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Oak Ridge teen donates hair in memory of young friend (05/17/14)
Bailey Seabaugh, 14 of Daisy Mo is a student and Cadet Girl Scout in troop 64049 at Oak Ridge Schools. After allowing her hair to grow for over 2 years she recently went to Great Clips in Cape Girardeau where Vanna cut over 10 inches of her hair. Bailey is donating the 2 tresses to Locks of Love in memory of Abby Jensen formerly of Oak Ridge who passed away at the age of 5 from DIPG a form of pediatric brain tumor...
Cape Central's Jamal Cox signs letter of intent with Lamar State College (05/15/14)
Jamal Cox's basketball skills will pay off next year when he enrolls for classes at Lamar State College on a basketball scholarship! During his time at Cape Central High School, he received over 1,340 career points, 9.1 rebounds per game, and 19.7 points per game...
FBLA attended 2014 Missouri FBLA Leadership Conference (05/08/14)
Members of the Cape Central Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Chapter recently attended the 2014 Missouri FBLA Leadership Conference held on April 13th, 14th, and 15th in Columbia, Missouri. FBLA is a career and technical student organization for all high school students participating in business programs. ...
Scout Troop Spruces Up Born Learning Trail (05/05/14)
Cape Girardeau, MO., May 3, 2014 -- As part of the Mayor's "Clean Up Cape Initiative," Girl Scout Troop 71120 repainted the Success By 6 Born Learning Trail at Capaha Park. Troop members and their mothers met to clean the sidewalk trail around the lagoon at Capaha Park. ...
Heise earns FFA Veterinary Proficiency Award (05/05/14)
Beth Heise of Perryville has won the Missouri FFA Veterinary Medicine Entrepreneurship and Placement Combined Proficiency Award at the 86th Missouri FFA Convention. Heise, a senior at Perryville Area Career and Technology Center and Perryville High School, is the daughter of Rick and Jan Heise. She is a member of the Perryville FFA Chapter. Her advisors are Tom Hulshof and William Allison...
PCMS students create Character Quilts (05/05/14)
Perry County Middle School's eighth grade class has created a paper character quilt highlighting the good character qualities each student strives to achieve. The quilt is on display in the eighth grade hallway at PCMS. Teacher Kelly Hotop explained that each student chose character traits important to them. ...
Buchheit highlighted at D32 during Teacher Appreciation Week (05/05/14)
It's Teacher Appreciation Week in America, and Perry County School District 32 is highlighting just a few of its over 200 educators who are making a difference in the lives of children each day. This is Hayley Buchheit's first year teaching kindergarten, but she's been in the classroom for 5 years. Before moving to PES, Buchheit taught preschoolers at District 32's early childhood special education center...
Teacher Appreciation Week Highlight: Richard Conaway (05/05/14)
It's National Teacher Appreciation Week, and Perry County School District 32 is highlighting just a few of its outstanding educators. More than 200 teachers and 100 support staff serve the district's 2,350 students. Since 1984, National PTA has designated the first week in May as a special time to honor the men and women who lend their passion and skills to educating our children...
Dr. Mike Cowan was recognized as FBLA Administrator of the Year (04/24/14)
Dr. Mike Cowan, principal at Cape Central was recognized as an FBLA Administrator of the Year at the 2014 Missouri FBLA Leadership Conference held on April 13th, 14th, and 15th in Columbia, Missouri. Dr. Cowan was nominated the Theresa Taylor, Cape Central FBLA adviser and Aaron Mehner, Cape Central FBLA president. ...
KICKS Students attend tournament to benefit St. Judes Children's Hospital (04/22/14)
On Saturday, April 5, 2014, seventeen students from KICKS-Kids In Christian Karate School, attended the Dan Chadd and Central Missouri Karate's Tournament to benefit St. Judes Children's Hospital. The tournament raised over $2,200.00 to benefit St. Judes. The annual tournament is held in St. Clair, Missouri. The students competed in Forms, Weapons, and Sparring, and brought home 51 trophy's total...
Jackson HS Excels at FBLA State Conference 2014 (04/22/14)
Thirty-eight students and both junior high and high school adviser teams from Jackson High School Future Business Leaders of America attended the State Leadership Conference in Columbia, Missouri, on April 13-15, 2014. FBLA is a career and technical student organization for all high school students participating in business programs. ...
Taylor attends National Convention (04/21/14)
Theresa Taylor, teacher at Cape Central High School and president of Missouri Business Education Association (MBEA), attended the National Business Education Association Conference. She attended the convention on April 16 - 19 as a representative of MBEA. ...
$15,000 in Scholarships Available from Hi-Tech Communications this year (04/10/14)
Graduating seniors may apply for a $500 scholarship by April 15th. Hi-Tech Communications Inc.a regional technology service provider is making available $15,000 annually to award qualifying high school seniors. to receive an application contact Vmosley@hi-techcom.com or call Viney Mosley at 573-450-9415 for more information...
Cape Central's Wind Symphony and Jazz One Band earn multiple awards (04/10/14)
Cape Central High School Wind Symphony and Jazz One band competed at the Heritage Festivals of Music in Chicago this past weekend. CHS Wind Symphony earned Silver and tied for 1st place in class 3A school division. CHS Jazz One Band received the Gold, Outstanding Band Award (which is the highest scoring band), and Adjudicator's Award (which is the judges favorite band). ...
Parker accepted at Indiana University (03/27/14)
Derek Parker has been accepted for graduate study in Human Computer Interaction Design at Indiana University's School of Informatics and Computing for Fall 2014. Derek is a senior at Missouri State University in Springfield MO majoring in Electronic Arts. Derek is the son of Michael and Tiffany Parker of Cape Girardeau and is a 2010 graduate of CHS...
Cape Central High School FBLA District Leadership Conference (03/10/14)
Twenty six members of Cape Central High School's Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Chapter recently attended the 2014 District 15 FBLA Leadership Conference held on February 20, 2014 at the Southeast Missouri State University. FBLA is a career and technical student organization for all high school students participating in business programs. ...
PES plans March 15 Craft Fair & Car Show (03/05/14)
Perryville Elementary School is ushering in the much-anticipated spring season with a giant party! PES will hold its fourth annual Craft Fair & Car Show hosted by Parents Involved in Education (PIE), on Saturday, March 15. The craft fair will feature over 30 vendors and the car show will include emergency vehicles, Air Evac helicopter, antique roadsters plus emergency vehicles like patrol cars and ambulances. ...
7 students from Keyboards & Kindermusik earn Gold Cups at music festival (03/03/14)
Cape Girardeau -- Seven students from Keyboards & Kindermusik Conservatory, a piano, keyboard and Kindermusik teaching studio in Cape Girardeau, recently earned Gold Cup awards from the National Federation of Junior Music Clubs. The Junior Music Festival was held on Feb. 15. To receive a Gold Cup, students must compete at a minimum of three years earning the top rating. A student can earn up to five Gold Cup awards...
Egyptian Hosts Operation Teen Safe Driving week (02/28/14)
Egyptian High School in Tamms, IL hosted its 3rd annual Operation Teen Safe Driving Week the week of February 24th through the 28th. The theme of the week was "Be Alert, Accidents Hurt." During this week students participated in activities designed to emphasize the importance of responsible driving. ...
St. Paul Lutheran School holds Winter Olympics (02/25/14)
Students from St. Paul Lutheran School's kindergarten classes in Jackson held their own "winter Olympics" February 20 and 21. The events took place in the school gym. With the aid of the fourth grade classes, kindergarten athletes participated in 6 events: "bobsled" (kneeling on a wheeled scooter and pushing off to see how far they would glide); "speed skating" (sliding stocking footed in heats to a finish line); "curling" (required sliding a paper plate on the floor and measuring the distance traveled); "figure skating" (weaving in and out of cones and being timed); "ski jumping" (jumped a measured distance from the bleachers); "cross country skiing" (timed while sliding along a balance beam until they stepped off).. ...
Jackson FBLA's Sixth-Grade Career Fair (02/16/14)
The Sixth-Grade Career Fair, hosted by Jackson High School FBLA, took place on January 24th at Jackson Middle School. Jackson High School FBLA prepared for the event by nominating chairpersons for the event. Then, through meticulous planning, persistency, and many hours of calling businesses, the Sixth-Grade Career Fair was ready to be carried out. ...
Board members volunteer time to serve Perry County School Dist. 32 (01/28/14)
Perry County School District 32 joins communities across the state of Missouri in observing School Boards Recognition Week this week, Jan. 26-Feb. 1. This special week, proclaimed by Gov. Jay Nixon, is held to build awareness and understanding of the important function an elected board of education plays in communities and schools. It is sponsored by the Missouri School Boards Association...
Blake Smith Graduated from Rolla (12/22/13)
Blake Alan Smith graduated Magna Cum Laude from Missouri University of Science and Technology at Rolla, Missouri on Friday, December 13, 2013. He is the son of Darrick and Tanda Smith and a graduate of Cape Central High School.
Eye on the sky: Leek watches weather to ensure student safety (12/03/13)
Russell Leek is the assistant superintendent of District 32. This time of year, he's also a part-time meteorologist. "I do spend quite a bit of time monitoring the weather when the word 'snow' is mentioned," Leek said. This week's forecast is for a period of mixed wintry precipitation Thursday and Friday. "I started monitoring immediately Monday morning," he said. "I touch base with Brad Moll of Meyer Bus Line, and I keep Superintendent Scott Ireland posted on what we can anticipate."...
CHS's Kadie Orenstein will attend Truman State s (11/27/13)
Cape Central High School Senior Kadie Orenstein, pictured signing her letter of intent to play softball for Truman State University in Kirksville, MO, is surrounded by her parents, Wendi and Gary Orenstein. Standing behind her are Hitting Coach Bruce Qualls, CHS Softball Coach Amy Blattel, and Summer Coach Ryan Medlin...
Terrific Tigers recognized at November board meet (11/27/13)
The Cape Girardeau Public Schools Board of Education, during its November meeting, recognized several outstanding students for their leadership, scholarship and service to others. Recipients of the Terrific Tiger Award are pictured above with School Board Vice President Kyle McDonald, left, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jim Welker, right. Standing next to Kyle McDonald is Central High School Senior Aaron Mehner, and next to Dr. Welker is Central High School Senior Alex Mehner...
Two Cape Central High School students named to Mis (11/27/13)
Two Cape Central High School students were named to the 2013-2014 Missouri All-State Choir during the Southeast All-District Choir event hosted by Cape Central High School in the Richard D. Kinder Performance Hall. Zach Reece and Abby Addleman (alternate) are pictured posing with CHS Director of Vocal Music Jordan Cox. ...
Gordonville-Area Student Competed for FFA Award (11/14/13)
Troylee C. McClanahan of Jackson FFA was selected as a national finalist for the National FFA Organization's national proficiency award in Agricultural Mechanics Design and Fabrication-Entrepreneurship/Placement. McClanahan is one of only four people who competed for this award at the national finals Oct. 30-Nov. 2 during the 86th national FFA convention & expo in Louisville, Ky...
