battle high school

10:45 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Columbia Board of Education tours schools with new technology in classrooms

The Columbia Board of Education virtually tours Battle High School from a classroom at Smithton Middle School in Columbia on November 21, 2013.
Credit George Varney / KBIA

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.

       At Midway Heights Elementary it's the first year where there are classrooms have provided one mini iPad for each student.  Midway is part of an elementary school iPad pilot program along with Shepard, Grant, and Russell Elementary. 

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7:45 am
Fri November 1, 2013

CPS breaks ground for new elementary school

Leaders of Columbia Public Schools hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony before breaking ground for a new elementary school near Battle High School in Columbia, Mo., on Oct. 30, 2013.
Credit Colin Hope / KBIA

Columbia Public Schools broke ground Wednesday for a new elementary school near Battle High School.

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4:29 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Columbia high schools to get food truck for lunch service

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A food truck will soon be part of the lunch time choices for students at Columbia high schools.

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.

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.

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6:33 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Columbia students prepare to go back to school

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8:57 am
Sat June 15, 2013

Community shares memories of Eliot Battle

Photo credit: Eliot Battle and his daughter Muriel Jean Battle Browder at the dedication of Battle High School on June 3, 2013.
Photo courtesy Columbia Public Schools.

When anyone asked Eliot Battle how he was doing, he would always answer, "Super."

Battle, a longtime Columbia educator, died Tuesday (June 11) from injuries sustained after a car crass Friday. He was 88. 

Battle had a key role in the desegregation of Columbia's public schools. And the new high school in town, Muriel Williams Battle High School, was named in honor of his wife, who died in 2003.

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9:32 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Eliot Battle, a long-time Columbia educator and leader in desegregation, has died

Credit MU Cooperative Media Group

A little more than a week after celebrating with his family and community the opening of Columbia's Battle High, 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.

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5:45 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Battle High School opens for first day of summer school

Battle High School is bustling with hundreds of students on its first day of school.
Credit Anders Aarhus / KBIA

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.

“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.”

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7:56 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Battle High School opens to students

Columbia school leaders and members of the Muriel Battle family gathered for the opening ceremony at Muriel Williams Battle High School, Sunday, June 2, 2013.
Joyu Wang KBIA

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.

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.

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8:22 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Two Columbia schools jointly seeking $50,000 grand prize

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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.

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4:45 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Catching up with the future principal of Battle HS

Ninth grader Helen Temporal works on her mouse trap car outside her industrial tech. classroom at Oakland Junior High.
Camille Phillips KBIA

Battle High School won’t open its doors until August 2013, but the school’s future principal is already busy making plans. KBIA’s Camille Phillips recently caught up with Dr. Kim Presko at Oakland Junior High, where she has been principal for the past twelve years.

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9:16 am
Tue February 7, 2012

CPS releases names of new Battle High administrators

Columbia Public Schools announced new leadership team members for Columbia’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.

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6:31 pm
Mon January 9, 2012

New Columbia school boundaries

Panelists explained how the proposed boundary changes would affect schools in Columbia.

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10:36 am
Fri December 9, 2011

CPS redistricting hearings bring out numerous concerns

Columbia’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.

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