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  • Back-to-school drive to benefit Heartland foster children

    Back-to-school drive to benefit Heartland foster children

    Saturday, July 29 2017 6:15 PM EDT2017-07-29 22:15:15 GMT

    A stuff the bus drive in Sikeston, Missouri helped area foster children get ready to head back to school.

    A stuff the bus drive in Sikeston, Missouri helped area foster children get ready to head back to school.

  • 2017 Back to School dates in the Heartland

    2017 Back to School dates in the Heartland

    Monday, August 21 2017 3:49 PM EDT2017-08-21 19:49:10 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    Teachers and students across the Heartland are gearing up to head back to class!

    Teachers and students across the Heartland are gearing up to head back to class!

  • Poplar Bluff Schools has Child Check feature on buses

    Poplar Bluff Schools has Child Check feature on buses

    Friday, August 11 2017 10:48 AM EDT2017-08-11 14:48:23 GMT
    (Source: Rob Foote/KFVS)(Source: Rob Foote/KFVS)

    We have all heard the stories of a child being left on a bus somewhere, and the questions surrounding why the driver or somebody didn't notice.

    Well, the Poplar Bluff School District may have found a solution.

    We have all heard the stories of a child being left on a bus somewhere, and the questions surrounding why the driver or somebody didn't notice.

    Well, the Poplar Bluff School District may have found a solution.

  • Some helpful motivation for sending your kids off to school

    Some helpful motivation for sending your kids off to school

    Friday, August 11 2017 10:39 AM EDT2017-08-11 14:39:02 GMT
    (Source: Justin Fischer/KFVS)(Source: Justin Fischer/KFVS)

    Sending your little ones off to school can be very stressful. 

    "I really do feel that she is ready for it," Becky Hann said about her daughter Gracie. "I think she's more ready for it than we are, probably. It's not going to be the same again."

    Sending your little ones off to school can be very stressful.

  • Perry County Schools closed for solar eclipse

    Perry County Schools closed for solar eclipse

    Thursday, August 10 2017 11:13 PM EDT2017-08-11 03:13:36 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    After more than a year of planning for the Great American Eclipse, leaders with Perry County Schools are giving kids the day off on August 21.

    After more than a year of planning for the Great American Eclipse, leaders with Perry County Schools are giving kids the day off on August 21.

  • Back to School Lunch Hack: money saving ice pack

    Back to School Lunch Hack: money saving ice pack

    Thursday, August 10 2017 2:00 PM EDT2017-08-10 18:00:12 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    It's no secret that kids sometimes lose things. This lunch hack is convenient and saves you some cash!

    It's no secret that kids sometimes lose things. This lunch hack is convenient and saves you some cash!

  • Back to school health checks

    Back to school health checks

    Thursday, August 10 2017 11:45 AM EDT2017-08-10 15:45:42 GMT
    (Source: Rob Foote/KFVS)(Source: Rob Foote/KFVS)

    It's back to school time and with school, homework, and other activities your kids may be doing, now is the time to get them checked before things get too hectic.

    It's back to school time and with school, homework, and other activities your kids may be doing, now is the time to get them checked before things get too hectic.

  • Back to School Lunch Hack: mix your own trail mix

    Back to School Lunch Hack: mix your own trail mix

    Thursday, August 10 2017 4:00 AM EDT2017-08-10 08:00:11 GMT
    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)

    Trail mix can be a little pricey, and not everyone likes everything the comes in it. So, why not make your own?

    Trail mix can be a little pricey, and not everyone likes everything the comes in it. So, why not make your own?

  • Eagle Ridge Christian School teachers prepare for new school year

    Eagle Ridge Christian School teachers prepare for new school year

    Wednesday, August 9 2017 7:11 PM EDT2017-08-09 23:11:51 GMT

    Many school districts throughout the Heartland will start the school year on Thursday, Aug. 8. Teachers at Eagle Ridge Christian School have been preparing for the start of school since the start of summer break. 

    Many school districts throughout the Heartland will start the school year on Thursday, Aug. 8. Teachers at Eagle Ridge Christian School have been preparing for the start of school since the start of summer break. 

  • Murray State University provides move-in-day instructions

    Murray State University provides move-in-day instructions

    Wednesday, August 9 2017 6:18 PM EDT2017-08-09 22:18:38 GMT
    source:  Murray State Universitysource: Murray State University

    College move-in day is here for Murray State University. Students can move their belongings into the residences starting Wednesday, August 9 and again on Saturday, August 12. 

    College move-in day is here for Murray State University. Students can move their belongings into the residences starting Wednesday, August 9 and again on Saturday, August 12. 

  • Southeast waitlists requests for on-campus housing

    Southeast waitlists requests for on-campus housing

    Wednesday, August 9 2017 3:43 PM EDT2017-08-09 19:43:44 GMT
    (Source: Southeast Missouri State University)(Source: Southeast Missouri State University)

    Students who want to live on-campus at Southeast Missouri State University and haven't already signed a contract will be placed on a waitlist.