Jackson R-2 School District Honors Veterans (11/11/13)
Jackson R-2 School District Honors Veterans (Jackson, MO) The Jackson Choral Department, along with Student Council and many faculty and staff honored Veterans in the annual Veterans Day ceremony. Held at the Jackson R-2 High School Auditorium, under the theme: Valor, Courage and Sacrifice, Veterans from each branch of the military were honored through a variety of music, Taps, and a video tribute called "A Soldier's Pledge."...
LOTSA CASH PROGRESSIVE RAFFLE BEGINS! (11/10/13)
THIS YEAR AT ST MARY CATHEDRAL SCHOOL THERE'S A NEW GAME IN TOWN! IT'S "LOTSA CASH" - AN ORIGINAL PROGRESSIVE RAFFLE! TICKET SALES BEGAN AT THE START OF THE SCHOOL YEAR AND CONTINUE UNTIL THE SCHOOL'S ANNUAL DINNER AUCTION - THIS YEAR TO BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 22, 2014 AT PLAZA CONFERENCE CENTER. ...
1:1 initiative nears reality at Cape Schools (11/05/13)
Cape Public School District's initiative to put one laptop computer in the hands of each one of its students, known as "One-to-One" (1:1) will move a step closer to reality this evening as parents assemble at Cape Central High School to learn the details of the program's roll-out...
Gone Girl production impacts Cape students (10/31/13)
(Story and photo by Randy McWilson) The last official Cape Girardeau shots for Gone Girl ended at 1:00 A.M. last Thursday morning, but less than 9 hours later, the impact of the filming was still being felt by students at the Cape Career & Technology Center. Eric Williams, production assistant (PA) for 20th Century Fox, visited the CTC and presented a two-hour discussion and Q&A about his experiences in film and television...
Jackson FBLA Collects Cans For The Jackson Minist (10/31/13)
Jackson High School, Jackson, Missouri--Members of the Jackson Chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America hit the streets on October 29, 2013 to "Trick or Treat" for canned food to be donated to the Jackson Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry. Seventy-five Jr. High and Sr. High FBLA members participated in the event to collect a total of 3,155 food items! After two hours of going door to door, FBLA members dropped their collections off at the Food Pantry to benefit families in our area...
Terrific Tigers recognized at Cape board meeting (10/30/13)
The Cape Girardeau Public Schools Board of Education, during its October meeting, recognized several outstanding students for their leadership, scholarship and service to others. Recipients of the Terrific Tiger Award are pictured above with School Board President Tony Smee, left, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. ...
Graduation Announcement (10/29/13)
Christopher S. Griffith is a recent graduate of the University of MO - Kansas City School of Medicine. He attended the University for six years and graduated cum laude with his medical degree in May. Chris is doing a three year, Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Colorado in Denver...
10 CHS students named to Honors Orchestra (10/29/13)
Ten Cape Central High School (CHS) students have been accepted into the Southeast Missouri District High School Honors Orchestra. Pictured above, from the left, front row, are Jalen McDowell, Vikas Rudrappa, Aaron Mehner and Alex Mehner. Back row: Orchestra Director Michael Hanf, Cadie Crites, Noah Smentkowski, Alex Gentle, Rachel Williams and Josie Young. Not pictured: Maddie Siefert, Emily Diamond and Sophia Wilson...
Fifteen CHS students named to All-District Choir (10/28/13)
After competing in a blind audition, including a prepared art song and a sight-reading audition, fifteen Cape Central High School students were named to the 2013 Southeast Missouri All-District Choir. They will gather with other students from the Southeast District and prepare for the All-District Choir performance which will be Saturday, November 9, at Richard D. Kinder Performance Hall on the campus of Cape Central High School...
CHA Graduate Taylor Barks, Woodland High School (10/16/13)
Commonwealth Honors Academy Press Release Taylor Barks from Woodland High School is shown above receiving the Certificate of Recognition from the Commonwealth Honors Academy at a reunion of Academy scholars held at Murray State University on September 14th. Pictured with Taylor is Dr. Warren Edminster, Academic Dean of the Academy, and Dr. Tim Miller, Interim President of Murray State University...
Thayer native honored by William Jewell College (10/09/13)
LIBERTY, Mo. (October 9, 2013) -- Debbie (Gillespie) Mitchell, a 1975 graduate of William Jewell College, was honored during homecoming ceremonies in late September. Mitchell received the Jewell Humanitarian Award, recognized for living a life that reflects the high humanitarian service standards espoused by Jewell's vision statement: "Serving others to create a more compassionate and just world."...
Choristers To Perform in Branson (10/02/13)
The Immaculate Conception Choristers of Jackson will be performing in Branson as part of Veterans Week. On Friday, Nov. 8, they will be part of the Walmart Salutes Veterans Show. Jason Yeager of American Idol season 7 will serve as emcee. Other performers in the show include popular Branson stars the Hughes Brothers and Barbara Fairchild. ...
PD Day at Cape Public Schools (09/30/13)
Today is Professional Development Day at Cape Public Schools! Classes were not in session while faculty attended a variety of seminars and workshops across the District. These seminars highlighted new research and techniques of relevance to educators so that our teachers continue to develop and keep growing in their jobs. ...
Terrific Tigers recognized at Cape Board meetintg (09/26/13)
The Cape Girardeau Public Schools Board of Education, during its September meeting, recognized several outstanding students for their leadership, scholarship and service to others. Recipients of the Terrific Tiger Award are pictured above with School Board President Tony Smee, left, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. ...
Franklin Elementary receives state recognition (09/23/13)
Pictured receiving the Bronze Award at the Positive Behavior Support Summer Training Institute at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach are Franklin Elementary School staff members Debra Rau, Sarah Pourney, Malissa Beecham and Principal Rhonda Dunham. Presenting the award is Cherie Fuemmeler. The bronze award is the highest-level award which Franklin is eligible to receive...
Boosters donate new flag to Junior High School (09/18/13)
Cape Central Junior High School's scoreboard at Lou Muegge Field will be graced by a new flag, thanks to the efforts and generosity of the Booster Club. Pictured displaying the new flag are All-School Booster Club Officers Kala Groves, Karen Retter, LaRae Leimer, Keiki Patterson and CJHS Athletic Director Terry Kitchen. ...
LeGrand to attend Murray State University (09/17/13)
Chleo LeGrand, daughter of Mary and Steve LeGrand of Cape Girardeau, will attend Murray State University this fall. She is majoring in Physical Therapy. She was the recipient of a $500.00 scholarship from the Cpl. Mason O. Yarbrough Marine Corps League Auxiliary Unit #426...
Clippard Elementary receives state recognition (09/17/13)
Pictured receiving the Bronze Award are Clippard Elementary School Teachers Chris Lacy, Amy Dunn, and Jill Uhrhan. Presenting the award at the Positive Behavior Support Summer Training Institute at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach this summer is Cherie Fuemmeler. It is the second year in a row that Clippard has received the bronze award-- the highest-level award which Clippard is eligible to receive...
Two CHS students named to All-State Choir (09/17/13)
Cape Central High School choir students Christian Cooper & Rachel Juhlin, pictured with CHS Choir Director Jordan Cox, were named to the Missouri Choral Directors Association's 9th & 10th grade All-State Choir and spent a day this summer rehearsing in Jefferson City under the direction of Dr. ...
Two CHS students named to All-State Choir (09/17/13)
Cape Central High School choir students Christian Cooper & Rachel Juhlin, pictured with CHS Choir Director Jordan Cox, were named to the Missouri Choral Directors Association's 9th & 10th grade All-State Choir and spent a day this summer rehearsing in Jefferson City under the direction of Dr. ...
Two CHS students named to All-State Choir (09/17/13)
Cape Central High School choir students Christian Cooper & Rachel Juhlin, pictured with CHS Choir Director Jordan Cox, were named to the Missouri Choral Directors Association's 9th & 10th grade All-State Choir and spent a day this summer rehearsing in Jefferson City under the direction of Dr. ...
McDonald's RMHC Donates to Jackson R2 (09/04/13)
The Jackson R2 Elementary Schools have received a grant in the amount of $2495 from the Ronald McDonald House Charities to purchase iPads for the kindergarten and first grade reading program. The iPads will provide one-on-one reading curriculum and help students develop strong reading skills...
Two CHS students receive National Honors from FBLA (08/29/13)
Four CHS students travelled to the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, CA, and two returned with National awards. From left are Josh Sander, Alex Mehner, Josh Greaser and Aaron Mehner. Sander is a 2013 graduate and the others are current seniors...
Back on Top: Gymnastics Posts Nation's Highest GPA (08/23/13)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- The bar is perennially high for the Southeast Missouri gymnastics team in the classroom, yet the Redhawks are constantly up to the task. For the fifth time in seven years, Southeast posted the highest cumulative grade-point average among all NCAA programs as announced by the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W). The Redhawks' 3.8146 mark edged out Western Michigan's 3.8086 GPA...
District 32 staff continues safety training (08/21/13)
While students enjoyed summer break from classes, the staff at Perry County School District 32 learned new ways to ensure the safety of everyone on campus. Summer training was offered in a variety of safety areas including first aid and CPR, fire suppression and medical triage, and intruder response...
Cape Public Library Summer Reading Club Winners (08/16/13)
Congratulations to the Cape Girardeau Public Library's Children's summer reading program grand prize winners. Bicycles donated by VFW Post 3838 and Ladies Auxiliary, United Commercial Travelers Council 534, and Friends of the Cape Girardeau Public Library Foundation. ...
Theresa Taylor named President of MBEA (08/15/13)
Theresa Taylor was elected President of the Missouri Business Educators Association (MBEA) for the 2013-2013 year. MBEA is a division of Missouri Association for Career and Technical Education. Their annual joint conference was held July 22-25th. About 230 business teachers attended the conference...
Perry County 4-H Fair & Chicken Dinner (07/18/13)
"Learning by Doing" is the basis of 4-H work, and each year many young people between the ages of 5 and 19 do just that. The public is invited to come support the 4-H members by eating at the 4-H Fair Chicken Dinner from 4-7:30 p.m. and viewing the over 600 projects on display. ...
Our Generous Community (06/11/13)
The Oak Ridge United Methodist Church presented the Oak Ridge R-VI Schools Foundation a check for $52,870.42. Due to the economy and small membership, it became necessary to sell the church and its contents. The remaining congregation voted to give the proceeds to the community in the form of scholarship funds to the Oak Ridge Schools Foundation. Two $750 scholarships were presented at the most recent graduation...
Chad M McCormick, M.D. (06/07/13)
Chad Meyer McCormick, son of Nancy and Jerry Bledsoe of Kelso, MO, received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia. He will complete his residency at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Internal Medicine-Pediatrics. Dr. McCormick is an alumnus of Notre Dame High School and SEMO University...
School Closes as Long-Time Teacher Retires (06/06/13)
Deer Creek Christian Academy has been one of Cape Girardeau's unintentional secrets for more than a decade. What began in someone's home grew into a K-8 private, nonprofit school in its own welcoming blue building on Route W. This year turned out to be the beloved school's last, as its founder, Jackie Brandtner, finally begins her well deserved retirement...
