Wednesday, October 3, 2012
A 96-year-old Maplewood native recently died. Her son is an editor for the National School Boards Association.
Eleanor Collins Hardy, who died at 96, grew up in Maplewood, and graduated from Maplewood High School, now Maplewood Richmond Heights. Her son, Lawrence Hardy, an editor for the National School Boards Association (NSBA), wrote on her life in Maplewood, the inception of Joe's Place, and the award the NSBA gave the Maplewood Richmond Heights school district for Joe's Place, a home for homeless boys at MRH. "While others certainly had it worse during the Great Depression — witness the homeless families living in “Hoovervilles,” the makeshift campsites that sprung up downtown along the Mississippi River — my Mom had to forgo a lot of material things. She loved music, but had to quit piano lessons when my grandmother could no longer afford them…
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Maplewood Richmond Heights theatre students, faculty, and administrators will perform the pioneering play, The Laramie Project, on October 18 and 20 at the MRH High School Theatre.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Dillon is recognized as a top educator under 40, worldwide.
Dr. Robert Dillon, the principal of Maplewood Richmond Heights Middle School has been recognized as an Emerging Leader by PDK (Phi Delta Kappa) International, a global association of education professionals. The PDK Emerging Leader program recognizes top educators under age 40 from around the world for their leadership. A committee made up of PDK’s past Emerging Leaders selected the 22 honorees from a competitive field of applicants, based on their professional accomplishments. Dillon said there are probably 50 others at MRH Middle School in the past 10 years who deserve a part in the honor. “When it comes down to it, it speaks to the importance of hard work, importance of really loving the fact that you impact kids’ lives,” Dillon said. “…
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The day trip was featured in a MetroLink blog.
Fifty-nine Maplewood Richmond Heights Middle School students set out to explore MetroLink earlier this month. Their trip was detailed in on Metro Transit St. Louis. "The students were on a mission to compare and contrast several MetroLink Stations in the St. Louis area. Each student group was asked to observe how five themes of geography – movement, region, location, interaction, and place – appear at each MetroLink Station." Read more about their day on Next Stop, the official blog of Metro Transit St. Louis. The article includes a flickr slideshow.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Students will have the opportunity to learn from the musicians. The first performance is Sunday, Sept. 30.
A new orchestra in St. Louis, the Metropolitan Orchestra of Saint Louis, will perform its concerts at the Maplewood Richmond Heights Theater. The orchestra is composed of professional and amateur musicians, music teachers and music students. MRH students will have the chance to learn from the musicians, and community members will be invited to dress rehearsals free of charge. The first performance is Sunday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. See more information, including the program on Sept. 30 and the performance schedule at the MRH website.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Meet the new faces at Maplewood Richmond Heights this year through a student-produced video.
Maplewood Richmond Heights has a new high school assistant principal and athletic director this year. Meet them both and others in this video.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Students are given the chance to sell their work for the first time.
Maplewood Richmond Heights sixth-grade artists are being given the opportunity to apply their artistic talents toward the good of the class. For the first time in the 19-year history of the St. Louis Art Fair, grade-school students will be showing and selling their art, and 21 MRH sixth-graders will each have their own table. The proceeds of sales will go to each individual student, and everything the MRH students make will go to the Capstone trip to Chicago. The Clayton fair already had the Creative Castle for the pre-school-age crowd for hands-on art making. Now, Create, gives elementary through high school kids the chance to show and sell their work. It was each MRH student's decision to participate in the fair. MRH Elementary art …
Monday, August 27, 2012
Maplewood Richmond Heights Middle School students went for a paddle in a big river.
The Maplewood Richmond Heights class of 2017 began their last year of middle school paddling in the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary in West Alton, IL. The middle school students worked on their boat handling skills as they developed their sense of adventure, according to the MRH website. Read more on the MRH website.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The teachers attended a week-long course on sustainability education and also visited Middlebury College.
Four teachers from Maplewood Richmond Heights Middle School traveled to Vermont to attend a week-long course on sustainability education recently. Lauren Fleischer (MS Instructional Specialist), Whitney Strubhar (MS 8th Grade Communication Arts Teacher), Bill Henske (MS 7th Grade Science Teacher) and Bob Dillon (MS Principal) attended a week-long course on Sustainability Education held annually at Shelburne Farms, in Shelburne, VT. They also visited Middlebury College while they were there. A blog from Middlebury states that MRH's four corner stones: Scholarship, Leadership, Stewardship and Citizenship make it a leader in sustainability education. "There are so many sustainability initiatives that it is hard to keep up with them all," the …
Monday, June 18, 2012
The program is part of the International Center for Leadership in Education.
Maplewood Richmond Heights School District announced on its website, on June 14, that MRH High School has been selected as a National “Model School.” Representatives of MRH High School will present at the Model Schools Conference in Kissimmee, Florida June 24-June 27. The Model Schools Conference is part of the International Center for Leadership in Education, and showcases the nation’s best practices for improving student achievement and creating growth. Read the rest of the release on the MRH School District website.