Saturday, August 4, 2012
Patch bought school supplies on the suggested lists and found out how much parents spend.
The cost of one child’s school supplies ranged between $35 and $50 for elementary and middle school grades. Patch randomly selected three schools and purchased the cheapest version of each item in the amount requested from Walmart. The schools selected were half-day kindergarten at Beasley Elementary School, first grade at Forder Elementary School and seventh grade at Oakville Middle School. High school lists were not available, because each hour has their own supply list. Totals without tax are also included for those taking advantage of the sales tax holiday weekend Friday through Sunday. Beasley Principal Andrea Deane said the lists are a conservative estimate of the year's school supplies. Teachers in each grade level meet and start …
Sunday, May 27, 2012
The school combined health with service for the 2011-2012 school year.
The St. Louis Rams, along with an initiative of the Cooperating School Districts honored Beasley Elementary as a 2012 Character Fitness Model School. Only four schools in St. Louis earned the recognition for implementing successful health, nutrition, character development and physical exercise programs throughout the year. “Beasley Elementary is working hard to promote healthy living for all staff, students and their families,” said Beasley Elementary Principal Andrea Deane in a district release. “We integrated fitness activities as a part of our school-wide positive behavior efforts, and we combined fitness with community service to help our neighbors as part of our District’s Project ENGAGE Plus service learning program.” During the 2011…
Sunday, April 8, 2012
The students also used the money to help others.
Frito Lay chips and Capri Suns are in no shortage at any elementary school, and Beasley Elementary students are reaping the benefits. The school, along with staff and students at Mehlville High School, has collected more than 90,000 chip and drink bags, earning them $1,735.92. They're among the top 100 chip bag collectors in the country through the company TerraCycle, and have used the funds to put up a new playground. But the school is spreading the wealth, donating to individuals in need as well. Beasley students have purchased baby chickens, a goose, honey bees, school supplies and clean water for people in third world countries. They've also donated meals to the needy. Local businesses have donated bags and Mary Ann Frost, a School …
Friday, March 30, 2012
Five teachers from the Mehlville School District were among 11 recognized by the chamber.
For 10 years, the Lemay Chamber of Commerce has been recognizing outstanding educators in the Mehlville and Lemay areas. Thursday, local businesses gathered to honor 11 teachers and their families at Genesis Banquet Center after the chamber asked area school principals to nominate an outstanding educator. Mehlville High School principal Dr. Denise Swanger chose Jason Landherr, who teaches American Government and Social Studies. "Jason is one of the good guys," Swanger said. "He's only been teaching five years and he's already well-admired in the school—he epitomizes what good teachers should be." In addition to teaching, Landherr coaches JV basketball, started a leadership program at the high school and is the Special Olympics chair. "I …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The gun went off at the Jefferson Barracks VA Hospital; no one was injured.
A gun accidentally went off Tuesday at around 2 p.m. when a patient at the Jefferson Barracks VA Hospital dropped his small-caliber revolver and it discharged. The patient had a conceal-and-carry permit, and the gun was stored in a bag. Police are still investigating the shot, but said no one was injured. Beasley Elementary School and the John Cary Early Childhood Center, located next to the hospital, were put on temporary lockdown. No one was in danger at the schools and the lockdown was a precaution, said Robin Anderson, from the Mehlville School District.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
The second annual Taste of Beasley was Wednesday night.
Only in its second year, the Taste of Beasley doubled in size and fed hungry families throughout the community Wednesday night. With more than 20 restaurants and 30 vendors filling Beasley Elementary School, the Beasley PTO considered the event a success. Co-chairs Amy Crawford and Dawn Townsend organized the Taste and hope to surpass the $2,400 it raised last year. This year's funds will be used for educational technology projects, including Smartboards and flip cameras. The PTO will coordinate with teachers on what to purchase for the kids.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Nick Gastreich, a fifth grader at Beasley Elementary School, has found the perfect balance of academics and athletics.
This week's Whiz Kid is Nick Gastreich, a fifth grader at Beasley Elementary School and a Silver Honor Roll student. Do you know a great kid? Email email@example.com. Name: Nick Gastreich Age: 10 School: Beasley Elementary School Year in school: Fifth grade Accomplishment: Nick is a Silver Honor Roll Student who plays three sports. Key to Awesomeness: There is no doubt that Nick Gastreich has a passion for sports. He plays soccer, baseball and runs cross country at Beasley Elementary School. He has won awards and trophies, his latest being a fourth place trophy at an all-school cross country meet in September. Nick is also an excellent student. One of his favorite subjects is social studies. “I enjoy learning about history. My teacher…
Thursday, November 3, 2011
The annual festival will be held Wednesday, Nov. 9 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
More than 15 restaurants have signed up to provide food at the annual Taste of Beasley festival Nov. 9 from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Beasley Elementary School PTO, local restaurants will provide samples of their fares, while vendors will be available to start the holiday shopping. The whole family is invited; tickets for adults are $10 and $4 for children ages 3-11. The event is put on by the PTO to raise funds for technology projects for the students of Beasley and will include raffles and attendance prizes. To purchase tickets, call the school at 314-467-5400 and keep track of the restaurants and venders at the organization's blog.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Serawit, a kindergarten student at Beasley Elementary School, was recently recognized for her responsibility.
This week's Whiz Kid is Serawit Lueker, a kindergarten student at Beasley Elementary School who traveled with her brother, Aman, from Ethiopia to be with their new family in Oakville. Do you know a great kid? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Name: Serawit Lueker Age: 5 years old School: Beasley Elementary School Year in school: Kindergarten Accomplishment: Serawit was honored at a school assembly in September. She was chosen as one of Beasley’s Best for her demonstration of the character trait, “Responsibility.” Key to Awesomeness: Serawit is very happy to attend Beasley Elementary School. “I made many new friends at school,” Serawit said. “I like the outdoor games, running, recess and gym the best.” Serawit studies dance at On Your Toes in …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Young Rylie Sandvoss is already designing clothes and creating gifts on her sewing machine.
Each week, Mehlville Patch will be highlighting a young person in the community who is making a positive difference in the lives of others. These kids are doing outstanding academic work, winning an award or exhibiting exemplary qualities. Know a great kid? Nominate them by e-mailing email@example.com. Name: Rylie Sandvoss Age: 8 School: Beasley Elementary School Achievement: Rylie wants to be a fashion designer and has already taken sewing lessons, creating some clever gifts. Key to Awesomeness: Rylie is always busy. She has so many interests and hobbies that the days are seldom long enough for all of her plans. An aspiring fashion designer, Rylie and her mother, Amanda Stallard, took a Mom and Me sewing class at St. Louis Community …