A trip to Kearney to visit Columbia's incoming schools superintendent, Chris Belcher, presents a man committed to his community and the students in it.
The Voluntary Action Center, Downtown Optimist Club and the city of Columbia gave away 35 computers to families in need through the "Homes for Computers" progam on Saturday.
A contemporary issues teacher at Rock Bridge High School pushes his students to help resolve problems in the United States and around the world.
Smithton Middle School students will take the stage Saturday as they perform "We Are the Dream." The performance will combine acting, music and photographs.
Rock Bridge High School students use projects as a starting point for a community conversation about AIDS.
Students from Hickman, Rock Bridge and Douglass high schools spent their Friday night on stage singing, rapping, dancing and reading poetry.
Chris Belcher came to Columbia on Friday to be introduced as Columbia's new superintendent of public schools. He said he plans to make Columbia his final work destination.
Chris Belcher is expected to become the next superintendent of Columbia Public Schools.
Chris Belcher is expected to be announced as Columbia's next public schools superintendent Friday morning. Belcher said he thinks it will be a good fit and hopes for a long tenure.
Construction delays have pushed back the target completion date for Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary, Columbia's new elementary school. The current plan is to move students from Field to the new school over the next winter break in time for the second semester of the 2009-10 school year.
A biographical sketch of the newest Columbia Public Schools superintendent, Chris Belcher.
The Columbia School Board is considering a plan that would ask voters to approve a single $120 million bond issue for the next high school instead of continuing with a plan to ask for $60 million in 2011 and 2013.
The idea is to get a $120 million bond election on the ballot for April 2010 that would pay the construction costs all at once.
Columbia Public Schools will announce who its new superintendent is Friday. Public input mattered, said Steve Calloway, the Columbia School Board's vice president.
Hickman High School is celebrating all 18 of its National Merit semifinalists; they all were named finalists, which gives Hickman the largest number of finalists in Missouri this year.
The stimulus package that became law on Tuesday gives twice as much money to schools in the next two years as under the Bush administration and affords them an opportunity to improve the current school system.
More than 100 people showed up to see Chris Belcher, the second of two finalists for the position of superintendent of Columbia Public Schools. The School Board is expected to make its decision next week, School Board President Michelle Gadbois said.
The Regional Catholic High School in Columbia might not open as soon as expected, but officials are moving ahead with hiring plans.
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Fifth-graders at Paxton Keeley Elementary School watch one of their school volunteers transform into Abraham Lincoln and deliver the Gettysburg Address. The event marked Lincoln's 200th birthday.
Kearney School District Superintendent Chris Belcher is one of two finalists selected by Columbia School Board to fill its superintendent position. Belcher's colleagues describe him as straightforward and motivated.