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In a letter sent to media partners, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education corrects a falsehood spread across social media on April Fool's Day, Wednesday, April 1.

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The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has offered an array of virtual tools for schools, teachers and students to help implement virtual learning while districts continue extended closures through most of April during the coronavirus pandemic.

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LIBERTY — Although a new date or time has not been solidified, William Jewell College leaders decided Friday, March 27 that graduations will be rescheduled and will not be held on May 16.

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Liberty North High School student journalists competed in state competition for the 2019-2020 school year and won more than a dozen awards.

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Missouri Western University named Malia Cunningham, Ian Fletcher and Mashel Keplinger of Holt, and Sydney Bolles, Mae Chaney, Madison Peisert, Jeremiah Smith and Lizzy Williams of Kearney on it's President's Honor Roll for achieving a 4.0 GPA. Additionally, it named Ashley Hacker and Conner …

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LIBERTY — The day before a stay-at-home order was implemented in the Kansas City metropolitan area, local school staff decided to try to spread a little joy while observing social distancing recommendations.

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School districts across the Northland agreed with the Kansas City region to keep schools closed through April 24 after a group call with Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, according to a Kansas City release Saturday, March 21. Extended closures include the Kearney, Liberty, North Kansas City a…

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Northland school districts will remain closed in accordance with the stay-at-home order through April 24. Each district will provide breakfast and lunch to students for pick up.

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Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced as of Thursday, March 19, all 555 state school districts were now closed to aid in COVID-19 prevention efforts.

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Kyla Andersen, Celine Bodgett-Wright, Samantha Dillon, Bailey Drake, Samuel Fields, Maya Franklin, Kari Harris, Jennifer James, Emma Latz, Grace Moore, Hannah Ousley, Cassandra Pierce, Nicholas Pierce, Bailey Turley, Noah Welborn and Hailey Yetter were listed on the Northwest Missouri State …

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In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, Smithville School District, Liberty Public Schools and Kearney School District announced an extended closure following spring break, welcoming students back tentatively Monday, April 6.

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LIBERTY — Having rolled out its new Flexible Learning Day model, area districts are reaching out to Liberty Public Schools for resources and ideas to help aid in possible long-term home-based learning due to the coronavirus.

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SMITHVILLE — Smithville School District Superintendent Todd Schuetz said the district's No. 1 priority is the health and safety of students.

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LIBERTY — A team of students from Liberty North High School will be competing in the U.S. Department of Energy's 30th annual National Science Bowl.

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KEARNEY — The Kearney Education Foundation's annual Rise and Shine for Kids breakfast fundraiser will begin at 7 a.m. Friday, April 17. Guest speaker is incoming Superintendent Matt Miller.

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KEARNEY — The school district's Wellness Committee meets at 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, in the Soper Board Room of the Administration Building, located at 150 W. Missouri Highway 92. This meeting is open to the public.

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SMITHVILLE — People-watching can be an entertaining pastime. The opportunity is nigh as Smithville High School brings “Museum” to the Performing Arts Center stage, a play that Taylor Baldwin, 17, calls “the people-watching play.”

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LIBERTY — The last remaining project from Liberty Public Schools' $49 million dollar bond issue passed by voters in 2018 is the new fine arts wing and performing arts theater at Liberty High School.

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LIBERTY — While the Chiefs were dominating the Super Bowl, Liberty High School Sapphires were dominating their own competition at the Universal Dance Association‘s 37th Annual National Dance Team Championships in Orlando.

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The University of Central Missouri named Olivia Motsinger, Melanie Adlich, Christina Foster and Jeffrey Pelling also were recognized for achieving a GPA of 3.5 or higher.