Growth Mindset

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“The view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life.” Carol S. Dweck Dear Crossroads College Preparatory School Community: A few years ago, I read a book called Mindset by Carol S. Dweck. In it she tells several stories about people who have growth mindsets, who believe their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication …

What Is Good Work?

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By good work, we are referring to the book of the same title that defines good work as “work of expert quality that benefits the broader society” (Gardner, Csikszentmihalyi, and Damon); we are referring to our service programs and to challenging our students to be smart and good. We will learn from our service organization partners – our Good Work …

Parent Connections: Digital Drama

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7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grade parents, please come to think, share, and listen to each other as we discuss digital drama. Material from Common Sense Media will be our guide for the night. We will share parenting strategies related to digital drama and social media. The majority of the time will be spent in parent-to-parent discussions. Please mark your …

A Midsummer Night’s Dream to Remember

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Anyone fortunate enough to have seen the recent production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream produced by the Crossroads Theatre Department and directed by Christopher Limber will tell you that the experience was magical. A collaborative effort, the cast and crew demonstrated the true meaning of ensemble as they struggled with the challenges that accompany the achievement of excellence. From …

Turducken

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Attention Crossroads Parents! The Fourth Annual Crossroads College Prep Tofurkin’, Turducken’, Tailg8n’, T-Wiggin’ Party …will take place on Tuesday November 25, 2014 (also Grandfriends’ Day) This wonderful community-building day is an all-school, pot-luck, turkey dinner followed by entertainment, a Turducken Talent Show! The Details Grandfriends’ Day and classes occur in the morning with classes ending at 12:45 when we head …

Biz to Biz at Work!

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From a Biz to Biz participant: At the beginning of this month, I put out a call for a referral to a drain guy. The Crossroads Biz to Biz came through with three names. The first one was Shorty’s sewer service. I dropped Ben Birch’s name, and Shorty was happy to fix me up! In case you are wondering, THAT …

Crossroads Library Book Fair

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“A book is a device to ignite the imagination.” Alan Bennett, playwright Please help us spark the imagination and intellect of Crossroads students by participating in the Crossroads Library Book Fair. There are three simple ways to give books to the library: Visit Left Bank Books, 399 N. Euclid Ave., on December 6 (10am-5:30pm) or December 7 (10am-5pm) to shop …

Epic Run To Final Four

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The boys were getting ready to practice on Friday night at Blue Springs H.S. in 17 degree weather. The lights were on, the field was pristine, and the team shared a common feeling: “This is pretty cool!” Our boys’ soccer team advanced Crossroads to the State Final Four for the first time in school history and the entire community shared …

Chess News: 11/19

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Crossroads Wins 9th Grade Division at Lindbergh Chess Tournament Congratulations to Ernie McCarter, Emanuel Gerbi, Sarah Crawford, Russell Bigham, and Mystik Stargod for placing first as a team in the 9th grade and under division at the Gateway Fall Chess Open on November 15th. The team finished with 15.5 points, 2.5 points ahead of second place Grand Center Arts Academy. …

Soccer Goes to State!

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Dear Crossroads College Preparatory School Community, We are so proud of our boys’ soccer team, and I am looking forward to traveling to Kansas City on Friday to watch them play in the Class 1 Missouri State final four! Winning the state soccer quarterfinal was a part of an exciting weekend for Crossroads as was our production of A Midsummer …