Jr. & Sr. High

Grades 7 - 12

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Character Trait of the Month is Courtesy:  Self-respect and respect for others.

Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.



Bulletin for Thursday, December 20, 2012


Dates to Remember:  TOMORROW – Wednesday, January 2nd   – NO SCHOOL Christmas Break 

                                                                                    Thursday, January 3rd – School Resumes


Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  J


To view and/or order pictures from Homecoming, go to www.lifetouchevents.com and type in the password GJalton.  There are pictures of all the candidates, escorts, and ceremony, as well as some good pictures of pep band performing and of the varsity boys in action.


Junior and Senior High Christmas Concert at 7:00 pm TONIGHT.


Schedules for the second semester will be available when we return to school on January 3.  If you need a copy of your schedule, you will need to see the following teachers:  Seniors - Mr. Collins; Juniors - Mr. Britton; Sophomores - Mrs. Shaw; Freshman - Mr. Kreutzer; 8th grade - Mrs. Roberts; 7th grade - Mrs. Smith.


It's not too late to get a Homecoming Shirt, Miss Lawson has two shirts left, size large. They are $14.


The school will not be unlocked until 7:30 every morning.  The doors will then be locked at 4:00 pm every day.


Any student with attendance concerns needs to see Mr. Allen or Mr. Reese to determine if they need to attend Saturday School.

Please make sure all excused absence notes (Doctor, Court, Funeral, etc.) are turned in and accounted for on your attendance. 


ACT Registration Deadline is January 11 for the February 9th test date.  Please be sure to list your college and scholarship choices and remember to upload your picture.


Floriculture Class has nice Poinsettias ready for delivery.  $6.00.  See Mr. Graham for details.


Beta Members: The officers of Beta Club voted at a recent officer’s meeting to require members interested in going to state convention to pay the $18.00 registration fee. If you plan to attend, this will need to be paid by Friday, January 11.


Memory books from Annie are still on sale for $15.00 each.  The books have wonderful pictures and a place for autographs. 


The Alton R-4 Challenge class is teaming up with Magnabilities for a fundraiser.  Magnabilities is jewelry and other items appropriate for guys and gals.  You can purchase pendants, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, badge reels, dog tags and lanyards.  The magnets come in sports, military and decorative designs.  Just go to www.magnabilities.com and choose what you like.  Enter the code 7217 at checkout.  Thank you for your support!!


The final Saturday school will be held on January 5.





   SENIORS:  Time to start thinking about completing your financial aid information (FAFSA).  Remember this is the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid that must be completed for any career center or college to determine your eligibility for grants, loans, work study, and some scholarships.  Several opportunities for help with this are available.  #1 - College Access Coordinator at 12:30 in the library on Tuesday, Jan. 22.  #2 - FINANCIAL AID NIGHT - COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID OFFICER - Seniors at 1:00 in the library on Monday, Jan. 28 and seniors, juniors, and your parents at 6:00 that night in the library.  #3 - FAFSA FRENZY - go to a college (do not have to attend that college) and get  help from financial aid experts in completing your info - OTC in Springfield on Feb. 24, MSU - West Plains on Sat., March 2 from 2:00-4:00.  #4 - Financial Aid Help Nights - opportunity for you to use the school computers and if you need help, Mrs. Gilliland will be here to assist you and/or your parents with the actual process from 4:00 to 8:00 each night - Wed., Feb. 13;  Wed., March 6; and Wed., April 3.  Individual appointments can be made if these days and times are not convenient for you and your parents.

   Senior Trippers need to check Miss Lawson's door to see how many more games they need to sign up for to equal at least 8 games.

   Senior Athletes:  If you would like to order a print of the 2013 Senior Athletes picture that was taken for the banner, go to www.lifetouchevents.com and type in the password GJalton.



January 3, 2013:  Liberty Girls Tournament – Alton vs. Cabool at 4:00.  The bus will leave at 2:30.




 For information on scholarships visit www.altoncounselor.blogspot.com

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