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Frederick Douglass High School graduates 84; celebrates a family environment  Columbia Missourian

The theme of family resonated throughout commencement ceremonies for the 84 graduating seniors of Frederick Douglass High School Friday morning.

As renovations finish, old Douglass School is remembered  Columbia Missourian

Douglass High School has reopened after a $6.2 million renovation; sisters Marva Jo Brown and Sandra Turner remember the Douglass of their youth.

Douglass High School family celebrates graduation  Columbia Missourian

Families from all around the world crowded into the Missouri Theatre for the Frederick Douglass High School graduation ceremony on Friday morning.

Several Columbia schools placed on lockdown during police investigation  KOMU 8

COLUMBIA - Several Columbia Public Schools were briefly on modified lockdown Tuesday afternoon as police investigated an incident near Wilkes Boulevard.

Family a central theme at Douglass High School graduation  Columbia Missourian

COLUMBIA — Kanani Woolford said the teachers and staff at Douglass High School deserve a lot of the credit for the fact that she got her diploma Friday ...

Frederick Douglass High School graduates its biggest class ever  Columbia Missourian

The Douglass community gathered Thursday morning at the Missouri Theatre to send off the class of 2015.

EXAM: Frederick Douglass High School Breaks Stereotypes of Alternative Schools  KBIA

In the past, alternative schools have been associated with their negative reputations. It's typically understood as the place where the “bad kids” go.

School board selects Helen Wade as president  Columbia Daily Tribune

The Columbia Board of Education on Monday selected Helen Wade as the new board president and Jonathan Sessions as vice president.Superintendent Peter ...

Columbia Public Schools will be delayed two hours Tuesday morning  Columbia Missourian

A complete list of delayed start times for individual schools can be found on the district's website.

Teen arrested for selling drugs at Douglass High School

ABC 17 News learned a Columbia teen has landed behind bars, charged for selling drugs outside Douglass High School. Officers say a large crowd was ...

Douglass High School set for first overhaul in a century  Columbia Missourian

A classroom for culinary skills and a classroom to teach construction-related skills are among projects designed to boost curriculum. Other projects target ...

Talking trash: Cleanup Columbia unites community  Columbia Missourian

About 1850 volunteers spread to over 200 locations across the city on Saturday morning to help clean up the city of Columbia.

Ahmonta Harris, the 'hood politician,' wanted Columbia's underserved kids to prosper  Columbia Missourian

Ahmonta Harris could always draw a crowd. Famous for the firework wars he orchestrated for many summers, Harris was a beacon for his community, and ...

There have been 15 school shootings in the US so far this year

Nineteen weeks into 2019, there have already been 15 school shootings in the U.S. in which someone was hurt or killed.

Partners in Education program marks 35 years  Columbia Daily Tribune

Jolene Schulz in 1984 presented her idea to the top officials in Columbia Public Schools, who gave her the go-ahead to begin recruiting businesses willing to ...

Current Battle assistant principal to be associate principal | K-12 Education  Columbia Missourian

Current Battle High School principal Kim Presko announced her plans to retire in 2020 earlier this school year.

Douglass High School on schedule to open, running low on construction funds

Douglass High School has been going through renovations since summer of 2016, upgrading the school building that was originally built in 1916. It is on time to ...

Say cheese: Operation Smile helps students capture their senior year  Columbia Missourian

Battle High School senior Allison Bernt created Operation Smile to offer free senior portraits to Columbia high school seniors who cannot afford them.

Jefferson Middle School assistant principal recommended for new job  Columbia Missourian

Columbia Public Schools recommended Jimmy Hale to the Columbia Board of Education for the role of principal at the new middle school in south Columbia, ...

Former high school teacher accused of peeping in MU bathroom  Columbia Daily Tribune

A former Columbia Public Schools teacher was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of taking illicit photos in a University of Missouri bathroom.MU Police Department ...

'Love yourself': Kindness Week continues to grow in Columbia  Columbia Missourian

This year's Kindness Week runs from April 20-28 and includes over 10 events around the city, including building a kindness chain.

