The high school varsity scholar bowl team was named the Four Rivers Conference champion over the weekend. After finishing with a 28-7 record, the team will be hosting the District tournament next month.
Over the past several months, the high school has been looking into changing how the daily schedule is used to allow more time with teachers. High school Principal Keith McCarthy has asked some teachers to try different schedules to see what effect it would have on classroom performance and informed the St. James Board of Education on his decision to use a hybrid schedule moving forward.
The St. James Board of Education approved the purchase a new district wide phone system on Thursday night. Currently, the phone system is failing and would leave schools without outgoing communication. Josh Cahill, District Network Administrator, updated the board on bids received to work on communications.
St. James police officers now have a new tool to use during their daily activities, body cameras. The camera were purchased through a Local Law Enforcement Block Grant and will allow officers to record and store footage for use as evidence.
The St. James Fire Protection District held an open house at the fire station on Sunday, showing the facility and discussing a proposed tax on the April ballot. A good turnout came to the station throughout the day, allowing firefighters to meet those in the district and to discuss the needs firefighters have at this time.