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Program adds up to improved math scores (12/19/14)
CHARLESTON -- Charleston Middle School sixth graders recently completed a program aimed at helping them in mathematics. CMS partnered with Lester Gillespie of Susanna Wesley Family Learning Center to give students an incentive to improve in math. Students were challenged to learn a set of math skills that are commonly missed at this level...
Poster contest winners named (12/19/14)
SIKESTON -- Naomi Frazier, 6th grade art student at the Sikeston 5th/6th grade center, was selected recently as the first place winner in the Peace Poster contest sponsored by the Lions Club of Sikeston. St. Francis Xavier school 7th grader Selena Priggel's entry took second place, while Ally Nelson, 6th grade artist at the Sikeston 5th/6th grade center, placed third...
Packing food bags (12/19/14)
Charleston Middle School Beta Club members recently volunteered their time and energy at Shining Light. This group of volunteers, led by sponsor sixth grade teacher Anne Willis packed 387 food bags for families in need at Thanksgiving.
Disc Golf baskets (12/19/14)
The Sikeston High School welding class made nine disc golf baskets for a future nine-hole disc golf course for the Sikeston Park Division. Instructor Brent Trankler's students made the baskets as a class project for placement in one of Sikeston's parks. Trankler, pictured second row far right, and some of his welding students are shown with one of the disc golf baskets...
Turkeys camouflage contest (12/17/14)
During the week of Thanksgiving, Hearnes Elementary students in Kim Wells' kindergarten class participated in their room's "Parent Involvement Turkey Camouflage Contest," which was a classic turkey-in-disguise art project with an added parent involvement element. ...
R-1 School Board: New Madrid Elementary to add after-school tutors (12/17/14)
Staff report news@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID - A successful pilot program at Lilbourn Elementary School will be expanded. New Madrid County R-1 School District Superintendent Dr. Cynthia Sharp-Amick reported during the fall, the district began an after-school tutoring program at Lilbourn Elementary School...
Making a statement (12/17/14)
On Nov. 20 Sikeston High School Speech and Debate Team traveled to a speech and debate tournament hosted by Jackson High School, where 20 teams competed. Sikeston took 15 students, and five of those students made it to the final round. Of the finalists, four received trophies. ...
Preschool pups (12/17/14)
The Sikeston Kindergarten and Preschool Center has announced the Preschool Pups for November. Pictured front row are Mina Angeletopoulos, Tucker Sherrod, Brandon Wright, Clara Cox and Carter Sander and back row are principals Jenny Hobeck and Sarah Carbaugh...
PAT honorees (12/15/14)
The Sikeston R-6 Parents as Teachers program children of the month for November are, from left: Jude Johnson, son of Justin and Audrey Johnson; Xaevian Melton, the son of Xaundria Martin and Tevis Melton; and Caeli Hann, daughter os Shannon and Melissa Hann...
Top Dogs (12/15/14)
The Sikeston Kindergarten Center recently announced its Top Dogs for the month of November. Honored were, front row: Ryan Hunt, Rodrigo Rhodes, Ashton Wheetley, Carrington Brooks, Michael Rose, Kassidy Hornback, Admire Jeralds, Katlyn Jobe and Isabella Ponder; middle row: P.J. ...
Dunkin' with dads (12/15/14)
"Dunkin' with Dads (And Other Important Men)" featured some time for fathers and their children to enjoy open-gym basketball Nov. 20 at Charleston Middle School. The event was for Charleston R-1 students in grades prekindergarten through eighth and their fathers or father figures. ...
Students brush up on oral health skills (12/15/14)
SIKESTON - During a time when treats abound, some Sikeston students got lessons in oral health care. Gloria Houston's health occupations I class at the Sikeston Career and Technology Center earlier this year brought Halloween baskets to the children in their SkillsUSA Operation Hope Mentor Program...
Scott County Central students honored by SWC Districts for artistic talents (12/15/14)
SIKESTON -- Art students at Scott County Central recently participated in the Soil and Water Conservation Districts annual poster contest. This year's theme was "Dig Deeper -Mysteries in the Soil." First Place Winners in kindergarten--first grade category received $5; first place winners in the second -- 12th grade category received $25; second place winners received $15; third place winners received $10.Winners from Scott County Central were as follows: first place: Caleb Lofton, kindergarten; Camarie Perdue, first grade; Annie Oliver, third grade; Jayden Keller, sixth grade; Kinley Alcorn, Ninth grade; Katie Scherer, 10th grade; second place: Katie Pobst, third grade; Maddie Fitchpatrick, fourth grade; Devon Baker, eighth grade; Laura Henderson, 11th grade; and third place: Reagen Evans, third grade; Lindsey Hunt, ninth grade; Tony Davis, 10th grade. ...
Chowing with the children (12/12/14)
The Fifth and Sixth Grade Center invites parents to eat with their children each year during American Education Week. This year there were over 225 parents in attendance.
Students awarded funding by Southeast (12/12/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The following students have been awarded scholarships to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2015-2016 academic year: Paige Sailors of Sikeston has received the Regents' Scholarship to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2015-2016 academic year. Sailors is the daughter of Amy and John Sailors Jr. of Sikeston, and will be a 2015 graduate of Sikeston Senior High School...
Graduate for Mas Challenge (12/12/14)
Recently, students from Sikeston High School participated in the "Graduate for Mas Challenge" from Taco Bell. Students were asked to sign a pledge card promising to graduate from high school on time with their peers, and they had to say the pledge aloud also The school is participating in this challenge against other schools around the nation. Pictured are volunteers Madlyn Basham and Luke Williams, and signing the pledge are Layton Jones, Colton Hampton and Kobe Hutcheson...
Sikeston Public Schools Foundation announces SHS students of month (12/12/14)
SIKESTON -- Kaitlyn Paige Ayers and Zachary Samuel James Grady were named Sikeston High School Students of the Month for August. 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 2014-2015 school year. ...
Kelly FCCLA visits New Dawn State School (12/12/14)
Kelly FCCLA students attended the New Dawn State School in Sikeston on Nov. 12 to make Thanksgiving crafts. Students created turkey hats with their buddies and each hat had what the student was thankful for. Kelly FCCLA students said they appreciated the opportunity to pair up with another school to celebrate the meaning of Thanksgiving...
