Chess News: 12/16/15

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Crossroads Wins Red Rook Tournament Congratulations to our middle schoolers for winning the Red Rook Tournament.  Our team of Harbor Wolff, Ben Clair, Russell Bigham, and Matthew Ritter finished 6.5 points ahead of the second place team.  Harbor and Ben tied for first individually for 7th graders, and Russell finished first among 8th graders.  Our second team, consisting of Ernie …

Complexity as a Cause for Collaboration

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Complexity is a “cause for collaboration.” –paraphrased from The Equity Manifesto   Friends, This weekend, Kim, Gina, and I met with a group of parents of children of color. This group will meet as a complement to the work of our community members participating in the Witnessing Whiteness study group and to the work of the faculty, staff, and board …

Chess News: 12/9/15

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Results from Chaminade The middle school chess team of Ernie McCarter, Harbor Wolff, Isaac Lake, Parker Lake, and Nick Babusis finished in 2nd place in the 8th grade and under division.  Both Ernie and Harbor had 4-2 records, with Ernie finishing in 6th place overall (on tiebreaks) and Harbor taking home a medal.  In the high school division, Emanuel Gerbi …

Poetry Out Loud

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Every year, the Crossroads English department sponsors our school’s participation in a national competition in the memorization and recitation of poetry called Poetry Out Loud. Every student in the school participates: they recite their poems in the beginning of January. Many students will be memorizing their selections over the December break. Simply reciting the poem correctly will be a success, …

A Message from the Head

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To dream about creating a new world that is not teetering on the edge of total destruction and not work at it doesn’t make a peaceful world. –Corita Kent Learning by Heart Friends, My hope for Crossroads, St. Louis, our nation, and the world is that we cultivate moments of peace together as we approach this season of different holidays …

Makerspace Grand Opening

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Friends, Last evening Crossroads hosted the Grand Opening for our Makerspace. Students and teachers were involved in the planning and execution of this event, and we hosted approximately 120 visitors. Most of these visitors were from our own community. We also hosted a few prospective families as well as guests from CBC High School, the Disruption Department (our fantastic consultants), …

First Lego Robotics League

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On Nov. 14, six Crossroads middle schoolers completed in a First Lego League Robotics qualifying match.  The competition has several aspects: the Robot Game, which involves programming a Lego robot to accomplish specific missions on a playing field; the Project, which involves researching a problem related to this year’s theme (Trash Trek) and coming up with a solution; and Core …

A Note from Admissions

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Applications are rolling in and we are very excited to welcome new students and families. If you have a neighbor or friend who you believe would love it here, please encourage him/her to be in touch with our admission office ASAP. The deadline to apply for 9th grade is December 18, and the deadline to apply for all other grades …

Chess News: 12/2/15

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High school varsity league begins today! All matches are on Wednesday.  Home matches begin between 3:30 and 4 pm.  We depart for away matches at 3:15 pm (2:45 for Alton, Belleville West).  Please contact Howard if you can help drive for any away match. December 2 @ Grand Center Arts Academy December 9 home vs. Vianney B December 16 bye …

Students Visit the Crime Lab

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Last week, ten students visited the St. Louis County Police Crime Laboratory in Clayton.  The students were hosted by Lt.. Dana Fulton of the St. Louis County Police.  We began our tour in the evidence room, and then proceeded to ballistics.  One of the ballistics experts showed the students how bullets were matched to a suspect’s gun.  We found the …