Tune in now: bit.ly/3ZgGSk2 This #edchat is all about #literacy. It’s the foundation for all other learning. Reading unlocks everything else students encounter. Elementary teachers have deployed new tools that allow them to zero-in on each student’s skills, offer individualized support and provide regular feedback to families. Hear how we’re building better readers in this FORTiTUDE podcast. #letrs #publicschoolproud @moeducation @acadience @95PercentGroup
27 days ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
FORTiTUDE podcast: Ready, Set, READ! 1.8.23
As Lindsay Moshkowsky and her fifth graders went through a story together, Moshkowsky would pause to have students discuss the information they had learned from the story they’d been given. She would help them decode words they didn’t know and encouraged them to work together for deeper understanding. In the background are the tens of anchor charts the classroom team has built together first semester. Teachers and students across 16 FZ elementary schools use these charts to help emphasize the concepts and skills they are working to master. In Moshkowsky’s room, there are math charts including the order of operations and decimal places and English Language Arts charts including ways to track character details while reading and best practices in editing what you’ve written. These graphic reminders help them with the work they have before them and, more importantly, remind them of what they have achieved.
28 days ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
#AnchorCharts Lindsay Moshkowsky and her fifth graders are surrounded by anchor charts, reminding them of the work ahead, and the work achieved.
We are ready for our annual Teacher Job Fair, scheduled for Feb. 18, are you? Get details and the link to sign up for an interview slot on our website: https://www.fz.k12.mo.us/article/952262
29 days ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
Teacher Job Fair Feb. 18, sign up for an interview at go.FZSD.us/JobInterview
K-5 teachers have deployed new tools that allow them to zero-in on each student’s skills, offer individualized support & provide regular feedback to families. Sunday, hear how we’re building better readers in this FORTiTUDE podcast. #letrs @moeducation
about 1 month ago, FORTiTUDE podcast
Coming Sunday - FORTiTUDE podcast: Ready, Set, READ!
Tune in to the regular Superintendent's Update with #FZSupt Dr. Bernie DuBray. We're halfway through the school year! Checking in on achievements, work for semester two and music from student ensembles. Find the FORTiTUDE podcast wherever you get your podcasts or, check this episode here: https://www.fz.k12.mo.us/article/948082
about 1 month ago, FORTiTUDE podcast
FORTiTUDE podcast: #FZSupt Update 12.28.22
Welcome to Finance Friday, some insight on school finance. At the regular December Board meeting, Chris Suda of CliftonLarsonAllen presented the audit results for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. The audit is the systematic examination and verification by independent Certified Public Accountants of the district’s finances, transaction records, and compliance with state and federal laws and guidelines. The results of this audit were “clean” opinions on financial reporting and required state and federal program compliance. This means district residents can rest easy knowing the financial reports prepared by the district are accurate and free from any irregularities. It also means the information reported to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is accurate and meets all state and federal requirements. A clean opinion means the school district is managing your tax dollars well and that there are no areas of concern.
about 1 month ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
Enjoy your break. Classes resume Jan. 5.
about 2 months ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
Enjoy your break. Classes resume Jan. 5.
PORTAL TEMPORARILY CLOSED The Fort Zumwalt School District parent and student portals will be closed until 4 p.m. today. Thank you for your patience.
about 2 months ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
​Our Blue Notes form closes tomorrow. Click the button below and send a Blue Note of appreciation, celebration or thanks to a staff member at your school. It will close at 5 p.m., Dec. 14, 2022. We'll be delivering them beginning Dec. 16. Let's make some noise for our amazing staff! CLICK TO SUBMIT YOUR BLUE NOTE NOW: https://forms.gle/Rk19cZ1vdL8S2ofC8
about 2 months ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
Send a staff member a Blue Note today
What a Fabulous experience! Fort Zumwalt orchestra teachers reached out to the Piano Guys when their December performances at the Fox Theatre were announced. “We asked if they had any time to work with our FZ students before or after their show on Dec. 6,” DuBray Middle teacher Chris Torretta says. “They said they did not, but they were looking for local student violinists to be featured in one of their songs when they perform!” Seven FZ violinists and one Wentzville violinist joined the Piano Guys on the Fox Theatre stage Tuesday. They are: Jackson Parkes (FZE), Andrew Lubiewski (FZN), Lillianna Hellman (FZN), Ayman Amerin (FZW), Timberland’s Kaya McNurlen, Alan Meyer (FZN), Panavi Achanti (FZE), and Ellie Clark (FZS). Congratulations!
2 months ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
Student violinists rehearse with the Piano Guys during sound check at the Fabulous Fox.
Student violinists take the spotlight live on stage with the Piano Guys at the Fabulous Fox.
Back stage, student violinists pose in front of a Fox Theatre holiday tree with the Piano Guys.
​Our Blue Notes have been so popular with students, parents, guardians and the community that we want to give #FZCommunity the opportunity to celebrate staff each semester. So, in this season of thanks and giving, we’re opening our form up so you can send a special note to a staff member who’s special to you. Click the button below and send a Blue Note of appreciation, celebration or thanks to a staff member at your school. It will close at 5 p.m., Dec. 14, 2022. We'll be delivering them beginning Dec. 16. Let's make some noise for our amazing staff! CLICK TO SUBMIT YOUR BLUE NOTE NOW: https://forms.gle/Rk19cZ1vdL8S2ofC8
2 months ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
Celebrate our staff! Send a Blue Note today!
​Our Blue Notes have been so popular with students, parents, guardians and the community that we want to give #FZCommunity the opportunity to celebrate staff each semester. So, in this season of thanks and giving, we’re opening our form up so you can send a special note to a staff member who’s special to you. Click the button below and send a Blue Note of appreciation, celebration or thanks to a staff member at your school. It will close at 5 p.m., Dec. 14, 2022. We'll be delivering them beginning Dec. 16. Let's make some noise for our amazing staff! CLICK TO SUBMIT YOUR BLUE NOTE NOW: https://forms.gle/Rk19cZ1vdL8S2ofC8
2 months ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
Send a staff member a Blue Note today
Chicken in at West Middle School ... time for the annual Art Invasion! Teacher Steve Jones' students work to create a surprise in the landscape that brings are to the masses. It's an innovative way to make sure each student has a piece on display. #TeacherProud @EducPlus
2 months ago, Fort Zumwalt School District
Chicken in at West Middle's Art Invasion, where a host of birds has taken over the lawn.
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.
2 months 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
2 months 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.
2 months 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!
2 months 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!
3 months 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
3 months 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
3 months 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