Tuesday, November 13, 2012
A social worker in the Fox C-6 School District has discovered a way to keep needy kids in warm clothes while helping her friends clean out their own closets.
Sometimes teachers will notice a student who never seems to change his clothes or is still wearing flip flops in the winter. Sometimes kids are just struggling in another area of their life and a counselor will send them to see Gayle Beck, a Fox C-6 School District social worker. And Beck is there to help however she can. Beck’s main job as the district’s only social worker is to help families and homeless students who have needs stretching beyond academic issues. She doesn’t have a budget to directly aid families, only a list of resources in Arnold and Jefferson County where she can send families for assistance. But a lot of time she helps students out of her own pocket. In her office she has a box of soup and inexpensive food she can …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The school board is asking the community for funds to repair 30 year old buildings, improve the school's computer network and buy school buses.
The Fox School District has placed a $18,500,000 no tax increase bond issue on today’s ballot. If passed, the bond issue would allow the district to buy technology equipment, repair and improve school buildings, buy furniture, purchase school buses and convert existing athletic facilities into multipurpose facilities. Click here for details on the bond issue and a list of projects. Every building in the district would see improvements or repairs. The Fox Board of Education stated in a letter to parents that the “need is clear” for the bond issue. “Many of our buildings have been in service for over 30 years. These older buildings are not energy efficient, are in need of repair, do not have infrastructure to support current instructional …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Laughlin, a Fox C-6 School board member, is also the president and CEO of Conference Technologies Inc.
John E. Laughlin, who sits on the Fox C-6 School District board of education, has been appointed to the Midwest BankCentre Southeast Missouri Regional Board. Laughlin is the president and chief executive officer of Conference Technologies, Inc., said a news release. Conference Technologies, founded in 1988, offers audio-visual technolgy and support conference, presentation and training facilities. The company also offers design, build and engineering services to create those facilities in nine Midwest locations. Laughlin is a partner with the National Systems Contractors Association and a member of the International Facility Management Association and the American Institute of Architects. He is a diamond-level certified Audio Visual …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Fox C-6 School District Superintendent to hold news conference at 3:15 at the district's administrative offices.
St. Louis County police have jailed a Fox C-6 School District instructor Eugene R. Milzark, 34, in lieu of a $10,000 bond. St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office charged Milzark with one count of sexual contact with a student. Fox Schools Superintendent Dianne Brown will have a news conference about the investigation, at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Fox School District administrative building. Milzark is an English teacher at Fox Schools, reported Mehlville-OakvillePatch Editor Sarah Flagg. Detectives began an investigation on Jan. 6 when they recieved a phone call from a victim who said her teacher had sexual intercourse with her in his home, said a St. Louis County Police Department news release. The victim's school is…
Friday, January 13, 2012
Friday, Jan. 13, turned into a lucky day for the Fox School District students.
Fox C-6 Schools have canceled classes for Friday, Jan. 13. The is a CKC snow day program at the Fox Elementary School on Friday, says the Fox Schools website. Students will have a five-day weekend because no classes are scheduled for Monday, Jan. 16, is a national holiday, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Between one to three inches of snow fell overnight making the commute to school treacherous.
There are no classes for students the in Fox C-6 School District for Thursday, Jan. 12, due to snow. The announcement was posted on the school district's website. Take a quick poll at the bottom of this article: How many school days will be cancelled due to snow in 2012. The Fox Schools schools policy closes all schools if the accumulated snow makes the commute to one Fox district school treacherous. Overnight between one to three inches of snow fell in the St. Louis area, says the National Weather Service webpage. And another inch of snow is forecasted to fall in the region today. The daytime high temperature is forecast to be 27 degrees. Tonight's low temperature is expected to be 14 degrees. The snow is unlikely to melt on Friday …
Friday, April 22, 2011
The week prior to Easter Sunday, Arnold residents watched their newly elected council and board members take office.
Arnold residents saw three newly elected council members — Doris Borgelt, Phil Amato and Sandra Kownacki — join re-elected Councilman Bill Moritz at City Hall chambers, at 2101 Jeffco Blvd., on Thursday night. On Tuesday night, the Fox C-6 School Board welcomed directors Linda Nash, Dan Smith and John Laughlin to the board and chose Ruth Ann Newman as president.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Fox High School students use their Spirit Week to show pride in their school, as well as their concern for each other.
Although this year's Fox High School Students Spirit Week included pep rallies, games and themed days to keep Warrior pride at a high, there was one thing that set this spirit week apart from all others in the past. This year the students decided to help the community's morale. “We already had everything planned, but when we heard we had to do something,” said sophomore Courtney Kaufsman, student council spirit committee member. “No one else was doing anything to help and that wasn’t good enough,” said Megan Kohler, senior spirit committee chair. They’re referring to how Hat/iPod Day was used to raise money for Abby Neff, a Fox student suffering from leukemia. The Student Council charged $1 in the morning for students to be able to wear a…
Friday, February 18, 2011
After the first day of wresting at the state championships at Mizzou, where more than 1,800 matches occurred, Seckman is in third place with 25.5 points. Blue Springs High School is in first with 34 points, Francis Howell Central is second with 30.5 point
COLUMBIA, MO — Wrestling fans from across the state speckled the typically gold-filled seats of Mizzou Arena all day on Thursday for the 81st Missouri State Wrestling Championships. It took eight simultaneous matches at a time, but all four different classes completed their first round matches and also their consolation (wrestleback) rounds. “There are a lot of logistics that go into it,” said Jason West, Communications Director of the Missouri State High School Activities Association. “We have over 1,600 matches over the next three days. There are four classes. There’s a lot of planning.” Midway through the first day of competition, West said he felt like everything was running smoothly. “The good thing is that this particular …
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Seckman Hockey took the South Division with Friday night's win and Eureka's tied game against Rockwood Summit.
The Eureka hockey club’s tie to Rockwood Summit on Friday night felt much more like the worst loss of their season. The Falcons played division spoiler in the final regular-season game for both teams, managing a 2-2 tie against Eureka which gave the Seckman Jaguars the South Division title. “This one stings a lot,” Eureka coach Kevin Markovitz said. “We had the division championship there for the taking and all we needed was to play like we usually do, but we didn’t.” “It’s our last game as seniors so this doesn’t feel good at all,” Eureka captain Clay Link said. Seckman (10-1-1, 21 points) defeated Northwest earlier on Friday, which meant that the Wildcats had to defeat the Falcons to win the division. Eureka (9-1-2, 20 points) had a …