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Rockwood schools win national nutrition awards

The Center for Creative Learning (CCL) and Woerther Elementary have earned the Healthy Schools Program Bronze National Recognition Award for meeting best practice criteria established by the Healthy Schools Program Expert Panel and outlined in the Healthy Schools Program Framework. “Our school wellness council helped in supporting many programs at Woerther,” said physical education teacher Carol Earley. “A few programs ...

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New members elected to Rossman School Board

Rossman is pleased to announce its newly elected Board of Trustees members for the 2014-15 school year. They include: • Eric Engler, senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Ascension Health • Lucie Dempsey, community volunteer • Tony Garritano, electrical engineer at Telgaas, Inc. • Sam Sciortino, former Parkway administrator and former principal and head of school at Villa ...

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District completes capital improvements over summer

While school was out for the summer, Fort Zumwalt district officials were busy getting buildings ready for students this fall. Bill Weber, assistant superintendent for the district, said projects were completed in 10 facilities this summer. West Middle School had a new wooden floor installed in the gym, and security cameras were added. The band room addition and orchestra renovations ...

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High school girls basketball

Incarnate Word Academy’s Napheesa Collier made the most of her opportunity to earn her first international medal playing for USA Basketball’s 2014 Women’s Under-18 National Team. In the Gold Medal game, Team USA scored a lopsided 104-74 victory over Canada at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It was the USA’s third win over Canada – once ...

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Parkway transportation head receives special needs training

Will Rosa, Parkway’s director of transportation, has earned a Special Needs Training endorsement from the National Association for Pupil Transportation. The training program offers a rigorous curriculum designed to enhance the skills and knowledge of transporters working with special needs students. Topics covered include child passenger safety restraint and safety “roadeos.” Parkway joins 83 other schools districts across the country ...

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Promising Practices recognized

Each year, as part of the National Schools of Character program, the Character Education Partnership (CEP) recognizes educators who have implemented unique, specific and effective character education strategies. This year, the following Rockwood Schools/programs were recognized as exhibiting Promising Practices in character education: Chesterfield Elementary: Meet Me in St. Louis program, Chef Leaders program; Crestview Middle: Crestview Complementary Club, Veterans ...

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New requirements added to A+ program

Students participating in the A+ program this year will now have to achieve an ACT math subscore of 17 or higher to qualify for immediate benefits. The new requirement set by the Missouri Department of Higher Education will go into effect for the 2014-2015 school year. The Fort Zumwalt Board of Education was presented with the new requirements to the ...

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STAR students honored

Fort Zumwalt West High senior Saivaroon Gajagowni has been named a 2014 winner of the LMI Aerospace Inc. Award for Excellence in Research for his work this summer as part of the University of Missouri-St. Louis Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) program. Gajagowni, along with West High senior Amanda Blythe, and Fort Zumwalt South High senior Aishwarya Mogulothu, ...

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Girl Scouts FIRST Robotic program receives funding from Monsanto

Monsanto Fund provided a grant of $25,000 to support Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri’s FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics programs in 2014-15. Girl Scouts FIRST Robotics is a mentor-based program designed to cultivate interest in STEM fields, where girls will learn valuable life and employment skills by learning how to become leaders, creating ideas, solving ...

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Art Educator of the Year

Winifred Crock, orchestra director at Parkway Central High, has been named the Art Educator of the Year by the Arts and Education Council. Presented since 1992, the St. Louis Arts Awards honors individuals who achieve a legacy of artistic excellence and organizations and businesses that enrich St. Louis’ arts and cultural community. Crock will be recognized at a benefit event ...

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