At Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School, teachers work closely with students during learning experiences inside and outside the classroom to create globally-minded citizens. “Our teachers get to know the kids, their abilities and their potential," says head of school Elizabeth Miller. "It’s more than knowing the teacher-student ratio. It’s about the relationships they build with the child—that’s what is meaningful.”
It has been a landmark few years at Westminster Christian Academy, where enrollment currently is at its highest: 1,017 students throughout its co-ed middle and high schools. “We’re grateful to see continued growth in enrollment,” says Tom Stoner, who is in his second year as head of the school. “That’s one of many healthy signs for this school that’s very encouraging.”
So, school’s out. Cranky, Whiny and Punch are loose for the summer. It’s great—truly. No more grueling classes from eight in the morning until three in the afternoon. No more sports teams. No more homework. No more 'school-night' curfew. The problem is, those were the only things that simultaneously kept the kids accounted for and out of my hair.
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Yet another food truck is opening a permanent location. We’ve been told Seoul Taco has signed a lease for a space at 571 Mehlville Ave. in the U. City Loop, the former home of Gyros In The Loop. While some truck operations are speeding up, others are pulling over and parking. Pi Pizzeria has announced it will no longer be operating its food trucks in St. Louis and Washington, D.C. The mobile eateries still will be making limited appearances at events and still will be part of Pi’s catering operations. According to a statement, the restaurant wants to focus on its brick-and-mortar operations.
Daniel Mertzlufft and Megan Shapleigh became friends in 2008. But as fate would have it, they kept bumping into each other over the next few months and their run-ins eventually led to a serious relationship. Daniel popped the question in 2010, a few days before Christmas, on a surprise carriage ride through Tilles Park. “After the proposal, I was surprised by our families, who were anxiously awaiting our arrival at Truffles Restaurant for dinner,” Megan recalls.
Friday 3 through Saturday 4
Dan Tlapek sat under a canopy and rang the sweat out of his shorts. It wasn’t just hot on the artificial turf at Lindenwood University. It was the oven that’s behind the barbecue in the back of hell’s kitchen. Hot would have been pleasant. This was torture.
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FRIDAY, MAY 25
Leeanne Hurster is waiting. Waiting for reality to set in. Waiting for this dream to end. Waiting for her next practice to start because there’s no way it’s over. But it is. Hurster and her fellow John Burroughs girls’ lacrosse teammates steamrolled their way to their second consecutive Missouri Scholastic Lacrosse championship Saturday at Lindenwood University.
Burroughs head coach Megan O'Malley celebrated with her players after John Burroughs faced MICDS at Lindenwood University for the girls lacrosse state championship on Saturday, May 19, 2012 in a dominating 15 - 5 victory. Garvey Scott Special to the Post-Dispatch
MICDS' Jack Howell (left) advances as Ladue's Chandler Millstone in a match at the former Westminster Christian Academy on Friday, April 20, 2012. Photo by Christian Gooden, firstname.lastname@example.org
SATURDAY, MAY 19
Jeffrey and Conna Battram of Ballwin are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Battram, to Wheeler Rand Compton, son of Robert and Catherine Compton of Kirkwood.
FRIDAY, MAY 4
Andy Kay wanted to keep things simple. In years past, the MICDS boys’ lacrosse coach and his staff would have the team set its goals at the start of the year, and a lot of times, those goals were large and lofty. It got to the point that Kay decided the grandiose goals and dreams weren’t cutting it. They were, in at least one instance, hurting the program.
FRIDAY, APRIL 27
MICDS lacrosse members listen during a time out during a a match against Ladue at the former Westminster Christian Academy on Friday, April 20, 2012. Photo by Christian Gooden, email@example.com
FRIDAY, APRIL 20
FRIDAY, APRIL 13
Thomas Place lives to make goalies miserable. His perfect day involves a blue sky, a perfectly manicured lacrosse field, a never-ending supply of scoring chances and a goalie with more holes than a slice of Swiss cheese.
Spring has sprung and that means one thing—misery. The warm winter and record-setting start to spring have left millions of us who suffer from allergies wondering who we wronged in another life to deserve this. What good is an 80-degree day in March if I can’t stop my nose from running, my eyes from watering and my lungs from burning? I thought trees and plants were here to help make our air cleaner, not set my chest on fire with their pollen. As a guy whose job requires him to be outside in the elements in the spring, summer and fall, I’ll take the coldest November day with a wicked wind chill over a cloudless spring day with my allergies raging. You ever try to interview someone after a big game with swollen eyes and a runny nose while sneezing? It’s, well, quite miserable.
FRIDAY, MARCH 30