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In the schools: St. Joseph students learn about bridges

By Editor | January 19, 2022

St. Joseph School second- and third-grade students recently participated in a research project, studying well-known bridges around the world. It was an elaborative project based on literature they read called, “Pop’s Bridge.” The students learned about different types of bridges, such as suspension, beam, arch and cable. Then they used their artistic ability to engineer…

In the schools: SGHS showcases child development ‘Toddler Day’

By Editor | January 12, 2022

From staff reports Students in Dr. Tracey Eatherton’s child development class served as host for the Toddler/Preschooler Day on Dec. 1. Eatherton serves the Ste. Genevieve R-II School District as a family and consumer sciences teacher.  In the child development class, students learn about the factors that influence the growth of children, factors that impact…

In the schools: SGMS students reach out to Morocco

By Editor | January 12, 2022

Dr. Rhett Oldham’s eighth-grade world history class was invited to participate in a virtual discussion on global citizenship with university students from Morocco. The discussion topic was “What Does It Mean to be a Global Citizen and An American?” with Dr. Mohamed Bettaoui’s English class at Hasson I University in Settat, Morocco, a country located…

In the schools: St. Agnes students learn about explorers

By Editor | January 12, 2022

Laura Kavaliauskas’ fifth-grade social studies class at St. Agnes School in Bloomsdale recently learned about explorers that helped settle the Americas. As part of the unit, students assembled an explorer book, complete with maps and routes.  (Courtesy photo from St. Agnes School/Special to the Herald)

In the schools: SGMS student excels in art contest

By Editor | January 6, 2022

From staff reports Ste. Genevieve Middle School seventh-grader Cailin Hallin was recognized in the second annual Bill of Rights Day student art contest. Art instructor Becky Keim’s Art I and Art II students participated in the contest this year — with the theme “The Importance of the Bill of Rights.” Hallin’s artwork displayed images of…

In the schools: Valle Catholic shows the Christmas spirit

By Editor | January 6, 2022

Valle Catholic High School Student Council members adopted two families for Christmas this year. This was through the Children’s Therapy Support Group, LLC. Children’s Therapy Support, a contracting company for Missouri First Steps and state schools, provides billing services for speech, physical and occupational therapists, dietitians, interpreters and special instructors. Senior Isaac Roth made the…

In the schools: Naeger reads to St. Agnes classes

By Editor | January 6, 2022

Before the extended holiday break, educator Leroy Naeger, of French Village, visited St. Agnes School and Parish. Naeger, who was an elementary school teacher in the North County School District,  spent the day reading Fairy tales and Christmas stories to the students. (Courtesy photo from St. Agnes School and Parish/Special to the Ste. Genevieve Herald)

Academics: Rotary Honors Pair Of Basler Students

By Editor | December 30, 2021

From staff reports Ste. Genevieve High School’s Elizabeth Basler and Justin Basler from Valle Catholic High School were named Rotary students of the month for December. Elizabeth Basler’s scholastic honors are being ranked in the top 12 percent of her class, earning “A” honor roll each semester. Elizabeth Basler received the designation of Summa Cum…

In The Schools: “Pink Day” Benefit At Ste. Genevieve Elementary

By Editor | December 30, 2021

The Ste. Genevieve Elementary School Student Lighthouse Team recently had a “Pink Day” in support of breast cancer research. Students and staff wore pink, and brought in donations for the Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital Oncology Department. Students raised $245. Ste. Genevieve Elementary School Student Lighthouse Team members Ally Gegg and Rori Hughes, both fifth…

In the schools: R-II District Urging Families To Fill Out Meal Applications

By Editor | December 30, 2021

From staff reports The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing free school meals for all children younger than 18 years old during the entire school 2021-22 school year. This program will run through June 30, 2022. The district reports it continues to positively impact all students and their families. However, one unforeseen result…