Springdale Public Schools
Watch LIVE Varsity Basketball at 6:00pm | 6A West Conference Tournament | Springdale Bulldogs vs Rogers Heritage https://youtu.be/8ZaTdVoUW5A
about 9 hours ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale School District
Cole Hartman became the first student in the Springdale Har-Ber High School Aviation Academy to pass his FAA Part 107 Drone Exam. Using study materials from the Pilot Institute, he earned a score of 92 percent, the same score as his instructor, Jason McMullen. It takes 70 percent to pass. Because he did so well, Pilot Institute awarded Hartman a shirt. Har-Ber's Aviation Academy is another reason Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
about 13 hours ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Congratulations to Mr. Cole Hartman! He becomes the 1st student of the Har-Ber Aviation Academy to pass his FAA Part 107 Drone Exam! With the help of the study materials from www.pilotinstitute.com , not only did he beat the required 70% score but he matched Mr. McMullen's test score of 92%! Because of his outstanding score, Pilot Institute rewarded him with a free shirt! If you know of an upcoming Sophomore or Junior in Northwest Arkansas that would be interested in the world of aviation, be sure to let them know about the wonderful opportunities we have here at the Aviation Academy!
about 14 hours ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Parents/guardians you are invited to join Ozark Guidance, Arisa Health for a virtual parent night on Tuesday, March 9th from 6:00-7:00pm on Positive Parenting Strategies. Below are fliers for both the English and the Spanish sessions happening simultaneously, but separately (so long as at least 10 parents register across NWA). These sessions are sponsored by Promoting Positive Emotions - a crisis counseling support program free to Arkansans. All registrants will receive a link to the recording of the live presentation and handouts.
about 15 hours ago, Springdale School District
Springdale Public Schools
Watch LIVE Track @ 3:30pm | 7th-9th Grade | Y-Timing Invitational https://youtu.be/Aj2YCy1dK_8
1 day ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale School District
Springdale Public Schools- Blended Learning Feedback - Parents, Students, Staff and Community | Escuelas Públicas de Springdale - Comentarios de aprendizaje combinado - Padres, estudiantes, personal y comunidad https://forms.gle/zPSakCzxQUJyAjCU9
1 day ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Thank you Community Pharmacy and Northwest Medical Center!
3 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Register your little one for kindergarten beginning tomorrow March 1, 2021! Follow this link: registration.sdale.org
3 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale Public Schools
Watch LIVE Varsity Basketball at 6:00pm | Har-Ber vs Fayetteville https://youtu.be/EdPnpErsJQ8
4 days ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale Public Schools
Watch LIVE Varsity Basketball at 6:00pm | Springdale vs Ft. Southside https://youtu.be/S3Iu7x6SoWo
4 days ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale School District
Parents remember that kindergarten registration begins this Monday March 1, 2021! Register your child online at registration.sdale.org ! ¡Padres recuerdan que la inscripción para kindergarten comienza este lunes 1 de marzo de 2021! ¡Registre a su hijo en línea en registration.sdale.org!
4 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Parents, please see the following flyers for Pre-K registration information for 2021-2022 school year. Registration for new students begin March 21, 2021.
4 days ago, Springdale School District
Leslie Orozco
You can be an interpreter! If you'd like to volunteer please follow the link below to sign up! Springdale schools is looking for volunteers to translate from March 1-18. Check out the flyer for more information! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7aQfPEsfSCO2WMO9PGUInkK_Hn_IkxQ8u2QD6RwhaFGV2jg/viewform
5 days ago, Leslie Orozco
Springdale School District
Southwest Junior High students showed their STEM project to school board members and Superintendent Dr. Jared Cleveland during the group's visit to the school. Brilliant students are among the prime reasons Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
5 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Registration for kindergarten begins March 1, 2021! Please view the following video below for Marshallese translation. https://youtu.be/iBmXTgY9HI0
6 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Central Junior High students were honored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars for their written and audio reports on democracy in the United States. Haily Curbo was first in the district and fourth in the state, Mazzy Hatch (written and audio) and Savannah Goad were second in the district and Caitlyn Dotts and Hannah Nichols (not pictured) were third in the district. Each won a certificate, medal and cash award. Congratulations! Superb students help make Springdale Public Schools #THEChoice.
6 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Registration for kindergarten begins March 1, 2021! Please see the flyer below for more information.
6 days ago, Springdale School District
Leslie Orozco
Do you know Spanish or Marshallese? We need you! Springdale Schools is looking for interpreters! Please check out the flyer below for more information and follow the link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7aQfPEsfSCO2WMO9PGUInkK_Hn_IkxQ8u2QD6RwhaFGV2jg/viewform
6 days ago, Leslie Orozco
Springdale School District
7 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Parents please see the following flyer about registering your child for kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year. Register online beginning on March 1, 2021!
7 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale Public Schools
Watch LIVE Varsity Basketball at 6:00pm | Springdale vs Bentonville https://youtu.be/wB5L7VpxEj4
7 days ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale Public Schools
Watch LIVE Varsity Basketball at 6:00pm | Har-Ber vs Rogers Mounties https://youtu.be/kc2sG1M2Rws
7 days ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale School District
Registration for Kindergarten begins soon! Parents please see the following important information about registering your child for kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year. Register online beginning on March 1, 2021! https://www.smore.com/t58ca
7 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Krista Knouff's transition class at Springdale High School, in partnership with the Arkansas Support Network, has been making dog toys for animal shelters in Springdale and Rogers. Traditionally the transition class works in the community but because of COVID, students have been accepting jobs that can be done in the classroom. If you have jobs that can be done by students in a classroom, please contact Krista Knouff at kknouff@sdale.org. #THEChoice.
8 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Get Connected. Stay Informed. Know NWA from a proud partner of Springdale Public Schools
8 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Attention Parents: This is the final week for spring sports registration. Please see the following flyers for more information!
8 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Lee Elementary teachers enjoyed lunch courtesy of Arvest Bank as a result of Arkansas Teacher of the Year Joel Lookadoo's request for "I Love Teaching Week." The lunch had to be postponed until Monday because of last week's weather. Jacob Barnes of Arvest delivered the box lunches to Lee principal Justin Swope. Swope also gave Lookadoo and Andy Sullivan, Director of Education Efficiency for the Arkansas Department of Education, a tour of the school. Great partnerships help make Springdale Public Schools #THEChoice.
8 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Andy Sullivan, Director of Education Effectiveness in the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (Arkansas Department of Education), visited Childers Knapp Elementary after being invited by Arkansas Teacher of the Year Joel Lookadoo. Escorted by principal Cindy Covington and Lookadoo, Sullivan visited several classrooms, including EAST where facilitator Abbie Russell shared her students' projects for the year and fifth grade students made the presentation they would make virtually at this year's EAST conference. Sullivan was originally scheduled to be in the district last week for "I Love Teaching Week" but was prevented by the snow that covered nearly all of Arkansas. Sullivan was impressed by teachers, students and administrative staff that help make Springdale Public Schools #THEChoice.
9 days ago, Springdale School District
Leslie Orozco
Volunteers needed!! Please see the following flyer to learn how you can serve Springdale Schools during parent/teacher/student conferences. Link to sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7aQfPEsfSCO2WMO9PGUInkK_Hn_IkxQ8u2QD6RwhaFGV2jg/viewform
9 days ago, Leslie Orozco
Springdale School District
Oh how we have missed you! Can't wait to see each of you tomorrow
9 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Oh how we have missed you! Can't wait to see you all tomorrow.
9 days ago, Springdale School District
Leslie Orozco
Would you like to volunteer to be an interpreter? Please see the flyer below for more information on how you can serve Springdale Schools during March 1-18! Here is the link to sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7aQfPEsfSCO2WMO9PGUInkK_Hn_IkxQ8u2QD6RwhaFGV2jg/viewform
12 days ago, Leslie Orozco
Leslie Orozco
Attention Springdale High School Parents: Please see the following calendar below for ACT Boot Camp dates. Also, please note that due to the weather there will not be a session this Saturday, February 20th.
12 days ago, Leslie Orozco
Springdale School District
This week has been a challenging week on many fronts but there has also been a lot of good! Let’s give a shout out to the over 150 custodial and maintenance staff who worked around the clock to keep our buildings in top shape!They worked on frozen pipes, clearing parking lots and sidewalks, plowed snow and maintained the HVAC units. Let’s give a shout out to the Principals and teachers from each building who worked to connect with each family ensuring safety and educational enrichment during this time. We had some fun this week! We loved seeing all the pictures of how families combined education with snow time fun. Tomorrow, Friday February 19 will be a remote teaching and learning day. Let’s finish this week strong, with positive energy and take the time to say thank you and encouraging words to each other. This is what make our community great! Esta semana ha sido una semana desafiante en muchos frentes, ¡pero también ha sido muy bueno! ¡Demos un saludo a los más de 150 conserjes y personal de mantenimiento que trabajaron las veinticuatro horas del día para mantener nuestros edificios en óptimas condiciones! Trabajaron en tuberías congeladas, despejaron estacionamientos y aceras, quitaron nieve y mantuvieron las unidades de HVAC. Demos un saludo a los directores y maestros de cada edificio que trabajaron para conectarse con cada familia para garantizar la seguridad y el enriquecimiento educativo durante este tiempo. ¡Nos divertimos un poco esta semana! Nos encantó ver todas las imágenes de cómo las familias combinaban la educación con la diversión en la nieve. Mañana viernes 19 de febrero será un día de enseñanza y aprendizaje a distancia. Terminemos esta semana fuertes, con energía positiva y tomémonos el tiempo para agradecer y animarnos mutuamente. ¡Esto es lo que hace que nuestra comunidad sea excelente!
12 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
This week has been a challenging week on many fronts but there has also been a lot of good!  Let’s give a shout out to the over 150 custodial and maintenance staff who worked around the clock to keep our buildings in top shape!They  worked on frozen pipes, clearing parking lots and sidewalks, plowed snow and maintained the HVAC units.  Let’s give a shout out to the Principals and teachers from each building who worked to connect with each family ensuring safety and educational enrichment during this time. We had some fun this week! We loved seeing all the pictures of how families combined education with snow time fun.  Tomorrow, Friday February 19 will be a remote teaching and learning day. Let’s finish this week strong, with positive energy and take the time to say thank you and encouraging words to each other. This is what makes our community great!  Esta semana ha sido una semana desafiante en muchos frentes, ¡pero también ha sido muy bueno!  ¡Demos un saludo a los más de 150 conserjes y personal de mantenimiento que trabajaron las veinticuatro horas del día para mantener nuestros edificios en óptimas condiciones! Trabajaron en tuberías congeladas, despejaron estacionamientos y aceras, quitaron nieve y mantuvieron las unidades de HVAC.  Demos un saludo a los directores y maestros de cada edificio que trabajaron para conectarse con cada familia para garantizar la seguridad y el enriquecimiento educativo durante este tiempo.  ¡Nos divertimos un poco esta semana!  Nos encantó ver todas las imágenes de cómo las familias combinaban la educación con la diversión en la nieve.  Mañana viernes 19 de febrero será un día de enseñanza y aprendizaje a distancia.  Terminemos esta semana fuertes, con energía positiva y tomémonos el tiempo para agradecer y animarnos mutuamente.  ¡Esto es lo que hace que nuestra comunidad sea excelente!
12 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Tomorrow, Thursday February 18, 2021 will be a remote teaching and learning day for the Springdale Public Schools. We hope everyone is enjoying the snow! We love seeing all the creative and fun activities from our families. Stay safe and warm. Mañana jueves 18 de febrero de 2021 será un día de enseñanza y aprendizaje remoto para las Escuelas Públicas de Springdale.  ¡Esperamos que todos estén disfrutando de la nieve!  Nos encanta ver todas las actividades creativas y divertidas de nuestras familias.  Mantente a salvo y abrigado.
13 days ago, Springdale School District
Leslie Orozco
Downtown Springdale Alliance selected Mary Beth Breshears as one of the artists to receive the grant to paint the art murals. Breshears, represents Springdale High School with the support of Teen Action & Support Center (TASC) and the Jones Center. https://www.smore.com/nqe23
14 days ago, Leslie Orozco
Springdale School District
Springdale Schools Family, Safety of the children and families, faculty and staff of the Springdale School District is our top priority. We are aware of the struggles of families in our community. For the students who are able, please continue to work independently. We will get through this together as a community.  Tomorrow, Wednesday February 17 will be a snow day with no remote teaching and learning. Please look out for each other! 
15 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Due to weather, Springdale Schools will continue remote teaching and learning on Tuesday, February 16th. Please follow our social media for further updates  Debido al clima, Las escuelas de Springdale continuarán la enseñanza y el aprendizaje a distancia el martes 16 de febrero.  Siga nuestras redes sociales para obtener más actualizaciones.  
15 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Due to inclement weather the Springdale Schools will have a remote teaching and learning day on Monday February 15th unless life safety issues arise in our district such as power outages. All school buildings will be closed and no busses will run. Please follow Springdale School District Social Media for further updates. Be safe and stay warm! Debido a las inclemencias del tiempo, las escuelas de Springdale tendrán un día de enseñanza y aprendizaje a distancia el lunes 15 de febrero a menos que surjan problemas de seguridad en nuestro distrito, como cortes de energía. Todos los edificios escolares estarán cerrados y no habrá autobuses. Siga las redes sociales del distrito escolar de Springdale para obtener más actualizaciones. ¡Esté seguro y manténgase abrigado!
16 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale Public Schools
Watch LIVE Varsity Basketball at 5:00pm: Springdale vs Fayetteville | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-FG6JL8EUU
18 days ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale Public Schools
Watch LIVE Varsity Basketball at 5:00pm: Har-Ber at Southside | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKv-pyG0I5Q
18 days ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale School District
Attention Families of Springdale Schools: Curbside pick up for three breakfast and three lunch meals for Springdale Schools Students on Saturday February 13th from 11:30 to noon. Please visit www.sdale.org to sign up for times and locations.
18 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale Public Schools
Watch LIVE Springdale Color Day at 9:30am | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_2Hm6bjLGg
19 days ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale School District
Springdale schools will resume on-site instruction for Friday February 12. Busses will run their normal routes! Please dress warm and we look forward to seeing you. Las escuelas de Springdale reanudarán la instrucción presencial mañana viernes 12 de febrero. ¡Los autobuses seguirán sus rutas normales! Vístase abrigado y esperamos verte.
19 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale Public Schools
Watch LIVE 9th Grade Boys & Girls Basketball at 6:30pm: Central vs Southwest | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZtErUf8EtY
19 days ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale School District
Due to inclement weather, the Springdale Schools will have remote teaching and learning on February 11, 2021. Stay safe and stay warm!
20 days ago, Springdale School District
Leslie Orozco
Have you taken the Phase 2 Survey? It is LIVE online. The Jones Center Campus Master Plan is a six-month community-driven effort that aims to define the future of the 52-acre campus. Your voice will be important in bringing it to life. Take the second survey! thejonescenter.net/take-the-survey #JonesCenterCampusVision
20 days ago, Leslie Orozco
Springdale School District
Beth Carter, in her 12th year at George Elementary School, including sixth as assistant principal, will move to the new Jim Rollins Elementary School as assistant principal in time for the 2021-22 academic year. She will join Dr. Annette Thompson, current George Elementary principal who has been previously announced as the first principal at Jim Rollins Elementary. This completes the transition of principal and assistant principal from George to Rollins Elementary. "Moving to a brand new school is a great adventure," Carter said. "I am always ready for a new challenge. This will be exciting." #THEChoice.
21 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Justin Swope, in his 10th year as principal and Sonia Hernandez, in her first year as assistant principal, will transition from Lee Elementary to George Elementary as principal and assistant principal in time for the 2021-22 academic year it was announced at the February School Board meeting. Swope, who was assistant principal at Jones Elementary before moving to Lee, said, "I am excited that some of our Lee students will be coming to George. I am looking forward to building relationships with George teachers, students and parents. It is an honor to be a principal in one of the best school districts in the United States." Hernandez added, "I grew up in the George neighborhood. I was in the first class at George Junior High the year we moved to Springdale and graduated from Springdale High School. I have three brothers in law who went to George Elementary and they loved the school. I look forward to building relationships with the George families." Outstanding leaders help make Springdale Public Schools #THEChoice
21 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Due to inclement weather, the Springdale Schools will have remote teaching and learning on February 10, 2021. Stay safe and stay warm!
21 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Watch live at 5:00pm Springdale Public Schools | School Board | February Meeting https://youtu.be/0ZuNtFYwi-U
21 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
DEREK RATCHFORD SELECTED AS GROSVENOR TEACHER FELLOW Sonora Middle School EAST instructor Derek Ratchford is only the second teacher from Arkansas ever selected as a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow by the National Geographic Society and Lindblad Expeditions. This is the 14 th year of the program. “This is a huge opportunity,” said Ratchford. “I want to be the teacher who never stops learning, the type who jumps in with my kids and explores the content right along with them. This experience will help me share with our students how huge the world is. I want them to be explorers, whether it is in the world, as astronomers or in the classroom.” The Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship is a field-based professional development opportunity made possible by a partnership between National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions. When travel conditions allow, Ratchford and the other 49 Teacher Fellows will embark on a one-to-three week voyage aboard a Lindblad Expedition ship. Fellows will travel in small groups to some of the world’s most remote and extraordinary environments, including the high Arctic, southeast Alaska, Central America, Antarctica and the Galapagos Islands. The Fellows will encounter wildlife and explore breathtaking landscapes while accompanied by a team of Lindblad Expeditions naturalists, including marine biologists, geologists, historians, undersea specialists and National Geographic photographers. The Fellows will return home with an experience they will translate into reimagined curricula that inspire their students, colleagues and communities to care more deeply about the planet and take action on global issues. “I am looking forward to seeing one of the most remote places on the planet and bringing a unique and once in a lifetime perspective back to my classroom, my school, my district and my state so I can help build future explorers and a love for storytelling and empathy for others. “When you think about National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions you immediately think about exploration, storytelling and wildlife. They open the eyes of the world to what is out there. It is a huge honor they saw me and what we do in EAST at Sonora Middle School as exemplary.” Ratchford credits the Springdale School District for “being a district that values learning for all, including educators. In my second year as a teacher I was at J.O. Kelly Middle School and the principal, Sara Ford, said she wanted me to go with three others to Boston to a conference to learn about Project Based Learning and the Flipped Classroom approach. It was at that moment I knew if I wanted to be the best for my students, I needed to learn from doing and learn from the best. “That same mindset transitioned with me to Sonora Middle School and the principal, Dr. Martha Dodson. All I had to say was I think this will help me and our kids and she would figure out a way to make it happen, like the National Geographic Education Summit in October, 2019 that introduced me to a new way of thinking and approach to exploration in the classroom.” Ratchford is among the many outstanding teachers who make Springdale Public Schools #THEChoice.
21 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Students from Har-Ber High School watched and engaged in a presentation created by Jessica Shelton, an instructional facilitator. During the whole month of February, students will be presented with African American history and people who made a difference. “It is important to have exposure,” says Aterra Lowe, Assistant Principal of Har-Ber. Pictured here are students from Mrs. Davey’s 10th grade class and Mr. Hernandez’s Spanish class watching the presentation. #THEChoice
21 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale Public Schools
Watch LIVE Basketball at 6:00pm | Har-Ber Wildcats at Bentonville West https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oIjr7vEmXg
21 days ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale Public Schools
Watch LIVE Basketball at 6:00pm | Springdale Bulldogs vs Rogers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=adUL50O1ws4
21 days ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale Public Schools
Watch LIVE February School Board Meeting | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZuNtFYwi-U
21 days ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale Public Schools
Watch LIVE Basketball at 6:00pm: Har-Ber vs Springdalehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--4kr8ApXCQ
25 days ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale Public Schools
Watch LIVE: Sonora Middle School | Souper Bowl Basketball Finale | Teachers vs Students https://youtu.be/n3uexLp7Ruc
25 days ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale School District
Shout out to school counselor Mrs. Kim Justis from Walter Turnbow Elementary!
26 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Central Support Services go Red for Heart Celebration!
26 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Violet Middleton from Walker Elementary on morning announcements introduces Black History month with the following announcement: Did you know that February is the month set aside to honor African Americans? Black History Month honors the contributions of African Americans to U.S. history. Among prominent figures are Madam C.J. Walker, who was the first U.S. woman to become a self-made millionaire; George Washington Carver, who derived nearly 300 products from the peanut; Rosa Parks, who sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott and galvanized the civil rights movement; and Shirley Chisholm, who was the first African American woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Each day this month Walker will be showcasing an African American who made a positive difference in our world. #THEChoice
26 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Shout out to school counselor Mrs. Hope at Kelly Middle School!
26 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Attention Parents: Please see the calendar below for important information for junior students who are planning on taking the school-wide ACT that will be given on March 9th. Preparation will be given for it by reviewing specific content and testing strategies. The next round of ACT Boot Camp will begin on Saturday, February 13. Saturday sessions are available from 8:00 am - 12:00 noon and weekday sessions on Monday - Thursday from 4:00 - 5:30 pm. All sessions are completely FREE and you may come to as many sessions as you are able. For more details or questions please email Mrs. Renneker at trenneker@sdale.org.
26 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Shout out to school counselor Julie Patrick at Kelly Middle School!
26 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Save the Date for I2
27 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Tim Aynes, who guided Springdale Har-Ber's girls' golf team to the state 6A championship, has been named Arkansas High School Association Outstanding Coach for Girls' Golf. Great coaches help make Springdale Public Schools #THEChoice.
27 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Andre Sparks, a senior linebacker and running back at Springdale High School, has signed a letter of intent to play football while attending Arkansas Tech. #THEChoice
27 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Springdale Har-Ber senior linebacker Billy Tillory has signed letter of intent to play football while going to Southern Arkansas University. #THEChoice
27 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Tyler Hart, a Springdale Har-Ber senior defensive lineman, has signed a letter of intent to play football while attending Southwest Baptist. #THEChoice
27 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Springdale Har-Ber senior offensive lineman Peyton Henderson has signed a letter of intent to play football while going to school at Arkansas Tech. #THEChoice
27 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
If you see something...say something
28 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Thank you Burrell Behavioral Health and Tyson Foods for providing this opportunity for families to seek FREE mental health services. Please see the attached flyers in English, Spanish, and Marshallese.
28 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale Public Schools
Har-Ber High School Basketball | Har-Ber at Rogers Heritage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Bd7EGWr1_w
28 days ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale Public Schools
Watch LIVE Basketball at 6:00pm: Springdale vs Bentonville West https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O67PtL5GLd0
28 days ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale School District
Harp Elementary EAST students are taking class photos this year for everyone at the school. They demonstrated their method to school board members and district administrators and even had photos printed for each of them before they concluded their visit to the school. Innovative practices help make Springdale Public Schools #THEChoice.
29 days ago, Springdale School District
Springdale Public Schools
Springdale High School Swim Meet | Springdale vs Conway https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i9YO1eRdQY
29 days ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale Public Schools
Watch LIVE Junior High Basketball | Southwest vs Farmington https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH3u0kIvMO8
29 days ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale School District
Five teams from Springdale High School participated in the CyberPatriot Round 3 Competition on Friday, January 22, 2021. These teams were tasked with finding and securing virtual operating system vulnerabilities in Windows 10, Windows Server 2019 and Ubuntu 19. Please click below to read more! https://www.smore.com/7y34e
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale Public Schools
Watch LIVE Basketball at 6:00pm: Har-Ber at Bentonville Tigers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtscPAU2-x4
about 1 month ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale Public Schools
Watch LIVE Basketball at 6:00pm: Springdale vs Heritage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqMiYXwzRJE
about 1 month ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale School District
Tyson Elementary is taking the Kindness Challenge for the fifth consecutive year but has added an element of community involvement. Tyson students produced notes to give to residents of three nursing centers in Springdale. Their hopes? To bring smiles to the faces of the nursing center residents and show they are cared about. Caring for the community is another reason Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
ZSpace Station Brings Unique Learning Tool to Don Tyson School of Innovation Warren Utsler is an art teacher at the Don Tyson School of Innovation but he is also fascinated by technology. He secured a $10,000 grant from Donorschoose to set up an Innovation Lab that brings amazing virtual reality possibilities to the school. “zSpace is the leader in the development of educational virtual reality systems and software,” said Utsler, who is in his fifth year at the DTSOI after teaching art at Har-Ber High School for two years. “The zSpace Station will provide our students a unique personalized experience that eliminates the barrier between the user and content by combining elements of augmented reality and virtual reality in one platform that allows the user to explore and create lifelike experience never before possible inside or outside the classroom.” What in the world does that mean? “zSpace software allows students to annotate, dissect and manipulate thousands of 3D models, like the anatomy of a human body,” Utsler responds. “zView allows an instructor to share 3D models with virtual learners at home or face-to-face in the classroom.” The zSpace Station allows a multitude of students to combine on a project that only one or two could be involved in utilizing an actual element like an engine for diesel technology or a real body part for medical students. “I’d like to find the right funder or funders to help us purchase at least 10 more of these zSpace Stations,” Utsler said. “We have a lab ready for them that will provide plenty of space for more students, socially distanced, to work with the zSpace stations at the same time.” For now the zSpace Station is housed in the school’s Makerspace. Utsler believes DTSOI is the first school in Northwest Arkansas to have this technology. Teachers at DTSOI are currently being trained to use the zSpace Station. Those working with the zSpace Station wear 3D glasses. Amazing, innovative technology helps make Springdale Public Schools #THEChoice.
