Abbey Painter has been named a Huffington Post "Greatest Person of the Day" for helping kids in need.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
Keysor's Box O’Sox collected 878 new pairs of socks that were donated to Healthy Kids Express.
The Huffington Post has selected North Kirkwood Middle School sixth grader as its Greatest Person of the Day for her efforts to help kids in need. Abbey was inspired to do something for others after she was a patient at Missouri Baptist Hospital. During her stay, she decided that kids needed something to do as many kids are there for a long time. After talking to some friends and her parents and researching some options online, Abbey designed a mobile library book cart where kids staying in the hospital can check out books. After the book cart project, Abbey was invited to become involved with Healthy Kids Express. Healthy Kids Express provides health care to under-served children in the St. Louis area including hearing and vision …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
"Huffington Post" has featured Grace Mehan as its April 18 "Greatest Person of the Day."
Colleen Mehan started a Facebook page about her daughter's Metro bus stop in Glendale for two reasons. "First of all, distributing the photos from Grace and Tom’s bus stop events was getting pretty busy, so I thought it would be easier to share the love via a social network. Secondly, there’s a bigger message here than holiday fun at a bus stop," Colleen said in an email that announced the launch of Grace's Glendale Bus Stop. Today, Kirkwood Patch is happy to announce that the bigger message Colleen refers to is being shared with readers across the country. Grace Mehan is Huffington Post's "Greatest Person of the Day" for April 18. The publication directs readers to our story about Grace and her bus stop published earlier this week: Grace'…
Thursday, August 4, 2011
The Kirkwood School District says it will follow the Missouri School Board Association's recommendations about whether its Facebook policy should be modified.
Questions are swirling about Facebook friendships between teachers and students with the passage of a new state law that quickly picked up the moniker “Facebook Law." The legislation signed into law last month by Gov. Jay Nixon is aimed at protecting children from sexual assault. But two lines in the bill sponsored by State Sen. Jane Cunningham, R-Chesterfield, referring to social media have garnered much attention. Kirkwood School District spokeswoman Ginger Fletcher said district officials already have a policy against teachers having students as Facebook friends. Each year, administrators go over the policy with teachers and staff, she said. “The whole point is that teachers need to be as appropriate with their students (in social …