The Hickman High School Academic Team placed fourth in the Tiger Bowl IX Tournament at MU on Saturday, February 11. Two team members also won individual awards.
Here is a list of Hickman High School creative writing students who were awarded a medal in the 2017 Missouri Scholastic Writing Competition.
The West Middle School team placed second and fourth out of 23 teams, with two team members placing in the individual awards as well.
Here are the results of the recent DECA District Competition, which included student competitors from Battle, Hickman, and Rock Bridge high schools.
On Saturday, March 11, the Rock Bridge High School Chapter of Mu Alpha Theta will host the third annual March Mathness event for 4th and 5th graders, where students will explore math, win prizes, and have fun.
Dr. Jill Dunlap Brown will be recommended to the Board of Education as the new Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education beginning next school year.
We would like to have your help in naming the new elementary school in east Columbia opening in the fall of 2018. The new school will replace Cedar Ridge Elementary School, which will be repurposed for other educational needs in the school district.
Students from Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School and Gentry Middle School will perform at the 79th annual Missouri Music Educators Association Conference on Thursday, January 26, at Tan-Tar-A resort.
The West Middle School team performed well in the Tuscumbia Winter Academic Bowl held January 21-22.
Please join us on Wednesday, February 8, for a preview of this year's updated curriculum to educate elementary students on the topic of sexual assault as well as other forms of abuse.
Students at Gentry Middle School raised $1,830.28 to support Welcome Home Inc., an organization that provides emergency shelter and support services for homeless veterans.
Columbia Public Schools Planetarium is offering two favorites for the first public shows of the new year--and in January, these shows are on the first Saturday of the month.
You are cordially invited to attend the dedication for our new early learning center on Monday, January 9, at 4:00.
The Hickman High School academic team placed second in the MOQBA Fall Championship at Columbia College on Saturday, December 10.
Two Mile Prairie Elementary School alumni and families are invited to attend the supper and silent auction benefiting the school on Saturday, January 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Hickman High School academic team placed first in the Centralia Autumn Academic Tournament at Centralia High School on Saturday, November 19.
Rock Bridge High School art teacher Shannon Blakey's art has been selected for the 3rd annual national juried exhibition of The Clay Cup: Vessel, Icon, Canvas. The work will be on display through November 17 at the George Caleb Bingham Gallery on the MU campus.
"9 to 5, the Musical" will be presented at the Battle High School Performing Arts Center on November 11 at 7:00 p.m., November 12 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and November 13 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $8 for students and seniors and $10 for adults.
West Quiz Bowl teams competed in the Tuscumbia Fall Academic Tournament on Saturday, November 5, winning second place in the 7th/8th grade division and third place in the 6th grade division.
Columbia Public Schools students have been named National Merit Semifinalists. They are among approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
The 8th grade Gentry Middle School band and the Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School choir have been selected to perform at the 2017 Missouri Music Educators Association conference.
Lange Middle School student Jamie Muskopf recently placed first in The America Library of Poetry Contest for her poem, "She Forgets."
At the Missouri Fall Academic Tournament at MU on Saturday, October 22, Hickman High School's A Team placed seventh overall, with Owen Pasley taking fifth place and Dinis Trindade taking eighth place in the individual awards. The Hickman team also placed first in the Hallsville Fall Academic Tournament on Saturday, October 29.
The Assistance League of Mid-Missouri has awarded 187 Columbia Public Schools teachers a total of $98,391.56 through its Links to Learning awards.
Columbia Public Schools students who took the SAT in 2016 continue to outperform state and national averages. Scores also increased from 2015 scores.
Students at Jefferson Middle School raised more than $1,400 for the Red Cross and flood relief in Louisiana.
The Fairview Elementary School PTA has been recognized by the National PTA organization for its leadership and work to build strong, effective family-school partnerships as a National PTA Schools of Excellence recipient.
The Boonslick Kiwanis club presented Parents As Teachers with a $500 donation to purchase basic supplies for families. Over the years the club has donated more than $2,000 to support families served through PAT.
Please join us at the Discovery Center at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 18, for this exciting and informative event presented by the CPS early childhood hearing impaired program.
Students in grades 4-12 are invited to submit their original essays and poetry for possible publication in the 2017 Columbia Values Diversity Celebration student writings booklet. The theme this year is "Building an Inclusive Columbia."
You're invited to join us at 6:30 on Thursday, October 13, at The Social Room for the release of Darkroom Records' second album.
Rock Bridge Elementary school teacher Emily Reynolds has been named the Missouri Science Teacher of the Year for primary elementary teachers by Science Teachers of Missouri (STOM).
