FORTiTUDE

By Fort Zumwalt School District

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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 21 - Now Hiring
25:05

Want to make a difference every day?

As a member of the Fort Zumwalt School District support staff team you can! Listen to learn about the opportunities and the benefits when you Work For FZSD.

Jun 10, 2019
Episode 20 - Summer Projects
24:44

Aaaah. Summer. A time to rest, relax and renovate. Renovate?

Yes renovate. Because in the eight short weeks that are a summer, there’s a lot of maintenance, upgrades and additions that are required so our 24 schools are ready for our 18,000 students when they return. Get a taste of the summer project life in this episode.

May 26, 2019
Episode 19 - Summer Slide
20:43

We’re right on the edge of summer, which is exciting! But did you know research shows that students can lose two to three months of learning while they’re away from the classroom? It’s called Summer Slide. Keep your children busy, and keep their skills sharp, with these everyday activities to help us all fight summer slide.

May 12, 2019
Episode 18 - Teacher Appreciation
28:39

Juan, Laura, and JB recall the teachers that made the greatest impact to their lives, and wish to thank all the teachers out there for all the hard work they do.

May 07, 2019
Episode 17 - Let's Eat
22:56

Who’s Hungry? We dive into what happens in our school cafeterias as we sit down with Paul Becker, Director of Student Nutrition Services.

Apr 28, 2019
Episode 16 - Not Your Parents' Library
36:59

When your child tells you it’s library day, what do you think of? What if your 7th or 11th grader talks to you about the school library, what do you imagine? Flint Hill Elementary’s Julie Jamieson, the district library/media curriculum coordinator, and West High’s Shannon Grieshaber sit down to help us better understand all the action going on in our libraries.

Apr 14, 2019
Episode 15 - Career Ready: CAPS
42:46

Nicole Whitesell, Director of St Charles County CAPS program, and West High student and CAPS associate Annalise Harry tell us what this program is, how it works and why it’s important to get hands-on experience before graduating high school.

Mar 31, 2019
Episode 14 - Spring Sports
41:37

We discuss the Spring Activities season with the Activities Coordinators from the 4 Fort Zumwalt High Schools.

Mar 24, 2019
Bonus Episode - West High Dance
33:13

We’re joined by members of the championship winning West High Competitive Dance Team, and find out what it takes to bring home a trophy.

Mar 17, 2019
Bonus Episode - Summer Camp
11:28

Everyone’s already thinking about summer. Tune in for a summary of all Fort Zumwalt has to offer, from physics to football.

Mar 10, 2019
Episode 13 - Get to Work
33:41

Since 1963 the Fort Zumwalt School District has provided students the opportunity for hands-on training in our woods and metals shops. Things have changed quite a bit since then, in the workplace and in our classrooms. Tune in as we talk with Pat Brown, Andy McHaffie, and Erin Williams about the opportunities for our students in Industrial Technology and Engineering and other Career Technical Education courses.

Mar 03, 2019
Episode 12 - ESP: Our Suicide Awareness Initiative - Part 3
35:55

Educate. Support. Prevent.

These are the focal points of Fort Zumwalt School District’s suicide awareness and prevention initiative, work that has been ongoing in our schools for more than 20 years. In this three-part conversation we sit down with experts who work in our schools with our students and our staff to shed light on what this program looks like and why it’s critical in our schools.

This is the third of a 3 part series.

Feb 17, 2019
Episode 11 - ESP: Our Suicide Awareness Initiative - Part 2
29:57

Educate. Support. Prevent.

These are the focal points of Fort Zumwalt School District’s suicide awareness and prevention initiative, work that has been ongoing in our schools for more than 20 years. In this three-part conversation we sit down with experts who work in our schools with our students and our staff to shed light on what this program looks like and why it’s critical in our schools.

This is the second of a 3 part series.

Feb 17, 2019
Episode 10 - ESP: Our Suicide Awareness Initiative - Part 1
25:24

Educate. Support. Prevent.

These are the focal points of Fort Zumwalt School District’s suicide awareness and prevention initiative, work that has been ongoing in our schools for more than 20 years. In this three-part conversation we sit down with experts who work in our schools with our students and our staff to shed light on what this program looks like and why it’s critical in our schools.

This is the first of a 3 part series.

Feb 17, 2019
Bonus Episode - Snow Day
23:58

CAPS intern Annalise Harry takes the opportunity to grill Dr DuBray on how snow days work in the district, and what the process of making that decision looks like.

Feb 10, 2019
Episode 9 - Grow Your Own Teacher
43:31

Since 2005 the Grow Your Own Teacher program has been taking Fort Zumwalt graduates and helping them become Fort Zumwalt teachers. We talk about how we do it, and what it means for our students.

Feb 03, 2019
Episode 8 - Strength in Diversity
01:04:42

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
19:44

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
46:00

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
29:34

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
23:09

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
33:08

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
42:14

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
54:12

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
43:04

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
52:15

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?
21:21

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

Nov 18, 2018
FORTiTUDE Preview
01:04

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

Nov 06, 2018