St. James News
High school may change class schedule system
St. James High School Principal Keith McCarthy spoke to the Board of Education on November 20 about the possibility of changing from a 10-block class system to a seven-block format. As new standards are being asked of districts nationwide, McCarthy is interested in analyzing if a change would impact a teacher’s ability to work with students.
The St. James Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is still accepting donations for its holiday drive. Donations are being accepted through December 8 at any of the three school buildings or by PTO members.
Five basketball games planned for Shootout
The St. James Lady Tigers will welcome nine basketball teams to town on Saturday as they play host to the 4th Annual Community Bank of St. James Girls Varsity Basketball Shootout. Action is scheduled to get under way at 11 a.m. at John F. Hodge High School.
Late audit filing ‘not a major item’
Courtney Wegman, of Larry Hart and Associates, spoke to members of the St. James Schools Board of Education November 20 about an audit mistake made and how the issue is being addressed. Wegman said filing of an audit in 2010 was mishandled by the school’s underwriting firm, but will not cause any repercussions to the district.
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.