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How will McCoy’s Resignation Affect April Board Election?

By Bob Lindsey

The surprise announcement last week that Ferguson-Florissant superintendent Art McCoy was resigning could make the upcoming school board races even more interesting. One of the first orders of business for the new board when its seated next month will be the search for a new superintendent.

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Hazelwood School District Staff Honored by Special School District

Eight members of the Hazelwood School District staff were honored on March 5 by the Special School District for their work and commitment to special education.

The honorees were recognized during the 2014 Special School District Salutes Banquet. The list of HSD staff receiving awards include:

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Jennings Music, Art Students in 2 Gala Education Conference Programs

Music, Art Help Students Achieve Academically

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.

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Jana ‘Shoeman’ Project Gets Big Kick from Local Church Donation

Jana Elementary recently wrapped up its shoe drive for the Shoeman Waterman Project, which collects donated shoes, new or gently used, and exports the shoes to street vendors in places like Haiti, Kenya and South America. The organization then uses the funds from exporting for clean water programs in communities around the world.

The Jana drive, coordinated by the school’s Student Ambassador group, collected 394 pairs of shoes from teachers, students and their families. Christian Pennington, a fourth grade student at Jana, mentioned the shoe drive to his father, the Rev. Charles Pennington, pastor at Bethel Providence Christian Church in Florissant.

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IWA Hosting Annual Spring Boutique April 24

Incarnate Word Academy will be hosting its Spring Boutique Thursday, April 24 from  5-9 p.m. The boutique benefits the Alumnae Legacy Scholarship and the Katie Campanella Visual Arts Scholarship Funds.

The event is held on campus in the IWA Gymnasium, 2788 Normandy Drive, Bel-Nor. Ticket prices are $25 for adults, $5 for students prior to April 22.

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F-F District Names Teacher of Year, Support Staff Employee of Year

The Ferguson-Florissant School District has named its 2014 Teacher of the Year and Support Employee of the Year.

Christine Ries

Christine Ries

Mrs. Christine Ries is the District’s Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Ries is a fifth-grade teacher at Combs Elementary School and has served the District for 15 years. In 2013, she received the Elementary Science Teacher of Missouri Award.  

Amanda De Krey

Amanda De Krey

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