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Columbia Public Schools to take 3 days off during omicron surge

Columbia Public Schools to take 3 days off during omicron surge

Julia Kim, Staff Writer January 20, 2022
Superintendent Brian Yearwood announced students will not be in session for three days starting Friday, Jan. 21 as a result of a surge in the latest COVID-19 variant, Omicron. Columbia Public Schools (CPS) Board of Education plans to formally approve these changes at their work session Jan. 20. 
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In the news Oct 12

Parker Boone October 17, 2020

Senior Parker Boone gives a quick summary of important events that happened around Rock Bridge from Oct 12 to Oct 17. He covers the recent school board meeting Bruins sports and RBHS handing out...

To teach students healthy practices, CPS must have mental health course

To teach students healthy practices, CPS must have mental health course

Anna Xu April 14, 2020

“New research suggests that nearly everyone will develop a psychological disorder at some point in their life,” according to Scientific American, the longest running science magazine in the U.S. While...

Day 20

Day 20

Bailey Stover April 6, 2020

High school is a joke, and nothing seems real anymore. Today is April 6. I woke up at 9 a.m. and, after seeing a flurry of questions on GroupMe all referencing an email students received earlier this...

CPS changes to Pass/No Credit grading system

CPS changes to Pass/No Credit grading system

Anna Xu April 6, 2020

Columbia Public Schools (CPS) alerted students and families details of the overarching grading plan for the rest of the semester today, April 6, in an email from CPS Communications Director Michelle Baumstark.  In...

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Students share initial thoughts on online education

Parker Boone March 31, 2020

Parker Boone reflects on past conversations he's had with other RBHS students about school. He talks about the positives and one negative of the new program and gives insight on how to improve the...

CPS must adopt pass/fail grading system for the well-being of students

CPS must adopt pass/fail grading system for the well-being of students

Will Cover March 31, 2020

Students are fortunate Columbia Public Schools (CPS) can provide laptops to high schoolers and grab-and-go meals to those that depend on school breakfasts or lunches; however, the daily lives of students...

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That’s debatable: Should CPS require P.E. credits?

Multiple Authors March 23, 2020

P.E. credits remain necessary to assure youth fitness Ryan Choe At any high school, it is inevitable that students gripe about the requirement of Physical Education (P.E.) credits in order to graduate....

Source: National Institute of Health

CPS coronavirus plan necessary, but too rushed

Columbia Public Schools (CPS) superintendent Dr. Peter Stiepleman announced yesterday all CPS public schools will close March 18 through April 12 in an email to CPS staff and parents. The measure aims...

Current RBHS Athletic director and assistant principal David Egan, left, and current civics studies teacher Michael McGinty, right, converse during a meeting. (Photo by Audrey Snyder)

McGinty to replace Egan as athletic director, assistant principal

Ryan Choe March 14, 2020

RBHS Athletic Director and Assistant Principal David Egan will leave the school to become the new Columbia Public Schools (CPS) Athletic Director, replacing current CPS Athletics Director Bruce Whitesides,...

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Housing reparations necessary to counteract redlining, institutionalized racism

Will Cover February 24, 2020

[penci_text_block block_title_align="style-title-left"]It’s been more than a century since the U.S. government abolished slavery and decades since landmark bills such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964...

Inflexible deadlines worsen quality of education

Inflexible deadlines worsen quality of education

The Rock and Bearing News Staff February 20, 2020

Deadlines control students’ lives. The specter of late work deductions or even worse, a zero, force students to figure out a way to manage their time that often result in stressful, unhealthy work management. The...

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