City Garden’s 2018 Black History Celebration theme was “Ubuntu: I am because we are.” On Feb 22, each class presented a special performance in honor of the occasion:
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Our Primary students did a wonderful job in their Winter Concert on December 15, 2017! Enjoy the photos below:
Today, February 1, Black History Month begins. This is a particularly exciting month at City Garden, as it is a time when our Anti-Bias, Anti-Racist Commitment really shines through several special events and we strive to “work as a team to dismantle and reorganize the systems that support racism and privilege” and “actively support each other …
On December 8, 2017, City Garden was honored by a visit from Saint Louis University’s President Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D., Provost Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., Vice President of Development Sheila Manion, Assistant Provost Steve Sanchez, Ph.D., and Appointed Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement Jonathan Smith, Ph.D.. SLU leadership toured City Garden with Dr. Evans, Christie, …
On November 14, 2017, Upper Elementary 1 students organized and held a Black Lives Matter demonstration to protest police shootings of Black men in St. Louis and throughout our country. Learning from and wanting to support the public demonstrations following the Stockley Verdict in our city, students studied peaceful protest, requested permission to march from …
On November 5, 2017, City Garden opened its doors to prospective families in our catchment area for tours and to learn more about applying to send their little future City Gardeners here next year!
One tradition for our Junior High students is to make and serve a “community meal” to family and friends. In December of 2017, the Junior High made quite a feast, with soups, salads, and yummy banana pudding for dessert!
Students from Ms. Sandi and Ms. Jori’s classes took a field trip across the river to Cahokia Mounds, where “the remains of the most sophisticated prehistoric native civilization north of Mexico are preserved… Within the 2,200-acre tract, located a few miles west of Collinsville, Illinois, lie the archaeological remnants of the central section of the …
In October, representatives from Missouri’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) completed a site visit of City Garden as part of our charter renewal process. Dr. Evans and Christie gave the DESE visitors a tour during the school day, with lots of excellent learning happening throughout the building!
Trunk or Treat was a spook-tacular time this year! Enjoy these photos: