Save the date and mark your calendars, we have some important dates coming up that you'll need to remember for next school year.
High school registration for CURRENT 8th & 10th graders will be Monday, February 24 from 3pm-8pm.
High School registration for CURRENT 9th & 11th graders will be Thursday, February 27 from 3pm-8pm.
Registration for INCOMING Kindergarten students will be Thursday, Friday, Saturday, March 12-14.
More information about these important dates will be posted when the details are finalized.
The filing period for the April 7, 2020 School Board Election opens at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 and will close at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Any resident taxpayer interested in filing for the Festus R-VI Board of Education, may do so in person at the Roy D. Burnside Administration Building at 1515 Mid-Meadow Lane, Festus, MO.
Daily office hours are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. The Roy D. Burnside Administration Building will have limited hours from December 23, 2019 through January 3, 2020. Filing will not be available on weekends or on days in which the R-VI School District is closed due to inclement weather.
Three (3) seats are open for election in 2020. Each will be for a three (3) year term. To be eligible for election to the Board of Education, an individual must be at least 24 years of age, a citizen of the United States, a resident of Missouri for one year preceding the election, and a resident taxpayer of the school district.
The election will occur on Tuesday, April 7th, 2020.
Festus High School Counselor Jennifer Kline is one of four finalists for the 2020 National School Counselor of the Year. Kline is the current Missouri School Counselor of the Year. The American School Counselor Association which presents the School Counselor of the Year Award says "the award honors exemplary school counseling professionals who devote their careers to serving as advocates for the nation's students, helping them achieve success in school and in life.
A panel chose the finalists based on several criteria, including school counseling innovations, exemplary comprehensive school counseling programs, leadership and advocacy skills and contributions to student outcomes. The other three finalists represent schools in El Paso, TX; Lawrenceville, GA; and Oregon, OH.
The executive director of the American School Counselor Association says, "These School Counselor of the Year finalists have demonstrated their commitment to the values and mission of the school counseling profession. The annual School Counselor of the Year award highlights their dedication, contribution, and excellence."
The American School Counselor Association will name the national School Counselor of the Year in late fall.