SHS National Honor Society induction ceremony (12/12/14)
The SHS Chapter of National Honor Society had its induction ceremony Nov. 13. NHS is a nationwide organization, and selection is based on four criteria: scholarship, leadership, service and character. Current members include: seniors: Kaitlyn Ayers, Gage Barber, Lauren Beydler, Elizabeth Blanton, Ivy Clinton, Lexi Curtis, Josh Eifert, Kennedy Frohawk, Mary Claire Gleason, Zach Grady, Colton Hampton, Yeremyah Hawkins, Jenny Keller, Morgan Krokstrom, Madison Lancaster, Madeline Limbaugh, Sebastian Matos, Natalie Regenold, Kylie Ritter, Cody Rodgers, Elizabeth Sewell, Crystal Sharp, Maggie Shepherd, Madison Smith, Hannah Stash, Cole Thornton, Gabe Wheeler, Luke Williams and Madeline Williams; and juniors: Alana Basham, Kaylan Butler, Erin Crader, Jordan Crawford, Hunter Crowley, Christina Gaines, Caroline Gleason, Elizabeth Hay, Erica Irwin, Clayton Johnson, Hope Mannon, Sarah Martin, Anniegeorgia O'Brien, Alexis Price, Katie Smith and Jayci Williams. ...
Two Sikeston High School students are selected for the All-State choir (12/12/14)
SIKESTON - Two Sikeston High School students will perform with students from across Missouri in the All-State Choir. Brenden Morgan, a junior, and Dalton Martin, a senior, were selected recently for the choir. They were among five students from SHS to audition for the select group...
November students of the month (12/12/14)
Southeast Elementary named its Students of the Month for November. The word of the month was self-control. Pictured are front row, from left: Landen Richardson, Mason Ballew, Destiny Brown, Landon Wheetly and Ashley Roth; second row: Kenya Bowden, Ryder Estes, Trnyece Lockhart, Ebony Johnson, Mazie Hubbard and Savannah Griggs; and back row: Riley Spencer, Rilee Moore, Kharis Andrews and Braylon Webb. Not pictured are Joshua Hornback and Jayla Johnson...
Oran High School lists first quarter honor students (12/03/14)
ORAN -- Oran High School has announced the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. They are: Garrett Blocker, Mollie Campbell, Allison Cummins, Amber Flanigan, Racheal Friga, Karrie Graviett, Keaton Graviett, Toni Hency, Ben Heuring, Zak Johnson, Aubrianna Jones, Preston Parker, Madison Pettit, Jacob Priggel, Lera Rose, Thomas Roslen, Hunter Schlosser, Connor Tenkhoff, Thomas Trankler, Eric Westrich...
CMS Beta Club attends leadership summit (12/03/14)
Beta Club members from Charleston Middle School attended the National Beta Club Leadership Summit Nov. 7-8 in Poplar Bluff. Eight CMS eighth grade students networked with members from other schools and completed team building activities. They also heard from motivational speakers Grant Baldwin and Harriet Turk, who discussed overcoming teen-related obstacles like peer pressure, and "paying it back" in schools and communities with good deeds and service. ...
Seventh Grade MAP (12/03/14)
New Madrid County Central Middle School seventh grade students who scored advanced or proficient on the 2014 MAP test include: Daniel Adams, Steven Adams, Karen Carrizales, Allie Crider, Austin Davis, Paige Ferguson, Shelby Fields, Gabriel Fountain, Tristen Gammons, Dakota Gardner, Brett Gerecke, Logan Hall, Selena Hamilton, Glen Helmes, Martha Higgins, Zakiah Hood, Caden Howell, Caroline Johnson, Carlee Keene, Jatori Maxwell, Chasity McKinney, Cheyanne Morgan, Hannah Noe, Grae Palmer, Austin Perry, Christen Phillips, Melanie Ruark, Kieara Sanders, Noah Schaffer, Cora Simpson, Abigail Sindle, Tristen Sletten, Curtin Smith, Arron Stanford, Nathaniel Steed, Chandlor Stomire, Maggie Sutton, Andrew Thomas, Haleigh Vires, Jacob Wicker, Sabrina Williams, Shaniah Word, and Holli Yi.. ...
Sixth Grade MAP (12/03/14)
New Madrid County Central Middle School sixth grade students who scored advanced or proficient on the 2014 MAP test include: Allie Armer, Jarret Ash, Abigail Atchley, Kamaijah Boyd, Destiny Brant, Jordan Branum, Ziya Brooks, Donnie Ray Brown, Landon Burnett, Tylei Byrd, Lily Clark, Alexia Creasy, Dakota Cummins, Logan Ellington, Hannah Faries, Jonah Farrenburg, Caleb Givens, John Graham, Victoria Green, Zarionna Green, Donald Hart, Brianna Hicks, Quazavion Jackson, Alyssa Jernigan, Patrick Johnson, Alisha Kellum, Lona Kershaw, Dawson King, Bre'Onna Long, J'Vaun Mays, Terrance McClellan, Hannah McElroy, Lindsey Miller, Trenton Miller, Kannon Nowell, Isabella Phelps, Lizzie Redden, Zane Redden, Betsy Riggs, Jared Roach, Camron Robinson, Kevin Robinson, Justin Shubert, Dakota Slavings, John Stanley, Trevion Tipler, Alexa Townsend, Clayton Ullman, Samantha Weaver, Veronica Wilderness, Lexis Yarbro, and Morgan Young.. ...
