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High Point school begins new school year

Excitement filled the air at High Point R-III school as classes began Thursday, Aug. 14, with Stan Elliott at the helm as administrator.

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California R-I School facilities being readied for new school year

As the start of the 2014-15 school year nears, a tremendous amount of progress has been made at the schools through the short summer months. According to Superintendent Dwight Sanders, the work is still on schedule and on budget with the capital improvement projects.

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CHS students go to Boys State

Four California High School students brought back experience in leadership and government from eight days of American Legion Boys State last week. The four young men will enter their senior year next fall.

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Voter approved work in progress at California schools

Work is well underway on the completing the comprehensive facility improvement plan for California R-I schools approved by the voters on April 8.

Science curriculum reviewed by California School Board

In a followup to questions asked at the May California R-I School Board meeting about the science curriculum for the 2014-15 school year at CHS, a presentation was given by science teachers Amy Kuebler, Mike Baepler, Dennis Davis and Jamie Johnston at the June 18 meeting.

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Sharing at summer meals Expanded program growing in Russellville

Expanded program growing in Russellville

Students graduate from Westminster College

Hogan Davis, Fortuna; Sarah Koestner, Lohman, Betsy Lehman and Leigh Ann Lutz California.

JWCC’s Spring Dean List Announced

Area students on the list include Taylor Ratcliff, California.

School board questioned regarding science and math curriculum

Specifically the questions involved including earth science as a required freshman course for all students. Previously, students falling in certain criteria were allowed to opt out of earth science and go directly into one of the more advanced science courses.

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California Baccalaureate 2014

The message to the graduates, “Learn the Important Stuff,” was presented by Casey Malley, First Baptist youth pastor. The message was based on Judges 2:10-11. The topic was what success is measured on.