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Three Marquette High juniors and teacher Jordan Shelton smile for a picture.

Marquette High will be hosting its 2nd annual Festival of Nations event in the commons area on the evening of March 5. Students and community members plan to showcase booths representing nearly 30 countries, with information about food, culture, clothing and history.

  • Celebration
  • Community
  • Diversity
  • Festival of Nations
  • Marquette High
  • Student Belonging and Equity Club
Rockwood students and staff members smile in four separate pictures, with a Test Prep Insight logo.

The Rockwood School District ranks No. 53 in the United States and first among Missouri districts in a list of the 250 most sought-after school districts in the United States, according to a report by the study and test prep company Test Prep Insight.

  • Community
  • Early Childhood
  • Elementary
  • Gifted Education
  • High
  • Leadership
  • Learning
  • Middle
  • Parent University
  • Pathways
  • Rankings
  • Teamwork
Rockwood building-level Teachers of the Year smile in a congratulatory graphic.

Throughout the month of February, each Rockwood school announced its own Teacher of the Year. Congratulations to the 31 Rockwood Teachers of the Year for 2024-2025!

  • Awards
  • Elementary
  • High
  • Learning
  • Middle
  • Teacher of the Year
  • 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 were 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
Two robotics teams with Rockwood students smile and hold their awards at the state qualifier.

Two robotics teams that contain Rockwood School District students -- X Bots and Force Green -- advanced to this year's FIRST World Championship through their performance at the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Missouri Kansas Regional Championship, which was held on the campus of the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla on March 2.

  • Awards
  • Community
  • High
  • Learning
  • Robotics
Two Rockwood educators smile in their classrooms.

March is national Women’s History Month, a time to commemorate and encourage the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history. In response to community feedback, the Rockwood School District is in the process of crafting a new women’s history course, which is scheduled to be offered for the first time for the 2025-2026 school year.

  • Curriculum
  • Eureka High
  • High
  • Lafayette
  • Leadership
  • Learning
  • Social Studies
  • Teamwork
The 15 ROSE Award winners for 2024 smile in separate pictures, with the ROSE Award logo.

On Thursday, Feb. 29, the ROSE Award patrol crisscrossed the district to honor this year’s 15 recipients of the prestigious ROSE Award. Congratulations, ROSE Award recipients!

  • Blevins
  • Bowles
  • Character
  • Community
  • Crestview
  • ESOL
  • Fine Arts
  • Kellison
  • Lafayette
  • Language Arts
  • Leadership
  • Learning
  • Marquette
  • Math
  • Pathways
  • ROSE Awards
  • Ridge Meadows
  • Rockwood South
  • Rockwood Summit
  • Rockwood Valley
  • Social Workers
  • Special Education
  • Stanton
  • Teamwork
  • Uthoff Valley
  • Westridge
  • Wild Horse
A Rockwood educator smiles in front of her band as she is presented the Outstanding Music Educator Award.

Angela Albrecht, band director at Rockwood South Middle, earned this year's St. Louis Suburban MMEA (Missouri Music Educators Association) District 5 Outstanding Music Educator Award for her outstanding efforts to support her students all music students in the St. Louis area.

  • Awards
  • Band
  • Fine Arts
  • Learning
  • Rockwood South
  • Teamwork
A Rockwood educator leads a class of Aerospace Science students.

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 Aerospace Science courses at Marquette High.

  • AFJROTC
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Character
  • College and Career
  • Learning
  • Marquette
  • STEM
  • Teamwork
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
  • Wildwood
Rockwood students smile and wave out the windows of their school bus.

The Rockwood Transportation Department has launched a new app that will allow families to monitor daily school bus information, including where a specific bus is on its route. The “Here Comes the Bus'' app utilizes GPS and allows parents to receive notifications when the bus is approaching their student’s bus stop.

  • Bowles
  • Community
  • Kellison
  • Parent University
  • Rockwood South
  • Rockwood Summit
  • Stanton
  • Transportation
  • Uthoff Valley
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
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
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

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