On behalf of Ballwin Elementary, I want to thank you for your support of #ThisIsBallwin Day! It was a wonderful day and will be remembered for students showcasing their leadership to our community.
The energy and passion our students have is second to none and it is an honor leading them each and every day. Believe it or not, they are teaching us as much as we are teaching them.
Thank you for your continued support, and enjoy conference week!
I have exciting news! Ballwin Elementary has been awarded as a Missouri State School of Character! We are proud and honored for the recognition! I believe it is a representation of our hard work and dedication to help our students discover the leadership they have inside.
This is an exciting time for Ballwin Elementary, and the best is yet to come!
Ballwin Bears will be selling Heart-O-Grams from February 1st-9th. The Heart-O-Grams will be delivered with a lollipop on February 14th. Each Heart-O-Gram costs $0.25. Heart-O-Grams will be sold in the morning before school in the front lobby. Donations will be given to the American Cancer Society. Thank you for your support.
WE ARE THE CHAMPS! Our Elementary Team (Ballwin, Ridge Meadows, and Woerther) defeated the Middle/High School Team in our 8th annual Braggin' Rights Game.
I would like to thank Selvidge Middle School for hosting a remarkable community event that brings elementary, middle, and high schools together for an exciting night.
The game was awesome, and I was honored to be part of something like this.
Lastly, we need to be ready, I know Selvidge and Marquette will be ready to play again next year!
On behalf of Ballwin Elementary, I would like to wish our community a Happy Holidays! This will be a time to relax, rejuvenate, and refuel.
We had an outstanding 2017, and we are determined to have a better 2018!
Thank you for the support. Ballwin Elementary truly...truly appreciates it!
Take care and enjoy...
This is the time of year for supporting, helping, and giving.
As a school, we have decided to donate to Mercy Clinic Cancer Care for Kids. The Center is located on New Ballas Road and supports children and families going through cancer treatments.
The message to our students is to help around the house and try to earn money to buy items to donate. These items can be any toy, puzzle, game, slime kit etc. The nurses at Mercy Clinic say they have a toy closet for kids who are going through treatments. Some of these children sit for long periods of time during their treatments and these items help keep their minds busy. A few of the items will go to the family center where families can watch movies or play games during treatments.
Our 3rd grade students developed this mini-movie to promote our efforts.
We hope you enjoy the movie and help us with this project.
The Cancer Care Movie
Ballwin Elementary students holding signs and American flags lined the sidewalk outside their school the morning of Nov. 21. They were in place to salute the motorcade escorting Ballwin Police Officer Michael Flamion to his new, specially-equipped smarthome.
Flamion is recovering after being wounded in the line of duty in July 2016.
Students chanted "Officer Flamion! Officer Flamion!"
Principal Dr. Rodney Lewis turned out with students, staff and parents.
"We have about 500 students and we all came out to celebrate Officer Flamion's return home," said Dr. Lewis. "It was an incredible moment. We love Officer Flamion. He's a part of our community. We have Ballwin resource officers in our school every day to be here and support our students. When one of our officers goes down we want to support him. I'm happy with how our students reacted. I think they're going to remember that as a school we came out to support someone in our community."
Lewis said there was no shortage of volunteers in organizing the effort.
"We had 500 flags here," he said. "That was important to us. It wasn't a huge undertaking because all of our teachers supported the effort. We wanted our students to line the entire front of the school so he could see he is supported."
We have the opportunity to be a part of something special! On Tuesday, November 21st, Officer Flamion will be escorted by a motorcade to his new home. This will take place at 10:00 a.m.
Ballwin Elementary will be the only school that Officer Flamion’s motorcade will be passing.
As a school community, we will show our support for Officer Flamion and his family by cheering and waving as the motorcade passes our school.
The motorcade will be passing our school on Jefferson Ave. (in front of Ballwin Elementary).
Please have your child wear blue on Tuesday, November 21st to show support and appreciation for Officer Flamion and The Ballwin Police Department!
This will be special!!
On Tuesday, November 7th we celebrated Veterans Day with our annual celebration.
I am proud of our 5th grade leaders for leading our celebration. It was a pleasure watching their leadership shine.
Thank you to Sergeant Gibbs and his wife, Sarah Gibbs. Sergeant Gibbs gave a wonderful talk about how he used the 7 habits while serving our country. Sarah Gibbs was instrumental in planning our celebration. I appreciate her vision and time to our school.
It was an outstanding celebration, and I look forward to next year!
Sergeant Gibbs (top left); Sarah Gibbs (top right); their children and our Ballwin leaders (below)