Tonight's impending winter weather has forced the postponement of tonight's (Feb. 19) Girls JV and Varsity Basketball games versus Farmington. They will be made up as part of a special boys & girls doubleheader tomorrow night, February 20, 2019. Here is how the new schedule looks for Wednesday night:
Girls Varsity vs Farmington at the high school at 5:30 tomorrow (Wednesday the 20th).
Boys Varsity vs Potosi at the high school at 7:00 tomorrow (Wednesday the 20th).
JV Boys vs Potosi at the middle school at 5:00 tomorrow (Wednesday the 20th).
JV Girls vs Farmington at the middle school at 6:45 tomorrow (Wednesday the 20th).
Admission will ONLY be charged at the HIGH SCHOOL for the Varsity games.
Kindergarten Registration for the upcoming 2019-20 school year will be held on Thursday, March 7th - Saturday, March 9th.
Click on the link to make your appointment: Kindergarten Registration Appointment Form for the 2019-20 School Year
Required documentation for your child to be enrolled at Festus R-VI School District:
We will also need a valid email address for at least one parent. This will be so you can access Parent Portal, make online food service payments and receive email notifications from the district. If you don't have an email account, you can create a Google Account (Gmail) easily! See below:
To sign up for Gmail, create a Google Account. You can use the username and password to sign in to Gmail and other Google products like YouTube, Google Play, and Google Drive.
Elementary Office phone number is (636) 937-4063.
Today (2/1/19), the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE) released its annual report card for schools. The Festus R-VI School District earned a 100% for 2018, the highest score possible. This is the sixth year DESE has released APR scores under the Missouri School Improvement Program 5 (MSIP 5), which promotes continuous improvement within each school district.
"Our staff are dedicated each day to provide the best learning experience for every child,” said Superintendent, Dr. Link Luttrell. “This score of 100% is a testament to that unwavering commitment to our students.”
The APR score gives the Board of Education, administrators and teachers a tool to help identify strengths and areas that need more improvement in the district. The APR score is created using a wide range of data based on the results from academic achievement, state standardized test scores (MAP/EOC), subgroup achievement, college and career readiness, attendance and graduation rates.
Under the state’s MSIP 5, a school district’s score on three consecutive APR’s, along with other factors, is used to determine accreditation. The level achieved by Festus means the district remains fully accredited.
"All students will graduate from Festus School District ready for college, career, and life. That continues to be our primary goal,” said Dr. Nicki Ruess, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching & Learning. “To reach this goal takes a collaborative effort from students, parents, and teachers. An APR of 100% shows the dedicated focused effort from everyone involved in the process of educating the students at Festus.”
Today, DESE also released student assessment results for each school from the test students took in the spring of 2018. DESE delayed the release of last year’s data because the tests were new, based on new, higher academic standards. Comparisons to previous years are not valid, because of the difference in the tests. Going forward, year-to-year comparisons can be made to evaluate student progress.
“Our state assessment scores were among the highest within the county and region which further demonstrates that our students are continuing to meet high expectations and are able to graduate both college and career ready,” said Luttrell.
A sampling of area school districts and their APR follows.
With the school year now more than halfway over, its time to begin looking toward next year.
High School registration nights are:
March 4 - Class of 2023 (current 8th graders) and 2021(current sophomores)
March 5 - Class of 2022 (current Freshmen) and 2020 (current Juniors)
Registration appointments will run from 3pm-8pm both nights in the high school library.. Students in 8th-11th grades will begin meeting with their School Counselor and Advisory teachers in the next few weeks to map out a course plan. Advisory teachers will also begin setting up appointment times for registration nights. Appointments last 10-15 minutes. Watch your email for an invitation to sign up. Students may also make the appointments directly with their Advisory teachers.
The Festus R-VI School District now distributes flyers via digital distribution through Peachjar. We strive to work with community organizations to provide our students and their families valuable opportunities and experiences. All flyers submitted for distribution are subject to district approval. Peachjar charges a small fee for distribution. If you would like to submit a flyer for approval you can click here.
All flyers to be distributed must:
Peachjar will automatically add the following disclaimer:
"DISCLAIMER: The Festus R-VI School District does not sponsor this program. Distribution of this flyer is a community service and does not imply endorsement by the District.
Flyers will NOT be approved that:
This week the Festus School Board received two reports. One is an analysis of expected future growth in the Festus R-VI School District. The other is the result of a recent phone survey of District patrons to gauge their thoughts about the School district and their potential support of various projects. A link to the results of both surveys is below.