FORTiTUDE

29 EpisodesProduced by Fort Zumwalt School District

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 conve… read more

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Episode 22 - Fight Summer Slide - Visit the Library

July 14th, 2019

20:04

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. But there are a number of ways to keep students active mentally …

Episode 21 - Now Hiring

June 10th, 2019

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 …

Episode 20 - Summer Projects

May 26th, 2019

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 …

Episode 19 - Summer Slide

May 12th, 2019

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 …

Episode 18 - Teacher Appreciation

May 7th, 2019

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.

Episode 17 - Let's Eat

April 28th, 2019

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.

Episode 16 - Not Your Parents' Library

April 14th, 2019

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 …

Episode 15 - Career Ready: CAPS

March 31st, 2019

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, …

Episode 14 - Spring Sports

March 24th, 2019

41:37

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

Bonus Episode - West High Dance

March 17th, 2019

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.

Bonus Episode - Summer Camp

March 10th, 2019

11:28

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

Episode 13 - Get to Work

March 3rd, 2019

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 …

Episode 12 - ESP: Our Suicide Awareness Initiative - Part 3

February 17th, 2019

35:55

Educate. Support. Prevent.

These are the focal points of Fort Zumwalt School District’s suicide awareness and prevention initiative, work that has …

Episode 11 - ESP: Our Suicide Awareness Initiative - Part 2

February 17th, 2019

29:57

Educate. Support. Prevent.

These are the focal points of Fort Zumwalt School District’s suicide awareness and prevention initiative, work that has …

Episode 10 - ESP: Our Suicide Awareness Initiative - Part 1

February 17th, 2019

25:24

Educate. Support. Prevent.

These are the focal points of Fort Zumwalt School District’s suicide awareness and prevention initiative, work that has …

Bonus Episode - Snow Day

February 10th, 2019

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.

Episode 9 - Grow Your Own Teacher

February 3rd, 2019

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.

Episode 8 - Strength in Diversity

January 20th, 2019

1:04:42

JB and Laura take over the episode and interview Juan and Rockwood School District’s Brittany Hogan, Coordinator Educational Equity and Diversity. …

Episode 7 - The Holiday Special

January 6th, 2019

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 …

New Gear for the New Year

December 16th, 2018

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 …

Bonus Episode - West Middle Takes the Plunge

December 9th, 2018

29:34

Students and staff at Fort Zumwalt West Middle have created an atmosphere of student driven giving and community involvement. Their efforts have …

Bonus Episode - Veteran's Day

December 5th, 2018

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 …

Mike and Mike - Episode 5

December 2nd, 2018

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 …

Bonus Episode - South High Soccer Champions

November 21st, 2018

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.

EXTRA! EXTRA!curriculars

November 18th, 2018

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 …

Role With It

November 18th, 2018

43:04

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

Secure The Fort

November 18th, 2018

52:15

We meet with Superintendent Dr. Bernie DuBray and O’Fallon Police Chief Roy Joachimstaler to discuss school safety. From facility security to …

What is FORTiTUDE?

November 18th, 2018

21:21

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

FORTiTUDE Preview

November 6th, 2018

1:04

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.

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