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Mid Rivers Newsmagazine 3-7-18

Local news, local politics and community events for St. Charles County Missouri.

16 I SCHOOLS I March 7,

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Maybe you are a student or the parent of a student whose teacher consistently goes the extra mile to make learning meaningful, effective, interesting and enjoyable. If so, you know a teacher who is an ideal candidate for the Mid Rivers Newsmagazine Teacher of the Year award – and we would like to hear from you. Created to recognize excellence in education, the Teacher of the Year award is presented annually to one area teacher who has made a positive difference in the life of a student in the community, young or old. Eligible teachers include preschool, elementary school, high school and college/university teachers in the Mid Rivers Newsmagazine/St. Charles County mailing area. Nominations are open to educators at both public and private schools. Nominating a teacher for the award is easy. Simply explain in 200 or fewer words why you believe a teacher should be recognized as the St. Charles County Teacher of the Year. Submissions should outline specific experiences or special qualities that make the nominee an outstanding teacher. @MIDRIVERSNEWS MIDRIVERSNEWSMAGAZINE.COM Do you know an A+ teacher? Russ Miller, branch manager/V.P. of Busey Bank-O’Fallon, with Katelyn Freiert, Mid Rivers Newsmagazine’s 2017 Teacher of the Year Submit your nomination online at midriversnewsmagazine.com. Entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges representing the Teacher of the Year program sponsors, which in addition to Mid Rivers Newsmagazine include Bone & Joint Chiropractic Center, Busey Bank- O’Fallon, Dream Play and Sylvan Learning Center. The winning teacher will receive a new iPad, gift certificates, flowers, a cake and a school celebration as well as recognition in a future issue of Mid Rivers Newsmagazine. Help us applaud a deserving teacher, and submit your nomination by Monday, April 9. All entries will become the property of Mid Rivers Newsmagazine. 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The following Monday, he was at the O’Fallon Police Department watching them practice active shooter responses to what he called “unthinkable situations” in a digitized Fort Zumwalt school setting. DuBray noted that he and his staff are in constant contact with police departments and follow their training recommendations. “It’s in the strength of these community partnerships that we can best protect our schools,” he wrote in the letter. [Editor’s note: To read the complete letter, which details security measures in place at Fort Zumwalt schools, visit this Eagle Scout Lucas Sproull, a senior at Liberty High story online at midriversnewsmagazine. com.] Local student receives Eagle Scout Award Lucas T. Sproull of Troop 968, Dardenne Prairie, Boone Trails District, of the Boy Scouts of America Greater St. Louis Area Council, has earned scouting’s highest rank – Eagle Scout. Sproull, a senior at Liberty High, received the honor at a ceremony held at Morning Star Methodist Church in Dardenne Prairie. Sproull’s community service project of choice was working with a team of other Scouts to design and construct two exterior Halter/Tack cabinets for the Tree House of Greater St. Louis [formally known as Therapeutic Horsemanship] ranch in Lake Saint Louis. The Tree House of Greater St. Louis ranch offers therapy, recreational, educational and exploration opportunities for individuals with disabilities and their families. The ranch’s services are offered for ages two to adult. Sproull is the son of Tim and Angela Sproull, of Dardenne Prairie.

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