St. James News

St. James athletic director addresses athletes after spring sports season canceled

    With the announcement on April 9 by the governor that schools would remain closed for the reminder of the academic year also came the realization to student athletes that spring sports would not return. St. James High School Athletic Director Greg Harlan put together his thoughts to all the Tigers who never made it on the field this spring.

St. James schools surveying seniors, parents about graduation options

    After talking to officials at the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and several school superintendents from rural and urban areas across the state, Governor Mike Parson announced Friday that all Missouri public and charter school buildings will remain closed through the remainder of the academic year. The announcement immediately put local school officials into discussions about what to do about prom and graduation.

Tickets still available for gun raffle

    The St. James Chamber of Commerce is holding a gun raffle to raise money to pay for the new carnival coming to the annual Grape and Fall Festival. To help offset the additional cost the Chamber is raffling off a commemorative Henry “Goldenboy” H004 .22 Long rifle. Tickets are still on sale and can be purchased before the June 20 deadline.

St. James schools to use newspaper for student assignments

    Last week, the St. James School District announced it will remain closed through May 1, with the district planning on reopening schools on May 4. To ensure student learning, staff members will provide contact with students and parent through Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI) and providing learning opportunities in the Saint James Press beginning this week. Every family in the district will receive a newspaper free to them to use during starting this week.