    Students who want to live on-campus at Southeast Missouri State University and haven't already signed a contract will be placed on a waitlist.

  • Back to School Lunch Hack: sandwich wrap to place mat

    Back to School Lunch Hack: sandwich wrap to place mat

    Wednesday, August 9 2017 12:00 PM EDT2017-08-09 16:00:22 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    Skip the sandwich bag and wrap your student's sandwich in wax paper!

    Skip the sandwich bag and wrap your student's sandwich in wax paper!

  • School bus safety can save lives

    School bus safety can save lives

    Wednesday, August 9 2017 7:37 AM EDT2017-08-09 11:37:19 GMT
    (Source: Rob Foote/KFVS)(Source: Rob Foote/KFVS)

    We all know those flashing stop signs on the sides of buses that pop out when they are stopping and the flashing yellow lights. But, sometimes drivers ignore them and it can have deadly consequences.

    "The worst thing that can happen is when someone tries to come up and pass the bus on the right," Ronnie Martin, Transportation Director for Poplar Bluff Schools said.

    We all know those flashing stop signs on the sides of buses that pop out when they are stopping and the flashing yellow lights. But, sometimes drivers ignore them and it can have deadly consequences.

    "The worst thing that can happen is when someone tries to come up and pass the bus on the right," Ronnie Martin, Transportation Director for Poplar Bluff Schools said.

  • Back to School Lunch Hack: planning ahead

    Back to School Lunch Hack: planning ahead

    Wednesday, August 9 2017 5:00 AM EDT2017-08-09 09:00:20 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    You probably already know that kids can be fickle. Today they love grapes, tomorrow they'll only eat strawberries. This life hack should help you prepare for their sudden change in taste.

    You probably already know that kids can be fickle. Today they love grapes, tomorrow they'll only eat strawberries. This life hack should help you prepare for their sudden change in taste.

  • Tips to get kids back in the school sleep routine

    Tips to get kids back in the school sleep routine

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 12:13 PM EDT2017-08-08 16:13:59 GMT

    The summer is wrapping up for kids and parents are trying to get them back to bed at a normal hour. Pediatrician Kali Francis recommends getting started two weeks before school starts. 

    The summer is wrapping up for kids and parents are trying to get them back to bed at a normal hour. Pediatrician Kali Francis recommends getting started two weeks before school starts. 

  • Back to School Lunch Hack: keeping meals fun

    Back to School Lunch Hack: keeping meals fun

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 3:52 PM EDT2017-08-08 19:52:44 GMT
    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)

    If you're looking for something new or different to put in your child's lunch box, consider this lunch hack.

    If you're looking for something new or different to put in your child's lunch box, consider this lunch hack.

  • Back to School Lunch Hack: check the containers

    Back to School Lunch Hack: check the containers

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 3:42 PM EDT2017-08-08 19:42:37 GMT
    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)

    This lunch hack might seem a little obvious, but it's a good reminder before you start packing that lunch bag.

    This lunch hack might seem a little obvious, but it's a good reminder before you start packing that lunch bag.

  • Back to School Lunch Hack: smoothies on the go

    Back to School Lunch Hack: smoothies on the go

    Tuesday, August 8 2017 12:00 PM EDT2017-08-08 16:00:19 GMT
    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)
    How about sending your child to school with a tasty treat that's also pretty healthy! You can prepare the smoothie recipe of your choice the night before. Put it in the blender then pour the mixture into a freezer bag. Let the smoothie freeze overnight and put it in the lunch bag the next morning. By the time lunch rolls around, the smoothie should be nice and slushy. Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android Copyright 2017 KFVS. All rights reserved.
    How about sending your child to school with a tasty treat that's also pretty healthy! You can prepare the smoothie recipe of your choice the night before. Put it in the blender then pour the mixture into a freezer bag. Let the smoothie freeze overnight and put it in the lunch bag the next morning. By the time lunch rolls around, the smoothie should be nice and slushy. Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android Copyright 2017 KFVS. All rights reserved.
  • Back to School Lunch Hack: reusable sauce containers

    Back to School Lunch Hack: reusable sauce containers

    Monday, August 7 2017 10:00 PM EDT2017-08-08 02:00:17 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)
    Looking for an easy way to send sauces or condiments with your child to school? Just save small drink mixers, like the Mio Liquid Water Enhancers, and wash them out. You can use them for ketchup, mustard, BBQ sauce or salad dressing. It's an easy way to reuse the container and if they get thrown away at school, you aren't out a lot of cash. Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android Copyright 2017 KFVS. All rights reserved.
    Looking for an easy way to send sauces or condiments with your child to school? Just save small drink mixers, like the Mio Liquid Water Enhancers, and wash them out. You can use them for ketchup, mustard, BBQ sauce or salad dressing. It's an easy way to reuse the container and if they get thrown away at school, you aren't out a lot of cash. Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android Copyright 2017 KFVS. All rights reserved.
  • School bus safety tips for drivers and kids

    School bus safety tips for drivers and kids

    Monday, August 7 2017 5:13 PM EDT2017-08-07 21:13:21 GMT
    (Source: KYTC)(Source: KYTC)

    If you aren't already, you'll soon see school buses on the roads.

