Thursday, May 2, 2013
The Center for Educational Leadership and Technology came into the district and conducted a study that involved more than 1,300 students, staff and parents to find out where it's lacking.
The Hazelwood School District (HSD) is being proactive in creating a blueprint for updating its technology, not only as it pertains to curriculum, but also to the buildings' infrastructure. HSD hired the Center for Educational Leadership and Technology (CELT) based in Marlborough, Massachusetts to make recommendations for updating the district's technology infrastructure. At a recent board of education meeting, the company discussed its preliminary findings, which it called an IT Blueprint. The report is set to be finalized and released to the public some time this month. The reason in conducting the study is to help isolate things needing improvements to benefit student achievement, develop students’ competencies, maximize operational …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
There will not be a job fair on Thursday at Hazelwood East Middle School.
The Hazelwood School District will not be hosting its “Spring into Employment” job fair on Thursday as originally planned. Kimberly McKenzie, HSD community relations and communication specialist, sent out the cancellation announcement early Tuesday morning. "There was limited participation," she said. " It will be revised for next year." The district did host the first two sessions of the three part employment event on April 4 and April 18. The sessions taught job seekers about résumé building, applying for applications, how to interview for a job and job skills. The event took place at Hazelwood East Middle School but McKenzie said next year will be a bit different. "We are looking to change the location and make it an off-site event," …
The Hazelwood School District Board of Education also approved extra pay for staff that perform extra duties like coaching.
The Hazelwood School District (HSD) Board of Education approved a few contracts at its recent meeting last week. The board approved extra duty salaries for employees. Diana Gulotta, HSD assistant superintendent for communications said employees with extra duty pay are those who pick up some type of extra duty, such as coaching, in addition to teaching. The board approved the dates for paying those stipends. A contract was also approved for three, one-ton vans for employee use performing school business. Gulotta said the district received six bids and selected Dave Sinclair Automotive Group. The cost total cost for all the vans is $69,030. United Construction was selected from three bids to perform building code upgrades at Larimore and …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Only incumbents filed to run for the HSD Board of Education, and those members were sworn in. As well a host of new principals and leaders were recently announced.
Hazelwood School District Board of Education incumbents Cheryl Latham and Carlton Thornton were sworn in at Tuesday's meeting. Both board members took the oath of office. Following the swearing in, the board held elections for leadership positions on the board of education with the following results: The board recently approved several promotions and hires for the 2013-14 school year. Lisa Strauther and Jeff Haug have been named assistant superintendents. “I am pleased with the variety of experience that Dr. Strauther and Dr. Haug bring to the team,” said HSD Superintendent Grayling Tobias in a statement. “I look forward to working collaboratively with them in our efforts to improve academic achievement in HSD.” Strauther has been the …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The Board of Education will also hear an updated report about the operational plan to update the districts technology infrastructure.
The Hazelwood School District (HSD) Board of Education will convene Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., to discuss district business. At it's last meeting, the Board of Education approved a revised 2012-13 school calendar which reflects the school year ending May 29 for the district. School was originally set to end on May 31. At the time the revised calendar was approved Diana Gulotta, assistant superintendent for communications, said the district was on its third snow day. "We had already built six snow days into our calendar so we don't really have to extend the year until we miss the (seventh) day, she said" Items on this week's agenda include: Reports: Some Items Requiring Board Voting Action: Will you be attending this week's meeting? Remember …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Parents can observe learning strategies to distinguish what a facility should offer their child in order to prepare them for kindergarten. RSVP by April 15.
Parents can come out on May 10 and observe experts in childhood education discuss quality programs for district children. The Hazelwood School District Early Childhood Education staff will host a kickoff meeting for Community and Schools Together Achieving Results (CSTAR), the district's program that helps train childcare providers on prepping students for kindergarten success. "Invitations have gone out to the community members who will participate in the actual discussion," Kimberly McKenzie, HSD community relations and communication specialist said. "Parents and members of the community are invited to observe this session." The meeting will take place Friday, May 10, at 1 p.m. Interested parties should meet at the Hazelwood School …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The Hazelwood School District will host "Spring into Employment" career workshops and a job fair April 4, 18 and 25. This event is free and open to the entire community.
The Hazelwood School District will host “Spring into Employment” career workshops and job fair at Hazelwood East Middle School located at 1865 Dunn Road. “Spring into Employment” consists of three workshop sessions April 4, 18 and 25. The theme for each session is below: Child care will be provided at each event, which area free and open to the public. RSVP is required. RSVP to Hollie Henderson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 953-4944.
The Hazelwood School District's advanced elementary band performed for the board of education to show appreciation for continuing to support arts programs in the district.
Hazelwood School District (HSD) elementary band instructor Liz Tabaka thanked the Board of Education for continuing music education. "Thank you for supporting music in our schools," she said at Tuesday's meeting. She along with Christine Berger, another HSD elementary band instructor led a group of advanced elementary band students through a trio of songs for the crowd at the meeting.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Hazelwood School District sets annual fundraising goals for the agency.
For years, the Hazelwood School District (HSD) has participated in the annual fundraising campaign for the United Way of Greater St. Louis. This year, district employees collectively raised $36,928. Daryl Lester with the United Way of Greater St. Louis said the contributions raised not only helps the St. Louis-community, but the county and all of its surrounding areas. "The money raised by us stays with us," he said. "We know times are tough and it can be hard." In 2010, then-superintendent Steve Price established a fundraising incentive called the Pacesetter Award. To earn the award, schools had to have a minimum of 60 percent participation to the campaign from HSD staff. This school year, three schools earned the third annual Pacesetter …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The board of education approved a contract with NCS Pearson for its annual summer professional development at Tuesday's meeting along with two other contracts.
Hazelwood School District (HSD) teachers and administrators will participate in a summer professional development to strengthen assessment literacy practices. The cost for the Assessment Literacy Summer Institute is $88,000. The board of education approved a contract with NCS Pearson, which operates a contact center on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education, and according to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance holds more than $12 million in federal contracts to conduct education research. Diana Gulotta, assistant superintendent for communications said several hundred teachers and administrators attend the summer professional development each year. The board of education also approved two small contracts that total a little more …