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March Base Kids (04/30/16)
Southeast Elementary in Sikeston has named its March Base Kids. The following students were honored for their base behavior for the month of March. Pictured are front row, from left: Kyle Thuesen, Zanaya Lane, Michael White, Liam Moore and Kayden Leonard; and back row: Chase Hodges, Gavin Spencer, Keira Hill and Marqualous Scott...
Learning about agriculture (04/27/16)
Becky Branum and Jami Geske, representing New Madrid County Farm Bureau, visited with Mrs. Kenedy's third grade at Matthews' Elementary in Matthews about the diversity of Missouri agriculture and everyday items you use that you'd be surprised were agricultural products. Following this activity, students will participate in a poster contest demonstrating things they've learned this year...
Sikeston R-6 students earn regional honors, head to state (04/27/16)
SIKESTON -- A record number of Sikeston R-6 students have qualified to compete in the the state math competition in May in Columbia. Nineteen fourth through sixth grade students from Sikeston R-6 School District competed April 2 in the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics 31st Annual Missouri Elementary regional mathematics contest at Cape Girardeau. Of those, 11 students qualified to compete in the state math competition which is May 21 at Columbia College...
Grateful students (04/23/16)
Sikeston Junior High School named its character education students for March. The word of the month was gratitude. Pictured are Tobias Sanchez, Cherei Jones, Emma Drury, Aereonna Woods, Maggie Eby, Naudia Lazcano, Sierra Lazcano, Leyton Jenkins, Fareena Khan, Lilly Beth Sutton and Shakirah Warfield...
R-1 Board reorganizes following April election (04/20/16)
NEW MADRID, Mo. - New Madrid County R-1 Board of Education swore in its newly elected members and elected officers during the April Board meeting. After accepting the certified results from the April 5 election, Ryan Eddy and the district's newest board member, Jenny Cope, took their oaths of office...
Sikeston Junior High School BARK royalty (04/20/16)
Eighth grade BARK king and queen for the third quarter at Sikeston Junior High School Brooke King and Trenton Taylor.
Preschool pups (04/16/16)
The Sikeston Kindergarten Center recently announced the preschool pups of the month for March. Pictured are Brianna Waters, Lucas Reynolds, Jillian Winchester, McKaylnn Fair, Nevaeh Sibley, Estephania Lara, Claire Sitz, Addy Hampton, Katie Jo McMillan and Ryan Keene. In the back is Principal Jenny Hobeck...
March PUPS (04/13/16)
Sikeston Kindergarten Center named its Pups of the month for March. Pictured are front row, from left: Anthony Noel, Michael Pennington, Ella Carmack, Kyrie Pittman, Mikevus Jackson, Michael Owens, Da'Narea Curry and Riley Rodgers; second row: Jahlaya Fletcher, Tra'von Turner, Lauren Williams, Xzavier Smith, Addison Stokes Dickeman, Innocence Burke, Mina Angeletopoulos and William Downing; and back row: Benjamin Lefler, Demarcus Lee, Tavarious Kirby, Logan Ray, Myron Sanders, Juliet Bowers, Hayden Patterson, Luke Beasley, Fallon Simmons, Dezmond Sibley, Avin Sullivan and Bentley Lowe. ...
Students with attitude (04/13/16)
The Christian Academy announced its Christ-Like Character students for April. Honored were, front row: Abby Shelby, Conner Simmons, Abbie Steelman, Adam Menz; middle row: Dalton Frazier, Braden Frazier, Lydia Gadberry; and back row: Jarrett Perry, Lauren Taylor and Brandon Vines. This month's characteristic was "good attitude." Attitude is how people choose to conduct themselves, behaving a certain way based on one's opinions, beliefs or values...
Kelly Elementary students honored for academic work (04/10/16)
BENTON, Mo. -- Thomas W. Kelly Elementary School has announced the honor roll students for the third quarter of the 2015-2016 school year. Grant Burleson, Claire Davis, Gwendolyn Essner, Jackson Jenkins, Sophia Lofton, Mayce Morgan, William Paz, Michael Trace Sadler, Laynie Stone, Kira Wolf, Isaac Worley, Trystyn Ziegler...
NMCC senior honored for academic excellence (04/10/16)
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Nicholas Don Merrick from Lilbourn, Mo., has been selected to become a member of the National Society of High School Honors (NSSHS). NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel stated, "On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice and commitment that Nicholas has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence." He added, "Nicholas is now a member of a unique community of scholars - a community that represents our very best hope for the future.". ...
Voices of democracy (04/08/16)
John Lancaster, a junior at Bloomfield High School, received $200 and a certificate for placing first in the Voice of Democracy Scholarship Program sponsored by Sikeston Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3174. VFW Auxiliary President Sue Rogers and Jennifer Moore, president of the Morley VFW, presented the award. ...
