Four new scholarships available! See the news section of the webpage or read Friday's bulletin for more info!
We would like to invite all parents and community members to join us tonight for our Elementary Christmas Program! The program will begin at 7:00 in the high school gym. All students should arrive no later than 6:45. Teachers will be waiting at the entry door to help direct students to the proper pre-program holding classroom. Students should wear festive Christmas clothing and remember to bring a flashlight. We hope everyone makes plans to attend tonight's program. Let's pack the gym to support our kiddos!!!
Alton Graduates 2017: please message Mrs. Gilliland with what your are doing. College or work? What are you studying or doing? Thanks
UM-Columbia's Missouri Land Grant Compact covers all tuition & fees for PELL eligible students. Apply (Mizzou and FAFSA) by February 1st.
10th & 11th Graders planning on dual enrollment courses for 2018-19, should register for ACT in Feb. or April. www.act.org.
Congratulations to all of the students that competed at state Beta Convention this weekend! Paul Hall won first in social studies, Gracie Barrett won third in language arts, and Kelsie Orr won third in Agriculture.! We took 41 students this year and are proud of each student that attended. Go Comets!
Attention! There was an error on the Christmas Program notes! K-3 students need to wear nice dressy clothes of festive colors instead of cool colors to the program next Thursday. Students also need to bring a flashlight. The songs are on Mrs. Becks youtube. If you type in Twinkle and Shine Mrs. Beck, your child can practice at home! We cannot wait to see everyone at the program next Thursday at 7:00 in the H.S. Gym!!!
Geography Course Offered-Mr. Kreutzer will be teaching a Geography course 5th hour 2nd semester. It will be a weighted course which means a higher level of work expected, but grades are weighted (worth more). See Mrs. Gilliland/Mr. Kreutzer for more info.
2nd Semester Schedule Changes will be Tuesday & Wednesday, December 12-13. Sign up sheets will be on Mrs. Gilliland's bulletin board on Thursday, December 7th.
Our newly re-designed web page is up! Check it out!
Seniors of 2017-we need to do a follow-up survey for the state. Please send a message to Mrs. Gilliland via Facebook or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Let us know if you are working, what job, & where. Or if you are in college and what major. Thanks!
Updated Counselor's Corner & Scholarship List with two new scholarships listed-one for seniors majoring in accounting and one for seniors & first-second year college students. Look in the document section!
Sr.'s majoring in accounting? MOCPA Scholarship opportunities are available. See Mrs. Gilliland to have their email forwarded to you.
Sr.'s & two-year college students: James L. & Nellie M. Westlake Scholarship id due February 1st. Apply at https://www.scholarsapply.org/westlake
Sr.'s & Jr.'s-MSU-West Plains Nursing & Allied Health Program Reps will be here on Monday, Dec. 4th at 2:45. If you want to meet with them, sign the list on Mrs. G's. bulletin board.
10 years after graduation a State Tech alumni will have an average salary over 10% higher than the average of the state's regional four-year universities & nearly 30% higher than two-year colleges?
FFA Scholarship-Senior FFA members apply through FFA.org. See FFA Advisors for your "invite code".
SR.'s & Jr.'s-MSU-West Plains Allied Health Program Presentation, Monday, Dec. 4th. Sign the list on Mrs. G.'s Board
The SWCCCA released their All-Regional Cross Country teams for Class 2. Congratulations to these runners for making the Southwest All-Regional team! Sydney Durnell- Honorable Mention Heaven Jackson- Honorable Mention Mason Cockrum- 1st Team Gavin Casey - Honorable Mention Matthew Townsend- Honorable Mention Baylee Sisco- 1st Team
SR's & Parents: FAFSA Help Night tomorrow, Wed., Nov., 15 from 3:30-7:30. Call Mrs. G. for more info-778-7215 x 224
Don't forget to show your school spirit during our Pink Out week! Tomorrow is Rock Star Day!!! Prizes will be given for the best dressed!
Financial Aid Help Night-Wednesday, Nov. 18th from 3:30 to 7:30. SR's and parents with questions contact Mrs. Gilliland.
Hoop Shoot for 12-13 year old boys and girls will be Thursday November 16 right after school. If your child will be staying after without a parent, please remember to send a note.
John T. Belcher Scholarship application due Dec.7th. One senior will be chosen to be the school nominee. See Mrs. Gilliland for an app.
Dual Enrollment for Spring Semester meeting will be in the library during 4th hour on Wed., Nov. 8th. Forms will be due Wed. Nov. 15th.
Students-Dual Enrollment for spring semester courses meeting with Mrs. Gilliland on Wed., November 8th. Watch for info on time and place.
Scholarship info available at www.studentscholarships.org/newletter.php. Ages 5 through adult. Check them out!
Second Term Progress Grade Cycle ends Friday, Nov. 3. Watch for grade cards on Friday, Nov. 10th!
15 New scholarships listed-see the Counselor's Corner or Scholarship List or School Bulletin in the Document section of the website!
SENIORS: Applying to a 4 year college? Most have late November/early December deadlines for admissions & scholarship applications!
A+ Seniors applying to UMKC-A+ Award available-apply by Jan. 15th and complete the scholarship app @go.umkc.edu/scholarships
Missouri BETA Scholarship deadline is November 15th. Senior BETA members see Mrs. Gilliland for an application!
SENIORS: Shane D. Voyles Memorial Scholarship-one SR. from our district will be selected. See Mrs. Gilliland for an application.
SENIORS: Erman W. Taylor Memorial Scholarship-must be a descendant of a veteran & plan to earn a degree in education. See Mrs. Gilliland.
SENIORS: Charles L. Bacon Memorial Scholarship-must be a member or descendant of Am. Legion or Auxiliary or Sons of Am. Legion.
SENIORS: Joseph J. Frank Scholarship-must be a descendant of a veteran & attended Am. Legion Boys or Girls State.
SENIORS: M.D. "Jack" Murphy Memorial Scholarship-seniors who plan to go to nursing programs. See Mrs. Gilliland for an application!
