The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

Board member Jeanne Snodgrass calls a three minute recess upon backlash from meeting attendees after the boards unanimous vote to continue COVID-19 mitigations in schools. Photo by Desmond Kisida.

Board of education votes to keep mask mandate in place

Zay Yontz and Julia Kim November 11, 2021

The Columbia Public Schools (CPS) Board of Education voted 7-0 to keep the current COVID-19 mask mandate in effect Nov. 8. Several parents and community members came to the Aslin Building to voice their...

A lady gives public comment at the board of education meeting on Nov. 9. Photo by Desmond Kisida.

Niewoehner, CPS teachers express hesitance with in-person return

Multiple Authors November 13, 2020

The Columbia Public Schools (CPS) Board of Education held a session at the Neil C. Aslin administration building on Nov. 9. The Board voted on five different motions related to sending students back to...

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CPS free meal program extended to June 30

Allison Kim November 9, 2020

With the return of elementary school students to in-person school, Columbia Public Schools (CPS) sent out an update regarding the free meals provided to all students through an email on Oct. 20. CPS extended...

A poster from the What About Us? at the RBHS South parking lot on Oct. 19. Photo by Parker Boone.

Students protest virtual learning in RBHS South parking lot

Multiple Authors October 21, 2020

Columbia Public Schools (CPS) parents and students gathered in the RBHS South Parking Lot to object to the Board of Education’s recent decision to keep high school and middle schools virtual as a part...

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District initiates CPS Prime Delivery Service

Shruti Gautam October 11, 2020

Columbia Public Schools (CPS) started a new initiative to connect schools with students called CPS Prime Delivery Service on Sept. 28. The program uses buses to ship supplies such as textbooks to students’...

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...

Day 18

Day 18

Snowy Li April 4, 2020

Today is April 4, and I woke up slowly to the sound of my parents filling my cat Daisy’s food bowl. I knew later in the day they might remind me again that taking care of her is my job, but I just felt...

Hands of adult female student typing on computer keyboard while studying at home in the evening

First day of online learning sparks discussions of academic equality

Amira McKee March 31, 2020

In accordance with Boone County Health Department’s social distancing guidelines, Columbia Public School (CPS) students began their first day of online learning using virtual study and communication...

Close-up tablet computer in a woman hand. Photo from Envato Elements.

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 30, 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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