Little students, big donation (04/06/16)
The Sikeston Kindergarten and Early Childhood Center donated $2,000 to St. Jude Children's Hospital recently. The whole building collected and gave all the money to Julie Hodges' class to donate in honor of student Dustin Ranson who is battling cancer...
Portageville High School releases third quarter honor roll (04/06/16)
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. -- Portageville High School has announced the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2015-2016 school year. They are: Connor Barham, Gracie Brandenburg, Robert Allen Carter, Cayla Crafton, Andria Dunigan, Steven Guo, Nerissa Gurley, Maison Hall, Haylie Hammack, Cassidy Hughes, Kaley Hunt, Dasmine Johnson, Hannah Karizamimba,...
Oran Elementary students honored for academic efforts (04/06/16)
ORAN, Mo. -- Oran Elementary School has announced the honor roll students for the third quarter of the 2015-2016 school year. They are: Paden Anderson, Halle Boshell, Caroline Brashear, Kolden Dobbs, Lanny Frala, Leland Gonzalez, Olivia Girsso, Kylie Ingram, Annah McGuire-Jenkins, Lillian Senciboy, Colin Shands, Ayden Shy, Kaylee Williams Brison Winchester, Rachana Yates...
Students honored for third quarter academic achievements (04/04/16)
BENTON, Mo. -- Thomas W. Kelly High School and Middle School have announced the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2015-2016 school year. Lydia Blunt, Tabitha Blunt, Gavin Boardman, Karley Childers, Brady Chisenall, Sierra Clenney, Layne Collier, Kate Davis, Austin Elkins, Katelyn Hale, Ashleigh Hammon, Trey Holt, Emma Kiehl, Joel McClain, Elly Pattengill, Victoria Paz, Olivia Pettit, Bryce Phelps, Ty Powers, Reese Sides, Ashley Withrow, Jeremiah Worley...
Patriot's Pen winners (04/04/16)
Awards were presented to the top three winners in the Veteran of Foreign War Post 3174's Patriot's Pen Contest at the Kelly Middle School. Pictured from left are: Asleigh Hammon, first place; Sue Rogers, VFW Auxiliary president; Matthew Agib, third place; Anita Williams, scholarship chairman; and Lauren Draves-Juarey, second place...
Christian Academy announces third quarter honor students (04/04/16)
SIKESTON -- The Christian Academy has announced the honor roll students for the third quarter of the 205-2016 school year. They are: Anna Byrd, Ava Martinez, Jordan Mueller, Halyn Munday, Lyndsi Terrell. Cambrie Duncan, Lydia Gadberry, Landri Hammontree, Lydia Hester, Zoe Perry, Brookelyn Sauceda, Cody Stengler, Brooklynn Wallace...
Third quarter academic efforts honored at Scott County Central (03/31/16)
SIKESTON -- Scott County Central has announced the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2015-2016 school year. Students who achieved a 4.0 grade point average have an before their name and are members of the Principal's Honor Roll. Theron Archie, Kaitlyn Bode, *Lydia Canady, Tyler Fitchpatrick, Brionna Flye, Anthony Johnson, Brayden Johnson, Maison King, *Kaidyn Pearson, Gabrealla Peeler, Daizja Sanders, Brooke Wallace, Kendra Wright...
Charleston Middle School students recognized for third quarter academic achievements (03/31/16)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Charleston Middle School has announced the honor roll students for the third quarter of the 2015-2016 school year. Gavin Clifton, Shamesha Hamiltonand Aydan Johnson. Ryleigh Ray Nicole Hart Kyrin Betts, R'Mani Bogan, Imani Boyce, Journie Burrell-Strayhorn, Erin Campbell, Darion Carlisle, Anihya Chappell, Zaraiyah Chappell, Zhaire Clark, Sebastian Cossey, Chakyra David, Brenden Dowdy, Ely Duenne, Dazarrion Easton, Ni'Kieliana Farries, Cameron Fisher, Jerry Haddock, Emma Johnston, Eric Kent, Bryson Marshall, Rodjeya McCain, Benjamin Oliver, Seth Perry, Michael Phillips, Melshavia Quinn, Tyrail Shaviss, Tyrion Sinks, Ethan Spicer, Matthew Thurman, Logan Whitfield, Taylor Whitfield, Teyarah Williams and Kennethia Young.. ...
