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Faith/Religion
8:25 am
Mon October 7, 2013

World religion classes in Columbia high schools broaden student horizons

From left, John Rohmiller, 17; Inas Syed, 17; and Haley Benson, 17, all seniors at Rock Bridge High School, listen to a guest lecture from Punam Sethi. Sethi is a practicing Hindu and came to the class to guest lecture.
Jill Ornitz, Columbia Faith & Values KBIA

For George Frissell, giving students the opportunity to talk to Champa Lhunpo, a Tibetan monk, for the past 15 years has been a highlight of the world religions course he teaches at Hickman High School.

“Here’s someone who was a member of the Dalai Lama’s own monastery, and offers them [students] perhaps a perspective that’s one that they really can’t get from a book or from watching a video,” Frissell said.

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Education
4:29 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Columbia high schools to get food truck for lunch service

Credit bookgrl / Flickr

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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Education
4:49 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

New Rock Bridge Principal a familiar face

Jennifer Mast
Credit Columbia Public Schools

Columbia Public Schools announced in a press release this afternoon that Jennifer Mast will be the new Principal at Rock Bridge High School at the end of this school year.

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Education
10:06 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Rock Bridge dedicates new auxiliary gym, welcomes needed facilities

Rachel Wittel KBIA News

The Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors hosted a ribbon-cutting event Tuesday to dedicate Rock Bridge High School’s new auxiliary gym. This project was part of the $120 million bond issue approved by voters in 2010.

The gym cost $4.1 million and seats 300 to 500 people. Its construction lasted less than a year, and many other projects funded by the 2010 bond issued remain in progress.

“We’ve been spending money just about as fast as we can to get the most out of our investment,” Columbia Public Schools Superintendent Chris Belcher said.

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Education
8:44 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Rock Bridge, Hickman High Schools cancel joint homecoming parade

Rock Bridge High School and Hickman High School changed their homecoming tradition this year due to a big weekend for MU.

Both Rock Bridge and Hickman canceled their joint homecoming parade on Oct. 13. The schools expect a large crowd downtown because MU plays No. 1 Alabama, and continued construction on Broadway. Columbia Public Schools Superintendent Chris Belcher says safety of the students is the main reason for the cancelation.

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Education
4:07 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

Lunch prices at Columbia Public Schools will rise next year

chidorian Flickr

The price of student lunches will go up 10 cents starting in the fall of 2012. A 2010 federal requirement says school districts must generate enough revenue to pay for the cost of lunches themselves.

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Exam
6:14 pm
Mon December 12, 2011

Inside Columbia's High Schools

Students work in an AP Calculus class at Hickman high school in Columbia
Camille Phillips KBIA

This week on exam, we take you inside the cultures of Columbia’s high schools.

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