The Elementary Canned Food Drive ends tomorrow! Please be sure and send anything that you can to help the Oregon County Food Bank. Thank you for all of your support in helping us teach our students to help those in need!
Parents & 7th-12th Graders: Mrs. Gilliland has created a "Google" classroom for each grade level. She will be using this as a means of communicating information that might be important to each grade level. Students should watch for their invite to the class.
SR.'s & Parents: FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Help Night is tonight (Thurs., Dec. 13th) from 3:30 until 7:00. Mrs. Gilliland will either be in her office or Mrs. Wright's Business Lab.
Cookie dough and Tumblers are here! Please be sure and pick your orders up TODAY between 3:30 and 6:00 in the Multi-Purpose Building.
One of our sweet families lost their home in a house fire this week. The fire resulted in a total loss of the home and all belongings inside. The family also lost all of their Christmas gifts. Our students and staff are heart broken for the Conner family. We would like to find a way to help ensure that Brad, Cassandra, and their 6 children have a merry Christmas. For this reason, we are collecting money and gift cards to be sent to the family. Donations can be dropped off at the elementary or high school office. Thanks for your support!
SENIORS: 8 NEW scholarships posted in your google classroom and in the Counselor's Corner! Christmas Homework!
Due to scheduling conflicts, Beta Club will be passing out their candy grams on Monday, December 17, instead of Friday, December 14. There is still time to purchase candy grams. If you need extras, just ask Mrs. Thompson in the high school or Ms. Theresa in the elementary.
9th through 12th Grade Students: Mrs. Gilliland, the counselor, has created google classrooms for each grade level (7th and 8th grade coming soon). If you didn't accept your invitation via your email and you need the class code to get in, see her soon!
SENIORS: Check your senior google classroom for Mrs. Gilliland. Several new scholarships posted today!
SENIORS & JUNIORS: The meeting with vocational rehabilitation representative has been postponed from Thursday, Dec. 13th to an undetermined future date.
Kelsie Orr won first place in 12th grade agriculture, Melany Woods won third place in photography, and Jace Reese won third place in 9th grade math at Beta state convention in Springfield. This qualifies them to compete at national convention in June in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Alton Senior Beta Club took 61 of its 88 members to state convention to compete in various educational competitions.
We have an amazing network of parents for our class this year who donate special items for our projects all year. We appreciate being able to learn about how to treat others by reading about how the Grinch was bullied as a child, and how love and kindness helped him become a better Grinch. We celebrated learning with Grinch Hot Chocolate. Thank you to all of our parents and our Community Sponsor, Value Seekers. ❤️
Seniors & Parents: If you have any type of physical, medical, emotional, or educational disability and would like to visit the Vocational Rehabilitation Representative about future school or work opportunities, see Mrs. Gilliland by Wed., Dec. 12th.
Juniors & Parents: If you have any type of physical, medical, emotional, or educational disability and would like to visit with the Vocational Rehabilitation Representative, let Mrs. Gilliland know by Wed., Dec. 12th. Summer job opportunity!
Students who are scheduled to take the ACT on Saturday, Dec. 8th should still be prepared to take the ACT at whatever location they have been assigned. If you have concerns about it being cancelled, listen to the radio station. They would announce that on Saturday morning.
The December 8th Saturday School for Alton High School students has been postponed. It is rescheduled for Saturday, December 15th.
Congratulations to Alee Willard and Gunnar Kennedy! They both took home state awards yesterday at the Missouri Junior Beta Convention in Springfield, Missouri. Alee was the State Runner Up in the Language Arts Competition and Gunnar was the State Runner Up in the Digital Arts Competition. Way to represent Comet Country!
FAFSA Help Night is Thursday, Dec. 13th from 3:30 to 7:00. Seniors & a parent who need assistance should bring their 2017 tax info in order to complete the FAFSA. Contact Mrs. Gilliland for more info. 778-7215 x 224.
Seniors & Juniors: MSU-West Plains Recruiter will be here on Tues., Dec. 11th at 2:50. Sign up with Mrs. Gilliland if you want to meet with the recruiter.
Seniors: John T. Belcher scholarship application is due Friday. Some of you will be leaving for BETA convention early Friday. Make sure to turn it in on Thursday! Or email it to Mrs. Gilliland on Friday!
JR & SR High Concert 7:00 pm
Elementary Parents: Activities for Friday, November 30— 3 & 4 Parent Lunch at 11:30; 5 & 6 Parent Lunch at 12:00; and K-6 Fall Parties at 2:00. We hope to see you there!
Tomorrow is pajama day at the elementary. Bring a $1 and you can wear pajamas for the day. The money raised will be used to purchase items for foster children in the area.
2018 Alton High School Graduates: We need to complete a one-year follow-up. Please email to email@example.com your current college, vocational school, military, or work info. Need the name and your major or if work or military, your job title. Thank you!
Senior FBLA Members-check out the scholarship application info. Due to Mrs. Gilliland by January 18 - ignore the February 1st deadline!
Juniors 2019: Mrs. Gilliland has created a google classroom for you. Check your school email for your invitation to join the class! Seniors 2019, your invitation was sent before break. Check your emails also!
Young Ladies' Gently Used Coats sizes medium through X-large are available for girls in need of one in the high school counselor's office. Stop and grab one if you are in need!
New Scholarship List and Counselor's Corner posted in the document section today, Tuesday, Nov. 27th!
JUNIORS: If you have physical or intellectual disabilities, vocational rehabilitation may have a summer job opportunity for you. Please see Mrs. Gilliland by Friday, Nov. 30th for more information.
Dual Enrollment Forms for Spring 2019 MUST be turned in to Mrs. Gilliland by Wednesday, Nov. 28th. If not returned by then, you will not be allowed to enroll in a dual enrollment course for the spring.
Elementary Parents: Fall Parties will be held on Friday, November 30. Teachers will be sending home notes when we return from Thanksgiving Break! Enjoy time with family and friends and Happy Thanksgiving!
This is Eric Allen. There will be no school at Alton R-4 on Thursday, November 15, 2018 due to snow and ice on the roadways. Thanksgiving Break will begin on Friday November 16 and continue until classes resume on Monday, November 26, 2018. Please enjoy this time with family and friends and travel safely over the break.