SENIOR Scholarships offered if you attended Am. Legion Boys or Girls State or Cadet Patrol Academy. See Mrs. Gilliland for an app.
SENIORS: US JCI SENATE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP-$1000-see Mrs. Gilliland for an application. Don't wait until the last minute on this one!
SENIORS: Project 21 Scholarship-use your creativity to earn this one! See Mrs. Gilliland for an application.
Seniors BETA Club Members: National BETA Scholarship application opens Nov. 1st. Apply at www.betaclub.org/scholarship.
Reminder: Hoop Shoot for 8-9 year old boys and girls is this Thursday,October 26th right after school in the MPB. Please remember to send a note with your child if he or she is staying after school without a parent.
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ALL HS GRADS AND GED RECIPIENTS: TRADE SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, UNDERGRAD, & GRADUATE SCHOOL - www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org
Reminder: Hoop Shoot for boys and girls ages 10-11 is tomorrow night, Tuesday October 24th at 6pm in the high school gym.
Congratulations to Caroline Shaw and Mason Cockrum for earning the Wendy's High School Heisman Award for Alton High School!
The Hoop Shoot for this Saturday October 21 is going to be rescheduled to a later date due to Jr. High basketball tournament. Sorry for the inconvenience. I will let all know the for sure date as soon as possible.
Cox College Experience Day is Sat. Oct. 28 from 9:00 to Noon in the Fountain Plaza Room. Register at www.coxcollege.edu/experience.
FAFSA Frenzy will be hosted at MSU-West Plains on Saturday, October 21 from 10:00 to Noon. See Mrs. G. for more info.
FAFSA Help Night for Seniors & Parents: Mrs. Gilliland's office 3:30 to 7:30 on Wed., October 18. Need 2016 Tax info, senior, & parent.
FAFSA Frenzy to be held at Three Rivers College on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 4:00 to 6:00. See Mrs. G. for more info.
Working on your FAFSA? http://money.cnn.com/2017/10/09/pf/college/fafsa-college-financial-aid/index.html
Parent-Teacher Conferences on Thursday, Oct. 12th from 1:00-7:00. Please come visit with us about your child(ren) and grades!
Senior Concession would like to extend our appreciation to the following families and businesses for sponsoring meals provided to our Junior High Athletes before home and away games. We appreciate your support and generosity!! Brad Bettis - Bettis Logging Tom and Diane Clary - Clary Funeral Home Jeremy and Shauna Huckabee - Insane Gainz Ryan and Stephanie Miller - D&M Farms
The Hoop Shoot is only for students who are 8-13 on April 1, 2018!
Elks National Hoop Shoot forms were sent out today! Parents, be looking for those and please get them turned back in ASAP, so I can set a date. This is a great opportunity for your child to compete in a free throw contest with many benefits.
Sr.'s-Financial Aid Presentation-Wed., Oct. 16-FACS room at 2:30. Info is applicable for ANY post-secondary school or training. Sign up!
Sr.'. & Jr.'s-Ozarka College Recruiter to visit on Wednesday, Oct. 18th at 2:30 in FACS Room. Sign up if you want to meet with her.
Air Force Recruiter to visit with Sr.'s & Jr.'s. Sign up if you want to meet with him on Monday, Oct. 16th at 2:50.
Sr.'s and Jr.'s-Three Rivers College Recruiter here on Monday, Oct. 9th. Sign up if you want to visit with him.
1st Term is ending Friday, Oct. 6th. Parent/Teacher Conferences Thursday, Oct. 12th. Come visit with your child's teachers! 1:00-7:00
This is Eric Allen, Superintendent at Alton R-IV, and I am reaching out to inform you of a situation we had on campus earlier today: Alton R-IV School Officials notified the Oregon County Sheriff's Office on 09/27/2017 at approximately 9:40am that multiple students had reported that another student had been making threats of violence at the school on social media and was in possession of a knife on campus. School Officials separated the identified student from the rest of the student body and contacted law enforcement immediately. Following an investigation by officers from the Alton Police Department and the Oregon County Sheriff's Office, a fifteen year old student has been detained and transferred to the custody of the 37th Judicial Circuit Juvenile Office.
Seniors:Thinking about attending Ozarka College in Arkansas? Check out the scholarships available to Missouri Students in the news article.
The senior concession purchased a Frosty Fruit Slushy machine. The Healthy Slushy meets USDA's Smart Snacks in School Fundraising & Beverage Guidelines. The slushies will be available for purchase during Jr. and Sr. High lunches, ballgames, other fundraisers, students birthday and class parties.Cost: 12 oz. $2.00 16 oz. $3.00 100% Fruit Juice flavors: Blue Raspberry, Fruit Punch, Lemonade and Strawberry/Lemonade
Vocational Rehabilitation Representative to meet with seniors who might qualify for program on Tuesday, Oct. 3. See Mrs. G. for more info.
Senior Class Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 2:50. Be there!!!
Army Recruiter to visit with Seniors & Juniors, Wednesday @ 2:50. Sign up with Mrs. G. if interested in meeting with him!
FAFSA opens October 1st. Seniors and Parents, call Mrs. Gilliland if you need help completing your FAFSA.
Parents! Mid-Term grade cards were sent home last Friday. We encourage you to use the parent portal for up to date info!
MIZZOU Athletic Training Program's Annual Open House is Friday, November 3 from 2:00-4:00. Read the news article for more info.
Updated Counselor's Corner and Scholarship List available under documents on the school website!
Colby Community College-Colby, KS has several programs for Vet Tech Assistant or Pre-Vet Majors. Check out the news article for more info.
StateTech-Linn, MO announced Open House and Junior Preview Day Info. Check out the news article for dates, times, and registration info.
University of Arkansas-Little Rock has announced special preview days for this fall. Seniors and Juniors-check out the news article or Counselor's Corner for more info.
MSU-Springfield Nurse for a Day Workshop on Oct. 27 or Nov. 10 from 8:00-2:00. See news article or Counselor's Corner for more info.
Seniors and Juniors: Columbia College Rep will be here Thursday, Sept. 21. Sign the list to meet with her.
