St. James News
Local student makes all-state choir
John F. Hodge High School junior Sam Bunyard has been selected to the All-State Choir after competing at the district level in early November. Bunyard was chosen as a bass and will continue on to work with other all-state students in January. Tyler Sanders, also a junior, was selected as first alternate bass.
Residents of the Phelps Water Sewer District (PWSD) #4 will be holding a public meeting on November 23 at 3 p.m. in the Lucy Wortham James Elementary School gym. Concerned residents in the district will be discussing a recent rate increase and the management of the district.
Totem pole donated to camp as part of Eagle Scout project
Camp Brimshire recently played host to Zack Quinn, who completed the requirements to earn his Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout award. Quinn has been a regular attendee of the scout camps for years, beginning as a Cub Scout and is a member of Boy Scout Troop 271 of North St. Louis County.
School lunches to be scrutinized
The St. James School District is participating in a test pilot program to study the recent changes in school nutrition and costs associated with how these changes are impacting schools. The School Nutrition and Meal Cost Study (SNMCS) will be conducted for one full school year and the results will give districts a better understanding of how the new regulations affect their costs and student nutrition.
The St. James Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is holding a holiday project to collect household items to be distributed to needing children in St. James. From November 17 through December 8, PTO members will collect items, which will then be distributed to children in the school district for the holidays.