Thursday, May 23, 2013
Check out the video below to see Abby Stewart talking about her experience as the head of the law enforcement agency and watch her in action at a meeting with her command staff.
When the command staff of the Chesterfield Police Department walked in for their usual meeting Wednesday morning meeting, they were greeted not by Police Chief Ray Johnson, but his pint-sized, blonde-haired replacement, fifth grader Abby Stewart. Sitting at the head of a big conference table and outfitted in a custom T-shirt airbrushed to resemble a police uniform, Stewart had a wide smile as she listened to each officer explain their role, signed off an their requests and talked about the day’s events. They informed her about an accident had caused an early morning traffic jam on Highway 40 and the ever-vigilant Abby nodded her head. She and her mother had noticed it during their morning commute. Join Chesterfield Patch for more community…
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The honor is only bestowed on 29 schools and districts nationwide and recognizes efforts to promote character education.
The following information was provided by the Rockwood School District: Chesterfield Elementary School and LaSalle Springs Middle School have been named National Schools of Character by the Character Education Partnership. These schools are among the 29 schools and districts nationwide to earn this distinction this year. In 2006, Rockwood was named a National District of Character. Since then, 10 Rockwood schools, including Chesterfield and LaSalle Springs, have been recognized as National Schools of Character. In fact, this is the second time for Chesterfield to earn this distinction. “We are thrilled Chesterfield and LaSalle Springs have been named National Schools of Character,” said Dr. Jane Brown, director of differentiated …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
The school was named as a Missouri School of Character this year and is hoping to follow-up the state-level distinction with national recognition.
The following information was provided by the Rockwood SChool District. During a special ceremony on April 1, Chesterfield Elementary was honored for receiving the Missouri School of Character Distinction. This is the second time in five years for the school to earn state recognition. Students, staff, district officials, parents and members of Characterplus attended the ceremony. In celebration of this distinction, Chesterfield was presented with a banner, which it will proudly display in the school. Principal Dr. Meg Brooks commended students and staff for their hard work and leadership. “Chesterfield is a caring school community and it’s exciting to once again receive recognition as a state model for school climate,” said Dr. …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
It was one of only 15 schools in the state to earn a Missouri School of Character Award from the Character Education Partnership.
The following information was provided by the Rockwood School District. Chesterfield Elementary and LaSalle Springs Middle have been named 2013 Missouri Schools of Character. These schools are two of only 15 schools in the state to earn a Missouri School of Character Award from the Character Education Partnership. State Schools of Character have demonstrated that their focus on character development has had a positive impact on academic achievement, student behavior and school climate. “These schools have worked hard to earn this distinction and we’re excited for them to be recognized as a state model for school climate,” said Dr. Jane Brown, director of differentiated services. In the coming months, these schools, along with Westridge …
Monday, January 28, 2013
A 2nd-grade class collecting more than 200 items to donate to Midwest Veterinary Referral Hospital as part of a service learning project.
The following information was provided by the Rockwood School District. Through the service learning project, “Making Tails Wag”, students at Chesterfield Elementary School are showing their support for Midwest Veterinary Referral Hospital. Second-grade Teacher Cara Van Camp said the project came about after her students learned that her own dog was receiving medical treatment at this hospital. “While they were excited when my dog recovered from his illness, they were eager to do something to help other animals in need,” said Van Camp. The project started with Van Camp’s students bringing in used towels, blankets and pet beds. From there, excitement for the project grew and her class began its efforts to get the whole school involved…
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A troop from Chesterfield Elementary School recently visited with local Chamber of Commerce officials and businesswomen to learn about being a business owner.
Girl Scouts from Chesterfield Elementary School recently visited the offices of the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce as part of an effort to earn their “Business Owner” badge. The troop met Chamber Executive Director Nora Amato and Membership Director Bridget Nations to learn about the role the organization plays in the Chesterfield community. They also had an opportunity to meet with Wendy and Sarah April of Crown Trophy, who talked about being a business owner. Participating students included Sara Morganthaler, Abigail Shanklin, Hannah Long, Shannon Worley, Clare Wilkins, Emily Budder, who are all fifth graders at Chesterfield Elementary, with the exception of Wilson, who attends Babler Elementary. The troop leaders are Mari Lyn Budde, …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Book author and Chesterfield police joining the cheerleaders Friday.
St. Louis Rams cheerleaders will be cheering on second grade students Friday noon at Chesterfield Elementary School by reading age-appropriate books aloud to the young students. At the same time, members of the Chesterfield police department are scheduled to read to third grade students, in the same school. Then, by 1 p.m. Friday, celebrated author Byron von Rosenberg of I Don’t Want to Kiss a Llama will talk and read to the students at Chesterfield Elementary. It was not made immediately clear what books the cheerleaders and police would be reading aloud. The school is located at 17700 Wild Horse Creek Road in Chesterfield and telephone at 636-537-4342.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Meg Brooks will take over July 1.
Meg Brooks will be the new principal at Chesterfield Elementary School in a few weeks. Brooks has a long history with the Rockwood School District. She has been the principal of Westridge Elementary School since 2004, a Rockwood School District news release said. Before that, she was an assistant principal at Woerther Elementary School and an administative intern at Wild Horse Elementary School. She has also taught at Babler, Chesterfield and Wild Horse elementary schools. Brooks earned a bachelor's degree in behavioral sciences from High Point University. She has a master's degree in educational administration from the University of Missouri, St. Louis and a doctorate in educational leadership from St. Louis University. Brooks will start…
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Kehrs Mill, Wild Horse and Chesterfield elementary schools are among the first schools in the state to be recognized in the USHealthier Schools Program.
When a group of elementary school students was asked what their favorite part of school lunch was, one raised his hand and proudly proclaimed "Broccoli!" at Wild Horse Elementary School Tuesday. Yes, you read that right. An effort by the Rockwood School District to encourage healthier eating habits and more physical activity seems to have caught on. Thirteen Rockwood elementary schools were awarded for their efforts as part of the HealthierUS Schools Challenge. The Rockwood schools were the first in Missouri to be awarded in the program, which has been around since 2005. The HealthierUS Schools Challenge, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, recognizes schools that have improved the quality of the food served in cafeterias, …
Thursday, May 19, 2011
A group of parents plan to ask at tonight's Board of Education meeting that the popular anti-drug education program re-instated next school year.
Some Rockwood School District parents say they are heading to the Rockwood Board of Education meeting this evening. But they are not going for something on the agenda. Instead, they plan to voice their concerns about the district's cancellation of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program (D.A.R.E.). As reported Friday, parents and local police officers were caught off-guard when Rockwood officials told police department heads at a Thursday afternoon meeting the traditional D.A.R.E. program would be eliminated for future school years. The district offered an explanation Friday evening. During a recent segment on KSDK-TV Channel 5, it was reported a reason for eliminating D.A.R.E. was that police officers no longer could execute the …