    If you aren't already, you'll soon see school buses on the roads.

  • Back to School Lunch Hack: prevent brown apples

    Back to School Lunch Hack: prevent brown apples

    Monday, August 7 2017 1:00 PM EDT2017-08-07 17:00:15 GMT
    (Source: Stock photo/Pixabay)(Source: Stock photo/Pixabay)

    There's nothing worse than opening your lunch to find a brown apple. Yuck! But, there's an easy hack to keep it fresh until lunch.

    There's nothing worse than opening your lunch to find a brown apple. Yuck! But, there's an easy hack to keep it fresh until lunch.

  • Back to School Lunch Hack: frozen sandwiches

    Back to School Lunch Hack: frozen sandwiches

    Monday, August 7 2017 12:00 AM EDT2017-08-07 04:00:46 GMT
    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)

    Most kids love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. And parents love to save time and money.

    Most kids love peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. And parents love to save time and money.

  • Lick Creek Schools excited for Stuff the Bus

    Lick Creek Schools excited for Stuff the Bus

    Friday, August 4 2017 11:23 PM EDT2017-08-05 03:23:22 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    More than a dozen Walmarts in Missouri and Illinois are participating in our Stuff the Bus event.

    More than a dozen Walmarts in Missouri and Illinois are participating in our Stuff the Bus event.

  • Saturday, August 6th

    Stuff the Bus

    Stuff the Bus

    Your United Way, local Walmart stores, the radio stations of Withers Broadcasting and KFVS12 are asking you to help Stuff The Bus with school supplies. Your donations can help children in need get their school year started the right way.

    Your United Way, local Walmart stores, the radio stations of Withers Broadcasting and KFVS12 are asking you to help Stuff The Bus with school supplies. Your donations can help children in need get their school year started the right way.

  • Annual school supply giveaway to be held in Vienna, IL

    Annual school supply giveaway to be held in Vienna, IL

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 11:36 PM EDT2017-08-03 03:36:17 GMT

    A school giveaway on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at the Shawnee Worship Center was held in Vienna, Illinois.

    A school giveaway on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at the Shawnee Worship Center was held in Vienna, Illinois.

  • IL Senator Dale Fowler to attend school supply giveaway in Vienna

    IL Senator Dale Fowler to attend school supply giveaway in Vienna

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 3:43 PM EDT2017-08-02 19:43:37 GMT

    For the twelfth year, the Shawnee Worship Center in Vienna, Illinois will host a school supply giveaway and community night.

    For the twelfth year, the Shawnee Worship Center in Vienna, Illinois will host a school supply giveaway and community night.

  • Backpack Bash collects supplies for students in Mt. Vernon, IL

    Backpack Bash collects supplies for students in Mt. Vernon, IL

    Tuesday, August 1 2017 8:59 PM EDT2017-08-02 00:59:45 GMT

    Kids are getting ready to go back to school and the United Way Women's Leadership Council is helping out.The Backpack Bash was held on Tuesday, July 1 to help middle and high school students get backpacks.

    Kids are getting ready to go back to school and the United Way Women's Leadership Council is helping out.The Backpack Bash was held on Tuesday, July 1 to help middle and high school students get backpacks.

  • Back-to-school bash held in Dexter, MO

    Back-to-school bash held in Dexter, MO

    Tuesday, August 1 2017 7:40 PM EDT2017-08-01 23:40:50 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    Hundreds of children will be ready for the first day of class thanks to a back-to-school bash in Dexter, Missouri.

    Hundreds of children will be ready for the first day of class thanks to a back-to-school bash in Dexter, Missouri.

  • Sikeston J.C. Penney eases closing concerns with back-to-school event

    Sikeston J.C. Penney eases closing concerns with back-to-school event

    Saturday, July 29 2017 5:31 PM EDT2017-07-29 21:31:49 GMT

    J.C. Penney threw a back-to-school themed event in Sikeston, Missouri to thank their customers. 

    J.C. Penney threw a back-to-school themed event in Sikeston, Missouri to thank their customers. 

  • KSP troopers have message for drivers when school starts

    KSP troopers have message for drivers when school starts

    Friday, July 28 2017 8:10 PM EDT2017-07-29 00:10:00 GMT

    Kentucky State Troopers want motorists to be vigilant these next few months.

    Kentucky State Troopers want motorists to be vigilant these next few months.

  • Save some green during Back to School Sales Tax Holiday

    Save some green during Back to School Sales Tax Holiday

    Friday, July 28 2017 1:18 PM EDT2017-07-28 17:18:15 GMT
    (Source: Nichole Cartmell/KFVS)(Source: Nichole Cartmell/KFVS)

    You can save a buck or two by doing your shopping on the weekend of Aug. 4 through Aug. 6. Missouri is again hosting its Back to School Sales Tax Holiday. 

    You can save a buck or two by doing your shopping on the weekend of Aug. 4 through Aug. 6. Missouri is again hosting its Back to School Sales Tax Holiday. 

  • Murray State University hosts open house

    Murray State University hosts open house

    Thursday, July 27 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-07-27 21:00:57 GMT
    (Source: Murray State University)(Source: Murray State University)

    Students interested in enrolling for the Fall 2017 semester at Murray State University are encouraged to attend an informal open house.

    Students interested in enrolling for the Fall 2017 semester at Murray State University are encouraged to attend an informal open house.

  • Jackson County Health Dept. offers back-to-school vaccine updates

    Jackson County Health Dept. offers back-to-school vaccine updates

    Monday, July 24 2017 4:43 PM EDT2017-07-24 20:43:34 GMT

    Vaccination is one of the best ways parents can protect their children from 16 potentially harmful diseases.

    Vaccination is one of the best ways parents can protect their children from 16 potentially harmful diseases.

  • Volunteers needed for student move-in at SIU Carbondale

    Volunteers needed for student move-in at SIU Carbondale

    Thursday, July 13 2017 5:07 AM EDT2017-07-13 09:07:08 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    Students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will be returning for the new school year in just a few short weeks. Volunteers are needed August 16 and 17 to welcome incoming Salukis and help them move into on-campus residences.

    Students at Southern Illinois University Carbondale will be returning for the new school year in just a few short weeks. Volunteers are needed August 16 and 17 to welcome incoming Salukis and help them move into on-campus residences.

  • Super lice discovered ahead of back to school

    Super lice discovered ahead of back to school

    Wednesday, August 3 2016 10:22 AM EDT2016-08-03 14:22:49 GMT

    Just the mention of lice may make you itch. But now there is so-called "super lice" that's resistant to treatment. It isn't a new discovery. But the latest report shows it's spreading.

    Just the mention of lice may make you itch. But now there is so-called "super lice" that's resistant to treatment. It isn't a new discovery. But the latest report shows it's spreading.

  • Graves Co., KY schools celebrate new school year with tribute to law enforcement

    Graves Co., KY schools celebrate new school year with tribute to law enforcement

    Friday, August 5 2016 3:22 PM EDT2016-08-05 19:22:14 GMT

    The Graves County School District’s 700 faculty and staff members celebrated the Opening Day to the 2016-17 school year with fun, games, motivational speeches and a tribute to law enforcement and the U.S.A.

    The Graves County School District’s 700 faculty and staff members celebrated the Opening Day to the 2016-17 school year with fun, games, motivational speeches and a tribute to law enforcement and the U.S.A.

  • Poplar Bluff school district breaks ground on new middle school building

    Poplar Bluff school district breaks ground on new middle school building

    Wednesday, June 3 2015 6:43 PM EDT2015-06-03 22:43:39 GMT
    Wednesday, June 3 2015 7:17 PM EDT2015-06-03 23:17:34 GMT
    Administrators, contractors and dignitaries were on hand to see the groundbreaking for a new middle school in Poplar Bluff on Tuesday.
    Administrators, contractors and dignitaries were on hand to see the groundbreaking for a new middle school in Poplar Bluff on Tuesday.
  • Cape Girardeau elementary school receives one of state's highest honors

    Cape Girardeau elementary school receives one of state's highest honors

    Friday, May 29 2015 11:29 AM EDT2015-05-29 15:29:51 GMT
    Friday, May 29 2015 2:11 PM EDT2015-05-29 18:11:59 GMT
    The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has declared Barbara Blanchard Elementary School a Gold Star School, one of the top honors for schools in the state.
    The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has declared Barbara Blanchard Elementary School a Gold Star School, one of the top honors for schools in the state.
  • Donations beautify Poplar Bluff Junior High School campus

    Donations beautify Poplar Bluff Junior High School campus

    Saturday, July 23 2016 12:05 PM EDT2016-07-23 16:05:43 GMT
    (adults left to right) Tammy Parker, Ashley Woolard, Bob Case, Andy Luke of Lukescaping and Manager Brandon Woolard; (children, left to right) Charlotte, Jacquelyn and Maddison Woolard(adults left to right) Tammy Parker, Ashley Woolard, Bob Case, Andy Luke of Lukescaping and Manager Brandon Woolard; (children, left to right) Charlotte, Jacquelyn and Maddison Woolard

    The Poplar Bluff Junior High School campus is a little more beautiful thanks to donations from the community.

