The NSC e-Newsletter

September 28, 2022

Jefferson Art Teacher Named St. Louis Post-Dispatch Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to Jefferson art teacher Theresa Hopkins, who was named September Teacher of the Month by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch!

Hopkins was nominated because of the pride and sense of community in her teaching style. She also received a $250 gift card courtesy of Elco-Chevrolet Cadillac. Read more about Hopkins' passion for teaching.

Normandy Schools Collaborative Superintendent Search Survey

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 and staff input in selecting the next superintendent for the district. An online survey 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.

Click here to access the survey.

Normandy High School Homecoming 2022 is now just two weeks away! The parade and football game will be held on Saturday, October 15. The parade beings at 9 a.m. followed by the game at 11 a.m. when the Vikings take on Affton High School.

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
  • October 13- 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room
  • 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.

NSC to Celebrate Opening of Believe Project Literacy Lab on September 29

The Normandy Schools Collaborative will become the newest home to a Believe Project literacy lab, an initiative of the St. Louis Black Authors of Children's Literature (STLBACL) organization dedicated to improving reading proficiency in elementary students. A ribbon cutting will take place on September 29 at Barack Obama School, which will house the literacy lab. The project is particularly meaningful for Normandy as Craig Williams, President of Jordan Brand at Nike, is a Normandy graduate. Williams and other featured speakers will provide remarks at the opening.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin at 9:30 am on September 29 and is free and open to the public.

All attendees must register at Eventbrite and can RSVP by clicking here.

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

*There is no charge to sign up. Your service provider may charge a fee for text messaging depending on your plan.

No School- Teacher Professional Development

Friday, Sep. 30th, 7am

3855 Lucas and Hunt Road

St. Louis, MO

There will be no school for students on Friday, September 30 due to a full-day of district-wide professional development. Classes will resume at their normal time on Monday, October 3.

JEGB Public Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 11th, 6pm

3855 Lucas and Hunt Road

St. Louis, MO

To attend the public JEGB meeting, click this link:

This meeting is open to the public.

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