Friday, March 15, 2013
Analysis shows that the district would have to add on to one high school to accomodate all of the district high school students.
The St. Charles School District could expect to spend between $9 and $13 million to consolidate to one high school, according to analysis presented to the Board of Education. Dickinson Hussman Architects and Brent Underwood, a retired superintendent, analyzed the viability of consolidating from two to one high school in the future based on expected trends in enrollment. The district contracted with the group in the fall to study the issue because of a perception that closing one high school would save money. However, analysts found there would not be a substantial financial savings. Neither high school has the capacity to accommodate students from both schools currently if the district wanted to continue to offer the same level of …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Four adults and two juveniles were arrested for their part in a fight at St. Charles West High School Friday afternoon. Police say a group of non-students entered the school to start the fight.
St. Charles Police are investigating an assualt at St. Charles West High School, where a group of people not associated with the school entered the premises during dismissal time to start a fight on Friday. According to a city release, the fight occurred and two St. Charles School District employees were assaulted while attemting to de-escelate the fight. Four adults and two juveniles have been taken into custody. One juvenile was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. St. Charles Patch will add to this article as more information is revealed.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
There are five house tours across the region this weekend.
Holiday home tours offer a glimpse at some historic and beautifully decorated homes in the St. Louis area. Check out five upcoming holiday home tours.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Vote for the fan's choice for the top boys soccer player in the GAC.
The 2012 boys soccer season is in the books for all the Gateway Athletic Conference teams, but it's time to take a look back. Yes, it's time for another edition of the St. Charles County Athlete of the Week fan poll. Except this week has a twist. Instead of looking at the last week, we're looking at the entire season. Tell us in the poll below: Who was the top GAC boys soccer player in 2012? Jordan Stephens—Francis Howell: Francis Howell's Jordan Stephens was the top point getter in all of the GAC. Stephens was led the GAC South, all of the GAC with his 67 points. The majority of his points came from his 26 goals—best in the GAC. He also chipped in 15 assists for the Vikings. Andrew Deppe—St. Charles High School: When it came to scoring …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
High School football season kicked off last week. Here's an update on who won, along with fan video from the games.
High School football season kicked off Aug. 24 for local teams. Although St. Charles Patch wasn't at the games, we'd love to have parents upload photographs they may have taken at the game. Click upload photos and videos above to share your favorite pictures. Or, if you're interested in keeping readers up to date on your team's wins and losses this season (for football or any sport), shoot Kalen Ponche an email and we'll get you set up as a local voices contributor. Kalen.firstname.lastname@example.org. For now, check out these YouTube videos highlighting the first few games of the season.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Students earned more than $2.6 million in scholarships.
Family and friends crowded into St. Charles West High School on Sunday to celebrate as seniors turned into alumni. The class of 2012 happened to be the smallest graduating class recent history of the school with 181 students. The school first opened in 1975 and enrollment was at a low this year with 775 students as of September. Although the class was small, there were 12 valedictorians: Tyler Afflick, Brittany Broder, Emily Brown, Jill Cutright, Brandy Davis, Steven Enke, Shelby Gross, Shannon McNamee, Brooke Prigge, Austin Rugraff, Sarah Shelburg, Brandi Van Booven. As a group, the graduating class earned more than $2.6 million in scholarships. About 60 students graduated with honors and eight earned a Bright Flight scholarship. Facts…
Friday, April 6, 2012
MSHSAA recently revealed a new football district format for the next two seasons.
District football is getting a new look around Missouri. The Missouri State High School Activities Association recently released District assignments for the 2012 and 2013 season. Under the old format, schools were placed in four or five-team districts and the last three to four weeks of the regular season became the de facto playoffs. A team that had a 0-7 record in the regular season could go 3-0 in districts and advance to the state tournament. For example, Duchesne started 2010 with a 0-7 record but won two of the three district games and advanced to the playoffs against Warrenton. That system has been scrapped. Now each school is in an eight-team district that places a higher emphasis on game play. According to MSHSAA, schools will …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Show your school spirit by voting for your school's Patch Athlete of the Week.
Spring sports have officially begun. Despite the rain, teams all across St. Charles County finally stopped practice and started playing real games. Girls soccer teams hit the pitch and played a few games in the opening week, which leads us to your Athlete of the Week poll. Our choices for Patch's St. Charles County Athlete of the Week all hail from the same sport. This week, we're seeking the best of the best from the soccer field as we look at four girls who had top showings in the first week of the season. The nominees are: Danielle Schmitz—Fort Zumwalt East: The Zumwalt East girls soccer team is off to a 2-1 start and a big reason is the offensive contributions of Danielle Schmitz. In three games this season Schmitz leads the Lions …
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Francis Howell Central's Sharese Jones wins the fans vote for GAC player of the year.
Fan of Sharese Jones made sure she wouldn't lose a Patch contest two weeks in a row. After losing last week's Athlete of the Week contest to Lexie Moe, despite racking up 165,000 votes, Jones' supporters came out in large numbers this week. In our fan's choice for the GAC Player of the Year poll, Jones racked up 36,614 of 37,522 votes to pick up first place. Here's how the voting broke down: Total votes: 37,522 Jones, a senior for the Spartans, led Howell Central with 20.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. Sharese joined her sister Shakara Jones as members of the 1,000 point club for Howell Central. Patch wants to thank everyone who voted. Remember, this whole contest is just for fun and bragging rights. All the nominees had great season…
Monday, March 12, 2012
Show your school spirit by voting for your school's Patch Athlete of the Week!
At the end of the recent basketball season the GAC North and the GAC South named first-team all conference for boys and girls basketball. Ten players from the teams all around were chosen to be first-team all conference. We know want to know who you think is the best of the best. This week, we'll look at the girls. The candidates are: Melissa Eisenbath—Duchesne: Averaged 10.1 points and seven rebounds per game. Kacy Eschweieler—St. Charles West: Nearly averaged a double-double with 11.3 and 9.4 rebounds per game. Dana Heggemann—Warrenton: Led Warrenton with 12.8 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. Olivia Hollander—St. Charles High School: Paced the Pirates with 12.2 points and 7.8 rebounds per contest. Alex Rohlfing—Duchesne: Led the …