Congratulations to Mr. Crask! He won today's high school teacher spirit shirt prize!
HAGAN SCHOLARSHIP-Seniors with minimum ACT Composite Score of 23 and GPA of 3.5 learn more about this scholarship at www.hsfmo.org.
Seniors & Juniors: Columbia College Rep. will be here Sept. 21st at 2:50. Sign the list on Mrs. G.'s bulletin board if interested.
Please listen to the Missouri Farm Bureau Podcast discussing Secure Rural Schools Funding at this link: http://feeds.feedburner.com/MissouriFarmBureauFederationPodcasts
Tomorrow we will host the cross country race at the Alton Tucker Creek Park. Please come out and support our cross country teams! Times for each race will be listed below. We will also have shirts for sale for $10. 4:00 High School Boys' race 4:30 High School Girls' race 5:00 JH Boys' race 5:15 JH Girls' race 5:45 Awards Ceremony
Columbia College Scholarship Days-full tuition scholarship is possible-January 13 or 18. Visit.CCIS.edu
Open House, Preview Days, Overnight Visits, Showcase Days-colleges & career centers are now posting these visit days and times. Check out their websites and posters outside Mrs. Gilliland's office!
Senior Softball Concession will open at 2 today and remain open until after the Softball games tonight. Athletes, coaches, teachers, and families are welcome to drop by and purchase a carry out plate for the road. Go Comets!!!!
College Fair this Thursday, September 7 at 1:00! Take advantage and learn more about colleges, career centers, and military opportunities!
New Counselor's Corner Posted in Documents! Seniors - check out that Wendy's High School Heisman you can apply for!
Results of today's cross country meet at Strafford Boys Varsity Mason Cockrum-18th medal Myles Cockrum-21st Gavin Casey-42nd Devin Clary-49th Logan Palmer- 109th Jr Varsity Matthew Townsend -3rd medal Jaydon Posey-10th medal Austin Conner-17th Daniel Smith-29th Girls Baylee Sisco- 7th medal Harlee Hughes- 38th Caitlyn Miller - 40th Heaven Jackson-49th Kelsie Orr- 87th Madison Erickson- 89th Adrian Lawing-109th
College Fair next Thursday, September 7 from 1:00 to 2:15 in the FEMA Building!
College Fair, Thursday, September 7 at 1:00. Students may pre-register at www.strivefair.com! Colleges use this to gather student info!
Study Hall for students grades 7-12 will be on Tuesday's and Thursday's from 3:30 to 5:00 beginning Tuesday, September 5th.
Truman State University Recruiter will visit with interested seniors & juniors on Thursday, Sept. 14th at 1:00.
New Counselor's Corner with info about ACT Test Dates and New Scholarships just posted under documents! Check it out!
MOACAC College Fair is Thursday, Sept. 7 from 1:00 until 2:15 in the FEMA building. Watch for more info!
Seniors need to meet with Mrs. Gilliland this week to review credit studies, transcripts, and future plans!
College Fair Thursday, September 7 from 1:00 until 2:30. Watch for more info coming soon!
Here is another article on Secure Rural School Funding and a joint letter from Missouri Farm Bureau and the Missouri Association of School Administrators to Missouri's Congressional Delegation in Washington D.C. https://www.mofb.org/NewsMedia/News.aspx?articleID=761
Please read this article by Missouri Farm Bureau concerning Alton R-IV and the Secure Rural Schools Funding Issue: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/9718-opinion-national-parks-are-good-for-everyone-think-again
9th Grade Students-Orientation tonight at 5:30 in the high school library. Bring your parents! Schedules will be handed out then.
7th Grade Students-Orientation tonight at 5:30 in the high school cafeteria. You will receive your schedule then. Can't wait to see you!
ACT Test Date for Sept. 9! Registration deadline is this Friday, August 4th! Go www.actstudent.org to register.
Open House for Alton R-IV will be Tuesday, August 8th from 6:00 to 7:30. Please come meet the teachers and bus drivers.
7th (gym) and 9th (library) grade schedules will be available at the Orientations at 5:30 on Tuesday, August 8th.
8th and 10th-12th grade schedules may be picked up from the Counselor on Tuesday, August 1 from 8:30 until 2:30.
Please do not wait until August to get your 8th & 12th grade students their required shots. Health departments and doctors do run out!
Reminder: All 12th graders must have two MCV shots before starting school in August-unless they had the first one after turning 16.
Reminder: All incoming 8th graders will need a Tdap and MCV shot before starting school in August!
SENIORS 2017: Diplomas must be picked up in the main high school office by Friday, May 26 at 3:00. Will be mailed after that time.
Congratulations to Sheridan Ronquille, Kayla Pearson, Emily Lastinger, Seirra Hernandez, Daniela Vargas, Darci Elliott, Elizabeth Chapman, Tiffany German, Courtney Weyland, Heaven Jackson, Amber Barton, Ashley Dewolf and Annabelle Medlin as they are the new Alton High School Cheer team for the 2017-18 season!!