UPDATE: MU, Columbia schools to dismiss early Friday for winter storm  Columbia Missourian

MU and the University of Missouri System offices in Columbia will close at 1 p.m. Friday because of a wave of severe winter weather expected to sweep through ...

New program at Douglass High School makes sure older kids don't get left behind  KBIA

ELL Teacher Karen Cottrell observes her students at Douglass High School. Cottrell is new to the district this year, and is helping lift the pilot Douglass Academy ...

Students learn food business and form friendships in Project Salsa  Columbia Daily Tribune

The end result for the 10 students in Project Salsa is salsa sales, but organizers of the program want the lasting impact to be much deeper.The high school ...

Former Tigers partner with Academy Sports to reward Douglass students  Columbia Daily Tribune

There's a special connection between former Missouri wide receiver L'Damian Washington and the students at Frederick Douglass High School in Columbia.

$25 million to be taken from MU departments to fund scholarships, research  Columbia Missourian

Campus leaders announced Friday that $25 million will be reallocated at MU, the bulk to go for scholarships and employee performance and promotion raises.

Neville takes a mother's approach with Douglass students  Columbia Missourian

COLUMBIA — Somebody's got to see about the children.

Rock Bridge and Battle elementary schools could become next CPS projects  Columbia Daily Tribune

An addition to Rock Bridge Elementary School could be the next project Columbia Public Schools takes on, followed by, or simultaneously with, a long-planned ...

School board candidate Jay Atkins draws on education experience in election  Columbia Missourian

School board candidate Jay Atkins is prioritizing 100 percent literacy in the district as his campaign platform.

Three years after protests, educators plant seeds for 'black history renaissance' at MU  Columbia Missourian

MU's newly launched Carter Center focuses on providing K-12 teachers resources to teach black history. "There would be no Black Lives Matter movement if ...

Washington and Pinkel host 'One Step Forward' at Douglass High School

Former Mizzou football coach Gary Pinkel and former Mizzou wide out L'Damian Washington hosted 'One Step Forward,' on Monday at Douglass High School.

37 students and their robot represent Columbia at national competition  Columbia Missourian

A week ago, a group of Columbia high school students, mentors and parents boarded a charter bus to Houston. The only thing missing during the 13-hour drive ...

New substitute service, human sexuality policy approved by school board  Columbia Missourian

A new company will be providing substitute services for Columbia Public Schools starting in July after its contract was approved at Monday night's Columbia ...

Community, collaboration define Majerus' time at Beulah Ralph Elementary  Columbia Missourian

At 6-foot-5 with a buzz cut of red hair, Tim Majerus stood out in line at McDonald's. Majerus, who is principal at Beulah Ralph Elementary School, and the five ...

Bees might be going extinct. Columbia Public Schools is trying to help.  Columbia Missourian

Two years ago, the Columbia Public School District began setting up bee hives at schools, and it's planning to expand the project.

Douglass High School to be Renovated  KBIA

Columbia's Douglass High School is set to undergo major renovations beginning next summer.

SWAT called to assist with search for meth Friday morning  Columbia Missourian

Police and SWAT found meth in a residence at 103 N. Greenwood Ave. at 11 a.m..

MU Remembers celebrates lost lives with community healing  Columbia Missourian

Soft weeping and the tolling of the Switzler Hall bell were the defining sounds of MU Remembers, which commemorated the lives of students, faculty and staff ...

Matthew Gene Samuel, Feb. 3, 1976 — Nov. 17, 2018  Columbia Missourian

Matthew Gene Samuel, 42, a Rock Bridge graduate, worked as an electrician and plumber.

'Full STEAM' ahead: Jefferson Middle prepares for school transition — and chickens  Columbia Missourian

Next year will include an "elective hour" — with one of the options being a chance to raise chickens.

