Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Marquette's ranking is a step up from last year's ranking by the magazine. Do you agree with the list? Parkway South was the only Parkway school to be in the top 26.
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the location of Marquette High School Marquette High School in Clarkson Valley was one of two Rockwood district schools—and the only school that serves Chesterfield students—to make the 2013 list of top-ranked Missouri schools released by U.S. News & World Report today. Meanwhile, Parkway South High School was the only Parkway district school to make the top 26 in the magazine's survey, and, in fact, busted into the top 10 with a ranking of ninth. Marquette High also made last year's list, ranked at No. 5. This year, the magazine ranked Marquette No. 4 in Missouri, followed by Rockwood's Eureka High. The magazine released its annual report of 2013 Best High Schools Rankings …
Friday, March 1, 2013
A vehicle slide off of Ridge Road late Friday afternoon and hit an electrical pole, causing a power line to come loose and hit a Rockwood school bus that was traveling behind it.
Updated 6:14 p.m.: Authorities are reporting there were no injuries as a result of an accident this afternoon on Ridge Road in Ellisville that involved a live power line and a Rockwood School District-related school bus. At around 3:26 p.m. Friday, a vehicle traveling in the 700 block of Ridge Rd. slid off the road and hit an electrical pole. The impact caused a power line to come loose, which swung and hit a Rockwood school bus from the nearby Ridge Meadows Elementary School, according to Metro West Fire Department Public Officer Michael Thiemann. Thiemann said the power line arced when it made contact with the bus, but the driver was able to pull away to safety. The bus did have children in at the time, but there are no reports of …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Part 2: Get sneak preview of new findings prior to presentation to Rockwood School District's board of directors Thursday evening. Administrators say district still will be in deficit spending for FY 2014. Safety needs top list of patron support.
Editor's Note: Part 1 of this article previously was published this week as 'Picture Rockwood' Feedback Summarized. That article highlighted findings based on telephone surveys conducted last month. This article continues with other information classified as "key findings" from the entire community engagement process began in September. Picture Rockwood co-chairs will present their recommendations during Thursday's (Jan. 10) Board of Education directors' meeting. The qualitative and quantitative feedback indicated the community-at-large is not ready to move forward with all of the district's stated priorities, but the current focus is on some of the priorities. Rockwood School District Finances' Summary Points from Monday's Public Session…
Sunday, September 30, 2012
This Wildwood Middle School teacher and assistant band director at Eureka High School used writing to deal with her grandmother's fight with Alzheimer's.
Denise Dauw, a 1997 graduate of Marquette High School, has turned a difficult loss into the foundation for a new, young adult fiction: If Music Be The Food Of Love. The story ties her experience of losing her grandmother to late-onset Alzheimer’s disease to music performance, family, romance and medicine. "In the final stages of her illness, talking to my grandmother didn't draw a response," Dauw said in a Rockwood School District announcement. "However, when I sang to her, she opened her eyes, turned to me and tried to speak. It was a special moment because she gave the gift of music to my mother, who in turn gave it to me.” While a Marquette student, Dauw was involved in numerous aspects of the fine arts program; from concert and …
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
As St. Louis County’s largest school district, more than 22,000 students in the Rockwood School District headed back to school this morning. Share the best, worst and most dangerous observations about student-related transportation.
Here's a chance to share how various forms of transportation fared for the first day of Rockwood School District—ones that worked well or ones that could use a little rethinking. Rockwood officials said more than 120 buses rolled out of the bus garage located at Pond Elementary School in Wildwood to pick up 12,000-plus students across the district. Rockwood-related buses will travel more than 5 million miles this year, according to district estimates.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
When David Freese helped Six Flags St. Louis inaugurate the renovated roller coaster "Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast" on Thursday, Patch also asked him about lessons learned from baseball at Lafayette High School.
Being happy at what you're doing is key to succeeding, said David Freese, a Lafayette High School graduate turned St. Louis Cardinals MVP World Series baseball player. Freese took part in Six Flags St. Louis' launch of the park's newly renovated ride "Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast" on Thursday in Eureka. See related Eureka-Wildwood Patch article: David Freese Highlights Six Flags' Media Day "Going through high school is a special time of life. You come to forks in the road," said Freese. "The coaches at Lafayette taught me to respect the game, respect my opponents as well as to respect the desire to win. They taught me how to 'get after it.'" Freese was aware of the first-ever home run hit over the fence by a high school player, Eureka High …
Monday, April 9, 2012
Sometimes achieving the best results in school also results in a high level of mental and physical angst. Find out how to support anxiety-ridden students on April 19.
Rockwood School District parents and students have the opportunity to discuss with an expert on April 19 how to handle anxiety issues that accompany worries about school achievement. In general, achievement anxiety is termed as a fear of failure. It often occurs when students get overly self-conscious about academic performance. Rockwood patrons are invited to attend the April coffee at 7 p.m. at Eureka High School's Professional Development Room, 4525 Highway 109 in Eureka, with C. Alec Pollard, Ph.D., director of the Anxiety Disorders Center of the Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute and professor of Community and Family Medicine at Saint Louis University. Understanding the causes and symptoms of achievement anxiety can help …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Congrats to the area robotics teams and mentors who competed Saturday in Rolla, MO, at the Missouri State Robotics Championships.
Three teams—two from Eureka High School and one independent team comprised of students from Eureka High School and Ballwin—made it to the semifinals of the Missouri State Robotics Championships held Saturday at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, MO. An independent Eureka/Ballwin team, named "Oddly Charged Particles", will be headed to the FIRST Robotics World Championships that will be held at the Edward Jones Dome April 25—28. The invitation-only state championships drew 36 teams from across Missouri, who competed in one of three arenas designed to showcase the capabilities and ingenuity of the robotics teams. Each team began with the same box of parts and designed a robot that would accomplish a multitude of …