You're invited to join us on October 19 for a discussion on what skills students need to be successful and what students need when they graduate.
Joseph Lester, a Shepard Boulevard Elementary School first grader, has been named the CPS Grand Champion Super Reader. Linca Scarlett and her sister, Layla Scarlett (both from Parkade Elementary School), are the second and third place winners, respectively.
Hickman High School junior Veer Sangha achieved a perfect 36 on his ACT exam in June.
The 2016 inductees to Rock Bridge High School's Alumni Hall of Fame are Mark Curry, William (Jud) Hisle, Dr. Ben Nelms, Pamela Nunnelly, and Leah Ann Pool.
Hickman High School mathematics teacher Deanna Wasman has been named a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
You are invited to attend the 20th anniversary celebration of the Columbia Public Schools Foundation at Cedar Creek Resort on the evening of Thursday, September 29.
New sites for athletics and activities have launched for Battle, Hickman, and Rock Bridge high schools.
Columbia Public Schools' special programs administrator Vince Thompson has been recognized for a decade of service as part of the school district's safe crisis management team.
You are invited to attend the dedication ceremony for our newest elementary school on Friday, August 12, at 2:00 p.m.
Battle High School social studies teacher Rob Taylor is one of 30 teachers nationwide selected to participate in the 2016 C-SPAN Summer Educators' Conference in Washington, DC.
Giovanni Bartolacci, a 2016 graduate of Rock Bridge High School, placed first in the SkillsUSA Culinary Arts national competition for secondary students. He trained through the Columbia Area Career Center's culinary arts program.
Anne Schoelz, media specialist at Russell Boulevard Elementary School, has been selected to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute in July.
A new outreach program connects MU researchers with the Benton STEM Elementary School after-school science club.
Rock Bridge High School students Nathan Kempf, Catherine Maring, Boon Palipatana, and Grant Sykuta earned third place in the national Personal Finance Challenge competition.
Jefferson Middle School teacher Anna Osborn has been selected as one of 11 Heinemann Fellows nationwide.
Riley Hale, a fifth grade student at Rock Bridge Elementary, was selected to participate in the Discovery Girls Tween Summit and will be featured in the June/July issue of Discovery Girls magazine.
The Rock Bridge High School student newspaper and numerous Rock Bridge students received honors at the National Scholastic Press Association spring convention in Los Angeles.
Rock Bridge High School graduating seniors Annie Barnett and Hanna Chen have won $2,500 National Merit Scholarships.
The 442nd Fighter Wing hosted a group of students from Smithton and Oakland middle schools in the Wright Flight Program to tour Whiteman Air Force Base.
Seven Columbia Public Schools seventh grade students have qualified for recognition through the Duke University Talent Identification Program.
West Middle School eighth grade student John Yoo earned an Award of Merit in the National PTA Reflections Arts competition.
Paxton Keeley Elementary School fifth grade teacher Shelli Thelen has been named a 2016 recipient of the Joy of Teaching Award by the National Council of Teachers of English.
The Hickman High School Science Olympiad Team placed fourth in a field of 32 teams at the state competition at Westminster College in April.
Gentry Middle School social studies teacher Joy Bess has been selected to participate in the 2016 C-SPAN Summer Educators' Conference in Washington, DC.
Laina Fullum and Katie Frink earned produce safety certification as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Produce Safety University training.
The Hickman High School academic team won the recent MSHSAA District 8 Tournament at Rock Bridge High School.
More than 20 students qualified for the next stage of the Future Problem Solving Program competition.
West Middle School will welcome a new leader next school year. Dustin Jenkerson will be recommended to the Board of Education as the school's new principal.
Four students from Rock Bridge High School won the Missouri State Personal Finance Challenge on April 8 and will now advance to national competition.
Columbia Area Career Center SkillsUSA members recently participated in the SkillsUSA Missouri's 50th State Leadership and Skills Conference. Here are the results.
Columbia Public Schools has been recognized by the National School Boards Association and the Center for Digital Education for exemplary and innovative use of technology.
Rock Bridge High School junior Ben Knoesel was awarded Missouri's top prize in the 2016 InvestWrite competition.
Three Columbia Area Career Center culinary arts students placed in the recent Missouri SkillsUSA state competition.
Thirty-seven CPS HOSA members participated in the recent 2016 Missouri HOSA State Leadership Conference at the Missouri University of Science and Technology - Rolla. Here are the results.
Here are the results of the recent March Mathness competition held at Rock Bridge High School.
On Saturday, April 9, the shows at CPS Planetarium will talk about the space age and old times.
