Alton School District
1854 E. Broadway, Alton, IL 62002
Phone: 618-474-2600 Fax: 618-463-2126
 
Superintendent: Dr. Kenneth Spells

Our Mission

The mission of the Alton School District is to prepare our students with college, career and citizenship skills through a safe and progressive learning environment.

District News


Elementary Paired School Meeting for Parents 

The Alton School District would like to invite parents to an Elementary Paired School Meeting (details below).  The meeting will provide information on the District's draft plan in moving to paired elementary schools for the 2016-17 school year (primary/intermediate buildings instead of K-5 attendance centers). If you are unable to attend the meeting, additional information about the plan will be posted on the district website following the meeting.
 

WHEN:  Wednesday, February 24 - 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:  Alton High School - Commons      


School Closing Procedure

School cancelations, delayed starts and early dismissals due to inclement weather are shared with parents and staff in a variety of methods. These include major St. Louis television and radio stations, WBGZ Radio-1570AM, ACUSD #11's Facebook page, and the district website.  As an additional courtesy, the district also places a phone dialer/email/text alert to parents and staff when possible.  If you ever question whether school will be in session and have not been directly contacted by the district, please check the television/radio, website and/or social media resources.  With ever-changing weather and road conditions, the decision to hold or cancel school is not made lightly as several factors must be considered.  As always, student and staff safety are our first priorities when making any decision in this area.  

The Alton Athletic Association's Trivia Night will be Saturday, March 5th, 2016. 
Click on the image below for detailed information.


Important ACT Information

For several years now, the Illinois State Board of Education provided a state-funded ACT assessment (the ACT is a national college admissions examination) in the spring of each year for 11th-grade students.  However, the state will no longer provide a no-cost ACT for high school students.  This communication is to inform you of this change in practice by the State.  At your own cost, Alton High School will host two upcoming ACT test dates - February 6, 2016, and April 9, 2016.  Parents/students can register and pay for the ACT by visiting actstudent.org.  Please keep in mind that the deadline to register for the ACT takes place several weeks prior to the actual testing date selected so please pay careful attention to deadlines.  The website also provides additional information on the test and test preparation.  For families qualifying for the federal free/reduced lunch program, a test fee waiver may be available.  Please see your Alton High Guidance Counselor for additional information.  Thank you!    

Alton-Godfrey Rotary Literacy Grant Recipients

The Alton-Godfrey Rotary Club continues to support students in the Alton School District in the way of providing high-quality literacy resources. Spearheaded by retired educator and Rotary member Ron Mayhew, the Literacy Grant opportunity is carefully designed to best serve both students and teachers. In the past, Rotary funds were used to provide dictionaries to local fourth graders. As dictionaries are currently readily available through technology, Rotary funds are now providing literature sets to be used in classrooms.

In December teachers in the Alton School District were able to apply for new class sets of books based on innovative planning and the increasing complexity demanded in the Illinois Learning Standards. As a result, of the Rotary’s grant and matching district Title 1 funds, twenty-seven requests were granted for teachers in Kindergarten through eighth grade. The sets of books were purchased and are available to teachers across the district. Each set is stored at the district’s central office with lists of available titles posted on the website for teachers to browse. The management and organization of the district lit set loan program is organized and managed by Library Media Specialist Tina Bertoletti.

By providing a wide range of updated and engaging materials, the Rotary encourages student engagement in high-quality text and provides teachers the opportunity to plan innovative lessons. Students and staff are especially grateful for the Rotary’s ongoing support of literacy in our community.

 Click Here for a complete list of Grant Recipients

Alton Middle School students in Kathy Graham’s Sixth Grade English Language Arts class enjoy hands-on access to new high-quality literature sets thanks to the efforts of the Alton-Godfrey Rotary Club. Books were presented to the class by Rotary member Ron Mayhew.


 Reach Out and Read (ROAR)

On March 19, 2015, KMOV visited West Elementary to report on the amazing support of our community members through the Reach Out and Read program.

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If you are interested in learning more about the program or would like information on how to volunteer, please click on the following links below:

ROAR FLYER VOLUNTEER PREFERENCE FORM  VOLUNTEER INFORMATION

Click on the link to watch the follow-up segment on our ROAR program
ROAR Update

 

Elementary Paired School Meeting for Parents 
The Alton School District would like to invite parents to an Elementary Paired School Meeting (details below).  The meeting will provide information on the District's draft plan in moving to paired elementary schools for the 2016-17 school year (primary/intermediate buildings instead of K-5 attendance centers). If you are unable to attend the meeting, additional information about the plan will be posted on the district website.
 
WHEN:  Wednesday, February 24 - 7:00 p.m.
WHERE:  Alton High School - Commons     
 

 

Athletic Hall of Fame 
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Wall Of Fame Information

Wall Of Fame Application

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Alton School District: 1854 E. Broadway, Alton, IL 62002 | Phone: 618-474-2600 Fax: 618-463-2126