Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Prestigious ROSE (Rockwood Outstanding Service in Education) awards are bestowed upon individuals who show excellence of character, performance, leadership and service to the Rockwood School District.
Rockwood School District officials announced the 2013 Rockwood Outstanding Service in Education (ROSE) awards recipients. Fifteen honorees were chosen from among 220-plus nominees this year. Local recipients from the Fenton and High Ridge area included: Recipients from other geographic portions of the district included: These individuals at the ROSE Award Ceremony on May 5.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
The Cardinals notables were on hand at Bowles to talk to students about doing their best on the upcoming Missouri Assessment Program tests
To build excitement for the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) testing, students at Bowles Elementary School, in Fenton, received a visit from Fredbird and former Cardinals pitcher Al Hrabosky, known as the Mad Hungarian in his basball heyday, on Monday. As teacher Andrea Darmon described, the event was designed to motivate students to do their best in school and make good choices. “Each year we have a theme for MAP testing,” said Darmon. “This year our theme is to ‘Hit the MAP Test Out of the Park.’ Dressed in Cardinals spirit wear, the students met Fredbird and listened to Hrabosky talk about doing their best in school.” Students in grades 3-5 will have the opportunity to demonstrate what they know on the MAP test through April 20 …
Monday, April 2, 2012
A contest hosted by children's author Jennifer Hartvickson offers Bowles students a chance to showcase their literary talents.
Aspiring young writers from Bowles Elementary School have entered a writing contest and are seeking your vote on their work during the week ahead. The competition is hosted by Jennifer Hartvickson, author of "Mister Lemur's Train of Thought," the 2011 winner of the Moonbeam Children's Book Award for children's poetry, She collected writing from Bowles students earlier this month and will be accepting additional through through midnight on Friday, April 6. Winners will be announced April 11. To learn more about the author and view the contest entries, click here.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Many teachers and students dressed as pirates to celebrate Rockwood Reading Week.
Rockwood students found the treasure in books and had fun doing it last week during Rockwood Reading Week. Activities to build excitement for reading included a new program, Read Across Rockwood, which enables classrooms across the district to engage in literacy activities together using video conferencing technology. Some of these activities include sharing book reviews, illustrations and poems, performing skits and puppet shows, and participating in book discussions. “This experience will help make reading more meaningful for students as we use technology to connect students from different classes across the district,” said Elaine McKenna, instructional technology specialist, in a news release from the district. “It’s also a great way…
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Parents are upset that the Rockwood School District suddenly decided to eliminate the popular drug abuse resistance program.
Rockwood School District fifth graders will no longer be dared to graduate from the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. Rockwood officials have ended the district's nearly 25 years of participation in the national program. The news shocked and surprised many parents. D.A.R.E. is a police officer-led series of classroom lessons that teaches children from kindergarten through 12th grade how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug- and violence-free lives. Locally, the program has been implemented during the fifth grade of elementary school, serving as a rites of passage for that important milestone year in students' education. D.A.R.E. programs are taught in the Fenton area in the Kellison, Uthoff Valley, Stanton, …
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
A banquet is planned May 1 to recognize those in the Rockwood School District who have made a difference in the lives of children.
It was like a Publisher's Clearinghouse prize patrol as representatives of the Rockwood School District ROSE Award committee went from school to school to recognize the winners of the district's top honor for those who have shown excellence of character, performance, leadership and service to the schools. The 15 award winners, who were presented with balloons and flowers by the ROSE Award committee co-chairs, will be honored at a banquet May 1 at the Doubletree Hotel, Westport. The award recipients were selected by a 17-member committee from among 209 nominees. The ROSE Award winners are: Also at the ROSE Awards ceremony, Rockwood will recognize the recently named 2011 Teachers of the Year from all of the district's schools. They are: At …
Friday, January 28, 2011
Bowles, Kellison and Uthoff Valley elementary schools named as 2011 Missouri Schools of Character.
The Character Education Partnership has named seven elementary schools in the Rockwood School District, including three in the Fenton area, as a 2011 Missouri Schools of Character. The schools are: “Rockwood has amazing schools, amazing staff and amazing students. We are excited for our schools to receive recognition for their outstanding work in character education and school climate,” said Roxanna Mechem, director of assessment and school climate, in a district press release. Mechem said the winning state schools will be considered for the National Schools of Character award. According to Mechem, Missouri is one of 30 states to present State Schools of Character (SSOC) awards. The awards recognize the level of excellence schools and …
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Parents will register at the elementary school their child will attend.
The Rockwood School District has set Feb. 2-3 for parents to enroll their children for kindergaten for the 2011-12 school year. Children must be five years old before Aug. 1, 2011 to be eligible to begin kindergarten in the fall. The dates and times of kindergarten enrollment at Rockwood's elementary schools in Fenton are: Rockwood offers full- and half-day kindergarten programs. For more information about which school new students will attend and the materials required for enrollment, visit the Rockwood Kindergarten Web page.