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.
9 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.
9 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.
10 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.
10 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!
10 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
10 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.
10 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!
10 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!
10 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.
10 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.
10 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.
11 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.
11 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!
11 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
11 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
Due to the heat, the football game against St. Charles is moving from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Booster Club's tailgate event will also move back one hour, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
11 months ago, Kristin Tallent
Kickoff for the football game against St. Charles is moving to 8:00 p.m.
It's Wednesday, which means it is an early-release day! Please be sure to double-check dismissal times and procedures with your child's school.
11 months ago, Kristin Tallent
Wednesdays are early-release days at  our school district
Our School Resource Officers (SROs) posed for a photo to mark the beginning of a new school year. We are SO excited to have everyone back on campus for the first day of school today! Please post back-to-school pics and use the hashtag #BacktoCT2023 so we can use your pictures today and throughout the school year to celebrate our awesome school district. Welcome back, Tigers! We are so happy you're here! #WeareCT
11 months ago, Kristin Tallent
Four school resource officers pose and smile for a picture
Terry W. Kitchen Central Junior High will have to cancel Back to School Night due to a power outage. We will reschedule for Monday, August 28th 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. We are very sorry for any inconvenience. Power is expected to be restored this evening and should not impact the first day of school. Thank you for your understanding.
11 months ago, Kristin Tallent
Terry W. Kitchen Central Junior High will have to cancel Back to School Night due to a power outage. We will reschedule for Monday, August 28th 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. We are very sorry for any inconvenience. Power is expected to be restored this evening and should not impact the first day of school. Thank you for your understanding.
11 months ago, Kristin Tallent