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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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  •  CISCO Certifications Adding Up

    North Tech CISCO Students Stacking Certifications

    April 9, 2024 - North Tech's Networking Academy students are excelling in earning CISCO certifications, demonstrating that while challenging, success is well within reach! Last week marked a significant achievement for several of Elkins' scholars as they proudly attained new credentials to enhance their resumes.

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  •  Members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra play instruments on stage at Southview School.

    St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Performs at Southview

    April 3, 2024 - The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra (SLSO) made their debut performance at Southview, engaging students with iconic pieces in the classical music repertoire. The musical group consisted of a drummer, flutist, violinist, cellist, hornist, and bassoonist. 

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  •  Eaglin Announced as Director of FACE

    Eaglin Announced as Director of FACE

    April 2, 2024 - During the Feb. 27 Board of Education meeting, Adrienne Eaglin was approved as the Director of FACE (Family and Community Engagement). Eaglin 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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  •  Brenda Saye poses with her enlarged check for $250.00

    Brenda Saye Receives Teacher of the Month Award

    March 26, 2024 - Brenda Saye, Ackerman teacher, has been recognized as March Teacher of the Month by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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  •  The SEF team takes a photo together at the Imaginary Theater Company performance.

    SEF Funds Theater Performance at Litzsinger 

    March 15, 2024 - To help bring theater, art, and music performances into schools, the Special Education Foundation (SEF) funded a performance of “Puss in Boots” by the Imaginary Theater Company.

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  •  Sabrina McCammon dances on stage to "Run the World" by Beyonce.

    Students Show-Off Moves at Neuwoehner Talent Show

    March 14, 2024 - Dozens of students at Neuwoehner School participated in the annual Spotlight Talent Show. Acts included piano performances and opera singing, dancing, basketball spinning, animation, and much more. 

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  • SSD Elects Two New Board Members

    SSD Elects Two New Board Members

    March 14, 2024 - At the March 4 Governing Council meeting, two new members were elected to the SSD Board of Education, Dr. Joseph Sartorius representing Subdistrict 5 and Ms. Joanne Soudah representing Subdistrict 6.

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  •  Board Brief

    Board Brief

    March 14, 2024 - The Board Brief is a review of actions taken by the SSD Board of Education during the March 12, 2024 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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  •  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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  • Garber School of Hair Design student demonstrates how to give a manicure.

    Bridges Starts Beauty Club

    March 12, 2024 - Bridges Program has started a new club centered around all things beauty, the Bridges Beauty Club. It aims to create an inviting space for students to share their interest in the cosmetology industry.

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  •  David Jackson and Josiah Burgard take a photo together on the woodworking shop.

    Kirkwood Teacher Builds Bandsaw Table for SSD Student

    March 8, 2024 - When David Jackson, a Nipher Middle School woodworking teacher in the Kirkwood School District, learned that Josiah Bugard, 7th-grade, was enrolled in his class, one of his top priorities was to make an accessible bandsaw table for him.

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  •   Antwanne Buie smiles for a photo on the playground at Litzsinger.

    Antwanne Buie Middle School Essay Winner

    March 6, 2024 - Antwanne Buie, 4th grader at Litzsinger School, is no stranger to physical endurance. That passion was expressed in an essay written about healthy habits, which resulted in him being chosen as a 2024 Billikens Education Day Middle School Essay Winner.

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  • Leader Reader reads a book to Litzsinger students.

    Litzsinger Celebrates Black History Through Books

    March 4, 2024 - Over 30 administrators and staff from across the District participated in Litzsinger School’s annual Black History Month Leader Reader Event for the second year.

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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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  • Neuwoehner High School Named 2024 State School of Character

    Neuwoehner High School Named 2024 State School of Character

    February 23, 2024 - For the third time, Neuwoehner High School has been named a State School of Character by Character.org. Neuwoehner is one of 15 schools recognized in Missouri and 87 recognized in the nation.

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  •  Business representative talks with a South Tech student.

    Students Learn Importance of Connection at Java Jam

    February 23, 2024 - Over a dozen representatives from organizations and businesses across St. Louis County participated in the biannual Java Jam at South Tech.

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