Tuesday, April 24, 2012
With fewer schools registering for the event, parent company Renaissance St. Louis said the decision was necessitated.
Renaissance St. Louis, the parent 501(c)(3) company of the St. Louis Renaissance Faire, has announced on its website that it will not offer a Student Day at this year's event. The Faire is held annually in Wentzville's Rotary Park. Student Day is generally held on a Friday during the Renaissance Faire's run, and school groups are invited to attend an abbreviated festival day with special educational programs in addition to a selection of professional stage acts and merchants and a jousting performance. The organization says that last year's (2011) Student Day had a limited number of school participating because of budget and transportation expenses, and extra snow days added to the schedule. This year, RSL staffers say, the financial …
Monday, March 14, 2011
Just six days before the start of spring, snow falls on St. Peters
Just when it seemed St. Peters had put winter in its rearview mirror, a wintry surprise was waiting on Monday morning. Residents woke up to falling snow, covered roads and slick side walks. A late-night wintry mix started around 10 p.m. and didn't stop. By the time workers were waking up and ready for the morning commute, snow was falling. Sidewalks and roads were covered in a slushy mix, slowing down drivers heading into work. The MoDOT traveler information map shows plenty of covered roads in St. Charles County. Plows were out early in St. Peters hitting the roads and trying to keep up with the storm. Weather.com predicts 1 to 3 inches of snow in the next 36 hours. A rainy/snowy mix could keep falling througout the day. The National …
Friday, February 4, 2011
Facebook, Twitter provide alternatives to the e-mail and phone blasts.
Parents of kids in the St. Charles School District took to Facebook to vent frustrations about snow days this week. The district has used its Facebook page as one way to communicate information about school closures. But, as other districts started calling off school Thursday, parents wanted to know why St. Charles School District hadn’t yet. “Do we know about Thursday yet?” one person wrote on the district's Facebook wall. “My street hasn’t been touched.” Others asked the district to make a quick call in one direction or the other so they could make arrangements for work. The announcement--no school Thursday--was posted the district’s Facebook page around 8:30 p.m., but not before the discussion got heated. As school districts create a …
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
The district has four snow days to add on to the 2010-11 school year, which will put students in class until the first of June.
After a snowy four-day weekend, Fort Zumwalt students went back to school on Monday. A winter storm that blew through the St. Louis area last week brought more than nine inches of snow to the O'Fallon and St. Peters area, causing superintendents to cancel school on both Thursday and Friday. The Fort Zumwalt School District has had four snow days so far this school year. According to Laura Musket, public relations director for the district, Fort Zumwalt does not build snow days into the school year calendar like some other districts in the state. Musket said these four snow days will mean an extended 2010-11 calendar for the district. The last day of class for middle school and elementary school students has been moved from May 25 to …
Friday, January 21, 2011
Here's a helpful guide to help you begin your day.
Good morning, St. Peters. Let's get started with things you should know. School is out, again for most St. Peters students. Thanks to the massive snowfall—8 to 10 inches in St. Peters depending on where the ruler was placed—that fell late Wednesday/early Thursday, schools around town are out agin. Francis Howell and Fort Zumwalt schools made the call early Thursday. Friday is going to be cold. The National Weather Service has the high for today at 18. That's cold. With the snow on the ground, it may be tempting to go outside and play in the powdery white stuff—don't stay out too long. Wear proper clothing and if your skin goes numb, you may be getting frostbite. Go inside. Frostbite is not fun. More snow could be coming later tonight. If …
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Schools in St. Peters cancelled by late Wednesday storm.
Just like the meteorologists predicted, St. Peters got snow late Wednesday night and into early Thursday morning. Just after 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, snow flakes began to fall. The big flakes accumulated quickly and didn't take long to stick to roads and sidewalks. Almost immediately after the snow fell, St. Peters snow plows were out trying to clear the roads. With the snow still falling at a rapid rate, it was almost a Sisyphean task. Before the snow even touched the ground, the city delayed trash service and cancelled the monthly meeting of St. Peters Senior Advisory Committee Meeting. Once the snow hit, schools started making the call. Lutheran High School, Fort Zumwalt schools, Francis Howell schools and St. Charles Community …
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
With the threat of a snow, St. Peters alters plans for Thursday, Jan. 20.
Snow hasn't even touched the ground in St. Peters, but the city is already planning ahead. With the forecast calling for up to seven inches of the white stuff, St. Peters has altered plans and canceled meeting. Just like earlier this month, the city has delayed trash service. All trash service scheduled for Thursday will be pushed back one day and be picked up on Friday. Also, all trash pick-ups scheduled for Friday will instead be done on Saturday. Normal trash pick-up will resume Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. While the trash service is just being delayed, the St. Peters Senior Advisory Committee Meeting has been cancelled. The monthly meeting, led by Ward 2 Alderman Jerry Hollingsworth, has been cancelled with the threat of poor road …
Forecasts call for snowstorm to hit St. Peters late Wednesday night and into early Thursday.
With another bout of icy temperatures scheduled to roll through the St. Louis area Wednesday night, the Missouri Department of Transportation is working hard to keep motorists safe on the road. Kara Price said the most immediate threat to the area is a re-freeze on the roads resulting from plummeting temperatures. “Crews will monitor the roads for slick areas, especially on bridges and ramps,” she said. “Even though they will be treating these areas with salt, motorists are advised to slow down and be cautious.” Snow accumulation is forecast to hit the area Wednesday evening and continue through Thursday’s morning rush-hour commute. The National Weather Service says there is a 90 percent of snow coming to St. Peters. It is predicted …
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Overnight snow storm blankets city with snow.
Snow began to fall from the sky by mid-afternoon on Monday. After midnight, the storm picked up. St. Peters residents woke up to find the city covered in snow. Francis Howell, Fort Zumwalt and Lutheran High School all cancelled school for the day. Later this morning, the city announced that St. Peters Youth Leadership Council that was scheduled for this evening, Jan. 11, 2011, has been cancelled because of the weather. For road conditions, check out the MoDOT Traveler Information Map. Weather reports are calling for more snow today.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Winter weather to postpone Tuesday's trash pickup.
With snowfall predictions calling for significant accumulation, the city of St. Peters has gone ahead and postponed trash pickups on Tuesday. As the first snow flakes hit the ground Monday afternoon, the city announced that the snowy conditions will make it difficult for drivers to collect the trash. The good news is, the delivery is just being postponed instead of cancelled. The city has pushed the pick up back one day. Trash scheduled to be picked collected on Tuesday will instead be picked up on Wednesday, Jan. 13. Thursday and Friday trash collection will remain the same.