Excelsior DeMolay Competes at Conclave (05/28/13)
Excelsior Chapter, Order Of DeMolay recently competed at Missouri DeMolay Conclave held in Jefferson City over Memorial Day Weekend. The Chapter won 32 trophies for ritualistic proficiency and athletics. Pictured are Jacob Scholl, Drew Hinkle, Nic Skidmore, Anthony Thurman, Brent Werner, Austin Thurman, Ben Underwood, Caleb Wooden, Alfous Johnson, Warren Kelley, Kellen Chiles, Aaron Statler, Jake Thompson, Tyler Brott, Jackson, Rushin, John McFarland, Mitch Graham, Willie McFarland, Colin Schumer, Matt Graham, Ethan Geary, Josh Marshall, Micheal Edens, Dustin Wright, Alex mayes, Sam Nix, Justin Conklin, Alex Wright, Jon Schoenburg and Levi Tarpley. ...
PCMS students place at MCTM Regional Math Contest (05/20/13)
The MCTM Regional Math Contest was held at Mineral Area College on April 6, with 13 area schools competing. Students in Grades 4-6 from Perry County Middle School attended the event. They include: 4th grade: Amari Moore, Will Pfaff, Dylan Hawkins, Sam Bachmann...
Reiss, Thieret honored as good sports (05/20/13)
Aleshia Reiss and Kyle Thieret are good sports! The two Perryville High School athletes were recently honored by the Missouri State High School Activities Association for displaying good sportsmanship. Reiss is the daughter of Warren Reiss and Angie Reiss, and Thieret is the son of Brad and Dorris Thieret...
PACTC students restore historic City Park sign (05/20/13)
An historic sign welcoming visitors to Perryville's City Park recently had a facelift, thanks to students at Perryville Area Career and Technology Center. The 1950s-era sign was recently dedicated at the park entrance on State Street at its intersection with Robb Street. For the last 60 years, the green and white sign was located along Highway 61 near East Ste. Maries St...
Kelly's Standout Signs with Webster University (05/20/13)
Kelly's own Alan Lowe signs with Webster University in Webster Groves Missouri. Alan"s season was going amazing till sectional week when a injury occurred. Not making it to state in the 1600 but continuing in the 3200m relay was a dream for Alan. When asked what he liked bout Webster University he replied " it honestly feels like home, everyone's really nice to me and the teachers and coaches are awesome, I'm really excited bout academically and athletically achievements that are to come from there ". ...
ND Regional grad receives award at Avila (05/16/13)
Aaron Arnzen, a sophomore business administration major from Cape Girardeau, Mo., was bestowed the annual Spirit of Avila award from Avila University in Kansas City in a ceremony coinciding with the university's graduation ceremonies May 11. The Spirit of Avila award is bestowed annually to an Avila student who goes above and beyond the call in positively exemplifying the spirit of Avila in service to the community and is in good academic and disciplinary standing with the university. ...
Saxony is Scholar Bowl State Champions! (05/04/13)
The Saxony Lutheran High School Varsity Scholar Bowl Team competed in the Class 2 Scholar Bowl State Tournament on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia on May 3. The eight schools advancing to the State Tournament from Sectional competition competed in three preliminary matches in the morning to determine advancement to Missouri's Final Four Teams...
Forrest Copeland sign's with Lindenwood Belleville (05/03/13)
Forrest Copeland sign's with Lindenwood Belleville to play baseball at the next level.
CHS's Alayah Cooper-Johnson signs letter of intent (04/24/13)
Pictured signing her letter of intent to attend Mineral Area College on a basketball scholarship is Cape Central High School Senior Alayah Cooper-Johnson. Seated at left is her mother, Tiesha Johnson, and at right, CHS Head Girls' Coach Sherri Shirrell. Standing at left is AAU Travel Team Coach Chuck Williams, and at right is Mineral Area College Head Women's Coach Gary Koch...
CHS Soccer Ace Nick Barnes signs letter of intent (04/24/13)
"We are very proud of Nick and what he was able to accomplish throughout his high school career," said CHS Head Soccer Coach Dan Martin, as Nick Barnes signed his letter of intent to play for Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis. "We wish him the best of luck at the next level. He will be a great asset to Missouri Baptist."...
Two CJHS students earn top writing awards (04/24/13)
Cape Central Junior High School Students Ella Valleroy, center, and Elizabeth Ustinov, right, are winners in the Southeast Missouri State University's Missouri Writing Achievement Contest. Pictured at left is the students' teacher, Gifted Facilitator Emily Goode, who entered their work on their behalf. Ella's poem, "I Am From," won 2nd Place in the Poetry Division. Elizabeth's entry, a fictional story, "Plan Blitzkrieg," won 1st Place in the Fiction Division...
Candi Hargrove Wins Chateau Foundation Award (03/06/13)
The Chateau Girardeau Foundation awards scholarships, each fall and spring semester, to worthy employees of the Chateau who are furthering their education. For the Spring 2013 semester, the Foundation has awarded a scholarship to Candi Hargrove of Chaffee...
Lacy Sanders Wins Chateau Foundation Award (03/06/13)
The Chateau Girardeau Foundation awards scholarships, each fall and spring semester, to worthy employees of the Chateau who are furthering their education. For the Spring 2013 semester, the Foundation has awarded a scholarship to Lacy Sanders of Jackson...
Chelsie Cardin Wins Chateau Foundation Award (03/06/13)
The Chateau Girardeau Foundation awards scholarships, each fall and spring semester, to worthy employees of the Chateau who are furthering their education. For the Spring 2013 semester, the Foundation has awarded a scholarship to Chelsie Cardin of Cape Girardeau...
PHS freshman brings attention to childhood cancer (02/26/13)
Freshman shaves head in honor of childhood cancer victims The first thing you might notice right now about ChyAnne Bartoe is her head. She's bald; she's shaved her hair to raise awareness of childhood cancer. But her passion for fighting this disease lies in her heart...
Perryville FFA holds pancake breakfast (02/26/13)
Good food and a good cause were both served Saturday at the FFA Pancake Breakfast at Perryville Area Career and Technology Center. The FFA accepted a freewill donation for the Feb. 23 sausage and pancake breakfast, which was sponsored by John and Donna Telle and Hoff Brothers. Nearly 400 were served with proceeds to benefit the FFA Community Relief Fund...
PAC will hold Trivia Fundraiser on March 8 (02/26/13)
Did you know that the Boston Americans defeated the Pittsburg Pirates in the 1903 World Series? Or that Henry Seely invented the electric iron? Maybe you are techie and know that Sega introduced the first home video game console in 1983. Perhaps you know that group of antelopes is called a herd and ants live in a colony, while geese travel in a flock...
Lutheran High - St Louis to perform at Saxony (02/26/13)
The Wind Symphony and Jazz Band of Lutheran High School South, St. Louis will perform a concert at Saxony Lutheran High School on Friday, March 8 at 7:00 pm. The school is located at 2004 Saxony Drive, Jackson, MO. The Wind Symphony and Jazz Band of Lutheran High School South, St. ...
PCMS fifth graders study moon (02/26/13)
Fifth graders in Mrs. Robyn Valleroy's class at Perry County Middle School recently completed a unit on the phases of the moon. Their lessons included creating charts showing the phases of the moon, which they created by coloring paper plates. Students demonstrated their proficiency in the subject by reciting the entire lunar cycle and providing a description of each They also learned moon facts, including how the moon's gravitational force affects sea tides...
Operation Teen Safe Driving Week (02/25/13)
Tamms- Egyptian High School was honored to host an Operation Teen Safe Driving (OTSD) program. This initiative is designed to help educate teens about the importance of safe and responsible driving. The event is sponsored by Ford Driving Motor Skills for Life, Allstate, I.D.O.T., and of course, OTSD...
Two CHS grads Earn University of Alabama Honors (02/17/13)
Fall 2012 President's List: Lessley Carlson Dennington Fall 2012 Dean's List: Matthew A. Zlokovich
Electrical Connection Donates Scoreboards to Cape Central Junior High (02/14/13)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The Cape Central Junior High School Tigers have two new state-of-the-art gymnasium scoreboards thanks to the Electrical Connection. The Electrical Connection, a partnership of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local One and St. Louis Chapter, National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), donated and installed the $15,000 scoreboards. The scoreboards will be used for wrestling, volleyball and basketball games...
Nell Holcomb R-IV School Kindegarten Screening (02/12/13)
Nell Holcomb R-IV School District will be holding kindergarten screening and enrollment on Thursday, March 14, 2013. Children must be five years old prior to August 1, 2013 to be eligible for kindergarten. Please call the school at 573-334-3644 to schedule an appointment...
Volunteers are heart of Perryville Elementary (02/11/13)
While they don't receive a paycheck, the parents, grandparents and community members who volunteer at Perryville Elementary School say that they receive something even better -- the joy of helping children. "Our volunteers are really the heart of our school," said principal Jennifer Streiler. ...
PHS seniors explore city government (02/11/13)
Did you know that the City of Perryville was incorporated in 1882? Or that the city is leading the way in technology and conservation by "going paperless?" Or that its employees maintain 85 miles of gas lines? Those were just a few of the things that two dozen seniors from Perryville and St. Vincent High Schools learned during the second annual Perryville City Government Day sponsored Feb. 4 by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 133...
Jackson FBLA Hosts Career Fair (01/28/13)
On Friday, January 18th, the Jackson Chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America held their annual Sixth Grade Career Fair at the Jackson Middle School. FBLA partnered with 24 businesses while over 450 students toured the various business stations, learning about careers found in the workforce today. ...
PHS students explore World War I (12/27/12)
Students in Josh Cole's world history class at Perryville High School created trench warfare dioramas as part of their study of World War I. "I was thinking of projects that would make this lesson come to life for the students, and thought of the trenches," Cole said. "Once I thought of having them build the trenches, it occurred to me that shoe boxes would be the perfect platform for the project."...
Kendra Eads Graduates from St. Louis University (12/19/12)
Kendra Eads graduated from the St. Louis University School of Social Work December 14th with her Master of Social Work. Kendra currently serves as the Director of the Child Advocacy Center at Beacon Health Center and has worked at BHC since 2004.
Lisa Baker, completes FNP degree (12/19/12)
Friday December 14th Lisa Baker graduated from St. Louis University as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Lisa has been a forensic nurse at Beacon Health Center since 2009. Lisa looks forward to working as a family nurse practitioner at Beacon Health Center and providing care for the people of southeast Missouri...
Superintendent candidates to visit Dist. 32 campus (12/03/12)
Superintendent candidates to tour District 32 campus, meet staff on Tuesday, Dec. 4 The Perry County School District 32 Board of Education will welcome three candidates for the superintendent's position to campus on Tuesday. The finalists were selected by board members from 15 candidates. ...
Students talk turkey at PCMS (11/19/12)
Mary Richardson's sixth graders enjoyed a fun Thanksgiving activity that helped them build their story-writing skills. "The students each plucked three feathers from the turkey on my bulletin board," Richardson said. "Each feather contained a story element that they used to create a story."...
PCMS math students welcome guest educators (11/18/12)
Perry County Middle School students in Karen Krieger's algebra class were visited Thursday by two local business professionals as part of National Education Week's "Educator For A Day" project. Tammie Lowes, owner and tax preparer at PPS Tax Services and Stephanie Richardet, sales and marketing director at sister company Paycheck Payroll Service, explained that good math skills are critical for living a successful life...
