The NSC e-Newsletter
May 4, 2022
Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!
Thank you to all our NSC teachers for everything you do for our students and for making a difference in their lives! Throughout the week the district will be spotlighting Normandy teachers who exemplify the Viking way. Make sure to check out our social media channels!
UPDATE: Superintendent Search Paused, Interim Sought for 2022-2023
The Joint Executive Governing Board and the Missouri School Boards’ Association (MSBA), the firm responsible for the search for the next NSC Superintendent, met on Tuesday May 3. During that meeting, it was announced that instead of seeking a permanent superintendent for the next school year, an interim superintendent will be put in place. The search for that person is on now. Internal and external candidates will be considered.
The search for a permanent superintendent will resume in the fall with the hope that that person will be in place to take over the district for the 2023/2024 school year.
“The need to engage the community is really important to this school district. And I feel like that if we would have rushed things through and tried to do a search at the end of the school year a couple of things wouldn’t have gone well. One, we wouldn’t have really deeply engaged the community and second we’re not getting the robust number of applications I’d like to have seen,” said Dr. Steve Brotherton, MSBA consultant and former superintendent of Affton School District.
To learn more about the search for Normandy Schools Collaborative’s superintendent search, visit the website.
Reminder - No Early Dismissal for High School on Fridays
To make up for school cancellations this year due to inclement weather and COVID, Normandy High School will have a full day of classes on Friday, May 6, 13, 20 & 27.
This is a change from the board approved calendar. EleMiddle schools will still dismiss early on Friday May 6 & 13 for staff professional development. Please see below for early dismissal times.
The last day of school is Friday, May 27.
NHS Hosts Student Job/Trade Fair
Thank you to those organizations that participated in the recent Normandy High School job/trade fair!
Normandy High School and Harris-Stowe State University co-hosted the event at the HSSU Community Impact Network Education Center. More than 130 Normandy seniors were able to learn about multiple career pathways and opportunities available in our community.
Free Summer STEM Enrichment Program for Middle School Students
Harris-Stowe State University is hosting the Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers program, an engaging, hands-on program developed to enrich learning through design thinking, 3D printing, augmented reality, social entrepreneurship and mentorship.
The program runs July 5-29 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Harris-Stowe University Clay Education Center. Free for students and lunch will be provided. Transportation will also be provided at various locations.
To register, visit https://bit.ly/STEMAchievers
Take the Title I Parent/Family Survey
Our district values your feedback! We're asking you to take a brief survey to tell us about your experience with Title 1 services offered in the district.
Please complete the survey regarding your child and his/her school. Submit your responses by Wednesday, May 11th.
K-8 Summer School Enrollment Now Open
NSC K-8 Summer School enrollment is now open. Summer School will be held Monday-Friday, beginning June 6, 2022, and ending July 15, 2022.
Please confirm your child’s participation by registering here: https://bit.ly/3K7e8kY
Additional information can be found here: www.normandysc.org/summerschool2022
Registration must be completed by May 13, 2022.
NHS Weekend Workshops Available for Credit Recovery, Tutoring
To ensure our students are on track for graduation, Normandy High School is offering weekend workshops to provide academic support, credit recovery, and tutoring for juniors and seniors.
The weekend workshops run weekly until mid-May, from 8 a.m. to noon at the high school. There is also a session on Thursday evenings.
Families are responsible for providing transportation to and from the weekend workshops. Students who are in need of these services have been notified and additional information will be sent directly to parents.
If you have any questions, please contact the high school at 314-493-0600, or visit the NHS website.
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.
To get text messages from the district, we have to get your permission.
Text 'Y' to 68453.
*There is no charge to sign up. Your service provider may charge a fee for text messaging, depending on your plan.
Free COVID Testing
Friday, May 6th, 9:30-11am
7855 Natural Bridge Road
St. Louis, MO
NSC is offering free saliva-based COVID-19 testing at the Normandy Early Learning Center via a partnership with Washington University. COVID testing is available at a special drive-through clinic.
If you need a test on a different date, please call 314-454-4269.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.