The NSC e-Newsletter
September 7, 2022
Upcoming Listening Sessions Scheduled
In an effort to hear directly from families, Interim Superintendent Dr. Crystal Reiter will hold two listening sessions. These will be very informal, and a light meal will be provided.
The first meeting is scheduled to take place at 8:00 am on Thursday, September 15. The second meeting is scheduled for 5:30 pm on Thursday, September 22. Both meetings will take place in room 207 at the district’s central office at 3855 Lucas and Hunt Road. 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.
NSC to Celebrate Opening of Believe Project Literacy Lab on September 29
The Normandy Schools Collaborative will become the newest home to a Believe Project literacy lab, an initiative of the St. Louis Black Authors of Children's Literature (STLBACL) organization dedicated to improving reading proficiency in elementary students. A ribbon cutting will take place on September 29 at Barack Obama School, which will house the literacy lab. The project is particularly meaningful for Normandy as Craig Williams, President of Jordan Brand at Nike, is a Normandy graduate. Williams and other featured speakers will provide remarks at the opening.
Funding from Nike and its Black Community Commitment Initiative and the Nike St. Louis AirMI Black Employee Network made the project possible. STLBACL was selected as one of Nike, Inc.’s Black Community Commitment 2022 Education Innovation honorees and received a $50,000 grant to support the literacy lab at Barack Obama School. The funds provided teacher training, a library of diverse titles, and a colorful mural by St. Louis-based artist Billy Bill Williams.
The Believe 7 literacy lab is also supported by community partners Nine PBS, The Noble Neighbor, and Ready Readers. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will begin at 9:30 am on September 29 and is free and open to the public.
Kids Fishing Derby Saturday, September 10
The City of Berkeley and the Kiwanis Club of Normandy 24:1will host a Kids Fishing Derby FREE for kids 15 and under at Mathison Community Lake (formerly named Ramona Lake) on Saturday, September 10. Free lunch and prizes will be provided!
Registration begins at 7:00 a.m. at Mathison Lake, and the derby will run from 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Masks are required at registration, bait, and food areas. Rods and reels will be loaned at the lake.
Mathison Lake is located on Springdale Avenue. For this event all kids MUST be accompanied by an adult guardian.
For more information, contact:
Keith White at 314-365-3014
John Ditto, Kiwanis Club of Normandy 24:1 at 314-608-0450
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Your Child's 2022 MAP Scores
Students who took the 2022 Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests last spring will soon bring home a printed copy of their student reports. These reports show your student’s grade level score in Math (Grades 3-8 and Algebra I), English Language Arts (Grades 3-8 and English 2) and Science (Grades 5, 8 and Biology). The student reports provide your student’s performance level (advanced, proficient, basic or below basic) on their individual content area test and provide some additional specific content information.
If you do not receive a printed student report by Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, please reach out to your student’s counselor. If your student did not attend a Normandy Schools Collaborative school last year, we will not have access to your student’s report. Please contact your student’s prior school for this information.
Normandy in the News
Normandy students help paint mural ahead of golf tournament, KMOV Channel 4, September 1, 2022.
Normandy Schools Collaborative students paint mural to welcome upcoming golf spectators, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, September 3, 2022.
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