• 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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  • 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!!

    Zap the MAP Zap the MAP Zap the MAP Zap the MAP Zap the MAP Zap the MAP

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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!

    Zap the MAP Zap the MAP Zap the MAP Zap the MAP

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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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  • Congratulations to Ms. Jyana Booker, our fourth published journalist in Academy Journalism. Jyana's story on Dr. Jason Purnell, "Researching ways to help young people, Jason Q. Purnell of For the Sake of All-through the eyes of a young person", can be found in the March 29, 2018 edition of the  St. Louis American or by clicking this link:

    Researching ways to help young people, Jason Q. Purnell of For the Sake of All – through the eyes of a young person

    Jyana poses with her article




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  • Congratulations to our very own Ms. Kelly Walsh for being named the SLPS Fine Arts Teacher of the Year! We are so proud of Ms. Walsh and all of her hard work!

    Celebrating Ms. Walsh

    Ms. Walsh Ms. Walsh and her parents Ms. Walsh with some of her students

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  • Students who had good attendance and behavior for 3rd Quarter spent one of their last days before Spring Break at Sports Fusion in Chesterfield!

    For more photos, check out our album! Sports Fusion Field Trip


    Mini Golf Obstacle Course Laser Tag Champions

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  • PLJCA principal, Dr. DaMaris White, has partnered with St. Louis American editor Chris King to start a boys' club at our school. Male students in 5th and 6th grade meet every Thursday afternoon with positive male role-models in the community. They learn about creativity, with the hope that the club will help mediate problems of fighting and disruptive behavior at school.

    Principal at Pierre Laclede Junior Career Academy tries creativity club to inspire boys

    Boys meet at a tree on the PLJCA playground

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  • We celebrated St. Patrick's Day on Friday with green pancakes, leprechaun traps, and STEM leprechaun houses!

    Green pancakes Leprechaun traps STEM leprechaun houses STEM leprechaun houses STEM leprechaun houses

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  • We had a great time celebrating Read Across America day today at PLJCA!

    Fox in Socks Dr. Seuss Snacks The Lorax

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  • We would like to close National Counselor's Week by wishing a special "Thank you!" to our very own Ms. Barry! Ms. Barry works tirelessly to help keep our school running smoothly, and we appreciate her every day.

    We love you Ms. Barry! Ms. Barry and Elijah

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  • Students a PLJCA kicked off February with Black History spotlights during the morning announcements, African American spirituals at the end of the day, and a visit to the Academy Journalism club by Ms. Charlene Blair!


    Journalism students pose with Charlene Blair

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  • Congratulations to our first round of attendance prize winners! Students are eligible for entry if they are at school every day for a week. Students displaying their attendance prizes

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  • Students celebrated the 100th Day of School by wearing pajamas and doing some fun, 100-themed activities. Check out our photo album for more pictures from our awesome day!!



    students pose in their pajamas

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  • Congratulations to our two newest published journalists, Mekhi and Andria! Mekhi published his story, "No girls left out at Girls Rock Week", about the PLJCA Girls' Rock Week in the St. Louis American on December 28, 2017. Andria published her story, "Jacqueline Dace of the National Blues Museum first worked in a museum as a receptionist", on Jacqueline Dace on January 4, 2018. 

    No girls left out at Girls Rock Week


    Jacqueline Dace of the National Blues Museum first worked in a museum as a receptionist


    Andria and Mekhi pose with their published pieces

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  • Students at PLJCA celebrated their first day back at school by being inducted into the 90/90 club. Students who attended school 90% of the time during first semester were given shirts and celebrated at a special ceremony put on by Dr. DaMaris White and the PLJCA attendance team!


    Students pose in their 90/90 shirts

    Students wait to receive their t-shirts  Keyora Curry poses in her shirt  Students wait to receive their shirts

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  • Congratulations to Kaitlyn Woodley-Roberts, a sixth grade student at Pierre Laclede, for being the first published author in the Laclede Academy Journalism program. Students in the program meet weekly to interview guests and write stories about their lives. Kaitlyn’s story on barber Keith Shackleford was published in last week’s edition of the St. Louis American.
    On Thursday, December 14, the journalists welcomed Mr. Flint Fowler of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis to present Kaitlyn with a $50 gift card in recognition of publication.
    The St. Louis American will continue to publish stories from Academy Journalism students in the coming months. Stay tuned for more from these amazing young journalists and scholars. 
    Kaitlyn receives her certificate from Flint Fowler!
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  • We hope that everyone has a safe and relaxing Holiday Break!

    Ms. O'Brien and Elijah show off their festive outfits!

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  • A special thank you to the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc for their visit with and donations to our third grade students today! The students had a wonderful time decorating gift bags, and they loved their special surprise presents! PLJCA is blessed by our partnership with this extraordinary organization.


    Jeremih poses with his decorated bag  

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  • Thank you to all of the loved ones who came to support our scholars at their Holiday Extravaganza concert! The performance was a big success. Thanks to Dr. Jeanette Taylor for her hard work on the music, Ms. Kelly Walsh for the decorations, and Ms. Sabrina Mack for helping to set up and run the performance!

    For more on the performance, including videos and pictures, follow this link: Winter Extravaganza 

    A snowman Winter Explosion

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  • Students in the Academy Journalism program had the amazing opportunity to speak with Fox2 News anchor Shirley Washington this week. Ms. Washington shared stories of her career and showed students how to interview by asking them some interesting questions of her own. She finished the visit by signing bags for each student and posing for pictures. Later in the night, Academy Journalism even made a special apperance on the 11:00 news, courtesy of Ms. Washington!


    Shirley Washington speaks with students in Academy Journalism

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  • Congratulations to student Kaitlyn Woodley-Roberts! Kaitlyn's original poster, entitled "The Mouth" won third place out of submissions from across the district. Kaitlyn will be honored at an upcoming board meeting, and her work is currently on display at the SLPS Central Office.


    Kaitlyn's poster with its third place ribbon Kaitlyn Kaitlyn's Poster

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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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