Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Maplewood Richmond Heights School District is growing at an unexpected rate even in the last year.
People are moving into the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District in greater numbers than were expected even a year ago. “We’ve become a destination school district,” Superintendent of Schools Karen Hall said. “People want to live in Maplewood and Richmond Heights, and as a result the enrollment has increased.” It started a decade ago, when Linda Henke was hired as the MRH superintendent of schools, and began implementing new programs. Now, after building a new elementary school and early childhood center, people are beginning to wonder if the schools are big enough. “I don’t have a definite answer yet, because we’re at the beginning stages,” Hall said. “Because there’s this steady trend, and there is only so much space, of course. We’…
Monday, May 20, 2013
It was only smoke, no fire, that triggered the alarm at the Early Childhood Center.
Fortunately, when Maplewood, Brentwood and Clayton fire departments arrived at the Maplewood Richmond Heights Early Childhood Center on Monday, here were no injuries or property damage reported. The smoke that caused the alarm, a little before 2 p.m., didn't come from within the ECC. A nearby neighbor's meat smoker reportedly triggered the alarm. Also on Patch: Join Maplewood-Brentwood Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
MRH long jumper Lawrence Hogue took second in long jump.
Brentwood's Sophia Rivera capped her freshman season by winning the state meet in Jefferson City in both shot put and discus. Maplewood Richmond Heights senior Britney Bell followed Rivera in both events, taking fourth in shot put and fifth in discus. See more photos at Maplewood-Brentwood Patch Facebook. MRH junior Essence Brewer won the 400-meter run and third and fourth in the 200 and 100, respectively. MRH senior Lawrence Hogue took second in long jump. Go to Mo Mile Spilts for complete meet results. Join Maplewood-Brentwood Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. MRH state meet results Brentwood state meet results
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Five Maplewood Richmond Heights errors hurt their effort.
The Blue Devils were looking for their first championship since 1963, but it wasn't to be. Brentwood baseball claimed the Class 3 District 4 championship Tuesday against Maplewood Richmond Heights; its third district championship in a row. Brentwood picked off MRH pitchers Richard Rasmussen and Zechariah Biship for 11 hits, while MRH got only six off Brentwood starter Bradley Jones. Brentwood made just one error in the game while MRH committed five. See game photos at Maplewood-Brentwood Patch Facebook. MRH led 1-0 after an inning on hits from Daniel Williams and Will Wadsworth, but Brentwood's Steven Sadler singled in the second, and three more hits followed. Brentwood was up 3-1 after two. Join Maplewood-Brentwood Patch for more …
Monday, May 13, 2013
The MRH boys will send two relays to the state meet.
Two events at the Class 2 Sectional 1 track and field meet at Principia on Saturday were mostly dominated by Brentwood-MRH competitors. See more photos from the sectional meet at Maplewood-Brentwood Patch Facebook. Brentwood freshman Sophia Rivera continued winning the shot put and discus, with Maplewood Richmond Heights senior Britney Bell again taking second. MRH senior Lawrence Hogue won long jump with Brentwood senior Justice Bratcher taking third. Join Maplewood-Brentwood Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. MRH junior Essence Brewer will go to state in the 100, 200 and 400-meter runs. MRH boys qualified two relays, with Lamar and Ramone Agard, Alvin Garvin and Kareem Harry in the 4x100 and Lamar and …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
MRH basketball will be left with two seniors in next year's team.
Two more Maplewood Richmond Heights student athletes signed letters of intent, on Wednesday, to play athletics in college. Devontai Halfacre will be attending Kaskaskia Community College and Corey Frazier Jr. will be attending Mineral Area Community College on full scholarships. See 19 photos of the event on Maplewood-Brentwood Patch Facebook! "Anything I don't have to pay for I'm excited about," Corey Frazier Sr. said about Corey Frazier Jr. Frazier Sr. is the MRH head basketball coach. "He's put himself in a position where he doesn't have to pay for school," Frazier said. "Parent, fan, whatever you are you can't ask for more than that." Devontai Halfacre's mother, Katrina McCray, said she looks for him to be an outstanding student as a …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The school district said each student brings in money from the state, but there are costs as well.
The Brentwood School District has stated its position, at least the considerations, for whether or not students at a proposed Boys Hope Girls Hope group home could attend Brentwood schools. The organization provides group homes for promising middle and high school students from homes that might keep them from succeeding. It would like to build a combined girls home/boys home/office on Madge Avenue. The boys and girls would each live in separate, supervised homes. When the organization held an informational meeting at St. Mary Magdalen, folks spoke out both for and against the group home. The students could attend schools such as DeSmet or Ursuline Academy, or possibly Brentwood schools. On Monday, the Brentwood School District sent out a …
Monday, May 6, 2013
The Blue Devils won the district meet for the fourth time in five years.
The Maplewood Richmond Heights boys edged out host Principia Saturday to win the MSHSAA Class 2 District 2 track meet. The Blue Devils finished with 106 points to the Panthers' 101. It was the fourth team district win in five years for the MRH boys. The MRH girls finished fourth. MRH junior Lawrence Hogue won the long jump and was second in the 400-meter run and the 400. Brentwood junior Justice Bratcher took second in the long jump. A St. Louis Post-Dispatch article stated Hogue "looked like a seasoned veteran on Saturday, soaring to a jump of 21 feet, 3 inches" in the long jump. The MRH 4x200 relay team of Kareem Harry, Lamar Agard, Devon Williams and Marquis White, came in first at 1:33.86. Sophomore Kailen Ludwig was first in the …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Maplewood Richmond Heights student Marcos Rendon was recognized for erasing notions of students with special needs.
Maplewood Richmond Heights sophomore Marcos Rendon has "single-handedly and unknowingly, started to erase the preconceived notions of a student with special needs," according to his nomination to win the Rosemary Zander Award. The award goes to students in the St. Louis Special School District who take pride in who they are and what they can accomplish. His personality draws others in who would otherwise be cautious to interact with a person in a wheelchair, the nomination states. Rendon has difficulty speaking clearly, so some people might avoid a conversation with him, but he is determined to communicate. He is patient with anyone who wants to talk with him, and will make many attempts to express his thoughts in order to have a …
The teacher said he applied for the grant on a whim and was accepted.
Edo Rosenblith is known around Giant Steps school to have an even temperament. Giant Steps, in Maplewood, is a school for children in the autism spectrum, and Rosenblith teaches art there. “Since they can be so easily excitable, and they’re always going through so much emotionally, it helps to have an even keel,” he said. If you get too worked up about it, it doesn’t help, I’ve found.” Rosenblith, 25, applied for a grant from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation for a three-day conference on art education in Washington, D.C., and was accepted along with 20 other art teachers from around the country. The group talked art education, went to the Smithsonian museums, and on the final day each teacher was given $1,000 to use for art supplies. “…