2021-2022 Vaccination Requirements All students entering 8th grade for the 2021-2022 school year will need a Tdap and MCV vaccination All students entering 12th grade for the 2021-2022 school year will need their 2nd MCV vaccination unless the 1st one was given after the age of 16 You will need to provide proof of these vaccinations or an exemption card before the first day of school in August. If you have any questions please call the school and talk to Leslie Weyland, School Nurse.
We are excited to announce that Awards Assemblies & Field Days will be held at the elementary on the same day for individual grade levels. All awards assemblies are open to parents who wish to attend and will be held in the FEMA building. Field Days will begin at 12:30 on the Baseball Field. We ask that all students remain on the field with teachers and parents remain outside the fenced in area to follow our social distancing policy and still be able to hold these events. Parents that would like to bring lunch for the students on their day are welcome to drop it off in the office. If you plan to check your child out after the Field Day events, please do so in the elementary office. Students will need to go back to the classroom with their teacher. In the case of any inclement weather, there will be no rescheduled Field Day Events. To keep with the continuity of the day, we do think it best that students remain on campus for the entire day and spend this memorable occasion with their classmates. Please see the schedule below: Kindergarten Awards- May 4 8:20-9:20 1st Grade Awards- May 4 9:30-10:30 K/1 Field Day- May 4 Afternoon events only 2nd Grade Awards- May 6 8:20-9:20 3rd Grade Awards- May 6 9:30-10:30 2/3 Field Day- May 6 Afternoon events only 4th Grade Awards- May 5 8:20-9:20 5th Grade Awards- May 5 9:30-10:30 4/5 Field Day- May 5 Afternoon events only
Congratulations to Gunnar Kennedy for placing 2nd at State for Coding and Programming. He will advance to Nationals. Congrats also to Mya Shields and Harly Howell for 7th place Local Chapter Business Report.
HS Softball Update: The 12:00pm BSC Softball Tournament game between Alton and Winona today has been forfeited by Winona. The Alton HS Softball team advances to the semifinals at 4:00pm vs Ellington today.
The Alton R-IV Board of Education met in regular session last night. We welcomed two new board members: Chris Johnston and Kelly Stubblefield. Becky Granger(pictured) was elected as president, Jamie Sisco as vice president, Bart Kernodle as treasurer, and Kelli Reed as secretary. Rick Henson and Chris Clark are also active members of the board.
It's a Party! We will have a kickoff for our MAP testing on Thursday, April 8 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. Please follow our parent pickup line to pick up a goody bag with some testing tips and treats for the students in Kindergarten through fifth grade. Watch for balloons beginning at the entrance.
End of Course Exams will be held April 12-April 16 in the high school. If your student is on the roster to test, they will be notified by their teachers. End of Course exams are being given to students in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, English 10, Biology 1, and Government. Please make sure your student is at school on time and has had a healthy breakfast each morning before testing begins. If you have any questions, you may contact your child's teacher or the High School counselor, Jessi Johnson at 417-778-7215.
Make plans to attend the Map Drive-Thru Party! Thursday, April 8th between 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Wow! Disney Dazzle performance did not disappoint! What a great job from our 4th and 5th graders! Thank you to the performers and Mrs. Hufstedler!
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Just a reminder. Tomorrow, March 17th, FBLA is having a dress your baby doll up and bring it to school for 6th through 12th grade. There will be a prize for best dressed doll in 6-8 & 9-12. Support March of Dimes by reminding everyone how important babies are.
We are looking for snacks for our students during MAP testing. If you are a community partner for a class in grades 3-5, please contact your classroom teacher to see how you can help. We are looking for 5 days worth of snacks and the snacks need to be delivered by Friday, April 9th. We live in a great community and are forever grateful for the support our little Comets receive!
Third Quarter Grades will be sent out today via email. If you do not have an email address on file, a paper copy will be sent home with your child. Please review your child's grades. If you have questions or concerns, please contact your child's teacher or principal.
Elementary and Jr. Beta had a Virtual State Convention. The following elementary students placed -Eli Trantham 5th place in Math and Hattie Williams-5th place in BW Photography. The following middle school students placed-Macy Reeves 2nd place Lang. Arts, Chaney Janes 3rd place Lang. Arts and Shaylee Tucker 2nd place Lang. Arts. GREAT JOB!
Please be advised that we are having some technical issues on campus this morning. The electricity is out at the high school and outbuildings, but Howell-Oregon is aware and on top of the situation. This has resulted in our phone systems being down and our Internet may be affected. Please be patient with us as we work through these issues.
*SENIOR PARENTS* If you purchased a senior page, but have not gotten me the pictures and message, I need those ASAP. We have a deadline with the yearbook company, and those pages have to be done in the next two weeks. I have some pages that are completely blank because we haven’t received content to fill it with. Email email@example.com with any questions or concerns.
Reminder Alton Little League sign ups are tonight in the multi-purpose building from 6-8pm. I know our high school boys play at Campbell tonight, so remember if you can't make it tonight, you can still come by the elementary office to sign up until March 5th. Money must accompany sign up form and no forms will be accepted after March 5th.
Mrs. Holesapple's class would like to thank Burger Palace for the delicious ice cream sundaes provided for their Valentine's party!
Kindergarten and Preschool Orientation will be held on Monday, March 15th from 5:00 to 6:30 in the Multipurpose Building at Alton Elementary School. Any child who will turn 5 before August 1st is eligible for kindergarten. Any child who will turn 3 before August 1st is eligible for preschool. Please bring your child's shot records, birth certificate, and proof of residency (piece of mail) with you to the orientation. In order to maintain social distancing, we ask that only one parent attends orientation. Students do not need to attend. Masks are required. Screening will be held on March 17th from 8:30-3:00. Parents will be asked to choose a screening time at orientation. If your child is currently attending preschool at Alton, screening will be done at school so a screening time will not be necessary. However, current preschool parents should still plan to attend orientation on March 15th. If you have any questions, please call Melinda Langston, Principal, or Tonya Willard, School Counselor, at 417-778-7217.
Please check the Alton Little League facebook page for updates and reminders.