This calendar reflects the material Missouri Press will make available to our newspapers during the school year. Please visit www.mopress.com and read Missouri Press News magazine for updates to this calendar. Features are available for download at www.mo-nie.com using assigned codes.
DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE 2012-2013 CALENDAR HERE: NIE 2012-2013 Calendar
Vote Missouri – Eight features available include NEW! feature on Redistricting, and updated features on Electoral College, Voting in Missouri, Senator, Representative, Governor, Lt. Governor and Secretary of State. Include list of candidates and links to their websites. Download code: election12
Constitution Day – Sept. 17 -- Schools are required by federal law to observe Constitution Day. Available features include quarter-page, half-page (2), full-page. Download code: constitution
OCTOBER Missouri History through the Art in Our Capitol – NEW! 7-part series highlights the rich treasures inside our State Capitol, including: introduction to the art, Indians, mining, railroads, steamboats, capitols and civil war.
National Newspaper Week – Oct. 7-13
*Commemorate Missouri newspapers by purchasing copies of the Emmy Award-winning video “Trustees for the Public: 200 Years of Missouri Newspapers” and donating them to your school libraries! Comes with a new 17-page companion educator’s guide correlated to Missouri’s learning standards.
NOVEMBER Veteran’s Day – NEW! Feature teaches about the history of Veteran’s Day. Great feature for Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, commemorated on Nov. 12, 2012.
Family Literacy Day – Nov. 1
Read the Newspaper with your Kids – Half-page feature promotes the importance of parents reading with kids. Download code: reading2
DECEMBER Bill of Rights Day – Dec. 15. Two features available: quarter page and half page, to teach about the Bill of Rights. Download code: rights
JANUARY Reading Across Missouri 2013 Project – NEW!
The Missouri Mule will be the focus of our Reading Across Missouri 2013 story, "Manny Kicks Long Ear Lore." Readers will meet Manny, a Rodney Dangerfield kind of mule, who will attempt to stamp out misconceptions and earn some respect for the vital roles mules have played in history. Download code: readmo13 *No cost for six months.
FEBRUARY Gardening Series – NEW! MPA and Missouri Extension have created a series of 7 features on gardening. This series covers everything from starting a garden to pest management, composting and more.
MARCH National Newspaper In Education Week – March 4-8
2013 Editorials from college students. Download code: nieops. Editorial cartoons: mocartoons.
2013 Newspaper In Education Week Teacher Guide from American Press Institution (formerly NAA Foundation) Distribute or post on your Web site.
APRIL Digital Citizenship – Four-part series from The Missouri Bar and MPA focusing on the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Revised to reflect recent legislation on cyber bullying. Download code: digital08
MAY Law Day – May 1
Law Day Feature – Commemorate Law Day with this feature from MPA and The Missouri Bar on our celebration of liberty! Download code: lawday1
*Missouri Press has more than 1,000 downloadable files archived for newspapers to use at their convenience. Most are available at no charge. For descriptions of the features, visit mopress.com. Some recommendations:
MAP Moments – series of 33 features to publish each week providing elementary and secondary activities tied to state mandates and standardized tests. Download code: mapmo33
Lost Ladybug series – Two-part science series teaching about ladybugs, the near demise of several domestic species and a call to citizen scientists to help locate and document them. Download code: lostlady *Seasonal – use May through October.
Flag Etiquette – Rules and regulations everyone, including schools, to follow when displaying the U.S. Flag. Download code: usflag
Civil War Amendments – Four-part series on amendments to the U.S. Constitution that followed the Civil War: 13, 14 and 15. Download code: cwamend.
A Nation Divided: The American Civil War – As the sesquicentennial continues, publish one or all of the 10-part series. Download code: civilwar
MPF also offer serialized stories for a minimal charge, based on circulation. Most stories are eight chapters and many have companion teacher guides. For more information on our serial stories, visit http://www.mopress.com/NIE_Serial_Story.php
Wednesday May 8th
Yesterday was teacher day. Did you thank someone for their contributions to education? Tell us about them! Thank you to the thousands of teachers across Missouri who partner with their community newspapers to enrich the curriculum by using the newspaper in their classrooms through Newspaper In Education programs! http://mopress. Link
Tuesday May 7th
We'd like to introduce Mark and welcome him to our team! Mark Nienhueser of Jefferson City, vice president of sales and recruiting for Servicenoodle.com, has been hired as the new advertising director for Missouri Press Service, Inc. Link
Wednesday April 17th
1999 MPA President, Hall of Famer Dies. Robert Wood Wilson, 78, of Milan, Missouri passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013 at St. Link