Sunday, February 24, 2013
To support a friend and a noble cause, this teenager plans to donate her 13 inches of hair, while helping raise funds for cancer research.
Eureka resident Kate Daniels, an eighth grader at LaSalle Springs Middle School in Wildwood, plans to have her head shaved bald on March 9 to help find a cure for childhood cancer. Inspired to ‘go bald’ as a result of watching her classmate and friend, Evan Pina White, battle leukemia, Daniels is raising money for St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a California-headquartered volunteer charity committed to funding the most promising research for childhood cancers. “I know I can raise a lot of money to help kids like Evan. I hope to raise over $5,000," said Daniels, who has had long hair her entire life. Daniels' 13 inches of brown hair also are long enough to be donated to Wigs for Kids to be used to make wigs for children battling hair loss as a …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Another Rockwood School District school becomes a 2013 Missouri School of Character.
LaSalle Springs Middle, along with Chesterfield Elementary, were two Rockwood School District schools named 2013 Missouri Schools of Character. These schools are two of only 15 schools in the state to earn a Missouri School of Character Award from the Character Education Partnership. State Schools of Character are ones whose staff and students demonstrated a focus on character development that led to positive impacts on academic achievement, student behavior and school climate. “These schools have worked hard to earn this distinction, and we’re excited for them to be recognized as a state model for school climate,” said Jane Brown, Rockwood's director of differentiated services in a district announcement. With LaSalle Springs and …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Rockwood School District middle school students can sign up for a bowling tournament this month.
All 6th, 7th and 8th grade Rockwood School District students are invited to participate in the annual Middle School Bowling tournaments to be held this month at West County Lanes in Ellisville. Cost is $3 per student per tournament. Both tournaments will take place from 3–4:30 p.m. Cosmic bowling tournament dates: Competitive bowling tournament dates: Spaces for both tournaments are limited, so early registration is encouraged. Rockwood middle school physical education teachers have the tournament registration forms, and can address questions.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
The third annual Wildwood Frozen Feet 12-mile trail race will close once 300 participants are received. The race starts at 8 a.m.
Twelve miles of asphalt, chat and single track trails await runners brave enough to face outdoor elements in Wildwood on Jan. 26. The race begins and ends at LaSalle Springs Middle School. Runners must be at least 14 years old on the day of the race to enter. Organizers state the run will travel on several trails within Wildwood, including: While the race may be appropriate for runners of any level of experience, organizers also state the middle of the run represents a subtle challenge. It will be limited to 300 participants, all of whom will receive a performance shirt. City officials said on Friday more than half of the positions were filled. Food and drinks will be provided at the finish line. Read previous articles: Fearless Flock to …
Friday, October 19, 2012
Sponsored by LaSalle Springs Middle School teachers Maryanne Moosmann and Debbie Odlum, students wrote and received Project CommuniTree grant for trees from Department of Natural Resources and Missouri Conservation Department.
Students involved with Eco Club at LaSalle Springs Middle School in Wildwood picked up shovels on Tuesday, and planted 40 trees and shrubs as part of a school beautification project. Eco Club members' work complements the school’s new outdoor classroom pavilion and outdoor amphitheater, which opened for the 2012-2013 school year. The outdoor learning space was funded through financial assistance from the PTO, a Rockwood Schools Foundation Grant and Rockwood’s facilities department. Eco Club student Kody Woods had fun participating in the project. “I wanted to get my hands dirty and help out,” said Woods. “I think the school looks prettier because of our work.” Rockwood sources say the district’s facilities department helped make the …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
A Eureka-Wildwood Patch reader asked if bus capacity could be explained. Patch secured answers from William Sloan, Rockwood School District director of purchasing and transportation.
The following bus-related questions from Patch were addressed by William Sloan, Rockwood School District director of purchasing and transportation in Eureka. How is the number of students allowed per bus arrived at? Specifically, how many students per seat? Some parents think three middle schoolers per seat doesn't leave room. "We work with First Student on ridership and bus loading, but the answer to your question is complicated. The routing system used by First Student utilizes a weighted load factor by grade that determines how many students are assigned to a bus. As an example for high school, a factor of .05 is used for 12th graders. This means 5 percent of the seniors are expected to ride. The factor used for 11th grade is .10, for …
Sunday, September 23, 2012
A LaSalle Springs Middle School event connects students to the school and each other.
Staffers of LaSalle Springs Middle School in Wildwood hosted a Picnic with Peers event on Sept. 13 for sixth graders. During the event, 300 sixth-grade students enjoyed lunch with 80 eighth-grade students, who serve as Where Everyone Belongs (WEB) Leaders. WEB is a nationally implemented mentoring program geared toward assisting middle schoolers with this big transition in their lives. WEB is a yearlong transition program with four components that contribute to its success: The picnic was held at LaSalle Spring’s outside pavilion and amphitheater, according to Rockwood School District sources.
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Different Rockwood School District buildings, along with private schools such as St. Alban Roe, call for different items.
A look at the area schools’ lists of school supplies brings back some old memories for parents, while reflecting advances in technology and learning. At Pond Elementary School, for example, half-day kindergarten students are asked to bring crayons – and a pair of headphones. In addition to No. 2 pencils and notebooks, new learning tools also are showing up on lists. Many schools ask sixth graders to bring calculators and flash drives. Some, like Wildwood Middle School, call for the more advanced scientific calculators for sixth graders, while others, including LaSalle Springs Middle School, start with more basic models and move to the scientific models later. Backpacks are another must-have on most schools’ lists. Some, however, …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Rockwood School District middle schoolers enjoy western trip for learning and exploration.
Nearly 150 students from the Rockwood School District journeyed to Jackson Hole, WY, to spend part of their summer exploring the outdoors in two of America’s most famous national parks. The students were split between two week-long trips, both organized by the Rockwood Trek and Travel Program, according to a news release from the Rockwood School District. Wildwood and Eureka area middle schools in the Rockwood district are: LaSalle Springs Middle School Rockwood Valley Middle School Wildwood Middle School Guided by instructors from Teton Science Schools, the Rockwood students investigated topics such as glacier studies, fire ecology and animal tracking while exploring the landscape of Grand Teton National Park. Students also spent a day …
Sunday, May 6, 2012
The middle school counselor of the year award for Rockwood School District went to a Wildwood-based professional.
Rockwood School District recognized three individuals as 2012 Counselors of the Year, and one of them is from a Wildwood-based school. Alice Patton, counselor at LaSalle Springs Middle School in Wildwood, was named the district's Middle School Counselor of the Year. “Rockwood has always had an exceptional counseling program and we are excited to recognize these individuals for their commitment and dedication to children and their contributions to their school communities,” said Shonda Ambers-Phillips, coordinator of Rockwood's Guidance and Prevention Services in a statement about this year's awardees. “These wonderful professionals are true models in the field of school counseling and we look forward to having them represent Rockwood in …