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Cape Girardeau public schools

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...
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. ...
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. ...
Cape Central Middle School Sixth Grade Students of the Month (04/10/14)
Cape Central Middle School sixth grade Students of the Month for April: (front row) Makenzie Figliolo, Morgan Hessenkemper, Megan Harding and Jake Coleman; (second row) Charles Hartline, Ivory Alexander, Alex Sanders and Kelandria Campbell; (third row) Tyler Helm, Nicholas Marston, Miguel Suchil and Kobe Gantt. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes the Students of the Month in its role as the Partner in Education for Cape Central Middle School...
Cape Central Middle School Fifth Grade Students of the Month (04/10/14)
Cape Central Middle School fifth grade Students of the Month for April: (front row) Brenden Coleman, Grayson Jones, Alyson Schroeder and Alex Cooper; (second row) Arionna Thomas, Emma McDougal, Hope Stafford and Elijah Wigfall; (third row) Landon Stewart, Te'Anna Burns, Abby Arbeiter and Nathan Caldwell. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes the Students of the Month in its role as the Partner in Education for Cape Central Middle School...
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). ...
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. ...
Cape Central Junior High Cheerleaders End a Terrific Season (01/31/14)
Cape Central Junior High School (CJHS) Cheerleaders competed at Jamfest National Cheerleading Competition in Nashville, TN on Saturday, January 25th. CJHS cheerleaders had a very successful season as they finished second to the grand champions of the entire Jamfest session they were competing in. ...
Cape Central's Ethan Groshong signs letter of intent with Missouri Baptist Unive (01/31/14)
Ethan Groshong's soccer skills will pay off next year when he enrolls for classes at Missouri Baptist University on a soccer scholarship! During his time at Cape Central High School, he started all 4 years. Additional honors include: All-District Honors, All-Conference Honors, and All-Region Honorable Mention...
Cape Central Middle School 5th Grade Students of the Month (01/20/14)
Cape Central Middle School fifth grade Students of the Month for January are, from left: (front row) Andrea Guiterrez, Keaton Byars, Jay Kiya Turner and Lizzy Turk; (second row) Gracen Trickey, Tanner King, Angela Brown and Mallory Cook; (third row) Caleb Harris, Layla Sumner, Jack Maxton and Landon Pearson. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes these students in its role as a Partner in Education with Central Middle School...
Cape Central Middle School 6th Grade Students of the Month (01/20/14)
Cape Central Middle School sixth grade Students of the Month for January are, from left: (front row) Dylan Jordan, Mina McKee, Gabby Malo and I'iana Phillips; (second row) Luke Eftink, Sabrina Hess, Farhiya Musa and Haley Brazel; (third row) Lyvia Ford, Taviunna Allen, Dakari Crocket and Gabe Bengtson. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes these students in its role as a Partner in Education with Central Middle School...
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. ...
CMS Fifth Grade November Students of the Month (11/22/13)
Cape Central Middle School fifth grade Students of the Month for November are, from left: (front row) Evie Frazier, Delaney Shaffer, Cecilia Aceves and Darius Jones; (second row) Antwan Benson, Tyler Gibbs, Adrienne Vincent, Mason Diamond and Tyreonna McGhee; (third row) Brotey Crisman, Kareem Shaheen, Rodney Townsend and Shaiheim Neal. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes these students in its role as a Partner in Education with Central Middle School...
CMS Sixth Grade November Students of the Month (11/22/13)
Cape Central Middle School sixth grade Students of the Month for November are, from left: (front row) Tyrus Reddin, Tyran Jackson, Brooklyn Sides and Joe Castillejos; (second row) Christian Cruz-Marcial, Carlos Nunez, Gunner Crosnoe and Matthew Huey; (third row) JT Haggerty, Jason Robert, Jada Cox-McClellon and Macee Hoskins. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes these students in its role as a Partner in Education with Central Middle School...
CMS Fifth Grade Students of the Month (11/20/13)
Cape Central Middle School fifth grade Students of the Month for October are, from left: (front row) Sarah McKinley Davis, Elsie Harris, Bronson Lively and Colton Emmons; (second row) Taliya Watson, Calvin Brunkhorst, Walker Daum and Rian King; (third row) Reeanna Foster, Jeremy Mayhall, Emma Ford, Amari Martin and Abby Green. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes these students in its role as a Partner in Education with Central Middle School...
CMS Sixth Grade Students of the Month for October (11/20/13)
Cape Central Middle School sixth grade Students of the Month for October are, from left: (front row) Maria Seidu-Sofo, , Brionna Lamburth, Caedan Knepp and Jowairia Khalid; (second row) Grayson Davis, Anna Wilke, Eli Arnn and Archna Sobti; (third row) Brittney Trapp, Ben Hoots, Yeniah Jackson and Alisha Bloom. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes these students in its role as a Partner in Education with Central Middle School...
Cape Schools' United Way campaign exceeds goal (11/14/13)
Cape Public School District officials today announced that the district raised $27,272 for the 2013 United Way campaign through its efforts with faculty, staff and students. "This is $3,727.03 above our goal of $24, 000," said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jim Welker. "I am extremely proud of our students and staff for contributing to this very worthy cause. Their generosity and hard work is a tribute to Cape Girardeau Public Schools."...
Lowe's Heroes donate time & materials to Clippard (11/13/13)
It may take a village to raise a child, but it takes dedicated volunteers to build a school, such as the "Lowe's Heroes," posing at Clippard Elementary School on Hopper Road. Clippard is the recipient of an "outdoor makeover," courtesy of the Lowe's Heroes program...
Hollywood lighting expert shares skills at CTC (11/07/13)
It's rare that a major Hollywood production team visits the Heartland, and even more rare when one of the staff is willing to share techniques. "We invited Tim Hawn, lighting technician from Gone Girl, to present a seminar at the Cape Career and Technology Center about professional, Hollywood-style lighting tips and tricks --wow, did he deliver," said Digital Media Instructor Randy McWilson, who organized the event...
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...
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. ...
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...
2013 Educators of the Year recognized (10/18/13)
All four teachers honored Tuesday evening at the Educator Appreciation Reception were Cape Girardeau Public School District teachers: Heather Fisher of Blanchard Elementary, and Mary LeGrand, Julie Stausing and Ellen Pannier of Cape Central High School. Each received the prestigious Crystal Apple Award, a $500 check, a resolution of honor from the Missouri Legislature, and a commemorative video. The annual event is presented by Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce Education Committee...
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. ...
CMS Sixth Grade Students of the Month (09/26/13)
Cape Central Middle School sixth grade Students of the Month for August are, from left: Trenton Berck, Bryce Kimberly and Kennedy Keys; (second row) Tre'Von Pair, Teague Walters and Tanner Smith; (third row) Donye Taylor, Logan Solis and Karley Thomas; (four row) Ayana Johnson, Latrevion Hines and Kara Stricker. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes these students in its role as a Partner in Education with Central Middle School...
