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Playhouse proceeds to benefit trades programs

The Nichols Career Center Building Trades Program and Skills USA are selling raffle tickets for a 6-by-8 playhouse.

Donations to the raffle are $5 for one chance or $25 for 6.

To purchase a ticket, call Bryan Wolf at 659-3118. Checks may be sent to Nichols Career Center, 605 Union St., Jefferson City, MO 65101.

The drawing will be held Oct. 29; there is no need to be present to win.

Proceeds will be given to the Building Trades Program and Skills USA.

Raffle for car to benefit Jay Band

The Jay Band Booster is holding a raffle for a 2014 eight-cylinder red Ford Mustang GT.

Tickets are available for a $20 donation and may be purchased through any Jay Band members’ parent or guardian or by calling 418-0967.

Only 3,000 tickets will be sold. The car will be given away at Friday’s homecoming game. Ticket holders do not need to be present to win.

Students hosting Special

Olympics fundraiser

The Thomas Jefferson Middle School Student Council is “Tossing a Teacher Over the Edge” for Special Olympics. And they need to raise $1,000 to do it.

Thomas Jefferson students can purchase a Tootsie Pop and vote for which teacher they want to “toss over the edge.” The teacher with the most votes will rappel down the Jefferson Building on Saturday.

Supporters can also donate to the Student Council’s cause by visiting: http://kintera.org/edgejc/thomasjeffersonmiddleschool.

High school band

wins several awards

The Jefferson City High School Jays Band picked up several awards at the Tiger Ambush Classic held in September in Edwardsville, Ill.

Twenty-seven bands from Illinois and Missouri participated in four classifications; the Jay Band competed in the AAAA Division, or the “large band” group.

The Jay Band finished third overall, behind Belleville East High School in second place and O’Fallon in first place.

The Jays also placed second in visual, second in percussion and second in music effect. The guard took third place.

Two JCPS teachers win literacy grant

Two teachers at the Jefferson City Academic Center — Kim Sellers and Carla Brown — recently received a $2,000 Youth Literacy Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Organization to support literacy programs at JCAC.

The grant will provide the SOAR program (Successful Opportunities for Active Readers) with the ability to strengthen learners’ reading comprehension, competence and motivation.

“SOAR is designed to build a community of readers and encourage personal growth,” Brown said.

The money will purchase books and online curriculum, as well as supplemental vocabulary and assessment materials.

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