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SLPS Schools Increase Capacity to Address Students’ Trauma

In August, 48 SLPS schools received training on trauma awareness from Alive & Well STL, a leader in understanding trauma and creating trauma-informed environments. Thanks to funding from the St. Louis Mental Health Board, 1,500 SLPS staff received training prior to the start of the school year, a significant step in ensuring that all SLPS […]

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College and Career Readiness Opportunities Continue to Expand

Double the students in SLPS’ Early College Academy (a partnership with St. Louis Community College), more high schools offering college-level classes and ACT prep, more career exposure–the SLPS Office of College and Career Readiness doesn’t stop. “We keep striving to make sure all of our students have the preparation and adult guidance they need to […]

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Expanded Health Services in Schools, New Partnership with BJC

The SLPS Foundation is also proud to announce Healthy Kids, Healthy Minds, a partnership between the St. Louis Public Schools and BJC/St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The effort is designed to address both the needs for more nurses and school-based therapeutic services within the District. The SLPS Foundation played a key role in launching the effort. […]

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New Visioning In Early Childhood Education

The renowned early childhood education approach, Reggio Emilia, often referred to the classroom environment as a child’s “third teacher,” how the space was designed would shape how a child learned. This year, thanks to funding from PNC Bank, SLPS Early Childhood Education classroom educators will get to dream big and re-think their classroom spaces. Dr. […]

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INSPIRED STEM GRANTS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

Thanks to a generous grant from Spire Energy (formerly The Laclede Group), the St. Louis Public Schools Foundation will be providing Inspired STEM project grants to middle and high school teachers (grades 6-12)  to promote innovative STEM learning.  The grants, which will be up to $2,000 per project, are designed to support teachers’ efforts to […]

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SCHOOL INNOVATION GRANTS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS!

The St. Louis Public Schools Foundation is proud to launch its 3rd round of the School Innovation Grants, a program designed to recognize school leadership teams’ creativity and vision.  This program is made possible with generous support from Enterprise, Emerson, Wells Fargo Advisors & Ameren. For the 2017-18 school year, the grant format will be slightly […]

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College Specialists Help Students Find Their Post-Secondary Paths

At SLPS’ new Collegiate School of Bioscience and Medicine, nearly 90% of this year’s first graduating class are headed to college.  At McKinley High School, the number of college acceptances rose by 50% over the past year.  These successes are the result of students’ hard work…and the unwavering support of the schools’ college specialists.  With […]

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Celebrating Progress, Partnerships and Possibility

On April 27th, the SLPS Foundation community had the opportunity to come together to celebrate progress, partnerships and possibility.  Susan Schlichter, an SLPS Foundation Board Member, and her husband Jerry Schlichter graciously opened their home for the gathering.  The evening included a celebration of the reaccreditation of the District which was announced in January 2017. […]

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THE ALEXANDER HAMILTON FUND: HONORING SLPS’ GROWING NEW AMERICAN POPULATION

The St. Louis Public Schools Nahed Chapman New American Academy welcomed more than 500 new students this school year.  Many endured difficult escapes from civil unrest in countries including Syria, Somalia and the Congo.  Students (re)start their educational pursuits at the New American Academy (NCNAA) where teachers and social workers teach accelerated English and help […]

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SCHOOLS NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED FOR HEALTH IMPROVEMENTS

Students with extra energy to burn during class at Adams Elementary School can pedal while they read on under-the-desk pedalers.  Recess at Woodward Elementary School now includes a range of new outdoor games that combine cardiovascular workouts with conflict resolution.  At both schools, levels of physical activity and awareness of healthy eating is rising. These […]

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