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Superintendent Grayling Tobias was honored as a 2013 University of Missouri-St. Louis Distinguished Alumni at the UMSL Founders Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis, 100 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton.
The Ferguson-Florissant School District’s Parents as Teachers program and the Missouri Lion’s Club are joining together to offer a free comprehensive vision screening for young children, ages one to kindergarten entry who live in the district. Screenings will be provided on a first come first serve basis between 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at the James J. Egan Center, Rooms A & B, #1 James J. Egan Drive in Florissant.
A preschool comprehensive vision screening looks for Amblyopia. Amblyopia is a childhood vision disorder that occurs when the brain receives unequal or abnormal visual input from the eyes. It occurs when the optical powers of the eyes are different; where one or both of the eyes are misaligned, or when a disease blocks light from being focused on the retina. If untreated, amblyopia can lead to impaired academic performance, low self-esteem, and restricted social development in children. Amblyopia is treatable if addressed in the early years of a child’s life.
Students had a special visitor during Character Camp at Cold Water Elementary when “Marshall the Miracle Dog” came to share his story.
Before students returned back to school on Monday, August 12, HSD teachers and staff participated in safety workshops for the ALICE program. ALICE stands for alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate. The training is provided by the St. Louis County Police Tactical Operations Unit.
Hundreds of students, parents and members of the community attended the Hazelwood School District and the Hazelwood PTA Council’s Seventh Annual Back-to-School Fair, held Aug. 3 at the St. Louis Outlet Mall.