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  • Talent Show Allows Students to Overcome Their Fears

    March 17, 2023 - Over 35 students took center stage at Southview School’s annual Talent Show.  The theme this year was “Protect our Future.”

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  •  Young North Tech Principal

    Emanuel Young Announced as North Tech Principal

    March 15, 2023 - During the March 14, 2023, Board of Education meeting, Emanuel Young was approved as the principal at North Tech High School. Young has served as the coordinator of Partners in Education in Rockwood School District since 2019 and will begin his tenure with Special School District on July 1, 2023. 

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  •  SSD Board of Education Special Election - Filing Opens April 3, 2023

    SSD to Hold Special Board of Education Election for Subdistrict 1

    March 15, 2023 - The Governing Council will hold a special election for the open Board of Education seat in Subdistrict 1, which represents Hazelwood, Maplewood-Richmond Heights, and Jennings school districts.

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  •  SSD Elects Incumbents Cuneo and Asner

    SSD Elects Incumbents Cuneo and Asner

    March 15, 2023 - At the March 6 Governing Council meeting, two incumbent members were re-elected to the SSD Board of Education. Dr. Daniel Cuneo and Dr. Yuval Asner were sworn in for their new three-year terms during the March 14 Board of Education organizational meeting. Due to an impasse, a special election will be held for the Subdistrict 1 seat at the June 5 Governing Council meeting.

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  •  SSD Celebrates School Board Recognition Week

    SSD Celebrates School Board Recognition Week

    March 15, 2023 - Special School District joins school districts across Missouri in celebrating our local education leaders during School Board Recognition Week. The recognition month aims to bring awareness and understanding of the important function an elected board of education member plays in communities and schools.

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  •  North Tech student Constance Anthony works on design pants for the annual fashion show.

    Constance Anthony Receives John Cary Scholarship

    March 15, 2023 - Constance Anthony's talents are abundant. She is a senior student at Hazelwood Central High School and also in the Fashion Design program at North Technical High School. Due to her creativity in the fashion world and ambition to help those struggling with mental health, she is one of five recipients who has been awarded the $5,000 John Cary Scholarship from the Special Education Foundation. 

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  • Student actors perform live on stage during "Crumpled Classics" performance.

    “Crumpled Classics” Performed at Northview

    March 14. 2022 - Audience members got a taste of romance, adventure, comedy, and suspense in Northview High School’s production of the play “Crumpled Classics.” This story gives a modern spin to famous classic literature stories, such as “Romeo and Juliet,” “Frankenstein”, “King Arthur”, “Sherlock Holmes”, and “Phantom of the Opera”. 

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  •  Neuwoehner student sings at the talent show.

    Neu’s Got Talent a Showstopper

    March 13, 2023 - Neuwoehner High School was overflowing with dancing, singing, instrumental, and comedy performances during its annual Neu’s Got Talent Showcase. Nearly 30 students participated, showing off their skills to friends and family. 

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  •  Dr. Jeff Haug

    SSD COO Named Next Mehlville Superintendent

    March 12, 2023 - Following three years as Chief Operations Officer of Special School District of St. Louis County, Dr. Jeff Haug has been named as the new superintendent of Mehlville School District. Haug will assume the role effective July 1, 2023.

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  •  The New Neu

    The New Neu: Neuwoehner Adopts Updated Mascot

    March 6, 2023 - Neuwoehner High School has adopted an updated tiger mascot. Students, staff, and families were invited to vote on two different options during a family night and on social media. After tallying the scores, the winning logo features a sleek, modernized tiger that will soon represent the school.

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  •  North Tech student Marissa Williams tries on an FBI vest.

    FBI Visits North Tech Law Enforcement Program  

    March 6, 2023 - Three FBI employees based in St. Louis, two special agents, and one intelligence analyst visited North Tech’s Law Enforcement Program in March.  

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  •  Molly Bolton, DLT member, reads to Litzsinger student.

    District Leaders Invited to Read at Litzsinger

    March 3, 2023 - Nearly 30 leaders from across the District took time out of their busy schedules to bring stories to life and read books to students at Litzsinger School for its Leader Reader event.

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  • Members of the Kirkwood Best Buddies Program play a board game together.

    Best Buddies Program Creates Pathway to Friendships

    March 1, 2023 - Nipher Middle School in Kirkwood has created an open door for students to make new friends, develop leadership skills, and even prepare for future employment opportunities through its Best Buddies program.

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  • Board Brief

    Board Brief - Feb. 28, 2023

    March 1, 2023 - The Board Brief is a review of actions taken by the SSD Board of Education during the Feb. 28, 2023 meeting. It is one more way SSD is working to be transparent and improve communication, helping keep our community informed. Agenda items are linked, where applicable, to the meeting items on BoardDocs. Official meeting minutes will be posted on BoardDocs.

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  •  Ackerman middle school student sings "A Change is Gonna Come" by Sam Cooke.

    Ackerman Honors Black History

    Feb. 28, 2022 - Ackerman students received a roar of applause from audience members following the school’s annual Black History Month program. Ackerman’s choir sang “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” The middle school group Diamond Divas performed a step route and sang a song, and a student performed solo singing “A Change is Gonna Come,” by Sam Cooke.

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