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KEARNEY — Kearney School District has announced that Kearney High School has received a College Success Award - Gold from GreatSchools.org, the nation’s leading nonprofit providing school information to parents and families, according to a press release.

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KEARNEY — Kearney School District has announced that Kearney High School has received a College Success Award - Gold from GreatSchools.org, the nation’s leading nonprofit providing school information to parents and families, according to a press release.

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LIBERTY — At the Tuesday, Sept. 21 Liberty Board of Education meeting, five people spoke on the issue of COVID-19 during public comment, with a majority addressing the district's universal masking policy.

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SMITHVILLE — Despite a majority of those in the audience against the policy, the Smithville School Board voted 4-3 Sept. 15 to continue its universal masking policy for personnel, students and visitors in district buildings.

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SMITHVILLE — The Smithville School Board voted 4-3 Wednesday, Sept. 15, to continue its universal masking policy for personnel, students and visitors in district buildings.

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LIBERTY — The Liberty Public Schools district has reinstated the LPS employee recognition program, the Service Over and Above the Rest Awards, for the 2021-22 school year.

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KEARNEY — The school district in Kearney released its Return to School Plan for the 2021-22 academic year and it includes indoor masking for all employees, students and visitors regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.

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SMITHVILLE — The Smithville Board of Education voted 5-2 on Aug. 12 to adopt an indoor universal masking policy for school district facilities for the start of the coming school year. The policy went into effect Monday, Aug. 16.

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LIBERTY — The annual Blue Jay Nation Fall Kick-Off is set for Wednesday, Aug. 25. The public is invited to join students and staff from clubs, activities and sports at Liberty High School from 7 to 8:30 p.m. as the school community celebrates the start of the 2021-22 school year.

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LIBERTY — In a statement to families ahead of the start of the new school year this month, Liberty Public Schools Superintendent Jeremy Tucker said staff, students, district family members and visitors will be required to wear masks in school facilities regardless of vaccination status for t…

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KEARNEY — The Kearney School District Board of Education will hold a special meeting to discuss returning to school and COVID-19 safe practices ahead of the coming school year starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, at the Administrative Office, 150 W. Missouri Highway 92.

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SMITHVILLE — The Warrior Closet, Smithville School District’s clothing and supply facility for students and families in need, has moved.

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KEARNEY — The school district in Kearney is hosting its 2021 Back to School Resource Fair from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, and 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 13, at Hawthorne Elementary School, 1815 S. Jefferson Drive in Kearney.

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LIBERTY — Ava Wolesky, a rising senior at Liberty North High School, placed in the top four of the Jimmy Awards for best performance as an actress. Her counterpart from the Starlight Blue Star Awards, Justin Cooley, joined her in the top four.

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KEARNEY — In addition to keeping Kearney well fed, supplied and served, Cosentino’s Price Chopper also ensures a bright future for the community’s children by supporting schools, according to a press release.

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LIBERTY — Two Liberty High School teachers were recently awarded grants through WGU Missouri’s “Fund My Classroom” initiative. Serena Comegys, an ELA teacher, received a $390 grant, while Elise Carpenter, who teaches science, received a $475 grant, according to a press release.

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Twenty-four Missouri 4-H youth ages 14-18 have been selected by the State 4-H Council to serve this year as the first class of Missouri 4-H Ambassadors. Two Clay County 4-H members are part of the class: David Farr, a Lucky H.S. Club member, and Emmalyn Schnieders, an independent 4-H member. 

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As of Monday, June 14, mask wearing in Kearney and Liberty school district buildings is optional for students and adults. In Smithville, the district ended its mask mandate in the middle of May, a few days before the end of the school year.

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LIBERTY — Cole Lemasters, a Liberty North graduate, has a unique perspective on his senior year. He was involved in choir, and student council, provided the voice of the Eagles at many sporting events including the current baseball season, plus he’s married.

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LIBERTY — Blue Jay Jaqueline Torres-Gomez is a community-minded, service-oriented nursing student hopeful who has found her spotlight can come in many different ways.