LHS Character Education Sets Example for Many
Lindbergh High School recently hosted three groups on March 7 to answer questions about the school’s nationally recognized Character Education program. Among the distinguished visitors were Dr. William Danforth of Washington University and retired lawyer Frankie Freeman, both members of the St. Louis Public Schools Special Advisory Committee; and three instructors from a North Carolina K-12 school district. In addition, two LHS students who have been involved in the St. Louis Cultural Leadership program hosted students from St. Louis Public Schools, during a cultural swap to see how students from different schools can find common ground. In 2011, LHS was named a National School of Character.
Long Students Hit a Home Run on Principals Day
Long Elementary students celebrated Principals Day March 7 with a surprise baseball-themed assembly for their school administrator, Dr. Brian McKenney. Students all wore Cardinal red, sang a song, and presented Dr. McKenney with a baseball book they made and a bat autographed by the students. The school then got together in the gym for a school photo.
Celebrating Dr. Seuss with Green Eggs and Ham
Crestwood Elementary School students and parents celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday March 2 with generous servings of Green Eggs and Ham! While the breakfast meal had a funny tint, students commented that green eggs taste just like the regular yellow ones.
Famous Friends March the Halls During Kennerly Biography Parade
Kennerly second-graders finished their unit on biographies March 9 by dressing up as a famous person and marching in the school’s annual Biography Parade. Walt Disney, Charles Lindbergh, Clara Barton and Taylor Swift were among the many celebrities seen walking the halls. Students also read a biography of their famous person and wrote a summary of his or her accomplishments.
Sappington Kids are Blues Bookworms
Mrs. Sarah Porte’s third-grade class at Sappington Elementary School participated in the Blues Bookworm program this year, earning a free ticket to the Blues game on March 8. Students were given a goal of 1,000 minutes to read between October and January. If they met their goal, they received a free ticket to the Blues game. Students were invited onto the ice afterwards to take a shot on goal. It was a great celebration full of nachos and excitement for those who attended. The real benefit of this program is that students practice their reading skills, establish a habit of repeated independent reading, and as a result become better readers.