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(File Photo) St. Charles school leaders, police and members of the county council participated in the task force.
Mr. O' Fallon August 28, 2013 at 02:15 pm
WE need to unite as one (1) group, one (1) Community to make sure that each and every child and eachRead More and every school is fully protected. We as a County and as a Community need to take all appropriate means to protect every school yard from any terror. AC Dienoff, Community and Public Advocate
Fort Zumwalt has had 12 requests for transfers.
D S S August 7, 2013 at 08:39 pm
This transfer stuff is getting out of hand! Really...Ofallon and Wentzville??? I KNOW there areRead More PLENTY of closer schools on the other side of the river....bus them there! Talk about wasting money/no wonder they can't run a school.
Brian Barcus August 8, 2013 at 08:16 am
@DSS The transportation costs to O'Fallon and Wentzville are born by the students families. ThereRead More were two school districts designated for transportation paid by the kids' home districts, transfers elsewhere have to supply their own ride. I suspect kids transferring so far away from home have family in these districts who can put them up through the school week.
Patch Pro Paul Gutting has been the Executive Director at Campbell Montessori School since 2011.
Paul Gutting August 7, 2013 at 09:23 am
Rockwood 25 - I am glad to hear it! 'The Absorbent Mind' is a great book. If you haven't already,Read More you may want to look into 'Montessori Madness' by Trevor Eissler or 'Montessori: The Science Behind the Genius' by Angleline Lillard.
jlward August 7, 2013 at 12:25 pm
I would like to know how a school district can get so bad that they have to close it down. Is itRead More because of incompetent teachers??? Please explain to me how 2 school districts in St. Louis could go that far as to not do anything about the childrens learning and test grades.
Paul Gutting August 7, 2013 at 05:29 pm
jlward – you are asking a very big question that may have as much of a socio-political answerRead More as an educational answer. I do think, though, that this is a great time to have a broad conversation about the nature of education, and what we want as a community for our children. We should be talking about the nature and value of testing, looking at various educational models to understand how and why they work, asking about the role of the community in education, and making sure that we know what our options really are. It’s a big conversation, and it will require a lot from us, but it is good and necessary. The stakes are high.
The gym at Francis Howell Central High School was filled to standing-room-only at a town hall meeting about upcoming transfer students last week. Photo Credit: Jared Grafman
ray faulkner July 31, 2013 at 03:28 am
A few bad apples can spoil the barrel, these "kids" have seen and lived through things weRead More never will. Violent fights daily, guns in the school, rape, and extortion. I would love to think that only good kids will be transferring, but even they have been effected by the negative stimulus to always be on the defensive. Their posturing and behavior even on the best of days will seem intimidating to students and staff that have not lived as they have.
Rich Marshal July 31, 2013 at 04:39 pm
Show me one failing district whose kids are bused to a another school where that district improved.Read More We've been busing kids for 4 decades to what avail? Look at the data at any of the receiving schools and you will see large differences in test scores by race. Nothing about this situation will change that. Maybe these kids should choose to attend the University City school district. After all, it's much closer and their good liberals are color-blind. Oops, the UC school district is rated only slightly better than Normandy and RG. I wonder why a city that is 50% white has a high school that is 90% black. I can think of only one reason.
heidi August 17, 2013 at 11:35 am
The district began by saying it could accommodate 100 students from Riverview & Normandy. ThenRead More it changed that number to 175. Next we were going to take 152, but still only had room for 175 students. Now we’re taking 186? Is this because of the strong-arming of the ACLU? NAACP? What sort of transparency is this when the numbers keep magical changing before our eyes? What sort of a fix is this, Kurt? At the end of your article you stated "What is the problem? I can think of only one thing." What were you trying to insinuate, Kurt? More of that liberal racism card we hear bellowed at every turn?
Philip July 20, 2013 at 10:58 am
That might leave more gas in the system. I applaud the school district for saving tax payerRead More dollars.
Rich Pope July 20, 2013 at 03:10 pm
Fort Zumwalt has always been smart about how it manages tax-payer's money. Keep up the good work.
Photo credit: Fort Zumwalt School District
Jim Frain July 19, 2013 at 08:11 pm
The new band room was approved unanimously by the Planning and Zoning Commission. .Let the musicRead More begin.
Rich Pope July 20, 2013 at 03:11 pm
I'm glad to see this is going forward.
Jim Frain July 22, 2013 at 08:58 am
Let the Music Begin!
The Missouri State Highway Patrol recently announced the results of its 2013 school bus inspection. Photo by Wentzville School District.
