Sarah PW Reflects on the Power of Identity

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I am thinking about identity this week: its power. Saeed Jones asks, “How old were you when America taught you that being who you are could get you killed?” He goes on to quote Toni Morrison, who similarly wondered “What it is to live at the edge of towns that cannot bear your company,” in his blog in the New …

Spirit Week Is Next Wek

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Student Council invites all students to get excited to celebrate Crossroads during Spirit Week, February 2-6! Here is the schedule for the week including dress-up days and special events: Monday – Pajama Day Tuesday – Fancy Tuesday Wednesday – Blue and White Day Wednesday Afternoon – All-School Soccer at Centennial Commons in the afternoon, returning to school by 3:15pm Thursday – …

8th Graders Visit Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse

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On Thursday January 22nd, the eighth grade class spent the day at the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse. Our day began with a welcome from Chief U.S district Judge Catherine D. Perry, a former Crossroads parent.  We visited two other courtrooms and observed a sentencing hearing and supervised release revocation hearing – equally fascinating.  The students really enjoyed going all …

Chess News: 1/28/15

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Trivia night is coming! February 7th is our annual trivia night fundraiser to benefit the Linda Russ Memorial Fund. This is our major fundraiser of the year. Please check your email for important information regarding jobs, donations, and more. There is still time to pitch in if you haven’t committed to anything yet. High School Varsity League Upper school matches …

Chess Team Wins Tournament

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The high school A team won the Gateway Team Tournament held last Saturday at Pattonville High School. Crossroads finished with a perfect 4-0 record ahead of rivals Metro and Vianney. Matt Larson led the team on board 1 with 4 wins, and Rock Jia placed second on board 2 with 3 wins and a draw in his USCF debut tournament. …

Summer Opportunities

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This year’s Summer Opportunity Fair will be held Saturday, January 31, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Whitfield School, 175 South Mason Road (intersection of Mason Road and Ladue Road). I have also created a Database of Summer Programs being offered in and around St. Louis that tend to be very affordable. (If there is no date listed on …

Join Us at Crossroads’ Trivia Night!

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Crossroads College Prep is well known for the diversity of its student body, the quality education the students receive, and the fantastic extracurricular opportunities that are made possible by our small but enthusiastic community of teachers, coaches, and play directors.  One of these standouts is our state and nationally-ranked chess team. The chess team is hosting its annual trivia night …

The Textbook of the Self

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“Let our lives be open books for all to study.” –Mahatma Gandhi Friends, In my message on Monday, I shared that being a part of Crossroads is that we are all able to express our multiple identities; that none of us are reduced to a single role, experience, or way of being; and that we have opportunities to build relationships …

Poetry Out Loud Finalist Announced

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The English Department offers its congratulations to every student at Crossroads for memorizing a poem last week and performing it for your class in our celebration of poetry and the power of the spoken word in Poetry Out Loud. Crossroads has been involved in this nationwide program for seven years, and each year, we are impressed by the effort, talent, …

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Selma, and “Glory”

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Friends, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on December 10, 1964. I found a video of Dr. King’s acceptance speech and thought I’d share it as a way of honoring this national holiday. I went looking for it because the movie Selma opens with his receiving this award. Dr. King’s belief that “what the self-centered…have …