Friday, May 24, 2013
The Griffins and Cadets kept it a close game until CBC cracked it open in the 7th inning.
The CBC Cadets baseball team is advancing in the Class 5 State tournament after defeating St. John Vianney High Thursday 10-5. Coming out of the gate quickly, the Cadets got on the board early in the 1st to lead 2-0. Vianney met the lead and got an extra run in the 2nd, to keep the game tight at 2-3 through the 5th. After a 2-run inning in the 5th for CBC, the Vianney Griffin Catcher Jack Klages sent a solo shot over the fence for a home run, once again tying the game with 4 runs. Watch the Griffins celebrate Klages's homer in the video above. But the Cadets busted the game open in the 7th, tacking on 6 more runs. With Griffin Alex Hoffman on the mound, CBC Catcher Joe Schrimpf led off the 7th with a double. Matt Vierling followed up with …
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Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Kirkwood Board of Education approved a 1-to-1 iPad program that will begin rolling out this fall.
The Kirkwood School District Board of Education approved an initiative that would place an iPad Mini in the hands of every student over a two-year rollout. The 1-on-1 provision was approved at Monday's board meeting. The first phase launches this fall for students in 5th, 8th and 9th grade, with more grade levels added each semester through January 2015. The current roll-out schedule: With an estimated total of roughly $1.8 million for the cost of the project, the first phase will cost $325,000. The price includes an iPad Mini, a case and basic applications on the device. Students in 3rd grade and higher will be able to take the iPads home. Selected Kirkwood classes have been participating in the program already to test out educational …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Vianney defeated Westminster Christian Academy for the Class 3 championship Friday night.
St. John Vianney High School is a state champion in volleyball for the 17th time, defeating Westminster Christian Academy for the Class 3 title Friday night. The Vianney Griffins won the championship in two sets, played at Maryville University. Westminster lost the first set 27-25, and the second 25-20, according to the school's Twitter feed. Vianney wrapped up the season with a 25-7 record, bidding a grand farewell with a state win to seniors Nick Allen, Brenden Keller, Sam Reynolds and Josh Thum. What do you think? Did you follow the Griffins' season this year? Wish the team congratulations in the comments.
Congrats to the class of 2013! Are you celebrating a graduate this year?
Seniors at St. Louis Community College-Meramec, Kirkwood High School, Vianney High School and Ursuline Academy are saying good-bye to their now-alma mater and graduating this weekend. SHARE your graduation photos and videos with Patch! Just upload them to this post. The Class of 2013 commencement ceremonies are: Patch sends congratulations to all graduates! What do you think? Do you have a graduate this year? Any other special festivities surrounding area commencements? Tell us in the comments.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The junior at Vianney shares the state championship after a two-day tournament in Springfield.
Vianney High School junior Matt Mueller teed off in the golf Class 4 state championship Monday to conclude the tournament as a co-champion Tuesday. Mueller shares the title with Rockhurst's Patrick Byrne, tying with 146 over the two-round tournament at Rivercut Golf Course in Springfield, Mo., according to Vianney's website. See other state results at the Missouri High School Athletic Association's website. READ MORE ABOUT VIANNEY ON KIRKWOOD PATCH: Join Kirkwood Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
2 goals for Kaley Nieters in the second half. Angels face either Webster or Nerinx in the finals Wednesday,
There are differences between St. Joe and Ursuline Academy soccer teams. For one, St. Joe does not have to play its freshman goal keeper; Ursuline does. Ursuline freshman keeper Jaime Spath was tested early and often and the Angels peppered the Bear nets for a relatively easy 6-2 district semifinal win. The Angels have a fine freshman themselves in Rosie Breheny, but they start with sophomore Kelsey Ponder who has more experience. The win sets up the Angels (15-2) against Webster Groves, 1-0 winner over Nerinx Hall. The Angels-Webster game will be played on the Angels' home turf Wednesday at 4 o’clock. Hot or cold, sunny or not, the Angels keep on rolling. Six different attackers scored in the home win. Kaley Nieters notched a key second-…
A major landscaping effort is going on today as 100 students take to Kirkwood parks.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Students are getting ready to graduate from high schools and universities in the Kirkwood area.
It's that time of year again: Students at both high school and college levels are getting ready for commencement in the St. Louis area. SHARE your graduation photos with Patch! Just upload them to this post. In Kirkwood, St. Louis Community College-Meramec, Kirkwood High School, Vianney High School and Ursuline Academy all have graduation ceremonies in the month of May. Patch sends congratulations to all graduates! What do you think? Do you have a graduate this year? Any other special festivities surrounding area commencements? Tell us in the comments.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
That news comes two weeks after it ranked third among top-ranked Missouri schools by U.S. News & World Report.
Different survey, different results. Two weeks ago, Kirkwood High School ranked third in Missouri in the U.S. News & World Report ranking of the best high schools in the country. Now, Newsweek has a different list, and KHS has a different position in the rankings. Newsweek's its online ranking of the top 2,000 high schools in the country puts Kirkwood as the sixth best in Missouri, with a ranking of 523 among the top 2,000. That ranking keeps Kirkwood out of Newsweek's list of the 25 best in the Midwest—a ranking that put Ladue Horton Watkins at No. 18 and Clayton High at No. 20. Ladue was ranking the No. 1 school in Missouri. Kirkwood High moved up from No. 12 in Missouri in last year's survey, when it was ranked 906 in the country. …