Library Book Fair Continues on the Web!

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Thank you to everyone who donated books to the Crossroads library this weekend and shopped at Left Bank Books in support of the library. The book fair continues through Sunday on the web at left-bank.com. Please click here if you wish to donate a title from the library’s wish list. Don’t forget to type Crossroads as the coupon code so …

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 …

Reaching Across

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Friends, This week’s cover for The New Yorker has been on my mind since I saw the image circulated on Facebook and Twitter a couple of weeks ago. It reminds me of a metaphor for oppression called the “Table of Oppression.” The table, in this case, represents racism and is held up by two sets of legs. On one side, …

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 …

Courage and Hope

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“Justice is dismantling and changing systems that brought us to this moment.” Tishaura O. Jones St. Louis Treasurer Friends, Just over a week ago, Crossroads students met in a 30-minute advisory to discuss the grand jury decision regarding Darren Wilson. This was the day before Thanksgiving break between visits from grandparents/grandfriends and Turducken. Over break, I read teacher summaries of …

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 …

THANK YOU, families!

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Thank you to the Crossroads community for your contributions of nonperishables to Student Council’s annual Canned Food Drive. For about ten years Crossroads’ contributions have been donated to the families of the Marquette Center in the Dutchtown South neighborhood. Many families will have a happier Thanksgiving and a less stressful December because of your generosity. In total, the Crossroads community …

World Pediatric Project and Good Work

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The World Pediatric Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to heal critically ill children and build healthcare capacity in the world. Kate Corbett, parent of Riley (Class of 2013), DJ (Class of 2015) and Meg (Class of 2020) founded the St. Louis office in 2004 with a passion to connect children with life-changing surgical care they cannot obtain …

Thanksgiving 2014

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“Through giving we develop the mind of gratitude. In sharing all that we have we become more.” – bell hooks “Toward a Worldwide Culture of Love” Friends, We are a generous community: Our Gala raised more money for scholarship this year than last. 100% of our board and faculty and staff have contributed to our Annual Fund. Parent participation in Annual …