The NSC e-Newsletter

October 26, 2022

Message to NSC Regarding SLPS School Shooting

Administrators at Normandy Schools Collaborative have closely followed the tragic shooting that occurred Monday morning at the St. Louis Central Visual and Performing Arts High School. We are heartbroken and deeply saddened by this senseless tragedy.

We have safety procedures in place, and our security department continues to be diligent about protecting the safety and security of our students and staff. Our on-site school security and resource officers participate in rigorous intruder training throughout the year. In addition, we have a solid working partnership with all our local police and first responders in our area. We will continue working with our partners to ensure our schools are safe and caring communities.

As more information about this tragedy becomes available, the Normandy Schools Collaborative will continue to examine our security practices to see if any improvements should be made.

Our top priority is the safety of our students and staff, and we thank you for your support and for trusting us with your children. Please join me in extending our deepest sympathies to the students, staff, and families at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School and the St. Louis Public Schools.


Dr. Crystal Reiter,

Interim Superintendent

Normandy Schools Collaborative

Normandy Football To Host District Playoff Game Saturday

Congratulations to the Normandy High School football team, who will host a district playoff game for the first time since about 2010. The Vikings will host Wright City at noon Saturday, October 29, at Viking Field. Please come out and support the Vikings and cheer them on to victory!

Congresswoman Bush Celebrates Afterschool Program at Barack Obama School

Congresswoman Cori Bush joined students at Barack Obama School last week to celebrate Lights On Afterschool. This event was part of the annual nationwide recognition of afterschool programs organized by the Afterschool Alliance and locally by the Missouri AfterSchool Network and spotlights the importance of building youth’s creative skills through art. Creativity is vital to our future workforce, particularly in fields that require creative problem-solving, including engineering and the sciences.

EmpowHER Event Provides Mentorship for NHS Students

Several Normandy High School students recently participated in the EmpowHER networking event for female students to engage and get advice from mentors in the community. Thank you to the mentors and BeyondHousing for your partnership in this event.

Career Fair Hosted at Barack Obama School

It’s never too early to begin thinking about a career. Students at Barack Obama School had the chance to speak with several community partners who participated in a recent career fair hosted by the school. Participants spoke to students about their backgrounds and how they chose their careers. Another event is planned for the spring. Thank you to everyone who participated!

To promote transparency in our district, the Normandy Schools Collaborative has created a vehicle to hear directly from our students, parents, staff, and community. If you have concerns or comments about the school system, we want to hear from you. We value your feedback, positive or negative. Please send us a comment about a recent experience, offer suggestions on how we can improve, or give a shout-out to an employee who deserves recognition for doing a great job. All communications with the district will remain anonymous.

Here is how to connect with us:

Email to have your comment forwarded to the appropriate personnel for acknowledgment within 24 hours.

Call 314-473-0706 to speak with someone directly. This number will be staffed from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Normandy Community Chorus Informational Meeting- November 2

If you have a joy for singing, the Normandy Community Chorus is for you! An informational meeting will take place for anyone in the Normandy community 18 and older who would like to join the Normandy Community Chorus. This choir will consist of parents, guardians, former students, current and former staff members, and stakeholders.

The meeting will take place in the Normandy High School Band Room on Wednesday, November 2, from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. Light refreshments will be served. If you have any questions, please contact Duane Foster at NHS at 314-493-0600.

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.

  • 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.

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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.

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No School- Parent Teacher Conferences

Friday, Oct. 28th, 7am

3855 Lucas and Hunt Road

St. Louis, MO

Students will not have school on Friday, October 28, 2022 due to parent teacher conferences. Classes will resume after Fall Break on November 2.