The foundation exists solely for the purpose of raising money for the purchase of technology and other educational items for the St. Louis Public Schools. Purchased technology will be used directly by teachers and students and will help the teachers provide the highest quality education.
Make a purchase from Amazon.com through the search form here (at the bottom of the page) and the St. Louis Sharks Technology Foundation will receive up to 20% of your purchase price! Money raised will be used to purchase technology for our school.
State Pom Championship
St. Louis competes in the Mid-American Pompon State Championship Sunday, Feb 7 at Michigan State University’s Breslin Center. The 2015-16 pom season has been one of heartbreak & redemption. Congratulations Lady Sharks! We are proud of you! Morning Sun Article ~ http://bit.ly/1Swmiab
Kaden Keon to play football for CMU!
Congratulations Kaden! We are proud of you and looking forward to watching you next fall! Fire Up Chips!
St. Louis Community Water Supply
Concerning the press release that was released today by M-Live, Kurt Giles, St. Louis City Manager has released the following statement:
CITY OF ST. LOUIS COMMUNITY WATER SUPPLY
We understand a recent mLive article has raised concerns about the safety of the community water supply here in St. Louis. It is important to note that the community water system has met and continues to meet all National Safe Drinking Water Standards. The sampling referenced in the article indicated a result of 11 parts per billion (ppb) lead content. This represents the 90th percentile of a set of 20 samples. (90% having results at or below 11 ppb and 10% having higher than 11 ppb). The action level for lead in water samples is when the 90th percentile sample exceeds 15 ppb. In 9 of the 20 samples, the result was that lead was non-detected using a method with minimum detection limit of 1 ppb. Approved sampling sites are those determined to be susceptible to lead from piping materials in buildings. These levels of detection are very common and comply fully with National Safe Drinking Water Standards.
We are in constant communication with the City of St. Louis concerning this issue. If you have any questions, please feel free to call Kristi Teall at 681-2545 or Mr. Kurt Giles at 681-2137.
The Big Event
The St. Louis Sharks Technology Foundation’s main fundraiser, The Big Event, will take place on February 6, 2016 at 6:00 pm at The Hardwoods, 1091 E. Center Street, in Ithaca.
The fundraising event is an evening of dining, raffles, silent and live auctions. Proceeds go directly to purchase technology for St. Louis Public Schools. There will be lots of items up for auction graciously donated by local businesses. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SharkTechFoundation to get updates and see what will be up for auction!
Big Event tickets are $30 each and need to be purchased in advance. Tickets can be purchased at any school building office or by going to www.stlouissharks.org or by sending an email to email@example.com.
Since its inception in 2010, the Technology Foundation has put over $95,000 worth of technology into classrooms at all grade levels. Please consider attending the Big Event with your friends and family to support St. Louis Public Schools.
Below you'll find what teachers had to say regarding the impact the foundation has had in classrooms throughout our district. As a staff, we hope you'll consider coming out and supporting the Technology Foundation at The Big Event this year!
With my new projector, I show my students videos on all the amazing places we learn about, every week. Middle schoolers tend to be visual learners so they tend to 'get it' better after seeing it. I was also awarded 6 ipads and we use these in reading class and for research for projects in geography and life skills. The generosity of the Tech Foundation impacts me and my students every day. I really appreciate their help in making my class a 21st century learning environment. ~ Gayle Janasik
The Tech Foundation is providing technology to educate our students in the 21st century classroom. ~ Todd Starry
I am very thankful that the St. Louis Technology Foundation has provided outstanding scientific probes for my students. Consequently, my Math and Physics students can see data collection happening in real time, making connections to abstract ideas that are sometimes challenging. ~ Kevin Stedman
Our Digital Media classes are utilizing iPads for graphic design drawing and competing against the nations greatest students. We have also received a printer that is utilized for printing our color photos for graphic design competitions. Our video program now has a green screen and lighting. We are very thankful for the dedication and impact the foundation has upon our school. ~ Ben Goward
The Technology Foundation has allowed our Business Department to bring great resources into our classroom. For anyone that has not attended the Big Event, please consider coming this year! Not only is it a great cause but it is also a lot of fun with many opportunities to walk away with some pretty cool prizes. ~ Andrea Biehl
Thank you to the St. Louis Sharks Technology Foundation for purchasing five iPad minis for my classroom. With the iPad minis and the Chromebooks , my students are able to create great video projects using different types of media. ~ Terri Reeves
My second graders are excited, active learners because of the technology we are now using in our classroom! The St. Louis Technology Foundation purchased a projector and document camera, an iPad and case, headphones, and smart board software for our classroom. We are so thankful for their support. ~ Merrilee Allen
BPA Regional Success ~ 2016
Outstanding business students will travel to Grand Rapids to participate in the 44th annual Business Professionals of America (BPA) State Leadership Conference, “Imprint Your Individuality.” Overall, 25 students placed at the Regional Leadership Conference bringing home 40 awards. See Individual Results Here!
