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R-II Homecoming To Include Dance, But No Parade

So long, Homecoming parade. Hello, Mask-erade Dance. Those are the major differences this year as Homecoming Week continues today at Ste. Genevieve High School with students wearing tie-dye clothes and the traditional powder puff football game this evening at 6:30 p.m. “We want Homecoming Week to be a unifying experience,” student council president Adalynn Taylor…

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SGCMH Makes Donation

New Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital chief executive officer Dr. Steve Pautler, center, stands with Ste. Genevieve assistant principal Dr. John Boyd and Valle Catholic president Fr. Edward Nemeth for a check presentation during halftime of the football game on Sept. 4 at Fr. John Dempsey Field. Every year, SGCMH provides physicals for Ste. Genevieve…

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St. Agnes Staff Ready For School

Saint Agnes Catholic School began its 2020-21 school year on Wednesday, Aug. 19. Because of concerns regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, a detailed reopening plan is in place to ensure the safety of students and teachers as they return to face-to-face learning. Small class sizes will allow for effective social distancing, and some facilities have…

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SGHS students opt to cancel prom

By ERIC X. VICCARO Ste. Genevieve Herald Every year, high school students look forward to prom — often considered a rite of passage for an adolescent. However, this year, thanks to concerns over COVID-19 (coronavirus), Ste. Genevieve High School officials and students have decided prom won’t take place. Ste. Genevieve communications director Bailey Otto made…

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New Ste. Genevieve Elementary Leadership Team Announced

Ste. Genevieve R-II School District recently announced Ste. Genevieve Elementary’s new administrative team, principal Nanya Gegg and assistant principal Nathan Kingery. Both  Gegg and  Kingery have been members of the Ste. Genevieve R-II family for several years, both working as educators in the elementary schools.  Gegg was chosen for Ste. Genevieve Elementary’s principal position for…

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R-II Board, Administration, Staff Facing Difficult Times

Worries about the budget and what the fall semester may look like permeated the June 16 Ste. Genevieve R-II Board of Education meeting. Held live, but with no one outside of board members and administrators allowed to attend for the second straight month, the meeting also saw the board adopt a 2020-21 budget. Dr. Julie…

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SGHS Beats The Rain; Gets In Outdoor Commencement

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD The Ste. Genevieve R-II School District caught perhaps its only lucky break of the 2019-20 school year on June 20. Approaching rain held off just long enough for the Class of 2020’s postponed commencement exercises to take place at the football stadium. The gradually cooling evening saw the class…

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42 Graduate From Valle Catholic

By MARK EVANS Ste. Genevieve HERALD Valle Catholic High School’s 42 graduates finally got to turn their tassels about a month after their scheduled 2020 commencement. The rescheduled event took place Sunday afternoon at the Church of Ste. Genevieve, after a lengthy delay caused by the COVID-19 shutdown. “What a glorious day it is,” Rev.…

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SGHS FBLA Members Place in State Conference

The Future Business Leaders of America’s State Leadership Conference took place virtually this year, and Ste. Genevieve R-II had two FBLA members recognized at the virtual awards ceremony. Ste. Genevieve High School senior Emily Abt [right] placed sixth in electronic career portfolio, and senior Alyssa Huber [left] placed 10th in the state in computer applications.…

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Bloomsdale Elementary Celebrates Habit Leaders

Bloomsdale Elementary School students recently were honored as Habit Leaders, selected because they lived and learned the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People each and every day. The chosen students show leadership, follow expectations and lead the way for their peers. The teachers organized by grade level and surprised students at home with yard signs…

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