The Ritenour school district has become the latest to decide it will not allow students who live in Normandy to transfer there in the coming school year.
The decision, announced Thursday night after a Ritenour board meeting, means that 78 students who had applied to transfer from Normandy will not be able to attend an accredited district when classes resume next month.
In a statement released late Thursday night, the board said:
St. Louis currently boasts about 17 Vietnamese restaurants, but that wasn't the case when Qui Tran’s family opened Mai Lee, St. Louis' first Vietnamese restaurant, in 1985.
On this month’s Sound Bites, Ligaya Figueras, executive editor of Sauce Magazine, and Qui Tran will discuss the evolution of the local Vietnamese dining scene, the hallmarks of Vietnamese cuisine and look back on how Tran’s family business has shaped his career.
First, on Cityscape we will talk with Chris Clark, artistic director of Cinema St. Louis about Cinema St. Louis' 2014 Filmmaker's Showcase.
We will also be joined by two of the filmmakers with work in this year’s showcase, Eric Wilkinson, media developer at the Missouri History Museum and director of "A Portrait of St. Louis at 250 Years" and Mike Rohlfing, the director of “EVT.” Rohlfing’s film will be show on July 14th and Wilkinson’s will be shown on July 17th.
Everybody thinks their own kids are geniuses when they make cars, castles and the occasional bridge out of LEGOs. But a New York artist has truly transformed what must’ve been the world’s largest LEGO set into 25 nature-themed sculptures.
It takes just a moment to hand a child a sack lunch, but it is THE moment -- the one that matters – for the volunteers with Twigs, a program that feeds children from financially struggling families in the summertime in Granite City.
You’ll find the volunteers in their bright yellow shirts at 11 designated spots -- street corners, parks and churches -- from 11:30 to 12:30, Monday through Friday, rain or shine, starting the day after school lets out for summer vacation and until it opens again.
Story hour at Kirkwood Public Library had a guest reader on Thursday. Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander stopped by as part of a tour spotlighting the early literacy initiative "Racing to Read."
Earlier this year, public libraries throughout Missouri were invited to apply for a portion of the $300,000 in federal funds set aside by the Secretary of State’s office to help children enter Kindergarten ready to learn to read.