Kris Hilgedick



News Tribune reporter

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Jefferson City school academies get rolling

After being discussed for months, the Jefferson City Public Schools kicked off academies with the start of school this fall, and Diane Olson, the director of education programs for Farm Bureau, was the first experiment.

Local ACT scores edge higher

Both Jefferson City, Helias and Blair Oaks high schools saw their average ACT composite scores uptick in 2014, following a statewide trend that saw scores rise for the first time in nearly a decade.

Is discipline a big issue in JC schools?

School district says clear trends don’t emerge from data

The Jefferson City Board of Education recently was given a packet of information containing discipline statistics in the district, but because administrators have changed the way infractions are handled and reported over the past seven years, discerning clear trends from the data is difficult.

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Mother shares her daughter’s cyberbullying story with teens

Tina Meier — the mother of a 13-year-old Missouri girl who committed suicide after being bullied online — spoke to sophomores at Jefferson City High School on Monday afternoon.

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Dave Siebeneck spends his days deep in dough for Schulte’s

If Mid-Missouri had a “Doughnut King,” Dave Siebeneck, bakery manager at Schulte’s Fresh Foods, probably deserves to wear the crown.

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Rosie Anderson-Harper — Helping afflicted build better quality of life

As the director of recovery services at the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Rosie Anderson-Harper focuses on helping individuals with mental health and addiction issues recover a better quality of life.

Jefferson City school board gets another earful

Many problems blamed on administration

Whether speaking from the podium or buttonholing board members in the hallway afterward, about 30 school patrons attended the Board of Education’s monthly meeting to lay bare their deep dismay about concerns they harbor about the management of the Jefferson City Public Schools.

School board meets Sunday to glean info on district ills

Poor discipline, extra work for teachers dominate discussion

When the Jefferson City Board of Education opened itself up to more feedback, John Ruth thought he would hear about a desire for smaller class sizes or the need for more computers.

18 JCHS students honored for academics

Eighteen students at Jefferson City High School have earned Advanced Placement Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams.

Jefferson City teachers’ experience declining

Former students, teachers say retention issue has festered for years

The Jefferson City Public Schools have seen a steady decline in the number of years of experience of its professional staff, according to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

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