Rockwood School District honored more than 100 students at the Board of Education awards ceremony at the Lafayette High School theater Nov. 21. School Board President Loralee Mondl started the ceremony and Superintendent Dr. Mark Miles helped welcome the participants and their families. Dr. Miles and Board of Education directors Tamara Jo Rhomberg and Randy Miller congratulated all the award recipients and posed for pictures with them.
All four high schools were represented along with three elementary schools. Students who participated in advanced research as part of the STARS program at the University of Missouri – St. Louis were recognized by UMSL professor Dr. Ken Mares, who heads the program for the university.
Shelley Baan, a retired Rockwood teacher, was honored with the Above and Beyond Award by the principal of Pond Elementary, Dr. Carlos Diaz-Granados. She was recognized for her involvement in initiating and implementing the district’s first innovation room, which emphasizes STEM activities. After the success at Pond, Rockwood built innovation rooms at all of its other elementary schools.
After the ceremony, a reception was held for award recipients and their families. Photos from the ceremony are now available. To learn more about the Board Awards, visit the website.