Monday, November 12, 2012
Parents and prospective students can visit the School District of University City kindergartens.
The School District of University City will host its Fired Up for Kindergarten night Wednesday, Nov. 14 beginning at 6:30 p.m. This event provides parents of preschool-aged children the opportunity to tour the elementary school, learn about the kindergarten curriculum, meet principals and teachers and ask questions. Fired Up sites for fall 2012 include: Parents and guardians can enter their address on the online school locator to determine the elementary school their child will attend. They may also call Student Services at 314-290-4045 to determine school attendance area. For more information about Fired Up for Kindergarten, please call 314-290-4019.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Carter works at Jackson Park Elementary School.
The School District of University City has named Key Carter of Jackson Park Elementary School as the 2012-2013 University City Educational Support Person of the Year. Carter has been a custodian in the School District of University City since 2008 and has worked at Jackson Park, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Delmar-Harvard Elementary Schools. “I try to encourage the students to do the right thing, and they know I want them to be successful,” wrote Carter in his personal statement after being nominated for the award. “The students are aware of everything that takes place in the building, and I do my best to set a good example.” Colleagues describe him as always having a positive attitude, going above and beyond the call of duty, and doing …
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Margie Holly received the Key to the Classroom award from Special School District.
Special School District of St. Louis County recently honored 41 staff and community members at its annual SSD Salutes Banquet. The district recognized teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators and community members that have gone above and beyond when serving the district. Award winners are as follows: 2012 Key to the Classroom The Key to the Classroom Award honors SSD’s top teachers for their creative approaches to student learning, innovative programming and commitment to student success. Special Ambassador Award The Special Ambassador Award is the highest recognition given by SSD. It is presented to members of the community who demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to the students and/or staff of SSD. Building Block Award The …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Dozens of Jackson Park Elementary School families mingled and ate popsicles at an event on Thursday afternoon.
Instead of a meet and greet, Jackson Park Elementary held a sweet and greet on Thursday for parents and students to get to know each other and the school's new principal, Elliott Shostak. "Very excited," said Shostak, when asked about the start of school next week. "It's a wonderful staff. I'm glad to be at Jackson Park." Shostak was the former principal of Nathaniel Hawthorne Elementary, which was closed down after last school year. A fifth-grader named Phoebe said she's looking forward to seeing her friends. "I've been cooped up with my little sister all summer," she said as she stood next to her sister Lydia. Are you ready to start school? asked University City Patch. "Yeah!" said an excited second-grader named Neve. "Not really," her …
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
University City resident and Jackson Park parent shares pictures of Tuesday night's Jackson Park Passport Festival.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
University City resident and Jackson Park parent Kim Deitzler shares photos with University City Patch of Tuesday night's 9th annual Passport Festival. Students and parents traveled to China, Netherlands, Kenya, Mexico, Korea, Senegal, Botswana Guatemala, Ghana, Ireland, Argentina, Spain, Belgium, Antarctica, Brazil, Thailand, India and Israel. The attendees received passport stamps along the way.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
University City Patch Contributor Jeffrey Pomranka shares his photos of Friday night's Chili Cook-Off at Jackson Park Elementary.
Dozens of people turned out for Friday night's chili cook-off at Jackson Park Elementary. The event benefited the Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts at Jackson Park. University City Patch Contributor Jeffrey Pomranka reports that "The chili was good and possibly improving every year." Pomranka said Mark Barnes emceed the event and did a great job of working the crowd and including the students in the event. He asks their opinion on what they would do if they won the 50/50 raffle ($75) and gets all sorts of answers from the responsible "save it" to "buy legos" and even a "buy a house." The University City Fire Department Company #2 showed up to the delight of everyone, especially some of the moms who like to see men in uniform. While the chili was…
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Fifth grader Francisco Mayo wins Jackson Park Spelling Bee
Jackson Park Elementary School's top 20 best spellers took the stage Tuesday for some tough word play. Yearning and whittle sidelined two students in the first round. The word novice knocked out a novice speller. Oxygen also proved too tough for another student. The last two students standing were fifth-grader Francisco Mayo and sixth-grader Chris Swan. The two went back and forth until Swan was sidelined by the word succinct. Truth be told, I had to look it up to remember how to spell it myself. Mayo won the contest by correctly spelling monstrosity. The pair reach received a trophy, a gift card and a one-year subscription to Britannica Online for Kids. Mayo, the winner, will represent Jackson Park at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch …
Sunday, January 16, 2011
State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal shares her photos of the U City School District's 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, held on Saturday.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
The School District of University City hosted its 25th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Saturday. The event began with a short parade originating at Jackson Park Elementary School. Participants marched to the high school auditorium, where celebrations included speeches and performances. State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal has been kind enough to share her photos of the day with U City Patch. I encourage other attendees to do the same. Photos can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org