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Students are now on their own for classes

Students at Wohlwend Elementary in Oakville, above, along with Rogers and Forder, stood
outside their houses Sunday to wave as their teachers drove by in a parade.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 24, 2020

Every school in South County, the state and seemingly the country is shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, with students forced to learn from home and parents trying to figure out how to replace teachers with little training or notice. All South County public school districts were on spring break ...

History comes alive with World War II veterans

History comes alive with World War II veterans

March 5, 2020

Lindbergh High School is in its 11th year of hosting History Alive, a program that gives students the opportunity to talk with veterans from World War II the Korean War, the Vietnam War and conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan every spring. Above, World War II veteran Eugene Ganz of Ballwin talks wi...

Bridge over Bayless

Bridge over Bayless

February 27, 2020

Great Rivers Greenway installed a 600-foot pedestrian bridge last week across Bayless Avenue at Interstate 55 to connect to the trail expansion currently under construction. The bridge is made up of seven segments that were lifted over three days. When complete, the paved greenway will extend an additional...

Reenacting St. Louis County’s most famous jury trial

Reenacting St. Louis County’s most famous jury trial

February 26, 2020

A social studies teacher at Washington Middle School in the Mehlville School District had his students reenact the Dred Scott case that was tried in downtown St. Louis, which was then part of St. Louis County, in 1847. Students played the various roles in the case, and the jury had the opportunity t...

PHOTOS from Beasley Elementary International Day: I hear the drums echoing tonight

PHOTOS from Beasley Elementary International Day: I hear the drums echoing tonight

February 23, 2020

  Students learned about dance, art, music and other traditions from Bosnia, Bolivia, Columbia, Ethiopia and more at Beasley Elementary’s International Day. Above, third-graders Ethan Carns, Royalty McKinney and Ro’myrrah Steed try out African drumming from a guest who gave a presentation a...

PHOTOS: Sampling Chinese, and other cultures

PHOTOS: Sampling Chinese, and other cultures

February 22, 2020

  Students at Crestwood Elementary like Joseph Bani, above, took a trip around the world Feb. 7 during the 11th annual Cultural Day celebration. Classrooms were decorated to represent Albania, Bosnia, China, Congo, El Salvador, Iraq, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Somalia, Syria and Vietnam. The cel...

Kennerly students celebrate Valentine’s

Kennerly students celebrate Valentine’s

February 21, 2020

Students at Kennerly Elementary School celebrated Valentine’s Day last week through Valentine’s-themed games, activities and foods. Students also participated in the American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge, in honor of American Heart Month.  

Life is a ‘Cabaret’ at Lindbergh

Life is a ‘Cabaret’ at Lindbergh

February 17, 2020

The Lindbergh High School thespian troupe is taking a trip back in time to 1931 Berlin with its production of ‘Cabaret’ Feb. 20-22 in the LHS Auditorium, 5000 S. Lindbergh Blvd. Showtimes for the LHS spring musical are 7 p.m. Feb. 20-21, and 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Feb. 22. Set in 1931 Berlin as the...

Students learn through ‘abilities awareness’

Students at Hagemann Elementary School in photos taken in January at 'Abilities Awareness Day.'

February 13, 2020

Hagemann Elementary School students learned about some of the challenges faced by their peers at the second annual Abilities Awareness Day. The schoolwide event was organized by school nurse Amy Heidotten. Outside agencies and parents were invited to present to students in different areas. ...

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