Eighth Grade MAP (12/03/14)
New Madrid County Central Middle School eighth grade students who scored advanced or proficient on the 2014 MAP test include: Lily Beth Babb, Addison Birdwell, Holly Brewer, Sara Broyles, Destiny Burleson, Macey Burton, Ethan Clark, Makaila Coleman, Emma Cooksey, Gabriel Copanas, Lyndsey Deen, Darren Duckworth, Jarred Dunn, Hailie Edwards, Jamie Gardner, Clora Garrett, Gary Garrett, Gibbs Keilan, Alyssa Gilmore, Emma Graham, Jordan Harris, Madezin Jones, Derriona Madlock, Josie Mainord, Ke'Andre Marsh, Ortrez Maxwell, Nolan McElroy, Olivia McSpadden, Emma Mitchem, Demetrius Moore, Raven Murphy, Sierra Nash, Joshua Parker, Garrett Perry, Isiah Perry, Joshua Phillips, Jesse Pierce, Taylor Polk, Seth Purser, Hunter Sanders, Tre'von Sims, Mark Sizemore, Chastie Slavings, Jamaia Smith, Conner Smotherman, Ashton Sprouse, Zachary Stegman, Divine Strong, Justice Sutton, Cody Swilley, Jordan Van Meter, Johnnie Walker, David Walton, Mashiya Weakly, Austin Wells, Michael Whitley, Takaia Williams, Caleb Wyman, and Gabriel York.. ...
Top sellers honored (12/03/14)
The top sellers from the Buckets for Benefit Fundraiser sponsored by the Sikeston Kindergarten Center's PTO were named recently. Pictured front row from left are: Clara Cox, Keith Dixon, Keonnia Dixon, Myron Sanders, Madison Sanders and Noah Grimes and back row: PTO Vice President Amanda Jones, PTO President Summer Cox , Mary Applewhite, Roketia Sanders and Renee Grimes. ...
Participating parents (12/03/14)
Winners of our first quarter Parent Participation at the Kindergarten and Early Childhood Center in Sikeston were announced recently. Pictured are, front row from left: McKei McClellon, Mina Angeletopoulos and Nathan Bennett and back row: Nicole McClellon, Angela Zorbas, Suzanne Bennett and Principal Jenny Hobeck. Parents received a gift card...
Let's read together (12/03/14)
The Sikeston Kindergarten and Early Childhood Center hosted Family Reading Night at the Kindergarten and Early Childhood Center recently. Pictured around the table from left are: Ava Franco, Hannah and Rodrigo Franco, Alyssia Rhodes, Emma Franco and Rodrigo Rhodes. Families enjoyed the story, "I Know an Old Lady that Swallowed a Pie," and made some activities to go along with the story...
Outstanding students recognized (12/03/14)
Outstanding Students for the first quarter were named at Matthews Elementary School in Matthews recently. Pictured front row from left are: Courtney Burton, Abigail Polk, J.C. Dowdy, Caleb Moore; second row: Destiney Pope, Kenya Cocom, Delaney Cooksey, Bailee Jackson; and back row: Dalton Walters, Ethan Moore, Lee Kenedy and Payton Hammock. Also honored were: Kristofer Cocom and Madilynn Colbert...
Students of the Month (12/03/14)
Students of the Month for October were selected from Sarah Lawson's fourth grade class at Matthews Elementary School. Pictured with their plaques are Alyssa Hammock and Dalton Walters.
Perfect! (12/03/14)
All students who achieved perfect attendance during the first quarter of the year at Matthews Elementary School in Matthews were included in a drawing for four Wal-Mart gift cards. The winning students were Zach Hileman, Ashlynne Lewis, Christopher Espinoza and Samantha McElroy...
Wild Indians (12/03/14)
During Cathey Daniels' art class at Matthews Elementary School in Matthews, the second graders learned about the Pilgrims and the Indians. Ms. Daniels explained that the Pilgrims would have not survived without the help of the Indians. Each student created an Indian vest and headband...
Kelly's FBLA is busy (12/03/14)
BENTON - Thomas W Kelly's Future Business Leaders of America has stepped up to the challenge of meeting their goal for 2014 -- 2015 membership. "When we meet during the summer and began working on the year's activities, our first thought is what we are going to do to make a difference? We discuss our member goals and then begin planning activities that will help build a successful future," said FBLA officer Shaina Grigery Kelly's FBLA membership goal was set at 130 members and it was exceeded by 5 members.. ...
SHS students attend leadership conference (11/26/14)
Six students from Sikeston High School and their sponsor recently attended the DECA Fall Leadership Conference at Lodge of the Four Seasons in Lake Ozark. DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management. Pictured are, from left: Alan Newton, Katie Smith, Mohsin Rajput, Anniegeorgia O'Brien, sponsor Ryan Lindsey, Elizabeth Hay and Kobe Hutcheson...
Oran Elementary lists honor students (11/26/14)
ORAN -- Oran Elementary has announced the honor roll students for the first quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. They are: Cody Albritton, Marshall Bradley, Sophie Bryeans, Brenden Campbell, Natalie Collier, Elizabeth Cureton, Andrew Dennis, Jase Fuemmeler, Lillian Knotts, Bralynn Morgan, Addison Nichols, Nathan Pobst, Scarlett Schlosser, Dixie Shoemaker, Elijah Shoemaker, Molly Spane, Benjamin Urhahn...
Winners announced (11/26/14)
The winners of the pumpkin decorating contest at the Kindergarten and Early Childhood Center were announced recently. Pictures from left are: Kami Marshall, fourth place, Carl Jacobsen, second place, Elias McClinton, third place and Wyatt Seiler, first place. There were 58 pumpkins entered into the contest and a total of more than $900 was raised for the PTO...
Noranda awards four local students funding (11/26/14)
NEW MADRID -- Jacob Bracey, Jenna Hawkins, Audra Porter and Kylie Spence were awarded 2014 Noranda Aluminum College Scholarships of $3,000. This year, Noranda Aluminum awarded a total of 10 scholarships, four of which went to children of employees at the New Madrid smelter...
Plymouth rocks! (11/26/14)
Second grade students at Southeast Elementary School in Sikeston presented a musical tribute to Thanksgiving Tuesday for their parents and fellow classmates. The students sang about Thanksgiving, mashed potatoes and even gobbled with a "turkey."
TCA Characters of the Month: junior and senior high school (11/24/14)
The Christian Academy has named its Character of the Month honorees. Students are selected based on their "Overall Christ--like Behavior" each month. Honored from the Junior and Senior High were, from left: Aden Morris and Mallory Jaynes...
TCA Characters of the Month: third-fifth grades (11/24/14)
The Christian Academy has named its Character of the Month honorees. Students are selected based on their "Overall Christ--like Behavior" each month. The third through fifth grade honorees are, from left: Toniah Magill (third grade), Vance Terrell (fifth grade), Justice Green (fifth grade) and Chandler Duncan (fourth grade)...
