A Biz to Biz Success Story from Sean O’Gorman

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The power of Crossroad’s Biz to Biz . . . proven!!! Bill Perry, Father of alumnus Makanaaloha (2014), came to the last meeting of Crossroads’ “Biz to Biz.” Bill is an accomplished professional artist, educator, and a budding entrepreneur. He presented to the group a work of art that he began when his son, now a freshman in college, was …

The City Is Our Campus

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I began the week at the office of the Independent Schools Association for the Central States (ISACS). I am participating this year in their New Heads Network, led by Tom Hoerr, the head of New City School, and Claudia Daggett, the president of ISACS. Networking with other new heads, with various backgrounds and experiences, will be a great resource for …

Mid-Quarter Grades Today

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Mid-quarter student progress reports are available through Edline today, September 23rd. This is not an official grading period; it merely marks progress along the journey so your child may ascertain his performance to date and make any changes needed before it becomes official. The primary purpose of this report is for your child to keep track of his or her …

Chess News: 9-24-14

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The registration deadline for the Missouri State Grade Championships has been extended until September 26 for the early bird $20 registration fee. Please click here for a registration form. The schedule for the 2014-2015 chess season is now available. Please click here to download the schedule as a PDF. Contact Howard if you would like this in a different format. …

The Past Week in Athletics

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Boys’ JV Soccer 9/15 Crossroads 4 Lutheran North 1 Boys’ Varsity Soccer 9/16 Bayless 3 Crossroads 1 9/18 Principia 1 Crossroads 0 9/19 Crossroads 3 Valley Park 0 9/23 Crossroads 10 Barat 0 Girls’ Varsity Tennis 9/15 Dubourg 5 Crossroads 0 9/16 Notre Dame 6 Crossroads 3 9/17 Barat 8 Crossroads 1 Girls’ Freshmen Volleyball 9/15 Affton 2 Crossroads 1 …

Middle School Commons

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Andrew: What’s a soffit? Me: (Pointing to the new soffit) Well, it’s this. Andrew: Oh, okay. Thanks. This week I have been visiting the Middle School Commons as soon as I arrive at Crossroads. The changes and improvements to that space are happening quickly, and the middle schoolers I meet down there are very excited about it. Already, the lockers …

Pictabuzz is Coming

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This year the Crossroads buzzbook is going digital. In the next few weeks, we will launch Crossroads Pictabuzz, a secure, online photo buzzbook that works on your desktop computer and your mobile device. Each student and parent/guardian will have a unique login and will be able to find contact information and a photo for each student, parent, and faculty/staff member. …

Young Adult Author Scott Westerfeld to Visit Crossroads

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Young adult author Scott Westerfeld will visit Crossroads on Monday, September 29 to speak with ninth and tenth students about the creative writing process and his latest book, Afterworlds. Westerfeld has written many science fiction novels, including the Uglies series. Westerfeld also tries his hand at steampunk in the Leviathan trilogy. Publisher’s Weekly described Leviathan, the second book in the …

Chess News – 9/17

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We have several events coming up. The Missouri Grade Championships will be October 18th in Columbia, Missouri. Please note the September 22nd deadline for the $20 entry fee. Click here for a registration form. Team gear is now available for the 2014-2015 season. T-shirts and sweatshirts feature a cool new logo. Click here for an order form. Orders should be …

First Quarter Activity Classes

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First quarter activity classes are up and running (see class list below). Teachers can step out of their normal subject area and offer a class that piques student interest and speaks to a particular passion of the teacher. Every year, some of these classes are conceived of and lead by our students: Literary Magazine, Yearbook, Choir, and Social Justice are …