Saturday, March 2, 2013
Hazelwood West Middle and Armstrong Elementary students participate in interactive presentations about African dance during Black History Month. Check out a slideshow.
In recognition of Black History Month, 275 eighth-graders from Hazelwood West Middle School participated in ‘Words from the Drum’ featuring interactive lessons in African-American folklore, music and African cultures. Students at Armstrong Elementary School celebrated Black History Month in dance as well. Students interacted with Beyond Measure Dance Theater during its “Africa to America” program. Like Patch on Facebook. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter or signup for the Patch newsletter here. The performances involved history, culture, language. At Armstrong, the evolution of dance was esplained including three historical dance styles that have transitioned from Africa to America. To see additional photos of the events visit HSD's …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
A complaint to the St. Louis County Department of Health sent inspectors to Hazelwood West Middle School in this week's Restaurant Report, but it passes with a perfect score.
As inspections arise, Hazelwood Patch publishes information from the St. Louis County Department of Health reports, along with the inspection grades. Remember you can get instant news updates. Like Hazelwood Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Here are some of the latest restaurant inspections that occurred throughout the past 90 days in the City of Hazelwood and nearby in Florissant, Maryland Heights and Creve Coeur: Hazelwood West Middle School Address: 12834 Missouri Bottom Rd., Hazelwood Date of Inspection: Jan. 22 Type of Inspection: Complaint Risk Factor: 2 Grade: 100-A Comments: Someone complained that the kitchen staff does not wear gloves or hair nets when handling or preparing the food. The person also said that the steam…
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The Hazelwood School District explains the punishment possible for the student that brought a bullet to school.
The identity of the student that brought a bullet to school is not being revealed; however, Diana Gulotta, superintendent for communication in the Hazelwood School District did discuss what his or her fate could be. "We cannot legally share specifics (regarding the student's specific punishment), she said, "but I can give you a range of punishment for that offense, which is 10 days out of school suspension up to expulsion." The student admitted to bringing a bullet to school on Tuesday. The bullet was found on a hallway floor at Hazelwood West Middle School (HWMS) on Monday. School officials conducted locker searches with Hazelwood Police Department assistance. HWMS principal Tony Brooks sent out an email to parents following the …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
A student found the bullet in the 6th grade hallway on Monday.
A Hazelwood West Middle School student has admitted to bringing a bullet on the the Hazelwood School District Campus. The person responsible for bringing the bullet admitted to finding it off campus and bringing into the building by accident, according to HWMS Principal Tony Brooks. He said a full investigation has been completed and the Hazelwood Student Behavior Guide was followed. The district, along with the Hazelwood Police Department was investigating how a bullet showed up in a HWMS hallway. "This afternoon, it was brought to my attention that a student in the 6th grade hallway found a single bullet," said HWMS Principal Tony Brooks in an email to parents on Monday. "There was nothing else accompanying the bullet." A student found …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Administration believes this is an isolated incident but is viewing security camera footage and searching lockers to solve the bullet's arrival.
The Hazelwood School District, along with the Hazelwood Police Department is investigating how a bullet showed up at Hazelwood West Middle School (HWMS). "This afternoon, it was brought to my attention that a student in the 6th grade hallway found a single bullet," said HWMS Principal Tony Brooks in an email to parents. "There was nothing else accompanying the bullet." A student found the bullet in the 6th grade hallway. The district searched all lockers in the area it was found. To address the issue, Brooks said administration: • Investigated anyone who was believed could be linked to bringing the bullet • Searched all lockers in the vicinity of the lockers where it was found • Will continue detailed searches throughout the entire school …
Monday, July 9, 2012
Tony Brooks will be the new principal at Hazelwood West Middle School after more than 15 years in school districts including Cahokia, St. Louis Public Schools, and Riverview Gardens.
Last week Hazelwood Patch wrote about Allison Klouse, resigning from Hazelwood West Middle School for a similar position in the Rockwood School District. Less than a week after her last day, the Hazelwood School District has announced her replacement. Welcome Dr. Tony Brooks. Tony Brooks will be the new principal West Middle effective immediately. Brooks has 15 years of experience in education, most recently serving as an administrator at MacArthur High School in Decatur, Ill, according to an HSD statement. Previously, he spent nine years in the Cahokia Unit School District, where he served a few positions including principal at the elementary level, and as an assistant principal and principal at the middle school level. Brooks was the …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Hazelwood West Middle School students will perform their spring play "Send: A Play about Messages" at 7 p.m. in the school's library.
If you believe in supporting children or the arts, or both Friday is your last chance to do so for some Hazelwood West Middle School (HWS) students. Hazelwood West Middle School students will perform their spring play "Send: A Play about Messages" at 7 p.m. in the school's library. Be sure to show up and support for Hazelwood students. Admission is $2.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Eighth grade students Jaylen Bledsoe and Lauren Barboza earned second and fourth place, respectively, in the junior/middle division of the 2011-2012 Missouri PTA Reflections Program. This year’s theme is, “Diversity Means…”
Jaylen Bledsoe and Lauren Barboza have accomplished something of which they should be proud: creativing innovative methods to express the beauty of diversity. Both are eighth grade students at Hazelwood West Middle School in the Hazelwood School District, and earned second and fourth place, respectively, in the junior/middle division of the 2011-2012 Missouri PTA Reflections Program. This year’s theme was “Diversity Means…” Each of the students that participated, of which there were 1,300 entries, was tasked with finding a way to explain the theme using either dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography or a form of visual arts (drawing, painting, collage). Barboza competed in the visual arts category …
Monday, March 12, 2012
Jaylen Bledsoe, an eighth grade student at Hazelwood West Middle School, is the chief executive officer of a start-up information technology company: Bledsoe Technologies.
You could say that Jaylen Bledsoe, an eighth grade student at Hazelwood West Middle School, began life a bit accelerated. A member of GALACTIC, the Hazelwood School District's (HSD) gifted education program, more likely than not he is the only 13-year-old at school who is also the chief executive officer of a start-up information technology company he named Bledsoe Technologies. “I don’t see many eighth graders do the things that he does but it’s all his doing,” said Curtis Bledsoe, Jaylen's father. “I’m very proud of him.” Jaylen decided to launch his IT company that is also a web design firm, about a year ago. Besides web design and IT, Jaylen said his company can do web development, photography, videography, computer repair, search …
Friday, January 27, 2012
According to Police, Jackson's father is headed to California to pick her up. Her mother Cecilia Montez has been arrested and is in police custody.
Good news for Gabrielle Jackson's family arrived Friday morning. The 11-year-old girl who went missing after her mother took her from school on Monday afternoon has been found alive in California. The Hazelwood Police Department (HPD) is reporting that Gabrielle's mother, Cecilia Montez, has been arrested and is in police custody. Gabrielle's father is headed to California to pick her up and bring her home. "She's been located in California were we assumed she'd be headed," said Hazelwood Police Sgt. Andy Eagan. "She's set to be reunited with her father here shortly." Gabrielle Goes Missing Police say Montez picked up Gabrielle Jackson at Hazelwood West Middle School (HWMS) in a dark-colored minivan with dark tinted windows on Monday. …