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Bulletin Board: Student earns ACT perfection

Student earns ACT perfection Elise Kaminski, a junior at Francis Howell High, has earned a perfect score on the ACT college placement test. Kaminski is the second Viking student to earn a perfect score this year. Her accomplishment was preceded by senior Gary Rudolph’s perfect 36 earlier this year. “I am so proud of what Gary and Elise have accomplished, as it recognizes Viking achievement at the highest level and serves as encouragement to us all – that we can reach our goals through hard work and dedication,” said Francis Howell High Principal Dr. Dave Wedlock. Kaminski is captain of ...

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Preventing holiday meltdowns for your child and you

Holidays are fun, joyful times with family and friends – and they are overwhelming, over-stimulating and exhausting for nearly all of us. But holiday gatherings can prove to be very challenging and especially strenuous for “sensory kids."

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Greer earns Eagle Scout rank

A Dardenne Prairie resident recently earned the highest rank in Boy Scouting. Jack Greer, a senior at Timberland High, was officially named an Eagle Scout on Aug. 11.

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Baking bread for charity

Students at Ellisville Elementary put their baking skills to the test and donated their creations to two local food pantries. The students were learning, baking and sharing through the King Arthur Flour Bake for Good Program. “The students were proud of themselves for baking a loaf of bread, but also because they helped a family in need,” said fifth-grade teacher Cheryl Hunn. Students used math, science and reading skills to create two loaves of delicious bread – one to keep and one to share. They also collected 76 loaves of bread which will be donated to Circle Of Concern and ...

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Birthday celebration at The Little School

The Ascension Early Childhood Center – The Little School – celebrated its 20th birthday on Friday, Oct. 3. The Little School welcomed its first students in September 1995. Many things have changed throughout the past 20 years, but the philosophy and mission of the school have remained the same. The Little School offers Catholic early education to children two to five years of age. In addition to the proclamation presentation by Chesterfield Mayor Bob Nation, The Little School received a special blessing by Monsignor Dennis Stehly, visits from Juggling Jeff, the Bubble Bus, Monarch Fire Department and Chesterfield Police Department. ...

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Fighting against diabetes

November is National Diabetes Month, and students at Babler Elementary have come together to not only raise money for research but also help a fellow classmate. The Babler “Girls on the Run” team has been collecting “Dollars for Diabetes” in honor of Babler fourth-grade student Raquel Gebel. Proceeds will benefit The Jack and J.T. Snow Scientific Research Foundation and Washington University School of Medicine in their fight against Wolfram syndrome – the most severe form of diabetes. “My brother, J.T. Snow, and I started a foundation in order to help raise money and awareness for a disease that few people ...

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Rockwood Board votes down request to change policy development process

Rockwood’s Board of Education, on Nov. 13, failed to pass, by a 3-4 vote, a request to allow staff to investigate a proposed change in the district’s policy development procedure. Board Members Dominqué Paul, Rob Castle and Sherri Rogers voted in favor of the plan. A Problem/Issue/Need (PIN) form was completed by Paul, asking for a change in the procedure to include a question and answer session, or some opportunity for the community to participate during policy review meetings. “Now, people can listen in at these meetings but they can’t suggest anything,” Paul said. “The meetings don’t incorporate the public ...

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Girl Scout award project promotes healthy eating

Converting a patch of earth into a children’s vegetable garden at her church’s preschool is Elise Kammeyer’s way to encourage healthy eating, fight childhood obesity and achieve her Girl Scout Gold Award project. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest national award that a Girl Scout can earn, with only about 1 percent of all Girl Scouts achieving this level. Kammeyer is a Parkway West senior and a Girl Scout Ambassador in Troop 472. “My project helped preschoolers learn about healthy food and their environment, along with some basic plant science,” Kammeyer said in a presentation at Lord of ...

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