True to the knight's shield that greets all who come to the Rockwood Valley Middle lobby, this school's staff,…More faculty and students try to employ the traits of safety and orderliness the knight represents every day in this educational setting. The school even has a Knights of the Round Table ceremony.
Rockwood Valley is recognized with the Blue Ribbon Award from the U.S. Department of Education and is a Missouri Gold Star School.
The school was named a Top 10 school based on the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) for many, consecutive years.
The school's Concert Band traditionally performs at the St. Louis Cardinal's baseball game chosen to observe Rockwood Schools Foundation night.
RVM's extensive recognition program rewards students for outstanding character, citizenship, academic achievement and community involvement.
Rockwood School District -- Administrative Center 111 E North St, Eureka, MO63025 Although the Rockwood School District (RSD) spans more than 150 square miles in total, its headquarters are still in…More Eureka, where the district began back in 1908. It is the fourth largest school district in Missouri. RSD has 19 elementary, six middle and four high schools, in addition to separate campuses for two early childhood complexes, two Centers for Creative Learning (gifted students' programs), and an Alternative High School Education location. The district encompasses the communities of Wildwood, Eureka, Ballwin, Chesterfield, Ellisville, Fenton, Manchester and Clarkson Valley. The six overall goals that guide the district are Student Performance; Global Awareness; Highly Qualified Workforce; Stakeholder Involvement; Facilities, Support and Instructional Resources; and Governance. Two distinguishing features are the 10 National Blue Ribbon schools within the district, as well as 14 Missouri Gold Star Schools of Excellence. RSD leaders and school board directors say they make every effort to keep the community informed about how the district functions, how well students are performing academically, and what needs to be improved within the district. Community residents talk about "the Rockwood advantage," and the district's 22,300-plus students are glad to have it. During 2010, all four RSD high schools received distinctions in Newsweek's Best High Schools in America feature.
Wildwood residents and businesses are protected by a diverse and highly skilled set of officers and detectives…More contracted from the St. Louis County Police Department, but working from a station based in the heart of Wildwood.
According to the department's website, in addition to the nearly 40 police officers permanently assigned to the Wildwood Precinct, more than 700 commissioned St. Louis County Police Department officers are available to help address major concerns. St. Louis County Division of Criminal Investigation detectives conduct investigations of felony crimes or any situation as requested by the Wildwood supervisors. All police-related resources available to the St. Louis County Police Department are available to the City of Wildwood.
School resource officers (SROs) stationed at four Rockwood School District buildings -- Lafayette High, LaSalle Springs Middle, Rockwood Valley Middle and Wildwood Middle -- also are within the Wildwood Precinct.
Wildwood police officers are a mainstay at every major city event. They also reach out to the community through such activities as Mobile Halloween Safety Centers through which officers in additional patrol vehicles hand out glow necklaces or bracelets for child visibility.
True to Wildwood's focus on active lifestyles and nature, the Wildwood Precinct also incorporates officers who patrol from their bicycles.