Washington High School will join East Central College’s Early College Academy if the public school district’s budget allows it, following the board of education’s approval Feb. 24. Under the program, juniors and seniors could work toward college credit without paying tuition themselves.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Two Missouri community colleges have been given permission to become the first in the state to offer a four-year bachelor's degree program.
Changes in assessed property values and an increase in state and federal aid helped the Union R-XI School District decrease its projected deficit for the current school year.
With state Reps. Jeff Porter and Aaron Griesheimer in attendance, 28 teens from Franklin County high schools will be hired by local companies in a Feb. 26 public event.
An education bill brought to Sen. Dave Schatz’s desk Thursday, Feb. 11, has Washington and Pacific school superintendents worried, the Archdiocese of St. Louis communications officer in support, and Schatz, R-Sullivan, preparing for a debate.
East Central College’s library in Buescher Hall will be renamed Donald R. and Barbara D. Means Library in honor of former charter trustee member Donald Means.
Public schools across the county are seeing a reduction in free and reduced meal applications this year, as student sign-ups drop by hundreds per district.
When Antonio Ceballos moved from Mexico to Washington four years ago, he joined a community that prides itself on legacy. Neighborhoods, or "barrios," are seemingly filled with people who can trace their family lineage through generations of Franklin County citizenship. The title of “local” …
Todd Dempsey, the current St. Francis Borgia Regional High School vice principal, will take on a new post as the Riverbend Middle School principal, as announced Wednesday at the Meramec Valley R-III School District Board of Education meeting.
There will be contested school board races in three of Franklin County’s 10 public school districts.
Officials with the Washington Public Library are hoping to encourage more area residents to cozy up with a good book during the inaugural "Winter Reading Challenge," which was announced recently.
Four generations of Jacob Lierman’s family have attended St. Ignatius of Loyola School. Lierman is now a senior at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School, but since leaving the preschool through eighth-grade program, he has spent his afternoons giving back to it.
The St. Clair R-XIII School District’s Transportation Department will move from its current location, which is behind the junior high building, by the start of the next school year. The removal of the school buses will free up about 70 parking spaces for families, staff and event attendees.
A new program at the Washington Public Library aims to make storytime accessible to its young patrons and their parents in the comfort of their homes. The library began its dial-a-story program, an automated phone number where patrons can listen to prerecorded stories, Thanksgiving week and …
As the first semester of an atypical school year wraps up, administrators at Meramec Valley R-III, Union R-XI and Washington school districts are preparing for the next one.
Maneuvering her transportation of choice, a wheeled office chair, Beaufort Elementary K-5 special education teacher Erin Meyer rapidly rolled from one socially distanced desk to another. She was offering her personal attention to two fourth-grade boys toting protractors, and on this December…
Dressed in Christmas-themed prints, the School District of Washington’s food staff went from classroom to classroom and car to car to deliver over 6,000 free meals to students. They started off winter break by delivering bags packed so full with food they nearly overflowed, so kids could eat…
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri has received a $2.85 million gift to create a graduate fellowship and faculty position in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.
The Washington School District’s new superintendent was announced Wednesday evening, following over a decade with the same administrator in the role.
While 29 facilities across the state have canceled their Dec. 12 American College Testing (ACT) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, three Franklin County locations are still holding the test this Saturday, according to the ACT website.
An error in the enrollment number reported by the Washington School District’s central office to MSHSAA resulted in four of the high school’s seven fall athletic teams and three winter teams being bumped up a class higher than they otherwise would have been assigned had the number been correct.
Local company Clemco Industries Corp., which makes abrasive blasting equipment, has expanded its laboratory to over twice the size of its old one on Cablecar Drive, according to a Dec. 1 press release.
Among fast-food restaurant-related facility changes and COVID-19 updates, the East Central College Board of Trustees voted to allocate thousands of dollars to staff wage increases and Wi-Fi updates at its monthly meeting Monday.
The School District of Washington’s nurses will continue to work on-site if they come in contact with a COVID-19 carrier, according to an announcement made during a Friday morning board of education special meeting.
The School District of Washington’s education technology specialist was booked for a charge of statutory sodomy in the second degree Tuesday in Cape Girardeau County.
East Central College received three Silver Cup awards in the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) Medallion Awards, which was held remotely Oct. 16.
Students in grades kindergarten through third in the Washington School District will be required to wear masks, starting Monday, Nov. 23.
Nearly all Union R-XI School District students will now be required to wear masks as the district moves to follow guidance on quarantines recently announced by Gov. Mike Parson.
News that First Student Inc., the bus service provider for the Washington and Union school districts, is experiencing driver shortages due to COVID-19 has school officials scrambling to address the issue.
National Apprenticeship Week celebrates its sixth anniversary this year, and Washington Mayor Sandy Lucy made a proclamation for its recognition Monday, Nov. 2, at the city council meeting.
With Veterans Day right around the corner, six area schools are teaming up to show their appreciation to service members while following COVID-19 safety guidelines. The event, “Heroes Hometown Tour,” will take place in the afternoon Wednesday, Nov. 11.
A familiar name was bestowed on the School District of Washington’s new elementary school during Wednesday night’s board of education meeting.
The Sullivan School District will make a temporary switch to distance learning next week for its middle and high school students, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 27.
The School District of Washington has changed its schedule to allow students in seventh through 12th grade to spend an additional day in school, beginning next week.
The St. Francis Borgia Regional High School open house that was scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 18, and Monday, Oct. 19, has been postponed, according to a statement on the school’s facebook page.