Thursday, August 16, 2012
Students from Lindbergh High School, and even the Lindbergh School District Board of Education, return from summer vacation with some new accomplishments under their belts!
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- Dan Barger
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Lindbergh students and teachers aren't even back to school yet and they already are racking up accomplishments, as outlined in a news release from Beth Johnston, director of communications for the Lindbergh School District. Even the school board got into the act. 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 …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Almost ready for the first day of school? Here's a look at the new teachers who will debut in the Lindbergh School District this week.
Thirty-five new teachers have joined the Lindbergh School District for the 2012-2013 school year, according to Beth Johnston, the school district's director of communications. Over the next few weeks, Patch will introduce readers to one of these new teachers each day! Simply subscribe to Patch's daily newsletter to find them directly in your inbox, for free! We start today with new Lindbergh High School social studies teacher Ashley Lock. 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 …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Incoming freshmen at Lindbergh High School this week can look to Patch's tip for the first day.
If your teen is gearing up to start his or her freshman year in 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 Information and Support If your son or daughter is …
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 …
Friday, August 10, 2012
The trusty peanut butter and jelly sandwich is a main stay of the school lunch. How do you like yours?
Here’s a few interesting twists on an old lunchbox favorite, just in time for the start of the new school year. If these ideas inspire you, head over to the Jif website to enter their Most Creative Sandwich Contest. You might win a college scholarship. And peanut butter. Lots and lots of peanut butter. The Gourmet: Use artesian multi-grain bread, homemade peanut butter and organic jelly. Get Alton Brown’s recipe for peanut butter here. You could find interesting bread at the St. Louis Bread Company or Whole Foods Market. The Elvis: White toast, peanut butter of your choice and one smashed banana. Make the sandwich then fry it like a toasted cheese. Get the full recipe here. The Bacon Apple PBJ: Add fresh bacon crumbles and sliced apple to…
Monday, August 6, 2012
Target is giving away one $25 gift certificate for every 25 votes schools earn in their online promotion. Tell your Facebook friends to get involved!
Target has a new online promotion that can benefit local schools. The store is giving away $2.5 million in Target gift cards, and they'll be doled out based on your votes. To vote, go to the Give With Target on Facebook site, search for the school you want to earn money and vote for them. (Note: You need a Facebook account to access the contest.) Schools receive a $25 Target gift card for every 25 votes they earn, up to a maximum of $10,000 in gift cards. So far, Lindbergh High School has one vote, Sappington Elementary School has four votes, and Long Elementary School has 17 votes. You can vote every week. Voting ends September 8 or when $2.5 million in gift cards have been awarded, whichever happens first. Don't forget to follow Sunset…
Thursday, August 2, 2012
The state's sales tax holiday begins Friday and runs through Sunday.
It’s the perfect weekend to cross off those items on your back-to-school shopping list—Missouri’s sales tax holiday begins midnight Friday. State and county sales tax will be waived for shoppers on school supplies up to $50, clothing up to $100, and personal computers up to $3,500. Crestwood and Sunset Hills are both waiving their city sales tax this weekend. The sales tax holiday extends through midnight on Sunday, Aug. 5. However, not all cities are participating. Brentwood, Des Peres, Fenton, Kirkwood, Maplewood, Shrewsbury, and Webster Groves will still collect a city sales tax, according to the Missouri Department of Revenue website. State and county sales tax will be exempt for these communities. Find a complete list of exempt …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
All the info you need to know for the upcoming school year!
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Tiffany Lee, of Sunset Hills, carries a 4.774 grade point average and is involved in many extracurricular activities. She scored a 36 on the college entrance exam.
The Lindbergh School District reports in a news release that Lindbergh High School senior Tiffany Lee has scored a 36, the highest possible composite score, on the ACT college entrance exam. According to the ACT website, fewer than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score of 36. Tiffany, 16, daughter of Frank and Elaine Lee, of Sunset Hills, is enrolled in Lindbergh’s Program for Exceptionally Gifted Students (PEGS). Although she scored a 35 on the test in 2010 and had taken practice tests to prepare for this year’s exam, Tiffany said she was surprised when she saw her flawless score on the ACT website this June. “I started screaming,” she said. “It was exciting!” The International Baccalaureate Diploma …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Watch out for the scam artists selling workbooks and gathering information door-to-door while pretending to be employees of the Lindbergh School District.
Scam artists pretending to be Lindbergh School District employees are fraudulently selling workbooks and gathering information from parents door-to-door. The school district released a notice on its website Tuesday saying parents were reporting "door-to-door salesmen" who "falsely represent themselves by saying they work for Lindbergh School District" to sell workbooks and gather information. The school district said: "Please be advised that Lindbergh Schools never uses third-party agencies to sell products of any kind door-to-door. We have not received any reports of criminal activity; however, if you do have a concern or witness suspicious activity, please contact your local law enforcement agency."