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BACK TO SCHOOL: For high school students, the journey can be the destination

By JESSICA MESZAROS It’s no secret that education takes planning, especially at the high school level – and that planning can begin in middle school. Neil Berry, principal of Fort Zumwalt West High, said, “It’s important for students to schedule their ninth grade classes with the end in mind.” She offers that advice knowing that there are a multitude of options for high school students including whose that offer college tuition assistance, college credit and the opportunity for dual enrollment in a local technical program. If a student’s goal is to earn early college credit, Advanced Placement [AP] classes are ...

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BACK TO SCHOOL: Packing the perfect care package

West County back to school

By LIBBY MOELLER Care packages are one of the best ways to send a piece of home to college students once the school year begins. However, in the midst of crafting the perfect package, it’s easy to contribute to all of the other unhealthy food and drink influences your child is constantly facing at school. If you are looking to encourage both comfort and healthy behavior, be sure to include these must-have items for a health-conscious care package your student will be thrilled to receive. iTunes gift card: This is a general item that can be customized based on your ...

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