Photo Gallery – High school athletes sign letters on national signing day

CBC’s state championship football team had seven athletes sign their college letters Wednesday (Feb. 4). Wednesday was the first day area athletes could sign a National Letter of Intent on national signing day. The letter is a binding document that the student athlete will attend the university and that the academic institution agrees to provide athletic financial aid for at least one academic year. The signing day marked the start of the regular signing period for football, soccer and water polo along with lacrosse, field hockey and some other sports. Football players can sign up through April 1. All others ...

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Poetry contest seeks submissions

Poets in area high schools have until March 1 to submit their work to the annual Beverly Hopkins Memorial Poetry Contest, sponsored by the St. Louis Poetry Center.

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Mature Focus: News and Notes

A researcher at the University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) has found a rather simple way to improve older adults’ satisfaction with hearing aids.

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Parkway announces Teachers of the Year

The Parkway School District recently released the names of its Teachers of the Year for the 2014-15 school year. Selected by their peers, these teachers will be honored at the March 11 Board of Education meeting and at the district’s Appreciation Evening on April 27.

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Thomas Sowell – Obama Versus America

Thomas Sowell

In his recent trip to India, President Obama repeated a long-standing pattern of his — denigrating the United States to foreign audiences. He said that he had been discriminated against because of his skin color in America, a country in which there is, even now, "terrible poverty."

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Rockwood principals honored by peers

The St. Louis Suburban Elementary Principals Association has honored two principals in Rockwood for their hard work and dedication to the students and their profession. Green Pines Assistant Principal Angie Schott was named “Outstanding Assistant Principal” and Ballwin Principal Dr. Rodney Lewis was named “Exemplary New Principal.”

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