Renner Report

November Parent Newsletter

Note From the Principal

Park Hill Earns the Missouri Quality Award Again!
Interim Superintendent Dr. Jeanette Cowherd announced recently that the Park Hill School District received the Missouri Quality Award for the second time.

Park Hill was the first school district to earn this distinction when we received it in 2009, and we are now the only district in the history of this award to earn it twice.

The Missouri Quality Award recognizes an organization's commitment to meeting its customers' needs and to using the best-available processes for everything it does. This award is aligned with the exacting standards of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

Park Hill’s processes align with these standards, which the Excellence in Missouri Foundation determined by carefully reviewing our district application and conducting a thorough site visit of our schools.

The Missouri Quality Award demonstrates to the Park Hill community the world-class level of excellence that our schools are achieving.

It also comes with a detailed report from the site-visit team, which will identify both strengths and opportunities for improvement. As we did last time, Park Hill will take that report and use it in our continuous improvement efforts.

Getting to the "Heart" of our Renner Staff

A Glimpse of Classroom Learning for November....


November is an exciting month in Kindergarten! So far this school year we’ve been learning about what readers do; from taking care of books to places that we can read. But in November and part of December we get learn about reading super powers that will help us be better readers!

First Grade

In first grade we will be very busy in November as we continue to learn about our world through reading non-fiction books, learn to write and support our opinions in writer’s workshop and add and subtract sums to 20 in math.

Second Grade

We would like to thank all the families for taking time out of their schedules last week to come by and visit with us about your students’ progress! We are excited to begin our journey with characters in our books and writing.

Third Grade

Third grade has started learning strategies for multiplication and are working to master their multiplication facts! We have also been collaborating by reading several different book series in peer book clubs. Students in third grade have been learning about the properties of solids, liquids, and gases!

Fourth Grade

Fourth graders will integrate technology, research skills, use of non-fiction text, and a bit of creativity to design a brochure on a city in MO. In addition they will create maps that display their knowledge of the characteristics of each region in MO. A question about MO, ask a fourth grader!

Fifth Grade

Fifth grade is delving deep into the wonderful world of nonfiction reading, writing and research. Students are focusing their reading and writing on a topic of their choice, researching their topic, and creating their own reports. In addition, students are expanding their digital skills as they create their reports online.

Important November Dates

11/10 One School One Book

11/11 Veteran's Day Program

11/12 Early Release Day

11/23 Progress Notes Go Home

11/24 Turkey Trot 1:00

11/25 Thanksgiving Break Begins