- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)9
- 3 students in custody for violent threat; no details released (12/9/16)15
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)34
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Company to start recruiting businesses to Jackson, Cape (12/9/16)14
- 13 venues, 60 sponsors participating in Happy Slapowitz's Toy Bash on Thursday (12/7/16)2
Helping our schools
The Cape Girardeau Public School Foundation started out nearly a decade ago as a means for supplying money to a variety of projects in the school system. Since then the foundation has narrowed its focus to projects deemed innovative in their ability to promote learning.
Last week, the foundation awarded 11 grants to teachers totaling more than $20,000. The grants ranged from $550 to help Central High School students become better typists to $3,381 to improve the high school students' grammar and fluency in languages. More midsized grants will buy standing hand drums for Clippard Elementary School and pay for a Science Olympiad tournament at Central Junior High School.
We think the foundation's focus on the needs of classroom teachers is laudable. For the most part, these are not showy projects. They are simply meant to help our teachers and students succeed.