Heard in the Halls

Heard in the Halls: 10.16.19

webster groves high school
Congratulations are in order for staff of the school’s Echo newspaper, which was honored with some recent journalism awards. The Columbia Scholastic Press Association gave the paper a Gold Medalist rating, the Quill & Scroll  high school journalism society gave it an International First Place prize for comprehensive news and multimedia, and the National Scholastic Press Association awarded it a second-class rating.

chaminade college preparatory school
A 12-foot bronze statue, Christ the Teacher, recently was added to the school’s grounds to welcome those entering the campus. Created by sculptor Joseph Aspell, the work is a gift from Joe Nettemeyer and Jane Gudermuth Nettemeyer. It was dedicated during a special ceremony.

westchester elementary school
Fourth-graders recently went on a field trip to Kirkwood Park, where they learned about different kinds of trees from representatives of the Kirkwood Urban Forestry Commission. The students participated in interactive experiences on species identification, planting and tree climbing safety. Afterward, Mayor Tim Griffin presented them with a Junior Tree Keeper Award.

the st. austin school
Children from the independent Catholic school recently took part in See You at the Pole, a global day of on-campus prayer. Members of the Town & Country Fire Department were in attendance with a fire truck and American flag. The movement began in 1990 with 10 students, and today, millions meet on campuses each year to pray simultaneously for their communities, schools and the nation as a whole. The effort is organized and led entirely by students.

visitation academy
The school’s new Crescent Coffee Shop gives students a hands-on opportunity to learn the ins and outs of running of a business. It was the brainchild of seniors Elizabeth Isaak and Bailey McGartland, both members of Visitation’s Ellen Thomasson Malecek Entrepreneurial Leadership Program. The shop sells hot and cold coffee, tea, smoothies and other drinks. Startup funding came from the Visitation Academy Mothers’ Club, and profits will go toward supplies, charitable donations and a scholarship fund.