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newsNew Safety Procedures

Alton R-IV will be implementing new safety procedures effective on November 3, 2014. These new procedures will involve changes to driving and parking on campus during the school day.

During the school day it is currently common to see vehicles parked on the road between the High School Building and the FEMA Building.  Much like cars parked on city streets, this can make it difficult for drivers of cars that are then moving to see students who could dart from behind a parked car into on-coming traffic. This road will now be a NO PARKING ZONE between the hours of 7:30 am and 3:30 pm on school days. Ballgame and special event parking in the evenings will continue in the traditional manner as these changes will only be in effect during the school day. A visitor parking section has been established just to the west of the FEMA Building where vehicles can completely exit the roadway or visitors may park in the regular large lot between the Elementary Building and the High School Building.

Additionally, no south bound traffic (down the hill) will be permitted in front of the Elementary Building only during the school day from 7:30 am until 3:30 pm. A directional arrow will instruct all visitors to campus to drive to the right toward the High School Building as they enter the Campus. Individuals who will be going to the Elementary Building will be asked to circle the High School Building as well, before parking in the large lot and entering the Elementary Building.

Other than during the AM Bus window from 7:45 am until 8:05 am, which will remain as is, vehicles will be permitted to leave campus either by the road between the High School Building and the FEMA Building or by travelling north (up the hill) in front of the Elementary Building.

None of these changes are meant to be an inconvenience or make maneuvering on the Alton R-IV Campus more difficult or time consuming. These changes are being implemented with the safety of our students in mind and we ask for your cooperation beginning on November 3, 2014 as we implement these changes.

Please contact me at 417-778-7216 if you have further questions concerning this matter.


newsK-6 School Supply List for 2014-2015

Below you can find the school supply list for grades K-6 for the 2014-2015 school year:


newsSummer Food Service Program


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 27-June 20, 2014

Time:     Breakfast 7:40 am – 8:00 am

Lunch:  11:30 am– 12:30 pm

Cost:      Free!


talkTalking Points

  • We would like to give a special THANK YOU to the Alton Public Schools Foundation for purchasing 24 laptops and a cart for the high school teachers to check out. We are fortunate to have this group help out the district.
  • Congratulations to the Lady Comets and JV boys for taking first in the BSC Tournament!
  • Eric Honeycutt, Levi Schmidt, Hailee Erickson, and Alex Mills were all named to the BSC All-Tournament team.
  • Congratulations to Kaitlin Jones on being named the 2014-2015 Area 16 FFA President!
  • The elementary raised over $6,000 for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Way to go!
  • Congratulations to Caty Chilcutt for being one of the ten state recipients for the Horatio Alger Scholarship! We are proud of you!
  • Kaitlin Jones, Sarah Winters, and Joe Storr advanced to district speech competitions at the Area 16 FFA Fall Speaking Contest. NICE JOB!
  • Kaitlin Jones, Caty Chilcutt, Ashlyn Hufstedler, and Mary Alice Oesch have qualified for the FBLA state competition which will be held in April. Nice job, ladies!
  • Alex Mills, Kianna Friesz, Hannah Brewer, Haileigh Hufstedler, Jena Woodside, Liz Baty, Ashlyn Hufstedler, Mary Alice Oesch, Emily Hower, and Haley Kernodle have been named to the Academic All-State team for softball. This is an outstanding honor!
  • The softball team was named academic all-state as a team.  The exciting thing about this is that Alton Lady Comets had the highest GPA of any team in the Missouri Fastpitch Coaches Association. There were 189 teams that were represented. Keep working hard!



Holly Reese – Alton R-IV Coordinator of Special Programs