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Students design a ‘green’ garden for class

Pictured above:  Alec Watson handles the worms while CJ McBroom looks on. Photo courtesy of the Mehlville School District.  Students in Washington Middle School’s Green Architecture class set up a sustainable garden they designed and planned last week. The students installed the irrigation system, finished the assembly and setup of worm farms and added worms,

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Wohlwend students make ‘60Plus’ friends

The Mehlville School District’s ‘60Plus’ monthly event was held at Wohlwend Elementary last month. Wohlwend students welcomed their guests by singing songs and handing out Valentines. And Mehlville High’s Food and Consumer Science students ‘cooked up a great meal,’ the district said.  

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Going bald for a good cause

Pictured above: Participants shave their heads in exchange for audience donations to St. Baldrick’s during a “Rock the Bald” challenge at Helen Fitzgerald’s on March 9. Photo by Erin Achenbach.  Helen Fitzgerald’s Irish Grill and Pub in Sunset Hills hosted St. Baldrick’s, its annual head-shaving event to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research.

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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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Mercy Hospital South unveils renovated Kids ER wing

Photos by Erin Achenbach.  Mercy Hospital South, formerly St. Anthony’s Medical Center, dedicated and blessed their new Mercy Kids ER in a ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 6. The ER opened in October but underwent renovations over the last two months. Renovations include new decor and activities inside the room to keep children distracted while in

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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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