Students learn about glass creations (11/18/12)
Travis and Judy James of TJ's Glass Creations in Ste. Genevieve recently visited the seventh grade at Perry County Middle School. "They told a little background story of how they started this venture, and then demonstrated how they make their beautiful glass figurines," said teacher Karen Bahr...
Leopold Choir to Sing With Pops (11/12/12)
The Leopold Women's Choir, under the direction of Pam Dumey, will be appearing in the Heartland Pops 2012 Christmas Show at the Jackson H.S.auditorium on Sun. Dec.2 at 3:00P.M. In addition, the Immaculate Conception Choristers will be making their third appearance with the Pops. ...
PHS Homecoming Court announced (09/13/12)
The 2012 Perryville High School Homecoming Court has been chosen by a vote of students. The court will preside over the Oct. 5 Homecoming activities. The King and Queen Candidates are seniors (from left) Aleshia Reiss, daughter of Warren and Angie Rice, and Levi Zook, son of Kevin and Glenda Zook; Kristen Triller, daughter of Charlie and Dana Triller, and Chris Zahner, son of Scott and Melissa Zahner; and Lauren Buxton, daughter of Dave and Kris Buxton and Lucas Hotop, son of Rick and Frankie Hotop.. ...
Chateau donates new refrigerator to Franklin (09/07/12)
After searching unsuccessfully for a refrigerator for the teachers' break room at the new Franklin Elementary school, staff received a call from one of their business partners, Chateau Girardeau. "It was such a thoughtful surprise," said Principal Dr. ...
PHS Football game postponed till Labor Day (08/31/12)
The PHS Football game scheduled for 7 pm Friday, Aug. 31 has been rescheduled for Monday, Sept. 3 due to a NWS tornado watch in effect for this region through 10 pm Friday. The Pirates will host Lift For Life Academy at 1 pm Monday, Sept. 3 at Pirate Stadium...
Cape Schools' clothing distribution is Tues & Wed (07/30/12)
To help Cape Public School District families prepare for the new school year, which begins August 16, and the new dress code, school officials are hosting a clothing distribution. Pictured at Cape Central Junior High School Fieldhouse, 205 Caruthers, workers deliver and sort through hundreds of clothing items which were donated by community members last week. ...
PCMS Cheer holds camp (07/16/12)
The Perry County Middle School Cheerleading team just finished a week at camp, where they received instruction from a former Perryville High School cheerleader. The camp ended July 12, according to Head Coach Crystal Koenig. Her assistant is Haley Buchheit...
Jackson High School Attends FBLA Nationals (07/13/12)
Jackson, MO. - More than 8,000 of America's best and brightest youth traveled to the historic city of San Antonio to showcase their talents as future business leaders. Eleven Jackson students and two advisers from Jackson High School represented the state of Missouri at the 2012 Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference...
Miesner brings home SkillsUSA gold (07/10/12)
Miesner brings home gold Takes top prize in HVAC-R contest at SkillsUSA national championship Brock Miesner isn't sure who was more excited when he won the gold medal at the 2012 SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference -- him or his parents...
Dist. 32 serves over 11,200 lunches at summer scho (07/09/12)
From milk to meatball sub sandwiches and carrot sticks to cookies, children found something delicious to enjoy every day in June, thanks to the free summer food program atPerryCountySchool District32. "The district was able to offer this free food service program through grant funding from the Department of Health and Senior Services," said Assistant Superintendent Russell Leek. ...
For Achievement Section (07/03/12)
Andrew Ralls, D.O. of Cape Girardeau, MO graduated on June 2, 2012 from the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) in Blacksburg, Virginia with the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree (D.O.). Dr. Ralls received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Southeast Missouri State University in 2007...
How to become a Mo. teacher (06/27/12)
The American Board, a non-profit dedicated to recruiting and certifying community-based teachers in Missouri, will host a public event on how local residents can become certified Missouri teachers. Attendees will learn what to expect in a career as a teacher and receive advisement on a personalized path to certification...
Camp Curiosity kids dive into reading, writing thi (06/25/12)
You'd think that the halls would be quiet at school during the summer, but that's not true at Perryville Elementary School where children from all over Perry County are enjoying Camp Curiosity. The 4-week program is for children in Grades K-4 and offers activities from exercise and swimming to artwork and science experiments...
Central All School Booster Club Golf Tournament (06/20/12)
If you love to play golf and you want to support Cape Central High School, plan to attend the 21st annual Cape Central High School All School Booster Club golf tournament. The tournament will be held on Friday, July 6th at the Cape Girardeau Country Club. Last year, the booster club provided over $35,000 in support of the school's various athletic teams, student organizations, athletic department, school library, CHS Hall of Fame, and academic scholarships...
Girardot Chapter awards Scholarship (06/20/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., June 20, 2012 -- Yaszmin Clemons, a resident of Charleston, MO, makes a 45-mile trek to and from Metro Business College on North Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau daily to attend classes toward completion of her certificate as an Administrative Assistant. ...
U.S.Air Force Academy Graduation (06/05/12)
Jeremy James Sarno graduated May 23, 2012, a 2LT in the United States Air Force, in Colorado Springs. While attending the academy, Jeremy majored in biology and received a Bachelor of Science degree. Lt Sarno attained Commandant's list among other honors during his 4 years. ...
Mizzou Graduation (06/05/12)
Jonathan Russell Sarno, son of Dr. and Mrs. Wayne A. Sarno, graduated from Mizzou College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, magna cum laude on May 12. 2012. During his time at Mizzou, Mr. Sarno accomplished many goals. He was Resident advisor for 2 years, was invited to join 2 honor societies, participated and was very active in the Newman Club. ...
Golf tournament benefits Perryville athletics (05/29/12)
There's still time to sign up for the annual Pirate Athletic Club Golf Tournament, which funds many projects for the athletic programs at the Perry County School District 32. PAC will host its annual fundraising golf outing on Friday, June 8. Tee times are 7 am and 12:15 pm at Perryville Country Club. ...
Flat Katelyn helps student stay in touch (05/29/12)
You've heard of Flat Stanley. He's a character that children draw and color on paper then cut out and mail to other classrooms around the world. The students take Flat Stanley on outings and exchange letters outlining Flat Stanley's adventures. While Flat Stanley is very popular, he's had to make room for a new character at Perryville Elementary School -- Flat Katelyn. ...
9 year old gives back to his community (05/21/12)
Parker Brown, a 4th grader at Fredericktown Intermediate School has taken a hobby and turned it into a full-fledged business. Several months ago Parker started making survival type bracelets and other items and giving them to friends and family. As kids at school began wearing them, the demand grew...
CHS math students garner many awards (05/19/12)
Cape Central High School students earned numerous individual and team first, second and third-place awards during the Math Field Day competition at Southeast Missouri State University in April. In the individual events, out of 25 schools and 575 students, Central students brought home 9 out of a possible 44 awards. In the team events, Central students brought home 4 out of 7 possible awards...
Banquet honors Cape Central outstanding athletes (05/19/12)
More than 300 athletes, parents and boosters were in attendance for the annual Cape Central High School Athletic Banquet, May 3, at the Plaza by Ray's. Sponsored by the Cape Central All Sports Booster Club, the annual event honored the year's outstanding athletes. ...
Aaron Mehner qualifies for national competition (05/19/12)
Cape Central High School Sophomore Aaron Mehner, center, qualified for national competition in Business Math at the recent Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Leadership Conference last month in Columbia, Missouri, and will compete in San Antonio, Texas, at the National Conference in June...
Central Junior High receives Civil War DVDs (05/19/12)
A remarkable and sad period of American history, the Civil War, is the subject of Hollywood movies, novels, history books, and now, thanks to the efforts of the Civil War Round Table of Cape Girardeau, it will be enhanced in the social studies curriculum at Cape Central Junior High School (CJHS). ...
Fuller Receives Outstanding Youth Award (05/19/12)
Anna Fuller, a GED graduate of the Cape Girardeau Public Schools Adult Education and Literacy program and the Cape Career and Technology Center CNA program, has been awarded the Southeast Missouri Region Division of Workforce Development Outstanding Youth Individual Achievement Award. To be eligible for this award the recipient must have been successful in reaching her employment or educational goals while overcoming significant obstacles...
Notre Dame Scholar Bowl Team Places Third at State (05/15/12)
The Notre Dame Scholar Bowl Team placed Third in the Class 3 Missouri State Tournament in Columbia on May 5, 2012. The Team defeated Fredericktown in the Sectional Match to advance to state. The Team won the District Tournament over New Madrid. In winning the District Tournament, the Team set an all time Notre Dame scoring record, earning over 700 points in one game. ...
Meinhardt, Buchheit to lead PHS Class of 2012 (05/14/12)
Ashley Meinhardt is the valedictorian and Abigail Buchheit is the salutatorian of the Perryville High School Class of 2012. The 2012 PHS Commencement will begin at 8 pm Friday, May 18 at Perry Park Center. Ashley is the daughter of John and Pat Meinhardt of Perryville and sister of Teresa Denninger and Jonathan Meinhardt. Her grandpare nts are Harold and Pat Heaps, John and Tana Meinhart, and Carolyn Meinhardt...
Baskin to speak at Perryville graduation (05/14/12)
Perryville High School's senior class has chosen a favorite teacher to deliver the 2012 commencement address during graduation ceremonies May 18. Timothy Baskin, who is a communication arts instructor and yearbook advisor at the high school, will speak...
Doctoral Graduation (05/14/12)
Dustin Michael, a Cape Central and Southeast University graduate and the son of Victoria Michael of Cape, graduated May 12 from the University of Missouri in Columbia with his wife Neesha Navare, daughter of Dr. Chris and Connie Navare of Hilton Head, SC. ...
Jackson FBLA Holds Honors Banquet (05/08/12)
The Jackson chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America Phi-Beta Lambda held their annual spring banquet at the KC Hall on May 3, 2012. The banquet included dinner, awards, installation of new officers, and a recap of another successful year in FBLA...
Tony E. and Viola Statler Scholarship Awarded (05/08/12)
On May 3, 2012, Myriah Miller, daughter of Tommy and Sonya Miller and granddaughter of Gene and Faye Thompson, of Scott City was selected to receive the Tony E. and Viola Statler scholarship for the 2012-2013 school year. This award is for $3,500.00 and is based on a full-time enrollment, each semester, with satisfactory academic progress. ...
District 32 celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week (05/07/12)
Tuesday, May 8, 2012, is National Teacher Day. Thank a teacher for making public schools great! Teachers in Perryville and in communities across the nation will be in the spotlight on National Teacher Day, as students, parents, school administrators and the community all learn how teachers are making great public schools for every student...
SEMO Students Create Exhibit on Local History (04/27/12)
Under the direction of Dr. Eric Clements, Professor of History at Southeast Missouri State University, graduate and undergraduate students are designing and installing exhibits on Cape Girardeau's history at the Cape River Heritage Museum, 538 Independence. ...
