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The Dream Team: Students, teachers and parents

You’ve packed the backpack, picked out first-day-of-school clothes and talked about before- and after-school routines and activities. Now, it’s all up to the teachers, right? Actually, the true recipe for academic success is one part educator, one part parents and one part student.

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Tips from a pediatrician at each age

Boy at doctor stock

Conversations about physical and brain development are important at every age, especially prior to returning to school. Dr. Jamie Kondis, Washington University emergency department pediatrician at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, has provided tips and topics for families to discuss at every age.

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Back to School: Extracurricular activities for every age and interest

Extracurricular activities are a time for students to not only explore interests but also make friends in a common area of interest and develop hobbies that may spur interests into adulthood careers. For older students, extracurricular activities are also helpful for items like college applications and future resumes.

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BACK TO SCHOOL: For high school students, the journey can be the destination

By JESSICA MESZAROS It’s no secret that education takes planning, especially at the high school level – and that planning can begin in middle school. Neil Berry, principal of Fort Zumwalt West High, said, “It’s important for students to schedule their ninth grade classes with the end in mind.” She offers that advice knowing that there are a multitude of options for high school students including whose that offer college tuition assistance, college credit and the opportunity for dual enrollment in a local technical program. If a student’s goal is to earn early college credit, Advanced Placement [AP] classes are ...

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BACK TO SCHOOL: Packing the perfect care package

West County back to school

By LIBBY MOELLER Care packages are one of the best ways to send a piece of home to college students once the school year begins. However, in the midst of crafting the perfect package, it’s easy to contribute to all of the other unhealthy food and drink influences your child is constantly facing at school. If you are looking to encourage both comfort and healthy behavior, be sure to include these must-have items for a health-conscious care package your student will be thrilled to receive. iTunes gift card: This is a general item that can be customized based on your ...

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Back to School Sales Tax Holiday runs Aug. 1-3

Back-to-school shoppers will want to mark their calendars for Missouri’s annual, three-day Back to School Sales Tax Holiday, which this year will begin at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 1 and continue through Sunday, Aug. 3. During that time period, consumers will not be charged the state sales tax of 4.225 percent on certain back-to-school purchases. Clothing, school supplies, computer software, personal computers and computer peripheral devices are included in the tax-exempted items. Specifically, Missouri statute defines those items as follows: • Clothing is defined as “any article of wearing apparel, including footwear, intended to be worn on or about ...

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