Pierre Laclede Junior Career Academy

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Where to Find Us


    Lacelde 5821 Kennerly Ave.
    St. Louis, MO 63112
    Office 314-385-0546
    Fax 314-385-7294 or 314-244-1809
    Principal: Dr. DaMaris White
    Hours: 8:05am - 3:02pm
    Grades: PK-8 


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Principal's Corner

  • Welcome to the Pierre Laclede Jr. Career Academy!


    Dear Pierre Laclede Family,

    I want to officially welcome all of you to the 2017-2018 School Year! Summer has come and gone and we must now move forward with an exciting transition. I am extremely pleased to introduce and welcome all of you to Pierre Laclede Jr. Career Academy.    

    This electrifying journey allows for the continuation of a rich history; but moving in a new direction. As a Junior Career Academy, we will strive to ensure every student experiences intentional high levels of academic achievement in a positive, nurturing, and safe learning environment where diversity is valued, respected, and celebrated. 

    Pierre Laclede Junior Career Academy is committed to integrating social-emotional learning with purposeful, rigorous academics by changing the narrative to achieve a culture of college and career readiness.  There are many new programs that will be introduced this year that will allow our scholars to explore their skill-set and promote critical problem solving. 

    I am privileged to have the opportunity to return this school year as your Principal Leader and I feel honored to work with our highly qualified and dedicated staff, our wonderful scholars, and all of the supportive parents and community stakeholders.  The elementary years are critical times of development for students and families and I look forward in working with all of you to make this academic year successful. As a lifelong learner, I am committed to both supporting our students and families and fostering a love for learning. 

    Again, welcome to Pierre Laclede Jr. Career Academy – “Where we are Intentional about Changing the Narrative.”

    Yours in Education,

    Dr. White

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  • Congratulations and best wishes to our wonderful retirees, Mrs. Sabrina Mack and Ms. Marla Gardner! We hope that your next journey takes you far and brings you joy!

    Chalkboard Mack Party Party

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  • We enjoyed celebrating the young men of PLJCA this week with our Boys Rock Week!

    For more photos, see our album

    Boys Rock Luncheon

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  • We continued our celebration of student success with visits from the Bubble Bus and the Kona Ice Truck! What a fun day!


    Bubble Bus Kona Ice Truck

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  • Students celebrated the end of the year with a special visit from the Me 2 You Game Truck. We are so proud of all that they have achieved this school year!


    Sign  Students playing video games

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  • What a great day to celebrate Field Day! The students of PLJCA enjoyed a bouncy-slide, relays, treats, dancing, a visit from the Kona Ice Truck, and so much more... Thank you to our wonderful Field Day committee for putting everything together!

    Check out more pictures HERE


    Field Day

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  • Teachers enjoyed the kick-off to Teacher Appreciation Week with a fabulous breakfast courtesy of Dr. DaMaris White, Ms. Crystal Lampkin, Ms. Francelle Barry, Ms. Vickie Boyd, Ms. Jo Crump, and Ms Roxana Jones!


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  • We are so excited to honor our very own Mrs. Jo Crump on Administrative Professionals Day! Thank you for all that you do to help keep our school running smoothly!

    Mrs. Crump

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  • Officially kicking off the rest of MAP testing season with another MAP rally! We are so excited to wish our 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders well as they show what they know on the MAP test!!

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  • Kicking off the MAP testing window in style with a MAP rally! Our fifth graders rocked their science tests today, and we can't wait to see how well everyone else performs in the coming weeks!

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  • A special shout out to Ms. Francelle Barry for organizing our PLJCA Career Day! Students enjoyed learning all about different careers and asking lots of questions.

    Career Day banner Learning about careers

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