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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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Star Wars on the brain

From the Joseph Files: Writing capital letter H for homework is so much more fun when you realize you can turn them into drawings of TIE fighters.

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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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Chess Club: Grandmasters

What a big week we had. On Friday, Jadzia and fellow members of Vogt Elementary’s chess club were visited by grandmasters … and a ton of media. Here is her account of the day: Once upon a time, Jadzia and … Continue reading

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Ferguson’s children: Our voice

Drums. Singing. Shakespeare. MLK. What a great afternoon we had enjoying the artistry of Jadzia and other Ferguson kids! The event was designed as a response to recent events in Ferguson and throughout St. Louis. Students from across the Ferguson-Florissant … Continue reading

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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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Progress reports

This week Jadzia brought home her first report card — or rather “mid-quarter progress report.” Her teacher had very nice things to say, and of course we are proud of how she is doing in school so far. Last week, … 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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