Friday, June 9, 2017

Largest School District in West St. Louis County

Largest School Districts in West St. Louis County
West St. Louis County is equipped with several school districts. Here is a list of some of the largest school districts out of them.        

Brentwood School District – The Brentwood School District can be considered as an inner ring suburb of St. Louis. It consists of several schools such as Early Childhood Center, McGrath Elementary, Mark Twain Elementary, Brentwood Middle and Brentwood High. The primary objective of the Brentwood School District is to create an appropriate platform for the students to develop their values, attitudes and skills, which can help them to become community minded and self-sufficient citizen in future. In other words, students should be able to serve and lead in the diverse environment that they are exposed to in the future.

Clayton School District   - The Clayton School District covers all parts of Clayton, which include Portions of St. Louis City, a portion of Richmond Heights and a portion of unincorporated St. Louis Country. The district is located towards the west of St. Louis. As per the recent records, the schools in Clayton School District have more than 2500 students and 220 full time teachers. They are scattered across 6 different schools. The teacher to student ratio in here is 11:1.

Ladue School District - Ladue School District consists of four elementary schools, one middle school and a high school. As per the recent records, it serves a total of 4,180 students. There are 280 full time teachers working for these schools as well. These schools cover all the 10 communities that can be found in the area. They include Westwood, St. Louis Country, Town and Country, Richmond Heights, Olivette, Huntleigh, Frontenac, Crystal Lake Park, Creve Coeur and Ladue.

Parkway School District - Parkway School District serves eight different municipalities that can be found in the West St. Louis Country. It is possible for you to find comprehensive high schools in Parkway School District, along with one early childhood center, eighteen elementary schools, five middle schools, one alternative high school and four comprehensive high schools. The district has been named after Daniel Boone Parkway.

Rockwood School District - Rockwood School District is another large school district that can be found in St. Louis Country in Missouri. In fact, it can be considered as the largest public school system of the County. That’s because Rockwood School District serves a total of more than 22,500 students. It is possible for you to find 19 elementary schools and 6 middle schools in Rockwood School District along with 4 high schools. The teacher to student ratio in Rockwood School District is 19:1. It covers a total of 150 square miles of land area. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Why hiring a skilled St. Louis contractor or service professional is beneficial when reinvesting in your home?


Maintenance of your home is very important so that you don’t have to face any serious damage in the future. You need to renovate or rebuild the areas which are in a bad condition. Home improvement is not limited to one specific area of the home; it involves taking care of every corner of your house, indoor and outdoor. Overall, homeowners have to spend 1% to 2% of their home’s total price on repairs.

Routine maintenance is definitely crucial, but you have to be prepared for any major remodeling like rebuilding the roof because of the hurricane or heavy storms. These events are accidental and you don’t know when they will happen. There are some people who believe in ‘Do it yourself’ approach. There are some minor tasks that you can do on your own by learning about them by watching videos like fixing a leaky toilet.

On the other hand, there are some tasks that required specialized skills and you cannot learn them in a day or two. They require years of skills to handle them. For home repair, you need St. Louis contractors for complicated jobs like plumbing fixtures, roofingmold removal. There are many jobs that need technical knowledge and so it is better to hire the professional expert rather than doing it on your own and ending up in wasting your time.

Apart from wasting your time, these jobs can be dangerous and can be ended up with a serious damage or accident. Paying for a professional work done is not a bad choice, instead it is a good investment and you can get the surety that the same problem will not arise in the future. If you are looking for the professional worker for your home reinvestment and renovation, start with figuring out how much cost it is needed to do a job.

You can also get quotes from the STL contractors and choose the one that suits you in terms of cost. Also, specify the cost of doing the particular task on your own. The cost will include the tools, equipment and material as well as your time. You will get the fair idea of which one is costly, but at the end of the day, you will come to know that hiring the professional worker will make the work done professionally and it will be durable.

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There are some jobs that require a lot of time to complete it if you choose to do it on your own while the professional worker will take only one day or less to complete it. Even if that cost you much, it is more rational to hire the professional one rather than spending significant time in doing it.

