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Sedalia's Gavin Jones selected in 27th round of MLB Draft  Sedalia Democrat

This story has been updated. Sedalia native Gavin Jones, a product of Smith-Cotton High School and State Fair Community College, was picked Wednesday in ...

Smith-Cotton JROTC competes at Waynesville | Free  Sedalia Democrat

The Smith-Cotton High School JROTC Drill team competed on Jan. 26 at the Waynesville Drill meet. Ltc. Harry Cunningham said the team “conducted ...

Photos: Smith-Cotton High School Homecoming Parade | News  Sedalia Democrat

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SC HOSA chapter, Norton honored | Free  Sedalia Democrat

The Smith-Cotton High School chapter of HOSA-Future Health Professionals earned Outstanding HOSA Chapter recognition for the second consecutive year ...

Smith-Cotton High School to present 'The Sound of Music'  Sedalia Democrat

This year at Smith-Cotton High School, the halls are alive with “The Sound of Music,” the fall musical. The S-C Theater Department is hoping to put on a show ...

SC to host International FIRST Robotics competition | Education  Sedalia Democrat

This weekend (April 5-7) an international competition, the likes of which have never been seen in Sedalia, will occur as Smith-Cotton High School hosts the ...

Smith-Cotton band numbers increasing | Arts Entertainment  Sedalia Democrat

Music education and interest among students in Sedalia School District 200 is increasing, propelling an uptick in members of Smith-Cotton High School Band ...

Photos: Smith-Cotton performing 'The Sound of Music'  Sedalia Democrat

The Smith-Cotton High School Department of Theatre is performing the musical "The Sound of Music" this weekend in the Heckart Performing Arts Center.

Smith-Cotton Homecoming Activities Set for Oct. 5 - 6

The 2018 Smith-Cotton High School Homecoming game and activities is slated for October 5 and 6.

Blue Springs seniors advance to state - Sports  Kirksville Daily Express and Daily News

O'FALLON, Mo. – Blue Springs seniors Tessa Valdivia and Gabe McClain continued their dominance in their respective events at the Class 5 Sectional 3 meet.

Smith-Cotton JROTC names January Cadet of the Month  Sedalia Democrat

Five Smith-Cotton JROTC cadets competed for the honor of being named “Cadet of the Month” on Jan. 16 at Smith-Cotton High School. A panel of upper-level ...

PHOTOS: Sedalia Stampede opener vs. Central Arkansas Hawks at Smith-Cotton High School 3/2/19  Sedalia Democrat

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Smith-Cotton Homecoming King & Queen Crowned

At halftime of the Smith-Cotton High School Homecoming football game on Friday, Oct. 5, senior Elizabeth Lozada was crowned Homecoming queen and senior ...

SC theatre students perform in district competition | Arts Entertainment  Sedalia Democrat

Smith-Cotton High School theater students will perform a one-act play, “Trap,” Friday during a district competition hosted at State Fair Community College.

Rookie Reporter: Smith-Cotton athletics inducts Arbisi, Webster, Dey to Hall of Fame  Sedalia Democrat

Every year, Smith-Cotton honors athletes and coaches who have helped shape their athletic programs. This year, two former athletes and one coach will be ...

Longtime Sedalia educator, board member Steve Schlib dies  Sedalia Democrat

Sedalia School District 200 Board of Education member Steve Schilb died Wednesday morning at Bothwell Regional Health Center at the age of 66.

S-C Math Team places second at California Relay  Sedalia Democrat

The Smith-Cotton High School Math Team placed second in the large school division at the California Math Relays on Dec. 1. The S-C Sophomore Team ...

Toderscu-Stavila signs with Washington University | Free  Sedalia Democrat

Smith-Cotton High School senior Edward Toderescu-Stavila has accepted a scholarship to participate in band and the QuizBowl Team at Washington University ...

Smith-Cotton places first at Warrensburg Math Relays  Sedalia Democrat

The Smith-Cotton High School Math Team placed first in the large school division at the Warrensburg Math Relays on Nov. 17. Freshmen Gabriel Sokolowski ...