Students honored for third quarter academic efforts (03/28/16)
SIKESTON - Matthews Elementary in Sikeston has announced the students who achieved status on the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2015-2016 school year. They are: Adian Adams, Mauricio Bautista, Stephon Boyd, Zavior Boyd, Miley Jo Brewer-Robbins, Jackson Bye, Peyton Carlisle, Kensi Colwick, Billy Doss, Jayce Drake, Avery Fritz, Ava Goodwin, Hadley Hager, Vincent Hatton, Addisyn Holifield, Zeeshan Huang, Emarious Hunt, Carl Jacobsen, Sekhyra Jones, Morgan Kolwyck, Alexa Lee, Crystal Lee, Ashland Manning, Lamazeion Marks, Jordan Massey, Jackson Mau, Anijah Mays, Payton Mercer, Tyler Merritt, Luke Miller, Za'Quaiviion Moore, Lucas Morton, Adlyn Newsom, Rhylee Odum, Aalayah Peet, Kailyn Pulley, John Reed, Preston Rodgers, Liana Sanchez, Madison Sanders, Lauran Scott, Wyatt Seiler, Kennedi Sims, Conner Thompson, Max Thompson, Rosa Tidwell, Emma Turner, Karman Turner, Camryn Uthoff, Johnathan Villanueva, Dynesty Wofford, Ryder Wooley, Blaize Wren, Raelynn Wright.. ...
Top Dawgs for March (03/28/16)
Lee Hunter Elementary has announced the PBIS "Top Dawg" students for the month of March. Our Paws Pride Reminder for the month of March is "Courage" Pictured in the front row are first grade students: Charity Price and Redic McIntyre; second grade students: Olevia Richardson and Zeke Pennington. ...
St. Francis Xavier School lists third quarter honors (03/27/16)
SIKESTON -- Saint Francis Xavier School has announced the honor roll students for the third quarter of the 2015-2016 school year. They are: Michael Conway, Mary Tyler Cox, Claudia Drinkwater, Leah Gregory, Ryan Griffin, Minh Pham, Blaise Thomas, Adley Wheeler...
SHS students recognized for academic efforts (03/27/16)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston Senior High School has announced the students who achieved status on the third quarter honor roll of the 2015-2016 school year. They are: Jalin Anderson, Corteshia Banks, Gracie Barber, Sarah Barber, Allora Pettis Beard, Skyler Bentsen, Jacob Best, Jefonia Biddle, Sean Blanchfield, Seth Blanchfield, Zaria Blissett-Hall, Elissa Boes, Claire Boner, Lauren Brase, Rebecca Brizendine, Thomas Butler, Alexis Campbell, Berenise Castro, Ashley Clark, Taylor Cokenour, Chyna Coleman, Malena Compas, Adam Comstock, Christopher Cooper, Tyler Copeland, Ella Crader, Nathaniel Crowly, Andrew Crumley, Katherine Crumpecker, Jaidyn Davis, Keviona Davis, Jonathan Degen, Hannah Dockins, Andrew Driskill, Kelli Dukes, Damya Dunn, Destany Eberley, Gabriel Eckert, Trevor Eftink, Ethan Etter, Precious Farr, Elijah Faulkner, Makayla Fennell, Javion Fletcher, Regine Foote, Denisha Ford, Grace Foust, David Frailey, Kristiana Frazier, Veyonce Fullwood, Briana Gadberry, Giselle Galang, Shelby Giddens, Ashley Gilman, Addison Ginder, Taylor Graham, James Hall, Claire Hamlin, Katie Jo Hampton, Alli Hay, Ariel Henson, Noah Hicks, Meghan Hill, Trinity Hill, Alyssa Hillis, Hunter Hitt, Malyn Hodges, Hayli Howard, Eric Huang, Adrianna Jackson, Guy Jenkins, Qunataya Jennings, Emma Jones, Kevin Jones, Ashton Jordan, Terrionia King, Kyrin Lane, Chris Lanier, Grant Lawson, Issac Ledbetter, Hana Mason, Aaron Mayes, Paige Mays, Russell McGee, Bryce Miller, Karyssa Mitchem, Ashley Murphy, Quincy Nelson, Alyssa Nolen, Steven Parker, Megan Porter, Rhaven Porter, Lilly Powell, Malachi Preston, Kaitlyn Pritchett, Emma Renfroe, Christian Reynolds, Madeleine Rice, Joshua Rishton, Daemon Rogers, David Rowland, Ethan Russell, Madelyn Schuchart, Ricky Scott, Nate Self, Demetriana Smith, Desaray Smith, Garrett Smith, Mason Smith, Sydney Stark, Gareth Stash, Caroline Steward, Karsyn Stone, Kayla Teal, Jeffery Thornbrough, Emily Tumbleson, Jason Vandiver, Madison Vanpool, Audrey Vogel, Myla Walker, Makenzie Ward, Iraca Weakly, Trace Wheetley, Sanarra Whitney, Audrey Whitten, Alexis Wilkinson, Spencer Williams, Chyanne Worley, Cooper Young.. ...
