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Crown them master mathematicians

Outstanding ability in mathematics earned Rossman School sixth-graders Sriya Bandi, Evan Hofer, Sami Remis, Chase Stokes and Penny Zheng the ranking of first place in the Missouri Math League Annual Sixth Grade Contest. The five-member team outperformed 32 other Missouri schools to obtain the state champion title. Additionally, Bandi tied for first and Zheng tied for third in the state in individual achievement. Several other area schools placed in the top 12 including Parkway West Middle, third place; Rockwood South Middle, seventh place; Chesterfield Day School, 10th place and Parkway Central Middle, 11th place. Individual students who ranked in the ...

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Students invited to play in Gridiron Classic

Students in second- through eighth-grade are invited to attend the Kennedy Gridiron Classic on Aug. 30 at 9 a.m. on the John F. Kennedy varsity field. One full-length game for each grade will be played, with three high-school referees. All players will receive a free gift for attending. For more information, call Coach Combs at (314)706-0440.   Email this page

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Student publishes book

Kautilya Jammalamadaka, a fifth-grade student at Parkway’s Shenandoah Valley Elementary, recently published a book called “The Warriors of Wridor – The Doomed Quest.” He dedicated the 88-page book to his “beloved teacher Mrs. Kellogg.” Debra Kellogg teaches fourth grade at Shenandoah Valley.   Email this page

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Student stories published in anthology

Six St. Charles County students were honored by The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration with publication of their historical family stories or art in the ninth “Grannie Annie” anthology. Annually, the St. Louis-based nonprofit invites national and international students in fourth- through eighth-grade to interview an older relative and write a story about something interesting they discovered from their family’s history. Students are invited to share the story with the community, as well as submit the story for possible publication in the anthology. The St. Charles County authors include Harry Coons, from Academy of the Sacred Heart in St. Charles; ...

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Pledging not to text and drive earns local Girl Scout national Gold Award

Thanks to a Girl Scout project by Lauren Anderson, of Chesterfield, 500 students and adults at Parkway West High have pledged not to text and drive. Texting while driving is an ever-growing concern nationwide and it was this hot-topic that Anderson selected to help her earn her Gold Award, the Girl Scouts’ highest honor possible. “I wanted to bring something relevant to my peers and adults within my sphere of influence. I thought if they heard the message ‘Don’t Text and Drive’ from a teenager, it would have a bigger impact than through a television ad or lecture by an ...

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Teacher attends space academy

During the week of June 18-24, Francis Howell School District teacher Amy Howell attended the Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Howell, a Spectra facilitator at Henderson Elementary, attended the space academy to learn more about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields and activities she can bring back to the classroom. Howell and her fellow campers had the opportunity to participate in many hands-on and team-building activities throughout the week, including creating an Ablation Heat Shield to simulate the tiles on the space shuttle. They also took part in several ...

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International math leader visits Fort Zumwalt

Dr. Yeap Ban Har, of Singapore, paid a visit to the Fort Zumwalt School District on July 18 for a one-day conference as part of his summer professional development tour. He shared instructional, questioning, problem-solving and computational strategies used in Singapore math with nearly 100 elementary teachers, administrators and guests from around the St. Louis area and across the state.   Email this page

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Lutheran High names new coach

Michael Wilhite has been named as the new head boys and girls soccer coach at Lutheran High. Wilhite is a graduate of St. Dominic High, where he was a four-year starter on the Crusaders’ state championship soccer team. He also played at Maryville University, where he earned a bachelor’s of science degree in nursing. Following his playing days, Wilhite served as an assistant coach at both Duchesne and at St. Dominic, helping both programs win several state championships. Currently, Wilhite works in the early childhood center in the Kirkwood School District. He and his family reside in St. Charles County. ...

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Enterprising Scout recognized

A Court of Honor recently was held to recognize Samuel Stephens’ achievement of the rank of Eagle Scout. Stephens wanted to create a project that promoted both chess and education. He designed and constructed a concrete bench with a chess board for Green Trails Elementary as his leadership service project. Stephens is a member of Troop 805 in Chesterfield and a recent graduate of the Program for Exceptionally Gifted Students at Lindbergh High in partnership with Parkway. Email this page

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Castlio Elementary named among top fundraisers

Castlio Elementary, in the Francis Howell School District, was named one of the top 10 schools in Missouri to raise funds for heart disease and stroke research and education. Castlio students raised $7,855 for the American Heart Association, by participating in the Hoops for Heart fundraising event. Thousands of students from across Missouri participated in both the Hoops for Heart and Jump Rope for Heart events. For the 2013-14 school year, $2.3 million was raised at the nearly 850 events held statewide.   Email this page

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