JACKSON HIGH SCHOOL MAKES STRONG SHOWING AT STATE (04/25/12)
A delegation of 33 members and 3 advisors from the Jackson chapter of Future Business Leaders of America attended the State Leadership Conference in Columbia, Missouri, April 22-24, 2012. Chapter members participated in various competitive events, leadership workshops, observed performance events, and attended a keynote session with speaker Amy Larimore...
Jasmine makes a difference (04/19/12)
When Jasmine French, a fourth grader at Perryville Elementary School, learned that a school mate is battling leukemia, she wanted to help in some way. She created bows, purses, wallets and bouquets from printed duct tape and sold them to raise money for Haley Fulmer, a third grade student at PES. ...
Film festival is May 3 in Perryville (04/19/12)
Film festival to showcase media class films, raise money for student with cancer Think of it as the "Sundance of Perryville." The digital media students at Perryville Area Career and Technology Center invite the community to attend the first Perryville Film Festival on May 3. The event begins at 7 pm at Perry Park Center Theater and will feature documentaries, short film and a sample of commercial work created by the students...
Building trades class donates to Camp Hope (04/19/12)
Students from the building trades class at Perryville Area Career and Technology Center took a special field trip Saturday to a place that brings hope to combat-wounded military men and women. The students went to Camp Hope in Farmington, where they donated 6 outdoor tables, 36 benches and a dining table for the main lodge, which was dedicated during a special April 14 ceremony...
Delta Students Place First at State Science Fair (04/18/12)
Lydia Reitzel and Jamie Hodge competed at the Missouri Junior Academy of Science competition held on the campus of the University of Missouri on April 13, 2012. Reitzel and Hodge were awarded a "Highly Superior" purple ribbon at the Southeast Missouri Junior Academy of Science competition on March 6, 2012 at Southeast Missouri State University to make them eligible to compete at the state level. ...
Oak Ridge Students Qualify for State Band Contest (04/13/12)
Six Students from Oak Ridge High School Band have qualified at the District Music Festival in Cape for the State Festival on April 28th at Mizzou. The following from L to R are: McKenzie Elam, Jordyn Aden, Joey Jaster, Marissa Schamburg, Grace Fox, and Taylor Bock. ...
Midwest Agri-Chemico Donates Mule to Ag Program (04/12/12)
Midwest Agri-Chemico, Inc., and Midwest Grain and Barge Company of Cape Girardeau, Mo., donated a Kawasaki 4010 Mule today to the Department of Agriculture at Southeast Missouri State University. Russ Mothershead, president and chief executive officer of Midwest Agri-Chemico, Inc., and Midwest Grain and Barge, donated the utility vehicle, to support the University's agriculture program of which he and several of his employees are graduates...
PHS Band will compete in Florida (04/04/12)
Perryville residents might see an unusual sight in the next few weeks - a marching band strolling down their street. The Perryville High School March Band is preparing for the Music USA Festivals competition which will be held April 19-21 at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla. During first-hour band class, the musicians have been taking advantage of the balmy spring weather to practice marching, which takes them on a circuitous route through the city streets...
PHS senior starters all earn scholarships (04/02/12)
The Perryville High School Lady Pirates volleyball team's historical season has reached another milestone, months after the final match on the court. All 3 starting seniors have now signed letters of intent to play the sport at the collegiate level...
PES students release balloons (03/30/12)
First graders at Perryville Elementary School sent their wishes skyward during a recent reading lesson that ended in a balloon release. The students read The Lady In the Moon by Lily Wong Fillmore."The story is about the Moon Festival in China," said first grade teacher Rose Rosenzweig. "The children celebrate with special food like moon cakes and then write poems which are wishes they send by reading to the Lady in The Moon."...
PCMS class treated to lunch by McDonald's (03/30/12)
Sixth graders at Perry County Middle School had a special delivery on March 27 when Perryville McDonald's treated the students to lunch. Darlene Hudson, activities director at Perryville McDonald's and manager Don Webb brought the burgers and fries to the students in appreciation for their support of the Ronald McDonald House. Perryville McDonald's is owned by Terri and Jerry Flagg...
Dist. 32 6th graders support Ronald McDonald House (03/30/12)
Sixth grade students collect tabs for Ronald McDonald House Sixth graders at Perry County Middle School had a special delivery on March 27 when Perryville McDonald's treated the students to lunch. Darlene Hudson, activities director at Perryville McDonald's and manager Don Webb brought the burgers and fries to the students in appreciation for their support of the Ronald McDonald House. Perryville McDonald's is owned by Terri and Jerry Flagg...
PHS players, coaches on All-Star Extravaganza Team (03/30/12)
Several Perryville High School athletes have been named to the BA Sports All-Star Extravaganza teams. Lady Pirate volleyball players Shea Leible, Marissa Erwin and Morgan Mueller will play on the volleyball team. Coach David Mirly is an All-Star coach...
PHS hosts blood drive (03/29/12)
Perryville High School's Student Council hosted a blood drive Wednesday and collected 105 units of blood. "Our goal was 96 units," said Stuco advisor Josh Cole, "so we're very pleased with the drive. We're all very grateful to the students, staff and community members who donated."...
Lunch Fish Fry (03/27/12)
Prodigy Leadership Academy will have a Fish Fry Fund Raiser Friday March 30th, at 232 Broadway in Cape Girardeau. Lunch will be from 11:00 AM till 2:00 PM. It will include Fish, Hushpuppies and Fries. The cost is $6.00 per plate. Free delivery for Lunch with a minimum of 5 meals purchased. You can call Ken at 986-8466 if you would like delivery...
SEMO Film Students Compete in Local Video Contest (03/23/12)
Two Southeast Missouri State University film students look to make a statement with their entry in the "This is Big" video contest hosted by Big River Telephone. Sam Pixley and Bryan Schilligo's video entry has made it to the final round of the competition which has proven to be tough. ...
Pellikan is Elks Student of Month (03/22/12)
Perryville Elks Lodge 2701 has chosen Perryville High School senior Josh Pellikan as its February 2012 Student of the Month. Pictured (from left) are Paul Turner of the Elks, Pellikan and Jeff Steffens, assistant principal at PHS as Turner presents a $500 scholarship to Pellikan. ...
Students, staff honored for positive behavior (03/22/12)
Two students and a staff member at Perryville High School were recently honored as part of the school-wide Positive Behavior Support (PBS) program. They are (from left) junior Colton McGraw, son of Scott and Penny McGraw, PHS art instructor Carolyn Hardaway, and sophomore Jessica Valleroy, daughter of Chris and Ronda Valleroy. They each received a $10 gift certificate from Walmart in Perryville...
Dalton Lohmann overcomes challenges at PECC (03/22/12)
Dalton Lohmann is 3 years old. He loves Barney. He likes to build things with his wooden blocks. He loves to spend time with his grandparents, and he likes riding the tractor with Daddy. Dalton is also a special needs student. "When I was 28 weeks pregnant, doctors told me that the baby had a heart defect and with that type of defect, it was possible that he also had trisomy-21, or Down's syndrome," his mother Christi said. ...
PHS to present Spring Play, March 22-24 (03/20/12)
"The course of love never did run smooth." So wrote William Shakespear in 1595, and the sentiment remains true as Perryville High School plans to present his play "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Performances are set for 7 pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 22-24 at the PHS Performing Arts Auditorium in the Old Senior High School. Admission is $4 at the door...
Soles4Souls Week Begins March 25th (03/14/12)
Southeast Missouri State University's Horticulture Club and Collegiate Farm Bureau are co-sponsoring an initiative to collect new and gently used shoes March 25-April 1 as part of the Soles4Souls shoe campaign. The dedication, enthusiasm, and creativity of the students has been amazing! They spent hours painting the wall mural, where thousands of student pass each week. Great job, students!...
PHS to present Midsummer Night's Dream March 22-24 (03/14/12)
"The course of love never did run smooth." So wrote William Shakespear in 1595, and the sentiment remains true as Perryville High School plans to present his play "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Performances are set for 7 pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 22-24 at the PHS Performing Arts Auditorium in the Old Senior High School. Admission is $4 at the door...
PAC donates new weight room equipment (03/12/12)
Athletes at Perry County School District have a safer weight room, thanks to Pirate Athletic Club. "PAC donated over $10,000 to purchase new weight room equipment," said Coach Mike Wojtczuk. "This was a major donation for badly-need equipment. The machines and equipment we replaced were old enough to be safety hazards."...
Tooth Fairy Visits Chaffee Head Start (03/12/12)
THE TOOTH FAIRY VISITS CHAFFEE HEAD START PORTAGEVILLE, MO MARCH 6, 2012: DAEOC Chaffee Head Start received a visit from the Tooth Fairy in February. The Center had several activities throughout the month to celebrate Dental Health Awareness Month...
Hawks in Transition (H.I.T. Team) (03/07/12)
One of the goals of the H.I.T. Team is to increase special needs students' comfort with interacting with regular education students. To accomplish this goal, the Peer Partnership Program was implemented by Steven Nation and Laurel Bush. Regular education students are mentors to special needs students. They meet on a weekly basis. During the meetings students work on social activities that help the students get to know each other. PPP allows the students to grow and interact with their mentors...
Young signs with MAC (03/05/12)
Perryville High School senior Brittany Young has signed a letter of intent to play softball for Mineral Area College in Park Hills. She pictured here flanked by her parents Janet and Jay Young of Perryville. Back -- Perryville High School softball coach and athletic director Jeff Steffens and MAC head softball coach Dave Guemmer. ...
Dobbelare signs with SWIC (03/05/12)
Perryville High School senior Jake Dobbelare has signed a letter of intent to play baseball for Southwest Illinois College. He is pictured seated with his parents Shane and Judy Dobbelare of Perryville. Back --Head baseball coach Don O'Keefe and PHS athletic director Jeff Steffens. ...
D32 Board approves policy (03/05/12)
The Perry County School District 32 Board of Education has approved a state-mandated policy regarding electronic communication between district personnel and students. The policy was approved Feb. 29, 2012. "Communication is constantly evolving as technology changes, so it is sometimes necessary to adjust our policies to address those changes," said Superintendent Kevin Dunn...
Revised Press Release (03/01/12)
I am deeply sorry, I realized that while writing the previous press release I mixed information from two different venues together. Here is the corrected information and I apologize again. The remarkable repertoire of piano pieces composed by notable pianist Giuseppe Lupis is coming to Cape Girardeau. ...
SMASH: Cape's Volleyball Learning Program (03/01/12)
Beginning this March, Cape Girardeau's Parks and Recreation Department will be offering a chance for children to have fun and learn the fundamentals of volleyball. S.M.A.S.H., which stands for Serve, Move, Attack, Set, Hit, gives boys and girls the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of volleyball while applying the training to games with their team...
PES plans Music in Our Schools Month activities (02/29/12)
Perryville Elementary School will celebrate Music In Our Schools Month in March with a variety of activities. Music Lasts a Lifetime is the theme for Music in Our Schools Month 2012. "Music plays an important part in everyone's life," said Janet Seibel, music instructor at Perryville Elementary School. "Music is for everyone -- young and old. Music is an activity you can enjoy your entire life."...
