All-School Blighted Storefront Painting

Jason HeissererUncategorized

Crossroads alum Henry Powers (2000) and past art teacher Angela Hunter-Knight are sponsoring an all-school art activity. Help make the city a little brighter by joining with them and other alums on October 3rd to paint an image on a blighted storefront. Bring your creativity and whatever paint you have leftover around your house! October 3, 2015 2311 S Jefferson …

Good Work: 9/24

Jason HeissererUncategorized

…current events and academic research indicate that our world sorely needs individuals who care about doing “good work” – work that is high in quality, responsive to the broader needs of society, and personally meaningful. ~from the GoodWork Toolkit Our first day joining our Good Work partners is next Thursday, September 24.  While our seventh graders do Good Work at home lead by Ann Owens …

Good Work: Pedal the Cause Team Crossroads

Jason HeissererUncategorized

Calling all Crossrodians! This year Crossroads College Prep will be participating in Pedal the Cause as Team Crossroads on Sunday, September 26th. Crossroads will be competing with various high schools from around the St. Louis area to see which school can raise the most money with the most team members. You have three options to be a part of Team Crossroads: be …

A Tiny House for Sharon and Sal

Jason HeissererUncategorized

We are building a Tiny House for our librarian Sharon and her husband Sal.  Sal has always dreamed of building a house and of the economic independence that comes with building and owning a house outright.  Sal has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and has already lived past the time that doctors predicted when he was first diagnosed.  Sal wants …

Girls Giving

Jason HeissererUncategorized

Girls Giving is a side project of the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund that was started just this year by Kathy Frost. She has a daughter in 11th grade, and Kathy encouraged her along with other girls to join Girls Giving. Each of the 30 members contributed $100 to collectively give a small grant to a non-profit organization. Girls …

A Thank You Note from Our UCCC Good Work Partner

Jason HeissererUncategorized

In the note below, Tameka is referring to our last day of Good Work. Dear Crossroads College Prep Students, Yesterday was an extremely “Good Work “day and a day full of events for UCCC. We appreciate your support in the garden, with our gallery set-up and sidewalk decor for Literacy Night. Many parents complimented your artistic skills as they entered the …

Good Work at Riverlands

Jason HeissererUncategorized

Riverlands Good Work crew ventured to Little Creek Nature Area on Thursday, March 12 for their Good Work afternoon.  Little Creek is a 100-acre piece of property owned by the Ferguson/Florissant School District and is used as part of their science curriculum. Surprisingly, the secluded property is located just off I-270 at Dunn Road. Crossroads students joined a group of …

Good Work Opportunity: Project Greatness

Jason HeissererUncategorized

Project Greatness is an organization made up of volunteers who are highly committed to making the community a more loving and safe place, allowing children to express their greatness. We are making a difference in the world daily! We are transforming schools and learning centers for children by collaborating with community leaders, ministers, teachers, administrators, parents, and students. We are …

Good Work: Putting Our Hearts’ Desires to the Work of Our Hands

Jason HeissererUncategorized

As an element of our commitment to imagination and the development of the habit of empathy, our school has long focused on helping our students become agents of positive social change. We make an effort to connect our ideals with greater action and to apply our hearts’ desires to the work of our hands.  Tomorrow,  small groups of our students, …