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale Public Schools
Watch LIVE 9th Grade Boys & Girls Basketball at 6:30pm: Central vs Lakeside https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyAolsmQW8Q
about 1 month ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale Public Schools
Watch LIVE Swim Meet | Springdale Bulldog vs Forth Smith https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SFgZM_h-g0
about 1 month ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale School District
Have you watched Connection Corner? What a great show being produced in Springdale School District. Please take the time to share with your children https://www.smore.com/b15wk
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Follow our page on LinkedIn for more stories on our students, teachers, and faculty and to learn about career opportunities, partnerships and important events in the district! https://www.linkedin.com/company/springdale-public-schools
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Luke Duncan, Jeff Holland and Rebecca Wallis (left to right), instructors in Springdale High School's Engineering and Architecture Academy, secured a STEM grant for $70,734.24 to provide significant updates for the Computer Integrated Manufacturing program of study. The funds will be used to purchase computers, a band saw, hack saw, CNC Milling Machine, drills, 3D printer, drill press, robotic arm kits, VEX IQ and other items for use beginning in the fall of 2021. "We are very excited," said Holland. "This will allow engineering lab updates that have been very needed." Wallis added, "These updates will allow us to meet industry standards." Innovative technology helps make Springdale Public Schools #THEChoice.
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Show your support for the Springdale Softball Team Bulldogs by visiting the shop at https://bit.ly/3nMrEzs . The store will be open Jan 30, 2021! Hurry the SALE ends soon!
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Thank you for your service officers Cody Combs, Robert Aini, and Zach Miller! https://www.smore.com/nupev-highlight-school-resource-officers?ref=email-content#w-8685390029
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale Public Schools
Watch LIVE Basketball at 6:00pm: Har-Ber vs Fayetteville https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIgRb_Iy9LU
about 1 month ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale Public Schools
Watch LIVE Basketball at 6:00pm: Springdale at Southside https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xq2WgNA-794
about 1 month ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale School District
SONORA FIFTH GRADER LAUNCHES JEWELRY BUSINESS Kate Ebey was bored. She had just finished her fourth grade year at Sonora Elementary, a year that was interrupted by COVID-19 in March. She was ready for something new. What did she do? She started her own business. “My mom (Brittany, a teacher at Sonora Elementary) knew someone with Paparazzi Jewelry, so I talked to the company,” says Kate, now a fifth grader. “We had to sign a contract and I wanted to learn how to run my own business. “So, I buy jewelry from Paparazzi and resell it on Facebook. We have a monthly show where we talk about the newest items that are available. My sisters (Rylie, a sixth grader at Sonora Middle School) and Abbey (a second grader at Sonora Elementary) help with the videos but I do most of the business myself.” Handling most of the business includes buying and selling the jewelry, figuring tax on the products, shipping to those who live outside the area, marketing and finances. “I was hesitant when Kate said she wanted to start this business,” says Brittany. “I thought I’d be doing all the work. She has proved me wrong. She does it all. It makes me super proud of her. She will do great things when she gets older. She has an amazing work ethic. She doesn’t read typical elementary books. She reads self-help, factual books that will help her in business. She likes to be around adults so she can learn.” The adult who got her thinking about starting her own business was her dad, who owns a company that helps businesses grow. He had a lawn mowing business when he was 12 years old. “When I was younger I wanted to run my dad’s company when I got old enough so I could earn enough money to one day run for president,” Kate says. “I’ve changed my mind, though, and would like to be a veterinarian with my own clinic.” What has been the hardest part of owning her own business? “Last year when we were out of school and during the summer I would have a show on Facebook Live once a week,” Kate responds. “Once school started that was too hard to do. I was buying and selling jewelry and doing my school work as well. I couldn’t balance it all. “I thought about quitting the business. My dad told me to write down the pros and cons of whether to continue. That’s how I found a solution. Now I am buying less inventory and have a show once a month. It is longer, about an hour long.” Sonora principal Dr. Regina Stewman adds, “Her shows are very entertaining. She is very articulate and has a great personality for the shows.” Are the shows entertaining enough to draw paying customers? “Yes,” she responds. “That’s why we have to handle tax and shipping. Plus, my grandparents and aunts live in Louisiana and buy from me. So do their friends. Originally from Louisiana, Kate named the business Geaux Glam. Amazingly, each piece of jewelry she sells goes for $5. “My jewelry collection has grown,” says Jennifer Worthy, a Sonora Elementary teacher. “I really like Kate’s Facebook posts. She’s always talking about having the best day in class and writes about things she learned at school. That shows she is listening.” Sonora staff and teachers don’t have to wait for the Facebook shows to purchase Kate’s jewelry items. Stewman gave Kate permission to set up a display case in the teachers’ lounge. “Teachers can purchase the jewelry right here at school,” Stewman says. Has the business been profitable so far? “Yes,” says Kate. “We’ve made some money. I am starting to save for a car when I am older and also for cruises when COVID is over. Plus, we use the profit to buy more jewelry. You have to spend more to make more.” It’s easy to guess Kate is very good at math. She also credits being an EAST student with helping her business. “EAST teaches us how to solve problems and how to think outside the box,” Kate says. Obviously, Kate Ebey thinks outside the box. She’s a fifth grade entrepreneur. She and students like her help make Springdale Public Schools #THEChoice.
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Don Tyson School of Innovation senior Steicy Lopez has been working with Parson Hills Elementary EAST students to produce ear savers with a 3D printer. Lopez, who first took EAST in seventh grade, and the Parson Hills students presented 100 of the ear savers to Nicole Crawford of the Mercy Foundation to be utilized by health care workers. Lopez said, "In researching this project I read that health care workers and others who wear masks for long periods of time can develop painful problems around their ears and backs of their heads. These ear savers, approved by the National Institute of Health, alleviate that problem by taking pressure off around the mask. It's also good for those who wear glasses because the ear savers keep glasses from fogging while wearing masks." Lopez plans to reach out to other area hospitals and health care units to offer the ear savers. Parson Hills' EAST program, directed by Wade Ward, plans to produce 1,000 ear savers to be given away, some to district employees. Student-led projects that benefit the community are among the reasons Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Attention Parents/Guardians: You are invited to join Ozark Guidance, Arisa Health for a virtual parent night on Tuesday, February 9th at 6:00-7:00 PM discussing Emotional Intelligence. Please register in advance by clicking on this link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIuf-msqDkiHtTjvcSiEBzV_wFb1Xk9u_Zm
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Thank you OGC! Ozark Guidance provides resources and support to our employees helping them to stay healthy mentally and emotionally and much more! Partnerships like these are why Springdale Schools is #THEChoice https://youtu.be/Eap01YdFNTg 
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
School Board members and Central Administrators visited Helen Tyson Middle School this morning. Students showcased their projects and sang. #THEChoice
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale Public Schools
Watch LIVE Basketball at 7:00pm:  Har-Ber at Rogers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyPA86t1kYo
about 1 month ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale Public Schools
Watch LIVE Basketball at 7:00pm: Springdale vs Bentonville Tigers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ou2e8b_tgPc
about 1 month ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale School District
Springdale Har-Ber High School became the first school in the United States to test Breezy One, a robot that can disinfect a building as large as Har-Ber in about two hours. District and school administrators watched a demonstration as they consider purchasing the product. Kimberly Corbitt, head of consumer engagement for Build With Robots (the manufacturer) says, "Breezy One uses a disinfectant that kills 99.999 percent of all bacteria, virus and fungi in a building 100 percent of the time. It can be operated by custodial staff members. It is safe in school because it disinfects while no one is in the building. We chose Springdale as our first test in a school because the district is innovative and forward thinking. We were excited to be at Har-Ber High School." Innovative thinking helps make Springdale Public Schools #THEChoice.
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Want to be a Phoenix? On January 25 at 10:00 a.m. you will be able to complete the intent enroll form at soi.sdale.org. Only three days away!
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Have you thought about joining the Phoenix Family for the 2021-2022 school year? Please take a moment to learn more about Don Tyson School of Innovation and the variety of programs and pathways available to our students by clicking on the newsletter below. https://www.smore.com/29ngw-phoenix-facts?ref=email
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
School board member Eddie Ramos visited with students about how lunch time has changed during a visit to Sonora Elementary School. #THEChoice
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Parents don't forget! On January 25 at 10:00 a.m. you will be able to complete the intent enroll form at soi.sdale.org. Only four days away!
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Teachers, administrators, and other district employees were vaccinated at Springdale High School on day one of COVID vaccinations. School nurse coordinator Kathy Launder said 734 vaccinations were scheduled to be administered by the time the session was set to conclude at 7 pm. Day two of vaccinations is scheduled for 12 noon-7 pm Thursday at the Don Tyson School of Innovation. #THEChoice
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Students from three classes -- art, EAST and engineering science education combined to build a train at Southwest Junior High. It was unveiled for the first time during a visit by members of the district administrative team. Amazing projects by amazing students help make Springdale Public Schools #THEChoice.
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Want to be a Phoenix? On January 25 at 10:00 a.m. you will be able to complete the intent enroll form at soi.sdale.org. Only five days away!
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Shout out to Kari Spurlock's 4th grade class at Sonora for their work during Martin Luther King Jr Day. A Day on not a day off! Community involvement is another reason why Springdale Schools is #THEChoice
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Shout out to Kari Spurlock's 4th grade class at Sonora for their work during Martin Luther King Jr Day. A Day on not a day off! Community involvement is another reason why Springdale Schools is #THEChoice
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Shout out to Kari Spurlock's 4th grade class at Sonora for their work during Martin Luther King Jr Day. A Day on not a day off! Community involvement is another reason why Springdale Schools is #THEChoice
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Shout out to Kari Spurlock's 4th grade class at Sonora for their work during Martin Luther King Jr Day. A Day on not a day off! Community involvement is another reason why Springdale Schools is #THEChoice
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Turnbow Elementary EAST students showed district administrators Marsha Smith, Shannon Tisher and Melissa Fink and school board member Nick Emerson how they are making a school yearbook in braille for a fifth grade student who is legally blind. Extraordinary projects by extraordinary students are among the reasons Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
District administrators Marsha Smith, Shannon Tisher and Melissa Fink and school board member Nick Emerson were given I-pads and headphones to take a self-guided tour of the Archer Learning Center. #THEChoice
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale Public Schools
Watch LIVE Basketball at 7:00pm: Springdale at Fayetteville https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLPbIzAM8Ko  
about 1 month ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale Public Schools
Watch LIVE Basketball at 7:00pm: Har-Ber vs Southside https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVCxkABbez8  
about 1 month ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale School District
Are your children interested in being a Phoenix at Don Tyson School of Innovation? On January 25 at 10:00 a.m. you will be able to complete the intent enroll form at soi.sdale.org. Only six days away!
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Leslie Orozco
Parents please read the following important flyer to learn more about supportive counseling services available. To speak with a crisis counselor or get help finding resources call the toll-free support line at: (833)-993-2382
about 1 month ago, Leslie Orozco
Leslie Orozco
Parents please remember Monday January 18th is Martin Luther King Jr Day, there will be no school.
about 1 month ago, Leslie Orozco
Springdale School District
On this week's episode of ¡Así es Springdale! “Así es Springdale” receives national attention for the use of technology in the service of families who speak other languages and we provide highlights from the January School Board Meeting. https://www.smore.com/e3n8w
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale Public Schools
Watch LIVE Basketball at 6:00pm: Springdale at Rogers Mounties https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtK8uZbPKtk
about 1 month ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale School District
Four of Brittni Gunn's sixth grade science students at Sonora Middle School are working on a project that is one of 75 semi-finalists in the 11th annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. Sonora Middle School will receive $15,000 to be redeemed on DonorsChoose.org as well as a Samsung Galaxy Note20 to execute its project during the current school year. The recognition come from the students' idea to impact change in their community using STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills. Their issue? A rise in outdoor water sports due to the pandemic has led to an increase in concern over carbon dioxide poisoning from the exhaust of older boats, which has resulted in hospitalizations. Their project? Develop a wearable CO2 sensor and waterproof housing that will attach to the shoulder of any life jacket that can notify of harmful levels of carbon monoxide to the wearer. Gunn says, "This project is personal because some of our students have had family members affected by CO2 poisoning while on the lake. We are really excited about having resources to help solve this problem. We are overwhelmed by having this opportunity. It's amazing to see what these students can do. These students are from our Innovative Academy and they are using match, science, social studies and literacy to work on a meaningful project." Next step? Gunn's students will submit a project video by March 21. Eventually 10 National Finalist schools will be selected to pitch their project to a panel of judges. Seven of those finalists will receive $65,000 in technology and classroom materials. The other three will become National Winners with a grand prize of $130,000 in classroom technology and supplies. Students developing projects that result in community benefits are another reason Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Students in Susie Koch's Sonora Elementary art class were excited to open their art supply packets donated by Art Feeds and Crystal Bridges. Every student in every elementary school in the Springdale Public School District was given a tote bag from Art Feeds. Contents included markers, crayons, watercolors, a sketchbook, a glue stick, pencils and a pencil sharpener. Created by IHeartArt Supplies by Bright Stripes, 6,500 art packs were donated, courtesy of a grant from the Windgate Foundation. Crystal Bridges supplied the other 3,500 gifts. They were My Museum Classroom Kits designed to integrate artmaking with classroom curriculum. They include artmaking materials and instruction sheets for the art projects which can be paired with close looking and artmaking videos from the Art Feeds website for a richer experience. Art Feeds Founder and CEO Meg Bourne said, "The art instructors and Springdale Schools are showing up for their students in an extremely difficult year. We're proud to be able to provide Springdale Schools and teachers with the resources and tools they need to make the weight a little lighter and prioritize mental and emotional wellness through art." Koch added, "Our students are so excited about this. Each student has his or her own art supplies. They can take them home with them if they wish. It's important for them to see there are adults in our community who care enough about them to give them art supplies." This is another example of a partnership that helps make Springdale Public Schools #THEChoice.
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Arkansas Environmental Education Association Director Sophia Stephenson visited Abigail Farrell's EAST classroom at J.O. Kelly to present a check to pay for mulch and compost for the Sara Ford Outdoor Pocket Gardens being constructed at the school. EAST students took on the project and have raised some of the necessary funds themselves. The district maintenance staff did all the concrete work and Marty Powers of the Shiloh Museum is growing plants in his greenhouse for use in the gardens. EAST students are looking for sponsors of at least seven tables that cost approximately $900 each. Students wrote the grant request to AEEA and are doing most of the work. Student projects that benefit their schools and community are among the reasons Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale Public Schools
Watch LIVE Basketball at 6:00pm: Springdale vs Har-Ber https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsTljB1nDCg
about 1 month ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale School District
Please see the Springdale School District Properties for Sale. In the webpage it will show the properties with photos and explanations of each. Additionally will explain how to bid https://sites.google.com/sdale.org/propertysale/properties-for-sale
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
At the January School Board Meeting, Dr. Jim Rollins was presented with a framed picture of the front of the new Jim D. Rollins Elementary School. Dr. Rollins said "Thank you for the recognition you have made available for me and my family...I will forever appreciate it"
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Attention Parents/Guardians: You are invited to join Ozark Guidance, Arisa Health for a virtual parent night on Tuesday, February 9th at 6:00-7:00 PM discussing Emotional Intelligence. Please register in advance by clicking on this link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIuf-msqDkiHtTjvcSiEBzV_wFb1Xk9u_Zm
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale Public Schools
Watch LIVE Basketball at 6:00pm: Har-Ber vs Bentonville West https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIKXfp0moLs
about 1 month ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale School District
I just love kids. I love helping kids and I love the Springdale School District! - Destini Wages You too can be part of the Springdale Schools family! Click on this link for more information on how to apply: https://district.sdale.org/o/springdale-public-schools/page/substitute-teachers--6
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale Public Schools
Watch LIVE Basketball at 6:00pm- Har-Ber vs Rogers Heritage  https://youtu.be/udOmfDF33sg?list=PLHEBmi0yiDOqrubuGJTU-LkFLaYa0xUwY
about 1 month ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale Public Schools
Watch LIVE Basketball at 6:00pm- Springdale vs Bentonville West https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVQPkyM6Ngw
about 1 month ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale School District
This is something that I want to pursue in the future. Getting extra experience before going into the full time classroom is good practice. If your hearts into it, then go for it! - Meredith Boogaart
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
District administrators observed students participating in a percussion play along and joined principal Mary Mullican and assistant principal Jody Johnson in delivering "thank you's" to the teachers during their visit to Bayyari Elementary School. #THEChoice
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Olivia Wright, a sixth grade student at Hellstern Middle School, is the Springdale Public School District's winner of the Walmart Martin Luther King, Jr., Essay Contest. She was notified in a Zoom conference with Walmart officials. Her response? "I was very excited," she says. "My parents knew the night before but I didn't know until the Zoom. I have a passion for women's rights and the essay centered on gender equality and expectations. It was exciting to see my hard work pay off." Wright earned a gift bag, a certificate and a plaque. Hellstern was awarded $500. Passionate, creative students are among the reasons Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
My mom told me there was a shortage of subs and I was home from Arkansas Tech for the semester break so I wanted to help. It has been a lot of fun. - Reagan Kirk
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Please listen to Dr. Jared Cleveland discuss COVID-19 on this Statewide Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/user-7471480/discussion-on-school-covid-survey
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
This is fun, flexible and I have done a lot of bonding with the kids. I am a full time virtual graduate student and this job is helping me pay for tuition. - Hartley Allen
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Watch LIVE Basketball at 6:00pm- Har-Ber at Bentonville https://youtu.be/vVw4Q64ev7w
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
I was out of school (Arkansas Tech) for the break and am an elementary education major so this is good training and practice for me. - Riley Kirk
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Students enjoying a little basketball on a beautiful day back from break at Elmdale Elementary! Let's have a great semester! #THEChoice
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Back to the books and back to the playground at Smith Elementary! What a fun first day back! #THEChoice
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Welcome back to semester number two! Harp Elementary students enjoyed first day activities. #THEChoice
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Students at J.O. Kelly Middle School are happy to be back in class! It's a new semester in the Springdale Public School District. #THEChoice
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
The Springdale Public School District plans to extend the use of a maximum of 20 days of COVID leave through June 30, 2021. The School Board will vote on the proposal on January 12, 2021 during the January School Board Meeting. https://www.smore.com/3z0v9
about 1 month ago, Springdale School District
Springdale Public Schools
Enjoy the sounds of the seasons from Springdale Bands and Choirs with the Springdale Public Schools Holiday Playlist https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHEBmi0yiDOp5Yt3MhQOcPRcBhB68wjAF
2 months ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale School District
What amazing accomplishments during this historic school year! Thankful for our fine arts programs for continuing to enrich our lives with music! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1FdVDFKUAlxh4NGjKY7XgYHDLfkR7AjTGek_HQEQ9AAI/edit?usp=sharing
2 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
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Springdale School District
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Springdale School District
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2 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale Public Schools
Har-Ber High School Choir | Holiday Concert https://youtu.be/t2jnKCmo67c
2 months ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale Public Schools
Har-Ber High School Band | 2020 Winter Concert https://youtu.be/YbpIzFksTnw
2 months ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale Public Schools
Har-Ber High School | Forever Music Choir Concert https://youtu.be/-v-eMWhOxhY
2 months ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale School District
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Springdale School District
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Springdale School District
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Springdale School District
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Springdale School District
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Springdale School District
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2 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale Public Schools
2 months ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale Public Schools
George Junior High Choir https://youtu.be/nRYYJH-zHjo
2 months ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale Public Schools
2 months ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale Public Schools
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Springdale Public Schools
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Springdale School District
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Springdale School District
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Springdale School District
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Springdale School District
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2 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale Public Schools
Helen Tyson Middle School Band | 2020 Winter Concert https://youtu.be/TIBr7bGdz6k
2 months ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale Public Schools
2 months ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale Public Schools
2 months ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale Public Schools
Hellstern Middle School Band | 2020 Christmas Concert https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02YJiW2FO60&feature=youtu.be
2 months ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale School District
VIA DTSOI HAS AMAZING SEMESTER Dr. Shay Hopper would like to think she was prepared, but who could possibly have foreseen the explosive growth COVID-19 would cause? The Don Tyson School of Innovation Virtual Academy (VIA DTSOI) had served a specific community extremely well in recent years but the amazing increase in remote learning students created a new learning curve for teachers, students and administrators. “Last year we had 290 students in grades 6-12 who were virtually only,” says Hopper. “We had nine people, including myself and our teachers, serving those students. This semester we have had about 2,600 virtual students. Our staff has grown to 83, including 53 teachers for grades k-5. “There was no blueprint for the growth we have had but we have been lucky with our entire team. So many of our teachers have exceeded expectations.” What has been the biggest challenge? “Building relationships,” says Kerry Hutchins, who taught 14 years at Springdale High School before joining the VIA DTSOI staff this year. “We do a lot of personal outreach. We let the students and their parents know we are here to help. “For the students to grow, we have to include their parents. They are more important than ever. We have weekly contact with the parents and we have several ways to reach the students and parents. We use email, text, Zoom and Google slides. Some of our students are those I had at Springdale High School and they have done very well.” Gayle Kinnaird has been teaching for 46 years and it teaching high school students virtually for the first time. She says, “You have to make yourself a real person to them, even though you are seen through Zoom rather than in person, so they will have confidence in you. Several of the students tell me they do better virtually because there is no peer pressure on them.” Hopper has been especially proud of the k-5 teachers since this is the first year VIA DTSOI has been utilized by elementary age students. Hopper notes, “The k-5 teachers come from nearly all of our 18 elementary schools. They are united. They are impressive to watch. They celebrate each other in the work they are doing. “I’ve only taught and been involved with students in the secondary grades, so I’ve learned a lot from our elementary teachers. The way they have solved challenges has been amazing.” Missy Allgood, an elementary teacher, explains, “All of us anticipated the relationship piece would be harder so we have focused on that. It has taken time to see what works and what doesn’t. We’ve done plenty of shifting.” Another elementary teacher, Sarah Stanton, adds, “Actually, our relationships have gone to a different level. We get to know not only the student but the parent, grandparent or sibling who is working with the student. I miss the face-to-face but probably know more about each of the students through the one-to-one connection we make through the screen.” Hopper thinks one of the reasons the virtual teachers have been able to learn so much about their students is they’ve sought information from the schools where the students previously attended. “Every student is a Springdale student,” Hopper says. “There is sharing of information with all our schools. It has enabled us to learn how to support each student. Without the support of the district and all the other buildings, we could not be successful. It is a collaborative effort. “Our teachers have also made home visits. It’s so important for us to investigate each student’s path and see how to support them virtually. At the end of each day, I reflect on what happened and think about how we can make it even better. Pulling this off is a result of an entire school community pulling together.” As Hopper reflects on the entire first semester, what are her conclusions? “There has been a lot of learning,” she responds. “We have counted on our families to partner with us. Since it is a 50-50 relationship, some of our families have learned a lot about their own children as students and they have seen how the students respond to virtual learning. “The biggest thing is how much students have learned and how far our teachers have come since we started in August. We are wrapping up the semester and are ready for the next one. Our numbers should be about the same. It has been remarkable building a new program for k-5 and growing our 6-12 program.” The entire Springdale District community has contributed to VIA DTSOI, proving its dedication to serving the whole student. Providing options of in-person, blended and virtual learning are among the reasons Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
2 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Juan Barrientos called Jones Elementary principal Jill Jackson early in the week to inquire about donating toys to students at the school. He asked how many male and female students the school had. Jackson didn't hear from Barrientos again until Friday morning when he brought two truckloads of toys to Jones Elementary. He had enough toys for every student and said, "My family shopped for four days to get this done. We thought about wrapping them but it would have taken too long. We wanted to do something for the students in a year that hasn't been easy for them." Jackson's jaw dropped when she saw the quantity and quality of toys being delivered. Early that afternoon the distribution began. Every Jones student took home a toy for Christmas. An incredibly giving community helps make Springdale Public Schools #THEChoice.
