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Hazelwood School Board Candidates

The Hazelwood School District board race hasn’t prompted any major controversy. Incumbents Brenda Youngblood, Ann Gibbons and Chuck Woods are on the ballot along with Donna Harrell-Saddle and Dave Pilla. Candidate biographies are below:

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Townsend Students Meet Reading Fluency Target with Support Dog’s Help

Yori, a support dog, comes to Townsend for 30 minutes per classroom. Students take turns reading to Yori.

Yori, a support dog, comes to Townsend for 30 minutes per classroom. Students take turns reading to Yori.

Second graders from Townsend Elementary School in the Hazelwood School District, are enjoying something fun this semester, the PAWs for Reading Program.  On Tuesday mornings, Yori, a support dog, comes to Townsend for 30 minutes per classroom. Students take turns reading to Yori.  The school’s principal shared how this program helps to support one of HSD’s primary goals, to increase student achievement.

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Jennings Music, Art Students in 2 Education Conference Programs

Jennings School District has accelerated learning using music and art and they will be showing off their performing arts talents at their Gala and Educational Conference on stage at The Blanche Touhill Performing Arts Theatre on April 3 at 6:30 p.m. and at their educational workshops on April 4.  More information on tickets can be obtained by calling the district directly at 314-653-8003.

Jennings school officials believe music can increase and promote instructional growth in ways that traditional methods cannot.  In 2013, the district appointed a retired performing arts principal, Mrs. Melba Davis, to oversee the college prep academy.  They also recruited a Director of the Performing Arts, Dello Thedford, a 30-year experienced performing arts teacher who has also worked with the Black Repertory Theatre.

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Hazelwood Schools Recognized for Students to ‘Own their Own Learning’

Students, staff and parents with Barrington Elementary were presented with the Insight Award and banner. Barrington was one of five Hazelwood elementary schools recognized by Pearson School Achievement Services.

Students, staff and parents with Barrington Elementary were presented with the Insight Award and banner. Barrington was one of five Hazelwood elementary schools recognized by Pearson School Achievement Services.

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SOAR Project Named Florissant Valley’s Innovation of the Year

The Florissant Valley Student Outreach and Registration (SOAR) project was named the Florissant Valley campus Innovation of the Year.

SOAR improves the quality of service provided to students through creative and unique collaborations among faculty and staff who volunteer their time to collectively and individually train students to use online tools, including web registration and the Banner Self-Service Degree Audit Report.

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Hattman Praised for Six Years of Service to STLCC

Melissa Hattman was recognized for her six years of service to St. Louis Community College at the Board of Trustees March 20 meeting.

Hattman, who was elected to the board in 2008 as a Subdistrict 1 representative, chose not to seek reelection when her term expires in April. Subdistrict 1 includes includes the Hazelwood, Ferguson/Florissant, Riverview Gardens, Jennings, Pattonville, Ritenour, University City, Normandy, Clayton and Ladue school districts.

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