Sunday, May 19, 2013
Congrats to the class of 2013! Are you celebrating a graduate this year?
Seniors at Lafayette and Eureka high schools are saying good-bye to their now-alma mater and graduating next week. SHARE your graduation photos and videos with Patch! Just upload them to this post. The Class of 2013 commencement ceremonies are: Patch sends congratulations to all graduates! What do you think? Do you have a graduate this year? Any other special festivities surrounding area commencements? Tell us in the comments. Join Eureka-Wildwood Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Varsity Wildcats embark on a journey for the state championship title Friday. The JV squad ends the season strong in tournament play and the Freshmen show heart on and off the field.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Ethan Brocke collapsed during a gym class last week and went into sudden cardiac arrest.
Staff members at Eureka High School are being honored for taking quick action after a student went into cardiac arrest during a recent PE class. The Eureka Fire District and the Sudden Arrest Association presented teachers Gregg Cleveland and Jason Conley, along with Athletic Director Dr. Jason Green, Athletic Trainer Charlie Weir and Nurse Donna Vogel with awards during a school assembly May 8. The district said the recognition came in response to for their “heroic actions” in quickly and effectively performing CPR and using an automated external defibrillator on senior Ethan Brock, who collapsed during a gym class last week. In addition the award, the teachers and staff received another surprise – a visit from Brock himself. KSDK …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Lindsay Weinrich's artwork will be on display in the nation's capital for one year.
Eureka High School Senior Lindsey Weinrich will have her art work displayed at the U.S. Capital Building in Washington, D.C this fall after taking first place in the 2013 Congressional Art Competition. Weinrich’s piece, entitled “Working Man,” emerged on top out of 55 entries from 17 area high schools. It will hang in the capital building for one year and represent Missouri’s 2nd district, which covers St. Louis, St. Charles and Lincoln counties. “Lindsey is an outstanding artist and individual,” said her teacher, Diane Bashirian, in a press release from the Rockwood School District. “Any teacher who knows her would describe her as sweet, responsible, hardworking kind and polite. It’s wonderful for her achievements in the arts to receive …
A number of Rockwood schools made Newsweek's just released "America's Best High Schools" list.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) Newsweek just released its "America's Best High Schools" list where it ranks 2,000 public schools across the country. A number of Rockwood high schools made the list including Lafayette (357) and Eureka Senior High (794). Valley Park High School also made the list (1742). Lafayette also ranked 5th among the 23 Missouri schools on the list, while Eureka came in at number 13. Newsweek's list is based on six components: Visit Newsweek for the complete report and to see a list of the school rankings.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Check out Patch's round-up of news about students and teachers in the Eureka and Wildwood area.
Eureka High Teacher Off to a Good Start Eureka High School Language arts teacher Symphony Stevenson may be just getting started with her educational career, but the Webster University graduate is already earning recognition. According to a press release from the Rockwood School District, Stevenson has been named an Outstanding Beginning Teacher by the Missouri Association for Colleges of Teaching Education. On April 25, she was among 64 new educators from school districts across the state recognized for excellence in serving children. Award recipients were based on evaluations completed by their college or university, and recommendations from the school district which deemed the teacher as highly effective in their first two years in the…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
It's a step up from last year's rankings by the magazine, which put only Marquette in the list of top-ranked Missouri high schools. Do you agree with the list?
Two Rockwood district high schools made the 2013 list of top-ranked Missouri schools released by U.S. News & World Report today: Marquette High, which made last year's list, and Eureka High, which did not. The magazine ranked Marquette and Eureka No. 4 and 5 respectively in its report of 2013 Best High Schools Rankings. Marquette was ranked fifth last year. U.S. News collaborated with the American Institutes for Research, a D.C.-based organization, to rank student performance on such criteria as state-mandated assessments, how the schools educated minority or poor students, and performance on advanced placement exams in order to develop the rankings. While Marquette and Eureka were among the top five in Missouri, they ranked 526 and 542 …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
VIDEOS: A Eureka High School finalist got an unexpected honor in the St. Louis Teen Talent competition Friday night at the Fabulous Fox. Twelve finalists were superb. Third place included a three-way tie.
Michaela Wolz, a Eureka High School senior, discovered Friday night while participating in the St. Louis Teen Talent competition she will be singing a solo this summer in West Side Story at The Muny. Wolz and 11 other finalists competed at the Fabulous Fox Friday to determined the program's 2013 ultimate winners. The program was presented by the Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation. What started as a field of 155 acts was narrowed to 37 semi-finalists, before the final 12 competed for top honors. All dozen finalists were evaluated on technical ability, stage presence, interpretation and originality: First place of a $7,000 college scholarship was awarded to celloists Halen (Whitfield) and Riew (John Burroughs), who performed “…
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The program offers an eight week internship experience where students will work at a nonprofit/charitable organization.
Eureka High School junior Mary DiValerio is one of five students from the St. Louis region chosen for the prestigious Bank of America’s Student Leaders Program. The Bank of America Charitable Foundation 2013 Student Leaders program awards a total of 225 high school juniors and seniors from around the country with paid eight-week summer internships at local nonprofit organizations. The program recognizes high school juniors and seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to community engagement and volunteerism. This student also blogged for Eureka-Wildwood Patch: High School Romance Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist to Visit Eureka High School Red Ribbon Week and Drug Prevention is "Failing" Contextual Feminism #FirstWorldProblems This …
Monday, April 8, 2013
VIDEO: Annual prom seasons prompt a spectrum of emotions and memories for this father who lost his only child in an accident caused by someone driving while intoxicated during prom time. He shared his painful story with Eureka High seniors and juniors.
In just 12 more days, on April 20, it will be six years since Brian Buchholz and his wife lost their only child in an auto accident caused by an intoxicated driver. This dad channeled his grief long enough to attend Drunk-U-Drama Thursday at Eureka High School to share his observations about the dangers of drinking and driving with nearly 1,000 seniors and juniors. Buchholz' daughter, Nicole, was a 21-year-old college student majoring in photography at University of Missouri St. Louis. He said she was a passenger in a car in St. Louis, which was at a complete stop at an intersection. "A driver under the influence of alcohol came barreling through a red light at 70 mph in a 30 mph zone," he said. "It was a four-lane intersection. He didn't …