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Thursday, March 7, 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Patch will send questionnaires to the five candidates running in the April election for two seats on the St. Charles Board of Education. What questions should we include?
Four candidates have filed to run for two seats on the Francis Howell Board of Education in the Apri 2 election. As we approach the election, Patch will send each candidate a questionnaire to help empower voters to cast their ballots for the candidates they believe in. And we would like to include all of you in the process. What questions do you have for the candidates? Do you have a question about an issue in a particular school? Or would you like to know the candidates' viewpoints on a more general question for the whole Francis Howell School District? Please share your questions in the comments section at the bottom of this article. We'll include as many as we can in our candidate questionnaire. We ask that you please ask questions …
Cost is $120 per table of up to eight or $20 each for singles.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Patch will send questionnaires to the two candidates running in the April election for the Ward 3 seat on the Board of Aldermen. What questions should we include?
Two candidates have filed to run for the Ward 3 seat on the St. Peters Board of Aldermen in the April 2 election. As we approach the election, Patch will send each candidate a questionnaire to help empower voters to cast their ballots for the candidates they believe in. And we would like to include all of you in the process. The two candidates, Terri Violet and Michelle Walker, will compete for the remaining two years in Former Alderman Gus Elliot's term. Gus Elliott, who won the spot in 2011, resigned following a harassment investigation. Violet was appointed to fill the open seat until the April 2 election. What questions do you have for the candidates? Do you have a question about a particular issue? Or would you like to know the …
This year's event is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Friday, March 8 at Old Hickory Golf Club in St. Peters and is part of the week-long celebration of Missouri STEM Week.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Event is scheduled for April 27.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Patch is partnering with Fox2 to bring you a list of Friday school closings and early releases after a major winter storm rolled through the area Thursday.
The snow came on Thursday and made the roads an snowy mess. You know what comes after that? School closings. Most, if not all, the schools in St. Charles County closed ahead of Thursday's storm. Will school be called early again? Fox2 News will be helping Patch keep you informed of any cancellations in the St. Charles County area by adding them to the list below, which will be updated throughout the day. For a complete forecast, visit Fox2's website or the National Weather Service.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Patch is partnering with Fox2 to bring you a list of school closings and early releases as a major winter storm rolls through the area Thursday.
With the snowfall expected to start shortly after sunrise and then transform into icy rain as the day goes on, school cancellations could be part of today's forecast as well. Fox2 News will be helping Patch keep you informed of any cancellations in the St. Charles County area by adding them to the list below, which will be updated throughout the day. For a complete forecast, visit Fox2's website or the National Weather Service. Read more storm coverage:
Volunteers at Harvest Ridge Elementary work one on one with kids to get them on track in reading.
Twice a week, LaDonna Darks, 66, gets to help kindergartners at Harvest Ridge Elementary School learn to do her favorite thing: reading. "If you can't read, you can't dream and you don't know what's out there," she said. Darks, who retired from working as a nurse anesthetist about a year and a half ago, volunteers for a new reading intervention program in the Francis Howell School District aimed at getting students caught up in reading by the time they are 8 years old. A recent research study released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation has found that students in third grade with low reading proficiency are more likely to become high school dropouts. "We have a lot of children who don't know beginning sounds, who don't recognize letters," …
Monday, February 18, 2013
New searchable database identifies how schools perform on cost, graduation and loan defaults. See how schools such as St. Charles Community College, Lindenwood University and Missouri Tech compare.
President Barack Obama used part of his State of The Union address Feb. 12 to promote the release of an education scorecard, a tool he said "parents and students can use to compare schools based on a simple criteria: where you can get the most bang for your educational buck." The College Scorecard was released the following day. It does not rank schools, like The Princeton Review or U.S. News & World Report. Instead, it provides information about cost, gradaution rate, loan default and median borrowing. In the future, it will also include average earnings for graduates who attended school using federal loan dollars. What does it say about schools in the St. Charles County-area? St. Charles Community College COST The average net cost is $3,…