Southeast Elementary announces the third quarter honor roll (03/27/16)
SIKESTON - Southeast Elementary has announced the honor roll students for the third quarter of the 2015-2016 school year. They are: Maurice Bailey, Makayla Brown, Machel Coaker, Dillon Lewis, Meares McMillan, Dayten Owens, Klayton Penny, Allan Sneeringer, Mason White, Bryson Avery, Daniel Bissel, Daniel Campbell, Gage Cobb, Heith Cochran, Trinity Devin, Lillynn Dow, Lyric Frye, Jaden Graham, Carley Hayden, Kinzie Hernandez, Gunner Hopkins, Jaden Johnson, Eli Jones, Zamariona Johnson, Rickyah Lewis, Parker Lovall, Nathan Markland, McKei McClellon, Brooklyn Metz, Johnathan Northern, Rodrigo Rhodes, Orlandues Sheron, Allan Sneeringer, Gabriella Taylor, Kyle Thuesen,. ...
Richland High School announces honor roll for the third quarter (03/23/16)
ESSEX, Mo. -- Richland High School has announce the honor roll students for the third quarter of the 2015-2016 school year. They are: Jarod Baker, Samantha Booker, Caleb Boyet, Adam Chafin, Olivia Chafin, Devin Duffie, Tanner Freeman, Jessica Harmon, Amanda Heitman, Chloe Holman, Austin Jones, Avadeania Jones, Shelby Mayabb, Canasia McBride, Kyle Smith, Meagan Tank, Austin Thompson, Kaycee Wamble, Madison Worley...
Sikeston Fifth and Sixth Grade Center: Students honored for third quarter academic efforts (03/23/16)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston Fifth and Sixth Grade Center has announced the honor roll students for the third quarter of the 2015-2016 school year. They are: Abigail Abernathy, Cheyenne Adams, Joe Alexander, Kennedy Allen, Danielle Andrews, Kharis Andrews, Kaitlyn Backfisch, Madalyn Barber, Sarah Basinger, Reginald Benford, Justice Bennett, Chance Blackmon, Trayvon Blackmon, Gabriel Blissett, John Boner, Nayla Bonner, Hunter Breeden, Chrisshauna Brooks, Lathan Brown, Eden Browne, Kaylea Bryan, Kobe Bryant, Jake Buchanan, Brandon Burton, Timothy Burton, Kayleigh Butler, Nicholas Buttry, Lindsay Byrd,. ...
Sikeston seniors are recognized for leadership (03/23/16)
SIKESTON -- Alexis Jade "Ali" Price and Tristin Adam Zimmerman were named Sikeston High School Students of the Month for March. Sikeston Public Schools Foundation, which sponsors the monthly program, names a male and female senior each month. Character, leadership, service, citizenship and scholastic ability are criteria used to select one "Student of the Year" at the end of the 2015-2016 school year...
Sikeston Junior High students earn recognition (03/19/16)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston Junior High School has announced the students who achieved status on the honor roll for the third quarter of the 2015-2016 school year. They are: Jonathan Alcorn, Jackson Bell, James Braden, Desana Brown, Aaron Burch, Noah Burger, Ben Chittenden, Justin Church, Spencer Clay, Jacob Collins, Hailey Crosier, Mason Davis, Thomas Davis, James Drake, Makala Ellis, Caroline Fodge, Cannon Gaddis, Tyler Gilmer, Thomas Gilmore, Olivia Grant, Jordan Green, Emily Hairston, Cornesha Hampton, Mara Hartzog, Abigail Hensley, Chase Henson, Alexander Hicks, Armani Hodges, Lydia Hodgkiss, Angel Huang, Ashleigh Huang, Aaliya Hussain, Colton Jackson, Jordan James, Jeremiah Johnson, Tamyia Johnson, Kaleb Jordan, Jhameca Joslyn, Samantha Keller, Hunter Kennedy, Fareena Khan, Chloe Lancaster, Trinity Land, Daniel Lawrence, Jason Lin, Kamora Little, Noah Lowe, Jayda Marks, Mataline Marshall, Tomero McClenton, Audra McMillen, Paige McWhirter, Wyatt Merideth, Joseph Miles, Kelsie Miller, Jaden Moblin, Ashantia Moore, Timothy Morris, Madison Mothershead, Kaitlyn Munson, Allyson Nelson, Jaquaveon Oglesby, Daniela Ortiz, Natalie Parker, Cory Pride, Makenzie Pullen, Ti Maya Randle, Xzeria Randle, Henry Robison, Hunter Rudisill, Dakota Ryan, Merrick Ryan, Mason Sailors, Ben Schrumpf, Nolan Self, Comfort Senu, Madison Session, Madeline Sherrod, Katherine Shimon, Ciara Smith, Zyauna Smith, Julia Spurlock, Faith Staple, Tyennia Stevens, Kaylee Stinnett, Tyler Stokes, Anna Stout, Kaitlyn Sullivan, Lilly Sutton, Sameer Tahir, John Tarter, Rayna Taylor, Nicholas Tidwell, Kassidy Tinnin, Devyn Tinsley, Cameron Vazquez, Hannah Vines, Elijah Ward, Trinity Weston, Kaeden White, Russell Willeford, Kyle Williams, Mason Williams, Nehemiah Williams, Max Worth.. ...
