Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Education Digest

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Education Digest

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WENTZVILLE SCHOOLS > Art teacher honored * Duello Elementary art teacher Hester Menier has been named the 2015 National Art Education Association's Western Region elementary art educator of the year.

Menier has taught in the Wentzville School District since 1999 and has been the art teacher at Duello since it opened in 2007. She has twice been selected as a building "Teacher of the Year" and in 2010 she was the first teacher in the district to achieve National Board Certification. Last year, Menier was named the Missouri Elementary Art Educator of the Year, according to a school district news release.

ST. LOUIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS > School to relocate * The Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience will have a new home for the upcoming school year. St. Louis Public Schools is reopening the Wyman School building, 1547 South Theresa Avenue, to provide additional space for the school's expected enrollment of 190 students.

The school currently operates out of the former Des Peres School, 450 Des Peres Avenue.

The school is a magnet high school, opened in August 2013 with a freshman class of 60 students. It has been adding a new grade each year. The district's Special Administrative Board recently approved more than $6 million to renovate the former Wyman School, according to a news release. All work is scheduled to be completed by August.

MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY > Scholarship named after publisher * Maryville University has announced the Dr. Donald M. Suggs Scholarship, a new financial aid opportunity for incoming freshmen. The scholarship serves undergraduate, academically strong students from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education.

The award covers 100 percent of tuition and room and board and is renewable over four years. Minimum qualifications include a 23 ACT score and a 3.25 GPA.

The scholarship honors Suggs, a retired oral surgeon, publisher of The St. …

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