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PHOTOS from Beasley Elementary International Day: I hear the drums echoing tonight

PHOTOS from Beasley Elementary International Day: I hear the drums echoing tonight

February 23, 2020

  Students learned about dance, art, music and other traditions from Bosnia, Bolivia, Columbia, Ethiopia and more at Beasley Elementary’s International Day. Above, third-graders Ethan Carns, Royalty McKinney and Ro’myrrah Steed try out African drumming from a guest who gave a presentation a...

PHOTOS: Sampling Chinese, and other cultures

PHOTOS: Sampling Chinese, and other cultures

February 22, 2020

  Students at Crestwood Elementary like Joseph Bani, above, took a trip around the world Feb. 7 during the 11th annual Cultural Day celebration. Classrooms were decorated to represent Albania, Bosnia, China, Congo, El Salvador, Iraq, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Somalia, Syria and Vietnam. The cel...

Students learn through ‘abilities awareness’

Students at Hagemann Elementary School in photos taken in January at 'Abilities Awareness Day.'

February 13, 2020

Hagemann Elementary School students learned about some of the challenges faced by their peers at the second annual Abilities Awareness Day. The schoolwide event was organized by school nurse Amy Heidotten. Outside agencies and parents were invited to present to students in different areas. ...

Students keep Australian animals ‘sew’ warm

Students keep Australian animals ‘sew’ warm

January 31, 2020

Students in intermediate and advanced sewing at Oakville High School made ‘joey pouches’ to help animals stranded by the Australian wildfires, including kangaroo ‘joeys’ and koalas. The students’ work is coordinated with the Animal Rescue Craft Guild, a group of volunteers who produce pouch...

Santa gets children’s lists; will be checking twice

Santa gets children’s lists; will be checking twice

December 19, 2019

Children across South County have been busy meeting with Santa Claus ahead of his Christmas Eve rounds, including Affton's Oakland House 'Santa House' Dec. 12, where children were able to enjoy chocolate chip cookies with Mrs. Claus and take pictures with the 'Big Guy.' Photos by Erin Achenbach.  ...

PHOTOS: Crowds at Oakville Holiday Crawl ‘let it go’ for local business

PHOTOS: Crowds at Oakville Holiday Crawl ‘let it go’ for local business

December 16, 2019

Organizers declared the first-ever Oakville Community Holiday Crawl a ‘huge success’ as crowds flocked to Telegraph Road Dec. 1 to support local businesses. One of the highlights of the event were characters Anna and Elsa from ‘Frozen 2,’ pictured above. See more photos in the gallery below....

New ‘Nutcracker’: South County dance studio is set to perform full ballet for first time

Students at Gateway Dance Conservatory rehearse for the studio’s first full-length production of
Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker’ in Pacific Nov. 23. Gateway is a nonprofit studio that meets at The
Pavilion at Lemay and provides underprivileged dance students with scholarships and other financial
aid, as well as inclusionary classes for students with special needs. Gateway will perform ‘The
Nutcracker’ at 6 p.m. Saturday at Bayless High School. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

December 3, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com A nonprofit, multi-disciplinary dance conservatory will perform its first full-length production Saturday in South County. The Gateway Dance Conservatory will present “The Nutcracker” ballet at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Bayless Hi...

Crawl, crawl, baby

Crawl, crawl, baby

November 27, 2019

  Grant’s View Branch of the St. Louis County Library hosted a ‘baby art crawl’ last week. Little ones ages 6 to 16 months were able to get their hands (and bodies) dirty as they crawled around in non-toxic paint on a life-sized canvas, using brushes, toys and their hands to explore ...

Council tries to limit public speakers’ ‘activism’ with new security and ‘ground rules’

Anthony Shahid holds a noose around his neck while reading an old St. Louis Post Dispatch article about former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger during public comment at the Nov. 5 county council Meeting. Shahid was among dozens of speakers who spoke out  against the alleged mistreatment of a woman in North County by a St. Louis County police officer. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

November 25, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com After two weeks of intense public comments at the St. Louis County Council, Presiding Officer Ernie Trakas and the council hope to minimize “activism” during the meetings by imposing new rules and enforcing existing ones on residents and t...

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