R-1 School Board forum (03/19/16)
Mike Comer, right, with the New Madrid Chamber of Commerce speaks with the three candidates for the New Madrid County R-1 School Board prior to a forum Thursday evening hosted by the Chamber. Pictured from left are the candidates Scott Riley, Jenny Cope and Ryan Eddy. During the forum the candidates provided information on their background and answered a range of questions about their goals and plans, if elected. Two openings on the board will be filled at the April 5 election...
KHS FTA attends regional meeting (03/19/16)
Kelly High School's chapter of Future Teachers of America attended the regional FTA meeting March 8 at Southeast Missouri State University. The students listened to several speakers, toured the campus with an inside tour of the Scully (education) building and ate lunch together. Kelly also won the presentation board display and portfolio contest at the region meeting...
Third quarter academic achievements earn honors (03/19/16)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- East Prairie Junior High School has announced the honor students for the the third quarter of the 2015-2016 school year. They are: Peyton Adams, Slade Archie, Mark Bixler, Erica Blasingain, Emmahrie Bratton, Elisha Bright, Cole Brown, Brittany Bryars, Eric Camarillo, Alessandra Carden, Blakelee Childers, Brynn Childers, Dathan Coffer, Brianna Davila, Morgan Dixon, Jason Douglas, MaKinzey Easter, Allie Eaves, Hannah Farquhar, Cameron Gifford, Kaleigh Green, Leo Hale, Dalton Henry, Cadence Hercik, Evan Howell, Jayden Huus, Dax Jackson, Esteban Martinez, Lillian Matheney, Daniel Miranda, Lela Moore, Lucas Moore, Julianna Pearson, Hunter Powell, Kaylie Pritchett, Mason Pritchett, Adrianna Rangel, Anna Ray, Eric Revelle, Brylee Sanders, Jacob Sipp, Coy Small, Klevin Smotherman, Megan Stempkovski, Clark Thurman, Luke Triplett, Cooper Walters, Kenna Wheatley, Tyra Williams, Joshua Blake Woods.. ...
Patient young people (03/19/16)
The February Christ Like Character winners for "patience" were announced recently by The Christian Academy. Patience is waiting calmly in difficult times even if you don't want to. Pictured front row are: Cambrie Duncan, Jordan Mueller, Sam Self; middle row: Addison Mann, Colton Arnold, Tyler Slaten; and back row: Landon Frazier, Joseph Sauceda, Allison Riley, Mallory Jaynes. Also honored was Lily Sparks...
Funding agreement for school buses OK'd (03/16/16)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Despite budget concerns, the New Madrid County R-1 School District will start the 2016-17 school year with 20 new buses. During the regular March School Board meeting, the R-1 School Board approved the bus lease finance agreement with US Bank. The agreement which will provide $1,685,805 for the purchase of the 20 buses at a 2.1 percent interest rate, will be repaid over a seven-year period, according to Dr. Cynthia Sharp Amick, superintendent...
Sikeston Kindergarten Center's February Pups (03/16/16)
Jill Bock, Staff The Sikeston Kindergarten Center recently announced its February Pups of the Month. Pictured front row are: Joe Wright, Luxeria Tipler, Keygan Childers, Jamiracle Johnson, Carson Hutto, Leighton Copeland, Jaylen Parker-Lane, Sabrina Deckard and Aayden Minton; middle row: Sanaa Cassell, Aiden Vires, Tenacity Chandler, Ky'Lee McCord, Allison Burton, Camryn LaFonck, Brianna Hernandez, Terry Clark, Kayden Stallings and Noah Harper; and back row: Korban Higgins, Donquavious Fletcher, Jada Pennington, Aydon Rice, Andrew Britton, Bryan Waters, Brayden Lutes, Kellen Jackson, Gabby Harrell, Isaiah Torres and Ayden Gedeika.. ...
Local teen attends 4-H Legislative Academy (03/12/16)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Jamaica Smith of Sikeston attended the 12th annual University of Missouri Extension 4-H Legislative Academy Feb. 15-17 in Jefferson City. Smith was one of 12 4-H members selected to represent Missouri 4-H at the Capitol. He shadowed Rep. Holly Rehder (R-148) in meetings, hearings and sessions during the three-day event...
Matthews Elementary School in Matthews announces honor roll (03/12/16)
MATTHEWS, Mo. -- Matthews Elementary in Matthews has announced the honor roll students for the third quarter of the 2015-2016 school year. An after a student's name denotes honors with distinction. Honor students are: Erica Bewley, Calleigh Cooksey*, Bradley Felton, Noah Hernandez, Allie Kenedy*, Dawson Loomes, Ethan Markham, Makenzie Muse, Gage Nabert, Jackson Parker, Destiney Pope*, Jacob Richardson, Kiya Vaught...
