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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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Sophomore Olivia Rollison and seniors Mikayla Nelson, Ariah Stevenson and Kelsea Myers hang up the flag. Photo by Desmond Kisida.

RBHS clubs reinstate Black Lives Matter Flag

Nora Crutcher-McGowan and Zay Yontz September 14, 2021

Various RBHS clubs reinstated the Black Lives Matter flag in the activities office hallway Friday, Sept. 10. Senior Mikayla Nelson, leader of Student Equity Coalition, along with seniors Ariah Stevenson,...

District plans to use snow days despite possibility of continued virtual learning

District plans to use snow days despite possibility of continued virtual learning

Nora Crutcher-McGowan November 25, 2020

A statement in the Nov. 22 RBHS communication newsletter revealed Columbia Public Schools (CPS) would continue using snow days as winter approaches, despite continued virtual learning and the possibility...

Teacher Talking To Students In College Class

CPS holds equity training to create unbiased classroom

Brandon Kim February 29, 2020

Columbia Public Schools (CPS) annually spends $24,460 on equity training, which is learning about how to put aside biases and learn to accept different ideas and cultures. CPS has a partnership with...

Senior Caleb Dunafon presses the buzzer to signal the office secretaries to unlock the doors at the north entrance on Sept. 20. While the office secretaries attend to other errands, students wait outside the north entrance. The north entrance doors are only open during passing periods, lunch, before school and after school. Photo by Sarah Mosteller

Hardening efforts affect student life

Multiple Authors October 3, 2019

Story by Brandon Kim, Anna Xu As school shootings have become more prevalent in America, Columbia Public Schools (CPS), as well as other school districts around the country, are hardening their buildings.  The...

INFECTED: After school on Oct. 16, Senior Jocelyn Heimsoth works on the yearbook after losing time when the virus locked her out of the yearbook drive. In the aftermath of the virus, her computer needed to redownload essential files such as fonts.

Staff loses admin rights after email virus

Ben Kimchi October 31, 2018

A computer virus that infected Columbia Public Schools (CPS) devices, discovered Oct. 3, caused teachers and staff to lose access to their application files. The virus was device-specific and did not affect...

Students request classes earlier than previous years

Students request classes earlier than previous years

Emily Oba January 26, 2018

Though the 2018-19 school year starts in fewer than eight months, all junior students recieved their schedule request forms on Thursday, Jan. 11. A week later, freshmen and sophomore received theirs. School...

Faculty members try to salvage German, Japanese classes

Faculty members try to salvage German, Japanese classes

Nikol Slatinska October 26, 2017

Columbia Public Schools (CPS) administrators and faculty members have created a committee to save German and Japanese programs following the district’s April 2017 decision to phase the classes out of...

Digging In: The Columbia School Board discusses the boundary plan, Approach B, suggested by the Secondary Enrollment PLanning Committee in its Jan. 9 meeting. The board will accept or reject the plan by February.

CPS’s ‘World Cafe’ offers opportunity for public to voice opinions

Grace Dorsey October 2, 2017

[dropcap style="simple" size="5"]A[/dropcap]t 6:00 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 2 CPS district officials, including Superintendent Peter Stiepleman, will unlock the doors of Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center...

Schools with 4-day weeks in Missouri. Photo courtesy by Eléa Gilles.

Four-day school weeks pose potential rewards

Jordan Rogers May 22, 2017

Friday. Just this one word excites students for the weekend, but for some Missouri students this “Friday feeling” comes earlier. Community R-VI, a small school district in rural Missouri, is in its...

Teachers discuss best approach on politics in class

Teachers discuss best approach on politics in class

Cassidy Viox April 28, 2017

With only six percent of Americans having confidence in the press, according to Huffington Post, and polarization striking the country, educational environments are bound to hold discussion focusing on...

ELL teacher Lilia Ben Ayed helps a student during class. Photo by Éléa Gilles

ELL teachers receive specific trauma training

Nikol Slatinska April 25, 2017

It is no secret that Columbia has experienced a spike in incoming refugees within the last two years — the number of refugees that migrated to the city in 2016 was 100 more than in 2015, as reported...

Photo by Tyson Jamieson

CPS uses student feedback for 1-to-1 program

Emily Oba January 20, 2017

[dropcap style="flat" size="4"]W[/dropcap]hile the one to one program was decided, there are some details still needed to be figured out. It has been determined that next school year, each student will...

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