🦃🌿 We had a fantastic lesson this week at the Early Childhood Center with a special presentation called "Talkin' Turkey" by the Missouri Conservation Department! 🌟 Our little ones, along with Dr. Benyon, had a blast learning all about turkeys. They even got to touch real turkey feathers and were captivated by an engaging turkey-themed storytime. 📚💬 Learning about nature and wildlife is not only educational but also incredibly fun, and we're grateful to the Missouri Conservation Department for this exciting experience! 🍂🦉 Every student, every day! #WeareCT #EarlyChildhoodCenter #TalkinTurkey #NatureEducation #LearningIsFun #MissouriConservationDepartment
4 months ago, Kristin Tallent
students reach to touch a turkey feather as they learn about turkeys
Dr. Benyon and students smile as they listen to a lesson on what turkeys like to eat
🎨👩‍🎨 Clippard Elementary's amazing art teacher, Ms. Signaigo, has sprinkled her creative magic once again! 🪄✨ She's transformed those plain yellow bollards into adorable Minions, and the students are absolutely loving them! 😄💛 #WeareCT #ArtTeacher #Creativity #Minions #SchoolArt #MsSignaigoRocks #ElementarySchoolArt
4 months ago, Kristin Tallent
a yellow bollard on the playground has been transformed into a minion
a yellow bollard on the playground has been transformed into a minion
a yellow bollard on the playground has been transformed into a minion
The October Board meeting was held Monday at the Central Administrative Office (CAO) located at 301 N. Clark. We were honored to have the opportunity to recognize our Terrific Tigers from each school. These students are exemplifying excellence and good character on a regular basis. Congratulations, Tigers! Keep shining! The Cape Central Academy Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program was also featured during the meeting with Central Academy Zech Payne and JAG Coordinator Ursulla Wadley making comments. CA student Taylor Banks read her award-winning essay as she shared obstacles she has had to overcome throughout her life, and goals she hopes to achieve through the support of JAG. Her determination is inspiring! Taylor, we are so proud of you and can’t wait to see what’s ahead in your future! View the October meeting agenda: https://simbli.eboardsolutions.com/SB_Meetings/ViewMeeting.aspx?S=69&MID=14155 View the October meeting via YouTube: https://youtu.be/2gqNj0h5SUk?si=j09Qsji7sQT6Kvmn
4 months ago, Kristin Tallent
a student speaks from a podium
a group of students and two adults stand, posing for a picture
a teacher presents in front of the board
a principal, student and teacher are seated in front of two banners with the school logo, smiling for a picture
The Early Childhood Center celebrated Missouri Day on Wednesday in style! Missouri Day is a day for schools to honor our state and celebrate the achievements of all Missourians. Do you say Missouri-ee or Missour-uh? No matter how you pronounce it, we have a beautiful state to call home!
4 months ago, Kristin Tallent
students pose with their teacher as they hold flags
a little girl poses in front of a Missouri flag and smiles for the camera
students stand together, holding a flag that has a number of Missouri-related items displayed
a group of students and staff members pose for a picture in the school
students show their coloring pages and smile for the camera with their teachers
All of our schools across the District participated in the Great ShakeOut a day early since we are off for Parent/Teacher Conferences on 10/19, which is the regularly-scheduled day for the international earthquake drill. Our friends at Clippard Elementary showed us how well they were prepared today. Please take a moment to make sure your family is prepared for emergencies at home by viewing the Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety below. https://www.earthquakecountry.org/sevensteps/
5 months ago, Kristin Tallent
students take cover under desks for an earthquake drill
students take cover under desks for an earthquake drill
a teacher takes roll to make sure students are accounted for during a safety drill
students and staff members gather outside as part of a safety exercise
Thank you to the Cape Girardeau Public Schools Foundation and our supportive community partners for helping us recognize staff members for their dedication to our students through the new Staff Perfect Attendance Drawings. Congratulations to Ms. Cherish Moore of Terry W. Kitchen Central Junior High School who is our first winner! She won a $50 gift card to Wings Etc. A drawing will be held each six-week cycle for staff members with perfect attendance during the course of that cycle . Winners will be entered for a grand prize drawing at the end of the year.
5 months ago, Kristin Tallent
Ms. Moore is pictured with Mr. Beck, deputy superintendent, and Mrs. McDonald from the Foundation
Please consider donating blood at the Terry W. Kitchen Central Junior High Blood Drive on Friday, November 10th from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter: CentralJuniorHigh to schedule an appointment.
5 months ago, Kristin Tallent
Blood Drive flyer
Don't forget our first Community Engagement Discussion event of the school year on Thursday, October 5th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Cape Girardeau Career & Technology Center. We will discuss opportunities for students while they are still in school and after they graduate. Information will also be shared about financial aid, the A+ scholarship, and career pathways available right here on our school campuses. We look forward to seeing you. Light snacks are being provided by the CTC Culinary program.
5 months ago, Kristin Tallent
Community Discussion flyer
Cape Central Academy hosted an induction ceremony today for the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program. 28 students were inducted at the ceremony that was held in the Central Administrative Office. Officers for the school year were also sworn in at the ceremony. JAG is a state-based national non-profit organization dedicated to supporting young people of great promise.
5 months ago, Kristin Tallent
a male student stands at a podium
two students speak to the crowd
students are seated and listening to the speaker
students take their oath together
We have a quick update for you on the fiber outage. Spectrum has now restored service to all sites. Phone lines should be working at all of our schools, as well as all other internet services. Thank you again for your patience. Have a great weekend!
