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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

John Potter, a parents of CPS students, speaks in front of the Board of Education on Oct. 12 at the Aslin administration building. Photo by Ana Manzano

Board of Education votes to keep middle and high school virtual, elementary to return Oct. 19

Isaac Yontz October 13, 2020
The Board of Education votes 4-3 to keep high school virtual until another vote. Parents and community members give their opinions on what the board should vote.
Source: National Institute of Health

CPS coronavirus plan necessary, but too rushed

The Rock and Bearing News Staff March 18, 2020
Although closure is a meaningful step toward protecting safety and health, the limited notice will minimize its effectiveness. 
Photo by Camryn DeVore

COVID-19 halts multiple sports seasons

Ryan Choe March 18, 2020
The Missouri State High School Activities Association canceled the remainder of the Class 4 and Class 5 state basketball tournaments and suspended the spring sports season through April 12.
Info graphic by Sarah Kuhlmann

Stiepleman announces new district virtues

Ben Kimchi October 1, 2018

Trust. Integrity. Collaboration. Transparency. Empathy. Grace. Dr. Peter Stiepleman said the implementation of these six values will guide the school district's decisions and improve Columbia Public Schools'...

Free feminine hygiene products in bathrooms

Free feminine hygiene products in bathrooms

Amanda Kurukulasuriya September 20, 2018

It started with a civics project and a sneaky period. Freshman Shruti Gautam was going about her day when her menstrual cycle caught her unprepared and she had to borrow a pad from a friend. She found...

Police cars drove around RBHS parking lots today to provide additional safety comfort, Dr. Baker said. Photo by Maya Bell

Social media bot targets CPS schools: ‘no viable threat’

Rochita Ghosh February 23, 2018
A screenshot on Snapchat made a school shooting threat against CPS schools. The school district and CPD later determined it to be uncredible.
Censored food: Freshman Marqtrel Harris stands in line to buy lunch. The new USDA regulations on the healthiness of all food items have caused the district to lose money to the food budget, along with more food waste. Photo by Devesh Kumar

School lunches force CPS to operate on a deficit

Abby Kempf February 4, 2015

Columbia Public Schools, along with every district in the nation, is struggling in the wake of new United States Department of Agriculture school lunch regulations. These regulations have drained out food...

photo by Madelyn Stewart

New elementary school opens space for increasing population

Derek Wang December 15, 2014

In May 2016, Columbia Public Schools will open a new elementary school. Located in southwest Columbia, CPS will have to adjust the boundaries of its six other elementary schools in order to fit the school...

I couldnt believe the contrast between the greens and the reds and browns, it was as if Summer and Autumn were fighting for the best nature display.

Columbia nature school to open its doors in 2015

Urmilla Kuttikad April 30, 2014

If all goes well, the Columbia Public Schools district hopes to open a nature school in August 2015 at Rock Bridge State Park. The school will be able to service 100 5th graders per year Stiepleman, along...

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