Archive for December 2017

Creve Coeur in 2030

Creve Coeur 2030 The city of Creve Coeur looks to the future as it implements its Comprehensive Plan for continued development of the community By Charlotte Beard With 2018 just beginning, the city of Creve Coeur has its sights set beyond this year and well into the future as it looks to build towards a…

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Hazelwood School District

A strategic plan for Hazelwood School District By: Dr. Nettie Collins-Hart, Superintendent of the Hazelwood School District As Superintendent of the Hazelwood School District, I am delighted to announce that we are engaging in a collaborative strategic planning process with students, parents, staff and community partners. Our Hazelwood NOW plan underpins our strategic process and…

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Wentzville School District’s record growth

Bigger and bigger Wentzville School District’s record growth looks to continue well into the next decade By Brett Auten The question isn’t right now, it’s two or three years from now. When you’re the fastest growing school district in Missouri that is the mentality.  The Wentzville School District has increased student enrollment by more than…

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New Heights Tutoring

Lessons in love New Heights Tutoring and Mentoring Program serves the most vulnerable families in St. Charles County By Brett Auten For Reggie Cross, hope and faith came just when he needed it.  As a grade-school student growing up in the rough and storied Wentzville Heights area, there was little to hang on to and…

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Room at the Inn

There is Room at the Inn Room at the Inn serves as a temporary, emergency shelter for homeless women and families By Charlotte Beard To most St. Louis citizens, Room at the Inn has been a secret since its early stages in December 1988 and Development Manager, Troy Miles wants to change that in the…

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Violence Prevention

The power of collaborations: violence prevention in the Promise Zone By Brenda Mahr Combating violence in our streets is not just the responsibility of law enforcement.  It is the responsibility of the entire community.  All of us reaching out, especially to our young adults; helping them understand their lives have meaning; there is hope; and,…

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Veterans Coffee Talk

Coffee and camaraderie Veterans meet every Wednesday for St. Charles Coffee Talk to form bonds and share veteran-related information By Brett Auten Chocolate and peanut butter. Batman and Robin. Mashed potatoes and gravy. Some combinations are just made for each other. Go ahead and add coffee and camaraderie to that list. Every Wednesday morning veterans…

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Working Together

Working towards better policing St. Louis Area City/County Managers Association and Municipal League of Metro St. Louis vote to bring regional consistency to police departments By Charlotte Beard Community leaders and the law enforcement community in the St. Louis area are working together to improve policing across the region At the Berkeley City Hall on…

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Jennings High School Program

Jennings High School works to establish a culture of accountability and expectations By Dr. Miranda Ming How can we offer healing to family members and classmates lost by gun fire? How do we educate students on the importance of financial literacy? How do we ensure that we address the issues of sexuality and sex education…

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Double Dutch Showcase

Jumping for better health Annual city-wide Double Dutch Showcase emphasizes physical activity and better health By Charlotte Beard Since 2015, BJC School Outreach and Youth Development has teamed up with St. Louis Public Schools for the city-wide annual Double Dutch Showcase event. This year the event was held on Dec. 9 at Wohl Recreation Center…

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