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Monday, May 20, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Police activity near the high school forced school officials to put three Wentzville School District schools on lockdown Wednesday afternoon.
- - - Updated at 9 p.m. - - - Fox 2 News reported on the incident that prompted Wednesday's school lockdown in Wentzville. From Fox 2: Police responded to the 400 block of Kent Drive regarding a reported home invasion. Because it was reported the suspect fled on foot in an area that lies a few blocks from three schools, the schools were placed on “tightened security”. The students were allowed to move freely inside the buildings to change classes. They were not allowed outside. The suspect is described as a thin white male approximately early to mid 20’s, messy blonde hair approximately 3”4” in length, wearing a white tee shirt and blue jeans. - - - Updated at 2:25 p.m. - - - Wentzville Police have given the three Wentzville schools …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
It's cap and gown time—post your grad's photo here and tell him or her how proud you are!
Graduation is coming up soon for more than 800 seniors in the Wentzville School District and in other school districts and colleges around the area. Timberland High School's graduation ceremonies will be held at 7 p.m. on Tues., May 28 at the Family Arena in St. Charles. Holt High School's graduation ceremonies will be held at 7 p.m. on Wed., May 29, also at the Family Arena. Doors open at 6 p.m. and no tickets are required for admission. Proud families are encouraged to upload their grad's picture to this story. In the caption, please tell us the graduate's name, school and plans for the future. Do you have a student graduating from a private high school or from college? We'd love to see their pictures, too! Give a shout-out to your …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Miss any Wentzville Police news? Here's a roundup of coverage from the week of May 4.
In case you missed any police coverage around here, take a look at the Wentzville crime stories published the week of May 4, 2013. Police Blotters
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
James Weber, a Project Lead the Way instructor, was recognized for his accomplishments in teaching students about math and science and preparing them for tomorrow's technologies.
James Weber, a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) instructor at Timberland High School has earned him recognition as an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Foundation 2013 Educator Achievement Award Winner. “I am both honored and humbled to receive this award,” Weber said. “When I see all the extra work that teachers at Timberland High School do beyond the scope of their job, it is difficult to consider that I should be the one who gets recognized.” Weber mentors students and encourages them to pursue an area of study in STEM—Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. “Teaching is an important part of my life, and teaching aerospace engineering has been an inspiration. The PLTW classes that I teach are very …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
The list of the nation's top high schools from U.S. News & World Report included 142 Missouri high schools.
Both high schools in the Wentzville School District—Holt High School and Timberland High School—were named to to a list of the nation's top high schools by U.S. News & World Report. Of the 142 Missouri high schools named to the list, both schools received a bronze medal rating. U.S. News & World Report reviewed more than 21,000 schools across the country for its ratings list, analyzing each school by student performance on reading and math assessments, and then figuring in student/teacher ratios and college readiness to determine national rankings. Holt High School was awarded a bronze medal in the 2012 rankings, the only St. Charles County School to do so. READ MORE: Holt Awarded Bronze Medal in US News High School Rankings
The Missouri Department of Education will host one of eight statewide meetings in North County.
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will host a number of statewide informational meetings on the state’s Common Core Standards. Common core was the subject of a recent heated discussion at a Wentzville School District Board of Education meeting. READ MORE: First Meeting with New School Board Officers Addresses Common Core The Hazelwood School District will serve as a site for one of eight statewide meetings regarding the standards Thursday evening. The Common Core Standards are a part of a nationwide initiative to have a set of clearly defined educational standards in language arts and math for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Missouri is one of 45 states to adopt the standards. According to the …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
How much is too much to spend on high school prom festivities?
If $1,139 fell into your lap, how would you spend it? When asked, Patch editors said they'd put their money toward new furniture, house payments, student loans, a vacation to South America or, "Diapers. Lots and lots of diapers." But for average families with kids planning for prom season, that amount of money will be spent on limos, dresses and other prom-related expenses. That's according to a Visa survey reported by CNN and other media outlets on Thursday. Let that number sink in: $1,139 per family for prom. It's a slight increase over last year, and is a 40 percent jump from 2011. CNN spoke with Sarah Hoffer, a senior at Webster Groves High School, to look at where all of the money was going: "Her biggest expense was a $259 vintage-…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Patch is teaming up with Dr. Deb Moberly, early childhood development expert and founder of U-City based Children 1st, this week to get all of your questions answered.
It's time for another edition of Ask the Patch Pro, where each week readers get to interact with professionals by asking questions on a wide variety of topics. Our team of experts stop in to help you out and answer your questions. This week, Patch teamed up with Dr. Deb Moberly, an early childhood development expert, to get all of your questions answered. Have a question? Ask below in the comments section! More about Dr. Deb Moberly: Deb Moberly, Ph. D., a former Associate Professor and Early Childhood Coordinator in the Division of Teaching and Learning at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL), founded St. Louis-based Children 1st early childhood development consultants in 2012. She has served more than 40 years in a range of roles…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The first class of freshmen will enter the halls of Liberty High School for the 2013-2014 school year.
Construction on Liberty High School is proceeding according to schedule, according to Bruce Dell of Hoener Associates, Inc. The third high school for the Wentzville School District, located on Sommers Road in O'Fallon, will see it first students this fall, when this year's Frontier Middle School eighth graders become Liberty's first class of freshmen. In a report to the Wentzville School District Board of Education last week, Dell said that the 100 and 200 halls had light fixtures installed and ceiling tile installation underway. The 300 and 400 halls have some exterior studs placed and exterior sheathing installed. In the kitchen, the cooler and freezer have been installed and other equipment will be installed in May. The media center is …