Wednesday, February 1, 2012
He leads Maplewood Richmond Heights Elementary School in Richmond Heights.
Dr. Tony Arnold has been named 2012 Exemplary New Principal of the Year for the St. Louis Suburban District of the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals (MAESP). Arnold is principal of Maplewood Richmond Heights Elementary School, located in Richmond Heights. He is in his second year at the school. "He just shines," said Dr. Diane Metz, president of the St. Louis principals group and principal of Babler Elementary School. She and Principal Connie Browning of Uthoff Valley Elementary School nominated Arnold for the award on behalf of the group's executive board. They chose him from a pool of five nominees. Arnold demonstrated passion and enthusiasm by reaching out to the organization, asking how he could get involved and …
Monday, December 12, 2011
Maplewood Richmond Heights Elementary School topped 10 other teams to win the Gateway Chess League Fall Open in November.
The chess team at Maplewood Richmond Heights Elementary School took first place Nov. 19 in its first tournament of the year. The win at the Gateway Chess League Fall Open placed the MRH team atop 10 other teams in the 6th Grade and Under Division, a news release from the MRH School District states. The team's trophy has been placed in the elementary school library. Fourth-grader Josh Goldberg received a medal for the total number of points he earned. In addition to Josh, the tournament team featured: Ben Simon began coaching the team in 2006 as a college freshman. “In chess, never judge the playing strength of your opponent by what he looks like,” Simon stated in the release. “If you do, that 5-year-old is going to embarrass you.” The …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The students at Maplewood Richmond Heights Elementary School are using cooperative learning to help boost one another's understanding of various academic subjects, the MRH School District's website reports.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
The Maplewood Richmond Heights Elementary School students attended the event in February.
Whiz Kids' Name(s) and Ages: Mason Kramer, Aiden Reinhold, Freeman Reinhold and Gavin Vilcek Whiz Kids' School/Church/Community Center: Maplewood Richmond Heights Elementary School Whiz Kids' Accomplishment: The students placed third in the state chess championship. Whiz Kids' Key to Awesomeness: Mason, Aiden, Freeman and Gavin were among nearly 400 students who played chess Feb. 26 in Jefferson City as part of the 2011 Missouri Scholastic Team Championships, the Missouri Scholastic Chess website states. Coach Ben Simon told Clayton-Richmond Heights Patch that Freeman, a fourth-grader, is the team's captain. Aiden and Gavin are in sixth grade, while Mason is in third grade. The team has been in existence since October 2006. This year, the …
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Here's a roundup of what's going in Brentwood and Maplewood this weekend.
Looking for something to do this weekend? Look no further than your own backyard. Here's a list of what's going on in Maplewood-Brentwood. Free Wine Tasting at Vom Fass Vom Fass in Maplewood will hold a free, casual wine tasting event on Friday night. Come try a variety of wines. When: Friday, 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Where: Vom Fass Cost: Free Spaghetti Dinner and Movie Night A fundraiser for the Maplewood Richmond Heights Elementary School's 6th grade class will help pay for the class museum trip to Chicago in March. The event features a spaghetti dinner starting at 6:00 pm, followed by a screening of “Night in the Museum” at 7:30 pm. Attendees are welcome to bring pillows and blankets to make themselves more comfortable during the movie but …
Monday, December 6, 2010
Maplewood Richmond Heights Elementary School hosts after-school choir and theater groups.
While many schools are being forced to cut non-essentials like fine arts and extracurricular activities, the Maplewood Richmond Heights Elementary School was recently able to launch two new after-school programs. A new choir and theater group, the brainchild of concerned parents like Brendan and Kristin Tanner and Stacey McMackin, was organized to give students the opportunity to develop their skills and gain a deeper appreciation for the arts. The Tanners, both musicians, wanted to provide all children in the district the opportunity to pursue their interests regardless of their economic background. They met with more than 10 other families during the summer to develop the idea for this fine arts collective, which they hope will stretch …
Friday, October 29, 2010
Fourth-grade students created the exhibit to show what they're learning.
Fourth-graders at the Maplewood Richmond Heights Elementary School have spent the past two weeks building a museum exhibit to show what they have learned from the book Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson. The museum offers the students a chance to do more than they would do with a simple book report. The administration hopes that the students will learn more by encouraging them to share and explain what they are learning to others. "The goal is to get the students synthesized and take the info in and talk about it on a deeper level," Museum Director Dan Lyons said. Creating the exhibit is part of the school's effort to support its "School as Museum" theme. Parents and faculty gathered at the school on Thursday night to view the …