Winston School Update 9/18/23

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The next ACT test date is October 28th.  The registration deadline is September 22nd.  See Mrs. Polley to get registered.

1st Quarter Mid-Term Progress Reports go home today.

Permission slips to attend the Missouri Western State University College Fair were to Mrs. Polley by Friday, September 15th.

Student Council is hosting a Dodgeball tournament on September 15th from 7:00 to 8:30. Admission is $1.

Yearbooks!! The price goes up from $32.00 to $36.00 on September 15th. Information is on the desk in front of the Library. We still have some of last year’s yearbooks for $42.00.

Winston School Board Meeting will be on Monday, September 18 at 5:15 pm.  The agenda is attached.

Substitute teacher – $120 per day.  Contact the district office if interested.

If students would like a Chromebook strap, they can request one in the office.

Students: Chromebook 101- keep your Chromebook charged, don’t leave it in a vehicle, keep them closed when walking with them, take care of them!

Practice Schedules can be found on the Homepage of the Winston R-VI School Website under the Activity and Practice Schedules link.  Practice Schedules are subject to change.  Please connect with the coach to get regular updates.

The Winston School will be transporting students participating in Varsity Football, JH Football, and Varsity Softball on the first day of school August 22.  On Game Days, students will be transported to games, but will need picked up after the games at Maysville or Pattonsburg or parents can sign them out after the game.

Sports Schedules can be found on the Homepage of the Winston R-VI School Website under the Activity and Practice Schedules link


Lunch and Breakfast prices for the 2023-2024 school year.

  • Student Breakfast $1.20
  • Reduced Breakfast $.30
  • Elementary Lunch $2.25
  • High School Lunch $2.50
  • Reduced Lunch $.40
  • Extra Milk $.30

To receive free or reduced breakfast or lunch, families must qualify by completing the application for Free or Reduced meals.

Future Dates of Importance

September 15   1st Quarter Mid-Term Progress Reports

September 15    Seniors-Worlds of Fun Fundraiser

September 15    STUCO-Dodgeball Tournament

September 16    All-District Choir Auditions at MWSU

September 18    Teacher In-Service Day

September 18    FFA-Ag Ed On The Move Training

September 19    Blood Drive

September 26    Softball vs Mercer @Winston (Senior Night)

September 29    School Assembly-HS Elem 2:00

October 2            Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 3            Fire Drill

October 4            College Fair-MWSU (Seniors & Juniors)

October 4            Organizational Meetings-6th hour

October 4            FFA Area 2 Greenhand Initiation

October 8-13      FFA Week

October 12 Elementary Literacy Night

October 16          Teacher In-Service Day

October 18          1st Quarter ends

October 18          Organizational Meetings-5th hour

October 20          1st Quarter Report Cards

October 21          HS/JH Band-Cameron March Fest

October 24          STUCO Activity-Halloween Costume Volleyball

October 28          ACT Test Date

October 28          District Choir Clinic/State Auditions at Platte County

October 29          Area 2 Activity – Corn Maze

October 31          National FFA Convention-Indianapolis, IN

November 1       Organizational Meetings-5th hour

November 6       Teacher In-Service Day

November 8       FFA Area 2 Fall Speaking Contest

November 10     Veterans Day Assembly

November 10     STUCO Activity-Game Night

November 14     Northwest Missouri State College-Lunch Visit

November 14     School Pictures-Makeups, Senior, JH BB

November 15     All-District Jazz Band Rehearsal at St Joe Central HS

November 15     Organizational Meetings-6th hour

November 15     FFA District Fall Speaking Contest

November 17     2nd Quarter Mid-Term Progress Reports

November 18     All-District Jazz Band Clinic & Performance at NWMSU

November 19     NCMBA Honor Band at Chillicothe HS (Day 1/2)

November 20     NCMBA Honor Band at Chillicothe HS (Day 2/2)

November 20     School in Session

November 22 -27             Thanksgiving Break (Day 1/6)

December 4        Teacher In-Service Day

December 9        ACT Test Date

December 9        All-State Band Clinic, Performance at Platte CO HS

December 12     Blood Drive

December 13     Organizational Meetings-8th hour

December 15     Winter Concert

December 18     School in Session

December 19     STUCO Activity-Christmas Movie Night

December 22     1st Semester ends

The Winston School District has received a $50,000 Safety Grant.  We will be working with the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office in the next few months to conduct a safety assessment of our buildings in order to make improvements with the grant funds as effective as possible.

Winston R-VI School District has one of the top scores on the State’s Annual Performance Report (APR)

  • Winston R-VI School District has the 4th highest score of all K-12 schools in Northwest Missouri.
  • Compared to all of 473 of Missouri’s K-12 school districts, Winston R-VI School District has the 47th highest score.  This puts Winston R-VI School District in the Top 10% of all K-12 school district in Missouri

APR Scores measure a school district’s performance on State Standardized Tests, College and Career Readiness Standards, Graduation Rate, Post-Graduation Follow Up, Students Attendance, and Continuous Improvement Measures. We are extremely proud of this accomplishment that has been earned by our students, staff, parents, and community.  Way To Go Redbirds!!!!

Substitute teacher – $120 per day.  Contact the district office if interested.

Our new student information system allows us to email student absence notifications so be on the lookout for those in your email.

High School Daily Announcements:

Elementary Newsletters:

Winter is here and the fastest way to get notices on closing or changes with school is by subscribing to the TextCaster Community Connection.  You can see how to sign up below. This is a great way to get last-minute changes, announcements, cancelations and critical reminders from the Winston School.  If you have signed up and are not getting notifications, please call your service provider.  This information can also be found on the Winston School Homepage.

Doors are open every school day at 7:30am for students.  Dismissal is at 3:35pm.  Car riders can be picked up in the car line at the front door.  Please wait in line in your car until students are released to you.  Please do not walk to the front door to get your student.  Walkers are released after all cars have vacated the car line.

School hours for students: 7:50am – 3:35pm.  Students should be in their rooms ready to work prior to the tardy bell.  Detentions will be given for repeatedly late students.

Parents, please remember to contact the office prior to a student’s absence or before 8:30am the day of.  Parents can call the school at 660.339.6462 for student absences- if it is outside of school hours- no problem! you can leave a voice message. We appreciate your assistance.

Reminder: the collection of Free and Reduced apps determines several funding sources for our school district.  Please return your application

VoTech students do attend the North Central Career Center on Mondays. The bus leaves the parking lot at 7:15am.

School Coverage:  Tri-County Weekly Newspaper out of Jamesport will be publishing pictures and articles concerning the Winston R-VI School District.

Do you want to see your student’s grades anytime?  Grades can also be checked online as needed.  If you have not signed up for access, please call the school.

Pretty amazing stuff going on in several areas of our school.  Check them out on Facebook

Winston Redbirds  –

Winston, MO FFA Chapter –

Social-Emotional Learning and Trauma-Informed Schools Initiative:

High School Counselor’s Corner contains information about A+, ACT, Character Plus, Dual Credit, Financial Aid, Girl Talk, Graduation, Job Shadow, Military, Missouri Colleges, Scholarships, and Vo-Tech. – click here for the link at the bottom of the page

Dr. Brian Robinson

Winston R-VI School Superintendent
200 West Third Street
Winston, MO 64689
(660) 339-6462 school

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