Lois Truman running for Brentwood School Board

Candidate for Brentwood School Board, Lois Truman, sent the following biographical information to 40 South News for publication. She is one of six running for three open seats on the board. A League of Women Voters candidates forum will be held at the Brentwood School District Conference Center on Thursday, March 9 at 7 p.m.

From Lois Truman:

I am excited to be on the April 4, 2017 ballot as candidate for the Brentwood School District Board of Education. I am a lifelong educator with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, a Master of Education in Counseling and Psychological Services, and a Doctorate in Child and Family Studies. In early 2014 my husband (currently on the Brentwood Library Board) and I returned from Dubai to live near our family where we have three grandchildren attending the fabulous Brentwood schools.

‘Tiny but mighty’ Brentwood Debate weekend

The debate team spent Saturday at the Windsor Valentine Invitational. We had a great day seeing some different competition and trying out a new tournament! The following students earned awards at Windsor:

Kyra Brown: 3rd Place Poetry Interpretation
Sophie Breitmeyer: 3rd Place Dramatic Interpretation
Meghan Haug: 1st Place Radio Speaking

The tournament only gave awards to the top three competitors in each event, but we also had several students advance into the final round in their event:

Ben Haug and Zach Rahaman: Storytelling Finals
Angeles Calzada: Radio Speaking Finals

The following students advanced their degree in the NSDA after their performance this weekend:

Kyra Brown: Degree of Distinction
Zach Rahaman: Degree of Honor

We took six students to the tournament and all six were in final rounds! It was definitely a tiny, but mighty Brentwood Debate weekend! Kyra and Sophie earned their first awards in poetry and DI this year, and Meghan took first place in radio for the second time this year.

Brentwood junior again wins coding contest

Brentwood High School junior Emma Stoverink continues to win coding competitions. In October she was on a winning team to help solve the problem of homelessnes. Stoverink recently announced on Twitter she is a National Center for Women and Technology winner — 2017 Missouri: St. Louis & Southern Illinois Competition. The NCWIT is a “collective impact” effort, a community of more than 850 prominent corporations, academic institutions, government agencies, and non-profits working to increase girls’ and women’s participation in technology and computing, according to its website.

Meet the new Brentwood schools superintendent

The Brentwood School District Board of Education has appointed a new superintendent and is inviting the community to meet him this month. Dr. Brian Lane is currently deputy superintendent for the Mehlville School District. He is set to replace retiring Brentwood superintendent, David Faulkner. Meet Dr. Lane on Tuesday, February 21, from 6 – 6:50 p.m. in the Conference Center at 1201 Hanley Industrial Court. Brentwood district appoints new superintendent
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Brentwood debaters make finals in Jefferson City tourney

The debate team attended the Jefferson City Capital Classic this weekend. Thirty-five schools from around the state of Missouri attended the tournament, and it was the largest and most competitive tournament we have been to all year. We always have a great time in Jefferson City and this year was no different. However, while we left early last year because we did not have anyone advance to finals, we were able to close down the tournament this year because we still had a team in. It was a great weekend!

6 running for 3 Brentwood Board of Education seats

Six candidates have filed to run for three-year terms on the Brentwood School District Board of Education. There are three openings on the seven member board. The election is April 4, 2017. A League of Women Voters forum for the race will take place on March 9 at 7-9 p.m. at the district conference room, at 1201 Hanley Industrial Court. Those running for Brentwood Board of Education:

Daniel Brouille (incumbent)
Dannielle Joy Davis
Keith Rabenberg (incumbent)
Lindsay M. Spencer
Lois Truman
Cindy Watson

Mark Womer, Johanna Winfield, Melissa Nehrt and Kerry Trostel are currently on the board.

Brentwood district appoints new superintendent

The Brentwood School District on Tuesday announced the appointment of a school superintendent to replace David Faulkner, who is retiring after this school year. The Brentwood Board of Education has appointed Dr. Brian Lane to serve as its next school superintendent beginning July 1, 2017. Lane is currently serving as deputy superintendent for the Mehlville School District. He will be replacing David Faulkner, who will be retiring on June 30 after 30 years in public education. Board president Keith Rabenberg said the board was pleased to have received a large number of applications from highly qualified candidates.

Brentwood debaters win conference honors 3rd year in a row

Happy Sunday Debate Team! The team competed at Ritenour High School this weekend for the third tournament in the conference series. Students earned awards not only at this tournament, but all-conference awards were announced based on performance all season. It was an exciting weekend! The following students were recognized for awards at Conference Tournament 3:

Radio Speaking — Meghan Haug – 3rd place GSL All – Conference Award

Humorous Interpretation: Hank Wall – 1st place, Ben Haug – 6th place

Prose Interpretation: Lindsey Trieu – 4th place

Storytelling: Ben Haug – 3rd place

The following students earned new degrees in the NSDA after their performance this weekend: Contessa Smith: Degree of Honor, Madhumathi Vijayalingam: Degree of Excellence

For the third year in a row, Brentwood High School had students receive conference awards.

Weekend update from Brentwood Debate coach Robyn Haug

We always start our second semester of competition with a weekend dedicated to our novices. The novice invitational weekend is the last chance for our newest members to compete against only other new members. Friday night the kids competed in their individual events and Saturday they debated. All rounds at this tournament are judged by the varsity members around the district, so it is a learning experience for both the novices and the varsity. We had a great weekend!

Holiday wishes from Brentwood Debate

The Brentwood High School Debate Team used Twitter on Wednesday to wish everyone ‘happy holidays’. The young, but enthusiastic team had a busy tournament schedule this fall, competing successfully in the area. https://twitter.com/DebateRhaug/status/811656992624406528

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