Arts/Education

Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) officials have extended the deadline to apply for scholarships for the 2021-22 academic year. The March 1 deadline has been moved to March 31.  "With the COVID-19 pandemic still a factor, college planning continues to be a challenge for high school...
The Harlin Museum of West Plains, MO is set to host its annual High School Art Show & Young Artist Showcase and is calling for art submissions from all regional public, private, and home-schooled student artists in the 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grades. Entry dates for the show’s competition...
Willow Springs R-IV School District Monday, April 5, 2021, was originally scheduled as a professional development day, and will now be a regular day of school. Students will be required to be in attendance on this day. No additional days have been added to the calendar at this time, but any...
The local Classical Conversations homeschooling community held their annual Science Fair last week. Nine 13-and-14-year-old students displayed their hard work from the past ten weeks, demonstrating the scientific process through experimentation. On fair day, students reported their results in a...
The Community Foundation of the Ozarks is seeking short video submissions from residents across the region to document the past year of living in a global pandemic.    "Your Year in a Minute" is an effort to capture local experiences of life during the Coronavirus pandemic to share now and...
An omnibus education bill making its way through the Missouri State Senate has caught the attention of local educators who are concerned about its potential effects on local school districts.  Senate Bill 55 was pre-filed by Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin (R-18) in December. In mid-January, SB55 was...
Missouri State University-West Plains (MSU-WP) will offer a new Basic Introductory Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD) program beginning Feb. 16 at the Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Technology (GOCAT), 395 Jackie Garrett Ave., in West Plains.   This 4-week, non-credit program provides...
Last week, Governor Mike Parson and the Departments of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), Health and Senior Services (DHSS), and Social Services (DSS) announced the consolidation of several early childhood programs across state government into a single Office of Childhood.   The new...
The Community Foundation of the Ozarks opened applications on Feb. 1 for about $1.75 million in scholarships for students pursuing advanced educational opportunities.     The CFO holds 445 scholarship funds that will provide nearly 1,000 scholarships for students across central and southern...

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