    The Poplar Bluff Junior High School campus is a little more beautiful thanks to donations from the community.

  • Move-in Day is only start of activities at Southeast MO State University

    Move-in Day is only start of activities at Southeast MO State University

    Monday, August 17 2015 8:02 PM EDT2015-08-18 00:02:38 GMT
    Monday, August 17 2015 8:29 PM EDT2015-08-18 00:29:08 GMT
    Plenty of activities accompany Move-In day and the first week of classes at Southeast Missouri State University.
    Plenty of activities accompany Move-In day and the first week of classes at Southeast Missouri State University.
  • High school athletes to help out during drill

    High school athletes to help out during drill

    Monday, August 3 2015 7:49 PM EDT2015-08-03 23:49:42 GMT
    Monday, August 3 2015 7:56 PM EDT2015-08-03 23:56:22 GMT
    Carterville High school athletes and coaches will help participate in a drill that just might help them one day in the future.
    Carterville High school athletes and coaches will help participate in a drill that just might help them one day in the future.
  • School district explains what goes into calling off classes

    School district explains what goes into calling off classes

    Tuesday, August 16 2016 7:44 PM EDT2016-08-16 23:44:36 GMT
    (Source: Justin Fischer/KFVS)(Source: Justin Fischer/KFVS)

    Over the last several days, Doniphan R-I, Greenville R-II, Naylor R-II, Neelyville R-IV and Zalma R-V have canceled classes due in one way or the other to the rain and floods portions of the heartland has seen.  What goes into the decision to cancel classes is sometimes the topic of conversation among students.

    Over the last several days, Doniphan R-I, Greenville R-II, Naylor R-II, Neelyville R-IV and Zalma R-V have canceled classes due in one way or the other to the rain and floods portions of the heartland has seen.  What goes into the decision to cancel classes is sometimes the topic of conversation among students.

  • Apps to help your student with homework

    Apps to help your student with homework

    Tuesday, August 16 2016 6:35 PM EDT2016-08-16 22:35:42 GMT

    Apps are a part of everyday life. Have you ever heard the phrase "there's an app for that." Well, there are a plethora of apps to help any student out when it comes to getting their homework done. 

    Apps are a part of everyday life. Have you ever heard the phrase "there's an app for that." Well, there are a plethora of apps to help any student out when it comes to getting their homework done. 

  • Survey: Teens underestimate cost of back-to-school supplies

    Survey: Teens underestimate cost of back-to-school supplies

    Sunday, August 28 2016 6:46 PM EDT2016-08-28 22:46:48 GMT

    A new survey finds a majority of teenagers in the U.S. believe back-to-school supplies cost less than what their parents actually pay.

    A new survey finds a majority of teenagers in the U.S. believe back-to-school supplies cost less than what their parents actually pay.

  • Tips for a good back-to-school sleep schedule

    Tips for a good back-to-school sleep schedule

    Monday, August 22 2016 7:12 PM EDT2016-08-22 23:12:17 GMT
    (Source: KFVS 12)(Source: KFVS 12)

    We talked to some parents about what works for them when it comes to a bedtime schedule.

    We talked to some parents about what works for them when it comes to a bedtime schedule.

  • How to handle back to school jitters

    Wednesday, August 17 2016 10:52 AM EDT2016-08-17 14:52:06 GMT
    Murphysboro High School (SOURCE: Rae Daniel/KFVS)Murphysboro High School (SOURCE: Rae Daniel/KFVS)

    School is back in session! Children all throughout the Heartland are getting ready for their first day of classes, which can cause anxiety for some students.

    School is back in session! Children all throughout the Heartland are getting ready for their first day of classes, which can cause anxiety for some students.

  • Heartland states rank in top 25 for biggest bullying problems

    Heartland states rank in top 25 for biggest bullying problems

    Tuesday, August 16 2016 1:46 PM EDT2016-08-16 17:46:57 GMT

    In the next 7 minutes a child in the U.S. will be bullied. However, some states have a bigger bullying problem than others. 

    In the next 7 minutes a child in the U.S. will be bullied. However, some states have a bigger bullying problem than others. 

  • 11 ways to have a great back to school day

    11 ways to have a great back to school day

    Thursday, August 11 2016 8:01 AM EDT2016-08-11 12:01:00 GMT

    Back to school is a special and exciting time for most kids. With that day upon dozens of districts throughout The Heartland here are some tips to make this day even better.

    Back to school is a special and exciting time for most kids. With that day upon dozens of districts throughout The Heartland here are some tips to make this day even better.

