Thursday, February 14, 2013
Each card was decorated with the Eureka Wildcat logo, and students and staff added their own creative touches. The cards were collected earlier this month to arrive before Valentine’s Day. Read how Newtown acknowledged.
Eureka High School staffers recently sent some special Valentine’s Day greetings to their colleagues at Newtown High School, the school district still in many minds due to the shooting tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Whitney Gaines, a Special School District teacher at Eureka High, said the idea came about because she felt it was important to show support to these educators. “Eureka teachers wrote personal notes and letters of encouragement to the staff at Newtown High,” said Gaines in a Rockwood School District release today. “We tried to pair up like disciplines, like math teacher to math teacher, to strengthen the connection.” In one letter, a Eureka teacher wrote: “I could sit here and say how sorry I am, but instead I want …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The National Rifle Association is planning to hold a major news conference in the Washington, DC area, on Friday, Dec. 21.
The following media advisory was just issued by National Rifle Association representatives, America's oldest civil rights and sportsmen's group. NRA was established in 1871. "The National Rifle Association of America is made up of 4 million moms and dads, sons and daughters – and we were shocked, saddened and heartbroken by the news of the horrific and senseless murders in Newtown. Out of respect for the families, and as a matter of common decency, we have given time for mourning, prayer and a full investigation of the facts before commenting. The NRA is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again." Editor's Note: The advisory stated details will be released to the media at the appropriate time.
This police-only, internal meeting is being called to discuss what changes in security that school districts leaders would suggest, as everyone processes and works through the tragedy that occurred Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Due to the recent event in Connecticut, St. Louis County Police Department officers and members of the Safe Schools Partnership just announced Tuesday morning they will be meeting this Thursday at 9 a.m. Safe Schools Partnership of St. Louis County was launched during the 1998-1999 school year. It is a collaborative agreement between the county police department, area police departments, school districts, and other concerned agencies, with the sole goal of assuring safety for children. The meeting—which is for officers only—will be held at the Parkway School District Instructional Services Center. Editor's Note: Leave your own recommendations right here in the comments' section of this article, and Patch will ensure those suggestions are…