Support the Cast of The Addams Family

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The 2016 Crossroads Spring Musical, The Addams Family, will be performed the April 12–17. We need lots of help from theater and non-theater parents who are willing to volunteer time and donations for a variety of needs during that week. Parent efforts help to ensure this event is a success and supports the Theater Department and its students. Parent volunteers provide healthy dinners …

Chess News: 3/9/2016

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State and Nationals Both State and Nationals fall during spring break this year.  State is a day-long trip on March 19th.  The cost for State is $10 per player.  We will depart from Crossroads at 6 am on Saturday, March 19th.  Students have been given a form to fill out and return to school, with their $10, by next Wednesday. …

Current Sports Winter Wrap Up

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Boys’ Basketball The Varsity Boys’ Basketball team had the type of season that can test the very qualities that we feel and hope that athletics at Crossroads builds.After concluding this very difficult season, we discovered that our kids are built to sustain such qualities. This was a young team that had a great many growing pains. Many of the returning …

Spring Testing

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Each spring, our middle school students sit for a standardized exam called the ACT Aspire. ACT Aspire is a benchmarked, standards-based system of assessments in writing, reading, English, and mathematics. The score reports that are provided highlight individual student progress towards College Readiness. The ACT Aspire will tell us which important skills, and knowledge your student has now and which skills and …

Middle School Science Fair 2016 Winners

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The Middle School Science Fair 2016 winners were presented with prizes and certificates last Monday during morning announcements. Congratulations to all of them, and all of our Middle School, for their hard work! Quinn Cage “Set in Stone” Grand Prize 1st place, 7th grade Best Environmental Science Project Best Logbook “Set in Stone” Kyle Tomasula “Plants Need Soil to Grow, …

Project Refill and ECO ACT

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Dear Crossroads College Prep Community, 50 million water bottles are thrown away each day in the United States of America. This is enough to stretch from New York to San Francisco and back! Crossroads College Prep’s ECO-ACT team intends to reduce the water bottles thrown away. Additionally, ECO-ACT intends to enlighten people about this massive problem. Our goal is to …

Teaching

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Friends, I feel very lucky that I am able to teach one semester-long class as the Head of School for Crossroads. This year I am teaching our African American Literature class, and I find this both joyful and challenging. We have been reading A Mercy by Toni Morrison and talking about how Morrison builds the story using multiple perspectives and …

Parent Teacher Student Conferences

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As we are approaching the midpoint of our spring semester, it is time for students, parents and teachers to gather together to discuss students’ progress this year. These conferences supplement the communication that occurs daily between students and their teachers about work and the grades and notes that we publish to families.  You will have third quarter grades in hand at …

SLU BEAMS Bridge Building Success

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Once again this year, several Crossroads students participated in the SLU BEAMS bridge building competition, and once again our teams were quite successful, placing second and seventh (and winning the Most Aesthetic Award). Each team designs and builds a balsa wood bridge to specs and submits a report on their process. Winners are determined by maximum load supported, load efficiency, report …

Chess News: 3/2/16

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State and Nationals Both State and Nationals fall during spring break this year.  State is a day-long trip on March 19th, and Nationals will be in Atlanta this year from March 30th (corrected date)-April 4th.  Please check your email for all the details.  In order to attend Nationals, students must participate in 3 tournaments, plus the Missouri State Championships. Gateway …