Seniors: National FFA Scholarship opens Nov. 15th. Not just for FFA members! www.FFA.org/Scholarships
SENIORS: Voice of Rural Missouri Scholarship application is available in your Senior Google Classroom or from Mrs. Gilliland. Due March 31st.
SENIORS: ESA Foundation Scholarships-multiple scholarship applications. Go to www.epsilonsigmaalpha.org for more information. Early Bird Deadline is Dec. 15th (3 additional scholarship opportunities by meeting this deadline).
Senior Parents: Two great scholarships are due Thursday, Nov. 15th. Missouri BETA - must be a BETA member (three different scholarships) and Hagan - must have a minimum 23 ACT Composite score. Encourage your seniors to apply.
Congratulations to Treyton Terrill, he scored a 27 on the SCIENCE portion of his ACT!! The ACT is scored on a scale of 1–36. The national average ACT score is currently 21. Scoring above average opens the door for scholarships, potential college acceptances and academic recommendations. Keep working hard, AHS is proud of you!!
This is Eric Allen. At this time, 9:00pm on November 12, 2018, Alton R-IV will be in session on November 13. The Springfield TV stations rolled today's early dismissal into being closed on November 13 which is not fact at this time (and has since been corrected). A weather check will be made early in the morning and any updates provided, if warranted. Again, as of now school is in session at Alton R-IV November 13, 2018.
The calling company was able to fix the issue with our calling system. If there are further issues in the future, please do not hesitate to let us know. We appreciate your understanding and patience.
We have had a few instances of people not receiving the call or text that went out about dismissal. We apologize for any issue with this situation. We are currently checking with the company to determine what happened, as we show that those who have notified us should have received the calls. As there is a potential for further precipitation, please also listen to radio and television for any further cancellations.
This is Eric Allen, Superintendent at Alton R-4. School will dismiss at 2:00pm on Monday, November 12, 2018. The Blue and Gold Scrimmage for tonight is postponed to a future date.
Six new scholarships listed today. If you are a descendant of a veteran (child, grandchild, great-grandchild, etc), check out the different criteria for each of the six.
New "Counselor's Corner" and "Scholarship List" posted in the Documents section.
Seniors & Parents: Mrs. Gilliland has created a google classroom for Sr.'s. She will post scholarships & other info there. Watch for & accept the invitation to join "Seniors 2019: Not Done Yet" classroom! Let her know if you didn't get the invite.
BETA club's spirit week begins today with the St. Jude's RED day. Wear your RED to show your support for the fight against childhood cancer.
With Winter weather season approaching, please be thinking now about any alternate plan for your child(ren) in the event of an early dismissal for school for inclement weather. A little planning now can greatly reduce the stress of this event in the moment it occurs.
Shout out on an awesome Veteran's Day Program! FBLA, Choirs, Speakers, Veterans' Presentation of the Meaning of the Folding of the Flag: All did a very meaningful job. It was great to see so many Veterans and some of our current military here today. Thank you for your service.
High School - 2nd Term Progress Grade Reports will be emailed on Friday, November 9th. If the parent does not have an email address on file, a paper copy will be sent home. Please contact your child's teachers if you have any concerns.
Veterans Day Assembly Friday, November 9th, 1:00 PM Alton High School FEMA FBLA would like to invite veterans and community to pay tribute to those who have served our country.
Congratulations to our Elementary Little Mr. and Miss Merry Christmas Candidates! Thanks to the Culture Club and our Community Partners for sponsoring this program. To help your favorite candidates win, stop by one of the businesses who are sponsoring them and make a donation! All money received will used to make our town beautiful and to sponsor youth related activities.
This month, the teacher spotlight shines on Mrs. Adrian Clary. Mrs. Clary is one of our kindergarten teachers at #AltonElem. Mrs. Clary also serves as the Junior High Girls Basketball Coach and the High School Girls Assistant Basketball Coach. In the classroom, Mrs. Clary pushes her students to do their very best. Her classroom is a loving, inviting room filled with bright colors and learning adventures galore! All of Mrs. Clary’s students definitely walk out of kindergarten knowing that their teacher loves them very much! Mrs. Clary looks after her students. She is the first to notice when one of her students is in need or is simply having a rough day. Mrs. Clary also fights for her students to ensure that they have the love and support that they need to be successful. In addition, Mrs. Clary goes out of her way to provide unique experiences for her students, like trips to Shepherd’s View to read to residents. On the court, Mrs. Clary serves as an amazing role model to the girls that she coaches. She pours her heart and soul into her ball team. She works to develop positive relationships with her girls. She creates an environment that allows everyone on her team to feel like they are part of a family. Between teaching and coaching, Mrs. Clary truly pours everything she has into the Alton School District. Many days, she starts her morning with a 5 AM ball practice, teaches kindergarten all day, and then ends the day with an after school practice. It would be difficult to find an educator who works harder than her. We are so lucky to be able to call Mrs. Clary an Alton Comet. Thanks for all you do to make our school a better place, Mrs. Clary! You are appreciated! *Thank you to the Alton Burger Palace for sponsoring our monthly teacher spotlight! Each month, the winning teacher receives a $25 gift card from the Alton Burger Palace.
New Name and Cause for the Basketball Jamboree for 2018! Alton High School Beta Club is sponsoring the Red Out Games this year with a new color, red instead of pink, and a new charity. This year all funds will be raised for St. Judes Children's Hospital. T-shirts are $10.00. The money is due Wednesday November 7, (Your student should have come home yesterday with the order form). Due to scheduling conflicts the date had to be moved up giving us little time to get t-shirts designed, so that is the reason for the quick turn around in the orders forms due date.
Blue- Yellow, Yellow-Blue Go Comets Fight!! Join the Comet Cheerleaders by wearing your school colors to send the cross country athletes off to State competitions this morning!! See you and your school spirit very soon!
Missouri BETA Club Scholarship is due November 15. See Mrs. Gilliland to have her send you the Google Doc.
New Counselor's Corner and new Scholarship List have been placed in the "documents" section of our website. Check them out!
Financial Aid Presentation tomorrow, Thursday, November 1st at 4:00 in Mrs. Wright's room!
