The NSC e-Newsletter
October 5, 2022
Normandy Schools Collaborative Superintendent Search
The search for the next superintendent of Normandy Schools Collaborative has begun, and now is your opportunity to participate.
The Joint Executive Governing Board is seeking community input in selecting the next superintendent for the district. Part of that process involves a community meeting for NSC parents, which will be held Thursday, October 13 at 5:30 p.m. at Lucas Crossing School Complex, located at 7837 Natural Bridge Road.
An online survey also allows you to indicate the most desired leadership qualities the new superintendent should have. The results of this survey will be used by the JEGB and consultants in seeking and screening applicants as well as for the development of the interview content. The survey will close at 5:00 p.m. on October 10.
Ribbon cutting for Believe Project Literacy Lab
Mural by St. Louis-based artist Bill Williams
Craig Williams, along with Barack Obama students Faith and Jonathan Petty
NSC Celebrates Opening of Believe Project Literacy Lab at Barack Obama School
Barack Obama School is officially home to the newest Believe Project literacy lab. A ribbon cutting and ceremony were held at the school on September 29. The project is an initiative of the St. Louis Black Authors of Children's Literature (STLBACL) organization, which is dedicated to improving reading proficiency in elementary students.
The renovated space includes a library of diverse titles (90% of the characters or authors featured in the reading space will be people of color) and a colorful mural by St. Louis-based artist Bill Williams.
The grand opening and ribbon cutting included student performances and featured speakers Julius Anthony, founder of STLBACL, and Craig Williams, President of Jordan Brand at Nike and a proud Normandy graduate.
Thanks to funding from Nike and its Black Community Commitment Initiative and the Nike St. Louis AirMI Black Employee Network for making the project possible, as well as community partners Nine PBS, The Noble Neighbor, and Ready Readers.
If groups would like to participate in the parade, please contact Terrence Hamilton or see the application attached below.
Upcoming Listening Session Scheduled
In an effort to hear directly from families, Interim Superintendent Dr. Crystal Reiter is holding listening sessions. These will be very informal, and a light meal will be provided. All sessions will be held at the district's central office at 3855 Lucas and Hunt Road in either the board room or room 207.
- October 6- 8 a.m. in Room 207
- November 3- 8 a.m. in Room 207
- November 16- 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room
- December 8- 8 a.m. in Room 207
We will work to keep these meetings small in an effort to have meaningful conversations and schedule more of these meetings throughout the school year.
Please RSVP to Ms. Lori Thompson if you would like to attend.
UMSL Virtual Literacy Clinic Now Taking Applications
The UMSL Literacy Clinic provides FREE tutoring to K-12 students who need support in reading, writing, and spelling. Teachers will administer literacy assessments and design personalized sessions that focus on strengthening skills using evidence-based approaches to literacy instruction.
Students who are accepted will be matched with an educator for twelve (12), one-on-one or small group literacy sessions held after school and/or in the evening. Each instructional program is designed with students’ cultural, familial, and linguistic resources and strengths in mind.
Parents are encouraged to apply for the Spring 2023 Clinic by completing this application form: https://tinyurl.com/umslcoeliteracyclinic
Please note that you will not hear from us until there is a space available. For additional questions, you can contact: email@example.com
Normandy Nurses' News
There are lots of things happening in October and the months ahead. Before we get too busy with all the hustle and bustle, let us be mindful of our overall health as we approach these fall months.
October is the month of Breast Cancer Awareness. In the United States, Breast Cancer is the second leading cause of death in women, and it can also affect males too. Please know that women of all ages are at risk.
October is also a good time to be vaccinated against the flu. However, vaccination can be given in November and later because flu most commonly peaks in February and can continue into May.
October is also the month of Halloween, Fall Festivals, and Pumpkin Picking, etc. Staff and students will be going on lots of field trips to different events. Please stay safe and be aware of your surroundings at all times.
Can We Text You? Opt-in For District Text Messages
Emergency school closures? Bus delays? Last-minute schedule changes? It's becoming more common and we can get that information to families & staff quicker via text messaging.
We have to get your permission for you to receive text messages from the district.
Text 'Y' to 68453.
If you have questions, please visit the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*There is no charge to sign up. Your service provider may charge a fee for text messaging depending on your plan.
JEGB Public Meeting
Tuesday, Oct. 11th, 6pm
3855 Lucas and Hunt Road
St. Louis, MO
This meeting is open to the public.