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Posted Jul 26, 2016 at 5:56 AM

The trip to Salt Lake City, Utah, for the National Speech and Debate Association Tournament proved quite successful for several high school students who came back with placement plaques. Students from Blue Springs, Blue Springs South, Truman, William Chrisman and Lee’s Summit North high schools all returned to Eastern Jackson County from the June event with some hardware, and Blue Springs High School was one of 20 schools to be named a Speech School of Honor. From Blue...

Updated Jul 25, 2016 at 10:43 AM

The state of Missouri made additional immunization requirements this year for school children, specifically ones going into eighth grade and senior year.

Updated Jul 23, 2016 at 12:27 AM

Many students from Eastern Jackson County have been named to the dean’s list for for the spring 2016 semester at the University of Missouri in Columbia.

Updated Jul 21, 2016 at 12:28 AM

Metropolitan Community College-Blue River in Independence would get a new building to house its growing cybersecurity program as well as other upgrades and money for scholarships in a capital campaign MCC is rolling out to the public...

Updated Jul 21, 2016 at 12:24 AM

The collective sights and sounds – some people wondered if they would ever happen. But there have been mounds of dirt dug out, moved and graded, and large walls are starting to go up west of Lee's Summit Airport and south of the...

Updated Jul 19, 2016 at 12:37 AM

Retired teachers Jan Alderson and Wendy West Comens wanted to find a way to offer home school students a science class.

Posted Jul 16, 2016 at 5:14 AM

Donna Siegel and Betty Snapp have been the driving force in the Tennies for Kids program since starting it six years ago. The idea is that every young person ought to start the school year with at least good pair of shoes. For many...

Posted Jul 15, 2016 at 5:24 AM

The Independence School District is accepting applications as it again expands its early education program. The district received an additional Missouri Preschool Program grant for $250,000, allowing for two more pre-kindergarten classrooms...

Updated Jul 14, 2016 at 8:28 PM

The following students were named to the spring 2016 honor rolls at Sunny Pointe Elementary School in the Blue Springs School District.    A honor...

Updated Jul 14, 2016 at 8:25 PM

The following students were named to the spring 2016 honor rolls at Center Place Restoration School in Independence.  Liahona Award (4.0 GPA for both...

Updated Jul 14, 2016 at 8:22 PM

The following students are 2016 graduates of Truman High School in the Independence School District.   Bailey Michelle Abarca

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