Columbia Water and Light won the 2016 Inspiring Efficiency Education award from the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance for developing and implementing an educational marketing campaign on energy efficiency.
Wednesday, May 4, is International Walk or Bike to School Day. Organized walking and biking events will be taking place across Columbia and Columbia Public Schools.
Seven outstanding CPS educators are the recipients of this prestigious honor, which has been awarded to exemplary educators annually since it began in the 1979-80 school year through the work of Ray and Jeanne Lewis.
Angie Rogers, a special education teacher at Rock Bridge Elementary School, has been selected as the 2016 Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Professional Development, Standards, and Ethics committee of the Division for Learning Disabilities.
Teams from Lange and West middle schools have qualified for the State Bowl at Battle High School on April 9.
Hickman High School sophomore Shakira Cross won the school's Poetry Out Loud competition in January, then won the regional competition and represented Hickman and CPS at the state finals in Jefferson City on March 10.
Here are the results for the National History Day regional competition held at Columbia College on March 9.
Lange Middle School sixth grader Kael Miranda won the Columbia Daily Tribune Regional Spelling Bee, and Smithton Middle School eighth grader Isabel Trindade placed third.
West Middle School Quiz Bowl Teams A and B won first and second place out of a field of 16 teams regionally at the Camdenton Laker Bowl on Saturday March 5.
Hickman High School senior Alex Harmata has been selected for the 2016 Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program that honors 100 of Missouri's top academic students in the graduating class of 2016.
Rock Bridge High School science teacher Rex Beltz and CPS Planetarium supervisor Melanie Knocke are among 22 educators selected to fly on NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), the world's largest flying telescope.
Columbia Public Schools has received national recognition as a District of Distinction by District Administration magazine for its efforts related to student achievement.
Rock Bridge High School students attended the 2016 Legislative Forum in Jefferson City on February 16 and learned about legislation likely to impact Missouri schools.
Smithton Middle School eighth grader Isabella Sullivan will represent Missouri in the national Future Problem Solvers International competition.
On Saturday, March 12, the 4th Annual Dinosaurs & Cavemen Science Expo brings dinosaurs, cavemen, real moon dust, and meteorites to CPS Planetarium.
Newton "Dee" Crosby of the Columbia Area Career Center has been selected as a Project Lead The Way Master Teacher.
3M recently awarded Columbia Area Career Center engineering and robotics instructor Julie Purcell $18,000 for her laboratory.
On Saturday, February 13, the Hickman High School Science Olympiad Team placed first in Region 5 competition held at Missouri S&T in Rolla, Missouri.
CPS will be recommending to the Board of Education three individuals to fill critical vacancies in the district: Dr. Kevin Brown as Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education, Brian Kurz as Chief Human Resources Officer, and Michelle Flores-Holz as principal at Alpha Hart Lewis Elementary School.
On Saturday, March 19, the Rock Bridge High School Chapter of Mu Alpha Theta will host a March Mathness event for 4th and 5th graders, where students will explore math, win prizes, and have fun.
Columbia Public Schools' district athletic director, Bruce Whitesides, was recently selected to referee the NAIA National Football Championship game in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Kory Kaufman, biology and physics teacher at Rock Bridge High School, was recently awarded the "Floating Classroom Award" from Missouri River Relief.
Hickman High School has been named a Professional Learning Communities Exemplary School by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
The 3M Foundation awarded Columbia Public Schools with $20,000 to support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs.
On Saturday, February 6, at the CPS Planetarium, young children will learn about the wonders of the night sky, while older visitors will see how the invention and evolution of the telescope continues to reveal the beauties of the night.
Four members of the Battle High School cheerleading squad have been selected for the Cheer Hawaii USA team.
On Tuesday, February 16, the annual Black History Month program presented by MAC Scholars will be held at Lange Middle School.
A magic tree house adventure and a solar system journey await visitors to the Columbia Public Schools Planetarium on Saturday, January 9.
Oakland Middle School has received a grant from bestselling author James Patterson to support its school library. Scholastic Reading Club will match each dollar of Patterson's donation with "bonus points" that teachers can use to acquire books and other materials for their classrooms.
Austin Scoles, a 2014 graduate of the Columbia Area Career Center, will be the pastry chef for the Berckmans Place VIP area for the upcoming 2016 U.S. Masters Tournament.
The Hickman High School Academic Team placed first at the MOQBA Fall Academic Tournament at Columbia College on Saturday, December 12.
Parents of students in Columbia Public Schools are invited to attend a special event on Monday, December 14, on providing support for your child inside and out. Community agencies will be present and can answer questions and provide additional information to parents.
