Good Work Partner: International Institute of St. Louis

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We were very pleased when we added the International Institute as a Good Work partner last year.  We have worked with them in two ways: we join their students on field trips to Central Library downtown and act as guides, and we work at Global Farm, an “incubator farm in the Botanical Heights Neighborhood.”  The multigenerational and multicultural connections experienced …

Two Students Named National Merit Scholarship Finalists

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Adam Goss and Matthew Larson have both advanced to Finalist status in the National Merit Scholarship Competition. Of the 1.5 million students in 29,000 high schools throughout the the country who participate each year in the National Merit program, only 15,000 students advance to finalist status. Congratulations to Adam and Matthew!

Social Justice Activity Takes Learning Tour of Ferguson

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Abby Hirshman and Essence Price are the student leaders of Social Justice. They wanted to get behind the news coverage of all that went on in Ferguson. After discussing several ideas with the Social Justice group, all decided to try and connect with individuals living in Ferguson as a way to get closer to the truth of what was and …

Chess Upate 2/25

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RESCHEDULED TOURNAMENT: WYDOWN NOW FEBRUARY 28TH This is a rescheduled event due to weather. Wydown Middle School, 6500 Wydown Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105 Meet at Wydown Middle School (no bus) 8 am Awards presentation: 5:30 pm Cost: $12, cash or check payable to Gateway Chess League United States Chess Federation membership is required for this tournament. Players must either show …

RENT

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Friends, I ended my day in our rehearsal for the school edition of RENT, our spring musical. Students were leading one another in warm ups before blocking the song “La Vie Boheme.” Before auditions a couple weeks ago, I stopped in to speak with the group of students who were interested in performing in RENT. I wanted these students to …

SLU Students Visit Crossroads

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On Tuesday we hosted 30 undergraduate students from S.L.U. to observe classes and engage in a Q and A with Jason and Sarah PW about teaching, the field of education, and Crossroads. One student sent the following reflection: “… During my visit, I was most struck by the atmosphere of respect and genuine joy for learning among both students and …

Chess Update: 2/18

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The next Saturday Tournament is February 21st. We will be playing at Wydown Middle School, 6500 Wydown Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105. Meet at Wydown Middle School (no bus) 8am Awards presentation: 5:30pm Cost: $12, cash or check payable to Gateway Chess League United States Chess Federation membership is required for this tournament. Players must either show proof of membership or …

College Preview for Sophomores and Parents

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There is a special College Preview for sophomores and their parents, Wednesday, March 11, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.* in the library during conferences.  We will discuss touring college campuses, you will receive a college map, and we will discuss summer programs. We will also field any questions you have regarding college planning so keep a running list of …

Drama Club to Present “The Freedom Riders”

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This Saturday, February 21, at 2:00pm, the Crossroads Drama Club will present The Freedom Riders at the St. Louis Central Library downtown.  The performance is FREE! The Crossroads Drama Club is dedicated to creating theatrical events to raise awareness and bring forth conversations of socially relevant issues.  In years past, we have addressed questions about bullying, use of the internet and …

Abstraction in Drawing and Painting

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Abstraction in Drawing and Painting class visited the Contemporary Art Museum last week for a tour of recent exhibits featuring Joe Goode, Ulla von Brandenburg, Toyin Odutola, and Barnaby Furnas. Students were engaged and interested in the expressive and technical variety generated by each artist’s perspective, and they easily recognized how it impacted their work. The exhibits allowed the class …