Thursday, February 7, 2013
A review of Clayton High School's production of Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Thursday, February 7
Tap dancing, kid-napping, speakeasies, and soy sauce. New York City was never the same after it met Millie Dillmount. Thoroughly Modern Millie, a musical written by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan and with music by Jeanine Tesori, premiered on Broadway in 2002. The story follows Millie Dillmount an independent girl from Salina, Kansas, who moves to the Big Apple in search of fame, fortune, and a single, rich man to marry. In the year 1922, with the flapper culture at a high, Millie is determined to be thoroughly modern and follow the trend of other young girls of the day, to get a job as a typist and marry her boss, whether she loves him or not. However, after a night in jail, a dance on a window ledge, and an attempted kidnapping, Millie…
Friday, January 25, 2013
Missouri's Governor was at Oak Brook Elementary School in Ballwin Thursday.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon reinforced some already-stated education policy goals Thursday in a St. Louis County visit ahead of Monday's State of The State address, and also discussed school security in a visit to Oak Brook Elementary School in the Parkway School District. After meeting with district administrators in private and then visiting an Early Education classroom, he talked in the school's library of creating a "seamless" path of education from Pre-K programs to college. Gov. Nixon said he would request "additional resources" to fund early education programs, noting the connection between Pre-K and success later in life. He did not identify a dollar amount, but called it a "smart investment with a very big return." He restated a…
Monday, January 21, 2013
Clayton High School Is hosting the event.
The Clayton High School History Department is inviting the St. Louis community to attend a discussion with a distinguished panel of local historians about the Emancipation Proclamation. The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today in the Clayton High School auditorium. In recognition of the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln’s issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation and as a celebration of its message of freedom, the discussion about the meaning and effect of the Emancipation Proclamation will be held on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Historians will include Dr. Stefan Bradley and Dr. Katrina Thompson from St. Louis University, Dr. Priscilla Dowden-White and Dr. Louis Gerteis from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
A Girl Scout project turned into a mission to preserve the past in interviews.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Doug Miner
Tuesday, January 8
Clayton High School junior Carly Beard has earned Girl Scouts’ highest honor, the Gold Award, through a yearlong project to preserve local history. It all began in eighth-grade. A man who lived through segregation days, Napoleon Carter, spoke to her eighth-grade history class about it, and Beard said his speech fueled her interest in history, especially individual stories. A few years later she was in Girl Scouts and wanted to pursue the Gold Award, Girl Scouts’ highest honor. She decided to combine the community service project with her passion for history and preserve Carter’s story, and other's as well. “Textbooks teach history differently than how individuals really experience it,” Beard said. She went to workshops, found a mentor, …
Simone and Jake Bernstein founded VolunTEENnation.
Simone and Jake Bernstein, both graduates of Clayton High School, were recently named to Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs list. Simone and Jake, now 20 and 18, founded VolunTEENnation, an organization dedicated to "spreading the spirit of volunteerism for youth and families throughout the nation." According to the Forbes story, 7,500 teenagers have found opportunities to give back through VolunteenNation since its launch in 2009. The site began as STLVolunteen.org and transititioned to VolunTEENnation.org when the movement went national. Simone Bernstein told the St. Louis Business Journal that volunteerism made a big impact on her own life when her father, who was in the Navy, was deployed overseas. Simone now attends St…
Saturday, January 5, 2013
They were among the top 12 non-crime stories on Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch in 2012, as determined by the number of visits to each story.
To close out 2012, we at Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch dug through our web analytics to identify the top 12 non-crime stories on the site, as determined by number of visitors to each story (the top 12 crime stories are available here). The stories are listed below, starting with the article that received the most readership in 2012. If you're interested in receiving more local news like this, please follow Patch on Facebook and sign up for our daily news alert. 1) Powerball Jackpot Hits All Time High In November, a record-breaking jackpot for the Powerball was on the line as people across the country lined up for their chances at millions of dollars. Several people flooded to this brief story as they were hunting for the numbers. Alas, …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The graduate of Clayton High School will co-host the Miss Universe beauty contest on NBC on Wednesday night.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Ryan Martin
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Andy Cohen, a graduate from Clayton High School who has gained fame as host of Bravo's live talk show Watch What Happens Live, will co-host the Miss Universe pageant on NBC on Wednesday night. Cohen will be co-hosting with Giuliana Rancic for the show, which is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. CDT. Rancic is an anchor on E! News and co-host of Fashion Police, and is known for her interviews on the red carpet with Hollywood's stars. Looking for which channel NBC is on? Check your TV listings on HuffPo TV. Miss Universe is a beauty contest featuring women from across the globe. Past winners include Leila Lopes (2011) from Angola, Ximena Navarrete (2010) from Mexico and Stefania Fernandez (2009) from Venezuela. The contestant representing the …
The interim principal was given the job.
Clayton High School announced that interim principal Dan Gutchewsky is now the school's new principal, the St. Louis Post Dispatch reported on Tuesday. The position becomes effective Jan. 1. The School Board voted unanimously after Superintendent Sharmon Wilkinson recommended removing "interim" from Gutchewsky's title. Gutchewsky became interim principal following the resignation of Louise Losos, who had used a fake Facebook identity to communicate with students. Read the complete Post-Dispatch article. Also in Patch:
Friday, November 30, 2012
The Clayton High School publication is one of only four newsmagazine winners in the United States to win the National Scholastic Press Association's Pacemaker Award.
The 2011-12 Globe Newsmagazine has received the National Scholastic Press Association’s prestigious Pacemaker Award. The Globe Newsmagazine is one of only four publications in the country to receive the award in the Newsmagazine category. "I am fortunate to work with a wonderful group of students," said Clayton High School Journalism Teacher Erin Castellano. "I am very glad to see their hard and excellent work rewarded at the national level. They certainly deserve it." The 322 entries in this year’s Newspaper Pacemaker contest were judged based on several criteria: coverage and content, quality of writing and reporting, leadership on the opinion page, evidence of in-depth reporting, layout and design, and photography, art and graphics…
Friday, November 23, 2012
Students from Clayton High School have advanced to the “Top 32” round of an international debate competition. By advancing to the “Top 32” round in the Bickel & Brewer/New York University International Public Policy Forum (IPPF)