This Week in Middle School

Jason HeissererUncategorized

While the Upper School students sit for exams this week, the Middle School takes advantage of the more flexible schedule, combining time in the classroom with culminating projects and new learning experiences. A few highlights from this week: Visiting with Pastor Rebecca Ragland (Owen’s mother) at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion and with Rabbi Randy Fleisher (Zoey’s father) …

Good Work Partnership: BWORKS

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BWORKS is one of our long-term Good Work partners.  Our students work in Soulard at BWORKS’ beautiful home site.  We move, sort, and disassemble donated bikes, as well as rebuild bikes to be given to local youth.  If you have an old bike looking for a new home, please consider donating to BWORKS. From the BWORKS website: Our volunteer-run programs …

Minecraft and Ethics

Jason HeissererUncategorized

Our Minecraft activity sat down with Mark to discuss ethics and Minecraft and some clear principles emerged.  Students found much agreement on two principles: the golden rule and know your world. Students pointed out that the rules you follow to be a good human being are the same rules that make you a good member of a Minecraft world. The …

Hour of Code Takeaways

Jason HeissererUncategorized

“Like eating their vegetables, teaching kids to enjoy tech at an early age could be key to their future” money.cnn.com   Thanks to all who participated in the Hour of Code at Crossroads. We were able to provide an introduction to computer programming and the language JavaScript to almost all of our students. The Hour of Code is a global …

Amazon Smile

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Amazon will donate to Crossroads College Prep when you shop @AmazonSmile. Click here to bookmark the Amazon Smile page.

Library Book Fair Continues on the Web!

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Thank you to everyone who donated books to the Crossroads library this weekend and shopped at Left Bank Books in support of the library. The book fair continues through Sunday on the web at left-bank.com. Please click here if you wish to donate a title from the library’s wish list. Don’t forget to type Crossroads as the coupon code so …

Chess News for December 10th

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Crossroads Takes Home Two Trophies at Sperreng The ninth grade and under team of Emanuel Gerbi, Joey Blank, Parker Lake, and Mystik Stargod won its division at the Gateway Board tournament, held December 6th at Sperreng Middle School. Emanuel finished with a perfect 6-0 record for first place overall, and Joey placed second. In the high school division, Matthew Larson went …

Reaching Across

Tom WalshUncategorized

Friends, This week’s cover for The New Yorker has been on my mind since I saw the image circulated on Facebook and Twitter a couple of weeks ago. It reminds me of a metaphor for oppression called the “Table of Oppression.” The table, in this case, represents racism and is held up by two sets of legs. On one side, …

Good Work Partner: KidSmart

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The mission of KidSmart is to ensure that children and their classrooms in the Greater Metropolitan Saint Louis Area have the basic tools for learning by transferring, at no cost, the community’s surplus supplies and merchandise into the hands of teachers for school children in need.* On Good Work days, our students prepare the KidSmart warehouse store for customers. When …