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  • For the week of October 9-12, the young ladies of PLJCA celebrated Girls' Rock Week. The ladies began their week with a fun, girl-power scavenger hunt on Monday. On Tuesday, they came together to make friendship pins, and on Wednesday, they attended a pep rally. The week was capped off with an all-day event on Thursday.The ladies began their day with rotations promoting female empowerment. They created quilt squares for a Girls Rock quilt, drew self-portraits, watched films with strong, female characters, and participated in female-centered sports. The day ended with a luncheon, provided by Dr. DaMaris White.  At the luncheon, the ladies performed "I'm Beautiful" by Jekalyn Carr; they heard from speakers, including a group of doctoral candidates from St. Louis University, and Legacy Jackson, the founder of "Little Legacies". Finally, the ladies ended the event with a dance party!



    The set up for the Girls Rock luncheon.

    Girls Rock luncheon



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  • Students at Pierre Laclede Junior Career Academy have been spending time this semester learning about what it takes to be a journalist. Every week, select students from fourth, fifth, and sixth grade meet a new member of the community, conduct a group interview and write an article.

    Under the leadership of Ms. Megan O’Brien and Mr. Chris King (St. Louis American), with help from Ms. Winnie Caldwell, Ms. Ashley Winters, Chief Sherman George (pictured) and Ms. Elisa Crouch (former St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter), students have been working to improve their writing skills and learning about different careers and people in the process. 


    Students with presenter Sidney Keys III, the founder of Books N Bros

    Journalism students with presenter Sidney Keys III, the founder of Books N Bros.


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  • Biking for Books

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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

Where to Find Us


    Lacelde 5821 Kennerly Ave.
    St. Louis, MO 63112
    Office 314-385-0546
    Fax 314-385-7294 or 314-244-1809
    Prinicpal: Dr. DaMaris White
    Hours: 8:05am - 3:02pm
    Grades: PS-6 


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