St. Louis Public Schools to Offer Bond Proposal
Community Input Sought
The St. Louis Public Schools Board of Education has decided to place a bond proposal on the May 6, 2014 ballot. This bond proposal will address building needs which include student safety concerns, energy efficiency, and an upgrade of selected district facilities. The Board of Education has set an $8 million dollar price limit on the work to be accomplished. If this proposal were to pass it would lengthen the existing debt but would not increase the amount of taxes currently being paid.
LINKS German Exchange
The LINKS exchange with Boizenburg, Germany was an awesome experience for our students this fall! Students have the opportunity to host a German student for two weeks in the fall and then travel to Germany in the spring. Students are immersed in the culture and find it to be a valuable experience. While here, German students were able to learn about American culture and our educational program. They were able to practice their English language skills presenting in elementary, middle and high school classrooms here in St. Louis. Our German students participated in a number of events and traveled to Lansing, Chicago, and Mount Pleasant. In addition, families went to Mackinaw, Traverse City and other cities in Michigan. We have 11 LINKS students who are very excited about going to Germany for two weeks in the spring learning about life and culture in Germany. This has been a great experience for our students and we want to thank all of you who helped with the exchange including our families who hosted students! View the Shark Archive page for a photo gallery.
Nikkari students at Chemical Bank
Nikkari 3rd grade students decorated the Christmas tree at Chemical Bank and Trust in St. Louis. Mary Peterman, Branch Manager poses with a few students. The public is encouraged to walk into the lobby and check out the students' decorations. Thank you Chemical Bank for supporting our Sharks!
Amazon Purchases - Earn Money for SLPS
The St. Louis Sharks Technology Foundation has raised approximately $34,000 and 100% of that money has been donated back to the school in the form of technology for teachers to use. One way the foundation raises money is through an agreement they have with Amazon. For each purchase made through this agreement with Amazon, the foundation receives money back.
Make purchases through Amazon by starting here: www.stlouissharks.org/amazon.aspx into your url bar and find the Amazon search box on the page.
Kindergarten Citizenship Project at CK
The kindergartners at Carrie Knause just finished painting over 200 placemats for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Alma Presbyterian Church on Thanksgiving Day. November is Citizenship Month at Carrie Knause and this was a way to show they can do their share of making a difference in the community. Pictured above are three students from Mrs. Vance's class.
Todd Starry submitted a grant for the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest and has been selected as one of the five State Finalists for Michigan. The grant is designed to inspire students, improve local communities and foster STEM education in the classroom. Out of the more than 2,300 applications, Todd's was chosen as one of the five best in the state and they will be sending him two Samsung Galaxy Tabs to aid in classroom instruction! He will now compete against four other schools for the State Winner position. Should he win, our school will receive a video technology kit and a technology package valued at $20,000.
Dissection Project - Elementary & HS
Mrs. Dubridge along with her Advanced Biology and Anatomy & Physiology students visited 2nd grade classrooms at Carrie Knause to help with dissection. The high school students dissected sheep eyes, with the help of the 2nd graders. The students learned about the structure and function of the eye.