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Jadzia: Spelling Bee finalist!

Editor’s note: After winning the Ferguson-Florissant district-wide spelling bee for the second straight year, Jadzia reached the finals of the 2017 Post-Dispatch Spelling Bee. Here’s what she had to say about it. Winning my school bee wasn’t too hard because … Continue reading

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Jadzia on the air waves

As a member of Vogt Elementary’s chess club, Jadzia has had opportunities to be featured in stories about the “Your Move” chess program in the Ferguson-Florissant School District. Here are a couple of her recent appearances: “Crossing Continents” (BBC Radio … Continue reading

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Viper Bots go to the Capitol

On March 3, Jadzia and her Viper Bots teammates joined the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri for a STEM expo at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City.

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Jadzia: District spelling bee champ!

Ferguson-Florissant, there’s a new champ in town. Jadzia won first place in the district-wide spelling bee!

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The Viper Bots

This year, our elementary school introduced a new Girl Scouts robotics team. I was asked if I might like to help out. I like programming and Legos, so I thought it sounded like it could be fun. I didn’t realize … Continue reading

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Our great summer: Science and reading

This summer our kids had more science and library activities than ever before. In June, Vogt Elementary held a weeklong “Scary Science” camp at the school. Each day there was a scary theme, like making a mummy or eating bugs. … Continue reading

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Josie’s last day of preschool

Don Héctor and Doña Lucila arrived late last night, and rose early this morning. Our first day together had a busy itinerary.

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Love burns

Jadzia brought home a bunch of cool artwork from school today, but this one struck me. It’s supposed to say “Love Birds”…. But you know what? “Love burns” is a maxim in the making.

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Jadzia’s first Christmas program

Tonight Jadzia participated in the Vogt Elementary Christmas program. Here is her account of the night: I liked singing on the risers. My songs were “’twas the night before Christmas,” “Ring those bells,” and “Hear those bells.” I wore my … Continue reading

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Jadzia talks about her first day of kindergarten

This morning I took Jadzia to her first day of kindergarten at Vogt Elementary in Ferguson. She was pretty excited about it. All went well — except I forgot to take her picture. I tried to compensate by shooting some … Continue reading

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