Kris Hilgedick



News Tribune reporter

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Jefferson City High School principal resigns

Citing a concern that “ongoing complaints have caused him to become a lightning rod for unrest,” Jeff Dodson, principal of Jefferson City High School, has resigned.

Caution greets chamber pitch for school land

Locating a multipurpose facility on land owned by the Jefferson City Public Schools holds the possibility of creating unique synergies, a civic leader said Monday night.

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‘Jazz, at its base, is feel-good music’

Small but happy crowd turns out for Jazzfest and Art Fair

As jazzy riffs washed over his work area, Rodger Francis carefully applied layers of pastel chalk to High Street’s pebbly surface during Saturday's Capital Jazzfest and Capital Street Art Fair..

JCPS panel still cramming for October presentation

Attention shifts to upgrades on elementary schools

A committee charged with devising a future facilities plan for the Jefferson City school district continued to work Thursday night on how to present its ideas to the public.

Seventh-graders study how to resolve conflicts

‘Communication is a learned skill’

Seventh-graders at Lewis and Clark Middle School are studying conflict resolution this month as part of their Contemporary Issues class.

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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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