2012 St. Louis Metro District #8 Honor Choir Students and Director from Ostmann Elementary. Back Row: Maya McCormick, Haik Demirchian, Mrs. Janet Harding, Lacy Slezak, Lauren James-Spielman Front Row: Jack Nichols, Emma Latka, Ashley Russell, Alex Cauley
St. Louis Metro District #8 Honor Choir Students and Director from Twin Chimneys Elementary: Left to right: Lance Johnson, Trey Bredensteiner, Kyle Philipak, Ms. Barb Philipak Schillinger, Abbie Carr, Gwen McGuire, & Molly Mayfield
2012 St. Louis Metro District #8 Honor Choir Students and Director from Dardenne Elementary School: Alex Brennecke, Lupita Alonso, Madison Woodsmall and Bryan Scalise and
Ms. Johanna Erdman.
2012 St. Louis Metro District #8 Honor Choir Students and Director Stephanie Brueggemen from Progress South Elementary.
2012 St. Louis Metro District #8 Honor Choir Students from Westhoff Elementary: Girls are pictured left to right- Maggie Pagano, Sydney
Estrada, Olivia DeRubeis, Lorelei Ferrario, Jordyn Grimes, Megan
Halburt. The director at Westhoff Elementary is Mr. Michael Marx.
Students from our middle and high schools participated in the Metro District 8 Honors Choir event on Saturday, November 10 at the First Baptist Church of St. Charles. Pictured on the top are the middle school students and pictured on the bottom are the students from our high schools. CONGRATULATIONS!
Front Row: Tyler Womack (FZS), Cole Valenti (FZS), Anthony Lafata (FZS), Brendan Shields (FZE), Ryan Ruzycki (FZE).
Back Row: Evan Stoll (FZN), Jake Brown (FZN), Jack Filla (FZN), Nathan Laramie (FZS), Curt Maloney (FZS), Brendan Mann (FZS)
Front Row: Derek Merry (FZW)
Back Row: Mitch Morris (FZW)
Fourth grade students at Rock Creek Elementary School held their annual Grandparents’ Day on November 20. This all-day celebration included grandparents being involved in P.E., music performances, library and art activities, computer lab exercises, and much more. Pictured is Anneliese Hiezmann sharing a computer lesson with her grandmother.
The Student Council at Ostmann Elementary School sponsored a canned food drive to benefit the H.O.P.E. Ministries Food Pantry. When the drive had completed, 2,145 cans had been collected. Pictured are the Student
Council officers (L-R) Cameron Deatz, Everett Remstedt, Alli Merz, and Emma Wilkins along with Ostmann Counselor and sponsor, Chrissy Howe.
The Leadership Class at Fort Zumwalt North High School raised $1,000 to support their turkey drive which resulted in the collection of 210 turkeys. Their efforts with this project awarded them as one of the selected winners in the 2012 Rams Effect contest. The class received 100 tickets to the Rams game on Sunday, December 2 against the 49ers. Pictured are the students collecting the turkeys.
Fort Zumwalt West High School started a Military Support Club this year. The purpose of this club is to create awareness of the military and to show support for past, present, and future military personnel and their loved ones. The students recently collected many items for the troops but also gained the support of the community when allowed to
distribute flyers at the Walmart store entrances in O’Fallon to help with their collection. The students collected $775 towards the $1,000 shipping cost for their 72 care packages. Some of these care packages will go to FZW alumni that are serving overseas. The club will continue to provide packages and letters throughout the deployment of these alumni. The club co-sponsors are Ms. Deborah
Cantillo (FZW secretary) and Ms. Justina York (FZW science teacher). Pictured is Steven Sahd (co-president), Ms. Cantillo, and Dillon Housley (vice-president).
Veterans Day was celebrated in the Fort Zumwalt School District on November 8. As is tradition, every school in the district participated in
honoring our country’s veterans. Activities ranged and included assemblies, USO shows, color guards, speakers, student performances, Dress for Respect day for students, and much more. Hundreds of veterans attended the celebrations in the schools. Pictured is music teacher, Mr. Michael Marx, directing his choir and the students and guests from Westhoff Elementary School during the National Anthem.
Staff members from Fort Zumwalt South Middle School held their annual cook-off on November 2. There were ten chilis, ten soups, and three white chilis submitted for the cook-off. The competition raised $611 that will help support South Middle families over the holidays this year.
Empty Bowls is an international effort to fight hunger. The service learning and cross-curricular studies were the focus of the ninth annual event at Hope High School in the
Fort Zumwalt School District. Bowls of soup could be purchased and the bowls could be kept. The soups were prepared by the FACS class and the art classes made the bowls. The event was publicized by the marketing class and entertainment was provided by the staff and students. The proceeds from this event went to a local food pantry.