November 18, 2019

The name “Alternative School” can generate negative feelings and presumptions, but this is a misconstrued representation of the St. James Alternative School and the students who attend there. The students who attend the St. James Alternative School are great kids who have fallen behind for one reason or another and are working toward earning a high school diploma. The school …

November 11, 2019

Volunteers are an invaluable resource to our teachers and students. We are fortunate to have many people throughout our community who volunteer at St. James R-I Schools in a variety of ways.  One volunteer program available at St. James Schools is the Watch D.O.G.S. Program. This program returned to St. James Schools last year. The D.O.G.S. acronym stands for Dads …

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November 4, 2019

The winter season is quickly approaching. I wanted to send out this message before we are faced with our first wintry weather decision for the school year. Our district staff understands that the decision to open or close our school in bad weather has a significant impact on families. We also understand our students are better served—both academically and socially—by …

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October 28, 2019

Student safety and well-being is a top priority at St. James R-I School District. We are committed to informing you and sharing the most current information on important topics and trends, so we can better protect each and every student. There are many issues we cannot tackle alone. We need the help of our parents and community for the safety …

October 21, 2019

Cup of Joe with Dr. J Each year, Fall marks the transition from summer to winter. It is a time to enjoy cooler temperatures, perfect sweater weather, bonfires, the color change of the leaves, pumpkins, trick-or-treating, Friday night football, and outings with the family. Fall also marks the midpoint of the first semester of school. First quarter ended last Thursday, …

October 14, 2019

We are nearing the end of the first quarter, which will be this Friday, October 18. Report cards will be available in time for Parent/Teacher conferences, which will be Tuesday November 5 (3:30-7pm) and Thursday, November 7 (1-7pm). We look forward to this time to interact with parents in the best interest of our students. These conferences were intentionally scheduled …