Smith-Cotton JROTC Raiders capture third in national competition  Sedalia Democrat

The Smith-Cotton High School Army JROTC Raider team competed Friday, Nov. 2 in the All-*Service* Raider National Championships in Molena, Georgia, ...

Threat investigation leads to Smith-Cotton High School student arrest  Sedalia Democrat

Another Smith-Cotton High School student has been arrested after reportedly making threats against the school.

Sedalia 200 welcomes students back to school | News  Sedalia Democrat

With the first day of school Thursday in the Sedalia School District 200, a new era began with numerous administrators in new positions for the 2018-19 school ...

4 SC band students sign on with UCM | Free  Sedalia Democrat

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Sedalia School District Foundation awards scholarships | Education  Sedalia Democrat

The Sedalia School District Foundation continues to support Sedalia School District students by awarding Dual Credit Scholarships. Six Smith-Cotton High ...

Sedalia 200 introduces district security officers | News  Sedalia Democrat

During the Aug. 27 Sedalia School District 200 Board of Education meeting, board members were given presentations regarding efforts to improve the safety ...

Angry & afraid, Sedalia parents demand changes after 3rd student at h.s. dies from suicide

SEDALIA, Mo. -- Parents and students in Sedalia, Mo., gathered Thursday afternoon for what became a loud and at times angry protest at Smith Cotton High ...

Smith-Cotton High School student arrested after shooting threats  Sedalia Democrat

A Smith-Cotton High School senior has been arrested after students and staff reported threats of a school shooting.

Social media post warns of shooting at Smith-Cotton High School  Sedalia Democrat

Sedalia law enforcement is investigating a shooting threat made against Smith-Cotton High School.

Sedalia 200 considers new early childhood facility | Education  Sedalia Democrat

With an expanding wait list for services at the Pettis County Early Childhood Cooperative, Sedalia School District 200 Board of Education members are ...

Sedalia School District 200 Board Member Schilb Dies

Sedalia School District 200 reported that Board of Education member Steve Schilb passed away March 27.

S-C distinguished alumnus offers advice for the future  Sedalia Democrat

Chuck Kempton, the 2018 Sedalia School District Foundation Distinguished Alumnus, knows the importance of hard work and serving others. He also ...

Co-op Principal Kendrick announces retirement | Free  Sedalia Democrat

The steady hand that has led the Pettis County Early Childhood Cooperative since the day it opened its doors is letting go.

SC JROTC cadets receive highest honor | Education  Sedalia Democrat

Two Smith-Cotton JROTC cadets have been selected to receive the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Achievement Award.

Prep Roundup, Week of Jan. 28-Feb. 2 | Free  Sedalia Democrat

This post was updated Thursday, Jan. 31. Thursday, Jan. 31. HIGH SCHOOL. GIRLS BASKETBALL. Stover 65, Sacred Heart 55. Kiley Beykirch collected 26 ...

Photos: Smith-Cotton High School Band fine tunes marching techniques  Sedalia Democrat

Smith-Cotton High School Band saxophone students practice music and marching techniques during Band Camp at Jennie Jaynes Activities Complex and Tiger ...

Smith-Cotton to join CMAC Conference | Education  Sedalia Democrat

The Sedalia School District 200 Board of Education took steps in moving the district forward during Monday night's meeting with approval of entry into the newly ...

Police Reports March 22 | Reports  Sedalia Democrat

This list is a sampling of crime in Sedalia and the surrounding area. Information is taken from official police reports, which do not necessarily contain statements ...

JCPS Board of Education approves new activities conference with Helias, Columbia and Sedalia  Jefferson City News Tribune

Jefferson City Public Schools anticipates that a proposed new high school activities conference will be a crowd-pleaser, as well as benefit students. JCPS' Board ...

New bust at Smith-Cotton Junior High tribute to Sedalia's founder  Sedalia Democrat

Although it has taken 86 years, a daughter's tribute to her father is finally realized.

Smith-Cotton JROTC to compete at National High School Drill Team Championships  Sedalia Democrat

To be recognized as one of the nation's best takes hard work, dedication and the desire to succeed. All are qualities members of the Smith-Cotton High School ...