  • MO schools to require dyslexia screening beginning in 2018-19

    MO schools to require dyslexia screening beginning in 2018-19

    Wednesday, August 10 2016 5:24 PM EDT2016-08-10 21:24:29 GMT
    (Source: Jasmine Dell/ KFVS)(Source: Jasmine Dell/ KFVS)

    The future of Missouri public schools will require screening for a disorder that easily goes unnoticed.

    The future of Missouri public schools will require screening for a disorder that easily goes unnoticed.

  • First-year teachers prep for first day on the job

    First-year teachers prep for first day on the job

    Monday, August 8 2016 6:08 PM EDT2016-08-08 22:08:50 GMT

    Before kids head back to the classroom, teachers spend a lot of time getting their classrooms ready.

    Before kids head back to the classroom, teachers spend a lot of time getting their classrooms ready.

  • Making the most out of back-to-school shopping

    Making the most out of back-to-school shopping

    Friday, August 5 2016 6:52 PM EDT2016-08-05 22:52:07 GMT
    (Source: Jasmine Dell/KFVS)(Source: Jasmine Dell/KFVS)

    Tax holiday or not, back-to-school season is one of the busiest times of the year for local shops.

    Tax holiday or not, back-to-school season is one of the busiest times of the year for local shops.

  • Preschool provides solid foundation for learning

    Preschool provides solid foundation for learning

    Preschool provides solid foundation for learning

    Friday, August 21 2015 10:54 AM EDT2015-08-21 14:54:19 GMT
    Friday, August 21 2015 10:54 AM EDT2015-08-21 14:54:18 GMT
    Preschool is more than organized play and arts and crafts.Research shows it can provide some serious cognitive and social benefits. One Heartland school district is providing young minds with a foundation for learning as early as 3-years-old. Advance Superintendent Stan Sieler says research shows young students really benefit from the classroom jumpstart.“Early learning and early education is a vital part of being able to have a student that later on is able to think cr...
    Preschool is more than organized play and arts and crafts.Research shows it can provide some serious cognitive and social benefits. One Heartland school district is providing young minds with a foundation for learning as early as 3-years-old. Advance Superintendent Stan Sieler says research shows young students really benefit from the classroom jumpstart.“Early learning and early education is a vital part of being able to have a student that later on is able to think cr...
  • Study: Middle school students need less punishment

    Study: Middle school students need less punishment

    Tuesday, August 18 2015 6:01 PM EDT2015-08-18 22:01:55 GMT
    Tuesday, August 18 2015 7:45 PM EDT2015-08-18 23:45:55 GMT
    If your child’s falling behind in school, do you take away the iPod? Maybe no TV for a week?Well a new study shows those tough parenting methods may not be the answer.
    If your child’s falling behind in school, do you take away the iPod? Maybe no TV for a week?Well a new study shows those tough parenting methods may not be the answer.
  • B2S Life Hack: Color code folders, notebooks to certain classes

    B2S Life Hack: Color code folders, notebooks to certain classes

    Wednesday, August 5 2015 4:58 PM EDT2015-08-05 20:58:34 GMT
    Friday, August 14 2015 6:34 PM EDT2015-08-14 22:34:10 GMT
    Here’s a back-to-school tip that will help your older students keep their classes straight and lighten their load to class.
    Here’s a back-to-school tip that will help your older students keep their classes straight and lighten their load to class.
  • B2S Life Hack: Turn getting ready for school into a game

    B2S Life Hack: Turn getting ready for school into a game

    Wednesday, August 5 2015 5:18 PM EDT2015-08-05 21:18:54 GMT
    Friday, August 14 2015 5:26 PM EDT2015-08-14 21:26:40 GMT
    Turn the morning rush into a fun game for the kids.
    Turn the morning rush into a fun game for the kids.
    • B2S Life Hack: Sticky notes to help study

      B2S Life Hack: Sticky notes to help study

      Wednesday, August 5 2015 4:44 PM EDT2015-08-05 20:44:30 GMT
      Thursday, August 13 2015 2:03 PM EDT2015-08-13 18:03:55 GMT
      Use sticky notes to help your child study.
      Use sticky notes to help your child study.
    • B2S Life Hack: Use rubber band to keep sliced apple fresh

      B2S Life Hack: Use rubber band to keep sliced apple fresh

      Wednesday, August 5 2015 5:15 PM EDT2015-08-05 21:15:07 GMT
      Wednesday, August 12 2015 6:57 PM EDT2015-08-12 22:57:26 GMT
      Use a rubber band to keep a sliced apple from turning brown.
      Use a rubber band to keep a sliced apple from turning brown.
      • Study: Young students have too much homework

        Study: Young students have too much homework

        Wednesday, August 12 2015 5:00 PM EDT2015-08-12 21:00:12 GMT
        Wednesday, August 12 2015 5:22 PM EDT2015-08-12 21:22:48 GMT
        It’s back-to-school time, which also means back to all that homework.
        It’s back-to-school time, which also means back to all that homework.
      • B2S Life Hack: Break in shoes with hair dryer

