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Darrion Cockrell, Lindbergh’s ‘Mr. DC,’ named Missouri Teacher of the Year for 2021

Crestwood Elementary surprised Mr. DC with a socially-distanced parade and celebration Friday, Sept. 4, for winning 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 22, 2020

Darrion Cockrell, the Lindbergh Schools educator named 2021 Missouri Teacher of the Year, sees the statewide honor as an opportunity to continue his mission of connecting with children in positive and fun ways that help them be healthier and happier. Known to nearly everyone as “Mr. DC,” Cockrell has t...

Lindbergh Schools is holding its tax-rate hearing virtually Tuesday night

Concord Elementary students pose for a back-to-school photo Friday, Aug. 28.

September 21, 2020

The Lindbergh Schools Board of Education will vote on the 2020 blended tax rate at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, during the annual scheduled tax rate hearing. This year’s proposed blended rate is $4.0309 per $100 assessed valuation, a very slight increase from the 2019 rate, which was $4.022. This yea...

Crestwood and Shrewsbury Catholic schools reopen after COVID-19 shutdown

Lindbergh's Kennerly Elementary Principal DeAndre Thomas welcomes back some of the K-3 students who started class on Aug. 27, 2020.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 21, 2020

Two Catholic elementary schools in Crestwood and Shrewsbury have reopened after temporarily shutting down in-person school for online learning after a positive COVID-19 case. Our Lady of Providence in Crestwood and St. Michael the Archangel in Shrewsbury, which are part of the larger five-campus Holy ...

Longtime Lindbergh administrator Jana Parker leaves to serve as Ferguson-Florissant deputy superintendent

Long Elementary School Principal Jana Parker is the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals' St. Louis Suburban Distinguished Principal for 2016-2017.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

September 15, 2020

A longtime Lindbergh Schools administrator officially departed the district last week to serve as the deputy superintendent of the Ferguson-Florissant School District. Jana Parker, who served as principal of Long Elementary School in Lindbergh for six years, from 2012 to 2018, before moving to Central ...

Hancock will bring K-2 students back for five days of in-person school

A Hancock student receives a free Playtime Pad tablet from the St. Louis County Library before St. Louis County's mask mandate went into effect for young children.

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2020

The Hancock Place School District is bringing back kindergarten through second-grade students for five days of in-person learning in classrooms beginning Thursday, Sept. 17, since the district has enough space for social distancing to prevent COVID-19, the airborne virus that has caused nearly all St...

Mehlville’s State of the District continues in pandemic, with no audience

Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines gives the State of the District speech in 2017.

September 14, 2020

Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines will still make his “State of the District” address during a global pandemic, but the speech will be in a different format this year. The sixth annual "State of the District" is Gaines' annual report to the community on its school district. This year, the...

Bayless School District awarded $400,000 in federal funds for school safety

Bayless School District awarded $400,000 in federal funds for school safety

September 13, 2020

The Bayless School District is receiving more than $400,000 in federal funding aimed at preventing school violence, one of only three school districts in the state to receive funds. Bayless is getting most of the $532,265 the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Ser...

Lindbergh begins offering free meals to every student living in the district starting next week

Lindbergh begins offering free meals to every student living in the district starting next week

September 11, 2020

Starting next week, Lindbergh Schools will begin providing breakfast and lunch free of charge to all students and district residents below age 18, both in and out of school, through the end of the year. This meal service is being made possible by a waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which...

New Washington Middle assistant principal, Bill Murphy, is honored for time at Sperreng

Bill Murphy

September 10, 2020

A newly hired administrator was honored by Lindbergh Schools as he starts the school year as an assistant principal in the Mehlville School District. The Mehlville Board of Education unanimously voted to hire then-Sperreng Middle School sixth-grade math and science teacher Bill Murphy as the assistant...

Jefferson College appoints first female president in school’s history

Dena McCaffrey

September 9, 2020

As Jefferson College welcomes students back for the school year, it is under new leadership. Dena McCaffrey became the eighth president of Jefferson College in July, following the retirement of Raymond Cummiskey June 30. Over the past year, McCaffrey served as president-elect in preparation for th...

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