Welcome to Curriculum and Instruction

  • The Curriculum & Instruction Department is responsible for guiding the development of curriculum for the District.  Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) sets the learning standards for each grade level.  We then form committees of teachers under the guidance of a curriculum coordinator to write curriculum aligned to Missouri’s Learning Standards (MLS) to teach to our students at each grade level.  Curriculum coordinators and curriculum coaches also train and provide feedback to principals and teachers in the delivery of curriculum.  We use both state and local assessments to measure progress toward each learning standard. 

     In the Hazelwood School District, we believe that our students are defined by more than one test score.  A committee of teachers and administrators met during the 2017-2018 school year to establish criteria for our students to meet to show that they are on the path to being college ready, career ready, and life ready at the end of each level of schooling (5th grade, 8th grade, and 12th grade).  These benchmarks can be found under the Redefining Ready! tab to the left.

    More information about our curriculum, development process, contact information, and helpful resources can be found by clicking on one of the links to the left.


    DR. ERIC ARBETTER | Assistant SuperintendeDr. Eric Arbetter nt for Curriculum and Middle Schools earbettr@hazelwoodschools.org | 314-953-5033

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    -Anthony J. D’Angelo


    An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

    -Benjamin Franklin


    Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.

    -Malcom X


    Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

    -Nelson Mandela


    The function of education is to teach one to think critically.  Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.

    -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


    Knowledge is power. Information is liberating.  Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.

    -Kofi Annan


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    -Abraham Lincoln


    All the world is a laboratory to the inquiring mind.

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