Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The first day of school for Parkway students is August 14.
Bellerive Elementary School Principal Jami DeBosch writes about how the Seven Habits of a Happy Kid in her first e-bulletin of the new school year: Welcome Back or Welcome to Bellerive! I hope that you have had a great summer and are ready for a wonderful year ahead! I love the start of school and all the newness it brings. This school year, we are going to be focusing on helping our students understand the Seven Habits of a Happy Kid and working on developing leadership skills in every student. Our entire faculty and staff will begin the year in a three-day intensive training workshop on the Seven Habits in order to fully integrate this school-wide. We are going to be “Growing Capable Learners… Inspiring Lifetime Leaders.” We want …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
VIDEO: Students surprised a school employee who was the victim of a recent fire.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
By Jami Debosch, Principal, Bellerive Elementary School One of the highlights of this school year occurred last Friday. It was a powerful example of our community coming together to serve one another. Last Friday we held an assembly to honor Mr. Bolden and to “shower” him with our donations and kind words. We raised over $3,500.00 for Mr. Bolden in just a few short days. We held an assembly because I felt it was important for the students to see the impact they can have on others. Story after story was shared with me of students bringing in birthday money, using their allowance, asking parents for a loan. Students used this time as an opportunity to show they can think of others first. They wanted to give, expecting nothing in return. As …
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Bellerive Elementary School's Jami Debosch reflects on the growth of her students.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
It’s hard to believe that we are getting ready to “Spring Forward!” It does not feel like we have had much of a Winter. I know that these past few weeks, students have felt that “Spring is in the air.” Many have pulled out their shorts and t-shirts again. They are excited to burst out of the school doors for recess. I can’t help but think about how the kids have "Sprung Up!" It has been awesome to observe the growth your child has made this school year. Some of them were so timid as they walked in the front door on the first day, and now they might be seen giving a tour of the school. I have watched leaders emerge and take on roles they would never have thought possible before this year. Our students are now thinking about how they can …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Dr. Bonnie Maxey has been an Assistant Superintendent since 1996.
The Parkway School district announced Thursday that Dr. Bonnie Maxey, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education and Early Childhood, has decided to retire at the end of the current academic year. A district press release said her 38-year career started as a teacher at Bellerive Elementary School in Creve Coeur before a 9-year stint at Ross Elementary before moving to administrative positions with the district.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Bellerive Elementary School hosted military veterans for a patriotic assembly last week.
The Viewfinder traveled to Bellerive Elementary School last week for an annual assembly in honor of Veteran's Day. The school gathered in the gym to learn how music has played an important role in morale for those who serve and the people at large ever since the Revolutionary War. Members of the Lewis and Clark Fife and Drum Corps performed for the audience, as did the Bellerive Singers, leading the school in "God Bless America", "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and other songs. Members of the Creve Coeur American Legion Post were also on hand, as were moms and dads, grandparents and other relatives of students who served in war and peacetime, from World War II through to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The assembly fittingly ended with a standing …
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Creve Coeur area students led the crowd in "God Bless America" before the game.
The history records will show an announced attendance of 41,469 in the crowd at Busch Stadium Sunday, as the Cardinals won their final home game in the 2011 regular season. With the team making an unlikely run at the postseason, and the added drama considering Albert Pujols' pending contract negotiations, many more people may have claimed to be there when Adron Chambers crossed home plate with the winning run against the Chicago Cubs. But a contingent of Parkway School District administrators, teachers, students and their families will know that they saw it all firsthand, as the Cardinals hosted Parkway Family Day at Busch Stadium. Parkway North's Russ Barton, the 2011 Parkway School District Teacher of the Year, threw out a ceremonial …
Monday, August 8, 2011
A series of events are scheduled this week to ease students, teachers and families into the new school year.
The first day of the Parkway School district year is August 16 and new for 2011-2012 are full day kindergarten offerings along with new start times for all grades. The target for kindergarten enrollment was expected to be 1100 and it seems to be right on target. Only four families in the district opted for partial day kindergarten. "The Parkway School District has hired more teachers to accommodate all of the students", said Paul Tandy, the spokesperson for the district. Tandy explained the challenge is the last minute enrollees that may push the student to teacher ratio of 17 to 1, over the limit and cause a last minute hire. But as of now, the district has made the transition smoothly. Teachers and administrators have worked diligently …