SLPS Spotlight News by leF306


									SLPS Spotlight News
October 25, 2010                                                                           Weekly Edition
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SLPS Announcement
SLPS will be hosting a Magnet and Choice School Recruitment Fair on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, from 6:00p.m.-
8:00p.m. at the Emerson Education Center, The Magic House, 516 S. Kirkwood Rd. Admission is free and all
families/community members are invited to attend.

SLPS in the News
28 St Louis seniors receive the Young Citizens Award - St. Louis ... | St. Louis Won't Regain Control of Public Schools Soon
St. Louis Schools Improvements May Have Statewide Implications
Education Week: Philadelphia Superintendent Named Top Urban School ... (SLPS Alumni as student and teacher)
St. Louis Beacon - State school board members disagree on when ...
With no St. Louis member, state school board will discuss future of city schools
St. Louis schools bouncing back « KMOX-AM
Kwame Selected as construction manager for Prop S projects
Family huddle: Beaumont and Sumner make peace on game day
Teen pregnancy reduced with pledge
St. Louis Public Schools Town Hall Meeting | Downtown News | Blog | World Hoop Day 2010: St. Louis, Missouri
Excerpts from recent Missouri editorials: Associated Press ...
Mike Wolff established a progressive record
SLPS Sets MBE/WBE Goals For Prop S Projects
Not ‘Waiting for Superman’
Inside Sports: Roosevelt soccer team international – and undefeated

       Rotary Young Citizens Award
       Vote for Sumner- Pepsi Refresh

Vote to Help Carnahan Win $20,000!
Please vote to help Carnahan School of the Future win $20,000 in the America's School Spirit Challenge online,
sponsored by and
To vote, please click on the following link:

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Knowledge Bowl Winner Announced
The winner of this year’s “Knowledge Bowl” at Innovative Concept Academy is Andre’ Donaldson a senior who
scored 250 points to beat all contenders.
The Knowledge Bowl, now in its third year, is comprised of fifteen categories in the Diaspora of Black History and
culture. The students participating in the Knowledge Bowl were awarded recognition and citations as well as a
pizza party. Andre’ Donaldson received a cash award for his first place win.

Kennard Collects Soda Tabs for the Ronald McDonald House Charity
Kennard CJA is collecting soda can tabs to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charity. For every
pound, the charity gets 50 cents. As of date, the students at Kennard have collected more than 1,000 soda can
tabs for the charity. This is wonderful news and the children benefiting from the charity will be overwhelmed
with the news. Congratulations and keep up the good work!

Columbia student featured at Big Brothers Big Sisters media Roundtable
On Tuesday, October 19th, 2010, Columbia Elementary student Jamesha, and Principal Crystal Gale, participated
in a media roundtable at Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri. KSDK’s Mike Bush, Fox 2’s Mandy
Murphey, and KMOV’s Vickie Newton were the featured guests invited to meet Jamesha and her Big Sister
Tracey. Also joining them were Principal Gale, Jamesha‘s mother, and Gianna Farr, Big Brothers/Big Sisters
Director of Impact at Columbia Elementary.
Jamesha and her Big Sister Tracy were the first chosen for “Bright Spot”, a new initiative Big Brothers Big Sisters
launched to recognize successful relationships that are having a real impact on students’ lives. Jamesha and
Tracy talked about how much their friendship has meant to them and the impact it has had in both of them.
Matched for almost three years, Tracy and Jamesha like to do everything from homework to just hanging out!
They have become family.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters has a strong partnership with Columbia Elementary and the St. Louis Public Schools.
Their organization has served as a great resource for schools, in addition to numerous SLPS families. Jamesha
and Tracey’s relationship is not only a “Bright Spot” for BBBS, but for Columbia as well.

Cleveland's Debate Team Take Top Spot at UDL’s First Tournament
Cleveland NJROTC placed first overall in the St. Louis Urban Debate League's first tournament of the 2010-2011
school year, hosted by Central VPA. Cleveland had 16 total students compete in the tournament, up from a high
of 6 last year, and each student's hard work played a significant role in achieving Cleveland's goal of a
tournament championship. Overall, Cleveland received 57 points. Deja Johnson (sophomore) and Mahogany
Wilson (sophomore) advanced to the Novice Division final round, while Jestin Kusch (senior) and Sharnice
Johnson (senior) advanced to the final round of the Varsity division. All of Cleveland's teams competed
admirably and are fired up for Tournament Two at Carnahan High School.

