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Back To School
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
The organization helps St. Louis students from low-income backgrounds reach high levels of academic achievement.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Before his death in September, he served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the largest undergraduate school at WUSTL. His accomplishments include expanding the study-abroad program and improving dormitory living, the university reported.
Legendary Washington University in St. Louis administrator Jim McLeod will be commemorated in Clayton beginning Sept. 15 when a new nature space dedicated to his memory is unveiled, the university reported this week. McLeod served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, the largest undergraduate school at WUSTL. He died last September. Quoting from the Washington University newsroom article about McLeod's Way: "Recognized as one of the university’s most effective leaders, McLeod spearheaded many successful undergraduate efforts, including developing a residential college approach to dormitory living; strengthening the undergraduate advising system; establishing and building the John B. Ervin Scholars Program; and helping initiate and …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Now, the private school in Clayton is focused on measuring student performance throughout the year and investing in technology, among other initiatives.
Central Christian School in Clayton will have greater opportunities to measure student achievement and obtain grant funding thanks to its recent accreditation by the organization AdvancED. What's more, its teachers have the tools they need to stay certified. "They were elated when the results came back," said Dana Scheidt, director of curriculum and instruction, describing the reaction to the November accreditation. The 2012-13 school year started last week. The accrediting organization serves thousands of public and private schools throughout the U.S., its website states. Other St. Louis-area schools accredited by AdvancED include Clayton High School. The process began with an extensive self-analysis of factors such as governance and …
An informational meeting is planned at 10 a.m. Aug. 30 at The Center of Clayton.
How can St. Louis parents support their children in extracurricular activities while ensuring there's still time for studies and family?
This week's question for parents in Ladue, Frontenac, Clayton and Richmond Heights involves regulating extra-curricular activities for children. Suppose your teenage daughter arrives home from middle school and announces that on sign-up day, she registered to become a cheerleader and to participate in five other activities. You're impressed by her enthusiasm but nervous about what it might mean for her studies—and your time together as a family. So onto this week's question: How will you moderate these activities so as not to take her away from the books too much? Will you put a limit on the number of acceptable activities? Or is there a better option? More back-to-school coverage on Patch:
Sunday, August 19, 2012
A variety of shops are located near Washington University for students needing anything from school supplies and guitar strings to computers and running shoes.
New to St. Louis and looking for groceries, running shoes, a decent used camera or guitar strings near WUSTL? Patch is your online source for local news, and we also have a comprehensive directory for anywhere to get anything. Browse the stores below to familiarize yourself with your nearby shopping destinations. Each link has what you need to check out the store online or in person. Groceries supplies: School supplies: Clothing and misc. Clothing School supplies Misc. Groceries supplies Clothing and misc. School supplies Misc.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Clayton schools published an online video this week showing students returning to classes.
Clayton schools opened this week for classes, and students at Wydown Middle School had a new building to celebrate. Check out this video from the School District of Clayton showing first-day Wydown activities. Want to share your photos from the first day of school in Clayton or Richmond Heights? Click the button on this page to add them! More back-to-school coverage on Patch:
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Public transportation in the form of MetroBus and MetroLink is available to students from various locations near the WUSTL campus. Bus schedules, bus routes and many other tools are available online.
Students at Washington University in St. Louis can use a variety of online tools to identify MetroBus schedules and bus routes, and to find MetroLink stops near the Danforth Campus and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Here's a look at some of them. Danforth Campus bus routes The Danforth Campus Parking and Transportation Services website from Washington University website features links to MetroBus information and downloadable schedules and routes for the Gold Line, Red Line, Green Line and Campus Circulator. Destinations include shopping hotspots such as the Saint Louis Galleria, Brentwood Square and Maplewood Commons. MetroLink stations within walking distance A number of stops for MetroLink are located around …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
A top score of 14 on the Annual Performance Report has been attained by the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District for three years in a row. The state of Missouri sets those standards.
The Maplewood Richmond Heights School District shared the following news release Tuesday. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has released its Annual Performance Report (APR), and the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District (MRH) received high honors once again by receiving the top score of 14. This is the third year in a row MRH has achieved the highest available score of 14. The Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) test scores and other performance measures are used to develop each school district's APR. The APR provides an update on how districts are meeting state standards in 14 areas, which are the foundation for Missouri’s accreditation requirements for public schools. In addition to the test scores, …