Welcome to Finance Friday, some insight on school finance. Did you know local revenue sources make local schools possible? They are the most reliable source of revenue in the district’s budget. Personal property tax alone is 9.4% of Fort Zumwalt’s annual revenue. This year, that’s $22.5 million toward services such as optimum class sizes, utilities and internet, or materials such as cleaning supplies or curriculum. Missouri school districts are funded through local taxes, state funding (which is allocated by the legislature and can be withheld by the governor to balance the state budget) and federal funding that typically is designated for specific expenditures or is one-time money.
3 days ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
Did you know 9.4% OF FZSD'S OPERATING BUDGET COMES FROM PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX? This year, that’s $22.5 million toward services such as optimum class sizes, utilities and internet, or materials such as cleaning supplies or curriculum. Missouri school districts are funded through local taxes, state funding (which is allocated by the legislature and can be withheld by the governor to balance the state budget) and federal funding that typically is designated for specific expenditures or is one-time money. LOCAL REVENUE SOURCES MAKE LOCAL SCHOOLS POSSIBLE.
If you missed the latest update from #FZSupt, tune in now to the FORTiTUDE podcast. https://www.fz.k12.mo.us/article/918775
5 days ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
FORTiTUDE podcast: #FZSupt Update 11.23.22
#FZSD National Merit Commended Scholars are among the top 2-3% of the more than 1.6 million students who entered the scholarship competition! Congratulations to North High's Noah Page, South High's Chavi Khanna and Meghana Sivabalan and to West High's Aidan Copeland, Ekagrah Kumar, Andrew Merkel, Lindsey Weinhold.
5 days ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
National Merit Commended Scholars Yearbook pictures
Welcome back! Hope it was a restful, relaxing break. Today at: High School and Middle School: A Day Elementary School: C Day Need meal info? Click DINING in the menu on your school website or, download the FZ App, subscribe to your school and click dining there. Happy Monday!
7 days ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
11.28.2022  High School: A Day Middle School: A Day Elementary School: C Day  Need meal info? Click DINING  on your school website or in FZ App
Today we give a S/O of gratitude to our substitute educators. They answer the call and are there for students and teachers when they are needed. Thanks for all you do!
17 days ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
Thank you subs for answering the call! National Substitute Educators Appreciation Day 11-18-22
Thank you #FZCommunity! Part 2! Hope High students hosted their annual Empty Bowls celebration, serving up a hot delicious dinner and unique, hand-crafted art to all who attended. The service project supported No Hunger Holiday and the food pantry Cornerstone Methodist Church. Learn more about our students' service and traditions in the newest FORTiTUDE podcast: bit.ly/3A9JvJw
19 days ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
Hope High's Empty Bowls, served up a meal and unique artwork to support for No Hunger Holiday & Cornerstone Methodist Church Food Pantry.
Thank you #FZCommunity! Each year you support our students as they work to ensure neighbors in need have a Happy Thanksgiving. Led by our high school students, they joined forces across the district collecting for No Hunger Holiday. Next week teams of high school students will join forces with volunteers of all ages to package meals for deliveries through No Hunger Holiday's many partner agencies. Learn more about our students' service and traditions in the newest FORTiTUDE podcast: bit.ly/3A9JvJw
19 days ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
Thank you #FZCommunity: East High collecting for No Hunger Holiday pose as a group with frozen turkeys
Thank you #FZCommunity: North High collecting for No Hunger Holiday load a pick-up truck with frozen turkeys
Thank you #FZCommunity: South High collecting for No Hunger Holiday at the school entrance with signs
Thank you #FZCommunity: West High collecting for No Hunger Holiday in front of their UHaul, filling with frozen turkeys
Today we take a moment to say THANK YOU! to our support staff, who make sure students and teachers have what they need to keep teaching and learning going strong each day. Have a great day!
19 days ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
Thank you Support Staff Super heroes: National Educational Support Professionals Day
#FZSD salutes our Veterans. Thank you for your service to our nation.
24 days ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
Fort Zumwalt School District celebrates Veterans Day. Thank you. Honoring all who served. 11.11.2022
Checking in at Early Childhood when new Assistant Superintendent, John Schulte, visited Amy Steinhoff's Pre-K class. Schulte oversees Student Personnel Services and sat with students as they shared an important part of their day when they check-in with each other in Steinhoff's room. The daily activities help students create bonds with each other through playful, one-on-one interactions. The variety promotes language and literacy skills, increases attention span and decreases power struggles. "Our students and staff at the Early Childhood Center were having so much fun during our visit,” Schulte says. “We are fortunate to have such caring adults helping our littles learn, grow, and play!" Helping our littlest learners strengthen communication skills and take their first steps toward being collaborators. The Fort Zumwalt Early Childhood Center: Where Children Learn Through Play!