CMS Fifth Grade Students of the Month (09/26/13)
Cape Central Middle School fifth grade Students of the Month for August are, from left: (front row) Kelby Thomas, Makayla Welker, Haley Williams, Poulomi Rudrappa and Taliya Watson; (second row) Clayton MacCubbin, Drake Henderson, Cameren Walley and Avery Sigmon; (third row) Morgan Williams, Layne Henderson, Luke Sissom and Hannah Horrell. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes these students in its role as a Partner in Education with Central Middle School...
Career & Technology student creates Apple app (09/26/13)
One of the youngest creators of an Apple-approved app "learned the skills necessary to invent the app at Cape Career and Technology Center (CTC)," says Husam Wadi, a member of the Cape Central High School (CHS) Class of 2013. Pictured working on one of his many projects at the CTC, the young inventor heaped praise on CTC and CHS during a recent phone interview, saying, "I learned everything I needed to become an inventor at CTC and CHS. ...
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. ...
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. ...
First Student Transportation honored (09/03/13)
First Student Transportation was honored at the August Cape Girardeau Public Schools board meeting for "their dedication to safe and reliable transportation," said Neil Glass, Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services. Tara Bowers, dispatcher for First Student, is pictured above receiving a plaque from Board President Tony Smee, left, and Glass, right...
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...
CJHS cheerleaders bag numerous awards at NCA camp (08/29/13)
Cape Central Junior High School (CJHS) Cheerleaders attended NCA summer camp July 22- 25 and "once again did an amazing job bringing home numerous awards to our school," said Laura Gunn, head cheerleading coach. The awards are almost too numerous to list, and include: the Spirit Stick for all four days of camp; one red excellent and three blue superior ribbons for their cheer and chant performances; 21 of the 22 cheerleaders were nominated for NCA All-American Cheerleader; Kezia Grigsby earned a spot on the NCA All-American Squad for Mascot; the Technical Excellence award for Stunting; a bid to NCA Nationals Cheer Competition; Champion Chant trophy in their division; and the NCA Herkie Team Award for overall excellence and spirit in cheerleading. ...
CHS math students earn top awards at Field Day (06/05/13)
Cape Central High School students earned numerous individual and team awards during the Southeast Missouri State University Math Field Day competition in April, including 1st Place in Team Problem Solving. "We are certainly proud of all of the awards our students earned, and we are especially proud of winning the Team Problem event which calls for school teams to work collaboratively for several hours throughout the entire day of the competition. ...
CHS's Sander is Nat. Merit Scholar & MO Scholar! (06/04/13)
Cape Central High School is pleased to announce the selection of Joshua Sander as a National Merit Scholar and as a Missouri Scholars 100 recipient for 2013. To be selected as a National Merit Finalist, Joshua earned a score on the SAT that less than 1% of the students earned who took the 2013 SAT globally. ...
Cape Central High School golf team recognized (06/01/13)
Cape Central High School golf team was recognized at the May Cape Public Schools Board of Education meeting for its successful 2012-13 season. Pictured from the left are Board President Tony Smee, CHS Golf Coach Dick Wadlington, CHS Junior Travis Simmons, CHS Freshman Kobe Franklin, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jim Welker. Not pictured is CHS Sophomore Luke Kinder, who was unable to attend...
Terrific Tigers recognized at May board meeting (05/22/13)
The Cape Girardeau Public Schools Board of Education, during its May board meeting, recognized several outstanding students for their leadership, scholarship and service to others. Recipients of the Terrific Tiger Award are pictured with School Board President Tony Smee, left, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. ...
Claire Herbst receives Belcher scholarship (05/22/13)
Each year, the Missouri School Boards' Association (MSBA), through its Future Builders Foundation, awards seventeen scholarships to Missouri high school seniors. Claire Herbst, a recent graduate of Cape Central High School, is a recipient of one of those scholarships, and was recognized last night during the May meeting of the Cape Girardeau Public Schools Board of Education. Pictured with Claire are Board President Tony Smee, left, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jim Welker...
Terrific Tigers recognized at May board meeting (05/21/13)
The Cape Girardeau Public Schools Board of Education, during its May board 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. ...
4 FBLA Students Qualify for National Competition (05/16/13)
Four Cape Central High School students qualified for National competition following State Future Business Leaders of America competition in Columbia. Those traveling to Anaheim California for National competition are Josh Greaser in Business Law, Joshua Sander in Personal Finance and Alex Mehner in Business Communications. ...
Benefactors enhance décor at CJHS Tiger Fieldhouse (05/15/13)
When Cape Central Junior High School Athletic Director Terry Kitchen (CHS Class of '70) put the word out to his class mates that Tiger Fieldhouse needed updating, it didn't take long for benefactors to line up to help. Coach Kitchen, at right in the photo, also contacted national and international unions and businesses which benefited from construction projects of the District's 2010 bond issue. ...
CHS students take awards at 8th Congressional Art (05/14/13)
Cape Central High School art students won seven of the ten awards presented at the recent 27th Annual Eighth Congressional District High School Art Competition, including the Grand Prize, won by CHS Junior Courtney Limbaugh. In the photo, Courtney poses with her parents, Lisa and David Limbaugh, during an awards reception at the Arts Council gallery in downtown Cape Girardeau. ...
Cape Public Schools bids farewell to retirees (05/09/13)
Cape Girardeau Public Schools hosted a reception for retirees last week at the Central Administrative Office at 301 N. Clark. In attendance were principals, teachers, administrators, and retirees' friends and family members. Retirees included Richard Banville, Patisha Barnes, Joseph Bradshaw, Deborah Ebaugh, Barbara Egbert, Robin Hankinson, Catherine Huskey, Pat Johnson, Juanita (Bonnie) Kerr, Deborah McCann, Barry Pender, Debra Phillips, Pamela Richmond, Susan Riehl, Linda Robert, Steven Schaffner, Mary Shelton, Dale Smith, Lisa Smith, Lawrence Strattman, Karen Tarno, Harry Thompson, John Timothy Ward, Dean Whitlow, Steven Williams and Jane Womack.. ...
College-bound students benefit from A+ program (05/09/13)
College-bound students benefit from A+ program College-bound students at Cape Central High School are defraying college expenses while the local community is benefiting from tutoring and mentoring the students provide at no charge, thanks to the innovative A+ Scholarship Program, which has grown dramatically at CHS. ...
Leighton, Cooper-Johnson, LeGrand take top awards (05/08/13)
Plaza by Ray's was the site of the annual Cape Central High School All Sports Athletic Banquet last week where more than 300 athletes, parents and boosters gathered. Pictured above, left to right, are Bill Leighton, winner of the Lou Muegge Award for Male Athlete of the Year; Alayah Cooper-Johnson, recipient of the Darla Pannier Scholarship; and Chleo LeGrand, winner of the Darla Pannier Award for Female Athlete of the Year. ...
CHS's Tyler Anderson to attend Union University (05/08/13)
Cape Central High School's Tyler Anderson, a 3-year varsity soccer starter, is pictured above signing a letter of intent to attend Union University, in Jackson, TN, on a soccer scholarship. Seated with him are his parents, Erica and Brian Anderson. Standing at left is CHS Head Soccer Coach Dan Martin, and at right, CHS Athletic Director Lance Tollison...
