westchester elementary school | The Kirkwood School District held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of Prop R construction at the elementary school. Students now have access to 10 additional classrooms, a new library media center, an expanded cafeteria and upgraded restroom facilities. The ceremony was attended by school board members, district staff, Westchester students and parents, and community members.

john burroughs school 
The school, which opened its doors on Oct. 2, 1923, celebrated its 100th anniversary with a series of centennial-themed assemblies. Students enjoyed a presentation by John Burroughs’ history department on the year 1923, heard from alum and artist Frankie Toan (’08), participated in a discussion on artificial intelligence with Outstanding Alumnus Award recipient Sam Altman (’03) and watched the opening of the school’s 50th anniversary time capsule. Later this year, students will have the opportunity to submit items to be included in the school’s new time capsule, which will remain sealed until its 150th anniversary.

ladue horton watkins high school
Congratulations are in order for senior Lizzie Ester. She was recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Mid-America Regional Emmy Awards as a student Emmy award-winner for writing—the only student in St. Louis to receive the honor. Her film, The Forgotten Leftovers of Meaningful Things, was inspired by her passion for painting and a pen-pal relationship.

clayton high school & marquette high school 
Missouri may not be home to many beaches, but that didn’t stop Hannah Taylor of Clayton High and Ella Keeven of Marquette from proving their beach volleyball skills. The pair, who are both juniors, teamed up to win the 16 Open Beach National Championship this summer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Over the three day tournament, Taylor and Keevan won all 11 of their matches.

forsyth school, nerinx hall & principia school 
Congrats to these schools for being recognized by Show-Me Green Schools for their sustainability efforts.
They were among five schools in the state to be awarded the level four designation of Sapling. The recognition honors the schools’ efforts in tracking and reducing their energy and water use and waste production over a one to three year period. Keep up the good work!