Education

  Schools prepare for second round of remote learning

Dr. Godard explained despite going fully online for the rest of the semester, students still have access to all buildings on campus to help adjust to online learning for the second time.

Head Start students make Thanksgiving cards for seniors

  One Heartland school will continue in-person learning amidst pandemic

Southern Seven Head Start facilities to close temporarily

  Murray State University to hold virtual ceremony for all 2020 graduates

Students get their buckets ‘filled’ with nice letters

  Southeast Missouri State University president under quarantine, will miss Fall 2020 Commencement

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  Ballard Co., Ky. school dist. prepared for virtual learning mandate

Poplar Bluff School Dist. sees change in student attendance after issuing face mask requirement

  Frankfort School Dist. 168 back to remote learning through holiday season

  Cape Girardeau Public Schools address state’s strict COVID-19 guidelines

Murphysboro School Dist. moves to virtual learning Nov. 16-27

Mizzou to temporarily move to remote learning after Thanksgiving

  Mo. health, school leaders announces changes to K-12 school quarantine guidance

The Departments of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) and Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) have modified COVID-19 guidance for close contacts and assessing exposures in school settings.

  Paducah Public Schools to continue remote learning; 30 employees have COVID-19 related issues or quarantined

Around 30 employees with the district are currently experiencing “COVID related issues or quarantines,” including Superintendent Shively.

IEA poll: One-third of educators considering leaving classrooms due to COVID-19

According to an IEA poll, one-third of Illinois teachers are considering walking away from the classroom over COVID-19 safety concerns and stress.

  Harrisburg, Ill. school hopes another COVID-19 relief bill passes quickly

School officials in Harrisburg are hoping the soon-to-be president will act swiftly for a relief package to schools

New campaign in Ky. aimed at helping adults go to college

Sikeston kindergarten center, Southeast Elem. to stop in-person classes for 2 weeks

Ballard Co. School Dist. to remain on all-virtual instruction week of Nov. 9

Portageville School District goes virtual due to COVID-19

Union City Schools to restrict home basketball game attendance

  Paducah Public Schools to go to all-virtual lessons

  Blanchard Elementary students vote in cookie election

When the presidential election rolls around every four years, the elementary students cast their ballots for the cookie of their choice.

Southeast to celebrate graduates from fall, summer, spring

Ceremonies will be in the Show Me Center and will be ticketed events for graduates and their families and friends.

Paducah schools Board of Education to hold ‘working session’ on community response to superintendent photo

The Paducah Public Schools Board of Education said it would hold a “working session” on community response after a photo surfaced showing the superintendent in blackface.

  Sister duo teaches English to children in their home country

Valentina Curbet taught her sister, Ecaterina Stepanuic, English while working on their farm in Moldova. Now, the sister duo teaches other children their second language.

  Two Massac County elementary schools go remote due to COVID-19

The district hopes the remote day will help the health department contact trace, the schools should be back in person on November 4.

Cape Girardeau Public School Dist. to close to students Monday, Tuesday before Thanksgiving for cleaning

The Cape Girardeau Public School District says students will not be in session the entire week of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Mounds Head Start temporarily closed due to COVID-19

Classes will return on Nov. 9.

  Calloway Co., Ky. School Dist. to go all virtual

All extra-curricular activities were also suspended in Calloway County Schools starting on Monday, November 2.

Portageville High School goes virtual due to COVID-19

Students, grades 9 through 12, will be attending classes online until November 6.

Nell Holcomb R-IV School Dist. extends fall break due to COVID-19 cases

The Nell Holcomb R-IV School District will extend its fall break due to COVID-19.

  Cape Central High School to go virtual due to COVID-19 cases

Cape Central High School will go all-virtual for about a week due to COVID-19 cases.

Franklin Elementary host Trunk-or-Treat event

A Heartland school is still making sure their students can trick-or-treat this year while staying safe.

Frankfort Community School Dist. will return to full-remote learning for about 2 weeks

Classes at the Frankfort Community Unit School District #168 will return to full-remote learning for a couple of weeks.

  Universities use virtual recruiting for job search

Employers are changing the way they recruit new talent during this pandemic.

  Three Rivers College opens Commercial Driving Training Program to all students

The new simulator takes students behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler, but virtually.

  ‘Figure it out Fridays’ prepare Cape Girardeau students for virtual learning

Students learn how to navigate class from the computer.

Ky. schools to receive more than 2M face masks

Kentucky schools will receive 2,035,195 masks for students and teachers.

  Central Academy students use their voices through writing

A simple class project morphed into something bigger at Central Academy.

  Kent Library houses SEMO’s Rare Book Collection

SEMO's Rare Book Room

Schools receive hundreds of electronic cleaning wipes from Buchheit stores

Buchheit stores in Jackson and Perryville have donated $6,000 worth of electronic cleaning materials to schools in their communities.

Cape Girardeau Public Library grants free library cards for area students

Free library cards are accessible to student, faculty, and staff of Cape Girardeau schools.

Rend Lake College criminal justice prog. receives donation of firearms, money

The criminal justice program at Rend Lake College was given new equipment and additional funding.

  Sikeston Autism Center receives $64K grant

The grant will also help the center address the waitlist it has for children needing behavioral, speech, counseling and other services.

Neelyville schools to close temporarily after 18 students, 8 staff test positive for COVID-19

The Neelyville School District will be closed for seated instruction from October 19-23, 2020.