Speicher is Missouri Outstanding Beginning Teacher (05/07/13)
For the second time in as many years, a teacher from Franklin Elementary School has been named Missouri Outstanding Beginning Teacher during the spring conference of the Missouri Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (MACTE). Pictured receiving an engraved plaque at Columbia, MO, is Elizabeth Speicher, a 4th-grade teacher concluding her first year of teaching at Franklin...
Chelsea Vinson will attend Three Rivers College (05/07/13)
Pictured signing her letter of intent to attend Three Rivers College in Poplar Bluff on a basketball scholarship is Cape Central High School Senior Chelsea Vinson. Seated with her are her parents, Joy and Dennis Vinson. Standing, from the left, are AAU Travelling Coach Chuck Williams; Chelsea's brother, Dennis Vinson II; Chelsea's sister, Crystal Vinson; CHS Head Girls' Basketball Coach Sherri Shirrell and Three Rivers Head Women's Coach Jeff Walk...
Cape Central's Katie Williams signs letter (05/06/13)
Katie Williams' volleyball skills will pay off next year when she enrolls for classes at Webster University on a volleyball scholarship! During the 67 games she played in her senior year at Cape Central High School, she accrued 30 matches, 149 kills, 2.22 kills per Game, 39 hitting errors, and 344 total hitting attempts. ...
School Board honors Cape art students (05/06/13)
For the second year in a row a Cape Public Schools student has been awarded "Best in Show" at Southeast Missouri State University's High School Art Exhibition. In addition, twelve other Cape Public Schools District students won awards ranging from 1st Place to Honorable mention, and seven other students' works were selected for exhibition. ...
Junior High students take numerous awards (04/30/13)
Thirty-three Cape Central Junior High School students competed in the regional National History Day event at Southeast Missouri State University in March, and nine students went on to compete at the State level. Katherine Carns, Claudia Price and Alicia Stull are pictured wearing the medals earned at State Competition at University of Missouri-Columbia for their website about the Black Plague. The trio took 1st Place at Regional Competition and placed 3rd at State...
Terrific Tigers recognized at April board meeting (04/26/13)
The Cape Girardeau Public Schools Board of Education, during its April board 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. ...
Cape Central Fifth Grade Students of the Month (04/25/13)
Cape Central Middle School fifth grade Students of the Month for April are, from left: (front row) Caleb Taylor, Cameron Owens and Jimmy May; (second row) Jhorden Blue-Umfleet, Maddi Fluharty and Kyra Hamilton; (third row) Luke Eftink, Tyler Helm and Hayleigh Biggerstaff; (fourth row) Abby Boxdorfer and Aaliyah Bryant. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes these students in its role as a Partner in Education with Central Middle School...
Cape Central Sixth Grade Students of the Month (04/25/13)
Cape Central Middle School sixth grade Students of the Month for April are, from left: (front row) Joana Mendez, Trenton Sandusky, Carolyn Wang and Crystal Foster; (second row) Anna Mattison, Robin Baber, Gabe Robinson and Mariah McAlister; (third row) J'Myn Nabors, Shamanni Smith and Jaelyn Simmons. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes these students in its role as a Partner in Education with Central Middle School...
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...
Terrific Tigers recognized at March board meeting (04/18/13)
The Cape Girardeau Public Schools Board of Education, during its March board 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 Stacy Kinder, left, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. ...
Holocaust Remembered (04/08/13)
Saturday evening, April 13th, a Holocaust survivor, Rachel Miller, will speak prior to the Cape Central High School Red Dagger production of The Diary of Anne Frank. Ms. Miller lives in St. Louis and will present, from a child's point of view, that very difficult time in our worlds' history...
Ramsey Scott to Maplewood College on scholarship (04/03/13)
Pictured signing a letter of intent to play baseball for Maplewood Community College is Ramsey Scott, a senior at Cape Central High School. His parents, Mike and Alicia Scott, are seated beside him. Standing at left is Baseball Coach Steve Williams, and at right is Athletic Director Lance Tollison. ...
CHS's Calvin Lovig accepts football scholarship (04/02/13)
Cape Central High School's Calvin Lovig will be heading to Bolivar, MO this fall to play football for Southwest Baptist on an athletic scholarship. He is pictured above with his mother and father, Mike and Kimberly Lovig, seated, signing a letter of intent. ...
GED test will change, costs will increase in 2014 (02/27/13)
Becky Atwood, adult education and literacy coordinator for Cape Girardeau Public Schools, is concerned that the revamped 2014 GED equivalency exam, which goes into effect at the end of this year, will not be affordable for many students. "Getting a high school equivalency certificate is very important for those without a high school diploma," she said, "but with the cost of the test set to triple in 2014 we're trying to alert the community that costs and testing methods are changing in a big way." Atwood said the cost of the GED equivalency exam will go from $40 to $140.. ...
Lady Tiger Swimmers & Divers are Conference champ (02/26/13)
Central High School Lady Tigers Swimmers and Divers walked away from the Conference Swim Meet last week at the Tiger Dome with the conference title! Pictured above, front row, are Rachel Diamond, Molly Kinder, Mallory Dickson, Meredith Caldwell and Chleo LeGrand, who won the diving event. ...
Cape Middle School Sixth Graders of the Month (02/07/13)
Cape Central Middle School sixth grade Students of the Month for February are (front row from left) Ayanni Smith, Dashana' Hudson and Mattie Huff; (second row) Darian Huffman, Jaywhun Pressberry, Allison McDonald and Keely Blankenship; (third row) Haylee Kilburn, Erin Nelson, Abigail Reazer and Hayden Smee. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes these students in its role as Central Middle School's Partner in Education...
Cape Middle School Fifth Graders of the Month (02/07/13)
Cape Central Middle School fifth grade Students of the Month for February are (front row from left) Brionna Lamburth, Kierra Wyatt, Maddy Ritrovato and Cody Henson; (second row) Macee Hoskins, Justin Berger and Kelandria Campbell; (third row) Yeniah Jackson, Tyler Centers, Zach Moore and Kobe Gantt. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes these students in its role as Central Middle School's Partner in Education...
Athletic Hall of Fame 2013 nominations are open (02/05/13)
Nominations are being accepted for the Cape Central High School Athletic Hall-of-Fame. Deadline for submission of nominations is 5 P.M., March 31, 2013. "Nominations should include an accurate and complete resume of the nominee's athletic accomplishments," according to Central Junior High School Athletic Director Terry Kitchen, Hall of Fame Coordinator. ...
Diana Valleroy is VFW Post 3838 Teacher of Year (01/29/13)
Sixth-Grade Teacher Diana Valleroy of Cape Central Middle School (CMS) was recognized this month as Teacher of the Year by VFW Post 3838. "She is very deserving of this recognition," said Post Commander Bill Humphries, at right in the photo. At center is Jeff Heise, VFW District 15 Voice of Democracy Chairman. ...
Terrific Tigers recognized at board meeting (01/28/13)
The Cape Girardeau Public Schools Board of Education, during the January board 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 Stacy Kinder, left, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. ...
