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Ben Steinhauer

Ben Steinhauer

by Karlie Thoenen, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

Freshman Ben Steinhauer was 13 when he ran on American Ninja Warrior Junior.  “It was a one of a kind experience,” Steinhauer said. Steinhauer trained for about three years before competing in the summer of 2018.  “On the first day, I woke up at about 6 a.m. to go to Korea town, the...

Far From Home

Far From Home

by Maegan Hayes, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

Flying 4,607 miles across the Atlantic Ocean to start school in a new country can be very scary, but for Talay Marr-Calagan, it was an adventure he was ready to embark on. Marr-Calagan lived in North Rhein Westphalia, a city in Germany all too far from St. Charles, Mo. and had been looking forward to...

Officer Shipley

Officer Shipley

by Te'Ilah Coffman, Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

Young Michael Shipley and friends played around in Target getting stickers from Military Recruiting Officers to put on their bikes. One day Shipley stopped in his tracks looking at a poster of an M.P. (Military Police).  “He had a canine and his uniform looked really sharp and all that and I al...

That’s a Wrap

That’s a Wrap

by Nicklas Johnston, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

Thomas Doss, a senior at St. Charles High School, started running on the cross country team in the fall of 2017, his sophomore year.  “I like being a part of something bigger than myself,” Doss said. During his first year on the team, there were many good upperclassmen runners, including Edwin Kipainoi...

Emily Wisdom

Emily Wisdom

by Ella Sulwer, Social Media Manager

October 2, 2019

Emily Wisdom joins the St. Charles High School staff this school year as the new finance secretary. She previously worked in St. Louis at The Charity CFO, which is a business that offers accounting skills to non profit organizations. She now continues her path with finance in her position with this schoo...

Katie Ashmann

Katie Ashmann

by Patrick Benedict, Web Designer

September 10, 2019

Katie Ashmann, SCHS’s Honors English 1, English 3, and Yearbook teacher, is relatively new to the education arena, as this is only her second year teaching. However, she’s attempting to make great strides in terms of student connection. “This year I'm trying to focus on meeting and reaching as many...

Ryan Hanmore

Ryan Hanmore

by Alex Wilson, Social Media Manager

September 6, 2019

New Special Education teacher Ryan Hanmore had graduated as a pirate some years ago. He is very athletic and sports was one of the reasons he decided to become a teacher. “I came back here as a volunteer, just working with students and athletes got me really teaching,” Hanmore said.  He has a re...

Eddie Jordan

Eddie Jordan

by Danny Schneider, Polls Editor

September 6, 2019

    New paraprofessional, Eddie Jordan, graduated from the University of Phoenix with a bachelors in business management and a masters in business administration. Traveling was something else he wanted to do. Then he also graduated from Capella University with a special education degree.     Jor...

Burcu Yagci

Burcu Yagci

by Jay Frey, Reference Manager

September 6, 2019

Burcu Yagci High's new ELL teacher has taught English and Turkish in not only America, but her home country, Turkey. Every teacher has a reason as to why they wanted to teach the subject they do, they’re all different and unique in their own ways. “I think because of my English teacher, E...

Kim Pond

Kim Pond

by Alex Wilson, Social Media Manager

September 6, 2019

Kim Pond may be new to our district, but he is no stranger to teaching.  “Prior to joining the St. Charles High School family, I taught at a high school in Florida for six years,” Pond said. Although he taught at a school in Florida, he has not always been a teacher. In fact, he was a server a...

Ashley Howard

Ashley Howard

by Ella Sulwer, Social Media Manager

September 6, 2019

Graduate of Lindenwood University, business teacher Ashley Howard joined the St. Charles School District community as both a teacher at St. Charles High and St. Charles West. Teaching at both high schools affects her day-to-day life heavily.  “I think it has influenced my life by being more patient with everybody in ...

Beatrice Underwood-Sweet

Beatrice Underwood-Sweet

by Ella Sulwer, Social Media Manager

September 6, 2019

Growing up in Kentucky, one of our new English Language Learner and special education teachers Beatrice Underwood-Sweet wasn’t always planning on being a teacher, but to work in the world of publishing and writing.    “I wanted to originally be an acquisitions editor,” Underwood-Sweet said. “I ...

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