        B2S Life Hack: Break in shoes with hair dryer

        Wednesday, August 5 2015 5:10 PM EDT2015-08-05 21:10:53 GMT
        Tuesday, August 11 2015 5:10 PM EDT2015-08-11 21:10:07 GMT
        Break in new shoes with a hair dryer.
        Break in new shoes with a hair dryer.
        • Qualifications & Applying for free or reduced lunch

          Qualifications & Applying for free or reduced lunch

          Sunday, August 9 2015 10:26 AM EDT2015-08-09 14:26:38 GMT
          Tuesday, August 11 2015 3:01 PM EDT2015-08-11 19:01:01 GMT
          Over 430,000 students are eligible for the free or reduced lunch program in the state of Missouri. As a parent, you want to make sure your child is prepared when they head back to the classroom. One of the most important tools for learning requires feeding your brain. For families that qualify, the free or reduced lunch program can help fill that need.At Advance Public Schools, Superintendent Stan Seiler says success in the classroom starts at the breakfast table.“...
          Over 430,000 students are eligible for the free or reduced lunch program in the state of Missouri. As a parent, you want to make sure your child is prepared when they head back to the classroom. One of the most important tools for learning requires feeding your brain. For families that qualify, the free or reduced lunch program can help fill that need.At Advance Public Schools, Superintendent Stan Seiler says success in the classroom starts at the breakfast table.“...
        • Avoid the "Back to School Plague"

          Avoid the "Back to School Plague"

          Tuesday, August 11 2015 6:57 AM EDT2015-08-11 10:57:44 GMT
          Tuesday, August 11 2015 6:57 AM EDT2015-08-11 10:57:44 GMT
          On average elementary students get up to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year. 
          On average elementary students get up to 12 colds or cases of the flu each school year. 
        • B2S Life Hack: Charging station for family gadgets

          B2S Life Hack: Charging station for family gadgets

          Wednesday, August 5 2015 5:02 PM EDT2015-08-05 21:02:58 GMT
          Monday, August 10 2015 6:44 PM EDT2015-08-10 22:44:26 GMT
          Make a charging station for your family’s gadgets. Stack letter trays in a place in your home beside an outlet.
          Make a charging station for your family’s gadgets. Stack letter trays in a place in your home beside an outlet.
        • Back to school: New immunization requirements for Illinois, Missouri

          Back to school: New immunization requirements for Illinois, Missouri

          Thursday, August 6 2015 10:36 AM EDT2015-08-06 14:36:59 GMT
          Monday, August 10 2015 6:00 AM EDT2015-08-10 10:00:16 GMT
          Have you had your back to school check up yet? It could include a few more vaccinations depending on what side of the mighty Mississippi you live on.
          Have you had your back to school check up yet? It could include a few more vaccinations depending on what side of the mighty Mississippi you live on.
        • B2S Life Hack: Pre-pack school lunches

          B2S Life Hack: Pre-pack school lunches

          Wednesday, August 5 2015 4:54 PM EDT2015-08-05 20:54:02 GMT
          Friday, August 7 2015 6:21 PM EDT2015-08-07 22:21:02 GMT
          This back-to-school life hack will help your morning routine run smoothly. It’s all about pre-packing your kids’ lunches.
          This back-to-school life hack will help your morning routine run smoothly. It’s all about pre-packing your kids’ lunches.
        • Supply shopping can overshadow back to school excitement

          Supply shopping can overshadow back to school excitement

          Friday, August 7 2015 10:04 AM EDT2015-08-07 14:04:30 GMT
          Friday, August 7 2015 10:04 AM EDT2015-08-07 14:04:30 GMT
          Parents and teachers are looking for ways to cut costs this school year so that high costs don't overshadow the excitement of returning to school.
          Parents and teachers are looking for ways to cut costs this school year so that high costs don't overshadow the excitement of returning to school.
        • B2S Life Hack: Create a 'homework box'

          B2S Life Hack: Create a 'homework box'

          Wednesday, August 5 2015 4:42 PM EDT2015-08-05 20:42:09 GMT
          Thursday, August 6 2015 6:46 PM EDT2015-08-06 22:46:18 GMT
          Take out the pre-work of homework time. Create a “homework box” equipped with everything your kid needs to get their homework done (pens, pencils, erasers, etc.).
          Take out the pre-work of homework time. Create a “homework box” equipped with everything your kid needs to get their homework done (pens, pencils, erasers, etc.).
        • Colleges may share mental health information with parents

          Colleges may share mental health information with parents

          Thursday, August 6 2015 9:24 AM EDT2015-08-06 13:24:02 GMT
          A new law inspired by an Illinois student's suicide will allow universities to share information about a student's mental health with his or her parents.
          A new law inspired by an Illinois student's suicide will allow universities to share information about a student's mental health with his or her parents.
        • B2S Life Hack: Homemade ice pack