Information on Labor Market Needs for High School Students must be shared before November 1. Students will find updated information at https://dese.mo.gov/sites/default/files/am/documents/CCR-18-011.pdf
Truman State University Admissions Recruiter here on Wednesday, Nov. 14th at 2:50 to meet with seniors & juniors. Sign the list on Mrs. Gilliland's bulletin board to meet with her.
University of Missouri-Columbia Admissions Recruiter here on Monday, Nov. 12th at 2:50 to meet with seniors & juniors. Sign the list on Mrs. Gilliland's board to meet with them.
Financial Aid Presentation for Seniors, Juniors, and Parents/Guardians this Thursday, November 1st at 4:00 in Mrs. Wright's room. FAFSA Help to follow if needed. Bring those 2017 tax documents with you!
Several new scholarships were posted last week when our Facebook connection wasn't working. Please check them out. Some have a very quick deadlines.
SR.'s: MASFAP Scholarship-open to any senior. Apply by Oct. 31st at www.myscholarshipcentral.org. $1000 for a 300 word essay!
SR BETA Members: Missouri BETA Club Scholarship is due Nov. 15th. See Mrs. Gilliland for more info.
SR.'S & jR'S & PARENTS/GUARDIANS: Financial Aid Night next Thursday, November 1st @4:00 in Mrs. Wright's room. Learn more about all types of financial aid for any type of post-secondary education. FAFSA Help to follow if you need it. Bring 2017 Tax Return with you.
SENIORS: Today is the deadline for Horatio Alger Scholarships!
SR BETA Members-Missouri BETA Scholarship is due Nov. 15th. See Mrs. Gilliland ASAP for an application or more. If applying to several colleges, you may need a separate app for each one.
SENIORS: Tomorrow, October 25, is the deadline for the Horatio Alger Scholarship. Make sure you have your application completed and submitted on time.
Don't forget! All cookie dough forms and money are due in the elementary office tomorrow, October 24, 2018! They MUST be turned in tomorrow. Thank you!
Alton Elementary would like to say thank you to Mr. Chris Whitten and the folks at Fuel Express for donating hats and gloves to every student in Mrs. McFann's Kindergarten class. Students will be traveling to the pumpkin patch this week, and Mr. Whitten thought he would help the kiddos stay warm during their outing. In addition, Mr. Whitten has donated over $300 worth of snacks to students in the two classes his businesses sponsor. Thank you Mr. Whitten for all you are doing to help our school!
https://www.sbuniv.edu/admissions/student-receptions.php Link to visit with SBU at West Plains for Sr.'s & Jr.'s on Monday, Oct. 29th.
Financial Aid Presentation for Seniors, Juniors, & Parents on Thursday, Nov. 1st at 4:00 in Mrs. Wright's business lab. FAFSA completion help until 6:00. Need 2017 tax information with you.
SENIORS & JUNIORS: SBU IS COMING TO YOU! Monday, Oct. 29 at West Plains Civic Center from 6:30-7:30. Must pre-register. See Mrs. Gilliland for the link to RSVP.
Seniors & Juniors: Permission forms to attend the college fair in Winona on Thursday, Oct. 25 are due on Tuesday by the time we leave school.
SENIORS: Eight (yes, 8) new scholarships will be posting tomorrow on the bulletin and in an updated Counselor's Corner and Scholarship List. Check them out!
Sr.'s & Jr.'s: College Fair at Winona, Thurs., Oct. 25. Permission forms are due Tuesday, Oct. 23rd. See Mrs. Gilliland.
Financial Aid Presentation for Sr.'s & Jr.'s & their parents/guardians will be Thursday, Nov. 1st at 4:00 in Mrs. Wright's Business Lab. FAFSA Assistance if needed to follow the presentation. Questions? Call Mrs. Gilliland.
Parents: If you did not receive an email with your child's grade card and would like to, please contact the school with your updated email address.
Grade cards for grades 7-12 were emailed on Monday and paper copies that were not picked up at Parent-Teacher Conferences will be given to students this week.
SENIORS: Hagan Scholarship closes in November. If you have at least a 23 composite ACT score, check this scholarship out. It is very specific with its requirements. START EARLY!
SENIORS: Horatio Alger Scholarship closes in 2 weeks! If you have overcome adversity in your life, check this scholarship out!
Sr.'s & Jr.'s: College Fair at Winona, Thursday, Oct. 25th. See Mrs. Gilliland for a permission & assignment form. You must also register on Strive Scan @ www.StriveFair.com.
Early Dismissal on Thursday, October 11 at 12:45 for Parent/Teacher Conferences. Conferences will be from 1:30 to 7:00. Parents please plan to visit with your child(ren)'s teacher(s) anytime after 1:30. We look forward to seeing you here!
September's Teacher Spotlight shines on Mrs. Marilyn Cockrum. Mrs. Cockrum teaches 4th grade at Alton Elementary. Mrs. Cockrum stands out as someone who spends, many, many hours at school perfecting all of her lessons for her students. Mrs. Cockrum teaches Science, and she leaves her students talking nonstop about the neat experiments that take place in her classroom. Mrs. Cockrum also has the biggest heart. She goes out of her way to find out what is going on when one of her students seems to be having a bad day. In addition, Mrs. Cockrum is always looking out for her coworkers. She constantly goes the extra mile to brighten other people's days. We love you Mrs. Cockrum! Thanks for all you do for your students and friends at Alton Elementary!
College of the Ozarks Recruiter will be here today at 2:50 to meet with interested juniors and seniors. Make sure you have signed the list on Mrs. Gilliland's bulletin board in order to meet with her.
1st Term ends today! Parent-Teacher Conferences will be next Thursday, October 11th from 1:00 until 7:00.
Parents/Guardians: If your phone number has changed or is no longer in service, please contact the school to update your information. We have several end of the quarter reminders coming up and want to make sure that everyone receives the calls! You can verify your information through the parent portal. Thank you!
FAFSA OPENS TODAY-Oct. 1st! Anyone planning to be in college or vocational or career programs in 2019-2020 needs to complete this using your 2017 taxes! www.fafsa.gov
1st Term Ends Friday, October 5th. Parent/Teacher Conferences on Thursday, October 11th!
