Dr. Jim Chandler, Superintendent of Schools
Winfield R-IV Community,
I would like to welcome you to the Winfield R-IV School District, where student success is our ultimate goal as we focus on everybody being SAFE, RESPECTFUL, AND RESPONSIBLE. The Winfield R-IV School District has a student enrollment of approximately 1,500 students in grades kindergarten through twelve. Our team is excited about the privilege of working with your children, and we continue to develop ways to improve the quality of education your students receive in our district.
I want the patrons of our district to know that we have high expectations for our staff and students each year. We will be committed to excellence and guiding students to their highest potential as they proceed through their school years. Our staff cares about our students and they are dedicated to their academic achievement and personal growth. We are focused on using the best resources and training available to assist our staff in their efforts, and we are committed to knowing the needs of our students so that we can take them from where they are in their comprehension and assist in taking them to where they need to be to graduate and become successful life-long learners and citizens.
Our community is concerned with success and helps provide outstanding support for the children in the Winfield School District. The Winfield R-IV school district goal is for our students to gain the skills that will allow them to become successful, confident, contributing members of society. To do this we encourage you to remain involved in your child’s education, both inside and outside of the classroom. Your involvement will help the students in our district be more successful today and in the future.
We hope the information you find on our web site will help you see that our focus is on the success of our students as we assist and support school districts, children, families, and the community.Please utilize it often and provide feedback on how we can make it better serve you. We are dedicated to serving our community in extraordinary ways in the Winfield R-IV School District.
Dr. Jim Chandler
Superintendent, Winfield R-IV School District
The Winfield R-IV School Board of Education, administration, and staff would like to thank the community for your support of our $8 million bond issue that passed this past April. Planning is under way and this summer you will begin to see the “work” taking place. We have been meeting weekly with our construction management consultant and the architects to discuss the elements of the Intermediate renovation, track and football field, and transportation facility. We are considering long range use of the district grounds and future growth of the district as well as the details of the present projects. Presently the design and location of the transportation facility is furthest along due to the facility being a more of a “stand alone” project. We are planning on this structure to be located on the west end of the property near the water tower. By utilizing this location, growth options will not be limited at the high school. Plans are under way at the Intermediate school to remove the flooring as a preparation step to the major renovation that will take place during the school year and next summer. We continue to look at floor plan options for the Intermediate school taking in classroom size, availability of natural lighting, room use, removal of non-load bearing walls, and future classroom needs. At the high school the discussion of the track and football field have taken into account future expansion of parking areas, the effect additional students will have on the cafeteria and other services that support all students. Through these discussions we have moved the track and football field further south to accommodate future parking. We have even discussed the field orientation due to the setting sun.
The majority of the work completed has dealt with selecting firms to lead the design and renovation of the facilities. This has included the land surveyor, soil sampling, environmental inspections, and other mechanical needs. We are in the process of completing several of these projects that will then allow others to move forward. Please visit the district website for periodic updates.
We, the staff and students in the Winfield School District, commit ourselves to working together to provide a school climate that promotes respect, responsibility, and safety in order to ensure a positive learning environment.
2013-2014 Academic Calendar
Important Kindergarten and Pre-School Information
August 1: Pre-School Screenings from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Winfield R-IV School District is located in the Southeast corner of Lincoln County. Serving the incorporated towns of Winfield, Old Monroe, and Foley, the campus is located in Winfield, a rural area 15 miles North of interstate 70 at the intersection of highways 79 and 47. The district is bordered by the Mississippi River to the East, the Cuivre River to the South, and is surrounded by rolling hills suitable for farming or scenic country living.