SCSD Newsletter

March 17th, 2023

SCSD April 4, 2023 Board Election

On Tuesday, April 4th, 2023, SCSD voters will have an opportunity to vote for 3 open positions on the District's Board of Education. These are volunteer (non-paid), 3-year term positions. For further information on the candidates and their contact information, please click here.

Thank you to all the candidates for their willingness to represent the voters and citizens of our district!

STL Teacher Proud March Feature

The City of St. Charles School District is excited to take part in the “STL Teacher Proud” campaign, an effort to highlight the amazing teachers who choose to serve the St. Louis community and inspire others to join the noble profession of teaching. On the second Tuesday of each month, we’ll highlight an SCSD teacher who chooses to make a difference every day.

Taylor Nelson is a 5th-grade teacher at Jefferson Intermediate School, specializing in the subjects of reading, writing and social studies. After a one-year stint teaching abroad in Nicaragua, she joined the Jefferson staff and has been teaching at the school for the past 5 school years.

“Growing up, I always wanted to be a teacher,” Nelson said. “I would take home workbooks over the summer and play school with my siblings. I had so many influential teachers in my life and when I saw the impact a teacher could make in a student’s life, I wanted to have the opportunity to do the same for someone else.

Nelson relishes the opportunity teaching provides to see her students grow throughout the school year.

“Not just growing academically, but also watching them grow as a person,” Nelson said. “Seeing them grow in empathy, kindness and confidence. I love it when they begin to take pride in their own accomplishments. The smile on their face is one part of my job that I truly treasure.”

Nelson believes connecting with students, as well as other teachers, is key to ensuring success as a teacher.

“Building relationships with students is the most crucial part of teaching. It makes such a big difference,” Nelson said. “Develop strong teacher-friendships and look for joyful moments each day. It goes by quickly, so soak up the time and focus on the good!”

Though she takes her work seriously, Nelson’s advice to new teachers is to have fun and embrace the errors you’ll make while growing as an educator.

“Don’t take yourself too seriously, learn to laugh and teach students through the mistakes and silly moments that will come along the way,” Nelson said.

Thank you to Taylor Nelson and all of our SCSD teachers for making a difference in our community.

SCSD Spring Break

Spring Break for the City of St. Charles School District is from Monday, March 20th - Friday, March 24th. Classes will resume on Monday, March 27th.

We hope you have a fun, safe and relaxing Spring Break!

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Congratulations to the SCHS and SCW DECA teams on their success in the State competition the week of March 13th. The students did a great job representing their schools and, as a result of their hard work and preparation, they brought home some nice hardware. Way to go Pirates and Warriors!

Notable results


Caleb Elliott - 1st Place, Financial Consulting Sales Event

Mackenzie Bufford - 4th Place, Hospitality & Tourism Professional Sales

Ben Dietrich - Finalist in Hotel & Lodging Management

Luc Bourgeade and Trent Beskoravany - Finalists in Hospitality & Tourism Team Decision Making

Natasha Jones - Leadership Delegate


Addie Nichols - 6th place, Quick Serve Restaurant Management

Anna Kate Baumann and Megan Johnson - 2nd place, Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making

Megan Johnson - Top Exam Score, Buying and Merchandising Team Decision Making

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SCHS' Nagel wins FCCLA gold medal

Congratulations to SCHS student Chase Nagel on winning a gold medal in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) state competition on Tuesday, March 14th. Nagel won the gold medal in the baking and pastry category for the competition.

With her success, Nagel has qualified for FCCLA nationals which are to be held on the first week of July in Denver, Colorado.

Way to go Chase!

SCW students excel at FBLA regionals

On Wednesday, February 8, the St. Charles West Future Business Leaders of America team participated in the annual district competition at Mid Rivers Mall. FBLA District 8 prides itself on being one of the toughest districts in the state, but that didn't stop SCW.

The team showed up to get things done and they crushed it. Everyone that participated earned a medal!

Results are as follows:

Aida Becker Client Service 8th place

Julia Steele Graphic Design 2nd place *State Qualifier

Aamira Hammond Help Desk 4th place

Amirah Loggins Intro to Business Presentation 4th place

Aida Becker Intro to Public Speaking 5th place

Brooke Houston Job Interview 3rd place

Megan Johnson/Julia Steele Sales Presentation 3rd place

Anna Baumann Business Law 4th place *State Qualifier

Elliot Calvert Human Resource Management 6th place **Wild Card State Qualifier

Yasmin Shaikh Intro to Business Concepts 6th place **Wild Card State Qualifier

Amirah Loggins Intro to Business Procedures 5th place *State Qualifier

Megan Johnson Intro to Financial Math 2nd place *State Qualifier

Elliot Calvert Journalism 6th place **Wild Card State Qualifier

Joining them in April will also be Josiah Erickson and Luke Buehler, competing in Digital Animation. Megan Johnson, Anna Baumann, and Elliot Calvert will compete in Computer Game & Simulation Programming.

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Lincoln celebrates MAP success

On March 8th, Lincoln Elementary held an assembly to celebrate the school's MAP test success. The school's MAP scores make it one of the leaders in the country and Principal Williams wanted to thank the students and staff for their excellent work. Students who excelled on the test (and even a few Jefferson 5th graders who were at Lincoln last year) received medals to commemorate their achievement!

Way to go Lincoln Lions!

SCSD All-District Art Show

The St. Charles art faculty proudly announces our district’s 2021-2022 K-12 Art Show to be exhibited in the Children's Gallery of the St. Charles Foundry Art Centre from April 7th through April 29th. Over 120 artworks will be featured in a variety of media.

The Foundry is located at Clark Street and Riverside Drive and is open Tuesday - Saturday 10am-5pm. Closed Sunday and Monday. There will be a reception to celebrate the artists Saturday, April 8th from 1-3pm. Cookies and Lemonade will be served.

We hope you have a chance to see the show! We are all very proud of our students and their work!

Hardin orchestra students receive highest rating at music festival

The 7th and 8th-grade orchestra students from Hardin Middle School participated in the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association Large Group Festival on Wednesday, March 15th. The festival was held at Crestview Middle School in the Parkway School District. Schools from all over the area attended and performed. The orchestra received an "Honor Rating I," the highest rating a group can receive.
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SCW students' work accepted to HS art exhibition

Congratulations to Dani Bean, Mason Henke, Abhi Kudaravalli, Jessenia Roa, Braelynn Taylor, Ash Tran, and James Wortham from St. Charles West High School. They all had artwork accepted to the 2023 Foundry Art Center High School Student Exhibition. This is a juried show which means they had to apply to have their artwork accepted and there will be prizes awarded. The opening and awards ceremony will be on March 3 at the Foundry beginning at 5 pm (awards will be at 6 pm) and the show will be up until April 22.

Coverdell celebrates Read Across America in Syle

Coverdell celebrated Read Across America Week last week in a big way! Each day had a theme for a read-aloud, classroom activity, and dress-up day. Kids were so excited to read each day!

SCW Class of '24 fundraiswer

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SCCDPH offering back to school vaccination clinics

St. Charles County Department of Public Health Immunizations Clinic will be holding Back-to-School vaccination clinics in April.


  • Tuesday 4/11, Wednesday 4/12, Thursday 4/13
  • Tuesday 4/18, Wednesday 4/19, Thursday 4/20
  • Saturday 4/22
  • Tuesday 4/25, Wednesday 4/26, Thursday 4/27

Appointments available 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Where: 1650 Boone’s Lick Road, St. Charles, MO 63301

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SCSD photos of the week