Category: Education

Clayton High School named among best in state, nation by Niche

Clayton High School tops a list of the best public high schools in Missouri for 2017, according to Niche. Thirty-four other high schools in St. Louis also made the list by Niche, a website that ranks schools, colleges and neighborhoods.The site used SAT/ACT scores, student-teacher ratio and college placement to determine the rankings. Niche also ranks the schools based on the quality of colleges students consider and attend, parent and student surveys on overall experience, four-year […]

General Assembly rolls back restrictions on college degree programs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The House and Senate have truly agreed and passed a new piece of legislation that would allow certain universities to grant degrees that they had previously been unable to. HB 1645, sponsored by Rep. Steve Cookson, is the result of several years of work but received final approval from the House on Wednesday after returning from the Senate. The legislation would create a framework to reform degree offerings and program approval […]

University City senior selected for U.S. Air Force Academy

Ever since he can remember, Marco Gillispie has known what he wanted to do. The son of retired United States Air Force Major Mark Gillispie, the notion of following in his father’s footsteps and entering the paternal business just seemed a logical direction for Marco. But simply wanting to accomplish a feat is far from succeeding at it. Gillispie remained determined. He developed a strong work ethic and a sense for service while setting his sights on […]

Ameren celebrates 100th anniversary of the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis with $1 million donation

ST. LOUIS — Ameren Corporation announced Friday it is donating $1 million to the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis to support its work to strengthen communities and bolster the region as a better and brighter place to live and work. The gift will be formally announced by Ameren Illinois Chairman and President Richard Mark during the Urban League’s centennial gala and dinner on Saturday. “Ameren’s continued support and generous donation will assist the Urban League in […]

RELEASE: American Heart Association and Weber Chevrolet unveil Hands-Only CPR training kiosk at West County Center to help public learn a life-saving skill

ST. LOUIS /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — St. Louisans and all who visit West County Center can learn Hands-Only CPR in about five minutes, where a new interactive kiosk will teach this effective bystander CPR skill. The West County Center kiosk is the first in St. Louis where a Hands-Only CPR training kiosk will reside, courtesy of the American Heart Association and Weber Chevrolet. The kiosk will be unveiled at 1:00 p.m. today at West County Center in Des Peres, MO. The kiosk […]

Meet the candidates: Two incumbents, one newcomer running for Clayton School Board

Two of the Clayton Board of Education’s seven seats are up for grabs in the upcoming municipal elections and both current members have filed for re-election. The candidates include incumbents Amy Rubin and Jenaro Centeno, who were both elected to the board in 2015. Also seeking a post is Jason K. Wilson, owner and CEO of Northwest Coffee Roasting Co. The Clayton Times had a chance to catch up with all three candidates and get their […]

RELEASE: Metro to conduct cooking demonstrations at two transit centers

UPDATE: Due to the forecast, Friday’s Link Market cooking demonstration at the Wellston Transit Center has been canceled. An update will be provided if the event is rescheduled. ST. LOUIS — A nutritionist from the University of Missouri Extension will demonstrate how to prepare a one-pot meal on a tight budget using healthy ingredients Thursday and Friday at two Metro Transit locations. The food demonstrations are part of the Link Market food kiosk program’s focus on […]

RELEASE: Carolyn and Joseph Losos contribute $50,000 to Parents as Teachers National Center

ST. LOUIS — Parents as Teachers National Center (PATNC) has announced a gift of $50,000 from Joseph and Carolyn Losos to support the Carolyn Losos Prize for Excellence and Innovation Fund. The Losos Prizes for Excellence and Innovation publicly recognize outstanding Parents as Teachers affiliates who lead their peers and demonstrate how Parents as Teachers positively impacts children and families. The prizes are presented annually at the Parents as Teachers International Conference. The awards highlight […]

Two new candidates emerge in Clayton’s open Ward 3 Aldermanic race

By this time next month, Clayton residents will see at least one fresh face on the Board of Aldermen, with one of its six current members not seeking re-election. With a little over three weeks to go before Clayton’s municipal elections on April 3, and one open seat up for grabs in Ward 3, here’s a look at who’s running and what they’re promising. Clayton’s Ward 3 (Downtown district: includes Maryland Ave., Brentwood & Forsyth Blvds. and […]

RELEASE: Saint Louis Zoo’s First Bank sea lion shows begin Friday with “Spring Training”

The Saint Louis Zoo’s sea lions of summer are reporting to “Spring Training” starting Friday, March 16 (weather permitting) at the First Bank Sea Lion Show at Sea Lion Sound. Zoo trainers are working with these intelligent pinnipeds on high jumps, flipper walks, high dives, Frisbee tosses and other acrobatic and athletic behaviors. Throughout the show, trainers explain sea lion behavior and positive-reinforcement training, animal fun facts and the need for conserving the sea lions’ […]