New Madrid County R-1 FBLA students receive honors at District conference (03/12/16)
MALDEN, Mo. - Members of the New Madrid County R-1 Future Business Leaders of America Chapter attended the 2015 FBLA District 16 Leadership Conference on Feb. 12, in Malden. Over 450 members and advisers representing 17 chapters throughout the district met to elect officers, participate in a leadership workshop, and compete in the district leadership awards program...
Cleaning up (03/09/16)
The winners from Sikeston Kindergarten and Early Childhood Center's PTO Laundry Detergent fundraiser were announced recently. Pictured from left are: Sophie Grace Carbaugh, third place winning $25; Noah Grimes, second place winning $50; and Deriyon Daniel, first place winning $100. All the students selling the laundry detergent helped the PTO raise over $5,000. The PTO hopes to buy new playground equipment or do updates with the money...
Weldathon winners (03/09/16)
Students form the Sikeston Career and Technology Center participated in the Seventh Annual Northeast Arkansas Weldathon presented by Arkansas State University-Newport and Ozarc Gas. All students won a Lincoln Electric prize pack worth $300 each, and the school received an ACE Fume Extractor valued at $1,200. ...
Pint-size heroes use their super powers to help Red Cross (03/07/16)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo - Doyle Elementary recently conducted its ninth annual Doyle Blood Drive with a "Be a Superhero-Save a Life" theme. The pint-sized heroes found a record number 321 donors. There were 256 units which were considered productive and ready to go help save 768 lives...
Hard work adds up for Sikeston fifth and sixth grade students (03/05/16)
SIKESTON -- Several Sikeston students placed in a recent math competition and will compete in regionals next month. Sikeston Fifth and Sixth Grade students along with students form the district's three elementary schools attended the qualifying math competition round Feb. 20 at Southeast Missouri State University. Fifteen Sikeston fifth and sixth graders participated, and 14 will advance to regionals April 2 on the Southeast Missouri State University campus in Cape Girardeau...
Capitol art (03/05/16)
Leah Lambert, a fifth grader from Kelly Elementary School, participated in the Children's Art Festival. Her painting, "Water Lilies," is currently on display in the office of State Rep. Holly Rehder. "It is lovely," said Rehder. "I very much enjoyed meeting Leah and showing her a few things around the Capitol."...
February Top Dogs (03/02/16)
Lee Hunter Elementary has announced their PBIS "Top Dawg" students for the month of February. The Paws Pride Reminder for the month of February is "Patience" Pictured in the front row are first grade students: Louis Montjoy and Alivia Gammons; second grade students: Zane Thomas and Abigail Tarter. ...
STAR competitors (02/26/16)
Kelly FCCLA competed at the District level of STAR events at Southeast Missouri State University on Jan. 25. Students competed in various categories all of which relate to the family and consumer science classroom. Pictured from left with their results are: Bethany Knight, top gold; Kenize Ikerman, top gold; Lillian Hudgens, gold; Kelsey Buckner, gold; Rebecah Nall, top gold; McKenzy Barrett, gold; and Caitlin Latham, top gold. ...
Orienteering at the Trail of Tears (02/22/16)
Charleston High School JROTC's Orienteering Team conducted training on Feb. 6 at Trail of Tears State Park. According to retired Major Ross V. Robey, the terrain at Trail of Tears State Park is an ideal location for training as the terrain features are easy to identify, plus the roads/trails within the park give the students good reference points. Students worked on using a compass, pace count and terrain association...
TCA helps LBFOL (02/20/16)
Students at The Christian Academy in Sikeston organized a community outreach effort for Laundry Baskets Full Of Love, which provides needed items for the elderly and those on fixed incomes. Pictured from left with the students' donations are LaRae Long with LBFOL, and student organizers, Mallory Jaynes, Breanna Beardsley, Hannah Wafler, Brandon Vines, Taylor Wooden, Aaron Beardsley and Landon Frazier...
Ingredients for learning (02/20/16)
Jami Geske and Becky Branum from New Madrid County Farm Bureau showed students in Christie Kennedy's third grade class at Matthews Elementary School in Matthews, Mo., how everything about their pizza, including the box, is grown on a farm. Students learned about the history of this popular treat, as well as the ingredients. The class was also treated to two varieties of pizza and Thank a Farmer stickers...
Sikeston High School seniors honored by SHS/SPS Foundation in February (02/19/16)
SIKESTON -- Sarah Elizabeth Martin and Joseph Tucker Hunter were named Sikeston High School Students of the Month for February. Sikeston Public Schools Foundation, which sponsors the monthly program, names a male and female senior each month. Character, leadership, service, citizenship and scholastic ability are criteria used to select one "Student of the Year" at the end of the 2015-2016 school year...
They can S-P-E-L-L (02/16/16)
The Christian Academy recently had their annual Spelling Bee for students in grades 1-8. The top three winners go on to compete in the Seventh Annual Three Rivers College Southeast Missouri Regional Spelling Bee at Poplar Bluff on March 5. The winners were Lonnie Lejeune (first place), Grace Hester (second place), and Lyndsi Terrell (third place). The winner at Poplar Bluff will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee Contest...
