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Pond Television has inspired students, teachers for 15 years

Special to West Newsmagazine It’s 10 minutes to broadcast on Pond TV, and producer/director Doug Russell is tweaking the script. He loads it into the teleprompter and waits for his news anchors to take their seats at the news desk. Fifth-grade students Darren Hwang and Treasure Moore enter the studio with smiles on their faces. They put on their microphones ...

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Westminster students give back

During the first week of November, Westminster Christian Academy students collected over 11,000 items for “In the Spirit of Giving,” a project that benefits children in St. Louis and rural southern Missouri. Westminster partnered with Promise Christian Academy for the second consecutive year in an effort to increase the amount of donations received. Students also donated over 500 pairs of ...

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Bulletin Board: Andrews Academy students named to National Honor Choir

Andrews Academy students named to National Honor Choir Under the direction of Music Director Emma Southworth, seven students from Andrews Academy were among the 3,300 students who tried out for the 2015 National Honor Choir this past summer. Students were asked to sing “America” in the soprano vocal range. Four students including Aaradhya Diwan, Sajjad Haider, Imani Higo and Ria ...

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Baking bread for charity

Students at Ellisville Elementary put their baking skills to the test and donated their creations to two local food pantries. The students were learning, baking and sharing through the King Arthur Flour Bake for Good Program. “The students were proud of themselves for baking a loaf of bread, but also because they helped a family in need,” said fifth-grade teacher ...

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Birthday celebration at The Little School

The Ascension Early Childhood Center – The Little School – celebrated its 20th birthday on Friday, Oct. 3. The Little School welcomed its first students in September 1995. Many things have changed throughout the past 20 years, but the philosophy and mission of the school have remained the same. The Little School offers Catholic early education to children two to ...

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Fighting against diabetes

November is National Diabetes Month, and students at Babler Elementary have come together to not only raise money for research but also help a fellow classmate. The Babler “Girls on the Run” team has been collecting “Dollars for Diabetes” in honor of Babler fourth-grade student Raquel Gebel. Proceeds will benefit The Jack and J.T. Snow Scientific Research Foundation and Washington ...

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Rockwood Board votes down request to change policy development process

Rockwood’s Board of Education, on Nov. 13, failed to pass, by a 3-4 vote, a request to allow staff to investigate a proposed change in the district’s policy development procedure. Board Members Dominqué Paul, Rob Castle and Sherri Rogers voted in favor of the plan. A Problem/Issue/Need (PIN) form was completed by Paul, asking for a change in the procedure ...

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Girl Scout award project promotes healthy eating

Converting a patch of earth into a children’s vegetable garden at her church’s preschool is Elise Kammeyer’s way to encourage healthy eating, fight childhood obesity and achieve her Girl Scout Gold Award project. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest national award that a Girl Scout can earn, with only about 1 percent of all Girl Scouts achieving this ...

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Local schools cancel evening activities in anticipation of grand jury decision

In anticipation of the announcement of the grand jury decision in the Darren Wilson case, the following local schools have canceled activities for the evening of Nov. 24. Rockwood: All school-sponsored after-school activities. Adventure Club will follow its normal schedule. Parkway: All after-school activities are canceled. Parents with students enrolled in Adventure Club and Y-Club should pick up their child ...

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