Without planning, three of the four math teachers wore their City Academy tees on the same day. Of course when we saw this, we knew there was plenty of math involved. How many of the following math questions can you answer:
1) What fraction of the math team is not wearing a CA tee?
2) What is the ratio of team members wearing a CA tee to total math team members?
3) If a fifth team member showed up and was not wearing a CA tee, what would be the probability of a CA tee being selected at random?
4) Bonus: Can you make out what word the math team is miming?
Answers: 1) 1/4 2) 3:4 3) 3/5 4) MATH
April is Literacy Month at City Academy. We’re celebrating with our students, faculty, staff, and volunteers!
This week, several individual City Academy supporters and community partners, such as Bring Me A Book St. Louis, participated in story-time. These volunteers read books such as Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein in upper grade classrooms and Flight School by Lita Judge to early childhood students.
After the stories were read, scholars brought the books to life though novel engineering projects. Novel engineering allows our students to integrate literacy and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math).
Buddy Morning is a great opportunity for both community supporters and students. Twice a year, community partners, donors, supporters, and volunteers spend one-on-one time with a student and experience our unique mission.
City Academy has hosted twenty-one Buddy Morning events since 2006. Each attendee is paired with a scholar and has the opportunity to build a relationship through educational activities. Buddies participate in great activities including playing drums in music, building robots in science, and creating leaf rubbings in art.
Buddy Morning attendees are individual supporters and community partners of City Academy. Many attend because they are able to see first-hand the exceptional education and community transformation that is taking place at City Academy. In fact, many individuals attend so often that they are called Super Buddies. Super Buddies have attended at least five Buddy Mornings. Many are paired with the same student buddy each time, building a lasting friendship.
EDUCATION FOR ALL
Every child deserves hope, and black or white has nothing to do with it.
I had just graduated from my private liberal-arts college and was working for a large St. Louis corporation when a friend asked me to volunteer as a tutor at Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club. That’s where I met Anthony, a second-grader attending school in an underperforming district that would later lose accreditation. His mom cared deeply for him, but the family had few educational options. She turned to Mathews-Dickey, a St. Louis nonprofit institution that has provided athletic, enrichment, and educational opportunities to children in north St. Louis for more than 50 years.
Anthony and I had very different backgrounds and lives, but we quickly found how much we had in common. For the next eight years, we met weekly. We talked about algebra and athletics, economics and comics, pie charts and pizza. I shared my love of books, and he shared his passion for art. I gave Anthony my perspective on the endless possibilities for his future, and Anthony helped steer mine.
¡Hola clase !
The Spanish program at City Academy is muy bueno! Every student at City Academy participates in our Spanish program, and each class is structured to best enhance the learning of each grade level.
It’s the first week of October and for those of you who don’t know, that means it’s National School Lunch Week! All of us at City Academy know that parents are busy with a million things to do. We want to help you out a bit in one area: snacks!
Packing your kids lunches can be time consuming. We decided to ask our resident food expert and master chef, Ms. Marilyn, to give us some quick snack hacks that you can use when preparing your child’s lunch!