Bringing robots to children

Westminster Christian Academy students recently volunteered at the St. Louis Magic House Make-It Workshop. Twenty student members of Westminster’s FIRST Robotics team attended the special event to engage families in conversation about the importance of robotics. “Every child in St. Louis has fond memories of experiences at The Magic House,” said Lisa Harding, director of Westminster’s robotics program. “It was a wonderful opportunity for our students to feel like they were a part of that experience for other children.” The team brought multiple robots for children and their parents to enjoy including three student-built competition robots that had been used ...

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Portion of Plackemeier Drive to be closed Sept. 24-26

A portion of Plackemeier Drive will be closed by the St. Charles County Highway Department beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24 and continuing through Friday, Sept. 26 to allow for installation of a culvert pipe to improve drainage. The entire road will be re-opened Friday, Sept. 26 by 3:30 p.m. The construction area for the pipe crossing is located approximately 0.46 miles south and west of Woodlawn Avenue. No through traffic will be allowed through the area of the pipe replacement. Motorists may use Veterans Memorial Parkway to Parkview Drive to Chip Drive to West Park Drive to ...

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Westminster Christian Academy, MICDS ready for River to River Challenge in girls golf

Westminster Christian Academy is the defending River to River Challenge champion and the Wildcats girls golf team will attempt to win it again when the annual Missouri versus. Illinois tournament is held Saturday (Sept. 20). Missouri won the event last year. Missouri’s teams in the unique tournament qualified from the recent Angel Classic that was win by MICDS. Also playing will be Marquette, St. Joseph’s Academy, John Burroughs and Kirkwood. The action begins at 2 p.m. at The Orchards in Belleville, Ill. Westminster finished sixth in the Angel Classic to just make the cut. The Wildcats shot a team score ...

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Daniel Boone Home hosts Pioneer Days, Sept. 20-21

The Historic Daniel Boone Home & Heritage Center hosts Pioneer Days on Sept. 20–21. The event begins both days at 9 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (55 and older), and $6 for children (age 4-11). Step back into the early 1800s and witness what life was like on the Missouri Frontier. The site’s historic village will be transformed into a living history town filled with pioneer men and women carrying out their daily tasks. Visitors will be able to meet the town’s carpenter, potter, store clerk, blacksmith, schoolmarm and more. The ...

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Parkway North heads into homecoming game with momentum from last-second victory

Fresh off an exciting victory last week, the Parkway North Vikings have an extra day this week to prepare for its homecoming game. The Kirkwood Pioneers will visit the Vikings in a 1 p.m. Suburban XX South Division game Saturday (Sept. 20). Parkway North is 1-0 in division play. This will be Kirkwood’s conference opener. “We’ve always in the history of our school played the homecoming game on a Saturday,” said Vikings coach Bob Bunton, is a Parkway North alum. “I like that tradition playing on a Saturday afternoon. It’s got that kind of a college big game feeling about it. ...

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Parkway West vs. Parkway Central highlights Week 5 football schedule

When the new conferences for suburban schools were revealed earlier this year, Parkway West coach Jeff Duncan was happy to see the Longhorns remained in the same league as rival Parkway Central. The game between the two schools highlights the Week 5 schedule. The Parkway West Longhorns (1-3) will play at Parkway Central (2-2) at 7 p.m. Friday (Sept 19). The Longhorns and the Colts were members of the old Suburban South Conference. Now, both play in the new 10-team Suburban Central Conference. The two teams are in five-team National Division. Parkway West coach  Jeff Duncan said his boys are ...

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MICDS wins Angel Classic girls golf tournament

MICDS accomplished a big goal by winning the recent Angel Classic.It’s one of the big tournaments with a strong field of both large schools and small schools that teams can use to gauge on what they need to do to get ready for the postseason. Rams coach Steve Johnston believed this might be the year for his MICDS squad to break though the 17-year-old tournament hosted by St. Joseph’s Academy. “Our attitude heading into the tournament was one of excitement.  We had not fared well in the Angel Classic the past several years and I felt this team had the ...

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Chaminade’s defense faces tough test in trying to slow down CBC offense

An offense that scores points like a hot pinball machine going to play against a defense that resembles a brick wall means something has to give. That’s setting the scene for the 7 p.m. Metro Catholic Conference game Friday (Sept. 19) that finds the Chaminade Red Devils (3-1) taking a short bus ride to face the host CBC Cadets(4-0). The Red Devils have been strong defensively this season. The squad takes pride in it’s ability to shut down the opposition. “Our identity is defense,” said Chaminade coach Antoine Torrey. “They have a great offense and we have a great defense. ...

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High school boys basketball

Chaminade’s Jayson Tatum, who is ranked No. 1 in the junior class of 2106 by Scout.com., recently revealed his top 10 college choices. Tatum listed his choices in alphabetical order on Twitter. Of interest to local basketball fans, Missouri, Illinois and Saint Louis University are on the list, which is rounded out with Arizona, Connecticut, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky, North Carolina and Wake Forest. The 6-foot-9 Tatum had an eye-popping sophomore season. He scored almost 26 points a game along with 10.4 rebounds. The forward, who also can play shooting guard, averaged four assists per game. For his efforts, Tatum was ...

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