January Kindergarten PUPS (02/16/16)
The Sikeston Kindergarten Center recently announced its January Kindergarten Pups of the Month. Pictured front row are: Autumn Cobb, Kailee Holman, Jethero Gater, Keriya Harris, Tripp Foote, Melody Brewer and Kezarious Tipler; middle row: Joe Wright, Dominik Doles, Logan Phillips, Jazlyn Draper, Gerome Guest, Ja'kylah Cole, Tucker Sherrod, Braylon Bowser and Tanya Jones; and back row: Joseph Sandlin, Hailey Rich, David Smith, Aspen Flowal, Ledger Willis, Tra'von Turner, Layla Thompson, Randall Mallett and Emme Johns.. ...
On the prowl (02/16/16)
Kindergarten students at New Madrid Elementary School in New Madrid, Mo., showed their support for former New Madrid Central High School standout football player Kony Ealy prior to the Super Bowl. In honor of Ealy, a member of the Carolina Panthers, the students created their own Panther paw and offered a cheer...
PAT honorees (02/12/16)
Max Henry Hunter, 3, gives little sister, Ann Ellis Hunter, 1, a hug during a visit to the Kindergarten and Early Childhood Center. The children of Tara and Will Hunter, they were honored at the Parents As Teachers Children of the Month for January. For more information about the PAT program, contact the Kindergarten Center at 471-0653...
Helping those in need (02/12/16)
Members of the Kelly High School FFA Chapter raked leaves at the Benton Senior Citizen Housing last fall and donated the money earned to the Carl and DeAndra Graham family. Mrs. Graham has been struggling with medical issues for several months. Her two older children are elementary students at Kelly. ...
New Madrid Middle School Eighth Grade Career Day (02/12/16)
Several local businesses sent speakers to New Madrid County Central Middle School for the annual Career Day on Feb. 5. The speakers shared information about careers like training, education, salaries, job description, hours and benefits. The students completed a career worksheet as they gained knowledge of local careers. The speakers were from left: Carl Kimball, Christina McWaters, Zach Sexton, Michael Comer, Jessie Harris, TJ Sides and Greg Madigan. Also taking part was Sgt. Stephan Cypret...
Able to forgive (02/10/16)
Sikeston Junior High School's character word of the month nominations for January were recently announced. Forgiveness was the word of the month, and students were nominated by their teachers. Pictured are front row, from left: Damizha Hall and Aereonna Woods; and back row: Warren Chinwuko, Wyatt Merideth, Robert Rodriguez and Tyler Ward. Not pictured is Kyle Williams...
Preschool pups - January (02/10/16)
The Sikeston Kindergarten Center recently announced the preschool pups of the month for January. Pictured front row from left are: Brody Dunker, Bryce Atkins, Brody Thurmond and Zoe Holman; second row: Izabella Reynolds, Bella Hupp, Londyn Mitchell, Eli Holder, Ethan Holder, Nevaeh Lee, and Kavion Pearson; and back row, Assistant Principal Sarah Carbaugh and Principal Jenny Hobeck...
Richland High School students earn recognition (02/10/16)
ESSEX - Richland High School has announced the honor roll students for the second quarter of the 2015-2016 school year. They are: Jarod Baker, Samantha Booker, Adam Chafin, Olivia Chafin, Devin Duffie, Tanner Freeman, Jessica Harmon, Amanda Heitman, Chloe Holman, Austin Jones, Avadeania Jones, Shelby Mayabb, Canasia McBride, Kyle Smith, Meagan Tank, Austin Thompson, Kaycee Wamble, Madison Worley...
Richland royalty (02/10/16)
Richland R-1 School senior Jordan Head, seated front, smiles while surrounded by her court after being crowned queen during the 2016 Homecoming proceedings at Richland High School on Friday night. Included in the new queen's court are, from left: sophomore candidates Riley Thornton and Landon Oakley, freshman Laura Brown and Riley Glass, crown bearer Jude Rice (front), Homecoming King junior Preston Tilley, retiring queen junior Katie Pinkley, junior candidate Aleena Robbins, crown bearer Ava Porter (front), and senior candidate Parker Miller.. ...
Scott County Central royalty (02/08/16)
This year's Homecoming Queen candidates for Scott County Central High School are, from left, freshman Natalie Hubbert, sophomore Kinley Alcorn, junior Kaylie Casey and senior McKayla Dumey. The Homecoming game between the Scott Central Braves and the Chaffee Red Devils was played on Jan. 29. Kaylie Casey was crowned the 2016 queen...