Cape Central Fifth Grade Students of the Month (01/22/13)
Cape Central Middle School fifth grade Students of the Month for January are (front row from left) Samemia Taylor, Morgan Hessemkemper, Cambreigh Matlock and Julian McBride; (second row) Lyvia Ford, Jada Cox and Carrington Fleming Wheeler; (third row) Tyrus Reddin, Iiana Phillips, Jenny Zheng and Jacob Harris. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes these students in its role as Central Middle School's Partner in Education...
Cape Central Sixth Grade Students of the Month (01/22/13)
Cape Central Middle School sixth grade Students of the Month for January are (front row from left) Alex West-Parden, Dylan Coonts and Aurora May; (second row) Jared Neikirk, Olivia Courtway-Riebling and Madison Davie; (third row) Jordan Maxton, Olivia Layton, Anna Clippard and Max Dale. Not pictured is Lacey Graham. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes these students in its role as Central Middle School's Partner in Education...
Cynthia Paul is new Human Resource Coordinator (01/16/13)
Cynthia Paul has been named Human Resource Coordinator at Cape Girardeau Public Schools. She holds two Bachelor Degrees--one from Southeast Missouri State University in Human Environmental Studies, and a second one in Human Resource Management from University of Phoenix. She also holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration and Human Resource Management from University of Phoenix...
Mickey Mouse communicates with Franklin Elementary (01/08/13)
When Franklin Elementary Teacher Elizabeth Speicher assigned a letter-writing exercise to her 4th-grade class she wasn't optimistic that her students would actually receive a reply from the famous Walt Disney character, Mickey Mouse. But they did! "I was really surprised," said Ms. ...
CHS Tiger Swimmers honored (12/10/12)
Cape Public Schools Board of Education, at its November board meeting, recognized the accomplishments of the Cape Central High School Tiger Swimmers, who recently competed at the state swim meet at St. Peters, MO. Pictured with Board Vice President Kyle McDonald, left, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. ...
Don Call achieves Master Certification (12/07/12)
Don Call, a board of education member in the Cape Girardeau Public School District, has achieved Master Certification in the Missouri School Boards' Association Certified Board Member program. The program established by MSBA helps local school board members master the knowledge and skills they need to function as effective educational leaders in their communities...
Cape Schools recognized for two national awards (12/07/12)
Cape Girardeau Public School District has received national recognition for a publication and a video. NSPRA (National School Public Relations Association) awarded the district an Award of Merit for its "Celebrating 100 Years" promotional video, and an Honorable Mention for its magazine ad, "You're on our turf now." The national contest was open to all public and private schools and educational service agencies and businesses. ...
Cape Central Orchestra (12/05/12)
The Cape Central Orchestra will present their winter concert this Thursday, December 6, at 6:30 in the Cape Central Fieldhouse. They will festively rock out to arrangements from Bob Mathews, Chip Davis, Tim McCarrick, and Paul O'Neill. The event is free, and the public is invited to attend...
CJHS and CHS students named to All-District Bands (12/05/12)
Cape Central High School and Cape Central Junior High School band students auditioned November 6, for the Southeast Missouri Music Educator's Association's All-District Band. The audition included prepared selections as well as memorized scales. Students rehearsed at Jackson High School November 17th and performed in concert that evening in the Jackson High School Field House. ...
Cape Central Sixth Grade Students of the Month (12/04/12)
Cape Central Middle School sixth grade Students of the Month for November are (front row from left) Sydnie Walker, Grace Goeckeler, Valyssa Webster and Weston Hopper; (second row) Dijion Clark, Elise Caldwell and Lynsey Powers; (third row) Brianna Cooper, Caylee Teague, Kaya Thatch and Alexis Richardson. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes these students in its role as Central Middle School's Partner in Education...
Cape Central Fifth Grade Students of the Month (12/04/12)
Cape Central Middle School fifth grade Students of the Month for November are (front row from left) Megan Smart, Brandon Rodriquez and Rodriqus Robinson; (second row) Trenton Berck, Gabe Spence, Asia Gilmer and Caedan Knepp; (third row) Randee Graham, Caden McBride, Grant Kluge and Bryce Kimberly. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes these students in its role as Central Middle School's Partner in Education...
8th Grade Tiger Football team is undefeated! (12/03/12)
With a record of 6 wins and 0 losses, Cape Central Junior High School Tigers Football Team moved into the history books. "The last time this happened was in 1987," noted CJHS Athletic Director Terry Kitchen. "This is the same team that was undefeated last year as 7th graders!"...
Jefferson Backpack Program receives boost (12/03/12)
Jefferson Elementary School's innovative Backpack Program received a big boost recently when Sharon Polito of United Commercial Travelers (UTC), center right, presented a check for $500 to Jamie Jones, Jefferson parent liaison, center left, and Jefferson Principal Christa Turner, right. Also present for the donation was Amanda Winschel, left, children's program manager, Southeast Missouri Food Bank...
Terrific Tigers recognized (11/30/12)
The Cape Girardeau Public Schools Board of Education during the November board 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 Member Philip Moore, left, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. ...
Hastings continues generosity to Adult Education (11/16/12)
Hastings, 2631 William, recently demonstrated its continuing support of Cape Girardeau Public Schools' Adult Education and Literacy program with a contribution of $512.83, representing customer donations at the Cape store. Pictured above, from the left, are students Taryn Smith, Bethany Price, Alecia Zahlen and Amanda Beard; Coordinator for Adult Education and Literacy Becky Atwood; Hastings Store Manager Eric Foster; Superintendent of Schools Dr. ...
Louis Lorimier Library is dedicated (11/06/12)
Thursday, Nov. 1, was a warm, sunny day in Cape Girardeau--perfect for the dedication of the new Louis Lorimier Library at Central Junior High School (CJHS). The ribbon cutting and dedication took place in front of the handsome brick and curved-glass structure, one of many construction projects and improvements made possible by the community's support of a bond issue approved in 2010...
Terrific Tigers recognized at October board meet (11/06/12)
Several outstanding students were honored for their leadership, scholarship and service to others by the Cape Girardeau Public Schools Board of Education during the October board meeting. Recipients of the Terrific Tiger Award are pictured above with School Board President Stacy Kinder and Superintendent of Schools Dr. ...
District Honor Orchestra members selected (11/05/12)
Thirty eight Cape Central Orchestra members recently earned membership in the Southeast Missouri District Honor Orchestra after auditioning October 16. The select orchestra will present a concert at Sikeston High School Fieldhouse on Friday, November 16, at 6:00 PM. ...
Central Middle School Fifth Graders of the Month (11/01/12)
Cape Central Middle School fifth grade Students of the Month for October are, from left: (front row) Avery Rayfield, Mason Dunn, Jowairia Khalid and Kennedy Keys; (second row) Anna Priest, Gabe Bengston and Mina McKee; (third row) Lydia Garner, Haley Scott, Karley Thomas and Gunner Crosnoe. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes these students in its role as a Partner in Education with Central Middle School...
Central Middle School Sixth Graders of the Month (11/01/12)
Cape Central Middle School sixth grade Students of the Month for October are, from left: (front row) Matthew Diamond, Hannah Taylor, Luke Laramore and Jeffrey Bittle; (second row) Jamila Campbell, Kaitlin Ritter, Trinaton Ware and Graeme Moore; (third row) Emily Webb, Levi Wilson and Trevor Ogdon. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes these students in its role as a Partner in Education with Central Middle School...