TCA Characters of the Month: pre-k-second grade (11/24/14)
The Christian Academy has named its Character of the Month honorees. Students are selected based on their "Overall Christ--like Behavior" each month. Pictured are:prekindergarten through second grade honorees, from left:  Kael Davis (prekindergarten), Redic McIntyre (kindergarten), Lyndsi Terrell (first grade) and Lydia Hester (second grade)...
Seventh Grade BARK (11/24/14)
Sikeston Junior High announced the seventh and eighth grade BARK king and queen for first quarter. These students were recognized for exemplifying their school's acronym, BARK, which stands for Be Respectful, Act Responsibly, Ready to Learn, and Keep Safe. The seventh grade king is Sam Drury and queen is Emma Drury. This is the first time siblings have won, and these siblings happen to be twins...
Eighth Grade BARK (11/24/14)
Sikeston Junior High announced the seventh and eighth grade BARK king and queen for first quarter. These students were recognized for exemplifying their school's acronym, BARK, which stands for Be Respectful, Act Responsibly, Ready to Learn, and Keep Safe. The eighth grade king is Sean Blanchfield and the queen is Grace Foust...
Kelly Elementary School announces students earning 1st quarter honors roll members (11/24/14)
BENTON -- Kelly Elementary School has announced the honor roll students for the first quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. They are: Madison Agin, Kaylee Brown, Brody Camden, Ethan Carlyle, , Alyssa Casey, Jaden Cupp, Keegan Ditto, Tristan Genereau, Emory Glenn, Caitlyn Graham, Jada-Lynn Griggs, Mika Kirkman, Mallory Lemonds, Jacob Liverett, Tommy-Anne Marriott, Hannah McDermott, Makayla Morgan, Katelyn Ruff, Cooper Shackles, Trenton Staggs, Rilen Summers, Caleb Tidwell, Laird Tucker...
All treats, no tricks (11/24/14)
On Oct. 30, New Madrid County R-1 FBLA members filled Halloween treat bags with candy the members had donated. The treat bags were then delivered to the Golden Living Center in New Madrid, where the students also visited with the residents. Pictured front row from left are: Megan Wasson, Shelby Smith, Sarah Robinson, Riley Fowler, Allyson Garner and Kaitlyn Lawfield; back row: Melissa Wasson, Turner Holmes, Maria Turley, Kaitlyn Long, Amyia Gates, Madison Adams, Makayla Burris, Payton Jones, Megan Gremard, Alyssa Robeson, Austin Young, Sarah Peel, Shaniah Fountain, C. ...
Responsible students (11/24/14)
Southeast Elementary in Sikeston named its Students of the Month for October. The word of the month was responsibility. Pictured are front row, from left: Ramyah Lewis, Charlie Torres, Neicie Palmer, Dallin Knoeppel, Keara Johnson and Conner Michael; second row: Aunesti Tatum, Dakota Thompson, Saloni Maisura, Rasheed Abu Khudier and Baylee Copeland; and back row: Miranda Sherwood, Peyton Morgan, Shakayla Jasper, Drake Tigart, Khalia Andrews, Chelsea Thompson and Aiden Hutcheson...
Role model honored (11/24/14)
Kindergarten teacher Ashley Palmer was recognized as Staff PeaceBuilder at Matthews Elementary School at Matthews for the first quarter of 2014-2015. Mrs. Palmer is an excellent role model for her students as well as all other students in the building, New Madrid County R-1 officials said. ...
First quarter academic work is recognized (11/24/14)
SIKESTON -- Scott County Central High School has announced the honor roll students for the first quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. They are: Abby Burchard, Jackson Casey, Logan Hall, Kinley Hargrove, Alexis Hart, Caleb Hunt, Rita Meeker, Logan Oliver, Avery Pobst, Sarrah Turner, Colton Vance, Katyra Williams...
Matthews donates land to R-6 District (11/22/14)
SIKESTON -- The Sikeston R-6 School District has acquired some new land for future development. Sikeston R-6 Superintendent Tom Williams told Board of Education members during their regular monthly meeting Tuesday that Sikeston resident Scott Matthews offered to donate to the district 8.75 acres located south of Col. George E. Day Parkway and next to Brunt Boulevard...
New Madrid County R-1 School Board: Three seats will be filled by voters next April (11/19/14)
NEW MADRID - Filing for three seats on the New Madrid County R-1 School Board will open in less than a month. During the R-1 School District's November board meeting, filing for two regular three-year terms and a one-year unexpired term was set from Dec. 16 through Jan. 20. Those interested in serving on the board can file during school hours with Pam Riley at the District Office, located on the New Madrid County Central High School campus...
PAT children of the month (11/19/14)
Sikeston R-6 Kindergarten and Early Childhood Education Center named its Parents as Teachers children of the month for October. Pictured are Logan Williams, 2, and Khyia Redd, 2. To learn more about Parents as Teachers, call 471-0653.
Charleston career class visits SCTC (11/19/14)
Charleston Middle School students took a field trip Oct. 17 to the Sikeston Career and Technology Center. Each quarter Susan Collier's sixth grade career class spends eight weeks investigating various careers and post-secondary education alternatives. ...
St. Francis Xavier School announces the first quarter honor roll students (11/19/14)
SIKESTON -- Saint Francis Xavier School has announced the honor roll students for the first quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. They are: Libby Alcorn, Hiatt Ault, Hunter Collins, Jack Cozean, Cole Fitzgerald, Meredith Grojean, Jacob Haley, Sophie Hunter,...
Kelly High School and Middle School: First quarter academic achievements earn recognition (11/19/14)
BENTON -- Kelly High School and Middle School have announced the honor roll students for the first quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. They are: Evan Abernathy, Savannah Ashley, Ashton Beggs, Shelby Beggs, Kristi Brucker, Carolyn Donaldson, Carlos Escobar, Lee-Ellen Feezor, Clayton Garrett, Austin Graham, Shaina Grigery, Joseph Gulledge, Nathan Haney, Kayla Hill, Tyler Holt, Dalton Huffman, Cody Jones, Taylor Lasater, Morgan LeDure, Seth Perdue, Jacob Riley, McKenzie Roth, Ashley Scheffer, Kaylee Scherer, Tesla Smith, Josie Stark, Paige Still, Lydia Tackett, Whitney Watkins, Zachary Weiny, Stephanie Worth.. ...
