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SSD, Parkway discuss future of technical career education

The Special School District and Parkway are among school districts being encouraged to expand and improve the region’s focus on career and technical education. That recommendation came as the result of a SSD review committee. State law mandates a Public Review Committee be appointed every four years. Among its charges, the committee must conduct a thorough review of how effectively SSD is delivering services to students needing special education in cooperation with component districts like Parkway, said Bruce Major, a former Parkway board member and former board representative to SSD’s Governing Council who serves  on the SSD public review committee. ...

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Recognized for hiring heroes

The First Student Bus Company has been awarded the Flag of Freedom Award through the Show-Me Heroes Program for its dedication to hiring veterans in the Rockwood School District. “The veterans we’ve hired have great work ethic, good attendance and are reliable,” said Mike Heyman, First Student location manager. In January 2010, Gov. Jay Nixon launched the Show-Me Heroes initiative to help Missouri’s Veterans and members of the National Guard and Reserve reconnect with meaningful careers and to showcase Missouri employers who have pledged to do so. Since the program’s inception in the Rockwood School District, more than 13 veterans ...

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Parkway trains bus drivers for active shooter situations

Parkway school bus drivers got a crash course in safety on Tuesday, Aug. 26, receiving training for active shooter situations around their vehicles. Gary Moore, a retired Missouri State Highway Patrol officer, led the training session at South High. Moore, who is now working with the Missouri Center for Education Safety, said that situational awareness was one of the topics on which drivers were educated. Moore said he schooled the drivers on ‘Just Doesn’t Look Right,’ or JDLR. “If you’ve got someone hanging around your bus stop, that has no business being there and has no connection to the school, ...

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Local community shows support for Ferguson police officers

Wildwood and West County residents made a sizable donation of food and water to the officers working the streets of Ferguson during recent weeks. Wildwood Police Lieutenant Mike Reifschneider said he doesn’t know how exactly the collection started, only that it consisted of eight local community groups, including school groups, Boy Scout and Girl Scout organizations, and businesses, and was spearheaded by one concerned citizen. Reifschneider said the officers’ reaction to the donation was “ecstatic.” “Everybody watches the news, and everyone has an opinion,” Reifschneider said. But he added that it was great “to see that there are a lot ...

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Ellisville launches new city website

Ellisville’s website has gotten a makeover – making it easier to use by citizens and more inviting, too. The new website, which has been under development for over six months, went live on Thursday, Aug 28. Aaddia Jones, Ellisville’s Information Systems manager, said the website has improved on a technical level in addition to being more aesthetically pleasing. “Finding information on our old website was very difficult for our residents, whereas now we’ve tried to make it a little more user- and resident-friendly,” Jones said. The new Ellisville webpage is hosted by CivicPlus, who hosts the websites for several other ...

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Meadows of Wildwood developer, residents come to consensus

Wildwood’s City Council, on Aug. 25, gave first-round approval to legislation that included revised indentures for the Meadows of Wildwood subdivision. The preliminary approval came after most residents and the developer came to a consensus on the proposal and pressed the city for the measure to go forward. A final vote is set for the council’s Sept. 8 meeting. While residents and developers’ representatives had urged the council to vote on final approval on Aug. 25, city officials insisted that submission, only earlier that day, of documents meant they had not had a chance to fully study the latest revisions. ...

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News Briefs: Donations sought for Ferguson families

BALLWIN Volunteers needed Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is seeking volunteers to help pack 500,000 meals during its annual Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack Event on Thursday, Oct. 23 through Sunday, Oct. 26. Packing will take place in two-hour shifts at the church, 327 Woods Mill Road in Ballwin. Volunteers are requested to register using a link on the church website, goodshepherdlutheran.com. Registration opens on Monday, Sept. 8.   CHESTERFIELD Donations sought for Ferguson families  The city of Chesterfield and the Parkway School District are partnering with Operation Food Search to provide assistance to the families in need in Ferguson ...

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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 long days doing manual labor in an effort to learn the true meaning of service. Activities included digging, mixing cement, laying brick and serving people living in impoverished conditions. In the process, the girls say that they changed the lives ...

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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 also has competed in full triathlons in Kona, Hawaii and Nice, France.At Nice, she finished ninth in her age group. “In Kona, I was more than happy to finish in the middle of the pack since I was competing against ...

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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. “At Brightmont Academy, our focus is serving the whole student and finding creative solutions to improve learning outcomes.” Students have three enrollment options. They can attend full time and earn a diploma issued by Brightmont Academy, take courses to earn ...

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