The District is committed to maintaining a workplace and educational environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs, services, activities and facilities. The District is committed to providing equal opportunity in all areas of education, recruiting, hiring, retention, promotion and contracted service. In accordance with law, the District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, disability, age, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law in its programs and activities. 

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Winter ConcertTo view the virtual Winter Concert videos, please click on the link. 

New Mask Policy will go into effect Monday, November 23. This policy shall be in place until further notice and will be revisited each month as we continue to monitor the daily positive Miller County COVID-19 cases as well as our positive student and staff cases.  The information that is listed below was sent home to parents and guardians on November 19 via email. If you would like to communicate any concerns about this new policy please contact Mr. Doug Kempker. 

Boys Basketball News: The boys open their season on Tuesday, November 24th. They take on Jamestown...start time 6:00 pm...will be 1/2 JV followed by varsity. Each player and manager receives tickets. Only people with a ticket will be allowed to enter the game. Sorry for any inconvenience this might cause. We are trying to keep our athletes, students, and community safe. We will reevaluate our procedure again before our next home game on December 10.

​Veterans' Day VideoIn case you were unable to attend our Veterans' Day celebration, here is a short video at the Veteran's Memorial in the churchyard. 

​Immunizations:   All students must present documentation of up-to-date immunization status, including month, day, and year of each immunization before attending school.    Grades 8-12: Tdap, which contains the pertussis vaccine, is required.  Grades 8-11: One dose of MCV (Meningococcal immunization) is required. The dose must be given after 10 years of age. (Men B does not count for this immunization.)  Grade 12: Two doses of MCV are required unless the first dose was administered to a student who was 16 years of age or older, in which case only one dose is required. At least one dose must be given after 16 years of age.

​​​​​​Legislature Information: The following links are updated legislature information that we wanted to share with you. The first link is about Trauma-informed schools initiative from DESE. The second link is about Computer Science, Career Readiness Course Task Force and Critical Need/Shortage Occupation from DESE. The third link is the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center on Occupational Projections. For more information, click on the link.

Missouri Model Parent and Caregiver Resource Guide for the Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative

MSHSAA Physical Form: If your child does not have a previous physical form from the 2018-19 school year, please schedule an appointment with your physician and complete pages 1-5. 
If your child does have a previous physical form the 2018-19 school year, you will need to complete pages 4-6. These pages will be provided for you at the Student/Parent meeting on August 11th. 

Box Top News: ​ Thank you once again to all who clipped or scanned receipts for Box Tops for our school last year; we earned $202.80!  Please see the Box Top information sheet attached to the bulletin.  Very few items have actual Box Tops to be clipped on them; Box Tops has now moved to a Box Tops app. The label to the right is what you will see if there is not a Box Top to be clipped; it means you must scan your receipt with the app.   Thank you in advance for clipping or scanning!

TextCaster News: ​To ensure all families receive notification of school closings and emergencies, all phone numbers entered in the textcaster system will be notified of cancellations for the remainder of the school year. We understand that some families on this list may not have children that attend school. However, our priority is the safety and welfare of the students we serve. If you have any questions, please contact the superintendent.  Thank you for understanding.

St. Elizabeth Heritage Trust: The St. Elizabeth Heritage Trust, in conjunction with the Miller County Historical Society and St. Elizabeth R-4 School, is gathering photographs to document the history of St. Elizabeth.  These photographs would be scanned and displayed on the St. Elizabeth town website as well as stored at the AV center at the Miller County Historical Society. The photos would consist of pictures of the town and community from 1880 until approximately 1950 (no living people please).  If you have photos you are willing to have scanned for this worthy project please contact Nicole McDonnell at, Bill Weidinger at, Karen Wilde at or Dale Doerhoff at  

Home of the Hornets 

A vision for the future with respect for the past. 

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