Computer Science Week - The Hour of Code
The Business Department at SLHS is joining with millions of other students around the world this week in "The Hour of Code." We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and less students are studying it than a decade ago. Computer science is one of the highest-paid college degrees for new graduates. In addition, computer programming jobs are growing at two times the national average but there aren’t enough graduates to fill these jobs. We believe in the importance of providing students with a variety of experiences and exposure to different careers to help guide personal career decisions.
Thanksgiving Feast at CK
On Monday, November 24th the Kindergarten students invited family and friends to join them for their first annual Thanksgiving Feast. Thanks to the many wonderful volunteers this event was a huge success! The gym was packed with over 200 people and no one went home hungry.
DSIT HAPPENINGS - November
Good to Great Reflection
Last month we asked the question: Are we a good school or are we a GREAT school? In order to answer that question we needed to reflect on our current reality. What was our mission? What was our vision? What have we continued to strive for year after year but still not made our goal? What were the brutal facts that we were facing? You can find some of the answers to these questions and more in our November DSIT Happenings - DSIT Happenings - November
Message from the Superintendent
I would like to take just a moment to wish the community of St. Louis a Happy Thanksgiving. When I think of Thanksgiving, I think of family, friends, food, and time for reflection. It is so important to reflect on the things we are thankful for, the people in our lives that make a difference, and the things that truly make us happy.
As I sit here and reflect about Thanksgivings gone by, one specific memory comes to mind….Thanksgiving at the Farm. As a child, I would go to my grandparent’s farm to celebrate Thanksgiving. My family would come from miles away. The turkey at my grandparent’s house was the biggest I had ever seen. I used to think it was because I was so small, but it really was a big turkey. My father would get the turkey for them. There was one year, the turkey was so big it wouldn’t even fit in the oven. The turkey was over 32 pounds. My grandmother had to put it in the roaster the night before and cook it. I haven’t seen a turkey that big ever since those days. We also always had Figgy Christmas Pudding for dessert. As a kid, I hated it, but learned to appreciate its taste as I got older. Those were great days and good memories that I am thankful for.
I would like to leave you with a special Thanksgiving wish from my family to yours. My wish is for you to have a relaxing and Happy Thanksgiving. Embrace the family and friends you have while remembering the family and friends that are no longer with you. Share those fond memories and think of them often. It will put a smile on your face. I wish for our community to be safe during their travels this holiday weekend.
Together we Can, Together we Do!
Our theme for parents, staff, and students of St. Louis Public Schools for the 2014-15 school year is: “Together we Can, Together we Do!” It takes all of us working together to support our children and continue to have such a fine upstanding community.
We will be celebrating the successes and building upon them to be a GREAT district for our community! We can raise student achievement; we can engage parents in the learning process; and, we can build community partnerships that support student achievement that last a lifetime.
“Together we Can, Together we Do!”