Library dedication set for Nov. 1 at p.m. (10/29/12)
Cape Central Junior High School's (CJHS) new library will be dedicated during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday at 1 p.m. The Board of Education voted unanimously in August to name the facility "Louis Lorimier Library" in honor of the French-Canadian credited with founding Cape Girardeau. ...
Ribbon cuttings at Franklin Elementary & CMS (10/24/12)
Two ribbon cuttings Friday, October 19, 2012, at Franklin Elementary and Central Middle School marked the completion of two more projects of the 2010 bond issue. Franklin Principal Dr. Rhonda Dunham is pictured seconds before she cut the ribbon in front of the new Franklin Elementary, a state-of-the art, 50,000-square-foot facility. ...
Three Cape Public Schools teachers honored (10/23/12)
The Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce Education Committee honored three Cape Girardeau Public School District teachers-- Lee Ann Norris, Stacy Stapleton and Marty Vines-- at the Educator Appreciation Reception last week at The Venue in Cape Girardeau. ...
Cross Country record broken at Cape Central High (10/19/12)
Not only did Tiger Cross Country Athlete Billy Leighton win the Conference Champion title last week, but the Cape Central High School senior (pictured in the third row, third from the right in the photo above) also ran the fastest 5K time in school history: 15:43. ...
Ribbon cuttings at Franklin Elementary & CMS (10/16/12)
Friday, October 19, 2012, Cape Girardeau Public Schools will celebrate the completion of two projects of the 2010 bond issue: an addition to Central Middle School and a replacement of the old Franklin Elementary, foreground, in the picture above, as it looked on January 19, 2012. ...
Lady Tiger Softball wins District Championship (10/15/12)
Although they entered the season seeded sixth, when the Cape Central High School Lady Tiger Softball Team finished their season, they had defeated Hillsboro, seeded number three; Jackson, seeded number two; and Farmington, seeded number one. The team also managed to defeat all three of their district opponents with a combined score of 32-11. ...
CHS students selected for All-District Choir (10/10/12)
Cape Central High School Director of Vocal Music Jordan Cox last week announced the names of nineteen CHS students who were selected for the 2012 All-District Choir. Pictured at front center is Riley Knight. Second row, left to right, are, Rachel Juhlin, Leandra Decatoria, Ashley Thornton, Emily Hagan and Haley Braswell. ...
Cape Central Lady Tigers Softball Team (10/09/12)
Cape Central Lady Tigers Softball Team show off their "GO TIGERS" written on their home field before practice Sunday - before winning the District Championship against Farmington on Monday. Names: Shelby Powers, Maddie Daum, Kadie Orenstein, Jess Hedrick, Bailey Kratochvil, Tatiana Reagan, Mashanda Reed, Mariah Taylor, Bailey Bockhorst, Megan Smith, Maggie Groshong, Brooke Anderson, Linzee Rosen, Winnie Smee, Samantha McLemore, Sarah Kitchen and Becky Kitchen...
Marching Tigers take top honors at Farmington fest (10/03/12)
The Cape Central High School Marching Tigers paraded away from the Farmington Band Festival last week not only in first-place in its class division, but also with the highest score of the day. In addition, the Marching Tigers received awards for best music performance, best visual performance and best percussion performance...
CHS yearbook and newspaper staffs sweep awards (10/01/12)
Cape Central High School's Girardot yearbook staff and Tiger newspaper staff joined forces to win the Sweepstakes Trophy for the fourth year in a row at the Southeast Missouri Scholastic Press Association Workshop held at Southeast Missouri State University. Seventeen schools competed for the honor. Over 25 schools and more than 365 students and advisers attended the conference...
Two CHS seniors named National Merit Semifinalists (09/18/12)
Two members of the Cape Central Senior Class of 2013 have been selected as National Merit Semifinalists. Principal Dr. Mike Cowan announced that Penny Robinson, daughter of Dr. Bambi Robinson, and Joshua Sander, son of Lisa and David Sander, have been chosen by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and will now compete to join a current group of 91 Cape Central students who have been selected as National Merit Finalists since the 1958 academic year...
Grant provides resident artists to Alt Center (09/17/12)
Murielle Wyman, Executive Director of the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, is all smiles as she presents a $20,000 "check" to representatives of Cape Public Schools' Alternative Education Center (AEC) recently. Accepting the check are AEC Principal Scott McMullen, left, and Art Instructor Lawrence Brookins, who coordinated with Wyman to secure the grant. The funds will bring arts-related extracurricular activities to students of AEC...
Taylor is President-Elect for Business Educators (09/13/12)
The Missouri Association for Career and Technical Education and the Missouri Business Education Association Summer Conference was held July 23-26, 2012 in Springfield, Missouri. The opening session included a keynote address from the National Business Teacher of the Year. ...
AEC honors flag on eleventh anniversary of 9/11 (09/11/12)
Students of Cape Alternative Education Center learned a lesson in patriotic duty this morning when their science teacher, Richard Banville, a retired U.S. Navy Chief Gunners Mate, raised the American flag to half-staff in observance of September 11, 2001, now known as "Patriot Day."...
Sobti receives tuition scholarship (09/05/12)
Through the generosity of Proctor and Gamble Paper Products Company, Sushil Sobti, a Cape Central High School member of the class of 2012, is the recipient of a $2,500 scholarship toward tuition at Washington University, St. Louis. A scholar, musician and athlete, Sobti was also active in the community, supporting efforts of the United Way, Southeast Hospital and Boy Scouts. ...
Cape Schools United Way team kicks off drive (09/05/12)
Team members representing the ten campuses of Cape Girardeau Public Schools kicked off their annual United Way Campaign this week, working to meet this year's goal of $24,000-- slightly more than district employees contributed last year. Individual employee support to United Way averaged $122.35 last year...
School Board names new library (08/30/12)
At its monthly meeting Monday, August 27, the Cape Girardeau Public School Board of Education voted unanimously to name the recently-completed library at Cape Central Junior High School "Louis Lorimier Library," in honor of the French-Canadian credited with founding Cape Girardeau. ...
Superintendent Outlines Goals of PLC (08/30/12)
Superintendent of Cape Girardeau Public Schools Dr. Jim Welker recently outlined the goals of a district-wide instructional initiative being rolled out this school year. "This summer we began the process of becoming a district-wide Professional Learning Community (PLC)," he said. "While the implementation continues for several years, I am extremely excited about beginning the process."...
Last contract awarded for bond issue (08/30/12)
A significant event occurred Monday night, Aug. 27, when the Cape Girardeau Public Schools Board of Education awarded a contract to High-Tech Communications of Cape Girardeau to furnish audio-visual equipment for the new Richard D. Kinder Performance Hall, pictured here. ...
Clippard Elementary receives state award (08/29/12)
Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS) is a systematic approach to creating safer and more effective schools, and Clippard Elementary demonstrated their mastery of the program during the SW-PBS Summer Institute at Tan-Tar-A. SW-PBS is an initiative of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. ...
