Superintendent Dr. Merlyn Johnson presented the St. James Board of Education with an option to work with FirED UP Consulting Group for on a Comprehensive School Improvement Plan (CSIP) on Thursday. The goal would be to create a guide for the district’s decisions over the next five years, including action steps to realize those goals.
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St. James High School senior Kaitlin Blue has been selected to march in the Macy’s Day parade on Thanksgiving Day. Blue auditioned over the summer and was selected to be one of hundreds of high school students to perform for one of the most recognized annual events nationally.
School District Building and Grounds Supervisor Wes DeLuca gave an update on ongoing construction projects throughout the district to the St. James Board of Education on Thursday night. Construction is moving on schedule and work on the early childhood center and performing arts center are continuing quickly.
The St. James Board of Education, on Thursday night, approved two contracts for offsite classroom space to use during construction at the high school. Both the Christian Church and the former Golden Age Center in Nelson Hart Park will be used as classrooms are rearranged to accommodate construction at the high school. The board will have a new meeting location from January through May as well.
A tree decorating contest is returning this year to get local businesses ready for the holidays. The St. James Chamber of Commerce invites Chamber business members to decorate a Christmas tree as part of the contest, with the winner receiving prizes.