A Message from Kristi Teall, Superintendent
Welcome back to another fantastic school year! There is so much going on around the district that the summer has just been a blur. It is really exciting to see things taking shape.
Our theme for parents, staff, and students of St. Louis Public Schools continues to be: “Together we Can, Together we Do!” It takes all of us working together to support our children and to have such a fine upstanding community.
We will continue to celebrate the successes and build upon them to be a GREAT district for our community! We will raise student achievement; we will engage parents in the learning process; and, we will build community partnerships that support student achievement that last a lifetime.
Our district goals for the 15-16 school year are:
1. Implement K-12 schedules that include intervention time for students struggling academically or behaviorally. The schedules have been developed and are ready for implementation in September.
2. Provide common planning time for our teachers to focus on student achievement. This time has been included in the schedules that are ready for implementation in September.
3. Improve our Tier 1 level of instruction and intervention. We have professional development set up throughout the year to address this area.
4. Alignment of our K-12 assessment program. We will be implementing the use of NWEA to assist us in monitoring how our students are learning and which students need additional supports to improve academically.
“Together we Can, Together we Do!” means we really need to work together. In an effort to capitalize on that, we continue to work very hard at being intentional in addressing our weaknesses as a district as well as expanding our strengths. We are embracing change at all levels and doing it with a smile.
Our future is exciting. We have wonderful things to offer students at St. Louis Public Schools. Our facilities look great! The work that was done over the summer, thanks to the St. Louis community, has given our district a nice facelift. Energy improvements, renovations in all buildings, and a new weight room and bus garage are just a few of the wonderful improvements that have taken place. We take pride in our programming, our staff, our students, and the community. We are the St. Louis Sharks! Join me for coffee or conversation anytime. I would love to sit down and talk with you. You can also visit our website at www.stlouisschools.net to see what’s happening in and around the district!