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.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
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
The Hazelwood School District Board of Education will vote on contracts for windows and storefront replacement, as well as a classroom rental agreement for Special School District of St. Louis County.
The Hazelwood School District (HSD) Board of Education will convene Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., to discuss district business. At it's last meeting, the Board of Education learned of Hazelwood Schools Realizing Operating Budget Surplus. Dwight Lindhorst, assistant superintendent for finance and facilities gave his quarterly budget update in which he attributed an increase of revenue, along with decreased expenditures for taking a November 2012 budget deficit from $496,000 to a $168,000 operating surplus in the first quarter of 2013. Items on this week's agenda include: Reports: Some Items Requiring Board Voting Action: Will you be attending this week's meeting? Remember you can get instant news updates. Like Patch on Facebook and follow us on …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
The number doesn't includes those provided to staff, but Hazelwood School District administrators say there has been a strategic effort to keep everyone healthy.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are approximately three weeks remaining for the peak of the influenza (flu) season. The weekly report of the CDC found for the week ending Feb. 16, of 8,144 tested 16.8 percent were positive for influenza, down from 19.7 percent the previous week. Locally the flu virus spread early and peaked in December wth many taking notice. In an effort to contain the flu virus and to prevent it from spreading withing the school system, Hazelwood School District (HSD) administrators say they took several precautions to help safeguard students and staff. “Compared to 2010, we have been quite fortunate that the flu virus hasn’t hit Hazelwood as hard,” said Crystal Nelson, HSD …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
It appears students will begin school on August 12, 2013 and end May 30, 2014.
The Hazelwood School District (HSD) is all set to go for the 2013-2014 calendar year. HSD Board of Education approved the proposed calendar, which Dwight Lindhorst, assistant superintendent for finance and facilities said reflects the same format as this year's calendar. School would start on August 12, 3013. Parent/teacher conferences are scheduled for October 24-25. Similar to what occurred this past Thanksgiving observance, break would include the Wednesday before the holiday, and be November 27-29. The last day of first semester would be Dec. 20, with the first day back from winter break being Jan. 6, 2014. Spring Break would be March 24-28. The last scheduled day for school would be May 30, 2014. "As usual this calendar has six days …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Hazelwood School District was awarded grants, combined with cost saving methods have put the district in a surplus position, even with added safety measures.
In November, Patch reported on the Hazelwood School District's (HSD) operating budget deficit reducing to $496,000. Prior to that, HSD was dealing with a $2.9 million operating budget deficit going into the 2012-13 school year. During Tuesday's HSD Board of Education meeting, Dwight Lindhorst, assistant superintendent for finance and facilities gave his quarterly budget update. He said the major changes to revenue dealt with incoming grants to the tune of $279,000 combined with a $65,000 financial institution tax balanced out a decrease of $220,000 of transportation revenue to make the current operating revenue balance $123,000. On the spending side, HSD had to match those incoming grants to the tune of $279,000, Lindhorst said. HSD also …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
There will also be consideration of telescopic seating stands.
The Hazelwood School District (HSD) Board of Education will convene Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., to discuss district business. At it's last meeting, the Board of Education discussed the supplier diversity program with staff, as well as discussed topics including assessment literacy. Items on this week's agenda include: Reports: Some Items Requiring Board Voting Action: Will you be attending this week's meeting?
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The Hazelwood School District spends more than $600,000 a year on school resource officers for all of its high schools and all of its middle schools. Before the start of the New Year, Northwest Middle School did not have an officer.
The Hazelwood School District (HSD) has a significant investment in its student's safety. In a recent article about the NRA wanting armed officers in every American school, it was mentioned that hiring police to patrol schools falls on the each individual district. Police Presence For the 2012-13 school year the HSD school resource officer budget for salaries is $618,793. And in some cases like with Hazelwood Schools, depending on the various municipalities, the cost is split, with HSD paying a percentage and the police departments paying a percentage, Diana Gulotta, HSD's assistant superintendent for communications said. As of the start of the New Year a senior resource officer began having a presence at Hazelwood Northwest Middle School…
Monday, December 13, 2010
US Treasury to offer Proposition H Bonds Dec. 14.
US Treasury is set to offer the Hazelwood School District's (HSD) Proposition H bonds this week. This would make the school district one step closer to the target goal of construction beginning on the final phase of its Hazelwood 1st facilities upgrades plan, in the spring. HSD Assistant Superintendent of Communications Diana Gulotta said only half of the voter-approved bonds would be put for sale this week. That equates to $60 million, which she said she believes will be sold before the end of 2010. "They [the bonds] go on sale tomorrow [Tuesday]," she said. "Stifel Nicolaus is our bond underwriter." The $60 million of general obligation bonds will be offered with some of the Treasury's other bills on the weekly Tuesday schedule. …