Maplewood Richmond Heights Superintendent Karen Hall told MRH families on Thursday that Elementary School Assistant Principal Jonathan Strong will be leaving MRH as of June 30, to join St. Louis Public Schools as the new principal at Meramec Elementary. The school is at 2745 Meramec Street in south St. Louis. From Hall’s announcement:
In making his announcement, Strong said: “I am sad to be leaving, but I am also elated for the opportunity to share the knowledge that MRH has given me with the St.
The MRH School District has not been the subject of any specific or credible threat from “creepy clowns” according to a notice posted online Thursday by Karen Hall, superintendent of schools. The school staff tries to dispel rumors among students, but it is hard to stop them once they start, especially in this age of social media, according to Hall. She asks caregivers to speak with their children, and help the school to teach them not to spread rumors, especially those that can scare or harm other children. From the school district’s post — see the full post here
Remind your children that people who care about them are handling the situation — Schools and their police partners take threats to school safety seriously. School threats made on social media most often turn out to be hoaxes, but we will always investigate the threats and take necessary steps to protect our students and staff.
Actor, Gregory Sporleder, uncle of Maplewood Richmond Heights High School student, Riley Sporleder, has worked with actors such as Owen Wilson, Morgan Freeman and John Cusack, and played parts in movies such as American Horror Story, Friends and G-Men from Hell. Sporleder (See his IMDb profile) is set to begin helping MRH Middle School students ramp up their video productions. In an MRH High School video, students welcomed him to MRH. https://youtu.be/VmuZcXU0PSQ
The Maplewood Richmond Heights School District recognizes teachers each year who go above and beyond. This year, Early Childhood Center kindergarten/first grade looping teacher, Olivia Strazewski is the 2016-2017 MRH District Teacher of the Year and Early Childhood Center Teacher of the Year, the district announced on Tuesday. Strazewski will be honored at the district’s annual employee appreciation event held in the spring. She will also be recognized at the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce annual dinner in October. Strazewski has been with MRH Early Childhood Center for the past six years and is currently a looping kindergarten/first grade teacher.
Maplewood Richmond Heights 2012 graduate, Scott Lunte, got into calling Blue Devils games his sophomore year. He called his last MRH game at 2016 homecoming — Monday was his first day in the office at radio station KRES in Moberly, MO. After studying sports journalism at Webster University he called play-by-play for Prepcasts. Moving to Moberly, about 25 miles north of Columbia, is a big deal. “It was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made, leaving home,” he said Friday night between periods in the homecoming soccer game against Brentwood.
Recently Maplewood Richmond Heights Middle School students used a drone for a school-wide portrait and visited the Washington University engineering school. The Brownie troop cleaned up around the elementary school too. https://twitter.com/mikedittrich77/status/777897762864193536
The Maplewood Richmond Heights Blue Devils R&B band played a set for the crowd in the Commons Courtyard between the volleyball and soccer games. Both games were against Brentwood. MRH won the volleyball game against Brentwood in two sets — 25-20, 25-22. See photos from the volleyball game. The Blue Devils also won the soccer game against Brentwood, 4-1.
Maplewood Richmond Heights administrators and teachers reported taking the Metro, congratulated a coach and a soccer team, reported Hall of Fame inductees and PE goals, and more on Twitter this past week. https://twitter.com/mrhhighschool/status/773191848986832896
The Maplewood Richmond Heights Hall of Fame 2016 inductees have been announced. The honorees will be recognized during the homecoming festivities before the start of the soccer game on Friday, Sept. 23. The Hall of Fame highlights MRH alumni who have made exceptional strides in their careers. On the MRH website: “It is vital to engage our community and past alumni into the current culture of our district and honor those who have helped pave the way for the younger generation of professionals who are continuing their education and entering the workforce.”
Maplewood Richmond Heights School District and many of its teachers and administrators post updates on Twitter. Here’s news from a choir teacher, girls’ cross country and volleyball, a mobile journalism class and others. Leading off is good news from a graduate. https://twitter.com/Scott_Lunte/status/772913160927993856
Maplewood Richmond Heights graduate Nick Coulter (class of 2011) played football at the Edward Jones Dome in the state final in 2010. They lost, but said in an interview recently that things he learned then he’s using today. He’s is now a photographer, which he said takes as much work as football. “The cold nights in Philadelphia, down by the bridge, it does not come easy (taking photographs). I played football – this takes work too.
The first day of school for all Maplewood Richmond Heights students is Monday, August 15, but the teachers and administrators have already been busy, as evidenced by their recent Twitter posts. https://twitter.com/kgrawer/status/761688081430827008