Buy and Sell on eBay for Crossroads College Prep

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You can support Crossroads College Prep when you buy or sell on eBay, with the eBay Giving Works program. Crossroads College Prep is part of the eBay Giving Works program. So, you can support our mission when you buy and sell on eBay. Here’s how: Buy You can find whatever you’re looking for on eBay – from baseball cards to …

Justice Pulse

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Friends, Several articles in this week’s Wednesday Notice are a result of the “justice pulse” we keep at Crossroads. You can read articles about Social Justice activity’s learning tour of Ferguson, about our recent Black History Month Lunch and Learns, and about a Black History Month celebration planned for this Friday. All of these are student-led initiatives. You’ll also find …

Black History Month Lunch and Learn Discussions

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During Black History Month, we have held a series of Lunch and Learn discussions focused on connecting history to the present and future. During the first week, we centered our conversation around the St. Louis area. We watched the BBC documentary, the Delmar Divide, and discussed neighborhood configurations/divisions in the city and county. For the second week, we turned our …

Black History Month Arts Explosion

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In honor of Black History Month, Crossroads students will share powerful works of art in the form of poetry, spoken word, speeches, monologues, songs and other performances as tributes to African-American artists. We invite all members of the community (students, parents and friends) to join us as we celebrate the legacy and culture of African Americans. Please join us this …

Multicultural Potluck

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Thanks so much to everyone who came out for the Multi-Cultural Potluck on Thursday! The food was wonderful, the music was rockin’, and it was a great evening of conversation and community. A special thanks to everyone who shared a dish, to Hugh and all of the talented musicians who entertained us with music from around the world, to all …

Teacher Development and Observations

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Even teachers as dedicated and excellent as the faculty of Crossroads benefit from classroom observation by a person serving as an eloquent mirror. Observations offer pedagogical dialogue and careful, intentional reflection. We ask all our teachers to participate in meaningful professional development, of which observations are a central piece. With our faculty reflecting and continuing to grow, we bring your …

Engineering Open House at U of I

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Every year, engineering students at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign hold their Engineering Open House, providing U of I students (such as Crossroads alum Ben Williams ’14) the opportunity to showcase their work while providing younger students the chance to gain exposure to many engineering disciplines.  We will be taking a group of students again this year. The dates are …

Registering for Next Year’s Classes

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The registration process has begun! Although it’s still really cold outside, we are looking to spring and planning for our 2015-16 academic year. As of this coming Friday, all current 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th graders will have met to discuss next year’s classes. They are handed a formal registration form and have almost two weeks to make their selections. …

PTS Conferences

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Parent Teacher Student Conferences will be held on March 11 and March 12 4:00-8:00pm. One of the important ways we as a school help our students, your children, grow into their potential is through dialogue. Conferences are the formal time we put aside for this dialogue. Grades alone cannot communicate the work children do, and these conferences help fill that …

Raffle for Six Flags Tickets

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RAFFLE for Six Flags Tickets! With warmer weather on the horizon, the Prom planning committee will be selling raffle tickets for just two weeks beginning Monday, March 2. Two winners will each receive two tickets for Six Flags, which can be used any day during the 2015 season. This is a $120 value for each winner! Raffle tickets will be …