What a great opportunity:All students, including 8th graders going into HS, can take a FUN interactive Science Class during summer school! This course will include obtaining a MO Hunter Safety Certification, hands on activities like building rockets, water balloon launchers and a bridge braking competition!!This 4 week session will count as 1 HS Science Elective credit!!! It is not too late to sign up! Pick up a summer school form and return it to the school ASAP!! I look forward to seeing you this summer ~Ms. Watts
Shot Requirements for 2017-2018 school year *All incoming 8th graders will need a Tdap and MCV shot before they can start school in August. *ALL incoming 12th graders will need 2 MCV shots unless the first shot was given after the age of 16, in which case they will only need 1 shot before they can start school in August. * I am sending this information out now to give you 3 full months to get these shots before August. Please do not wait until August to get these required shots because you run the risk of doctors offices/health departments running out of the shots before your child can receive one. Please be aware that if your child does not have their vaccination by the first day of school they will not be able to start until they receive the vaccination. There will be no exceptions!Please turn in proof of vaccinations to my office as soon as you get them. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at 778-7217. Leslie Weyland RN School Nurse
Cheer tryout practice today for the 2017 - 2018 season!! Don't forget your forms! Excited to see you all -Ms. Watts 😊
Alton R-IV will resume classes on our regular schedule and normal start times on Monday, May 8, 2017. The school year was originally scheduled to end at 12:45pm on Thursday, May 11, 2017. We will now be in session for a full day until 3:26pm on Thursday May 11, 2017. The school year will also be extended by one day and the last day of school will now be on Friday, May 12, 2017 and it will be a full day ending normally at 3:26pm. Bus drivers will be on campus Friday, May 5 to review routes and will be in contact with families, as needed, if route changes are going to be required based on road or bridge conditions. We will do our best, and what is safe, in providing district transportation to students. However, we will ask for support and help from some of our parents in making student transportation a reality for this last week of school. MAP testing for grades 3-8 will be taking place daily the week of May 8-12 as we complete our state mandated testing. We cannot stress enough the importance of your child attending classes and completing this required testing. Elementary awards ceremonies will occur, but not on the same schedule originally sent home with students. A new awards ceremony schedule will be provided soon. JH and HS students will have finals as well (schedule to be posted soon) and those students striving to have good attendance and be exempted from finals need to be aware all days in session the week of May 8 will count toward this goal. As our timeline has become very compressed to conclude the academic requirements of the school year, JH and HS field trips are going to be greatly restricted and elementary field days for all grades, K-6, are going to be cancelled. We regret these decisions, but must prioritize what is to be accomplished in the days on campus we have remaining. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with those most directly impacted by the flooding and thank all of our students and patrons for their understanding as we have navigated these issues and rescheduling of events.
There will be no school at Alton R-4 on Thursday, May 4 and Friday, May 5, 2017. Classes will resume on Monday, May 8, 2017. Graduation will occur as scheduled on May 5, 2017 at 7:00pm in the High School Gym. A schedule and calendar of events for the remainder of the school year will be posted on the school website by Friday May 5, 2017.
There will be no school at Alton R-4 on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Graduation practice with seniors, marshalls, and ushers will be held at 12:30pm on May 3, 2017. The community sponsored baccalaureate service will be held in the high school gym at 7:00pm on May 3, 2017.
The below cast member are official for Cinderall and other speaking and non-speaking roles remain available. Contact Mrs. Oesch
Shy Woman-Allie Campbell Older Woma-Gracie Barrett Younger Woman-Daniela Vargas-Palma Yvonne-Sydney Hollis Duke of Cheshire-Chris Church Earl of Cavendish-Dawson Huckabee
Lord Pinkleton-Logan Palmer Footman-Jared Chewning Coachman-Ben Oesch Woman in Window Shaylee Rackley Tall Woman- Darci Elliot Strong Woman-Jaden Anderson Small Woman- Brenda Palmer
Cinderella-Tiffany German Prince Topher-Mason Cockrum Madame-Mikayla Hood Sebastian-Myles Cockrum Marie-Laura Fletcher Gabrielle-McKayla Roberts Charlotte-Adrian Lawing Jean-Michel-Cordell Hufstedler
We have been getting social media contacts worried about school property and our campus. The Alton R-IV Campus is fine: no damage and all utilities are on. Thoughts and prayers are with the community
No school at Alton Tuesday May 2, 2017. However, Honors Night for JH at 6:00pm and Honors Night for HS at 7:00pm will occur as scheduled in the FEMA Building.
School will be closed at Alton R-IV on Monday, May 1st, 2017. Please help spread the word due to cell and land lines being down.
Attention Seniors: Please follow the link below to complete your bios for the Areawide Media Graduation Special Publication. This must be completed by Wednesday night (April 26) at midnight or it will not be included in the publication! Please spread the word as students are receiving short notice due to a miscommunication! http://www.areawidenews.com/forms/2017graduationbio
SENIORS: 2 scholarships with deadlines extended until the end of the day Tuesday - Elks and Alumni. See Mrs. G. ASAP Tuesday morning!
SENIORS: Alton Alumni Scholarship application due date has been extended to Tuesday, April 25.
Grade Level Testing for 7th and 8th grades will begin Monday, May 1st and conclude Friday, May 5.
EOC tests in Sr. Hi. start Monday, April 24th with Government. Tuesday-Algebra I, II & Geometry; Wednesday-English II; Thursday-Biology.
SENIORS: Alton Alumni Association Scholarship is available. It is due Friday, April 21st. Any senior may apply.
The times for today's Baseball games have changed. Junior High will play first at 4:00, and High School will play afterwards at 5:30.
MOCK ACCIDENT and Missouri Safe and Sober: Friday, April 7th at 1:00 a mock accident will be portrayed involving law enforcement, Alton High School Students, and community members.
Baseball game vs. Willow Springs has been rescheduled as a Home game on Monday, March 27th @ 4:30.
Today's Baseball game at Willow Springs has been cancelled due to rain. Practice will be after school.
SENIORS TO AGE 30-Horatio Alger National Career & Technical Scholarship-apply @ application.horatioalger.org.
NEW "Counselor's Corner" posted. Info on two new scholarships and some new summer workshops. Check it out in the document section!
NEW SCHOLARSHIP: DUE April 7th-Thayer-Mammoth Spring Rotary Scholarship - any senior may apply. See Mrs. Gilliland for an application.
SENIORS: New Scholarship - IAMAW Local 2782 - any senior may apply. See Mrs. G. for an application. Due April 15th.
This is Eric Allen, Superintendent at Alton. There will be no school at Alton R-IV on Monday March 13, 2017 because of snow!
No school at Alton R-IV on Monday March 13, 2017 because of snow!
Sixth through Eleventh Grade - your 2017-2018 Schedule Forms are due this Friday, March 10th!
New Counselor's Corner and Scholarship List posted in the Documents section! Check them out!
Congratulations to the Alton High School Chess Team for hosting a successful Chess Tournament on February 25th! Looking forward to more success for our team!
Congratulations to the Academic All-State Fall 2016 Softball Team and Individual Academic All-Staters!
Students planning to take dual enrollment courses need to see Mrs. Gilliland ASAP to get on the list for testing next Thursday, March 9th.
