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Students at North County Christian School (NCCS) were very busy Friday, Nov. 15, 2013, packing and sealing over 10,000 meals for hungry children in Jamaica or Haiti and for families in the local area. The 10,000 meals were sent overseas and another 240 were taken to local food banks in the St. Louis area along with canned goods that were collected by the students.
Attendance Data from August, 2012 is Center of State Inquiry for F-F District
The results of a state inquirysought by the Ferguson-Florissant School Board revealed that some attendance data for the school district had been changed in August, 2012 to increase the students attendance figures. But no one was named for changing those numbers. The district received a letter from the state that showed the attendance discrepancies from data on Aug.6, 2012. State officials will work with the district to fix the attendance figures.
The Hazelwood School District (HSD) is seeing the results of improved science test scores from a partnership with Washington University faculty and administration that began in 2008. Since the partnership started, scores on the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests have increased 22.4 percentage points for fifth-graders, and 12 percentage points for eighth-graders over a five-year period.
Build-A-Bear Founder and CEO, Maxine Clark recently visited Ellery Clark’s Entrepreneurship class at the Jennings College Prep Academy with a message.
She inspired students and shared how their imagination was the beginning of creating a dream. Students asked questions about her life and asked her advice about careers. Mrs. Clark shared how inspirational teachers were for her and she talked about the importance of giving back and serving others.
Area St. Louis County high schools will be competing this weekend, but it won’t be on any court or field.
A friendly competition among area high schools, The Salvation Army’s inaugural Mascot Bell-Ringing Day will pit students from competing high schools against each other to see who can raise the most money ringing bells at our signature kettles. From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, schools from the North, South, and East will compete against each other, with the winners receiving a traveling trophy.
F-F Board Informs State of Mo. of New Information on McCoy Leave
By Bob Lindsey
District patrons including parent and community leaders packed the Ferguson-Florissant Board of Education meeting Nov. 13 and voiced their vehement opposition to placing superintendent Art McCoy on administrative leave. The meeting was moved to McCluer North in anticiption of the crowd, which was estimated at around 1500.