Hagan Scholarship-seniors with an ACT composite score 23 should apply. A great scholarship opportunity that comes with other rewards! Deadline Nov. 15th. www.hsfmo.org
New Counselor's Corner and Scholarship List posted. Check them out under "documents."
Ozarka College Recruiters to visit with Seniors & Juniors on Wed., Sept. 26 at 2:50. Sign the list on Mrs. Gilliland's board to meet with them!
We will be having an Intruder Drill on campus later today. It is a planned drill with local law enforcement.
Ozarka College Recruiters here on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 2:50 to meet with interested Seniors & Juniors. Sign up if you want to meet with them!
Seniors with a composite ACT of 23-very valuable Hagan Scholarship is open. www.hsfmo.org for an application and more info. Deadline is November 15.
The Baseball game Friday 9/21 has been moved up to Thursday 9/20 at 5:00 due to the large chance of rain Friday afternoon.
Air Force Recruiter here this Thursday, Sept. 20 at 2:50. Sign up to meet with him on the counselor's bulletin board - seniors & juniors.
Ozarka College Recruiters here on Wed., Sept. 26 to meet with 11th & 12th grade students.
Congratulations, Dawson Huckabee and Daniela Vargas-Palma! Both students made the South Central Missouri Honor Choir.
Tomorrow's baseball games on September 15 at Norwood have been cancelled.
Sr.'s & Jr.'s: College of the Ozarks Recruiter will be here Monday, Oct. 8 @ 2:50. Sign up sheet on Mrs. Gilliland's bulletin board.
Attention parents! All grade cards will be delivered to you via email this year. Paper copies will no longer be sent home with students. If you would like a paper copy of your child's grades or if you would like to update your email address in our system, please call the school. Elementary grade cards will be sent from Tonya Willard and Junior High/ High School grade cards will be sent from Pam Gilliland. If you do not have an email address on file with the school, a paper copy will be sent home with your child. Thanks for your support as we transition to digital grade cards. Progress 1 grades will be delivered to all parent email accounts today. The first quarter will end on October 5. Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, October 11. We look forward to seeing you then.
Sr. High Parents-1st Term Progress Reports have been emailed to the address(es) we have on file. Paper copies will go home today only with students who do not have a parent email address on file.
Students/Parents/Guardians: Great college/career school info at this website: www.hscounselorweek.com. This week's focus is on scholarships, grants, and financial aid. Check the articles out!
Brain Injury Scholarship-just received info about this scholarship. It is due Saturday, Sept. 15. If you have a brain injury, check them out at http://braininjuryassociationofmissouri.formstack.com/forms/scholarship_application
1st Term Progress Grades will be emailed on Friday, Sept. 14 to parents with an email address on file. For those who do not, we will send a paper copy home on Friday. If you do not receive the email or if you wish to add an email address on file, please notify the office.
Seniors & Parents: Voc. Rehabilitation can provide services to those who qualify-medical, educational, other disabilities. Their representative is here today meeting with seniors to introduce them to their program. If you need more info, contact Mrs. Gilliland.
Today's baseball game @ Van Buren has been rescheduled to 9/21 at 5:00 pm.
Don’t forget today is school picture day! Put on your best smile!
SCHOOL PICTURES ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10! SMILE FOR THE CAMERA!
Attention: because of the threat of heavy rains tomorrow, the 5/6 grade field to Round & Alley Spring has been cancelled. Students will remain at school on Friday, September 7.
Our hearts are breaking today for Mrs. Reeves, Macy, and Macoy. Classmates of Macy and Macoy took a minute to think of them today. Our little Aubrey used her moment of silence to say a prayer for her sweet friend Macy! Please continue to lift up the Reeves family in your prayers! An account has been set up at the Alton Bank for Macy and Macoy. If you would like to make a donation to their account, please drop off the donation at the Alton Bank or the Alton Elementary Office. All checks should be made payable to: "For the Benefit of Macy Reeves and Macoy Reeves."
9th-12th Grade Students who are interested in Health Careers. Presenter from the Health Careers Club here on Sept. 12 at 12:15 to talk about her program. Sign up with Mrs. Gilliland to meet with her.
Sr.'s & Jr.'s-Army Recruiter here today at 2:50. Sign up if you want to meet with him.
New Counselor's Corner and Scholarship List posted under the "documents" section on our website!
Parents, Could you please take a minute to complete our PBiS School Safety Survey? The survey will only take a few minutes to complete, but the information will give us a better idea of safety concerns that exist in our school. Thanks for your help with this! The link for the survey is included below! https://www.pbisassessment.org/Anon/TJe206WT300
We are looking for a "pony cart" for the musical production Oklahoma in October. Contact Mrs. Johnson or message through here if you can help.
Thanks to the Alton Burger Palace, each month a lucky member of our staff will be randomly selected to win supper for his or her family from the Alton Burger Palace! Thank you to Pamela and everyone at Alton Burger Palace for being so incredibly supportive of our school! This month's winner is Mrs. Annie Whitten! Mrs. Whitten teaches art at Alton Elementary. Mrs. Whitten is one of the most talented people that has ever existed! We are lucky enough to have an elementary school that is more beautiful than ever before because it is filled with her murals! Mrs. Whitten works hard to put on an incredible art show each spring as well. If you ask our students, Art class is one of the most beloved classrooms in the school! Mrs. Whitten is also an amazing resource for all of our teachers when it comes to giving classroom management or behavior modification advice. Our school is a better place because Mrs. Whitten graces our halls. Mrs. Whitten says her favorite part of working at Alton Elementary is how happy the kids are when they come to art class. We all love you Mrs. Whitten! Enjoy your free supper from the Alton Burger Palace! You deserve it!
We started our morning at Alton Elementary with an assembly. We plan to make monthly assemblies a routine part of our month throughout the school year. Each assembly will focus on a specific part of our Comet Matrix. Today, students focused on showing their Comet Pride by always being prepared. Students also learned about proper bathroom behavior. The classrooms who collected the most tickets for the month were announced as well. The assembly turned out to be lots of fun and a huge success! We look forward to our next assembly at the end of September!
