Congratulations, Drew Hufstedler! Drew made the Missouri All-State Choir during an audition process on Saturday. He is one of six tenors from the South Central Missouri District who will join students from across Missouri at the state convention of the Missouri Music Educators in January. Students will work with a well-known choral conductor during the week and will perform on Saturday. Drew is the first student from our school who has accomplished this level of performance in many years. Again, Congratulations, Drew!
Alton R-IV has received MAP & EOC test scores from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for the Spring of 2015. These scores will be distributed at Parent-Teacher Conferences on October 15, 2015.
Legislation to reauthorize the Secure Rural Schools funding has now passed both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, and will be signed into law. Within 45 days of the bill being signed into law, Alton R-IV (along with the other 117 school districts in Missouri eligible for this funding source) will receive the remainder of the withheld funds for the 2014-2015 school year. Additionally, this legislation extends the Secure Rural Schools funding to include the 2015-2016 school year at 95% of the current year’s funding level. Continuation of the funding beyond the 2015-2016 school year at current levels would then no longer be guaranteed without additional future legislation.
We would like to extend our appreciation to the Missouri Delegation of Federally Elected Officials that supported all of Missouri’s school districts in our efforts to bring awareness to the issue and for the corrective action that followed. Also, a big thank you to any of you that took a personal moment to contact the Missouri Legislators with your concerns about this issue.
Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch? There is this summer! During the school year, kids get nutritious meals at school. But kids are just as busy, and just as hungry, during the summer break. Books and teachers may be replaced by playgrounds and games, but kids’ stomachs don’t take a vacation! The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) helps kids get the vital nutrition they need when school is out. This summer, a nutritious breakfast and lunch will be served to kids free! Lunch is open to all the children, up to age 18, in our area.
Where: Alton Elementary School
Dates: Mon-Fri, May 26-June 19, 2015
Time: Breakfast 7:40 am – 8:00 am
Lunch: 11:30 am– 12:30 pm