January 13, 2020

If the first three weeks of 2020 is an indicator of what is in store at St. James R-I Schools, high academic achievement, athletic success, and expeditious building project progress will be three of our primary themes. Student academic accomplishments are abound in the areas of Band, Choir, and Scholar Bowl. Recently, thirteen St. James students were selected to the …

January 6, 2020

As we turn the page on the 2019 calendar, it is time for us at St. James R-I School District to begin preparing for our academic calendar for the 2020-2021 school year. The state legislators voted this past session to require the school start date to be no earlier than 14 days prior to the first Monday in September. This …

December 31, 2019

Happy New Year!!! As we begin another year, I am filled with positivity and enthusiasm for what 2020 has in store for St. James R-I Schools! We greet this new year with reflections of the past, anticipation of the future, and resolutions to be better people, to accomplish our goals and to make a difference. We may want to be …

December 16, 2019

According to recent research, there are huge advantages of Early Childhood Education. High-quality early childhood development programs can deliver an annual return of 13% per child on upfront costs through better outcomes in education, health, employment and social behavior. Investing in the continuum of learning during the early years strengthens our country’s workforce today and prepares future generations to be …

December 2, 2019

The St. James R-I School District and the James Foundation have shared a strong relationship for many years. The James Foundation has always placed an emphasis on supporting many throughout the St. James area, including the St. James R-I School District. This strong relationship is evident by the very name of our elementary school. Lucy Wortham James dedicated her life …

November 25, 2019

The first part of the 2019-2020 school year has gone by quickly, and it has been both exciting and productive thus far. We have already completed the first quarter and are well into our second. Winter sports are upon us and we are excited about the potential for each of these seasons.   As we reflect on the many things for …

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 …