Good morning! We want to thank all of the parents that attended the Elementary Parent Information Night! We loved seeing parents come out to support our programs. If you were unable to attend, we want to share a few of the slide shows that may be of interest to you. Parent Information and Reminders: http://bit.ly/parentinfo19 Volunteer Program: http://bit.ly/altonvolunteer Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!
Have you heard about our Cosmo Kid of the Day Program??? Each day in the elementary, students are rewarded with tickets for following the Comet Code (school rules). If a student chooses to, he or she may use a ticket to enter for a chance to be the Cosmo Kid of the Day. The two chosen students have their names announced during morning announcements and also get to ride around in the super cool seats pictured below for an entire day! The students are loving this opportunity! #EveryCometCounts #PBS #CometPride
Seniors or recent grads-check out Imagine America Scholarship at www.imagine-america.org. Geared towards Career School Programs.
After School Study Hall for grades 7-12 will be held on Tuesday's & Thursday's beginning Tues., Sept. 4th in the high school library from 3:30 to 5:00.
Scholarships due in October: Wendy's High School Heisman and Horatio Alger.
Seniors: If you have a medical, physical, emotional, educational condition that could affect your future, vocational rehabilitation services might be a resource for you. Talk with Mrs. Gilliland ASAP in order to meet with their rep.
Seniors & Juniors: Army Recruiter to visit on Tuesday, Sept. 4th @ 2:50. Sign the list on the counselor's bulletin board to meet with him.
SENIORS: 2 Scholarships due in October - check them out. www.horatioalger.org and wendysheisman.com!
New Counselor's Corner & Scholarship Lists posted under "Documents." Check them out!
Have you purchased your Comet Discount Card yet?!? Tickets are now on sale for $10 each! Proceeds will be used to support our Comet Pride Store in the Elementary. Students can earn tickets to purchase items in the store when they are caught using positive behavior! More information and order forms will be sent home with each elementary student next week! Feel free to turn your order in to an elementary student, or talk to a faculty member at AES. Cards will also be available to purchase in our office. Take a minute to review all of the 30 amazing discounts listed on the card! We are so thankful for the community support for this project shown by businesses in Alton, Thayer, and West Plains! Thank you for helping to make our school a better place for every student who enters! #EveryCometCounts #AltonElem
All Alton Elementary students have now successfully completed Comet Boot Camp! Here at Alton Elementary, we decided to spend the first two days of school teaching students the rules in each setting of our school (playground, cafeteria, bathroom, hallway, bus, classroom). We know it is important for our school to have consistent rules for everyone- from preschool to 6th grade. We've also learned that when students learn the rules first, teachers can gain up to 30% more instructional time due to avoided behaviors and disruptions. We ended bootcamp with a celebratory assembly today where students showed what they had learned in a game of family feud! Students also learned about Comet tickets and how they can be rewarded for their positive behavior. Please take a minute this weekend to ask your child to teach you how to show Comet PRIDE!
We at Alton Elementary are so excited for the new school year and all the positive things going on around school. For the safety of all students, we ask all parents to PLEASE wait to drop off your children AFTER 7:40. Teachers are not required to be on campus until 7:35; therefore, there is no guarantee of supervision. In addition, the exterior doors will be locked until that time. Thank you! Enjoy this fantastic school year! #EveryCometCounts
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7th Grade Orientation is Tuesday, August 7th at 5:45 in the high school gym. Hope to see all 7th graders and their parents there!
Horatio Alger Scholarship-Opening Soon. Due Date Oct. 25th. scholars.horatioalger.org.
Alton R-IV Back to School Dates • August 2, 2018 Alton R-IV will host a 9th grade Orientation at 6:00 pm in the High School Library • August 2, 2018 Alton R-IV will host a 12th grade Orientation at 6:30 pm in the High School Library • August 7, 2018 Alton R-IV will host a 7th grade Orientation at 5:45 pm in the High School Library • August 7, 2018 Alton R-IV will host an Open House for grades PK-12 grade from 6:00-7:30 pm. • August 7, 2018 The Alton Public School Foundation will host a hotdog supper which includes a hotdog, chips, and drink for $2.00 in the Alton Elementary Multi-Purpose Building beginning at 5:30 pm. Spring Dipper Ice Cream will also be available for purchase as well. • August 9, 2018 will be the first day of classes for students.
Two Beta students win at National BETA Convention! Paul Hall won first place in social studies, and Gracie Barrett won fourth place in English when they competed at the national convention held in Savannah, Georgia, in June. Thirteen students, plus two co-sponsors and a bus driver and spouse, had a fun filled 3 days in Savannah.
Elementary field trip should be back on campus at approximately 5:00.
Remember: Fritz’s trip for elementary summer school is tommorrow (June 21)! Please remember to send students in tennis shoes. Busses will leave AT 7:30 am and return around 4:45. If your child is not going, please remember that all elementary staff will be on the trip, so enjoy the day with your child. Breakfast will be served at 7:15 am.
Elementary parents & students: Don’t forget Friday Fun-day! Swim clothes for slippy slide, dry clothes and towels please! See you in a bit!
Elementary Summer School will be having Friday Fun-day on June 1st, June 15th and June 22nd. On each of these days, students will be participating in some water activities on campus. We will be having a slippy slide. Please send your child with some dry clothes, a towel and a bag to put those things in. To help us in making sure that all students make it home with what they bring, please put their name on the tags of these items.
Thank you to all of our patient summer school parents during parent pickup! We will work to make this a smoother experience. Beginning tomorrow, we will have elementary students in the lobby around 2:35 to begin the dismissal for the day. Again, we apologize for the delay and sincerely appreciate your patience!
Summer school starts tomorrow! Breakfast served from 7:40-8:00. Parent pickup is 2:50. We hope to see you there!
June ACT: Alton High School Site has been closed- numbers too low. If you signed up to test, watch for email with your new test site.
7th-12th grade report cards were mailed on Thursday. Some contain letters for bills, summer school, attendance grade cuts, & retention.
NOTICE OF OPENINGS 2018-19 School Year The Alton R-IV School District is accepting applications for the following positions for the 2018-19 School Year: Bus Driver, Cook, Custodian, 60 HR Para, Non-60 HR Para, Substitute Teacher Information requests can be made by contacting the Office of the Superintendent at 417-778-7216 and applications may down-loaded from https://www.alton.k12.mo.us/ Completed applications, resumes, and other supporting materials may be sent to: Office of the Superintendent Alton R-IV School District Route 72 Box 2180 Alton, Missouri 65606 It is the policy of the Alton R-IV School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, handicap or national origin in its educational programs, extra-curricular activities, or employment policies.
