Serene Darwish, a junior biology major at the University of Missouri–St. Louis, will spend 42 days in Guyana, South America.
Hazelwood West High School
Monday, May 20, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
The Hazelwood West High Shrapnel Sergeants finished with a ranking of 52 out of the 100 teams in their division. This was the team’s first appearance at the world championship, according to the HSD.
The Hazelwood West High School and Hazelwood Central High School robotics teams competed at the FIRST Robotics Competition World Championship competition held April 25-27 at the Edward Jones Dome. First time attendees, the Shrapnel Sergeants of Hazelwood West finished with a ranking of 52 out of the 100 teams in their division, according to the Hazelwood School District. A solid starting effort. The RoboHawks from Hazelwood Central High, finished with a ranking of 13 out of the 100 teams in their division. 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,” Cook said. “I’m proud of the team, (and) their finish was very …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The Hazelwood West High School senior committed to play baseball at Mizzou, but he just may not make it there. Have you seen Williams pitch? Is he major league material?
Hazelwood West High School's Devin Williams is committed to play baseball at the University of Missouri, but he may never put on a Tigers jersey. Buzz is generating surrounding the possibility of him going pro. The 6'3'' 172 pound pitcher is projected to go in the first round of the Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft this year. Williams is 4-1 with a 0.70 ERA in six starts for the Hazelwood West Wildcats. MaxPreps ranks him #47 with its "Top 100 baseball seniors of the 2013 season." The sporting authority says the list is a whole lot of names that you are likely to see in the upcoming Major League Draft. Baseball America has Williams going 44th in the first round of the draft. This year's MLB Draft will begin Thursday, June 6 and run …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The team is competing at the St. Louis FIRST Robotics World Championship this weekend at the Eward Jones Dome. Write them some well-wishes in the comments section.
Monday, April 1, 2013
Inman earned the honor for her dedication to students and her innovative efforts to help them achieve their full potential.
Hazelwood West High Special School District teacher Denise Inman didn't know it, but her student's had something brewing in appreciation for her dedicaton to the profession. Karyn Jones, one of her students, nominated her for the Special School District of St. Louis County's (SSD) Teacher of the Year Award. She was announced as the winner in March. Inman, an 11 year SSD teacher, is the Hazelwood West High School (HWHS) special education department chair, and has done so for six years, according to the Hazelwood School District (HSD). Inman earned the honor for her dedication to students and her innovative efforts to help them achieve their full potential. SSD honored staff, teachers, paraprofessionals and community members at its annual …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Hazelwood West High School's Robotics Team Heads to the FIRST Robotics Competition World Championship
The competition is in late April at the Edward Jones Dome.
Robotics teams from each Hazelwood School District (HSD) high school competed at the St. Louis FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) at Chaifetz Arena this past weekend. Hazelwood West High School moved on to compete in the FRC World Championship competition April 24-27 at the Edward Jones Dome. The team, known as the Shrapnel Sergeants, have a robot that will go head-to-head in a sport themed activity with other teams' robots. Each of the teams have to develop a strategy and build robots based on sound engineering principles. FIRST is an acronym For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. The national program founded in 1992, according to its website, is designed to make students responsible for designing, building and …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
This year's goal was to raise $116,000, according to the Special Olympics of Missouri website, which also states $90,793 has been raised thus far.
Hazelwood West High School (HWHS) students and the Hazelwood Police Department (HPD) took the Polar Plunge in 38-degree temperatures two weeks ago, and have come out on top and two of the top fundraisers for the event. About 750 people ran into Creve Coeur Lake for the 7th Annual Polar Plunge, on Feb. 23, benefitting Special Olympics of Missouri (SOMO). This year's goal was to raise $115,600, according to Jacelyn Diehl, SOMO area director. HPD was the second highest fundraising team for the entire event. Officer Dan Bridges was the overall top fundraiser collecting $4,000 for the cause. HPD had a team of 14 people that jumped in. The team raised $5,680 for the event, according to its SOMO website on plunge day. HWHS ranked fourth highest …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The school was on lockdown for 17 minutes before it was determined to be safe and clear.
Hazelwood West High School was on lockdown late this afternoon after a bomb threat was found on the wall in the boys’ bathroom. Dennis Newell, Hazelwood West's principal, said the building was on lockdown for about 17 minutes. "We immediately followed procedures related to these types of issues before determining that the building and grounds were clear," he said in an email blast to parents today. "All students and staff are safe." Upon clearing the building, all after school activities resumed. Newell urged parents to take an active role in expressing the seriousness of threats and pranks. "Parents, please help us share with our students the seriousness of threats like this and the consequences that accompany them," he said in the email…
Monday, February 4, 2013
Hazelwood School District English Language Learners hosted fifth annual Festival of Nations event.
At the end of January, Hazelwood School District English Language Learners (ELL) hosted more than 400 attendees during its fifth annual Festival of Nations at Hazelwood West High Schoo. Festival of Nations is an opportunity to people to celebrate that differences that make people unique by sampling foods and that year, learning about 17 countires. Each year upon arrival, participants are given a passport featuring the participating countries. Guests visit each table representing a different countries to sample foods and beverages, participate in games, and view cultural artifacts. Student-volunteers that man the tables rewarded each tourist with a sticker that represents a stamp on the passport. Volunteers are typically from the country of…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Zweifel returned to his alma mater to speak to 250 Hazelwood West High School AP Government students last Wednesday.
It's not often that high school student have access to a Missouri political figure, but last week, a few government classes at Hazelwood West High School (HWHS) had just that. State Treasurer Clint Zweifel swung by HWHS and took some time to visit with government students. Zweifel is Hazelwood West High School alumni, graduating in 1992. His office personally invited Hazelwood Patch to sit in on his discussion. "The Treasurer will speak to the students about his office and the role state government can play in shaping their everyday lives," Sarah Felts in Zweifel's office said before the event. Remember you can like Hazelwood Patch on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HazelwoodPatch. Don't forget to visit Twitter: twitter.com/HazelwoodPatch, or…