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Local schools earn national honors

For the second consecutive year, Fort Zumwalt School District’s four high schools ranked among America’s Best High Schools according to US News & World Report. Only the top 40% of the more than 17,000 schools ranked high enough for the honor.

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Fort Zumwalt honors educator, employee

Kelsie Ballmann, special education teacher at Rock Creek Elementary, was named Fort Zumwalt School District Educator of the Year. Tony Perotti, facilities Maintenance II at East High School, was also named Fort Zumwalt School District Employee of the Year. Both were nominated and selected by peers. Ballmann previously graduated from West High in 2008 and was one of the first recipients of the Fort Zumwalt Education Foundation’s Grow Your Own Teacher award. She is in her seventh year as a teacher. “From day one, Kelsie has spent countless hours researching the general education curriculum for every grade level and then ...

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Local schools rank in math tournament

In partnership with, St. Charles Community College hosted the 22nd annual area high school math tournament on Saturday, March 2. The event brought 12 area high schools and 50 students to SCC’s campus and was open to any student in grades nine through 12.

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Fort Zumwalt schools named to PLTW list

Fort Zumwalt’s East High and West High have both been recognized as Project Lead The Way [PLTW] Distinguished Schools. Project Lead the Way is a national curriculum at all Fort Zumwalt high schools that offers students hands-on learning in biomedical science, engineering and computer science.

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