Dear Ballwin Families,
Rockwood consistently balances its budget and works hard to be fiscally responsible. In fact, we are one of only four school districts in Missouri to earn a AAA rating from Standard & Poor’sfor this high level of financial responsibility.
Now, we are aware of 2,300 new homes being built in the district in the coming years.
These projections of increases in student enrollment led district officials to review current capacity in our schools. We evaluated how much space is available in each school – realizing the calculations are different at the elementary, middle and high school levels. We also considered our curriculum and the learning spaces needed to meet the needs of instruction.
During the last few years, the district has made a concentrated effort to decrease elementary class sizes. Our preferred Rockwood class sizes have made a difference in our school as we move toward the state’s desirable class size numbers.
In the latest edition of Super Talks with our Rockwood Superintendent, Dr. Eric Knost provides an overview of Prop T. The bond issue will address increasing enrollment and our continued support for STEM/Innovative learning. Prop T is a $95.5 million bond issue that will not raise the current Rockwood tax rate.
Learn more about Prop T on the April 4 ballot.
Dear Ballwin Families,
We have known for a long time that hands-on, experiential activities engage more students. We have made a concentrated effort to provide more STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education to prepare our students for the future.
Being a critical thinker and problem solver is one of the most essential skills for students to be successful. Our Rockwood Superintendent Dr. Eric Knost shares what innovation looks like in our schools. Take a moment to view the video and read the message.
#ThisIsBallwin Day was AMAZING! We had wonderful student leadership and parent support. I am looking forward to next year. If you have not seen the #ThisIsBallwin Day Leadership Video, check it out.
You will be amazed!
Video: Click here
Ballwin Elementary cordially invites you to our 2nd annual #ThisIsBallwin Day Leadership Celebration. Our students are excited to share how they have incorporated leadership in their life.
Friday, February 24, 2017
9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
400 Jefferson Avenue
Ballwin, Missouri 63021
- Student led leadership assembly
- Leadership notebook presentations
- Building Tours
- Learning about our leadership journey
- Celebration of our students
The 2nd quarter report cards will be available on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal on Wednesday, January 11th at 9AM. Please print a copy of your child's report card for your records from the portal, report cards will not be mailed. The report cards will be removed from the parent portal at 4PM on January 24th. If you have not activated your parent portal please stop by the Ballwin office with a photo ID. Office hours are 8AM to 4PM. If you have forgotten your portal ID, password or locked yourself out of the portal, please follow the prompts on the portal log-in screen.
The 7th Annual Braggin' Rights Volleyball tournament is Thursday, January 12th at Selvidge Middle School. Come join in the fun and cheer on your feeder elementary and Selvidge as they battle each other in staff/parent/student volleyball matches. Games start at 6pm and doors open at 5:30pm. Admission is free. Concessions available.
New this year: Marquette High School volleyball players will be playing with their former schools! Students attending this event should come with their parents. We hope to see you there! In case of inclement weather, the backup date for this event will be January 19th.
Do you have a child who will be ready for kindergarten next school year? Do you know a family in your neighborhood that includes a future kindergarten student?
Remember and share this important information about kindergarten registration dates at our school:
Wednesday, Jan. 18 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 19 8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Rockwood offers tuition-free, full-day and half-day kindergarten programs. Children must be five years old before August 1, 2017 to be eligible to begin kindergarten in the fall.
Find out what information you need to bring to this special kindergarten event at our kindergarten parent information meetings.
Kindergarten Parent Information Meeting Dates:
DATE: Monday, January 9, 2017
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Place: Crestview Middle School (Theater)
16025 Clayton Road
Wildwood, MO 63011
DATE: Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Place: Rockwood Summit High School (Theater)
1780 Rockwood Summit High School
Fenton, MO 63026
Parents! We are so proud of our bears showing character during school. We know that they are doing great things OUTSIDE of school to show their character as well! Dr. Hume is creating a special feature section in the building where students will be showcased and celebrated for showing good character at home. If your bear shows good character outside of school time and you are noticing it, please email what your student did and a photo showing them doing the action. (to Dr.Hume) We want to celebrate our students who are showing good character! See the attachment for a description of our 7 Habit of Happy Kids, which guide our character learning here at Ballwin. Have any questions? Email Dr. Hume at email@example.com. We can't WAIT to see what our bears are doing!
We had a busy week at Ballwin Elementary. On Thursday, we celebrated Veterans Day with our annual assembly recognizing those that served our country. This event, each year is incredible.
On Friday, our students had a chance to spend time with Ballwin’s Chief Of Police, Kevin Scott. We loved having him dedicate his valuable time to our students.
Check out all of the pictures on our Facebook page!
Click here to see more!
We have some incredible students here at Ballwin Elementary! These students received the P.R.I.D.E. (Proactive and Responsible Individuals Displaying Excellence) Award for their classroom leadership and hard work.
Their teacher stated that they “shine” and are “role models” in our school. I am so proud of their efforts and honored to recognize them.
Check these amazing leaders here!