Message From The Principal

Welcome to Rogers Elementary
Posted on 02/18/2019
Patrick Keenoy

Greetings from Rogers Elementary School!

On behalf of the students, faculty and staff, I would like to welcome you to the Rogers Elementary School website.


We are in the midst of the second semester and our learning journey continues. In the past few weeks, I have been meeting with teachers to review Mastery Connect results and to talk about what the information is telling us. I encourage you to please take a moment, to check out the Rogers Data Dashboard.


In other news, my interest in the subject of homework and its impact on student learning continues. I recently had a conversation with some parents about the topic of homework. Some of the perspectives shared with me were that kids should have no homework, others felt that kids should have homework, still others believed that while there should be no homework the kids should read each evening. These were just some of the many perspectives I heard. This conversation inspired me to post a question about homework on my @Principal_RES account, feel free to check out that conversation.


Below are some articles pertaining to the subject of homework.. The first article was written by Alfie Kohn. I first heard of Alfie Kohn when doing research many years back on standardized testing. He is a huge opponent of standardized testing and is now devoting a lot of work to the subject of homework. The second article I have shared was written by a teacher writing for the Scholastic website. The final article comes from the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and provides tips to parents on how to help with homework.


Alfie Kohn article


Why Homework is Important article


Effective Homework Help


Additionally, while on our webpage I encourage you to follow the links found throughout our site where you can find such things as the lunch menu for the month and information about our school. Additionally, we have a collection of videos about our wonderful staff members that are truly worth watching.We are constantly working to upgrade our site to provide you with information. If you ever have any suggestions as to what you would like to see on our site, please let me know.

At Rogers, there are many points of pride at our school. One of the key points of pride and a crucial ingredient to our success is the great community we have at Rogers. Our students are fantastic, our teachers and staff are awesome, and we have a committed group of parents who are extremely generous in their support of our school.

At Rogers, all of us give our best effort each day to help every student learn at high-levels, develop appropriate social skills, and discover the value of hard-work, perseverance and a “can do” attitude.

In addition to promoting academic success, creativity, and critical thinking, we believe that a quality education extends to teaching and modeling the values of honesty, determination, integrity, persistence, perseverance, trustworthiness, and respect. Our success in achieving these goals has earned Rogers recognition as both a Missouri School of Character and a National School of Character.

Beyond our school goals, students are provided with many opportunities to excel outside of the classroom. We have a chess team, crochet club, character club, STEM club, student leadership team, running team, and bell choir.

It has been written that “public education is the greatest pathway to opportunity in America.” Each day we come together as a team to prepare our future leaders. We empower our students by implementing knowledge and skills that nurture the roles each will play in making our world a better place.

If you have any questions or comments about Rogers Elementary School please contact me at 314-467-6301; also, feel free to follow me on Twitter @Principal_RES.

Your partner in education,

Patrick

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