Makerspace Grant

Jason HeissererUncategorized

Friends, This week, the Executive Director and the Education Technology Coordinator from the Innovative Technology Education Fund (ITEF) visited Crossroads along with one of their board members. Three of our students led them on a tour and then they sat down with Heather, Mark, and me. ITEF’s visit is exciting because it means we’ve moved forward in their process for …

Good Work: Putting Our Hearts’ Desires to the Work of Our Hands

Jason HeissererUncategorized

As an element of our commitment to imagination and the development of the habit of empathy, our school has long focused on helping our students become agents of positive social change. We make an effort to connect our ideals with greater action and to apply our hearts’ desires to the work of our hands.  Tomorrow,  small groups of our students, …

Students Win at SLU’s BEAMS Bridge Building Competition

Jason HeissererUncategorized

On Sat. Feb 28, 11 Crossroads students participated in the annual BEAMS Bridge Building Competition, sponsored by SLU.  This year, of the 25 teams participating, our 3 teams took home 2 of the 4 trophies, including the overall winner. These students began designing their bridges back in November and have spent months researching, designing, redesigning, a nd carefully building their bridges, …

Leilani, Nick, and Zane Honored at Touhill Center for Performing Arts

Jason HeissererUncategorized

Congratulations are in order! Three members of the Crossroads Class of 2016 were honored on March 5th, 2015 at a luncheon and awards ceremony held at the Touhill Performing Arts Center hosted by The University of Missouri St. Louis College of Fine Arts and Communication. The Dean’s Award for Creative Achievement in the Arts provides recognition for high school juniors …

Crossroads Partners with gphomestay

Jason HeissererUncategorized

Crossroads has partnered with gphomestay! Gphomestay is an educational service company that provides quality homestays for international students who attend American high schools. We have nine international students attending Crossroads and we are planning to expand the program. For this reason, we are searching for caring families to open their home to an international student. Our students enjoy getting involved …

Tova Cohen Receives Science Award

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Tova Cohen received the Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Science from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Tova was joined by her parents, Linda and Nathan, and her 10th grade chemistry teacher, Mohamad. The award recognizes both achievement and interest in science. This year, Tova is taking both Biology and AP Psychology, and she is participating in the Saturday Scholars …

Letter from Martha

Jason HeissererUncategorized

Dear Crossroads College Prep families, I value highly the relationships we’ve developed over the past six years, so this is a difficult letter for me to write. In the fall I will join the science faculty at John Burroughs, where my son is an 8th grader. The timing is good since I decided in October that I would return to …

Coin Drive to Benefit St. Stephen’s Food Pantry

Jason HeissererUncategorized

This year for the Student Council Annual Fundraiser, StuCo decided to make a positive impact in Ferguson. Class of 2017 StuCo Rep Annie Chappell, whose family lives in Ferguson, researched organizations that might be appropriate recipients of our coin drive’s proceeds. The Food Pantry at St. Stephen’s was one of several worthy options Annie presented to StuCo for consideration. The …

Chess Update: 3/11/15

Jason HeissererUncategorized

Upcoming Tournaments March 28-State Championships, Battle High School, Columbia, MO (HS section is USCF) April 9-13th National K-12 Championships, Columbus, OH Registration deadlines for these two tournaments have passed.  Please check your email for information about food and lodging for Nationals. Warm up for State Howard will be hosting an intra-team scrimmage on Wednesday, March 25th from 4 to 6 …

9th Grade Fun Night

Jason HeissererUncategorized

Last Friday evening the Class of 2018 enjoyed six hours of open gym time, multiplayer video games, and Guardians of the Galaxy. There were epic rounds of all-class dodgeball, sardines, and hide-and-seek. They also shared snacks galore and a delicious dinner catered by Qdoba. Chaperones Kristen McCullough, Louise Gabriel, Shadi Peterman, Mohamad Alrahawan, and Martha Keeley all had a terrific …