7th-12th grade cards will be mailed at the end of next week. Lunch bills, library fines, etc. must be paid to receive your grade card.
SENIORS 2019-BBB Scholarship-$2500-DUE June 22, 2018. Apply at bbb.org/stlouis/student-of-ethics-awards
4th quarter grade cards will have a new feature for elementary students in kindergarten through 5th grade. Attached to the front, on hot pink paper, will be a note that will tell students and parents who their child’s teacher will be for the 2018-2019 school year! Have a wonderful, relaxing summer!
Dual Enrollment Fall 2018-Mrs. Gilliland has names for textbooks you will need.
Comet Day is tomorrow for Elementary Students! The weather forecast was calling for rain, so we moved it to Tuesday. Hope your students are ready for some fun!
10th graders may pick up PSAT10 results from Mrs. Gilliland.
5th and 6th grade students and parents: We plan to have field day if the rain stops overnight. Please have students bring a clean set of clothes in case they may get a little muddy.
We are continuing to accept donations to the Jane Reese Memorial Scholarship. Please send your contributions to Pam Gilliland or Myrtle Little in care of Alton High School. Thank you!
Baccalaureate Services and Graduation will begin at 7:00, not 6:00 as previously posted in the events section.
Parents: Monitoring your child's social media is highly suggested. Check the news section for an article on how to remove or delete an app from phones, tablets, etc.
Missouri Safe and Sober Presentations for Junior High Students will be Monday, April 30 during the school day.
After tryouts and teacher reviews, A big CONGRATULATIONS to the newest members of the 2018-2019 Alton Cheerleading Team!!! If you see these girls congratulate them. This is going to be an awesome year!!!! Lauren Bell Savannah Deckard Emily Lastinger Kayla Pearson Courtney Weyland Paige Johnston Hannah Sanchez Alajah Rhette Shari Smith Launa Cheever Darci Elliott Tiffany German Makaylah Roberts Jaden Anderson Haley Naponen Nevaeh Cone Ceanna Cook
Vaccination Requirements for 2018-2019 8th grade students will need a Tdap and MCV vaccination 12th grade students will need 2 MCV vaccinations unless the first one was given after the age of 16, in which case they will only need 1 shot You can get these vaccinations anytime, please do not wait until August to get these required vaccinations. Please be aware that if you do not provide proof of your child's vaccinations or exemptions by the first day of school in August they will not be able to start classes. If you have any questions please call the school.
Vaccination Requirements for 2018-2019
Parents: Don't forget that May 4th is the deadline to turn in your child's summer school enrollment form.
Comet Day will be held at Alton Elementary on Wednesday, May 9th. In order to qualify for Comet Day, students are required to have maintained 90% attendance throughout the school year. If your child has missed 15 or more UNEXCUSED days of school, his or her Comet Day privileges may be in jeopardy. It is very important to make sure that you have submitted all Doctor's Notes to the main office by May 7th. If you have questions or concerns, please call the Elementary Office.
SENIORS: OMC SCHOLARSHIP-$500-DUE FRIDAY, APRIL 27. SEE MRS. GILLILAND FOR AN APPLICATION. ANY MAJOR ANY SCHOOL!
Parents, if you received a survey regarding services your child has received from the District's Special Education department, please take the time to complete and mail it to the address at the bottom of the survey. Your assistance with this matter is greatly appreciated!
ACT Testing Saturday, April 14 at 8:00 AM SHARP in the AG Building. Must have Photo ID, ACT Test Ticket, Pencils, and Calculators.
Jr.-Sr. High Report Grades for 4th Term Mid-terms are being emailed to parents and sent home with students today.
Summer school is from May 29-June 22nd. Enrollment forms and course descriptions can be found on the school website. Simply go to Menu>Documents>2018 Summer School. Forms have also been sent home with students. Remember that summer school is offered to students entering Kindergarten next year!
Congratulations to Senior Paul Walker Hall for placing in the top ten at State FBLA Conference!
SENIORS: Ozarka College Academic Excellence Scholarship-full tuition paid for 2 years. Need a 24 on your ACT composite score. See Mrs. G.
SENIORS: Alton-Thayer Elks Lodge Scholarship is due April 18. (Postmarked by April 21-no school on April 20th) See Mrs. Gilliland.
SENIORS: Alton Alumni Scholarship application has opened and is due April 18th. See Mrs. Gilliland for an application!
Elementary Open Library is cancelled for tomorrow (Thursday, April 5th) in order to give teachers time to prepare for the Talent Show and Spring Concert. Thanks for your understanding in this matter!
SENIORS: Fill this form out by April 6th. The link for the GRADUATES to fill out is: www.areawidenews.com/forms/2018graduationbio
Preschool and Kindergarten screening will be held tonight from 6:00- 7:30 in the MPB. If your child would like to attend preschool or kindergarten next year, please make plans to attend. If you cannot make it tonight, call the elementary office ASAP to schedule a screening time for Thursday or Friday of this week.
New "Counselor's Corner" and "Scholarship List" posted in the Documents section of the website!
On Sunday, March 25, 2018 the Alton R-IV campus had a vandalism event involving the theft of a school bus. During this incident, the stolen bus hit several other buses and damaged them as well as the stolen bus being backed into the HS Building. The stolen bus did not leave the campus before the event ended and no one was injured. While repairs will be on-going after classes resume on April 3, 2018, outside agencies have inspected both the bus fleet and HS Building and deemed each safe and ready for normal operations beginning on April 3, 2018 when classes resume at Alton R-IV. We always analyze and review events anytime we have a safety or security incident and have implemented additional safety precautions as a result of this incident.
New Scholarship: BBB STUDENT OF ETHICS AWARD-DUE JUNE 22. Apply bbb.org/stlouis/student-of ethics-awards or see Mrs. Gilliland.
The Alton R-IV campus will be under a boil water order for Thursday, March 22, 2018. Please encourage your student(s) to bring a bottle of water with them to school tomorrow.