Characters with initiative (02/08/16)
The January Christ-Like character was "Initiative," which means beginning a plan or task, and following it through energetically, was celebrated at The Christian Academy in Sikeston. The winners are front row: Ben Vaughn, Clint Lawrence; middle row: Cadence Shelby, Khielynn-Claire Pobst, Connor Lawrence, Landri Hammontree; and back row: Madison Barber, Karleigh Coleman, Lonnie Lejeune and Brandon Vines...
DECEMBER "BASE KIDS" (02/08/16)
Southeast Elementary in Sikeston has named its "PBIS Base Kids of the Month" for December. PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. Pictured are front row, from left: Layne Windes, Mason Washam, Timothy Fabing, PJ Hunt and Madalyn Manning; second row: Cooper Wilson, Conner Michael, Kayonna Pickering and Tyerianna Cobbins; and back row: Kimarhri Wilkins, Carter Goodman and Hannah Sutton. Not pictured is Jamarion Collier...
Sikeston Kindergarten and Early Childhood Center's PTO hosting theme basket fundraiser (02/08/16)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston Kindergarten and Early Childhood Center "PTO Theme Basket Fundraiser" is underway and baskets will be on display at school by the office until the drawing on March 1. Tickets are $1 each and will go into a drawing for the basket of their choice. Each class will get the money from the tickets sold...
Second quarter academic work is recognized (02/08/16)
LILBOURN, Mo. -- Lilbourn Elementary has announced the honor roll students for the second quarter of the 2015-2016 school year. An before a student's name denotes honors with disinction. Landon Akridge, *Imani Alexander, Demarkus Allison, Sophia Bobo, Ra'Mond Brooks, Recardo Brown, Isaiah Burk, Drake Burton, Trinity Carter, *Layton Cox, *Peyton Davis, *Nehemiah Evans, Kayden Gates, Ryleigh Hardin, Tharon Harper, *Michael Henry, Maenique Hess, Samara Holloway, *Clarence Howard, *Destiny Hughes, Mikera Jackson, Kayden Jones, Ashlee Lane, Camryn Money, *Hunter Mullins, Kaden Ozbun, Shaydon Rush, *Taylor Shaw, Tristian Shaw, Mya Silver, Allison Stafford, and Kasiah Wofford.. ...
Welding winners (02/08/16)
Sikeston's SCTC welding technology students competed in the Sixth Annual Missouri Welding Institute Vocational Welding Contest in Nevada, Mo., recently. Sikeston Career and Technology students took home more than $9,000 worth of scholarships and prizes. Pictured from left are: Lance Dejournett, Layton Emerson, Josh Parks, Kelly Bollinger, Josh Jarrett, Corbin Brown, Ben Parden, Kyler Seabaugh, and Spencer Slavings...
January BASE kids (02/03/16)
The "PBIS Base Kids of the Month" for January have been announced by Southeast Elementary in Sikeston. PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. Pictured are front row, from left: Mason Babb, Kira Yielding, Kameron Tierney, Hailey Lawrence, Dallin Knoeppel and Miley Seabaugh; second row: Harlie Hodge, Essence Givens, Janiya Tipeler, Ansh Patel and Khalia Andrews; and back row: Markasia Smith, Mallory Metz and Jasmine Velazquez...
Alternative Center announces second quarter honor students (02/03/16)
SIKESTON -- The following students from the Sikeston Alternative Center have achieved status on the honor roll for the second quarter of the 2015-2016 school year: Jordan Barton, Macie Boulnois, Terrance Brown, Breanna Buckley, Cameron Couch, Colton Davis, Deshuna Davis, DeQuisha Hall, Azende Hudson, Jalysia Jones, Phoebe Mosby, Jacob Oakes, Dakota Ozment, Von Neisha Phillips, Briana Wiggins and Michael Woodworth...
Kelly High School students honored for second quarter academic work (02/03/16)
BENTON, Mo. -- Thomas W. Kelly High School has announced the honor roll students for the second quarter of the 2015-2016 school year. Kaylee Backfisch, Kamryn Bryant, Sydney Dittlinger, Peyton Eftink, Alondra Figueroa, Anna Goering, William Tyler Green, Landon Hahs, Alison Hise, Jamie Ivie, Natalie James-Wyatt, Nathan Kiehl, Kenzie Koepp, Lauren Lambert, Olivia Lofton, Jaycee Loomis, Ashton Matlock, Lacey McBride, Mallory Poat, Linsey Powers, Damon Schultz, Allison Seiler, Wyatt Standridge, Katherine Wade, Grace Ward, Christian Worley.. ...
Making good choices (02/03/16)
Lilbourn Elementary awarded second quarter Good Character--Good Choice certificates for the 2015-2016 school year to front row from left: Tommy Burleson, Carmen Williams, Mason Tucker, Zariah Robinson, Alyssa Hunt and Kylee Jones; and back row: Noah Taylor, Destiny Miller, Malakhi Hughes, Angel Tanner, Imani Alexander, Za'Naria Madison-Key, Nakiya Blacksure and Mariah Gray. Also honored was Arrion Williams...