A diverse cast of 33 individuals with disabilities will take the stage at St. Charles West High School on Saturday, May 4, for a pair of performances, as Community Living, Inc. presents its 2013 client theatrical production of Annie Junior.
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Thursday, April 25, 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The demonstration was held on the parking lot of St. Charles West High School.
Students at St. Charles West High School got a timely reminder last Friday about the dangers of drinking and driving. Juniors and seniors attended a program with a speaker from the the prosecuting attorney's offce in the gymnasium before moving to the school parking lot for a mock car crash. Along with the vehicle rescue demonstration, students also participated in a driver sobriety check demonstration. The St. Charles Fire Department and the St. Charles Police Department organized the demonstration, with help from Cardinal Towing, who provided the demonstration vehicles. With area schools heading into prom season, the demonstration was timely. The National Center for Disease Control reported on their website that drivers age 16 to 20 are …
Friday, April 19, 2013
Neither St. Charles School District high school has the capacity to accommodate students from both schools if the district wanted to continue to offer the same level of education, analysts said.
The St. Charles School District would likely spend between $9 and $13 million to consolidate to one high school. And that's way too much if you ask the St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial board. 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 …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
A recent fight at St. Charles West has the school encouraging students to come forward when they hear rumors of threats.
Students alerting school officials of rumors of fights and threats on social media could be key to preventing violence in schools, said St. Charles School District Superintendent Jeff Marion. A recent fight that broke out at St. Charles West high school between West students and teenagers who were not district students began on Twitter, Marion said. "The only thing that might have made a difference is if someone, if some of the kids had given us a heads up," Marion said. "Maybe we could have talked to parents and kids and intervened." Beyond that, the doors were locked from the outside and a student opened them. "We can't lock doors from the inside, it's against fire code," he said. District administrators and school leaders are …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Charges have not yet been filed in the fray involving students from Ferguson-Florissant School District.
Eleven St. Charles West students have been suspended following a fight at the school on Friday involving several teens not from the St. Charles School District. "These were high school aged kids,"said St. Charles School District superintendent Jeff Marion. "It started out as a typical high school beef and got bigger when people jumped in to help friends." The fight started on social media, Marion said. A student from St. Charles West and a student from the Ferguson-Florissant School District kept talking about whom could beat up whom, he said. On Friday, two students from St. Charles West -- a junior and a senior -- can be seen on school cameras letting in four people in through a side door in the auxiliary gym around 2:20 p.m. Friday, …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
School used the $2,000 prize to purchase iPads to help students with disabilities communicate.
A video showing the ways students with disabilities are included in activities at St. Charles West High School was selected as the grand prize winner in a competition sponsored by the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council. The video, which was directed by student Tyler Reynolds, includes a song written and performed by Mariah Broeker. It was one of 18 submitted to the council. Several students who participate in activities like cheerleading and football are featured in the video. It also shows photos from events sponsored by the All of Us Club, an after school club for students with and without disabilities. Students participate in one activity and one club meeting each month. Activities range from attending a dance to sports events…
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Students from St. Charles, St. Charles West, Warrenton and Winfield High School volleyball teams are on the all-conference team.
GAC North Volleyball All Conference First Team: Dani Eschweiler, St. Charles West High School Christina Naumann, St. Charles West High School Casey Joslin, St. Charles High School Daphne Meine, Warrenton High School Allison Reller, Winfield High School Meghan Boschert, Orchard Farm High School Tess Buechter, Orchard Farm High School Second Team: Miranda Pierce, St. Charles West High School Kacy Eschweiler, St. Charles West High School Jilli Zimpfer, St. Charles High School Abby Wootten, St. Charles High School Maddy Sutherland, Warrenton High School Katie Burkemper, Winfield High School Jaclyn Sommerlad, Winfield High School St. Charles High School Casey Joslin Rachel Welch Abby Wootten Jilli Zimpfer Liz Schlueter Jennifer Revell St. …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Jessica Ingraham had served as director since 2006.
Jessica Ingraham, former director of St. Charles High School Band, has accepted a job as the new youth orchestra manager and education programs coordinator of the St. Louis Symphony. The Youth Orchestra consists of 95 to 100 young musicians ranging in age from 12 to 22 years old. Youth Orchestra members represent more than three dozen schools throughout the St. Louis region, and some from as far away as Rolla, Jefferson City, and Columbia, MO, as well as Springfield, IL. The orchestra was founded in 1970 by Leonard Slatkin. Music education is one of Ingraham's passions. She served as director of bands at St. Charles High School since 2006. SLSO vice president Adam Crane told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he sees Ingraham jumping in and…
Friday, August 17, 2012
Eight men and four women to decide if Christopher Vaughn, an Oswego, IL, resident and Francis Howell High School graduate, murdered of his wife and three children in 2007.
JOLIET, IL--On the first day of jury selection, eight men and four women were chosen to decide whether Christopher Vaughn, a graduate from Francis Howell High School, walks free or spends the rest of his life behind bars. Vaughn has been locked up in the Will County jail since June 2007 on charges he murdered his wife and children. Vaughn, his wife Kimberly, 34, a 1991 graduate from St. Charles West High School and children Blake, 8, Cassandra, 11, and Abigayle, 12 were heading from their Oswego home to a Springfield waterpark when he pulled off Interstate 55 and stopped on the frontage road outside Channahon. Christopher Vaughn then gunned down his wife and children as they sat in the family's minivan, according to police and prosecutors…
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Student posted on Facebook page that he would "use the brass to take care of business."
A St. Charles West High School student used brass knuckles to beat another student in a rest room at the school on Feb. 13, according to a St. Charles Police report. The student, Michael Guarino, 17, of St. Charles, is being charged with second-degree assault. Guarino lured the student into the bathroom, intent on fighting him because his girlfriend had allegedly been unfaithful to him with the victim in the past, according to police. Guarino posted on his Facebook page on Feb 12 that he would “use the brass on someone to take care of business,” the report reads. The victim told Guarino several times he did not want to fight and attempted to leave, but Guarino blocked him. He hit him in the face several times with the brass knuckles and …