Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Last year for 9/11, a very moving Pledge of Allegiance occurred for all students and staff at Eureka Elementary. Take a minute to experience this on the anniversary of a day set aside to remember and relish freedom.
Editor's Note: Due to the huge influx of reader interest in the Patch 10th anniversary commemoration mosaic of Sept. 11, 2001 last year, our online platform was overloaded and prevented me from being able to publish all of the local articles I wanted to in observation of 9/11. This unpublished article was saved for this 11th anniversary of the tragic attack of terrorism on U.S. land. Thanks to Eureka Fire Protection District firefighters, last year Eureka Elementary School students, teachers and staff commemorated the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, in a huge way. They walked outside of their school building, and were able to perform the Pledge of Allegiance in front of an oversized American flag. Today, on the 11th anniversary of the …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
A variety of local Rockwood School District artists and musicians from Eureka and Wildwood will participate in this year's Holiday Reading Festival Dec. 2-4 at Crestwood Court. Family fun and holiday shopping will be available.
Students from Eureka Elementary, Fairway Elementary and Blevins Elementary will be involved prominently in the upcoming Holiday Reading Festival to be held Dec. 2-4 at Crestwood Court. David Kuschel, assistant executive director, Communications and Legislative Services with the Cooperating School Districts of St. Louis, said artwork from Eureka and Fairway Elementary students will be displayed throughout the event, while the fiddle clubs from Blevins and Fairway Elementary Schools will perform at 2 p.m. on that Saturday, Dec. 3. The event will be co-sponsored by Cooperating School Districts and CHARACTERplus, one of district's programs. Kuschel said the Holiday Reading Festival also will feature many family activities, including a …
Saturday, September 17, 2011
A large group of grandparents participated in a special at-school event with their grandchildren.
More than 120 grandparents braved the rain on Wednesday to spend time with their Eureka Elementary School grandkids at the school event, "Granola with Grandparents," as reported by Rockwood School District. Guests were served juice and yogurt parfaits. Baskets of books were available, and many grandparents took advantage of the chance to read a story with their grandchild, the release indicated. “This event provides a wonderful opportunity for students to spend a special time with their grandparents before the school day starts,” said Wendy Winegardner, Eureka Elementary first grade teacher and coordinator of the event.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Local schools did a variety of things to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the terrorism attacks that occurred in the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. Many of today's students were just infants, babies or unborn.
Sacred Heart Catholic School: On Thursday afternoon, students teachers, and staff created a cross on the lawn outside of the school in Eureka and facing toward Interstate 44 out of 'pinwheels for peace' they each custom designed. A full feature about their project and what drivers are seeing there will be published on Eureka-Wildwood Patch. Babler Elementary School: A schoolwide assembly taught students and visitors about the true meaning of Patriot Day. During the night before, a full soccer field on campus was lined by parents with 2,977 American flags—one for each person who was killed that day. Students and staff participated in a 'reflection walk' around the track located in a circle next to the soccer field to honor the victims of …