Adams Chefs in Training

Lindsay Schuessler Donor Support, Enrichment Activity, Events, Student Success

The Roving Chef, a program where guest chefs adopt a local school district, stopped by Adams. The chef makes planned visits to designated schools for the purpose of creating a focus on healthy meals while helping to educate students about sound eating habits and food preparation. Students who demonstrated good character and good behavior participated in the activity. Students learned …

Friends of Adams Open House

Bill Wichman Donor Support, Enrichment Activity, Events, Staff Accomplishments, Student Success

On Thursday morning, October 1, Adams Elementary hosted the first of what we hope is many Friends of Adams Open Houses. This was a chance for people wanting to learn more about FOA to see the beautiful school first hand, meet the principal, Mr. Coleman, Academic Instructional Coach, Lindsay Schuessler and other staff members. Guests were given tours of the …

A Shoe Story

Kimberly Sharp Donor Support, Enrichment Activity, Staff Accomplishments, Student Success

Through the “Steps to Success” program, Assistance League St. Louis partnered with Shoe Carnival to provide 92 Adams students with BRAND NEW footwear! Seasons are changing, feet are growing, and unfortunately, sometimes students don’t own appropriate footwear. “Steps to Success” made a difference by providing adequate footwear to those in need. Adams students were full of smiles and beyond grateful. …

Saturday School

Lindsay Schuessler Enrichment Activity, Events, Student Success, Uncategorized

This fall, with the help of Friends of Adams, Adams Elementary has launched morning and afternoon sessions of “Saturday School” to both enhance and enrich the every day school activity. The kids get extra help in their regular studies and enjoy special opportunities for learning. Saturday school is off to a great start. Since it was such a beautiful day …

A Visit to Nepal

Lindsay Schuessler Enrichment Activity, Events, Student Success

Through the new Engage NY ELA curriculum, Ms. Thiel’s 5th graders at Adams have been studying issues of human rights around the world. Part of their reading included a passage about Nepal called “Teaching Nepalis to Read, Plant, and Vote,” by Lesley Reed. As an extension of their learning Ms. Thiel invited her father to be a guest speaker because …

So Much to Learn

Bill Wichman Education Reform, Introductory Articles, Staff Accomplishments, Student Success

Do you ever stop to think about how much you know? No, really. It’s sometimes politically and humbly correct to apologize for how much we don’t know. Nevertheless, what we do know about an incredible breadth of subjects is overwhelming. And that’s important. A grasp of a large amount of basic information is crucial for us to survive and prosper …

Spring 2015 Adams Guitar Concert

Bill Wichman Enrichment Activity, Staff Accomplishments, Student Success

Watch this performance by students K-5th of Adams Elementary School in the city of St. Louis, Missouri, on May 20, 2015, after just beginning that spring semester. Teacher is Larissa Young, assisted by St. Louis Classical Guitar Society educator Jeff Sieth. Order of pieces is: Spy Tune, Sleeptime, Floating in the Cosmos, Blue Magic, Meditation, and Saw Dodge Blues, all …

Adams 3rd – 6th Grade MAP Testing Pizza Party

Lindsay Schuessler Enrichment Activity, Events, Student Success

Friends of Adams is all about community! Thank you to Mr. Guthrie’s class from The Pembroke Hill School in Kansas City for sponsoring the Adams Elementary MAP Perfect Attendance Pizza Party. Third through sixth grade students who had perfect attendance during the three weeks of MAP testing were invited to the party. Students celebrated the end of testing and all …

Books from the Heart

Lindsay Schuessler Enrichment Activity, Events, Student Success

Thank you to our wonderful Ready Reader Stephanie Schwab and Book Source for donating books to Ms. Montgomery, Mr. Sanders, and Ms. Jackson’s classrooms. The books were donated in memory of Adams preschooler Antonio Brooks. Each book is stickered with Antonio’s name so his memory can be celebrated each time the books are enjoyed by students. You can see the …