St. James News
Sobering message delivered about driving drunk
The Tau Iota Gamma fraternity held its annual Safe and Sober Prom program at John F. Hodge High School last week to raise awareness about drinking and driving. Held the week of prom each year, the fraternity alternates four different programs to encourage students to make responsible decisions before, during, and after prom as the time between prom and graduation can be a dangerous period for students.
JFH greenhouse open
The John F. Hodge High School greenhouse class will be featuring its annual plant sale through the end of April. Greenhouse students have been preparing plants since the end of last year for the sale and teacher Janet Terrill is looking forward to another successful year of plant sales.
A drug take-back program will be held in the St. James Police Department parking lot on Saturday. The St. James Police Department and Kiwanis Club are once again teaming up to properly dispose of unwanted or outdated prescription drugs. Held from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Kiwanis members and police officers will offer drive-through service for all participants.
School work nearing completion
Work at the middle and high schools is progressing quickly as the school years draws to a close. Lloyd Pooker, of Creative Construction Solutions, spoke to the St. James Board of Education last week to give an update on construction.
Laptops likely coming to SJMS
The St. James Board of Education is moving forward with bringing laptops to the middle school in the next few years. As the first year of deployment at the high school draws to a close, the district has learned a lot in how to properly add technology to other buildings.