Ryan Joehl Selected as MLK, Jr. Model of Justice Awardee

Congratulations to sophomore Ryan Joehl on being selected as a Martin Luther King, Jr., Model of Justice Awardee.  

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Model of Justice Award is an annual award for a noble cause.  It is presented to high school students who have demonstrated through their attitude and their work a commitment to serving humanity in the broader community.  Ryan has volunteered as a swim coach for the Disabled Athletes Sports Association for the last two years.  He helps people with disabilities ranging from hearing problems and cerebral palsy to amputations improve their swimming skills and race times.  He says this about his experience;

“Working with disabled athletes has made me aware how often people are judged merely because they have a mental or physical disability.  Too many people instantly judge or belittle someone based on how they look or sound or move.  They classify them as weird or unusual, but I know them as hard-working and enthusiastic athletes who are no different in their approach to life than anyone else, and I know rather than criticism and pandering, they are deserving of equal treatment, value and respect.”

Ryan will be honored as a 2017 Archdiocesan Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Model of Justice Honoree during the 41st Annual Archdiocesan Celebration on Sunday, January 15 at the Cathedral Basilica.  

AP Instructor Mr. Adam White Selected For Prestigious Award

We are pleased to announce Mr. Adam White has been selected for the prestigious Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award not only for what he has already contributed to our school, but for what we are confident he will do to shape the future of education in St. Louis.

For three years, Adam White has taught numerous history courses at Barat Academy. His ability to challenge his students to higher levels of thinking results in students who question, analyze and articulate clear visions for a national and global society of hope for the future and innovative solutions to problems facing our country and our world.

Adam boasts a record of strong student scores on AP exams in a variety of courses, and though those courses are quite rigorous, even struggling students seek them out because of the engaging, creative, and meaningful learning Adam offers. And because of the hours of extra attention he provides before and after school, over lunch, and during his planning periods, even Adam’s struggling students master the most challenging content and skills.

A quick study himself, Adam integrates the most effective technology applications and instructional strategies that he brings from the professional development he routinely seeks out on his own. In fact, this year, he is piloting a mastery curriculum in is AP Microeconomics course, offering a truly student-centered, differentiated learning experience for all of his students. To date, his approach has met with great enthusiasm from students and parents. Nonetheless, Adam continually seeks even more precise validation of his pilot, engaging in high-level analysis of formative and summative assessment data to evaluate his approach.

Not only do students benefit from Adam’s dedication to his craft, but his colleagues also routinely seek him out for advice and encouragement. His natural enthusiasm and curiosity energizes them, and his cooperative, collegial approach attracts new teachers and veterans alike.

 

2015-2016 Annual Appeal Concludes June 30th

Our young men and women need your support!  If you are among those alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends who have already given, THANK YOU!

We are still shy of our Annual Appeal fundraising goal.  If you have not yet given to this year's campaign, or if you would like to make an additional donation to help us reach our goal PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A GIFT TODAY!

Click here!  www.baratacademy.org/annual-appeal

LaViola and Myers Sign

Senior Baseball players Anthony LaViola and Brian Myers each signed their Letters of Agreement to play college baseball this morning.  LaViola will attend William Penn University and play for the Statesmen.  This is LaViola's first year as a Catcher for Barat.  Myers will attend Central Methodist University and play for the Eagles. Myers is a standout Pitcher and 1st baseman for the Barat Eagles and was an All-District Selection in 2015. Both players were joined by their families for the ceremony.  

Musicians Honored

Congratulations to Barat juniors Hannah Byrne, clarinet solo, and Maddie Mullen, cello solo and vocal solo, for their beautiful performances and highest possible "Exemplary" ratings at the Missouri Solo and Ensemble Festival in Columbia, Missouri.  We are very proud of our amazing musicians.

Barat Lax Rules the All MWAA Team

The Barat Academy Varsity Lacrosse Team was strongly represented on the First Team, Second Team and Honorable Mention for the All MWAA Lacrosse Team.  Congratulations to Alleigh Fine, Mariana Flores and Natalie Barr, First Team Honors, Hailey Schlueter, Olivia Vaughn and Katie Habiger, Second Team Honors and Lizzie Johnson, Lauren Alley and Michaelah Stamer, Honorable Mention Honors.

Herr, Kampf and Rackers Sign

Today was a big day for Barat Academy and the Barat Basketball Program!  Seniors Geoffrey Herr, Jake Kampf and Grant Rackers each signed their Letter of Agreement to play college basketball. Herr a two time All-District Selection and Barat's all time leading scorer will attend Central Methodist University next fall and play for the Eagles!  Kampf also a two time All-District Selection will attend Knox College and play for the Prairie Fire!  Rackers, an All-District Selection this year will attend Hannibal-LaGrange University and play for the Trojans.  Herr, Kampf and Rackers signed as their families, coaches and teammates looked on!

#GiveSTLDay experiencing website issues

There has been such an OVERWHELMING RESPONSE to #GiveSTLDay that the St. Louis Community Foundation along with media partner, KSDK Channel 5, will be taking offline donations via a phone bank starting now. While the website is down, call in your donation to this number: 314-969-8655. Please be patient as they have limited phone operators. If you get a busy signal, please call back.

Give STL Day will be taking calls via the phone bank until midnight tonight or until givestlday.org returns to full functionality. If the website does not return to full functionality, the St. Louis Community Foundation will also take calls, via the phone bank, beginning at 6AM to Noon tomorrow - May 4th.

As always you may make a direct online donation to Barat Academy at www.baratacademy.org/giving or mail a check directly to Barat Academy 17815 Wild Horse Creek Road, Chesterfield, MO  63005.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We apologize for the inconvenience.