School News

Oakville High journalism teacher earns award

Pictured: Oakville High journalism teacher Jeff Kuchno, right, holds the camera while OHS student Hannah Hoffmeister, middle, interviews local lawyer Mark Haefner after Haefner’s speech in support of Mehlville School District’s Proposition R at a Sept. 8, 2015 rally. Photo by Gloria Lloyd. Oakville High School journalism teacher Jeff Kuchno has been selected by the

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Lindbergh yearbook adviser receives scholarship

Lindbergh High School yearbook adviser Carrie Rapp is one of four recipients of the Journalism Education Association’s Future Journalism Teacher Scholarships. She will receive $1,000 from the national association to put toward her master’s degree in online journalism education. Rapp started her career as an English teacher, but after four years as the Spirit adviser,

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OHS student honored for science research

Of 96 aspiring student scientists who attended the University of Missouri-St. Louis STARS program this summer, Oakville High School student Preethi Tumati is one of 32 students receiving special recognition for their outstanding research presentations. The Partnership of Research Institution’s Award for Excellence in Research is being presented to Preethi and other outstanding participants after

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Mehlville Optimist Club honors Student of the Month

The Mehlville Optimist Club recently honored Mehlville High School senior Meghan Miller as its Student of the Month. Meghan is on the school’s tennis team and was a member of the Homecoming Court. She plans to study education or interior design in college. Meghan is pictured with Optimist Club President Curtis Overbey.

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Lindbergh students aid hurricane victims

Lindbergh Schools students throughout the district have organized efforts to help hurricane victims this fall. Students at Concord Elementary School wore ‘Hats for Harvey,’ raising $1,807 for hurricane victims. The money will go toward purchasing items for schools in Texas that have lost everything. At Lindbergh High School, Key Club members, above, assembled hygiene kits

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Firefighter shares safety lesson with Lindbergh ECE students

Leo Davis of the Richmond Heights Fire Department visited Lindbergh Early Childhood Education last week to teach young students about fire safety and how first responders help keep the community safe. Davis’ son is a student in the Kangaroo classroom, and his visit was part of the classroom’s Family of the Month program. Each month,

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Affton school board rolls back tax rate 35 cents

The Affton Board of Education voluntarily rolled back its 2017 tax rate by 35 cents last week, choosing not to take the full tax-rate increase allowed by two tax-rate hikes voters approved last fall. Assessed valuation in Affton unexpectedly went up when final numbers came in last month, which allowed the board not to take

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Beasley Elementary conducts food drive

Beasley Elementary School in the Mehlville School District conducted its annual food drive last week. The drive, which took place from Sept. 25 through Sept. 29, was organized and advertised by the Future Leaders, Ambassadors and fourth-grade Junior Counselors. Food items collected include canned fruit, breakfast staples, canned pastas and noodles and boxed meals. All

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Things That Go keeps rolling

Parents As Teachers hosted its annual Things That Go event Saturday at the John Cary Early Childhood Center. Participants received a chance to see and touch fire engines, ambulances, construction equipment, school buses, police cars and even the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. A particularly huge hit with children was the Bubble Truck, above.

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