Graduate David Jay to Speak at Crossroads

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On Friday, April 17, David Jay (Crossroads Class of 2000) will be giving a talk at Crossroads titled, “Redefining Love: How the Asexual Community Began In St Louis and Spread Across the Globe.”  We will gather at 5:00 in the library for a short meet and greet.  David will begin his talk at 5:15 followed by a question-and-answer session.  The …

Chess News: 4/8/2015

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Nationals departure tomorrow (Thursday) Parents, please come in with your student in the morning to go over your child’s medication and reserve any cash for food (Middle School students). We will be in the cafeteria. Our departure is at 12:30 pm, and we should arrive at the hotel around 9 pm. We will eat dinner en route. Please check the packing …

Props for Rent

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The theater department will use your trash as our treasure!  We need a few items for our upcoming production.  If you would like to donate, loan, or “rent” us any of the following, please contact Lee Anne at Leeanne@crossroadscollegeprep.org.  Thanks! 4 cell phones circa 1993-1996 Answering machine circa 93-96 Cordless phone circa 93-96 16mm movie camera old and empty prescription …

Makerspace Grant

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Friends, Just three weeks ago, I wrote about a grant that we submitted to the Innovative Technology Education Fund (ITEF). I mentioned that our grant, Creating Innovative and Ethical Solutions through Creative Work and Makerspace, reinforces an ethical dimension to designing and making that is uniquely Crossroads. Last week, the board of ITEF voted to fund 70% of our grant; …

Good Work at Riverlands

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Riverlands Good Work crew ventured to Little Creek Nature Area on Thursday, March 12 for their Good Work afternoon.  Little Creek is a 100-acre piece of property owned by the Ferguson/Florissant School District and is used as part of their science curriculum. Surprisingly, the secluded property is located just off I-270 at Dunn Road. Crossroads students joined a group of …

Good Work Opportunity: Project Greatness

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Project Greatness is an organization made up of volunteers who are highly committed to making the community a more loving and safe place, allowing children to express their greatness. We are making a difference in the world daily! We are transforming schools and learning centers for children by collaborating with community leaders, ministers, teachers, administrators, parents, and students. We are …

Chess Update: 4/1

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Upcoming Tournaments April 9-13th National K-12 Championships, Columbus, OH. Lodging fees are now due. Please check our separate e-mail blast for additional details. Gateway Chess Awards The annual awards buffet will be held Wednesday, May 6th, at Golden Corral, 6110 S. Lindbergh. Dinner at 6:30, awards at 7:30. All students who played on Wednesdays or Thursdays this year are invited.

Chess: Crossroads Finishes 2nd, 8th at State

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Crossroads College Prep had an excellent State Tournament. Our 9th grade and under team finished in 2nd place overall, 3 points behind St. Joseph Academy and just ahead of Rockhurst High School. Ernie McCarter and Russell Bigham finished 6th and 10th overall, and Sarah Crawford medalled for her 4-2 record. The strong team was rounded out by Emanuel Gerbi, Joey …

Saturday Scholars

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Juniors Tova Cohen, Pete Hamilton, and Daniel Hudson completed Washington University School of Medicine’s Saturday Scholars program on March 14. For four consecutive Saturdays, our students joined around 45 others from around the Saint Louis metro area to hear lectures from medical students, learn about medical research, and observe a human cadaver dissection. Our students also presented a brief Powerpoint …

Engineering Open House

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Over Spring Break, 10 students traveled to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to attend the annual Engineering Open House (http://eoh.ec.illinois.edu/) and had a great time! Of the hundreds of exhibits and demonstrations, some of the favorites were the robotics competitions, the sprinkler system demonstration which involved a live dorm room fire, and watching concrete crumble under the stress of …