MSA 2024 Information Session
Thursday May 2, 7-9pm
Columbia Keller Auditorium, Geology Building, 400 S. 6th Street, Columbia, MO 65211
Kansas City North Kansas City High School, 620 East 23rd Ave., Kansas City, MO 64116 (parking will be the student parking lot across the street from the main entrance to the school)
Springfield Strafford High School, 211 W. McCabe St., Strafford, MO 65757 (parking located on south side of the street)
St. Louis TBD
Thursday, May 9, 7pm
Join MSA administrators for an informational session covering the structure of the Academy and important deadlines related to the 2024 Missouri Scholars Academy, this will include a question-and-answer portion for the parents and scholars. This presentation will be conducted over Zoom and recorded for those who cannot attend.
Meeting ID: 933 3449 2412, Passcode: 512407
Teacher Appreciation Day
Monday, June 24, 2024
Every year scholars are asked to nominate a teacher who made a difference in their lives. Teachers are then invited to visit the Academy, attend afternoon sessions, have dinner with their student, and participate in evening programs. We are looking forward to recognizing all the fabulous teachers out there!
Nominated Teachers: Please fill out the RSVP survey and register your car for parking on campus. These links can be found in your e-mail invitation. Check in at the Mark Twain desk when you arrive. Here is a sample of your schedule for the evening.
- 3:30 p.m. – Arrive on campus and check in
- 4:00 p.m. – Attend one of several afternoon programs
- 5:30 p.m. – Attend dinner at Reynolds Alumni Center
- 6:45 p.m. – Have your picture taken; group photo on the north steps of Jesse Hall of all the nominated teachers and their students!
- 7:15 p.m. – Award Ceremony, Jesse Hall
- 7:30 p.m. – Evening lecture with Temple Grandin
- 8:30 p.m. – Join us for a dessert reception
All events will be over by 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 22, 2024
Sunday, June 23, 2024
Family Day is Sunday, June 25. Scholars may be checked out as early as 8:00 AM. Simply come to the Mark Twain Lobby and the RAs will help ensure your scholars are ready to go! Scholars must be signed out before leaving.
If you plan to have your scholar leave with anyone other than a parent or legal guardian, you must email email@example.com to give permission. Many scholars will spend the day with a family friend or roommate’s family if their parents aren’t available.
We will have some optional afternoon programming on Sunday as well:
- 1:30 – Meet the Faculty! Visit teachers in their classrooms
- 2:30 – Informational Session on “From MSA to the MU Honors College & How the Heck to Pay For It” – Middlebush Auditorium
- 3:30 – Trivia Contest – Scholars and Families compete in Geology Auditorium
All scholars must be returned to Mark Twain to sign themselves in no later than 5:00 PM.
Saturday, June 29, 2024
Scholars can be checked out by their guardians any time between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM on Saturday, July 1st, and parents and scholars are responsible for the move-out process. Breakfast will be the last meal served at the Academy for Scholars.
The Closing Ceremony for MSA 2023 will be held at 10:00 AM in Jesse Auditorium. All scholars should check out with their RA, turn in their room key, pick up any medications with the med staff, and have their belongings moved out of Mark Twain before the Closing Ceremony Begins. Unlike Opening Day, move out is the responsibility of scholars and their families. It is expected that all scholars will attend the Closing Ceremony.
Scholars and Families will NOT be allowed back in the Mark Twain Residence Hall after the Closing Ceremony ends.
If your scholar will be checked out by someone other than a parent or guardian, you must email firstname.lastname@example.org to grant permission. Please include the name of the individual who will be checking out the scholar, along with a phone number where they can be reached if necessary.
MSA 2023 Information Session
May 4, 7-9pm
Columbia University of Missouri, Geology Building, Keller Auditorium (Room 123)
400 S. 6th Street, Columbia, MO 65211
Kansas City Raytown High School Library
6019 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO 64133
(Parking note: park on the East side of the building (by the football field) and enter through the doors at the East entrance, which are the main doors. The library is inside the double doors and to the left).
Springfield Schweitzer Brentwood Branch Library, Room 100
St. Louis Prairie Commons Branch, St. Louis County Public Library
915 Utz Lane, Hazelwood, MO 63042
Thursday, May 11, 7pm
Join MSA administrators for an informational session covering the structure of the Academy and important deadlines related to the 2023 Missouri Scholars Academy, this will include a question-and-answer portion for the parents and scholars. This presentation will be conducted over Zoom and recorded for those who cannot attend.
Zoom link: https://umsystem.zoom.us/meeting/97278862122
Meeting ID: 972 7886 2122
If you have any questions, please email Doug Valentine at email@example.com.
We hope to see you there!