The Patrick Henry Post
January 21st, 2022
A Short but Mighty Week
This week at Patrick Henry, we were overwhelmed by so many amazing things happening inside of our school, around our neighborhood, and within our community partner organizations. There is so much to highlight that we could not possibly fit it all into one Patrick Henry Post! Take a look below for some of the special moments from this week's learning!
Highlight on Community Partners
Thank you, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority!
According to the mission statement of Delta Sigma Theta, this sorority is an organization of college educated women committed to the constructive development of its members and to public service with a primary focus on the Black community. There are thousands of chapters of Delta Sigma Theta sororities across the world on college campuses, but there are also thousands of chapters of Delta Sigma Theta alumnae all across the world. The St. Louis Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta adopted Patrick Henry Elementary this year and we recently received a gift for our students to take home with them - a fun goodie bag full of leveled books! Of course the books were wrapped up in the signature Delta Sigma Theta red!
Though Covid took away the opportunity for the sorority sisters to work directly with the students to read alongside them, we were lucky to have three delegates visit us and make the delivery of the books personal. Amazingly enough, all three of these accomplished women are not only alumni of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, but they are also alumni of St. Louis Public Schools Educators! Each of our visitors spent their careers in education, and each one of them spent a significant amount of time in St. Louis Public Schools.
One of the most powerful things that we can do as educators is inspire others. Our Delta Sigma Theta partners came to provide books for our students to inspire a love for reading, but they also inspired the Patrick Henry Leadership Team with their depth of knowledge and passion for service in this community. We felt inspired by their continued commitment to serve children and contribute to their sense of community with each other and with the larger St. Louis community.
Thank you to our new community partner!
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