- Fatal-shooting victim ID'd; uncle said he tried to break up fight (9/29/16)30
- Driver charged with manslaughter in crash that killed 2 (9/27/16)
- Sister: Shooting victim died a hero (9/30/16)8
- Perryville couple arrested on felony drug charges after sting operation (9/29/16)
- Perryville High principal on leave; no reason given (9/28/16)9
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)9
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Animal-rescue group receives grant from rock star for spay, neuter assistance (9/28/16)1
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- Monia pleads guilty to 9 counts of financial exploitation of elderly; dealings with murderer Joseph clarified (9/28/16)11
Student participation in move a positive step
Central High School students are going to help head 'em up and move 'em out May 23 and 24, taking all the books, desks, chairs and anything else they can carry over to their new building.
Relocating to a new school, plus closing another -- L.J. Schultz School -- and reconfiguring grades five through 12 is a mammoth task. On the practical side, the district needs as many warm bodies as possible to make it happen.
But there's a mental side as well.
If the students who will occupy the new Central High School next year help move their supplies and equipment into it, they will feel a sense of ownership. It is almost the same as letting a young person take his or her belongings into a new room of a family home. That helps form an attachment.
Of course, the move can be made even more pleasant if the community helps by donating some of the items that had to be eliminating from the new Central High construction budget. The Cape Girardeau Public Schools Foundation is trying to raise $600,000 for those items.
To make donations of any amount, contact Rich Payne at 334-3358 or send checks payable to the foundation to Cape Girardeau Public School Foundation, P.O. Box 399, Cape Girardeau, Mo., 63702-0399.