SCSD Newsletter

September 5, 2023

2023 SCSD First Day of School

The first day of school was a perfect Midwestern day to start off the school year! it was pretty darn muggy out there, but that didn't prevent our students and staff from sharing smiles, giving hugs and welcoming each other back to our schools. So glad to have our buildings full again. Thank you to our students, staff, parents and community members who helped make the first day AMAZING!

2023 SCSD First Day Video

Hardin teacher named Mo. Teacher of the year semifinalist

Congratulations to Hardin Middle School band instructor Jeffrey Collier on being named a 2024 Missouri Teacher of the Year semifinalist! The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) announced in August the 17 Regional Teachers of the Year who were selected as semi-finalists for the 2024 Missouri Teacher of the Year award.

Great job Mr. Collier!

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Congratulations to 2023 SCW graduate Laraya Duncan on earning the Girl Scout Gold Award! After recognizing the decline in the bat population in Missouri, Duncan decided to educate the community on this often-overlooked topic to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award. She constructed seven bat houses using donated materials to provide a safe environment for the species to raise their young. Once the bat houses were complete, Duncan installed five houses at two Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri camp properties and placed the other two at a neighbor’s farm.

Duncan also created a brochure and a flyer on the importance of bat housing and the adverse effects pesticides can have on animals. Duncan placed the literature at all three camp properties so fellow Girl Scouts can access the information. Duncan also met with a younger Girl Scout troop to present the bat houses and share her knowledge of bats. Girl Scout camp rangers will maintain Duncan’s bat houses in the future.

We're so proud of Laraya's accomplishment and her dedication to improving our world!

SCHS' Rowe named STLToday Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to SCHS' Jordan Rowe on being named an STL High School Sports Athlete of the Week! Rowe and Co. had a great showing against Cape Central on 8/25 and their hard work and progress are getting noticed. Great job Pirates!

Click below to view the STL HS Sports article.

KMOV celebrates the first day of school with SCW

Thank you to KMOV's Alex Gaul for coming out to SCW on 8/22 and helping us start the school year right! Shout out the to SCW band and cheer squad members who started their school year a few hours early for the sake of school spirit. Great job Warriors!
This morning, we were live at St. Charles West High School to celebrate the first day of classes with the Warrior Marching Band, Cheer Squad and Color... | By Alex Gaul | Facebook

Monroe Elementary Renovation

The 2nd part of the Monroe Elementary renovation is complete! The school looks absolutely amazing after 2 summers of construction! Thank you to all our contractors, techs, custodians, maintenance workers, teachers and admin who made this all possible. It's a great time to be a Mustang! Both renovation projects were part of Prop SCSD, a no tax-rate increase bond issue passed in April of 2021. Thank you to our SCSD community for supporting our schools, we truly appreciate you!


2023 Monroe Renovation

SCSD PBIS Training

For the 2023-24 school year, SCSD will be implementing District-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). PBIS is a framework for supporting students’ behavioral, academic, social, emotional, and mental health. We've already seen the success of PBIS in our pilot schools and are so excited to spread it across the district.

It's going to BE a great year!

Monroe students lead school in PBIS bootcamp

We have some ‘Out of this World’ leaders this year at Monroe! Our Student Leadership team piloted students through PBIS Boot Camp as they assisted in leading lessons on expectations for each area of the school. Boot Camp is a 2 day intensive that aims to instill our Big 3 PBIS principles of being safe, respectful, and responsible.

Our smaller learners loved seeing their examples and did a great job respecting the big kids! Students are already reaching for the stars earning PBIS tickets and Positive Office Referrals by following the school-wide rules and expectations in each area!

SCSD Business employee receives certification and scholarship

Congratulations to Tina Adams on receiving the MoASBO School Business Specialist Certification (SBS)! The SBS program is a two-year intensive course designed to prepare and grow current school district employees for the business office. During this program, Adams participated in training specific to Missouri in the following categories: law and regulations, business operations, best practices, ethics, and advancement of professionalism.

Adams, who is the Business Coordinator for the City of St. Charles School District, has successfully completed all program requirements and will receive a certificate at a MoASBO celebration ceremony in October at Lake of the Ozarks.

In addition to the certification, Adams is also the recipient of the 2023 Emerging Leaders Scholarship from ASBO. Way to go Tina!

2023 SCSD Family Festival

Thank you to all the community members, families and organizations who came out to the Family Festival on Tuesday, Aug. 15! It was great to have the event back at SCHS! Big shout out to Care to Learn-SCSD and We Love St. Charles for all their work in sponsoring the event! Love to see it!
2023 SCSD Family Festival

SCSD Football protocols

The high school football season is upon us! Below is a reminder of our entrance policy for all SCSD football games. We're looking forward to a fun and safe HS football season. Go Pirates & Warriors!

* Students 8th grade or younger must be accompanied by an adult to gain entrance

* All patrons are expected to demonstrate safe behavior while in attendance

* After the game, students will need to exit with their accompanying adult

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SCW Golf Tournament

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SCSD photos of the week