Knightly News

Posted by Dr. Karen Hedrick on 5/11/2022

Knightly News: May 10, 2022

Dr. Karen Hedrick, PrincipalNews from the Principal

It is CELEBRATION TIME in our schools! The month of April closed with administrative professionals week to recognize
the folks who manage so much of our day-to-day functions, and paraprofessionals day to shine a spotlight on those who
are always there to provide direct support for students’ needs. Now that May is upon us, we celebrate the importance of music and physical education in our schools, both of which provide important outlets for our students. We celebrate our nutrition services team for providing healthy meals and friendly smiles to our students (even when they are shorthanded). We also celebrate our amazing Nurse Ridgeway who has worked tirelessly to take care of kids and staff every day. The month would not be complete without celebrating our teachers who amaze me every day with their creativity, content knowledge, and endless compassion. And of course, we celebrate our students. We honor their growth and successes and take time to reflect on just how far they have come and how much they have accomplished
this school year.

While we are doing all of this celebrating, we have even come up with a pretty fun (and messy) way to celebrate Officer Shepard, our School Resource Officer, and all members of the law enforcement community. This week, in honor of National Law Enforcement Week, students and staff are invited to join in a fundraiser in support of the Backstoppers organization. Beginning Wednesday, May 10 before school, students will have the opportunity to make their donations to this worthy cause. In exchange for each dollar they donate, students will receive a ticket to be entered into a drawing for the chance to toss a pie in the face of one of their beloved RVMS principals on Friday afternoon! Who doesn’t love the idea of getting to do that?! Donations of $10 will give students 20 tickets to the drawing, and donations of $50 will give them the automatic opportunity to ‘pie a principal’! I for one will be happy to take whatever pies come my way in an effort to Back the Blue!

Indeed, there is much to celebrate this month. Through these halls pass the best and the brightest staff, students, and families. I am so proud of the work that has been done by all and I will enjoy these closing days of the year knowing what we have accomplished has come as a result of collaboration and a collective commitment to our kids. As always, if you have any questions regarding the information in this message or otherwise, please reach out by email or by phone (636)733-4282. Thank you for partnering with us to ensure all students realize their potential.

With much gratitude,

Karen Hedrick, Ed.D.


School Supply Kits: Get an early jump on school supply shopping for next year. Yes, you saw that right! We are happy to announce that the PSO will be selling pre-packaged school supplies for the 2022-2023 school year through School Tool Box. Visit to place your order! Store is open May 2nd - June 26th

Parent Square: The Rockwood School District is moving to a new platform for sharing all of the timely communication in our classrooms, buildings and district: ParentSquare. Rockwood will utilize ParentSquare to consolidate into one place the kinds of communications we used to share through platforms such as School Messenger, GroupMe, Remind and ClassDojo. ParentSquare allows our district community to interact with our communications in a variety of ways between
the app and the online portal. Check out this link for more information about this move to Parent Square.

Welcome to Middle School: Do you have a child who will be transitioning to middle school next year? If so, Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed is offering the perfect program to prepare them for a successful sixth grade year.Enroll in Welcome to Middle School today and help your child learn to master middle school! School Meals Update: Breakfast and lunch will no longer be free to all students in the 2022-2023 school year. The federal grant will end at the conclusion of this school year and meals will return to being paid, free, or reduced. Families may apply for free and reduced meals if they believe they may qualify. Free and Reduced meal applications can be found on the Rockwood Child Nutrition website Summer Academy meals will be Paid, Reduced or Free. Families will need to apply as soon as possible if they believe they will qualify and their child will be attending Summer Academy.

Upcoming Events

May 11-13: Backstoppers Fundraiser
Wed, May 11: National School Nurses Day
Wed, May 11: Choir Concert, RVMS Commons @ 7pm
Fri, May 13: PJs (and pies) for Police
Sat, May 14: 8th Grade Orchestra Music Festival, Kansas City
Mon, May 16: 8th Grade Civil War Experience
Wed, May 18: Babler & Pond 5th Graders visit RVMS
Wed, May 18: Orchestra Concert, RVMS Gym @ 7pm
Thurs, May 19: Chesterfield 5th Graders visit RVMS
Fri, May 20: 8th Grade Dance, RVMS Commons @ 7pm
Tues, May 24: 8th Grade Chromebook exchange
Wed, May 25: Spring Awards Ceremony, RVMS Gym @ 7pm
Thurs, May 26: Student of the Month deliveries
Fri, May 27: LHS Senior Salute, RVMS @ 1:30pm
Mon, May 30: Memorial Day ~ No School
Tues, May 31: 6th & 7th Grade Track Meets & 8th Grade Bowling trip
Tues, May 31: 8th Grade Farewell Ceremony, LHS Gym @ 7pm
Wed, June 1: 6th Grade Fun & Field Day & 8th Grade Six Flags trip
Thurs, June 2: Last Day of Second Semester
Thurs, June 2: Last Day for Students ~ 11:32am dismissal