• Mark Twain Picnic Raises Funds for PTO

    Mark Twain Picnic Raises Funds for PTO

    Carnival games, a silent auction and a cookout drew a crowd of students and their families to Mark Twain Elementary School’s annual spring picnic on Saturday, April 23. About a dozen games were set up in the gym and face and arm painting artists served a line of students in the hallway. The auction, held in the cafeteria, raised about $5,000 […]

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  • BHS Drum Line Competes in Land of Giants

    BHS Drum Line Competes in Land of Giants

    Indoor percussion team takes 7th at championships   By Seamus Saunders Contributing Writer The Brentwood High School indoor percussion team placed seventh among nine schools at the Mid Continent Color Guard Association Championships on April 2 at Ozark High School. It was the last of three competitions for the season. This year 13 students participated. They had three new coaches […]

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  • Students Learn to Apply Math, Science

    Students Learn to Apply Math, Science

    Nikodym teaches Project Lead the Way to grades 7-12   By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit Email: bowmansj@sbcglobal.net “Where are we ever gonna use this?” Years ago when Brian Nikodym taught math to middle schoolers, that’s the question his students asked him the most. Though he still teaches, he never hears that question anymore. In fact, his job with […]

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  • School District Thanks Seniors at Brunch

    School District Thanks Seniors at Brunch

    Superintendent speaks on enrollment, Manhassett Village   By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit Email: bowmansj@sbcglobal.net Around 50 Brentwood residents enjoyed jazz, drama, singing and a hot breakfast at the Brentwood School District Senior Citizens’ Brunch on March 29. It was held at the district’s office in Hanley Industrial Court. The school district has held the event annually for about […]

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  • There’s Nothing Trivial About $7000

    There’s Nothing Trivial About $7000

    Trivia night raises money for BHS senior party   By Steve Bowman Email: bowmansj@sbcglobal.net A trivia night and silent auction on March 6 raised over $7,000 for Project Graduation, a parent-organized party for Brentwood High School seniors. More than 175 people competed on 22 teams at the school’s administrative offices in the Hanley Industrial Court. The eight-person teams went 10 […]

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  • Talent Show Spotlights Twain Students

    Talent Show Spotlights Twain Students

    By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit Email: bowmansj@sbcglobal.net Mark Twain Elementary School held its 15th annual student talent show on Friday night, Feb. 26. Billed as “Mark Twain’s Got Talent,” the production comprised 15 acts performed by 29 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. There were vocal, piano, violin, ukulele and classical guitar solos. Five emcees provided between-act comedy. […]

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  • Saint Mary Magdalen Honors Graduate

    Saint Mary Magdalen Honors Graduate

    Judy Van Cleave Chiodini, a 1965 graduate of Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic School, is the 2016 recipient of the school’s Distinguished Graduate Award. She was honored for her role as parish business manager, her work on the school’s capital campaign and other school projects. The award honors a graduate of Catholic elementary school who has made a contribution to American […]

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  • Snow Empties Schools, Fills Oak Tree Park

    Snow Empties Schools, Fills Oak Tree Park

    Two to three inches of snow fell in the St. Louis area on Tuesday, causing school districts in Brentwood and elsewhere to cancel classes Wednesday and after-school activities Tuesday and Wednesday. On Wednesday dozens of sledders took advantage of the day off to ride the big slope at Oak Tree Park. Though there were only a couple of inches of […]

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  • BHS Trivia Night

    BHS Trivia Night

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  • Youngstrom Valedictorian at Truman State

    Youngstrom Valedictorian at Truman State

    2012 BHS grad earns psychology degree   By Steve Bowman Editor, The Brentwood Spirit Email: bowmansj@sbcglobal.net Alaina Youngstrom is the valedictorian – again. Three-and-a-half years after graduating from Brentwood High School as the valedictorian of the Class of 2012, she was handed a diploma last month as a valedictorian of her class at Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo. The […]

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