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by Chris Replogle and creplogle@schurz.com | February 21, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Springfield Public Schools will be in session Friday. The district says due to increased traffic Friday and road conditions, some bus routes may run late.  School leaders remind parents to dress their students appropriately for the cold weather. Thursday was Springfield's first snow day of the 2012-2013 school calendar.
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Staff and creplogle@schurz.com | February 7, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Springfield Public Schools leaders say they are taking extra precautions to protect students at Kickapoo High School following a bomb threat on Thursday. The district is working with law enforcement to determine whether the threat discovered at the school is not a hoax.  The following is a phone message that was sent to Kickapoo High School parents Thursday. Today a message was found in a restroom at Kickapoo High School threatening to blow up the building on Feb. 8. School staff and district administrators are taking every reasonable measure to determine whether this threat may be a hoax and that all appropriate local authorities have been notified.
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Ashley Reynolds, KY3 News and areynolds@ky3.com | January 6, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, -- The biggest school district in the state will likely start the next school year much earlier than normal. Springfield Public Schools could start next school year as early as August 15. Student's last day could also be as early May 15th. This puts S.P.S. on a similar schedule with its neighboring districts. Also, another benefit to starting the school year earlier is the first semester will end before winter break. This will allow students to take finals before break and then start their second semester classes once they return.
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Edited news release from the Springfield Public School District | April 16, 2012
Springfield, MO -Central High School vocal music teacher Alberta Smith is the 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year. Her professional accomplishments, commitment to students and passion for teaching are among the traits that distinguished her from the 42 nominees. Alberta takes great pride in her career at Springfield Public Schools where she has been employed since 1995. As the choral music director at CHS, she has directed concert choir, chamber choir, women's choir, men's choir, Middle Years choir and musical productions that have received numerous recognitions and honors.
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by Linda Russell and KY3 Reporter | March 1, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- In a time of constant threats to funding, the Springfield school district got a little bit of good news Tuesday.  More money is flowing into the budget than expected. The school district gets much of it's revenue for the year from Decemeber to February, so now, at the beginning of March, they have a better idea of what to expect.  It's welcome news, after the last few years of anything but. Springfield Public Schools have had to cut about $18 million from the budget over the last few years, so the news that this year, they can put 3.5 million back in, is welcome indeed.
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News Release | October 9, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The Springfield Funders Forum, a group of private philanthropists convened by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks, today donated $50,000 to Springfield Public Schools to continue the Healthy Half Pints program that provides an afternoon milk break to kids at several elementary schools. The donation was made possible by a $25,000 challenge grant from the Musgrave Foundation that was matched dollar for dollar by several private and family foundations and individual donors.
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News Release | October 18, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Springfield Public Schools today inducted three outstanding graduates into the 2012 Class of the SPS Hall of Fame. The honorees are a NASA project manager, a retired network news executive producer and a former Tuskegee Airman. SPS created the Hall of Fame to honor alumni who have demonstrated a commitment to giving back to their community, earned accolades in their industry, and advocated for public education. About 260 people gathered for the luncheon to celebrate the inductees and hear their success stories.
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by Linda Russell, lrussell@ky3.com and KY3 Reporter | November 26, 2012
SPRINGFIELD,Mo.--  Enrollment is up at Springfield schools, and some are running out of room.  It's one reason the school board is considering going to the voters. This year, Springfield Public Schools actually have the highest enrollment in more than ten years.  As Fremont Elementary fifth graders work on their math problems, the Springfield school district is also looking at numbers, like the number of students. "Well, we've increased our enrollment so much that we need to hire teachers," says Dr. Tom Prater, President of the Springfield School Board.
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by KY3 News | April 25, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Springfield Public Schools is once again bringing ArtWorks to children in the fourth through eighth grades this summer. From Springfield Public Schools : ArtWorks will be held at Sequiota School, 3414 S. Mentor Ave. again this year. This program is for students who will be going into the 4th to 8th grades next school year.  Dates: June 3rd to June 14th. (nine day session).  No artworks on Friday, June 7th.  Morning session takes place from 8:30-11:30 a.m., with tthe afternoon session 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Registrations will be accepted starting 9 a.m. Monday, April 15th at the Kraft Administration building, 1359 East St. Louis Street.
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by Sara Forhetz, KY3 News | May 28, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--  If a tornado is coming toward your house-- where do you go? Until today, there was no state map of public "safe room" locations in our area. It may be hard to believe-- but the State Emergency Management Agency does not keep of map of where of FEMA-approved safe rooms can be found. The reason, they tell us those rooms are only supposed to be used by people within a half mile radius of the location, so it's up to each individual shelter to get the word out. But, there is one engineering company in town that has been a part of most of the safe rooms in our area, so we asked them to compile this map for us. Brian Orr is with Toth and Associates sees the world in numbers.
