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November 2017 Weddings, Babies and Kudos


Mary Mahn, office professional at the Administrative Center, celebrated the marriage of her son, Steven Mahn (RHS Class of 2004), to Jessica McNicholas on Sept. 23 in St. Louis.  Currently, the couple lives in New York City where Steven is the creative art director at First Born and Jessica works at First Bank.

Mahn Wedding


Holly Nevels, and ELL teacher at Hoech Middle School, and husband Mike welcomed Aiden Michael on Oct. 28. Aiden weighed in at 8 lbs. 15 oz. and was 21 inches long. His proud big sister is Amelia.

Aiden Michael

Congratulations to Stephanie Poelker, first-grade teacher at Marvin Elementary, and Antoni Puzzo (both alumni of the RHS Class of 2011) on the birth of their daughter, Isabella Rose Puzzo. Isabella made her debut on Sept. 7, weighing 7 lbs. 5 oz. and was 19 ½ inches long.

Isabella Rose Puzzo


RHS Media Convergence teacher Jane Bannester will be honored as a Distinguished Broadcast Adviser by the Journalism Education Association for her exemplary work with high school students. She will be recognized on Nov. 18 at the National High School Journalism Convention. Under Jane’s leadership, KRHS Media students have earned more than 47 national and 20 state broadcast awards for their outstanding radio, television/video and social media skills over the last 2 years! Learn more:

Barbara Perales, a crossing guard at Marion Elementary and cook’s helper at Hoech Middle, is excited to share that her granddaughter, Khloe Perales was selected to perform as a Snowflake in the Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in December. Khloe is a third-grader at Iveland Elementary and has been dancing since she was 3 years old. She was selected from among hundreds of young ballerinas following a rigorous audition process this summer.