Education

Education

In July, a $4 million cut to student evaluation funding was signed by Gov. Eric Greitens, ending almost three years of state funded ACT testing for high school juniors. But on Tuesday, the Jackson School Board voted unanimously for the school district to cover the cost of assessment for all Jackson High School juniors.

 

Associate superintendent Matt Lacy says by providing the test, they ensure that all students take the test at least once, which could change the plans of students who receive unexpectedly high scores.

 

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The Cape Girardeau County clerk’s office is making an effort to boost the interest of high school students in the voting process. Students in 9th through 12th grade have until 5 p.m. on Oct. 31 to submit design ideas in a contest for the new Cape Girardeau County “I Voted” sticker.

Supervisor of elections, Allen Seabaugh, says they were contacted during last fall’s presidential election by a Jackson R-2 school district teacher who got her students interested by putting a creative and educational twist on the “I Voted” sticker.

Courtesy of: Jeff Trinkle/Riverside Regional Library

It’s been two weeks since Riverside Regional Library started offering portable Wi-Fi hotspots for the public to check out, and the service has already proven itself to be a valuable asset to the community. The library currently has five hotspots that are in circulation, which were bought with general operating funds through partnered nonprofits, TechSoup and Mobile Beacon.

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As part of Marquette TechWeek, Codefi in Cape Girardeau hosted a kid’s coding camp for third through sixth graders hoping to put their coding skills and creativity to the test. Kids were placed in groups where they programmed routines for their robot, called a Finch. But this was more than just programming routines for a robot; each group was vying for a spot to present their routine at Marquette’s Techfest Gala on Thursday. We attended a preliminary contest between the kids for this audio postcard.

 

When a student placed a skunk in Jackson High School in 1938, principal Mark Scully took matters into his own hands. In the picture above, the skunk is played by an actor and is not the skunk in question.
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In the fall of 1938 Mark Scully was named the principal of Jackson High School in Jackson, Missouri. Young Mark Scully said that his days as principal and teacher in Jackson were some of the most enjoyable of his 47 year career. Well…all but one.

Early one morning in the late autumn of 1941, Scully opened the door to the high school and immediately recognized the powerful odor of a skunk – the smell penetrating every corner of the building.

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