Math Partners Builds Connection Across Grades

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Crossroads has long emphasized our small size as an asset; our students are able to form authentic relationships across grades to model standards of academic achievement, build community, and engage with learning in new ways. Math Partners, where upper school students work with middle school students for extra help or an extra challenge, is an example of how our students …

2019 Middle School Science Fair Awardees

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Congratulations to the following students for their awards in this year’s Middle School Science Fair. Grand Prize: Ronak Mohanty, Soil Liquefaction Category Winners Anatomy and Physiology Trudy Cohen Neuroscience Tre Humphries Earth and Environmental Science Ronak Mohanty Consumer Products Sanai Todd Biology Jackson Turnage Engineering Hobie Wolff Food Science Nick Merlo Physical Science Oliver Floresca Department Awards Mathematics Trudy Cohen …

Meet Matt C: New Faculty Profile

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Matt Cooper came to Crossroads by way of Pittsburgh, Sweden, and decades of teaching at the college and high school level. He weaves his international experiences and love for languages into his AP Literature and 10th grade World Literature 2 classes. “I was called the “Amerikan Lektor” in Sweden, where I lived for three years,” he says. “Their language is …

Meet Nicole: New Staff Profile

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Nicole Burnett’s experiences with Crossroads reach back further than her role as Assistant School Director; she is also a Crossroads parent to Tayah ’22. “What drew me to Crossroads as a parent was the school’s commitment to justice and equity,” she notes. “It also seemed like the teachers truly loved what they did.” Nicole adds that since joining Crossroads, she’s …

Meet Rebecca: New Staff Profile

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As School Director, Rebecca Spears oversees curriculum and instruction, faculty supervision and development, and scheduling for the school. Much of her day is spent interacting with faculty, observing them in the classroom, and talking with students about scheduling and course requirements. Beyond her experience in teaching, administration, education policy, and faculty development, Rebecca has a deep commitment to justice and …

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Meet Chiriga: New Staff Profile

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Chiriga Bogan-Garrett shared her experience joining Crossroads through the din of students coming in and out of the front office, asking for help, dropping off keys, signing out for lunch, and chatting with her about the school’s goings-on. As Crossroads’s receptionist and an administrative assistant, Chiriga’s role includes managing the traffic of students, parents, faculty, and staff in the front …

Congratulations Seniors: College Acceptances

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The Class of 2019 has received a helfty round of early college acceptances. Congratulations!  University of Alabama – Birmingham Baker University Bradley University Butler University Carleton College Carthage College College of William and Mary Colorado School of Mines University of Colorado – Colorado Springs Columbia College Chicago University of Denver Dillard University Drake University Hampton University Iowa Wesleyan College Fontbonne University …

Senior Faith Webster Completes Aspen Institute Fellowship

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When Faith Webster applied for a leadership program on a whim two years ago, she didn’t know that it would have lifelong impact. As a member of the Aspen Institute Young Fellows Program in St. Louis, she joined 20 students, all between the ages of 16-20, for two years of training on civic engagement, local issues, and leadership. The Aspen …

Fall Athletics Wrap Up

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Athletics Director Bob Beatrice Shares News from the Crossroads Current Fall Athletics Season Girls’ Volleyball The 2018 volleyball season was a total success for the Current. We accomplished many of our goals for all three high school teams, and 37 girls were able to have fun, learn, improve, and work together. The C team, comprised of freshmen and sophomores, played …

New Faculty Spotlight: Joseph Puricelli

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Math can be a challenging subject for some, but for math teacher Joseph Puricelli, it gave him career direction from an early point in life. “I was really inspired by the teachers I had in middle and high school here in St. Louis,” says Joseph. “In high school, I found myself enjoying supporting my classmates and explaining concepts to them. …