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Grant from Maritz to Jana Elementary Funds Drum Concert

Jana Elementary School, in the Hazelwood School District, was awarded a $2,000 grant from Maritz Arts and Education Fund for Teachers Foundation. This grant will be used to fund their “Drumming through poetry” project.

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Hazelwood Police, Parks Dept. Holding Escape and Evasion Course on Nov. 14

The Hazelwood Parks and Recreation Division is teaming up with the Hazelwood Police Department in a collaborative effort to promote personal safety and community interaction with law enforcement. These organizations are co-hosting an Escape and Evasion Course for residents on Saturday, Nov. 14, in the Hazelwood Community Center gymnasium from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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Calendar Oct. 29 – Dec. 12

Friday, Oct. 30

Halloween Party at DeSmet Retirement Community, 1425 N. New Florissant Road, from noon to 2 p.m. Presented by Wendy Fritter. RSVP to 314-838-3811.

All you can eat chicken at Florissant Valley VFW Post 4105, 410 rue St. Francois from 5 to 8 p.m. Dine in only! All profits go to support veterans. Call 314-831-6121.

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Ferguson-Florissant Test Scores Increase from Last Year’s Marks

   Results from the 2015 Missouri Annual Performance Report (APR) for the Ferguson-Florissant School District show an increase in the District’s overall score. Ferguson-Florissant received 97.5 points out of a possible 140 points on the state’s annual assessment, or 69.6%. This represents a 3.9% increase from last year-s score of 65.7%.

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School Honors

McCluer South-Berkeley’s

Jay Boleach Honored

Jay Boleach, career and technical education coordinator at McCluer South-Berkeley High School, was chosen to receive two awards for outstanding service. The first, the Construction Forum STL Building Tomorrow Award, was presented Oct. 14 at the Building Tomorrow Awards program. Boleach will receive the second, the 2015-16 Outstanding Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Administrator, during the Missouri PLTW State Conference, Nov. 1-2 in Wentzville. Boleach is also McCluer South-Berkeley’s A+ Coordinator.

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FFSD Awards Educational Tech Grants

The Ferguson-Florissant School District has awarded  educational technology grants to McCluer North High School, McCluer High School and the Little Creek Nature Area.  The district’s Technology Services department sponsors the competitive grants. The three receiving schools were among 10 buildings that submitted proposals for funding.

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