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School district administrators react to state assessment scores

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced the results of the 2014 Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP) assessments of public school districts Aug. 29.

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State Reps. Miller, Franklin address Camdenton school board

The Camdenton R-3 School District held a special board meeting Aug. 26, where Missouri Reps. Rocky Miller and Diane Franklin were present to update the board on items from the current legislative session that will affect the school district.

School of the Osage begins district-wide technology initiative

District to add more than 150 new devices in first phase

The School of the Osage Board of Education approved the first phase of introducing new technology district-wide, including purchasing more than 150 new devices, during its Aug. 25 meeting.

Osage, Eldon high schools see gains in ACT scores

Most Lake Area schools on pace with state average

Two Lake Area high schools saw sizable improvements in their students’ average ACT composite scores in 2014.

Local school districts’ MAP scores soar in science, fall in other subjects

While the statewide average of student proficiency has fallen in science, English language arts and mathematics, most Lake Area school districts’ science scores continue steadily improving, with downward patterns similar to Missouri average in the other two subjects.

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Morgan County R-2 storm shelter, arts center to be built next to high school

The Morgan County R-2 School District has determined that it will construct its new performing arts center and storm shelter directly west of Morgan County R-2 High School on the district’s main campus.

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Out with the old

The Osage district will host a public open house at the Heritage Building at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21.

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Lake Area school districts welcome new faculty

As students started their classes for the 2014-15 over the last couple of weeks, so did a long list of teachers and staff members new to their schools.

Climax Springs classes donate quilts to Honor Flight

The Climax Springs R-4 School District is participating in the Honor Flight of the Ozarks on Sept. 9.

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Columbia College — Lake of the Ozarks set to host political, historical forums

Columbia College — Lake of the Ozarks has announced the beginning of a new political and historical discussion forum series called Coffee at the College.

U.S. Cellular rewards $1 million to teachers for boosting classroom experiences

U.S. Cellular is donating $1 million to fund teacher classroom projects through its Calling All Teachers program, and public school teachers are encouraged to submit their projects for consideration.

Camdenton R-3 levy remains at $2.87

The Camdenton R-3 Board of Education voted during its Aug. 11 meeting to maintain the district’s tax levy of $2.87 per $100 of assessed valuation for the 12th straight year.

10 students named to Columbia College — Lake of the Ozarks dean’s list

Ten students from the Lake of the Ozarks campus were named to the Columbia College dean’s list for the March-May and June-July 2014 sessions.

Cops Corner: Watch out for that school bus!

School will soon be in session, and we must again remind motorists to be watchful of that “big yellow bus.”

School of the Osage to unveil new website Friday

The School of the Osage School District will unveil a brand new website Friday as part of its effort to improve communication through its ongoing strategic-planning process.

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