SCSD Newsletter

Dec. 17, 2021

SCSD Winter Break is here!

Due to Winter Break, school will not be in session from Monday, December 20th to Monday, January 3rd. Classes will resume on Tuesday, January 4th. We hope you have a great holiday season and a happy new year.
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District, first responder partnership with "Elf on the Shelf" a success

This holiday season, SCSD and the St. Charles Police and Fire Departments teamed up to give elementary students a cheerful surprise. An elf was be hidden in the elementary schools and the student who spotted the mischievous elf entered a drawing for a ride in a St. Charles Police or Fire vehicle and have the opportunity to walk in the Christmas Traditions Parade! We were very honored and thankful to be able to offer this fun event with our wonderful police and fire departments.

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SCHS star Gracial commits to Mizzou

Congratulations to SCHS football star Marquis Gracial on signing his NLI on Wednesday to continue his education and football career at the University of Missouri-Columbia. To learn more about Marquis, his inspiration to attend Mizzou (spoiler alert: it's Grandma) and his future, click here to read the STL High School Sports story.

Way to go MG!

Benton Talk podcast episode 22

In this episode of Benton Talk, Rodney interviews Lindenwood University's Dr. Tammy Moore, Director, Academic Retention and Certification Center, about the District's partnership with LU and Lindenteach, Jason recaps the December board meeting and Papa Chris wishes happy holidays to all, and to all a good night!

Click here to listen or subscribe to Benton Talk on Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Sticher, Spotify or wherever you get podcasts.

Blackhurst teacher honored by Lindenwood

Congratulations to Blackhurst Elementary's Kristina Durbin on being honored by the Lindenwood College of Education and Human Services earlier this month for serving as an Outstanding Cooperating Teacher! She hosted teacher candidate, Justine Adler in 2021.

Kristina's mentorship during the LindenTeach Internship semester as well as the student teaching semester provided Justine with an unmatched experience. Great to see our staff helping the teachers of tomorrow!

Lewis & Clark students create station at Ranken

Lewis & Clark collision repair students spent a recent Saturday at Ranken creating a “plastic repair station” for the school with material donated by the local charitable arm of the collision repair industry and the 3M corporation. Students welded, sanded, painted and decaled the rolling cabinet fixture. Thanks to Ranken and our local organizations for donating their space and resources to make this project happen!

Hardin Middle has a new website

We're excited to announce that Hardin Middle School ( has a new website! The new site offers a sleek, modern look that is video-oriented and user-friendly. We'll be updating all the SCSD school sites as the year goes on, so be sure to check them out frequently to see the updated look!

2022-23 SCC CAPS Enrollment

Have you thought about what you are passionate about in life? Is it nursing, creative media, cyber security, real estate, owning your own business? Enroll in the CAPS program in the Healthcare, Technology Solutions, or Global Business Entrepreneurship strand. We are currently accepting applications for NEXT school year. Use the QR code to go to the application or for more information, please visit or email Erica Land at
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SCHS Renaissance Students of the Month

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SCSD job opportunities

Wanting a fun, rewarding job while also having flexible hours? SCSD is looking for paraprofessionals (and subs), lunchroom/playground aides, and sub-custodians. Come be a part of our amazing team while helping the SCSD community!

See below for full details.

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