Message from the Superintendent
Welcome to 2016! This is the time to set new goals for ourselves and to re-evaluate old goals. I have set three goals for myself:
1. Earn my Superintendent’s Endorsement.
2. Watch our son, Michael, graduate from college.
3. Be more mindful of what is important in my life and focus on those areas.
What goals have you set? Did your children set any for the new year? A good goal to set with your children is to read for 20 minutes each night. This could even become a family activity. We have identified the need to be good readers as a focus area for St. Louis Public Schools. Literacy cannot be an option…it is a must. By reading with your child for 20 minutes each night, you will help them in more ways than you can count.
We now have our winter edition of Shark Tales on our website. If you did not have one delivered in your mailbox, you still have the ability to see what is going on in our schools. We will have one more edition coming out. That edition will be our spring edition and should be out by April.
The bond work has come to a close for the 2015 calendar year. We continue to work on punch list items to fully complete the projects that were done during the summer of 2015. As we are finalizing these projects, we are gearing up for the summer 2016 projects that will be underway very soon.
St. Louis Public Schools has re-evaluated why we exist. We have revamped our mission statement to make what we do and why we do it measureable. If we don’t measure goals, then how will we ever know if we are successful or not.
The mission of St. Louis Public Schools is:
The St. Louis Public School District exists to prepare literate, career and college ready graduates.
We believe that our students need the following skills in order to achieve our mission.
We believe students need to be fluent readers.
We believe students must comprehend what they read.
We believe all students should be reading on grade level or above grade level every year.
We believe students should be proficient in number sense and algebraic thinking, and reasoning skills.
We believe we should offer supports for students at all levels to meet them where they are and allow them to grow.
We believe students should be proficient writers.
We believe students should be able to take a position and provide evidence to support that position.
We believe our students should have the ability to problem solve.
We believe we need to provide our students technology tools to be successful in the 21st century.
We believe our staff and students must be surrounded by a positive and supportive environment to allow the highest levels of learning to be achieved.
We believe our students should be able to communicate effectively to be skilled thinkers and self- advocates.
We believe collaboration abilities are a crucial part of learning for both staff and students.
If we are successful with our mission, we will definitely be able to ensure that our students can succeed in a global society which is the long term goal for our students.
We continue to be committed to developing and providing an exemplary educational program for the students of SLPS.
Shark Tales ~ Winter 2015
The St. Louis Sharks believe in offering our students every opportunity there is to be the absolute best they can be. We have been able to accomplish many things in a very short period of time. As the year progresses, we will continue to work hard for our students and our community. In doing so, we need to continue to work together, school and community, to be a team for the students of St. Louis. We are proud of what we do for our kids! Check out our Winter 2015 Edition of Shark Tales!
With the footbridge being closed for the winter, we want to make sure everyone knows that there is shuttle service to and from the High School and Middle School in both the morning before school and after school. If you have any questions you can call the bus garage or the school offices.
The high school Shark Scene is a student generated electronic weekly newspaper where we highlight both academic and athletic achievements by our students. It is also the voice of our teachers and administrators. In the latest version of the Shark Scene, you will learn more about our new teachers, chromebook initiative, athletics, and more.