CJHS cheerleaders secure top awards (08/27/12)
The beaming Cape Central Junior High Cheerleaders pictured above are the recipients of the prestigious Herkie Team plaque, in recognition of overall excellence in cheerleading, not to mention a special invitation to perform at an upcoming National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) special event and a bid to participate at national competition in February. The trophies, plaques, ribbons and certificates are the result of the teams' hard work, explained Head Cheerleading Coach Laura Gunn...
3rd-grader's art work displayed at Washington D. C (08/24/12)
Eight-year-old Tramia Lockridge apparently has the "artist touch," because her work is hanging at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library in Washington D.C. this month, and soon will be on the cover ShowMe Art magazine, a publication of the Missouri Art Education Association...
Superintendent: Improvement in rate "no accident" (08/20/12)
Superintendent of Cape Girardeau Public Schools Dr. Jim Welker said today that the improvement in the district's graduation rate "was not an accident," referring to the recently-released data from Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. "I am proud to announce that the four-year graduation rate increased over 13%," he said...
CHS student represents state at conference (08/06/12)
Aaron Mehner, a junior at Cape Central High School, represented the state of Missouri at the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas, June 29 -- July 2, 2012. Competing in FBLA-PBL's national awards program, Aaron vied for top honors in Business Math against state representatives from across the United States, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Guam, the Cayman Islands, and the Department of Defense schools worldwide.. ...
New teachers attend orientation (08/06/12)
Cape Girardeau Public School's new teachers were in "school" last week for two days learning about assessment, technology, curriculum, professional development and other subjects, when they took a break to pose for the photo above. In the back row, left to right, are Meg Yates, who will be teaching at Alma Schrader; Megan Frownfelter, CJHS; Mark Allen CHS; Doug Dysort, CHS; Ed Cole, CHS; Ed Draper, CJHS; Jordan Cox, CHS; Michael Harrer, CHS/CJHS; Curtis Ackman, CJHS; Bill Geiger, CTC; Josh Tomlin, Alt. ...
Schools host clothing drive for new dress code (07/19/12)
To help Cape Public School District families prepare for the new school year, which begins August 16, and the new dress code, officials are planning a clothing drive. "We want to make the transition to the new dress code as easy as possible," said Deena Ring, Special Services Director. ...
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...
Tisdell earns scholarship to John Wooden College (05/17/12)
Terrence (TJ) Tisdell, a member of Cape Central High School's graduating class of 2012, will be moving to Quincy, IL, this fall to attend classes and play basketball at John Wooden Community College. Tisdell is pictured above with Waymon Campbell, seated at left, stepfather, and Tiffany Campbell, mother. ...
A+ program benifits students and community (05/17/12)
An innovative college scholarship program is helping college-bound high school students defray college expenses, and the local community is benefiting from the unpaid tutoring and mentoring they provide. Pictured above are some of the graduates of this year's A+ Scholarship Program at Cape Central High School (CHS). ...
CHS's Ryan Siebert earns baseball scholarship (05/17/12)
Ryan Siebert, a member of the Cape Central High School graduating class of 2012, is pictured above signing his letter of intent to attend and play baseball at Lindenwood University-Belleville, IL. Seated at the table with Ryan are his parents, Bob and Lori Siebert. ...
Caleb Strickland attended International Conference (05/15/12)
Cape Career and Technology (CTC) DECA Member Caleb Strickland attended the 66th Annual International Career Development Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah, last month. Strickland was one of just 23 delegates chosen from Missouri to join the over 800 members from around the world to participate in the Leadership Development Academy. ...
Franklin first-graders perform at River Campus (05/14/12)
Franklin Elementary first-graders were hip hopping, tapping and break dancing a couple of times per week in preparation for the Last Chance to Dance show at the River Campus last week. Their teacher, Whittney Carter, pictured above with some of her students, explained that her kids love to dance, and so she invited Southeast University student dancers to come to Franklin and share their dance skills. ...
Anna Fuller Receives Outstanding Youth Award (05/10/12)
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...
Ellie Kidd Receives State Citizenship Award (05/08/12)
Ellie Kidd, a senior at Cape Central High School, is one of fifteen Missouri students honored by the Missouri State Board of Education and the Missouri Bar as recipients of the 2012 Outstanding Achievement in Citizenship Award. She is pictured above with Cape Public Schools Board of Education President Stacy Kinder, left, CHS Principal Dr. Mike Cowan, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jim Welker, right, during a recognition ceremony at the April board of education meeting...
Branch earns scholarship to State Fair College (05/01/12)
Curtis Branch, pictured above signing his letter of intent to attend and play basketball at State Fair Community College in Sedalia, MO, is flanked by his mother Edna Henry and Coach Drew Church. Standing at left is Coach Tommy Delph of SEMO Elite Basketball, a mentoring organization, and Principal Scott McMullen, Alternative Education Center. ...
Cape Central All-State Orchestra Members Travel (04/27/12)
Ten talented Cape Central Orchestra members will travel to Columbia Missouri to the All-State Music Festival Saturday April 28, 2012. Each of these musicians earned a superior ratings at District level competition on March 16. Pictured left to right, back row: Geoffery Pettet, Cadie Crites, Nick Smentkwski, and Aaron Mehner. Front row: Mallory Dickson, Josey Young, Emily Long and Vikas Rudrappa...
Terrific Tigers recognized at April board meeting (04/24/12)
Several outstanding students were honored for their leadership, scholarship and service to others by the Cape Girardeau Public Schools Board of Education during the April board meeting. Recipients of the Terrific Tiger Award are pictured above with School Board President Stacy Kinder and Superintendent of Schools Dr. ...
CHS Art Students Paint a Train (04/20/12)
This is the other side of the train at SEMO Port Authority.
CHS Art Students Paint a Train (04/20/12)
This is a Railroad Car from SEMO Port Authority, that the CHS Students painted April 14th and 15th with permission from Dan Fetherston Manager of SEMO Milling.
CHS's Veronica Ely receives state poetry award (04/16/12)
The Missouri State Poetry Society recently announced winners of the society's annual Winter Contest 2012 Youth Division. Cape Central High School Senior Veronica Ely received an honorable-mention award, which qualifies her work for national consideration in the Manningham Trust Student Poetry Contest, sponsored by the National Federation of State Poetry Societies. ...
Franklin Elementary alumni reunion is April 28 (04/13/12)
Franklin Elementary School will host a gathering of former students, staff and faculty at the old building at 214 N. Louisiana. The school, pictured in the foreground in the aerial view above, was built in 1927 and is scheduled to be torn down this summer due to safety considerations. ...
CTC students win medals at Missouri SkillsUSA (04/13/12)
Thirty-five students from Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center attended the Missouri SkillsUSA Leadership & Skills Conference at Linn State Technical College in Linn, MO, in March and 16 students received medals. Students receiving first-place medals will compete at the National SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference in Kansas City, MO in June...
Cape Central's Nussbaum receives essay award (03/26/12)
Sarah Elizabeth (Lizzie) Nussbaum, a senior at Cape Central High School, is receiving plenty of good news these days. Not only is she the recipient of one of the highest academic honors for high school seniors--National Merit Finalist--she also was recently notified that she won first-place in Southeast University's interscholastic essay contest! Cape Central High School English Teacher Abigail Beckwith, who entered the essay on behalf of Nussbaum, praised the young writer in a message to her colleagues, thanking "all of you who have nurtured Lizzie's writing talent.". ...
