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Students perform a STEM activity for city councilman Ed DeGaris and Rebeca Pacheco, executive director of the Butler County Community Resource Council.
Lake Road hosts inaugural Blue Ribbon Showcase
04/02/2019
Lake Road Elementary School hosted its inaugural Blue Ribbon Showcase on Tuesday, March 19, to share with the community the journey it took to achieve the coveted national honor.
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Lake Road Principal Erica Weadon; Title I Director JoAnne Westbrook; teachers Katelyn Campa and Paula Bradley; Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum Patty Robertson; and teachers Abbey French, Martha Henry and Shiela Boyles.
Lake Road nationally recognized for top MAP scores
02/12/2019
For the second year in a row, Poplar Bluff R-I has had an elementary school receive national recognition for exceptional student achievement on the MAP test.
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Lake Road receives Congressional Record
01/07/2019
U.S. Rep. Jason Smith delivered a Congressional Record to Lake Road on Tuesday, Dec. 18, to commemorate the elementary school’s recent National Blue Ribbon honor.
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Lake Road named National Blue Ribbon School
10/01/2018
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that Lake Road Elementary has been named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School, the highest honor an educational institution can achieve.
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Population shift leads to Lake Road expansion
Population shift leads to Lake Road expansion
08/14/2018
Poplar Bluff R-I education officials have taken measures for Lake Road Elementary to expand its configuration to include fourth grade as an offering made available to parents this year, with the possibility of serving up to grade six by 2020/21.
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Lake Road named Missouri Gold Star School
Lake Road named Missouri Gold Star School
05/15/2018
Lake Road Elementary has been named a Missouri Gold Star School among only eight statewide for performing at a high academic level while serving a significant proportion of disadvantaged students, the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced.
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Lake Road, Junior High nationally recognized
Lake Road, Junior High nationally recognized
04/26/2018
Lake Road and Junior High have been selected among only four schools in Missouri and 123 in the United States as national showcase award winners under the Capturing Kids’ Hearts, program officials have announced.
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Academy donates bikes to Lake Road students
12/19/2017
Thirty new bicycles and helmets were awarded to students who have maintained perfect attendance at Lake Road on Friday, Dec. 15, during the elementary school’s morning celebration.
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Elementary students lead recycling effort
12/12/2017
A student-led effort at Lake Road is aimed at reducing the elementary school’s carbon footprint.
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MSTA awards $300 to R-I faculty
10/11/2017
Three Poplar Bluff R-I educators were awarded Missouri School Teachers Association mini-grants for additional classroom resources on Thursday, Oct. 5.
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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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Tree planting for Arbor Day
05/02/2017
The Poplar Bluff City Tree Advisory Board planted two trees for national Arbor Day on Friday, April 28, at Lake Road Elementary.
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State spotlights Lake Road achievements
02/01/2017
Lake Road Elementary was selected as the Southeast Region’s success story in the “Positive Focus” quarterly newsletter, published by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education in cooperation with the University of Missouri Center for SW-PBS.
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Chicken coop added to Lake Road campus
10/25/2016
An elementary teacher at Lake Road has realized her vision by installing a chicken coop at the school, with help from some generous patrons.
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U.S. Sen. McCaskill donates computers to Lake Road
09/09/2015
U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill chose Lake Road Elementary School to be the recipient of five used computers as part of the Computers for Schools program of the legislative chamber.
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School partnership with BGC expands
11/07/2012
New data is showing that the average daily attendance at the Boys and Girls Club of Poplar Bluff has increased by nearly 200 students over last year, thanks to the long-standing partnership with Poplar Bluff Schools.
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