PHS students creates logo for City of Perryville (02/29/12)
PHS students designs logo for City of Perryville A Perryville High School student has designed a logo that the City of Perryville will use for years to come. Ali Koenig, a senior at PHS who studies graphic design at the Perryville Area Career and Technology Center, has created a tree logo for the city's boards. It appears on an invitation for the annual board appreciation dinner and will also grace the event program...
PHS plans spring play (02/29/12)
Perryville High School's theater group, the Silver Daggers, will present Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in March. Performances are set at 7 pm Thursday-Saturday, March 22-24 in the Performing Arts Auditorium in the Old Senior High School. The public is encouraged to attend the show; ticket sales pay for the Silver Dagger performances and activities. Tickets are $4 and will be available at the door...
Nell Holcomb R-IV School Kindergarten Screening (02/29/12)
The Nell Holcomb R-IV Kindergarten screening will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2012 for all children who will be attending kindergarten for the 2012-2013 school year. Children must turn five years old on or before July 31, 2012 to be eligible to start school...
Schuessler is Elks Student of Month (02/27/12)
Perryville Elks Lodge 2701 honored Perryville High School senior Erin Schuessler as the January Student of the Month. Erin is the daughter of James and Jane Schuessler of Perryville. She receives a $500 savings bond scholarship from the Elks. Erin has been on the honor roll all 4 years of high school. She plans to attend Mineral Area College to study nursing...
Shea Leible signs with JeffCo (02/27/12)
Perryville High School senior Shea Leible has signed a letter of intent to play volleyball next year for the Jefferson College Vikings volleyball team in Hillsboro. She is pictured here (front, center) flanked by her parents Rod and Dawn Leible of Perryville. ...
PHS students place at Exhibiting Excellence (02/27/12)
Nine Perryville High School art students have earned the honor of exhibiting their work at Southeast Missouri State University's 34th annual high school art exhibition called Exhibiting Excellence. Two students have placed in the juried art show for which just 109 pieces were selected from this region...
PHS students perform with All-State band, choir (02/27/12)
Three Perryville High School students -- Gabriel Lockhart, Nate Kinnison and Josh Stevens - were recently named to the All-State Band and Choir, which rehearsed and performed at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Jan. 25-28. Senior Gabriel Lockhart was accepted into the All-State Band. He is the son of Angela Lockhart and Michael Lockhart, both of Perryville. He has played clarinet since the sixth grade. His band director at Perryville High School is Jay Peters...
Wii're on fire for math at PHS (02/27/12)
A new program is lighting a fire for math in the hearts of Perryville High School students -- and gives them the chance to win a Kindle Fire or a Wii gaming console. Math on Fire is a web-based supplemental before- and after-school program to boost mathematic achievement. ...
Flanagan to perform with All-District Jazz Band (02/15/12)
Matthew Flanagan, senior at Cape Central High School, has been selected to perform with the Southeast Missouri All-District Jazz Band at the Tinnin Fine Arts Center on the campus of Three Rivers Community College on February 18. Guest clinician for this year's All-District Band is Kris Berg, educator, performer and composer. ...
Brooke Baugher awarded Best in Show (02/15/12)
Brooke Baugher, a senior at Cape Central High School, poses with her fibers artwork that won Best in Show Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012 in the High School Art Exhibition at River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University. CHS and Cape Alternative Education Center were two of 16 area schools displaying in the exhibition in the Crisp Museum. ...
Trivia Night (02/14/12)
"Trivia Night" in Perryville is Saturday, February 25th at the Perryville Elks Lodge (921 N. Perryville Blvd. Perryville, Mo. 63775). It will be a fun evening out for teams of friends, family, or co-workers, to get together to answer fun trivia questions. The doors will open at 6:30 pm and the game will start at 7:00 pm...
DECA students amass awards at District Conference (02/13/12)
With membership at an all-time high of 141 students, Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center DECA students were big winners at District Competition earlier this month at Southeast Missouri State University. Nineteen students walked away with awards. ...
Central High School senior earns scholarship (02/13/12)
Cape Central High School's Meshach Little will be heading to Jefferson City, Mo, later this year, having earned a football scholarship to Lincoln University. Pictured above at the signing of Little's letter of intent are, front row, Kenneth Thomas, Jr., Little's father; sister Shahde Thomas; and mother, Lisa Thomas. Standing: CHS Athletic Director Lance Tollison, CHS Football Coach Nathan Norman and CHS Guidance Counselor Nita DuBose...
McDonalds Donates To Prodigy Leadership Academy (02/13/12)
The Prodigy Leadership Academy has received a grant for $3497.98 from the Ronald McDonald House Charities to update technology at the school. The students will use the MacBooks and cameras to further their knowledge of communicating in today's world...
Jamie Jones is KFVS-12's Heartland Hero! (02/13/12)
Jefferson Elementary Parent Liaison Jamie Jones will be featured tonight at 6 p.m. on KFVS-12's "Heartland Heroes" program. Jones said a KFVS film crew arrived at Jefferson Thursday morning and Principal Mark Cook called a school assembly. "I assumed they were here to interview Mark about his retirement. To my absolute surprise, they were here to award me the Heartland Hero Award! I was truly surprised and honored." Several staff members at Jefferson nominated Jones for the award...
Eighth grade enrollment under way at PHS (02/13/12)
Parents of students who will be freshmen next year at Perryville High School should keep an eye out for some important homework this week. Eighth graders have begun enrolling in classes at PHS this week with help from the PHS guidance counselors, Barb Kutz, Debra Cobb and Tammie Kluender...
PHS Library open Feb. 16 for credit recovery (02/13/12)
Schools at Perry County School District 32 will dismiss early Feb. 16 for parent-teacher conferences, but the Perryville High School Library will remain open. "We'll be open during parent-teacher conference time, from noon to 7:30 pm on Thursday, Feb. 16 for students who are working on credit recovery," said librarian Candyce Giesler...
Windsor Lady Owls reach out to Perryville girl (02/13/12)
The competition between the Perryville Lady Pirates and the Windsor Lady Owls was fierce on the court. But at halftime, everyone was on the same team, supporting a Perryville girl who is battling leukemia. Windsor Coach Andrea Haegele and her women's basketball team held a Pink Out Night on Feb. 9 to raise money for cancer research. That was the night that the Lady Owls would host the Perryville Lady Pirates...
Perryville FFA to host breakfast (02/13/12)
The Perryville chapter of Future Farmers of America (FFA) will host its annual pancake breakfast later this month and proceeds will benefit two students facing medical challenges. The FFA Pancake Breakfast will be held from 6-11 am Saturday, Feb. 25 in the Ag Building at the Perryville Area Career and Technology Center on the campus of Perry County School District 32. All community members are invited to attend...
PBS winners for February (02/13/12)
Two students and a staff member at Perryville High School were recently honored as part of the school-wide Positive Behavior Support (PBS) program. They are (from left) juniors Cody Hogan and Seth Noland, and PHS custodian Tina Berkbuegler. They each received a $10 gift certificate from Hoeckele Bakery in Perryville...
McDonalds Donates to Oak Ridge Elementary (02/13/12)
Oak Ridge Elementary has recieved a grant for $3000 from the Ronald McDonald House Charities to purchase books to increase socail studies literacy among its students. Balanced level reader books allow for varying reading levels among students and help develop higher critical thinking skills...
McDonalds Donates To St. Paul Lutheran School (02/13/12)
St. Paul Lutheran School has received a grant for $2984 from the Ronald McDonald House Charities to purchase two iMAC computers. This is part of an upgrade to the school's computer lab to give the students newer technology to utilize current educational trends...
Oak Ridge FBLA Advances to State Competiion (02/13/12)
Congratulations to Shelby Mangels and Jordyn Aden for placing 1st at FBLA Districts in Business Presentation. Their task was to create a presentation over the dangers of texting and driving to a prom or graduation audience. Dustin Oehl placed 1st in Personal Finance and Accounting. They will be advancing to state competition in April...
Dean's List (02/09/12)
Maryville University in St. Louis has released its Dean List for the Fall Semester of 2011. Chad Friend of rural Scott City was listed. He is a senior with a double major in Sport Business Management and Marketing. He is scheduled to graduate in Spring 2012 with a BS degree...
CJHS Cheerleaders continue their winning ways (02/06/12)
Bringing home trophies is one of the many routines at which Cape Central Junior High School Cheerleaders excel. At this year's Jamfest National Competition in Nashville, TN, last month, the team walked away with the 2nd place trophy in their division. Last year the team finished fourth, only three-quarters of a point out of first-place...
CHS students win big at Regional Art Show (02/06/12)
Cape Central High School art students returned home with numerous awards from the 37th Annual Regional High School Art Show in Sikeston. Pictured above are Dale Hoover, winner of the second-place award in Sculpture; Ashley Cusick, honorable mention, Mixed Media; Blake Wilson, third-place, Drawing; Ally Hebert, second-place, drawing; and Savannah Moore, honorable mention, Painting. ...
Local Football Team Lends a Helping Hand (02/05/12)
Coaches and team members, from the Cape Central High School football team, gave up their Saturday to lend a hand to Discovery Playhouse. The children's museum was in need of help packing up the "Alice's Wonderland" traveling exhibit. "These crates were massive and so was the truck that they were being transported in," said Jennifer Mullix, Executive Director of Discovery Playhouse. ...
8th-grade-boys-basketball team is undefeated (02/03/12)
For the first time in 31 years, the 8th-grade-boy's-basketball team of Cape Central Junior High School had a perfect, undefeated season of 14-0. The last time a CJHS 8th-grade-boys team was undefeated was during the 1980-81 school year. "We are thrilled with these athletes and coaches," said CJHS Athletic Director Terry Kitchen. ...
Terrific Tigers honored at January board meeting (02/01/12)
The Cape Girardeau Public Schools Board of Education honored several outstanding students for their leadership, scholarship and service to others during the January board meeting. The recipients of the Terrific Tiger Award are pictured above with School Board President Stacy Kinder and Superintendent of Schools Dr. ...
Free Bluebird program at Cape Nature Center (01/31/12)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. --The Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center will host "Habitat for Bluebirds" on Feb. 16 from 6:30-8 p.m. This Discover Nature family event is all about bluebirds and how to construct a nest box. Discover Nature family events are designed to help adults and children explore nature and master outdoor skills together, and this program is great for children ages 8 and up with an adult...
Cape School Board members recognized (01/26/12)
The week of January 22-28, 2012, is Missouri School Board Recognition Week and Cape Girardeau Public School Board members were recognized at the January board meeting. A proclamation signed by Governor Jay Nixon and read at the meeting recognized Missouri School Boards as an essential element to provide a system of quality public education in Missouri. ...
Rex Crosnoe named Central Middle School principal (01/26/12)
Rex Crosnoe, a 16-year veteran of education, was named principal of Cape Central Middle School (CMS) at an executive session of the Cape Girardeau Board of Education Monday night. Crosnoe served five years as assistant principal at CMS. The school has approximately 600 fifth and sixth-graders and 70 staff and faculty...
One City, One Month, One Book (01/26/12)
One City, One Month, One Book Cape Central High School announced the first Cape Girardeau: United We Read selection in 2002 with A Painted House by John Grisham. Since that time, our city-wide read has become an annual celebration of literacy not only on our campus and within our district, but throughout our greater community. ...
