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  • Northview students dance on stage.

    Students Main Event at Talent Show

    May 20, 2024 - Northview invites the entire student body to participate in its annual Talent Show every year. The event allows students to perform in front of a big crowd and be the main event.

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  •  Ja'Miah Mosby, Miss Amazing winner, takes a photo holding her crown and sash.

    Ja’Miah Mosby, Northview student, wins Miss Amazing

    May 7, 2024 - Ja’Miah Mosby, senior Northview High School student, has earned the title of 2024 Missouri Miss Amazing Queen after competing in the regional event and being crowned a winner in the teen category. 

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  •  SEF Starfish Awards

    SEF Recognizes 8 SSD Staff Members with Inaugural Starfish Awards

    May 2, 2024 - The Special Education Foundation's Starfish Award recognizes the unsung heroes who may not seek the spotlight but, through their daily efforts, embody the belief that every small action can create waves of positive change in the world around us.

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  •  STUDENT SURVEY FEEDBACK WANTED

    SSD Students Invited to Take Survey Through May 24

    May 1, 2024 - Special School District values the academic and personal well-being of our students and prioritizes making data-informed decisions to support their success. SSD students in grades 3-12 are invited to share their voices through two surveys, a climate survey and a social-emotioanl learning (SEL) survey.

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  •   Northview students hold up thank you signs at First Responders Day parade.

    Students Show Appreciation for First Responders

    April 30, 2024 - Sirens were ringing and cheers were roaring as Northview High School celebrated First Responders Day. First Responders Day takes place annually and is a time when students and staff show appreciation for police officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians (EMT), and resource officers.

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  •  Dr. Catina Lyles Chief Human Resources Officer

    Lyles Selected as Chief Human Resources Officer

    April 25, 2024 - The SSD Board of Education has approved Dr. Catina Lyles as the new Chief Human Resources Officer, effective July 1. Lyles currently serves SSD as the Director of Special Education in the Ladue School District. 

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  •  Personal Care Drive

    SSD Personal Care Drive Accepting Donations Through May 17, 2024

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  •  Angela Edwards

    Angela Edwards Selected as the Hazelwood Partner District Director

    April 11, 20204 - The SSD Board of Education has approved Angela Edwards as the new Hazelwood Partner District Director, effective July 1. Edwards began working at Special School District in 2007 as an elementary special education teacher. She then served as an administrative intern during the 2014-15 school year before being promoted to special education coordinator in 2015. She has been serving as Hazelwood’s interim director since October 2023.

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  •  Dr. Darryl Diggs

    Diggs Approved as Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

    April 11, 2024 - During the April 9, 2024, Board of Education meeting, Dr. Darryl Diggs was approved as the Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA). Diggs will move into the position at the beginning of the 2024-25 school year.

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  •  Curriculum Review Night

    2024 Curriculum Review Night

    Special School District invites all interested parties to virtually review and discuss curricula within our SSD schools, before being submitted to the Board of Education for approval.

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  •  Polina Marchenkl and a Northview teacher perform on stage.

    Northview Performs “Myths Busted” by Craig Sodaro

    March 13, 2024 - For the past four months, nearly 50 Northview actors, actresses, and assistants have been preparing for the annual spring play.

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  • Northview student holds a microphone in front of the movie presentation.

    Northview Celebrates Black History

    February 28, 2024 - From historically Black colleges, to gospel music, to entrepreneurs like Madam C.J. Walker, Northview High School celebrated all aspects of Black history at their annual Black History Celebration.

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  •   Northview students play a round of Uno with each other.

    Northview Students Compete in Uno Bowl

    February 14, 2024 - Northview School physical education coaches Anthony Forneris and Michael Laspe hosted an all-school UNO Super Bowl Championship for students. It’s a tradition that takes place every year and coincides with the National Football League’s (NFL) championship game.

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  •  Family School Relationship Survey

    Family-School Relationships Survey Now Open

    Jan. 9, 2024 - The strength of any school district lies in its relationships with families. The SSD Family-School Relationship Survey will be administered Jan. 8-26, 2024. The survey asks families how well the District shares information and involves them in their students' learning.

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  •  Dr. Michael Maclin - SSD Superintendent of Schools

    Special School District Announces New Superintendent

    Dec. 18, 2023 - The Special School District of St. Louis County Board of Education is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Michael Maclin as the District’s next superintendent of schools, effective Jan. 1, 2024. Maclin was approved by a unanimous vote to be SSD’s 20th superintendent and the first person of color to serve as superintendent in the District’s 66-year history. He has been serving as acting superintendent since October.

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  •  SEF Funds SSD School Projects

    SEF Funds SSD School Projects

    November 27, 2023 - The Special Education Foundation (SEF) Women’s Leaders provided over $11,000 in funding to support SSD schools, including the Juvenile Detention Center and Bridges Program. 

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  •  Winter Health Guidance from the SSD Health Service Department

    Winter Health Guidance 2023-24

    Nov. 20, 2023 - As we say goodbye to the summer heat, families are preparing for cooler weather, holiday celebrations, and the need to take preventative measures against illness. Sickness is on the rise throughout St. Louis County and contagious respiratory viruses (like flu, COVID-19, and RSV) can spread easily. SSD schools are experiencing an increasingly high rate of illness in our student and staff population. All three of these illnesses are expected to surge during the fall and winter seasons.

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  •  Candidate Filing Opens Dec. 5, 2023 for Two Seats on the SSD Board of Education

    Candidate Filing Opens Dec. 5, 2023 for Two Seats on the SSD Board of Education

    Nov. 17, 2023 - Candidate filing for two open seats on the Special School District Board of Education opens at 8 AM on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023, and continues until 5 PM on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2023. The terms of current Vice President Dr. Meredith Byers, Subdistrict 5 and Director Ms. Tiffany Hudson, Subdistrict 6, expire in March 2024.

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  •  Nominate a Staff Member for a Salutes Award!

    Nominate a Staff Member for a Salutes Award!

    Nov. 1, 2023 - If you know an SSD staff member who truly goes the extra mile, consider nominating this person for one of the District's Salutes Awards! The last day to nominate is Jan. 5, 2024.

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  •  A student watches as the stuffed animals race along the track.

    Northview Barbecue Creates Community Engagement

    October 20, 2023 - Students and their families experienced an evening of fun and community engagement at Northview’s sixth annual barbecue and transition fair. The event is held every year to allow families to network and give them the opportunity to meet the staff who work with their children every day. 

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