Villa Duchesne's Kayla Simon is recognized by the Fleet Reserve Association.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
But never step foot in the classroom at any time.
Parents of Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School kindergartners have been reading to the entire kindergarten class without stepping foot in the classroom. Skype has allowed parents to serve as guest readers each month even when they cannot be on campus. Parents have been reading books from their home or office using computers and iPads while students watch and listen using the classroom's interactive SMART Board.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Dominant performances by MICDS, Villa girls and Burroughs boys.
There is just one more qualifying round for the state track meet before Missouri’s elite runners and field stars go to the state track meet at Dwight Reed Stadium on the campus of Lincoln University May 24-25 in Jefferson City. The unfinished business is sectional championships for the large schools (Ladue and St. Joe at Parkway North) and the smaller schools, (MICDS, Burroughs and Villa) at MICDS Saturday. Top performers will be in Jeff City Memorial Day weekend to make history. Class 4 District 2 at Ladue The Rams hosted the meet, but did not sweep the field. Madison Barker, a junior had a strong performance Saturday on the Ladue oval. She captured first in the 200 meter dash in 25.64 and first in the 400 meter dash in 58.44. Ladue’s …
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Full account of who did what Monday on the Ladue-Frontenac Patch.
The sun bore through the clouds and there were sparkling performances abound at the local district track meets, Class 4 at Ladue and Class 3 at MICDS. The top performers move onto the sectional competition next weekend, with the best going to the annual state track & field championships May 24-25 in Jefferson City. The stars came out this weekend: Senior Amos Bartelsmeyer of MICDS won the 1,600, 3,200 and 800 meter runs without hardly breaking a sweat. Ezekiel Elliott of Burroughs was his brillliant self in the hurdles and sprints. Speester Denzell Conway of MICDS caught Elliott at the tape of the 100 meter dash. Conway won in 10.90, Elliott was second in 10.95. Elliott won the 110 high hurdles in 13.77; the 200 intermediate hurdles in 38.…
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Hear from the coach; hear from Kaitlin Springer about her game-winning-goal on Thursday.
Not often does the goal keeper get an assist in soccer. "But it happens sometimes," beamed Villa Duchesne's senior forward Kaitlin Springer. At the 64:34 point of the game, Springer got a bounding ball from goal keeper Sydney Miller, perfectly placed and not touched, and one-timed it past Principia keeper Jessica Clouse for the victory. Turns out this was the game-winning-goal and the only goal in a 1-0 blanking of the visiting Panthers. With that, Villa climbed over .500, upping the weather shortened season with a 5-4-2 record. The Saints will travel to Clayton Monday for a non league game. They host Whitfield today at 4:15. Both Springer and her coach Tim Twellman pronounced this a well-earned victory over a fiesty underdogged Principia …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Students earned medals in a wide variety of curriculum.
Information was provided by the communications department at Villa Duchesne. Villa Duchesne’s high school team is first in the state in the medium-school division of the 2013 Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) Academic Challenge. Individual Villa Duchesne students also medaled in Chemistry, Computer Science, English, and Physics. The state competition is sponsored each spring by Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla. The WYSE Academic Challenge is a competitive series of multiple-choice tests in seven subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering Graphics, English, Mathematics, and Physics.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Catherine Wagner selected from more than 3.4 million high school seniors
Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School's Catherine Wagner has been named a candidate for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. She is one of 3,000 students selected from the more than 3.4 million high school seniors graduating this year. Scholars are named in May on the basis of their superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character, and community involvement. The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964 by Executive Order of the President.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Team to compete in April at the federal courthouse in downtown St. Louis.
This information can be found on the Villa Duchesne Oak Hill website. Villa Duchesne’s Mock Trial Team has advanced to State Finals. The students compete in April at the federal courthouse in downtown St. Louis. Members of the team are Captains Ellen Bruntrager and Jacqueline Smith as well as team members Anna Coyle, Lindsay Dames, Allison Federer, Erika Gotway, Shelby Marshall, Lindsey McGrath, Madeline McGrath, Molly McLaughlin, Kimmy Schlafly, Karissa Simon, Kayla Simon, Mary Catherine Steenberge, Madeleine Swanstrom, Grace Walsh, and Kate Wehrman. Special recognition goes to attorney coaches Dan Bruntrager and Mike Smith as well as faculty moderators Kendra Reif and Tony Fressola. The Missouri High School Mock Trial Competition …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Kristen Buehne named one of the top 100 high school seniors in state
Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School’s Kristen Buehne has been recognized by the Missouri Scholars 100 Program. Kristen is one of the top 100 high school seniors in the state as selected by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals. Selected students have met a rigorous academic formula that includes their ACT/SAT scores, GPA, class rank, and course load. Missouri Scholars must also prove to be exemplary school citizens.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Villa Duchesne students volunteered at a Costa Rican elementary school during Spring Break.
Four Villa Duchesne students were in Costa Rica for Spring Break, completing a service project for an elementary school in Pavones. Freshmen Allie Christopher, Sophie Carothers, and Kasey West with eighth grader Annelise Walker lived with local families and immersed themselves in the culture. The students enjoyed cooking lessons, traditional dance lessons, and conversed in Spanish. They also learned about the history of the country and explored the diverse ecosystem of Costa Rica through hiking, river rafting, and waterfall rappelling. This is the third year that Villa Duchesne Theology teacher Diane Everitt has led a service learning trip to Costa Rica.