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October 4, 2019

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George Lucas Educational Foundation Shines a Light on MRH

Edutopia crew films in Dr. Robert Welker's classroom.Award-winning filmmaker George Lucas is the driving force behind a weeklong film project taking place in the hallways and classrooms of Maplewood Richmond Heights High School. 

Lucas, the creator of the Star Wars universe, launched his Educational Foundation and Edutopia in 1991, with a vision of "a new world of learning Edutopia crew films in Dr. Robert Welker's classroom.based on the compelling truth that improving education is the key to the survival of the human race. It's a world of creativity, inspiration, and ambition informed by evidence and experience."

The innovative approach to learning at MRH captured the Foundation's attention.

"When I asked how they came to be aware of us here in Maplewood," says Principal Dr. Kevin Grawer, "they said, 'oh, you've been on our radar for about six years.'"

The Edutopia film crew -- producer, multiple camera operators, audio and lighting technicians -- spent the week interviewing students and teachers one-on-one, and documenting teaching methods in classrooms.

The debut date for the MRH segment is to-be-determined.

For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.