The Festus R-VI School District announced today that the opening of its newly renovated football stadium will be postponed one week, and will now welcome fans for the first time on Friday, September 7, 2018. The ambitious construction schedule began in late March with the demolition of the old bleachers and press box. Over the summer the project encountered unavoidable delays caused by weather and a large, unanticipated amount of rock that had to be excavated. "Our contractor, Ed Boyer, worked extremely hard to meet the August 31st target date,” said Festus Athletic Director Eric Allen. “He was the only person to step forward to say he could even come close to meeting our deadline."
The decision to postpone the opening date is being made now to give everyone involved plenty of time to adjust their schedules. Superintendent Dr. Link Luttrell said, "It would have been unfair to wait until next week to make the decision. By acting now, we can adequately plan to welcome Tiger fans into the new stadium on September 7th. We want to make sure when we open the stadium, we are giving our fans the best possible experience." The new stadium opening date coincides with Twin City Days, a large community-wide celebration.
The Tigers' home opener against Sullivan High School will now be moved to Crystal City's J.J. Commerford Stadium on Friday, August 31st at 7:00 p.m. The stadium renovation is among many ongoing capital improvement projects, including enhanced security, additional classroom space, and a number of technology improvements that were made possible when voters approved Proposition 1 in April 2017.
UPDATE: August 20, 2018: We made some minor tweaks to the 6-12 PM Bus Routes. The changes are to routes 6, 14, 18 & 19. Please see the revised document below.
Here are the bus routes for the 2018-19 school year. Please keep in mind that buses could run later than scheduled for the first few days of school. Please be patient as the drivers and students get used to the routes for this year.
The Festus R-VI School District is happy to announce 12 new administrators and teachers are joining the district for the 2018-19 school year. At the high school we welcome Karl Shininger, Principal; Rob Propst, Business teacher; Brian Bidlack Science teacher and Bryan Knickerbocker, Science teacher. At the Middle school, new personnel are Joe Willis, Principal; Jarad Sheppard Social Studies teacher and Krystle Wideman, Family and Consumer Sciences teacher. Our new teachers at the Intermediate School are Kala Linville and Tyler Almany who will both teach Special Education. At the Elementary School we welcome Melissa Carter, 1st Grade teacher and Katelyn Penrod and Devon Tolan who are both 2nd Grade teachers. We are glad to have them at Festus R-VI and wish them a successful year.
The Festus R-VI School District along with Festus High School are proud to announce the opening of the Tiger Team Store. Located just down the hallway from the High School gym, the Tiger Team Store is working as a school community to incorporate real-life business experiences for our high school students in a structured framework that guides students along the way while serving the needs of our parents, students, staff and community.
The Tiger Team Store is a joint collaboration between the Special Education and Business Departments at the high school. Built as part of the curriculum, the students will learn real-life work skills in an educational setting. Any student can apply to work at the Tiger Team Store.
The store has Festus Tigers polo shirts, long sleeved shirts, T-Shirts and school supplies. It will be open between 6th & 7th hour and between 7th & 8th hour and after school until 3:15 everyday. Hours of operation will change during homecoming week and game nights. Watch the district Facebook pages for those hours.
Scroll through the image gallery on the right to see a sample of some of the great products we have to offer.