Boys and Girls Club

Missouri Sun Solar

Construction on Sherwood Elementary School in Springfield is on track to be completed in time for the fall semester.  It will be the first school within Springfield Public Schools to run on solar energy and one of few like it around the country.  KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has the details.   

Theresa Bettmann / KSMU

Fueled by similar projects in cities like Detroit and Chicago, a Springfield organization is striving to create a central neighborhood resource out of an abandoned school building. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann tells us how it impacts the neighborhood and what’s in store for Saturday’s awareness event.

Price Cutter Charity Championship

2014 marked the 25th year for the Price Cutter Charity Championship in Springfield. This week, the golf tournament announced it had exceeded its goal of $1 million to benefit local charities. KSMU’s Simone Cook reports on who the money will impact.

Danielle Wise is the director of development for The Arc of the Ozarks, which is one of 46 organizations involved in this year’s event.

Taylor Brim

More than 100 years after Sherwood Elementary was first built as a one-room school house; officials with Springfield Public Schools broke ground for a new elementary building that will function as part of the Springfield Boys and Girls Club.

The partnership between Sherwood and the Boys and Girls Club, the first of its kind in Missouri, allows for many shared spaces such as the gymnasium, cafeteria, and computer lab. 

The new $14.2 million elementary school will be located on South Golden Avenue, south of Horton Smith Golf Course.