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Students picture the music

Of the thousands of submissions made to the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s annual Picture the Music competition, 25 Fort Zumwalt students were named to the Top 100 and honored at a reception at Powell Hall.

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Spelling Bee champs

Twenty-six fourth and fifth-graders from 13 Fort Zumwalt School District elementary schools gathered with family and friends at East High on Jan. 15 for the annual Spelling Bee.

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Fort Zumwalt seniors play at Grand Ole Opry

Fort Zumwalt South High seniors Ben Dufour and Kyle Spies traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, to play the Grand Ole Opry as members of the National Association for Music Education’s All-National Honor Ensembles on Oct. 29. The journey to Nashville began at the Metro 8 District Honors Band competition, where Dufour and Spies each won first chair on their respective instruments. That success advanced them to the All-State Band Audition in Columbia, where they each won chairs in the All-State Band. Dufour and Spies were among thousands of high school musicians to send in a taped audition for the national competition ...

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District sets priorities

The Fort Zumwalt Board of Education has approved its top 10 priorities for the 2014-15 school year. The board sets these goals at the beginning of each school year. Reviewing and updating curriculum is always a top priority; however, this year the district also will make industrial technology and physical education top priorities. Completing construction of the new transition center, recently named Mike Clemens Center for Adaptive Learning, as well as the new elementary school in Flint Hill also is a top priority for the district. The district also has plans to develop a pilot preschool program to be open ...

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