2 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Don Tyson esports team, Phoenix Rising, wins a State Championship. Please congratulate them for winning the AAA League of Legends State Championship! They went undefeated this season and beat out some tough teams in the playoffs. The final match was against Ft. Smith's Northside Highschool Grizzlies in a best of 3 that went the full series. Please congratulate Anthony White, Drake Mayes, Isaac Penaflor, Alex Gentry, Thomas Ramsey, and Elijah Voudrie when you see them next. You can catch all the action you missed at the VOD found here: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/840975827
2 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
TWINS SERVE AS SUBSTITUTES AT TURNBOW Reagan and Riley Kirk were fourth graders at Turnbow Elementary when their mother, Kelly, began teaching at the school. The twin sisters are now juniors at Arkansas Tech University and when they returned home for the holidays their mom, now an instructional facilitator, informed them Turnbow was in need of substitute teachers. They immediately jumped in to help. “Mom told us they were short on subs and we had time so we offered to help,” said Reagan. “We plan to come back again in early January until we go back to Arkansas Tech. I’m in school to go into nursing but substituting has been a lot of fun.” Riley adds, “I am an elementary education major so this has been good training and practice for me. It’s been really good. The kids have been a little extra wired as we get close to the break. I’m not only going to sub in early January but also at the end of the school year since we get finished at Arkansas Tech before the year ends in Springdale.” Reagan and Riley both graduated from Springdale High School before heading to Arkansas Tech. They are enjoying their return to Turnbow in their roles as substitute teachers. Great substitute teachers help make Springdale Public Schools #THEChoice.
2 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Don Tyson School of Innovation staff and students provided coats, turkeys and other food items for needy students Friday. Over 400 coats were donated to the school by local companies, community members and the school's teachers and administrators. Large supplies of turkeys and food also were donated. Hellstern Middle School joined DTSOI in securing coats and food for Friday's distribution. A caring, helping, serving community of students and staff help make Springdale Public Schools #THEChoice.
2 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Archer Learning Center social worker Tonya Childress prepares gifts for needy students thanks to an anonymous donation from a community member. An incredibly generous community helps make Springdale Public Schools #THEChoice.
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
The Springdale School District received a very generous donation of 85 whole chickens from George’s Inc. In an effort to serve the community, families were selected based on need and received in addition to the chicken a box of groceries. The staff at George’s assisted in delivering the chicken to the district. Big shoutout and thank you to George’s Inc for their partnership!
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Archer Learning Center counselor Aaron French thought he was being interviewed by KNWA's Tavares Jones on a Zoom before discovering he had been awarded the Post Consumer Brands Golden Apple for his work at the school. He was totally surprised as principal Dr. Coby Davis presented him with the Golden Apple and students gave him a box loaded with Post products as well as gift cards. Great counselors who work for the benefit of the whole student are among the reasons Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
KDk’s Chicken food truck arrived to Bayyari yesterday for their staff holiday party! Staff also enjoyed chips and salsa donated by Chuy’s for lunch! Thank you!
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Springdale Schools invites you to become a Super Sub today! Please visit www.sdale.org to apply. #SuperSub
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Parents and Families of Springdale Public Schools please click the link and fill out the Parent and Family Engagement Survey in English, Spanish and Marshallese https://www.sdale.org/o/springdale-public-schools/page/more--3
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
SCOTT BAILEY – SUPER SUBSTITUTE Scott Bailey has been a permanent substitute teacher and school bus driver in the Springdale School District for 10 years. A certified teacher, why would he dedicate a decade to strictly substituting? “Because I love kids and I probably know more teachers in the district than any teacher does,” Bailey responds. “I’ve had a couple of opportunities to teach full time but the timing wasn’t right. My dad was dying when one of the opportunities came open but taking care of him was the most important thing I could do at the time.” Certified to teach physical education, health and business, Bailey can teach all subjects as a substitute. He has spent most of his time at the secondary level and the need for subs at Har-Ber High School has led to his being there for most of the last two years. He loves teaching elementary students, too, but his bus driving duties prohibit him from being available when elementary schools open at 7:45 am. “My routes are still going when elementary schools start,” Bailey explains. “When I first started as a sub I was at several of the elementary schools and George Junior High but that was years ago.” How did Bailey get started as a substitute teacher? “I was working for Dennis Home Furnishings but substituted on my days off,” he recalls. “Mr. Dennis died and then I lost both parents. It was the worst time in my life. In the later years of her life, my mother was a substitute teacher in Farmington. I could tell how proud she was of teaching. That had a strong effect on me. “So, after Dennis Home Furnishings closed I became a full-time sub. I get to the bus barn at six in the morning and drive my routes. When school is over, I drive after school routes. I get home between 5:45 and 6.” Are such long hours, actually performing two jobs, worth it? “Yes, it’s worth it,” Bailey says. “I like subbing because I see more kids and more administrators. I was in the business world for 20 years and I know the pitfalls students are about to face when they get out of high school. I love to share insights into career possibilities with them. “I especially love the Language Academy kids. I help them and they teach me their language. I can communicate with Hispanic and Marshallese students. I have to be able to communicate with them to get them home. Those kids live all over. I had one who lived at Beaver Lake. Those students are really kind kids.” Bailey also appreciates the staff members at each of the schools where he subs. “Each school has an office substitute coordinator,” Bailey says. “They are all welcoming and kind. They make us feel appreciated and wanted. That’s one of the reasons I like working in Springdale so much. Feeling wanted goes a long way with me.” Bailey goes a long way every day, driving a bus and substitute teaching. He and the many substitutes that serve the district are an example of how Springdale Schools work for the benefit of the whole child. Great substitutes help make Springdale Public Schools #THEChoice.
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
HAR-BER SENIOR EARNS QUESTBRIDGE SCHOLARSHIP Daniel Terrazas, a senior at Springdale Har-Ber High School, has a friend at Rice University. So, as he applied for a QuestBridge match with the college he most wanted to attend, he chose Rice. When informed Rice had only an 11 percent acceptance rate, he figured his chances might not be so good. That is why his acceptance and full four-year scholarship came as such a surprise! “My friend told me my chances weren’t the best but they weren’t the worst either,” says Terrazas. “I liked the school environment at Rice. They seem inclusive and provided a lot of information on the school for me to study. “I was surprised when I was accepted. QuestBridge requires ranking colleges you would like to attend. I ranked seven schools with Rice number one. I don’t know if I was accepted at the others or not because they matched me with Rice.” QuestBridge provides a variety of scholarships to low income, academically excellent students all over the country. Out of 18,500 applicants, 6,885 were named Finalists. As a Finalist, Terrazas received a scholarship that will pay for tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies and travel expenses for four years at Rice. The total value is approximately $250,000. “Daniel is very deserving,” says Har-Ber counselor Colleen Foster. “He is phenomenal in his approach to learning. He believes as long as he is learning it never feels like work. He is a quiet leader and a role model. I am very happy for him. “He could have done it without me. He worked the plan. He has a 4.21 grade point and has taken eight advanced placement classes. He has an affinity for languages. He took a year of French, three years of German and is in Mandarin Chinese 4. He is very humble.” Terrazas is more than humble when explaining his interest in different languages. “I speak English most of the time but speak Spanish at home since my parents speak Spanish,” Terrazas says. “When I was in junior high I had a friend who was Italian so I became interested in speaking Italian. I have forgotten most of that. My sister, who is four years older than I am, took German so that interested me in that language. Chinese is another one I wanted to try.” So, are languages his favorite pursuit? “Actually, my favorite subjects are STEM related,” he responds. “I have had some great science and math teachers. I have fun in those classes. At Rice I want to major in chemical engineering or computer engineering. Last year I had a good time in AP chemistry. It’s a field I’m interested in. This year I have enjoyed computer science. In my free time I like to do coding.” Terrazas also plays the French horn in the Har-Ber marching band. He picked up the instrument in the seventh grade when he was at Hellstern Middle School. “My sister played the French horn and I had friends who were interested in band so that got me interested,” Terrazas says. “Rice doesn’t have a band program. Considering the price of a French horn, I’m not sure I will continue playing while in college.” He may not play in the band while at Rice but Terrazas expects to become the first in his family to earn a college degree. He looks forward to his final semester at Har-Ber as well as his time at Rice. Terrazas is one of many exceptional students who help make Springdale Public Schools #THEChoice.
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Springdale FIT (Families In Transition) Program helps support students who have experienced housing insecurity to overcome barriers related to school. Every year Springdale Public Schools partners with Fellowship Bible Church of NWA, Springdale Community to provide Christmas presents for kids in the program. Springdale receives donations from community partners along with church members who sponsor and purchase gifts for each individual child. Springdale social workers and counselors work together to disperse gifts to families at their schools. This year we were able to provide clothes, gifts, and family hygiene bags to 439 Springdale kids and their family members.
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Parents please see the following flyer for information from our Springdale Police and Fire Department. Boots and Badges is helping out our community and you can join in! All donors will receive a free t-shirt and meal card while supplies last!
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Join our Springdale School family today and apply at www.sdale.org! You too can be a #SuperSub and make a difference!
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
On this cold snowy morning Westwood Principal Mrs. Crumby and Assistant Principal Mrs. Tompkins boarded the Polar Express to deliver hot chocolate to all the amazing staff. #THEChoice
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
"I started as a sub 13 years ago when my kids were in school. It grew on me because I love kids. I still have a senior at Springdale High School." - Kimberly Espejo
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Leslie Orozco
Seen here is Daniel, third grade student from George Elementary! Daniel participated in activities off of his choice board! And Ryla is writing about her snow sledding adventure this morning. Thank you for sharing with us!
3 months ago, Leslie Orozco
Leslie Orozco
Seen here is Daniel, third grade student from George Elementary! Daniel participated in activities off of his choice board! Thank you for sharing!
3 months ago, Leslie Orozco
Leslie Orozco
Caroline, a 1st grader from Westwood Elementary, worked on a snowy scene art activity with a little help from her dad and art teacher Mr. Crumby. Thank you for sharing with us!
3 months ago, Leslie Orozco
Leslie Orozco
Pictured below is Azael Aguilar, 3rd grade student from George Elementary. Their assignment today was to build a blanket fort and read in it for 30 mins. Reading is so much fun! Thank you for sharing with us!
3 months ago, Leslie Orozco
Leslie Orozco
Bayyari teachers and staff continued their PD work from the Solution Tree PLC grant they received. Teams took turns zooming to create common formative assessments. Today they met with the assessment coach, Angie Freese from Minnesota. Way to go! Thank you for sharing!
3 months ago, Leslie Orozco
Leslie Orozco
Nothing like seeing snow up close. Jax, a first grade student, is looking at snow and ice crystals through the microscope. How fun! Thank you for sharing with us!
3 months ago, Leslie Orozco
Leslie Orozco
Students from George Elementary are wrote 5 sentence paragraphs about their favorite snow activity or memory. Pictured are third grade students from Mrs. Weatherford’s class, Aracelis Diaz Gandia and Matthew Zamora. Thank you for sharing with us!
3 months ago, Leslie Orozco
Leslie Orozco
Alexa Gallardo, from Sonora Elementary, wrote a story about a snow adventure. Looks like a good time was had by all! Thank you for sharing with us!
3 months ago, Leslie Orozco
Leslie Orozco
To continue on our first ever remote teaching and learning snow day, check out these photos of students from Sonora Elementary! Abbey Ebey created a snowman who is promoting mask wearing. She plans on creating a story to share how she built her snowman! Kevin is excited to play in the snow and try out his new game he created with his family. Emma Elliot and her brother created a trap out of a box, wooden dominos, and tape. They plan on trapping an elf and bringing it to school! Lily Smith is measuring how much snowfall they got with a yardstick.
3 months ago, Leslie Orozco
Leslie Orozco
Pictured here is Allena, from Sonora Elementary, creating a game to be played in the snow. Thank you for sharing with us!
3 months ago, Leslie Orozco
Leslie Orozco
This is Mason Parrington's drawing of the wackiest snowman using labeled shapes from Sonora Elementary! Thank you for sharing with us!
3 months ago, Leslie Orozco
Leslie Orozco
Mireya from Sonora Elementary is seen here measuring the snow in three different places to determine an average. Way to go Mireya!
3 months ago, Leslie Orozco
Leslie Orozco
Brooke Holland from Kindergarten Sonora Elementary is seen here completing her assignment today with her furry friend! Reading by Christmas Tree Light with a friend. Thank you for sharing with us!
3 months ago, Leslie Orozco
Leslie Orozco
Check out these pictures of students from Sonora Elementary on our first ever remote teaching and learning snow day! Thank you for sharing with us! While playing outside in the snow, 4th grade students are also collecting snow samples for a science inquiry. They are recording the amount of time it takes to melt 1 cup of snow in their home (room temperature). They are also observing to see if the melted snow still measures 1 cup and explaining why or why not.
3 months ago, Leslie Orozco
Leslie Orozco
Aixa Alcorta Lopez from Kindergarten Sonora Elementary is seen here completing her assignment today! Reading by Christmas Tree Light with a friend.
3 months ago, Leslie Orozco
Leslie Orozco
Next up on our remote learning snow day stories for today we have Brooke Holland from Kindergarten Sonora Elementary! The assignment from home is to build a trap to Catch an Elf! We hope you catch that elf Brooke!
3 months ago, Leslie Orozco
Leslie Orozco
On our first ever remote teaching and learning snow day, Assistant Principal at John Tyson Elementary, Ashley Kirby, shares with us this photo of her kids working on their baking assignment today!
3 months ago, Leslie Orozco
Leslie Orozco
The Michaelson brothers made a candle at home! "Our power went out over night, so we looked up different ways to make candles. We made one out of butter, one with an orange and olive oil, one with a crayon, and one with lard. All of them worked! Who knew? Lard was the winner if you were wondering."
3 months ago, Leslie Orozco
Leslie Orozco
Central States Manufacture partners with Elmdale Elementary to bring food, gifts, and a celebration for all of Elmdale kids. This is the second year of Operation Reindeer. Students got a book, underwear, socks, a toy, coloring book/crayons, a hat, a box of frozen chicken and a box of dry goods. This year the Samaritan Feet also donated shoes and socks for every student in the building. In addition Elmdale had a drive through family celebration where Santa Claus and Ms. Claus, the Grinch, and other Disney characters were dancing and greeting the families as they drove through. A total of 266 families attended the celebration. Operation Reindeer Celebration brought a bit of joy to Elmdale! Big thank you to Central States and Samaritan Feet!
3 months ago, Leslie Orozco
Springdale School District
"I had an opportunity to switch jobs but I think right now my calling is to help Springdale Schools in a capacity that is needed. I knew they were short on substitutes so I felt the need to be in a position to sub." - Courtney Fletcher
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
The Springdale Schools will have remote teaching and learning on Monday, December 14, 2020 . All school buildings will be closed.
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Please see the flyers below for important information regarding enrollment at Don Tyson for 2021-2022. Sign Up at: https://t.ly/XCw2
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Calling all future Super Subs! Join the Springdale family today by applying at www.sdale.org! Make a difference in your community! #SuperSubs
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Elsa and Anna along with other characters made an appearance at Winter Wonderland at Parson Hills Elementary last night. Families drove through a tunnel Christmas lights to receive a food box and toys. All donations were made thanks to Central States Manufacturing.
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
"I substitute because I like being on the same schedule as my kids. I particularly like subbing at their school, Westwood." - Rebekah Johnson
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
"Subbing is good if you want to get into education. It gets your name out and gets you into a good environment." - Brian Handley
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
STEPHANIE LONG NAMED PRESIDENTIAL AWARD FINALIST Springdale will have the Presidential Award for Science winner. Turnbow Elementary third grade teacher Stephanie Long has joined Lisa Taylor of Shaw Elementary as the finalists for the award. “I’m floored,” says Long. “I’m in shock. This has been a professional goal of mine. To be named a finalist is a humbling experience. My dad, Steve Long, taught chemistry for 45 years, mostly in Rogers. When I was growing up he was named a finalist one year, then won the award the next. He is my role model so this is very exciting.” Long, though, would have preferred not to know who the other finalist is because, “I didn’t want to view this as competition. I’ve met Lisa through professional development and I have friends who teach at Shaw but I don’t know Lisa well. To make it to this point means all the finalists are doing great work. For Springdale to have both finalists speaks volumes about our district. It’s great that Springdale will have the winner. And, we have a finalist (Lindsey Hall at Young Elementary) in math, too.” This is the second time Long has been nominated but the first time she has been qualified. “I earned national board certification in December of 2017 and was working with Jake Beers, who is now assistant principal at Jones but was our district math teacher on special assignment then, on science curriculum for district first and second graders,” Long explains. “He nominated me but at that time I didn’t meet qualifications because you had to have taught more years than I had in kindergarten through 12 th grade. “I’ve been at Turnbow Elementary for my entire 11-year teaching career but the first four years were teaching pre-k. So, in 2019, Jake nominated me again. I am very thankful.” What does Long, a University of Central Arkansas graduate with a master’s from the school and ESL degree from the University of Arkansas, like best about teaching science? “Science is hands-on and applicable to living in the real world,” she responds. “Before the pandemic I brought in local scientists and science groups to visit with our students in the classroom. I like giving our students real life experiences.” Long has had several teaching experiences, herself, even though all have been at Turnbow. She has taught first, second and third grade, including some blended classes with students from different grades. She is in her first year as a third-grade teacher and 15 of her students from last year’s second grade class are with her again this year. “Looping with 15 of our students from last year has provided some consistency during a pandemic,” Long says. “I started this Presidential Award process last year with these students and they are finishing it with me now.” Long, Taylor and Hall are perfect examples of the whole district working to benefit the whole child. They are among hundreds of great teachers who help make Springdale Public Schools #THEChoice.
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
DR. ANNETTE THOMPSON NAMED PRINCIPAL OF NEW JIM D. ROLLINS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Dr. Annette Thompson, in her 19th year as principal at George Elementary School, has been named the principal of the new elementary school currently under construction in Tontitown. “We are overjoyed that Dr. Thompson has chosen to lead the new elementary school as she begins this new journey with the community of Tontitown,” said Superintendent Dr. Jared Cleveland. Dr. Thompson said, “This is an exciting opportunity. I am grateful to Dr. Cleveland and the school board for allowing me to start a new journey in the Springdale District. I’ve been involved in the Northwest Arkansas Innovation Hub for four years and am anxious to take what I’ve learned into a new environment.” Named Arkansas Elementary Principal of the Year in 2017, Dr. Thompson has been a principal in the district for 21 years. She was principal at Lee Elementary for two years before moving to George. She served as a student teacher at Smith Elementary while she was at the University of Arkansas, then taught three years in Amarillo, Texas before returning to Smith where she taught for nine years. She moved to Lee as assistant principal and was in that position for two years before being elevated to principal. In partnership with the Walton Foundation and the Arkansas Office of Innovation for Education, Dr. Thompson was selected to study innovative educational practices in New Zealand. She has also visited several schools dedicated to innovative learning practices throughout the United States. Dr. Thompson will begin her new role July 1, 2021. The Tontitown elementary school is scheduled to open in August, 2021.
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
LYNDSAY HALL NAMED PRESIDENTIAL AWARD FOR MATH FINALIST In her third year as a teacher at Young Elementary, Lyndsay Hall believes “everyone is a math person. Each person’s mindset toward math determines how far they will go.” Hall’s thought process and passion for teaching math has earned her one of two finalist spots in Arkansas for the Presidential Award in Math. “My goal was to be a finalist,” Hall says. “Yes, I’d like to win but being a finalist is one of the highest teaching honors you can attain. I’m glad I still have a shot at winning. I’m not sure when they announce the winner but our addendum to all we produced earlier is due in the next two weeks.” Completing the work toward the Presidential Award should not be difficult for Hall since she is teaching most of the same students she had last year when she began the process. “We worked on fractions last year and I pushed our students past the third grade into fourth grade work,” Hall explains. “I looped with this group of students to teach fourth grade this year. All I’ve ever taught is third and fourth grade but this year we want to challenge them with some fifth-grade work before the year is over.” Hall admits finishing her video was tricky last spring as COVID’s forced change to remote learning was coming. “We produced our video on the last Thursday we were in class,” Hall says. “The deadline was May but we knew there was a chance we would be going remote. The deadline was later extended to October but our video was done without wearing masks since we completed it in March while we were still in school. “The video shows how our students are discovering things on their own rather than learning from me, the teacher. They know it’s okay if they are wrong. In fact, we learned that’s how our brain grows. They ask questions of each other and you can see them grow. “I’ve taught math the traditional way and the way we are teaching it today. Our current methods allow students to learn faster and go farther. They learn that good mathematicians don’t give up.” Hall is glad she didn’t give up on pursuing the Presidential Award and is honored to be one of only two finalists in Arkansas. She and so many teachers like her are examples of how the entire district community comes together for the benefit of the whole child. Amazing teachers are another reason Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
It was a great day at Monitor Elementary today! School board members walked the hallways and visited the classrooms.
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
LISA TAYLOR NAMED PRESIDENTIAL AWARD FINALIST IN SCIENCE Lisa Taylor has been a teacher at Shaw Elementary since it opened in the fall of 2007. She has earned several honors for her work in teaching economics but, in the most unusual year of her career, she was surprised to learn she is one of two finalists in Arkansas for the Presidential Award in Science. “I turned in the video and did the paperwork but had forgotten about it,” Taylor explains. “Because of COVID, everything was delayed. It was surreal to be named a finalist when there are so many other things we have been concentrating on. It is a silver lining to a crazy year.” Final documents were due in May but the deadline was extended until October because of COVID. Taylor wasn’t notified until early December. Now she is required to write an addendum to her original paper. “I am working on a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis on STEM at the University of Arkansas,” says Taylor. “I’m addicted to learning and want to share my knowledge and passion for teaching. The paper for the Presidential Award and the completion of the UA semester are coming at the same time but I will get it all done.” It’s ironic Taylor is up for the Presidential Award in science since she did not take the subject until she was completing elementary school. “As a kid I struggled with reading so I didn’t go to social studies or science,” Taylor recalls. “They put me in extra reading sessions. My first science class was in the sixth grade. At a convention for teaching science I attended in 2012 they told us by fourth grade students already have attitudes toward liking science or not. That puts a lot of weight on the shoulders of elementary teachers. “I use science to get students interested and teach reading through it. Our job is to create the wonder of science for our students. We do some different things. We even take apart things like vacuum cleaners so the students can see what they are made of. They love discovery. They bring items, like printers and motors, into class and take them apart. I let them explore and they are creative.” Creative teaching has allowed Taylor to be recognized as a Presidential Award finalist in science. In her 23 rd year as a teacher, Taylor is among the many instructors that exemplify working together for the whole child. That’s one of the reasons Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
A great day visiting Archer Learning Center! School Board President Michelle Cook and member Eddie Ramos joined Superintendent Dr. Jared Cleveland and team to learn about the 21 CCLC tutoring program and tour a chemistry classroom
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
A huge shoutout and thank you to Central Manufacturing for all the support and gifts gearing up for our Annual Parson Hills Winter Wonderland!
