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McCluer Students Dominate Competition in Regional Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

    McCluer High School students dominated the competition in the 2015 Regional Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge, winning the top three spots.

Destiny Davis was the overall winner, with Jacob Tiemann second and Daija Jackson third.  Top finishers Davis and Tiemann will compete at the national level in New York this October.

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Hazelwood’s Cold Water Elementary Named a National School of Character

      Cold Water Elementary is one of 13 schools statewide to be named a national School of Character by Character.org (formerly the Character Education Partnership) and was recognized as a state honoree in March. Character.org will honor the designated schools and districts at its twenty-second National Forum on Character Education to be held the weekend of October 15-17 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Job Skills Taught in Not-For-Profit Run by Disabled McCluer Students

Kenneth Holzapfel, a teacher at McCluer High School, received a $2,500 grant to form a legal not-for-profit catering business that will be owned and operated by McCluer students with disabilities. This extension of the workforce training program for disabled individuals began as a result of a 2012 Gold Star Grant.

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Emerson Gold Star Grant Winners Announced

Emerson surprised teachers at four local schools by announcing it will award them Emerson Gold Star Grants to fund projects in the classroom.  The grants, which are awarded annually through a competitive application process open to past recipients of the Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award, will support a range of projects that would otherwise not have been funded.

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Summer Meal Program Offered in Ferguson-Florissant School District

The USDA’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) will sponsor free breakfast and lunch for children age 18 and younger at seven sites in the Ferguson-Florissant School District this summer. The SFSP is designed to help children receive needed nutrition even when they are out of school. Meals are also available to persons with disabilities over age 18 who participate in school programs for the mentally or physically disabled.

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Hazelwood East & West High Schools Host

Special Olympics Track & Field Events

Students from Hazelwood West and East High schools were able to help bring smiles to the faces of competitors when the two schools hosted recent Special Olympics track and field events.

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