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Third grader codes math program

Jack Thayer from Holly Hatfield’s third-grade class at Sappington Elementary School spent nearly two years coding a math program called ‘Jack Math.’ This program helps students learn addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. His father, who studied engineering, taught Jack how to code in Python. ‘Python is one of the more simple languages,’ said Jack. ‘That’s

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Lindbergh Foundation awards innovative teacher grants

Pictured above, left to right, Shelli Manley, Julie Roy and Kristen Macke of Sperreng Middle School find out last month that the foundation awarded them a grant for their idea for Design Thinking Process Prototype Kits. The Lindbergh Foundation continued its annual support of original, inventive teaching ideas in January, awarding several Lindbergh educators 2018

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Chamber donates $4,400 to BackStoppers

The Crestwood-Sunset Hills Chamber of Commerce donated $4,400 to the BackStoppers at LiUNA Event Center Dec. 18. From left, Andrew Bader presented the check to Kirkwood Fire Chief Jim Silvernail, who represented BackStoppers, Affton Chamber of Commerce President Steve Brotherton and Charles Lucier of Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center. Silvernail is the son of the

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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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