Jim Frain June 17, 2013 at 08:20 am
168 Ft. Zumwalt School Buses were inspected...All 168 passed the inspection. Good Job Ft. ZumwaltRead More School District...keep our children safe!
Jim Frain June 7, 2013 at 08:31 am
As a memeber of the Planning and Zoning Commission I can say that Fort Zumwalt School District hasRead More always been wonderful to work with. There has never been a problem with temporary classrooms as it is a necessity for the growth of our school system. The formal approval went through last night at our meeting.
lindafox2359 June 7, 2013 at 01:02 pm
The school board has been asked several times to re do the elementary school boundaries. My kids goRead More to west middle and west high, but the school board has us zoned for a north elementary school. I guess they don't care as long as the numbers work for them
PMS June 7, 2013 at 03:08 pm
The "Bubble" in enrollment is a statement used to Bullshit those who don't know the facts.Read More Tell me one year in the past 18 that there has not been a "Bubble" in enrollment at Mount Hope. There were too many children crammed into that school last year and the years before. When is enough going to be enough? There is not enough parking as it is. Dismissal is a headache and is sure to cause accidents. Is it going to take a deadly one before anything is done about the overcrowding? Isn't there an empty Elementary school at the other end of Hwy P that was meant for the Mount Hope overflow?
Jen Wright May 2, 2013 at 03:06 pm
Hello Dr. Moberly, My husband and I are struggling with our willful 4-year old. Most recently, sheRead More is going through a "dress only" stage. My husband fights her tooth and nail (saying that we're the parents and she needs to listen to us. Once they fight,, however, the whole house is miserable for a while afterwards) while I tend to let it go unless there's a safety issue. I see me being too lenient and him being too strict. How can we come up with a happy medium we can all live with? What's worth the four-year old fight to establish our "parenting authority" versus what's worth just letting go to keep the peace?
Deb Moberly May 2, 2013 at 07:52 pm
Hi Jen 'Powerful and willful' truly describe a four year old. There is a stage of negotiationRead More with a four year old. You might find it helpful to discuss the dress situation after an enjoyable activity. Ask her to help you solve this problem, that sometimes she can decide what to wear and sometimes you will decide. Go through some of the situations--even make it a chart. Let her provide a lot of the 'times'. Then prior to dressing for the day, remind her of the discussion and agreement, also what situation it is --for either her or you to decide. Then, if there is a fuss, say, "you can decide between this or this" and let her know she has some choice (only you have given the two choices). Let me know how it goes. It is really difficult to be in the emotional situation of a power struggle and 4year olds seem to be pros in them. You will want her to be a 'powerful female adult', if that helps. Deb
Ashley May 9, 2013 at 12:18 am
I am currently going through mediation for visitation rights for the father of my daughter. HeRead More currently lives across country and would like to keep her for a whole month. I do not feel comfortable with this since she is only 3 years old and feel that it may not be good for her mentally. What do you think about this situation?
PaulRevere April 27, 2013 at 05:40 pm
Dino: Your 30 year time frame is right-on. Since then, our homes are now re-assessed every 2 years.Read More (More for the teachers) Since then, Atheists have managed to remove "Faith, Hope and charity" from the minds of our children. Since then, sex-education has "Trumped" mind-education. Since then, students have lost "morals" and "responsibility" that were enforced by simply requiring "respect of your elders". No one questioned and mocked the teacher. Since then, parents contributed time and extra dollars to give their children an opportunity to learn. Today, not even taking the time to drive the child to school is fully accepted. Today , Teachers pay has overwhelmed the budgets with such disdain of the poor-needy and less fortunate. Since then-Teachers have become "wimps" to the system. Correctional behavior is now confused with "autistic" tendencies. Since then, Teachers have re-classified themselves as ""Doctors" or "child care" or "behavioral science" professionals. SADLY, SINCE THEN--- Our schools no longer "TEACH". They "FOLLOW". Comparing 30 years ago to today cannot be done by the parents of today. They must be informed to see the reasons why the whole system needs to be "Moved BACK" when kids were allowed to be kids. In mind and play. The unteachables and rowdy's "disturb and disrupt" just as the claimed "god" "Prayer" might disrupt other students. Many need to be "Purged" from our public schools. They have a free education, but with "Rules".
PaulRevere's Mom April 27, 2013 at 09:06 pm
Deb, at what age should children stop role-playing?
PaulRevere April 28, 2013 at 04:34 pm
Deb: At what age should parents stop playing "Mother may I".