“Working together for every child, every day.” Beasley Elementary School’s mission /motto embraces our philosophy of developing in our students both core ethical values and critically-thinking, life-long learners. In 2005, Mehlville School District adopted its core values for character development: responsible, respect, peace, caring, integrity, courage, patience, service and self-control. At Beasley, we selected five character words to form the basis of our daily interactions with students, parents and each other. Beasley Elementary was built in 1966, on grounds that were originally part of the Veterans Hospital and Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. This location enables Beasley to be a hidden gem tucked away with an array of nature and wonderful service learning opportunities. Beasley’s school climate is something that cannot be felt in charts or graphs but in the hearts and smiles of all the students who are and have passed through here. One of the halls of the school is decorated with the handprints of the students and staff. Former students now have their child’s handprints next to them following on the tradition. This close knit community keeps the staff turnover low and the families coming back to visit. Each person makes a difference and our interactions with others form who we are. Being a Beasley Jaguar is a wonderful feeling of belonging, support, respect and acceptance. Each student is inspired to be the best they can be and to encourage others to do the same.
Beasley Elementary Shoeman Project
Students at Beasley Elementary collect shoes to help a charity that provides clean water to Third World countries. Watch video >>
Lesson Plan: Jefferson Barracks Cemetery Visit
Beasley Elementary is surrounded by the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. Our fifth grade classes use a trip to the cemetery as a springboard to a variety of lessons teaching history, geography, poetry, respect, and integrity using a cooperative-learning activity.
Promising Practice: Shoes Supply Safe Water
This was a student-initiated and student-led project involving the "Shoeman Water Project."