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
SHS SENIOR IS COCA-COLA SCHOLAR SEMIFINALIST Cindy Ledezma Alanis, an International Baccalaureate senior at Springdale High School, has been named a semifinalist for the 2021 class of the Coca-Cola Scholars Program. She is one of 1,609 seniors selected from a pool of 99,403 submitted applications based on academic excellence, leadership and service demonstrated in school and community activities. Ledezma Alanis now will complete a phase 2 application, which includes essays, a recommendation and transcripts. An independent committee will review the applications and select 250 Regional Finalists by the end of January to participate in online interviews. In March, 150 Coca-Cola Scholars will be named to receive a $20,000 college scholarship and participate in the Coca-Cola Scholars Leadership Development Institute. “Mrs. (Annick) Downing, our school counselor, sent out an email encouraging seniors to apply,” Ledezma Alanis explains. “I was doubting whether I had any chance but decided to give it a try. I had no chance if I didn’t apply. The application asked about my volunteer experience, community service, family background and what getting the scholarship would mean to me. “I have a social media page encouraging students to get involved with IB. It expands your skills, helps you manage your time and promotes taking risks. It has helped me through challenging courses that give a worldwide perspective. That was one example of community service.” Ledezma Alanis is in her third year in the IB program. She was at Lakeside Junior High when the program was presented to ninth grade students. “I liked the concept,” she says. “Courses are taught from the perspective of people in other cultures. I valued that. I wanted courses that went beyond the normal. IB has really helped me with time management. That’s one of the reasons I recommend it. I tell younger students they can do IB if they put their minds to it.” With her IB background, how would Ledezma Alanis utilize her scholarship funds if she becomes a Coca-Cola Scholar? “I want to go to the University of Arkansas, major in international business management and eventually work for Tyson or Walmart,” she responds. “I would lean more toward Tyson because of my technology skills and I managed a team that finished second in the Tyson Hackathon. I am applying for scholarships through the UA fund and Hispanic Heritage and would like to do an internship with Tyson while I am in college.” Handling an internship wouldn’t be difficult for Ledezma Alanis, who has her own internet dessert business and also helps her father in his business of detailing vehicles. “I make desserts for sale on Wednesdays through Saturdays,” she says. “Customers can pick them up or for an additional $3, I will deliver them. People can order by going to cindy.desserts. I am on Facebook and Instagram. My favorite dessert to make is flans. It is sooo good!” She also loves working with her dad. She notes, “He has been a big influence in encouraging me to do my best in everything I do. He tells me nobody is perfect but we can try to be. He came here from Mexico and started his own business. The values I’ve gained from helping him have made me realize I can contribute to the community. He is a role model for me.” She is also appreciative of Springdale High School staff members who have guided her during her three years there. “Mrs. Downing has gone over and beyond in helping me look for scholarships,” says Ledezma Alanis. “She has always been there for me. I am very thankful for her. She has helped me manage my courses and even gave me a planner to help with best utilizing my time. “Mrs. (IB director, Carol) Turley has also helped me with time management. I love her. She pushes me to be my best. She has even talked to me about taking care of my mental health because IB can be stressful.” Another adviser is her close friend, Alice Oliveras, a fellow SHS senior. She says, “Alice is the one who told me about the Hackathon. She and I bounce ideas off each other. She is a great friend.” Ledezma Alanis has lots of great friends at SHS as a result of being in the school system since pre-k. She is a remarkable example of persistence and hopes to become only the second Springdale District student ever to become a Coca-Cola Scholar. (Sojas Wagle of Har-Ber High was the first). She is a perfect example of someone who has seen district teachers and administrators care for the whole child and can testify to Springdale Public Schools being #THEChoice.
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Bayyari Elementary held their Spelling Bee this afternoon! Parents were able to drop off their kids to participate and watch the event live from home. The winner of the Spelling Bee today is Layla Ramirez!
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
GEORGE JUNIOR HIGH COMPUTER SCIENCE STUDENTS THRIVING Jazmin Fuller was inspired by her sister. Luis Renc just wanted a fun, easy class. While their motivations differed, both George Junior High students are thriving in their computer science class. “My sister, Clarissa, is at the University of Arkansas studying to become a biological engineer,” says Fuller, an eighth grader. “I admire her. She uses her computer all the time so I wanted to take computer science.” Renc, a ninth grader, admits, “I was looking at electives and was told computer science was an easy course. I wanted something easy and fun, too. The course hasn’t been as easy as I thought but it has been fun because when we have free time we can experiment on our own.” What does Renc experiment with? “I like shapes,” he responds. “I really like triangles because they have more variables. There’s a processing website we can go to that gives us things to experiment with.” Marie Fowler, George Junior High’s computer science instructor, explains, “The processing website has references, including pieces of code. There is a lot of information on the website. One day I was looking at Luis’ computer, saw a beautiful design on his screen and I asked him, ‘where did that come from?’ He had mastered a code.” Are the website and creativity the biggest difference between a computer science course and learning on Chromebooks? “We’ve been on Chromebooks since second grade,” Fuller points out. “We learned the basics of using a computer on our Chromebooks. In computer science class we learn how to be creative with coding. It is much more personal.” Fowler agrees, noting, “Computer science is very personalized. As a teacher, it is fulfilling when I see students go forth and find out things on their own. I love the amazing things they have created and they have only been doing this since August. Students have to have vision for what they want to create and then figure out how to do it.” Fuller says, “That’s the fun part, seeing the end product. Is it as we imagined it or not? It took me four hours to do one project because I didn’t know all the functions. I had 242 lines of code. I made rainbow colored shapes. It wasn’t the prettiest thing, really.” “It was very pretty,” Fowler interjects. Fuller adds, “It was all done by trial and error. I was basically doing it manually, which wasn’t very efficient. Our assignment was to create our own function and minimize the coding. I learned I could have completed the same project in half the time.” Renc’s projects include learning to design houses. He would like to eventually become an architect. “In sixth grade at J.O. Kelly, I was in the EAST program and I used different programs to design houses,” Renc says. “I really enjoyed it. Knowing how to use the software made it easier for me to plot out things. Last year I used software. This year I am creating things myself.” While Renc is interested in designing homes, Fuller has an interest in video games. “I am fascinated by people who play Minecraft but they modify the game and add things,” Fuller says. “They beat Minecraft and add challenges to make it harder. I want to spread my wings and learn video game codes.” Learning new codes is a large part of the computer science course. Renc and Fuller have different approaches to the classroom. “I’m in class five days a week,” Renc says. “Last year when we went to AMI (alternative method of instruction) and we were away from school, I didn’t do well. I prefer being in class. Even this week of remote learning has been weird for me. I will be glad to be back in class.” Fuller notes, “I am on a blended schedule. I am in class Tuesday and Thursday and work from home the other days. It has worked really well for me. My grades are above average. If I need a teacher I can send an email. When I email Ms. Fowler, she responds immediately.” Fuller and Renc are examples of students who are thriving in personalized instruction, particularly in computer science. Fowler is an example of a teacher who is part of the whole district community working for the benefit of the whole student. That’s why Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
On-site Instruction Resumes Monday December 7, 2020
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
GENA SMITH, SUPERVISOR OF FOOD SERVICES As a college student at Arkansas Tech, Gena Smith earned a degree in hospitality administration. As supervisor of food services for the Springdale Public School District, Smith believes she is extending hospitality every day. “Hospitality is a business major and we are running a business in food service,” Smith says. “Customer service is the key to what we do. Our numbers are down a little this year because of students taking blended and fully remote learning but normally we feed three fourths of the students in our district.” With nearly 22,000 students, that’s between 16,000 and 17,000 students per day. Smith concedes this year has been different and challenging. “We’ve had to adjust our ordering and forecasting,” says Smith. “We’ve been feeding about 12,000 students per day this year. That includes providing for those blended and remote learning students who come to their schools to pick up their meals. At times we have had staff in quarantine. Every day is a new day with new challenges.” Smith doesn’t mind the challenges and credits her staff for the superb service provided throughout the district. “We have 238 staff members who have been through a lot of changes in the last six months,” Smith explains. “Last March hit us hard when all students went remote. Even then I knew our staff could handle anything as long as they had a good plan. “After going through last spring, we were more prepared for the remote learning days we’ve had this year. I appreciate the willingness of our staff members to take care of kids. They’ve stood in the rain and cold to distribute drive by meals. They’ve gone above and beyond during this time.” There are very few off times for Smith and her staff since they serve meals in the summer and have to plan for future meals. “Right now, we are planning for the new elementary school of innovation that will open in the fall,” says Smith. “We order a good portion of our food for next year in February. We just found out there is a shortage of flour and our order for next year was cancelled. So, we will be looking for another source for flour.” How did Smith prepare for such a challenging position? “I was director of school cafeterias in Greenland for five years, then had the same position in Farmington for seven years,” Smith responds. “When Springdale called I was nervous at first because the district is so large. But, the teamwork and sense of community in Springdale is amazing. They made me feel at home.” In her fourth year in Springdale, Smith started her career in private business after once considering becoming an accountant. “I started as an accounting major but it didn’t fit me,” Smith recalls. “I had a long conversation with my college roommate and told her I like to take care of people. I also like cooking and planning events. That’s why I switched to hospitality administration.” She gained early experience as an intern at the Bentonville Clarion Hotel. Her initial full-time position was event coordinator at Chartwells in Russellville. Next, she was hired as food and beverage manager at the Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers. She was elevated to special events coordinator before beginning her own business in Magnolia. Eventually she returned to Northwest Arkansas for a job at the Fayetteville Clarion Hotel. “I ended up getting married and my husband, Brad, had two daughters,” Smith says. “I needed more time at home. That’s when I entered the school cafeteria profession at Greenland.” She and Brad have had two sons, ages 12 and 8, and they have two grand children, ages three and three months, from Smith’s oldest stepdaughter. “When the girls were younger we did a lot of horseback riding because that’s what they loved,” Smith says. “We do a lot of camping with our boys. We spend time at the lake in the summer. The boys love to ride side by sides.” While Smith loves time with her family, she realizes she has a huge family to feed every day. Smith and the entire food service staff are among those making sure the whole district works for the benefit of the whole child. They are also among the reasons Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
SYLVIA HERNANDEZ, EAST FACILITATOR BECOMES A BRIDGE FOR ESL STUDENTS AND PARENTS CLOSING THE GAP BETWEEN CULTURES AND COMMUNITIES AT SHAW ELEMENTARY As a bridge for Hispanic families, Sylvia Hernandez, an EAST facilitator at Shaw Elementary, meets with parents through Zoom to teach them how to use technology to better assist their kids while juggling other roles like Spanish translator, SeeSaw expert, and volunteering as a curriculum creator. In her 11th year at Shaw, Hernandez was an ESL instructional assistant for 10 years in the district before obtaining her teaching degree. She later worked at Jones Elementary as a kindergarten teacher before continuing her career at Shaw. Born in El Paso, Texas, Hernandez’s family migrated to Rogers in search of a safer close-knit community. Family members already in that area told them about numerous job opportunities. While her parents spoke Spanish nearly all the time, Hernandez began to learn English when she was dropped off with the babysitter. At school, Hernandez was pulled aside by her teachers to assist them with new students who were non-English speakers. At an early age she became a bridge of communication by translating. “I remember teachers asking me to help.” says Hernandez. ESL programs weren’t available at the time. This proved to be a motivating factor in her decision to become a teacher. “I love working with kids and I believe I could make an impact, especially since I know both languages.” says Hernandez. Why does she like working at Shaw Elementary? “Because I feel like I can help the kids. All of our hispanic kids.” She responds, “For Hispanic kids, there is no one else who speaks Spanish except me. Our Spanish speaking parents all have my cell number. They are not shy about using it and they ask me questions. That closes the gap between the cultures and communities and makes them feel like they are part of Shaw.” Hernandez switched to EAST hoping to make a greater impact and teach more kids. EAST students learn coding and more opportunities are opened for them. She noted how shocked kids are when they realize all the different careers EAST can lead to as they learn of their potential, even as elementary students. Because of EAST, her daughter learned she had a passion for engineering and is now attending the University of Arkansas to pursue her career in that field. “Our philosophy of teaching at EAST is the kids think we don’t know anything because we make them research everything. ‘I don’t know’ is what we tell them so they dig deep and research to find out how to work things. I don’t tell them the step by step of everything. Their learning becomes self directive learning. You see the excitement when they accomplish it on their own. It’s amazing!” In her roles at Shaw, Hernandez is a major asset to teachers, staff and Spanish speaking parents. “She’s impacting everybody, says Shelly Bewley, Shaw principal. “She’s helping kids and teachers. ESL kids text her and parents text her, she translates the newsletters.” During this week of remote learning, Shaw is having small groups of students show up at the school for help. Shaw also has a team reaching out to parents and legal guardians with students who don’t connect online. “We call those parents immediately and see if they need any help, if they need internet access, or why their students aren’t completing the work,” says Hernandez. Hernandez focuses on helping Spanish speaking parents through Zoom calls in order to help them learn how to use their iPad, chrome book or laptop to help their kids. In this way, Hernandez is closing the gap at Shaw Elementary and is another prime example of how the whole district is working together for the whole child. #THEChoice
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Leslie Orozco
CHELSEA JENNINGS NAMED ARKANSAS JUNIOR HIGH ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR Chelsea Jennings of Lakeside Junior High has been named Arkansas Junior High School Assistant Principal of the Year by the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators. In her fifth year as assistant principal at Lakeside Junior High, Jennings taught two years at J.O. Kelly Middle School and six years at Springdale High School before becoming a district TOSA (teacher on special assignment. “I was surprised, excited and a little shell shocked when I found out,” said Jennings, a University of Central Arkansas graduate. “I am proud to represent Lakeside, the Springdale School District and the state of Arkansas, especially considering there are so many great educators in our state. “This award is the result of a strong collaborative culture at Lakeside. Our principal, Dr. Michael Shepherd, has been a mentor to me, and our faculty members are amazing. They are not afraid to take risks.” Shepherd said, “Chelsea has all the ideals of leadership. She is an outstanding leader, colleague and friend.” Springdale District Superintendent Dr. Jared Cleveland added, “We are very proud of Chelsea. We are excited she is in Springdale and for the work she does every day. Her character shines through in everything she does.” Dr. Mike Hernandez, Executive Director – Elect of the AAEA, presented the award in the Lakeside cafeteria in front of members of the school’s faculty and district administrators. He explained, “The award is given annually to a secondary level assistant principal who has succeeded in providing high-quality learning opportunities for students and has been acknowledged by peers for exemplary contribution to the profession.” Jennings is the fifth honoree from Lakeside during 2020. Joel Lookadoo is the current Arkansas Teacher of the Year, Lauren Willis is the Arkansas Junior High Counselor of the Year, Brian Johnson is the Arkansas Junior High Library Media Specialist of the Year and Rachel Cornett is the Junior High Regional Choir Director of the Year. The whole district working for the whole child is another reason Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
3 months ago, Leslie Orozco
Springdale School District
You are invited! Please join Northwest Technical Institute LIVE on December 3rd at 9:45AM and 6PM to celebrate diversity!
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
J.O. Kelly Middle School is hosting elementary students with Instructional Assistants and After School Program staff. Students receive instruction from their home schools and have mentors available to help. This is the whole district working for the whole child. #THEChoice
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
J.O. Kelly math instructor Tania Cardenas connects with her students by Zoom during this week of remote learning. She says, "It's pretty cool! We have been preparing for this all year. It has gone very well so far. Students turn in their work every day. We just started a new unit." Innovative instruction is one of many reasons Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Thank you First Security Bank for your donation!
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Thank you Community Samaritan Center for your donation!
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Thank you Walmart for your donation!
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Leslie Orozco
Please enjoy these Thanksgiving videos! Including a turkey going BOOOOOOOM! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHEBmi0yiDOo1cuC_hjt4yzWXiM48WD1w
3 months ago, Leslie Orozco
Springdale School District
Have a Happy Thanksgiving from Springdale Schools to your family! #WeAreThankful
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Becca Woods, instructional facilitator at Elmdale, shares why she is thankful. #WeAreThankful
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Leslie Orozco
Please enjoy this Walker "We are Thankful" video from Walker Elementary Kindergarten. https://youtu.be/phrnf2ErV4g
3 months ago, Leslie Orozco
Leslie Orozco
Please enjoy this #WeAreThankful video from the JTEConnects. https://youtu.be/X10EQABtsLU
3 months ago, Leslie Orozco
Springdale School District
We are thankful for our students and families at Springdale School District! #WeAreThankful
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Leslie Orozco
Please enjoy this Phoenix TV Thanksgiving edition from Don Tyson. https://youtu.be/J0w6dUPyhY4
3 months ago, Leslie Orozco
Leslie Orozco
Please enjoy this Thanksgiving special from Har-Ber High School. https://youtu.be/6T9u8zn0jFU
3 months ago, Leslie Orozco
Leslie Orozco
Please enjoy this Thanksgiving video from Springdale High School. https://youtu.be/05yBVupT1rY
3 months ago, Leslie Orozco
Leslie Orozco
Please enjoy this Thanksgiving edition from Springdale Today. https://youtu.be/zrfMPRDiCko
3 months ago, Leslie Orozco
Springdale School District
We are thankful for technology to be able to communicate with our families! #WeAreThankful
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Greetings Springdale Schools Family, Please see the newsletter that announces Remote Learning for November 30th to December 4th. Plus includes important information about ASP, Food Services, Remote Learning tips and much more. https://www.smore.com/w8014
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Michele Hutton, the principal at Elmdale Elementary, shares what she is thankful for this Thanksgiving! #WeAreThankful
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
BRIAN TREAT – SRO SUPERVISOR, JUNIOR HIGHS AND HIGH SCHOOLS Brian Treat’s favorite time of year is right around the corner. A member of the Springdale Police Department since 1999, Treat loves “Shop With A Cop,” the program that allows students to go Christmas shopping with a student resource officer. Even though it will be a little different, he can’t wait for this year’s event. “One of my responsibilities is to organize Shop With A Cop and work with the schools,” says Treat, who oversees the SROs at the district junior highs and high schools. “The most needy kids in our schools, over 200 of them, usually gather with their families and go shopping at Walmart for things they would like for Christmas. McDonald’s also participates and one of our officers usually comes as Santa Claus. “Each kid gets somewhere between $150 and $200 to spend. To see the expressions on their faces is amazing. The students may have a two or three-year old sibling and they will buy for their younger brother or sister without being prodded. To see the smile on a toddler’s face when receiving a toy is priceless. It is the highlight of the year.” Treat also enjoys shopping with the junior high and high school students. Their officers take them to the mall as well as surrounding stores. Funds are raised through donations from the community to the police department and by the schools themselves throughout the first semester. The shopping takes place in December. “We are still doing it this year but if will have a different look,” Treat explains. “It will just be the school SROs and their kids rather than one big event.” In his current capacity Treat is involved in community events all year, including the Fourth of July parade, the Christmas parade and the Halloween outing at Willie George Park. He notes, “Our SRO program has the manpower to staff those events. I also work with our junior and senior highs to schedule SROs at athletic activities as well as serve as a liaison between the district administration and the police department.” Before becoming a supervisor, Treat served as an SRO for six years. It was while he was at Southwest Junior High that he met his wife, Laura. “I met her in passing and we had some light conversation, then she went to work at Springdale High School,” Treat says. “I hadn’t seen her in a while when one of Southwest’s assistant principals said I should connect with her. We swapped phone numbers, started dating and were married a year later.” Laura now works as the registrar for the district’s special education department. Together they enjoy outdoor activities. “I’ve got an old Jeep Wrangler with no top and we drive it around in the forest on dirt roads looking for deer,” Treat says. “I like to hunt and fish and Laura and I go hiking together.” Treat knows where the best spots for hunting, fishing and hiking are since he grew up in Springdale. He attended Smith Elementary, Central Junior High and Springdale High School. Even then he knew he wanted to be a police officer one day. “I wanted to be in the military and eventually a police officer,” Treat says. “Both of my grandfathers were in the military. One fought in World War II and the other was in the Korean War. My dad served in Vietnam. I am as proud as I can be of them. “My best friend’s dad was in the National Guard. I joined the National Guard and served six years in the same unit he was still in. My friend’s name is Michael Hancock. I saw his dad, Floyd Hancock, at an event in Little Rock two or three years ago. I’m sure he knows how much he influenced me.” Treat’s respect for the military led to his career in law enforcement. “I always wanted to serve my community,” says Treat. “People in the military were my heroes. Law enforcement protects the community. Since I grew up in Springdale, I never applied for a position on the police force anywhere else. If I didn’t get hired here I would have done something else. This is my community.” Treat served on patrol during his first 10 years as an officer. He notes, “Patrol is the backbone of the department. But, there are a lot of divisions. When an SRO position became open I was told it was a perfect fit for me because I love kids. I hadn’t thought about it until then. “When I became an SRO, there were only six of us. I was at Southwest, Tyson Middle School and four elementary schools. I had some apprehension at first but it didn’t last very long. Brice Wagner was the principal at Southwest at the time. He was a long-time educator and it was good to learn from him.” He learned enough to be promoted to his current position. He is proud of the district and still has three children in school. He and Laura have a second grader at Shaw Elementary. By previous marriage he has an eighth grader at Central and a senior at Har-Ber High School. His oldest daughter is a dispatcher at the police department and wants to become an officer. Because of his time as an SRO, it’s almost like he has other children all over Springdale. He notes, “I can’t go into a grocery store or buy gas without someone coming up to me and telling me they were at Southwest when I was the SRO there. In fact, we have six people working in our department now who were students at Southwest when I was there.” Once one of just six SROs, Treat now helps oversee a program that has grown to 18. Eric Gregory supervises the elementary and middle schools and Jeff Taylor presides over the entire program. The amazing SRO program is another reason Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
We are thankful for Thanksgiving break! #WeAreThankful
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
School Board member, Eddie Ramos, shares what is most important to him during this season. #WeAreThankful
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Need stress relief? Maybe you should visit Walker Elementary where EAST students and their teacher, Jo Huggins are installing a sensory walk. This one, tested by principal Lynn Ryan and installed on the school's Disney Day, is for stress relief. They are placing another in the kindergarten hall that is loaded with academics. EAST programs in nearly all of district schools are another reason Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
FREE School Meals for Take out on November 23rd. #THEChoice
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
School Board member, Eddie Ramos, shares what is most important to him during this season. #WeAreThankful
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Place your order for Free School Meals!
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Springdale Schools is grateful for the dedication and creativity of our staff and educators! #WeAreThankful
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Southwest Junior High's volleyball team packed 15 boxes to be delivered to children in other countries as part of Operation Christmas Child. Items were donated by parents in the community. It's the eighth year in a row that the Southwest volleyball team has participated in this project.  