Area Roundup: 2019-20 Spring season MSHSAA class, district assignments announced  Sedalia Democrat

Class and district assignments for MSHSAA spring season activities were announced Friday, March 8. Below is a list of local baseball, softball, golf, girls soccer, ...

Sedalia Symphony to present soloist, string students | Arts Entertainment  Sedalia Democrat

The Sedalia Symphony will present horn soloist Dr. Gary Moege and high school string students in its performance Monday evening.

School bullying is worse in Missouri than most anywhere in the nation, study says  The Kansas City Star

Missouri ranks third in the nation for having one of the biggest bullying problems among high school students, according to a study released Thursday from ...

Rookie Reporters: S-C's Bradshaw driven to dance | Education  Sedalia Democrat

From twirling under the Friday Night Lights to performing on the gym floor during basketball games, Shelby Bradshaw has always had a love for dance.

Spring Stampede: Semi-pro football returns to Sedalia  Sedalia Democrat

With the West Central Warriors, JJ Young wraps up the ball carrier in a 2016 game. Young, a Warsaw graduate, is a co-owner who will also suit up primarily on ...

Smith-Cotton principal discusses suicide with students

The Sedalia School District released a statement on Monday afternoon through Facebook explaining that the Smith-Cotton High School Principal, Wade Norton, ...

Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Induction in Women's Sports

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The Missouri Sports Hall of Fame inducted several Ozarks sports leaders in women's sports including Becky Lipasek who coached at El ...

Sedalia Police Crime Reports for March 1, 2019

Sedalia Police reports 3-1-19. Sedalia Police responded to Econo Lodge Truman Inn, 3501 W. Broadway, on a disturbance call just after 9:30 Wednesday night.

UPDATE: Smith-Cotton freshman killed in vehicle accident  Sedalia Democrat

A Smith-Cotton High School freshman died in a vehicle accident Wednesday morning.

HEADED BACK TO SEDALIA: Leeton girls win third-straight district title  The Daily Star-Journal

GREEN RIDGE — For the third year in a row, the No. 6 Leeton girls are headed to Sedalia to play in the sectional round of the Class 1 State.

Rookie Reporters: S-C DECA students raise awareness of community diversity  Sedalia Democrat

Seniors Jasmine Hernandez and Karen Sanchez's DECA project, the “Entrepreneur's Guide to Marketing to Hispanic Women,” is helping entrepreneurs and ...

Laying their heart on the stage | Arts Entertainment  Sedalia Democrat

Filled with enthusiasm and high spirits, Smith-Cotton New Score singers were undaunted by an early-hour practice session Thursday morning.

SC JROTC competes in Branson Drill Meet | Education  Sedalia Democrat

On Nov. 17, the Smith-Cotton High School JROTC Drill Team competed at the Branson Drill Meet. The team placed second overall and earned many awards in ...

Sims signs to cheer at Central Missouri | Free  Sedalia Democrat

Smith-Cotton High School senior Jasmine Sims has accepted a scholarship to perform with the cheerleading squad at the University of Central Missouri in ...

High Voltage earns honors at dance camp | Education  Sedalia Democrat

Smith-Cotton High School's High Voltage dance team returned from the MA Dance and Auxiliaries summer camp with a collection of awards.

Smith-Cotton sweeps Guardians at home | Sports  Sedalia Democrat

Facing a 15-point disadvantage after a first half that included 18 turnovers, Smith-Cotton head coach Kevin Thomas challenged a young Tigers roster at halftime ...

Upward Bound donates to Sedalia Animal Shelter | Free  Sedalia Democrat

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Smith-Cotton's Heimsoth, students' art in juried show  Sedalia Democrat

Artwork by Smith-Cotton High School art teacher Josh Heimsoth and three of his students have been accepted into a juried show in Springfield.

Sedalia 200 adds instructional coaches to junior, senior high  Sedalia Democrat

The Sedalia 200's teaching team has a crew of coaches who help them – and their students – improve their performance in the classroom.

SC student's artwork chosen for exhibition | Arts Entertainment  Sedalia Democrat

For Smith-Cotton High School student Camden Gear, the joys of childhood, spending time with his family's dogs and drawing have led to artistic recognition.

