SCSD Newsletter

September 22, 2023

SCSD PowerSchool Update

SCSD families,

We wanted to provide an update regarding our recent transition to PowerSchool Student Information System.

As you are aware, we have encountered some challenges during the transition, which we are actively working to resolve. Notably, there may have been discrepancies in the weighted grades displayed in the system. Please be assured that our Tech Department has diligently addressed this issue to ensure all grades are accurately reflected.

In the meantime, if you have any concerns regarding your child’s grades or any other aspect of the PowerSchool transition, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's school. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate these challenges.

SCSD celebrates Hispanic Heritage month

We are excited to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15th to Oct. 15th with our entire SCSD community! Join us in celebrating Hispanic history and culture.

SCSD 2023 Hispanic Heritage Month video #1

SCHS' Dryden enters GAC Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Rob Dryden, Class of 86, as the newest SCHS Pirate to be inducted into the Gateway Athletic Conference Hall of Fame. Dryden is a 2-time state champ in shot put and a state champ in discus. He lettered in both Football and Track at Mizzou. Dryden is still the SCHS record holder in shot & disc. Congrats!

Blackhurst Reading Program with Craftsman

Blackhurst Bobcats were greeted with a challenge this morning! Students were presented with the school's annual reading program in which students are asked to read at home 20 minutes a day M-Th with a total school goal of 625,000 minutes! The theme this year is "Truckin' Ahead with Books" and is sponsored by Craftsman Trailers.

The fine folks at Craftsman will be putting together rewards and parties for students who achieve their goals and helped kick off the program by bringing some trucks and trailers for students to tour today!

Let's go Bobcats, you can do this!

Lincoln 4th graders celebrate Constitution Day

Lincoln 4th grade took a moment to learn about the United States Constitution. We spent a lot of time reading the Preamble, which sets forth the goals of the Constitution, and we read a book called "Unite or Die: How the Thirteen States Became a Nation". This book taught us about the history of the Constitution and how it was created.

We also performed a reader's theater for other classes at Lincoln, where students acted as different states. This was a great way to learn about the Constitution and to share our knowledge with others.

SCSD Reading Success Plans

In response to the State of Missouri Senate Bill 681 regarding Reading Success Plans, SCSD will be testing Kindergarten-6th grade students through a state-approved assessment program, iReady. We care deeply about the success of all of our students and believe adding this additional assistance will only strengthen their skills in literacy and provide another layer of support for students who need it most.

If your student is identified to need a Reading Support Plan, your student's teacher will communicate this to you during October parent/teacher conferences along with how your student's education team will work to support your student and work with you to provide support at home.

We look forward to working together with you to help our students achieve even greater success through this added support.

St. Louis Blues teach hockey at Coverdell

The week of Sept. 18th has been a fun one for Coverdell Elementary. The St. Louis Blues street team has been helping out during gym classes and teaching the game of hockey to the students. Students are learning the basics of the sport, stick handling, passing, shooting and strategy. Louie, the St. Louis Blues mascot, even stopped by the school on Tuesday to help out and encourage the kids.

Thank you to the St. Louis Blues for this wonderful partnership!

SCSD IT Professionals Day

September 19th is IT Professionals Day. Happy IT Professionals Day to our amazing SCSD Tech Department! These fine folks work hard to help keep our schools and district running smoothly every day of the year. Thank you for all that you do!

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SCW XC takes second at invitational

Congratulations to the SCW varsity girls cross country team who earned 2nd place at the Festus Bowles Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 16.

Individual results:

2nd-Brianna Krueger, 10th-Claire Hortstmann, 11th-Miley Jackson, 15th Avery-Jackson, 18th-Reagan Govero, 19th-Emily Finley, 21st-Melaina Beilsmith

Blackhurst Learning Partnership

Subaru-St. Peters selected Blackhurst Elementary for the year's Subaru Loves Learning partnership. The school received a $7,500 credit through a nonprofit partner,, so Blackhurst teachers can purchase the classroom supplies our students need to learn and thrive. We look forward to deepening our partnership with Subaru-St. Peters in the weeks and years to come.

Monroe Family Night

This past Thursday, Monroe hosted our first Family Night of the year. It has been so good to get our families back in our buildings and rebuild our school community. With a record number of attendees for a family night, the evening’s focus was on how parents can support their child’s social and emotional learning and included parent training with lots of hands-on activities to encourage parent/child engagement.

We loved seeing so many happy smiles and hearing the positive interactions with our students and their families as well as having the opportunity to build relationship bridges between those families and our staff. It’s a great year to BE a Monroe Mustang!

St. Charles Adult Ed HiSet classes

St. Charles Adult & Community Education is NOW offering HiSET classes! Obtain your high school credential with preparation classes for the HiSET (High School Equivalency Test—formerly GED).

Register NOW for classes that will prepare you to take the exam by going to

SCHS Senior Parent Night

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SCW Jr Lady Warrior Basketball tryouts

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St. Charles County Flu Shots

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SCSD photos of the week