Youngsters help 'ReLeaf' their outdoor classroom (11/15/14)
SIKESTON -- Nine new trees were planted in October at the outdoor classroom of the University Child Development Center at Southeast Missouri State University-Sikeston. The trees -- seven Willow oaks, one Bur oak and one Kentucky coffeetree -- were made possible thanks to Forest ReLeaf of Missouri and their Project CommuniTree through a partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation...
Students, families follow the clues to solve mystery together (11/15/14)
CHARLESTON -- Who kidnapped Billy Blue, the Charleston Blue Jays mascot? This case led families to search the CMS building, looking for clues to determine the guilty suspect, the tool they used, and which area Billy was held in. "Middle School Mystery Night" was held Oct. 21 at Charleston Middle School, for grades sixth through eighth and their families. The event was a product of CMS parent involvement, said B.J. Babb, Parent Liaison...
Richland High School announces first quarter honor roll students (11/15/14)
ESSEX -- Richland High School has announced the honor roll students for the first quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. They are: Bridgett Anderson, Breanna Bond, Austen Buttry, Katie Condict, Mikalyn Davis, Dominic DeBord, Allison Jones, Norman Oakley, Anthony Parker, Noah Pearce...
Perfect attendance certificates awarded at Lilbourn Elementary (11/15/14)
LILBOURN -- Lilbourn Elementary awarded Perfect Attendance certificates for the first quarter of the 2014-2015 school year to the following students: Colton Bobo, Gabriel Burton, A.J. Campbell, Ka'liyah Gaines-Smith, Jordan Gamblin, Shareese Grove, Carson Reynolds, Ayden Roberts, Sumaury Robinson, Briley Waters...
Celebrating singing success (11/15/14)
Eight students from the Sikeston Junior High School were selected for the Junior High All-District Choir recently. Earning the honors were, front row from left: eighth graders Paige Crumpecker, Meghan Hill and Robert Rodriguez; and Cooper Hill, seventh grade; and back row: eighth graders, Dalton Duncan, Ella Crader and Sanarra Whitney. Also honored was eighth grader Lilly Powell...
Lee Hunter Elementary School: First quarter academic efforts are honored (11/15/14)
SIKESTON -- Lee Hunter Elementary has announced the honor roll students for the first quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. They are: First Grade Kadison Adell, Jillian Asher, Cameron Bean, Graisen Carlyle, Kasey Chandler, Brady Childers, Marlie Crook, Harper Curry, Anna Curtis, Brandon Herrion, Johnathon Housman, Will Lape, Aiden McLemore, Brody Nash, Cheyenne Parker, Zaniyah Stevenson, Abigail Tarter...
Technology brings U.S. Congressman into the classroom (11/15/14)
SIKESTON -- Technology enabled some Sikeston High School students to have a live video chat with their U.S. representative in Washington, D.C., Friday during their advanced placement government class. Sikeston High School students in Sarah McGill's AP government class participated in the live conversation with Eighth District Congressman Jason Smith, who was in his office in Washington, D.C...
Matthews Elementary in Sikeston: Students recognized for academic achievements (11/12/14)
SIKESTON -- Matthews Elementary in Sikeston has announced the honor roll for the first quarter of the 2904-2015 school year. They are: First grade Elijah Blackmon, Aiden Cagle, Courtne Gipson, Rylee Guthrie, Andy Huang, Aziyah Hughes, Jaiden Joshann, Ben James,Serenidee Johnson, Joshua Joslyn, Rosalinda Lara, Peyton Mitchell, Marissa Nolan, Hanna Novak, Kristin Perky, Garrett Pipes, Zander Propst, De'Mario Reed, Avery Reid, Ella Grace Rush, Nicolas Russell, Bryce Sieveking, Hunter Sletten, Gracie Smith, River Spears, Mark Taylor, Kobe Bryant, Ke'Mora Thompson, Katelynn Towe, DeMaris Wren.. ...
Students take in Christmas classic (11/12/14)
Sikeston students laugh as actors with the Imaginary Theatre Company perform "Bah! Humbug!," a retelling of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." The performance is one of several provided through Three Rivers College and the Patrons of the Arts 2014-15 expanded season. ...
Student awarded funding (11/10/14)
WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. - Allie Cummins of Oran , Mo. , has been awarded a President's Scholarship to attend Williams Baptist College . The scholarship is awarded to incoming WBC students based on their college entrance examination scores. Cummins is a senior at Oran High School . She is the daughter of Steven Cummins and Stacey Starnes, both of Oran ...
Bernie student receives scholarship (11/10/14)
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Caleb Ellenburg of Bernie, has received the Governor's Scholarship to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2015-2016 academic year. Ellenberg is the son of Allan and Tommie Ellenberg of Bernie and will be a 2015 graduate of Bernie High School...
Portageville High School students are recognized for academic efforts (11/10/14)
PORTAGEVILLE -- Portageville High School has announced the honor roll students for the first quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. They are: Andreia Alexander, Andrew Alexander, Austin Ashby, John Benson, Peyton Bullock, Deavion Caldwell, John Carroll, Daniel Carter, Hanna Cook, Brenna Corbett, Eleseiana Covington, Darrel Ellis, Bayleigh Foster, Hunter Gates, Abby Gibbins, Keeta Green, Dylan Henry, Timothy Howell, Deondra Johnson, Abby Johnston,...
