Chess News: 9-24-14

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The registration deadline for the Missouri State Grade Championships has been extended until September 26 for the early bird $20 registration fee. Please click here for a registration form. The schedule for the 2014-2015 chess season is now available. Please click here to download the schedule as a PDF. Contact Howard if you would like this in a different format. …

The Past Week in Athletics

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Boys’ JV Soccer 9/15 Crossroads 4 Lutheran North 1 Boys’ Varsity Soccer 9/16 Bayless 3 Crossroads 1 9/18 Principia 1 Crossroads 0 9/19 Crossroads 3 Valley Park 0 9/23 Crossroads 10 Barat 0 Girls’ Varsity Tennis 9/15 Dubourg 5 Crossroads 0 9/16 Notre Dame 6 Crossroads 3 9/17 Barat 8 Crossroads 1 Girls’ Freshmen Volleyball 9/15 Affton 2 Crossroads 1 …

Middle School Commons

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Andrew: What’s a soffit? Me: (Pointing to the new soffit) Well, it’s this. Andrew: Oh, okay. Thanks. This week I have been visiting the Middle School Commons as soon as I arrive at Crossroads. The changes and improvements to that space are happening quickly, and the middle schoolers I meet down there are very excited about it. Already, the lockers …

Pictabuzz is Coming

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This year the Crossroads buzzbook is going digital. In the next few weeks, we will launch Crossroads Pictabuzz, a secure, online photo buzzbook that works on your desktop computer and your mobile device. Each student and parent/guardian will have a unique login and will be able to find contact information and a photo for each student, parent, and faculty/staff member. …

Young Adult Author Scott Westerfeld to Visit Crossroads

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Young adult author Scott Westerfeld will visit Crossroads on Monday, September 29 to speak with ninth and tenth students about the creative writing process and his latest book, Afterworlds. Westerfeld has written many science fiction novels, including the Uglies series. Westerfeld also tries his hand at steampunk in the Leviathan trilogy. Publisher’s Weekly described Leviathan, the second book in the …

Chess News – 9/17

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We have several events coming up. The Missouri Grade Championships will be October 18th in Columbia, Missouri. Please note the September 22nd deadline for the $20 entry fee. Click here for a registration form. Team gear is now available for the 2014-2015 season. T-shirts and sweatshirts feature a cool new logo. Click here for an order form. Orders should be …

First Quarter Activity Classes

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First quarter activity classes are up and running (see class list below). Teachers can step out of their normal subject area and offer a class that piques student interest and speaks to a particular passion of the teacher. Every year, some of these classes are conceived of and lead by our students: Literary Magazine, Yearbook, Choir, and Social Justice are …

Lunch Program to Begin with a Discount

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Parents, look for an email this week from Pedestal Foods with information on the new school year’s lunch program. Pedestal Foods will be back with a hot lunch, salad bar, and drink each day. Please take advantage of the link Pedestal Foods sends to pre-order lunches online. Pre-ordered lunches are just $5.00 per day. You can order for the day, …

Parent Night

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I am looking forward to Parent Night tonight. This will be my first event like this here, and I like that parents will travel the building according to their children’s schedule. While you are visiting, I hope you take an opportunity to view Crossroads, the teachers, and the learning through a young person’s eyes. When I encourage grown-ups to do …

Senior Yearbook Business

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Dear Seniors & Parents, As you know, our seniors are a significant part of our school’s yearbook, and their pages take up a large portion of the book. Because of this, there are three things that the senior students and parents are responsible for to make our 2015 yearbook great! 1. Baby pictures: Due before Thanksgiving. You may bring in …