Teacher Andy McHaffie has helped students hone their woodworking, metal working and drafting skills in his Fort Zumwalt East High School classrooms for years. Understanding the needs of St. Charles County manufacturers, and his student’s willingness to work hard, he set out to build a bridge from Fort Zumwalt high schools to jobs in high needs areas. The @USDOL Youth Apprenticeship Program matches qualified, interested students with paying jobs with local manufacturers. Learn more at ZumwaltApprenticeships.com #TeacherProud #CareerTechEd #21stCenturySkills #HereForTheKids @EdPlusSTL @moEducation @GovMikeParson
about 6 hours ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
#CareerTechEd Andy McHaffie helps advanced Woods Engineering students fit a speaker into the cabinet they constructed in his classroom. Interested students can begin their apprenticeship journey through the USDOL Youth Apprenticeship program McHaffie has brought to FZSD.
TONIGHT: Be a part of Mapping our Future. Committee work on the Continuous School Improvement Plan (CSIP), began last month as a part of the sixth, and most recent, Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP 6). The steering committee has been gathering data and conducting surveys to help define the focus of its work as Fort Zumwalt creates its guiding document for the next three years. At the meeting tonight, participants will hear from the committee about its work so far and have the opportunity to ask questions about the CSIP process and the district’s goals. https://app.peachjar.com/flyers/2404281/schools/94314
about 17 hours ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
Community Forum: Feb. 7, 2023
This week we celebrate our school counselors, who help our students dream big! Thank you for all you do to be there each day for students! #Hereforthekids
1 day ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
National School Counseling Week: Feb. 6-10, 2023 Thank you School Counselors For Helping All Students Dream Big
Be a part of Mapping our Future. Committee work on the Continuous School Improvement Plan (CSIP), began last month as a part of the sixth, and most recent, Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP 6). The steering committee has been gathering data and conducting surveys to help define the focus of its work as Fort Zumwalt creates its guiding document for the next three years. At the Feb. 7 forum (next Tuesday), participants will hear from the committee about its work so far and have the opportunity to ask questions about the CSIP process and the district’s goals. https://app.peachjar.com/flyers/2404281/schools/94314
4 days ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
Community Forum: Feb. 7, 2023
A few interview slots remain for FZSD Teacher Job Fair on Feb. 18. Sign up to interview at go.FZSD.us/JobInterview Benefits, Benefits, Benefits. Paid Time Off. Leadership opportunities. @MizzouEducation @TrumanState @MOStateCOE @HarrisStowe @LindenwoodU @umsl @siue
6 days ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
Teacher Job Fair Feb. 18, sign up for an interview at go.FZSD.us/JobInterview
Checking in at @ZumTwinChimneys as first graders tackle the Hour of Code. Technology teacher Rachel Boucher finds a way to create space for students to work on their own while providing support to each as she crosses the room. After about 15 minutes working out how patterns in the game build the code they need to reach the next level, Boucher asks them to remove their headphones so they can check in. Students are able to name their emotions (frustrated, confused, OK) and the class takes turns sharing opinions on the game. “I’d rate it a five,” one student says with a small eye roll, adding that the game would have rated higher if Level 22 had been cleared. Others agree, and are excited to learn they weren’t the only ones to get stuck on 22. With the feedback, Boucher changes course, creating time to collaborate and problem solve, laying the foundation for #21stCenturySkills. #TeacherProud #careerteched
6 days ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
1st graders work with their teacher and each other to advance in a game that helps them recognize how patterns shape computer code.
Rachel Boucher creates independent work spaces and collaborative energy with first graders in her Technology classroom.
A first grader shares coding successes with Principal Tara Goerss while playign a game that used patterns to help create the code needed.
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8 days ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
Search Fort Zumwalt School District in your app store. Select ALLOW notifications. In SETTINGS pick your default school and turn notifications on
Jan. 30, 2023, will be an AMI day in Fort Zumwalt School District. Students grades 6 - 12 should log in to Canvas. Students grades Pre-K - 5 should complete AMI packet No. 1. Remember, AMI Days do not have to be made up. Get all you need to know at go.FZSD.us/AMIDays.
9 days ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
1-30-23 AMI DAY go.FZSD.us/AMIDays
Jan. 30, 2023, will be an AMI day in Fort Zumwalt School District. Students grades 6 - 12 should log in to Canvas. Students grades Pre-K - 5 should complete AMI packet No. 1. Remember, AMI Days do not have to be made up. Get all you need to know at go.FZSD.us/AMIDays.
9 days ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
1-30-23 AMI DAY go.FZSD.us/AMIDays
Weekend to-do list: Laundry. Study. Sign up for FZSD Teacher Job Fair! Sign up to interview at go.FZSD.us/JobInterview before Monday comes back around. You can interview to #Work4FZSD in 2023 @MizzouEducation @TrumanState @MOStateCOE @HarrisStowe @LindenwoodU @umsl @siue
11 days ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
Teacher Job Fair Feb. 18, sign up for an interview at go.FZSD.us/JobInterview
Checking in before break at Twin Chimneys. Amy Houston’s fourth-graders were trying to wrangle a science lesson inspired by a story they read about cowboys. Working in teams to engineer a lasso out of plastic shopping bags, the students had to design and test their creation and throwing technique on their chairs. While none of the throwing techniques matched those they had read about, several managed to rustle up their runaways and bring them back to the herd. #TeacherProud
13 days ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
Fourth-grade teachers helps students with the math of their lasso design
Crossing curriculum: Students designed lassos with plastic bags and tested their success wrangling chairs after reading a story about cowboys.