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by Linda Russell, lrussell@ky3.com and KY3 Reporter | April 26, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- Ozarks Food Harvest provides about 1,500 backpacks full of food for kids in Springfield schools every weekend.  But now, they're reaching out in an ever bigger way. Kids from Williams Elementary here in Springfield are getting home Friday night to find their pantries and refrigerators freshly stocked, thanks to the mobile food pantry. Family after family came to fill baskets and boxes full of food.  It's part of Ozarks Food Harvest's new one-million meal commitment to kids in Springfield Public Schools over the next year.
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by KY3 News | April 25, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Springfield Public Schools is once again bringing ArtWorks to children in the fourth through eighth grades this summer. From Springfield Public Schools : ArtWorks will be held at Sequiota School, 3414 S. Mentor Ave. again this year. This program is for students who will be going into the 4th to 8th grades next school year.  Dates: June 3rd to June 14th. (nine day session).  No artworks on Friday, June 7th.  Morning session takes place from 8:30-11:30 a.m., with tthe afternoon session 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Registrations will be accepted starting 9 a.m. Monday, April 15th at the Kraft Administration building, 1359 East St. Louis Street.
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By: Ashley Reynolds, KY3 News | April 24, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Based on a survey of Springfield Public Schools' kindergarten teachers, here is what children are expected to know and be able to do on the first day of kindergarten:  » Say first and last name » Say his or her age » Say parent's names » Go to the bathroom alone » Put on and take off own clothing with little help » Wash his or her hands » Blow and clean nose » ...
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Posted by Chris Brewer, web editor and E-mail: cbrewer@schurz.com | April 11, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - It's a time to reminisce for students and alumni of a middle school in Springfield that will soon be repurposed. Study Middle School will host a farewell event Thursday evening for those wishing to say goodbye and share memories of the school. Part of tonight's ceremony will include a video montage and a chance to buy memorabilia from the school. The building opened in 1925, and will be repurposed beginning with the 2013-14 school year to become a home for Springfield Public Schools' alternative programs.
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by Gene Hartley and ghartley@schurz.com | April 4, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Five Springfield School District teachers are finalists for 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year.  Selected from a pool of 34 nominees, the finalists will be recognized on Monday, April 15, during the Teacher Appreciation Banquet, hosted by Foundation for Springfield Public Schools, at the Ramada Oasis.  A selection committee will interview the finalists and choose the Teacher of the Year, who will be announced at the banquet. The finalists...
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By Dustin Hodges, KY3 News and dhodges@ky3.com | March 6, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - In a sense, it's a college education for some Springfield elementary school students. The Missouri State Physics Department is doing the teaching. The program is called 'Phys Biz', and it's intended to introduce the children to some basic physics concepts when they're young so they can learn it more easily when they get older. For the kids, it makes learning science fun. "The sciences are not exposed to the kids in the elementary schools as much as people would like, part of that is time constraints that the teachers are under.
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by Paul Adler, KY3 News / Follow Paul on Facebook, Twitter @KY3Pad and Email padler@ky3.com | February 28, 2013
Springfield, Mo; First Lady Michelle Obama will be in Springfield this evening to promote her healthy eating initiative. It's called "Let's Move. " The program focuses on a good diet and an active lifestyle. Parents and schools are given information to help them make healthy choices for children. Local school officials say physical education plays a central role in a student's curriculum. Dianna Duncan-Atnip, PE Teacher, Wilder Elementary told us, "Healthy choices are an important thing we talk about, not just your choice to eat but your choice in how you act and what your character is also.
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by Chris Replogle and creplogle@schurz.com | February 21, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Springfield Public Schools will be in session Friday. The district says due to increased traffic Friday and road conditions, some bus routes may run late.  School leaders remind parents to dress their students appropriately for the cold weather. Thursday was Springfield's first snow day of the 2012-2013 school calendar.
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by Dustin Hodges, KY3 News and dhodges@ky3.com | February 13, 2013
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- More students in Springfield Public Schools are learning about the dangers of methamphetamine.  "Don't Meth With Us" used to be aimed at fifth graders, and now it's been expanded. Carver Middle School seventh graders were the first seventh-grade class to see the presentation on Tuesday, similar to the one they saw in fifth grade.  Now they're a little older and a little wiser, and understand the message even more. "I forgot some of it but, whenever it came back, it all just came back at once, so I knew what they were talking about," said seventh grader Garren Shelley.
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