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Mehlville Assistant Fire Chief Dan LaFata said the money will go towards a fire department safe house program. A safe house is a fire training tool where young people can practice what they need to do to escape from a house fire.
Bierbaum Elementary Student Council members raised the $694 by selling 10-cent candy canes in school before the holidays. Click here to view slideshow.
The annual Cross Country Meet was held on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Click here to view slideshow.
"Each of these schools has a uniquely inspirational story of success in education, said National School of Character Director Lara Maupin. "Schools of Character are places that foster more than just academic growth--these are nurturing educational communities that support parents in their most important job--raising kids."
Bierbaum will hold the honor as a National School of Character for five years. Congratulations to all our students, teachers and staff!