Thursday, May 16, 2013
Michael Munsell has signed to play soccer at Southwestern Illinois College.
An Oakville High School athlete has signed to play sports in Illinois next year. Michael Munsell signed a letter of intent to play for the Southwestern Illinois College Blue Storm soccer team. Congrats to Michael!
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
State Treasurer Clint Zweifel explains Missouri's college savings plan, which he uses for his own children.
A column by State Treasurer Clint Zweifel Every year it seems like the holidays start sooner and last longer filled with family trips, school parties and time with friends. There are gifts to find, meals to plan and memories to make. For those children on your lists, I encourage you to consider starting or adding to a MOST—Missouri's 529 College Savings Plan account. While higher education might not be on their wish list, contributions to a MOST 529 account could help the children in your life reach their goals. Starting a MOST 529 account is easy. You can open an account with as little as $25. Opening an account and contributing to it by the end of year also qualifies you for a 2012 Missouri tax deduction.* You can also sign-up to use …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Our panel of experts are waiting in the comments to offer advice to help high school students and parents prepare for college.
Welcome to Ask the Patch Pro, where each week we tackle a different topic and open up the comment section for questions. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week we're talking all about preparing for college. Patch wants to help you find the answers to your questions, but we needed some help. We've compiled a team of experts to help us out. Meet the experts: If you have a college preparation related question, ask below in our comment section and one of our experts will answer! If you consider yourself a local expert and would like to be added to the list, let us know! firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, October 22, 2012
Patch is looking for experts who can share their advice to help high school students and parents prepare for college.
We want to find the answers to all your questions about preparing for college this week, but we need a little help. In the latest edition of "Ask the Patch Pro" we need local experts who can answer readers' questions and offer advice about preparing for the ACTs, applying for loans or scholarships and any otherinformation college-bound students and parents may have. If you consider yourself an expert and can answer these questions and more, let us know two ways. One: You can leave a comment on this post. Two: You can send an email to email@example.com. We need experts to answer questions on Thursday, Oct. 25. Curious as to what we are looking for? Take a look at some of our previous Patch Pro posts: So what do you say, who wants to…
Monday, March 5, 2012
How to avoid the common pitfalls of the helicopter parent that come with technology.
I have no idea if I’m a helicopter parent. Like other flaws, and especially parenting mistakes, helicopter parenting is hard to detect in yourself and easy to see in others. There’s no concern that I’ll end up financially supporting my grown children (too cheap) or that I do too much for my kids (too lazy), but I am sometimes overprotective of my kids, which always seems completely reasonable at the time. All of us crazy parents seem reasonable to ourselves. As technology moves us along, however, the ability to hover is more tempting than ever. When the current generation of parents was in college, the once-per-week phone call home was the norm. Now a new crop of college kids are at universities, and they can all but take mom and dad along…
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Students were formally awarded last night during a recognition reception at Genesis Banquet Center.
Last night’s Mehlville-Oakville Foundation Recognition Reception was full of poignant and proud moments. The community-based nonprofit organization, which supports the Mehlville School District’s students and staff, awarded $7,250 in college scholarships to Mehlville High and Oakville High seniors. After opening remarks from President Deborah Langland, several private scholarships were awarded in memory of loved ones who have passed on. Mini-grant and scholarship judge Mary Britt took a moment to thank those who either donated or judged. “The rest of the money comes from the walk-run in October and our money saver cards,” Britt said. “I also want to thank those who helped judge the scholarships. They graciously went through all of the …