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  •  Redd Receives Teaching Award

    Redd Receives Teaching Award

    Twyla Redd, an essential skills teacher at Hazelwood’s North Middle School, was recently presented with the Apple for the Teacher Award by the Alpha Zeta Chapter of the Iota Lambda Sorority, Inc. She was selected based on her qualities as an exceptional teacher whose work has made a difference in her community. Read more...

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  •  Litzsinger Student holds a pumpkin pie.

    Schoolwide Pie Sharing Day Hosted at Litzsinger School

    Nov. 28, 2022 - Pies were handed out by the dozens at Litzsinger School as students and staff participated in the annual Schoolwide Pie Sharing Day in November. 

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  •  Ackerman and Northview students and staff enjoy a Thanksgiving meal.

    Students and Staff Celebrate Thanksgiving

    Nov. 21, 2022 - Ackerman School and Northview High School each held a Thanksgiving feast for students and staff. Students were served everything from fried chicken to green beans, mashed potatoes, turkey, ham, and desserts like pumpkin pie and fried apples. The annual event is a time for the school communities to express gratitude and spend time together. 

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  •  Winter Health Guidance - Health Services Department

    Winter Health Guidance

    Nov. 17, 2022 - As the cold weather moves in and families celebrate the holidays, sickness is on the rise. Contagious respiratory viruses can spread easily and SSD schools are experiencing an increasingly high rate of illness in our student population.

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  • Board Brief

    Board Brief - November 15, 2022

    Nov. 16, 2022 - The Board Brief is a review of actions taken by the SSD Board of Education during the Nov. 15, 2022 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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  •  Evie Morgan sits on her adaptive bike and takes a picture with her PE teacher, Drew Beckner.

    PE Teacher Acquires Adaptive Bike for Student

    Nov. 14, 2022 - Drew Beckner, a physical education/health teacher at Ridge Meadows Elementary in the Rockwood School District went the extra mile and acquired an adaptive bike from the Disabled Athletes Sports Association (DASA) for Evie Morgan, a fourth-grade student.

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  •  RBT's work with students at Northview.

    Success of Registered Behavior Technicians

    Nov. 11, 2022 - During the 2022-23 school year, SSD added a new support staff position: registered behavior technician (RBT). The role was created to allow certified personnel to provide applied behavior therapy (ABT) services to students who have autism or have Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services as part of their individual education plan (IEP).

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  • SSD Staff members mingle with each other at Family Academy.

    Family Academy Supports Student Achievement

    Nov. 7, 2022 - SSD’s FACE (Family and Community Engagement) hosted its first Family Academy at Northview School on Nov. 5. There were nearly a dozen classes offered by SSD staff and vendors who participated to help families learn strategies to support their students and reinforce learning at home. 

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  •  Litzsinger student holds train piggy bank.

    Litzsinger Students Learn Banking Fundamentals

    Nov. 3, 2022 - “Banking is a life skill,” said Emily Starkey, special education teacher at Litzsinger School. That’s why she teamed up with Wells Fargo to provide her students with banking fundamentals. In November, Christine Starkey, Wells Fargo senior vice president of marketing, visited Emily’s 5th and 6th  grade class to teach a lesson on the purpose of banks and how to use credit and debit cards. 

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  •  5 staff members holding certificates, text reads MOSPRA honors SSD communications

    SSD Wins State Awards for Communications Efforts

    Special School District’s Communications Department was recently honored by the Missouri School Public Relations Association (MOSPRA) for its efforts to inform and engage the community. The Communications Department received nine awards as part of the annual MOSPRA Communications Awards program.

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  •  SSD Board of Education Election Filing Open Dec. 6, 2022

    Filing Opens Dec. 6 for Three Seats on SSD Board of Education

    Nov. 2, 2022 - Candidate filing for three open seats of the SSD Board of Education opens at 8 AM on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, and continues until 5 PM on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022. The terms of current Board members, Mr. Curtis Faulkner, Dr. Dan Cuneo, and Dr. Yuval Asner expire in March 2023.

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  •  Family Engagement Month

    SSD Celebrates Family Engagement Month

    November 1, 2022 - During the month of November, SSD will be celebrating our families! Family Engagement Month recognizes the vital role that school and families play throughout their student’s education journey and as their student’s first educator. Family Engagement Month is meant to celebrate the contributions of families and encourage increased participation within the school.

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  •  South Tech students network with business owners during Java Jam.

    South Tech Students Meet with Industry Partners at Networking Event

    Oct. 31, 2022 - Albert Mitchell, South Tech Design and Entrepreneurship Instructor, held a networking event titled Java Jam for his junior and senior classes. Students connected with business professionals from Richard Higby Design, Missouri AfterSchool Network, Black Girls Do STEM, American Income Life Insurance Company, and John Fahnestock, a professor at Maryville University. 

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  •  Southview students and staff wear their favorite favorite sports apparel.

    Southview Celebrates Life During Red Ribbon Week

    Oct. 28, 2022 - Red Ribbon Week is the largest drug use prevention campaign in the U.S. It was created to honor Enrique Camarena, a drug enforcement administration agent who was murdered by a drug cartel in 1985. To recognize his work and raise awareness about the impact of drugs on communities, families, and friends, Southview School held their own Red Ribbon Week dedicated to celebrating life.

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  • Mary Reich, Zoey Williams, Melinda Rice and Kimberly Nash take a photo together.

    Bus Drivers Learn Sign Language

    Oct. 21, 2022 - “She’s always smiling and full of good spirits,” said Melinda Rice, school bus driver. She’s referring to Zoey Williams, a four-year-old student who attends Michelle Obama Early Childhood Academic Center in the Riverview Gardens School District. Williams is autistic and deaf, and in the early stages of learning modes of communication. 

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