Jim Simpson

Sunset Ford gives Lindbergh hefty donation

Sunset Ford presented a check to the Lindbergh Foundation this month for $8,000 raised during a test-drive fundraiser in April. Among those accepting on behalf of the foundation were Sunset Hills Planning and Zoning Commission member Steve Young, former Board of Education members Don Bee and Gary Ujka and current member Mike Tsichlis, State Board

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Spike in Lindbergh property values is good news for $91 million budget

Pictured above: Lindbergh Superintendent Tony Lake, center, visits Lindbergh High School in January 2018 with former Superintendent Jim Simpson, left, and LHS Principal Eric Cochran. Lake succeeded Simpson, who retired June 30, 2018 after serving as superintendent for the past 10 years. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com  Thanks to a steep jump in property values

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Lindbergh focuses less on test scores and more on entire educational experience

Pictured above: A student at Lindbergh’s Dressel Elementary School looking through pinhole viewers, and witnessing the eclipse using the special eclipse glasses that were issued to each student. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com As Lindbergh Schools is entering the second half of its first year under new Superintendent Tony Lake, the district is changing

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Lindbergh to offer tuition-free full-day kindergarten starting Jan. 7

Pictured above: Incoming Kennerly Elementary kindergarteners Andrew and Hailey enjoy the Popsicles that Principal Todd Morgan handed out last summer before the start of school. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Lindbergh Schools will begin offering tuition-free full-day kindergarten starting in January, a turnabout from last year when the district wasn’t sure if it was possible.

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Lindbergh not taking position on mall yet, will wait and see on Walpert proposal

Mount Crestwood at the mall site in June, before bulldozers started bringing down the leftover dirt mounds. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com As the announcement last week of a possible restart of new development at the former Crestwood mall site reignited ongoing conversations surrounding any potential new redevelopment, some

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Lake assumes office as sixth-ever Lindbergh superintendent

Pictured above: Incoming Lindbergh Superintendent Tony Lake, center, visits Lindbergh High School last week with current Superintendent Jim Simpson, left, and Lindbergh High School Principal Eric Cochran. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Lindbergh Schools gets its sixth superintendent in its history this week as Tony Lake takes over from longtime Superintendent Jim Simpson. Lake

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Retiring Simpson looks back on distinctive decade

Retiring Lindbergh superintendent Jim Simpson, who plays fiddle in a band on weekends, performs with the Lindbergh Strolling Strings at his retirement open house May 17, above. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com More than 10 years ago, Lindbergh Superintendent Jim Simpson was sitting on his deck in Joplin, where he had served as superintendent

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Simpson brings Lindbergh a true ‘decade of distinction’

Editorial by the Call A new era will soon begin in Lindbergh Schools, as Superintendent Jim Simpson retires at the end of the current school year June 30. Dr. Simpson has received many honors over the course of a stellar 21-year career as a superintendent in the state of Missouri, including a “decade of distinction”

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Simpson: Lindbergh budget balanced, honoring tradition

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com Continuing the trend of recent years, next year’s proposed budget for Lindbergh Schools shows a slight surplus, with most new money in the $84 million budget paying for student growth and raises. The Board of Education was set to consider the budget when it met Tuesday night — after

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