“Dear St. Louis Regional School Leaders” Reflection

Jason HeissererUncategorized

Friends, This week I received a letter titled “Dear St. Louis Regional School Leaders” in my inbox. I thought I’d share it with you along with a few thoughts. I invite you to read the entirety of the letter by clicking the link above. I also invite you to add your support to the letter as many area educators and …

An Invitation from Jason

Jason HeissererUncategorized

Friends, As part of our collaborative and regional work with City Garden Montessori School, Forward Through Ferguson, and the US BANK CDC, Crossroads College Prep is hosting one of the region’s “Understanding and Analyzing Systemic Racism” workshops the weekend of February 3-5th. I am invited members of our Crossroads community to attend. This is the same workshop the Crossroads faculty …

Poetry Outloud 2017

Jason HeissererUncategorized

Congratulations to every Crossroads student, as each memorized a poem for our annual Poetry Out Loud recitation contest last week. Particularly, we wish to recognize the 21 students whose recitations were so good that they advanced within their class competitions to compete again. grade-level competitors: 7th: Julia Wolff, Lauren Moore 8th: Ben Clair, Max Blatter, Dorissa Tyndall, and Ellie Hughes …

Message from the Head: Joy as a Motivator for Justice

Jason HeissererUncategorized

Friends, Social activist Paul Rogat Loeb writes that “only someone who knows how good life can be is in a position to appreciate what’s at stake when life is degraded or destroyed.” I thought about this recently when I came across a picture of Martin Luther King, Jr. laughing. Not this exact picture, but if you Google “Martin Luther King …

Preparing for MLK Day

Jason HeissererUncategorized

[W]e are challenged to eradicate the last vestiges of racial injustice from our nation. –Martin Luther King, Jr. “Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution” Friends, This week, I began think and reflecting on the life and work of Martin Luther King in preparation for Monday’s holiday. I came across some notes I made on his speech “Remaining Awake Through a …

Financial Assistance Application Instructions

Jason HeissererUncategorized

In order to allocate our limited aid resources fairly, we have contracted with FACTS Tuition Management Company. The FACTS system accepts aid applications and supporting documentation from all candidates and assists Crossroads management to evaluate each candidate’s need on a consistent basis. Crossroads cannot make a determination of need or an award without a complete application. All information submitted to …

Writing Contests

Jason HeissererUncategorized

There are two writing contests students should consider entering; both offer cash prizes and both are ones Crossroads students really could win! 2017 Beverly Hopkins Memorial Poetry Contest This is open to high school students who may enter up to three poems that have not been published elsewhere (except school journals). The deadline for submission is March 1.  Cash prizes for …

Smart and Good

Jason HeissererUncategorized

Friends, Our students at Crossroads are the energy, the focus, and the power for our work. I am so glad that the life and joy of our school returned this week from winter break. I am always very excited to stand in front of them and welcome them back. At Crossroads, we are smart and good. When taken together, each …

Crossroads Trivia Night

Jason HeissererUncategorized

Bring your family and friends to Crossroads Trivia Night February 11th Have you ever wondered what to do with all of that “useless” information you’ve acquired?  Looking for a fun way to spend a winter evening?  Then come to Crossroads College Prep’s 12th annual trivia night.   Here are the FAQs: What is trivia night? Trivia night is a contest for teams of 8.  There are ten …

Sign Up Parties Still Available

Jason HeissererUncategorized

Meet other Crossroads families, learn something new, and explore our city at Sign Up Parties to support scholarship. Several parties are filling up fast! Choose the events that sound like fun to you. If you would like someone to join you at the party — great! Each party has a limited number of seats available. The price for each sign-up party is …