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Kendra Clay, General Counsel, shared with us why Thanksgiving is so important. #WeAreThankful
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
After being given a nice piece of wood by a neighbor, Walker Elementary fourth grader Trystan Nolan utilized string art to make a beautiful display featuring the district logo. It was placed inside the front entry to the school. How does it feel to see your work on display? "Awesome," says Nolan, who learned string art in his Gifted and Talented class. #THEChoice
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
ZACH MILLER – SRO, HELLSTERN MIDDLE SCHOOL, YOUNG, HUNT ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Zach Miller has been a national champion. His wife, Brittany, has been a national champion. They haven’t lost their zeal for competition and still frequently compete with each other. “I met Brittany in college when both of us were members of our school’s skeet shooting team,” says Miller, who serves as the student resource officer at Hellstern Middle and Young and Hunt Elementary Schools. “I was on the 2011 national championship team. She was on teams that won four national championships. We have a competitive relationship.” Zach and Brittany were both on scholarship at Lindenwood University in Saint Charles, Missouri. It is the second oldest institution of higher learning west of the Mississippi River, founded in 1827. The school’s clay pigeon shooting teams were so good that Zach only earned a spot on one national championship squad. Brittany was on four teams that won the title. Does that mean Brittany is a better shot? Zach won’t concede on who shoots better but admits, “She is really good. We still shoot together some but it’s pretty expensive. The closest place to shoot is Bella Vista. But, we also enjoy hiking and this is a perfect time to go hiking in Northwest Arkansas.” Miller enjoys just about anything outdoors. He grew up in McLeansboro, Illinois, a community of less than 3,000. His high school started a clay pigeon shooting team when he was a sophomore but he grew up “shooting clay targets in our backyard. “Our high school team was good and I got a scholarship offer in the mail from Lindenwood. My parents and I visited the school and liked it. I had a double major, criminal justice and psychology. I kinda knew I wanted to become a police officer.” His shooting skills certainly helped launch his career in law enforcement. Skeet shooting requires excellent hand-eye coordination as clay targets are mechanically flung in the air from two fixed stations at high speeds from a variety of angles. The shooter uses a shotgun to fire at the targets. Miller would just as soon never use his shooting ability on the job, particularly now that he is an SRO. He is happy to be working in the schools and just as happy to be a member of the Springdale police force. “I moved to Northwest Arkansas without a job,” Miller explains. “Brittany and I dated in college but we weren’t married yet. She got a job in Northwest Arkansas and I followed her here. She works in Tyson’s corporate office. I applied with the Springdale police department and got a job pretty quick. I came here straight from college and have been here since.” Like most officers, Miller started on patrol. After four years on patrol he switched to becoming an SRO last year. His reason? “I wanted to make more impact with kids,” says Miller, who is only 29 himself. “The reason I became a police officer was to make a difference and in schools an officer can be a positive role model. I’ve found that to be true.” Miller is just completing his first month at Hellstern, Young and Hunt. He served as SRO at Jones and Westwood Elementary Schools and the Early Childhood Center before making the switch. How has the adjustment gone? “Tommy Wright, who was my best friend on the force, just left as the SRO at Southwest Junior High to take a job as a realtor,” Miller says. “So, there were some adjustments made to make sure all the schools were covered. Everyone at Hellstern, Young and Hunt has been very friendly. They are easy to get along with. I’m still building relationships.” Do students ever tell him they would like to someday be police officers? “It happens all the time, particularly with elementary students,” Miller responds. “They look at you like you are a superhero. There’s a little less of that in middle school. It makes any officer feel great to have kids look up to him.” It also makes officers feel great to belong to a solid police department. “It is like a small brotherhood,” Miller says. “Even though Tommy is my best friend, I get along with all the officers. Everyone I work with has been great. This is a great community. Springdale provides excellent community support for the police. I am very lucky to be here.” Springdale is lucky to have Miller. He and all the SROs are among the reasons Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Springdale Har-Ber (44), Springdale High School (24) and the Don Tyson School of Innovation (3) combined for 71 of the 250 Arkansas students who earned the Arkansas Seal of Biliteracy for demonstrating proficiency in English and one or more other languages by high school graduation. Spanish was the second language for 70 of the district's students. One student mastered French. Congratulations! #THEChoice
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
FREE School Meals for Take out on November 23rd. #THEChoice
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
FREE School Meals for Take out on November 23rd. #THEChoice
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
ROBERT AINI – SRO, PARSON HILLS, BAYYARI, TURNBOW, HARP, TYSON, LEE, JONES ELEMENTARY Do you need your helicopter fixed? Robert Aini is your man. Long before he became a member of the Springdale Police Department and a student resource officer, Aini was repairing helicopters in Iraq and Afghanistan. “I was living in California and didn’t like it,” says Aini. “It was too crowded. Traffic was horrible. So, I joined the military and served for 10 years. I was a helicopter crew chief. I didn’t fly the helicopters. I was the mechanic. So, I was in the air nearly every day when I served in Iraq and Afghanistan. “We had a wide variety of missions, including taxiing solders. We would receive care packages from the United States and give hem to kids. When a kid in Iraq or Afghanistan was given a soccer ball, his eyes would get wide. Among the things they valued most were pencils. They loved pencils because it gave them the ability to draw and write.” Passing out care packages and interacting with kids gave Aini a preview of what he would someday be doing. “Kids are innocent,” Aini says. “Seeing them in Iraq and Afghanistan made me know I wanted to help kids. They are survivors. They don’t have anything and appreciate everything they receive. I didn’t grow up like that. My mom bought everything for me.” Everything? “Remember those Michael Jackson red jackets he wore when he sang ‘Thriller?’” asks Aini. “My mom bought one for me. I was so popular. It was really too hot to wear a jacket where we lived but I wore it anyway.” Wearing a Michael Jackson jacket didn’t mean Aini grew up in wealth but he didn’t experience extreme poverty, either. He is a native of Chuuk, one of the Federated States of Micronesia. While different languages are spoken in the various Federated States of Micronesia, Aini learned English early in his academic career. “I had a sixth grade teacher who was an international volunteer from New England,” Aini recalls. “She told us that English is the international language. I’ve always believed that. I am still learning English, though, even though I’ve spoken it for over 30 years. I like to learn the fancy words.” His English was fine enough to allow him to go to Hawaii for college. He didn’t get far, though, and ended up working two jobs to afford living in Hawaii. He did that for seven years before moving to California. “That’s when I decided to join the military,” Aini says. “Going to Iraq and Afghanistan was eye opening. They are two totally different cultures. People survive with nothing. Sometimes I wondered where they got food and water. I couldn’t survive there. I’ve seen the world and I don’t take anything for granted.” He doesn’t take his job for granted. Serving as SRO for Parson Hills, Bayyari, Turnbow, Harp, Tyson, Lee and Jones Elementary, Aini did not move to Sprindale expecting to become a police officer. “After I got out of the military I spent a year in Washington, then moved to San Diego,” Aini explains. “I had friends in Springdale and I visited there in 2005. Compared to California, there was no traffic. Springdale only had one Walmart then and I thought it was a very attractive, smaller town. “When I came back in 2013, Springdale had grown. It still wasn’t like California, though. When I came back Gomez (Zackious, SRO at Lakeside Junior High) saw me and said I would be a good police officer. I was tired of wearing a uniform and wasn’t ready to wear another one.” Zackious was persistent and persuaded Aini to take the test. “I took the test and here I am,” says Aini. “This is a very rewarding job. It is totally different from the army. I love it. I started on patrol and liked helping kids so I became an SRO. “When it comes to helping kids, though, I am only a backup. Give all the credit to the teachers, principals and staff members. They work very, very hard to educate and take care of the kids.” In his sixth year on the police force and third as an SRO, Aini admits this year has been different because of the national pandemic. “I hate wearing masks,” he says. “You can’t tell if people are smiling or not. In my first two years as SRO, I loved seeing the kids smile when I would see them. Now we have strict guidelines to make sure we keep everyone safe. It’s crazy, weird. The only time I don’t wear a mask is when I am at home.” At home he has a daughter who is at Central Junior High. His son graduated from Har-Ber High School this past spring and just joined the Navy. Aini says, “He will grow into a young man in the Navy. He will be a different man in three months.” When he is not enjoying family time with his wife and daughter, Aini likes playing softball and bicycling. “Softball is very popular among the Marshallese,” Aini says. “I play with many of them when it is warm. I like to play fast pitch but it makes you mad when you get hit by a pitch. I also like biking. I really enjoyed my time on bike patrol.” Aini is glad Zackious talked him into taking the test to become a police officer and values his career. He and all the district SROs are among the reasons Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Monitor Elementary benefits from a partnership with Crystal Bridges. Every Monday Crystal Bridges delivers 50 bags with five lunches, five breakfasts and five sets of snacks for students who are virtual or quarantined. Great partnerships are another reason Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Springdale Schools is thankful for our students and families! #WeAreThankful
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Please see the following flyer for important information regarding testing options in Springdale.
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Please see the following flyers for important information regarding testing locations. For Spanish translation please visit our Escuelas de Springdale page.
3 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
A video documentary crew was at Springdale High School today to interview video production instructor Rachelle Nichols. Nichols' students watched and were able to ask questions. Real life learning experiences help make Springdale Public Schools #THEChoice.
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Springdale School District is thankful for our school staff and educators! Shannon Tisher, Assistant Superintendent, shared why Thanksgiving is significant to her. #WeAreThankful
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Randy Hutchinson, School Board member, shares with us what he is thankful for during this season. #WeAreThankful
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
So many things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving season! Marcia Smith, Associate Superintendent, shares what she is thankful for! #WeAreThankful
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
OVERTON HESSLER – SRO, SONORA MIDDLE SCHOOL, SONORA AND MONITOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Ever been to Overton, Texas? Probably not. It’s a pretty small dot on the map. Until a few years ago Overton Hessler hadn’t been there either but he made a side trip to see the town his parents named him after. “It’s a little town, nothing special,” says Hessler, who serves as student resource officer at Sonora Middle School and Sonora and Monitor Elementary Schools. “My parents were traveling and drove through there while my mom was pregnant with me. They had already had two boys and wanted a girl. They had girls’ names lined up when they had me. So, they named me Overton. “I hated it as a child. I wanted a common name. I have two sisters so they were able to use the girls’ names but I was stuck with Overton. As an adult I don’t mind. It’s a unique name but as a kid I didn’t think so.” Hessler is unique in the path he has taken to become a police officer. He had been doing part time work for a while and was searching for a career when he heard a radio advertisement that said the Springdale police department was hiring. “I was living in the Fort Smith area when I heard the ad,” Hessler recalls. “I found out they were hiring five or six officers so I thought my chances were pretty good. The first time I ever set foot in Springdale was when I applied for the job. “I had applied at the Fort Smith police department and the Ozark and Fort Smith fire departments. Maybe it was because I wasn’t from the area but I wasn’t really welcomed at any of those places. Springdale was a different feel. The training officer was friendly and everyone was so welcoming. That meant something to me. I finally got the call and asked, ‘When do I come and where do I go?’” Hessler was hired in 2007 and served on patrol, spent year as a detective, and trained officers until three years ago when he became an SRO. “I had heard about the SRO program but I was happy on patrol,” Hessler says. “I loved the street. There was always something new and different. At the same time, I began sensing the need for a change. So, I became an SRO. “Everyone at the schools has been great. They are all pleasant. This is still police work but it’s very different. There is a lot more positivity. Enforcement isn’t usually positive when you are on patrol. I am in the middle of my career and this has been a great change for me. It has been rejuvenating.” While Hessler hopes to remain an SRO for a few years, he knows there are plenty of other opportunities in the Springdale police department. “Being a police officer isn’t always easy but doing something new every now and then helps,” Hessler says. “It makes you better and more well-rounded. After serving on patrol I spent a year as a detective. I didn’t like it but it but I learned a lot. It made me better. I liked training officers and there are still some on the force that I trained. Training definitely makes you better. You have to understand your job to be able to explain it to others. It’s amazing how quickly time has gone by.” Time didn’t move so quickly when Hessler was growing up. He lived in Hanover, Kansas, a community of 800 people. “It was very different,” Hessler explains. “There were few job opportunities. If you didn’t own a farm you could work in a bank or as a mechanic but that was about it. It was a nice place to grow up because we were outdoors a lot. I learned to fish and hunt and still love to do both as an adult.” Growing up in a small community led to Hessler enrolling in a small, private college. His mother graduated from Bethany College and he had visited the campus, so he went there, too. He had no idea what he wanted to do when he began his freshman year. “I took a semester of art, then switched to psychology,” Hessler says. “I earned my degree and worked with a health company working with kids. I did that for two years and enjoyed it but it wasn’t a career. “I changed gears and wanted to become a firefighter. I served as a volunteer in McPherson, Kansas. I did the training and everything you have to do to be a firefighter. I was dating a girl, Jessica, who I later married. She went to Bethany College on a basketball scholarship but wanted to be closer to her family in Arkansas. So, she came back and I followed her. “Her dad is an ex-marine and I knew he would want to make sure his daughter was taken care of. So, I knew I needed to find a career before we got married. I joined the police force in 2007 and we were married in 2008.” Hessler and his wife both work with students. Jessica is a teacher at Elkins High School. They also have three children of their own. “Ours are five, seven and 10,” Hessler says. “They are all at Sonora Elementary. I think it’s fun for them when they see me at work. I can pop in an see them in class. After school they take a bus to Sonora Middle School and they go home with me. “Since we have three kids, I’ve seen just about everything kids can try to pull on you. Being a parent makes you a better SRO. While all the students are someone else’s kids, when they are at school I think of all of them as mine. I want to make sure I am keeping them safe.” Keeping students and staff safe is a duty all the Springdale SROs handle superbly. They are a major reason why Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Attention parents, please see the following links below to purchase tickets for the games listed: All tickets must be purchased online. No tickets will be sold at the gates to either game. Link to purchase tickets to the Har-Ber Football vs Northside game tomorrow night at Wildcat Stadium - https://gofan.co/app/events/149445 Link to purchase tickets to the Springdale High Football at Conway game tomorrow night - https://gofan.co/app/events/149447?schoolId=AAA
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Springdale Har-Ber senior Walker Immel has signed a letter of intent to play baseball while attending the University of Central Arkansas. He is a pitcher who also plays centerfield. #THEChoice
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Springdale Har-Ber senior Avery Lanning has signed a letter of intent to play volleyball while attending Missouri Southern State University. #THEChoice
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Noel Morris and Delia Farmer visited Turnbow Elementary to share the vision and mission of the Rotary Club with our 3rd graders. The Rotarians gave each student 3 books of their own to add to their home library! They left our kids with the following statement: All leaders are readers!
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Thank you Freeyumm for your donation!
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Thank you Walmart for your donation!
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Thank for your donation Arkansas Extension Homemakers Council!
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Springdale School Board | November Meeting watch live:https://youtu.be/2NcUSu2yDRw
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
The School Board met with principal Allen Williams and vice principal Mendi Hayter from J.O. Kelly Middle School this morning to take a tour of the classrooms.
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
DESTINEE HAYWARD – THRIVING REMOTE LEARNING STUDENT Before COVID, Destinee Hayward would have been a sophomore at Springdale Har-Ber High School. She would have been following in the footsteps of her two older brothers and likely doing well. However, because of the pandemic, Hayward chose the Don Tyson School of Innovation Virtual Academy and remote learning has allowed her to not only thrive academically but also begin to launch her own business. “I’m doing better academically,” Hayward says. “I’m bashful about asking questions in class. Now if I don’t understand something I can restart the video. Plus, I get help from my teachers by email or Zoom. “This has allowed me to continue developing my own business of making bath bombs. It’s called “Midnight Bath” because I use darker colors. I wanted to do something different. I’m getting ready to sell them.” How has she balanced her academic work and starting a business? “I start my day early,” she responds. “I’m usually on my computer by 7:15 or so. I like to get things done early and in the mornings I can give my entire focus to my classes. In the afternoon I work on the bath bombs. I make them myself. It took me nearly a year to figure out how to make them. “I got help from a group on Facebook. They are all over the place, including Canada and England. The products make skin softer. My mom and dad are testers. They both like the products and say their skin is softer. Mom posted them on Instagram and has friends wanting to buy them.” While Hayward plans to sell some of her bath bombs to her mom’s friends as well as family members during Thanksgiving gatherings, she isn’t quite ready to mass market yet. “I’m still learning how to package and market the bath bombs,” Hayward explains. “The help group is advising me. There will be cost involved so I need to get a job soon to pay for the product and packaging.” Hayward’s mother, Danette, is thrilled with the academic and ingenuity success her daughter is experiencing. She says, “Remote learning has allowed Destinee to create a good balance. She is staying ahead in her classes and learning to start a business at the same time. It’s amazing. “Destinee had talked to us about home school for a while. The pandemic gave us the opportunity to utilize the DTSOI’s Virtual Academy. I work for J.B. Hunt and have been working at home. Destinee is always up early starting on her academics when I come down to start work.” Does Destinee miss her friends or the classrooms? “Most of my friends are school friends and we stay in contact but this is better for me,” she responds. “This allows me to focus on things on my own schedule. My parents have been very supportive. “My brothers, on the other hand, didn’t think it was a good idea at first. They both graduated from Har-Ber and are in college now. When I was in grade school at Young Elementary it was a big deal when the Har-Ber football players and cheerleaders would come to our school. They were the coolest. So, I really like what I am doing now but who knows, I may still go to Har-Ber as a senior and graduate from there.” Graduation is still over two years away. What about after that? “I want to go to college and get into interior designing,” Hayward says. “I might major in business. I really like art. When I was younger I used to draw pictures of my favorite television shows. I made crafts, too. So, graphic design is another interest of mine.” Her major interest now, though, is continuing to do well as a remote-learning student and completing the launch of her business. Destinee is an example of why providing a personal learning plan for students and encouraging an entrepreneurial spirit help make Springdale Public Schools #THEChoice.
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
CHRIS SCHMECKENBECHER – SRO, ARCHER LEARNING CENTER Chris Schmeckenbecher went to college with the intent of becoming a pilot. He was an aviation major at Henderson State. He was a junior when New York City was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. His world dramatically changed. “9-11 wrecked my plans,” says Schmechenbecher, who is in his first year as student resource officer at the Archer Learning Center. “I wanted to be a pilot because the airlines couldn’t hire pilots fast enough. A week after 9-11 the airlines were laying pilots off.” Schmeckenbecher returned home to Little Rock, leaving Henderson State in order to take time to contemplate his future. He was already in the marine reserves but was looking for at least temporary work. His mother had friends at the Pulaski County Sheriff’s office so he applied there. “I clerked for two months, then became a dispatcher,” Schmeckenbecher recalls. ‘Listening to the calls gave me the itch to see what it was like on the other side of the radio. Before I could find out I was deployed by the marines to Iraq. “We were the second wave sent to Iraq. I was stationed in Al Kut. We went out on patrol from there looking for weapons caches and insurgents. When you are in the military in a place like Iraq, you are always on hyper vigilance. Your brain gets accustomed to that and it is hard to turn it off when you return home. It took me some time to return to normal when I came home. “I can see some of the same of that in police work. It is similar to the military in that we often deal with the worst in people. At the same time, we do so much that is good. We can truly make a difference in people’s lives. Many times I’ve been told I made a difference. To know we have helped someone is why we keep going.” Once he was back from Iraq, Schmeckenbecher pursued an officer’s position in the Pulaski Sheriff’s office and he was rewarded with the job. He joined the law enforcement division in 2004 and served in his home town area until early 2019 when he and his family moved to Northwest Arkansas. “I loved my job,” he says. “I worked in field training, narcotics and on the gang task force. Working with the FBI and DEA was the highlight of my career in Little Rock. It was challenging. There were so many agencies involved and so much information shared. I had never seen anything like it before. We were able to indict some nasty people. “It was hard to leave but we needed a change. My wife, Lesley, and I have been married 13 years. We have an eight-year-old daughter and we adopted a son while we were still in Little Rock. He is three. Northwest Arkansas is beautiful and all the school districts are rated among the best in the state. We knew it would be good to move here.” Before he left his job in Little Rock, Schmeckenbecher applied at the police departments in Springdale and Fayetteville and sent his resume to the Bella Vista police. Springdale offered first and he immediately became a patrol officer. “I had been here only about a year when I moved from patrol to an SRO position at Springdale High School,” Schmeckenbecher explains. “A week later COVID shut everything down. I had just set up the office with pictures on the wall and had learned the layout of the school but I didn’t really get to experience Springdale High. “I went back on patrol not initially knowing school would not resume. My pictures stayed there until early summer when they decided to move me to Archer. I love the staff at Archer and I enjoy the students. The staff really cares about the students and getting their grades on track.” At Archer, Schmeckenbecher and a teacher, Erin Deleeuw, are initiating a STAR program that was designed by the local Army recruiter. STAR stands for Students Taking Active Roles. It involves character, patriotism and community service. “Students get course credit for the program and some may become interested in a career in the military,” Schmeckenbecher says. “We have 11 students currently involved and we are just launching it. Erin and I are building curriculum along with army guidelines. We will present it to the students. “It’s important for students to see what is out there. The military trains people for careers. For instance, if a student is interested in becoming a mechanic, the military can train on working with jet engines. That can lead to a very good career. There are a lot of options for students who either don’t want to go or can’t afford college.” When it comes to options away from his work, Schmeckenbecher admits “I’m a homebody. I like to spend time with my wife and kids. We also spend time with my brother-in-law and his family who live up here. Our kids enjoy getting together. “With COVID, there’s not as much you can do. When it first happened, I didn’t know where to take my wife on a date. The restaurants were closed. But, we enjoy spending time at home.” And, he enjoys spending time at Archer. He confesses, “Being an SRO is still fairly new for me. It’s challenging at times but I enjoy the people and I like to know I can make a difference.” Schmeckenbecher and the entire staff of student resource officers make a major difference throughout the district. They are among the reasons Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Watch the first Springdale Today of the 2020-2021 school year. Stories include: Don Tyson School of Innovation Industrial Maintenance Rib Cutting Event, Band Car Wash at Speedy Splash, the Har-Ber Aviation Program and much more...all of that and more on this episode of Springdale Today. https://youtu.be/BCHQzo83__g
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Since regionals were cancelled this year, Central Junior High's eighth and ninth grade volleyball teams played a series of matches against Har-Ber High School, Central teachers and even teams with student resource officers. The games were streamed live into all the school's classrooms with ESPN's Jimmy Dykes and his daughter Kennedy handling the commentary. Students were allowed to purchase concessions. Proceeds will go to the Shop With A Cop program. Finding an entertaining way to conclude volleyball season, another reason Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
CODY COMBS – SRO, ELMDALE, SMITH, SHAW, GEORGE, WESTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER Cody Combs, a student resource officer who serves Elmdale, Westwood, Smith, Shaw and George Elementary Schools as well as the Early Childhood Center, is sore. Not mad. Sore. Why is he sore? Because some staff members at Elmdale talked him into starting Crossfit. “I’ve been doing it for two weeks and I go to bed sore every night,” Combs says. “I have a love-hate relationship with Crossfit. I know I am bettering myself but the soreness doesn’t go away.” How long until the soreness is gone? “I was told two weeks but it has been a little more than two weeks,” Combs responds. “It took me two months,” says Elmdale social worker Lindsey Odglen, one of those who does Crossfit with Combs. “I’ve been doing it for three years now.” Combs adds, “The coach, Tony Shipp, is fantastic. He is very knowledgeable and the most patient person I know. Police officers are in good shape but Crossfit is different.” Soreness has not hampered Combs in his job but it has made it difficult at times to enjoy his eight-month old golden retriever, Piper. “Piper weighs between 70 and 75 pounds but still thinks she is the size of a puppy,” says Combs. “She’s hyper. When I am sitting on the couch, she will jump on me like she is smaller than she is. I love her, though. She is fantastic. I also have a four-year old mini Australian shepherd, another wonderful dog.” Did Combs have pets growing up? “No,” he responds, “I had a rough childhood growing up. That’s a major reason I joined the police force. I enjoy building relationships and letting people know I am here to help them. It’s easy for me to relate to and talk with those who are struggling. I watch the principals, assistant principals, counselors and Ozark guidance staff members go to extreme lengths to be helpful to students and have learned a lot. I like working with kids.” This is Combs’ first full year as an SRO. He was hired to serve in the schools last year but COVID-19 broke out. He has not served as an SRO without wearing a mask. “I enjoy the kids, the teachers and the staffs at all the schools where I work,” Combs says. “But, since we have to wear a mask all the time, the kids can’t see when I am smiling at them.” Other than being sore, Combs has plenty to smile about. He is not only a member of the Springdale Police force but also the Arkansas Army National Guard. “I joined the National Guard when I was a junior at Alma High School,” Combs explains. “I was 17 at the time. I go to camp for two weeks every summer and one weekend every month. When I was in high school I wanted to be a police officer and be in the military as well. Being a police officer meant more so I worked at Lowe’s until I was 21 before applying to join the police. My sister’s husband worked for the Springdale police at the time and encouraged me to apply. I applied several places and Springdale was the first to call me back.” Combs served on patrol for over four years before becoming an SRO. Switching assignments was not easy for him. “It was hard leaving patrol,” Combs says. “The supervisors and officers worked so well together. On patrol we were mostly helping adults. When the SRO position became available I thought to myself, ‘I’ve always helped adults, how can I help kids every single day?’ Now I am doing that.” Combs is also pursuing a goal that should help him become even more helpful. “Before the virus I was taking courses at NWACC (Northwest Arkansas Community College),” says Combs. “My goal was a degree in social work but I am also passionate about psychology. I’ve applied to Columbia Southern University because I can take all the classes online. I want to earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Not only do I like psychology but a degree would help me advance in rank in the military if I want to be an officer. “Being a member of the police and the military has made me a better, more mature person. It has opened my eyes, more than I imagined, to the real world.” His eyes are more than open to the real world of serving as an SRO in Springdale. Combs says, “Arkansas is a great place to be and Springdale, in particular, is a great place to be. The fantastic support we receive is overwhelming. So many people in the community support us. They are thankful for what we do. It works the other way, too. We appreciate every member of our community.” It’s wonderful to be appreciated and Springdale Schools appreciates its SROs. They are among the reasons that Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Watch LIVE at 10:30 am the Central Junior High Volleyball team takes on a very special Championship team. ESPN Sports Announcer Jimmy Dykes along with Kennedy Dykes will host. Benefits Shop With a Cop https://youtu.be/AxLARNipOLE
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Thank a Custodian! Cory Ray is in his 27th year of service to the district. He has worked at Har-Ber High School since it opened in 2006. His favorite part of the job? "I love the kids and helping people."
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Watch LIVE at 7:00pm Central vs Lakeside 8th grade football! https://youtu.be/s9SX-lx9ZJY
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Walker Elementary would like to invite all Springdale School Staff who are veterans to join us for our drive through celebration for Veterans. Please see the flyer below for more information!
