St. James High School Lip Dub
Fall 2014 Video Production Class 

3rd Grade Flash Mob video!


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Monday, December 22

H.S. Little Theater

December 23- Early Dismissal-12:00pm-
Returning Monday, January 5

CHALK TALK w/ Principal Beck
Wednesday, January 7
9:00am - Community Building

Monday, January 12
Armstrong Media Center
5:15pm- Community Connection
6:00pm- Regular Board Meeting

Wed. Jan. 14th at 9:40 a.m. to determine grade-level winners
Wed. Jan. 21st at 12:40 p.m. to determine a district winner
HS Little Theater


Has your family moved, do you have a 
new telephone number or e-mail? 

Please let us know so you can stay up-to-date with school happenings by receiving automated telephone calls with weather related or other important information.  
All address, e-mail, and telephone number updates for St. James Public Schools including Northside, Armstrong and the St. James High School, are made in one place.
Please call Nancy Pinke at 375-3381, ext. 4 or email to update your information.  
If you have students in more than one school building, you still only have to make ONE call to update your household information.  Call  or e-mail TODAY!

Don't know what to buy that hard to shop for person on your Christmas List?
Help support our schools and get a great gift through the District 840 Foundation.
You can purchase gift cards/gift certificates to be used at national and local retailers.
It’s fast, it’s easy and it earns money for our St. James schools!
Go to the District 840 Foundation page for more information or click here for order form.
Orders must be turned in by December 11 and cards received December 18.

Any questions, please contact
Pam Runge- District 840 Foundation Director
507-375-5974 Ext. 121


The Shopko Hometown Foundation will donate up to $2,000 to the St James Public Schools.



Our students and future leaders deserve the BEST!

  Buildings which are safe, comfortable, and welcoming!          
  Educational and extra-curricular opportunities second to none! 
  Support from our community! 
  Technology that will enhance learning!


Plan Proposal Basics

  • The plan is comprehensive and addresses all currently identified needs.

  • The plan has been developed with a defined process:  

1.  Needs were identified by staff.                                                                                                                  
2.  Needs were affirmed in a facility study by an architectural firm.                                                           
3.  Input was gathered from our staff and community.
4.  A feasibility committee met regularly to formulate a plan based on input.                                    
5.  Sharing of the plan with the community.                                                                                    
6.  Board approved the plan with staff and community endorsement.                                            
7.  Continue to share plan.              
8.  February 3, 2015 special election.                    
9.  If a “yes” vote, partial completion fall 2017.

  • The plan addresses all three buildings and sites.

  • The plan focuses on the following priorities: school safety and security, comprehensive plan, additional and improved educational space, technology upgrades, building maintenance upgrades, grade alignment (with the addition of a middle school concept), financing of the project, competitive extra-curricular facilities, and community event space.

  • The cost of the project is $29.9 million.  The cost is shared on all property types.  Impact for a home valued at $100,000 is $121 a year or $10 a month.  For your personal impact information, contact Ehlers and Associates at 1-800-552-1171 or
  • Visit our online tax calculator to allow homeowners to calculate the tax impact based on your home value. There is also contact information for farmers so that we can help them calculate their tax impact.
Please be informed and if you have questions, please contact Becky Cselovszki, Superintendent of Schools,  507-375-5974 ext. 134 or



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