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District makes the grade

The Francis Howell School District earned a 96.8 percent overall score on the Annual Performance Report (APR) recently released by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). FHSD’s score is the highest in St. Charles County and one of the top 10 scores in the St. Louis area. “We are pleased with the positive gains in our student achievement. ...

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Fulton School at St. Albans announces faculty changes

The Fulton School is pleased to announce the addition of three new faculty members for the 2014-15 school year. Kelly Scott is the new international program director for grades seven through 12 and will teach English as a Second Language courses. Previously, she taught English at Jiangxi Normal University in Nanchang, China. Cynthia Fuhrman is the new Upper School math ...

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Educator making a difference

Peabody Energy created the Leaders in Education program to honor education professionals – from teachers and coaches to librarians and counselors – who are making a profound impact by inspiring, guiding, teaching and leading their students. Honorees are selected throughout the school year by a committee of top educators and business leaders and each earns a $1,000 award. Among the ...

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Parkway schools raising funds for a cure

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest voluntary nonprofit health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. This year, nine schools in the Parkway School District participated in the society’s School and Youth campaign, raising an outstanding $7,365. More than 4,000 Parkway students participated. The effort was led by the following schools/employees ...

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Rockwood postpones intramural activity fees

The Rockwood School District’s Board of Education voted unanimously on Sept. 4 to postpone collection of participation fees for elementary and middle school intramural activities until after further study of the issue, as requested by Superintendent Eric Knost. Knost told the board that the original proposal for participation fees was presented in February, as part of various belt-tightening efforts by ...

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STARS researchers

Thirty aspiring scientists have been rewarded for a summer of hard work in the Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) Program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The teenage scientists were part of a larger group of 88 students that spent six weeks conducting intensive research and producing award-winning research papers with help from St. Louis-area professionals and professors. ...

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Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed seeking more Adventure Club staff

Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed is looking to hire more staff for its popular Adventure Club programs, which are being offered in some Parkway District elementary schools for the first time this school year. The before- and after-school, late start/holiday and summer care programs have been a staple since 1984 in Rockwood District elementary schools. Rockwood Director of Community Education Michael Seppi ...

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Minor planet named after Chesterfield resident

The International Astronomical Union and Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research Program (LINEAR) have named minor planet #28866 Chakraborty, in honor of Chesterfield teen Uttara Chakraborty. Dr. Grant H. Stokes, head of the Aerospace Division and Principal Investigator of the LINEAR program, said, “We are pleased that the technical accomplishments of Lincoln Laboratory can contribute to recognizing [Uttara’s] ...

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Musical meals at Chesterfield Day School

Alumnus Austin G. Smith returned to perform with his band, Roots of A Rebellion (R.O.A.R) during all lunch periods on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at Chesterfield Day School. R.O.A.R is a band of musicians from Nashville, Tennessee, who have found a deeply rooted love and appreciation for the concept of music as a healing art. Combining a variety of individual musical ...

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Rockwood schools win national nutrition awards

The Center for Creative Learning (CCL) and Woerther Elementary have earned the Healthy Schools Program Bronze National Recognition Award for meeting best practice criteria established by the Healthy Schools Program Expert Panel and outlined in the Healthy Schools Program Framework. “Our school wellness council helped in supporting many programs at Woerther,” said physical education teacher Carol Earley. “A few programs ...

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