Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The fight began on social media between a St. Charles West student and a student from the Ferguson-Florissant School District. Charges have not yet been filed.
A dispute that began on a social media website between students from St. Charles West High School and the Ferguson-Florissant School District culminated Friday when several teenagers, some of whom attend the Ferguson-Florissant District, entered the St. Charles high school to start a fight. Eleven St. Charles West students have been suspended following the fight. "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…
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Local Voices blogger Jeannine, a district parent, shares her experiences with Steve Price and the district. Other district parents also chime in.
As parents in the Hazelwood School District are left wondering why Superintendent Steve Price was replaced last week, one mom has published her opinions about and experiences with Price on her Patch Local Voices blog. When she had concerns with her son’s elementary school, blogger and mom-of-four Jeannine, whose son has a neurological disorder, said she went straight to Price for help, as well as the school board and assistant superintendents. “None of them returned calls to address concerns, made changes, or got involved to see if indeed things were as bad as I said. It was,” she writes in her recent post. “The U.S. Department of Civil Rights helped me get their attention.” Read More: Middletown Families Don't Want Former Hazelwood …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Did you know Florissant Patch has a Facebook page? It has all the great news and information you've come to expect from Florissant Patch, plus more!
Saturday, February 25, 2012
We got a lot of good stories, feedback and fish fry tips this week in social media.
Another week has come and gone, but we’ve continued to have some great feedback and input from our readers on Facebook and Twitter. Our Facebook page rose to 367 "likes" this week, while our Twitter page has 544 followers, and we continue to push for more and more. (Like us at www.facebook.com/FlorissantPatch or follow us at www.twitter.com/FlorissantPatch.) With Feb. 29 setting off leap year, we asked our readers for their help in finding “leap year babies” and speaking to those people who only have a birthday once every four years. A special thanks to everyone who shared resources and gave us their stories. Also, with Lent in full effect, we gave a map of resources to finding the nearest fish fry in the Florissant or county area. And we …
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Local social media folks say there’s no replacement for a face-to-face connection
Celebrities do it. Politicians do it. Sport figures, too. Not to mention your neighbor, your high school sweetheart and the owner of your favorite coffee shop. Social networking is part of our social fabric. Dictionary.com defines a social network as follows: “a website where one connects with those sharing personal or professional interests, place of origin, education at a particular school, etc.” Among my social network are hundreds of people I have never met in real life. When I do meet someone I first connected with via Twitter, for example, it’s kind of exciting. It feels something like running into a celebrity you’ve long admired. Many people describe the encounter as akin to reuniting with an old friend; you already know a lot about…
Sunday, April 10, 2011
Plus, the age-old question, when to Tweet or not to Tweet?
Each week, our Patch sites ask area moms, dads and grandparents to chip in on questions posed by mom councils in Moms Talk. This week, St. Louis area parents sounded off on children and social media, accepting the word “no,” fears, and planning. No Means No: How do you handle children who won't take "no" for an answer? Haley Morgan wrote: Telling your kids "no" is one of the biggest gifts you can give your children, and I think one of the hardest things to do as a parent. I have always told them that it is my job to tell them “no” sometimes because I love them. If they in turn tell me I am the meanest Mom ever, then I simply respond with a smile, " I must be a good Mom. Thank You." I think we often fall prey to wanting to make our kids …
Friday, March 18, 2011
McCluer graduate Henry “Sentoryu” Miller reaches out to St. Louis family and friends using Facebook and Skype during crisis in Japan.
Shortly after news broke of the disaster in Japan, Henry Miller’s Facebook page was flooded with concerns and good wishes from his former McCluer High School classmates and other friends. Miller, who lives in the greater Tokyo area, soon afterward posted a two-word response: “I’m OK!” Much to the relief of his St. Louis friends, he is continuing to provide updates on his well being on Facebook as the crisis continues. The 8.9-magnitude earthquake that hit Japan’s east coast Friday is about 230 miles northeast of Tokyo. While earthquakes are common in Japan, Miller said it was one of the worst he’s ever experienced. “Everything started shaking really bad,” Miller said in an interview. “We all ran outside to the street and the ground …