Homecoming 2015

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Crossroads College Preparatory School Homecoming 2015! Current Spirit Fashion Show (sponsored by the School Store) Monday during announcements! Which class will win the Spirit Stick? Each class earns points by dressing up for Spirit Week! Monday is Pajama Day. Tuesday is Royalty Day. Wednesday is Kindergarten Day. Thursday is Ugly Sweater Day. Friday is Super Hero Day. u A Celebration …

Curiosity and Interest

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Friends, On Sunday, Crossroads hosted 80 prospective families at our annual Open House. Our students, faculty, staff, and parent community did an excellent job of welcoming our guests and helping them to feel comfortable in our school. I enjoyed the many conversations I had with parents, and I noticed from observation and conversation that these prospective families were more than …

Current Fall Season Wrap Up

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Crossroads is extremely proud of our student athletes who competed this Fall for Crossroads College Preparatory School! We had a great deal of success on the courts as well as on the field. I am proud of the fact that nearly half of our Upper School students were active members of either our Girls’ Tennis, Boys’ Soccer, or Girls’ Volleyball …

Learning Walks

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Friends, I spent most of the day today facilitating learning walks among the faculty. During each class block today small groups of faculty toured four different classrooms with me. We observed for what was going well and how we might use this to influence our own teaching practice. We also talked about how what we observed affirmed who we are …

The Value of Our Own Joy

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Friends, Elizabeth Gilbert, of Eat, Pray, Love fame, recently published Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear. I was just pages into it when I came across this comment about a friend of hers: “ . . . now, as an adult, she finally had the perspective to appreciate the value of her own joy.” I was really struck by the …

This Week’s Athletic Scores

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Varsity Soccer Crossroads 1 Lutheran North 0 Hancock 3 Crossroads 2 JV Soccer Crossroads 1 Valley Park 1 Hancock 4 Crossroads 1 Varsity Volleyball MRH 2 Crossroads 1 Metro 2 Crossroads 0 Crossroads 2 Barat 0 JV Volleyball MRH 2 Crossroads 0 Crossroads 2 Metro 0 Freshmen Volleyball MRH 2 Crossroads 1 Tennis Amadi MuseMorris advances to State Singles Tournament …

Lunch Program Update

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Exciting changes are happening in the Crossroads cafeteria! We have signed up with Simple Creations Catering to provide lunch service. Lunch is $5.00 each day and includes entree, sides, iced tea, and a cookie or fruit. Most weeks, we will have a full salad bar included in lunch for at least two days. Soon we will have a new online …

Construction Update

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We expect work to commence tomorrow on our new driveway, at the north end of the parking lot. The Loop Trolley contractors will be doing this work and have scheduled it to be completed before we return from Fall Break on Monday, October 19. Of course, sometimes projects like these take longer than expected. Please continue to be careful around …

Making Our City a Little Nicer through GOOD WORK

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Last Saturday, October 2, 2015, Crossroads alumni, students, parents, and friends joined Angela Hunter-Knight and alumnus Henry Powers ’00, did their own GOOD WORK creating a mural on a blighted storefront on S. Jefferson. Look at the amazing transformation!

Design Thinking

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Friends, Watching our middle schoolers and ninth graders participate in a design thinking workshop this week has been a lot of fun. We used the template provided by the d.school at Stanford University. The design thinking process begins with empathy, with thinking about the other, and defining a point of view that is other than the designer’s. This strikes me …