Sunday, April 28, 2013
Ed Johnson will begin his new position this summer.
With Brentwood High School principal Dr. Don Rugraff stepping down and assistant principal/athletic director Dr. Edward Johnson winning the position, Patch sat down with Johnson to talk about his current and future positions…. On Brentwood Proposition K passing: “We’re just looking for sustainability. We want to make sure we can offer the best learning program we can. We want to be sure not to take away from the quality teaching program we offer. We were just excited to know the community stood by us to help us out.” On the importance of extracurricular activities: “I will always support our athletic program. I truly think that the lessons kids get from extracurricular are key because they get an opportunity to work on certain soft skills …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Wright has been at Brentwood for nine years.
A Brentwood High School teacher known for his Hawaiian shirts and Converse All-Stars has announced his retirement. Social studies teacher Ed Wright has been at Brentwood for nine years, and teaching a total of 20. Assistant Principal/Athletic Director Dr. Ed Johnson said Wright made the announcement at a Christmas party. “You never know what you’re missing until you’re reminded you’re going to be losing this individual and all of a sudden you go into a reflective mode,” Johnson said. Johnson said Wright will be impossible to replace. “He understands so much about the school,” he said. “Being a graduate from Brentwood High School, he truly understands what Brentwood is about, so he’s able to help us keep those tradition that are much valued…
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Johnson taught at Ladue schools for nine years and has been Brentwood's assistant principal for eight.
Brentwood High School's Dr. Johnson got a promotion. The Brentwood School District Board of Education unanimously approved the recommendation of Dr. Edward Johnson as the next principal of Brentwood High School at its meeting Tuesday. Dr. Don Rugraff, who served as principal for the past five years, is retiring effective the end of June. Johnson served as assistant principal for Brentwood High School and Brentwood Middle School during the 2005-2006 school year before becoming the assistant principal and athletic director for the high school in 2006. Superintendent of Schools David Faulkner said Johnson is the right choice for the job, in a press release from the district on Wednesday. “He has worked in the district for eight years and …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Dr. Don Rugraff was at Brentwood five years.
Brentwood High School will have a new principal next year, Superintendent of Schools David Faulkner told Patch. Dr. Don Rugraff has submitted his resignation as principal. Faulkner said the job posting is closed and interviews for the position have begun. "We hope to have somebody hired by the end of this month," he said. Rugraff has been principal at Brentwood for five years, and was in the Clayton School District prior to that. See more Brentwood High School news in Patch:
Friday, April 12, 2013
Brentwood is one of eight recognized on Thursday.
Brentwood High School has won a gold star. It was one of eight schools statewide to be named a Gold Star School by Missouri education officials Thursday. The program recognizes excellence in academic achievement and is administered by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. "It's the hard work and effort of the staff, students, and parents that makes Brentwood High School such an outstanding educational environment,” Superintendent of Schools David Faulkner said. Winning this award means Brentwood is nominated for national Blue Ribbon recognition. Blue Ribbon Schools will be announced this fall by the U.S. Department of Education, Assistant Superintendent of Schools Joan Oakley said. Recently, Brentwood High School …
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
That is with 0 of 5 of the election day polling places reporting.
Absentee election ballot results are in for Proposition K, for Brentwood schools, and it's 45 votes against and 37 votes for the proposition. Those totals are with 0 of 5 polling places from today reporting. Proposition K which would increase the school district operating tax levy ceiling by 75 cents if passed. The St. Louis County Board of Election Commissioners has said the remaining votes, from polling places on election day, will begin to be reported around 9 p.m.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Sophia Rivera entered her first track meet as a Brentwood Eagle and came away with two wins and two school records.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Jeen Steiger said her day job is teaching technology, but she won the honor for her work with students at the conference.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Taiza Cole, a junior at Brentwood High School, will play a leading role during the all-state production of Violet next January.
A student at Brentwood High School is among the select few who were cast for Violet, a show that will be presented next January during the Missouri Thespian Conference. Taiza Cole, a junior, was one of 20 students who were cast. She will play a gospel singer, which is a leading role, stated Anita Lippman, theater teacher at the high school, in an email to Patch. "Auditioning was life changing because it opened my eyes to show how hard I will have to work," stated Cole in an email. "But I am so happy to be cast and experience working with all these other talented students." Cole is a thespian and, as someone who has been singing her entire life, is active in her church choir and in Brentowod's choir program. More than 20 schools will be …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Rivera has lived in Puerto Rico, New Jersey, Italy and Belgium with his family. They've been in Brentwood since his freshman year.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Doug Miner
Friday, January 11
Brentwood High School senior David Rivera’s family moved around the globe as he was growing up. The constant through the moves has been his family, he said. His mother, Michelle Hassemer, is in IT management and her job has moved his family to Puerto Rico, New Jersey, Italy and Belgium before landing them in Brentwood his freshman year. “I’ve been exposed to really cool things, like being able to go to Rome on the weekend and meeting people that speak eight languages,” he said. Of all the places he’s lived, he said Puerto Rico is the most like Brentwood. “Everyone there is family,” he said, “which is why I think my family and I are such a good fit here.” He said football, wrestling and debate, things that keep him busy outside of school, …