Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 10:51am

Take that, California.

Despite being a substantial distant from the closest body of salt water, a team from Ladue High School sailed to victory in the 23rd Annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl.

The team consisted of Christopher Ye, Eric Yin, Jason Ding, Jason Xu and Max Yang. They were coached by Wei Ye.

Coming off a third-place finish last year, the Ladue crew this year bested squads from Santa Monica and San Ramon, California for the top spot.

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 10:51am

Beginning this week, the Nine Network will broadcast two hours of literacy and math instruction for students, pre-K through fourth grade, weekdays from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m, on PBS (Channel 9).

“Teaching in Room 9” will feature grade-appropriate lessons, taught by educators from their homes across the region. The televised lessons offer students access to teaching during this academic year shutdown and into the summer, regardless of access to internet or computers.

Each lesson is 30 minutes long. The schedule through July 31 is as follows, Monday through Thursday:

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 10:51am

Ever since elementary school, Jessica Imm has always known she would be a teacher. She was inspired by how much her own first grade teacher, Mrs. Bittner, made her love coming to school. From a young age, she practiced teaching her younger brother. It should come as no surprise after years of preparation and study, Miss Imm is being recognized as the Post-Dispatch’s Teacher of the Month.

She made that dream come true at McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois, where she received her degree in elementary education. She completed her student teaching in Millstadt, Illinois.

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 10:51am

The next time you see Samantha Grab, salute her.

The O'Fallon, Illinois, teen has been named as the Air Force "Military Child of the Year" by Operation Homefront, a nonprofit group that helps military families and annually honors seven U.S. youths.

The daughter of retired Lt. Col. Richard "Andy" Grab and Michelle Grab, she is an 18-year-old senior at O'Fallon High School.

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 12:47pm

In separate news releases issued Wednesday, the Missouri and Illinois state high school activities associations both stated a desire to see a spring sports season played in some form if possible as the nation fights the coronavirus pandemic.

While schools in Illinois have been ordered closed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker through April 7 and many Missouri schools are closed through late April based on decisions of local districts, IHSA executive director Craig Anderson stated a plan could be to play well into June.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 1:11pm

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis youth next week can pick up free grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches from 33 sites throughout the city while schools remain closed due to the coronavirus, officials announced Tuesday.

The meal sites, which include schools and community centers, will be open weekdays from 8 a.m. to noon to serve anyone 18 or younger, no matter what school they attend, said Dr. Wilford Pinkney Jr., director of St. Louis youth services.

Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 1:11pm

ST. LOUIS — Students picked up homework packets, laptops and personal belongings Monday after nearly all schools in the region announced they would shutter until at least April 6.

In some districts that are on spring break this week, students were briefly allowed inside the buildings. School staff also started handing out free breakfast and lunch, including a drive-through option in Wentzville. Elementary students in Mascoutah will visit their schools Tuesday to pick up laptops and work packets.