principia school | Eighth graders hosted a World Religions Summit. Practitioners of Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, Hinduism, and Christianity participated in an interfaith panel, sharing their experiences and answering questions from students. The event was part of the school’s integrated studies class, which explores major faith traditions through the lenses of research, art and symbolism.

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Congrats to the school’s boys and girls basketball teams! They are the Missouri Class 4 District 6 Champions for the 2023-24 season. The girls team secured victory by beating Steam Academy in an 81-25 game. The boys team managed to defeat Lutheran High in the championship, 57-38. “Both teams rewrote the history books for UCHS!” says principal Michael Peoples. “For the first time in school history, both the boys’ and girls’ basketball teams won their respective district championships in the same season—and in our home gymnasium as well!”

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The district hosted the fourth annual Many Cultures One Kirkwood event, featuring dozens of cultures from across the world. The immersive experience invites attendees to look below the surface of components such as music, language, food and flags to dig deeper and learn about customs, morals, traditions and beliefs. Festivities included performances, informational displays and the “Parade of Nations,” which featured students carrying the flag of their family’s culture through the expo.

The school welcomed 52 students from nine St. Louis area schools to the annual Student Diversity Leadership Conference. Participating schools included Nerinx Hall, McCluer North, Webster Groves, Clayton, Chaminade, Lutheran North, Incarnate Word, Visitation and Cardinal Ritter College Prep. The student-planned conference provided the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations and activities centered on the theme of “Breaking Barriers.”

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Students flexed their green thumbs working with nonprofit Green House Venture. They were given the opportunity to cultivate nine varieties of food crops at a demonstration garden in the Shaw neighborhood. The crops were originally planted indoors by the students in a computerized growth chamber before being moved to the 8,500-square-foot outdoor garden. After further growth, the food will then be prepared and eaten by the students and their families at the end of the school year.