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.
Shark Run Walk
This year’s Run Walk event will be held in memory of Kathy Wiles. The event is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 5th from 1:00-2:30 at the high school track. For those of you that did not know Kathy, she was a SLPS school board member that passed away unexpectedly this summer. She was a huge supporter of PTO and attended Run Walk events in the past. She always enjoyed seeing her “little Sharks” walking/running together on the track. She was also very instrumental in organizing a backpack drive to ensure that all students had a backpack (filled with school supplies) if they needed one. It was not uncommon to see her smiling face walking through the halls popping in and out of classrooms during fall open houses. She helped serve food at last year’s 1st Annual Kindergarten Thanksgiving Feast and she thought the Mackinaw trip for 4th graders was a wonderful opportunity. She was proud to be a St. Louis Shark and we know she would be proud of us working together to raise money for our school. Her favorite color was purple so we will all be wearing purple t-shirts this year. The balloons released at this year’s event will also be purple. Each participant will be given a sticker to wear with a flower on it (Mrs. Wiles really loved flowers and gardening too) that reads, “In Memory of Kathy Wiles.” This fundraiser helps provide guest speakers, field trips, playground equipment, technology, and supplies for our elementary students. We hope you'll consider supporting us this year!
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.
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!