SENIORS: PTSC Scholarship-deadline extended to tomorrow (Thursday, March 22) at the end of the day. No one has turned in an application.
5th/6th grade trip to Wonders of Wildlife — March 22nd Breakfast- 5:45a.m. Leave school- 6a.m. Bus returns- 5:30p.m. (Approx.) Students will eat a sack lunch, which will be provided. We will not be stopping for dinner.
PARENTS: Our parent portal has a new look! We are providing a link to a help document if you have trouble navigating. We think you are going to love it! https://sdm.sisk12.com/AL360/Help/Student%20360%20Help.pdf
New Counselor's Corner and Scholarship List being posted! Look for them under the document section.
Congratulations to Paul Walker Hall for receiving Honorable Mention in the Missouri Scholars 100!
10th & 11th graders: Natural Resources Career Academy-week long camp for students interested in outdoor type careers. See Mrs. Gilliland.
Human Anatomy's trip to St. Louis University for the Cadaver demonstration is next Wed, permission slips and $25 fees are due this Friday! This is a fantastic opportunity for the students. The fee of $25 doesn't sound like much but for some students this will be a hardship. If you would like to sponsor a child please feel free to contact Ms. Watts @ the High School (call or email, firstname.lastname@example.org). Your help would be greatly appreciated!!
SENIORS: THE SHELTER INSURANCE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP is open. See Mrs. Gilliland for an application.
SENIORS: Plan to attend Ozarka College? See Mrs. Gilliland about Ozarka Opportunity Scholarship. One nominee selected from our school.
30 and under? Seeking a career or technical certificate/degree? Check out this scholarship at www.application.horatioalger.org! $2500!
Parents of 7th-12th grade students: Report Cards just went out by email and a paper copy will be sent home today, March 8th.
SENIORS: REMEMBER SPRING BREAK FROM MARCH 23RD THROUGH APRIL 2ND. WATCH THE SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINES. GET THEM DONE EARLY OR BE PREPARED!
SENIORS: FARM BUREAU VOICE OF RURAL MISSOURI SCHOLARSHIP-degree/certification in field related to agriculture. See Mrs. Gilliland.
SENIORS: Bill McDonald Memorial Scholarship-involvement with FFA and/or Choir. See Mrs. Gilliland for an application.
SENIOR GIRLS-want to be a teacher? See Mrs. Gilliland about the new Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship.
On Friday, March 2, 2018, the Elementary School will be having career day activities on campus. Plans are to have some emergency vehicles on site. Please do not be alarmed if you see or hear Air-Evac land or ambulance sirens. Please share with others in the community.
SENIORS: Please remember your SSN and ID for Monday, March 5's pre-registration for NCRC testing. Early Grads-please contact Mrs. G.
8-11th Graders: Check out the summer activities available in the Counselor's Corner!
SENIORS: If you aren't working on scholarship applications, you should be. Check out the Counselor's Corner or Bulletin!
SENIORS: 4 new scholarships opened today! See Mrs. Gilliland for applications.
MSU-Dual Enrollment Meeting Wed., Feb. 28th @ 5:00 in the high school library. Parents & students are encouraged to attend.
Students & Parents: 3rd Term ends this Friday, March 2nd. Grade cards go home Friday, March 9th.
Alton Public School Foundation Affiliated Scholarships-FOURTEEN scholarships with one application. See Mrs. Gilliland. Due March 16th.
7th Graders: The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has a scholarship opportunity for you. Apply at www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/young-scholars
Alton FFA will be hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive today in the FEMA Building from 1:00pm to 6:00pm. The need for blood is especially high right now due to recent weather events impacting turnout over the last few weeks.
Sr.'s & Jr.'s: Three Rivers College Rep here on Mon., March 5. Sign the list on Mrs. G.'s bulletin board if you want to meet with her.
Sr.'s & Jr.'s: Ozarka College Reps here on Wed., Feb. 28th. Sign up to meet with them on the list on Mrs. G.'s bulletin board.
Due to the weather, the Financial Aid Help Night for tonight, Wed., Feb. 21 has been cancelled. If you need help with completing the FAFSA, call Mrs. Gilliland for an appointment.
This is Eric Allen, Superintendent at Alton R-4. After a short-notice conference call initiated by the National Weather Service for SW Missouri Schools today, the threat and high probability of ice developing in our area as the day progresses has made us decide to dismiss at 1:15pm today, February 21, 2018. We never take an early dismissal lightly, but beleive the sooner students and employees can get home today the better. Please be safe!
ATTENTION Alton Elementary PARENTS AND STUDENTS- Coming to your school soon: "I Think I Can" Talent Show!!! Dust off your tutus, practice those jokes, tune up your instruments, and warm up your vocal chords! Show us what you can do! Entry forms have been sent home with all students. Need another copy? No problem! Stop by Mrs. Holman and Mrs. Steele's room to pick one up. All entry forms are due by March 2nd. The show will be held on April 5th! We cannot wait to see the talent at Alton Elementary!!!
10th-12th graders: ACT Workshop, 03/15/18 @ Willow Springs High School. Cost is $15. Great opportunity to learn ways to score well on ACT. See Mrs. Gilliland for more info.
Mizzou offers 2 summer medical experiences. One for juniors only & one for sophomores or juniors. See Mrs. Gilliland for more info.
10th & 11th graders: MIZZOU MEDICAL EXPLORATIONS SUMMER WORKSHOP-a 2 week online course and 1 day on campus visit to explore health care. See Mrs. Gilliland for more info.
Want to learn more about forensic science or nursing or gaming? Check out Columbia College's Summer Camps at www.ccis.edu/day/summercamps.
State Tech College Open House, Saturday, March 24 on the Linn, MO campus. Register at statetechmo.edu or call 800-743-8324.
Interested in a Summer Camp? Columbia College is offering several for students in grades K-12. Go to www.ccis.edu/day/summercamps.
SENIORS: If you plan to attend OTC-Springfield, please see Mrs. Gilliland about scholarship opportunities BEFORE March 1.
CYCLE APPLICATION DUE DATE CORRECTION! THEY ARE DUE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19. They will need to be mailed today or tomorrow!
