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Jenifer Richardson, John and Anne Moyer, Becky Ingle, and Dr. Scott Dill
MRTF awards Poplar Bluff teachers $1,000 in grants
09/15/2020
The Missouri Retired Teachers Foundation recently financed two grants valued at $500 apiece for Poplar Bluff educators.
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Oak Grove proves that spelling is not a lost art
03/03/2020
Oak Grove Elementary won the 11th annual Butler County Community Resource Council Spelling Bee Championship with two classmates vying for the top spot on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Fox Radio Network.
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Oak Grove Principal Jenifer Richardson accepts the National ESEA award.
Poplar Bluff earns national ESEA award for third year in row
02/25/2020
A Poplar Bluff elementary school has been nationally recognized for its exceptional student achievement for the third year in a row.
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Students gather on the buddy bench.
First of four elementary schools to add Buddy Bench
11/21/2019
Oak Grove has installed the first buddy bench of Poplar Bluff’s lower elementary schools upon successfully collecting over 250 pounds of plastic lids and caps in a student-led effort.
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Oak Grove Elementary named 2019 National Blue Ribbon School
09/26/2019
For the second consecutive year, a school within the Poplar Bluff R-I District has earned the highest honor achievable for an educational institution in America.
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Gabby Bullock engages in a guided reading exercise with outgoing first grader Carmen McCrary.
Commissioner: Oak Grove a ‘Gold Star’ of success in Missouri’s schools
08/12/2019
Oak Grove Elementary School was the only educational institution in the region to be named a 2019 Missouri Gold Star School for its high academic performance.
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Audrey Davis (left) and Kelsey Dunlap are presented the championship trophy by Kathern Harris of the CRC.
10th annual Fox Spelling Bee Championship
03/06/2019
Third graders from Oak Grove and Lake Road Elementary tied during the 10th annual Spelling Bee Championship on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Fox Radio Network, completing the entire word list.
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Professional Therapy Dog introduced at Oak Grove
Professional Therapy Dog introduced at Oak Grove
09/11/2018
A 150-pound Great Dane standing 3 feet tall made an equally big impression on Oak Grove students last week.
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‘Suspenseful’ spell-off ends in tie
‘Suspenseful’ spell-off ends in tie
03/06/2018
The annual Spelling Bee Championship ended in a tie as third grade finalists went back and forth for over 40 minutes live on SAM 96.7 FM on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Fox Radio Network.
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Oak Grove Elementary receives national recognition
Oak Grove Elementary receives national recognition
02/27/2018
Oak Grove earned national recognition for achieving the largest gains in the state for closing the achievement gap among student groups, according to Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education officials.
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Music teacher performs with St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
02/13/2018
Elementary school music teacher Daniel Cox had the honor of performing alongside the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, promoting music in education, and representing the Poplar Bluff R-I District.
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Behavioral incentive program leads to student success
06/19/2017
The Poplar Bluff School District has recently earned a string of national and state honors for carrying out multiple character-building initiatives in an effort to improve academic performance.
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Famous Missourians Living Museum
03/27/2017
Athletes, authors, educators, entertainers, entrepreneurs, explorers, Native Americans and outlaws were portrayed on Friday, March 25, at Oak Grove.
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Chef 2 School
01/25/2017
Many Oak Grove Elementary students tried spinach for the first time through the Chef 2 School program hosted Thursday, Jan. 19, by Chartwells School Dining Services, with dark green leafy vegetables serving as their monthly food focus.
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Oak Grove recognizes STARS
10/19/2016
Oak Grove Elementary has joined Lake Road and Eugene Field in implementing the Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support program designed to reward students who are meeting and exceeding building expectations.
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Little Red Bookshelf project launches
09/30/2015
Oak Grove Elementary is initiating a community program to put more books in the hands of children for free.
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Rubik’s Cube whiz kid
01/27/2015
Fourth grader Ethan Hudlow of Oak Grove Elementary School received media attention last week when news broke that the 9-year-old was registering to vie in a World Cube Association sanctioned Rubik’s Cube competition April 25 in Texas.
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