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NCI News - December 2017
Great News for North County Residents
Great News for North County residents.  Now getting health screenings and fresh produce has become even simpler and more convenient than ever before, especially if you area MetroLink rider.  

Bi-State Development and the St. Louis County Department of Public Health unveiled Links 2 Health, a new mobile health screening program that will enhance access to much-needed health care services for residents of North St. Louis County.
The Links 2 Health mobile screening vehicle was displayed at the Wellston Transit Center during a special ceremony on December 1. The pilot program will provide adults 18 years of age and older with health screenings, such as blood pressure and diabetes testing, as well as other health assessments, all free of charge.  
St. Louis County Councilwoman Hazel Erby represents a large transit-dependent population that includes all four Metro transit centers that will be served. "Bringing basic health screenings to the transit centers is awesome and makes it so much more convenient and, in turn, I am hopeful will improve health outcomes and reduce health care costs," said Erby.  READ MORE
Another addition that is great for area is the new Link Market food kiosks at the North Hanley and Wellston Transit Centers that are now open for business, and transit riders and nearby residents can purchase fresh fruits, vegetables and other healthy food staples at these transit locations. READ MORE
Normandy School Collaborative Now Accredited
Congrats to NCI Board Member Dr. Charles Pearson, Superintendent of the Normandy School Collaborative, along with the District's Board, students and staff.  Friday the Missouri State of Education voted to provisionally accredit the District.  
"This has become a mission for our teachers and staff," said Dr. Pearson. "It has been challenging at times and rewarding, but our collective goal is to provide the best education possible for our students. Becoming accredited was the short-term goal, so we will take a breath and appreciate this accomplishment and return home to continue the work: to provide our students with an education that gives them tools to be successful and productive when they graduate."   READ MORE 

Focus St. Louis presents Winter Happy Hour on Wednesday, December 6 5-8pm at the Anheuser-Busch Biergarten. MORE INFO & ONLINE REGISTRATION
GenerateHealth will hold its Quarterly Coalition Meeting on Thursday, December 7 from 8:30-9am at The Heights, 8001 Dale Ave, St. Louis 63117. Speaker: Sidney Watson, Saint Louis University School of Law Title: Missouri and the Nation: Looking back and looking forward at Health Reform & Access to Care. REGISTER ONLINE
Ritenour School District High School drama students are presenting the well-known tale "A Christmas Carol" at 7pm, December 7-9 at Ritenour Auditorium. Performances are free.  MORE INFO
Dewight E. Patton Jr. Foundation will hold an open house of their new Youth Mentoring Center at their new location, 432 Chez Paree Dr., Hazelwood 63042, on Thursday, December 14 from 5-7pm. MORE INFO
Touhill Performing Arts Center hosts the Nutcracker presented by Saint Louis Ballet on December 15-23. Gen Horiuchi's The Nutcracker has become a Saint Louis favorite with dazzling costumes, sets and special effects. MORE INFO
City of Florissant's Santa's Helpers event will be Saturday, December 16 from 9am-noon at JJE Center. Kids ages 3-12 are welcome to enjoy crafts, games, snacks, and make and wrap their own gifts for their families. MORE INFO
Christian Hospital Foundation will host the first annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Luncheon on Friday, January 12, 2018 from 11:30am-1:30pm in the Paul F Detrick Building Atrium. Table reservations are $240 for 8 seats and $30 per individual. MORE INFO
SAVE THE DATE! St. Louis Crisis Nursery
will hold its annual Razzle Dazzle Ball 2018 on April 7, 2018 at the Westport Sheraton Lakeside Chalet. Sponsorships are available. This event will sell out. RSVP today! EVENT INFO 
Ferguson-Florissant School District McCluer South-Berkeley High School seniors, Casey Harden and La'Sha Harper, are getting real world business experience in their internships at Centene Corporation as part of the Supervised Business Experience program. PRESS RELEASE 
City of Florissant Mayor Thomas Schneider was appointed to be a member of the first ever Board of Directors of the new organization Missouri Mayors United for Progress. 
City of Hazelwood Firefighters were presented with a Unit Citation Award for their quick and professional actions during a rescue of victim trapped in a residential structure fire. PRESS RELEASE
Hazelwood School District announced that twenty Hazelwood East High School students received more than $316,000 in scholarships during the Infinite Scholars program held at St. Louis University. PRESS RELEASE
Hazelwood School District was recognized with 100% Project Lead the Way Student Access Award during the Annual PLTW Conference. PRESS RELEASE
Hazelwood School District continues to be fully accredited. The District's Annual Performance Report remains stable with a continued focus on earning accreditation with distinction. Statewide, HSD is one of 510 fully accredited districts earning 85% of the total APR points. MORE INFO
Normandy Schools Collaborative Communications Department has earned three awards in this year's Missouri School Public Relations Association Communications Awards. PRESS RELEASE
Normandy Schools Collaborative entrepreneurship students, Deimon McKinney and Raheem Larry, placed among the top 12 contestants at the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship national competition in New York City. PRESS RELEASE
Pattonville School District is one of only two K-12 public school districts in the St. Louis region to earn a score of 100% on its annual performance report issued by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. PRESS RELEASE
Ritenour School District sixth grade science teacher, Joe Auteberry, was honored with a crystal apple as part of the Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards in November. PRESS RELEASE 
Ferguson-Florissant School District sixth grade music students at STEAM Academy have been communicating with veterans through written letters. Student recently met the veterans they have been writing to and performed at the Missouri Veterans Home and Jefferson Barracks Hospital. 
City of Florissant has created a new department head position, Director of Information Technology, which will be responsible for all the City's network and technical security and will supervise a staff of four employees. Stephen Weiersmuelly has been selected for this position.  PRESS RELEASE 
City of Florissant hosted the Catholic Youth Council 2017 Girls Soccer Championship Games at Koch Park and James J Eagan Civic Center.   PRESS RELEASE
GenerateHealth is now offering an Organizational Leadership Academy for Trauma Informed Care in 2018. This is an exciting opportunity for creating trauma-informed organizations in order to improve the care women receive.  Organizational leaders will learn about trauma-informed care in a one day didactic training session, and participate in six monthly consultation meetings to learn from one another and garner support for the implementation of this paradigm shift. The goal of the training is to help support leaders in moving toward a trauma informed approach. MORE INFO
City of Hazelwood Firefighters participated in this year's Warners'  Warm-Up Coat Drive and helped to raise $2,000 and donate 62 coats to needy families. PRESS RELEASE
Do you want to help children in our community achieve their greatest academic potential? Join the Lutheran Hope Center - Ferguson Readers to Leaders program by volunteering as a mentor. You don't have to have any prior experience tutoring. All you need is the ability to read at an elementary level, and a desire to build relationships with amazing children. MORE INFO 
Old Town Donuts' special for December is one dozen donuts for only $6.99. COUPON 

St. Louis County is accepting public comment concerning Jamestown Mall. Feel free to review the following information and submit your comments by Monday, December 11. OPEN HOUSE PRESENTATION : COMMENT FORM 
St. Louis Coummunity College and UMSL have parntered to address the need for secondary science and math teachers in the St. Louis region by expanding the We Teach MO Initiative. PRESS RELEASE 
This Month...

NCI 41st Annual Breakfast 
Friday, May 18, 2018
St. Louis Airport Marriott 


North County Incorporated
 Regional Development Association
350B Village Square Drive
Hazelwood, MO 63042
phone: (314) 895-6241