  Jr. high school in Cape Girardeau officially dedicated as Terry W. Kitchen Junior High

The school board voted in 2019 to change the name to honor the late, beloved Coach Kitchen.

  Southeast Mo. State installs air purifiers in classrooms

The university bought more than 250 air purifiers for their classrooms.

  Kelso schools closed Wednesday from COVID-19 exposure

Due to an additional positive COVID-19 cases and potential others, Kelso C7 schools will be closed Wednesday, October 13 for deep cleaning and contact tracing.

  The Cape Girardeau Police Department, SEMO football team raise funds for charity

The proceeds will go towards helping African Americans currently attending the Police Academy with plans to join the Cape Girardeau Police Force.

Charleston R-I schools to return to in-person learning in 2nd quarter

The Charleston R-I Board of Education voted to return to in-person learning, five days a week starting in the second quarter.

Murray students surprised with read along from Molly Sims, new Chromebooks

Molly Sims surprised students in her hometown with a read along hour and Chromebooks.

  Kelly School Dist. to transition to virtual learning for all students

The Kelly School District will transition to virtual learning for all students after a teacher tested positive for COVID-19.

  Bullying incidents at Cape Central Middle School decrease due to pandemic

School leaders at Cape Central Middle School have plans to keep bullying incidents to a minimum.

  SIU Aviation Department receives fund for VR Training

A more than one-million-dollar grant that is awarded from Man-Tra-Con will help enhance SIU student training.

  Poplar Bluff Middle School ‘Giving Closet’ opens for students in need

It’s located in what once served as the boys' locker room next to E.T. Peters Gym.

  Shawnee CC begins food bank to feed hungry students

Shawnee Community College is finding out what a lot of universities are. That is many College students are going hungry throughout their days. So when they learned about this, they had to react quickly.

Drive-thru school supply event to be held at Shawnee Community College

A drive-thru school supply event will be held on the main campus of the Shawnee Community College.

Bell City R-II Schools to return to face-to-face classes after COVID-19 outbreak

Bell City Schools will be returning to face-to-face classes after a COVID-19 outbreak.

  School nurse explains when students need to stay home from school

Students must stay home if someone they live with is waiting for COVID-19 test results.

  Carbondale City Hall becomes virtual learning center for children of employees

Carbondale City Hall is now a virtual learning center for young students of city employees.

Southeast Mo. State University now using dashboard to track COVID-19 cases

Southeast Missouri State University is now using a dashboard to track COVID-19 cases.

Southeast Mo. State announces fall 2020 commencement ceremonies

The fall 2020 commencement, originally scheduled for Dec. 19, has been moved to Nov. 21 to coincide with the fall 2020 semester completing in-person instruction on Nov. 24.

Poshard’s donate $110K for scholarship endowment at John A. Logan College

Dr. Glenn Poshard, a John A. Logan College (JALC) Board of Trustee member, and his wife, Jo, have donated $100,000 to establish a scholarship with the John A. Logan College Foundation.

Harrisburg schools temporarily switch to full remote learning due to COVID-19 concerns

Students attending Harrisburg schools temporarily switched to full-remote learning on Thursday, September 24.

  Individual tests positive for COVID-19 after attending Cape Girardeau, Jackson football game

The Cape Girardeau Public Health Center deemed the incident a "minimal risk."

Murray State University revises 2021 spring semester calendar

Murray State University has revised the 2021 spring semester calendar as part of a proactive approach to minimizing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting the Racer community.

Murray State University introduces Jerry D. Allen Memorial Scholarship

The Allen family of local business Wisdom Tree Technologies has established the Jerry D. Allen Memorial Scholarship at Murray State University.

Notre Dame High School postpones Activity Week due to COVID-19

The all-school sale items and silent auction items are still available.

Free internet offered to help households with K-12, college students or educators

It’s available for customers who live in a Spectrum market and do not currently have Spectrum internet services.

Illinois schools to receive more than $80M for digital resources

Approximately 471 Local Education Agencies (LEAs) will receive $80,092,677 to purchase electronics and to expand internet connectivity for students this fall.

  Cape Girardeau virtual teacher gets creative

4th grade students can participate in a virtual scavenger hunt if they finish all their assignments on time.

  Murray State University food pantry offers students curbside pick up

The Murray State University Racers Helping Racers food pantry is now offering curbside pickup for all students on campus with a RacerCard ID.

  Tech. support sessions available for Cape Girardeau Public Schools families

Cape Girardeau Public Schools will be offering in-person technology support sessions to those enrolled in the Tigers@Home program.

Southeast Missouri State University recognized as one of the best regional universities in the Midwest

The education services company lists Southeast in the Best in the Midwest section of its “2021 Best Colleges: Region by Region."

  Chaffee junior, senior high school moves to ‘Red Plan’ due to COVID-19

The anticipated return date is Thursday, October 1.

Sikeston students build barricades for school parking lot

Eighth grade woodworking students built barricades for the parking lot.

North Pemiscot Junior High, High School goes virtual due to COVID-19.

Students will be learning via Google Classroom, and can access the assignments with a phone, computer, laptop, or some other type of device as long as you have access to the internet.

  Bell City schools move to virtual learning until Sept. 28 due to cases of COVID-19

In-person school will resume on Monday, September 28.

Southern Ill. school district to receive safety grant

Johnson County’s Vienna School District will receive $375,000.