News & Headlines
SSD Student Surveys 2023
April 27, 2023 - In collaboration with Panorama Education, SSD students in grades 3-12 are invited to share their voices through two surveys, a climate survey and a social-emotional learning (SEL) survey. The surveys will be given during the fall and spring of the 2022-23 school year, with the spring survey window being May 1-19. The surveys will be administered electronically, but PDF versions can be previewed on SSD’s website.
Deedra Sagerty Announced as Chief Operating Officer
April 26, 2023 - During the April 25, 2023 Board of Education meeting, Deedra Sagerty was approved as the Chief Operating Officer for Special School District. Sagerty will begin in the position starting July 1, filling the position following Dr. Jeff Haug. Haug was recently announced as the new superintendent of Mehlville School District.
SSD’s Personal Care Item Drive 2023
April 11, 2023 - Special School District will be collecting personal care items, April 17-May 12, 2023. Donated items will directly benefit students in SSD schools and programs and will be distributed by social workers.
Superintendent Insider: March - Equity in Education Month
March 30, 2023 - In the latest installment of the Superintendent Insider, Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Keenan discusses the collaborative work of the OESE, DEIA, and Communications departments as they review and update hiring procedures, job descriptions, and analysis to ensure SSD is recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.
Curriculum Review Nights 2023
March 27, 2023 - SSD invites families with students in our SSD schools to virtually review and discuss special education curricula and career and technical education programs before being submitted to the Board of Education.
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.
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.
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.
SSD to Host Business Diversity Workshop
Feb. 27, 2023 - Special School District is proud to host a free Business Diversity Workshop on March 11, 2023, from 8:30 AM to 12 PM, at Northview High School. Local businesses are invited to attend the workshop to learn more about how to become certified MBE, WBE, DBE, and SDVE business enterprises, tips and tricks for completing RFPs, and guidance on how to do business with school districts.
SSD Announces St. Louis County Apprenticeship and Career Pathways Showcase Dates
Jan. 17, 2023 - Special School District is proud to co-host the St. Louis County Apprenticeship and Career Pathways Showcase for the second year. Families and students in grades 6 through 12, as well as recent graduates, are invited to these FREE events to experience a variety of careers through interactive exhibits and discussions with industry professionals.
SSD Family-School Relationships Survey
Jan. 13, 2023 - The strength of any school district lies in its relationships with families. In Special School District, District and building leaders, along with school staff are committed to fostering those relationships to create a school culture where students come first. To do that successfully, family input is necessary. Families are invited to complete the SSD Family-School Relationships Survey, which will be available from Jan. 17 through Feb. 10, 2023.
Winter Health Guidance
Dec. 14, 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.
Dozens of Organizations Provide Information to Students at North Tech’s Self-Care Day
Dec. 2. 2022 - North Tech High School students were provided with wellness resources from agencies across the county as the school held its second annual Mental Health Self-Care Day in December.
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.
Lou Fusz Ford Donates Engine and Car to North Tech
Oct. 20, 2022 - Lou Fusz Ford visited the Automotive Technology program at North Tech High School in October and brought along some generous gifts - an engine, engine stand, and 2011 Honda Civic.