Monday, March 18, 2013
A Parkway West staffer with a sharp nose helped discover the drugs.
Two Parkway West students have been referred to a juvenile court after they were caught with marijuana on school property. Chesterfield Police Officer Michael Ryffel said that on March 11, a school staff member smelled something burning in one of the school’s bathroom and “it went from there.” The students, a 16-year-old male and a 15-year-old male, were both sent home. Police said the two teens had a “small amount” of marijuana and the case has been handed over to a juvenile court. The incident occurred the same day that another high school in Parkway was being searched by a canine drug-sniffing unit from the St. Louis County Police Department. Conducted at Parkway Central, the dogs searched the school’s hallways while students remained …
Monday, February 11, 2013
SECURITY UPDATE: Rockwood School District administrators recommended five new safety initiatives at Thursday's Board of Education meeting; the measures and corresponding budget adjustment were unanimously approved.
Rockwood School District parent and Wildwood resident Nancy Robinson asked Board of Education directors at Thursday's board meeting to consider securing a police officer for every Rockwood school building. She said 20 Rockwood schools still need an officer, which consists of 19 elementaries and an early childhood center. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) She also said she spoke to some attendees after last week's Safe Schools Partnership meeting to "get their take," because it wasn't open to the public. For Patch post-meeting coverage of that regional safety event, read: Intruder Disarmament Training Offered to School Districts Around St. Louis "Many feel the best way to have safety is to have an officer in …
Monday, February 4, 2013
While the Cooperating School Districts leader says school security plans are not a "one size fits all" proposition, he is advocating for changes that may require new taxes.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) One attendee at last week's Safe Schools Partnership meeting was Don Senti, former Parkway superintendent and executive director of the Cooperating School Districts (CSD). He said superintendents who are CSD members are opposed to arming school staffers to provide security for school children. The Parkway School District is a member of the CSD organization. (Read more on the CSD's stance on school safety in the PDF portion of this article.) "Providing security for our most precious resource should be in the capable hands of those professionals who are trained in the use of fire arms, and more importantly, who know when to use them," Senti said. "Therefore, we feel that …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Read the email the school sent to parents after Christian Brothers College High School President Mike England resigned this weekend citing personal reasons.
Christian Brothers College High School President Mike England resigned suddenly Sunday citing personal reasons, according to CBC Director of Communications Rob Staggenborg. (Read Related Story: CBC School President Resigns Suddenly Over The Weekend) Staggenborg said the following email was sent to parents Monday morning alerting them of the resignation. Timothy Schellhardt ’85, Chairman of the Board of Christian Brothers College High School (CBC) announced the resignation of its President, Mike England ’83 effective January 11, 2013. Schellhardt announced the resignation and praised England’s many contributions to the school and the CBC community by saying, “Mike England has been passionate in his representation of CBC and its Lasallian …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Police tell Patch they turned their case into prosecutors shortly after the December incident and prosecutors decided no criminal charges would be filed.
Monday, December 17, 2012
In the wake of the Newtown, CT school massacre, St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch will visit schools this week to discuss increasing security, including putting guns in elementary schools.
According to KMOV.com, St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch and police officers will begin visiting St. Louis County schools Monday morning. Fitch said he's received numerous calls from area schools concerned about security since Friday's mass shooting in a Newtown, CT elementary school. Fitch acknowledges that most high schools and some middle schools, including those in West County, have armed school resource officers. However, elementary schools are not normally protected by officers. Fitch wants to see armed resource officers or armed school officials in those schools, according to KSDK. He points out that Sandy Hook Elementary School conducted threat drills and locked its doors once class started, but that did not stop suspected …
Sunday, August 12, 2012
The best first day of school photo wins a $100 gift card good at Chesterfield Mall, Mid Rivers Mall, South County Center or West County Center in St. Louis!
The smell of fresh crayons, the sudden spike in jeans sales, the year of learning ahead—is there anything more exciting than the first day of school? When you’re packing your children’s backpacks with the binders, books and school supplies they’ll need for the new school year, we’re asking you to remember one very important thing: your camera. We want to see those bright, smiling faces ready for the first day of school, so we decided to start a contest: The best “It’s my first day of school!” photo wins a prize. Submit your first day of school photos by hitting the “Upload” button on this article anytime between August 13 and August 31. Patch editors will randomly select the winner from the photos submitted. And what do you win? Just a …