Monday, May 6, 2013
This was the team's first appearance at the world championship, and the team made the best of it.
After the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Robotics (FIRST) World Competition last weekend, the Hazelwood West Shrapnel Sergeants came home without a winning trophy, but with lots of experience. The team finished in 52nd place out of 100 teams in their division, according to a school district press release. This was its first time competing in the world championship. Cory Cook, Shrapnel Sergeants sponsor, said the team and their robot performed well. “Our robot was robust, and the team was in high spirits and eager to perform,” he said. “I’m proud of the team. "Their finish was very commendable for their first time at this competition." Cook said as the team left the event, it was planning for future competitions …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
About 30 Hazelwood West High School students recently received a first-hand look into the field of optometry courtesy of the University of Missouri–St. Louis.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Plus, Hazelwood West has strong representation on the all-conference baseball team, including the Fosdick cousins.
The Suburban North 2012 all-conference baseball team has been announced and Hazelwood West High School is standout in the number of players participating. On May 16, the Wildcats won the MSHSAA Class 4 District 5 championship. Hazelwood West defeated archrival Hazelwood Central 5-3, while playing on home soil at Hazelwood West High School. At the top of the all-conference list is Oday Al-Yatim. Yatim was announced as players of the year. He will share the title with McCluer North's Peter Jackson. Jared Fosdick was the only Wildcat to make conference's first team. His cousin, Brendan Fosdick, along with five other Hazelwood West players made second team including: Newcomer of the year: Carter Hanford, Pattonville Coach of the year: Mark …
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Whether you've got a preschool grad, a college grad or somewhere in between, brag about the feat right here on 'Hazelwood Patch' for free.
It's that time again. No, not wedding season. Well it is, but we're talking about graduation season. Somewhere, Pomp and Circumstance is playing, and someone is struggling to keep that mortarboard in place. Graduation season is a time when family comes together to honor those that have worked so hard to move on to the next chapter in life. Whether it's your preschooler moving on to kindergarten, a high schooler heading to college, your college senior heading out into the real world, or your grandmother getting her G.ED., you can brag about it for FREE on Hazelwood Patch. First, make sure you are a registered user of your Patch. If you aren't, click on "Sign Up" in the top right corner of the home page. Once you are logged in, scroll to the…
Monday, April 30, 2012
Did your student attend Hazelwood West's prom this past weekend? What about another prom? Share your memories here on 'Patch.'
Hazelwood West High School students celebrated prom on Saturday at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel. Unfortunately there was some serious spring weather typical for the Midwest with large hail and periodical boughts of strong rain. The weather was abuzz on social media possibly outweighing the nights festivities. What was the most said comment? "I feel sorry for West. The prom is going to suck because of the storms." So prove everyone wrong. Were you there? Did your son or daughter attend? Share the wealth and upload some memorable pictures from the night!
Thursday, April 12, 2012
When there is a situation at school, such as a lockdown or police are called in to help with a situation, how do you talk with your student about it?
Last week, a situation at Hazelwood West High School resulted in the campus being locked down for almost an hour while school officials and Hazelwood police assigned to the school as community resource officers, searched for something based on a student tip. The Hazelwood School District (HSD) through Hazelwood West's electronic mail system sent out an email to parents after the situation was over that described what happened and how it was handled. Hazelwood Patch emailed HSD's communication department regarding protocol for counseling and speaking with students after a situation as such, and Diana Gulotta, the district assistant superintendent for communications replied back saying there are two social workers on HSD payroll trained to …
Saturday, February 25, 2012
The Wildcats will cool out while raising funds to help the Special Olympics of Missouri. Thus far Hazelwood West has raised more than $4,500.
Hazelwood School District high school students have decided to dive into the deep end of helping charity – literally. Students and staff of Hazelwood Central, Hazelwood West and other area schools will take part in the 2012 Polar Plunge in Creve Coeur Lake for Special Olympics of Missouri Saturday. Registration for the event starts at noon and the plunge starts at 2 p.m. Ten students and staff from Hazelwood Central will be diving in to raise money for the Special Olympics. It’s a part of the official charity of student councils in the state, according to a press release. The Hawks fundraising goal is set at $1,000, and at time of publication, the team had raised more than $300. (Residents can donate to the cause by visiting the team’s …
Monday, October 31, 2011
Hazelwood West wins fourth straight district volleyball title, while three Florissant teams advance in state football playoffs.
The championship hardware just keeps piling up for the Hazelwood West girls volleyball program. Two weeks ago, the Wildcats clinched their third straight Suburban North Conference championship with a win over McCluer North High School. Then last week, West made it four straight district championships, with a straight-set win over rival Hazelwood Central in the Missouri Class 4 District 6 championship game at McCluer High School. “This is awesome,” West coach Michael Vaughn said. “I’m so happy for the girls. It’s been a fun year, and we’re excited to be district champs again.” Senior Sara Gregor, the likely Suburban North Conference Player of the Year smashed 19 kills on 24 attempts in the championship to power West to the win. “It’s going …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Big games coming for all three local teams, while Hazelwood West can claim league titles in volleyball and soccer this week as well.
A meeting of two teams on opposite sides of the district football playoff race highlights this week’s Hazelwood-Florissant area high school sports action, as Hazelwood West heads to McCluer North for a big ballgame for both schools, at 2 p.m., on Saturday. The Stars won last week’s district opener against Hazelwood Central, 21-10, thanks to quarterback Galen Brown’s 130 total yards and two touchdowns, while the Wildcats lost at home to undefeated Ritenour, 56-8. This week, McCluer North (7-1) can clinch itself a spot in the state playoffs, while Hazelwood West (1-7) would be officially eliminated from playoff contention with a loss. “We’ve still got a whole lot of work to do,” said Hazelwood West head coach Duane Hawthorne, prior to …
World Series play continues and Hazelwood residents, businesses and students are showing their support for the team.
As the St. Louis Cardinals partake in World Series action, the home team fever has spread to the Hazelwood area that is rooting on the team for an 11th World Series title. Sports and Education Mesh Beyond the roadside stands setting up shop on a corner near you selling apparel, schools in the Hazelwood School District (HSD), as well residents and businesses are showing their pride. HSD students and staff members are "blushing with red," which began Wednesday when all were allowed to wear St. Louis Cardinals gear in honor of the World Series trek. Teachers are also getting creative with curriculum using the Cardinals as a focus in subjects such as science, math and social studies. Hazelwood in the House From school spirit days to red carpet…