College Acceptances

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Matt Austin was accepted to the University of Tulsa. Solomon Cooper was accepted to Drake University. Megan King was accepted to Rhodes College. Zoe Kirchoff was accepted to Rhodes College. Louis McClellan was accepted to Drury University and Webster University. Charlotte Sechrist was accepted to (MICA) with scholarship.

Crossroads Library Book Fair Results

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the Crossroads Library Book Fair in December! Over 50 books were donated to the school from the wish list, and the library received a commission of $985 to spend on more books as a result of your support.  We would like to thank in particular Lois Sechrist and Cindy Zirwes for organizing the …

AMC 8 Math Competition

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The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills (www.maa.org). A hearty thank you to all our seventh and eighth graders who took the AMC 8 math test back in November.  The MAA sent us the results.  Drum roll please.  This year in seventh grade, …

Senior Yearbook Reminder

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First, if you ordered an ad page, now is the time to create your page or to submit photos, text, and layout ideas to have the yearbook staff put it together.  Pages are 8.5” x 11”, and you can use whatever software you like to create it — just make sure to save a high-quality, high-resolution version.  Send completed pages …

ESU Shakespeare Competition

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Through the English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition, students are encouraged to develop their communication skills and an appreciation of the power of language and literature. Each fall semester, three or more students from St. Louis area schools work with their faculty advisor to study and memorize a Shakespeare monologue and sonnet for performance. After a competition within the school, the …

Poetry Out Loud

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Friends, This afternoon I served as a part of the panel that judged the semi-finals of our Poetry Out Loud competition. Poetry Out Loud is a new experience for me, and I was impressed by each student’s commitment to their poem and to their willingness to take risks in front of one another and their teachers. This strikes me as …

Poetry Out Loud Class Winners

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The class level competitions are complete, and we have identified the students going to the semi-final round for our Poetry Out Loud competition: 7th grade: JoJo Jones, Gaia Hittle, Nick Babusis, 8th grade: Eyvind Hovmand-Warner, Emily Hirshman, Malaika Ferguson 9th grade: Nyla Long, Rebecca Jaffe, Naysa Adams 10th grade: Elysse Price, Zoey Fleischer, Annie Chappell, Faith Blank, 11th grade: Andy …

Middle School Authors’ Evening: 2/3 at 6:30pm

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Please join us for an evening to celebrate the artistic voices of our middle school students. We will transform our theater into a cafe with music, candlelight, cafe snacks, and excellent authors for an evening of creative writing by our own middle school students. Come, relax, and enjoy! Students, siblings, friends invited for free; cost for adults is $2. Tuesday, …

Good Work Partner: The ScholarShop

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Faith Sandler, Executive Director of the Scholarship Foundation and Crossroads parent of Claire Holohan, Class of 2011, and Pete Holohan, Class of 2013, helped advise on the creation of our Good Work program.  The ScholarShop has been a steady and active member of our Good Work team ever since.  Rita Dillard begins each new year with our volunteers running a …