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June 19: District closed (Juneteenth)

July 4: District closed (Independence Day)

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In this edition of What's Happening at MRH:

  • Summer school... for teachers!
  • Food assistance efforts and free summer lunches
  • Scout project will benefit MRH students
  • Area Juneteenth celebration details
  • Already planning for back to school!

Summer School… for Teachers!

School’s out for the summer, of course, but we happen to know some teachers who just can’t get away from the classroom. 

Veteran MRH High School teachers Pam Withers and Otto Schultejans spent a week participating in Show-Me Careers, a professional development program and state network for educators, counselors and administrators to learn firsthand about relevant career pathways in today’s business and industry settings. The program provides a unique, hands-on learning experience inside small, medium and large companies in the key industry sectors of the St. Louis region each summer. Locations this year included the headquarters of World Wide Technologies, Spire, and the Danforth Plant Science Center. 

"My biggest takeaway from the Show-Me Careers experience is a commonality in all the businesses we toured,” said Schultejans. “They all think outside the box when it comes to helping their employees extend and further their careers. They pay for schooling, they encourage moving around within their business, and they all emphasize the need for soft skills.  Also, the people we talked to had an 'outside the box' career path; it was never linear. So, what that tells me, is that we as teachers need to also think outside the box, focus on soft skills in the classroom, and encourage students who may not be on that linear career path. We need to give them whatever support they need."

“Many of our students need an alternate path after high school,” said Withers. “Not everyone wants to or is able to go to college. With the businesses we visited, many of them have opportunities available to enter the workforce without attending college. They can attend Ranken or St. Louis Community College to earn certificates or Associate's degrees and then find trade and other positions making very good money without taking on many thousands of dollars of debt. Some options even include joining the workforce right after high school, as well. We just need to have students become aware of these opportunities.” 

Through these externship experiences, education professionals gain a more robust understanding of the technical skills, behaviors and mindsets that students need in order to be successful in today’s professional environments.

Enterprising Scouts

Rising 9th graders Hadley Tucker, Millicent Hamilton and Lucia Caravelli knew exactly what they wanted to do for their Girls Scouts Silver Award project.

Drawing upon themes learned in Middle School, they wanted to create a sustainable means of providing personal care items in school restrooms. They set up a meeting with MRH Operations Director Dr. Mike Dittrich, who helped the Scout trio map out a plan involving shelves and baskets to contain items such as deodorant wipes, floss picks and feminine products. Using a GoFundMe campaign, the students raised money to purchase some of the needed items, which will be found in selected restrooms throughout both MRH High and Middle Schools in the coming academic year. The project will span four years, requiring them to monitor how the items are received and utilized through their senior years at MRH. Please consider giving to the Scouts’ GoFundMe campaign

Free Summer Lunches Begin This Week

Starting today, Operation Food Search will provide free lunches for kids at nine St. Louis County Library branches. Stop by participating locations for a nutritious lunch and fun activities from 12-1 p.m.

Details on the St. Louis County Library website.

Maplewood Juneteenth Celebration THIS SATURDAY

Look for the MRH tent and many others on Saturday, June 15, for a day of fun and community spirit! Enjoy FREE ADMISSION to Maplewood Family Aquatic Center, food, games, and a variety of activities for all ages at Maplewood's annual Juneteenth celebration. The event runs 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Take advantage of a FREE shuttle to and from the event. The shuttle will run continuously starting at 11 a.m. with the final pick-up from the last stop at 1:15 p.m. The final shuttle will depart the pool at 2 p.m. 

Look for shuttle signs at:

Stop 1) Ryan Hummert Park (corner of Sutton and Zephyr)

Stop 2) Yale & Lyndover

Stop 3) Sutton Loop Park 

Stop 4) Greenwood Park 

Mark your calendars! MRH Youth Sports fall sports registration opens on Monday, July 1 and runs through Sunday, July 14, at MRHYS.org.

Fall sports include:

  • Soccer: Pre-K through 8th grade
  • For Pre-K and K only - registration will remain open through the first couple of weeks of school so new families at the ECC can register. 
  • Volleyball (girls): 4th grade through 8th grade
  • Cross country: 6th grade through 8th grade
  • Tennis (girls): 7th and 8th grade

Registration is first-come, first-served, and teams/sports are dependent upon parents volunteering to coach, as well as registration numbers and league availability.

Reach out to mrhyouthsports@gmail.com with any questions.

Mailing address:

MRH Youth Sports

7616 Williams Ave.

Maplewood, MO 63143

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