Hats off to Hayden May 6th

 Hayden Eberlin-Brown Day

 Hayden Eberlin-Brown is a kindergarten student at Eastwood Elementary School who has been diagnosed with the terminal illness Metachromatic Leukodystrophy.   In celebration of Hayden, the East Alton School District is declaring Friday, May 6, to be Hayden Eberlin-Brown Day.


During the school day on May 6th, there will be activities all day that will focus around the theme of “Hats off to Hayden.” The celebration of Hayden will culminate with a parade featuring some of Hayden’s favorite things.   Parade entrants currently scheduled are an honor guard, East Alton Middle School band, police and fire vehicles, antique cars, super heroes, and Buzzy Bee.


The public is invited and encouraged to come out and view the parade. It would be very much appreciated if all parade viewers would wear a hat and give Hayden a “hats off salute” as he passes by during the parade. The parade route is a short trip beginning on Third Street in front of Eastwood Elementary School, proceeding to Kent Street to Vernon, moving along Vernon Street back to the school and ending on Education Drive. The parade will step off at 1:30 Friday afternoon.





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Superintendent's Message


“When any child comes into this world, it gives all of us an opportunity to be part of something special."  Author Unknown

The East Alton Elementary School District #13 is a place where the faculty, the support staff, and the members of the Board of Education understand that every child is special. It is with a realization that each child has a unique gift just waiting to be discovered that we work together with a common goal of providing nothing less than the very best educational experience for all our students.

Therefore, we are committed to providing a challenging curriculum that is delivered with skill by some of the very best teachers in the nation. Our teachers work very hard to present lessons that are tailored to meet the individual needs of the student in an environment that is child centered. In addition, every member of the District is engaged in continuous school improvement in an effort to provide an even better educational program that will equip our students with the tools necessary to meet the challenges of an ever changing society.

All of us that comprise the East Alton Elementary School District believe that every child can learn, that all students deserve the opportunity to reach for the proverbial brass ring, and, most importantly, that children deserve to be loved. Thus, we state with complete confidence that working together we really can build a better future…one student at a time.

district staff