SCSD Newsletter

January 20, 2023

2022-23 SCSD Teachers of the Year

Congratulations to our 2022-23 SCSD Teachers of the Year. These amazing educators are now eligible for "District Teacher of the Year" an honor that will be announced later this school year. Way to go!

Teachers of the Year (top to bottom, left to right):

Blackhurst: Amanda Julius

Coverdell: Lisa Graham

Harris: Dianne Hagen

Lincoln: Sasha Ridgway

Monroe: Lori Shipman

Null: Shannon Pohlman

Jefferson Intermediate: Angie Mitchell

Hardin Middle: Jeffrey Collier

St. Charles High: Breanne Norwine
St. Charles West: Aimee Holland

Early Childhood: Caitlin Sykes
Lewis and Clark: Joseph Callahan

Success: Meg Bartig (not pictured)

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January STL Teacher Proud 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. This month, we are highlighting SCW teachers Yolanda Curry and Jeremy Jackson.

Yolanda is a counselor for SCW who also sponsors and helps out with several clubs such as MAC Scholars, Homework Academy, ACT Bootcamp and others.

Jeremy Jackson is the Industrial Technology teacher at SCW and an assistant coach of the girls varsity basketball team. Jeremy sponsored and organized the school's first-ever homecoming service project, raising money to provide 5,800 meals for Kids Against Hunger.

Thank you to Yolanda, Jeremy and all of our SCSD teachers for making a difference in our community!

Early Childhood Center enrollment schedule for the 2023-24 school year

It's time to start getting our littlest learners ready for the 2023-24 school year! Families with students currently enrolled in the ECC are able to re-enroll now until January 31. New families who live within SCSD boundaries are able to enroll beginning February 1st. For comprehensive information about the 2023-24 ECC school year, please click here.

New families attending the ECC are invited to our Open House on Thursday, February 23 from 6-7 PM. See the flyer below for full details.

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SCHS basketball players named Athletes of the Week

Congratulations to SCHS basketball players Chris Ketchum and Nik Pugh on being named Athletes of the Week. Ketchum, junior, was named by STL High School Sports. Pugh was named by KTRS 550 AM radio.

Great job fellas!

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St. Charles Adult & Community Education celebrates 80 years of success

St. Charles Adult & Community Education (ACE) celebrated their 80th anniversary with an open house on Thursday, January 12! The ACE staff and instructors, ECC (Early Childhood Center), and PAT (Parents as Teachers) were on hand. The 80-year history began in 1943 when America was in the middle of World War II and rationing. Many men were serving our country, and women in St. Charles needed training for welding and other factory jobs vacated by men. With that in mind, ACE began providing career training in St. Charles for these wartime positions. Today, they offer over 100 career and enrichment courses and are making a difference in the lives of many.

After surviving numerous recessions and the recent setbacks from the COVID-19 pandemic, the ACE program is incredibly grateful for the quality training and instruction provided by their top-level teachers, both past and present.

ACE is looking to the future with energy and commitment. It will continue to place a value on skill building, focusing on workplace success skills for the changing job market and addressing the need for training and retraining. These efforts will support resilience within the family, at work, and in local communities.

HMS students code to create projects

HMS students in Mrs. Stubits' Project Lead the Way classes followed the design process to build and program a physical computing solution while collaborating with a team. They were given the choice to create a wearable device that increases safety after dark, an interactive art display, or a device that uses a motor to dispense objects.

The students did an amazing job of creating their projects!

SCW players to perform 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

February 2nd-4th at 7PM the SCWest Players will be performing A Midsummer Night's Dream. A play of love and mix ups, this is a classic tale. Tickets will be sold at the door $7 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens or children 12 years or younger. Cash or check can be accepted! (there is mild language and innedundo within the show -the script is widely available online for review before bringing young children).

ECC featured in MNEA magazine

Our very own Early Childhood Center was recently featured in the MNEA's magazine "Something Better" in an article highlighting early childhood education trends and programs in the area. Congrats to all the wonderful people over at the ECC who make it a truly special school!

See the article below.

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SCHS Youth Sports Equipment Drive

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SCSD photos of the week