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‘Choose Your Own Doom’ Contest returns for fifth year

Enter through Oct. 15 for chance to win prizes, be featured in Castle Vlad’s Mad Monster Party free show

This year, The Lake Today presents the same challenge in its fifth annual “Choose Your Own Doom” Ghost Story Contest.

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Eldon celebrates Homecoming all week

Eldon High School celebrates Homecoming this week, with activities planned every day leading up to the Homecoming game and dance and group of senior men and women honored on the Homecoming Court.

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Dedication passes Heritage Building on to new generation of Indians

School of the Osage officially welcomed its newest — and oldest — building to the district with a formal dedication at the Heritage Building on the Leland O. Mills Campus Sunday, Sept. 21.

Battle of the Belt challenges Missouri high schools to buckle up

All Missouri high schools are called to compete in the 2014 Battle of the Belt Challenge for an opportunity to win cash and prizes teaching students the importance of buckling up.

McDuffey Joins Camdenton Education Foundation Board

Since incorporating as a not-for-profit organization in 2001, the Camdenton R-III School District Education Foundation has been "Steering the Course for the Future" for students and teachers, and now welcomes Mickey McDuffey to participate in that endeavor.

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Camdenton Education Foundation benefits from Kinderhook Cares program

The Camdenton Education Foundation, Inc. was recently presented a check for $634.50 by the Kinderhook Cares Program.

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Columbia College – Lake of the Ozarks staff participates on College Colors Day 2014

Staff members from Columbia College – Lake of the Ozarks participated in the national celebration of College Colors Day 2014 Aug. 29.

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Harper Chapel makes ‘Undie Sunday’ donation to Camdenton schools

This year Harper Chapel donated countless pairs of underwear and socks to the Camdenton R-3 School District.

3 honored as Camdenton Teachers of the Week

Angie Rogers and Denise Richardson, Hawthorn Elementary methods coaches, were named Camdenton Teachers of the Week for the week of Aug. 25.

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Osage High School Homecoming festivities underway

Osage High School is in the middle of its 2014 Homecoming week, which the school community celebrates with spirit dress-up days, tribal immunity challenges, the annual parade, and the Homecoming football game and dance.

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.