Wednesday, January 30, 2013
According to STLtoday.com, the money would provide for improvements throughout the district, including the addition of security cameras in all schools.
The Fort Zumwalt School District is asking voters to approve a no tax increase $15 million bond issue for district-wide improvements on April 2, according to STLtoday.com. According to the article, improvements would include: A bond issue is a loan made by the district with permission of the registered voters in the district. General obligation bonds must pass with four-sevenths of the majority vote. In 2011, 66.49 percent of local voters approved Fort Zumwalt's Proposition 1. The proposition requested $18.5 million in general obligation bonds with no tax increase for residents, to help pay off a leasehold revenue bond issue passed in 1997, and free up between $3 million and $4 million per year in the district’s operating fund. Click …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Students from three local elementary schools placed in the 26th annual event.
Monday, January 28
Information provided by the Fort Zumwalt School District. Fort Zumwalt School District held its 26th annual district wide spelling bee at North High School on Jan. 17, 2013.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Matt Hansen, 38, Winfield, goes to trial on March 12.
A former Fort Zumwalt West Middle School teacher who was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography and allegedly taping students undressing at camp is now facing federal charges, according to STLtoday.com. Matt Hansen, 39, Winfield, taught seventh grade math in the district since 2004, and was placed on administrative leave in 2012. According to STLtoday.com, Hansen was indicted in federal court on Thursday "on eight counts of attempted production of child pornography and one count of possession of child porn." The article states that Hansen pleaded not guilty and is scheduled for trial on March 12. Click here to read more on STLtoday.com. You might also be interested in:
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Mike Swaringim and Scott Grasser will be sworn in at the April 15 board of education meeting.
Fort Zumwalt School District will not hold an election for the board of education this year. Two candidates filed for two open seats on the board. The terms of Scott Grasser and Carol Russell end in April. Nancy Coleman from Fort Zumwalt Administrative Services, said Mike Swaringim and Scott Grasser will be sworn in at the April 15 board of education meeting. Swaringim served on the Fort Zumwalt Board of Education from 1999 until his defeat in the 2011 election. He served as board president at various times throughout his terms. According to the district website, Grasser has served on the board since 2004. Fort Zumwalt School board members serve three-year terms.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Registration will take place at local elementary schools from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Information provided by the Fort Zumwalt School District. Registration for incoming kindergarten students in the Fort Zumwalt School District for the 2013 -2014 school year is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., March 7, 2013. Registration will take place at Dardenne, Emge, J. L. Mudd, Mount Hope, St. Peters, Progress South, Hawthorn, Twin Chimneys, Ostmann, Rock Creek, Mid Rivers, Pheasant Point and Westhoff Elementary Schools. To be eligible for Kindergarten, a child must have reached the age of five before Aug. 1. Children who have not attended kindergarten in the Fort Zumwalt School District and have reached the age of six years before Aug. 1, may register for the first grade on the same date and at the same locations. A valid birth …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Check out how students of all ages are giving back through holiday collections and drives sponsored by their schools.
See how students and staff in the Fort Zumwalt School District are giving back this 2012 holiday season. Dardenne Elementary Westhoff Elementary Ostman Elementary Rock Creek Elementary Fort Zumwalt North Middle Fort Zumwalt North High School Fort Zumwalt East High School Fort Zumwalt South High School Information provided by Fort Zumwalt principals. Thanks for sharing! Have information or another event your student/school is participating in? Let us know about it! Send us an email at email@example.com. Tell us in the comments.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
McTeacher’s Night takes place at local restaurants beginning Oct. 2, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Local teachers are trading their grade books in for fries and Big Macs throughout the month of October. Local McDonald’s restaurants are teaming up with teachers to help raise money for Fort Zumwalt and Francis Howell schools on McTeacher's Night. McTeacher’s Night is a fundraiser that has provided more than $600,000 to St. Louis and Metro East area schools over the past nine years. On McTeacher’s Night, schools partner with and help run their local McDonald’s. Teachers and faculty members work as McDonald’s crew members and a percentage of sales from McTeacher’s Night is given to the school. Oct. 2. several area schools are participating in McTeacher's Night at their local McDonald's restaurant, including: Schedule for Other Local …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
District officials attended parent meetings held prior to camp to answer questions, concerns and discuss new rules in place after a teacher allegedly taped students undressing for the shower last year.
The Fort Zumwalt School District has made some policy changes to the Fifth Grade Outdoor Education Program this year. The changes are in place after a Fort Zumwalt West Middle School teacher was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography in August, then also found to have allegedly taped students undressing while away at camp last school year. Matt Hansen, 38, taught seventh grade math in the district since 2004, and also assisted with the district's Fifth Grade Outdoor Education Program. Superintendent Dr. Bernard DuBray said in a parent letter on the district website in June, the footage showed male students undressing for the shower. Hansen attended fifth grade camp with students at Progress South, Lewis and Clark and …
Monday, September 17, 2012
The Fort Zumwalt School District Board of Education will discuss the 2012-13 tax levy at its regularly scheduled board meeting tonight.
The Fort Zumwalt School District Board of Education will discuss the 2012-13 tax levy at its regularly scheduled board meeting tonight. School officials will make a recommendation on what that levy should be, according to the board's meeting agenda. Last year, school board officials approved a rate that claimed $4.76 per $100 of business and residential property tax, an increase of about 16 cents over the previous levy. Also on the agenda: For a copy of the agenda, check out the Fort Zumwalt School District's website.
Friday, August 31, 2012
Judge Rick Zerr facilitates this event, with presenters including, an undercover officer, a parent that lost a child to heroin and a former user.
The Fort Zumwalt School District is hoping to educate students and parents about the dangers of heroin use. To raise awareness about the drugs negative impacts on the community, the district is offering a presentation of A Race to Death-Heroin in Our Community. The presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, Spet. 12 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Fort Zumwalt East High School auditorium. East High School is located at 600 Executive Avenue in St. Peters. According to a news release from the district, there were 200 teen deaths in the St. Louis area in 2012 due to heroin overdose. Judge Rick Zerr will facilitate this event and presenters include, an undercover officer, a parent that lost a child to heroin and a former user. All are welcome to attend to …