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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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Ste. Genevieve High Honors Best In Each Class, Top 10 Percent

Even though the Ste. Genevieve R-II School District was unable to celebrate its high school students’ academic successes at the annual Dan Clark Honors Banquet,  the district announced academic achievements for the 2019-2020 school year. Each year, the district recognizes the high school students in the top 10 percent of their class, as well as…

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Ste. Genevieve Middle School Honor Roll

Ste. Genevieve Middle School Second Semester A Honor Roll Sixth grade — Damon Brooks, Carly Fernow, Luke Ferranto. Kennedi Fischer, Sophie Garcia, Gavin Gegg, Ethan Huff, Millie Huffman, Lucille Hunsley, Jeffrey Hunter Jr., Vivian Kiefer, Olivia Kirchner, Miah Klein, Kyrah Kreitler, Marlena Lueken, Eleanor McKlin, Abigail Merklin, Katelyn Moll, Cecilia Mooney, Briana Pfaff, Levi Richardson,…

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Ste. Genevieve Middle School Recognizes Students’ Achievements

Even though the Ste. Genevieve R-II School District was unable to celebrate its students’ academic successes at the Ste. Genevieve Middle School Awards Assembly, the district announced the honors claimed by students listed below during the 2019-20 school year: Sixth Grade Alexander Basler — Discovering FACS, physical education, science. Damon Brooks — Reading. Jason Engel…

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