BPA Regional Conference
Outstanding business students will travel to Grand Rapids to participate in the 47th annual Business Professionals of America (BPA) State Leadership Conference, “Rely on Your Rarity." Overall, 31 students placed at the Regional Leadership Conference bringing home 59 awards.
The skills that students learn through participating in a variety of business experiences are beneficial and will help prepare them for a career in the workforce. This year we had 41 students represent us at the regional conference at Central Michigan University and 31 will go on to compete at the state level.
Shark Tooth Woodshop
The students in our after school woodworking program recently made and handed out 250 toys to give to children during the Christmas parade. There were several varieties of cars, trucks, trains and tractors. For the students, handing out toys was a way to help to give back to our local community. Phil Maxwell started the program as a way to share his love and knowledge of woodworking with others while teaching responsibility and skills, with a community minded focus. The Gratiot Community Foundation granted $6,610 to help purchase the woodworking equipment for the students. Log Cabin Lumber donates material and support also comes from Peter's Hardware in St. Louis. View the Morning Sun article.
Digital All-State Athlete Display
Please check out our new interactive touch screen display just outside the gym for All-State athletes at SLHS! All you have to do is walk up and touch the display to interact with it. This is an ongoing project by some of our business students and we are working to get it updated and current. If you have additions to this site, please email Mr. Hemker. Also, for most of the athletes we had to scan in old yearbook photos so if you have an updated photo of yourself, please send it on as well. Check out the video in the recent Shark Scene article to see it in action. You can also view the site online.
A Message from Kristi Teall, Superintendent
I’d like to welcome you to the 18-19 school year! Have you ever wondered what makes a school district great? Great school districts have three things:
- A Passion for Kids
- Commitment to Students
- A Love for Education
St. Louis Public Schools is a district that has all three of the qualities listed above. We are, indeed, a great school district. We are passionate for kids. We want and do what is best for them in terms of their learning and growing. We are committed to students. We provide a very strong multi-tiered system of support for both academics and behaviors. Our commitment will help our students grow into strong individuals and life-long learners. We have a love for education. Education provides our students more than just the ability to read, write and do math. It provides them skills to take into their future. We will teach them the skills to be successful adults and citizens.
In order to do this, we have three school wide reform strategies that will be focused on this year. We will implement small group instruction in grades K-3 to really target reading and literacy. Our goal is to have all 3rd grade students reading at grade level by the end of the school year. We will add math coaching to target improving student engagement and learning of math skills K-8. Our goal is to have all 8th grade students proficient in math by the end of the school year. Finally, we have added two social emotional learning teachers to our elementary building to help our students with skills for learning, empathy toward others, emotional management, and problem solving. This will be carried into our secondary grades to teach a positive mindset, how to set and achieve goals, how to deal with thoughts, emotions and decisions, and peer conflict. These strategies will help our students personally, strengthen our intervention programs, help us close the achievement gap, and improve teaching and learning in every classroom.
I am proud to be the leader of St. Louis Public Schools. As the Superintendent, I will continue to model our “Together we Can, Together we Do” attitude. Individually we can accomplish some things, but collectively we can accomplish everything! Join our Shark family and become part of a great school district.
“Together we Can, Together we Do!”
Schools of Choice
Schools in Gratiot and Isabella counties participate in a cross-district Schools of Choice Program. Parents can consider a school that best fits their child's individual needs. Schools of Choice applications must be completed and submitted to the Gratiot-Isabella Region Education Service District. Visit the Schools of Choice Program website for more information.
St. Louis Bond Promo Video
We are the St. Louis Sharks!
Our motto that St. Louis Public Schools lives by is: “Together we Can, Together we Do!” We have had that motto for the past two years and will continue to live by that. “Together we Can, Together we Do!” means we really need to work together. Working together will bring support and pride to everyone. Working together will allow for us to always put kids first. We take pride in our programming, our staff, our students, and our community.
Check out our Shark Pride Archive to see what's been happening throughout the year.
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6:00 PM HS WRESTLING @ HOME VS ITHACA
6:00 PM JV GIRLS & BOYS BB @ ITHACA
6:00 PM V GIRLS & BOYS BB VS ITHACA
8:00 AM HS BOWLING @ STARDUST LANES
9:00 AM HS WRESTLING @ LESLIE HS
6:00 PM JV GIRLS & BOYS BB @HOME VS NCC
6:00 PM V GIRLS & BOYS BB @ NCC
January 30, 2019
4:30 PM 7TH & 8TH BOYS BB @ SHEPHERD
6:00 PM HS WRESTLING @ HOME VS HEMLOCK
January 31, 2019
Points of Pride
- Supportive City & Community
- Excellent Leadership Team
- Quality & Caring Teachers
- K-12 Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program
- 1:1 Technology Initiative
- Outstanding Facilities
- Spanish Club
- Spain & Germany Trips
- Music & PE
- Active FFA Program
- Well Known BPA Program
- Strong Athletic Support
- Virtual Learning Program
- Alternative Choice Program
- 4th Grade Mackinaw Island Trip
- 6th Grade Camp
- Band grades 6-12 & Steel Drum Band grades 3-12