BPA Regional Success
Outstanding business students will travel to Grand Rapids to participate in the 43rd annual Business Professionals of America (BPA) State Leadership Conference, “Pure Professionals.” Overall, 24 students placed at the Regional Leadership Conference bringing home 34 awards. To see a list of student awards, click here.
Advanced Biology with Kindergarten
On January 15th the St. Louis High School Advanced Biology class took a trip to Carrie Knause to teach kindergarten students topics within the Next Generation Science Standards. These concepts were taught through fun, interactive stations that pertained to biology, genetics, ecology, earth science and physics.
Through the use of STEM education, a style that focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, high school students were able to find a deeper understanding of their own topics by molding topics to adhere to a kindergarten level. This was a great experience for both our new and upper level learners, it also provided opportunities to practice leadership and multi-tasking skills.
A huge thank you to the kindergarten team for allowing the high school students to participate in their science curriculum! Photo Gallery
Board of Education
Superintendent Teall swearing in two of our elected board members, Mr. Jeff Baxter and Mrs. Kathy Wiles. Congratulations!
The Big Event
Mackinac Bridge Tower Tour Certificate up for Auction at Technology Foundation’s “Big Event” Fundraiser February 7!
The St. Louis Sharks Technology Foundation’s main fundraiser, The Big Event, will take place on February 7, 2015 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.
One highlight of the night will be the bidding for a certificate donated by the Mackinac Bridge Authority for a tour and trip to the top of a Mackinac Bridge tower. These certificates are very rare and provide a “bucket list” opportunity for the highest bidder! There will be lots of other items in the 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since its inception in 2010, the Technology Foundation has put over $60,000 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!
The technology foundation was able to fund the cost of an interactive projector in our 6th grade mathematics class. This interactive technology has helped immensely to enhance mathematics instruction and learning for all 6th graders this year. ~ Eugene Binder
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 last year 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 has provided key pieces of technology for my classroom and my students. We are very lucky to have such a fine organization in our community. ~ Steve Kelly
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 iPad 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. Financial Management students are able to practice using budgeting and online banking apps with the iPads and students is BPA are able to use apps to enhance their graphic designs projects. Our color printer has helped print quality documents for in class assignments and competitive events. 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 new Chromebooks I am piloting in my classroom, my students were 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
DSIT HAPPENINGS - December
Good to Great Reflection
As we continue down the road of determining our current reality, we were able to discuss the brutal facts identified back in October as to what we felt was getting in the way of student learning. We discussed strategies that can target motivation and focus. In a nutshell, it has been established that every challenge listed does, indeed, have a potential solution if we choose to address it. Every challenge can be fixed and/or improved by a change in adult action, our adult action. As a group we have realized and accepted this challenge and are ready to begin putting ideas into action to get results! DSIT Happenings - December
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!”