East Prairie Junior High lists honor roll students (11/05/14)
EAST PRAIRIE -- East Prairie Jr. High has announced the honor roll students for the first quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. Honor students are: Logan Allen, Laurann Allgier, Raleigh Archie, Alicia Backfisch, Alexius Baker, Ashton Baker, Morgan Baker, Emma Bell, Leeann Blasingain, Mary Bone, Brayden Bratton, Dale Carter, Haley Christian, William Clemons, Connor Dean, Austin Ditto, Sierra Ditto, Payeton Easter, Alexandra Edwards, Sierra Erwin, Brandon Faire, Dalton Farmer, Meridyth Givens, Lakyn Grissom, Makayla Grissom, Zandon Grisso, Noah Grubbs, Madison Harper, Bradly Hearn, Shayna Johnson, Mason Johnston, Michael "Tucker" Jones, Caroline LaPlant, Sarah Latamondeer, Gavin Linhart, Kayla Linhart, Dion "Alex" Lowry, Katie Manning, Melissa Manning, Mikayla Martin, Izabella McCutchen, Katelyn McDermott, Wynter Miller, Harrison Moore, Luke Morgan, Jade Norman, Roy Norton, Michael "Trey" O'Dell, Madalin Parnell, Gregory Phrampus, Trenton Raymond, Kevin Shands, Savannah Shands, Hannah Stempkovski, Hannah Thomas, Zackree Triplett, Jesse Vinson, Sydnie Warford, Torey Weakley, MaKenzie Williams, Micah Williams, Amber Woodworth, Dakota Woodworth.. ...
New Madrid County Central Middle School Student Council (11/05/14)
The New Madrid Middle School Student Council members for 2014-15 gathered for a photo recently. The members are, front row: Alexia Creasy, Zane Redden, Abigail Atchley, Lona Kershaw; second row: Hunter Polk, Jordan Branum, Isabella Phelps, Lindsey McWaters, Kannon Nowell, Donnie Brown, Morgan Young; third row: Dakota Gardner, Maggie Sutton, Kelly Spears, Chasity McKinney, Kansas Johnson, Tristen Sletten, Allie Crider; and back row: Corvon Williams, Emma Cooksey, Macey Burton, Lyndsey Deen, Emma Mitchem, Taylor Polk, Olivia McSpadden, Gabe York. ...
Funding adds up (11/05/14)
Sondra Meadows, president of Beta Gamma of Delta Kappa Gamma, presents first year teacher Keith Blissett with a $50 Mini Grant. Blissett teaches third grade math at Southeast Elementary in Sikeston. He will use the money for math bins so the children can practice their skills. The Beta Gamma Chapter is participating in the Teacher's Helping Another Teacher (THAT) service project initiated by the DKG Missouri State Chapter...
Sikeston Junior High School: Students honored for academics (11/05/14)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston Junior High School has announced the honor roll students for the first quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. They are: Martina Aguilar, Layan Alkiliani, Kirah Anthony, Destiny, Atkins, Taylor Babb-Ward, Alexis Bailey, Madison Barber, Miranda Barlett, Madison Beck, Grace Blanton, Emily Boyd, Brenden Brown, Dallis Brown, Jonathon Burton, Kylie Carr, Kiersten Chessor, Warren Chinwuko, Connor Clark, Katelyn Clark, Connor Coatney, Chance Cockrell, Ammiel Coleman, Isabel Collins, Reagan Collins, Ainsley Colwick, Seth Copeland, Katalina Couch, Charles Cox, Austin Crawford, Jonathan Crowe, Adreyaunna Davis, Jade Davis, Karissa Denning, Destiny Drury, Emma Drury, Samuel Drury, Elizjah Dukes, Dylan Elliott, Alexander Ellis, Daiquan Evans, Hannah Fodge, Stefani Gancheva, Donnie Garner III, Peyton Gilliland, Blaire Gordon, Keon Graham, Anthonious Gray, Alesia Green, Mallory Green, Taylor Green, Gretchen Hawkins, Madison Hicks, Beyonce Hightower, Shelby Hodgkiss, Lauren Hornback, Payton Howard, Sandy Huang, Parker Hunter, Makayla Hutton, Rory Jaynes, Leyton Jenkins, Tommy Johnson, Audra Jones, Kya Kaminsky, Brooke King, Joseph Kinsey, Naudia Lazcano, Lang Li, Jordan Lin, Kylie Lossing, Shawnee Lynch, Jasmin Maisuria, Takyra Mallory, Hannah Manning, Alyssa Martin, Abbygail Massey, Conner McCameron, Isabelle McGill, Dashanti McKeller, Ethan McLard, Logan McLean, Madeline McMenamy, Kaden Meadows, Kaden Merrill, Corey Minner, Wendellyn Moblin, Heaven Moore, Collin Murphy, John Myres, Lucas Nation, Kylyn Newton, Charlee Oliver, Justice Orman, Rasheid Parker, Gwyneth Pearson, Lilly Piepenbrock, Karli Pratt, Ethan Presley, Sarah Proffer, Donasha Robinson, Maison Robison, Robert Rodriguez, Noah Rolwing, Abigail Roth, Landen Savage, Erica Sawyer, Cameron Schlosser, Makavia Simmons, Jamya Smith, Seth Spraggs, Benjamin Steelman, Seth Steelman, Ethan Stone, Grant Stoner, Alexus Sturgeon, Aubrey Sullivan, Carla Syre, Katelin Taber, Gabrielle Talley, Barbary Taylor, Audrey Testa, Taylor Tidwell, Ashley Tinnin, Logan Tollison, Haleigh Vires, Tyler Ward, Madalyn Weems, Hannah Whitten, Brynna Wiese, Kadin Wilburn, Takila Williams, Mandy Wilson, Megan Witt, Miranda Witt, Aereonna Woods, Hannah Yant.. ...
Fifth and Sixth Grade Center: First quarter honor roll announced (10/31/14)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston Fifth and Sixth Grade Center has announced the honor roll students for the first quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. They are: Fifth grade Kaleb Evans, Andrew Faire, Audra Falkenberg, Ethan Foley, Kaitlynn Fox, Baylee Freeland, Ty Freeland, Briana Gaskins, Caleb Gates, Mya Gilliland, Jacqueline Ginther, Ana Gonzalez, Jonathan Green, Joseph Green, Lamarcus Groce, Katherine Grubbs, Dethasha Hall, Sophie Hamra, Griffin Hancock, Jameonia Harris, Katlyn Hatchett, Destiny Hicks, Errynn Hill, Chloe Hodge, Libertie Hodges, Heidi Hostler, Dakira Hunter, Mirza Hussain, Wesley Jackson, Erick Jasper, Mckenna Jenkins, Laniah Johnson, Halley Kim, Lucas King, Kalee Kitchen, Jaiden Knoeppel, Collin Lape, Daniel Lape, Makayla Latham-Shabazz,. ...
