Cape School District receives coveted state award
Cape Girardeau Public Schools received the coveted Distinction in Performance award from the State of Missouri during the 51st Annual Recognition Banquet Thursday evening at the Show Me Center. It was the fourth time and the second year in a row that the district has received the state honor. Pictured above, from the left, front row, are Alma Schrader Principal Ruth Ann Orr, Franklin Principal Dr Rhonda Dunham, Clippard Principal Dr Sydney Herbst, Curriculum Coordinator Theresa Hinkebein, Alternative Center Director Carla Fee and Assistant Superintendent Pat Fanger. Back row: CTA Representative Lesa Hinton, Assistant Superintendent Neil Glass, Board Members Don Call, Paul Nenninger and Tony Smee, Superintendent Jim Welker and Jefferson Principal Mark Cook. The Distinction in Performance recognition is based on the 14 academic performance standards that are the basis of the state's accreditation program for all school districts. The standards are based on scores from the state-mandated MAP tests, high school end-of-course exams, graduation rates, ACT scores, and other measures.