St. James News

Students offer tips for shopping online during the holiday season

By Tessa Hartley, Abraham Schisler and Amber Copeland, students at John F. Hodge High School
    When shopping online, make sure that you are always on a safe and secure website with a good reputation. Using unsafe or shopping on unsecured sites makes you more susceptible to scam and/or fraud. Unsafe and unsecure sites can also potentially steal your identity or personal information. There are several ways to ensure that a site is safe.

School board hears update on insurance consortium

    The St. James Board of Education heard an update on a health insurance consortium the district is a member of and the plan to increase wellness in the districts involved. Over the past three years, the number of claims have increased, leading to several districts leaving the consortium and straining those who have stayed.

Caring Center seeks help with Christmas donations

Submitted by the St. James Caring Center
CHRISTMAS BEGINS at the St James Caring Center as we prepare for the Christmas Food Distribution and Senior/Teen Stocking programs for low-income families. For the past 17 years, the Caring Center has been able to provide both a Thanksgiving meal and Christmas meal to families in need with the support of the community and those that graciously hold food drives.

Art students honored by school board

    The St. James Board of Education met on Thursday, November 15 to discuss topics pertaining to the district. During the meeting, the board,
•    Recognized district art students who have been selected to have their artwork hung in the district administration building for November.

School asks city council if FFA can raise chickens in town

    Charity Satterfield, high school agriculture teacher, spoke to the St. James City Council on Tuesday, November 13 about the possibility of allowing chickens to be housed at the high school. City code currently does not allow chickens within the city limits.