A panel of experts on race and racial advocates discussed the recent and ongoing events in Ferguson, MO, last Thursday at New City School. Our school is the only grade school in St. Louis to have held such a dialogue.
The first few weeks of school started off with a bang! There has been lots of team building, name-learning, song-singing, and of course, joyful learning taking place at New City, from preschool through sixth grade! Check out a "first weeks" slideshow!
Every year in April, students from our fifth and sixth grade math clubs take part in a Regional contest sponsored by the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics (MCTM). The team we send is limited to five students in each grade who qualify based on scores they earned in a qualifying contest, as well as cumulative points they earned from practice tests or on-line practice.
The New City School Chess Team – which is comprised of over 50 New City School students ranging from 1st to 6th grade – was successful in all three elementary school divisions at the Missouri State Chess Tournament on March 1st, 2014, including the school’s first ever individual State Chess Champion, sixth grader Russell Bigham.
New City School continued a tradition of celebrating every child and every type of family at St. Louis PrideFest 2014 by marching in the parade on Sunday, June 29th. Once again, New City was the only elementary school in attendance at the parade.
Head of School, Tom Hoerr, appeared on KWMU's St. Louis on the Air program this week. The program featured a discussion about grit and tenacity, the topic of Tom's latest book Fostering Grit: How Do I Prepare My Student for the Real World?.