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.  

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Eureka holds off Lafayette with stop in final minute

  When it was over, Eureka coach Farrell Shelton and his staff could breathe a big sigh of relief. But not until the final seconds and the final drive. On the Lafayette side of the field, it was a frustrating sense of rallying back but coming up short. Eureka’s defense stuffed Lafayette quarterback Cameron Scales on a two-point conversion in the closing seconds and the Wildcats held on for a 17-15 victory over Highway 109 rivals Friday night at Lafayette. In a sloppy opener that took over three hours and had 20 penalties racked up by both teams, it was ...

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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.  

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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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After success with Chesterfield Football Association, Teicher now leads Kennedy

Kennedy’s new football coach Tim Teicher had success coaching in the Chesterfield Football Association. He will use that to help breathe new life in the program at Kennedy. The Celts were 0-10 last season and looking to become more competitive.  The Manchester school has entered into a co-op deal for two years with Valley Park, which does not have football. Teicher, a 1983 graduate of Principia High School and University of New York at Buffalo, will lead Kennedy into its opener Friday (Aug. 22) against the Jefferson Blue Jays in Festus. Kickoff is 7 p.m. Kennedy reached out to Teicher ...

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Kennedy, with Valley Park, ready to be begin playing football

A new era begins this season for the John F. Kennedy High football program. Kennedy and Valley Park will begin their first co-op football season Friday (Aug. 22) on the road against Jefferson Blue Jays in Festus. In the spring, when Kennedy, located in Manchester, announced Valley Park students were eligible to play football for Kennedy this fall, student athletes and parents at both school were excited. Valley Park has never had a football program. The merging of Kennedy and Valley Park has created full varsity and JV teams playing as Kennedy. The merger also moves Kennedy up to Class ...

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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.  

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Lindenwood gridders look to bounce back after rocky 2013 season

  After struggling through a challenging 3-6 campaign and a sub par finish in the Midwest Intercollegiate Athletic Association in 2013, the Lindenwood football Lions are definitely looking to turn those numbers around and get back to the winning ways the program enjoyed just two years ago. “We came into the league and had so much success our first year with eight wins and our team had so many seniors on it and all those guys contributed, so it was much harder to replace them and we had a lot to learn that season,”  Lindenwood coach Patrick Ross. Lindenwood has ...

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