• Currently, 4-H is looking for volunteers to lead summer programs from June-August in the following areas: cake decorating, beekeeping, horses, outdoor adventures, veterinary science and woodworking. Although we are looking for volunteers in these areas there is always room for other options! Plus, you do not have to be an expert to be a volunteer. 4-H has all the resources you could need! 4-H is the largest out-of-school youth organization in the world, and is open to all boys and girls, ages 5 to18. Children ages 5 to 7 years old (by Dec. 2015) are eligible for 4-H Clover Kids. Youth who are 5 to 18 years of age (by Dec. 2015) can choose from a variety of 4-H skills

    Feb 19,
  • How do you maximize the impact of just $10? Break the bill down into 40 quarters and disperse the coins in random places throughout school. That is how Poplar Bluff High School student Alexa King tackled the “giving project” after a friend in need of 25 cents for a vending machine snack got her wheels turning. “This is the greatest assignment I have ever given in my 26-year teaching career,” stated Beth Fox-Godwin, communication arts teacher. Student Colin Steffens agreed, saying that the book study was his favorite assignment in his four years of high school Fox-Godwin gave her senior composition class $10 apiece and tasked the students with doing something “kind and simple for our community.” The funding

    Feb 18,
  •   The Poplar Bluff High School Robotics Club—the Iron Mules—qualified for states after just three years of competing in the FIRST Tech Challenge. The club won its division and placed second overall on Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau. The students will go on to compete statewide on Saturday, March 5, at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla. “The challenge was quite a bit harder and much more complicated than the previous two years,” said science teacher Kathy Miller, club co-sponsor. “But, we have some amazing kids participating this year!” Students had to navigate their classroom-assembled robots through a series of obstacles, scoring points by moving items and climbing to different areas

    Feb 11,

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