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Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 10:34am

AFFTON — At Rogers Middle School, Principal Jason Buck jokes that he needs sunglasses now when buses drop off students in the morning.

The school switched from starting at 7:10 a.m. to 8 a.m. this year, after decades of complaints from parents, students and staff about the morning bell that rang before dawn in the winter months.

“Mornings were really rough. Sometimes I was so tired I had trouble focusing in class, especially pre-algebra in first period,” said eighth grader Brandon Bennett, 13, of his two previous years at Rogers.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 10:34am

Jeremy Jackson had been thinking for a couple of years about how he would hypothetically spend a windfall on his industrial technology classes.

The St. Charles West High School teacher had heard from a connection at Bayer about the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grants, which award schools $10,000 to $25,000 to purchase materials for STEM – science, technology, engineering and math.

“I didn’t have anything that I really felt was worth spending that kind of money on,” said Jackson.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 10:34am

Ritenour will soon join a few other area school districts in having permanent “student advisers” at every school board meeting.

Chosen from Ritenour High School applicants, the students will be expected to attend every regular board meeting and offer a “student voice.”

The advisers would not vote along with the seven elected board members. Nor would they attend closed sessions, which usually concern personnel, legal and real estate matters.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 11:23am

St. Louis Public Library will host the Central West End Backpack Program on Wednesday.

The event, coordinated by Kindred Hospital St. Louis, aims to provide over 400 backpacks packed with school supplies to students in need.

Students of all schools and ages may attend the event. High schoolers will receive bags packed with supplies like notebooks and folders. Younger students will get backpacks full of crayons and glue sticks.

Friday, August 23, 2019 - 4:08pm

ST. LOUIS — Students, professors and drivers on Highway 40 (Interstate 64) will get a new first impression of St. Louis Community College at Forest Park as the Center for Nursing and Health Sciences building officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday.

Chancellor Jeff Pittman has said the $39 million project is not just a new building, but a modern entry way and “front door” to the campus that opened in 1966 on Oakland Avenue. It also addresses the urgent needs of the community, with a burgeoning demand for health care professionals as the population ages.

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