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
JULIO SANCHEZ – SRO, DON TYSON SCHOOL OF INNOVATION Julio Sanchez is thankful for second chances. So is the Springdale Police Department. And, so is the Don Tyson School of Innovation where Sanchez serves as a student resource officer. If it were not for a second chance and a meeting with a high school friend, Sanchez would not be a member of the Springdale police force. “I applied with the police department in 2008,” Sanchez recalls. “I didn’t get the job. The man who interviewed me told me I still had some growing up to do. I was married, had two kids and had served in the military in Iraq so that didn’t sit well with me. I had resentment. Looking back, though, he was probably right.” A few years later Sanchez encountered Patrick Kabanuck, a friend from his time at Springdale High School. Kabanuck had just applied to become a paramedic and suggested Sanchez try again for a spot on the police force. “Just talking to Patrick and seeing what he was doing inspired me to apply again with the police department,” says Sanchez. “I applied and had a different interviewer. I waited week after week for them to call me. After three months, just when I thought they wouldn’t call, Mike Hignite called and asked if I was still interested. “I said yes, gave two weeks notice at my job, went to the academy, graduated in June and by late 2015 I was on patrol. After serving on the crime suppression unit and the S.W.A.T. team, I listened to Sergeant (Eric) Gregory give a speech about being an SRO. I talked to several SROs and it worked out for me to become one.” A graduate of Springdale High, Sanchez is in his second year as SRO at the DTSOI. He is joined at the school by both of his sons. Bryan, his 18-year-old, is a senior and has been at the school since eighth grade. Fifteen-year-old Jaeden loves to cook and is enrolled in culinary arts. Both of his sons attend the DTSOI because “they like what the school offers. The instruction is different from traditional schools. “My wife and I try to give our sons what they enjoy. Bryan is in the industrial maintenance program. He likes welding. He is quiet and reserved. Jaeden is just the opposite.” Sanchez is a young father. He and his wife, Melody, were married while both were students at SHS. Both sets of parents were instrumental in helping them complete high school. “We had Bryan when I was 16,” Sanchez says. “Both of our families were there for us. They made sure we had everything we needed to graduate on time. Even though we were already parents, we could still enjoy friends and the great atmosphere of Springdale High School. “I had enlisted in the army while still in high school and deployed after graduation. First we went to Fort Lewis in Washington (state). Melody was there and that’s where Jaeden was born. If it weren’t for Melody, I don’t know what I would be doing. She has always been there for me.” After training at Fort Lewis, Sanchez was sent to Iraq, where he served for 15 months. His time there had a major impact on his life. “It was life changing for me,” Sanchez says. “It is a different world. We get so used to what we have here. The poorest families in the United States have more than most people in Iraq. Their middle class lives in high poverty and constantly faces death. “The bond that is forged among brothers in the military is hard to describe. You face death every day together. It’s a different experience.” What was the adjustment like when he returned home? “When I first got back, my wife noticed that when we drove on the interstate, if there was a car on the side of the road, I would switch to the lane farthest away from it,” Sanchez responds. “It was because of encountering roadside bombs in Iraq. I wanted to stay away from them. I’ve gotten over that since then.” Sanchez decided not to reenlist and his wife had settled in as a receptionist at a family dental center. She would eventually become front office manager before accepting a position at Tyson Foods. Meanwhile, Sanchez struggled a bit. “I hopped from job to job,” he says. “I worked construction then took a job at a used car lot. I wasn’t very good because I had not developed communication skills. Then I worked a year at Stanley Steamer. It was okay but not fulfilling.” Finally, he found a job he liked and worked at Cram-A-Lot for four years before visiting with Kabanuck. His employers were happy for him when he was accepted into the police department. In his sixth year with the Springdale police, he is enjoying his time at DTSOI. “I have a lot of interaction with the staff at DTSOI,” Sanchez says. “I also like having one-on-one conversations with students who may need advice. It gives me the opportunity to share my life experiences. For the most part the younger students are easier to talk to. With the older students I don’t push myself on them but want them to know I am always approachable.” If students were aware of Sanchez’ hobby, they might find him even more approachable. “As someone growing up in the l980’s and 90’s, I grew up with video games,” Sanchez says. “I still play. A lot of my friends still play. We play video games online. I also like spending time at home and going camping.” With eSports becoming sanctioned by the Arkansas Activities Association and the DTSOI having an excellent program, perhaps Sanchez will be enlisted to help the teams in some capacity. His most valuable service, however, is making sure the environment at DTSOI is always safe. Because Sanchez and all of the district SROs help ensure a safe environment, Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Join us November 11th for Veterans Day Celebration at Central Junior High!
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
A rich and fun day of team building, learning, and collaborating with Assistant Principals from around the district! Superintendent Dr. Jared Cleveland and Curriculum and Instruction team led by Dr. Marcia Smith, Mrs. Shannon Tisher and Melissa Fink led the meeting.
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Thank you Beaver Water District!
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Thank you McLarty Daniel!
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Don Tyson School of Innovation and Springdale High School students volunteered to work the polls at the Archer Learning Center on election day. "We learned a lot about everything related to voting," said DTSOI senior Vivian Schaffer, who was working the polls for the third time since she has been at the DTSOI. The students were scheduled to work from 7 am to 8 pm. Students serving in the community while learning about civics is another reason Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Young Elementary students have finished reading "Bad Kitty For President" and "Duck For President." They are doing a mock election to learn about the political process as well as to decide if they want Bad Kitty or Duck for President. Learning civics at an early age is another reason Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Ozark Guidance Virtual Parent Night, Technology & Limit Setting, are taking place Tuesday November 10th at 6pm via zoom. There will be both a Spanish and an English session. Please see our flyers below for more information!
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Re-Live the special day with exclusive photos and videos from the Don Tyson School of Innovation Industrial Maintenance Dedication- 10-26-20 https://www.smore.com/c0t56-don-tyson-school-of-innovation
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Congrats to the Shelter Insurance Players of last Week! Tommy Hudson from Har-Ber High School and Luis Herrera from Springdale High School. Way to go!
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Congrats to the Shelter Insurance Players of last Week! Tommy Hudson from Har-Ber High School and Luis Herrera from Springdale High School. Way to go!
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Sally Ratcliff of Monitor Elementary is the winner of $500 in the Arvest "Thank a Teacher" campaign. #THEChoice
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Evette Bran, a Sonora Elementary teacher, has won $500 in the Arvest "Thank a Teacher" campaign. #THEChoice
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
School Board members including President Michelle Cook and Central Administration Staff toured Hellstern Middle School this morning! Students and teachers shared their projects and thanked the board members for being so supportive!
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
JOHN ROBERTSON – SRO, Tyson Middle School, Walker Elementary John Robertson’s first experience working with youth came in Mississippi shortly after he became a police officer. He was involved in the D.A.R.E. program and discovered how much he enjoyed working with students. “I was newly married and my wife, Vickey, was from Mississippi so we moved there,” Robertson recalls. “As soon as I turned 21 I started my career with the police. I became familiar with students working with them in the D.A.R.E. program at Carthage High School.” D.A.R.E. is a program that is officer led. It is a series of classroom lessons that teaches students how to resist peer pressure and live productive drug and violence free lives. “I didn’t realize kids had so much passion until I became involved in D.A.R.E.,” Robertson says. “I learned as much from them as they did from me. Knowing how we can help kids changed my view of law enforcement. “Carthage is a small town and didn’t have an SRO program but I enjoyed working with students. I was on the police force there for 13 years before we moved to Springdale. My wife works for Tyson and she had a chance to work in the corporate office. She had done so much for me in my career, it was time for me to give back. She’s been with Tyson for 24 years and is still there.” Robertson was without a position when he moved to Springdale but had applied to the police force and was quickly hired. He was on patrol for a couple years but was hoping to work in the schools. He jumped when an SRO opportunity became available and currently serves Tyson Middle School and Walker Elementary. “The SRO program allows students to see us as more than officers,” Robertson explains. “We are honest with them. That allows them to see a different side of a police officer. They know they can trust us. “Springdale’s SRO program is excellent and growing. We are about to add three officers through a grant and will have 21 officers in the schools. The more the better. As students go through the school system, they will meet more officers. Each of us is a little different but we are all here for the same thing, to help and benefit students through positive interaction.” Robertson’s first assignment was Tyson Middle School. He was there four years before moving to Southwest Junior High. He moved back to Tyson Middle School and added Walker Elementary last year. “When I went from Tyson to Southwest I enjoyed moving up with an entire class of students,” Robertson says. “They were good kids We built good connections. I still see many of them when I am at the high schools. I’ve even had some of their parents invite me to their birthday parties. There is no way to describe how much it means to know you have had an impact on students’ lives.” Is there a major difference between junior high, middle school and elementary students? “In junior high they are a little more mature but at the end of the day they are pretty much the same,” Robertson responds. “They all want to know where they belong in the world. In elementary school there are more of them that tell you they want to be a police officer when they grow up. They also want to hug you and their eyes light up a little more. Middle school students like to talk and interact with you.” Robertson likes to interact about sports, particularly football and golf. He has become a Razorback fan but admits his first loyalty is to the Alabama Crimson Tide. “I grew up in Mobile and when you grow up in Alabama you choose either Alabama or Auburn,” Robertson says. “I try to keep it low key here. They give me a hard time. I support the Razorbacks in every game unless they are playing Alabama.” Born in Germany, it was in Alabama that Robertson was first exposed to the influence of a police officer. “My dad was in the military but was from Alabama,” Robertson explains. “He met my mom in Germany. Her entire family is still there. I was very young when we moved to Alabama. In our neighborhood there was a police officer. I saw his car in his driveway and I would go over and talk to him. We lived close together for a couple of years. “I was impressed that he would take time to talk to me. He treated me so nice it made me want to be like him and be nice to kids.” That’s exactly what Robertson is doing today. He has two kids of his own, a son and daughter who are both Har-Ber High School graduates and are currently in college. Both of them started at Walker Elementary so he was familiar with the school long before he began patrolling its halls. “All of the schools are great and so are the resource officers,” Robertson says. “Our relationship with the school district is one of the best I am aware of. All of the SROs really work well together.” The district is blessed to have so many dedicated police officers keeping students safe and developing positive relationships with students from kindergarten to 12th grade. The SRO program, largest in the state, is another reason Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Below you will find the dates for the flu clinics! Let's fight the flu together!
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Julie Lien, a VIA Don Tyson School of Innovation teacher who works with students from Westwood, Smith, Jones, and Monitor Elementary Schools, has won $500 in the Arvest "We Love Teachers" campaign. #THEChoice.
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Kat Scantlin of Childers Knapp Elementary has won $500 for classroom supplies in the fifth annual Arvest Bank "We Love Teachers" campaign. How will she use it? "We have a wish list a mile long," Scantlin says. "Our class is excited!" #THEChoice
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Have you watched "Así Es Springdale"? Follow our show on Springdale Schools YouTube channel or look for it on our Spanish language Facebook: Escuelas de Springdale! Han visto nuestro programa "Así Es Springdale"?Sigan nuestro canal Springdale Schools en YouTube, también lo pueden encontrar en la pagina de Escuelas de Springdale en Facebook.
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Springdale High School AP Spanish and Spanish IV students presented their 16th annual "Celebra la Vida" Dia de los Muerlos event in the school's rotunda with displays featuring prominent Spanish speaking celebrities and/or historical figures. A community mural gave visitors an opportunity to write something they would like to do while they are still living.
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
MIKE HIGNITE – SRO, J.O. KELLY MIDDLE SCHOOL, CHILDERS KNAPP ELEMENTARY A lot has changed since Mike Hignite became a student resource officer at Springdale High School. Hignite was one of only six SROs in the district at the time and he helped start the Law Academy at SHS that has produced several members of the current Springdale police force. “When I started as an SRO we had two at Springdale High School, one at each of the junior highs and they had just added two for the new middle schools,” Hignite recalls. “Now we have 18 SROs and we are about to get three more. The SRO program pays off in our community. Officers build relationships with students and families and find solutions to problems. We have great officers and supervisors. I am proud to be a part of the program.” Hignite became part of the SRO program in 2000 at Springdale High, his alma mater. He says, “When I started at Springdale High School, there were still a lot of teachers who had taught me. Aaron Harris was an assistant principal, just as he was when I was in school. “I was raised by a single mother but also was raised by principals, teachers and parents of my friends. I started at Lee Elementary, then went to Southwest Junior High and Springdale High. I reflect back on the kindness that was extended to me and I can see it today at J.O. Kelly and Childers Knapp. I see teachers and principals helping raise kids, not just educating them.” As soon as Hignite was back in school as an SRO, he was ready to give back. With his wife, Marjay, a teacher at and also a graduate of SHS, he was involved in the launch of the Law Academy. “We were at the right spot at the right time and with a team of teachers we built the Law Academy from scratch,” Hignite explains. “Several of our current officers, some SROs and some on patrol, went through the Law Academy. “We started with 25 or so students. By the third year we had 90, which was the most we could have at the time. It has been such a benefit to Springdale, not just to the students who went into criminal justice but also to the many who became teachers. They saw how much their teachers were investing in them and they wanted to do the same.” After 11 years at SHS, Hignite left the school and moved into a training position. He says, “It was hard to leave but I really wanted to train young officers. I did that for four years, then went back to patrol. I was happy on patrol but when an SRO position came open at J.O. Kelly, Sara Ford, the principal at the time, told me to come to the school. It was a blessing to work with her for three years. She is a legend. Now I am working with Allen Williams, who was at Springdale High during some of the years I was there. He is top notch.” What was Hignite’s pathway to becoming a police officer? “I went to the University of the Ozarks for a year, then transferred to the University of Arkansas,” he responds. “After two and a half years there I needed a break so I joined the army. We were at peace when I went in but shortly after that came Operation Desert Storm and I served a short stint in the Middle East. “I came back and finished at the UA. Right before I finished I took the police test and was hired after I graduated. It’s been 25 years on the police force for me and most days are fun.” Since rejoining the SRO ranks, Hignite has started another program. This one, at J.O. Kelly, is called called the Shield Program. Students sign a contract to give back to the community. They become leaders in the school.” “Officer Hignite is a mentor to a group of leaders,” says J.O. Kelly assistant principal Mendi Hayter. “He is the most humble person I’ve ever met. He is more comfortable giving other people the credit.” Hignite is quick to give credit to the leadership at J.O. Kelly and Childers Knapp for “making me feel comfortable to be part of their teams. It’s great the schools are so close to each other so I can help wherever I am needed. I am blessed to be where I am and happy to be in Springdale.” He’s been in Springdale most of his life and now has been at J.O. Kelly long enough to see students progress to high school. “Seventh graders I saw playing football at J.O. Kelly during my first year here are now seeing the field as sophomores at Springdale High,” Hignite says. “We will always go to the Springdale Bulldog games. We are red until we are dead. I see many SHS graduates in the community and they tell me the year they graduated. There are some students at Childers Knapp whose parents I had at Springdale High.” And, his three children are all SHS grads. His oldest son already has graduated from Notre Dame and his youngest is a freshman at the University of Arkansas. His daughter is in college in Philadelphia. The entire Hignite family is entrenched in the Springdale community. He and his wife, Marjay, are both among the many reasons Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Springdale Schools is proud of students from Springdale High School East Program who collaborated to make a "Safe Sleep" brochure for Arkansas Infant and Child Death Review and Prevention Program, Arkansas Children’s Hospital. The brochure was translated into Marshallese in efforts to raise awareness of the importance of safe sleeping practices. The students chose this project last fall to better inform the community about SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome especially within the Marshallese Community. They have a higher death rate in infants than other sub populations and want to change that statistic through awareness. The brochure is also currently in circulation in some local pediatric clinics and Arkansas Children’s Northwest. They will also be distributing some brochures to local community clinics in Springdale.
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
The art department put on a parade with paper mache puppets inspired by Hispanic Heritage Month, Día de los Muertos, and parade traditions around the world. https://youtu.be/0q04TK6eZFM
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
As we approach the winter, don't forget the dates for flu clinics available. We can fight the flu together!
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Have you watched "Asi Es?" Follow our show on Springdale Schools YouTube channel or look for it on our Spanish language Facebook: Escuelas de Springdale! Han visto nuestro programa "Asi Es?" Sigan nuestro canal de YouTube de Springdale Schools. Tambien lo pueden buscar en la pagina de Escuelas de Springdale!
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Springdale Schools is proud of students from SHS who collaborated to make a "Safe Sleep" brochure for Arkansas Infant and Child Death Review and Prevention Program, Arkansas Children’s Hospital. The brochure was translated into Marshallese in efforts to raise awareness of the importance of safe sleeping practices. The students chose this project last fall to better inform the community SIDS, or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome especially within the Marshallese Community. They have a higher death rate in infants than other sub populations and want to change that statistic through awareness. The brochure is also currently in circulation in some local pediatric clinics and Arkansas Children’s Northwest. They will also be distributing some brochures to local community clinics in Springdale.
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Watch LIVE at 6:00pm: Arkansas 6A Volleyball State Tournament | Har-Ber vs. Cabot https://youtu.be/EMejryeaCOQ
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Thank a Custodian! Nancy Aguilar has been at Westwood since 2006. She says,"I came to Westwood 14 years ago and have been here ever since. I love the staff here." And they love her as well!
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Thank A Custodian! Jazmain Izquierdo Flores designed and applied a Kelly Knight logo on the new stained concrete floor in a J.O. Kelly hallway.
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Sonora Elementary School kindergarten students enjoyed learning about performing arts before watching Trike Theatre's production of Three Billy Goats Gruff through the 360 Trike-sperience. The Pre and Post show workshops and retelling materials provided teachers and students are based on research that has established using performing arts strategies in classroom content instruction improves students' language and literacy skills. "This is a beta test for possible use in all our schools," said Sonora principal Regina Stewman. "Social, emotional and literacy learning are embedded in the theatre experience. We can't do field trips this year because of the pandemic but this was a way to bring the theatre to our students in a safe way. Each student's parents will receive a 360 Trike-sperience box that has a book that is in English, Spanish and Marshallese, as well as other activities that can be done at home. This was all done through a Walmart Foundation grant given to Trike Theatre." Great partnerships are another reason Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Watch LIVE at 6:00pm Arkansas 6A Volleyball State Tournament | Har-Ber vs. Bryant https://youtu.be/oHLPrW-2xfg
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Let's fight the flu this season!
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Watch live at 2:00pm the Industrial Maintenance Technology Ribbon Cutting at Don Tyson School of Innovation. https://youtu.be/IOfIqA_nm_k
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Attention ALL students: Our next round of ACT Boot Camp will be here before you know it! Make plans NOW to attend. Beginning November 14th, we will have Saturday sessions from 8:00 am - 12:00 noon, and afternoon sessions Monday through Thursday from 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm. All sessions are completely FREE and you may attend as many sessions as you are able. See the attached calendar for more details, or email Mrs. Renneker at trenneker@sdale.org.
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Long time Superintendent Dr. Jim Rollins was honored with the Retiree Award at the 10th annual Cornerstone Event for the Springdale Public Schools Education Foundation. Great leaders have helped make Springdale Public Schools #THEChoice.
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Don and Carol Lynn Gibson were given the Alumni Award at the 10th annual Springdale Public Schools Education Foundation Cornerstone Event. Successful alumni help make Springdale Public Schools #THEChoice.
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Watch LIVE as Har-Ber hosts Fort Smith Southside in live football action https://youtu.be/K5FDLFpzpIs
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Watch LIVE the battle of the Bulldogs as Springdale takes on Fayetteville https://youtu.be/8a6xxshddNU
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Long time school board member and community leader Adrian Luttrell was honored with the Patron Award at the 10th annual Springdale Public School Education Foundation Cornerstone Event. Wonderful patrons help make Springdale Public Schools #THEChoice.
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Millie Peters of Springdale High School has been named the Arkansas Choir Directors Association Regional High School Choir Director of the Year. Congratulations! Talented staff members help make Springdale Public Schools #THEChoice.
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Rachel Cornett of Lakeside has been named the Arkansas Choir Directors Association Regional Junior High Choir Director of the Year. Congratulations! Honored staff members help make Springdale Public Schools #THEChoice.
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Don't forget parents! Flu clinics are available these dates below!
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Congrats to the Shelter Insurance Players of the Week! Davon Sparks from Springdale High School and Ethan Fender from Har-Ber High School.
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Support the SHS Baseball team with this fundraiser! See all the details below on this flyer.
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
PETER REYNEBEAU – SRO, George Junior High Think your life is busy? How would you like to be in college, a member of the Army National Guard, a full time police officer and recently married, all at the same time? It was a challenge but somehow Peter Reynebeau managed to handle it all at once. “I look back and am not sure, other than by the grace of God, how I did it,” says Reynebeau about his time at the University of Arkansas. “I needed 17 hours to graduate so I took all my classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. I worked Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for the Springdale Police force. The police were great to work with me on scheduling my hours.” Also just married to Beth, who he dated as a senior at Har-Ber High School and throughout their time at the UA, when did he study for his classes? “Honestly, I can hardly remember,” Reynebeau responds. “Somehow I made it. It was certainly challenging at the time.” Reynebeau, a Springdale native who is in his second year as student resource officer at George Junior High, had not even thought about becoming a police officer when he graduated from Har-Ber and enrolled at the University of Arkansas. His original intent was to become a school psychologist or counselor. “A psychology professor turned me off to the profession and I was taking criminal justice as an elective,” Reynebeau recalls. “I liked criminal justice and made the switch. The Dallas Police Department started recruiting me but Beth and I had just become engaged so we wanted to stay here. I applied at Springdale and since I had already turned 21, they hired me. I had to sit out a semester to go to police academy, then I finished with the 17 hours.” Reynebeau may not have thought his senior year schedule was more than he could handle because of how busy he had been at Har-Ber. He joined the Army National Guard during the summer between his junior and senior years and was a member of the Har-Ber band as well. “I played and still play the trumpet,” says Reynebeau, “but since I was gone all summer at National Guard training, I lost my spot in the band. I had to earn it back. For some reason I got paired with Beth, who I had known since Central Junior High and who was a close friend of my sister’s. We practiced together, grew together and started dating. She is now a nurse at Washington Regional Hospital.” Reynebeau and his wife enjoy doing Crossfit together and their 18-month-old twins (boy and girl) sit in their strollers and watch. When the parents are finished, the kids imitate their parents by doing squats when they get home. Reynebeau also enjoys golf and plays as often as possible. Beth doesn’t play golf and rarely joins her husband after breaking his driver. “We went to play one day and Beth snapped my driver head,” Reynebeau recounts. “So, she doesn’t play anymore. I got a new driver out of it. It was probably time for a new one anyway.” Speaking of new, George Junior High was a new assignment for Reynebeau last year. Previously he had spent five years serving as an SRO at elementary schools, including George, Tyson, Harp, Elmdale, Smith, Shaw, Bayyari and Hunt. “The kids are different in junior high,” Reynebeau says. “I know many of them from elementary school. It’s fun watching them grow up. It’s great building connections with them. They will grow even more as they go to high school. “I love being part of the school culture at George Junior High. I love the staff here. La Dena Eads, the principal, is awesome. Josh (assistant principal Jenkins) is great and Cara (assistant principal Sedberry) is fantastic. It’s fun seeing the students compete at sporting events. They even let me play the trumpet for one song during each of their concerts last year.” As much as he enjoys George Junior High, how difficult was the premature end of the school year last March because of COVID? “Like most of the SROs, I went back on patrol,” Reynebeau answers. “There is a big difference between the school environment and patrol. In one sense it was odd to go back. On the other hand, patrol is in my blood. At school everyone is glad to see me. It’s a very welcoming place. When you get a call while on patrol, you are responding to someone that is having a really bad day and they need your help. “At school my job is to keep everyone safe. I have to be ready for the worst day here but pray it never comes.” Reynebeau makes sure the students and staff at George Junior High feel safe at while he patrols the hallways as well as every corner of the school. He and all of the district SROs are among the reasons Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Watch live at 6:00pm tonight Arkansas 6A West Volleyball | Conference Tournament | Har-Ber vs. Ft. Smith Southside https://youtu.be/BPTECeMRlkA
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Springdale Har-Ber High School tennis standouts Hayden and Carter Swope have done it again! This time they won the doubles championship at the boys Overall state tournament at Burns Park in North Little Rock. Earlier they won the 6A West Conference and 6A state doubles titles. Congratulations! Great athletes help make Springdale Public Schools #THEChoice.
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Parents, join us this Saturday, October 24 at 9:00, for a fly in by the Har-ber Aviation Club at the Springdale Municipal Airport. Volunteers from the Har-Ber Aviation Club will be there and free pancakes will be available while supplies last! See you there!
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Let's join the fight against the flu this season! Listed below are all the dates when the flu clinics are available.
