News Tribune reporter
Cheers and applause broke out at St. Joseph Cathedral School Tuesday morning when students learned they had won U.S. Cellular’s Calling All Communities Campaign.
Prompted by changes stemming from the Affordable Care Act, the Jefferson City Board of Education on Monday night contemplated hiring an outside contractor —Kelly Services, a temporary staffing agency — to provide substitute teachers for the district.
Baldrige Performance Excellence Program touted
A statewide education conference aimed at improving Missouri’s schools drew four top Jefferson City Public School administrators to Columbia on Thursday, where they heard Gov. Jay Nixon applaud the state’s teachers, but also call for more accountability.
'Duck, duck, goose'
To escape hordes of shoppers elsewhere, hundreds of visitors dropped by the Runge Nature Center in Jefferson City on Friday to learn more about ducks, geese and other waterfowl.
'If we give to others, it comes back to us'
Lincoln University President Kevin Rome delivered a homily on the meaning of Thanksgiving at the 34th Annual Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce prayer breakfast held Wednesday.
Trip back in time
In honor of Thanksgiving, Blair Oaks elementary students spent Tuesday engaged in a variety of activities that would also have occupied Americans’ earliest settlers.
The last bottleneck on the line between Jefferson City and St. Louis was removed this month when workers finished the 1,200-foot long Osage River rail bridge.
On Tuesday, the Helias Catholic High School Music Boosters hosts its “Just Desserts” fundraiser in support of the school’s musical program. The event raises money for “Parallel Motion,” Helias’ show choir.
Mike Reid, who lobbies the General Assembly on behalf of the Missouri School Boards’ Association, said school funding and student transfers from unaccredited districts are likely to be two of the top issues debated next year.
Eighth-graders who live in the Jefferson City School District are invited to attend the “Academy Jamboree” scheduled Monday night at Jefferson City High School. The event is designed to acquaint students and their parents with seven career academies.