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Proposed plan to improve security in Parkway School District

CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI) – Ninety-four million dollars could soon go toward building improvements in the Parkway School District. Roughly $20 million of that would improve safety and security.

At Wednesday evening’s school board meeting, Parkway School District Spokesperson Paul Tandy presented the “Facilities 2020” long-range plan to the board.  It contains various updates that would be implemented throughout the next decade, from maintenance upkeep such as roof repairs, to new science labs, and beefed up security.

To figure out exactly which improvements were necessary, the district spent the last 18 months gathering data through surveys, town hall meetings, and committees.  From this feedback, it was clear that the community has a strong desire to invest in safety and security at Parkway schools, in addition to routine building upkeep.

Earth Day craft: Pine cone bird feeders

TOWN AND COUNTRY (KTVI) – Diane Vanbooven, the Kids Club Coordinator at Whole Foods Market, Town and Country, stopped by to show Tim Ezell a fun craft kids can do when they visit the Earth Day festival.

Stop by to have your kids make a pine cone bird feeder with peanut butter and bird seed.

Earth Day Festival
Sunday, April 27
11:00am-6:00pm
Muny Grounds in Forest Park

Find out more: http://www.stlouisearthday.org/events/festival/

Woman charged with stealing purse from Catholic church

CREVE COEUR, MO (KTVI)– A south St. Louis woman is charged with stealing a purse from a Catholic church in Creve Coeur.

Patricia Douglass, 60, is charged with stealing over $500.

Police say last September Douglass stole the purse from a pew at St. Monica’s Church on Olive Boulevard.

The purse contained cash, credit cards, a mobile phone, keys and a medical-alert alarm.

That alarm had a GPS tracking feature that was used to track Douglass to a Goodwill Store in Chesterfield, where she had filled out a job application later that day.

Churchill Center & School hosts Fairy Tales/Iris competition

Churchill Center & School hosts Fairy Tales/Iris competition

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - on April 30th and May 1st, 2014 Churchill Center & School will partner with the Kirkwood Iris Society to present a Fairy Tale inspired Art Show and an Iris competition.

The art exhibit is a school wide project with every student participating either through a piece of art or writing.  All of the Language Arts classes will be writing “fractured fairy tales” to accompany the art projects.  Upper School drama classes will present a living museum of fairy tale characters and a Lower School drama class will perform The Three Little Wolves and The Big Bad Pig.

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Congressman Clay nominates 13 area students to service academies

ST. LOUIS (KTVI)  – Democratic congressman William Lacy Clay has nominated 13 St. Louis area students for appoints to United States Service Academies. The first district congressman said,  “I am extraordinary proud to nominate these remarkable young students.  You not only excel at academics & athletics, you have also demonstrated a real commitment to serving your country and building up our community. I join with your proud parents, families & friends as we congratulate each of you.”

Listed below is the 2014 class of students nominated:

Scam artists say they are collecting money for drug prevention

ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KPLR) – Residents in west St. Louis County should watch out for scam artists. The Rockwood Drug Free Coalition says SRI, Inc. of Delray Beach, Florida is asking business owners for donations. They are telling people that their donations will be used for drug prevention on behalf of the Rockwood School District and the Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition.

Many complaints have been filed by resident and business in Ellisville, Eureka, Pacific and other cities in west St. Louis County.

The Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition wants the public and business to understand that are not connected to SRI. Anyone contacted by SRI should report the incident to your local police department.

PieCraft ready for summer pie season

(KTVI) – Alyssa Bennett stopped by to tell Tim Ezell about a staple at many of the area’s farmers’ markets: Piecraft. You can pick up a baked treat at these locations or order online and it will be delivered to you.

Find out more: http://piecraftstl.com/