• Press Release

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                     Contact: Patrick Wallace
    August 8, 2013                                                                                        314-420-5782, cell

    For Our Schools Sunday

    SLPS representatives to visit local churches, encourage first-day attendance,
    and emphasize a great start to the 2013-14 school year

    ST. LOUIS, MO. August 8, 2013 – SLPS Superintendent Kelvin R. Adams and Special Administrative Board President Rick Sullivan—along with 20 other St. Louis Public Schools representatives—are scheduled to speak at local churches on Sunday to re-energize SLPS families heading into the 2013-14 school year.

    For Our Schools Sunday is an annual event scheduled the day before school starts. Classes for K-12 students start Monday, August 12. Early childhood programs begin the following Monday, August 19. The event provides parents with valuable information about the upcoming year. District representatives will also stress the importance of attending school daily—including the first day of classes.  

    Dr. Adams is scheduled to speak at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church, 5515 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, at 8:10 a.m. and 11:10 a.m.

    Mr. Sullivan is scheduled to speak at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, 915 N. Taylor Avenue, at
    9:15 a.m.; Samaritan United Methodist Church, 4234 Washington Boulevard, around 11 a.m.; and Central Baptist Church, 2842 Washington Avenue, at 11:45 a.m.

    Participating churches:

    Friendly Temple MB Church
    Gethsemane Lutheran Church
    Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church
    Samaritan United Methodist Church
    Central Baptist Church

    Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church
    Salem in Ladue United Methodist Church
    Union Avenue Christian Church
    Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church
    Beloved Community United Methodist Church
    West End Mt. Carmel Full Gospel Baptist Church
    St. John UCC Church
    West Side MB Church
    St. James AME Church 
    Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church
    Glory to Glory Christian Church
    Calvary Baptist Church
    New Northside Baptist Church
    Washington Metropolitan AME Zion Church
    St. Peter AME Church
    New Covenant United Methodist Church
    The Connection Church
    New Sunnymount Baptist Church
    Lane Tabernacle CME Church

    For additional information, please contact Patrick Wallace at 314-420-5782.