Saturday, March 5, 2011
Our expert says to have a plan mapped out for contingencies at the start of the school year.
Deciding when to keep your child home from school due to illness can often be stressful and challenging. When a child is sick, it has an effect on the whole family and can impact home, work and school. And, illness always happens at the most inopportune times. Sickness is a part of childhood. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the typical child has 6 to 12 illnesses a year ranging from mild to severe. Illness can occur throughout the year, but usually there is a significant rise in the winter months due to influenza. The school environment provides an abundant opportunity to spread illness. Students spend a significant amount of time together in a closed environment with re-circulated air. They share …
Thursday, March 3, 2011
An art project honors famous African Americans.
The 4th grade students at Spoede Elementary School marked February as Black History Month with an art project honoring prominent African Americans. The students designed large postage stamps with the likenesses of notable figures including Barack and Michelle Obama and Olympian Wilma Rudolph. These photos were taken by art teacher Jim Boland.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Board to consider a new plan proposed by parents.
Under pressure from parents who propose another option, the Ladue Board of Education has delayed until later in the school year a decision on how to use the Westminster Christian Academy building for needed new classroom space. During its regular board meeting Monday night, the board voted 7-0 to table its plan to select one of four previously studied options for future use of the property at 10900 Ladue Rd. and instead indicated that it will consider another option suggested by some parents: converting the academy into a new district school for students in grades five through six. “Let’s investigate an option that has not been investigated,” urged board member Donna Smith. The board had been considering four options: creation of two …
Monday, January 24, 2011
Here are a few of the stories Creve Coeur Patch will be following this week.
Now that the snowflakes have decided to give Creve Coeur and the rest of the St. Louis area a break for a few days, we'll be able to keep an eye on more than just the snowfall coming our way. We don't want to tip too much of our hand, but here's a look at some of what we'll be covering this week. Monday Creve Coeur City Council members meet at the Government Center with a work session starting at 6 p.m. City staff will go over goals for 2011, before the regular council meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Council members could take action on a number of issues, including the formation of Community Improvement Districts along Olive Blvd., and what to do about the city's invasive plant ordinance, as it relates to a particular nuisance, honeysuckle. …
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Panel faces important decisions impacting Creve Coeur footprint in coming years.
It’s no contest in the Ladue School District. Stacy Washington and Andy Bresler will become new directors on the Board of Education in April, when two of the present directors’ terms expire. Ken Smith, the lone incumbent, has filed for a third three-year term as one of the board’s three directors. Because three filed, and there are three positions open, state law allows school districts to forego an election, saving taxpayers the expense. Donna Smith and Bob Glik will be leaving the board when their terms expire in the spring. Smith presently is vice president of the board, Glik its treasurer. Washington brings a few months of board experience to her position, having come aboard for a few months at mid-year to fill a previous vacancy. Ken …