Diversity & Inclusivity: Further Thoughts

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Friends, Two weeks ago, I shared a few thoughts on inclusivity and how it differs from diversity. Since that time, I have had several conversations with parents, with students, and with colleagues that have me thinking about what it means to extend inclusivity beyond how we identify ourselves individually to how we think and what we might believe as well. This …

Chess News: 11/18/15

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Crossroads has a great showing at Lindbergh The Crossroads College Prep Chess Team finished strong at the recent Gateway Fall Open at Lindbergh High School.  The high school team was paced by 9th grader Emanuel Gerbi to a 2nd place team finish.  Manny finished 6th overall with three wins and one draw.  Teammates David (Jiacheng) Dong and Evan (Yuchuan) Chen …

Still ways to support Gala

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Unable to attend Gala? Never fear! While Gala raised a record $155,000+, there are still ways for you to support the scholarship program. Many of our sign up parties still have spaces available: Drypoint Etching/Intaglio Printing – with Angela Hunter Knight December 3, 5:30-8PM – At XRDS – $50 per person Fly Fishing Experience with Howard Granok – $200 per …

Volunteers and Shoppers Needed for Book Fair December 5-6 at Left Bank Books

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Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything — Plato Our library is built on the knowledge that books are life and dreams all wrapped into a package that you can hold in your hand while your mind soars. Please help Crossroads students take flight through books by participating in the …

Competition Successes!

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Excellence in Mathematics On Saturday, November 7, thirty-five math maniacs from Crossroads, and 600 other high school students from the area, descended upon the Forest Park Campus of St. Louis Community College to participate in the annual St. Louis Excellence in Mathematics Contest. For the third year in a row the Crossroads students performed well.  Our Freshmen team earned fifth place …

The Tradition Continues….Turducken Potluck and Talent Show 2015!

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Thanksgiving Potluck  Tuesday, November 24th 12:30-2:00pm Each grade level student helps to bring a dish to contribute to the potluck. 7th grade  Stuffing/Mashed potatoes 8th grade  Drinks (no sodas, please) 9th grade Desserts (pies, cakes, brownies, cupcakes) 10th grade  Pre-Made Salads 11th grade  Side Dishes/Appetizers (Green bean casserole/Ravs/etc.) 12th grade Gravy, Cranberry relish and wild card (turducken, Lona’s, Meskerem, international …

Makers Speak Series

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David Jay (2000) is our first guest speaker in the Makerspace. On Monday, 11/16, during lunch from 12:15 to 12:45, David will go through a short design exercise and talk about the startup and social enterprise scenes in San Francisco, New York, and Saint Louis. David will also show a demo of his new work. Please try this link for …

Parent Ambassador Update from Liz Lewis

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Thank you to those who made it to the PA meetings yesterday! Don’t forget – The PA meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of every month, 7am and 7pm  (no meeting in December). Did you miss the PA Meetings yesterday?  No worries!  Info and Recap all right here… Note:  Monthly XRDS trivia at meetings too! Read on for the answers…. How many …

Chess News 11/11/15

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The next Saturday tournament is November 14th at Lindbergh HS. Depart from Crossroads: 7:30am (sharp). Tournament ends: 5:30pm, with awards following.  Return to school around 6:30pm. Cost of tournament: There are no tournament registration fees this year for our players, but USCF membership is required.  Players must either show proof of membership or purchase membership at the tournament. There will …

Maplewood-Richmond Heights returns to SCAA

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As the seasons change and our basketball teams get prepared for the winter months, there was some movement in our conference landscape. Maplewood-Richmond Heights High School, which departed the South Central Athletic Association in 2012, applied for reinstatement to the conference beginning in the 2016-17 school year. After several meetings with conference administrators, the group voted to allow MRH to …