Martha Williams, Sept. 17, 1940 — March 14, 2019 | Family obituary  Columbia Missourian

Martha Williams, 78, of Columbia went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Columbia. She was born Sept. 17, 1940, in Boone County, Missouri, ...

Bird gets the word, makes amends with city  Columbia Missourian

The scooter company has resolved violations after the city warned it could have its wings clipped.

Route for African-American Heritage Trail approved, will add more historical markers  Columbia Missourian

A trail that honors central Columbia's rich black history will be completed after new markers are added, taking pedestrians past sites important to the black ...

Rod Kelly was voice of MU Tigers, mentor to many  Columbia Missourian

High school and college sports can bring out the worst in some people, but they brought out the best in longtime MU broadcaster, Columbia Public Schools ...

CPS preps for Locust Street Elementary move - News  Columbia Daily Tribune

Columbia Public Schools officials have begun preparing parents, teachers, administrators and other staff at Locust Street Expressive Arts Elementary School for ...

Have no fear, the bees are here  Columbia Daily Tribune

First graders joined fourth graders on Wednesday at Rock Bridge Elementary School, facing a lilac-colored, wooden box with a metal top several feet away in ...

Columbia high school seniors to receive diplomas - News  Columbia Daily Tribune

Most Columbia high schools will hand out diplomas this weekend.In Columbia Public Schools, Douglass High School's graduation is at 10 a.m. Friday at the ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge soccer takes Cole Camp to overtime  Columbia Missourian

The Rock Bridge High School C Soccer Team played the Cole Camp High School Varsity on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 in Columbia. Rock Bridge took ...

Ortiz, James homer as Missouri baseball sweeps Northwestern  Columbia Missourian

Missouri first baseman Tony Ortiz stepped to the plate Sunday afternoon with a target on his back — and for good reason. He clubbed a pair of home runs in the ...

Same college, very different lives: Burks, Lennon compete for Boone County clerk  Columbia Missourian

The candidates for Boone County clerk — Republican incumbent Taylor Burks and Democratic challenger Brianna Lennon — might be opposing each other in ...

10 things to do in mid-Missouri this weekend  Columbia Missourian

Whether the weather wants to cooperate, time will tell. In the meantime, plan your weekend anyway!

Candidates discuss equity, diversity in Columbia Public Schools  Columbia Missourian

Candidates for the Columbia School Board talked about equity and diversity issues at a forum Tuesday evening hosted by the Columbia Chapter of the NAACP.

Crowdsourcing the classroom: Teachers go online to raise money for basics, extras  Columbia Missourian

As costs in the classroom pile up, some Columbia teachers are finding alternative ways to pay for supplies.

Waterlogged: River town residents live with uncertainty of floods  Columbia Missourian

After a history of devastating flooding, residents of mid-Missouri river bottom towns are on high alert.

Hickman teacher selected for Washington climate change teaching workshop  Columbia Missourian

A Hickman High School teacher was selected for a workshop this spring designed to give her the tools needed to help mid-Missouri educators create lesson ...

'Be nice to other people and share food': 'Queer Eye' star speaks at MU  Columbia Missourian

When Antoni Porowski, co-star of the hit Netflix show “Queer Eye,” hit the stage of MU's Jesse Auditorium on Thursday evening, the sold-out room erupted in ...

Linda Gash, 1954-2018  Columbia Daily Tribune

Mrs. Linda Luann Brodhacker Gash, 64, of Columbia, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 surrounded by family. Visitation will be held at Freeman Mortuary ...

From Bulgaria to Boone County: Arbova twins find success in freshman year  Columbia Missourian

Since coming to Missouri from Bulgaria, Columbia College softball players Avi and Kari Arbova have become closer as sisters and better as players.

Council votes to support ban on conversion therapy  Columbia Missourian

The Council voted to support HB 516, which would ban Missouri health professionals from performing conversion therapy on anybody under the age of 18.

Columbia students demand action on climate change amid worldwide strikes  Columbia Missourian

Students elected to skip school and classes Friday to demand immediate action on climate change. "We are running out of time," student Jordan Reeves said.

