E-Newsletter for the NSC Community
Normandy Announces $100K Grant to Serve Breakfast in Classroom
Normandy Schools Collaborative received a $107,000 grant for its 3,300 students from Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC), a network of national education and nutrition organizations including the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), The NEA Foundation, and the School Nutrition Foundation.
Normandy recently launched the program at Lucas Crossing Elementary Complex and Barack Obama Elementary School with two of the district’s schools – Jefferson Elementary School and Washington Elementary School – to offer Breakfast in the Classroom before year’s end. Plans to launch BIC at Normandy High School are slated for fall 2019. Read more.
FON Scholarship Gala Returns to Norwood Hills Country Club April 26
The annual Friends of Normandy (FON) School District Scholarship Gala will be held Friday, April 26, at the Norwood Hills Country Club, 1 Norwood Hills Country Club Dr. Cocktail hour starts at 6 p.m., with the program kicking off at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person, $500 per table, and can be purchased at www.normandysc.org/friends, or by contacting the FON at firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds go toward college scholarships for graduating Normandy seniors.
Teacher Spotlight: Suzanne Palmer
Jefferson Teacher, Alumna Shares Love of Music in Classrooms and Concert Halls
To Suzanne Palmer, music is everything. But so, too, is interacting with people from all walks of life. Palmer, a Normandy High School alumna, teaches music at Jefferson Elementary School. She’s taught in the district since 1999, and for the past four years, she’s also directed the nonprofit Community Gospel Choir of St. Louis.
The choir’s primary purpose is to break through racial, economic and cultural barriers with song. It’s meant to show audiences how much they have in common. To get them singing. To get them talking. To increase their understanding of themselves and each other. And, most of all, to bring healing to a metropolitan area whose divisions still run deep. Read more...
RSVP for "Spark the Mind: Advancing the Agenda for African-Americans in STEM"
Parents/Guardians - register your child today to attend the Spark the Mind: Advancing the Agenda for African-Americans in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The free event will be held from 6 to 8:15 p.m., Thursday, April 4, at Harris-Stowe State University, 3026 Laclede Ave. Transportation and dinner will be provided. Sign up now through Friday, March 15 here: bit.ly/sparkthemind #STEM
Normandy, Parkway Schools Celebrate Successful 'STEM Saturdays' Partnership
Normandy partnered with the Parkway School District bringing together 100 Normandy students and 100 from Parkway. Students collaborated on different problem-solving activities while getting to know each other. Watch the video above of the students' experience designing and battling robots at Parkway Central High School. To learn more about the partnership, click here.
Normandy Read with Me! Community Celebration
This event was made possible by the generous support of our community partners: Beyond Housing, Wyman, St. Louis County Library, Ready Readers, and Normandy staff. We also want to thank our volunteers from Washington University Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement. Click to see more photos from the event. #ReadingRocks #NormandyStrong #NormandyReads #Literacy #Community
MNEA's Cat Tracks Tour Visits Lucas Crossing, Barack Obama Elementary
Normandy Teacher, Former Olympian Inducted into Missouri Sports Hall of Fame
Denise McField, physical education teacher at Jefferson Elementary School, is a recent inductee into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame for her career in track & field. McField is a former Olympian who was an alternate in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada. Read more...
Normandy Teacher Recognized as ‘What’s Right with the Region’
St. Louis Artists' Guild features WES Student Art
NHS Students Take Top Honors in FCCLA STAR Events
Daya received a Silver Award for Recycle Design; Talijah received a Gold Award in Fashion Construction; and Whitney received a Gold Award for Recycle Design. The Gold Award winners will go on to compete at the state level.
Normandy in the News
KTVI | March 9, 2019
St. Louis American | March 8, 2019
St. Louis Post-Dispatch | March 7, 2019
KMOV | March 5, 2019
KSDK | March 5, 2019
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra | March 4, 2019
Affinia Healthcare at NHS Now Open
A little under the weather? Affinia Healthcare at Normandy High School is open 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesdays & Thursdays. As a reminder, the health center is open to all Normandy students, families and staff. For more information on the health center, click here.
No School - Spring Break
The Collaborative will be closed on Monday, March 18 - Friday, March 22, 2019 for Spring Break! Classes resume on Monday, March 25, 2019.
Districtwide Community Meeting
The next Community Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 2 at Lucas Crossing Elementary Complex, 7837 Natural Bridge Rd. Topics will include: 'EleMiddle' schools, attendance boundaries, and anti-bullying efforts.