Monday, September 3, 2012
With the new school year upon us, help get your kids’ brains working again with this fun, free daily email newsletter.
Brentwood and Maplewood Richmond Heights students are back to school, which means it’s time for an abundance of expensive school supplies, backpacks full of complicated text books and dreaded questions about math homework. With back-to-school stresses piling up, Laura Overdeck wants to let children and parents in on a little secret: math can be fun. Really. Overdeck is on a mission to change the way Americans think about math — especially given that math anxiety has been tracked in kids as young as age 5. This is what inspired her to create Bedtime Math, a nonprofit that sends out a daily email with a math problem tailored to “wee ones,” little and big kids. Sign up for the Bedtime Math daily newsletter, or scroll down to see a sample …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
For new and returning students at Washington University, let us at Patch be the first to welcome you to campus. Here's a helpful guide to prepare you for the upcoming semester.
Welcome back to Washington University in St. Louis, returning students! And for the freshmen WUSTL Bears, and new students at the Washington University School of Medicine and Washington University School of Law, let us at Patch be the first to welcome you to campus. Patch is your source for local news, events, photos and information, whether you're looking for the best places to eat in St. Louis or trying to figure out bus schedules and bus routes. And because we know you'll need them (and WashU students don't need any more stress!), be sure to bookmark the Washington University map and directory. Places to Eat Around Campus Everyone loves a good dining hall meal, but the area around Washington University in St. Louis—specifically in the …
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Hall plans to focus on international citizenship.
Karen Hall, Maplewood Richmond Heights school district’s new superintendent of schools, said many of her peers are in the same shoes she’s in, but she the “luckiest of them all.” Hall was assistant superintendent to Linda Henke the last five years. Henke took the job 12 years ago, when the district was close to losing accreditation. Now, in the last three years, the MRH school district received the highest score possible from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. “I feel that I’ve inherited such a gift,” Hall said. “To have worked side by side with Linda, and then to inherit this amazing school district.” Her first goal is to talk to the stakeholders in the community about what they love about MRH. She began doing …
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.
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.
- BACK TO SCHOOL
- Nate Birt
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
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.
- BACK TO SCHOOL
- Nate Birt
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
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, …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Here's a look at 2012 back-to-school dates for these St. Louis students.
Students in Brentwood, Richmond Heights and Maplewood will go back to school this week, the St. Louis Post Dispatch reported on its website. Here's a look at start dates at some local schools: Today Tuesday, Aug. 14 Wednesday, Aug. 15 Thursday, Aug. 20
Sunday, August 12, 2012
The best first day of school photo wins a $100 gift card good at Chesterfield Mall, Mid Rivers Mall, South County Center or West County Center in St. Louis!
The smell of fresh crayons, the sudden spike in jeans sales, the year of learning ahead—is there anything more exciting than the first day of school? When you’re packing your children’s backpacks with the binders, books and school supplies they’ll need for the new school year, we’re asking you to remember one very important thing: your camera. We want to see those bright, smiling faces ready for the first day of school, so we decided to start a contest: The best “It’s my first day of school!” photo wins a prize. Submit your first day of school photos by hitting the “Upload” button on this article anytime between August 13 and August 31. Patch editors will randomly select the winner from the photos submitted. And what do you win? Just a …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Coach Cheryl Carmon expects to defend their District title "with authority."
This year the Maplewood Richmond Heights volleyball team has some extra added inspiration: watching the U.S. National Team play in the Summer Olympics. Maplewood Richmond Heights head volleyball coach Cheryl Carmon said she’s glad the Olympics happened right before this, and the women are doing so well. See more photos on Maplewood-Brentwood Patch Facebook. “The first day we came back, I said, ‘What have you seen that they do that we don’t do?’ and we came up with a whole list of things that we’re going to be working on, just to up our play.” What excites Carmon most this season is that they have a freshman team. “We have had 35 to 40 girls playing volleyball in the past, and we have it again this year, so they got us a freshman coach,” …
The team went through their drills Friday next to Maplewood Dog Park.
New Maplewood Richmond Heights football coach Rich Nixon chided any player lagging behind. "If you're early, you're on time; if you're on time, you're late," he bellowed. The team was practicing Friday by the Maplewood Dog Park. See more photos on Maplewood-Brentwood Facebook. (Like it!) He said he’s heard “phenomenal things about Maplewood Richmond Heights.” He said MRH has made great progress academically and in athletics. He said academic success usually translates into success on the field. Nixon coached two Hazelwood Central teams to state championships. Read articles from last year's football team: