FREE BOOKS! Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading by gifting books free of charge to children from birth to age 5. Every child from birth to age five in Missouri is eligible. Sign your child up today!
3 days ago, Kristin Tallent
a mother reads to her child
Reminder: Cape Girardeau Public Schools will be closed November 22nd, 23rd, and 24th for Thanksgiving Break. Students will return on Monday, November 27th.
13 days ago, Kristin Tallent
no school the rest of the week
Our football team plays host to Farmington in the District Championship game on Friday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m. Join us for a Tiger Tailgate at 5:45 p.m. at Cape Central High.
24 days ago, Kristin Tallent
Tiger tailgate party flyer - the event starts at 5:45 pm on Friday, November 10 at Cape Central High
Cape Central swimmer Phineas Theall took home the State Title in the 100 Fly at State! Phin also placed 5th in the 50 Free! Congratulations, Phin!
24 days ago, Kristin Tallent
a swimmer is pictured wearing a medal for first place
🎨🖌️✨Cape Central High Art Class with Mr. Jon Daniels! 🎨🖌️✨ Check out the incredible talent in our art department! Our students are hard at work, expressing their creativity and honing their skills under the guidance of the amazing Mr. Jon Daniels. 🌟 In Mr. Daniels' class, there's no shortage of inspiration or freedom. From subject matter to choice of medium, our students have the flexibility to let their imaginations run wild. The results are nothing short of spectacular! Take a peek at these behind-the-scenes snapshots of our young artists in action. 📸👩‍🎨👨‍🎨 What's your favorite medium when it comes to art? 🤔 Let's show some love and appreciation for our talented Cape Central High artists! 🙌❤️ Every student, every day! Ava Lamar - Art III - Surrealist Painting Jada Gordon - Art IV - Realistic Drawing Jaedyn Hetchcote - AP Studio Art - Investigation Corran Baker - Art IV - Drawing on a Found Object Sakairi Peters - Art I - Realistic Drawing
about 1 month ago, Kristin Tallent
Ava Lamar works on a Surrealist Painting for Art III
Jada Gordon works on a Realistic Drawing for Art IV
Sakairi Peters works on a Realistic Drawing for Art I
Jaedyn Hetchcote works on an Investigation piece for AP Studio Art
Corran Baker works on a Drawing on a Found Object piece for Art IV
🌟 A Big Thank You to Missouri Chief Justice Mary Russell! 🌟 Cape Central High was lucky to host Missouri Chief Justice Mary Russell as she visited the AP Government class. Our students had a fantastic opportunity to learn from one of Missouri's top legal minds, and we're incredibly grateful for her time and expertise. Students enjoyed dressing as a judge as they answered questions during her visit. Look at those smiles! She also challenged them to think like a judge, presenting them with cases and allowing the class to weigh in on decisions. It's experiences like this that make our school community so special. Every student, every day! #WeareCT
about 1 month ago, Kristin Tallent
Judge Russell helps a student put on her judicial robe after answering a question correctly
Judge Russell speaks to a classroom full of students
Judge Russell poses with a student for a picture
🎃👻 Halloween Safety Reminder! 🚸 ‼️CGPS families…this is important! As we gear up for a spooktacular Halloween, let's prioritize safety for our little goblins and witches during trick or treating! 🕸️🍬 🔦 Light It Up: Make sure your kids have flashlights, glow sticks, or reflective gear to stay visible in the dark. 🧙‍♂️ Costume Check: Ensure costumes are flame-resistant and fit comfortably. Masks should allow clear vision. 🍭 Inspect Candy: Before indulging, inspect your child's treats and discard anything unwrapped or suspicious. 🏠 Stick Together: Trick or treat in groups, and set a curfew for older kids to check in. 🚙 Road Rules: Use crosswalks, look both ways, and stay on the sidewalk. Drivers, please be extra cautious. 🏡 Trusted Stops: Only visit well-lit houses, and know your neighbors. Let's make Halloween magical AND safe for all our little pumpkins! 🎃👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Share this post and spread the word! ⬇️More info in the infographic from Drop It and Drive! 👀 #WeareCT #SafeHalloween #FamilyFirst 🌟
about 1 month ago, Kristin Tallent
Halloween safety tips flyer
Scheduling change! Tonight’s district football game vs. Mehlville has been moved up to 5PM.
about 1 month ago, Kristin Tallent
 Tonight’s district football game vs. Mehlville has been moved up to 5PM.
🦃🌿 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
about 1 month 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
about 1 month 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: View the October meeting via YouTube:
about 1 month 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!
about 2 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.
about 2 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.
about 2 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 and enter: CentralJuniorHigh to schedule an appointment.
about 2 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.
2 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.
2 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!
2 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
2 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.
2 months ago, Kristin Tallent
a flyer for the community discussion on October 5