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St. Louis Language Immersion School (SLLIS)

Amigos y Amis kick-off with morning yoga

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This morning about 40 students joined us for the kick-off of Amigos y Amis, our before and after school program.  Below are a few pictures from the morning yoga session with Meg Krecji from Masterpeace Studios. Parents are always welcome to stay for morning relaxation!  Students did an amazing job focusing and ending with still,…

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Join us at Festival of Nations this weekend!

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Rain or shine, this weekend is one of the biggest international celebrations in St. Louis.  Festival of Nations is organized by the International Institute of St. Louis with the original intent of showcasing the cultures of immigrants and refugees in the area.  Come and visit our information table, enjoy crafts and games, and watch the…

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8/26 Board meeting agenda

AGENDA St. Louis Language Immersion School, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting August 26, 2009 5:30PM-7:30PM 4011 Papin Street 5:30-7:30pm     Board Meeting I.    Call to Order and Roll Call II.    Approval of Minutes III.    Consent Agenda a.    Adoption of amended 2009-2010 budget to reflect increased enrollment b.    Approval of construction change orders c.    Approval of…

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Charter 2.0

David Hunn wrote about SLLIS in yesterday’s Post-Dispatch article looking at innovation in our generation of charter schools.

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“One of the most innovative public schools…

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to open this decade in St. Louis” Read what else David Hunn had to say on his Post-Dispatch blog The Grade on our first day of school. David and his photographer Emily visited our school Tuesday afternoon (day 2) and was a bit disappointed that during our first six weeks he isn’t able to visit/observe…

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The work that is real

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Two nights ago we were all anxiously awaiting the start of our first school year.  The wait is officially over and the daily work of educating our students and managing our schools is real. We had substantial bus delays Monday and after we confirmed that every student was safely home, our administrative team stayed at…

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Parent letter- second day of school

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18 August 2009 Dear families, chères familles y estimados familias, Thank you again for your support and enthusiasm for our first day of school!  As I visited classrooms this morning I was delighted to hear your children spontaneously greet me in Spanish and French.  I am pleased to let you know that each class is…

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The First Day of School- a letter to our board

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Chers collègues, estimados colegas, and dearest friends, Tonight I cannot sleep.  I cannot believe that this dream is real in St. Louis.  We are poised to embark upon this most important social venture of positioning all of our children for success in local and global economies through holistic, intellectually inspiring language immersion programs. In 8…

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The cover of The American!

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If you haven’t already seen it, the Wharton ladies are featured in a cover story of this week’s St. Louis American.  Thanks to Dionne Peebles and Wiley Pierce for coming out to cover our press conference and spending valuable time with our founders to learn more about our mission.

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Au revoir from Cat

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This summer we had the privilege of hosting Cat Yeung as our intern from the Skandalaris Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.  If you recall, Cat used GIS technology to plot our enrollment and outreach data on city/county maps.  Her work was particularly helpful for us to see where our families were coming from and to see…

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