East Alton-Wood River H.S.

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East Alton-Wood River H.S.
777 N. Wood River Ave.
Wood River, IL 62095
ph: 618-254-3151
fax: 618-254-9113 

John Pearson, Superintendent
Leigh Robinson, Principal
Kevin Gockel, Assistant Principal
Adam Miller, Athletic Director/Dean

Welcome to EAWR

Public Notice - Educational Rights of Homeless Students

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Public Notice of Educational Rights of the Homeless

Homeless students are defined as lacking a fixed, regular and/or adequate nighttime residence, including:

  • sharing the housing of others due to loss of housing or economic hardship
  • living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations
  • living in emergency or transitional shelters
  • abandoned in hospitals
  • awaiting foster care placement
  • living in public or private places not designed for or ordinarily used as regular sleeping accommodations for human beings
  • living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, transportation stations or similar settings
  • migratory children living in conditions described above

Homeless children have a right to be enrolled in their school of origin or to attend school in the area where they are living. A child cannot be denied enrollment due to lack of immunization records. A homeless student is entitled to transportation to his school of origin if that is what his parent or guardian requests. A homeless student is entitled to all the educational services and extracurricular opportunities that would be available to any other student living in the district.

For help coordinating services for homeless youth in EAWR please contact:

Mrs. Leigh Robinson, Homeless Liaison
618-254-3151, Ext. 2522
East Alton - Wood River High School
777 N. Wood River Ave.
Wood River, IL  62095

Chromebook Repair Fees - New for 2014-15!

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In an attempt to protect the very valuable investment that the Board of Education has made in its Chromebook 1-1 Program, it has adopted the following fee structure for repairs made to Chromebooks, beginning with the 2014-15 school year. After a year’s experience in working with the Samsung Chromebook and the damages we have seen with many of these school-owned devices, the administration has determined that some students are not taking proper care of their assigned Chromebook. The administration has observed some students not opening and closing the display properly; improperly storing and carrying the Chromebook when not in use; and other forms of preventable neglect or abuse.

The Board has taken a two-prong approach to this problem. 1) The District will purchase and install plastic protective covers this summer on all of the Chromebook machines before distributing to students. These covers should help in protection of the case and display. 2) The District will charge students and parents a set of fees for repairs to the Chromebook, when it is determined that the damage was not due to normal wear & tear or the fault of the manufacturer, but by the student not following proper procedures. The Board regrets having to use this fee structure, but did not want to increase the $30 damage waiver already charged to all students who wish to take their assigned Chromebook off campus. That damage waiver will stay at last year’s cost of $30.

[Click on "Read more" to see the fee structure chart ...]


Brick Display Expanded and Updated!

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Just recently, retired EAWR Principal Bob Kasten completed the "east-west" section of the Oiler Commemorative Brick Display and planted some additional beautiful flowering plants in the circle. For the time being the new section contains newer brick orders from our patrons. The Foundation and the Board of Education thank Mr. Kasten for his tireless efforts on behalf of the exterior appearance of the school and our Display! Click on "Read more" for some photos of the new sections as well as the updated Display, itself.


Oiler Football - Applebees Dining to Donate!

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This Thursday, June 26, 2014, dine at Applebees in Wood River and help Oiler Football in its fund-raising activities! Applebees will donate 15% to Oiler Football. But, YOU MUST PRESENT THE FLYER in order for the donation to be awarded!  A copy of the flyer can be found below (Click on Read more), which can be printed out and presented to your server at Wood River Applebees!


Buffalo Wild Wings - Spirit Championship Round!!

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This Wednesday (March 26th), EAWR will contend for the Championship of the Buffalo Wild Wings Fox 2 Spirit Bracket Challenge. Dine from 11:00 AM - 10::00 PM at the Edwardsville Buffalo Wild Wings on Troy Road this Wednesday and support your Oilers Spirit Club. Also, be watching Fox 2 News in the Morning on Wednesday and Friday for Mrs. Robinson and some of our senior spirit leaders. Click here for the flyer you will need ... Go Oilers!

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