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
WATCH LIVE AT 5:00PM SOUTHWEST VS CENTRAL VOLLEYBALL https://youtu.be/aAmqDfuO0a4
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
MICHAEL SPARKMAN, SRO, SPRINGDALE HIGH SCHOOL Michael Sparkman learned a lot from football as well as jail as he was being prepared for a career in law enforcement. Both helped launch him onto the Springdale Police Force and a position as a student resource officer at Springdale High School. “I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for the football coaches at Har-Ber High School,” says Sparkman, who was a linebacker and special teams player on the Wildcats’ 2009 state championship team. “Coach (Chris) Wood and the assistant coaches instilled a deep connection to the team. No one was looking to get recognition. We just wanted to get the job done.” Wood says, “Michael did whatever he could to help the team. He was focused, driven and had a servant’s heart. You never know what your players will do professionally but it doesn’t surprise me that Michael is a police officer. He always wants to help people.” Sparkman received an early lesson in helping people when he served as a jailer before he was old enough to join the police force. “After I graduated from Har-Ber I went to the University of Arkansas to study engineering,” Sparkman explains. “One of the requirements was to job shadow someone in the engineering field. The person I shadowed sat behind a desk in front of a computer all day. I love the outdoors and like to keep moving. I couldn’t see myself doing that. The nine-to-five job didn’t jive for me. “So, my life was at a crossroads. I like being a person who someone calls when they need help. A job in a jail opened up and I took it, knowing it would be a good stepping stone for going into law enforcement. I stayed with it until I turned 21.” What was working at a jail like for a 19-year-old? “It was a shock,” he responds. “I was not as aware of the world as I had previously thought. Working there changed my outlook, though. There is a stigma attached to those who are arrested. They aren’t all bad people. Some just make a mistake. Some just fail to pay a ticket. “I would talk to them. I would hear their stories and talk to them as people, not prisoners. It taught me how to talk to people.” Sparkman already had solid communication skills. At Har-Ber he was a member of the debate team coached by Taneisha Wright. “She was a great teacher,” Sparkman says. “She taught us critical thinking. I wasn’t very good at debate. I could think on my feet but you had to be prepared to defend both sides of an issue. I wasn’t good at rebuttals when defending things I don’t believe in.” He does believe in defending innocent people. The day after he turned 21, Sparkman joined the Springdale Police and served on patrol until becoming an SRO at the beginning of the current academic year. “When you work the streets and someone calls, it is usually because they are having one of the worst days they’ve ever had. You always expect to deal with adults but when there are kids in the area, it’s a hundred times more tough. I can see the effect the actions of adults are having on kids.” His empathy for kids is one of the reasons he became an SRO. After two years in the narcotics division and time on patrol and crime suppression, he took the position at SHS, alongside John Scott, who is in his third year at the school. “I can remember seeing the SROs in the halls at Har-Ber and the little things they did,” Sparkman says. “They were very helpful to the students and staff. I like being an SRO. Counting students and staff we have over 2,000 people at Springdale High School. It’s like our own little city within the city of Springdale. It’s much more personal than being on the streets where there are 80,000 people over 46 square miles. “We get to know the students. With today’s political climate I like to be able to have conversations with students and answer the questions they have.” Growing up in Springdale, Sparkman’s questions were about when he and his parents would be outdoors again. “My dad loved the outdoors and we were always out,” Sparkman remembers. “We would fish, hunt and hike. That’s all I ever knew. Northwest Arkansas is a hidden gem for the outdoors. I have friends in California who ask about moving here. I tell them how great it is and that they should check it out. But, no one else is allowed. We want to keep the area as a gem. “Northwest Arkansas is a metroplex with over 500,000 people in the area but I can drive 15 minutes and be out of cell service. I can drive two hours and hear the elk’s bugle. This is a great place.” Married to a former Har-Ber cheerleader, he and his wife, Amber, have two children, ages two and four. Still, he is finding time to work on an associate’s degree online and expects to have earned it by this spring. “I’m taking 15 hours online through Eastern Gateway Community College,” Sparkman says. “The school accepts hours from our training at police academy toward the associate’s degree. That allows me to finish sooner. Eventually I will work on a degree in criminal justice. You only need a high school degree to become a police officer but if you get hurt, you need a fallback plan.” Sparkman’s fallback plan for now is becoming a Springdale Bulldog, not easy for a Har-Ber Wildcat. “I know the Har-Ber alma mater word for word because the coaches demanded it,” Sparkman says. “We competed at the highest level because of the character our coaches developed in us. But, I am a Bulldog now. These are our kids. I will do anything I can to help them.” With Scott serving as his mentor, Sparkman has been a wonderful addition to the SHS team. He and all the district student resource officers are among the reasons Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
4 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Watch LIVE: Har-Ber High School Football | Har-Ber vs. Bentonville West https://youtu.be/XQZ2a04VWWo
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Watch LIVE Springdale Bulldog Football | SHS vs Rogers https://youtu.be/6sD3jPMRjYo
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Thank you Wal-Mart!
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Springdale Sonics Youth Basketball Tryout Information in Marshallese
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Springdale Sonics Youth Basketball Tryout Information in English and Spanish
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Attention parents, remember that today, October 16th and Monday October 19th are remote learning days. Please read our flyers below for tips and information about remote learning.
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Thank you Superior Automotive!
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Watch LIVE: Southwest vs Farmington Football https://youtu.be/GkCXwE6P9Vo
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Kim Person has been an innovative nurse who has changed her tactics this year because of COVID. If a student is quarantined, she and the school counselor deliver technology to the student's home, making sure it has been thoroughly cleaned and is ready to be utilized at home. Springdale Schools is so grateful for nurses like Kim who are looking after the care of our students!
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale Public Schools
Free school meals are still available on the All Virtual Days, Friday and Monday. Both meals can ONLY be picked up on October 16. Preorder by 9am October 16 at http://go.sdale.org/food. Families pick up your meals from any school. Serving families is why Springdale is #TheChoice!
5 months ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale School District
Watch LIVE Har-Ber Volleyball! https://youtu.be/9FNMFmKr4GI
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
So we can play ball! #ShieldUp
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Thank you Walker Foundation!
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Thank you Truity Credit Union!
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Thank you McDonald's!
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
JOHN SCOTT – SRO, SPRINGDALE HIGH SCHOOL John Scott had served in law enforcement for 22 years when he was given an assignment he was told was “perfect for me.” The trouble was, he didn’t see it that way. But, after a month of teaching in the Springdale High School Law Academy, Scott realized how perfect his new position was. “I loved doing training in the police department,” Scott says. “I love teaching and sharing the knowledge I’ve picked up through the years. I had trained officers for four and a half years when the position came open to teach in the Law Academy at Springdale High School. “I was told the job would be perfect for me because I was a good teacher but I didn’t think I would have enough patience to work with kids. After a month at the school my attitude changed and I fell in love with teaching high school students. They were so welcoming.” Scott teaches two classes a day to juniors taking Fundamentals of Law Enforcement. He also serves as a student resource officer at SHS. In his third year in his current position, Scott still appreciates the welcoming environment. “The image of law enforcement in our schools is very positive,” Scott says. “The students at the high school love us, the have fun with us, they engage with us and they communicate well with us. They feel comfortable telling us what their needs are and we do everything we can to help meet those needs. “The Springdale police department and Springdale School District support the SROs. The administration at Springdale High School is wonderful. We are here for them and they are here for us. It is a great community.” Scott utilizes one of his talents to build a deeper bond with the SHS staff. He cooks lunch for them on a semi-regular basis. “My wife, Melissa, and I love to cook,” Scott explains. “On Sundays we map out our meals for the week. Today I have fajitas and rice for lunch. Everyone in the office is envious. Every Friday a staff member or an SRO is responsible for furnishing lunch for the principal, assistant principals and ladies in the office. “Most Fridays whoever is responsible will order pizzas but when it’s my turn I cook something and bring it. I include some for the nurses and the attendance staff. This week I am either going to make chili or tacos. When I make chili I will bring about six pounds of it and it is always gone by the time the day is over.” Scott receives plenty of satisfaction when he cooks but even more when he witnesses the progress of students in the Law Academy. “We have about 140 students in the Law Academy and 46 are in the classes I teach,” Scott says. “Sophomores take Introduction to Criminal Justice and seniors take Introduction to Criminal Law. They receive various certificates during the time they are in the academy. That gives them a head start when they graduate. In fact, they can go right into areas of law enforcement like dispatching or working in a jail. “Two of last year’s graduates are already serving as dispatchers for the Springdale police. They start with good salaries and excellent benefits. In Arkansas you have to be 21 to join the police force. Serving in the jail or as a dispatcher provides valuable experience for those who want to join the police when they are 21. We believe what we are teaching them allows them to bridge the gap between when they graduate from high school and when they turn 21 and can become an officer.” Of course, students in the SHS Law Academy are well versed in several areas long before they graduate. They are tested in handcuffing, dealing with felony traffic stops, and DWI testing and are trained to stop the bleeding when encountering someone who has been wounded as well as dealing with an active shooter, among other things. “Training has been a little different this year because of COVID,” Scott says. “We are just finishing testing for handcuffing. Everyone wears rubber gloves and face coverings, we do it outside, we rotate partners so no two students are close to each other for more than 10 minutes, and when we are done we sanitize everything. To be fair, I don’t judge them. SROs from other schools will come and do the judging.” While training officers and now students is enjoyable for Scott, his career didn’t begin as a policeman. After he graduated from high school he went straight into the military. “I graduated from McDonald County High School in Missouri, just north of the Arkansas line, and joined the army,” Scott recalls. “I was in Operation Desert Storm and trained all over the world. I helped train Thailand’s military when I was stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska. They are wonderful people in Thailand. “I loved being stationed in Alaska. The winters were cold but weren’t so bad because I loved to ski. The summers were great. The sun would be up at 3:30 in the morning. It was hardly ever dark. I had been in the army eight years, my time in Alaska was over and I wanted to be stationed in Colorado. When that didn’t work out I came home and joined the police force.” He served with the Bella Vista police for 12 years before moving to Springdale. He notes, “Springdale is a larger community with more opportunities on the police force. I served on patrol and in the traffic division recreating accidents. That was tough because many times the accidents involved death. I was training officers when I took the position at Springdale High School.” Since an officer’s career lasts 28 years and Scott has just three years remaining before hitting that mark, what does he plan to do when he retires from the force? “I’m already working on it,” responds Scott, who earned his associate’s degree from Northwest Arkansas Community College and his degree in organizational management from John Brown University. “I want to teach. “Each of our students does a portfolio and part of that is writing letters. I read those letters. When I read a letter that said, ‘I never had a dad but if I did I would want him to be like Corporal Scott’ it brought tears to my eyes. So, this summer I decided to give our students all of me. I went to Little Rock to take classes to get a teacher’s license. I’m now certified. “We are able to do a lot in the Law Academy but we can do much more with another certified technician. Obviously it would be up to the district administration and the school board but I would love to continue to teach in the Law Academy full time.”
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Parents don't forget! October 16th and 19th will be remote learning days. Please see the flyers below for more information.
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Watch LIVE Har-Ber High School Volleyball | Har-Ber vs. Ft. Smith Southside https://youtu.be/M_9PzbKUPRc
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Congratulations to Hayden and Carter Swope Har-Ber High School boys double state championships in tennis. Also, please congratulate the Har-Ber High School boys tennis team for being the 6A state runner-up. State championships are another reason why Springdale Schools are #TheChoice .
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Thank you Joann's Fabric!
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale Public Schools
Free school meals are still available on the All Virtual Days, Friday and Monday. Both meals can ONLY be picked up on October 16. Preorder by 9am October 16 at http://go.sdale.org/food. Families pick up your meals from any school. Serving families is why Springdale is #TheChoice!
5 months ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale School District
Watch Live at 5pm Springdale Public Schools | October School Board Meeting https://youtu.be/KZTZEygYX9A
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Thank you United Way!
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Thank you Burger King!
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Bernice Young wins National Recognition https://www.smore.com/rext5-bernice-young-elementary-wins
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Thank you NWA Food Bank!
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Parents please mark your calendars for these important dates!
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
First grade teacher Jana Lara and third grade teacher Amy Sandy, both of Sonora Elementary School, have each won $500 from Scholastic Books by entering the company's contest. Each will be able to add a considerable number of books to their classroom libraries. Dedicated teachers who utilize resources to enhance their classrooms help make Springdale Public Schools #THEChoice.
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
TRAVIS BEYER, SRO, CENTRAL JUNIOR HIGH Think toys make a difference? They did for Travis Beyer, who serves as student resource officer at Central Junior High. Fascinated by police car and firetruck lights, Beyer loved playing with toy versions of those vehicles. “I was always intrigued with the flashing lights on police cars and firetrucks,” Beyer recalls. “I loved the gadgets that came with those vehicles. All my toys reflected that. If a toy had lights, I wanted it. I was also impressed when I saw a policeman in uniform. I knew at an early age I wanted to be a police officer.” Beyer has been wearing the uniform of a Springdale police officer for 20 years. He is in his sixth year as SRO at Central Junior High. “I’ve always enjoyed working on the police force because there are so many options available to us,” Beyer says. “I have served on all shifts of patrol and as a field training officer. There are also detectives and drug interventionists and SROs. A full career on the police force is 28 years and they make sure you never get burned out. “Becoming an SRO was a goal of mine. Jeff Taylor, who supervises the SRO program, had talked to me about being an SRO for years before I took the position at Central. When I came to Central I fell in love with my job again.” Why does he love being SRO at Central so much? “The students, staff and families have made me feel like a team member,” Beyer responds. “It’s been amazing. Until COVID the students gave me high fives and fist bumps every morning. There’s still an occasional elbow bump. The PTO here spoils the teachers and staff and me, too. I’ve received so many baked goods I think I’ve gained 30 pounds since I’ve been here. I am blessed to be part of the Central team.” Diligently watching student traffic even as he was being interviewed, Beyer is quick to point out, “It’s important to make sure our schools have a safe learning environment. Studies show kids learn better when they know they are safe. That’s why the relationships we build with students and their families are so important. Those relationships last long after the students have gone to high school. “I will see some of our former students in the community and they do a double take when they see me out of uniform. I’m usually wearing a ball cap and comfy clothes. It means a lot to me when they say hello.” Of course there are many in the community who have known him away from the police force since he has been a lifelong Springdale resident. He was an Elmdale Eagle, a Central Warrior and a Springdale Bulldog growing up. Was he influenced by an SRO as he was going through Springdale schools? “Not really,” he responds. “I knew we had an SRO at Springdale High School and I saw and respected him but I never got in trouble growing up. I never had to deal with the police on that side.” Beyer was too busy playing American Legion baseball and football for Springdale High to get into trouble. He enjoyed his athletic experiences but is envious of what he sees at Central. “Sports were stressful for me,” Beyer says. “I wish I would have had more fun. I look at the relationships these kids at Central have with their coaches and am a little jealous. They form a strong bond with each other.” Beyer’s strongest bond is with his family. He and his wife have three daughters, all of whom have been or are being educated in Springdale. “Our oldest daughter was a Har-Ber cheerleader and is in graduate school at the University of Central Arkansas,” Beyer says. “We have a 10th grader at Har-Ber High School who plays volleyball and softball and our fifth grader is at Walker Elementary. I’ve always told our kids to have no regrets. Try out for whatever you are interested in. “I tell the kids at Central the same thing. They call me “OB” for Officer Beyer. I always tell them to have a great day and make good choices. They’ve heard it so much they sometimes say it to me before I can say it to them.” Beyer has plenty of great days at Central but when he’s away from his job he loves to hunt and fish. “My entire family loves the great outdoors,” Beyer says. “We all have a passion for being outdoors. Our daughter at Har-Ber is also into travel sports. We are away most weekends for travel softball. Our youngest daughter takes dance. We encourage our daughters to pursue what they enjoy. They don’t have to do something just because an older sister does.” Beyer encourages the students at Central just like he does his own daughters. It helps that he and the other district SROs receive plenty of community support. “Lieutenant Taylor has a love and passion for Springdale Schools,” Beyer says. “We receive amazing support from Lieutenant Taylor, city government and the entire community. I hear from parents all the time, thanking me for what I do. I am very grateful to work in Springdale and have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our students and families.” Beyer and the entire staff of SROs make a difference every day. They are among the reasons Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
U.S. Congressman Steve Womack visited Young Elementary School to congratulate teachers, staff and students for being named a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. He also took a tour of the school and presented the library with several books donated by the Library of Congress. Womack said, "Springdale Schools have an amazing list of accomplishments that would take years to chronicle. Students at Young may be too young to realize it now but someday they will know they are being educated in a system that is much better than most systems around the country. And, don't forget the great support you receive from the Springdale community." Special visits by state and national leaders help make Springdale Public Schools #THEChoice .
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Each year, the United States observes National Hispanic Heritage Month. But, how long has the U.S. been doing this? Was it always a month? Don't know? Don't worry This is Springdale has you covered! https://www.smore.com/f5nqb-this-is-springdale
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Watch LIVE at 5:30pm Springdale High School vs Har-Ber High School https://youtu.be/BECVlQMD8Wk
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale Public Schools
Free school meals are still available on the All Virtual Days, Friday and Monday, October 16 and 19. Order your meals by 9am October 16 at http://go.sdale.org/food. Families may pick up their meals from any school. Serving families is why Springdale is #TheChoice!
5 months ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale School District
Come on...share the love! #ThankaTeacher
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
MATT RAY, HAR-BER HIGH SCHOOL SRO Matt Ray bleeds Springdale red when he doesn’t bleed Har-Ber blue. A Springdale High School graduate who serves as a student resource officer at Har-Ber High, Ray supports both schools and agonizes when they play each other. “I grew up a Springdale Bulldog,” Ray says, “but I love the students at Har-Ber, too. I like to see Springdale kids be successful whether they are Bulldogs, Wildcats or the Phoenix of the Don Tyson School of Innovation. When Har-Ber plays Springdale I pull for both. I am always happy for the winner but feel bad for the team that doesn’t win. We have more than one high school now but we are still one city.” Ray loves that city. He says, “Springdale is an awesome town. I am grateful to live in Northwest Arkansas. Northwest Arkansas is a great place to be a police officer. There is still a lot of growth coming to Springdale. It is a hidden gem.” Har-Ber students and staff consider Ray a gem. He is in his fifth year at the school after serving in many other areas of the Springdale police force. He was a dispatcher, jailer, patrolman and detective over a 10-year period before becoming an SRO. Why did he switch from patrol to school? “It really started with our summer Sandlot program,” Ray responds. “About the time of Ferguson (Missouri), Lieutenant Jeff Taylor started doing community events. I love being part of the community and I was drawn to working with kids. “An SRO position opened and I came to Har-Ber. I thought, oh my gosh, this is fun. Being around students, teachers and staff is a great gig. This is a great opportunity to build relationships with students. In fact, one of our newest officers was at Har-Ber during my first year at the school. He remembered me as his SRO.” Ray also remembers his SRO at Springdale High School. It was Mike Hignite, who still serves as an SRO in the district. “Mike Hignite was the biggest influence on me getting into law enforcement,” Ray says. “Unfortunately, they started the Law Academy the year after I graduated. I wish they would have had it while I was there. No doubt I would have been a better student.” Hignite is one reason he still has such a fondness for Springdale High. Another reason is his dad drew the logo that is used all over the school. “My dad (Russ Ray) drew the bulldog head that is used at Springdale High,” Ray says. He had an ad agency on the corner of Emma and Spring. He also drew the giant mascot for George Elementary. I was a fourth grader there when the school opened. A student hand drew a giant but it was a little rough. My dad made it neater.” It was at his father’s business that Ray became interested in becoming a police officer. “We would watch the parades from his office and see the police cars,” Ray remembers. “They were very impressive. The rest of the year police officers drove up and down Emma Avenue, past his office.” Once he got to know Hignite, Ray’s future was set. He recalls, “Mike Hignite would come into our classrooms and visit with us. I had his wife, Marjay, for psychology. She had us do career assessments and I would talk to Mike about being a policeman. “I was already thinking about a career because I didn’t do many activities in high school. I had played Babe Ruth baseball growing up because my dad coached and that was our thing but at Springdale High the only activity I was involved in was choir. I was a terrible singer. I lip synched.” Lip synching never got Ray in trouble but one day he did get stopped by the other Springdale SRO, Tim Hill. “I was squealing tires in the in the high school parking lot and Officer Hill stopped me,” Ray says. “He talked to me but didn’t give me a ticket. He said we are all humans and capable of making mistakes. We need to grow from them. “That’s how I look at the high school students I work with now. They are human. They make mistakes. I try to help them grow from them. I still have to be vigilant but this is such a good community I just want our kids to take advantage of the amazing opportunities they have. I didn’t graduate that long ago – 2001 – but the opportunities available to students now are much greater than they were then.” Ray is glad to have the opportunity to serve on the police force in Springdale. He is quick to say, “I am all Springdale. My parents are from Springdale. My wife is from Springdale and my daughter is involved in volleyball at Hellstern Middle School. We love this community.” The Har-Ber community loves Ray back. So does the city of Springdale. He and the other officers who serve in the schools are among the reasons Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
SCOTT JOHNSON, SRO, HAR-BER HIGH SCHOOL When Scott Johnson isn’t patrolling the halls of Springdale Har-Ber High School as one of its student resource officers, he is likely to be found on a golf course. He describes his pursuit of golfing excellence as “a second job.” In his second year as a Har-Ber SRO, Johnson says he is “110 percent committed to golf. I’ve played since I was seven. When I was in sixth grade I shot even par on the Springdale Country Club course when it was nine holes. Roy Hobbs, the pro there, gave me lessons. I won several junior golf tournaments.” But, how could golf be a second job? “I’m 45 years old and when I’m 50 I intend to try to make the Senior Tour,” Johnson responds. “You have to be really good to play with the professionals. But, if I don’t try I will regret it and I have a lot of try in me.” Married less than two years to former Arkansas basketball standout Rochelle Masengill, Johnson credits his wife for “supporting me 110 percent. She looks at golf as my retirement job since nearly every weekend I am playing in a tournament or practicing. I was 43 when I got married. She is the best thing that ever happened to me.” While Johnson prefers to be in the fairways on the golf course, he also loves being in the woods. He says, “I love cutting wood. I cut 15-20 ricks of wood a year and sell some of them. I also like hunting. I’ve been hunting since I was five years old.” He was only a little older than five when he realized “I was born to wear the uniform. My dad was a policeman in Springdale, then Fayetteville and I have always admired the police. There is no doubt this is what God put me on the earth to do. My dad taught me the right personality it takes to do this job.” What type of personality does it take to be a police officer? “You have to be able to control yourself,” Johnson responds. “Your emotions can’t be visible. If you can’t control yourself, you’ve lost the battle.” Knowing early in life he wanted to be a police officer, what route did he take? “I played baseball at Springdale High School and the University of Arkansas showed some interest in me but I decided against college and went to work for Multicraft after graduating from high school. You have to be 21 before you can go to police academy so as soon as I turned 21 I went to the Missouri Southern Academy. “After I graduated I joined the police force in Rolla, Missouri. I was there two years when there was an opening on the Springdale police force. That’s where I was born and raised and it was my dream to work in Springdale. When I was hired I was definitely moving back home.” Johnson was thrilled to be working in Springdale but near the end of 2004 he “regretted not going into the military so I took at job with CPI as an international police officer. I was sent to Kosovo. It was a great experience. They love Americans there and it was very safe. “As much as I liked Kosovo, it was culture shock. I realized quickly we have things very good in America. I missed ice in my drinks as well as full time electricity and hot water. Those are things we take for granted.” After a year he returned to Springdale and rejoined the police force. After serving for 20 years on patrol, the drug task force and as a member of the SWAT team, Johnson became an SRO at Shiloh Christian for a year before moving to Har-Ber. He is in his second year at the school. “Being an SRO gives you a different perspective,” Johnson says. “It’s a break from being on the street. It’s good to see our students and get to know them. It’s an opportunity to be a positive influence and build relationships.” His current job also gives him time for golf and to help the Har-Ber girls golf team. Har-Ber recently won the state 6A championship by a large margin. Johnson has been working with sophomore Lauren Milligan at the request of her father. “It was very exciting for Har-Ber to win the state championship,” Johnson says. “Their team is really good. In fact, I think they are one of the top 10 teams in the country. Lauren is only a sophomore but she can play. I’m hoping by her junior or senior year she will be offered scholarships to play golf in college.” Milligan has some work to do to equal Johnson’s high school prowess. He was an all-conference baseball player for coach David McGinnis. The Bulldogs played for the state championship during his junior season. “We played Pine Bluff in the championship game,” Johnson recalls. “Torii Hunter was their centerfielder. They were stacked. They had about eight division one players and beat us. I didn’t realize who Torii Hunter was at the time.” Hunter went on to a brilliant major league career. Johnson is hoping to be as successful on the Senior PGA tour when he reaches age 50. Until then he will continue to make sure the students at Har-Ber High School are always kept safe. Johnson and the entire staff of district school resource officers are among the reasons Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Thank you for the grant and support for families for over the last five months!
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Help control the spread. Let's #ShieldUp !
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Andrew Peterson and Tyler Hart are this week's Shelter Insurance Players of the Week for Springdale and Har-Ber High Schools.
