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What is FORTiTUDE? It's our strength. It's the connections betwen Fort Zumwalt School District and the community our schools serve. Fort Zumwalt designed the FORTiTUDE podcast to bring you a new style of conversation about our schools. It's our hope to bring you important news, interesting conversation and a few laughs.

Episode Date
Episode 8 - Strength in Diversity

JB and Laura take over the episode and interview Juan and Rockwood School District’s Brittany Hogan, Coordinator Educational Equity and Diversity. Learn how they help their schools and educators navigate those difficult conversations pertaining to diversity and inclusion.

Jan 20, 2019
Episode 7 - The Holiday Special

We return from the Holiday Break to bring you sounds from around the District in celebration of the season, and hear from Guests of Podcasts past about their favorite Holiday traditions.

Jan 06, 2019
New Gear for the New Year

Members of the ICAC Task Force in O’Fallon, MO join Hannah Dyksen, Westhoff Elementary Technology Teacher, to discuss the dangers and best practices with all those new tech toys students are going to receive this year.

Dec 16, 2018
Bonus Episode - West Middle Takes the Plunge

Students and staff at Fort Zumwalt West Middle have created an atmosphere of student driven giving and community involvement. Their efforts have raised money and awareness for many causes, but this month the school will be the first ever to make their own Polar Plunge for Special Olympics.

Dec 09, 2018
Bonus Episode - Veteran's Day

Laura and Juan visit several of the Veteran’s Day activities in Fort Zumwalt schools to hear stories from veterans bring us a new experience to a great event

Dec 05, 2018
Mike and Mike - Episode 5

In our conversation with Board President Mike Swaringim and Board Vice President Mike MacCormack about the work of a school board we learned what it means to them to lead our staff and students.

Dec 02, 2018
Bonus Episode - South High Soccer Champions

The Fort Zumwalt South High Boys Soccer team just became the Missouri Class 3A Champions. We talk with their coaches and several players about their big win and learn how they got here.

Nov 21, 2018
EXTRA! EXTRA!curriculars

We'll take you all around the Fort as the Activities Coordinators sit down to help us get ready for the upcoming winter season. They've got updates on everything from basketball and wrestling to dance and winter drumline. Listen in for what's coming up at our high schools.

Nov 18, 2018
Role With It

Find out what kept Joe Sutton (North High Principal) and Buddy Entwistle (South Middle Principal) in town and working in our schools.

Nov 18, 2018
Secure The Fort

We meet with Superintendent Dr. Bernie DuBray and O’Fallon Police Chief Roy Joachimstaler to discuss school safety. From facility security to community partnerships, we all have a role in giving students a safe, secure learning environment.

Nov 18, 2018
What is FORTiTUDE?

Juan, JB, and Laura run down the ideas behind the Podcast, and introduce themselves to the world.

Nov 18, 2018

Juan and JB from the FORTiTUDE Podcast give a quick promo for the new show.  Be sure to check us out at and subscribe using your favorite podcast app.

Nov 06, 2018