Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Will you be at Tuesday's meeting? The board will also discuss
The Hazelwood School District (HSD) Board of Education will convene Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., to discuss district business. The board will hear a quarterly update report regarding the district's supplier diversity program. The last update, given in early February, included stats through Dec. 31, 2012, on minority and women supplier participation as it pertains to bid contracts awarded within the district. See: Hazelwood Schools Minority Suppliers On Target, Struggling to Find Women. At it's last meeting, newly re-elected Board of Education members were sworn in. Council also approved contracts to purchase three new vans and approved bids proposals for contractors to perform building code upgrades at multiple HSD schools. These code upgrades …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Hazelwood School District Board of Education also approved extra pay for staff that perform extra duties like coaching.
The Hazelwood School District (HSD) Board of Education approved a few contracts at its recent meeting last week. The board approved extra duty salaries for employees. Diana Gulotta, HSD assistant superintendent for communications said employees with extra duty pay are those who pick up some type of extra duty, such as coaching, in addition to teaching. The board approved the dates for paying those stipends. A contract was also approved for three, one-ton vans for employee use performing school business. Gulotta said the district received six bids and selected Dave Sinclair Automotive Group. The cost total cost for all the vans is $69,030. United Construction was selected from three bids to perform building code upgrades at Larimore and …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The Hazelwood School District's advanced elementary band performed for the board of education to show appreciation for continuing to support arts programs in the district.
Hazelwood School District (HSD) elementary band instructor Liz Tabaka thanked the Board of Education for continuing music education. "Thank you for supporting music in our schools," she said at Tuesday's meeting. She along with Christine Berger, another HSD elementary band instructor led a group of advanced elementary band students through a trio of songs for the crowd at the meeting.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The board of education approved a contract with NCS Pearson for its annual summer professional development at Tuesday's meeting along with two other contracts.
Hazelwood School District (HSD) teachers and administrators will participate in a summer professional development to strengthen assessment literacy practices. The cost for the Assessment Literacy Summer Institute is $88,000. The board of education approved a contract with NCS Pearson, which operates a contact center on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, and according to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance holds more than $12 million in federal contracts to conduct education research. Diana Gulotta, assistant superintendent for communications said several hundred teachers and administrators attend the summer professional development each year. The board of education also approved two small contracts that total a little more …
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Wednesday's forum will be held at Hazelwood West High School from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP at (314) 953-5065.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Armstrong Elementary principal Roger LeBlanc sent home a letter to parents informing them of the incident.
A Hazelwood School District fifth-grader is in trouble after bringing a BB gun to school. The Armstrong Elementary School student brought the gun without pellets, according to a letter school principal Roger LeBlanc's sent home with students. "I want to provide you with the facts about a situation at our school," he wrote in the letter. "The student who saw it (the gun) immediately reported it and the student with the BB gun was disciplined according to our District's Behavior Guide." LeBlanc went on the commend the student who reported the incident and staff that quickly worked to defuse the situation. "It is very important for all of us to keep an open line of communication and share crucial information," LeBlanc said. Follow Hazelwood …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Hazelwood School District has events planned for the entire month for its students.
Cold Water Elementary School hosted an African American Read-In called Celebrate African American Literature with guest readers in classroom. Students were also treated to a performance by renowned storyteller Bobby Norfolk. For more photos visit HSD's facebook page here: Cold Water Elementary School celebrates Black History Month Additional Events within the Hazelwood School District include: Armstrong Elementary School • Feb. 15 - Black History Month Assembly, 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Arrowpoint Elementary School • Feb. 12 - Black History Program, “Through the eyes of Barack Obama: Influential Events and People during the Life of our President,” 6:00 p.m. Barrington Elementary School • Feb. 26 - Black History concert, 7:00 p.m. Brown …
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
About 2,400 Hazelwood School District students see "Cruel to Be Kind?" and participate in a Bullies and Boundaries workshop, all designed to help reduce bullying in schools.
Has your child been the victim of a bully at school? You might be surprised to know that, according to an October 2010 study the Josephson Institute of Ethics conducted, half of the 43,321 high school students surveyed admitted to bullying other students in the past year. About 47 percent said they were teased, taunted or bullied in a way that seriously upset them. The Josephson study found that 33 percent of students complained that violence was a “big problem” at their schools, and more than half reported that they had hit someone within the past year out of anger. Ten percent carried a weapon to school at least once throughout the previous 12 months, and 16 percent said they had been intoxicated while attending school one or more times…
Monday, March 28, 2011
This board of education candidate was Hazelwood School District principal for 22 years.
Brenda Youngblood said her priorities are improving student performance and helping students to be active members of the future workforce. Youngblood is one of four candidates running for three seats on the Hazelwood School District's Board of Education in the April 5 election. The others are Ann Gibbons, Charles “Chuck” Woods and Nita Curry. Gibbons and Woods are incumbents. A third incumbent, Diane Dowdy, decided not to seek re-election. Youngblood served in the district for 22 years as a principal at Keeven and McCurdy elementary schools. She worked for the Hazelwood School District for 37 years all together. She teaches on the graduate faculty as an adjunct professor at Lindenwood University and works with administrators in the …
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Missouri will only partially fund the state's public school foundation formula, leaving the Hazelwood School District and all other Missouri public schools to find the money elsewhere.
Tuesday's Hazelwood School District Board of Education meeting was light on agenda items, but the main topic packed a heavy load. Dwight Lindhorst, assistant superintendent of finance and facilities, presented the annual budget report, something most school districts will be dealing with soon, if they are not already. The report explained that due to state budget cuts and the need to balance the state budget, the Missouri K-12 public education system will experience additional budget cuts in the 2011-12 school year. Most will come from the state’s foundation formula and transportation revenue., according to Lindhorst. This means the Hazelwood School District (HSD) will receive less state funding and must seek alternative methods to balance…