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Fern Ridge coders build and program computers

Students at Fern Ridge High in Parkway are actively engaged in configuring and coding computers – that is, assembling a computer system and writing instructions that tell it what to do next. The activity is supported by the Rotary Club of Des Peres.

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Promising Practices awarded in Parkway

In addition to two district-level awards, individual Parkway schools received 11 Promising Practices from Character.org. To receive a Promising Practice, a school must demonstrate how they put into action one or more of the 11 principles of character education.

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Tapped as tops in science

Westminster Christian Academy junior Michael Thoenen recently was recognized by the University of Missouri-St. Louis for academic achievement and talent in the sciences.

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Lemonade Bonanza raises money for inclusive playground equipment at Highcroft Ridge

Nine friends are working toward inclusion on their school playground – one glass of lemonade at a time. These Highcroft Ridge Elementary second-graders want to upgrade their handicapped-accessible playground to be a truly inclusive one that will allow students with varying degrees of physical limitations to play during recess. Currently, the playground is adapted for kids in wheelchairs, but it ...

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