What's Happening
at MRH!
MRH is proud to partner with Chartwells School Dining Services for all food service needs beginning in the 2022-2023 school year. 

Chartwells was selected from among three bidding companies based on a number of criteria:

  • Price/cost
  • Service capability
  • Experience
  • Financial stability
  • Accounting/reporting systems
  • Personnel management
  • Innovation
  • Promotion of the food service program
  • Involvement of students and staff

In issuing the Chartwells recommendation to the MRH Board of Education, District administrators placed heavy emphasis on Chartwells strong program connection to MRH curricula, support of local farmers and vendors, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and focus on health and wellness. 

The decision to move forward with a contracted service was made with careful consideration and reflection:

  • The MRH Food Service Department has been experiencing staffing shortages since 2016-17.
  • MRH worked with temp agencies to keep as many positions filled as possible to maintain the quality which students deserve.
  • The pandemic further stressed the nutrition services department. The departure of workers resulted in consistently unfilled positions.
  • The staffing agencies had not been able to provide temporary workers. This left kitchens grossly understaffed and overtaxed staff.
 
Chartwells representatives touted a number of features of their food service model, including a “Discovery Kitchen” which connects nutrition education and cooking demonstrations with a promotional calendar through monthly themes… giving students a voice in deciding what makes the menu through tasting and voting events… and helping students make a connection between what they eat and how they feel.

Chartwells representatives have toured the kitchens at each MRH building and are proceeding to secure staffing and make improvements to the facilities for the start of the school year. Food deliveries begin the week of August 15.
Fall Sports Coming Soon!

August 8 is the first day of fall sports at MRH. Students must have an up to date physical on file before participating in practices. The physical exam form and the annual participation form can be found on the athletics page of our website. 

Prospective student/athletes may contact the following coaches for practice time: Ryan Robertson (boys' soccer); Ryan Rzeszutko and Joe Spinks (cross country - girls and boys); Catherine Krebs (softball); and Cheryl Carmon (volleyball).

August 9: Athletic physicals will be given by Dr. Miller for $20.00 from 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. He will be in the nurses' office at the MS/HS. Enter through the track doors.

If parents/students have any questions regarding athletics/activities, they can contact Teron Sharp, MRH Athletic Director. Office: 314-446-1708. Cell: 314-565-2159
Summer Learning for MRH Leaders

MRH administrators, counselors and instructional coaches enjoyed three enlightening days of discussion on Professional Learning Communities, a systematic process by which educators gather to analyze and enhance the learning environment to help students reach their fullest potential.

The discussions were led and moderated by veteran Iowa educator Nathan Wear of Solution Tree.

We thank the team at the Missouri Botanical Garden's Commerce Bank Center for providing a vibrant, inspirational location for this professional development experience.
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First Responder Training at MRH in August

During this week, do not be alarmed if you notice a sizable number of vehicles and equipment from the police and fire departments in Richmond Heights and Maplewood positioned around Maplewood Richmond Heights High School/Middle School. These first responders will be utilizing our building for training exercises involving preparedness to respond to a school intruder scenario. The exercises will take place on the mornings of August 2, 4 and 5. 

MRH is grateful to the members of these public safety agencies for helping us fulfill our pledge to maintain safe spaces for staff and students.  
What's Happening in Our Community!
Registration Now Open for MRH Youth Sports (MRHYS) Fall Season!

Be sure to register by August 26 for preschool and kindergarten soccer.

Registration takes place at MRHYS.org. Log in to find sports available—new users will need to create a profile. 

MRHYS is a volunteer, parent-run organization that provides access to sports teams for preschool through 8th graders living within the Maplewood Richmond Heights School District area. We hope to provide a fun, athletic experience where children learn good sportsmanship and the skills of the game in a safe environment. We also provide financial assistance to those who qualify. To see the application, please click here.
We are nearly always in need of additional coaching volunteers, particularly for the early ages. Experience is not necessary—but enthusiasm and positivity is a must! MRHYS can provide coaching plans and materials. A background check is required, but at no cost We are in specific need of tennis coaches! 
 
Teams are limited in size to ensure playing time for all kids. If a team is full, the player will be placed on a waitlist until an additional team can be created.
 
For fall sports, register the player for the GRADE THEY WILL BE ENTERING IN AUGUST, not the grade just completed.
 
Soccer details:
 
Preschool soccer will have weeknight practices at Ryan Hummert Park, with two Saturday games towards the end of the season.
Kindergarten soccer will have weeknight practices at Ryan Hummert Park, with four Saturday games in late September and October.

For questions, please contact us at mrhyouthsports@gmail.com 
For updates, please like our Facebook page at facebook.com/mrhyouthsports
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