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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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FFSD Chess programWalnut Grove Elementary students are challenged by Grandmasters (left to right) Alejandro Ramirez and Yasser Serawan.

F-F District, Ascension Health System

Launches After-school Chess Program

 

The elementary and middle school students in the Ferguson-Florissant School District (FFSD) have the opportunity to become chess grandmasters. Funded by Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system, and administered by The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis and Ascension, an after-school chess program led by certified instructors was launched Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Walnut Grove Elementary School.

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Grant Allows Halls Ferry Elementary Students to Expand Falcon Garden

Halls Ferry Elementary School students assist in the preparation of eight new garden beds which were added to the school's Falcon Garden.

Halls Ferry Elementary School students assist in the preparation of eight new garden beds which were added to the school’s Falcon Garden.

   An extension grant from Gateway Greening will allow for eight new garden beds at Halls Ferry Elementary School to expand its Falcon Garden. The original August 2014 grant provided for eight initial garden beds. The garden beds are used to teach students about food growth and its correlation to various subject areas.

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Hazelwood District Seeking Firm to Conduct Search for New Superintendent

The Hazelwood School District (HSD) Board of Education has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a highly qualified search firm to assist in finding a new superintendent for the district. The targeted date for the change in leadership is July, 2016.

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