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Brown Students Learn the Art of Diversity, Thanks to Maritz Arts and Education Grant

“The only thing the same about us all is our differences.” This is the theme for Brown Elementary School’s new student mural, courtesy of the Maritz Arts & Education Council Teacher Grant.

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Hazelwood West Junior Selected for National Summer Program

Hazelwood West High School junior Karlie Thornton is one of 200 students nationwide to be chosen for the Bank of America Student Leader Program.

The Student Leaders program is an eight-week summer experience for high school juniors and seniors. It includes a paid internship with a local nonprofit organization as well as the Student Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C.

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Eleven Ferguson-Florissant Schools Recognized for Positive Behavior Support

Eleven schools in the Ferguson-Florissant School District have been recognized for excellence in implementation of Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS). Eight elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school received awards.

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Five McCluer South, McCluer North Students Compete in National DECA Competition

Five students from McCluer South-Berkeley High School and McCluer North High School in the Ferguson-Florissant School District advanced to national competition in business and entrepreneurship at the 68th annual DECA International Career Development Conference held May 3-6, 2014 in Atlanta.

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Hazelwood District Hosts New Student Development Program

The Hazelwood School District served as a host site for a new statewide professional development program for student leaders aimed at raising student achievement.

Nine participants completed the 15-month Executive Development Program called the Missouri Leadership for Excellence, Achievement, and Development (MoLEAD). The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the National Institute for School Leadership (NISL) partnered together to administer the program.

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Ferguson-Florissant District Offers Free Meals this Summer at Several Schools

Eight sites in the Ferguson-Florissant School District will offer free breakfast and lunch to children and teens this summer.

The free summer meals are sponsored by the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) which provides free, nutritious meals to help children get the nutrition they need throughout the summer months when they are out of school. Children 18 and younger may receive free meals through SFSP. Meals are also available to persons with disabilities, over age 18, who participate in school programs for people who are mentally or physically disabled.

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