Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Congratulations to Kim Kelly Smith for winning our Back to School photo contest!
Congratulations to Kim Kelly Smith, whose adorable photo of two little ones going back to school was selected as the winner of our Back to School Photo Contest. Kim wins a $100 gift card good at Chesterfield Mall, Mid Rivers Mall, South County Center and/or West County Center! For more, read our story about the contest.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
With the new school year upon us, help get your kids’ brains working again with this fun, free daily email newsletter.
Affton students went back to school two weeks ago, which means it’s time for an abundance of expensive school supplies, backpacks full of complicated text books and dreaded questions about math homework. With back-to-school stresses piling up, Laura Overdeck wants to let children and parents in on a little secret: math can be fun. Really. Overdeck is on a mission to change the way Americans think about math — especially given that math anxiety has been tracked in kids as young as age 5. This is what inspired her to create Bedtime Math, a nonprofit that sends out a daily email with a math problem tailored to “wee ones,” little and big kids. Sign up for the Bedtime Math daily newsletter, or scroll down to see a sample bedtime math problem…
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Patch welcomes Angela Early to Affton.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Meet Max Mittlex, Affton High School's new physics, chemistry and biology teacher.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Truman Middle School's latest SSD instructor is brand new to St. Louis from Virginia!
Last week Lindbergh Schools announced that 35 new teachers joined the district for the 2012-2013 school year. Each day, Patch will introduce readers to one of these new educators! Today meet a new addition to Truman Middle School. Name: Carolyn Marks New position: Seventh grade at Truman Middle School; SSD co-taught, English and Learning strategies Professional background: Attended James Madison University for both undergraduate and graduate degree What's your most prized possession on your desk, in your office or workspace? Pictures of friends and family Favorite year of school as a student: Fourth grade (I had a really great teacher) Favorite movie that takes place at a school: "The Breakfast Club" Favorite non-required reading: …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Here's a look at the new teachers who will debut in the Lindbergh Schools today.
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Thursday, August 16, 2012
Beth Johnston, director of communications for the Lindbergh School District, provides a look at the new teachers in the district this year. Lindbergh’s newest educators include: (front row, from left) Lacey Rauschenbach, third grade, Concord Elementary School; Kara Flinn, class size reduction teacher, Sappington Elementary School; Sarah Elbaum, Special School District, Concord; Melissa Darch, modern language, Sperreng Middle School; Chelsea Simon, science, Sperreng; Kellsie Fink, kindergarten, Long Elementary School; Leanne Correnti, kindergarten, Long; Carolyn Marks, SSD, Truman Middle School; Ashley Lock, social studies, Lindbergh High School; Tracey Handal Clark, physical education and health, Truman; Jocelyn Schuh, SSD, LHS; Ty Cochran…
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Patch welcomes Affton School District's new teachers for the 2012-13 school year.
It's time for a new school year! Meet the newest teachers at Affton School District this year. Click the teacher's name to see their answers to five questions: New Affton Teacher Q&A: Matthew O’Brien, Spanish New Affton Teacher Q&A: Angela Early, Social Studies New Affton Teacher Q&A: Anne Pitcher, 4th Grade New Affton Teacher Q&A: Peter Bogart, Counselor New Affton Teacher Q&A: Andrew Dawson, ESL New Affton Teacher Q&A: Jeniffer Ackerman, Librarian New Affton Teacher Q&A: Nikki Seyer, Math Coach New Affton Teacher Q&A: Jenn Molsbee, 5th grade New Affton Teacher Q&A: Alex Berger, 8th Grade Science New Affton Teacher Q&A: Julie Livingstone, Kindergarten New Affton Teacher Q&A: Alyssa VanEtten, Music New Affton Teacher Q&A: Melissa Weber, …
This new Lindbergh High School social studies teacher (and current University of Missouri student) reads McSweeney's.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Last week Lindbergh Schools announced that 35 new teachers joined the district for the 2012-2013 school year. Each day, Patch will introduce readers to one of these new educators! Today meet a new addition to Lindbergh High School. Name: Ashley Lock New position: Social studies teacher at Lindbergh High School Education: Completed B.A. in History from Texas Tech University. Currently a student herself at University of Missouri-St. Louis. What's your most prized possession on your desk, in your office or workspace? I recently received a beautiful hand drawn print of the American Presidents. It was a “first classroom” gift from my sister, so I love it. Favorite year of school as a student: College Favorite movie that takes place at a school…
Sunday, August 12, 2012
The best first day of school photo wins a $100 gift card good at Chesterfield Mall, Mid Rivers Mall, South County Center or West County Center in St. Louis!
The smell of fresh crayons, the sudden spike in jeans sales, the year of learning ahead—is there anything more exciting than the first day of school? When you’re packing your children’s backpacks with the binders, books and school supplies they’ll need for the new school year, we’re asking you to remember one very important thing: your camera. We want to see those bright, smiling faces ready for the first day of school, so we decided to start a contest: The best “It’s my first day of school!” photo wins a prize. Submit your first day of school photos by hitting the “Upload” button on this article anytime between August 13 and August 31. Patch editors will randomly select the winner from the photos submitted. And what do you win? Just a …
Monday, August 6, 2012
Patch offers tips and ideas for teens and parents as they prepare for the first day of high school.
If your teen is gearing up to start his or her freshman year at Affton High School, Bayless High School or Lindbergh High School, you’ll be glad to know that while you're both in for some big changes, you will both survive--and ideally, you'll be better for it in the end. Last year, when my oldest son started his high school journey, I was afraid that he’d be too overwhelmed by the maze of hallways on the school's large campus, the variety and location of his classes and the mix of older, adult-sized students he’d be dealing with each day. The good news is that we’ve both survived this far, and so will you. Here are a few tips I learned along the way that might make that transition a little easier for all involved. Abolish Anxieties With …