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Rockwood to start on Prop 4 projects

After an all-time-high nearly 74 percent of voters approved the Rockwood School District’s Proposition 4, a $68.9 million bond issue, on April 7, the Board of Education on April 9 approved the first five contracts for bond issue work, among a number of projects set to get underway this summer.

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Bulletin Board: Financial wizard

Financial wizard It takes years to build up the financial savvy to navigate the markets, but Crestview Middle eighth-grade student Susie Saxon is decades ahead of the game. She competed against more than 20,000 students in the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Foundation’s InvestWrite essay competition this year and placed an impressive ninth in the nation. InvestWrite challenges fourth through 12th grade students to analyze investments and recommend portfolio allocations targeting financial goals. “I’m not surprised Susie won, or that she did so well,” said Crestview Academic Stretch teacher Vicki Kemp. “It was a class assignment, but of ...

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Students publish family stories

Two students from Westminster Christian Academy are among the 35 young authors nationwide who have been honored by The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration with publication of their historical family stories.

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Dancing for charity

Marquette student Nivi Biju traveled to India in 2014, but she wasn’t on vacation or there to see family – she was there to help.

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State decrees: ‘All high school juniors will take the ACT’

In 2014, two Rockwood high schools (Marquette and Lafayette) and two Parkway high schools (West and South) were listed in the top 10 of Best High Schools in Missouri by U.S. News & World Report. Performance on state assessment tests like the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) and the American College Testing (ACT) exam make up a large part of the ranking criteria.

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