High School

                                         Hello and Welcome to La Monte High School!

    My name is Justin Thomas and as your Junior High and High School Principal I would like to welcome you to La Monte R-IV Schools. I am a lifelong resident of Pettis County and I look forward to serving you and your students. I live and work on my family’s cattle farm in Northern Pettis County with my wife and three daughters. We are excited to join the La Monte community and look forward to meeting all of you throughout the school year.

Here at La Monte we work to empower students to perform at their highest levels both in the classroom and in competition. We provide high quality education programs that challenge students and exemplify their many strengths. We work directly with the community we serve to develop our young people into effective and efficient members of society. 

The highly qualified staff at La Monte works tirelessly to ensure that the needs of every student are fulfilled and strives for excellence every day. By focusing on the needs of our students and adapting to ever-changing educational environments we are able to provide an educational experience that is second to none. 

If you have questions for me please contact me directly at 660-347-5439 or email me at jthomas@lamonte.k12.mo.us.

School Wide Positive Behavior Support (SW-PBIS)

La Monte R-IV School Expectations

All Settings






Arrival & Dismissal




Follow Directions When Asked

Keep School Neat and Clean

Take Care of the things you use

Do Your Best

Keep Going When its Tough

Participate Fully

Ask for Help

Move Safely

Be Timely

Use Facilities Appropriately

File in Orderly

Close Milk Cartons before Throwing Away

Pick-up & Throw Away Trash

Take All and Only Your Belongings

Report directly to Gym or Cafeteria upon Arrival

Sit in designated Spot in the Gym

Leave at Appropriate Dismissal

Listen to Adults

Return Equipment

Collect Belongings



Use Appropriate Language & Volume

Use Good Manners

Show Empathy

Be Timely

Be Mindful of other Classrooms

Give Others Privacy

Appropriate Use of the Salad Bar

Use Good Table Manners

Be Timely

Be Courteous and Aware of other Pedestrians and Drivers

Include Others

Share Equipment

Be Safe


Be Where You Belong

Report things that are not Safe

Use Materials Properly

Be Alert

Wash Hands with Soap and Water

Clean-up any Messes

Dump Trays Properly


Remain Seated, Face the Front

Keep Aisle Clear

Keep Body inside the bus 

Wear Seatbelt

Use Equipment Safely

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