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Welcome to Finance Friday, some insight on school finance. The Board of Education held its annual tax levy hearing before the regular September meeting. The Fort Zumwalt School District levy is unchanged from last year, remaining at $4.59 per $100 of assessed valuation. It is the second lowest levy of the five school districts in St. Charles County. What does this mean for you? The Hancock Amendment to the Missouri Constitution creates a set of checks and balances between the school district’s tax levy and the value of a taxpayer’s property. Did you know the Fort Zumwalt tax rate is 20 cents lower than it was 10 years ago? These local revenue sources provide 65 percent of Fort Zumwalt’s operating revenue. Local revenue sources make public schools possible. These funds do not pass through the state or federal government. They cannot be withheld by the state and, unlike federal funds, they are not designated to be used on specific expenditures. Two thirds of the money it takes to cover the day-to-day expenses of teaching and learning, such as salaries, benefits, utilities and materials comes from right here in Fort Zumwalt.
As we wrap up #ArtsEdWeek, we approach the mid-point of first quarter ... already one eighth of the way through the school year! It's a big moment for 6th grade musicians, when sound starts to become music. Checking in at West Middle with band instructor Becky Fanning and orchestra instructor Rich Goodman, students have become familiar with their instruments and how to assemble them if need be, and are focusing on the techniques needed to get them to make music.
Tune in to hear from elementary students and recent grads about the League of Leaders and the power of common language in Pushing for Positive Peer Influence. It's at the center of all we do. Watch or listen on our website: https://www.fz.k12.mo.us/article/834249 Download the new Fort Zumwalt App, subscribe on YouTube or your favorite podcast app so you never miss an episode of the FORTiTUDE podcast.
It's #ArtsEdWeek so we stopped by North High, where Jennifer Rericha's Ceramics I class was hard at work on their first major project, slab boxes. "We focus on the fundamentals of constructing artwork out of clay," Rericha says, and a theme of the student's choice. @FZInnovate
Did you know the federal program providing free school meals to all students expired? Please be sure to check your students' account balance regularly. If you need the application to see if you qualify for free or reduced price school meals click "Free/Reduced Application Info" on our Student Nutrition website. https://ftzumwaltsdmo.sites.thrillshare.com/o/fzsd/page/student-nutrition
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Why are flags at half-staff? By order of the President, the U.S. flag shall be flown at half-staff at all government buildings statewide, until sunset, on the day of interment in respect for the memory of Queen Elizabeth II. See proclamation: https://bit.ly/3Qup1k7
#FZSD is loving our new app! Access dining menus, news updates, & even notifications, right from your pocket. Set your default school & schools that send you notifications in settings. Download for Android https://bit.ly/3w6NXGW Download for iPhone https://apple.co/3zQUgQb
Mrs. Day's 4th graders at Forest Park Elementary kicked off their English Language Arts unit by talking to scientist and researcher Dr. Julia Stevens. (Dr. Stevens happens to be Mrs. Day's sister!) She shared her work in a variety of fields, including marine biology, which connected directly to the book 4th Graders are reading in class, and with research reports they will be writing later this quarter.
Checking in at FZW! Volunteerism is a big part of the work done in Leadership classes at all Fort Zumwalt high schools. FZW’s Lee Hardy has built a strong connection with the City of O’Fallon to provide students an avenue to explore volunteer opportunities and to help the city with beautification work and other projects. Megan Piel visited this week to kick things off with the new class, starting with swag and snacks. #FZCommunity
Thank you @CentralCountyFire for dropping off backpacks for students in need. The outpouring of support from our community helps ensure all students are ready to start the school year on the right foot. When we all do our part, they all can reach their potential. #FZAllMeansAll
Good morning Fort Zumwalt and welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! The Bulldogs soccer teams started early, with @KMOV @KentEhrhardt as did the FZS band, cheer and dance teams. We’re ready for the New Year and can’t wait to see you here. @ZumSouth
We're thrilled to announce the new app for Fort Zumwalt! It's everything Fort Zumwalt, in your pocket. Download for Android https://bit.ly/3w6NXGW Download for iPhone https://apple.co/3zQUgQb
Meet Dr. Buddy Entwistle, the new principal at FZN, in this FORTiTUDE podcast: https://thrillshare.com/s/news-fzsd/scheduled_article/363384b35a994627c71bb641
In one week students will be back to class! Check you school's website calendar for any events this week, and remember to keep an eye on your email for important details from your school. Get supply lists and more at go.FZSD.us/BackToSchool
Meet Mrs. Hottelman, the new Principal at South Middle School https://www.fz.k12.mo.us/article/806498
August Board of Education meeting https://thrillshare.com/s/news-fzsd/scheduled_article/cdb218f5014f799c036789d2
Signs school is starting: St. Charles County has appointments available if your child needs updated immunizations. You can learn more and use the link to schedule an appointment here: https://www.sccmo.org/609/School-Requirements
Ashlee Vaughn checks in and shares her goals for her first year as the Principal at East High School, and the scoop on the best book she’s ever read. https://thrillshare.com/s/news-fzsd/scheduled_article/deed5902d10ee43779f55db3