Best small class marching band (10/31/14)
Puxico High School Marching Band was named Best Small Class the 70th Annual Cotton Carnival Parade. The band competition is sponsored by the Sikeston Optimist Club. As the parade is a Sikeston event, the Sikeston Senior High Band was not included in the competition. ...
Pink-Out Day (10/31/14)
New Madrid County Central Middle School Student Council and National Junior Honor Society sponsored a Pink-Out Day for the students to promote Breast Cancer Awareness. The principals, secretaries, teachers, librarian, nurse, counselor and students participated by wearing pink on Oct. ...
Christian Academy announces first quarter honor roll students (10/29/14)
SIKESTON -- The Christian Academy has announced the honor roll students for the first quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. They are: Cambrie Duncan, Lydia Gadberry, Landri Hammontree, Lydia Hester, Zoe' Perry, Brookelyn Sauceda, Cody Stengler, Eli Stevenson, Brookelynn Wallace, Evy Walton...
Academic efforts honored (10/29/14)
MATTHEWS -- Matthews Elementary School in Matthews has announced the honor roll students for the first quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. An before a student's name denotes honors will distinction. *Laynie Brown, Trinity Chadd, *Kenya Cocom, Alaina Commins, Hannah Dowdy, Harlee Gaskins, Hayden Harris, Katelyn Helmes, *Lee Kenedy, Ashlynne Lewis, Gracie McMackin, *Avery MItzlaff, *Chloe Polk, Lucas Polk, Donovan Ramirez, Kristina Scobey, Ryder Sindle, Lindsey Terry, Ryleigh Turner, Stephen Welton.. ...
NMCCMS: Students honored for academics, attendance (10/29/14)
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central Middle School has announced the outstanding students, honor roll students and students who achieved perfect attendance for the first quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. Jarret Ash, Donald Brown, Alexia Creasy, Dakota Cummins, Hannah Faries, Alyssa Jernigan, Bryce Johnson, Lona Kershaw, Hannah McElroy, Jaquaveon Oglesby, Isabella Phelps, John Stanley, Samantha Weaver, Veronica Wilderness, Morgan Young...
Best large class marching band (10/29/14)
New Madrid County Central High School Marching Band was named Best Large Class Marching Band for the 70th Annual Cotton Carnival Parade. The band competition is sponsored by the Sikeston Optimist Club. As the parade is a Sikeston event, the Sikeston Senior High Band was not included in the competition. ...
September pups (10/22/14)
The Sikeston Kindergarten Center honored its September PUPs of the month. The honor recognizes students for their behavior. Pups are polite, understanding, make good choices and play and work safely. Pictured front row are: Louis Montjoy, Kyle Thuesen, Malcome Turner, Tyrell Anderson, Madalyn Manning, Sean Smith, Adriana Peet, Allan Sneeringer and Avery Fritz; middle row: Lynleigh Davis, Jackson Garner, Gunner Hopkins, Elijah Barnes, Mason Babb, Keith Dixon, Crystal Lee, Tavion Bradley, Morgan Kolwyck and RicKyah Lewis; and back row: Aubreigh Landers, Zavior Boyd, Karleigh Dement, Zyaira Bonds, Jaidyn Alston, Za'Quaiviion Moore, Kennedi Sims, Quay Turner, Lauren Estes and Orlandues Sheron.. ...
Rewarding a job well done (10/22/14)
Charleston Middle School had a "Test Scores Night" Sept. 23 to honor students who scored advanced or proficient on the MAP Test. Pictured are, from left: Chris Stanfield, Jennifer Dement, Shelley Helmes and sixth grade student Ricky Murphy. Parents received student scores from the MAP Test taken last spring, and CMS Counselor Jennifer Dement explained the results pages. ...
PAT honorees (10/22/14)
The Sikeston R-6 School District Parents as Teachers program honored three youngsters in September as its "Students of the Month." Pictured from left are Levi Simpson, the son of Nathan and Lauren Simpson; Kinsley Kirchner, daughter of Cierra Kirchner; and Lincoln Coffey, the son of Lauren Coffey...
Field day fun (10/22/14)
On Aug. 28, a group of students from New Madrid County Central High School's FFA along with other groups participated in Delta Field Day in Portageville. During the event students had the opportunity to learn about pig weeds, the future technology for fields and new ways to spread pesticides in fields. ...
Sikeston student earns recognition at Boys State (10/22/14)
SIKESTON -- Fred Howell Thornton IV participated in The American Legion Boys State of Missouri June 14-21 on the campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg. Thornton, who is the son of Fred and Nan Thornton of Sikeston, was selected on his leadership, citizenship, academics and character during his junior year at Sikeston High School. Thornton was sponsored by the Sikeston Kiwanis Club...
On target (10/22/14)
Charleston High School JROTC A Team recently competed against New Madrid County Central High School's JROTC in marksmanship. During the event Jacob Shands placed second in the prone position. Datoka Mccurter placed second in standing and kneeling positions as well as second place with overall score...
Class assists Little League football (10/22/14)
The Charleston High School Ag Construction class recently completed cutting out football signs for the Charleston Little League Football. Pictured are Shawn Isbell, Deonte Clemons and Bruce Simmons at work. The class utilized planning, layout and cutting skills for this project...
Richland High School lists first quarter honor students (10/22/14)
ESSEX -- Richland High School has announced the honor roll students for the first quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. They are: Bridgett Anderson, Breanna Bond, Austen Buttry, Katie Condict, Mikalyn Davis, Dominic DeBord, Allison Jones, Norman Oakley, Anthony Parker, Noah Pearce...
Junior high (10/22/14)
The following students were selected by the Sikeston Junior High faculty and staff as being an excellent representation of "respect," the character word of the month for September. Pictured are seventh and eighth grade students: Sarah Barbre, Christian Blackmon, Seth Copeland, Levi Curry, Damya Dunn, Ali Hay, Rory Jaynes, Aaron Mayes, Daemon Rogers, Grace Warren, Brynna Wiese, Spencer Williams and Mandy Wilson. Not pictured is Shelby Hodgkiss...
