African American History Month

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Friends, In my public school experience, I was often asked, “Why do we need a Black History Month?” This is the first February in my career when I have not been asked this question, and yet I would like to offer a reminder of how all of us might use African American History Month to be reflective about our own …

Spirit Week Success

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Thanks to the student body for the terrific SPIRIT during the first week in February. From Pajama Monday to Fancy Tuesday to Twin Friday, students outdid themselves with inventive outfits. Participation was very high throughout the week, including All School Soccer / Blue and White Day on Wednesday. The week ended with Lip Sync. In addition to terrific acts by …

Good Work Partner: University City Children’s Center

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“What happens early in life, lasts a lifetime.” University City Children’s Center or UCCC has been a long-time Good Work Partner.  The site is so popular, that often the volunteer slots are filled with seniors and juniors (as they receive priority when signing up).  Students work as teachers’ aides and spend time reading to the young ones, preparing classroom materials, …

Break the Silence with Alumnus David Jay

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Save the Date!  Please save the evening of Friday, April 17, to Break the Silence with David Jay (Class of 2000).  David is our guest speaker for Break the Silence, an evening event to build community that takes place after our participation in the National Day of Silence, “a day of action in which students across the country vow to …

Student Hackathon

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Student Hackathon St. Louis, MO February 21st — 22nd Develop the best defense-themed web mapping applications and win cash prizes. Prizes will be awarded within age groups, which will include high school (under 18) and college-aged (18-23). With industry sponsors, Department of Defense and industry senior executives, academic thought leaders, and technical mentors from some of the Midwest’s fastest-growing startups …

Chess News: February 11

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Chess News February 11 Thank you Trivia night was a tremendous success! Thank you to all of our parents and players for working hard before, during, and after the event. More details about the event will be sent to you directly. Gateway Junior league continues February 19th This week’s match has been cancelled, but we will conclude league play on …

ISACS Heads Conference 2015

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Friends, The theme of this year’s ISACS Heads Conference was “Through a Different Lens: New Views in School Leadership.” The conference ended last Friday afternoon, and I took a long walk to reflect on my learning and my discussions with other Heads during the conference (including Tom Hoerr and Billy Handmaker). I left this conference feeling connected to my fellow …

Health Professions Fair

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Ten juniors and sophomores attended the annual health professions fair at Washington University School of Medicine on February 3rd. They met with a diverse range of professionals from the Saint Louis area, practiced a few hands-on skills, and listened to a panel discussion on addictive behaviors. Thank you to the following students for representing Crossroads College Prep so well (it …

Chess News: 2/4/2015

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Trivia night 2/7 All hands on deck for trivia night! The setup crew should be at the school at 2:30 pm, and the rest of the team and parent helpers should be at school by 5:30 pm. Please wear your chess shirt. We will provide a pizza dinner. Red Rook Results The middle school team of Ernie McCarter, Russell Bigham, …

Entrepreneurship, Engineering, and Gaming

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March to May Bootcamp Venture Cafe is proud to bring Youth CITIES’s March to May bootcamp to St. Louis.  Started in 2007, Vicky Wu Davis has been creating and refining a curriculum to expose young people to the mindset and principles of entrepreneurship; to prepare them to be leaders in their field, whether as founder or part of an innovative …