          B2S Life Hack: Homemade ice pack

          Tuesday, August 4 2015 6:28 PM EDT2015-08-04 22:28:21 GMT
          Tuesday, August 4 2015 6:28 PM EDT2015-08-04 22:28:20 GMT
          Make your own ice packs that are easy and cheap to replace.
          Make your own ice packs that are easy and cheap to replace.
        • Tips to prevent identity theft on college campuses

          Tips to prevent identity theft on college campuses

          Tuesday, August 4 2015 8:36 AM EDT2015-08-04 12:36:02 GMT
          Tuesday, August 4 2015 6:05 PM EDT2015-08-04 22:05:22 GMT
          Fighting fraud is not likely a college student's top priority as they head back to school, but it's something they will want to watch out for throughout the year.
          Fighting fraud is not likely a college student's top priority as they head back to school, but it's something they will want to watch out for throughout the year.
        • Top back to school study apps

          Top back to school study apps

          Tuesday, August 4 2015 9:14 AM EDT2015-08-04 13:14:02 GMT
          Students across the Heartland are heading back to school, but instead of hitting the books to study, some are using apps. Here's a look at some of our favorites.
          Students across the Heartland are heading back to school, but instead of hitting the books to study, some are using apps. Here's a look at some of our favorites.
        • Back to School: Tips for parents dealing with separation anxiety

          Back to School: Tips for parents dealing with separation anxiety

          Back to School: Tips for parents dealing with separation anxiety

          Tuesday, August 4 2015 8:38 AM EDT2015-08-04 12:38:02 GMT
          Tuesday, August 4 2015 8:38 AM EDT2015-08-04 12:38:02 GMT
          If your little one is getting ready to start Kindergarten, it can often be hard to let go. Before you know it, school will be back in session. The new school year often comes with excitement. But for many parents, separation anxiety can be a real thing.There are some things you can do to help make the separation anxiety a little bit easier.Aha!parenting.com suggests developing a goodbye ritual. This is good for you and your child. Also, if you prepare your chil...
          If your little one is getting ready to start Kindergarten, it can often be hard to let go. Before you know it, school will be back in session. The new school year often comes with excitement. But for many parents, separation anxiety can be a real thing.There are some things you can do to help make the separation anxiety a little bit easier.Aha!parenting.com suggests developing a goodbye ritual. This is good for you and your child. Also, if you prepare your chil...
        • B2S Life Hack: Pack a backup school box

          B2S Life Hack: Pack a backup school box

          Monday, August 3 2015 7:35 PM EDT2015-08-03 23:35:17 GMT
          Monday, August 3 2015 7:35 PM EDT2015-08-03 23:35:18 GMT
          Here’s a back-to-school life hack that might save you a trip to your child’s school. Pack a backup school box for your student to keep at school.
          Here’s a back-to-school life hack that might save you a trip to your child’s school. Pack a backup school box for your student to keep at school.
        • Researchers say elementary students need more sleep

          Researchers say elementary students need more sleep

          Thursday, August 21 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:12:49 GMT
          Friday, August 22 2014 5:53 AM EDT2014-08-22 09:53:08 GMT
          Researchers at the University of Kentucky suggest elementary students perform worse in the classroom when they are required to be at school early in the morning.
          Researchers at the University of Kentucky suggest elementary students perform worse in the classroom when they are required to be at school early in the morning.
        • Tips for getting back into a school schedule

          Tips for getting back into a school schedule

          Tuesday, August 12 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-08-12 19:41:44 GMT
          Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:00 AM EDT2014-08-13 09:00:30 GMT
          Getting back into the swing of school can be chaotic, but follow these tips to help bring some order to the new school year.
          Getting back into the swing of school can be chaotic, but follow these tips to help bring some order to the new school year.
        • Changes to dress code, attendance at Cape Girardeau schools

          Changes to dress code, attendance at Cape Girardeau schools

          Thursday, July 31 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:26:00 GMT
          Tuesday, August 12 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-08-12 19:33:19 GMT
          Some changes are coming to Cape Girardeau Public schools. One of them is their new attendance policy.
          Some changes are coming to Cape Girardeau Public schools. One of them is their new attendance policy.
        • Jackson’s water system construction to continue during school year

          Jackson’s water system construction to continue during school year

          Wednesday, August 9 2017 6:47 PM EDT2017-08-09 22:47:00 GMT
          (Source: City of Jackson)(Source: City of Jackson)

          The City of Jackson’s Water System Facility Plan Implementation Project began Thursday, August 4th and will continue during the 2017 school year.

          The City of Jackson’s Water System Facility Plan Implementation Project began Thursday, August 4th and will continue during the 2017 school year.

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