Malinda Rowsey Named Riverview Gardens Teacher of the Year
Once again Riverview Gardens schools nominated some of the best educators in the districtand regionto represent their building as Teacher of the Year. In the annual Teacher of the Year Breakfast, all district nominees were honored for their exceptional dedication to students.Central Middle Schooltook the Best in Show Table Award for their unique and decorative table display.
Teachers were later honored at the Special Administrative Board Meeting whereHighland Elementary's Malinda Rowseywas announced District Teacher of the Year. All school honorees received awards and Cardinals Baseball tickets donated by Diane Stirling and Character Plus.
Malinda holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Harris Stowe State University in Early Childhood Education and a Master of Arts in Education and Innovation degree from Webster University. Rowsey has been teaching for 6 years, three of which have been in the Riverview Gardens School District.“Knowing that I make a difference and that the ripple effect of that difference has such potential to effect positive change, is very rewarding”, notes Malinda.
Malinda Rowsey will represent the district and compete for the state honor later this year.
MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education will conduct a public hearing pursuant to Mo. Rev. Stat. § 162.081 relating to the Riverview Gardens School District, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, at Riverview Gardens School District, Westview Middle School, 1950 Nemnich Road, St. Louis, MO 63136. The agenda of this hearing includes: • Opening Remarks/ Introductions • Presentation from Riverview Gardens School District officials regarding efforts to return the district to accredited status • Public Comment The news media may obtain copies of this notice by contacting: Sarah Potter, Communications Coordinator PO Box 480 Jefferson City, MO 65102 573-751-3469 Communications@dese.mo.gov Anyone attending a meeting of the State Board of Education who requires auxiliary aids or services should request such services by contacting the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, telephone (573) 751-3469 or Relay Missouri (800) 735-2966, no later than 48 hours before the meeting.
2016 DeBeer Scholarship/Athletic Booster Golf Tournament - May 13
Mark your calendars and join the fun!!!
It’s that time of year again. Get signed up for the 16th Annual DeBeer Scholarship/Athletic Booster Golf Tournament. See some familiar faces and old friends and make some new friends and acquaintances. Last year a scholarship was awarded to Rachel Abbott, a fine student and person who is now attending SIUE and studying psychology.(more)
Nicole Stockmann Honored for Exceptional Life Saving Efforts
Riverview Gardens nurse Nicole Stockmann recently received a Citizens Award at the Bellefontaine Neighbors City Council meeting for her role in saving a man's life. Late last year, Nicole administered life saving measures to a gentleman who was in cardiac arrest in front of Gibson Elementary School. Her training and cool demeanor helped to stabilize the man until EMS and police officers arrived.
In addition, she will be honored for her life saving activities at the 2016 East Central Region Life Saving Awards Banquet in May.
Opera Theatre announces Artists-in-Training competition winners (St. Louis Post Dispatch)
Every April, Opera Theatre of St. Louis' Monsanto Artists-in-Training program, now in its 26th year, provides college-level voice lessons for high school students from around the region. AIT is a musical success story; recognized as one of 10 model American programs for at-risk youth, it helps to turn around lives while simultaneously providing educational benefits. Among its alumni are operatic success stories Jermaine Smith and Julia Bullock, along with many who've gone on to successful non-musical careers.
Every year, the current crop of AIT students give a recital to show what they've learned, and to compete for scholarships. On April 10, the 23 members of the program's class of 2015-16 competed for a total of $11,250 in scholarships, with renowned mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves as adjudicator.full story
Joshua Woodard won 4th place at the adjudication recital and received a $400 scholarship, the youngest student to place!!! Click on the following link and hear Joshua approximately one minute into the video. view video
TheBoys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis(BGCSTL) is excited to announce that we are applying for a 21st Century Community Learning Center Program grant from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for a new Club site in the Riverview Gardens School District!
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program creates community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities for children, particularly students who attend high poverty and low-performing schools, to offer students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs.
BGCSTL is dedicated to ensuring that our community’s youth have greater access to quality programs and services that will enhance their lives and shape their futures. For nearly 50 years, BGCSTL has provided a safe place for youth who need us most to learn and grow. Through the support of 21st Century Community Learning Centers, we can expand our reach and impact more youth to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.
