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Columbia-Rock Bridge Football Gets Van Vanatta From Hazelwood Central

By Jim Wieners

After six seasons as Hazelwood Central’s eighth head football coach (11 if you combine Hazelwood Senior High and Hazelwood Central High) Van Vanatta is heading to Columbia to be the head coach at Rock Bridge High School.

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N. County Catholic Schools Collaborating: What does that mean?

Special to The Independent News

In many areas, Catholic elementary schools are known more for their competition than collaboration, but in North County that is no longer the case. Since the 2010-11 school year, Catholic parishes and schools have been working together here and the Federation of Catholic Schools is building relationships and establishing the foundation for working together even more in the future.

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Sacred Heart Kindergarten Open House and Book Fair Jan. 29

Sacred Heart Kindergarten will hold an open house Sunday, Jan. 29 from noon-3 p.m. at the school in Old Town Florissant. Present and prospective students and their parents are invited to meet the teachers and learn about Sacred Heart programs. Those attending will have an opportunity to purchase books from the Scholastic Book Fair.

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NNCC Open House Feb. 2; New Incentive Plan

North County Christian School is currently enrolling students from Preschool age 3 through 12th grade for the 2017-2018 school year. NCCS is offering an incentive discount of $1,500 off the cost of full tuition for new 6th and 12th grade students only.

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North Area Lutheran Schools to Host Open Houses, For National Lutheran Schools Week

Nearly 30 Lutheran schools throughout the St. Louis area will begin National Lutheran Schools Week (Jan. 22-29, ) with a special Lutheran Schools Winter Open House event Sunday, Jan. 22 from 1-3 p.m.

Participating North area schools include Atonement Lutheran and Salem Lutheran in Florissant, Our Redeemer in Overland and River Roads Lutheran in north St. Louis. Grace Chapel Lutheran in Bellefontaine Neighbors will host their event on an alternate date – Sunday, Feb. 12, from 1-3 p.m. The schools are members of the St. Louis-based Lutheran Elementary School Association (LESA).

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MLK ORATORY ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS

MLK ORATORY ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS:     North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony and Justice recently held its Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s Oratory Essay Contest at John Knox Presbyterian Church. President Rance Thomas said that “we truly have some outstanding winners this year and they include four students and one adult.” Each winner receivied $100 prize money each will present their winning essays at the Dr. King Celebration at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley on Jan. 15. Everyone is welcome.

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