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 …
Monday, May 6, 2013
The district brought in extra counselors to help students and staff deal with the tragedy.
Extra counselors are available at Holt High School today after the shooting of a Holt student Saturday afternoon. A Holt freshman who was shot by his mother at their home in Stone Ridge Canyon subdivision is in stable condition at St. Louis University Hospital. READ MORE: Police Confirm That Mother Shot Son, Turned Gun on Herself Matt Deichmann, director of communications for the Wentzville School District, told Patch in an email that the counselors would be available for any student or staff member who needed assistance in dealing with the tragedy. "The WSD is deeply saddened by the shooting that took place over the weekend," Deichmann said. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim and his family."
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
Thursday, March 21, 2013
The approved site plan will add 170 new spaces for parking and a new concession stand.
The Wentzville Board of Aldermen has approved a site plan for the re-purposing of the old bus lot at Holt High School into additional parking spaces and a new concession stand for the north sports fields. Several aldermen said that they had been contacted by residents about problems with students parking on nearby residential streets. Tiffany House-Wacker posted on the Wentzville Patch Facebook page that she was particularly concerned about parking issues on Linda Lane and Kent Drive. " . . . with all the high school students parking there it is a one way street. The school has parking that is where they need to park . . . it needs to be addressed." The plan also leaves room for a connecting road to the future extension of Schroeder Creek …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Spring Fling will be Friday, March 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
(The following press release was submitted by the Wentzville School District.) Holt High School DECA will be hosting its 14th Annual Spring Fling Carnival on Friday, March 29th in the Holt High School gymnasium from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. This year’s Spring Fling will feature an under-the-sea theme with egg hunts, food, prizes, a coloring contest, bounce house and a variety of games. Admission is free and game tickets are 5 for $1 with plenty of prizes available for the winners. There will also be a raffle for themed baskets; tickets for the basket raffle are $1 each or six for $5. The free egg hunts will be broken down into three age groups: The school address is 600 Campus Drive in Wentzville. All proceeds from the event will go towards …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Holt High School set out to teach crucial lessons about the bullying epidemic.
By Mia Kweskin, Parkway Central High Life is good and love is strange, and sometimes, even bullies change. Holt High School set out to teach crucial lessons about the bullying epidemic by creating “an evening of introspection” with their production of The Bully Plays and The Long View. The first act consisted of five individual skits from The Bully Plays. The five individual pieces ranged from a focus on the typical schoolyard bully to a not-so-typical mime bully. Each skit was threaded together with the theme of standing up to bullies in order to make a change. For their second act, Holt incorporated a one-act with these same themes. The Long View by Alan Haehnel tells the story of a group of high school students as they look back on …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Sophomore forward Corbin Foppe scored with just 49 seconds remaining in the game to give the Holt Indians a 4-3 win over Duchesne in the Mid States Wickenheiser Cup championship game.
It’s been an up and down season for the Wentzville Holt High School hockey team, but the Indians made it count late in the season and rode a hot streak all the way to their second Wickenheiser Cup championship in three years. Sophomore sensation Corbin Foppe scored the game-winning goal with just 49.5 seconds remaining in the game. Foppe's second goal of the game broke a 3-3 tie that had stood since 10 seconds into the second period. Foppe took a long pass from Holt senior forward Austin Mossengren right on his tape before rushing in all alone on the left side and sneaking a wriste shot short side on Duchesne goalie Ted Bunton for the go-ahead goal. Just seconds later, the Indians were raising Mid-States High School Hockey League hardware …
Friday, March 1, 2013
The program of six short plays will be presented at the Holt Auditorium on March 7, 8 and 9.
Holt High School will perform The Bully Plays: An Evening of Introspection on March 7, 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. in C. H. Jones Auditorium. This evening of short plays and graphic display challenges audience members to examine their personal views and experiences with bullying from a number of perspectives. The evening’s first act showcases a collection of five short plays developed by writer Linda Habjan as a response to the bullying incidents young people face daily: The second part of the evening showcases Alan Haehnal’s one-act play “The Long View.” Holly (Allie Sanderson) breaks out of a relationship with her domineering boyfriend Travis (Will Pendergast) and turns for comfort to the peaceful Nate (Justin Bradbury). However, Holly’s …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Ross Detwiler will debut for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic on March 9 against Italy in Phoenix. Team USA's first World Baseball Classic game is scheduled for March 8 at 7 p.m. versus Mexico.