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SCOPE 2014-2015 Graduation
SCOPE/SSLCMS had their graduation on Thursday, May 14, 2015. The graduation was held in SCOPE's gymnasium. There were 69 MO-OP graduates, 28 twelfth grade graduates and 6 eighth grade promotions. Following their graduation the graduates and their families were treated to dinner and dance at Royale Orleans donated by Forrest & Donna Miller and their staff. Click here to see photos of the graduates. Click here to see photos of the graduation and dinner/dance.
Art & Gardening Therapy by Mr. Thebeau
SCOPE has been awarded a $500 grant from Maritz Arts & Education Council. Mr. Thebeau was instrumental in acquiring this grant to be used for Art & Gardening as Therapy. Click here to see photos of the Art & Gardening Therapy.  This project was funded by the Maritz Arts and Education fund for Teachers, a grant program administered by the Arts and Education Council.
Ms. Sikich and Chicks continuing story below

We welcomed a baby chick Tuesday April 21 around 5:30 p.m. into our class!   We have been trying to hatch eggs since January, but for one reason or another were unsuccessful.  That makes this little one even more special…and he (or she) knows it!  It is the loudest, most attention seeking chicken I have ever hatched in my class. For the first few days it chirped like crazy unless someone was sitting directly in front of it!  Thankfully, it has mellowed out, and as long as someone is in the room, is content.  With another twenty-four eggs in the incubator, it will be interesting to see how it handles the addition of any new chickens that may hatch in a few weeks! 
I will house the chickens until the end of the school year.  I was fortunate enough to get a sweet new brooder for the chickens, courtesy of Jim Lawson in maintenance.   It has made caring for him so much easier and it loves its temporary housing!  He also provided the majority of eggs for us to hatch!  Once school is out it, along with any others that hatch, will go to live with Russ Suda who helps maintain HVCA for the district.  It really has been a group effort and I couldn’t have done it without their help!  

Continuing story:

I was surprised to find 12 more chicks had hatched when I walked into the room!  This batch of eggs came from our secretary, Barb Lammert.  Brock isn't quite sure what to do with all the new little ones.  He's been watching carefully or trying to sit with me at my desk all morning.  A few are still drying off and keeping warm in the incubator this morning. There could be even more by the end of the day.  It also looks like there is at least one other one trying to make his way into the world!​
Click here to see Brock
Click here to see the new chicks.
Way to Go!!!
Amber McQuay won an $8000 Academic scholarship to Webster University!  Great Job!

SCOPE Health Fair Spring 2015
Today at SCOPE we hosted our annual spring health fair.  We welcomed organizations within the St. Louis area into our classrooms to talk about various topics.  Walk for Wellness: Stop Heroin engaged our students with real life stories of those affected by Heroin.   Students were given Stop Heroin bracelets and gained knowledge of Stop Heroin’s key goal of “Never just once.”  BJC School Outreach had an interactive lesson on diseased organs.  Students were able to see what healthy organs looked like in comparison to organs that were diseased due to tobacco or alcohol abuse.  NCADA spoke about e-cigarettes.  Preferred Family Health graciously sent three presenters to speak about marijuana and prescription drug abuse as well as leading an activity to help with coping.  Last, but certainly not least, Youth in Need gave wonderful strategies to follow for handling a crisis.  There was a lot to absorb from these very important topics.  If you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact the school nurse, Mrs. Kientzel, for more information. To see photos of the event click here.

SCOPE Certified Employee of the Year - Teacher Javonda Barnes
and was awarded
Mehlville School District Teacher of the Year

SCOPE Classified Employee of the Year - Nurse
Jaymee Kientzel
SCOPE goes on a field trip to Craft Alliance
SCOPE students were able to go to Craft Alliance for another Art Field Trip.  The students in the afternoon went on Tuesday, February 17.  They were able to pick if they wanted to work on glass blowing, metal works or ceramics.  Click here to see photos of this event.
SCOPE goes GREEN with the RAMS
Mr. Baker, Mr. Hofmann, Corey N., Devin D., and Jake S. joined the St. Louis Rams Green Team as the Rams took on the Arizona Cardinals. We collected 20 large bags of recyclable materials from fans between quarters and after the game. All had a great time and MO Option students were able to enjoy the game as they earned their community service hours.  Click here to see photos of the evening.
SCOPE Holiday Spirit
The Holiday Spirit has come to SCOPE.  Teachers and students have decorated their classroom doors in hopes of being named the winner of this fun contest.  SCOPE will celebrate the Holiday Spirit more the week of December 15.  Monday, Dec. 15 students and staff are asked to wear holiday socks.  Then on Tuesday a holiday hat and a holiday scarf on Wednesday.  Thursday is our ugly holiday shirt or sweater day and spirit week will end on Friday with holiday themed Minute to Win It games. The winner of the best decorated door goes to Ms. Falbe room.  They get to have movie day on Friday, December 12.  Click  here to see photos of the week.  
American Lung Association Visits SCOPE
The American Lung Association came to SCOPE for a presentation on the harmful effects of tobacco.  The presenter brought a healthy pig lung as well as a pig lung that had been exposed to tobacco in a laboratory.  The diseased pig lung was drastically different than the healthy pig lung.  The students and presenter spoke about the visual differences and how these differences affect breathing.  It was a very informative presentation and we are thankful to the American Lung Association for their time.  Click here to see photos of visit.
Officer Peterson was awarded CPAAA
Police Officer Peterson was awarded the 4th Precinct Police Officer of the Quarter given by the Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association (CPAAA).  Police Officer Peterson is dedicated to serving citizens of St. Louis County and exhibits a professional demeanor while performing his duty as a police officer.   His professionalism and caring demeanor is evident daily at his current position serving as School Resource Officer (SRO) for the S.C.O.P.E. school.  During his two years at S.C.O.P.E. he has worked diligently to build relationships with the staff and students.  His efforts in building relationships with the students has assisted S.C.O.P.E. in providing an ideal learning environment for students.  The CPAAA voted Police Officer Peterson  the 4th Precinct Officer of the Quarter for his outstanding service, both to the citizens of the St. Louis County and the students of S.C.O.P.E.   Click here to see photos.
Warners Winter Warm UP

