One District United e-Newsletter
A publication of Ferguson-Florissant School District
FFSD Students Take Flight as Red Tail Cadets
Congratulations to the 2022 Class of the Red Tail Cadet Program
Micah Riggs - McCluer North
Anyah Brown - McCluer
Jalen Reynolds - McCluer
Tyrese Walker - STEAM Academy at McCluer South-Berkeley
Grace Ford - STEAM Academy at McCluer South-Berkeley
DJ Beal - STEAM Academy at McCluer South-Berkeley | Beal will serve as the Cadet Captain for the 2022 class. He was a member of the inaugural class and will continue his flight training to earn his pilot license.
This unique aviation program is exclusive to only Ferguson-Florissant School District high school students. Learn more here.
Class of 2022 Graduation Dates
FFSD Principal Named SASSP Middle School Principal of the Year
The St. Louis Association of Secondary School Principals (SASSP) has named Dr. Chris Ries, principal of STEAM Academy, as the SASSP Middle School Principal of the Year for the 2021-22 school year. Ries was surprised with the recognition by SASSP members and Ferguson-Florissant School District administrators. Learn more here.
Board of Education Listening Tour on School Safety With Students
Throughout the month of April we asked students to share their concerns about safety with us using ThoughtExchange. As a result, 1017 students 637 thoughts and provided 15,715 star ratings. We explored the top 50 thoughts shared through the ThoughExchange and five themes emerged. Each of the themes was discussed in breakout rooms where participants had an opportunity to voice their concerns and suggest solutions. You can see a summary of the discussion in each of the breakout rooms by clicking the link below or read more about the results from both Board of Education Listening Sessions here.
Watch the Board of Education Listening Session
Congratulations to Cotreena Jones - FFSD Teacher of the Year
The Ferguson-Florissant School District and Johnson-Wabash 6th Grade Center are honored to recognize Cotreena Jones as the 2022 District Teacher of the Year. Jones is an awesome educator and leader. Her current roles include being the English Language Arts Department Chair and a member of the Instructional Leadership Team (ILT). Jones works hard at developing strong relationships with her colleagues and is highly respected by them. Read more here.
Congratulations to Lynn Duncan - FFSD Support Staff of The Year
Ferguson-Florissant School District and Lee-Hamilton Intermediate are honored to recognize Mr. Lynn Duncan, custodian at Lee-Hamilton, as the FFSD Support Staff Member of the Year. A custodian and pastor, Mr. Duncan genuinely does everything for the sake of the students. Read more here.
SAVE THE DATE: Chromebook Collection Coming Soon!
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.
Wednesday, May 11 @ 6 p.m. (Watch Live)
Board of Education Meeting
Sunday, May 22 @10 a.m.
Sunday, May 22 @ 2:30 p.m.
McCluer North Graduation
Wednesday, May 25 @ 6 p.m.
STEAM Academy at McCluer South-Berkeley Graduation
STEAM Academy Auditorium
Half-Day for Students/Final Exams
Friday, May 27
Half-Day for All Students/Last Day of School
The Ferguson-Florissant School District, located in suburban St. Louis, serves more than 10,000 students from preschool through 12th grade with an excellent comprehensive educational program. Fully accredited by the state of Missouri, the Ferguson-Florissant School District operates seven Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd-grade schools, six intermediate schools (3rd through 5th grade), two 6th grade centers, two middle schools, two A+ and NCA-CASI - accredited high schools, a cutting-edge STEAM middle school, and a STEAM high school, a student-centered learning Innovation School and a Restoration and Wellness Center. In addition, the District includes a nationally recognized early education program, the award-winning Challenger Learning Center space education facility, and the Little Creek Nature Area, a 97-acre nature preserve that offers experiential learning opportunities for students in science, biology, ecology, and related areas of study.