Thursday, December 27, 2012
If Sappington is named a Blue Ribbon School next year, it will be the third Lindbergh school in three years to achieve the honor.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
submitted by the Lindbergh School District Congratulations to Sappington Elementary School, which has been nominated by the state of Missouri for the 2013 Blue Ribbon Schools Program. The United States Department of Education's Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools that are either high performing or have improved student achievement to high levels, especially among disadvantaged students. Eight schools in Missouri have received this prestigious nomination. This year all eight schools received the nomination for high achievement. “I am extremely proud of our students, teachers and staff, who work together every day to make Sappington a school where every student has the opportunity to …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
The winners received $5,200 in funding for their classrooms.
The 2011 Spirit of Lindbergh Teacher Grant Winners have been announced. The winners received $5,200 in funding for their classrooms during a series of surprise visits from the Lindbergh School District Foundation Prize Parade in January. The Spirit of Lindbergh Teacher Grants is an annual program to reward and encourage creative learning projects in Lindbergh Schools classrooms. Individual grants range from $50-$500, and former Lindbergh Teachers of the Year design and evaluate the grant process. The Grants:
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Nathan Cobb earned second place in the NFL's Punt, Pass Kick national finals.
Sappington Elementary School third-grader Nathan Cobb is a soccer player by nature, but his exceptional scores in football accuracy and distance helped him earn a second-place finish in his age group at the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick national finals Jan. 14 in Baltimore, during the weekend of the AFC Divisional Playoff Game, according to a news release from the Lindbergh School District. Nathan was one of 40 young athletes nationwide who qualified to compete at the national level. His qualifying score resulted in a No. 1 ranking nationwide for the boys 8-9 age group. “I’ve been coming to the gym and practicing every day,” said Nathan, who gave up recess time to perfect his football skills, according to the Lindbergh news release. Nathan got …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Sappington Elementary’s own Mary Driemeyer will vie for the national award in March.
Remember the days of dangling from a high bar in front of your peers in elementary PE class? Sweat dripping from your brow, you knew that you would never be able to pull your tiny body up with your skinny arms just high enough to get your chin above the bar—even though your grade depended on it. As your classmates looked on in silence, some knowing they would endure the same humiliation in just moments, the longest five minutes of your life finally came to an end. Thanks to teachers like Mary Driemeyer, those nightmarish days are gone. The Sappington Elementary School PE teacher has been recognized as the top elementary school PE teacher in a nine state region by the Central District Association of the American Alliance for Health, …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Families of kindergarteners and third-graders filled the parking lot and the auditorium for the Sappington Winter Performance.
Sappington Elementary singers from third-grade and kindergarten sang from the Lindbergh High School stage Monday night on an appropriately chilly night. Both performances involved Santa. The kindergarteners sang "How the Penguins Saved Christmas." They came to the front of the stage when they found Santa "unconscious" after falling out of his sleigh. He wasn't wearing his seat belt! The penguins saved the day. The third-graders sang about Bubble Gum Bart, a meany who turned out not so mean. The program sent out thank yous to Rob Grange, Mary Driemeyer and Chris Thomas, also Craig Hamby, Mary Hogan and Mrs. Narzinski. See lots more photos on the Sunset Hills-Crestwood Facebook Page.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
A schoolwide walkathon raises more than $1,000 to help buy a well to supply desperately needed water for an African village.
As Americans, we often take the little things for granted. For example, when we want a drink of water or need to do our dishes, we just walk to our kitchens. To take a bath or a shower, we can just head to our bathrooms. But it's not so simple for some families. According to a report from Relief Networks, children in many African villages are forced to walk several miles each day to bring drinking water home. They walk an average of two to four miles to get the water their families desperately need, often finding it in unsanitary sources such as rivers, streams, erosions ditches or gullies. This sobering reality is part of what inspired students at Sappington Elementary to take action. Sappington students are taking part in a yearlong …