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Rockwood students and staff members smile by a Black History Month display in the school library.

February is Black History Month, and schools across the Rockwood School District are celebrating influential African American leaders in a variety of ways.

  • Black History Month
  • Inclusion
  • Learning
  • Rockwood Summit
  • Selvidge
  • Teamwork
  • Westridge
A Rockwood educator smiles with four of her students.

February is Missouri Lifelong Learning Month, a time when we promote awareness of the importance of ongoing education throughout each person's lifetime. This week, we feature three Rockwood teachers -- Ali Pennycuick, Becky Durbin and Anna Gray. Learn why it's important for them to be lifelong learners and how they model and inspire their students to be lifelong learners.

  • Learning
  • Marquette
  • Ridge Meadows
  • Selvidge
  • Teamwork
Rockwood students recognized as Glory of Missouri award recipients smile in their schools.

All four Rockwood School District high schools have chosen Glory of Missouri Award recipients for 2024. These students will be recognized by the House of Representatives at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City on Monday, Feb. 26.

  • Awards
  • Character
  • Class of 2024
  • Community
  • High
  • Learning
Rockwood high school students smile as they work with preschoolers in a classroom at their school.

February is National Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, a time to raise awareness of the role career and technical education has in readying learners for college and career success. The Rockwood School District offers a variety of CTE course selections in three main areas: business education; family and consumer science; and technology education. Here is a closer look at the Child Development 2 class at Eureka High.

  • Career and Technical Education
  • College and Career
  • Early Childhood
  • Eureka High
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Learning
  • Teamwork
A Rockwood educator smiles in a graphic containing the words "Rita Roussin, FACS teacher, Marquette High School, Rockwood"

Rita Roussin, a family and consumer sciences teacher at Marquette High, is one of four recipients of this year's Special Ambassador Award from the Special School District (SSD) of St. Louis County.

  • Career and Technical Education
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Inclusion
  • Learning
  • Marquette
  • Special Education
  • Teamwork
Seven Rockwood students smile at their cooking station in Culinary Arts class.

February is National Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, a time to raise awareness of the role career and technical education has in readying learners for college and career success. The Rockwood School District offers a variety of CTE course selections in three main areas: business education; family and consumer science; and technology education. Here is a closer look at the Culinary Arts 2 class at Lafayette High.

  • Career and Technical Education
  • College and Career
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Lafayette
  • Learning
  • Teamwork
Three Rockwood students smile at their work stations in computer science class.

February is National Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, a time to raise awareness of the role career and technical education has in readying learners for college and career success. The Rockwood School District offers a variety of CTE course selections in three main areas: business education; family and consumer science; and technology education. Here is a closer look at the Computer Programming C++ class at Marquette High.

  • Career and Technical Education
  • College and Career
  • Computer Science
  • Learning
  • Marquette
  • STEM
  • Teamwork
In three separate pictures, Rockwood students who qualified for the state robotics championship smile.

The Marquette High Luxons and two community robotics teams containing Rockwood students -- Force Green and Verge -- advanced to the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Missouri/Kansas Championship due to their performance at the St. Louis Mid-League Tournament, which was held Feb. 3 at Lafayette High.

  • Awards
  • Crestview
  • High
  • Learning
  • Robotics
  • STEM
A Rockwood student smiles while working on a laptop in a study area.

The application window for the Early College Partnership -- a full-immersion, early entrance to college program partnership between the Rockwood School District and St. Louis Community College -- is open until Tuesday, Feb. 20, for Rockwood sophomore students (Class of 2026).

  • College and Career
  • Early College Partnership
  • High
  • Learning
In separate pictures, three Rockwood graduates smile - two with their families - along with the "Forever Rockwood" logo.

"Forever Rockwood" is a new series in which the Rockwood School District features alumni from Eureka, Lafayette, Marquette and Rockwood Summit high schools who make a lasting impact on their communities.

  • Alumni
  • College and Career
  • Eureka High
  • Forever Rockwood
  • Learning
  • Rockwood Summit
Two Rockwood students who earned prestigious scholarships smile in separate pictures.

Eureka High seniors Linzi McPartlin and Chloe Strecker recently earned prestigious, highly selective scholarships to postsecondary institutions.

  • Character
  • Class of 2024
  • College and Career
  • Community
  • Eureka High
  • Learning
Four Rockwood students smile by clothing they designed and created in their fashions class.

February is National Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month, a time to raise awareness of the role career and technical education has in readying learners for college and career success. The Rockwood School District offers a variety of CTE course selections in three main areas: business education; family and consumer science; and technology education. Here is a closer look at the Advanced Creative Fashion class at Eureka High.

  • Career and Technical Education
  • College and Career
  • Curriculum
  • Eureka High
  • Learning
  • Teamwork
A Rockwood student smiles during a kindergarten screening session.

If you are a Rockwood School District parent who has enrolled – or is planning to enroll – your student in kindergarten for the 2024-2025 school year, now is the time to make your kindergarten screening appointment.

  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary
  • Parent University
  • Rockwood Early Childhood
ROSE Award nominees 2024 logo with congratulatory pictures surrounding the graphic

The ROSE Award honors the best of Rockwood. More than 220 nominations were submitted with stories highlighting excellence of character, leadership, performance and extraordinary service to Rockwood. Teachers, nurses, secretaries, custodians, parent volunteers and community members cover just some of the people who were nominated.‚Äč

  • Center for Creative Learning
  • Character
  • Community
  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary
  • Gifted Education
  • High
  • Leadership
  • Middle
  • Pathways
  • ROSE Awards
  • Teamwork
Rockwood students smile with their teacher in their classroom in front of a whiteboard displaying the book they wrote.

The 18 students in Maria Long's second-grade classroom at Green Pines Elementary worked together to publish a book -- "The Kickball Kerfuffle" -- writing and illustrating the 54-page story and voicing the characters in a digital version of the book.

  • Curriculum
  • Green Pines
  • Learning
  • Reading
  • Social-Emotional
  • Teamwork
  • Writing
In separate pictures, four Rockwood school counselors smile in school settings, with the National School Counseling Week logo

The week of Feb. 5-9, 2024, is National School Counseling Week, an opportunity to celebrate the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do.

  • Character
  • College and Career
  • Crestview
  • Lafayette
  • Learning
  • Ridge Meadows
  • Rockwood Summit
  • School Counseling
  • Teamwork
A graphic shows the times, dates and locations for this year's three St. Louis County Apprenticeship & Career Pathways events

For the third year, Rockwood School District is partnering with Special School District (SSD) and the Affton and Pattonville school districts to host three St. Louis County Apprenticeship and Career Pathways Showcase events.

  • Career and Technical Education
  • College and Career
  • Community
  • High
  • Learning
  • Middle
  • Parent University
  • Partners in Education

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