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High School Open House Information

 Welcome back to the 17-18  school year! What a great summer it has been!  

As you are well aware, Open House(August  15th 6:00-8:30) is one of the first opportunities to establish that critical partnership with your student’s teacher.    I am very proud of our faculty who are dedicated to ensuring the success of all of our students.  And as we all know, communication is the key.  On this evening, you will have an opportunity to briefly meet the teachers, learn a little bit about their expectations and exchange contact information so that they may keep you informed of important upcoming classroom assignments/expectations.  Oftentimes when problems occur throughout the year, most are resolved by having a conversation with the teacher.  I encourage those conversations to take place with the teacher first, as it is our desire to provide the best customer service for both you and your student.  All teacher e-mails are available on the website at www.festus.k12.mo.us.  

Open House will run from 6:00-8:30 on Tuesday,  August 15th.  Parents will first visit with their student’s advisor, who will mentor their student for the four years that they are at the high school.  Advisors personally ensure that students are on track for graduation, communicate with parents, serve as a liaison between student, teacher, and counselor if any struggles occur, and help students find and prepare for a career pathway. Please ask your child to share his/her schedule in preparation for this evening.  Schedules may also be found on the Parent Portal.  

We also know that many more jobs today require some kind of training beyond high school.  This percentage is only expected to increase.  Whether your child is a freshmen or a senior, it is never too late to speak with your student about career goals beyond high school.  Mr. Shemwell, our Senior counselor, will hold an A+ meeting in the cafeteria at this time to share how to offset the expenses of post-secondary education.                   

Class Schedule

6:00-6:11  Sign in with advisor

6:11-6:27  Advisory

6:27-6:30  Passing

6:30-6:38    1st Period

6:38-6:41    Passing

6:41-6:49    2nd Period

6:49-6:52    Passing

6:52-7:00    3rd Period

7:00-7:03    Passing

7:03-7:11    4th Period

7:11-7:14    Passing

7:14-7:22    5th Period (Tiger Time)

7:22-7:25    Passing

7:25-7:33    6th Period

7:33-7:36     Passing

7:36-7:44    7th Period

7:44-7:47    Passing

7:47-7:55    8th Period

8:00-8:30  A+ meeting in the cafeteria  

The good reputation of our school and the students in it is part of what makes the Festus community such a great place to live.  We are always open to suggestions.  Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at 636-937-5410 option 8.  Thank you in advance for helping us make Festus High School the best school in the area.  

Dr. Diana Allen
Principal, Festus High School