The Innovative Technology Education Fund's, Art of the Possible Ceremony was held on Thursday, April 19th at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Mrs. Genova and Mrs. Kearns were awarded $22,500 for their Pollinator Paradise Project. The grant will fully fund the project which will include the technology, materials, and professional development written into the grant. Additionally, they will be matched with a Boeing engineer to assist in implementing the project.
To be more familiar ITEF, visit https://innovteched.com/.
This is very exciting for our students, and the opportunity this grant is providing for them to be agents of change in our community. They truly are the pioneers of this project, and in the words of Charmaine Smith, "they are creating a legacy" for future generations to engage the world around them.
Congratulations, Mrs. Genova and Mrs. Kearns!
Enrollment forms are now available for Summer School 2018! Summer School dates are May 30-June 28, please click on the links for appropriate grade level enrollment form! There is also a link to Free/Reduced Meal application form.
Proposition 1's passing has allowed these updates across the district! These projects are now underway!
Elementary Computer Lab
Updates coming soon! Please continue to monitor the district website for additional updates!
April 30 - May 11
April 30 - May 4
7th & 8th Grade
April 23 - May 2
ACT for Juniors - April 3
English I - April 16-17
Government - April 18
English II - April 19-20
Geometry - April 23-24
Physical Science - April 25
US History - April 26
Algebra II - April 30 - May 1
Biology - May 2
Algebra I - May 3-4
Festus Public Schools
REORGANIZED SCHOOL DISTRICT
1515 Mid-Meadow Lane Festus, Missouri 63028 Telephone: 636/937-4920 Fax: 636/937-8525
Dr. Link Luttrell Mr. Nathan Holder Dr. Nicki Ruess
Superintendent Assistant Superintendent Assistant Superintendent
Festus R-VI Hires New Middle School Principal
The Festus R-VI School District announces the hiring of a new middle school principal for the 2018-19 school year. Mr. Joe Willis, who currently serves as building principal at Antonia Middle School, was unanimously selected by the Festus school board during its monthly meeting on February 21.
Mr. Willis has been principal at Antonia since 2010. During his tenure there, Antonia has ranked first in the Fox C-6 School District and in Jefferson County in many MAP tested areas, and achievement scores were as high as in the top five percent of schools in Missouri. The school’s ACT Explore and ACT ASPIRE scores were also the highest in the Fox district.
Prior to his time at Antonia, he was Assistant Principal at Seckman Middle School, and also served as a teacher in both the Fox and Grandview school districts. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Lindenwood University, a master’s degree from Missouri Baptist University, and a specialist’s degree from Southeast Missouri State University.
The middle school principal position is being vacated by Mrs. Tina Thebeau, who is retiring after this school year. Twenty-two applicants applied for the position. Eleven applicants were selected for an initial formal interview with Dr. Link Luttrell, superintendent, Dr. Nicki Ruess, assistant superintendent, and Mr. Nathan Holder, assistant superintendent. Three applicants were selected to move on to the second round of interviews conducted by a panel of middle school staff members along with Dr. Ruess, and Mr. Holder.
Mr. Willis is very enthusiastic about joining the district. “I’m excited to work with the phenomenal students, staff, and community of Festus Middle School,” he commented. “We will work to continue the academic success that has been a yearly occurrence. I want to empower students as leaders of our school to grow opportunities for them.”
"We are very excited to have Mr. Willis join our middle school team,” said Dr. Ruess. “He brings knowledge and experience with him to continue to advance growth and improvement for all students as he begins his journey at Festus Middle School. We are confident Mr. Willis will be a wonderful addition."
Dr. Luttrell added, “Mr. Willis is a successful school leader who has demonstrated a commitment to deepening the engagement of students in all that he does. He has a strong history of effective communication and active engagement with students, families, and the community. He will be a great addition to both Festus Middle School and the R-VI district.”