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Rossman supports American Heart Association

Rossman School was awarded the Mission Impact Award by the American Heart Association (AHA) at the St. Louis volunteer appreciation celebration on Sept. 13. Rossman has supported the AHA’s Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart fundraisers for over 25 years, raising more than $150,000 for heart research and health education. Last year, the school’s small group of 150 participants raised $15,757 through its two events. Rossman’s physical education teachers, Jenna Babcock and Larry Huusko, also were honored at the celebration for coordinating the annual fundraisers and advocating for the health and wellness of their students.

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Bow Tie Tuesday goes viral at Craig Elementary

Craig Elementary Principal Bill Senti had no idea he would be starting a school-wide domino effect when he began wearing bow ties on Tuesdays. Having first heard about Bow Tie Tuesday on Twitter at hashtag #bowtietuesday, Senti joined the trend, and soon after, Assistant Principal Berin Waller did too. At the end of last school year, there was an unrelated surprise assembly for Senti and Waller at which the kids wore paper bow ties. This school year, with the addition of a few new male staff members, the idea of Bow Tie Tuesday spread. Perhaps not surprisingly, several male students ...

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Adventure Club staff sought

Despite numerous posts being filled, Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed is continuing to                                                          seek staff for its popular Adventure Club programs. Rockwood’s Board of Education on Oct. 16 approved a plan to provide a $25 cash stipend per new employee referral for existing Adventure Club employees, who have been employed for 90 days or more. To receive the stipend for referrals, referred employees also must remain on the job for 90 days or more. Adventure Club programs have been a staple in the Rockwood district since 1984 and now are being offered in some Parkway elementary schools for the first time. Programs ...

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Foreign language master

Marquette High French teacher Della Thompson believes a good foreign language educator is someone who not only cares about students but also has a passion for languages. Her passion was honored recently by the Foreign Language Association of Missouri (FLAM), which recognized her its 2014 Distinguished Foreign Language Educator. “This prestigious award is presented each year to an outstanding Missouri teacher who has significantly and positively impacted foreign language teaching and learning,” said FLAM President and Eureka High French teacher Janice DeNure. As the recipient of the award, Thompson will represent Missouri as a nominee for the Central States Conference ...

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High school boys swimming

Parkway West won the annual Parkway Quad that was held at Parkway North. The Longhorns finished first with 414 points. Parkway Central was second with 383. Parkway North came in third with 294 and Parkway South was fourth with 263. “It is a great meet for all of the high schools,” Parkway North coach Bart Prosser said. “It’s kind of like a bragging rights meet. It is good and bad to have it so close to the conference meet. The good is that it gives a good sense of how quick you might swim in conference the following week. It’s ...

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Business: Now open in Chesterfield

Now open in Chesterfield Members of the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce assisted in a ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration on Oct. 17 for the Sandy Kessler Agency, a new State Farm Insurance office that recently opened in Chesterfield. The agency is located at 15539 Chesterfield Airport Road, just east of Long Road.   PEOPLE Friendship Village has  named Jill Frein as project manager to oversee expansion and renovation projects at its Chesterfield and Sunset Hills senior living communities. At Friendship Village Chesterfield, Frein will oversee development of a new villa triplex along Olive Boulevard and will initiate combining apartments ...

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Mature Focus: News and Notes

Sleeping in dentures Elderly people who wear their dentures to bed at night are putting themselves at increased risk for coming down with pneumonia, a recent study found. Because poor oral hygiene is a known risk factor for pneumonia in the elderly, researchers in Japan investigated various oral health behaviors and incidences of pneumonia among more than 500 adults aged 85 and older. In a three-year period, 48 cases of pneumonia were identified among the study participants, and those who wore their dentures overnight had a little more than double the risk of contracting pneumonia than those who removed their ...

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Area residents among ‘Ageless Remarkable’ honorees

When 19 adults aged 75 and older are honored on Sunday, Nov. 9 at the 12th annual Ageless Remarkable St. Louisans Gala, six West County residents will among them. The St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System holds the event each year to demonstrate that age is no more than a number and to recognize older St. Louisans who are “reshaping the face of aging in the region,” spending their golden years in pursuits such as traveling, continuing their careers and embarking on new ones, and supporting their favorite charities. The West County honorees include: Pat Britt, 77, of Creve Coeur, ...

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High school girls volleyball

Whitfield made their mark in the Class 2 District 6 meet before the Lutheran St. Charles Cougars earned a 25-18, 25-14 win over the Warriors in the championship match. Whitfield stunned defending state champion Hermann 23-25, 25-23, 25-15 in the semifinals. Whitfield finished its season 15-16. Coach Cip Casado said Whitfield had faced Hermann before many times before in sectionals but never in district play. Before the match with Hermann, Casado said his girls were ready for the task at hand. “Our team was focused and ready to play,” Casado said. “I think they were ready to play in the ...

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Helping kids rock cancer

Sterling Bank, 16100 Swingley Ridge Road in Chesterfield, recently hosted a Business After Hours and concert featuring Brian Owens as part of the bank’s sponsorship of the Kids Rock Cancer Salon Series. Sterling Bank is a long-time supporter of the innovative music therapy program provided at no cost by Maryville University to children with cancer and other blood disorders. Cancer patients who participate in Kids Rock Cancer have the opportunity to work with  a Maryville music therapist and create their own personal song. The child and therapist work together to compose a tune for lyrics that the child writes. The ...

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