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SMITHVILLE — The Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce and Smithville Main Street District are working together to collect masks and other needed items for the Smithville School District.

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KEARNEY — A graduate who participated in the second Kearney High School graduation ceremony at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, has tested positive for coronavirus.

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LIBERTY — Liberty Public Schools’ Summer Kelley, a teacher in project-based learning at Liberty Academy, is a 2021 Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Regional Teacher of the Year.

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KEARNEY — In order to make a return to school this fall as successful as possible, Kearney school district leaders say they need more family input on if they plan to have their children attend in-person classes starting this fall.

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SMITHVILLE — During an April 2019 Smithville Board of Education meeting, Maple Elementary School student Braeden Highfill approached board members about installing all-inclusive playground equipment at each of the district elementary schools.

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SMITHVILLE — Although coronavirus sent students home for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, district staff worked to create an environment to honor graduates with a belated commencement ceremony.

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NORTHLAND — Camp Invention, a nonprofit summer enrichment camp program, returns to Liberty Oaks Elementary School the week of Aug. 3. Although the camp takes place within a Liberty Public Schools’ building, the program is open to those living in surrounding areas.

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SMITHVILLE — Smithville School District is moving forward with a graduation ceremony beginning at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, July 18 outside at the high school stadium, 655 S. Commercial Ave.

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KEARNEY — Despite coronavirus interfering with typical school activities, Kearney School District leaders have announced they hope to host two in-person graduation ceremonies for 2020 graduates at its Bulldog Stadium.

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SMITHVILLE — Voters in the Smithville School District will decide the fate of two revenue-related questions on the Aug. 4 ballot.

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LIBERTY — Liberty Public Schools hired Taneka Brown to serve as the next program manager for the district’s Kid’s Zone program. Brown comes to LPS with a “tremendous” amount of experience, a press release states. Having worked in both pre-kindergarten through high school levels and higher ed…

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SMITHVILLE — While many school district activities have been canceled in recent months due to coronavirus and related health precautions, Smithville School District leaders said graduation is scheduled to happen, summer school is moving forward virtually and plans for fall semester are curre…

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LIBERTY — Liberty Public Schools district personnel and leaders have started conversations about how to reopen facilities and programming while also maintaining a high level of health and safety, Director of Communications Dallas Ackerman said.

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LIBERTY — Liberty North High School theater students received recognition from Blue Star for their achievements with their fall musical, “Cinderella.” The team has been nominated for 18 awards in 13 of 22 categories. Winners will be announced July 31.

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SMITHVILLE — Nationally recognized for his skills on the tuba, Michael Fletcher graduates Smithville High School excited to start his new journey at Stanford University where he will study economics.

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LIBERTY — In the last couple years, if not on the football field, Liberty High School graduate Michael Book could be found working the baseball fields at Capitol Federal Sports Complex or serving up a fruity treat at Smoothie King.

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LIBERTY — Liberty residents may recognize Trevor Lerit from local B&B Theatre’s Johnny’s Jazz Bar and Grill. Or, it could be from a number of other things as the Liberty North graduate shines brightly in the community.