Upcoming Events
The “State of St. Louis” Panel Discussion
Come hear perspectives and give yours on some of the most important issues to our city: education, crime and
violence, Earnings Tax, City/County split, economic development, social justice, the future of St. Louis, and more.
St. Louis experts from different disciplines will bring diverse perspectives to address "The State of St Louis."
Questions and comments from the audience will be received!

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Panel Participants:
Kelvin Adams, Superintendent of St. Louis Public Schools
Bridget Flood, Executive Director of the Incarnate Word Foundation
Tom Schlafly, Attorney and Co-Founder of the St. Louis Brewery
Josh Wilson, Executive Director of Mission St. Louis

The “State of St. Louis” Panel Discussion is free to the St. Louis public on Wednesday, October 27 at 7 p.m. in the
Club Room at the Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust, St. Louis 63103) as a gift by Midrash St. Louis, an organization
dedicated to providing forums that invite and give commentary on important issues in our culture.

 “A Night of a Thousand Stars”
Clyde C. Miller Career Academy proudly presents "A Night of a Thousand Stars" featuring classic music from the
past to the present. This concert will benefit Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Admission price is a donation of
$4 at the door. All funds raised that night will go directly to the charity. The performance will feature music by
the Temptations, Beyonce, the Wiz, Michael Jackson and many more. The concert will take place on Thursday,
October 28th at 6:30 p.m. at Clyde C. Miller. The address is 1000 North Grand. Let's party with a purpose!!!

Regina Carter to Visit Shaw VPA
World renowned jazz violinist Regina Carter will be coming to Shaw VPA to work with the school’s string
students on November 2, 2010, at 2:00p.m. Special thanks go to Dacy Gillespie from the St. Louis Symphony and
Jazz St Louis for helping to arrange the visit.

CTE-Adult Technical Education-Learn to Sew Course
Dates: Tuesday Evenings, November 2, 9, 16, & 23rd
Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm
Location: Roosevelt High School 3230 Hartford Avenue
Cost: $55.00 (Sewing Machine & Supplies Provided)
     Learn To Stitch
     Set Up Your Sewing Machine
     Layout & Cutting
     Choosing Your Pattern & Fabric
     Sewing Your Product
Contact: Must pre-register to attend by calling Michael Burns at (314) 345-4534 or emailing at

All You Can Eat Pancake Dinner
Chris’ Cakes will be providing Pancakes, Sausage, Coffee, and Orange Drink
Friday November 12th, 2010 from 5:30PM till 7:30 PM
Gateway IT High School – 5101 McRee Ave.
Raffle Items and Silent Auction items will be available.
All Proceeds are going to the SLPS Robotics Team 931 housed at Gateway IT High School

Resources/Opportunities for SLPS Families and Staff
National Chemistry Week Poster Contest

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As part of every National Chemistry Week (NCW) celebration, the American Chemical Society (ACS) sponsors a
national poster contest for students in Kindergarten – Grade 12. The theme for the 2010 contest is “Behind the
Scenes with Chemistry,” which celebrates the chemistry in movies, set design, makeup artistry, and common
special effects. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to use their creative abilities and to appreciate the
chemical concepts that explain the special effects seen in movies. Students in all schools (public, private,
parochial, etc.) or home schooled students are eligible to participate. Learn more by visiting:

NSTA: Shell Science Lab Challenge
The Shell Science Lab Challenge invites middle and high school science teachers to illustrate replicable
approaches to science lab instruction utilizing limited school and laboratory resources. Teachers and schools
submitting top entries will receive additional laboratory tools, resources, and professional development
opportunities. Maximum award: school science lab makeover support package valued at $20,000. Eligibility:
teachers grades 6-12 in the United States and Canada (with special attention to urban and underrepresented
groups). Deadline: November 15, 2010.

Astronauts Memorial Foundation: Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award
The Astronauts Memorial Foundation Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award rewards excellence in the
development and delivery of technology programs in the classroom with students, or in the professional
development of teachers in the school or district. Maximum award: $1,000, recognition at the awards ceremony
at the 27th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Eligibility: K-12 educators and district-level
personnel in the field of Educational Technology. Deadline: January 15, 2011.

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