Strategy of listening, sharing propels Hickman ethics team to nationals  Columbia Missourian

The goal of Hickman's ethics team is to present the best conclusion for the greatest number of people while avoiding harm. The team is state champion for the ...

Fourth and fifth markers commemorating Columbia African-American history unveiled  Columbia Missourian

Markers at Douglass Park and the Annie Fisher house commemorating forgotten African-American history were dedicated in ceremonies Tuesday.

Most community gardens could be exempted from higher summer rates under new proposal  Columbia Missourian

A proposal to exempt community gardens from significantly higher summer water rates won the approval of the Water & Light Advisory Board on Thursday.

Leroy Smith, Oct. 13 1932 — Oct. 13, 2018  Columbia Missourian

Mr. Leroy Smith was born Oct. 13, 1932, to the late Herman & Lillian (Williams) Smith in rural Boone County where he also attended Englewood Public Schools ...

Report on investigation into councilman's negotiations headed for prosecutor  Columbia Missourian

A report on a Boone County Sheriff's Department investigation into a potentially illegal deal Fourth Ward Councilman Ian Thomas tried to broker with developers ...

One man's trash, another man's compost: CPS gets recycling grant  Columbia Missourian

The new trash bins will be split into three components: mixed container recycling, compostable waste and regular trash. The goal is to divert tons of recycled and ...

FIRST LOOK: Here's what you need to know today  Columbia Missourian

Before you start your Friday, here's the latest news, weather and things to do this weekend.

Future Tigers: McKinney, Frank look forward to next chapters at Missouri  Columbia Missourian

Mario McKinney and Hayley Frank just wrapped up their high school careers with state titles, but both took time to talk about their imminent futures in Columbia.

Boone County schools boast increasing graduation rates  Columbia Daily Tribune

As high school students prepare to receive their diplomas this week, there remains a gap between those who start high school and those who finish.Over the ...

'CoMo Africa Fest' offers students chance to experience African culture first-hand  Columbia Missourian

Students at Smithton Middle School gathered in the school gymnasium Friday to learn about and experience African culture as part of CoMo Africa Fest 2019.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia high schools meet for girls wrestling tournament  Columbia Missourian

The Rock Bridge High School, Battle High School and Hickman High School girls wrestling teams competed in a tournament on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 at ...

Columbia man found not guilty in 2002 rape case  Columbia Missourian

The jury deliberated just a few hours after hearing from the accused, Jackie Jennings, 53.

Three matchups to watch as Missouri continues road trip at Mississippi State  Columbia Missourian

It would behoove Missouri to take advantage of these matchups if the Tigers are to upset Mississippi State on Tuesday.

Shelter Insurance to celebrate their 54th annual Fountain Celebration  Columbia Missourian

Attendees can enjoy free music and activities at the family-friendly fountain lighting ceremony.

Chronic absenteeism affects some schools more than others  Columbia Daily Tribune

Whatever strategies Columbia Public Schools educators want to use to help students succeed, it's necessary that the students be present in school.

Rock Bridge High School graduates look forward to new chapter  Columbia Missourian

Post-graduation plans varied widely among the Rock Bridge High School students who graduated Friday night. Elizabeth Zenner decided to take a fairly unusual ...

Micheal Lee Denbow, Oct. 27, 1947 — May 5, 2019  Columbia Missourian

Friends will be received at Memorial Funeral Home on Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. A memorial *service* will be held on Saturday at Morgan Sifford Funeral Home ...

Boone County named in top 10 healthiest counties in Missouri  Columbia Missourian

Boone County was named the best county in Missouri for clinical care in the 2019 County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, which placed it among the top 10 ...

Columbia teacher arrested for allegedly taking pictures of individual in Ellis Library bathroom

COLUMBIA, Mo. - The University of Missouri Police Department arrested Austin Lee Miller on Tuesday for one count of invasion of privacy in connection with an ...

