St. Charles’ Turner gets picked up by Cubs

Westminster Christian Academy graduate Jacob Turner has a new team to pitch for. The Chicago Cubs acquired Miami Marlins right-hander Jacob Turner, whom they also claimed on waivers. The Marlins received Class-A pitchers Jose Arias and Tyler Bremer in return. Turner will be the latest reclamation project for pitching coach Chris Bosio, joining recently acquired Felix Doubront. Turner, a St. Charles native whom the Tigers selected with the ninth pick of the 2009 draft, never lived up to his potential, going 9-21 with a 4.77 earned-run average for the Tigers and Marlins. He made 20 starts for the Marlins last ...

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New math program for elementary students

The Francis Howell School District (FHSD) will implement a new elementary math program called enVision Math this fall. The new math program will provide increased rigor and will meet the needs of  high-achieving students as well as those who need additional time and support. As with any academic programming, the new math program will be aligned to FHSD and state standards. It has been 12 years since FHSD’s last elementary mathematics program adoption. In anticipation of a change to the math program, over 40 FHSD elementary teachers spent two years researching programs and best practices for teaching mathematics to elementary ...

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River City splits twin-bill with Florence, stays in first place in division

The River City Rascals kept hold of their slim lead over the rival Gateway Grizzlies in Frontier League West Division race for another day. On Friday night (Aug. 8) at TR Hughes Ballpark, the host Rascals won the first game of a twi-night doubleheader against the Florence (Ky.) Freedom and then lost the second game for a split. That coupled with winning over the Freedom on Wednesday night  (8-3) gave them a 2-1 series win. Bryce Shafer took the hill for River City in the opening game. Shafer, making his first start in nearly two weeks was sharp as he ...

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Schools receive positive attention

Six schools in the Francis Howell School District (FHSD) have been recognized  for successfully adopting and implementing Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS), a comprehensive approach for improving student behavior and academic performance. Becky-David Elementary, Central Elementary, Henderson Elementary, Warren Elementary, Hollenbeck Middle School, and Saeger Middle School were honored on June 11 at the Missouri SW-PBS Recognition Ceremony in conjunction with the Ninth Annual Missouri SW-PBS Summer Training Institute at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri. Each school had to meet specific criteria to earn these honors, including use of data to direct instruction, problem solving and intervention efforts, creative ...

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Transition Center named in honor of former administrator

As plans continue to move forward for the Fort Zumwalt School District Transition Center, the Board of Education approved the name for the facility—The Mike Clemens Center for Adaptive Learning. “Mike Clemens was the real deal. He cared about his fellow man and showed it the way he lived his life, and the (way) he dedicated himself to the school district,” said Superintendent Bernie DuBray. “The Board recognized his 30 years of outstanding service to the district and wanted to do something that would give him credit for his contributions. The Transition Center was the perfect vehicle due to Mike’s ...

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FHHS student attends film camp

Francis Howell student Sadie Anderson attended the University of Tulsa’s Filmmaking Camp last month. The workshop, hosted by the TU Department of Film Studies in July, featured training on the art, craft and business of the film industry for high school students. The filmmaking camp provided students with an opportunity to produce and screen their own short films, working closely with Tulsa-area videographer and award-winning documentary film producer Erin McHenry. Attendees spent the week shooting scenes and working in post-production labs before debuting their work to family and friends at a film festival on the final day at camp. Anderson  ...

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Youth orchestra now auditioning

Area marching band students are invited to join the St. Charles County Youth Orchestra (SCCYO) this fall. SCCYO will hold auditions on Aug. 9-10 at Lindenwood University’s J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts. SCCYO will work with the marching band schedule and offer a tuition discount. The orchestra also is looking for all levels of strings, winds and percussion. For more information, call 916-0515.  

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Students participate in CYCLE program

More than 100 high school students from across Missouri participated in the Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience (CYCLE) program held July 9-11 in Jefferson City. Local delegates sponsored by Cuivre River Electric Cooperative (CREC) included Hannah Baalman, Dardenne Prairie; Sofia Ezeamii, Lake Saint Louis; Allison Foster, Weldon Spring; Alexa Jones, O’Fallon; and Madison Jones, O’Fallon. The CYCLE program is conducted by the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives (AMEC) and is a recipient of the National Community Youth Service award presented by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association for the top youth program among all electric cooperatives in the country. ...

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August primary results: fluke or trend?

To the Editor: Many Republican voters pulled a Democrat ballot August 5th, in St. Louis County.  Having crossed over once, how many will do it again in November?  It is no secret that the Republican legislature in Jefferson City has exhibited minimal leadership on major issues while spending most of a short legislative calendar talking about issues invented by lobbyists. Republican voters expected more. Many St. Louis County Republican voters are baffled by the absence of political ‘guts’ displayed in Jefferson City.  Those who took the time to go door-to-door convincing neighbors to vote Republican are mortified by a legislature ...

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Ballwin’s Migdal will play in U.S. Amateur before turning professional

Ballwin’s Joe Migdal is ready for his swansong as an amateur golfer. Migdal, 23, will begin playing Monday (Aug. 11) in t he U.S. Amateur that runs through Aug. 17 at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek, Ga. Migdal earned medalist honors in the qualifying at Jefferson City Country Club with the only 36-hole under par total. The De Smet and University of Central Missouri graduate fired back-to-back rounds of 69 for a 4-under par 138 total. “It’s going to be exciting,” Migdal said. “This will be my first USGA event.” It will also be his last. Migdal plans ...

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