Young pups (10/22/14)
The Sikeston R-6 ECE (Preschool) September PUPs of the month were announced recently. Pictured are Gabby Harrell, Elizabeth Butler, Zya'rell Turner, Callie Riley, Korban Higgins and Lexcie Pratcher with principals Sarah Carbaugh, left, and Jenny Hobeck...
On board with fire safety (10/22/14)
The children of Concordia Lutheran School, with their teacher Brenda Moore, learned about fire prevention and how to evacuate a home at the time of a fire. Representatives of the Sikeston Department of Public Safety were present to lead the children in exploring the subject and in exploring a firetruck on Oct. 14, during Fire Prevention Week...
Doing the math (10/22/14)
Samantha Pullen's second grade class at Matthews Elementary School in Matthews worked with three-digit numbers during the first quarter. Several of her students successfully wrote from 1 to 1,000 with no mistakes. Pictured are: Jackson Parker, Destiney Pope, Dawson Loomes, Kiya Vaught and Calleigh Cooksey...
Students of the month (10/22/14)
September Students of the Month at Matthews Elementary in Matthews were selected from Christie Kenedy's third grade class. Pictured with their plaques are Katelyn Helmes and Hayden Harris.
S is for spider (10/22/14)
Kristi Bond's pre-school students at Matthews Elementary School in Matthews made spider webs with spiders during the week they were learning about the letter S. Pictured is the afternoon pre-school class.
Area officer (10/13/14)
Learning leadership (10/13/14)
Sikeston grad earns nursing scholarship (10/10/14)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Denisha Blacher has received the St. Joseph Hospital Nursing Scholarship at Baptist College of Health Sciences for the 2014-2015 academic year. Blacher, a graduate of Sikeston High School in Sikeston, Mo., is the daughter of Harry and Lessie Bonner-Blacher of Cordova...
Student chosen for CLC (10/10/14)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Haley Manning of Bertrand, Mo., a graduate of Charleston High School, has been selected to join the Chancellor's Leadership Corps at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The competitive scholarship awards up to $8,000 per year, up to $32,000 for four years, if renewal requirements are met. It is awarded to entering freshmen who are Arkansas residents with at least a 3.0 cumulative high school grade point average...
Successful singers (10/10/14)
On Sept. 27 over 600 students from across southeast Missouri competed through a blind audition for spots in the All-District Honor Choir. The audition process requires each student to sing a solo for three judges and then to sight sing in another room. ...
Charleston participates in Challenger Baseball (10/08/14)
Charleston students participated in Challenger Baseball, which benefits children with special needs. Charleston High School baseball players and cheerleaders, as well as Charleston Middle School baseball players and Beta Club members participated in the Southeast Missouri Challenger Baseball League Sept. 13. Challenger Baseball is a league for children with special needs. (Submitted Photo)...
Sikeston sixth grade characters (10/08/14)
Sikeston Fifth and Sixth Grade Center announced its sixth grade character education students of the month for August. The word of the month was goal-setting. Pictured are front row, from left: Angel Huang, Rayna Taylor and Noah Burger; second row: James Braden, Jaden Blissett and JaMelvion Banks; and back row: Samantha Keller, Tamyra Hampton, Tyler Gilmer and Chelsie Moore. (Submitted Photo)...
Sikeston fifth grade characters (10/08/14)
Serving their community (10/08/14)
Charleston High School JROTC cadets conducted community service at the Sept. 19 football. Ten cadets assisted the Charleston R-1 School District personnel with parking cars. According to Ross Robey, community service is a big part of the Army JROTC program. Students will continue to conduct community service projects for the school district and community during the year. Those students that complete the required hours will receive the JROTC community service ribbon...
Good Dogs (10/08/14)
The 2013-2014 MAD ( Make A Difference) Dogs Club of Matthews Elementary in Sikeston voted to make a donation to Feed My Starving Children. Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding hungry children around the world. The MAD. Dogs raised the money that was donated through sales of hot chocolate and lemonade during the school year...
September students (10/08/14)
Southeast Elementary in Sikeston named its Students of the Month for September. The word of the month was respect. Pictured are front row, from left: Miley Seabaugh, San'Niah Hopkins, Jauarius Pfiffer, Katie Staples, Tristan Wiggins and Selah Torres; second row: Cooper Wilson, Tayshawn Green, Alissa Rhodes, Parker Jackson, Sam Lewis and Brody Gardner; and back row: Belinda Minner, Vincent St. Cin, Kharis Andrews, Kenzie Tolle and Makayla Towe. Not pictured is Kylee Walters...
'See You At the Pole' (10/08/14)
Oakland City University president to speak at church homecoming (09/25/14)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Dr. Ray Barber, former pastor of the First General Baptist Church of East Prairie and current Oakland City University president, will deliver the First General Baptist Church of East Prairie's Sunday morning message. Barber and his wife, Beth, have not been back to the church where he started in almost 40 years. Everyone is invited to visit and celebrate his return...
Goal-setters (09/24/14)
PAT Children of the Month (09/24/14)
Award-winning video (09/24/14)
New Madrid Head Start has special visitor (09/24/14)
New Madrid - Recently, JaShaun McDaniel visited the New Madrid Early Head Start Center. While McDaniel was at the Center he had a family-style breakfast with the children and was able to visit them in their learning Centers. "I like how all the teachers and the managers that work there are all into it with the kids. They show them a lot of love," McDaniel said...
Charleston schools observe Patriot Day (09/24/14)
CHARLESTON -- Warren E. Hearnes Elementary School and Charleston Middle School observed Patriot Day on Sept. 11. "While the memory of 9/11 is still vivid in the minds of faculty and staff members, nearly all of the students in K-8 were born after the event," said parent liaison B.J. Babb...
How now brown cow? (09/24/14)
Becky Branum and Jami Geske, members of the New Madrid County Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Committee celebrated National Chocolate Milk Day a week early this year in Toni Lynn Phelps' class at New Madrid Elementary. After discussing where chocolate milk comes from (not from chocolate cows!), the types of farmers there are, and what types of "tools" they use each day, the class was treated to their choice of chocolate or white milk. (Submitted Photo)...