City reaches settlement with family of 4-year-old killed by police vehicle  Columbia Missourian

The city of Columbia reached a confidential settlement Monday with Gabriella Curry's family, which had filed a wrongful death claim after the 4-year-old was ...

New income levels issued for free, discounted lunch eligibility  Columbia Missourian

Eligible children in Columbia Public Schools will pay the same for breakfast and lunch this coming year as they did last year.

Driver charged in fatal I-70 crash scheduled for trial in January  Columbia Missourian

The crash in July 2015 took the life of Margaret Haile, 79, of Auxvasse, Missouri. Police said Anthony West had crashed into Haile's Ford pickup.

Jesse Crane, Nov. 6, 1981 — April 29, 2019  Columbia Missourian

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, May 6, 2019, at Memorial Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Columbia Public Schools to be dismissed early on Thursday  Columbia Missourian

Due to the potential for inclement weather, Columbia Public Schools will release students from school early on Thursday.

Worley Street Roundtable surprises outstanding teachers with awards  Columbia Missourian

Teachers from district middle and high schools received the awards Thursday after students nominated them as "Teachers of Hope and Promise."

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia celebrates growth of Earth Day Festival  Columbia Missourian

Downtown Columbia saw hundreds of visitors Sunday afternoon as it played host to the annual Columbia Area Earth Day Festival.

Missouri softball ranking draws frustration from Anderson, players  Columbia Missourian

MU coach Larissa Anderson and several players voiced their displeasure with this week's rankings on social media.

Skaters find 'the new hotness' at Douglass Park  Columbia Missourian

The opening of a new skate park has attracted area skaters with its location and obstacles.

'Joy of life is music': $2.5 million given to MU School of Music composing initiative  Columbia Missourian

A $2.5 million donation to the MU School of Music will go mainly toward the Mizzou New Music Initiative and undergraduate music scholarships. The gift ...

Columbia Public Schools To Open World Language Center  KBIA

Columbia Public Schools is moving forward with a world language center so it can continue offering advanced Japanese and German classes. Low enrollment ...

Columbia's housing programs manager builds a career around public service  Columbia Missourian

Randy Cole has made public *service* a priority since childhood. Now, he's focused on making affordable housing more accessible.

Economic, educational disparities persist in Boone County  Columbia Missourian

Location, location, location. Behind this real estate proverb lies a well-documented reality: Where you're from matters — immensely. When it comes to income ...

Death notices for March 13, 2019 | Obituaries  Columbia Missourian

Joyce Lindgren Mitchell, Clarence Norris Hyde, Dennis Eugene McClain and Theodore Walter Brown Jr. have died.

Schools on modified lockdown for apparent standoff in central Columbia

UPDATE: Police said a man with mental issues was arrested at a separate location. They do not believe he ever had a weapon. ORIGINAL: Part of a road was ...

CPS teacher was on probation when arrested on sex charge  Columbia Daily Tribune

A Columbia Public Schools teacher arrested on suspicion of having a sexual relationship with a student was on supervised probation for domestic assault when ...

10 things to do this weekend in mid-Missouri  Columbia Missourian

Check out our list so you don't miss out on wonderful weekend activities around mid-Missouri.

Mayoral candidate Kelly injured in skiing accident  Columbia Missourian

Columbia mayoral candidate Chris Kelly suffered a fractured vertebra in a skiing accident earlier this week in Colorado, he said in a Thursday afternoon news ...

Act of kindness: Donated discuses benefit Hickman throwers  Columbia Missourian

A St. Louis retiree donated three high-quality discuses to the Hickman throwing program in the hope the Kewpies could put them to good use.

Performers bring laughs, smooth moves to Black History Month talent show  Columbia Missourian

Five acts, ranging from rap to gymnastics to comedian Joie Krack and his 7-year-old son, performed at the Black History Month Talent Show on Thursday night at ...

MU School of Law and Family Impact Center to offer free estate planning  Columbia Missourian

The MU School of Law is partnering with the MU Family Impact Center to provide free estate planning services this winter to Boone County residents, according ...

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