Terrific Tigers recognized at March board meeting (03/21/12)
The Cape Girardeau Public Schools Board of Education honored several outstanding students for their leadership, scholarship and service to others during the March board meeting. The recipients of the Terrific Tiger Award are pictured above with School Board President Stacy Kinder and Superintendent of Schools Dr. ...
Cape's Chelsea Willett will play college softball (03/21/12)
Cape Central High School's Chelsea Willett will be heading to Canton, IL, with an athletic scholarship to attend college and play softball for Spoon River College. She is pictured above with her mother and father, Cella and Jeremy Willett, signing her letter of intent. Standing are Cape Central High School Softball Coach Amy Blattel and Athletic Director Lance Tollison...
Central's Tevin Roper earns football scholarship (03/21/12)
Cape Central High School's Tevin Roper has earned a football scholarship to attend Lincoln University in Jefferson City. Tevin and his mother, Elaine Roper, are pictured above signing his letter of intent. Standing are Football Coach Nathan Norman, center, and Athletic Director Lance Tollison. ...
Central Middle School sixth grade students of the month (03/16/12)
Cape Central Middle School sixth grade Students of the Month for February are (front row from left) Noah Umbeck, Mitchell Humphrey, Kaitlyn Mayabb, Rose Hall and Aubrey Talley; (second row) Alex Colegate, Rachel Shirrell, Harley Sample, Mary Boerboom and Will Sellers. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes these students in its role as Central Middle School's Partner in Education...
Central Middle School fifth grade students of the month (03/16/12)
Cape Central Middle School fifth grade Students of the Month for February are (front row from left) Kylee Zoellner, Gabriel Robinson, Madison Fouts and Neva VanMeter; (second row) Kamdyn Rhodes, Kaya Thatch and Carter Sterling; (third row) Jonathan Condie, Jared Neikirk and Brandon Gibbs. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes these students in its role as Central Middle School's Partner in Education...
Ruth Ann Orr recognized by Cape School Board (03/13/12)
The Cape Girardeau Public Schools board of education recognized Ruth Ann Orr, principal of Alma Schrader Elementary School, during its February board meeting for receiving the Missouri Art Education Association's "Heart of Art Appreciation Award." She will travel to the Embassy Suites Hotel Convention Center in St. Charles, MO, on March 24 to receive the award...
Terrific Tigers recognized at February meeting (03/08/12)
The Cape Girardeau Public Schools Board of Education honored several outstanding students for their leadership, scholarship and service to others during the February board meeting. The recipients of the Terrific Tiger Award are pictured above with School Board President Stacy Kinder and Superintendent of Schools Dr. ...
Superintendent attends education event (03/06/12)
Missouri State Representative Wayne Wallingford, at right, joined Dr. Jim Welker, Superintendent of Cape Girardeau Public School District, to discuss education issues at an event sponsored by the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA) in Jefferson City...
RaeAnne Alpers named assistant principal at CMS (03/06/12)
RaeAnne Alpers, instructional coach at Cape Central Junior High School and an Ed.D candidate at Saint Louis University, has been named assistant principal at Cape Central Middle School. She will assume her new duties in August. Alpers received her bachelor of science degree in English and journalism from Murray State University, and her master of science in English from Southeast Missouri State University. ...
Christa Turner named principal at Jefferson (03/05/12)
Christa Turner, assistant principal at Jackson Middle School and a nine-year veteran of education, was named principal of Cape Girardeau's Jefferson Elementary School for the 2012-2013 school year during an executive session of the Cape Girardeau Board of Education last week...
Cape Board Member achieves advanced certification (03/01/12)
Mr. Don Call, a member of the Cape Girardeau Board of Education, has achieved Advanced Certification in the Missouri School Boards' Association certified board member program. The program established by MSBA helps local school board members master the knowledge and skills they need to function as effective educational leaders in their communities...
Good Samaritan: Alma Schrader Elementary School (02/28/12)
Emma Weller-Stilson, reporter at Alma Schrader, did a great job with her coverage of "It's Lots A Love For Lots A Children" in the February issue of the Southeast Missourian JR. Bethany Baptist Church is honored to be a Community Sponsor of Alma Schrader and our members are so proud of all Alma Schrader students and staff as they provided so generously for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The goal was $30.00 , but they raised more than $600.00! WOW!...
Cape Girardeau Schools Kindergarten Screening (02/27/12)
The Cape Girardeau School District will host Kindergarten enrollment and screening March 12-15 for all children who will be attending kindergarten for the 2012-2013 school year. To be eligible for kindergarten, children must turn 5 years of age on or before July 31, 2012...
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. ...
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...
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...
Cape Middle School Fifth Graders of the Month (02/09/12)
Cape Central Middle School fifth grade Students of the Month for January are (front row from left) Matthew Diamond, Zachary Pullen, Jeffrey Bittle and Olivia Courtway-Riebling; (second row) Taylor VanAmburg and Nakyla Bird; (third row) Riley Jones and Roman Ketcherside; (fourth row) Alexis Richardson and Jacqui Lang. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes these students in its role as Central Middle School's Partner in Education...
Cape Middle School Sixth Graders of the Month (02/09/12)
Cape Central Middle School sixth grade Students of the Month for January are (front row from left) Bryar Daum, September Knupp, Kylie Lane and Haillie Dodds; (second row) Lexi Gurley and Takaisha Walker; (third row) Lydia Gentry, Tyler Hafford, Jared Courtney and Nathan Patterson. SoutheastHEALTH recognizes these students in its role as Central Middle School's Partner in Education...
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. ...
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. ...
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...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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)...
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. ...
Terrific Tigers recognized at Dec. board meeting (12/21/11)
The Cape Girardeau Public Schools Board of Education honored several outstanding students for their leadership, scholarship and service to others during this week's December board meeting. The recipients of the Terrific Tiger Award are pictured with School Board President Stacy Kinder and Superintendent of Schools Dr. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
Alma Schrader recognized for 2nd national award (11/30/11)
The Cape Girardeau Public School Board, during its November monthly meeting, recognized Alma Schrader Elementary School staff and students for their second national award from Character Education Partnership. This year's award was for the school's anti-bullying program. ...
Terrific Tigers honored at November board meeting (11/29/11)
The Cape Girardeau Public School Board honored several outstanding students for their leadership, scholarship and service to others during last week's November board meeting. The recipients of the Terrific Tiger Award are pictured above with School Board President Stacy Kinder and Superintendent of Schools Dr. ...
CTC Healthcare Program seeks assistance (11/22/11)
The Careers in Healthcare program at Cape Career and Technology Center (CTC) each year graduates nearly a hundred high school students prepared for jobs in area hospitals and clinics. But many of those students are finding it harder to meet the expenses of the program, ranging from tuberculosis tests to uniforms, according to Deborah Drury, chair of the Healthcare Department. ...
Pavestone donates wall for grill at Tiger Stadium (11/22/11)
The recently-completed Tiger Stadium at Cape Central High School is the beneficiary of a new outdoor island and grill, thanks to the generosity of Rex Livingston, general manager of Pavestone of Scott City. Livingston is pictured above with Amy McDonald, director of Cape Public School Foundation. ...