Warners Winter Warm Up
SCOPE are Teaming up

November 1 to November 14
You may donate new or used coats.  We would like to Thank the staff and students for there donations. We collected 10 coats and $100.00
Can Food Drive
SCOPE is collecting can food and non perishable items for the needy.  If you would like to donate please drop off at SCOPE.  We will be collecting from November 1, 2014 until November 26, 2014
Fall 2014 Health Fair
Today at SCOPE we hosted our annual fall health fair.  We welcomed organizations within the St. Louis area into our classrooms to talk about various topics.  Living on the streets versus living in a shelter was presented by Covenant House.   Safe Connections engaged the students in a healthy relationships game.  BJC School Outreach had an interactive lesson on fast food.  Student’s had to match the amount of sugar and fat in common fast food items.  St. Louis County Dental Health Department was also here with important information regarding dental hygiene.  Last, but certainly not least, Youth in Need gave wonderful strategies to follow for handling a crisis.  There was a lot to absorb from these very important topics.  If you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact the school nurse, Mrs. Kientzel, for more information.  Please click here to see photos of the health fair.

Click here to see our students participating in
SCOPE Student Named Student of the Month
Congratulations to SCOPE student Dylan Oliver (pictured with John Roland) for being named the October Student of the Month by the Mehlville Optimist Club. Well done!

School Bus Crash Drill in SCOPE Parking Lot
Emergency crews responded to the SCOPE parking lot the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 22, after a report of a school bus crash.

Fortunately, the drill was an opportunity for firefighters and EMS crews from Mehlville, Lemay and Affton to practice their skills.

To see a video about the bus crash drill, click here.
SCOPE teams up with Craft Alliance Again
Craft Alliance and SCOPE students teamed up once again.  Students were transported by Craft Alliance to their Delmar Loop Location to see beautiful artwork created out of wood.  Students split up in groups to work with hands-on artwork.  One group worked on making jewelry out of metal, while the other group worked on glass blowing.  Click here to see photos.  
Presentation from Joe Fingerhut
SCOPE recently welcomed youth empowerment speaker Joe Fingerhut on Tuesday, October 14th, for two assemblies.
Joe Fingerhut has given presentations at schools and conferences in numerous states and other countries.  We have had him speak at SCOPE before, and we were excited to have him come to our school again this year.  Not only was he entertaining, but truly engaged our students and delivered an incredibly powerful and relevant message on persistence, overcoming adversity, and reaching goals successfully.
To learn more about Joe and his material, you can check out his website, www.joefingerhut.com, which includes video, testimonials, and other content.
Click here to see photos of this event.
PBIS Informational Video
SCOPE, located in St. Louis County's Mehlville School District, stands for "South County Opportunity for the Purpose of Education." SCOPE serves students from several school districts--Affton, Bayless, Hancock Place, Lindbergh, Special School District, Valley Park, and Webster Groves--who have been suspended or who are not successful in a standard educational environment. SCOPE teachers produced an informational video explaining how their operation works. Click here to view the video. 
SCOPE Honors the 13th Anniversary of 9/11
On Friday, Sept. 12 SCOPE honored the 13th anniversary of 9/11. The American Legion Post #162 along with our very own Mr. Ryan Boyd took part in the ceremony. Members from the American Legion Post preformed a nine gun salute along with the playing of Taps as Mr. Boyd lowered the flag to half-staff.  

Click here to see photos.

Click here to see video.

Dr. Ridder Visits SCOPE
Dr. Norman Ridder visits SCOPE and talks with the students. Click here to see photos of this event.
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
On Thursday, Aug. 28, the AM and the PM staff took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. We would like to thank NuWay Concrete Forms for donating the 100 lbs of ice.
SCOPE raised $210.00 for ALS.

Click here to view video of the AM session.

Click here to view video of the PM session. 

Click here to view photos from both the AM and PM sessions. 

The AM Session challenged John DeWalle at the ALT School.

The PM Session challenged Sue Bland and all her nurses. 

Click here to see photos of the first day at SCOPE.
    Craft Alliance Update
    Congratulations! Justin Nguyen (left) and Chris Buckner (right)
            each received a summer scholarship from Craft Alliance. These
             students worked very hard and deserve this honor.
Craft Alliance Projects
SCOPE-SSLCMS students spent the second semester of the 2013-2014 school year working with representatives of the arts education center known as Craft Alliance on an art project - a mural featuring the students' own art work. Representatives of Craft Alliance used their expertise to help the students determine what they would like to include on the canvas that represents their life. To watch a video about the student mural project, click here

At the completion, the students hosted a grand unveiling on Tuesday, May 20. Click here to view video. 

During the 2013-2014 school year, our students worked on a variety of art projects using metals, fiber, clay and paint and were exposed to the work of nationally/internationally known artists through exhibitions and lectures. Click here to view a slideshow of the projects. 
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