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!
If you haven't downloaded the Alton R-IV App, you are missing out!!!!
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.
Quiz Bowl Team practice after school! Preparing for a great season!
Thank you Adrian Lawing & Kaylee Mock!! They were caught going above and beyond by cleaning up a mess someone else made and left in the hallway!! #CometPride
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.
Congratulations to Sr. Lauren Sisco on her commitment to run Cross Country and Track with Hannibal LaGrange University next year!
The homecoming games and dance for tonight have been cancelled.
School will not be in session tomorrow, January 13th, 2017.
2016 Graduates - Mrs. Gilliland needs to complete the state follow-up. Please email her at email@example.com and let her know whether you are in some type of school (college or vocational), the name of the school, where you are working and what you are doing in your job. Thank you for taking the time to help with this!
Freshmen! Read about the summer academy Leadership in Practice to be held at Westminster College this summer in the news section.
Updated Counselor's Corner and Scholarship List are available in the document section!
Financial Aid "Help" Night - Wednesday, January 18 from 3:30 - 7:30. Get assistance with completing the FAFSA and/or work on scholarships.