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Rockwood graduate studies turtles in Hawaii

Marquette High 2014 graduate Leyna Stemle has a passion for turtles. Earlier this summer, Stemle worked with the St. Louis Box Turtle Project. In partnership with the Tyson Environmental Research Fellowship (TERF) and the Shaw Institute for Field Training (SIFT), she worked with the Saint Louis Zoo and Washington University scientists to better understand turtle ecosystems. In July, Stemle travelled ...

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Students honored as future business leaders

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) recognized several Fort Zumwalt School District students at its national conference in Nashville, Tennessee held in late June. Fort Zumwalt South High senior Cameron Leahy earned second-place honors in the Business Communications Event. Together Leahy and recent graduates Rosie Cook, Justin Park and David Boik earned the America Award, which is the top level ...

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OakHaven names new Head of School

April Powell has been appointed Head of School at OakHaven Montessori School. She replaces co-founder Judy Henrichs, who will continue as administrator in a consulting role. Powell holds a degree in early childhood education and certification as a Montessori Directress. She founded OakHaven with Henrichs in 2008, and has since served as the school’s Director of Education. Through her leadership, ...

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Outdoor classroom recognized

For the third consecutive year, St. Charles County’s Certified Nature Explore Classroom at Towne Park near Wentzville was nationally recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation and the Dimensions Educational Research Foundation. “Towne Park’s Certified Nature Explore Classroom is a dynamic, nature-based play and learning space that supports skill development in children by reconnecting them to nature,” said St. Charles County ...

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Sales tax holiday coming soon

For the sixth year in a row Missouri residents can take advantage of Missouri’s sales tax holiday on August 1-3 for back-to-school purchases such as clothing, backpacks and school supplies. Cities in Missouri are given the option to participate in this holiday. Nearby cities that will be participating in Missouri sales tax holiday include Cottleville, Lake St. Louis, O’Fallon, St. ...

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Local youth tour nation’s capitol

Local youth tour nation’s capitol Ninety-one high school juniors from Missouri participated in the 50th anniversary of National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Youth Tour in Washington, D.C., June 13-19. Local delegates included O’Fallon residents Alison Boehmer and Elizabeth Citrowske. The seven-day tour provided an action-filled week for high school students, offering them opportunities to learn first-hand what it is ...

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Standout sixth-graders recognized

Rossman School presented awards for special achievements to four graduating sixth-graders. Sriya Bandi earned the Pauline Marshall Award for Scholarship. Meredith Goldberg received the Mary B. Rossman Award for Citizenship. Additionally, two students received the Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement in a Specialty Subject. Zachary Mella received it for his accomplishments in Social Studies, while Lauren Wallace received the award ...

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Recognition of outstanding Christian achievement

Westminster Christian Academy history teacher, Chris Knerr, was awarded the Arlen R. Dykstra Teaching Prize at the school’s 2014 commencement ceremony. The award, named in honor of former Westminster headmaster Arlen R. Dykstra, is a $1,000 prize, which is presented annually by the current head of school. It recognizes the recipient’s outstanding expression of the Christian worldview and life-view in ...

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Rockwood teacher attends Google Academy

Rockwood Instructional Technology teacher Bob Deneau was selected to attend the Google Teacher Academy in Atlanta. Only 35 educators were selected from across the country to attend the June 25-26 session. The Google Teacher Academy is a two-day intensive program that recognizes educators who are doing innovative and exciting things in their classrooms with technology. At the academy, Deneau received ...

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Local student attends U.S. Naval Academy program

Adam Schmitz, of Chesterfield, a student at The Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, Missouri, will participate in the 2014 U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar program. U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) invited a select group of approximately 2,550 young men and women from around the nation and abroad to attend the Naval Academy Summer Seminar program this year.   Email this page

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