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November 22, 2019

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Let's Go to the Radar! MRH Weather Station Now On-Line

MRH Middle School grant pays for on-campus weather station.Nowadays, weather information is instantly available in the palm of your hand from myriad sources. So why not stay informed and support your favorite school district at the same time? The MRH Weather Station has officially launched. 

Last spring, MRH Middle School was presented with a check for more than $19,000 from the William S. Anheuser Charitable Fund, a component fund of YouthBridge Community Foundation, to help fund Middle School students’ field studies.  This money was awarded as a grant from the foundation and it helps keep the MRHMS expeditionary model thriving. To increase the opportunity for students to understand weather and provide more authentic experiences, MRHMS purchased the weather station -- positioned on-campus -- to provide up-to-the-minute information on local weather data.

"Access to this data will help across multiple other units," says MS science instructor Bill Henske. "That includes water study, pollinator units, and garden integration units. Students used to build their own weather instruments. Having this level of equipment will now allow them to focus on things such as energy transformations and generally quantifying things which can't be visually observed."

"Weather plays an important part in grades 7-8 curriculum," explains MRH Middle School principal Mike Dittrich. "We study how it relates to climate patterns and also the history of our country and where people have settled."   

This on-line weather resource offers much, much more than just temperature and barometric pressure. Data on wind speed, precipitation, dew points, and hour-by-hour changes can all be tracked. You can check it out and "favorite" it at https://www.wunderground.com/dashboard/pws/KMOSTLOU337.

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