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Reading Day Put to “Good” Use

by Alumni Posts on October 7, 2013

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This past Friday was our Reading Day before midterms. For some reason this semester, all of my classes had their midterms prior to Reading Day. This didn’t make sense to me, but I also don’t make the syllabus so I have no say in the matter. Luckily, my friends’ classes were the same way as well so we all just had the day off basically. It was nice to have a free day with nothing to worry about (except for work later that night). We decided since we rarely all have a day free that we would go out to the new outlet mall in St. Charles. It was amazing! So many great stores, with some really good deals! It was a beautiful day out, and my friends and I were able to have a fun day that was stress-free! We got some really great stuff, and I already can’t wait to go back!

When you have free time and a chance to hang out with friends, take it! It makes life better 🙂


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Introducing Myself.

by Alumni Posts on September 10, 2012

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Hey ya’ll!!

My name is Jessica, but I go by Jess!! I’m 21years old and this is my first year at Fontbonne!

I’m a third year transfer from St. Charles Community College. I’m an Elementary Education major! I grew up in St. Charles, about 30 minutes away from here, and went to Orchard Farm School District for all 12 years! I graduated with less than 100 people — it was pretty small school! I was really involved in high school and an officer for many clubs/organizations, and I still go back to my high school to volunteer and help out for the organizations!

I have one sibling, Jolene; she is almost 18 years old and a senior in high school. My parents will have been married for almost 22 years in just a few weeks! My dad owns his own company, Circle C Solutions, and my mom works from home for a corporate travel agency in the area.

I’ve held many jobs, but my most recent one was at a local daycare not far from my house. I was the secondary teacher in the infants room and I LOVED it!! I miss my kiddos very much!! I love working with children and I really can’t wait to have my own classroom and teach children!!

My boyfriend also goes here, he is a senior and a Religious Studies major! We’ve been dating for four years (in one week that is!) We met in high school, I yelled at him and he didn’t like me very much at first, but I won him over when a friend of ours kept putting us in the same situations. I love being on campus together, it’s so fun!

Well, that’s pretty much it! If you have any questions, please feel to ask! I’m a pretty open book!

Welcome to the new school year!!


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Going Back Home

by Alumni Posts on October 26, 2011

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Going back home may be just to do laundry, visit with family, or just to see something familiar. Going home for me is all of those things. Last Saturday I took a few extra guests with me. I took three of my Fontbonne friends back to O’Fallon, Mo. You may be thinking “Where is that?” and as I have been telling everyone here for the past three months, it’s about a half hour down Highway 40 going west. I took the girls back for a little St. Charles County vacation.

When we got to my house, my mother and I took them to Historic St. Charles. It is a small part of St. Charles that still has a historic look. It is a street full of beautiful old buildings holding so many stories. The buildings also hold shops carrying all kinds of goodies and plenty of yummy restaurants.  It also includes a beautiful view of the riverfront and part of the famous Katy Trail. It is very popular for wedding pictures and senior pictures. We spent a few hours there looking at all the shops and eating at one of the restaurants.

After that we headed home to relax, order a little pizza, and watch the Cards kick some Ranger butt! I surprised they survived my dad and brother yelling at the TV! The next afternoon, after a nice big cracker barrel brunch and an O’Fallon tour, it was time to head to the reality of college, but what a fun two days it was!


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