Welcome to the new school year
A publication of Ferguson-Florissant School District
New Strategic Plan Guides District Through 2027 and Beyond - Equity and Access For All
In July, the Ferguson-Florissant Board of Education approved a new strategic plan for Ferguson-Florissant School District. The new plan is guided by the mission “to provide high-quality instruction to every student in every neighborhood while prioritizing equity and compassionate relationships.”
The District engaged with students, parents, staff and the community to gather input. Those results were incorporated into the development of the new plan. Each year of the plan, specific and measurable action steps will be developed, and the District will focus on six priority goal areas. Read more here. See the strategic plan below and find more information on the website.
Missouri Teacher of the Year Semifinalist
Cotreena Jones, a sixth-grade teacher at Johnson-Wabash Sixth Grade Center, was named a semi-finalist for the 2023 Missouri Teacher of the Year award. This distinction was earned by just 17 teachers from across the state. Ms. Jones was previously named a Missouri Teacher of the Year for the St. Louis region and FFSD Teacher of the Year.
McCluer North Students Earn AP/IB Scholar Awards
McCluer North announced that fourteen students from the class of 2022 demonstrated exemplary college-level achievement on their AP (Advanced Placement) and IB (International Baccalaureate) exams.
In recognition of the outstanding achievement of these students, McCluer North partnered with Steve Schmitt KIA and awarded each student who earned a three or higher on the Advanced Placement Exam or a four or higher on the International Baccalaureate exam a $100 grant towards their post-secondary plans. Learn more here.
McCluer Students Live the Campus Life
For some dedicated McCluer scholars, this summer was spent living the campus life in preparation for future college plans. McCluer students participated in the TRIO Upward Bound Summer Academy. The TRIO Upward Bound program provides college preparation and readiness program for students, including summer instruction in math, laboratory science, composition, literature and foreign language on campus at Harris Stowe State University. Learn more here.
STEAM Academy Students Attend FBLA National Conference in Chicago
Students from STEAM Academy at McCluer South-Berkeley High School qualified to compete at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) National Leadership Conference.
The students earned their spots at Nationals by qualifying in their events at the Missouri FBLA State Leadership Conference, which was held in Springfield from April 10-12. Learn more here.
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Shared Images of Success - Bright Spots Seen Around FFSD
We have so many bright spots about the great things happening in our District. Check out the Ferguson-Florissant School District Shared Images of Success video series that highlights success stories from around the District. You can see a new SIS video each month at monthly Board of Education meetings or on the District YouTube channel.
Monday, Sept. 5
No School/District Offices Closed
Tuesday, Sept. 6
No School/District Offices Open
Professional Development Day for Staff
Wednesday, Sept. 14 @ 6 p.m. (Watch Live)
Board of Education Meeting
8855 Dunn Road
Tuesday, Sep. 27 @ 6 p.m. (Watch Live)
Tax Rate Hearing
8855 Dunn Road