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Parkway West teens build classrooms abroad

This summer, Parkway West junior Alyssa Jensen and senior Cassie Frazier decided to spend a portion of their vacation in a third-world country doing humanitarian work. The girls teamed up with Humanitarian Experience for Youth (H.E.F.Y.) and 17 other students from around the United States to build classrooms in Bolivia. From June 11 through June 27, the two students spent ...

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Chesterfield triathlete wins Half Iron age division

Chesterfield’s Carrie Reuwer, 42, recently competed in the Door County half triathlon in Wisconsin with a final time of 5 hours, 15 minutes, 42.9 seconds. She came in 127 out of 795 Half Iron Individual Triathlon finishers. Among females, Reuwer was 10 out of 293 Half Iron Female Triathlon finishers and won her age division, which had 38 competitors. She ...

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Westminster welcomes new administrator

Dr. Shelley Milligan has been hired as the executive director of institutional advancement and strategy at Westminster Christian Academy for the 2014-15 school year. “I’m very much looking forward to finding ways to serve in the school’s ongoing pursuit of excellence in education, and also to meeting the broader Westminster community of parents, alumni and friends whose support of the ...

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Thomas Sowell – Facts vs. Visions

The political left has been campaigning against the use of force since at least the 18th century. So it is not surprising that they are now arguing that heavily armed or aggressive police forces only inflame protesters and thus provoke violence. Statisticians have long warned that correlation is not causation, but they have apparently warned in vain. There is no ...

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New school opens in Town & Country

Brightmont Academy has opened a campus in Town & Country, offering a unique one-to-one school option. The academy’s academic approach pairs one teacher with one student throughout every learning session, serving a growing interest in customized instruction throughout West County and the surrounding region. “One-to-one instruction is the learning approach that works,” said Cathy Westbrook, Town & Country campus director. ...

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New athletic directors named

It’s a new school year and two West County schools have new athletic directors. John Theobald replaced Mike Roth at Parkway Central and Pat Burns is taking over at Parkway South. Theobald had been the boys and girls soccer coach for the Colts. He gave up those positions when he became Central’s new AD. “I am honored to take over ...

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Mayor, councilmembers urge Lion’s Choice to submit alternate site plan for potential Ellisville restaurant

Clarkson Valley residents living in proximity to a proposed Ellisville development continue to speak out against the project. At a city council meeting on Aug. 20, Lion’s Choice CEO and president Mark Disper presented a new site plan for the development, which included an 8-foot privacy fence and foliage to obscure light and sound. These modifications were made after Clarkson ...

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Klein set to begin at De Smet Jesuit’s first new soccer coach in 46 years

The only soccer coach in De Smet history stayed on the job for 46 years. Last spring, Greg Vitello retired after a storied career. As the Spartans coach, Vitello led the program to five state championships. John Stewart, athletic director for De Smet Jesuit, hired Josh Klein, a 1997 De Smet Jesuit graduate to serve as the school’s new varsity ...

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Parkway Alumni Association announces Hall of Fame inductees

Graduates from a wide variety of fields are represented in the Parkway Alumni Association’s Hall of Fame Class of 2014. The 22 inductees will be honored Nov. 15 at a gala event, where teachers, administrators, friends, classmates and family members will gather to celebrate with them. The Hall of Fame recognizes Parkway graduates who have brought honor to the district ...

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O’Connell set to be first new Kennedy soccer coach since 1984

There will be a new coach working the sidelines this fall for Kennedy boys soccer. Bob O’Connell, 34, is the head varsity soccer coach and will be the sixth boys soccer coach in Kennedy’s history. He is first new coach at Kennedy since 1984. O’Connell begins his tenure when the Celts host Lutheran St. Charles at 6:15 p.m. Thursday (Aug. ...

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