SCSD Newsletter

May 19, 2023

Jefferson Love Award winners

Congratulations to our GREAT Jefferson Intermediate Love Award winners! Every year, the Love Awards, sponsored by We Love St. Charles, highlights Jefferson students who do the right thing and exude the quality of love day in and day out to their fellow students and JIS staff. It's an amazing event and one of the best days of the year.

Congrats to this year's recipients!

2023 Love Award Winners (Left to right, top to bottom):

Saray A.

Kyleigh B.

Aryanna P.

Aaron M.

Kyle R.

Mille H.

Savannah J.

Makenna R.

Ava T.

Avery H.

Jamie Roche (Lori Wootten Love Award for staff)

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SCHS Super Leaders

Monday, May 15th was SCHS Super Leaders Autograph Day! All year long, students from SCHS have been mentoring Blackhurst and Null Elementary students on the 7 habits of highly effective people. To celebrate the students' achievements this year, both schools held an event where the students received a set of trading cards featuring the Super Leaders and could have them autographed! It's great to see the relationships formed by the Super Leaders and the elementary students.

Thank you to our 2022-23 Super Leaders for being role models to some of our youngest SCSD community members!

SCSD teachers awarded STEM grants

Congratulations to SCSD teachers Leah Bryson, Monroe Elementary School, Kerrie Kelley, Harris Elementary School, and Zoey Plummer, Coverdell Elementary School, on being recipients of the Randy Schilling STEM Educators Grant! The three recipients were awarded $2,400 in grants in total. Thank you to the Economic Development Council of St. Charles County for investing in our students, staff and schools.

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Null Wish for Wheels

Thanks to the Wish for Wheels program, every second-grade student at Null received a brand-new bike and helmet! Wish for Wheels is a nonprofit organization founded in 2004. The organization uses "corporate philanthropy, team building, and employee engagements," to deliver brand-new bikes to second graders throughout America.This past year, Wish for Wheels reached out to Null to participate in this wonderful program. Last Friday, Southern Glazers and a cohort from Wish for Wheels, donated their time to assemble and deliver bikes to the second graders at Null. To say the students were "thrilled" is an understatement. The students were beaming from ear to ear.

Blackhurst Pancake Party

The Blackhurst kindergarten has been celebrating our last 26 days of the 2022-2023 school year with an alphabet countdown. We celebrated the letter "P" with a Pancake Party with the Principal! Mr.Wilson is famous for his pancake-making skills. He made perfect pancakes for every kindergarten student. We ended our party with a pancake-catching competition. We love making memories with our kindergarten friends!

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Hardin Drama Club Showcase

This last Tuesday the Hardin Middle School Drama Club put on their spring showcase. The students were tasked with creating a wacky invention and writing a commercial to sell it. Everything on stage Tuesday night was student-created and student-led work. They did practically everything! They brainstormed these crazy inventions, wrote the commercials to sell them, and worked together to make sure their scene was a success. And what a success drama club has been this spring semester! We are already looking forward to the fall when we will have a one-act production. Thank you to everyone who was able to make it out on Tuesday night. The support was absolutely amazing!

SCHS NHS Induction

Congratulations to the newest members of the St. Charles High National Honor Society. The National Honor Society is a nationally recognized leadership organization with a focus on the four pillars of scholarship, leadership, character, and service. Induction to the group requires a 4 round process that looks for exemplary academics, behavior and service to the SCHS community. Way to go NHS Pirates!

NHS New Members 2023-2024

Charlotte Anderson, Conner Bayliss, Noah Case, Christopher Cortes-Lopez, Ben Cross, Hope Day, Bre Gettis, Hezekiah Hanks, Veronica Jackson, Alexandra Johns, Bryten Kendrick, Jon Kite Jr., Mackenzie Laughman, Wesley McClellan, Jessie Morehead, Nathaniel Moseley, Slade Nagel, Ella Nottmeyer, Attyson O’Keefe, Quinn Orrick, Brayden Pallardy, Braden Reed, Krystal Roeper-Mokriakow, Mark Schaub, Yzabella Schultze, Cole Sulwer, Cassandra Tennyson, Lauren Tiedt, McKenna Utlaut and James Warner

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Youth Mental Health Training for SCSD staff

ATTENTION: Youth Mental Health First Aid Training is Thursday, June 8th from 8:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Youth Mental Health First Aid is a public education program geared towards helping others understand the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the U.S. and the need for reduced stigma in our community. The program uses interactive training and discussion to help participants learn about the following:

  • The importance of early intervention

  • Potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including: depression, anxiety, trauma, psychosis, eating disorders, substance use disorders, suicide and self-injury

  • How to initially help a youth in crisis or experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge

  • A 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to assess the situation, select and implement appropriate interventions, and to help the individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional care

  • Evidence-based professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health challenge

  • Teaches skills that can be utilized in your trauma sensitive classroom

Presenter(s): Dawn Tranen, District Social Worker, & Sarah Scaturro, SCHS Guidance Counselor

Please sign up through the summer in-service brochure that Cathy Kubiak sent out!

Adult Ed EMT Graduation

Congratulations to our 2023 Spring EMT class, who graduated on May 11 at the Lewis and Clark Career Center. Chief Mark Doll, City of St. Charles Fire Department, was the keynote speaker. Brian Beasley, lead instructor, and adjunct instructors Aaron Peters, John Schneider, Gabrielle Kohlmann, and Jonah Wilson did an excellent job training our students. Congratulations to Kyle Young, the class valedictorian.

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SCSD ELL Family Night

The ELL department held their annual Family Night at Kokomo Joe’s on Thursday, April 27th from 6-7:30 p.m. The district has students who speak 28 different languages, and Family Night is an opportunity for families to get together, have fun, speak with their teachers, and get more information about our district program. We offer pizza, drinks, and games. It was even more successful than last year, with 215 students and their families attending. Students from every school in the district were there, along with teachers and administrators. A good time was had by all, whether having pizza, playing laser tag, or riding on the bumper cars.

Blackhurst Literacy Luau Night

The Bobcats of Blackhurst enjoyed a tropical reading experience while attending the Literacy Luau Title Family Night. Families were able to shop at the book fair, learn about the summer reading program at the Kathryn Linnemann Public Library, get resources and sign up for Parents As Teachers, enjoy dinner together, and participate in beach themed literacy activities.

SCSD Lego Robotics Camp

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SCSD Fall Sports Registration

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SCHS Summer Camps

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SCHS Basketball Camp

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SCHS Volleyball Camp

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First Impact Teen Driving Safety Course

The St. Charles County Police Department is offering a safe driving course for young drivers and their family members. The course is free, but registration is required. See flyer below for full details.

To sign up, go to

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SCSD photos of the week