Class Announcements

Writers Week 2012!

posted Mar 8, 2012, 6:42 AM by Rebecca D

2012 marks fourth year of Writers Week at Hazelwood West High School
Hazelwood West High School will celebrate the art of writing during its fourth annual Writers Week. Professional writers share their experiences through readings and discussions, and students and faculty get an opportunity to share original works.
Writers Week 2012 begins February 27 and ends March 2. Each day, guest writers, students and faculty will be involved in sessions at various times.
Noted guests are Patricia Smith, poet; Tony D’Souza, author, “Mule”; Ridley Pearson, author, “The Kingdom Keepers”; Joe Stickley and Sean Canan, singer/songwriters; Nato Caliph, hip-hop emcee; Chris DiGiuseppi and Mike Force, authors, “The Light Bringer”; Jody Feldman, author, “The Gollywhopper Games”; Harlan Hodge, videographer and author, “Character Chess: 10 Character Lessons from the Game of Chess”; Claire Applewhite, author, “Crazy for You”; Anis Mojgani, performance poet; Jeanine Cummins, author, “A Rip in Heaven”; and Kenny DeShields, singer/songwriter.
For more details about Writers Week 2012, including the schedule, go to
Coordinated by communications skills teachers Jodi Douglas and Douglas Jameson, the idea to establish a writing event at Hazelwood West was inspired from attending a presentation at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) annual convention in 2008.

Writers Week Trivia Fundraiser on March 31st

posted Mar 8, 2012, 6:40 AM by Rebecca D

Organizers of Writers Week at Hazelwood West High School are hosting a trivia night to support the annual celebration of the written word.
All-Music Trivia Night is March 31 at the Hazelwood Community Center, located at 1186 Teson Road. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.; trivia begins at 7:00 p.m. Tables of eight are $120. Soda and light snacks will be provided, but participants may bring snacks and beverages. Winners will receive cash prizes.
To reserve a table, contact Kevin Kuschel at (314) 953-7220 or

For details about Writers Week, set for February 27 through March 2, go to

Summer Reading List

posted May 13, 2011, 9:04 AM by Rebecca D

Finals Schedule

posted May 11, 2011, 9:58 AM by Rebecca D



Friday, May 27th (A day)……..Final Exam in Periods 1 and 3


Tuesday, May 31st (B day)……Final Exam in Period 2


Wednesday, June 1st (A day)….Final Exam in Periods 5 and 7


Thursday, June 2nd (B day)……Final Exam in Periods 4 and 6

Essay #5: Due next week, April 12th and 13th

posted Apr 7, 2011, 7:14 AM by Rebecca D

Don't forget your next essay, 1 page, double spaced, size 12 font, is due next week.

ACT this Saturday, April 9th

posted Apr 7, 2011, 7:13 AM by Rebecca D

Don't forget to rest on Friday and be prepared for the ACT on Saturday. If you did not sign up for the April test, the next test date is June 11th. Sign up immediately on

Due March 29th: Questbridge Scholarships

posted Mar 9, 2011, 6:18 AM by Rebecca D

QuestBridge Launches 2011 College Prep Scholarship

The QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship levels the playing field of college admissions. It equips high-achieving low-income juniors with the knowledge necessary to compete for admission to the nation's most selective colleges.

Selected students will receive one or more of the following awards:

  • Full scholarships to college summer programs: 10 students will receive scholarships to summer school programs at Emory, Harvard, Notre Dame, Penn, Stanford, or Yale. The scholarships will cover the full cost of travel, tuition, and room & board.
  • Individualized college admissions counseling: 40 students will each be paired with an experienced counselor from QuestBridge's staff and will receive personalized admissions advice via phone and e-mail throughout the college application process.
  • College Admissions Conference invitations: 1,000 students will be invited to QuestBridge conferences at Stanford or Yale. Participants will attend workshops on how low-income students can successfully apply to leading colleges. They also will meet college admissions officers and learn more about the opportunities that QuestBridge offers.
  • Expense-paid campus visits: 100 students will have their travel expenses and room & board covered by a QuestBridge partner college to visit their campus.
  • Tele-mentoring with college students: 100 students will each be paired with an Amherst College student who will provide advice about the college admissions process.
  • Quest for Excellence Awards: selected students will receive awards such as new laptops and full scholarships to college summer programs.

The College Prep Scholarship application is available at The application is free of charge and is due March 29, 2011.

The College Prep Scholarship also prepares students to be successful applicants to the QuestBridge National College Match program in the fall of their senior year. The National College Match pairs outstanding low-income high school seniors with admission and full scholarships to our partner colleges. Last year, 310 students gained admission and full scholarships to selective colleges through the National College Match, and over 1,000 more QuestBridge applicants were admitted with generous financial aid through the QuestBridge Regular Decision process.

QuestBridge partners include: Amherst College, Bowdoin College, Brown University, Caltech, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Emory University, Haverford College, MIT, Northwestern University, Oberlin College, Parsons The New School for Design, Pomona College, Princeton University, Rice University, Scripps College, Stanford University, Swarthmore College, Trinity College University of Chicago, University of Notre Dame, University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California, University of Virginia, Vassar College, Washington and Lee University, Wellesley College, Wesleyan University, Williams College, and Yale University.

For more information about our partner colleges, please see our

QuestBridge is a non-profit program. Our organization has worked for 16 years to place top-tier college opportunities within reach for outstanding low-income students.

Fourth Essay Due date!

posted Mar 1, 2011, 12:49 PM by Rebecca D

March 8th and 9th are the due dates for the fourth one page essay.

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