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  •  South Tech carpentry student and Matt Westhoff, instructor, shake hands during Signing Day.

    South Tech Carpentry Signing Day 

    May 3, 2023 - Seven students in the Carpentry Program at South Tech were celebrated during the school’s annual Construction Signing Day. Seniors Gavin Beaudreau, Jacob Borst, Reece Doza, Zander Estrella, Tim Fisher, Collin ORourke, and Aniyah Williamson committed to working for companies such as Builder’s Bloc, CCS, PARIC, and Doza Painting immediately following graduation. 

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  •  Student Survey Feedback Wanted

    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.

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  •  Deedra Sagerty Announced as Chief Operating Officer

    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. 

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  •  SSD’s Personal Care Item Drive 2023

    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.

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  •  South Tech student Ethan Chapie stands next to his autonomous robot.

    Ethan Chapie Encourages Students to Join Robotics Program

    April 6, 2023 - Ethan Chapie, senior South Tech student, shared his love of robotics with his peers at Ladue Middle School during a Career Connect presentation led by Admissions Representative Diana Johnson. . 

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  •  Superintendent Insider

    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.

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  • Curriculum Review Nights

    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.

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  • SSD to Host Business Diversity Workshop

    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.

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  •  St. Louis County Apprenticeship and Career Pathways Showcase

    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.

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  •  Family School Relationships Survey now open

    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.

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  •  South Tech students gather around car donated by Lou Fusz Automotive.

    Lou Fusz Donates Two Cars to South Tech

    Jan. 12, 2022 - South Tech High School received a generous gift from Lou Fusz Automotive in early January. The car dealer donated two used cars to the Automotive Technology Program, a 2003 Chevrolet Impala and a 2007 Volkswagen New Beetle. Lou Fusz has donated four vehicles to North and South Tech over the past eight months and they have no plans to stop.

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  •  Winter Health Guidance - Health Services Department

    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.

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  •  Students watch Spire demonstration

    Spire Holds Demonstration for South Tech Students

    Dec. 6, 2022 - Representatives from Spire Energy visited South Tech in early December to show electrical trades, construction trades, and HVAC students what an average workday looks like in the field. Staff set up all their equipment on the old soccer field and demonstrated how a service is installed. 

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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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