Ready to Embrace the New School Year
The Staff and Administration at the Ferguson-Florissant School District have been busy addressing the unforeseen and tragic issues facing our community as we prepare for the new school year. Our Board of Education made an important and supportive decision to delay the school start until Monday, Aug. 25. “Our staff has taken advantage of this extra week to make scheduling adjustments, ensure the safety of our campuses and prepare our staff to welcome our students and celebrate a new school year,” said acting superintendent Lawrence Larrew.
Jennings School also Closed on Tuesday
All schools in the Ferguson-Florissant School District were closed Tuesday, August 19 and will remain closed through Friday, August 22 due to continued unrest in and around Ferguson. This decision was made after much careful deliberation and consideration of input received from local law enforcement officials and district security staff.
North County Incorporated along with the St. Louis Regional Business Council Announces Reinvest North County Fund
Immediate Investment for North County Business and Community Relief
The North County Inc., regional development association along withthe St. Louis Regional Business Council (RBC) has organized an immediate business response to support small business owners and school children who were impacted by the tragic and continuing events in Ferguson and surrounding communities. Leadership with the RBC and NCI said in a statement that they are deeply concerned and stand with the people who live, work and go to school in these communities. The Greater North County Chamber has joined in supporting these efforts.
Due to continuing unrest in some areas of Ferguson, and in the interest of the safety of students and families, all schools in the Ferguson-Florissant School District will be closed Monday, Aug. 18. Jennings School District also announced that schools will be closed on Monday, Aug. 18.
by Sandra Olmsted As disaster films go, director Steven Quale’s Into the Storms delivers all those films promise: huge, exciting special effects and a human face on hope for survival against bigger-than-life, unstoppable disaster. Like other tornado disaster films since Twister popularized storm chasing, Into the Storm has a team of them. Head storm chaser Pete (Matt Walsh) wishes he hadn’t hired weather expert Allison (Sarah Wayne Callies) because she keeps missing the storms, and he needs to get a tornado on film or loose his funding. His support team consists of experienced driver Daryl (Arlen Escarpeta) and nervous camera operator Jacob (Jeremy Sumpter), who wishes he was on a bench with a drink in his hand. Although she really wants to get home for her five-year-old daughter’s birthday, Allison sends the team toward Silverton and an ominous looking weather formation on the radar.