St. Louis Public Schools to Offer Bond Proposal
Community Input Sought
The St. Louis Public Schools Board of Education has decided to place a bond proposal on the May 6, 2014 ballot. This bond proposal will address building needs which include student safety concerns, energy efficiency, and an upgrade of selected district facilities. The Board of Education has set an $8 million dollar price limit on the work to be accomplished. If this proposal were to pass it would lengthen the existing debt but would not increase the amount of taxes currently being paid.
Amazon Purchases - Earn Money for SLPS
The St. Louis Sharks Technology Foundation has raised approximately $34,000 and 100% of that money has been donated back to the school in the form of technology for teachers to use. One way the foundation raises money is through an agreement they have with Amazon. For each purchase made through this agreement with Amazon, the foundation receives money back.
Make purchases through Amazon by starting here: www.stlouissharks.org/amazon.aspx into your url bar and find the Amazon search box on the page.
Kindergarten Citizenship Project at CK
The kindergartners at Carrie Knause just finished painting over 200 placemats for the Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Alma Presbyterian Church on Thanksgiving Day. November is Citizenship Month at Carrie Knause and this was a way to show they can do their share of making a difference in the community. Pictured above are three students from Mrs. Vance's class.
Todd Starry submitted a grant for the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest and has been selected as one of the five State Finalists for Michigan. The grant is designed to inspire students, improve local communities and foster STEM education in the classroom. Out of the more than 2,300 applications, Todd's was chosen as one of the five best in the state and they will be sending him two Samsung Galaxy Tabs to aid in classroom instruction! He will now compete against four other schools for the State Winner position. Should he win, our school will receive a video technology kit and a technology package valued at $20,000.
Dissection Project - Elementary & HS
Mrs. Dubridge along with her Advanced Biology and Anatomy & Physiology students visited 2nd grade classrooms at Carrie Knause to help with dissection. The high school students dissected sheep eyes, with the help of the 2nd graders. The students learned about the structure and function of the eye.
Annual Blood Drive
On November 8th , 2013 Mrs. Dubridge’s Anatomy & Physiology Class at St. Louis High School organized the annual St. Louis Blood Drive. During this event we collected 69 pints of blood from 99 students, staff and community members making this our most successful blood drive yet! With this blood, the American Red Cross has the ability to save 207 lives. We are well on our way to reaching our goal for the year; therefore one student will be in the running for a $750 scholarship. Thank you for continuing to support this great cause. We are already preparing to have another successful blood drive in the spring of 2014. Hope to see you there!! We can’t thank you enough for all of the support you gave us during this event.
Volleyball District Finals - "Red Out"
The St. Louis varsity volleyball concluded it's season in the District Finals with a 3-1 loss against the second ranked team in Class C, Morley-Stanwood. The 2013 Sharks (52-11-3) won 3 invitational championships and finished runner-up twice. They also completed their second straight TVC undefeated season. Over the past two seasons they amassed a 14-0 match record and were 42-0 in sets played in league competition.
Fire Safety Week
For Fire Safety Week the MMCFD purchased t-shirts for all the students at Carrie Knause Elementary in St. Louis. A photo was taken with all the students wearing their new shirts and Extreme Sports made a banner that was donated to the fire hall as a thank you for their generous gift. A copy of the banner will be on display at the school as well. Here is a photo of the banner being presented to Ron Salladay and members of the Mid-Michigan Community Fire Department.