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Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:00 pm | Updated: 12:16 pm, Thu Jun 19, 2014.

Notre Dame High School community members welcomed nine high school students and two teachers from its sister school in Kyoto, Japan. The guests visited St. Louis for four days of American culture, as well as offered Japanese cultural demonstrations, attended class with their American peers and visited area attractions, including the Gateway Arch and City Museum.

Kirk Day School students surprised actors from Shakespeare Festival St. Louis when the performers showed up to present As You Like It: Their audience members were dressed in theatrical attire for Shakespeare Spirit Day! The students donned Shakespeare-inspired costumes, and the sixth-grade class also performed Macbeth as part of the school’s celebration of the writer.

Celebrating GO! St. Louis’ Dr. Seuss’ Day, more than 50 corporate and community leaders visited St. Louis Public Schools to read Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hatches an Egg to students. These reading ambassadors included Express Scripts chairman George Paz, Pasta House Company president Kim Tucci, St. Louis Fire Department chief Dennis Jenkerson and McBride & Sons Homes president John Eilerman. Pictured: George Paz

Fifth-graders at Rossman School did their part to help end hunger by raising enough money to buy more than 5,000 meals for starving and malnourished children. The students raised $1,250 for Kids Against Hunger, and then worked at a local packaging facility to fill 25 boxes with food. Their donations and hard work created enough meals to feed 14 children for a year.

Providing critical gifts for local women in community shelters as part of Movers for Moms, Two Men and a Truck Metro St. Louis partnered with area companies and nonprofits to collect more than 7,000 essential and comfort items before delivering them to The Women’s Safe House in St. Louis. In the last year, employees at Two Men and a Truck St. Louis have completed more than 800 hours of community service.

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