2017-2018 Course Selection forms are due from students to Mrs. Gilliland by Friday, March 10th!
10th Graders-planning to attend SCCC next year? See Mrs. Gilliland to complete your application by Monday, March 6th.
2017-18 7th Grade Students (6th grade now) will meet with Mrs. Gilliland on March 8th to receive scheduling forms. Due back by March 15th!
Scheduling for the 2017-18 school year for grades 7-11 is happening now! Student forms are due by Friday, March 10th!
NEW SCHOLARSHIP! HOWELL-OREGON ELECTRIC COOPERATIVE, INC. SCHOLARSHIP - see Mrs. Gilliland for more info!
Updated Counselor's Corner and Scholarship List available in Documents Section. New Scholarships Listed! Seniors - get busy!!
Alton-Thayer Ellks Lodge Scholarship Applications are available from Mrs. Gilliland!
3 new scholarship applications! Alton Public School Foundation (13 in one); Ozarka College; & Norman Mills Memorial. See Mrs. G.!
FAFSA Help Night Wed., Feb. 15th 3:30 to 6:00. Must be done to receive grants & scholarships. High School Library Lab. 2015 Taxes!
Dual Enrollment Informational Meeting - Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 6:00 in high school library. Parents and students encouraged to attend.
Dual Enrollment Information Meeting for Parents and Students Wednesday, Feb. 15th at 6:00 in the high school library.
Financial Aid Help Night is Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 3:30 to 6:00. Seniors and their parents need 2015 tax information.
NEW COUNSELOR'S CORNER AND SCHOLARSHIP LIST! Updated with over 25 new scholarships! Not just for seniors - juniors and undergrads also!
College/Vocational School Students - Check out scholarship opportunities at www.cfozarks.org. Several there for you!
New Counselor's Corner and Scholarship List Posted in the Documents Section of the Alton School Web Page.
DUAL ENROLLMENT PARENT MEETING, Wed., Feb. 15th at 6:00 in the high school library. Learn more about dual enrollment courses and requirements. For students in 8th - 11th grade and their parents.
Financial Aid "FAFSA" Help Night, Wed., Feb. 15. Drop in from 3:30-7:30. Seniors & Parent & 2015 Tax Info. Call Mrs. G. for more info.
National School Counseling Week 2017 is Feb. 6–10. The week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), highlights the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems and the tremendous impact they can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. Take a moment to thank your child's school counselor! We are blessed to have Mrs. Willard and Mrs. Gilliland!
Creating an atmosphere free of bullying is a top priority for the Alton R-IV School District. Tomorrow, we are launching a new component of our app that will allow any district stakeholder, including a parent or a student, to report bullying in a safe, secure, manner. We are excited to implement a system that will help us enforce our district's lack of tolerance for bullying behaviors.
There will not be a high school girl's game tonight.
This is Eric Allen, Superintendent at Alton. Based on reports of an individual with a gun near, but not on campus, we followed our protocol and went in to lockdown. Law enforcement was contacted and responded very quickly. After an extensive search of the area no individual fitting the description was located. Law enforcement has given the all clear, but we have moved all students from out buildings to either the main elementary or high school building and they will remain there throughout the end of the day. Law enforcement will remain on campus through bus departure time at 3:30. Normal after school practices and events will go forward as planned. Thank you for your patience and understanding as our faculty and law enforcement officers followed our practiced protocols and procedures in this matter.
FBLA District Leadership Results Amber VonAllmen- 3rd Place Accounting I- qualified for state. Aaron Roberts- 2nd Place Business Calculations- qualified for state. Paul Hall- 1st Place Economics- qualified for state. Caleb Steele- 5th Place Economics- qualified for state. Ashley DeWolf, Amber Barton, and Josi Miller- 3rd Place Graphic Design Paul Hall, Keanan Stocki, and Joe Graves- 1st Place Hospitality Management- qualified for state. CONGRATULATIONS!
AgDiscovery Camp - gain a first-hand look at many career paths open in the agricultural field while living on a college campus this summer! See Mrs. Gilliland for more info!
Congratulations to Joseph Graves on receiving the Horatio Alger Scholarship-one of ten Missouri seniors to receive this prestigious award!
Look at the Chemistry we have!! As a test review, Chemistry students became elements. They spent the hour attracting their perfect mates and forming strong Covalent and Ionic bonds. Check out our website to see more of what goes on in Ms. Watts' class: http://scienceeducators.weebly.com/
Congratulations to our high school science teacher, Ms. Watts! She was chosen by the Missouri DESE to be on the 2017 Missouri Assessment Program Item Specifications Committee. We are so proud of her and look forward to the great information that she will bring back to us.
Still needing follow-up information on 2016 graduates! Please message Mrs. Gilliland with your work or school info! Thank you.
The homecoming games and dance for tonight have been cancelled.
School will not be in session tomorrow, January 13th, 2017.
2016 Graduates - Mrs. Gilliland needs to complete the state follow-up. Please email her at email@example.com and let her know whether you are in some type of school (college or vocational), the name of the school, where you are working and what you are doing in your job. Thank you for taking the time to help with this!
Freshmen! Read about the summer academy Leadership in Practice to be held at Westminster College this summer in the news section.
Updated Counselor's Corner and Scholarship List are available in the document section!
Financial Aid "Help" Night - Wednesday, January 18 from 3:30 - 7:30. Get assistance with completing the FAFSA and/or work on scholarships.
Two New Scholarships - Missouri Bankers Association and EverFi Financial Literacy. See Mrs. Gilliland for more info!
The boys' basketball game today with Eminence has been canceled and rescheduled for February 11th at 6:00.
Missouri BETA and the National BETA Scholarships will be due in January! BETA members make sure you see Mrs. Gilliland for more info!
Congratulations to the JH/HS Music Department. The concert last night was PHENOMENAL! Our students and Mrs. Johnson are extremely talented. #cometchoir
New Scholarships & Summer Academies & Camps posted on the updated Counselor's Corner and Scholarship List. Go to Documents to see them.
