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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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  •  Amber Draper Named MOSPRA New Professional of the Year

    Amber Draper Named MOSPRA New Professional of the Year

    March 29, 2023 - Amber Draper, External Communications Coordinator with Special School District, has been named the 2023 New Professional of the Year by the Missouri School Public Relations Association (MOSPRA).

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  •  Scholarship winner Ciara Rhodes sits on the steps at Eureka High School and smiles.

    Ciara Rhodes Selected to Receive $5,000 Scholarship

    March 29, 2023 - Those who know senior student Ciara Rhodes will say she is vibrant, full of life, and has just the right amount of spunk. Her character and involvement in a variety of extracurricular activities at Eureka High School in Rockwood School District, such as speech and debate, Best Buddies, orchestra, and the Black Student Union are what allowed her to earn a $5,000 John Cary Scholarship. 

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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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  • Talent Show Allows Students to Overcome Their Fears

    March 17, 2023 - Over 35 students took center stage at Southview School’s annual Talent Show.  The theme this year was “Protect our Future.”

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  •  Young North Tech Principal

    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. 

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  •  SSD Board of Education Special Election - Filing Opens April 3, 2023

    SSD to Hold Special Board of Education Election for Subdistrict 1

    March 15, 2023 - The Governing Council will hold a special election for the open Board of Education seat in Subdistrict 1, which represents Hazelwood, Maplewood-Richmond Heights, and Jennings school districts.

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  •  SSD Elects Incumbents Cuneo and Asner

    SSD Elects Incumbents Cuneo and Asner

    March 15, 2023 - At the March 6 Governing Council meeting, two incumbent members were re-elected to the SSD Board of Education. Dr. Daniel Cuneo and Dr. Yuval Asner were sworn in for their new three-year terms during the March 14 Board of Education organizational meeting. Due to an impasse, a special election will be held for the Subdistrict 1 seat at the June 5 Governing Council meeting.

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  •  SSD Celebrates School Board Recognition Week

    SSD Celebrates School Board Recognition Week

    March 15, 2023 - Special School District joins school districts across Missouri in celebrating our local education leaders during School Board Recognition Week. The recognition month aims to bring awareness and understanding of the important function an elected board of education member plays in communities and schools.

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  •  North Tech student Constance Anthony works on design pants for the annual fashion show.

    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. 

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  • Student actors perform live on stage during "Crumpled Classics" performance.

    “Crumpled Classics” Performed at Northview

    March 14. 2022 - Audience members got a taste of romance, adventure, comedy, and suspense in Northview High School’s production of the play “Crumpled Classics.” This story gives a modern spin to famous classic literature stories, such as “Romeo and Juliet,” “Frankenstein”, “King Arthur”, “Sherlock Holmes”, and “Phantom of the Opera”. 

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  •  Neuwoehner student sings at the talent show.

    Neu’s Got Talent a Showstopper

    March 13, 2023 - Neuwoehner High School was overflowing with dancing, singing, instrumental, and comedy performances during its annual Neu’s Got Talent Showcase. Nearly 30 students participated, showing off their skills to friends and family. 

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  •  Dr. Jeff Haug

    SSD COO Named Next Mehlville Superintendent

    March 12, 2023 - Following three years as Chief Operations Officer of Special School District of St. Louis County, Dr. Jeff Haug has been named as the new superintendent of Mehlville School District. Haug will assume the role effective July 1, 2023.

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  •  The New Neu

    The New Neu: Neuwoehner Adopts Updated Mascot

    March 6, 2023 - Neuwoehner High School has adopted an updated tiger mascot. Students, staff, and families were invited to vote on two different options during a family night and on social media. After tallying the scores, the winning logo features a sleek, modernized tiger that will soon represent the school.

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  •  North Tech student Marissa Williams tries on an FBI vest.

    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.  

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