Sunday, March 10, 2013
Thirty-five high school juniors were honored Feb. 12.
High school students from both Brentwood and Maplewood Richmond Heights high schools were among some of the best and brightest St. Louis area students honored in February by the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Jack Wright from Brentwood High School and John O'Keefe from Maplewood Richmond Heights High School received this year's Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Science honor. The students had to have good grades and demonstrate outstanding capabilities in the sciences. Students, their parents and teachers were treated to dinner and a piano performance by UMSL Chancellor and jazz aficionado Tom George. Guests heard former Sen. Jean Carnahan read a proclamation issued by Gov. Jay Nixon…
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The Cappies review says the battle between the two great main characters—McMurphy and Ratched—propelled the show.
Wednesday, March 6
By Mary Baker, Marquette High School The theme of the 1960s was rebelling against the man—taking a stand, realizing one’s inner worth, and not letting anyone get you down. In Maplewood Richmond Heights’ production of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," the spirit of the 1960s permeates an Oregonian mental hospital, thanks to the indomitable spirit of Randle McMurphy. Adapted from the classic novel by Ken Kesey, Dan Wasserman’s play follows Randle McMurphy, a convicted felon who fakes a mental illness so he can serve his time in a mental hospital rather than prison. While confined, he meets the coolly evil Nurse Ratched, a woman determined to break his rabble-rousing spirit. The ward is turned upside down by McMurphy’s passionate personality…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
University City state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, who also serves on the board for the School District of University City, has filed the bill in Jefferson City.
Parents of school-age children would be required to report their gun ownership to their child's school under a new bill proposed by Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City. Chappelle-Nadal also sits on the Board of Education for the School District of University City. She will hold a news conference today to discuss Senate Bill 124. According to a release from the Senator’s office Senate Bill 124 will make, “failing to prevent illegal firearm possession, it creates the offense of negligent storage of a firearm and it requires a parent or guardian enrolling a child in school to notify the school district or the governing body of a private or charter school that the parent or guardian owns a firearm.” To read the entire text of the …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
A controversial production 'Laramie,' about the murder of a gay student in 1998, sparked a protest by fiercely anti-gay members of Westboro Baptist Church.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
By Laurel Button of Mary Institute St. Louis Country Day School ANYTIME, ANYWHERE Open on a softly lit vignette of two actors: wood bars crisscrossing behind them, bridge just past a sheer frame. Everything about the opening of the show sets the theme; this play, THE LARAMIE PROJECT – performed by students and teachers at Maplewood Richmond Heights High School, is honest, reflective, and gravely serious. THE LARAMIE PROJECT is based on the real life murder of homosexual college student, Matthew Shepard, by two of his peers in the small town of Laramie, Wyoming. The show itself follows a series of true interviews conducted in Laramie, Wyoming by the playwright, Moisés Kaufman, and members of the original cast following Matthew’s murder. The…
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Thompson and Beisel may have never met, but next year the two St. Louis area athletes will play Missouri football together.
Some local high school football talents who have committed to Mizzou football were written up in Rant Sports recently. Two from opposite ends of the St. Louis area who will be Tigers teammates in 2013 are defensive lineman Antar Thompson, from Class 2 Maplewood Richmond Heights and linebacker Eric Beisel, coming from Class 4 Rockwood Summit, in Fenton. Thompson has focused on football, while Beisel is known for his baseball heroics as well. Read more in Patch about these two athetes who will be teammates next year. Antar Thompson Eric Beisel
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Some in the group canvased houses on Saturday.
Anti-QuikTrip relocation organizers met Saturday morning to assemble 50 yard signs to build awareness for their cause. On July 2 the Maplewood Planning and Zoning Commission voted to approve QuikTrip request to move its Maplewood location at 3010 S Big Bend Boulevard to the northwest corner of Big Bend and Manchester Road. The city council will hear public comments at the Aug. 14 meeting. The council is also scheduled to hear the first reading of the proposal. A group is working against the relocation on the grounds that it would make the intersection more dangerous for Maplewood Richmond Heights students to cross the intersection. QuikTrip has a petition with 458 Maplewood signatures promoting the move, according to Jeff Kiefer, who is …
Sunday, June 24, 2012
The presentation by the principal of Maplewood Richmond Heights High School is planned this week, the MRH School District reported on its website.
The principal of a Richmond Heights-area school recently named a model institution will speak at a national conference this week. That's according to the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District website. Quoting from the MRH School District article about MRH High School: "The MRH High School has been selected as a national “Model School” and will present at the prestigiuous Model Schools Conference in Kissimmee, Florida June 24-June 27, 2012. 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 more about the honor and learn what Principal Kevin Grawer will speak about in the complete MRH School …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
An amendment to the city's code to include sexual orientation and gender identity regarding discrimination is to be tabled for the second meeting, despite the school board's position.
For the second meeting in a row, the Maplewood City Council has tabled an ordinance that would include sexual orientation and gender identity in various sections of the city's code regarding discrimination. The ordinance is on the agenda for the June 12 meeting, but the Public Agenda Notes for the meeting state that it is being requested to be tabled. Don't miss updates on this. Get the Maplewood-Brentwood Patch e-newsletter! That, in spite of Maplewood mayor James White and the city council having received a letter, dated June 6, from the Maplewood Richmond Heights school board that supports the city council in making the amendment. "We felt very strongly about it," said school board president Maria Langston. "It came up for a discussion…
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Find out how Maplewood Richmond Heights High School students intended to spend spring break last week.
Maplewood Richmond Heights High School students planned to travel to places such as New York and Florida over spring break last week. Others intended to make college visits. Hear students talk about what they hoped to do in this video.
Friday, March 9, 2012
He will begin serving in that role July 1.
Michael Maclin will leave his position as an assistant principal at Maplewood Richmond Heights High School to become principal at University City High School. The School District of University City has hired Maclin, who will officially begin the position July 1. He will participate in planning activities before his official start date. He is the fourth administrator to leave the MRH School District in the past year, along with Dr. Linda Henke, the district's retiring superintendent; Principal Tony Arnold of MRH Elementary School; and Tom Wickersham, the district's director of communications. "It is my honor to serve this historically rich community as the principal of University City High School,” Maclin said. "I am anxious to meet …