The NSC e-Newsletter

November 16, 2022

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Make plans to come and enjoy the creative work of Normandy Schools Collaborative students as they present their original opera The Big Bad Day, based on the book The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka. Coached by Opera Theater of Saint Louis teaching artist Valerie Smith and accompanied by St. Louis Symphony Orchestra musicians and Normandy Middle School and High School instrumentalists, this will be an experience you don’t want to miss!

Public Performance: Tuesday, November 29 at 7 p.m. in the Anheuser-Busch Hall at Touhill Performing Arts Center.

Admission: Free!

*Audience members are invited to make a contribution to the Normandy Schools Collaborative Fine Arts Programs.

NHS Varsity Boys Basketball Team Receives Donation

Thanks to Hibbett Sports for donating more than $6,000 to the Normandy High School varsity boys basketball team. The gift is part of Hibbett's Sole School initiative, a community giveback program through which local stores connect with and provide support to underserved schools and athletic programs in their neighborhoods. The Vikings received the donation during a presentation that also included team-building exercises and games. Half of the donation will be used for new shoes and equipment for the team. Go Vikings!

24:1 Community Mental Health Survey

Beyond Housing wants to hear from 24:1 community members and Normandy Schools Collaborative students about their concerns around mental health and services that could help the community and our students.

Click here to take the survey.

Please complete one of the short surveys to help assess the needs related to mental health within the home, school, and community. Once you complete the survey, you will be entered into a drawing to receive a $50 Visa gift card.

Second Annual Holiday Festival - December 3

Join Beyond Housing and the 24:1 Community for the 2nd annual Holiday Festival Saturday, December 3, from 4 to 8 p.m. at The Page (corner of Page and Ferguson Avenue).

Enjoy some holiday fun with free photos with Santa, free cookies and hot chocolate for kids 12 and under, a holiday market with local vendors, a tree decorating competition and tree lighting ceremony, a free Christmas tree giveaway, and so much more!

New this year—a Holiday Festival VIP experience! For $25, you can enjoy catered food from local 24:1 businesses, wine and beer, and unlimited hot chocolate as well as access to all the other Holiday Festival amenities. More information can be found here.

NSC Wants Your Feedback

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.

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 28 - 5:00 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.

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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