Westminster administrators travel to Seoul

Westminster Christian Academy’s partner school, Saemmul Christian Academy (SCA) in Seoul, South Korea, celebrated the dedication of its new campus in mid-October and Westminster administration was on hand for the celebration. Construction on the school’s new campus was completed in the summer, allowing Saemmul students to begin the 2014-15 academic year in the new building this fall. To celebrate the school’s new facility, SCA hosted a national conference, inviting Christian educators and administrators from schools throughout the country to attend. Westminster head of school emeritus Jim Marsh and best-selling Christian author Philip Yancey were keynote speakers for the event. Westminster ...

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Caring and Sharing: Operation Christmas Child

In November, 12 locations within the greater St. Louis area will serve as collection sites for Operation Christmas Child – the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. This annual Christmas project is a favorite for many residents, families, churches and groups, who want to help spread the season’s joy to millions of children around the world by filling shoeboxes with toys, school supplies and notes of encouragement. St. Louis Area OCC Coordinator Vicki Stamps describes Operation Christmas Child as “a fun project that makes a tangible difference in the life of a child facing difficult circumstances.” Utilizing local drop-off sites, ...

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Westminster Christian Academy, CBC, Lafayette will play for district football championships

Three West County teams have a chance to win a district football championship. Lafayette plays at Kirkwood and CBC hosts Hazelwood Central. Both games are at 7 p.m. Friday (Nov. 7). The Westminster Christian Academy Wildcats(10-1) host St. Francis Borgia (10-1) at 1 p.m. Saturday. The lone loss for the Knights came to the Wildcats on Oct. 17. Since the teams played so recently, Westminster coach Cory Snyder said that is helpful. “The preparation is definitely a little bit easier when you are playing a familiar team,” Snyder said. “Of course, you have to prepare for any new things that ...

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Rec-Plex leisure pool closed Nov. 10-19

The St. Peters Rec-Plex will close the Leisure Pool in the Natatorium from Nov. 10-19 in order to install a new waterslide. The Leisure Pool will open back up on Nov. 20, and the new waterslide should be ready for use by Nov. 28. The new waterslide will be similar in design to the old one, which needed to be replaced due to wear and tear after 20 years of use. In order to combat rusting, the steps and landings on the new waterslide will be made of PVC material rather than concrete and steel. The rest of the Natatorium, ...

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Caring and Sharing: Warner’s Warm-Up, Toys for Tots

The Ballwin Police Department is a donation location for both “Toys for Tots” and “Warner’s Warm-Up.” Collection boxes are located in the front lobby of the police station in Vlasis Park at 300 Park Drive. Items may be dropped off any time, as the lobby is open 24/7. “Toys for Tots” is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve Unit that strives to collect and distribute new toys to unprivileged children in the area. New, unwrapped toys will be collected through Dec. 18. “Warner’s Warm-Up” collects new or gently used winter coats that are then distributed by ...

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GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays offered at Bonhomme Presbyterian

GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays will be offered from 10 a.m-noon on Nov. 15 at Bonhomme Presbyterian Church, 14820 Conway Road in Chesterfield. An encouraging seminar for people facing the holidays after a loved one’s death, the seminar features practical suggestions and reassurance through video interviews with counselors, grief experts and peers. The program features a free book with daily readings, insights and ideas on holiday survival. Call (636) 537-3658 for additional information, or visit www.GriefShare.org.  

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Wentzville teacher wins Milken award

Jessica Karll, a third-grade teacher at Discovery Ridge Elementary School in O’Fallon, has been named the winner of a Milken Educator Award. The Milken Educator Awards are given each year to outstanding K-12 teachers, principals and specialists who are furthering excellence in education. Missouri has been participating in the Milken Awards since 1996. Since then, a total of 45 Missouri educators have been honored with the Milken prize. Recipients join the Milken Educator Network, a group of distinguished educators fostering effective educational leadership. Karll has taught third grade at Discovery Ridge Elementary in the Wentzville School District since 2010. She ...

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Grandparents among special honored guests

On Friday, Oct.17, Chesterfield Day School welcomed over 250 guests to the school’s annual Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day. The morning started with “Around the World,”a musical presentation featuring students in preschool though grade six. The performance, directed by music teacher Jan Schaberg, featured a collection of popular children’s tunes from across the globe. Grandparents and friends also were invited to tour classrooms, meet teachers, and learn more about Chesterfield Day School.

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Caring and sharing: Mosby Building Arts kicks off annual toy drive

When it comes to happy kids around the holidays you can never start too early! Mosby Building Arts has begun their collection for the annual St. Louis Children’s Hospital Toy Drive and they aim to fill one of their box trucks with toys for the children. From now until mid-December, Mosby is collecting toys, culminating in a Stuff the Truck event on Dec. 13 from 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. at the Mosby office, 645 Leffingwell Ave. in Kirkwood. Stuff the Truck will feature live broadcasts of both Mosby radio shows – Scott Mosby’s KMOX broadcast of “The Mosby Building Arts Home ...

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