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LIBERTY — Having served the broader Liberty community since 2016, Liberty Public Schools announced this morning, Friday, Feb. 21, that Assistant Superintendent of Academic Services Beth Heide passed away after a lengthy battle with illness. 

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LIBERTY — Classes start this June for William Jewell College’s new Master of Arts in Teaching program. The program enables people with a college degree to acquire high school teacher certification in as little as one calendar year, states a Jewell release.

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LIBERTY — Based on the historic story told in first person by a victim of the Holocaust, Liberty North High School presents “The Diary of Anne Frank” at 7 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, Feb. 20 to 22.

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The State Board of Education approved standards for the sixth iteration of the Missouri School Improvement Program. As the state’s accountability system for reviewing and accrediting public school districts, MSIP has served as the state’s mechanism for promoting continuous improvement in sch…

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LIBERTY — In response to 11 days of school lost to winter weather last year, Liberty Public Schools came up with a pilot program that aims to keep children learning regardless of snow and ice that may impact school.

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In celebration of the Kansas City Chiefs winning the Super Bowl, Smithville School District has canceled school for Wednesday, Feb. 5, so Warrior families can attend the parade at 11:30 a.m. in Kansas City. Innovation Learning will also be closed Wednesday.

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William Jewell College graduate and Smithville High School Advanced Placement U.S. history teacher Alexis Small traveled to Normandy, France last summer as the recipient of the Whitman Master Teacher Award.

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KEARNEY — Project Lead The Way biomedical science teacher Michelle Lawrence achieved national board certification. As part of the program, teachers get to choose the area they want to certify in, and she chose adolescent and young adult science. She joins a community of more than 125,000 boa…

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LIBERTY — Following a national search, William Jewell College selected Joseph Garcia as the vice president of finance and operations and chief financial officer. He began his new role Jan. 6, according a press release.

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In 2020, Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education hopes to address the state’s teacher shortage through recruitment and retention efforts that include possibly raising teacher minimum salaries to $32,000, up from $25,000.

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SMITHVILLE — Five Smithville senior band members have been recognized by the Missouri All-State Band as some of the best talent in Missouri. Three of the five — Michael Fletcher on tuba, Eastlyn Koons on clarinet and Will Duncan on saxophone — will perform with the all-state band Wednesday t…