Lindbergh students and teachers go back to school today, but they've already racked up some accomplishments. Here's what happened over the summer, according to Beth Johnston, the district's communications director:
Board Earns Leadership Title
The Lindbergh School District Board of Education is one of 11 Missouri school boards to receive the Missouri School Boards’ Association’s 2012 Leadership Team Award.
This award is based on the board’s commitment to ongoing professional development, regional and statewide leadership; active participation in legislative advocacy for public schools; and successful implementation of education policy to improve the local school district.
The 2012 Leadership Team Award winners were recognized at MSBA’s Leadership Summit in Columbia, Mo., on June 15.
Students Study Alongside Scientists in STARS Program
Lindbergh High School students Stephanie Fei, Shravan Dommaraju and Tiffany Lee were among more than 80 aspiring scientists who spent six weeks this summer conducting intensive research with St. Louis-area professionals and professors as part of the 2102 Students and Teachers as Research Scientists Program (STARS) at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.
The students were paired with top research mentors from UMSL, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Saint Louis University, Washington University in St. Louis, and the Solae Company. Lindbergh students worked on research including:
- Shravan Rama Dommaraju, “Hydrogen Bonding Energies in DNA Nearest Neighbors,” with Dr. Brent Znosko of Saint Louis University
- Stephanie Yun Fei, “Segmentation in Perception and Reading,” with Dr. Jeff Zacks of Washington University
- Tiffany Lee, “Analysis of Cholesterol Effects on Surrounding Phospholipids in Cell Membranes using Molecular Dynamics Simulations,” with Dr. Dan Ory of Washington University
"High school students interested in a science career get a big head start with their participation in the STARS program," said UMSL Chancellor Tom George. "For six weeks, students interact with experts in their fields, work in labs and take away with them an invaluable real-life, hands-on experience."
The program is funded partially through LMI Aerospace/D3 Technologies, Solae, the Office of the Chancellor at UMSL, Saint Louis University, Washington University and the Green Foundation.
Flyerettes Earn Top Honors at Camp
The Lindbergh High School Flyerettes received several awards during their participation in the Universal Dance Association summer camp July 8-11 at Tan-Tar-A. The Varsity team won second place in the home routine competition (large varsity division), the Full Out Award, and five spirit sticks. The junior varsity team earned first place in the home routine competition (JV division), the Full Out Award and five spirit sticks. In addition, both teams earned Superior Rankings for their team routines, which qualifies both teams for the UDA Nationals competition in Orlando, Fla. The girls brought home 41 individual blue ribbons and four team blue ribbons as well.