Congratulations to the JV boys for winning third in the River Country Classic tournament! #gocomets
Due February 1 - FFA Scholarship - one application puts you in the running for several scholarships at FFA.org/participate/scholarships
Updated Counselor's Corner and Scholarship List in the Documents Section! One new scholarship posted!
The Alton R-IV School District is extremely proud of our High School Girls Cross Country Coach Anna Clary! She was named as the Southwest Region Girls' Coach of the Year!!! Anna works endless hours to help her team find success! She is a wonderful coach and a positive role model for our girls to look up to! Congratulations Anna! You deserve this award! We are proud to call you a Comet!
Hey Parents! 2nd Term Progress Report Grade Cards will be issued to students tomorrow, Friday, November 11th!
CONGRATULATIONS All Southwest Cross Country team members. Honorable Mention - Devin Clary, Mason Cockrum, and Heaven Jackson. 2nd Team - Alexis Campbell and Caitlyn Miller. 1st Team - Baylee Sisco and Lauren Sisco!
CONGRATULATIONS to Coach Anna Clary for being named the Southwest Coach of the Year for Cross Country!
Financial Aid Presentation for seniors, juniors, and their parents tonight (Thursday, Nov. 3rd) at 5:30 in the library!
Second Term Progress Cycle ends Friday, Nov. 4th. Grades will be sent home on Friday, Nov. 11th.
LOTS OF NEW SCHOLARSHIPS POSTING TODAY ON THE BULLETIN AND IN THE COUNSELOR'S CORNER. CHECK THEM OUT IN THE DOCUMENT SECTION!
Congratulations to Joe Graves for his masterful performance at the 11th Annual Howell County Chess Tournament! He took 1st place! Just a reminder to all AHS students that it's not too late to join Chess Club. Just see Mr. Kreutzer for details.
Do you know a talented high school senior with financial need? Encourage them to apply for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program, which provides recipients with college planning support, ongoing advising, and up to $40,000 per year toward their bachelor's degree. The application deadline is November 30, 2016. http://bit.ly/2cQlMjR
Apply now for @TheJKCF's College Scholarship Program and receive up to $40,000/year! http://bit.ly/2cQIMjR#scholarship
National BETA Scholarship will open November 1. Senior BETA members can apply at http://aim,applyists.net/beta>
MGA Project 21 2017 Scholarship has opened. Two deadlines involved - February 15th and March 1. See Mrs. G. for more info!
SENIORS & JUNIORS: College & military recruiters are visiting! Check the bulletin & sign the lists on Mrs. G.'s board to visit with them!
Horatio Alger Scholarship deadline has been extended until 3:00 PM Wednesday, Oct. 26 due to technical issues!
Congratulations to Lauren Sisco! She was the Big Springs Conference Girls' Most Valuable Runner.
Seniors: Someone applied for the Horatio Alger Scholarship. There is a problem! If you applied for this, see me ASAP.
FBLA has signed up for a Pear Up donation account with US Cellular. Please go to the link and complete the activities and our chapter will earn funds toward State expenses in the spring. https://www.pearup.com/altonfbla/rally
Horatio Alger Scholarship - deadline is Oct. 25!
Pittsburg State University Representative to visit with Sr.'s & Jr.'s Thurs. Oct. 27 at 2:50. Sign up w/ Mrs. Gilliland.
Southwest Baptist University Representative to visit with Sr.'s & Jr.'s Wed., Oct. 26 at 2:50. Sign up w/ Mrs. Gilliland.
Our Comets dominated the BSC race yesterday! Both teams received 1st Place!! Top 25 Boys who received a medal: Gavin Casey 4th - All-Conference, Mason Cockrum 5th-All Conference Matthew Townsend 6th-All Conference Devin Clary 10th-All-Conference Ely King 12th-All-Conference Myles Cockrum -15th- All -Conference Devin Harvey -20th Ashton Foes -22nd Top 15 girls who received a medal: Lauren Sisco-1st -All-Conference Baylee Sisco -2nd -All -Conference Caitlyn Miller-4th Place -All-Conference Alexis Campbell-10th Heaven Jackson -11th Hailee Erickson-15th
Congratulations to Ashlee Smith and Schellby German for being 1st team all district softball and Taylor Parsons, Caitlyn Miller and Heidi Sisco for being Honorable Mention all district softball. Great job, girls!
Congratulations to Ashlee Smith for making Softball All-Region 1st team and to Schellby German for making Softball All-Region 2nd team! Great job, ladies!
Financial Aid "HELP" Nights from 3:30 - 7:30 on Nov. 16, Jan. 18, Feb. 15, and March 22. Need 2015 tax info & get the FAFSA process done.
Financial Aid Presentation for Sr.'s, Jr.'s, & Parents will be Thursday, Nov. 3rd at 5:30 in the high school library.
Parent/Teacher Conferences are tomorrow! Thursday, October 13th from 1:30 to 7:30 in the high school.
Thursday, October 6th District Softball Concession: Stop by the softball concession building opening at 11, for pork kabobs, pulled pork nachos, pulled pork sandwiches, grilled burgers, frito pies, and hotdogs. Also, Ice Cream Sundaes for dessert!!! We have carry out plates for those on the go. Good luck Alton Comets!!
New Counselor's Corner and New Scholarship List can be found in the "Documents" Section! Check them out for some great info!
FREE VIRTUAL COLLEGE FAIR! Take part in the first-ever FBLA-PBL Virtual College Fair. Students can participate in live chats with admissions counselors at colleges and universities to gain info about programs, admissions requirements, and scholarships.. This event is open to ALL students considering ANY major. The event will be on Thursday, Oct. 13th from 4 to 10 pm. Registration is FREE at FBLA-PBL-VirtualFair.com. All students who register by 4:00 pm on Friday, Oct. 7th will be entered to win a $25 American Express gift card.
Physics students work meticulously building balsa wood bridges that will soon be entered into MoDOT's bridge building competition in Cape Girardeau.
Physics students work meticulously building balsa wood bridges that will soon be entered into MoDOT's bridge building competition in Cape Girardeau.
