In-person Civics Lesson From the Experts for MRH Students
This week, students in Ms. Breed-Parks' Blue Devil Civics class visited Maplewood City Hall and met with community leaders and civil servants in the council chamber. The visit launches a semester-long problem-based learning project answering the question, "How can Maplewood and Richmond Heights improve the lives of community members?" Mayor Nikaylan Knapper, City Manager Mike Reese, the fire chief, police chief, and two additional representatives from fire and police departments answered questions composed in advance by the students. Students learned the structure of city government, process of amending the code of ordinances, changes in crime and fire patterns in our area, and some of the current issues facing our community. Finally, all panelists answered questions about a day in the life of their chosen career. On Thursday, students will meet via Zoom with the City Manager of Richmond Heights.
For more information, contact MRH School District at (314) 644-4400.