Student & Teacher High five celebrating success
No School Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023. Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023 will be a traditional SNOW DAY in Fort Zumwalt School District. All students, teachers and staff (other than 12-month employees) will be off Wednesday, Jan. 25, due to inclement weather. Just a reminder, this means the day will have to be made up at the end of the school year. Again, Jan. 25 will be a traditional snow day in Fort Zumwalt School District.
14 days ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
Snow Da y  Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023
Keeping an eye on the forecast? We are, too. Check out go.FZSD.us/AMIDays for inclement weather plans. Then, download the FZ app, free for Apple/Android. Go to settings, subscribe to your schools and turn on notifications so you get important info when you need it. Tell a friend!
14 days ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
Three to Know: Inclement Weather Days 2022-2023
Why are flags at half-staff? By order of the President, flags at all government buildings will fly at half-staff until sunset Thursday in honor of the victims in Monterey Park, CA. See the proclamation: bit.ly/3HreGnO
15 days ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
Flags at half-staff for victims in Monterey Park, CA
The state Office of Special Education is asking for input from parents, teachers, and other professionals and stakeholder groups that work with special needs students. Please complete this short survey (should take only 5-7 minutes of your time) to provide your important perspective as the state Office of Special Education works to improve services in Missouri for school-age children with special needs. The survey closes Jan. 31 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DESEStakeholderEngagement
16 days ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
Welcome to Finance Friday, some insight to school finance. 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.
18 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.
Checking in at Forest Park, Comic Con, where fourth graders debuted their original stories featuring a superhero. Students wrote for four weeks. Along the way they learned about narrators and characters, about the importance of putting events in order and about using a variety of tools to describe things to the reader. There were plenty of masked marvels on hand sharing their stories aloud. Some struck a pose, including their SuperTeachers, who are reinforcing the learning standards students have been striving to meet: We can establish a situation that introduces the narrator and characters! We can organize a clear sequence of events. We can use dialogue, description and sensory details. #TeacherProud #LIM #AnchorCharts
19 days ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
Fourth-graders paired off to read their original superhero stories aloud to each other
SuperTeachers show their muscle in front of anchor charts featuring We Can statements, goals for the unit
Students autograph the ComicCon wall
Slots are filling up for our Teacher Job Fair, set for Feb. 18. Sign up for your interview time now if you're ready to #Work4FZSD just head over to go.FZSD.us/JobInterview @MizzouEducation @TrumanState @MOStateCOE @HarrisStowe @LindenwoodU @UMSL @SIUE
20 days ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
FZ Teacher Job Fair 8a-12p Feb. 18 1138 Tom Ginnever 63366 go.FZSD.us/JobInterview
Martin Luther King Day Jan. 16, 2023 No School Today. Classes Resume Jan. 17, 2023. High School and Middle School will be an A Day. Elementary School will be a B Day.
23 days ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
Martin Luther Kind Day 1.16.23
Real-world experience. Connections with people who are doing the job. Fort Zumwalt Career Technical Education programs aren’t just for those interested in manufacturing. Meet the Cadet Teachers. These 25 students are in the final semester of the pathway to teaching. As a part of the experiences offered in this pathway, these seniors spent a day at the Professional Development and Technology Center learning about how coursework is developed. The day ended with a panel discussion that brought them face-to-face with 200 years of experience in education. Building principals, assistant superintendents and Superintendent Dr. Bernie DuBray shared guidance and advice for the road ahead. And each of the panelists took the time to point out to the high school students that, if you get into the college coursework and discover teaching isn't for you, that’s OK. “If you continue to pursue this through college, my advice to you would be to get certification in a couple of areas that interest you. That makes you as valuable as you can be.” DuBray told the students, adding that he is certified in English, History and Biology. Jen Waters, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, echoed DuBray’s sentiment. “Take as much as you can from every course you can take,” she told them. “Read outside your coursework. Ask a lot of questions. Get as many experiences as you can get. Prepare well. Take summer jobs that have you working with kids.” Students had a chance to ask the panel questions and UMSL was on hand to provide information about the dual credit classes available through the pathway to teaching. (Similar arrangements are also in place with Lindenwood.) “I couldn’t have picked a better profession,” DuBray said. “And you couldn’t either. And there hasn’t been a better time to do it.” Learn more about career pathways, and all of our high school offerings, in the Fort Zumwalt Course Description Guide: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wSYfHbHo6__xI0ryhZ_70EQltPLDMN6IJhBS9uLa4YY/edit
26 days ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
25 Cadet Teachers participate in a panel discussion with Superintendent Dr. Bernie DuBray,  FZ assistant superintendents and principals