FBLA is preparing for our annual Veteran's Day Assembly on November 11, 2016. As always, all veterans, service members (active or retired) , their families, and the community are invited to attend. Stay tuned for updates.
Fall/Winter Sport Schedules can be found by either visiting the Alton R-IV website or by downloading the mobile app. (Spring schedules will be made available after the first of the year).
Study Hall for 7th - 12th Grade Students every Tuesday and Thursday 3:30-5:00 in the high school library. Time to get homework finished!
What? First Term is ending? Parent/Teacher Conferences are when? P/T Conferences will be held Thursday, Oct. 13 beginning at 1:00.
Seminar for Parents and Community Members on the Threat of Active School Shooters will be held on Monday, October 3rd at 6:00 pm in the high school gym. We welcome your attendance!
Spinach dip for lunch??? No way!!! Today's high school lunch was absolutely incredible! Students were given the option of chicken or beef nachos served with tortilla chips, nacho cheese, and pears. Each day, students may also choose to add a variety of options to their meal from the garden bar. Today's garden bar included fresh strawberries, fresh pineapple, ham, cheese cubes, fresh pico de gallo, sour cream, refried beans, cheesy spinach dip, salsa, lettuce, olives, banana peppers, and potato salad! Yummy!!!
Study Hall is available every Tuesday and Thursday in the high school library for students grades 7-12 from 3:30 to 5:00.
Hagan Scholarship - Seniors with 3.5 GPA and ACT of 23 (min.) check this out in the news article!
SEMO AHEC ACES Representative here on Thurs., Sept. 29 at 2:30 to visit with those students interested in medical fields. Sign the list on Mrs. Gilliland's bulletin board if interested.
SENIORS & JUNIORS: NAVY Recruiter here on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 2:50. Sign the list on Mrs. G.'s Bulletin Board.
The Missouri Assessment Program test scores are in. These scores will be distributed to parents at Parent Teacher Conferences. Your child's test scores are also available through the Tyler SIS Parent Portal. Contact Holly Reese if you have questions.
New Counselor's Corner and Scholarship List. One scholarship is available to anyone under 30 pursuing a Career/Technical education.
SENIORS & JUNIORS: Navy Recruiter to visit AHS on Tues, Sept. 13 at 2:50. Sign the list on Mrs. G.'s Board if you want to meet with him.
1st Term Progress Report Grade Cycle ends Friday, Sept. 9. Grade cards will be issued Friday, Sept. 16th.
Are you under 30 or a senior in high school? Want to enroll in or already enrolled in a career or technical program? Check out the $2500 Career & Technical Scholarship at scholars.horatioalger.org.
High School Graduate Lane Brewer will visit with Sr.'s & Jr.'s Wed., Sept. 7 on his experiences with college, military, and railroad. Sign the list on Mrs. G's board if interested!
Horatio Alger Scholarship - 2.0 GPA, full-time senior, critical financial need, display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity. If this is you, apply at scholars.horatioalger.org.
MOACAC College Fair Tuesday, Sept. 8 at Winona High School. Seniors & Juniors pick up a permission form from Mrs. G. Due Sept. 6.
Check out the new info in the Counselor's Corner and Scholarship Folders under documents!
SENIORS: 1st Scholarship of the year - Horatio Alger - focused on students who have overcome an adversity. Go to www.horatioalger.org.
Schedule changes for grades 7-12 will end Wednesday, Aug. 17. All schedule change forms must be returned to Mrs. G. on Wednesday.
Orientation: Tuesday, Aug. 9 @ 5:30 - 7th Grade in the Cafeteria & 9th Grade in the Library!
8th & 12th Graders: 27 12th graders & 24 8th graders STILL need to get shots or bring in shot records before the first day of school!
NEW STUDENT ENROLLMENT: Wednesday and Thursday, July 27-28. Need shot record, birth certificate, and name, address, and phone number of previous school.
REMINDERS: CHECK OUT THE POSTS ON ROSETTA STONE, ACT, DUAL ENROLLMENT, AND REQUIRED SHOTS FROM JUNE!
Students who plan to use Rosetta Stone for a foreign language need to remember the $40 deposit for head sets - due 1st week of school!
ACT Information: 1st ACT test date is 9-10-16. Registration deadline is 8-5-16. Seniors pay attention to these dates!
DUAL ENROLLMENT - If you scheduled to take College History or Writing (even for high school credit only), you will be responsible for purchasing your own books or materials!
There will be new vaccinations requirements for the 2016/2017 School year. This will affect 8th & 12th grades. Please go to the Alton High School website or Facebook page for more information.
Graduates: Kelli will be in the office until noon on Thursday if you want to get your diploma. Main office hours will vary afterwards.
District Baseball game will be played at Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff at 3:00 today.
Congratulations to Dr. Joby Steele! He will be receiving his doctorate from Lindenwood University at their graduation ceremonies.
District baseball game will be played at Van Buren today at 4:00 pm.
District baseball game at Poplar Bluff has been rescheduled to 4:00 pm tomorrow.
HS Baseball now plays Summersville at 5:00 pm today at home.
Today's baseball games have been cancelled.
Over $500,000 in potential scholarship awards were presented at the Honors Ceremony last night! Our seniors rock! More info to follow!
Congratulations to the recipients of Honor Awards at last night's ceremonies! It has taken hard work to earn your certificates and awards!
Best Wishes for our Scholar Bowl Team as they compete in state competition Friday! We are so proud of you!
Today's softball games have been cancelled.
"Congratulations to the Alton Scholar Bowl Team. They defeated Fordland in two matches last night in the Sectionals Tournament and will be going to State (for the first time ever) on May 6th. If you see Caleb Buffington, Joe Graves, Paul Hall, Ethan Granger, Aaron Roberts or Amber Barton today, congratulate them and wish them luck!"
GRADES 4-8: MSU – WEST PLAINS KIDS’ COLLEGE to be held July 12-14 from noon to 5 p.m. This is an educational opportunity that will build upon what they have learned while exposing them to a college experience. Sessions range from building roller coasters, going on an archeological dig, developing artistic talents to entering the wonderful world of math and science principles. Cost is $75.00. Registration/Payment Deadline is Tuesday, May 31. See Mrs. Gilliland for an application.
