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.
WEBSTER GROVES • School officials here are considering options that include converting Steger 6th Grade Center into an elementary school, redrawing attendance boundaries and increasing class sizes to address crowding.
KIRKWOOD • At Keysor Elementary School, stenciled diagrams that depict yoga poses decorate sidewalk paths through an outdoor area devoted to nature and sustainability. The Kirkwood High football team painted the “downward dog,” “cobra” and similar images this summer.
Keysor also features a prairie area of native plants created in 2012 by third-graders who did a “seed stomp.” There are five rain gardens to absorb water runoff, a monarch butterfly way station, a bee house and a bird sanctuary.