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U.S. Dept. of Education Awards Major Funding to St. Louis Community College

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded St. Louis Community College (SLCC) over $3 million in funding for Student Support Services projects. The funds come from the department’s TRIO program, which provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements and works to motivate students to graduate.

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Hazelwood Draws 2,500-Plus for 9th Annual Back-to-School Fair; Schools Opened Aug. 10

  Students greet the Garrett greyhound, the mascot for Garrett Elementary, during the Hazelwood Back-to-School Fair. The Fair attracted more than 2,500 attendees to the event.

Students greet the Garrett greyhound, the mascot for Garrett Elementary, during the Hazelwood Back-to-School Fair. The Fair attracted more than 2,500 attendees to the event.

The Hazelwood School District hosted more than 2,500 attendees for its 9th Annual Back-to-School Fair at the St. Louis Outlet Mall. This year’s fair included student entertainment, school booths, as well as vital community resources for Hazelwood students and families.

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Ackerman, Northview Schools Won’t Start ‘til Aug. 31 Due to Construction

By Jim Wieners

Two schools in the Special School District, Ackerman (Elementary level) and Northview (High School level), both located on Derhake Road, will start school two weeks late (Aug. 31) because inclement weather delayed finishing construction of the new Northview (High) School. The old Northview, just west of the new Northview, was demolished last May, according to the Special School District web site report.

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High School Sports ’15-16 Practices Begin on Aug. 3

 By Jim Wieners

High School Sports for the 2015-16 school year begins Monday, Aug. 3, with the first day of fall practices and end Saturday, June 4, 2016, with state championship games for Baseball and Girls Soccer.

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Boys State Soccer Returns To St. Louis

By Jim Wieners

After four years of playing in Blue Springs, a Suburb of Kansas City, the Missouri State High School Activties Association is reportedly returning the state Boys Soccer championships to the St. Louis area.

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Ferguson-Florissant School District Offers Free Preschool, Head Start, Child Care Centers and Parents as Teachers

The Ferguson-Florissant School District is partnering with Head Start to offer residents five full day weekly preschool classes for 3- & 4-year-olds. Head Start income and employment based eligibility is necessary. Classes are held at McCluer South-Berkeley High School and Griffith Elementary School. Both programs are open 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For additional information call 314-595-3910.

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