Rockwood announces high school’s return to in-person learning

Rockwood announces high school's return to in-person learning

Grace Walton, editor-in-chief

October 15, 2020

The Rockwood School District announced that all high school students will be returning to in-person learning on November 12, in a message to the district on October 15. After the return of elementary schools on September 30, the Rockwood Rapid Response Team has been planning a phase-in response for...

New fall sport restrictions shut off Friday night lights

Linemen get set in formation at boy's varsity football practice Thursday,  Sept. 3.

Olivia Dolan, reporter

September 16, 2020

St. Louis County Executive, Sam Page, released new restrictions and regulations for youth fall sports seasons on Sept. 7. Ages fourteen and below can participate in sports, as well as low and medium contact sports for all ages, with increased safety measures.  However, those above fifteen in high...

Rockwood and St. Louis County release new fall sport regulations

The Eureka girl's volleyball team practices Wednesday,  Sept. 2.

Grace Walton, editor-in-chief

September 9, 2020

The St. Louis County Department of Public Health announced new regulations and restrictions for youth sports, Sept. 9. All sports were placed into one of three categories, low frequency contact sports, moderate frequency contact sports, and high frequency contact sports. Each category has different...

Students reflect on the first day back to school

Eureka Journalism Archive Photo

Olivia Dolan, reporter

August 24, 2020

On August 24, students returned to school under the Rockwood online learning plan. Students returned to a four-class schedule for the first quarter, which includes Zoom sessions and independent assignments on Canvas. Students had vast and diverse experiences with online school, as schedules and techno...

Construction on Eureka’s STEM building complete

Construction comes to an end in the main entrance of the STEM building, August 11.

Grace Walton, editor-in-chief

August 14, 2020

Construction on the new STEM building at Eureka High School is officially complete as of today, August 14.  The $32 million project has allowed for an entirely new science wing of the building, along with other renovations done in the older parts of the school.  The STEM building includes a ne...

‘This whole time they’ve been telling us, hybrid, hybrid, hybrid.’ Parents feel blindsided and outraged about Rockwood’s decision to begin the school year virtually.

Grace Walton, editor-in-chief

August 7, 2020

The front steps of the Administration Annex of the Rockwood School District were littered with posters advocating for more in-person schooling for students on August 6, as the Rockwood School District Board of Education met inside.  Those waiting outside the building came with the intent of adv...

Students are set to return to school this fall: Here’s what they should expect.

Students are set to return to school this fall: Here's what they should expect.

Grace Walton, editor-in-chief

August 4, 2020

On July 31, parents were asked to register their student for either Rockwood’s seated and online hybrid learning plan or for the online learning plan. For students who chose to return to the building this upcoming school year, there are entirely new expectations and circumstances for the learning ...

Rockwood schools to remain closed for school year

Rockwood schools to remain closed for school year

Ethan Fine, editor-in-chief

April 9, 2020

Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced that Missouri schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year in an effort to combat COVID-19, April 9. We are ordering all Missouri public and charter schools to remain closed through the remainder of the academic year with the exce...

Eureka counselor Sandy Kearney passes away

Sandy Kearney passed away, April 2.

April 2, 2020

Eureka High School Guidance Counselor Sandy Kearney passed away from COVID-19, Thursday, April 2. Kearney worked at EHS for 27 years as a counselor. Prior to this, she was a substitute teacher in the district. Both Kearney's sister and daughter work in the Rockwood School District. Families...

Rockwood extends school closure

Rockwood extends school closure

Ethan Fine, editor-in-chief

March 23, 2020

The Rockwood School District extended the closure of its schools through Wednesday, April 22. The closure aligns with the 30-day shelter-in-place ordered by St. Louis County to combat COVID-19, March 21. Students will begin RSD's Alternative Learning Plan, Thursday, March 26....

St. Louis region orders shelter-in-place

St. Louis region orders shelter-in-place

Taylor Werges and Ethan Fine

March 21, 2020

St. Louis County Executive Sam Page and St. Louis City Mayor Lyda Krewson both ordered a mandatory county-wide and city-wide shelter-in-place in an attempt to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, March 21.  The order will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, March 23 and stand for a 30-day period, termi...

Rockwood releases Alternative Learning Plan

Rockwood releases Alternative Learning Plan

Ethan Fine, editor-in-chief

March 18, 2020

In an email sent to parents, Rockwood School District has extended Spring Break and activated a new remote learning plan, Wednesday, March 18. School faculty will undergo training for the new Alternative Learning Plan (ALP) early next week. The plan will then go into effect with the first day of remote...

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