School district renews insurance, ups coverage

    The St. James Board of Education approved a contract renewal with the Missouri United School Insurance Council (MUSIC), which insures the district. On top of the coverage currently received, the board agreed to add cyber and bullying coverage, as well as increasing the umbrella coverage by $1 million.

Board hears updated mission, vision statements

    The St. James Board of Education was presented with changes to the mission and vision statement of the district. Teachers and administration have been working to update the statements to better reflect the long and short-term goals of the district.

Cause of Perkins Lumber fire undetermined - PHOTO GALLERY

    Perkins Lumber Company in St. James was left completely destroyed last week by a fire that broke out the evening of November 17. The Missouri Fire Marshal’s office was on the scene early the next morning trying to determine the cause, but they have yet to do so.

Veterans Day celebrarted at local schools - PHOTO GALLERY

Students at Lucy Wortham James Elementary and John F. Hodge High School welcomed local veterans for a celebration of Veterans Day last week. Here are some photos from the two events.

Hauck honored for work with Constitution Project team

    Constitution Project teacher Rob Hauck has received the Witherspoon Award, an award presented to the teacher who pushes and inspires others. Hauck has been working with students in the program and has just come off a great regional showing in the final weeks of October.