Thursday, January 24, 2013
Brown, a Hazelwood West High School graduate, was in town on Wednesday and decided to visit his old elementary school.
Hazelwood native and Hazelwood School District product LaMark Brown stopped by Russell Elementary School Wednesday. Brown is currently a tight end with the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL. He visited with students and some of his former teachers at Russell Elementary. Brown stopped by kindergarten through third grade classrooms and read books, as well as went to recess with fourth and fifth grade classes. To see additional pictures click here. Remember you can like Hazelwood Patch on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HazelwoodPatch. Don't forget to visit Twitter: twitter.com/HazelwoodPatch, or signup for the Hazelwood Patch newsletter here.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Students will be treated to a 45 minute dose of fun and magic that will help them have better attitudes, behavior and increased academic achievement.
Students at Russell Elementary are in for a treat that will do them good on Thursday. They'll attend a 45 minute assembly program put on by America's most popular school assembly. The show is designed to promote positive attitudes, better behavior and academic achievement among students. The foreward-thinking program is based on the acronym "NED," which reminds students to "Never give up, Encourage others and Do your best.' The NED Show is produced by All for KIDZ® and offers lessons in the form of storytelling, humor, magic tricks, dramatic speech, visuals and audience participation. The cast hopes to encourage students to become "champions at school and in life." Russell students, their parents and staff are invited to attend the 2:30 …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Two Russell Elementary students won awards in the 2012 Missouri National Education Association Human Rights Committee’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. poster contest.
Two Russell Elementary students have the privilege of being this week's Hazelwood Patch Whiz Kids. Both, under the age of 10, can now say they are recognized artist. Cole Gipson, a first grader at Russell, and Eboné Gaither, a fourth grade student took home awards in the 2012 Missouri National Education Association Human Rights Committee’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. poster contest for K-12 students. Cole won first place in the kindergarten and first grade category. Eboné won second place in the fourth and fifth grade category. The contest theme was “Through justice, peace and righteousness, I am a drum major for the dream of Dr. King.” “I felt very excited and happy,” Cole told Hazelwood School District communications specials Charles …
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Another phase of facility upgrades is occurring at the elementary school including asbestos removal, as well as replacement of classroom flooring and marker boards.
Summer construction work has begun at area Hazelwood School District campuses including Russell Elementary School. The construction work is due to Proposition H, which voters approved in 2010 for a $120 million, no-tax-rate-increase bond issue for facility updates. According to the district website construction workers began asbestos removal and replacement of classroom flooring and marker boards at Russell and the following elementary schools about the week of May 23: Jamestown, Jana, Jury, Keeven, Lusher and McCurdy. Russell Elementary summer school will be held at McNair Elementary. Office hours at Russell School are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Due to construction in the building, staff will work from Armstrong Elementary School. To read …
Monday, August 8, 2011
Schools from across the district had representatives on hand at the St. Louis Mills Saturday for the annual event.
Tax-free weekend meant more than just saving a little less than 10 percent on purchases made in Hazelwood, it also meant hundreds of students, parents, teachers and administrators from throughout the area gathered at St. Louis Mills Mall on Saturday for the Hazelwood School District's annual Back-to-School Fair. "We purposefully chose tax-free weekend so parents and students can come here then go and do some shopping," said Diana Gulotta, the district's assistant superintendent for communications. "The Mills has been very helpful and accommodating." The corridor of the mall between Cabelas and The Children's Place was lined with tables for each school in the district, along with special programs such as Early Childhood Development, …
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Hazelwood West Middle School and Russell Elementary join in the effort to honor Dred and Harriet Scott.
Marty Mintman, an English teacher at Hazelwood West Middle School isn’t just passionate about teaching his students proper grammar and spelling. As a self-proclaimed “history buff,” Mintman strives to make history come to life for his classes. When an opportunity arose to participate in raising funds to erect a statue honoring St. Louisians Dred Scott and his wife Harriet, Mintman was excited to join in the effort. “I wanted my students to contribute to an important monument with local connections that they could share with their future children and grandchildren,” he said. The plan is for the statute to be located at the historical courthouse in St. Louis where the Supreme Court case took place. The Dred Scott Heritage Foundation sponsors…