BGCSTL is completing the application for the 21st Century Community Learning Center. To review the application or for more information, please contact Indigo Sams, Vice President of Operations at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis,here
The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis (BGCSTL)is to inspire and enable youth ages 6 to 18 to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. For nearly 50 years, BGCSTL has been providing after-school, teen, sports and summer programs to youth in the St. Louis area while also providing a safe place for them to learn and grow. The Clubs now serve St. Louis youth at six locations (Adams Park Club, Ferguson Middle School Club, Herbert Hoover Club, O’Fallon Park Club, Hazelwood Southeast Middle School Club and Twillman Elementary School Club) and within several other schools (including Normandy High School and Roosevelt High School) and through our Mentor St. Louis Program.
Super spellers from Riverview Gardens participated in the district level competition proceeding 19 rounds before the three top finalists were placed. This year's event was hosted at Koch Elementary where Rev. Cedric Potis, Third Presbyterian was announcer and Dr. Scott Spurgeon was senior judge. Next year's event will be held at Danforth Elementary as first place winner Sabrina Ramirez (3rd grade) took top honors. Second place winner Marcus Harris (5th grade), Meadows and third place winner Wayne Lovings (5th grade) Koch, also received trophies for their hard work and exemplary spelling.
Two Riverview Gardens High School NJROTC teams recently participated in the local Sea Perch Competition held at Pattonville High School. The event evaluated teams on three areas including an obstacle course, maneuverability exercise and a presentation to 5 Boeing engineers. Riverview Gardens teams represented themselves, unit, school, and district with PRIDE and earned a third place trophy.
Board Member Veronica Morrow-Reel Named One of the Area's Unsung Heroes
The May edition of Small Business Monthly will feature 9 outstanding female professionals (business owners, employees or non-business owners) who use their influence to help others. Mrs. Morrow-Reel is one of the Wonder Women selected for not only achieving success personally, but also serving and often steering organizations and causes that improve our region’s culture and economy.
Riverview Gardens High School Band Performs with Award Winning Jazz Singer
At a recent gala before hundreds of participants, the Riverview Gardens Jazz Ensemble was accompanied by award winning songstress Denise Thimes for an impromptu presentation. In recent years, the jazz band has won many awards and accolades for its outstanding jazz performances and its critical acclaim has not escaped the internati
onal star who took an opportunity to perform with the high school students.
Koch Elementary Students Win First Place in Gifted Education Contest
Students at Koch Elementary School won first place for their video entry in the Gifted Association of Missouri's ?2016contest. The video was another in the series of segments written and produced by fourth and fifth graders involved in KochTV, a program designed to provide a platform for student opinions and ideas through public speaking, writing and video production. Students produced a special segment for the contest, noting the importance of gifted education programs for students in Missouri and won first place in the elementary video category.
The scholars will be recognized for their entry onFebruary 24that the State Capitol and will speak to legislators about their comment to gifted education programs in Missouri.
Cameron Johnson Awarded Greater North County Chamber Scholarship
The Greater North County Chamber recently hosted its Luncheon and Scholarship Awards event where Riverview Gardens senior Cameron Johnson, received $1,000 for his academic achievements. Johnson was one of six selected from the highly competitive applicants attending area schools in North County.
Riverview Gardens Named Innovative District by the International Center for Leadership in Education
In addition to presenting at the 2016 Model School's Conference, Riverview Gardens School District has been named one of the 2016 Innovative Districts by the International Center for Leadership in Education. The designation was based on several factors including:
RGSD's systemwide approach, being able to move systems forward to create cultures of innovation in its own way
The schools in the district have embraced a systemwide vision and “made it their own”
There are pockets of success across multiple schools with respect to student learning, including rapid improvement
As district leaders, RGSD has embraced the three elements of organizational leadership, instructional leadership and teaching as a way to support instructional excellence
The district has specific focus areas that are being addressed in innovative ways
As district leaders, RGSD recognizes that students come first and is on a continuous road of improvement
The district will be honored at the 24th Annual Model Schools Conference in June.