Do you know someone who has made a difference in a child's life?
Nominate them for a ROSE Award!
The ROSE. award is the highest honor given to staff and volunteers for their efforts in serving Rockwood students. Click HERE if you would like to nominate somebody for this prestigious recognition. The nomination deadline is January 28.
As we welcome the start of 2019, we have much to be grateful for at Geggie. Our school community is rich with caring and talented teachers, support staff, strong parental involvement and a family-oriented feel that connects each of us to the values and traditions that makes us such a unique school community. May the New Year bring you and your family health, love, happiness and joy!
Superintendent Search Survey: Results of the survey will help develop a leadership profile that will outline the qualities, experiences and characteristics needed in our next superintendent. This profile will support our School Board members as they identify candidates and select our next superintendent of schools.
Community Forums: Dr. Brent Underwood will facilitate two Rockwood community forums to help gather feedback from those who would like to attend:
Monday, Dec. 10, from 7-8 p.m. at the Lafayette High School Library
Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 7-8 p.m. at the Rockwood Summit High School Library
We are so glad that you could join us for our Veterans Day Celebration. Geggie’s PTO, students, teachers, and staff honored Veterans with pictures and stories that the children created, a medal of honor, presentation of colors, flag routine, patriotic music, and refreshments.
A special thank you to Lt. Col. John Arata, 131st Bomb Wing in the Missouri Air National Guard, Band Director - Eureka High School; and Navy Lieutenant Commander Robert Stuart for being part of our presentation.
We dedicate this day to honor our Veterans and their families, and the many sacrifices they made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy. A heartfelt thank you goes out to all of our heroes for serving our country and protecting our freedom.
A Sincere THANK YOU to all the families who supported our Fall Festival, Bake Sales, Book Fair and to the PTO for providing the staff dinners during parent/teacher conference nights it was so appreciated. I cannot say often enough how lucky we are to have so many incredible families. Thank you for sharing your energy, talents and time, we could not have done these events without you.
Wow! Students, staff and community members showed their generosity by donating over 1780 items to Geggie's annual food drive. Donations were given to the Eureka Food Pantry which provides assistance to many of our families throughout the year. It is an amazing feeling to support families in our community. Your outreach makes a difference! Thank You!
Parent Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, October 23 & Wednesday, October 24, 4 - 7 p.m. We look forward to seeing all of our parents during the conference nights. Once again, we would like to make a couple of suggestions for parents to keep in mind before conferences: Talk to your child. Find out which subjects your child likes the best and the least, ask why. Also, ask if there is anything your child would like you to talk about with the teacher. Before you go to the meeting, make a list of topics to discuss with the teacher.
A special thank you to Rockwood Voters who supported the BOND ISSUE that afforded Geggie the transformation of a new library space, 8 additional classrooms, and renovations to our cafeteria and atrium. This week we officially moved into our new library! It has been a very exciting experience welcoming students into the new space and as they enjoy the benefits of your support!
As parents we always find ourselves wondering how our child’s day was at school. So we try to explore by asking, “How was School Today?” Often we find that we get some of the same general responses such as “Nothing”, “It was good”.
If you really want to know how your child’s day was, consider asking mind provoking questions to get a conversation started about their day at school.
1. What was the best thing that happened at school today?
2. Tell me something that made you laugh today.
3. If you could choose, who would you like to sit by in class?
4. How did you help somebody today? or How did somebody help you today?
5. Tell me one thing that you learned today in math.
6. Who would you like to play with at recess that you've never played with before?
Parent University Link:
We have just one question for you...
What are your hopes, aspirations and dreams for our students as we prepare them for success in life and learning?
This year, we're on an important journey.
The Way Forward is our strategic planning process that will carry us through the next five years. We know we can do better for our students, and every voice matters as we launch this process! Would you please take a moment to answer this question as part of our districtwide Thoughtexchange? It’s open until October 7.
Participate in Thoughtexchange: https://bit.ly/2xIS65Y
Thank you for your contributions!