Saturday, April 6, 2013
Beginning next school year, some kindergarten students will begin attending schools closer to their home in a move toward community schools.
When some students start the 2013-2014 school year in the Ferguson-Florissant School District, they could be in a school closer to home. Starting next school year, kindergarten students in Duchesne and Johnson-Wabash elementary schools will be attending the school that is closest to their home. This comes as the district begins a gradual move to community schools, where students attend school closest to their homes, Jana Shortt, the district spokeswoman said. The only schools affected for next year are Duchesne and Johnson-Wabash. In most cases, many students already attend the school closest to their home, but there are some students who attend Duchesne Elementary School and live closer to Johnson-Wabash, Shortt said. At the March …
Monday, January 28, 2013
The students and their chaperones piled into a bus and headed out earlier this week.
A group of students and chaperones from the Ferguson-Florissant School District took a journey they'll never forget when they attended the inauguration of President Obama this week. The group, which included 36 students and eight adults from McCluer South, took a chartered bus to the event after holding numerous fundraisers oer the past year in order to be able to attend the inauguration. “It was really quite an effort by this teacher and his students to raise money for this trip,” said Jana Shortt, Ferguson-Florissant’s director of communications.
Friday, March 2, 2012
City Council, school board and board of trustees candidates each gave a five-minute presentation regarding their candidacy.
More than 25 Florissant residents and members of the Florissant Township Open Democratic Club heard from candidates of April’s municipal election. One by one, Florissant City Council, Ferguson-Florissant and Hazelwood Boards of Education and St. Louis Community College (SLCC) Board of Trustees candidates spoke for five minutes about who they are and their plans if elected to their position. City Council candidates show Florissant love Ward 7 and Ward 9 candidates each spoke about their passion for Florissant and how they would like to see the city in the future. Ward 9 candidate Michael Bober said that he would like to focus on keeping young families in Florissant and in the North St. Louis County area. He also said that being in his …
Monday, August 15, 2011
Debbie Phipps takes this round's prize.
We’ve got our latest winner for this past week’s quiz, and that’s Debbie Phipps. Debbie correctly answered all of the questions, and she’s won a $20 St. Louis Bread Company card. The answers from last week’s quiz are:
Friday, August 12, 2011
Superintendent Art McCoy outlines a rundown of focal points and goals for the district.
During Florissant Patch’s conversation with Ferguson-Florissant superintendent Art McCoy, he mentioned a number of initiatives and programs laid out for the district as well as his overall vision for this year and coming years. We give a rundown of goals and focus points given by McCoy. Motto: Excellence and equity every day The focus for the 2011-12 – 3 P's Goals
Chief financial officer informs board of financial results from the last fiscal year.
While the City of Florissant begins to contemplate its financial future, the Ferguson-Florissant Board of Education received good news regarding its 2010-11 fiscal year. During Wednesday’s board meeting, Chief Financial Officer Mick Willis presented the financial results of the 2010-11 fiscal year and showed that the district ended with a small surplus for the first time in the past two school years as revenues exceeded expenses. Willis showed that the district’s projected revenue and costs came close to the actual figures. Willis said that the district started the fiscal year at $25.5 million in reserves and ended at $26.4 million. The district projected the reserves to end at $26 million. The expenditures of the district came close to …
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Reduction in speed, signage and beacons have been put in place in time for the beginning of the school year.
In past years, several people drove on New Halls Ferry Road in Florissant and passed Halls Ferry Elementary School at a speed of 35 mph. Starting Thursday, cars and their drivers need to slow down near the school. With a partnership between the Ferguson-Florissant School District and the City of Florissant, the school now has a new school zone with lowered speed limits during school hours. The new zone boasts a 20-mph speed limit, sidewalks, signage and solar-powered, flashing beacons. “It’s not obvious there’s a school sitting here,” Halls Ferry Elementary principal Lisa Hazel said. “This makes it safer for everybody, families and community.” Another big change to the area is the right-hand turn only out of the school’s parking lot. “…
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Before Florissant students head back to class, we're giving you a rundown of the supplies they needed.
Although tax-free weekend has ended, school supplies could still be in high demand for parents and students. School starts in a few days, and we've got all of the school supply lists for the Ferguson-Florissant and Hazelwood school districts. Ferguson-Florissant starts on Aug. 11, so we're making sure parents double check their supply lists for elementary students: Ferguson-Florissant
Thursday, May 12, 2011
After board member John Knowles steps down, board receives new officers and lays out plans to fill vacancy.
Less than one month after swearing in a new board and electing new officers, the Ferguson-Florissant Board of Education once again has new board officers. During the Wednesday night meeting, the board elected new officers at the beginning of the meeting to account for its vacancy. John Knowles resigned from the board and his presidency position on Tuesday. Knowles stepped down following a controversy in which four of the board members attended the National School Boards Association conference in San Francisco in April and racked up more than $12,800 in charges from hotel rooms, dinners, plane tickets and laundry service. The newly elected board officers are: Following the elections, new president Leslie Hogshead announced what would happen…
Monday, May 9, 2011
Florissant resumes to normal after a weekend of Valley of Flowers, but there's still a lot happening.
After a huge week of holidays and festival activity, Florissant looks a bit slow this week, but there’s still a lot to look forward to. Check out what we’ll have for readers this week: