Heard in the Halls

Heard in the Halls: 2.10.21

principia school  | The school recently debuted two IDEA Labs, state-of-the-art innovation classrooms that combine education with hands-on experiences in areas like computer science, math, software engineering, digital art and communication. “By giving students a chance to work at their own pace while collaborating with other skill levels and interests, we are creating a stimulating environment that pushes them outside their comfort zones,” says STEM facilitator and integration specialist Tommie Traylor.

kirkwood school district
Kirkwood High School freshman Kat Crawford (left) and Nipher Middle School eighth-grader Megan Campbell won the Missouri Second District Congressional App Challenge, part of a national competition focusing on computer science and STEM education. The students developed In BeTeen Jobs, an app that helps teenagers find work and volunteer opportunities.

barretts elementary school
Students came to school with all kinds of crazy, creative hairstyles in celebration of Grinch Day in December. The themed day was part of the school’s spirit week.

old bonhomme elementary school
Children’s author John Green, a 1970s alumnus, paid a virtual visit to students at the school along with his first-grade teacher, Christine Williams, now an Emmy-winning ABC News executive producer. They read two of Green’s books, Dream Jumper and Dream Grabber, and talked about their career paths. Copies of the books were given to students and Ladue School District elementary libraries.

parkway west high school
Senior Jack Stewart recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout after building and installing a Story Book Walk at his former school, Claymont Elementary. Located on the north side of the school, it encourages students and teachers to create lessons, programs and stories of their own. Stewart is an honor student, swimmer and water polo player, and he plans to major in biology and pre-med studies in college.

mason ridge elementary school
Megan Gerberding was named 2020 Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year by the St. Louis Suburban Elementary Principals Association. The program recognizes elementary administrators who demonstrate exemplary leadership and dedication to student success.


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