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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

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Guns at school?

Guns at school?

Jenna Liu December 22, 2014

School board approves measure to allow district security directors to carry On Monday, the Columbia School Board voted 5-2 to pass a policy that would allow two Columbia Public Schools (CPS) security personnel...

Photo by Renata Williams.

Superintendent Belcher announces retirement

Renata Poet Williams January 15, 2014

Columbia Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Chris Belcher announced his retirement last week, effective June 30, 2014. Belcher, who has held the district's highest office since his appointment in 2009,...

CPS drops heat days, snow day process largely unchanged

CPS drops heat days, snow day process largely unchanged

Harsh Singh October 1, 2013

  CPS schools will not have heat release days anymore. Superintendent Chris Belcher said West and Jefferson Middle Schools are now fully air-conditioned for the first time since the schools’ establishments. With...

City creates transportation plans with CPS

City creates transportation plans with CPS

Antonina Johnston May 21, 2013

With the addition of freshmen to Columbia Public Schools’ high schools next year, the district made plans to provide a city bus route that catered to students. Columbia Transit, Columbia’s city bussing...

Music director wins Columbia Fund for Academic Excellence award

Music director wins Columbia Fund for Academic Excellence award

Lauren Puckett April 2, 2013

Music Director Mike Pierson was greeted with a pleasant surprise at 9:00 a.m., April 1. A group of teachers and administrators, including Superintendent Chris Belcher, walked into the choir room during...

Board of Education decides on new school start times

Urmilla Kuttikad March 11, 2013

The Columbia Board of Education finalized the new school start times for the 2013-2014 school year at today's Board of Education Regular Session. Middle schools and a handful of elementary schools (with...

District looks to new transportation models

District looks to new transportation models

Alyssa Sykuta March 5, 2013

[heading style="2"]A need for reformation[/heading][dropcap style="1" size="3"]F[/dropcap]First Student, the largest busing contractor in the U.S., provides six million students with transportation solutions...

Superintendent supports later start time

Alyssa Sykuta February 6, 2013

[dropcap style="1" size="3"]T[/dropcap]Though the school board has not finalized the decision, Columbia Public Schools Superintendent Chris Belcher has officially taken a stance on the start times debate...

The school cafeteria offers meals daily, and next years freshman and sophomores are expected to eat food provided by the cafeteria or home. Photo by Daphne Yu

Lunch to be closed for underclassmen

Brittany Cornelison January 28, 2013

As the transition into the 2013-14 year quickly approaches, administration continues to work out the details so next year's three-high-school, four-year system runs smoothly. A major issue they have...

Board looks into starting high schools last

Board looks into starting high schools last

Kaitlyn Marsh January 28, 2013

During a school board work session Jan. 24, a school board member brought to light the option of starting CPS high schools last in next year's new, three-tiered transportation system. A change from the...

District attempts bond ratings jump

Alyssa Sykuta January 26, 2012

This spring Columbia Public Schools will try to raise its bond rating to AAA status in hopes of saving several million dollars. Superintendent Chris Belcher said CPS decided to have a Moody’s bond rating...

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