Updates from the Admission Office

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Student and Parent Breakfast Current 8th grade students and parents and prospective 9th grade students and parents, this breakfast is for YOU on Thursday, January 22, 2015, 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Please join us in the cafeteria for the annual 8th grade breakfast to look toward Upper School and the adventure that lies ahead. RSVP by January 20. Application Deadline Just a reminder that admissions applications for the 2015-2016 school year for …

Poetry Out Loud

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These are the weeks in which poetry sings in our hallways and trips off the tongue of every student at Crossroads College Prep. Every student will memorize and recite a poem next week (January 12-15). The event is also a competition: a member of each grade is selected to perform on January 16th in front of the school. Crossroads students …

African American Read In Next Thursday

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Our students have been invited to participate as performers in the African American Read In on Feb 26th from 5:00-7:00 at the Monsanto Family YMCA on Page Blvd. I invite all members of the community (parents and friends too) to join us on this evening as performers or guests to celebrate the literature, culture, and heritage of African Americans. Award …

Minecraft and Ethics

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Our Minecraft activity sat down with Mark to discuss ethics and Minecraft and some clear principles emerged.  Students found much agreement on two principles: the golden rule and know your world. Students pointed out that the rules you follow to be a good human being are the same rules that make you a good member of a Minecraft world. The …

Hour of Code Takeaways

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“Like eating their vegetables, teaching kids to enjoy tech at an early age could be key to their future” money.cnn.com   Thanks to all who participated in the Hour of Code at Crossroads. We were able to provide an introduction to computer programming and the language JavaScript to almost all of our students. The Hour of Code is a global …

Chess News for December 10th

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Crossroads Takes Home Two Trophies at Sperreng The ninth grade and under team of Emanuel Gerbi, Joey Blank, Parker Lake, and Mystik Stargod won its division at the Gateway Board tournament, held December 6th at Sperreng Middle School. Emanuel finished with a perfect 6-0 record for first place overall, and Joey placed second. In the high school division, Matthew Larson went …

Good Work Partner: KidSmart

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The mission of KidSmart is to ensure that children and their classrooms in the Greater Metropolitan Saint Louis Area have the basic tools for learning by transferring, at no cost, the community’s surplus supplies and merchandise into the hands of teachers for school children in need.* On Good Work days, our students prepare the KidSmart warehouse store for customers. When …

The Hour of Code Comes to Crossroads!

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Is computer programming the new world literacy? The Hour of Code is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming. You can watch a short video intro here. Last year hundreds of organizations joined together to create fun introductions to programming for all to …

Hands Up Walk Out

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Today at noon, approximately 45 Crossroads participated briefly in a Ferguson Action #HandsUpWalkOut. Crossroads students joined people across the country who walked out of schools and businesses to show solidarity with the Ferguson community. “Even if we couldn’t see them, it was a really cool experience to be in solidarity and to offer support,” Zoey Fleisher said. Today was a …