I am so very proud of my daughters Naomi Blair and Sarah Blair for being featured in the Saint Louis Post Dispatch this weekend for taking the initiative to encourage their black peers to challenge themselves and take Honors and Advanced Placement classes. They are proof that 1 person can make a difference even when the system in place does not foster academic excellence for all children. Thank you Naomi and Sarah for taking a stand and being a light to those in Kirkwood and the Saint Louis region. Read Full Article Here
Parents * Teachers * Administrators
Come Support our initiative to ensure all children are reading on grade level by the 3rd grade
The single most significant factor influencing a child’s early educational success is an introduction to books and being read to at home prior to beginning school. Unfortunately, too many of our children start school with a low vocabulary and low literacy skills. Consequently, they do not reach minimal standards during their early academic years. Statistically, children who are reading below grade level in the 3rd grade never catch-up, and are more likely to encounter numerous issues later in life.
It doesn't have to be this way...employing simple changes can help change this trend. The Saint Louis Black Authors of Children's Literature is inviting you to come and support this initiative to ensure all children are reading on grade level by the 3rd grade. It's doable if we commit to work together to make it happen.
This will be an informative experience for those wanting to make a change for the St. Louis community! We will have authors selling and signing books as well as special guest speakers. We will also have a very special announcement that evening . You will not want to miss this! This event is free to the public.
North Kirkwood Middle School, students are creating a Black History Museum. They have been working on it all year. We are kicking it off on April 13, from 3:00-7:00 pm. The museum will be installed all over the building. It will include a variety of exhibits from Authors/Books to Current Events, from Soul food to athletes...and many other topics.
Show your support for the hard work the children have put into this initiative.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 2016
The Meacham Park Neighborhood Improvement Association (MNIA) partnered with the Kirkwood School
District and The City of Kirkwood for the 2 nd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Monday, January 18, 2016. In light of all the division we see in the world today, this was a great opportunity for the Kirkwood Community to come together and celebrate the legacy of Dr. King and the unifying ideals he stood for. It was a Great Day!
The Meacham Park Neighborhood Improvement Association
Operation STEM was HUGE Success!
Students were introduced to participate in numerous hands on projects in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Students were awarded certificates and mini ipads to further encourage STEM Learning
It was an amazing day of discovery and fun.
Thank you to All our Supporters, Volunteers, and Parents!
Kirkwood Fire Department partnered with the Meacham Park Neighborhood Improvement Association with installing smoke detectors for many in the Meacham Park neighborhood.