Chocolate Cafe. The club was started this year by library media specialist Amy McKinzie.

Online gym class offered for Rock Bridge and Hickman High School students

For the class, students check out fitness kits and film themselves doing exercises for teachers to grade.

BATTLE RISING: Theater department finds a glass slipper with 'Cinderella' production

The musical was based on the traditional plot of a Cinderella story but used musical numbers different from the Disney rendition.

Battle High School celebrates district champions in pep rally

Battle High School's football team prepares to host Fort Zumwalt North on Friday. They won the Class 5, District 4 title when they defeated Camdenton last week.

Tibetan monk speaks to Battle, Hickman high school students

Champa Lhunpo, a Tibetan monk who was in the Dalai Lama's personal monastery, returned to Hickman High School for a presentation on Buddhism.

Columbia School Board advances gun policy for security personnel

If officially approved in December, a policy would allow two Columbia Public Schools security personnel to carry firearms in schools pending the superintendent's approval.


BATTLE RISING: Students at Battle High prepare for 'Cinderella' debut

Battle High School students work behind the scenes to create the stage for their upcoming musical production, "Cinderella," which opens Friday.

Students at New Haven Elementary honor veterans through music, pictures and stories

New Haven Elementary School continues its annual Veterans Day tradition by honoring veterans from Lenoir Woods Senior Living.


West Middle School hosts shoe drive until Thursday

About 400 pairs of shoes have been collected so far for Shoeman Water Projects.


Columbia School Board approves new bus transportation service

The Columbia School Board also discussed late start days during winter weather at the Monday meeting. Student Transportation of America's bid was approved to become the new transportation provider for the district.

Groundbreaking ceremony held at future site of southwest elementary school

Columbia School Board members, administrators, Columbia Chamber of Commerce ambassadors and others attended the groundbreaking ceremony Monday at the site of Columbia's 21st public elementary school.

School Board to discuss late start days, transportation contracts

At its Monday meeting, the Columbia School Board will discuss delaying start times in bad weather, and bids from bus vendors.

Science leaves the classroom at STEM Expo

Saturday's expo, organized by Columbia Public Schools, showcased robots and 3-D printers along with more explosive projects, such as volcanoes and rockets.

Local bands perform at The Bridge for Hickman's Academy of Rock fundraiser

Local bands performed Wednesday evening at an Academy of Rock fundraiser for the Amnesty International club at Hickman High School. One student band, Well Trained Men, is influenced by The Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin.

MU nursing students teach preschoolers the importance of hand-washing

Board games, puzzles and music helped teach Eugene Field School students healthy hand-washing and hygiene habits. This was the first of eight sessions led by MU nursing students.

Groundbreaking ceremony to be held for south Columbia elementary school

The Columbia Public School District continues to grow as a groundbreaking ceremony Monday will signal the start of construction of an elementary school in southwest Columbia.