The most important thing while selecting the remodeling contractor for your home is choosing the right worker. You can ask recommendations from friends, get quotes from various contractors, read the feedback of the customer to check their rating and make sure to hire the licensed one. For doing renovating or remodeling, you need to be extra conscious while choosing the contractor.

In the winter season, you have to face heavy rains and storms and particularly If you are living in a rainy area. With the start of summer, you need to fix the leaks and cracks of your roof which require tools and materials. Instead of doing it on your own, hiring the professional worker will save your time and you can select the one with fewer rates after proper researching. Giving additional cost for home repair and renovation is not a bad choice as it means you will save in the long run.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Diabetes Resources in St. Louis



Diabetes is a very common disease that is caused when the body either does not produce enough insulin or does not use it properly, or it can be a combination of both. Did you know that more than 6% of the United States population has Diabetes? The condition makes it unable for the body to get sugar from the blood into the cells hence causing high blood levels. The blood glucose or blood sugar gets high while the blood glucose is the main source of energy when you eat.

This high quantity of glucose can cause serious health problems. Although it has no specific cure, but you can take some safety measures to manage your diabetes and stay healthy. You cannot identify the type of diabetes so you must consult your doctor in finding out which diabetes you are having. It is essential to know the basics of the common types of diabetes so that you can identify and take safety measures against them. There are three basic types of diabetes.

What is Diabetes and what are the different types?


Type I diabetes

Type II diabetes

Gestational diabetes

Type I diabetes: The type I diabetes happens because of the immune system. When it attacks and destroys the beta cells mistakenly in your pancreas, it started producing insulin. Your immune system destroys cells in your pancreas that make insulin. It can be caused due to both environmental and genetic components. Some people say that lifestyle factors cause it, but this is not the case. If you have type I diabetes, your body does not make insulin. This type of diabetes is typically analyzed in kids and young people, in spite of the fact that it can show up at any age. Individuals facing type I diabetes need to take insulin consistently to remain alive.

Type II diabetes: Type II diabetes is the most common type of diabetes and it begins as insulin resistance which means your body can't utilize insulin effectively. Due to this, it stimulates the pancreas to produce more insulin. With such a dangerous increase of insulin, the blood sugar becomes very high.

What causes the insulin resistance and type II diabetes is still unknown. There can be a lot of contributing factors like environmental or genetic reasons or any other health problem.  The body lost its capability to make or use insulin. You can have type II diabetes at any age, in childhood or as an adult. Majority of this type of diabetes is common in middle aged and older people. 

Gestational diabetes: Gestational diabetes is another type of diabetes. During pregnancy, insulin blocking hormone can develop hence causing gestational diabetes. This type of diabetes happens during pregnancies. Not only during pregnancy, it can prolong even after the baby is born. If you had gestational diabetes, the chance of having the type II diabetes later in your life also increases.

Monogenetic diabetes: The other less common types of diabetes include the monogenetic diabetes. It is the inherited form of diabetes and it is 1 to 5 percent in young people of all the diabetes cases.

Symptoms of Diabetes
Some of the common symptoms of diabetes:
Feeling excessive thirst or hunger
Blurred vision
Slow healing of a wound
Extreme fatigue
Excessive urination
Weight loss
Numbness in hands or feet

Other than the environmental or genetic factors, there are some genetic syndromes and surgeries that can lead to high blood pressure and which ultimately causes diabetes. Glucagonoma is the condition in which body started producing high quantity of glucagon which causes diabetes. Cystic fibrosis is another major cause of diabetes in which mucus build up in lungs and digestive system.  

St. Louis Diabetes Groups - Coalitions - Resources

St. Louis Diabetes Coalition          Let's Kick Diabetes


National Diabetes Groups - Coalitions - Resources

American Diabetes Association     Juvenile Diabetes Association

This info is reprinted courtesy of STLHealth.com. Visit STLHealth.com to find more info about Diabetes resources and treatment in St. Louis