The mission of the Alton School District is to prepare our students with college, career and citizenship skills through a safe and progressive learning environment.
Welcome back! I am very excited about the 2015-16 school year. It is going to be a wonderful year filled with success. Thank you for your continued trust, support and commitment to the Alton School District.
As superintendent, this is certainly a school year I am looking very forward to for many reasons. This summer, extensive efforts have been made to improve our facilities, strengthen our curriculum and provide students with an outstanding school environment upon their return.
Particularly exciting this year will be the debut and grand opening of the new Alton High Athletic Complex. Located behind Alton High, this first class facility will boast new soccer and baseball stadiums, eight-lane all-weather track, cross country course, a concession stand, restrooms, locker rooms and much more. For the first time, the vast majority of our sports can be practiced and played right on our home campus providing students and parents with a tremendous convenience. Also, the complex is beautiful and will serve as a great source of pride for our communities.
Over the course of the summer, our academic team has been working in depth to strengthen our core curriculum while seeking new ways to increase achievement for all students – in every single school. Technology is key to our efforts in both maintaining and increasing student engagement levels. Students in grades 3rd – 12th will once again each have Chromebooks as a learning resource. We are committed to the digital literacy of our students and preparing them for our technology-driven global marketplace.
In summary, you made an outstanding choice in entrusting the Alton School District to provide for your child’s educational needs…..and we do know you have a choice so thank you. Please know we are committed partners in the success of your child. If you have questions or concerns throughout the year, please do not hesitate to contact me at (618) 474-2600.
Dr. Kenneth Spells
2015-2016 School Supply Lists
Rotarians Larry Thompson and Ron Mayhew deliver a set of books to Eric Dickerson's classroom at Lewis & Clark Elementary School. We are grateful to the Alton Godfrey Rotary Club for the recent donation of over $1200 worth of literature that will be enjoyed by students in fourth grade classrooms across the district. A special thanks to Ron Mayhew for taking the time to survey classroom teachers to tailor the purchase to instructional objectives and student interest. The Alton School District truly appreciates the ongoing support from our local Rotary Club.
News 4 Schools: Metro East school getting boost
Students at Alton's West Elementary are getting an extra boost in reading skills thanks to some generous volunteers.
This year a dedicated group of community members has stepped up to support our second grade students in the area of reading.
Reach Out and Read targets a thirty minute block of time in the mornings before classes start, where second grade students can