JUNIORS: CYCLE program applications can be mailed to Dakota Bates with HOE or given to Mrs. Gilliland to be mailed by March 2.
JUNIORS: CYCLE program with Howell-Oregon Electric applications due March 2. Great opportunity to experience Jefferson City if selected.
SENIORS: 34 (yes, 34) new scholarships posted on the new Counselor's Corner and Scholarship List! Career & Technical as well as college!
Leadership in Practice-a seminar for 9th & 10th graders. June 24-27 at Westminster College in Fulton, MO. See the news article for info.
Elementary students! Don’t forget Hat Day and Coin Drive on Monday and Tuesday!
Our St. Jude Fundraiser is coming to an end. If you have any money or tickets, please send those with your child on Monday, February 12th!
Happy School Counselor Week to our two awesome counselors, Mrs. Willard and Mrs. Gilliland!
MSU-West Plains Dual Enrollment Informational Meeting has been rescheduled to Wed., Feb. 28th at 5:00 in the high school library.
This is Eric Allen, Superintendent at Alton R-4. There will be no school at Alton on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 due to sleet and freezing rain.
#CometPride #TheVoice @NBCTheVoice
This is Eric Allen,Superintendent at Alton R-4. Due to the updated forecast of freezing precipitation beginning before dark tonight, Alton R-4 will be dismissing at 1:45pm today February 6, 2018 to ensure students and employees the safest possible travel conditions to home this afternoon. All games and practices for February 6, 2018 are also cancelled/postponed. Thank you and be safe.
Good Afternoon. The weather forecast for Tuesday, February 6, 2018 is calling for the possibility of freezing rain and/or sleet in the afternoon and evening. At this time, we plan to have a regular school day on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. However, if an early dismissal is warranted on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 please be planning ahead for what that might mean for you and your child(ren) concerning travel arrangements, being picked up, or bus route issues. Thank you.
MSU West Plains Dual Enrollment Informational Meeting on Wed., Feb. 7th at 5:00 in the library.
Third Term Mid-Term Report Cards are being sent home via email and with students today.
Updated Counselor's Corner and Scholarship Listing in the Documents section on the school website!
New Scholarships being posted on Thursday's bulletin. Seniors, be sure to check them out!
11th graders: Interested in Medicine? Check out Mizzou Mini Medical School. Deadline to apply is March 1st!
7th-12th graders: Interested in agbusiness or plant/animal science? Check out AgDiscovery Camps at www.aphis.usda.gov/agdiscovery!
Dual Enrollment Informational Meeting for parents & students is Wed., Feb. 7th at 5:00 in the high school library.
MSU-West Plains Red Carpet Day for Sr.'s & Jr.'s is Fri., Feb. 9. See Mrs. Gilliland for a permission form.
FAFSA Help Night, Wed. Jan. 31st from 3:30-7:30 HS Counselor's office. Priority deadline to apply for state & federal grants is Feb. 1st.
FAFSA PRIORITY DEADLINE FOR STATE AND FEDERAL PELL GRANTS IS FEBRUARY 1. You can still apply after that, but extra grant money is less.
MSU-West Plains General Scholarship Application is due March 31st. Apply online through your "Grizzly Den".
FBLA Choir members are anxiously waiting to find out if they will have the honor of singing the National Anthem at this years District Leadership Conference. Click the link to listen to the audio. https://drive.google.com/file/d/146U_hrUXjHkvphqhCfwai9b2wTzGadbK/view?usp=sharing
The below link is to a recent news segment on KOLR10 in Springfield concerning Alton R-IV and Secure Rural Schools Funding. http://www.ozarksfirst.com/news/alton-schools-superintendent-us-lawmakers-fail-to-fund-rural-schools/924490265
This is Eric Allen, Superintendent at Alton R-4. There will be no school at Alton on Friday January 19, 2018 due to several bus routes still having snow covered portions of the route.
This is Eric Allen, Superintendent at Alton R-4. There will be no school at Alton on Thursday January 18, 2018 due to snow and ice covered back roads.
Pee Wee Cheer No practice on Wednesday due to no school. The girls will preform Thursday and Friday. Meet in the cafeteria at 5 Thursday!!
This is Eric Allen, Superintendent at Alton R-4. There will be no school at Alton on Wednesday January 17, 2018 due to snow covered roads.
This is Eric Allen, Superintendent at Alton R-4. There will be no school at Alton on Tuesday January 16, 2018 because of snow.
Tomorrow night's ball game has been moved to Thursday night. The Pee Wee Cheer will be Thurs and Friday night with practice Wed.
This is Eric Allen, Superintendent at Alton R-4. Due to below freezing temperatures and concerns for the development of black ice overnight, there will be no school at Alton on Friday January 12, 2018. Classes will resume on Tuesday January 16, 2018.
2nd Term/1st Semester High School Report Cards: These were sent by email today under the subject of Alton Elementary (oops). We will also send a paper copy with high school students on Friday.
Don't forget Pee Wee Pom practice is today in the elementary multipurpose room. Please send a note with your child to go there & pick up @5
This is Eric Allen, Superintendent at Alton R-4. There will be no school at Alton R-4 on Tuesday January 9, 2018.
Juniors-interested in a medical field? Check out MU's High school Mini Medical School @ https://medicine.missouri.edu/education/pre-med-outreach-programs/mini-medical-school/ Deadline is March 1.
Air Force Recruiter to visit with interested juniors & seniors on Wed., January 17 at 2:50. Sign up with Mrs. Gilliland if interested.
ASVAB test results from November will be reviewed with those tested on Tuesday, January 8th.
10th Graders to tour South Central Career Center on Tuesday, January 30th! See Mrs. Gilliland for a permission form and more info.
MSU-West Plains Dual Enrollment Meeting for parents & students on Wed., Feb. 7 @ 5:00 in high school library. More info to come!
Students who maintained perfect attendance for the first semester of school were rewarded with a trip to the movies! Students also received free popcorn and soda. There were 111 students who attended the trip- a third of our elementary student body! We couldn’t be prouder of these kiddos!!! #CometPride #AltonElem
New Counselor's Corner and updated Scholarship List in the "Document" section of the school webpage. Check them out!
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 (email@example.com). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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!