Best of luck to the Alton Scholar Bowl team as they compete at Fordland in the Sectional Tournament at 1:30 pm TODAY!! GO COMETS!
Students take advantage of the opportunity to win one of 10 $100 Visa gift cards by participating in our #mySNSreason contest. Here are the three ways you enter the contest: 1. Tweet using #mySNSreason with their reason for taking the pledge. 2. Instagram a photo or video using #mySNSreason for taking the pledge. 3. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org with #mySNSreason in the subject line. The contest is open until Friday, May 6. Only a few students have entered this year, so you have a high chance of winning!
SENIORS: Oregon County Historical Society Scholarship due August 1. See Mrs. G. for an application. Oregon County resident for 10 years.
SENIORS: Don't forget CTA and Alumni scholarship app's are due Wednesday, April 27!
Jr. High MAP Grade Level Testing begins Tuesday, April 26 and ends Monday, May 2. Be rested, eat breakfast, and be on time!
SENIORS: ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP IS DUE TODAY, FRIDAY, APRIL 22. TURN IN ASAP TODAY!
Results of Ava Track Meet 4x800 Relay -6th place Devin Clary, Andy Sisco, Devin Harvey, Mason Cockrum 4x800 Relay- 3rd place Baylee Sisco, Lauren Sisco, Alexis Campbell, Heaven Jackson Long Jump Boys -1st place Mason Cockrum 1600 Meter Run Girls - 3rd place-Lauren Sisco 8th place- Alexis Campbell 100 Meter Dash- 2nd place Mason Cockrum 400 Meter Dash Boys 7th place -Andy Sisco Girls 7th place -Baylee Sisco 6th place -Alexis Campbell 3200 Meter Run - Boys 3rd place- Devin Clary Girls 3rd place -Lauren Sisco
ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: Take a chance to win a scholarship or other prizes. Enter the Dave Ramsey Financial Literacy Challenge by Monday, April 25 at www.daveramsey.com/challenge.
SENIORS: ALTON ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP - DUE NEXT WEDNESDAY. SEE MRS. G. FOR AN APPLICATION!
Junior High BSC Championship baseball game has been moved to Friday, April 22, at 5:30 pm.
JUNIORS: ACT TESTING TUESDAY, APRIL 19 @ 8:00 AM! DON'T BE LATE!
2016-2017 Shot Requirements for 8th & 12th grades: 8th graders will need to have a Tdap and MCV(meningococcal) . 12th graders will need to have 2 MCV vaccinations unless the first dose is given on or after their 16th birthday. Proof of these vaccinations will need to be turned in to the nurse or high school counselor BEFORE the first day of school in August.
SENIORS: Five new scholarships! Must complete an APSF Scholarship App if you haven't already! Deadline is Thurs., 4-14-16!
Congratulations to the Comet Baseball team defeating Bunker 14-9, and Van Buren 1-0.
Students enter the Social Media Contest via Twitter/Instagram. Tell why you pledge to be Safe & Sober & maybe win $100! Use #mySNSreason!
Congratulations to the Comet Baseball team defeating Eminence 19-7.
Today's baseball games have been cancelled.
Today's softball games have been cancelled. Softball players WILL meet after school for practice.
Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, & Allied Health Programs Presentation on 4-8-16 to the first 30 high school students to sign up. See Mrs. G.
New Counselor's Corner and Scholarship Lists have been placed in the folders in the document section! Check the new scholarship info out!
SENIORS: Last Financial Aid Help Night is Wednesday, March 30; FAFSA deadline April 1 for state grants & March 31 for MSU-West Plains. Mrs. G. will be available from 3:30 until 7:00 in her office.
SENIORS: Large number of scholarships are due this week! Include all info, essays, and letters of recommendation that are asked for!
Congratulations to the baseball team for defeating Dora 4-3, and Mammoth Spring 4-2 in yesterday's double header.
The softball game at Norwood has been cancelled.
Congratulations to Caleb Steele for making the MBCA All-State basketball team! http://www.ozarkssportszone.com/pages/21255068.php
Happy Spring Break to Everyone!
21 Juniors, 1 Senior, and 1 Sophomore had an awesome experience at the Chad Cargill ACT workshop this morning at Willow Springs High School!
Congratulations to Bailey Johnston, Emily Hower, Tyler Wilkerson, Schellby German, and Cammi Warren for making the State FFA Choir!
An updated Counselor's Corner and Scholarship List have been placed in the folders in the document section! Check them out!
One more scholarship has been opened today! Check out the Southeast Missouri Central Labor Council Scholarship. See Mrs. G. for more info!
SENIORS: These scholarships opened today - Alton-Thayer Elks Lodge, MSU - Springfield Leadership, and Norman Mills Memorial. See Mrs. G!
Three new scholarships became available today. Check them out on the bulletin to see if you might be eligible!
The Clifford Young Family has donated $250,000 to Alton R-IV this year. The money is designated for scholarships for graduating seniors in the amounts of $20,000 for a senior going to a 4-year university and $5,000 for a senior going to a technical or trade school. This will be paid annually to graduating seniors for the next 10 years.
Check out our new social media sites! We are on Twitter (@AltonSchool) and Facebook (Alton R-IV School District). We have a new app that can be downloaded through the App Store and Google Play. Our webpage can still be found at www.alton.k12.mo.us.
Congratulations to Walker Hall for being selected as the representative for the Sophomore Pilgrimage sponsored by the GFWC of Missouri Clubs! He will be attending a luncheon and touring various points of interest in Jefferson City later this spring.
Congratulations to the Alton Lady Comets for a great season. Our Lady Comets and their Coaches, Stephanie MIller and April Holesapple, ended the season with a record of 18-8. Throughout the season they placed third in the Van Buren Tournament, 2nd in the Liberty Tournament, and 1st in the Conference Tournament. They ended the season with 2nd place in the District Tournament and were the Big Springs Conference Champions! What an awesome job, Ladies! We are proud of you!