Mindy Nikolaisen
    Name: Mindy Nikolaisen
    Virtual Office Hours:  10:00 - 12:00, M-F on Microsoft Teams
    Room Number(s): 108 West
    Subject(s): Personal Finance; Street Law 410; Psychology 470
    Social Studies Department Head
    Room #108W
    Building Phone: 314-776-3300, x 11090 
    This year marks my 20th year of teaching in the St. Louis Public School District.  I have been teaching at Gateway STEM High School since 2004 and prior to that taught at Soldan International Studies High School.  I am excited about the 2019-2020 School Year and Hope that you are too!
    Bachelor of Arts - Political Science; University of Missouri, Columbia
    Master of Arts in Secondary Educcation - Curriculum and Development; University of Missouri, St. Louis
    TEACHER UPDATES:  Welcome to my Teacher Page and Virtual Learning!  Please use this page for updates to any activities and assignments for the classroom on this page.  You should be able to click on the homework link for specific details.
    Important Covid-19 info: Students can turn in assignments through Microsoft Teams. An email is waiting for you in your district emails.  You can find all assignments on Microsoft Teams.  All of my students should be able to access their team using the following procedure:
    1. Go to https://portal.office.com   
    2. Log in as username@slps.org, e.g. pbova2135@slps.org (NOT email address) 
    3. Type in the password

    This is where you will also upload your completed work.

    If you are having trouble remembering your username and password, please email me at melinda.nikolaisen@slps.org and I can help you recover it. 

    Assignments can be also be found on this website under the Homework link. Students who cannot access Microsoft Teams can simply send them via email to melinda.nikolaisen@slps.org.
    Be sure to check back every Monday for new assignments, which will  be posted by 8:00 a.m. here and on the Teams link. 
    Resource Reminder:

    District helpline for families and students: 314-345-6900 or studentservices@slps.org

    If you do not have an electronic device, the District is working on assisting you, so either reach out to me, any other Gateway teacher, or the SLPS family technology needs survey: www.slps.org/tech.

    The District has created a separate email account to deal with any technology questions you may have, techhelp@slps.org.

    Financial, social and emotional resources: www.slps.org/resources

    Academic resources and virtual learning: www.slps.org/keeponlearning

    Distribution sites for student meals: www.slps.org/meals