Brentwood and Maplewood Richmond Heights high schools have been recognized as two of the top ten high schools in the St. Louis area for math proficiency, the Post-Dispatch reports. The rankings are the results of the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP test), which the state uses to assess student progress in public schools. The test determines the proficiency rate of students who score at a level considered proficient or advanced. The statewide average for math proficiency is 48.6 percent.
St. Louis County proclaimed Tuesday “Mr. Faulkner Day” in recognition of Brentwood School District’s retiring superintendent, David Faulkner, according to Brentwood Schools on Twitter (@BrentwoodMoSD). Faulkner was superintendent since 2012. He is being replaced by Dr. Brian Lane, former deputy superintendent for the Mehlville School District.
Brentwood Police officers Thomas “Nick” Lang and Benjamin Drexl were honored recently for their part in saving the life a man who was threatening suicide from an upper level of a parking garage in Brentwood, according to the city of Brentwood. They were recognized at the annual John J. McAtee Police Recognition Luncheon on June 7 at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis.
The discount home furnishings retailer, HomeGoods, is taking over the 17,800-square-foot space at Brentwood Pointe on Eager Road, according to the St. Louis Business Journal. It’s moving to Brentwood from a Ballwin location. OfficeMax left the location on Eager Road in May 2015. HomeGoods will open this year, the Business Journal says.
Brentwood School District’s Mark Twain Elementary has been named one of this year’s Gold Star Schools, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced on Wednesday. The program recognizes schools that perform at high academic levels, or that perform at high levels while serving a significant proportion of disadvantaged students. Eight schools were named statewide. In the St. Louis area, Chesterfield Elementary in the Rockwood R-VI School District and Mallinckrodt A.B.I. Elementary in the St.
Maplewood Richmond Heights baseball took time out from a practice recently for a team photo. Two MRH-Brentwood games are scheduled for May 9 at Deer Creek. The first one is to complete a suspended game (rain) from March. The Blue Devils are 7-8 on the season. The Eagles are 9-1.
The city of Brentwood announced on Tuesday that Mayor Chris Thornton has announced that Brentwood Police Major James McIntyre will be the interim chief of police, following Chief Dan Fitzgerald’s retirement, on May 5. McIntyre has been with the Brentwood Police since 1991, as a patrol officer, then a detective sergeant for five years, and most recently as the assistant chief, since 2014. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He is an avid runner and a supporter of several non-profits, including the Special Olympics.
The Brentwood Debate Team qualified for state competition with their reader’s theater performance about “rape and how society often doubts or shames the rape victim after the fact,” coach Robyn Haug said. She said the team is small, and they were the underdogs at state, but were proud of their district championship and qualification to state and the fact that they were able to take their message to a larger audience. They didn’t advance to finals, but had a great time, Haug said. Also, a sophomore and new team member, Madhu, had a successful year competing, and qualified for state competing in prose interpretation. https://twitter.com/DebateRhaug/status/855430167380070400
Charges were made for rape, and driving while intoxicated recently, according to court and police records. Davion Howard, 19, of St. Louis city, was charged with second degree rape in Brentwood on April 13. According to records, Howard had sexual intercourse with the victim without her consent on February 15. Howard admitted to police that the victim told him ‘no’ multiple times.
According to the city of Brentwood, Chief of Police Dan Fitzgerald has decided to retire from the city. He has accepted a position as associate director of CYC sports with the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Fitzgerald is been a life-long Brentwood resident. Mayor Chris Thornton and the board of aldermen thank Fitzgerald for his dedicated service to the city and his leadership of the Brentwood Police Department, according to the release.
McGrath Elementary and Mark Twain four-graders recently took part in a mock city council meetings at Brentwood City Hall, conducted by Mayor Chris Thornton. In the meetings, Thornton, Director of Planning and Development Lisa Koerkenmeier, City Administrator Bola Akande, Fire Captain David Niemeyer and Assistant Chief Ron Cottrell explained some workings of the city and answered their questions. See videos of the meetings on the Brentwood city website.
Following the election this month, Brentwood’s officials elected for new terms took the oath of office Monday evening at City Hall, swearing to “support the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution and the Laws of the State of Missouri, and the Ordinances of the City of Brentwood…” All were incumbents. Incumbent Brentwood mayor Thornton wins another term