A Podcast By The Fort Zumwalt School District

What’s this Jargon Bargain Bin you ask? It’s where we take $10 words and shorthand common in education and break them down to $1 words. What a bargain! Check here for a great deal and a better understanding of our schools.


The Annual Performance Report is issued for all school Districts by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. It grades each district on achievement, attendance, graduation rate, and college and career readiness. Learn more about Fort Zumwalt’s most recent score.


The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The Missouri state agency responsible for all learning, K - 12.

Digital Footprint is sometimes used in place of “online reputation.” They are not the same. Your digital footprint is the trail of data you create while using the internet and includes the websites you visit, the emails you send and information you submit to online services. Your online reputation is how you are perceived by others online, based on the content you create, the content you share or repost and how you interact with others (what you like, how you comment, etc.) in the digital realm.

Digital Footprint

English Language Arts. In the old days, we called this English or Reading class, now this is what you’ll see in reports on state testing and in course catalogs. American Lit, for example, is a course in the ELA Department.


Family and Consumer Sciences. Back in the day, we called it Home Economics. These days students study everything from culinary science, to fashion and interior design. In addition, students have the opportunity to explore a career in education.


Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force is a national network of 61 coordinated agencies that are continually engaged in proactive and reactive investigations and prosecutions of people involved in child abuse and exploitation involving the internet. You can learn more about the Missouri unit on their website MoICAC.


Positive Peer Influence. It’s not a club, it’s a philosophy. You’ll hear some students in middle or high school say they are “in PPI,” meaning they work as mentors and role models in their school community. More than that, though, Positive Peer Influence has been a way of life for staff and students since 1989. Fort Zumwalt strives to educate leaders within our community to build the future for all of us.



School Resource Officer. These are Law Enforcement officers employed by the Police Department for their local community, who are stationed within a school building throughout every school day. Every Fort Zumwalt high school has a full-time SRO.