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Flex room may bring new schedules

Emily Miquelon, Illustrator

October 15, 2010

Marquette has been under construction since the summer of 2009. Additions include new orchestra rooms, history and math hallways, a new staircase and a new room on the second floor known as the “flex room.” This giant space is puzzling to many students. “I don’t even know what it’s for,”...

Seniors are commended as National Merit Scholars

Kevin Kafoury, Sports Editor

October 7, 2010

Twelve MHS students were recognized earlier this week as National Merit Commended Scholars, based on their results from the PSAT/MSQT test results a year ago. According to nationalmerit.org, Commended Scholars total up to 34,000 student nationwide, roughly five percent of the 1.5 million students who...

New standards based grading questioned

New standards based grading questioned

Ted Hayes, Ad Manager

October 7, 2010

The Rockwood School District Board of Education adopted a new grading and reporting policy known as standards based grading on October 19, 2006. "Standards based grading is simply a system where teachers communicate clearly to students what they are supposed to know and be able to do relate to cou...

New Gateway books gain interest among teachers and students

Carrie Hall, Page Designer

October 7, 2010

The 2010-2011 Gateway Readers books are in high demand at the library this year. Every year, Missouri high school students vote for their favorite book out of a list of 15 nominated books. The winning book receives an award from the Missouri Association of School Librarians. This year’s books...

New restaurant brings Italian flavor to Chesterfield

New restaurant brings Italian flavor to Chesterfield

Katelyn Rudolph, Community Editor

September 29, 2010

On the corner of Olive Boulevard and Chesterfield Parkway is a new Italian-style restaurant that will bring the flavors of the Hill to Chesterfield.                Charlie Gitto’s "From the Hill" is a fine Italian-style restaurant that officially opened on Thursday, Sept. 9, and re...

All juniors to take free ACT

All juniors to take free ACT

Nina Luo, News Editor

September 27, 2010

Through the nation its inevitable spread is like the black plauge, looming tall and dark over college applicants: the ACT. The number of graduating seniors taking the ACT rose 6 percent from last year to 1.57 million, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. The ACT is a three-hour nationally...

District budget cuts causes modifications to zero hour, activity buses

District budget cuts causes modifications to zero hour, activity buses

Kathleen Siegmund, Staff Reporter

September 27, 2010

This summer, Rockwood announced the elimination of the zero-hour morning buses and the after school activity buses for all of the district’s high schools. The removal of the buses is “due to reductions in state transportation funding,” according to Rockwood’s announcement on the district web...

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