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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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Investing for Impact

Thanks to the generosity of the community, St. Louis Public Schools Foundation has been able to invest nearly $6 million in advancing the District’s Transformation Plan for the past two school years.  Here’s the progress that’s been made.  It’s impressive and synchronicity at its best: true partnership with the District, great school leadership, amazing students, […]

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Welcome to our New Development Director

  The St. Louis Public Schools Foundation welcomes Michael Whitley as its new and first Development Director. Michael comes to us after serving as Director of Development for College Bound, and as Director of Development (Major Gifts Fundraising and Alumni Relations) for Missouri State University.  He’s also had experience in the corporate world, working for […]

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BOEING INVESTMENT IN SLPS SCHOOL LEADERSHIP EFFORTS YIELDS RESULTS, FURTHER INVESTMENT

The Boeing Company has provided integral support for the SLPS Foundation’s efforts to ensure that all SLPS schools have strong and effective school leaders.  Recently, Boeing announced its 3rd year of support for programs led by the District’s Talent Strategy and Management Office, which include “pipeline” programs that support emerging school leaders, partnerships with business […]

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YOUNG READERS ARE SHOWING GAINS THROUGH SLPS EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

In 2011, the Saint Louis Public Schools made the transformative decision to expand free, full-day early childhood education to 2,000 children, in order to provide young learners with strong academic and social foundations. Recognizing that research clearly shows the importance of early childhood education as an investment in long-term student success, the District’s decision stepped […]

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