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St. Louis Language Immersion Schools (SLLIS)

Education as innovation

What inspires Board Director Amber Simpson to be a part of the SLLIS team? Here it is in her own words… Greetings! My name is Amber Simpson and I serve as one of Directors-at-Large on the Board of St. Louis Language Immersion Schools, Inc. There are many organizations locally that are focused on the cultural,…

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Festival of Nations 2008

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Many thanks to our amazing Marketing Committee and French and German School Project Group members for staffing our table at Festival of Nations this weekend. We got great feedback from the community about our school model. If you know of an upcoming opportunity to share the word about the SLLIS model, let us know.

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German immersion schools

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When I was asked in April 07 by the Dean of the Center for International Studies at UMSL if I would like to participate in a founding board for a St. Louis language immersion school I was downright thrilled by the idea. While working for the German Goethe-Institut and the cultural branch of the German…

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Like Dewey, Soldan or Metro?

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This is one of the most frequently asked questions by families familiar with the St. Louis Public Schools.  SLPS has a well-respected international studies K-12 program at Dewey (elementary), Bunche (middle) and Soldan (high school) as well as an IB program at Metro.  How will SLLIS schools be different from these successful schools? International Studies…

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What kind of school community do we want for our children?

Hey all, David here. Let me introduce to you guys, the guest for this week, Dr. Bertha Richardson. Dr. Bertha serves on our internal Charter Application Review Committee, helping to insure that the particulars of our educational vision are well-aligned with best practices in early childhood and elementary education. What Kind of School Community Do…

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A fresh accent to elementary education

As you know, each week we will introduce a new Director of the SLLIS Board. We asked each of them to explain what inspires them about our school vision. Jane Robert, President of Saint Louis Lyon Sister Cities, shares her unique perspective with us. Being a native of St. Louis (Kirkwood) I have always had…

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4 Aug 08 update and questions

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Financials We have submitted a three-year federal grant to the USDE for Charter School planning and implementation funds to support our operating, research and outreach costs for 0809, and the establishment of our extensive Professional Development Series, School Enrichment Plan (family and community involvement) and world language materials acquisition. We’ve received positive feedback about the…

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