Monday, December 10, 2012
A $670,000 project would renovate the school's front entrance and move the nurses' clinic, main office and guidance office.
The Kirkwood School Board will vote on three projects for Kirkwood School District elementary schools that would total $850,000 and use up remaining reserve money generated the passage of Prop 1. The District will present the following projects for the summer of 2013 to the Board at its regular meeting tonight at 7 p.m. in the District's administrative offices. If approved, the District would seek bids for the projects and bring back bids to the Board for final approval.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
North Glendale Elementary School teacher Barbara Swalina has been named a Trucker Buddy Outstanding Teacher for her oversight of a unique pen pal program.
Two professional truck drivers have been able to correspond with students of North Glendale Elementary School thanks to first and fourth grade teacher Barbara Swalina. Swalina oversees the Trucker Buddy program at North Glendale in which students get to write and receive letters with professional drivers Al and Kym Hemerson. The Hemersons have been so impressed with Swalina and their access to the class that they nominated her as a Trucker Buddy Outstanding Teacher. "We are able to communicate with the students not only through postcards and letters, also through the use of the telephone; Mrs. Swalina has allowed us access and interact with the class. While maintaining and instructing within the parameters of her curriculum, she has gone…
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
A car hit a student outside North Glendale Elementary School after he was dropped off Wednesday morning.
A student at North Glendale Elementary School is OK after being struck by a car outside the school Wednesday morning. The accident occurred after a male student was dropped off by his mother around 8:30 a.m., according to Glendale Police Sgt. Bob Catlett. The boy ran in front of his mother's car and into the path of a car just leaving the stop sign in front of the school, Catlett says. Emergency personnel and police were called, and an ambulance took the student the hospital, according to Ginger Cayce, a spokesperson for the Kirkwood School District. The student returned to school later Wednesday.
Friday, July 27, 2012
A call for feedback about home visits from kindergarten teachers before the start of school sparked positive testimony from parents.
According to some parents of rising kindergarten students in the Kirkwood School District, home visits from kindergarten teachers have made a positive impact on their children as they prepare for school life. After running an article about teachers at Robinson Elementary School visiting students at home during the summer, I asked readers to share their experiences with the visits on Kirkwood Patch Facebook. Here are some of the responses: Readers also informed me that not just Robinson teachers visit students at home before school. Two readers noted that they recently received visits from teachers at North Glendale Elementary School. READ PREVIOUS STORY: Join the conversation on Kirkwood Patch Facebook.
Monday, May 28, 2012
A 9-year-old resident of Kirkwood stood for hours under Sunday’s 97-degree weather to raise money for veterans.
While many spent Sunday of memorial day weekend having a BBQ, going to the pool or traveling, 9-year-old Zach Hetlage went to work for a cause. Hetlage, a 4th grader at North Glendale Elementary School, set up a lemonade stand at noon Sunday in front of Kirkwood’s City Hall where he hoped he could raise money to donate to veterans. “I saw something on TV this morning, and I thought of our troops and what they need,” said Hetlage, dressed in an American-flag shirt and waving an small American flag. Hetlage’s mother, Joanne Hetlage, explained that her son watched a news spot that morning about an event held on memorial day by the United Service Organizations, a nonprofit organization that provides morale and recreational services to members …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Students from North Glendale Elementary School brainstormed a way to help bring the comforts of home to their peers at St. Louis Children's Hospital.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The following article was submitted by the Kirkwood School District. Three North Glendale Elementary students presented to their peers a “Big Idea” on a school wide service-learning project where students make a hospital feel more like a home for the children who are unable to leave the hospital due to illness. Out of the presentations and brainstorming sessions, students developed a project called “North Glendale Superstars: Making a Hospital Feel Like a Home.” The project involved students earning money to donate and contribute toward a donation to St. Louis Children’s Hospital where funds would be used to purchase video games, books, DVDs and stuffed animals to provide the comforts of home during their hospital stay. The students …
Monday, December 19, 2011
A special Christmas tree graces the Webster Groves home of Kirkwood teacher Marcia Hansen.
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Monday, December 19, 2011
Marcia Hansen has received so many music ornaments over her 33 years as a music teacher that she finally decided to give them a Christmas tree of their own. Hansen is retiring next year after 12 years at North Glendale Elementary School in Kirkwood. She also has taught in the Webster Groves and Parkway school districts and has long worked as an accompanist for choirs and vocalists. So it’s no surprise that musical reminders fill her home in Webster Groves, especially at Christmastime. Students and colleagues have given her dozens of Christmas ornaments over the years to commemorate her love of music. They fill up the branches of a tabletop Christmas tree perched in the corner of her sunroom. “Some of them are very old,” Hansen said. “I …
Thursday, June 16, 2011
New construction and renovations are result of a $33 million bond issue voters passed in November.
Improvements and building projects approved by voters last fall are under way at several Kirkwood schools. Demolition of the north wing of Keysor Elementary began Wednesday as workers make way for new classrooms to accommodate all of the school’s kindergarteners. Other improvements, including a new gym, an expanded and remodeled cafeteria, and a new entrance and office area, are to follow. At Robinson and North Glendale elementary schools, similar updates have begun. The improvements are intended to make it so all students can attend kindergarten in their home attendance areas by the fall of 2012. In past years, North Glendale, Robinson and Keysor did not have the capacity to serve all of their kindergarten students. Some had to go to …