Friday, September 14, 2012
Parents and students are encouraged to attend an upcoming event that will explain how the Kirkwood School District is dealing with substance abuse.
A Kirkwood School District forum on drugs and alcohol aims to raise awareness about student substance abuse and educate the community about the steps the district is taking to combat the problem. Parents as well as middle and high school students are encouraged to attend the forum Sept. 26. Participants include district administrators, Community Partners from Preferred Family Healthcare, NCADA (National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse), BJC Behavioral Health and the Kirkwood Police Department. The forum will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Kirkwood High Schoo cafeteria. Order of Events: RELATED CONTENT:
Thursday, May 10, 2012
The teachers were suspended with pay and will return before the end of the school year, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Thursday morning.
Updated: 9:27 a.m. Inappropriate behavior that violated the Kirkwood School District's drug-free workplace and staff conduct policies has landed six Kirkwood High School teachers on paid suspension following an incident last Friday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. News of the disciplinary action was revealed in a letter to parents, according to the Post. The incident did not involve illegal substances or students, district spokesperson Ginger Fletcher told the newspaper. Fletcher told Kirkwood Patch Thursday that the situation occurred after students were dismissed from school. Read more at STLtoday.com.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
The Webster Groves City Council reversed its decision and approved an alcohol permit for Sullins Gas & Wash Tuesday night.
Many residents packed Webster Groves City Hall Tuesday night with a simple message for councilors: Let the man sell alcohol. On May 18, Greg Sullins attended a Webster Groves City Council meeting. Sullins, owner and operator of Sullins Gas & Wash, had applied for a conditional use permit to allow him to sell beer and wine in his convenience store. Sullins’ permit was defeated by a 4-3 vote on the third reading. Sullins said that after he lost the decision he "wasn't sure what to do next." Sullins underestimated the community response. The gas and convenience station, a 29-year staple of North Webster, received such enormous support from regular customers and residents after his permit was denied that Sullins began circulating a petition. …
Thursday, June 2, 2011
The Kirkwood City Council heard several special use permit requests at its Thursday meeting.
Up-to-the-minute coverage of Thursday's Kirkwood City Council Meeting. 7:02pm: Meeting begins. More than forty residents are in attendance. Mayor Arthur McDonnell briefly addresses the crowd and congratulates Councilor Paul Ward on his first grandchild, who was born last week. Councilor Gina Jaksetic is absent. 7:05pm: Mayor McDonnell awarded a proclamation to Bob Becker, a teacher at Kirkwood High School for twenty years. Becker was named the Missouri State Teacher of the Year and traveled to the White House to be honored by President Obama. In thanks of his years of service in the community, the proclamation announced June 2, 2011, would be known as “Bob Becker Day” in the city of Kirkwood. “It is an honor and a pleasure to work in a …
Friday, March 18, 2011
With college spring breaks around the corner, students will return home. What do you say if they ask for a drink?
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Owen Skoler
Friday, March 18, 2011
Soon college students will return home for Spring Break. It's no secret many underage students drink socially while away at school. What happens when they return home? This week, we ask our parenting council: "Should parents allow underage students to drink alcohol while home from college?" Pamela Debandt As a parent of a college-age minor, this is a no-brainer for me. The law states that the legal drinking age is 21, and I am a rule-follower. That said, I am not naive enough to believe that my very social son is imbibing while away at school. While I cannot control what my son does when he is on campus, it is my job as a parent to enforce the law while he is in my home. Not only do I refuse to serve alcohol to minors in my home, I don't…
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
The Kirkwood and Webster Groves police blotter for Feb. 14 through Feb. 20.
The following information was supplied by the Kirkwood Police Department and the Webster Groves Police Department. For additional information, contact: Detective Dave Smith, Public Information Officer for the Kirkwood Police Department Office: 314-984-5905 Fax: 314-984-5917 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Russ Nunnally, Community Service Officer for the Webster Groves Police Department Office: 314-963-5432 Email: email@example.com.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Principals from Hudson and Clark presented annual progress reports at Monday's Board of Education meeting for the Webster Groves School District.
The Webster Groves School District heard reports from Hudson and Clark elementary schools, as well as an update from the Coordinated Safety, Health and Wellness program at its meeting Monday at Hudson Elementary. Presentations by Clark Principal Bill Schiller and Hudson Principal Lisa Hilpert highlighted the schools academic success with regards to the Missouri Assessment Program (M.A.P.) test scores. Hudson saw an increase in students scoring proficient and above in the areas of math, communication arts and science. Clark's scores were less consistent. Students across the board struggled with Communication Arts in grade 4, which Schiller called "a historical pattern with the school." "We've seen a drop in comm arts for fourth graders …
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
The UNITE Community Coalition requests mandatory alcohol training for gas station convenience store employees.
Though the motion by the Webster Groves City Plan Commission earlier this month to allow alcohol sales at gas station convenience stores has not yet garnered an official response from the district's board of education, the community coalition that works to prevent underage substance abuse has set a firm, yet conciliatory tone on the matter. In a letter to the members of Webster Groves' City Council, Director of Student Services and Wellness Coordinator Gayle Hennessey assures them that the "Webster Groves UNITE Community Coalition fully supports economic development here. But we would to like to suggest an amendment for the council to consider." The amendment would be to make it a requirement that employees of all stores that choose to …
Thursday, January 6, 2011
With lackluster sales at gas station convenience stores, the Webster Groves City Plan Commission motioned to allow stations to sell alcohol.
When the BP gas station at Big Bend Boulevard and Murdoch Avenue closed its doors five years ago, few thought the lot at such a busy intersection would still be unused in 2011, but the space remains vacant. Low convenience store sales were cited as the main cause of the closing, and according to City Attorney Helmut Starr, the owners maintain that unless they are able to sell liquor in a future store, they won't be able to turn enough of a profit to stay open. The City Plan Commission of Webster Groves, of which Starr is a staff member, met this past week to hear a petition from Senior Planner Matthew Ament, which sought to amend the text of the zoning code, which currently prohibits the sale of alcohol at gas stations. Several stores in …