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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students from Hazelwood West and East High schools brought smiles to the faces of competitors when the two schools hosted Special Olympics track and field events recently. One hundred sixty athletes from 10 different schools, including Hazelwood East High, Riverview, Pattonville, and Marquette high schools, plus several Vocational Skills Programs (VSPs) participated. VSPs are job training programs for Special School District (SSD) students age 18 to 22 years. Among the VSPs represented were VSP Missouri Veteran Home, VSP Garden Villas North and VSP Lambert Airport. All athletes received a ribbon for their efforts.« Previous Entries Next Entries »