battle high school http://kbia.org en Columbia Board of Education tours schools with new technology in classrooms http://kbia.org/post/columbia-board-education-tours-schools-new-technology-classrooms <p>The Columbia Board of Education visited three schools Thursday, two physically and a third virtually, to see how new technology is being used throughout the district.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; At Midway Heights Elementary it's the first year where there are classrooms have provided one mini iPad for each student.&nbsp; Midway is part of an elementary school iPad pilot program along with Shepard, Grant, and Russell Elementary.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 16:45:38 +0000 George Varney 44203 at http://kbia.org Columbia Board of Education tours schools with new technology in classrooms CPS breaks ground for new elementary school http://kbia.org/post/cps-breaks-ground-new-elementary-school <p>Columbia Public Schools broke ground Wednesday for a new elementary school near Battle High School.</p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:45:40 +0000 Colin Hope 43088 at http://kbia.org CPS breaks ground for new elementary school Columbia high schools to get food truck for lunch service http://kbia.org/post/columbia-high-schools-get-food-truck-lunch-service <p>A food truck will soon be part of the lunch time choices for students at Columbia high schools.</p><p>The district says the truck will bring more food options and help with overcrowded lunch rooms at its high schools. The district ordered the truck on Monday.</p><p>Laina Fullum is the nutrition services director for the district. She says the pork and chicken offered on the truck will meet U.S. Department of Agriculture standards for school lunches and will be available for the free or reduced-lunch program.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:29:29 +0000 Associated Press 39586 at http://kbia.org Columbia high schools to get food truck for lunch service Columbia students prepare to go back to school http://kbia.org/post/columbia-students-prepare-go-back-school <p></p><p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Watch the show and join the conversation on the&nbsp;<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Intersection website.</a></strong></p><p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 23:33:08 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 39092 at http://kbia.org Columbia students prepare to go back to school Community shares memories of Eliot Battle http://kbia.org/post/community-shares-memories-eliot-battle <p></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal;">When anyone asked Eliot Battle how he was doing, he would always answer, "Super."</span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: OpenSansRegular, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal;">Battle, a longtime Columbia educator, died Tuesday (June 11) from injuries sustained after a car crass Friday. He was 88.&nbsp;</span></p> Sat, 15 Jun 2013 13:57:17 +0000 Kellie Moore 35468 at http://kbia.org Community shares memories of Eliot Battle Eliot Battle, a long-time Columbia educator and leader in desegregation, has died http://kbia.org/post/eliot-battle-long-time-columbia-educator-and-leader-desegregation-has-died <p></p><p>A little more than a week <a href="http://kbia.org/post/battle-high-school-opens-students">after celebrating with his family and community the opening of Columbia's Battle High</a>, long-time Columbia educator Eliot Battle, has died. Columbia Public Schools spokesperson Michelle Baumstark says Battle died last night, Tuesday, June 11th, from injuries sustained after a car crash Friday. Battle had been hospitalized following the accident.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:32:14 +0000 Ryan Famuliner & Janet Saidi 35313 at http://kbia.org Eliot Battle, a long-time Columbia educator and leader in desegregation, has died Battle High School opens for first day of summer school http://kbia.org/post/battle-high-school-opens-first-day-summer-school <p></p><p>At 7:45 a.m. Monday, Battle High, Columbia’s newest public school, opened its doors for the first day of summer school. Principal Kim Presko says despite minor issues with the school bell system, students and faculty were enthusiastic about the first day.</p><p>“Just the atmosphere is just very exciting and relaxing at the same time,” Presko says. “We just have such a beautiful faculty here and the kids just seem to feel at home. I had the opportunity to walk through most of the classes this morning. Kids are learning, teachers are teaching, it’s what we’ve been planning for.”</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 22:45:12 +0000 Anders Aahus & Nate Anton 34800 at http://kbia.org Battle High School opens for first day of summer school Battle High School opens to students http://kbia.org/post/battle-high-school-opens-students <p>Columbia’s new Battle High is open and welcoming students today. Hundreds of teachers, students, and guests attended Sunday's dedication ceremony for the school. Battle High is Columbia’s third comprehensive high school, and it is dedicated to Muriel Williams Battle, a long-time educator who served the local community for more than 40 years.</p><p>Members of the Battle family spoke at the dedication. Muriel Williams’ husband, Eliot Battle, said he is impressed with the building, and is proud of having the name of Battle on this school.</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 12:56:14 +0000 Joyu Wang 34756 at http://kbia.org Battle High School opens to students Two Columbia schools jointly seeking $50,000 grand prize http://kbia.org/post/two-columbia-schools-jointly-seeking-50000-grand-prize <p>Columbia’s Ridgeway Elementary and Battle High schools have jointly applied to a national voting competition for a grant to help fund ongoing educational programs. The Clorox Power a Bright Future grant program is granting a 50-thousand-dollar grand-prize to the school that receives the most votes on its website.</p> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 14:22:00 +0000 Janet Saidi 24732 at http://kbia.org Two Columbia schools jointly seeking $50,000 grand prize Catching up with the future principal of Battle HS http://kbia.org/post/catching-future-principal-battle-hs <p>Battle High School won&rsquo;t open its doors until August 2013, but the school&rsquo;s future principal is already busy making plans. KBIA&rsquo;s Camille Phillips recently caught up with Dr. Kim Presko at Oakland Junior High, where she has been principal for the past twelve years. Mon, 12 Mar 2012 21:45:32 +0000 Camille Phillips 10415 at http://kbia.org Catching up with the future principal of Battle HS CPS releases names of new Battle High administrators http://kbia.org/post/cps-releases-names-new-battle-high-administrators <p>Columbia Public Schools announced new leadership team members for Columbia&rsquo;s Battle High School Monday. Jacob Sirna was named Assistant Principal of the new high school which is scheduled to open in Fall of 2013. Tue, 07 Feb 2012 15:16:57 +0000 8341 at http://kbia.org New Columbia school boundaries http://kbia.org/post/new-columbia-school-boundaries <p><strong>Watch the show and join the conversation on the<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/"> Intersection website.</a></strong></p><p> Tue, 10 Jan 2012 00:31:19 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 6724 at http://kbia.org New Columbia school boundaries CPS redistricting hearings bring out numerous concerns http://kbia.org/post/cps-redistricting-hearings-bring-out-numerous-concerns <p>Columbia&rsquo;s Secondary Enrollment Planning Committee recently completed a series of eight public forums where Columbia residents could gather and share opinions about the redistricting of Columbia Public Schools. Fri, 09 Dec 2011 16:36:18 +0000 5042 at http://kbia.org CPS redistricting hearings bring out numerous concerns