E-Newsletter for the NSC Community

January 2020

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Normandy to be Honored with the 2020 Dr. Rance Thomas Excellence in Community Partnership Award

On Tuesday, Jan. 21, Normandy Schools Collaborative will be honored with the 2020 Dr. Rance Thomas Excellence in Community Partnership Award at the St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley (STLCC-FV) and North County Churches Uniting (NCCU) for Racial Harmony and Justice annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. Normandy is being recognized for its commitment to student success and opportunity and its partnership with STLCC-FV's Early College program.

With this dual enrollment program, Normandy students are able to graduate with their high school diploma and an associate degree (see photo). To learn more about the award Normandy will receive and the dual enrollment program, check out The Pulse of St. Louis's story - How Some Normandy High School Students are Graduating with an Associate Degree.

24:1's Got Talent - A CommUnity Event

Do you have a unique talent that may win you $500? Now is your chance to show it off at the 24:1's Got Talent event on Saturday, March 7, from 2 - 4 p.m. This event is free and open to the public and will take place at Beyond Housing, 6506 Wright Way. If you would like to perform, you must audition on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 2 - 5 p.m. You must be a 24:1 resident, and age 25 and under to audition. For more information, please visit the 24:1's Got Talent event page.

Save the Date - Friends of Normandy Annual Scholarship Gala April 24

Mark your calendars! The annual Friends of Normandy Scholarship Gala is returning Friday, April 24 at the Norwood Hills Country Club. This annual black-tie gala is held to present scholarships to outstanding students and recognize exceptional teachers, district staff and volunteers. The gala is the centerpiece of each year’s fundraising activities and features dinner, live entertainment and an awards presentation. Please visit the Friends of Normandy web page for more information.

NSC is Now Hiring Bus Drivers

Are you interested in being a bus driver? If so, apply on the Job Opportunities page on our website. If you don’t have bus driving experience, we will train you! Your training will be paid for until you are certified and ready to drive!

Take Our Communications Survey, Enter Drawing

In the last few years, Normandy has incorporated several communications platforms (e.g., social media, new website, mobile app), in addition to our tried-and-true methods of reaching our audiences and stakeholders (e.g., newsletters, public meetings, 'robocalls'). But we want to know: How are we doing? How can we improve? It is critical to have effective and open communications channels with families, community members, and our schools to improve student success.

If you have taken the survey, thank you! If not, click here to take our brief survey to give us feedback! If you choose to leave your name and email address, you will be entered into our prize drawing!

Mr. Brian Jones, Normandy Schools Collaborative Educator

It is with our deepest regret to inform the community that a cherished member of the Normandy Schools Collaborative staff, Brian Jones, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. Mr. Jones joined the Normandy family in 2015, and most recently served as the speech, debate, and drama teacher for the EleMiddle schools. He also taught at the former Normandy 7th-8th Grade Center. Mr. Jones had a positive impact on both students and staff, and he will be deeply missed.

Our sincere condolences are with the students, colleagues, family and friends of Mr. Jones.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - District Closed

Monday, Jan. 20th, 7am

Normandy Schools Collaborative

Normandy Schools Collaborative will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20. School will be back in session on Tuesday, Jan. 21.

NSC Community/Parent Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 30th, 5:30pm

Barack Obama School, 3883 Jennings Station Road, St. Louis, MO, USA

A light dinner and child care will be provided.

Staff Professional Development Day - No School for Students

Monday, Feb. 10th, 7am

Normandy Schools Collaborative

Students will not have school on Monday, Feb. 10, due to staff professional development day. Students will return to class on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

Presidents Day - District Closed

Monday, Feb. 17th, 7am

Normandy Schools Collaborative

Normandy Schools Collaborative will be closed on Monday, Feb. 17, due to Presidents Day. School will be back in session on Tuesday, Feb. 18.