Rookie Reporters: Smith-Cotton to send seven students to national HOSA competition  Sedalia Democrat

The results are in — Smith-Cotton's Health Occupation Students of America chapter will send seven students to the organization's annual International ...

SC senior to cheer for SFCC | Free  Sedalia Democrat

Smith-Cotton High School senior Delaney Thornburgh has accepted a scholarship to join the Spirit Squad at State Fair Community College.

Sedalia 200 uses videos to connect with community | Community  Sedalia Democrat

Perhaps the character of Atticus Finch in the novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” said it best: “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his ...

Father organizes protest against school district after daughter's suicide

Friends and family members of a Sedalia teen are planning to protest the school district Thursday at 1 p.m. in front of Smith-Cotton High School.

SCHS names October Students of the Month | Education  Sedalia Democrat

Smith-Cotton High School recently selected their students of the Month for October. Front, from left: Alissa Sonnik, Team Victory; Kaitlyn Kinner, Social Studies.

Bradshaw to dance with UCM Mulekickers | Free  Sedalia Democrat

Smith-Cotton High School Class of 2019 early graduate Shelby Bradshaw auditioned for and earned a position on the University of Central Missouri's ...

Sacred Heart, Smith-Cotton basketball compete at Tri-Lake shootout  Sedalia Democrat

Smith-Cotton at Sacred Heart boy's varsity basketball met Thursday, June 15 at Sacred Heart School in Sedalia for the Tri-Lakes Shootout, playing to a ...

Rookie Reporter: Color Guard adds to Smith Cotton band's field show  Sedalia Democrat

Color guard has been a vital element of marching band for around 40 years.

Rutledge-Peimann engagement | Announcements  Sedalia Democrat

Randy and Shelia Durrill, and Brian Rutledge, all of Sedalia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Rutledge, to Nate Peimann, both of St.

Team SCREAM secures wildcard to championship | Education  Sedalia Democrat

OLATHE, Kan. – A fairytale ending has a much better payoff if there are some bumps in the road along the way. Team SCREAM got bumped hard Saturday, ...

Weekend robotics competition was impressive | Opinion  Sedalia Democrat

When I was in high school I was not really into school spirit. I never attended a football game or basketball game while in high school; I did go to every single ...

Smith-Cotton volleyball rolling after Versailles victory | Sports  Sedalia Democrat

Everything's coming up, Smith-Cotton. Smith-Cotton volleyball are winners of five of its last six matches, surrendering just but one set during its stretch after a ...

Sedalia residents demand change after bullying leads to 3 high school suicides  KOMU-TV

SEDALIA - Community members held an emotional protest outside Smith-Cotton High School Thursday, asking the school to step up when it comes to ...

Sedalia 200 board considers pay increases | Education  Sedalia Democrat

Teachers and staff in the Sedalia School District 200 are expected to receive a pay increase for the 2019-20 school year following a Board of Education ...

Dailey accepts music scholarship at Northwest Missouri State  Sedalia Democrat

Smith-Cotton High School senior Olivia Dailey has accepted a scholarship to perform in the vocal music department at Northwest Missouri State University in ...

Rookie Reporter: Schilb to retire from Smith-Cotton  Sedalia Democrat

Steve Schilb's favorite part about teaching is, “The kids, the kids, the kids. My kids.”

Advanced Pet Care celebrates 10 years | News |  Sedalia Democrat

When Smith-Cotton High School graduate Dr. Jennifer Jones, DVM, began her veterinary practice 10 years ago she didn't realize the extent it would grow.

Bryn-Johnson accepted into theatre program at UCM  Sedalia Democrat

Smith-Cotton High School senior Isabella Bryn-Johnson has been accepted into the Theatre Performance Program at the University of Central Missouri in ...

Sign-up period begins for Sedalia Youth Basketball Association  Sedalia Democrat

One season after introducing an elementary school basketball league, Smith-Cotton boys basketball head coach Kevin Thomas announced Monday the Sedalia ...

Active shooter exercise puts Sedalia, Pettis County responders to the test  Sedalia Democrat

Shots rang out at Smith-Cotton High School on Monday morning. Then came the sirens and screams.