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. ...
Mayor Rediger signs Education Week Proclamation (11/16/11)
Cape Girardeau Public School District kicked off American Education Week with the signing of a proclamation by Mayor Harry Rediger at the district administrative office at 301 N. Clark. Attending the signing were, from the left, Julie Castle, 6th grade, Central Middle School, daughter of Christina Castle; Cape School Board President Stacy Kinder; Kierra Wyatt, 4th grade, Clippard Elementary School, daughter of Kimberly Jackson and Shawn Wyatt; Mayor Rediger; Kelsey Martin, Senior at Central High School, daughter of Christine and Kevin Martin; and Superintendent of Schools Dr. ...
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...
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. ...
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. ...
Local School Leaders attend MSBA conference (10/18/11)
Cape Girardeau School Board Members Stacy Kinder, Tony Smee, Don Call, Kyle McDonald, Phil Moore, Paul Nenninger and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jim Welker attended the 2011 annual conference sponsored by the Missouri School Boards' Association in cooperation with the Missouri Association of School Administrators. The Sept. 29 event at Lake of the Ozark is the largest gathering of education leaders in Missouri...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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)...
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. ...
Cape orchestra students excel at state (06/03/11)
Several Cape Central High School Orchestra students earned Superior and Excellent ratings at the recent Missouri State High School Activities Association Music Festival in Columbia. Celebrating their success in the photo above are, left to right, Alex Dunn, Tanner Hankins, Geoffrey Pettet, Mallory Dickson, Penny Robinson, Cadie Crites, Alex Mehner, Nicholas Smentkowski, Vikas Rudrappa, Aaron Mehner. ...
Central Athletic Hall of Fame seeks nominations (05/26/11)
Cape Central High School is seeking nominations for its Athletic Hall of Fame. Coach Terry Kitchen, Hall of Fame organizer, said nominations must include a letter explaining why a Cape Central graduate is worthy of induction. He said information such as All-Conference, All-State and years the student lettered in sports is needed. ...
Central graduates are among top 100 graduates (05/18/11)
Two members of the Cape Central graduating class of 2011 have been selected to be members of the Missouri Scholars 100 for 2011. Lessley Dennington, left, is the daughter of Marilee and Dr. Don Dennington, and Blake Kidd, right, is the son of Kay and Adam Kidd...
Pannier and Williams are Central Athletes of Year (05/18/11)
Chelsea Pannier and Andrew Williams were named female and male athletes of the Year during the Cape Central High School Athletic Awards Banquet May 5 at Centenary United Methodist Church. The event was sponsored by the Cape Central All School Booster Club. ...
Four Cape public teachers are Educators of Year (05/18/11)
Four Cape Girardeau Public Schools educators were honored May 5 by the Cape Area Chamber of Commerce during the Educator of the Year banquet at The Plaza by Rays. Pictured above with board member Kyle McDonald, left, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. ...
Cape Central 's James Lane signs letter of intent (05/17/11)
Cape Central High School basketball standout James Lane recently signed a letter of intent to play ball for John Wood Community College in Quincy, IL. Pictured seated with James, left to right, are Cape Central Head Coach Drew Church and his mother Hope Miller. ...
Terrific Tigers recognized at school board meeting (05/17/11)
Several outstanding students were honored for their service to others, leadership and scholarship during the Cape Girardeau Public Schools May school board meeting this week. The recipients of the Terrific Tiger Award are pictured above with Board President Stacy Kinder and Superintendent of Schools Dr. ...
Clippard kids sharpen math skills, raise funds (05/03/11)
When you add it up, it takes a lot of money to operate a research hospital like St. Jude's. Clippard Elementary students helped recently by participating in the Math-a-thon and raising $1867.00. Students who participated were given a math workbook and collected pledges and donations for completing their math problems. ...
Students take top spots in stock market challenge (05/03/11)
Cape Central Junior High School (CJHS) students took first, second, third, fourth and fifth places during the recent Stock Market Game, an online financial simulation coordinated by the Missouri Council on Economic Education. Eighth graders in Mrs. Emily Goode's Challenge class received $100,000 of virtual money to spend on stocks, mutual funds or bonds. ...
Beecham is Missouri Outstanding Beginning Teacher (05/03/11)
Malissa Beecham, a 4th grade teacher at Franklin Elementary, was recognized as one of Missouri's Outstanding Beginning Teachers during the spring conference of the Missouri Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (MACTE) at Lake Ozark, MO, on April 27th. ...
Cape Middle School shows support for troops (05/03/11)
In a show of support for the nation's armed forces, students and faculty at Cape Middle School (CMS) participated in "Wear Red to Support Our Troops", part of an effort to collect soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, candy and snacks for our troops. ...
Cape Central math students take honors (05/03/11)
Southeast Missouri State University was the scene of numerous awards for Cape Central High School math students during the Math Field Day event last month. Competing with 575 students from 27 schools, Cape Central students brought home 10 out of a possible 44 awards in the individual events. In the team events, Central students brought home 3 out of 7 possible awards...
Cape Central's Pannier signs letter of intent (04/27/11)
Cape Central High School Senior Chelsea Pannier recently signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Mineral Area College in Park Hills, MO. Seated with Chelsea are her parents Darryl and Ellen Pannier. Standing, left to right are CHS basketball coach Sherri Shirrell, Mineral Area College Coach Gary Koch and CHS volleyball coach Charity Huff. ...
Cape Middle School team takes first place in math (04/27/11)
The 6th Grade math team at Cape Middle School finished first in Team Competition at the recent Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Competition for 4 -- 6 graders at Southeast Missouri State University. Pictured above, left to right, are team members Katie Kinder, Levi Strickland, Amy Dai, Brianna Duncan, and Michael Morrison. ...
Scott McMullen named director of Cape AEC (04/20/11)
Central Middle School fifth grade math and science teacher Scott McMullen has been selected to direct the Cape Girardeau Alternative Education Center (AEC), Assistant Superintendent Pat Fanger announced. "Scott McMullen brings to the AEC successful experience in classroom instruction, leadership and extensive work with the juvenile system. ...
Cape students participate in mooonbuggy race (04/18/11)
Cape Central High School Seniors Lars Monia and Mary Dohogne, pictured above sitting on their moonbuggy, along with Freshman Kendra Kelch and Cape Career and Technology Center Instructor Collin Sheridan, standing, travelled to Huntsville, AL, earlier this month for the 18th Annual Great Moonbuggy Race. ...
Four Cape CTC Students to national competition (04/18/11)
Four students from the Cape Career and Technology Center qualified for the National SkillsUSA Competition to be held in Kansas City, MO in June. The four qualifying students are Devin Hayden & Brodrick Twiggs, Audio/Radio Production; Randy Horne, Food & Beverage Service; and Gabe Cox, Medical Math. ...
Two Cape Public Schools Administrators honored (04/16/11)
Cape Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jim Welker was recognized for outstanding performance as a new superintendent by the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA) during the 51st Annual Recognition Banquet at the Show Me Center Thursday night. ...