Students from Nipher Middle School on the Nipher Battle of the Books Club won the annual Area-Wide Middle School Book Battle on Wednesday, May 5 at Pattonville Heights Middle School. Teams of students from 24 area schools came together virtually for this year’s competition.
Robinson Elementary School in the Kirkwood School District hosted a Fun Run on Thursday, May 6 on the school’s campus. During the day students from the Kirkwood At Home (KAH) program and Robinson students took turns running laps to raise funds for classroom libraries. When the rain came, students went inside for a dance party. Over the past two weeks, Robinson has supported a “pledge page” where donors commit a dollar amount for each lap run by the principal. Every lap run will raise money for books for the classroom library diversification efforts. Students in the KAH program participated in a virtual dance party to also raise funds. The project collected over $20,000, which will purchase over 4,000 books.
The University of Missouri School of Music hosted the annual “Creating Original Music Project” (COMP) statewide competition on Saturday, April 24. The festival recognizes Missouri students (K-12) who compose original works in a variety of musical styles. North Kirkwood Middle School 8th grade student Jocelin Murray placed 2nd in the Middle School Pop Music category for her original piece titled “Tide.” Jocelin was sponsored and accompanied by NKMS performing arts teacher Ms. Leah Luciano. Jocelin was awarded a cash prize of $400. A recording of the concert can be found at: https://youtu.be/r7A7mvAJrKw. Jocelin’s performance can be seen and heard at 16:59.
Westchester Elementary School in the Kirkwood School District (KSD) received the Missouri Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBS) Gold Award of Recognition.