JUPITER, Fla. — Even on days like this, almost a week before the official start of Cardinals spring training, there’s a bullpen of autograph-seekers gathered outside the gates at the team’s complex hoping for a signature as a player turns onto University Boulevard. It’s not unusual for a collector or kid to have a three-ring binder full of baseball cards, organized so that if a player lowers his car window the card is quick-draw available to hand over.
At times this spring, Paul DeJong is going to flip the tradition.
At the beginning of the school year, fifth-grade teacher Michale Ward posts a sign in her Glasgow Elementary room with the heading: “My Activities.” This piece of paper doesn’t track upcoming lesson plans or classroom tasks; rather, it refers to her students’ extracurricular activities. Here, they can fill in the days and times of their upcoming events, such as football or basketball games or dance recitals.
COTTLEVILLE — Gabbi Thomason and the Francis Howell Central girls basketball team have more than winning championships on their mind.
The Spartans are on a roll unlike any other team in the area but there is much more they intend to check off their to-do list this season.
Francis Howell Central remained the only undefeated girls basketball team in the area with a 61-50 win over Holt Friday at home. The Spartans ran their win streak to 16 games and in the process helped give back to the community.
ST. LOUIS — In the Shaw neighborhood of south St. Louis, where children attend public, private, parochial and charter schools within a few blocks of each other, the Green House Venture brings them together to focus on science and nutrition education.
St. Louis University professor Donald Stump envisioned a plan to address “the problems this particular generation of students is going to have at the height of their productivity,” including a lack of science education, poor nutrition and childhood obesity, he said.