26 days ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
Assistant Superintendent visits with pre-K students in class
#TeacherProud It was a great day of learning across the Fort, where students were off but our #LifelongLearners were hard at work in Professional Development. Growing #FZSD teachers grows #FZSD students. Our teachers led colleagues in sessions ranging from English Language Arts to student wellness. Guest speakers were on hand to lead larger sessions, such as the one from Dr. Amber Selking on the power of a positive mindset. Commitment. Collaboration. #FZAllMeansAll @MOEducation @GovMikeParson @EducationPlusStl
27 days ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
#LifelongLearners Performing arts teachers in the shop working to expand their understanding of lighting techniques for technical theater students.
#LifelongLearners CurriculumCoordinator Candy Halloway leads secondary English Language Arts through an exercise.
#LifelongLearners Guest speaker Trish Richmond walks through Keys to Unlock Magical Learning with more than 300 teachers.
#LifelongLearners Coaches from across the district met with Dr. Amber Selking, author of Winning the Mental Game: The Playbook for Building Championship Mindsets.
Today is Election Day. Students are off. Teachers are in Professional Development. Polls are open until 7 p.m.
27 days ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
Today 11/8/22 is Election Day. Polls are open until 7 p.m.
Check out FORTiTUDE playlist #21stCenturySkills More on course offerings & student achievements in #FZSD Career Technical Ed pathways. Students, teachers, alum check in to discuss @PLTW, @SCCCaps, ZumwaltApprenticeships.com and more. bit.ly/3Uag5mG @MoEducation @GovMikeParson
29 days ago, FORiTUDE podcast
FORTiTUDE podcast playlist: #21stCenturySkills growing career ready grads
Families & students interested in ZumwaltApprenticeships.com and #FZSD @USDOL program: Learn more TONIGHT. 5:30 p.m., 1158 Tom Ginnever, O’Fallon. @ZumEastHigh @ZumSouth @ZumWestHigh @FZN_Panthers @ZumHopeHigh #FZExploreWhat’sNext @MoEducation @GovernorMikeParson
about 1 month ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
2022 apprenticeship signing day. Students in a group shot with teachers, employers, and parents
Check out ZumwaltApprenticeships.com today! Informational meeting for families and students who want to learn more. 5:30 p.m., Nov. 3, 1158 Tom Ginnever, O’Fallon. @ZumEastHigh @ZumSouth @ZumWestHigh @FZN_Panthers @ZumHopeHigh #FZExploreWhat’sNext @MoDESE @GovernorMikeParson
about 1 month ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
Student machining in metals shop
https://fb.watch/gwM59LXblB/ Interested in paid, hands-on work,& earning high school credit & FREE college credit? Check out ZumwaltApprenticeships.com Be at our informational event Thurs. @ZumEastHigh @ZumSouth @ZumWestHigh @FZN_Panthers @ZumHopeHigh
about 1 month ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
Zumwalt Apprenticeships Logo learn more ZumwaltApprenticeships.com
There's now season like show season! Catch the final performance of "And Then There Were None" today at 2 p.m. at West High. Check our calendar for upcoming concerts and shows across the district.
about 1 month ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
Scene: a 20th century parlor with fire place and French Doors. FZW cast at final dress rehearsal
The cast in motion, FZW And Then There Were None
The cast on set at final dress rehearsal
And Then There Were None at West High
Checking in with FZS Industrial Tech and Engineering. FZ students can begin exploring woods, metals and mass media in seventh grade, but high school course offerings expand quickly. Students in the drafting pathway begin with the basics of creating mechanical or architectural drawings by hand and on industry standard software. Capstone projects can include professional certification in 3D Solidworks. Students in woods engineering begin with safety basics. Once proficient, Woods I students create a range of projects that introduce them to tools and techniques they can refine and apply to capstone projects in later courses. Metals engineering students begin with safety basics and, once proficient, create a series of projects that introduce them to tools and techniques they have the opportunity to master in higher level classes. Learn more about Industrial Tech and Engineering in our high school course guide and at ZumwaltApprenticeships.com.
about 1 month ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
Students in the drafting pathway begin with the basics of creating mechanical or architectural drawings by hand and on industry standard software.
 Students in woods engineering begin with safety basics before operating equipment such as this table saw.
In Woods I, teacher Jim Layne works to introduce students to tools such as this planer and techniques they can use in later courses to create projects they design.
Metals students must show proficiency in safety practices before being introduced to filing, lathing (shown here) welding, forging and design.
Did you know #FZSD is an @USDOL Certified Apprenticeship Program? Learn more at ZumwaltApprenticeships.com Or attend our special event, 5:30 p.m., Nov. 3 at 1138 Tom Ginnever Ave. #FZExploreWhat’sNext #FZInnovate @ZumEastHigh @ZumSouth @ZumWestHigh @FZN_Panthers @ZumHopeHigh
about 1 month ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
Zumwalt Apprenticeships Logo learn more ZumwaltApprenticeships.com
In his monthly update, #FZSupt Dr. DuBray celebrates the many community events taking place across the district and the power of the connection between home and school. https://thrillshare.com/s/news-fzsd/scheduled_article/baf8f6a5511b6c6bfba8f0a3
about 1 month ago, FORiTUDE podcast
Listen Now: FORTiTUDE podcast #FZSupt Update 10.23.22