Nine metro-east students were recognized by Do the Right Thing of Greater St. Louis during a Jan. 26 ceremony. Honorees were: Bret Barschak and Gracie Hoerner, of Smithton Elementary; Will Burris and Emma O’Donnell, of Signal Hill Elementary Zara Caruthers, of Jefferson Elementary; Gabriel DeFabio, of Eagleview Elementary; Tristan Fries, of Mascoutah Elementary; Aniyha Joe, of Union Elementary; Janet Pruneau, of Delores Moye Elementary; William Razor, of Westhaven Elementary.
Catholic Schools Week
St. John Neumann is celebrating Catholic Schools Week. The Maryville School started the week with an open house on Sunday and a family picnic lunch on Monday. On Tuesday, students wore pajamas to school for student appreciation day. Students are dressing in the colors of cultureal dress of different countries on Wednesday and as what they want to be when they grow up on Thursday. Friday is faculty, staff and volunteer appreciation day.
Westhaven selling Valentine Grams
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Students at Westhaven School are selling Valentine Grams for a quarter each from Thursday through Feb. 10 during lunch. Each Valentine Gram will be to a child at the school and will state who it is from.
Proceeds from the Westhaven Junior Optimist Club’s fundraiser is going to the Family Resource Center Therapeutic Preschool, which helps prevent and treat child abuse and neglect and strengthens families through family-centered services.
Junior Optimist members will assist younger children in filling out their forms. The club members will add a sucker with the Valentine Gram for delivery on Feb. 12.
Health, body care items collected
Ss. Peter and Paul Preschool students, in Waterloo, gathered Essentials for the Poor for the 24th year.
The tradition started when teachers found out that the Catholic Urban Programs had food, but not enough health and body care items to provide their clients. This year, the students brought in more than 750 items to CUP; contributing to the total of about 27,000 items collected.
Duct-tape the principal
Zion Lutheran School in Belleville ended National Lutheran Schools Week by duct-taping the principal to the wall. The taping was a reward for the students having reached a fundraising goal of more than $600 to buy supplies for a Lutheran school in Haiti.
Kindergarten registration in Mascoutah
Mascoutah School District 19 set kindergarten registration for April 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1. Bring the child’s original birth certificate, the parent’s photo identification. A school physical, immunization records and eye exam must also be completed by the first day of school.
Incoming kindergartners should be registered according to their school. Students living on Scott Air Force Base will attend Scott Elementary; students living in the Belleville or Shiloh subdivisions of The Villages of Wingate Manor, Green Mount Manor, The Orchards, Plum Hill Estates and Brookhill Estates will attend Wingate Elementary; and students living in all other areas within the Mascoutah School District will attend Mascoutah Elementary.
For more information, call Mascoutah Elementary at 618-566-2152; Scott Elementary at 618-746-4738; or Wingate Elementary at 618-746-4802.