S-C inducts two into Activities Hall of Fame  Sedalia Democrat

The Smith-Cotton Activities Hall of Fame grew by two members on Tuesday, May 7 with the inductions of speech and debate educator Wayne Brown and ...

Currey signs to cheer at Truman State | Free  Sedalia Democrat

Smith-Cotton High School senior Audrey Currey has accepted a scholarship to perform with the cheerleading squad at Truman State University in Kirksville.

Sedalia School District Foundation to host Tiger Bash  Sedalia Democrat

Bragging rights for the Sedalia School District 200 will be settled on the court Saturday night as the old Smith-Cotton faces off against the new Smith-Cotton in ...

Sedalia school board candidates participate in forum | News  Sedalia Democrat

Candidates for the Sedalia School District 200 Board of Education made their first public appearance during a forum hosted by the Sedalia Community ...

Thomas offers views on Sedalia school board | News  Sedalia Democrat

A local resident is making a run for the Sedalia School District 200 Board of Education.

Upcoming fairgrounds events May 11 | Free  Sedalia Democrat

The following events will be hosted on the Missouri State Fairgrounds this coming week:

Liberty Center to host 'Christmas Spectacular!' | Arts Entertainment  Sedalia Democrat

A musical extravaganza featuring the tunes of Christmas, comedy and festive fun for the whole family will take place Friday and Saturday evening at the Liberty ...

Scholarship, benefit to honor Jordan Halane | News  Sedalia Democrat

Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct the date of the event.

Smith-Cotton student charged for threatening principal with a knife

A Pettis County teen was tasered and arrested Monday morning after he allegedly threatened an administrator with a knife.

Enjoying 'A Night Under the Stars' at Cupid's Ball  Sedalia Democrat

Area girls and their fathers were treated to a “Night Under the Stars” Saturday during the 22nd annual Cupid's Ball which drew close to 450 participants.

7th Street Artists Co-op offers new venue for area artists  Sedalia Democrat

Artists now have another venue, to work from and exhibit their art at, with the opening of a co-op in the historic Jackie Oakie home on West Seventh Street.

Robertson speaks about Bothwell departure | News  Sedalia Democrat

Several weeks after leaving Bothwell Regional Health Center, former Chief Executive Officer Jimmy Robertson is making plans to move forward in his home ...

Sedalia School District 200 Board of Education to consider calendar, proposals  Sedalia Democrat

In the Board of Education's first scheduled work session of the calendar year, the Sedalia School District 200 will be planning for the future.

Photos: Missouri State High School Activities Association hosts cheer, dance clinic at Smith-Cotton  Sedalia Democrat

Members of the Universal Cheerleader Association were at Smith-Cotton High School Monday to help instruct more than 200 cheer and dance team members ...

Sedalia Teacher, Associate of the Year find the best in students  Sedalia Democrat

Like many occupations, the hours are long and the work is not easy but for those who enter the field of education, the rewards far outweigh those circumstances.

Weaubleau stuns Leeton in Class 1 sectional round | High School  The Daily Star-Journal

SEDALIA — The No. 6 Leeton girls led for 31 minutes and 57.3 seconds of Tuesday's, Feb. 26, Class 1 sectional game at Smith-Cotton High School.

Sedalia School District 200 names educator, associate of the year  Sedalia Democrat

The Sedalia School District 200 Community Educators Association recognized the outstanding work of their members Thursday afternoon during a ceremony ...

Sedalia 200 administrators Carla Wheeler, Brad Pollitt retire | News  Sedalia Democrat

In four weeks, two long-time Sedalia School District 200 administrators will close their office doors one final time as they retire from their careers in education.

Cinema Studies teacher Ted Walch discusses insights learned through students  Sedalia Democrat

A local man who has moved on to teach cinema studies to adolescents has found important insights about life — finding what you love and doing it and knowing ...

Classroom respect a focus of Schilb campaign | News  Sedalia Democrat

Former Sedalia School District 200 teacher Steve Schilb is focusing on respecting students in the classroom with his campaign for the Board of Education.

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