Deer Creek Christian Academy at SEMO food bank (01/24/12)
During Advent, students at Deer Creek Christian Academy in Cape Girardeau collected non-perishable food items, creating a "wall of giving" in the school hallway. On Tuesday, January 24th, the students delivered the food to the SEMO food bank. They toured the facility, and learned about how the food bank network operates. ...
Award-winning educator announces his retirement (01/24/12)
An award-winning educator and principal of Cape Girardeau's Jefferson Elementary School, Mark Cook, has announced his retirement after 32 years in the Cape Girardeau Public School District. A 2010 Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year and a 2010 VFW Ladies Auxiliary Educator of the Year "will be difficult to replace," said Superintendent of Schools Dr. ...
Receives Masters Degree (01/23/12)
Chris Barnhart received his Master of Science in Education, Educational Leadership, from Arkansas State University on December 17th, 2011, graduating with a 4.0 GPA. Having passed both the principal and superintendent exams, he can now apply for an administrator's certificate. Chris is a 1986 graduate of Central High School and is the son of Phillip and Yvetta Barnhart of Cape Girardeau, MO...
It's Time for the St Mary School Dinner Auction!!! (01/21/12)
On February 18th, the St Mary Home and School Association will once again proudly present our annual Dinner Auction, now in it's 22nd year! This year's theme is HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD - and we hope that many guests will join the fun and dress up as their favorite Hollywood star! Tickets are still available, and entry includes a fine meal catered by Ray's of Kelso, plus admission to the night's festivities including silent and oral auctions, entertainment by emcee Mr.Scott Givens and musical entertainment by St Louis band Fanfare! Raffles include a chance to win a trip for 2 to Hawaii, a spirit wagon, a gorgeous ring, plus lots of other prizes! To purchase a ticket or donate to the auction, call the school office at 335-3840. ...
Holiday spirit lives at Cape Public Schools (01/20/12)
The holiday spirit was evident throughout the Cape Public School District in December, despite some hardships such as the fire that damaged Blanchard Elementary on the night of Dec. 6, 2011. Principal Dr. Barbara Kohlfeld said the traditional seasonal activities went on as usual at the school's temporary location at Lynwood Baptist Church, "thanks to so many generous community organizations and helpers-- the list is too long to print. ...
Brownies Promote Safety (01/20/12)
Brownies in Troop #64002 in Cape Girardeau wanted to help all students stay safe while playing during recess. The girls created posters that promote safety on their playgrounds. While learning teamwork in three groups, they designed the poster layout, identified specific safety issues and injuries they have seen or incurred themselves, then assembled and decorated three posters to be displayed at their schools. ...
CTC Nursing Program achieves 100% pass rate (01/18/12)
The 2011 Practical Nursing Graduates from the Cape Girardeau Career & Technology Center attained a 100% pass rate on the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN), which allows them to provide nursing care as Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)...
Oak Ridge FCCLA supports Cardinal Glennon Hospital (01/10/12)
Katie Newell, Emilie Beard, and Shelby Mangels, members of the Oak Ridge FCCLA club, hosted a book drive to bring some cheer to the children at Cardinal Glennon Children's hospital in St. Louis. Items collected included 1,283 books, 403 movies, and 13 games. ...
Eagle Scout Awarded To Local Youth (12/30/11)
On May 5th,2011 Chance Nolan Ziegler of Troop 4016 of Cape Girardeau, Missouri satisfactorily completed the requirements and was certified as an Eagle Scout of the Boy Scouts of America. Ziegler's project consisted of building a freestanding wall of brick. ...
Choir tours Cape area venues (12/21/11)
The Alma Schrader Elementary School Choir culminated weeks of practice with a tour around Cape Girardeau on December 15 with performances at Chateau Girardeau, HealthPoint fitness, Schnucks, KFVS12, Cape Public Schools Central Administrative Office and Fitness Plus. ...
Berry receives BBB Student of Ethics Award (12/16/11)
Cape Central High School Senior Elliott Berry, pictured here with his parents Dr. and Mrs. Danny Berry, was awarded the Student of Ethics Award at the Better Business Bureau TORCH Awards luncheon on November 30 in St. Charles MO. The $2,500 award is given to three students in the Southern half of Missouri and Illinois to assist the students with college expenses. ...
Humane Society benefits from toys made at AEC (12/16/11)
It was a tug-of-war at Cape Girardeau Alternative Education Center this week as students tied, pulled, braided and stretched strips of cloth into dog tug-toys that they will present to the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri. Pictured working on the project are Tae Nunley-Bell and Jacquin Triplett. ...
Two more contributors to new Tiger Stadium (12/12/11)
The Cape Girardeau Public School Foundation expressed its gratitude this week to two additional donors for the on-going improvements at Tiger Stadium at Cape Central High School. Pictured above, CHS Alumni Josh Ford (Class of 2003), Adrian Toole (Class of 1979) and Foundation Director Amy McDonald admire new umbrellas, tables and grills in the "tailgate" area of Tiger Stadium. ...
Target's generosity brings cheer to Franiklin Elem (12/09/11)
Deborah McCann, first-grade teacher at Cape Girardeau's Franklin Elementary School pictured at right in the photo above, was thrilled watching her students putting on their new hats and gloves provided by the Cape Target store recently. "Target is so generous," she said. ...
Cape School District receives two state awards (12/06/11)
At the November meeting of the Cape Girardeau Public School Board, Technology Specialist Kris Oliveira (left) and Public Relations Coordinator Steve Robertson (center) were recognized for their awards of commendation from Missouri School Public Relations Association (MOSPRA). ...
Eight CHS students selected for All-State Choir (12/01/11)
Eight Cape Central High School students have been selected to participate in the Missouri All-State Choir which will perform at Tan-Tar-A Resort at the Missouri Music Educators Association conference in January. All-State Choir is the highest honor a high school choral student can achieve. ...
PACTC Welding Program Earns Membership into AWS (11/29/11)
Perryville Area Career & Technology Center's Welding Technology Program Earns Membership into the American Welding Society Educational Institute Perryville Area Career & Technology Center's Welding Technology instructor, Bill Johns, has earned membership into the American Welding Society (AWS) Educational Institute program. ...
Southeast Missouri Drug Free Communities Coalition (11/24/11)
Mission Missouri is beginning its seventh year as lead agency in the Southeast Missouri Drug Free Communities Coalition, funded by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, with members from 12 sectors of the community including law enforcement, healthcare, schools, faith, media, parents, youth, governmental agenices, agencies working with youth, civic and volunteer groups, business, and other organizations involved in reducing substance abuse. ...
Southeast Missouri All District Band (11/21/11)
On November 1, 2011 junior and senior high school band students from all over Southeast Missiouri came to the Jackson Senior High School to audition for a place in the Southeast Missouri All District Band. These kids came from as far away as Poplar Bluff, Perryville, Arcadia Valley, and Sikeston as well as all the local schools. ...
Diggin' for a Cure (11/18/11)
The Oran Lady Eagles volleyball team poses with their Breast Cancer Awareness bulletin board. Pictured on the left side (front to back): Chrissy Sauceda, Angela Schrum, Addie Kielhofner, and Lera Rose. Middle section (left to right): Allie Cummins, Kali Mills, Molly Cook, and Brooke Schlitt. Right side (front to back): Molly Webb, Stephanie Markham, Taylor Nenninger, and Toni Hency...
Lowe's Heroes beautify Clippard Elementary (11/17/11)
Clippard Elementary School at 2880 Hopper Rd, Cape Girardeau, is graced with five maple trees, new flower gardens, a water fountain and a new rock garden spelling "Clippard", thanks to an innovative program called "Lowe's Heroes". The Cape Girardeau Lowe's home improvement store is responsible for the generous gifts and labor valued at $1200. ...
Storm Drain Stencils: Keeping our Streams Clean (11/15/11)
Hannah Trautman and Savannah Lively receive their Girl Scout Bronze Award for their Storm Drain Stenciling Project. After learning chemicals, cigarette butts, paint, trash and yard wastes take this path into our waterways, spoiling them for people and wildlife, Hannah and Savannah wanted to raise the community awareness that only rainwater belongs in storm drains. ...
Storm Drain Stencils: Keeping our Streams Clean (11/15/11)
Hannah Trautman and Savannah Lively receive their Girl Scout Bronze Award for their Storm Drain Stenciling Project. After learning chemicals, cigarette butts, paint, trash and yard wastes take this path into our waterways, spoiling them for people and wildlife, Hannah and Savannah wanted to raise the community awareness that only rainwater belongs in storm drains. ...
Top Dough Sellers at Orchard Drive Elementary (11/10/11)
Orchard Drive Elementary PTO in Jackson announced today their Cookie Dough Fundraiser Top Sellers, Caleb Nenninger and Elizabeth Hayes, both Kindergarteners of Orchard. They sold the most cookie dough for the school fundraiser this year. They were both awarded brand new GIANT bicycles purchased from Cape Bicycle Shop and were donated safety helmets by Kathy Roth, Noon Optimist Club of Jackson...
McDonald's Donates To Melaina's Magical Playland (11/09/11)
McDonald's of Jackson recently hosted a DisAbility Awareness Night on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011. Melaina's Magical Playland received a percentage of profits from sales totaling more than $1600. This night was part of the Jackson R-2 Schools DisAbility Awareness Week. ...
7th grade football team is undefeated (11/07/11)
The Central Junior High School 7th grade football team finished a perfect 6-0 season this year. It's the first undefeated 7th grade team and the first CJHS team to go undefeated since 1987. The season included wins over Jefferson County 50-0, Kennett 28-0, Jackson 14-6, Farmington 30-16, Sikeston 32-14, and Poplar Bluff 38-14...
McDonalds RMHC Donates to Orchard Elementary (11/07/11)
Orchard Elementary School in Jackson has received $3200 from the Ronald McDonald House Charties to purchase laptops for the third grade. The students will use the laptops for a variety of classes including reading, word work, and math while increasing their computer skills. ...
Kelso C-7 to Honor Veterans (11/04/11)
Kelso C-7 Elementary will be hosting their annual Veterans' Day Ceremony on Friday, November 11, 2011, at 9:30 am in the St. Lawrence Parrish Center in New Hamburg, Missouri. All veterans and community members are invited to attend the student led ceremony to honor those who have served our country. We hope to see you there!...
Perryville High School to Host District Convention (10/28/11)
Perryville High School will be the host school when the Southeast District of the Missouri Association of Student Councils holds their district convention on November 8, 2011. "As the President school of the Southeast District, our job is to host the district convention," said PHS STUCO Sponsor Brent Broeking. "We already have 40 schools and about 1200 people signed up to attend, but we expect a few more. The convention will be held at the Perry Park Center here in Perryville."...
Perryville Elementary School Wins Media Award (10/28/11)
The Perryville Elementary School Broadcasting System was recently awarded first place in the Media Award Category by the Missouri State Teacher's Association. The Morning Broadcast has been a daily occurance at Perryville Elementary School for the past 12 years. ...
