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Beetles rock. Who knew?

Everyone knows the Beatles rock, but beetles can rock too. Children gathered at the Cliff Cave Branch of the St. Louis County Library last month to learn about beetles in a ‘Beetles Rock’ presentation from The Butterfly House. They read bug-themed books and examined the beetles up close with microscopes, above, then painted beetles on

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Learning where STEM can take you

Pictured above: Jennifer Irvin of BJC talks to students at Margaret Buerkle Middle School about STEM jobs. All middle schools in the Mehlville School District held STEM Breakfasts last week to encourage girls to pursue careers in STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — and take those classes in high school. The breakfasts have been

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Celebrating 100 days in 100 ways

Pictured above: To celebrate the 100th day of school last week, Wohlwend Elementary students dressed like 100-year-olds. To celebrate the 100th day of school last week, Wohlwend Elementary students dressed like 100-year-olds. Across Oakville at Blades Elementary, classes celebrated the milestone by reading 100 books, searching for 100 things or doing 100 exercises, and Principal

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Embracing ‘That Friday Feeling’

Heather Mastis’ class at Oakville Elementary embraced #ThatFridayFeeling last week with the ‘Tooty Ta,’ above. This goofy song and dance helps children (and grown-up children like School Resource Officer Mike Schira, rear) burn off some energy on cold winter days while reinforcing literacy concepts.

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Snow fall

Students and many workers got out of school and work a few hours early last week as the area received snow Jan. 11 that measured up to a foot in some areas. Among the younger generation outside enjoying the snow was Mehlville School District first-grader Cooper Jennings, pictured above, who also helped his family shovel.

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