The Peine Pride

March 2023

Message from Dr. Andrews

It is hard to believe we are already at the point in the year when we begin planning next year's class lists. We would like to explain our expectations for parent requests in class placement for the 2023-2024 school year.

  • Parents need to write a letter to Dr. Andrews by Friday, March 17th.
  • You may not request a teacher by name.
  • Please describe the learning style of your child and what type of teacher you feel best matches your child's learning style.
  • If there are other students you don't want your child placed with, you may request this. Please give the reason why these students shouldn't be placed together.

Letters can be given to the office in person or emailed to

Dates to Remember

March 6- Late Start


March 17- Early Release Day

March 20-24 No School Spring Break

March 27-School resumes

March 28- Spring Picture Day

Meet the 2023 Board of Education Candidates

The Wentzville School District Board of Education has three open seats in the election on April 4, 2023.

For information on the candidates who have signed up to run for the WSD Board of Education, please see the District website.


Come Home and Join Team WSD

Calling all WSD graduates or residents! Come Home and become a part of the WSD family.

As part of our Come Home initiative that was developed in coordination with WNEA, teachers who are WSD residents or graduates can bring all their years of experience for the newly revised salary schedule. First-year teachers who are Wentzville graduates can earn up to $7,500 ($2,500 each year) for a three-year loyalty incentive, and any Wentzville graduate who comes home from working elsewhere to teach at WSD will receive a one-time $2,000 stipend.

What are you waiting for? Come Home to WSD for the 2023-2024 school year!

Learn more.

February Scholars of the Month

Kindergarten - Carter Croft

It is an honor to share that Carter Croft is our Kindergarten Scholar of the Month! Carter brings so much joy to our classroom! She is an exceptional student through her academics and behavior! Carter is the definition of a hard worker and it shows through the growth that she has made in Kindergarten! She is kind, thoughtful, helpful, respectful, and has such a kind heart that shines greatly through her friendships! We all absolutely adore Carter! I love how she encourages others to reach their goals and celebrates every success that is made in our classroom! I am very proud of her! It is such a joy to have Carter in class! Way to go Carter

First-Grade- McKenzie Brodribb

I am excited to announce that McKenzie Brodribb is February’s scholar of the month for 1st grade! Mckenzie always puts forth her best effort even when she’s challenged! She has shown perseverance when learning is difficult, and she is consistently a hard worker. McKenzie is a leader with her actions and helps those around her do their best, too. McKenzie is kind to all of her peers and is quick to lift others when they need it! Way to go McKenzie! Keep up the great work

Second-Grade- Layla Gerling

Layla is a phenomenal student and friend. Not only is she super smart, but she is also kind and caring. Layla is an absolute rockstar and deserves to be the 2nd grade’s Scholar of the Month!

Way to go Layla!

Third-Grade- Avery Hughes

Avery Hughes is such a sweet young lady. Avery always has a smile on her face. Avery helps others in the classroom and leads by example. Avery is quick to complete tasks even if she has missed school. Avery is academically strong and enjoys learning new things. Avery works really hard to set a great example in the classroom and in the hallway. Avery is such a joy and bright light within our classroom.

Fourth-Grade- Layton Meyer

Layton is a beautiful person inside and out! She always comes to class with a smile and is always ready to learn. She is a great friend and is always ready to lend a helping hand. She has volunteered to help with after-school activities, cheers friends up when they're feeling down, and always tries her absolute best! We're so lucky to have Layton in our class!!

Fifth-Grade- Mackenzie Cantwell

Mackenzie Cantwell is the 5th grade’s Scholar of the Month! MacKenzie was chosen because she is a role model student. She is very responsible and always prepared for class. She has a great work ethic and always tries her best in everything she does. MacKenzie is also very helpful. She takes the initiative and does extra things around the classroom that benefits everyone. We are very proud of her!

MTSS Update-

In February, classrooms participated in service projects that helped spread kindness in our community. Some classrooms performed acts around the school and others made cards to be delivered to deserving people.

Our February Scholars of the month for the 2022-2023 school year have been chosen. It is a High Honor to be chosen as a Peine Scholar. Only one Scholar is chosen each month per grade level. A Scholar is someone that is always giving their best effort academically and socially both inside and outside of the classroom.

Teachers have also been excitedly giving out House Points to the students for all sorts of exceptional behaviors. Reveur is currently in the lead but it is a tight race! Let’s keep those points coming!

Remember that every Friday is House Day! Wear your House colors to show your school spirit!

Summer Programming Change

This summer, the WSD will no longer offer Summer Journey and enrichment programming for K-8 students in order to allow the District to focus staffing needs on intervention programming and support academic achievement. Invite-only intervention programming will still be offered June 5-29 in a half-day, morning, Monday-Thursday format to students identified by our staff. Students who are invited to participate will receive an email from their teacher by March 6th.


Congratulation to our top 5 Amazing Shake Competitors. They will be flying to Atlanta Georgia to participate in the National Competition.

Click HERE to learn more about the Amazing Shake

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Please encourage your child to check the lost and found if they are missing a jacket or coat. We have also collected a handful of sweatshirts, water bottles, and lunchboxes. If you can add a first and last name to these items, we can get them returned more easily if they get misplaced in the future.