Sunday, March 31, 2013
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: "As Rockwood School District parents and residents, we recognize the vast needs of our schools," says a Rockwood parent, who heads a group that is supporting the $38.4M no-tax increase bond issue on the April 2 ballot.
Rockwood School District Voters: For more than 10 years, my family has been part of the Rockwood School District, and I have been involved in many of the district's efforts. Most recently, I was asked to head up the 2013 Prop S Bond Issue Committee, and of course, I said yes, to further show my support of the district and this initiative. I know how important this bond issue is to district families. Our community needs to pass a bond issue to make improvements to the schools. While funding remains a concern for many school districts, this bond issue will assist in providing safety, technology and facility improvements, which will continue to assist Rockwood School District in being a premiere school district. We, as members of the Prop S …
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Each school's Teacher of the Year will be recognized during the ROSE (Rockwood Outstanding Service in Education) award ceremony on May 5.
Every year, each Rockwood School District students and staff select their own Teacher of the Year who then completes the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) application for the district-level program. Here are the teachers selected from Rockwood schools based in Wildwood and Eureka: Each school's Teacher of the Year will be recognized during the ROSE (Rockwood Outstanding Service in Education) award ceremony on May 5.
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…
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
The following comments and questions from a Rockwood School District parent were sent to Rockwood Superintendent Bruce Borchers about the district's decision to eliminate the traditional Drug Abuse Resistance Education program.
Eureka recently passed an ordinance that requires a prescription for Sudafed…an over-the-counter drug. At the time of passage, the proponents' claims included that this ordinance would assist in the “fight against the meth scourge that is encroaching on our neighborhood.” Geggie, Blevins, and Eureka Elementary schools are at the front lines of the fight against meth…literally…Franklin County has been profiled in the Post Dispatch, ABC, CBS, and the Wall Street Journal as a “meth capital”…this threat is “over the hill” from Eureka. Chief Wiegand of Eureka has indicated he will continue to fund the DARE program. Why would you end this program? Is there data to support school nurses and PE teachers are better qualified to provide a capstone…