Heard in the Halls

Heard in the Halls: 3.27.19

area high schools
The Saint Louis Fashion Fund welcomed aspiring designers to its inaugural Future Fashion Open House, a daylong mini workshop event for local high school students interested in clothing design and manufacturing. Nearly 80 students learned about illustration, draping, machine sewing, upcycling clothes and other topics taught by industry experts. The organization is located on Washington Avenue, the historic home of St. Louis’ former fashion district. For information on other educational events and camps, visit saintlouisfashionfund.org.
Photo: Suzy Gorman

westminster christian academy
The school recently held its annual We Are One program, a celebration of Black History Month and the contributions of local African-American faith communities. First Baptist Church of Chesterfield pastor T.D. Stubblefield gave a sermon, the church’s Praise Ensemble entertained the audience with a musical program, and Westminster students gave presentations.

nipher middle school
Students at the school have been enhancing their ecology studies by transforming culturally relevant course material into rap songs and poetry. Twelve student acts were nominated to perform at the school’s inaugural YO! STEAMaster Competition, and science classes voted for their favorites. Pictured: Sasha Boyd, who took first place for her rap, “Water,” and Molly Brown and Zoe Nauman, who won second place for their rap, “Learn Ecology.”

villa duchesne and oak hill school
The school’s literary magazine is in the spotlight, recently receiving recognition from three national education and student press societies. Villa Ink 2018 Volume VIII: Learning the Language of Flowers won awards and accolades from the National Council of Teachers of English, National Scholastic Press Association and American Scholastic Press Association.

school district of university city
The district recently launched a high school student-led video newscast program, and there are plans to expand it to include middle-schoolers. SDUC News is produced monthly and posted on the district’s website and YouTube channel. Its goal is to encourage future journalists and inform students, teachers, staff, parents and the local community about district happenings. University City High School collects donated dress clothes and ties for students taking part in the program.