• 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,
  • The Poplar Bluff Public School Foundation has awarded $3,300 in computer components so Technical Career Center students can gain experience building CPUs and upgrade their basic skills lab in the process. Approved unanimously by the board last month, the mini-grant was part of the nonprofit’s innovative educational project program which finances one-time classroom proposals that involve new technologies, unusual field experiences, supportive curriculum resources or exceptional instructional strategies. “When considering the price for these computers, we decided to forego labor costs of a pre-manufactured computer and use our computer technology students to build the CPUs from scratch,” read the grant submission, written by Vocational Resource Educator Barbie Hon. “This proposal serves two purposes then because it also provides enrichment

    Dec 09,
  • Several students from the Poplar Bluff Middle School Junior Beta Club qualified to compete in nationals during the 13th annual state convention held Thursday and Friday, Dec. 4-5, at the Black River Coliseum. Lucas Robertson placed first in spelling; Sidonia White placed third in social studies; and Lily Johnson, Nathan Mays, Clara Rahlmann and River Rowland with alternates Daine Dugas and Landen Maurer placed first in written response and second overall in the Quiz Bowl Division 1 competition. The students all earned the option to participate in the national Junior Beta Convention June 23-30 in New Orleans. Additionally, a team comprised of Kennedy Rowland, Brady Robertson, Blake Yarbro, Hannah Spencer and Addison Kirkman with Olivia Kirkman as an alternate vied

    Dec 09,
  • Source: Poplar Bluff Schools The Lake Road Elementary 4th grade will perform at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15, in the gym. There will also be an art show displaying the 4th grade students’ artwork they have created since the beginning of the year. Students, families, and friends from all grade levels are invited to attend. Students will sing the following selections:  This Holiday, Christmas Jubilation, Beautiful Christmas, Turn Off That Nose, and Santa Claus is Coming to Town. Dates for future programs and art shows are: 2nd grade –  Tuesday, March 8 1st grade –  Tuesday, May 3 Details for this and more are in the School's newsletter:  Download (PDF)

    Dec 04,

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