Perryville Elementary School Receives Grant (10/28/11)
Perryville Elementary School third grade teacher, DeAnna Kluender, recently applied for and received a grant through the Missouri Arts Council. The grant is a 60/40 grant with the Missouri Arts Council paying 60 percent of the cost of the program. The grant funding will provide for the Imaginary Theatre Company from St. ...
Perry County Schools Hosts "Rachel's Challenge" (10/28/11)
Over twelve years ago, the worst school tragedy took place in Littleton, Colorado. On April 20, 1999, Rachel Scott was the first person killed at Columbine High School. Her acts of kindness and compassion coupled with the contents of her six diaries have become the foundation for one of the most life-changing school programs in America called, "Rachel's Challenge."...
SBU Announces 2011-2012 Ambassadors (10/24/11)
SBU Announces 2011-2012 Ambassadors Southwest Baptist University News Release Contact: Sharina Smith, Office of Marketing & Communications 417-328-1803 / ssmith@sbuniv.edu BOLIVAR, Mo. -- Southwest Baptist University has selected seven students to serve as ambassadors for the 2011-2012 academic year...
Central High School journalists take top awards (10/20/11)
The staff of the Cape Central High School yearbook, Girardot, combined forces with the staff of the campus newspaper, The Tiger, to win the Sweepstakes Trophy for the third straight year at the Regional Southeast Missouri Student Press Association Workshop and Competition held at Southeast Missouri State University in September. ...
McDonalds Gives Grant To Jr. Achievement (10/19/11)
Junior Achievement of Southeast MO has received $2774 from Ronald McDonald House Charities to support it's classroom education program at Alma Schrader Elementary. Volunteers from the business community are trained to go into the classroom and teach about business, economics, entrepreneurship and work rediness. The program seeks to educate and inspire students to succeed in the global economy...
Terrific Tigers recognized at Cape board meeting (10/19/11)
Several outstanding students were honored for their leadership, scholarship and service to others at Monday night's Cape Girardeau Public Schools October school board meeting. The recipients of the Terrific Tiger Award are pictured above with School Board President Stacy Kinder and Superintendent of Schools Dr. ...
Ribbon Cuttings scheduled at Cape schools (10/18/11)
A ground breaking for a new library at Cape Central Junior High School (CJHS) is set for 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct 20, at 205 Caruthers, and ribbon cuttings are scheduled at Jefferson, Alma Schrader and Clippard Elementary Schools. Construction projects resulting from the $40 million bond issue approved by voters last year have been completed at these three elementary schools, and scheduled completion date for the CJHS library is August 2012. ...
Hall of Fame reflects rich Cape Central heritage (10/06/11)
Cape Central High School inducted four individuals and one team into the school's Hall of Fame on Sept. 24. The inductees were recognized at halftime at the new Tiger Stadium during the Sept 23 football game with North County, which the Tigers won 44-7. ...
Tiger Stadium inauguration enhanced by generosity (09/29/11)
The inauguration of Cape Central High School's new Tiger Stadium on September 2 wouldn't have been possible without the generosity and hard work of many benefactors and supporters, including Lloyd Ivy, CEO of MTX Audio, a leader in design, manufacturing and support of premier audio products for public address and background music systems. ...
Girardot Chapter awards Scholarship (09/25/11)
International Association of Administrative Professionals® Girardot Chapter 556110 9/20/2011 ·FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., September 20,2011 - Amy Bregantini, of Cape Girardeau, MO, a student at Metro Business College, has been awarded the International Association of...
Dream Becomes Reality for Trinity Lutheran School (09/22/11)
Trinity Lutheran School of Cape Girardeau, located at 55 N. Pacific, dedicated their new Pre-Kindergarten classroom on Sunday September 18th. This project had been on the "Wish List" for several years and consisted of moving the existing Pre-Kindergarten room from the 3rd floor of the building to the 1st floor. ...
Terrific Tigers recognized at September meeting (09/20/11)
Several outstanding students were honored for their service to others, leadership and scholarship during last night's Cape Girardeau Public Schools September school board meeting. The recipients of the Terrific Tiger Award are pictured above with Board President Stacy Kinder and Superintendent of Schools Dr. ...
Cape Marching Tigers score 2 firsts in 2 states (09/20/11)
The Cape Central Marching Tigers Band won first-place in its class division at two marching band festivals in one day, Saturday, September 17, one at Farmington High School and a second at Murphysboro, IL, High School. At Farmington, in addition to having won first-place in its division, the Marching Tigers Band also was awarded best music performance, best visual performance, and best percussion performance. ...
Art educators second annual exhibit is open (09/14/11)
The Second Annual Art Show of Cape Public Schools Art Educators opened during the Cape Art Walk at the Black Door Gallery at 124 S. Spanish. Two new teachers joined the faculty this year-- Holly Cochrane of Blanchard and Clippard Elementary Schools is displaying a porcelain landscape and some functional landscape cups and bowls, and Carlynn Forst of Cape Central High School is showing three mixed-media sculptural works with found objects. ...
Junior High School Cheerleaders win Top Team (09/08/11)
Cape Central Junior High School cheerleaders left the National Cheerleaders Association camp at SE Missouri State University with the Top Team award for their division, along with two All-American wins and numerous other awards. Twenty cheerleaders and the school's Tiger mascot competed and earned three Superior ribbons for cheers and chants; Excellent ribbon for a cheer; Herkie Team award; Spirit Stick; Spot Safety award and a bid to NCA National Competition in February. ...
7th and 8th grade Dance Team excels at camp (09/02/11)
Cape Central Junior High School students excelled at the Universal Dance Association camp held at Southeast Missouri State University in June. The event qualified the team to compete at Nationals in Florida, and produced two All-Americans: Mariah Taylor (8th grade) and Ta'Liyah Thompson (7th grade)...
Honoring a Cape Central Tradition (08/31/11)
Cape Central volleyball is something I look forward to everyday; I forget about everything for a while and just do my thing on the court. Although we play daily, there was a time in our school's history (and in schools nation-wide) when girls' sports were banned because we were thought to be "too fragile." That changed in 1972 when Title IX, which demanded equality, passed...
Elwood Voss completes NAYLE training (08/22/11)
Cape Girardeau resident Elwood Voss, 14 and a Life scout with Boy Scout Troop 4008, recently completed the week-long National Advanced Youth Leadership Experience (NAYLE) training at S Bar F Scout Ranch in Knob Lick, MO. This course is offered by the Philmont Training Center based at the Rocky Mountain Scout Camp in Cimarron, New Mexico...
Charis Stewart Named ECC Volleyball Captain (08/15/11)
Cape Girardeau Central graduate Charis Stewart has been named one of the captains of the East Central College volleyball team for the 2011 season. Stewart and Maddie Kelly have been named to leadership positions for the Falcons, ranked 11th in the NJCAA Division II national poll...
Jackson FBLA Represents MO at National Conference (07/07/11)
Jackson, MO. -- Eight students and two advisers from Jackson Senior High School represented the state of Missouri at the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida June 28-July 1, 2011. The eight Jackson students that qualified to attend are Jordan Thomas, Michael Riney, Victoria Schweer, Emily Holloway, Kathy Scienski, Ray Hecht, Ashley Stahlman, and Rachel Smith. ...
WEAVER GRADUATES WITH HONORS FROM UCLA (06/27/11)
Crystal Weaver recently graduated from UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology with a Minor in Society and Genetics. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with Anthropology Honors and College Honors. To achieve Magna Cum Laude a student must graduate with a 3.792 minimum overall grade point average...
MALLORY TUCKER ELECTED LT. GOVERNOR 2011 MGS (06/24/11)
Mallory Tucker of Perryville, Missouri, was today elected Lt. Governor at the 2011 Missouri Girls' State. Mallory will be a senior at St. Vincent High School in Perryville next year. She is the daughter of Jerry and Stacy Tucker.
Jay Ruark graduates from U of L dental school (06/15/11)
Jay Ruark, a 2003 graduate of Cape Central High School graduated with a DMD degree from the University of Louisville College of Dentistry. The graduation took place on Saturday May 14th,2011 in Louisville, Kentucky. Jay is the son of Mark and Rhonda Ruark of Cape Girardeau,and of Mike and Deandra Schriener of O'fallon,Mo. Dr. Ruark has accepted a position in New Orleans, LA...
Parker inducted into Phi Beta Kappa (06/13/11)
Adam Parker of Cape Girardeau was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society on May 14, 2011 and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland OH on May 15, 2011 with honors in both Political Science and Economics. He was awarded the H.W. Knieser prize in Economics and the 2011 Outstanding Senior Capstone Project. Adam will be attending graduate school at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas -- Austin...
Central record holder Thomas signs with U of I (06/03/11)
Cape Central High School (CHS) state record-holder Asia Thomas recently signed a letter of intent to run track at the University of Illinois. Pictured seated with Asia, left to right, are her grandfather, Rev. Johnny Thomas, and grandmother, Earlean Thomas. ...
Sarah Gaines awarded Williams Travel Grant (06/02/11)
Sarah R. Gaines, graduate candidate in dietetics at Eastern Illinois University, was selected to receive a Williams Travel Grant for her research titled, Effect of a Walking Program on University Students' Levels of Physical Activity. The award recognizes excellence in graduate research and supports travel to present at regional and national conferences. ...
Civil Air Patrol Preparing for Drug Awareness Day (05/31/11)
Along with learning about leadership,aerospace,aviation, physical fitness, character development,search and rescue, emergency services, cadets at Trail of Tears Composite Squadron (Civil Air Patrol)are using teamwork to prepare for the annual drug awareness day which is one of the squadron's community service projects. Cadets hope to make an impact on other youth in the community with positive peer...
Aaron Sachs & Associates partners with KFVS 12 for Heartland's Best Teachers (05/31/11)
Cape Girardeau, MO June 1, 2011 -- Aaron Sachs & Associates, P.C. in partnership with KFVS 12, is proud to sponsor The Heartland's Best Teachers, Class of 2011. A banquet celebrating these special teachers' achievements will be held this Saturday, June 4, 2011, 11:30 am at the University Center, Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Also sponsoring this event is Banterra Bank...
Local Students Receive Adobe Certification (05/29/11)
This May, five students at Jackson Senior High School enrolled in Tonya Skinner's Photoshop and Web Design courses took and passed Adobe Certified Associate exams as part of the Technical Skill Attainment requirement for career education in Missouri...
Perryville Career Center Students Complete CNA (05/27/11)
Twenty-six students from the Perryville Area Career and Technology Center Health Occupations class recently completed the Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) course. The class is taught by Sheila Brown, R.N. Several of the students will be working at local health care facilities and many of them will attend colleges and universities to pursue careers in the health care field...
Perryville Career Center Students Complete CNA (05/27/11)
Twenty-six students from the Perryville Area Career and Technology Center Health Occupations class recently completed the Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) course. The class is taught by Sheila Brown, R.N. Several of the students will be working at local health care facilities and many of them will attend colleges and universities to pursue careers in the health care field...
PHS Students Earn JCAA Academic Award (05/27/11)
Ninety-six Perryville High School students recently received the JCAA (Jefferson County Athletic Association) Academic Award. To earn the award, students had to participate in one sport and maintain a 3.33 GPA on a 4 point scale for 1st, 2nd and 3rd quarter. Those receiving the award were:...