MRH grad, photographer to hold first exhibit

Maplewood Richmond Heights graduate Nicholas Coulter is set to hold his first exhibit of his photographic work. The photographic art and film event, INSPIRE, featuring Coulter’s work, will be held at the Studio of Jules Unique, 6823 Manchester Avenue, May 27 from 5  to 11 p.m. All are invited. Admission is $10. The exhibition will be an exploration of Coulter’s work. Architectural, portrait, still life and nature photography
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MRH science team wins statewide

The Maplewood Richmond Heights Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) team took first in the state competition in Rolla at Missouri S & T — for the third year in a row — and posted a photo of the team celebrating on Twitter. Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) is an International program headquartered at the University of Illinois, offering the annual Academic Challenge competition, a summer camps and other programs.

Individual MRH award winners include (according to MRH):

Biology – Samantha Schaffner third Place, Aaron Meuser second place
Chemistry: Joseph Barron and Lauren Owens tied for first place
Physics: Mia Rintoul, third place
Math: Joseph Barron third place, Lauren Owens second place, Mia Rintoul first place
Computer science: Henry Seymour third place, Stasya Juracsik second place
Engineering graphics: Noah Kiernan third place
English: Kadin Kristjansson third place

MRH Elementary School assistant principal leaving for south St. Louis school

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.

Brentwood, MRH score high in statewide rankings

Both Brentwood and Maplewood Richmond Heights school districts scored well in in the 2017 Niche ranking of school districts. Niche analyses academic and student life data from the U.S. Department of Education, test scores, college data, and ratings collected from Niche users, according to the web site. Brentwood School District was ranked 12th in the state overall. It received an ‘A’ for academics, teachers, health and safety; an ‘A-‘ for diversity; ‘B+’ for clubs and diversity; and ‘B’ for college readiness. It was also ranked the ninth best place to teach in Missouri.

Blue Devils R&B release new video

The Blue Devils R&B bands — middle and high school — performed their Fall Concert Wednesday night, and on Thursday released a YouTube video, ‘Back to the Sixties’.

MRH to end suspensions for Pre-K through 3rd grade

Maplewood Richmond Heights School District is one of three St. Louis County districts that say they’ll end out-of-school suspensions for preschool through third-grade students, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The announcement was made Sunday at MRH at an assembly for Break the Pipeline — an effort to break the “school-to-prison pipeline.”

Instead of suspensions, the MRH, Normandy and Ladue school districts will use social workers and behavioral health specialists to reduce the need to discipline students. MRH promised to ban suspensions for the young students in the next school year.

MRH ECC cuts ribbon, soccer wins, honor roll, honored teacher

At Maplewood Richmond Heights schools: ribbon-cutting, volleyball senior night, soccer wins districts, honor roll is posted, Washington University business students talk to MRH students, and more — all on various MRH-related Twitter posts.

No ‘creepy clowns’ threat at MRH, superintendent says

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.

MRH classes visit Maplewood businesses

Some Maplewood Richmond Heights students learned about some Maplewood businesses on Tuesday in a walking tour — the event was posted on Twitter.

Tufts & Batson: Maplewood’s bamboo fly fishing rod makers

Famous actor to help out at MRH Middle School

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.

MRH Teacher of the Year named

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.

MRH game caller takes it to mid-Missouri

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.