5 months ago, Kristin Tallent
Dear Tiger Families, Due to a Spectrum fiber outage, many of our schools are currently experiencing disruption of service to phones, internet, email, and Wi-Fi. Spectrum does not have an estimated time of repair at this time. If you need help, you can call the Central Administrative Office at 335-1867. Please note: Phones ARE working at Cape Central Middle School, Terry W. Kitchen Central Junior High, and Cape Central Academy. We apologize for any inconvenience the outages caused at our other buildings. Thank you for your time and continued support of Cape Girardeau Public Schools. -CGPS
5 months ago, Kristin Tallent
Please join our board and other district leaders to learn more about current and future opportunities for our students. We will start the evening with tours of the CTC and light refreshments along with meet and greet time. Then, we will move into a presentation and discussion as we welcome comments from the public. We have so much to offer and would like to gain input on future plans for our CTC and other career pathways being offered through CGPS.
5 months ago, Kristin Tallent
a flyer for the community discussion on October 5
We have another huge announcement showcasing academic excellence that we believe our entire school community will want to celebrate! Cape Central seniors Andrew Wilde and Yan Zhang have earned their way into one of the most prestigious academic circles in the United States as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists! Congratulations on this incredible accomplishment!
6 months ago, Kristin Tallent
two teenagers stand in front of a bulletin board
Cape Girardeau Public Schools (CGPS) is pleased to announce that two former students have been awarded the rootEd Undergraduate Scholarship. Liliana Correa Salinas and Lupita Correa Salinas, both freshmen at the University of Missouri, will receive up to a total of $60,000 a piece to pursue their undergraduate degrees. The bilingual twins are first-generation college students. Liliana is majoring in mechanical engineering and Lupita is majoring in computer science. We want all of our students, staff, and families in all of our CGPS schools to join us in celebrating this huge accomplishment! Congratulations Liliana and Lupita!
6 months ago, Kristin Tallent
Liliana Correa Salinas and Lupita Correa Salinas are pictured standing in front of their dorm room at MIZZOU
Never forget. Across our school district on 9/11, our staff members are making sure students are educated about the events that happened in 2001. Mrs. Young's 4th grade class at Alma Schrader learned from their classmate, Serenity Johnson, who visited the 9/11 Memorial with her family. Mrs. Young teaches a special lesson focused on the September 11th attacks each year. Students from Cape Central High's Air Force JROTC and Student Senate hosted a special breakfast for local first responders to thank them for keeping our community safe. Through the lessons taught in class and the acts of service and thanks, our Tiger Family is making sure that we never forget.
6 months ago, Kristin Tallent
students listen as their classmate presents
students sit at their desks as a teacher speaks
a student presents to the class
a high school student welcomes a table of fire fighters for a breakfast
a student talks to two first responders
a group of first responders are seated at tables to eat breakfast
three students stand in front of a sign
ROAD CLOSURE FROM THE CITY: There will be a street closure on Clark Street between Whitener and Themis starting Monday, September 11. Terry W. Kitchen Central Junior High and ECC families will still be able to drive down Whitener. Our faculty and staff will still be able to access the parking lot between the pool and the track. The only street this will impact is Clark, and it's a very small portion of the road. Hopefully, the closure will be wrapped up before the end of next week.
6 months ago, Kristin Tallent
A small portion of Clark will be closed between Whitener and Themis starting September 11
Ms. Stacey Chicora, a Science teacher at Cape Central High, took a group of nine CHS students to Belize in July on a STEM tour. The group worked for two years, raising money to make the trip possible. They learned so many new things on this trip and had a lasting impact on the environment. The students planted trees in a rainforest previously destroyed by a hurricane, participated in a watershed assessment, and helped with a nurdle beach cleanup. They were also able to zipline through the rainforest, snorkel along the second-largest barrier reef in the world, and take drumming lessons.
6 months ago, Kristin Tallent
A group of young people stand in front of a sign that says "Belize" on it
Food trucks will be on hand at the September 6th softball game against Jackson. The game gets underway at 4:30 p.m. at the CHS Softball Field.
6 months ago, Kristin Tallent
CHS Softball flyer promoting the game against Jackson on September 6th
Thank you to Wings Etc. for hosting this week's Tiger Pride Tailgate. The tailgate will begin at 5:45 p.m. Wear your orange and black and be ready to cheer CT to victory!
6 months ago, Kristin Tallent
Flyer for Tiger Pride Night, September 1st , football game. The tailgate begins at 5:45 p.m. and the game at 7:00 p.m.
Do you know what brings lots of smiles the second week of school? Crispitos! These CHS students were happy to strike a pose with their favorite menu item! Thank you to our food and nutrition services staff members for feeding our students nutritious meals every day. Plate lunches and breakfasts are free for all students in our district. Extra menu items are available for purchase. #crispitos #itsaCTthing #weareCT
6 months ago, Kristin Tallent
two girls enjoy crispitos in the cafeteria
two boys smile as they hold their lunches
a girl smiles as she prepares to eat a crispito
a girl poses with a crispito meal at lunch
a boy eats a crispito at the lunch table with his friends
a group of students smile for the camera at the lunch table
two boys pose in the lunch room
a group of students enjoy lunch together at a table
a boy smiles at the table while another boy eats a crispito