Student Activities

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 8:20am

MARYLAND HEIGHTS • McKelvey Elementary School is out of room.

Since last year, four classes have met in two trailers because the building is full. Inside, partitions split one classroom into two. Kids get help with reading in what was once a small conference room.

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 2:57pm

Matthew Billings has been chosen by the World Science Foundation as one of 45 high school students internationally as "World Science Scholars."

Billings is a senior at Chaminade high school and the son of Matt and Patti Billings of St. Louis.

While the foundation notes in a press release that Billings and his fellow scholars have demonstrated exceptional math skills, they also possess "the kind of sustained motivation, curiosity and passion for solving broader problems."

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 2:57pm

Of the 82 Missouri students who graduated in May and scored perfectly on the American College Test, 46 of them were from the St. Louis area, according to the ACT national office.

The most students with perfect scores were from St. Louis University High School, with seven.

The average composite score for class of 2018 Missouri graduates was 20. A perfect score is a 36. More than 68,000 students took the test as juniors, and more than half of them took the test two or more times.

See the complete list of perfect scores below.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 2:15pm

As a senior at University City High School in 1960, Sanford J. Kornberg was part of what would become the most comprehensive study of teenagers ever conducted.

Against the backdrop of the heated space race between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, the test of 440,000 students set out to identify the strengths and interests of the new generation to see if American teens were being guided into a career that would make the best use of their talents.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 2:15pm

Editors note: The following story ran on Oct. 18, 1999.

In 1966, CBS put Webster Groves in the spotlight with a one-hour documentary on the St. Louis County community and its high school students. When "Sixteen in Webster Groves" aired, many residents were outraged, saying they were unfairly portrayed as out of touch, spoiled and overbearing. Instead of shining in the spotlight, they got burned.

So it's understandable that some folks were on edge when Time magazine camped out at Webster Groves High School this fall for an article on high school in the post-Columbine era.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 2:15pm

Coffin competitors rise to the challenge • All six of the aspiring coffin-dwellers who took Six Flags of St. Louis’ challenge to spend 30 hours in a wooden coffin went the distance Sunday.

Each won their coffin, two gold season passes for 2019, $300 and other prizes.

The challenge started at 1 p.m. Saturday with a “laying to rest ceremony,” and ended at 7 p.m. Sunday with a “raising from the dead.” Competitors were required to stay in the coffins the whole time, except for a six-minute bathroom break every hour and a series of mini-challenges.

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 2:45pm

SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY • Soccer was long the dominant sport in the Bayless School District, where nearly half of the students come from households speaking languages other than English and more than a third have family roots in Bosnia.

But a shift came this year — it’s the first season of varsity football for the Bayless Bronchos, and the new sport has attracted more players than soccer during their overlapping seasons.

Until 2013, the school’s track was cinder and its field just grass. Nothing had been done to it since its 1955 installation.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 2:15pm

Everyone deserves the right to feel safe while gaining an education, however, emergencies are bound to occur.

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 2:45pm

FERGUSON • McCluer South-Berkeley High School will turn into a selective academy and three schools will close under the redistricting plan the Ferguson-Florissant School District chose Wednesday night.

Dozens of parents and community members packed the School Board meeting to demand a delay in the decision amid concerns that they hadn’t been given financial details of the plan and that the redistricting would leave Berkeley without any public schools.

Friday, October 12, 2018 - 2:45pm

When Southeast Missouri State University says we want to invest in you, we mean it! With our new Copper Dome Scholarship program, 70 percent of students are eligible. Plus, the awards are stackable, have progressive values and straightforward renewal criteria.