Please review the draft calendars for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years and take a short survey to give us your opinion.
Congratulations to Jerome Sally, Ben Loeb, and John Henage on their recent induction into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
A number of Rock Bridge High School journalism students were recognized at the JEA/NSPA national convention in Orlando, Florida, in November.
The West Middle School teams have qualified for nationals at the Quiz Bowl tournament in Tuscumbia, Missouri, on November 14.
Eight CPS students are winners in the annual Veterans Day essay contest sponsored by the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital.
Come celebrate STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) with the Columbia Public Schools Planetarium at the second annual Columbia STEM Expo on Saturday, November 14.
Battle High School science teacher Jordan Rockett has been selected as one of Science Teachers of Missouri's Outstanding New High School Educators for Science.
The community is invited to the dedication ceremony and open house for the Shepard Boulevard Elementary School classroom addition on Thursday, November 19.
Rock Bridge High School's homecoming queen, Bree Ellis, has chosen Boys and Girls Club as the charity to receive $2,000 from the proceeds of the school's homecoming.
Columbia Public Schools’ Guidance Department has been selected as the recipient of the Gysbers Success Designation Award by the Guidance and Counseling Services Section of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the Missouri School Counselor Association.
On Saturday, October 10, come see the new show "3,000 Years of Stargazing," an engaging look back at many of the astronomical discoveries that explain the universe we know today.
Columbia Public Schools students will perform at the 2015 Roots 'N Blues 'N BBQ festival from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 26.
You are invited to join the Youth Community Coalition for a fun-filled Saturday of leadership and inspiration training on September 19.
On Friday, September 25, and Saturday, September 26, the Boone County 2015 Prescription Drug Take Back will be held at several locations throughout the county.
Fifteen Columbia Public Schools students have qualified as National Merit semifinalists.
If you are in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) area, you're invited to a meeting of the STEM Alliance on October 6 in the Battle High School commons to hear Dr. Peter Stiepleman discuss providing our students with access to achievement, enrichment, and opportunity.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Early Childhood Learning Center will be held on Monday, September 28, at 4:15 p.m. at the construction site.
Recent Rock Bridge High School graduate Bailey Washer was named a finalist in the National Scholastic Press Association's Design of the Year contest.
Columbia Public Schools has received its statewide assessment results, including grade-level and end-of-course results. MAP-A and ACT data is not yet available.
Battle High School educators Rachel Bennett and Samantha Bratcher have received Dr. Gene E. Huff Scholarships for Education, which provide funds to CPS teachers seeking to begin or advance their careers in education.
Amanda Sun and Alex Harmata of Hickman High School and Dillon Haller of Battle High School have earned a perfect 36 on the ACT exam.
Applications for the 2015-16 free and reduced-price meal program are now available.
Fifteen of Missouri's best high school mathematics students, including CPS students Daniel Barnett and Veer Sangha, placed second in the nation in the annual American Regions Mathematics League national competition.
Jefferson Middle School science teacher Jennifer Szydlowski has been named a Missouri state-level finalist for this year's Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
Hickman teacher Deanna Wasman has been named as a Missouri state-level finalist for this year's Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
CPS students finished fourth in the world at the Future Problem Solving International Competition in June.
Lange and West middle schools, along with Midway Heights and Parkade elementary schools, raised funds as part of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's School and Youth Campaign.
Columbia Water & Light held a marketing competition for middle schools students in Columbia Public Schools' Extended Educational Experience (EEE) program. Here are the contest results.
The Battle High School Spartan Sparklers dance team will be performing in the 2015 Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida.
Rock Bridge High School student Dayna Linneman won first place in the Missouri State Invest Write competition sponsored by National Economic Council and SIFMA (Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association).
Battle High School senior Kyra Moss has been awarded the 2015 Shelter Foundation/MAC Scholars Scholarship. She was selected by a scholarship committee consisting of Shelter Insurance employees.
Columbia Public Schools superintendent Peter Stiepleman will receive the 2015 National Reading Recovery Teacher Leader Award from the Reading Recovery Council of North America.
The Rock Bridge High School journalism department has received a number of state and federal awards in the 2014-15 school year.
Hickman High School's academic team placed third in the MSHSAA State Scholar Bowl competition at the University of Missouri on Saturday, May 9.
Chris Hysong, a math teacher at West Middle School, has received a $2,000 Outstanding Contributor Award from the Shelter Insurance Foundation. The honor recognizes an instructor who has made a significant contribution toward furthering the role of education.
"Transition Academy: What's After High School? The next steps to your future" will be presented on Friday, May 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Stephens College's Dudley Hall, 1405 E. Broadway.
Columbia Area Career Center students have won a $20,000 SkillsUSA/Lowe's 2015 community service grant. A self-sustaining watering system will capture rainwater from the roof of the building and supply water for the Culinary Arts garden.
The Columbia Area Career Center's Repair It Forward computer recycling program was recognized at a recent Columbia City Council meeting in the category of Innovative Best Practices.
On Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19 (rain or shine), the Columbia Area Career Center's Culinary Arts program will be hosting two omelet fundraisers at local farmer's markets.
Several Columbia Area Career Center seniors have been named Northeast/Central Missouri Region Career and Technical (CTE) Exceptional Students of the Year.
Tami Ensor, Two Mile Prairie Elementary School's media specialist, has been named Citizen of the Year by the Columbia Elks Lodge #594.
Hickman High School student Wenzer Qin won first in her category and second in Best of Fair overall in the the Regional Intel Science and Engineering Fair in Jefferson City on March 27.
Derby Ridge Elementary School has been awarded $1,967 from the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation's Teachers and Technology grant program.
Congratulations to coach Jill Nagel and the Rock Bridge High School girls' basketball team on winning its fourth consecutive state championship!
Twenty-one Columbia Area Career Center students have qualified for DECA nationals as a result of the DECA state championship held on March 15-17.
Charles French, special education teacher at West Middle School, was chosen by the University of Missouri to receive the 2015 Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Outstanding Beginning Teacher Award.
Hickman High School senior Junyi Wu has been named the Youth Volunteer of the Year by the American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter.
Fifteen CPS students have been named National Merit finalists. About 8,300 scholarships nationwide totaling about $32 million will be awarded to selected finalists in the spring.
The DECA District 2 competition was held on February 4 at the Holiday Inn Expo Center in Columbia. Students finishing in the top two in each event advance to the State Career Development Conference on March 15 for the chance to move on to nationals in Orlando, Florida, in April.
This benefit concert will be presented on Tuesday, February 10, at 7:00 p.m. at the Rock Bridge High School Performing Arts Center, featuring Satin N Lace, Southside Singers, and City Lights. Proceeds will go to True North.
Cast your vote in the Children's Grove Art Contest! The original artwork, using this year's theme of the dolphin, will be on display at the public library from February 9 through February 23, and can also be viewed on the Children's Grove Facebook page. You can vote until February 14.
The Columbia Orthpaedic Group will provide MSHSAA sport physicals on Saturday, February 14, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the low cost of $20. The money is then donated back to the feeder high school. The physical will be good for the spring sports and all of the 2015-16 school year.
Attention CPS high school students! Want to play a role in city government? Want to encourage city leaders to listen to issues impacting youth in the community? Consider applying for a position on the City of Columbia's new Youth Advisory Council. Applications are due Friday, February 6.
On Saturday, February 7, visitors to the CPS Planetarium can climb aboard a cardboard rocket and take a ride through the solar system. Before and after the show, guests will get a chance to learn about real rockets from people who build and fly them.
Two teams from CPS middle school EEE programs placed first and second in our region of 95 teams in the fall version of the Stock Market Game sponsored by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association.
The Rock Bridge High School Wind Ensemble has been selected to perform at the 2015 Missouri Music Educators Association's annual meeting in January.
Daniel O'Shaughnessy, a 1994 graduate of Hickman High School and an engineer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, has been awarded the Heinlein Award for his development of solar sailing.
On Friday, November 7, three teams from Hickman High School/Columbia Area Career Center finished first and second in the 2014 Missouri Entrepreneurship Challenge.
Come celebrate science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at Columbia's STEM Expo at Rock Bridge High School on Saturday, November 8, from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. As a part of the STEM Expo, CPS Planetarium will be showing Forces of Nature, a program that focuses on Earth as a constantly changing planet.
The Foreign Language Association of Missouri has awarded retired Columbia Public Schools Spanish teacher Cynthia "Jo" Cunningham the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Columbia Metro Rotary presented its annual Literacy Development Award to the Columbia Public Schools' Title I program. These awards are given annually to help promote literacy and advance student learning.
State Farm has kicked off its Celebrate My Drive campaign. The campaign awards 10 schools with a $100,000 prize.
Students at Battle, Hickman, and Rock Bridge high schools and Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School will participate in the Metropolitan Opera's education program that uses opera to enhance students' studies in a variety of subject areas.
We need your input! Please join us in small group discussions at a community meeting (World Café-style) on Wednesday, October 22, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the ARC.
Ben Tilley will be recommended to the Columbia Board of Education to fill the position of Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education.