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
John Tyson Elementary would like to send a big THANK YOU to Arvest Bank, one of their partners in education, for sponsoring mask lanyards for all of their students. These lanyards secure student masks during mask breaks to keep the mask clean and keep it from getting lost. The students love them. Thank you, Arvest!
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Addi Harrison, sixth grade daughter of Hellstern Middle School assistant principal Misty Harrison, made face coverings for every student resource officer in the district. The face coverings have the officer's last name on one side and badge number on the other. She did it because "I think officers don't get appreciation for what they go through." It took her three days to make the face coverings. She used her sowing and embroidering skills to make them. As a result she was named an honorary member of Northwest Arkansas Adopt A Cop. #THEChoice
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Math is better face-to-face! Grateful for educators like Brian Jamison and their years of dedication to our students!
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Watch this story produced by J.O. Kelly East Program for the Springdale Fire Department. This year's theme is fire safety in the kitchen. https://youtu.be/b44wh2fZ9_Y
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
MILISA STEINER, SRO, Hellstern, Young, Hunt On Milisa Steiner’s 18th birthday her father allowed her to drive her parents’ brand new vehicle. She didn’t make it out of the garage. As she was backing up, she hit her own Jeep. She quickly made two phone calls, one to her older brother and another to her favorite police officer. “I called my brother Alex,” recalls Steiner, whose maiden name was Tejada. “Then I called Officer (Mike) Hignite. He was my teacher in the Springdale High School Law Academy and he was also our school student resource officer.” Why did she choose to call Officer Hignite? “I knew I could talk to him,” Steiner responds. “I wanted him to tell me how I could fix my father’s car. He told me to call my dad, so I did. My dad wasn’t angry. He’s amazing. He said it was an accident and accidents happen.” That wasn’t the only time Steiner visited with Officer Hignite. In fact, Steiner credits Hignite with her decision to become a police officer. Now she serves as an SRO, working at Hellstern Middle School as well as Young and Hunt Elementary Schools. “Officer Hignite is the reason I am on the Springdale police force,” Steiner says. “He was my law and public safety teacher in the Law Academy. He was always there for us. He built us up. That stuck with me. I decided one day I wanted to be in position where students could come to me just as we did to Officer Hignite.” Now that she is an SRO, she’s had plenty of opportunities to visit with students. One example comes quickly to her mind. “I’m in my fifth year at Hellstern,” says Steiner. “One girl from a few years ago moved from Springdale to Texas. She still keeps my updated on her grades and jobs. When she applies for jobs she uses me as a reference. She has always reached out to me. She’s 18 now and wants to go into law enforcement. “Any time students reach out to me, it’s the best feeling. I try to make every interaction with students positive. That’s what they will remember. That’s why even if it’s helping them get a ball off the roof or translating for them (Steiner is fluent in English and Spanish), I always want to be positive.” Steiner’s intent is to make a difference in the lives of the students, teachers and staff she interacts with. Her parents laid the framework for her desire to be a difference maker. “My mom and dad moved to California from El Salvador when they were teenagers,” Steiner explains of her parents, Samuel and Milagro Tejada. “They are grateful they have lived the American dream. So, every year they go back to El Salvador and donate clothes, shoes and school supplies. They have taught me what it means to give back.” The community Steiner loves giving back to is Springdale. Her family moved to Springdale when she was five years old and she is quick to say, “Springdale is home. I went to George Elementary from first through fourth grade, then Harp Elementary for fifth grade, J.O. Kelly Middle School, George Junior High and Springdale High School. Then I went to the University of Arkansas, where I earned my degree. At SHS she followed in the footsteps of Alex, who was a superstar kicker for the football team before becoming an outstanding placekicker for the Razorbacks. “Since everyone knew Alex was my brother, I had to carry myself a certain way,” Steiner says. “Everyone knew him. Now that I am an officer, people talk to me rather than think of me as Alex’s sister.” According to Steiner’s husband, Bob, everyone talks to his wife. “My husband calls me ‘Mayor Millie’ because everywhere we go somebody talks to me,” Steiner says. “It’s especially nice when students recognize me out of uniform. It’s a great feeling when they are comfortable coming up to me away from school.” Steiner likes everyone to be comfortable around her. It’s easy for her husband, who is a United States Marshall (“We met at work,” she says.) It’s just as easy for staffs at the schools where she works. “I have a coffee pot in my office,” Steiner explains. “Counselors, custodians and other staff members know they can come have a cup of coffee with me. “There’s a time to be nice and there is a time to go to work. I can go to work. At the end of the day it’s all about helping people.” Helping people is what Milisa Steiner is all about. She and the entire staff of SROs that serve the district are among the reasons Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Let's #ShieldUp to protect our families.
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
The world is a better place because of teachers! Happy World Teacher's Day! Springdale Schools is grateful for all the educators in our district.
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Thank you for keeping Springdale Public Schools a safe place for everyone.
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
It is October 5th, please apply for Free and Reduced Lunch. It is time to POWER UP!
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Thanks to T&T Expresso and United Federal Credit Union, Sonora Elementary teachers enjoyed coffee delivery Friday morning. Since the school encouraged its teachers to "Be the Bean" for students last semester, it was only natural to deliver coffee beans, in a delicious form, to the teachers as a thank you. Great partnerships help make Springdale Public Schools #THEChoice !
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Christine Dolan, a second grade teacher at Tyson Elementary, has won $500 and 500 bonus points from Scholastic Books after entering the company's contest for the eighth time. She says, "I enter every year and when I received notification I had won I had to consult another teacher to make sure I had actually won. Our students are excited. We normally add about 100 books to our classroom in a year. This will allow us to add about 250 books. I am so grateful for winning that I wouldn't mind winning again next year." Principal Shelly Poage adds, "We are book crazy in our school. Readers are leaders at Tyson Elementary."
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Springdale Schools is proud to be home of seven National Merit Semifinalists! Congratulations! Way to go, Scholars!
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Springdale Public Schools is grateful for all our custodians and recognizes the hard work they do every day! Thank you! #NationalCustodianDay
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Watch LIVE Har-Ber Wildcats vs Rogers Heritage War Eagles on Springdale Schools YouTube. https://youtu.be/AFzWrLYgiWA
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Watch LIVE Springdale Bulldogs vs Bentonville West Wolverines on Springdale Schools YouTube. https://youtu.be/aD2qivgFNxo
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Please congratulate the Shelter Insurance Football Players of the Week, Landon Phipps of Springdale High School (red top) and Christian Ramirez of Har-Ber High School (blue jersey)
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Please apply by October 5th at www.schoolcafe.com Por favor aplicar antes de el 5 de Octubre
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Let's Shield Up!
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
One of the greatest attributes of our educators, like Jesus Albarran, is caring so much about our students. Springdale Schools is happy to support and is grateful for our compassionate teachers and staff. #ThankATeacher
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Watch LIVE Central Junior High Warrior Football 8th and 9th Grade vs Farmington https://youtu.be/Gd93PAeuvrM
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Gifted and Talented continues to excel! Check out all the great work from this department in the October Newsletter https://www.smore.com/x07mb
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
On this weeks episode of Asi Es Springdale: We discuss the Flu Clinic Information, Ozark Guidance, Truity Check presentation and Economic Arkansas https://www.smore.com/4jtq8-this-is-springdale
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
There is so much more to Free and Reduced Lunch than Great Food! Hay mucho mas beneficios en aplicar para almuerzos gratis o reducidos que solo buena comida
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
So we can compete! #ShieldUp
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
LAKESIDE SRO: FROM HAWAII TO SPRINGDALE Gomez Zackious grew up in Hawaii. As you would expect, he loved the ocean. He also loved going to the park after school. Why? Because a police officer was always there to make sure it was safe for kids to play. “I grew up in Maui but there is another side to paradise,” Zackious says. “Where I lived was pretty rough. We would go to the park after school and always felt safe because Officer Hirioka of the Maui police was there. He would talk to us. He would throw the football and shoot baskets with us. I was told later that the drug dealers and bullies stayed away from the park because Officer Hirioka was there. He will never know the influence he had on me.” Zackious is now serving as a role model, as Officer Hirioka did for him. He is the student resource officer at Lakeside Junior High. He talks with students, just as Officer Hirioka talked to him.” “This is my fifth year at Lakeside,” Zackious says. “At first the students were a little standoffish. I didn’t know but maybe they had not had positive experiences with the police. I started going to the football games and other events and just starting talking with them. Now they realize I am there to protect them. “My goal is to make sure the school and everyone in it is protected. Relationships are a plus but my first priority is making sure the kids and staff are safe.” Zackious has been keeping people safe for a long time. The son of a mother who was from Hawaii and a father from the Marshall Islands, he was always comfortable around water so after graduating from high school he joined the United States Navy. “I joined the Navy because I wanted to get away but they first stationed me at Pearl Harber,” Zackious recalls. “I wanted to be a cook. So, I entered the culinary arts program. But at basic training they saw me in the pool and couldn’t believe how fast I swam. I was way ahead of everyone else. I played football and baseball in high school but my swimming came from swimming, surfing and snorkeling in the ocean. “They talked me out of being a cook and put me in search and rescue. I thought that was pretty cool. We jumped out of helicopters and rescued people and got paid to do it. I did that for eight years. “I was stationed on an aircraft carrier and might be gone for six months at a time. My wife finally told me it was time for me to get out of the Navy because she rarely saw me. The cost of living in Hawaii was high and my wife had relatives in Springdale so we decided to give it a try. When I saw the cost of gasoline, cereal and milk in Springdale compared to Hawaii, we decided to move here. A gallon of milk in Hawaii is $10.” Once he and his wife had moved to Springdale, he applied for a position on the Springdale police force. He notes, “It was always in the back of my mind to be a policeman because of the impression Officer Hirioka had made on me. He was always there and he made the bad guys disappear.” Three months after his initial application, Zackious joined the Springdale police. “I felt right at home,” he says. “Springdale is very diverse with Hispanics from different countries, the Marshallese and other Pacific Islanders. In Maui there were workers from the Philippines, China, Japan, Portugal, Korea and other countries in the sugar cane fields. Our population didn’t have enough workers so they came from everywhere. “I love the diversity in our department. We have two other Marshallese officers and several Hispanic officers along with our other officers. I am very grateful to live in Springdale where officers are still loved.” Zackious’ spent his first eight years patrolling in Springdale. Even then he enjoyed working with students. “I liked patrol,” Zackious explains. “That’s why I wanted to be an officer. Even then I loved working with kids. I liked going to Marshallese homes because it was such a big thing for them to have an officer who was like them. “Since I liked working with kids I thought it might be my calling. When there was an SRO opening, I applied. I shadowed an SRO for a week and thought it was cool. I also liked the hours. When I was on patrol I never had Saturdays or Sundays off. So, this has been good for my family. I get to have dinner with them every night.” And, dinner is frequently cooked by Zackious. “In our culture, the men do the cooking,” Zackious explains. “I love to cook. I am planning to build an underground oven, like we had on the islands. It’s a work in progress. I will cook island food sometimes but my kids were born in Arkansas and they don’t always like island food. In fact, my kids have Arkansas accents and when we visit Hawaii, their cousins wonder why they talk like they do.” While Zackious enjoys his time at Lakeside and with his family, he was back on patrol for a few months when COVID forced schools to close in March. “I enjoyed being with the other officers,” he says. “They are awesome. There are some new officers since I became an SRO and it was good to see the ones I remember working with before. Each of us understands what we all go through. I start every day with a little prayer because I don’t know what the day will bring.” Zackious is an answered prayer for Lakeside Junior High. Students and staff are glad to have him there. He and the entire group of district SROs are among the reasons Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Springdale Schools educators go above and beyond to give back to their students and the community. We are so grateful for the time that they invest in the educational enrichment of our students. #ThankATeacher
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
It is so much more than a meal! Apply today at www.schoolcafe.com
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Springdale Parents and Patrons, Please see this message from Dr. Jared Cleveland, Superintendent about Remote Teacher and Learning Days on October 16 and 19 https://www.smore.com/2az8q-remote-teaching-learning-practice
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Technology in the hands of great teachers can be transformational! #ThankATeacher
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Truity Credit Union, a community partner, delivered an $11,600 check to Springdale Public Schools today! Pictured: Kirby Jett, Business Development Officer at Truity Credit Union, delivering the check to Dr. Jared Cleveland, Superintendent of Springdale Public Schools. A percentage of the transactions made from Springdale employees using a debit card with a Springdale school logo was set aside to go back directly to the school system. The money is also from a promotion made for teachers who opened a new account with Truity Credit Union. They were given $50 and another $50 was saved for the schools! Thank you Truity Credit Union for your partnership with Springdale Schools!
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Amy Sandy's classroom from Sonora Elementary received a grant from United Federal Credit Union for $500 this morning! The money will be used to purchase additional books for the classroom library. Thank you UFCU!
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
WATCH LIVE! Springdale Bulldog Football vs Rogers Heritage https://youtu.be/4VCfFNXk96c
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
WATCH LIVE!! Har-Ber Wildcat Football vs Bentonville https://youtu.be/cHsd0RCQm_M
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Have you filled yours out yet? It is time to POWER UP!
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
YOUNG ELEMENTARY NAMED NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL Bernice Young Elementary School has been named a 2020 Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education. “I commend you for striving to do what’s right for your students and to personalize instruction to meet your students’ unique needs and strengths,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in a letter to the school. “Thank you for what you do to help your students realize their potential and achieve their dreams.” In her first year as Young Elementary principal, Christy Norwood said, “It’s an honor to lead a school that already had so many good things happening. It’s amazing to be recognized at a national level.” Debbie Flora, the principal at Young for many years before retiring in May, shared in the exciting news. She said, “If anyone deserves to be recognized, it’s the incredible team at Young. Through the great relationships built between students and staff, every child has the opportunity to reach his or her full potential. “While this validates the work the Young staff does, it is a reflection of the entire Springdale School District. Young puts into action district values and initiatives. The entire district utilizes research that shows what works best for kids.” Young is one of five schools in Arkansas to be recognized with 2020 Blue Ribbon status. The most recent school in Springdale to have been named a National Blue Ribbon School was Hunt Elementary in 2018.
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Asi Es Springdale: Gradebook and Literacy Tips for Parents: Please share through social media https://www.smore.com/8fbgu-this-is-springdale
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
We have the winners for this year's 3rd Annual Springdale Public Schools Education Fund Duck Race! The winners are: Jones Elementary, Central Junior High, Young Elementary, and two ducks from Turnbow Elementary! Thank you to our sponsor, Cargill!
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
#Shieldup for safety!
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
JOANN Fabrics and Crafts has developed a partnership with Jones Elementary through the Kids in Need Foundation. The company has donated school supplies and crafts to Jones but went over and above by providing 554 masks for each of Jones' students. The masks were hand stitched by 16 employees who devoted 200 hours to the project. Each student was able to choose his or her own mask. Thank you JOANN Fabrics and Crafts! #THEChoice
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Parents please read this important flyer below to learn about free and reduced lunch. Please apply by October 5th. Padres, por favor lean este anuncio importante sobre almuerzos gratis y reducidos. Favor de aplicar para el 5 de Octubre.
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Jax Nalley is one of seven Springdale Public School District National Merit Semifinalists. He is a senior at Har-Ber High School. He says, "I'm look at the University of Arkansas, Duke, Vanderbilt and Dartmouth. I'm super excited about this because it validates years of study. We started in boot camp in junior high and we bought books to help study for the PSAT. It's crazy to think i'm a senior now."
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
The 41st Annual Springdale Schools Band Car Wash was a huge success! 1,000 cars were washed and vacuumed! Thank you to Speedy Splash for supporting our Band Programs.
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Let's #ShieldUp Springdale!
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Pedro Manon is one of seven Springdale Public School District National Merit Semifinalists. He is a senior at Har-Ber High School. He says, "MIT is my goal. I want to study computer science and MIT is the best in the world. I will try to get there through Questbridge but also will try the normal application process. This shows hard work pays off. It's still hard to believe I'm a senior, though. That hasn't really hit me yet."
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Kayley Gawf is one of seven Springdale Public School District National Merit Semifinalists. She is a senior at Har-Ber High School. She says, "I was super surprised and excited because there are so few National Merit Semifinalists. This is a reward for a lot of hard work. Baylor is the only school I was able to visit before COVID prevented other visits. Baylor has a good pre-med program and I want to go into the field of medicine."
5 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Favor de llenar el formulario de almuerzos gratis y reducidos! Son más que solo almuerzos, también ayudan en apoyar a los programas de nuestro sistema escolar.
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Please fill out Free and Reduced Lunch forms! It is more than meals, it also helps important programs in the our school system
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Young Elementary principal Christy Norwood and assistant principal Stacey Plumlee thank Matt Lewis for providing signage and a new large stapler through a Lewis Ford program that has benefitted 40 local teachers and schools in Northwest Arkansas. "We are a family owned business that has been in Northwest Arkansas for 70 years and we enjoy giving back to our community. We love to help schools and education because their students may be our future employees." #THEChoice.
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
We are going to kick off our first ACT Boot Camp of the year THIS SATURDAY (9/19)! If you are taking the October ACT this boot camp would be the PERFECT opportunity for you to learn some test taking strategies and review content that you will see on the test.
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Collin Thompson is one of seven Springdale Public School District National Merit Semifinalists. She is a senior at Har-Ber High School. She says, "This is proof of how hard I have worked throughout my academic career. It is a validation of hard work. I am not sure about where I will go to college yet. I am interested in the University of Arkansas, Vanderbilt and Duke."
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Patrick Kingston is one of seven Springdale Public School District National Merit Semifinalists. He is a senior at Har-Ber High School. He says, "This feels really good. We took the PSAT test a couple times during my freshman and sophomore years. We did a lot of test preparation. This is exciting and means a lot. My dream school is Columbia University. My backup plan would be the University of Arkansas."
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Come out and support the Springdale Schools Band programs and get a free car wash! The first 1,000 are free!!! Thank you Speedy Splash
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
And the band keeps marching on! Our teachers and directors go out of their way to put our students as their priority and think of new ways to adapt! Thank you for all that you do! #THEChoice
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Trey Bowerman is one of seven Springdale Public School District National Merit Semifinalists. He is a senior at Har-Ber High School. He says, "I didn't see this coming. I still can't believe I made it. It was a lot of work and I think I did well, but it's still hard to believe I am a National Merit Semifinalist. I have applied to go to school at Oxford University in England. If that doesn't work out I will likely attend the University of Arkansas."
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Noah Livingston is one of seven Springdale Public School District National Merit Semifinalists. He is a senior at Har-Ber High School. He says, "I have been working a long time for this. It is a great honor. Har-Ber has a great atmosphere for learning and I love the students and teachers here. I am doing the paperwork to apply for admission to one of the military academies. All three of them are great."
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
When you qualify for Free or Reduced Price Lunch you also get FREE resources and opportunities! https://www.smore.com/h18vp-schoolcafe-com
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Shelter Insurance Players of the Week for Har-Ber and Springdale High! Way to go! Pictured: Luke Adams - HBHS, Ricardo Gonzalez - SHS
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
This weekend looks like a perfect weekend to support our band and get a free car wash! First 1,000 are free!
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
A Butterfly of Hope Art, with all its positive power, can be used to bring light, grace and tranquility to a community, and what better way to bring students and teachers together than an art project? This is exactly what the art teachers and students at Springdale High School did as they collaborated to make a beautiful and unique butterfly installation with the purpose of uplifting the school in the midst of the pandemic. Students in sculpture class, including blended students, were given an origami paper that they could take home if needed and instructed to write a message of hope or a simple note within it. Mary Beth Breshears, an art teacher at Springdale High School, asked herself, “How can we bring color to the school?” And instead of having students introduce themselves, she thought it would be fun to start their return to school with art right away! The teachers walked the halls of the school brainstorming about where they could place this unique art project and came across the idea of displaying it in the rotunda for everyone to see and admire. They wanted to bring a “hopeful note” to the school and purposely wrote out the word “hope” in origami butterflies with help from the Student Council team. “A lot of the teachers have been thanking us for bringing color to the school; really appreciating something aesthetically pleasing to look at.” said Breshears. Amanda Craddick, another SHS art teacher, explained, “We are in the middle of this pandemic, our students have been hit so hard with issues and it’s great to see it raise the morale of the school. It’s just so happy! The reception of it has been really good.” The art teachers believe it is the brightest part of the school and this collaboration will bring a positive impact and an uplifting message of HOPE to the community, especially to the students and staff, during this time. Below are just a few of the messages of hope written by students themselves. Pictured: SHS Art Teachers: Amanda Craddic, Mary Beth Breshears, Katie McCloskey, and Ty Lee. Pictured as well, the student council team of Springdale High School. “I hope I pass the year with good grades and that we may have everything back to normal, if not better than before.” “I hope to make new friends.” “I want to be able to connect with others and pass all my classes. I also hope everyone stays safe. “I hope I have a successful future.” “I am wishing this year everything goes back to normal and everything will be okay.” “I hope to get to see our season through for cheer and football.” “My dream for this year is to be more involved in school, start applying for colleges, and find the right career path for my future.” “I hope to improve my art skills and maybe find new hobbies.” “I want to learn how to draw and create cool art pieces.” An amazing art display completed through collaborative effort is another reason Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
George IF Has Passion to Help Dyslexic Students Elizabeth Dederich is in her 21st year as an educator, including 20 in the Springdale Public School District, but a new assignment has flamed her passion for helping students who are diagnosed with showing markers for dyslexia. While maintaining her position as an instructional facilitator at George Elementary School, Dederich has had the opportunity to work with the district’s building level dyslexic interventionalists. “I taught fourth grade in my first year in education and I was mesmerized by how first grade teachers taught readiing,” says Dederich, who is in her 10th year at George. “Four or five years ago Annette (Thompson, George principal) wanted me to dig deeper into dyslexia. “I earned an endorsement in dyslexia and learned through the Science of Reading that phonological awareness is the first step toward learning to read. So, the question becomes, how do we recognize when a problem in learning to read is because of dyslexia?” In searching for answers for supporting those diagnosed with markers of dyslexia, Dederich dove into district professional development, noting, “Linda Odle, Leanne Howard and Cindy Love have done a great job of helping us watch children, find specific gaps in their learning and helping us fill those gaps. It’s fascinating. We have time and a structure in place to fill those gaps.” Recognizing the need to have someone within the district to train and work with the building level dyslexic interventionalists (there is one in every school), coordinator of student support services Damon Donnell chose Dederich to begin to fill that role. “It was like giving a dog a bone when Damon gave me the opportunity to work with the BLDI’s,” says Dederich. “In kindergarten through fifth grade, we use Phonics First when dealing with dyslexia. In grades 6-12 we utilize Structures. The BLDI’s are given extensive training and are exposed to the Science of Reading. Our district has given us resources to support the work. “At George, Annette has given me responsibilities and taught me how to create systems that promote change. Sue Wood, another IF, has been instrumental in my learning through the years. I love my work at George but also want to serve our entire district. The BLDI’s need a place to ask questions and have peer support. I have been blessed because several of them have reached out to me after our training sessions.” It doesn’t surprise Donnell that the BLDI’s have connected with Dederich. He says, “Elizabeth is one of the best leaders I’ve ever worked with. She gets people and how to make change through collaborative effort.” Dederich doesn’t take the leadership responsibility lightly. “One of the ways we can test for dyslexia is through a map fluency assessment,” Dederich explains. “I spent the summer doing a deep dive into how the test works and how we are assessing. It enabled me to create professional development. “A book we use says one in five students could have dyslexia. We need to recognize what the markers for dyslexia are. Reading difficulties could be a result of too many absences, a language barrier or it could be dyslexia. We have to be able to identify the problem to provide the proper services.” What is the eventual goal? “Our hope is that within time every student is reading on grade level as we remove the difficulties of being dyslexic,” Dederich responds. “We want to make sure every student’s needs are met. There is no specific timetable because every child is different. But, when we look at the data we want to make sure each student is making adequate progress.” Working to insure every dyslexic student receives the resources necessary to overcome any obstacles is another reason Springdale Public Schools are #THEChoice.
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Padres, por favor lean el anuncio importante sobre almuerzos gratis y reducidos. ¡Es más que un almuerzo!
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Parents, please read the important announcement about free and reduced lunch. More than just a meal!
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Padres, por favor vea el volante para aprender información importante sobre los almuerzos gratis y reducidos.
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Parents, please see the flyer below to learn about important information regarding free and reduced lunches.
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Donation to GJHS by the Urban League of Arkansas. They collected school supplies for the month of August and presented them to us Sept. 4th. The supplies will help our students at every level of engagement their families choose this year. Pictured in photos: Brandon Claybrook, Mr. Jenkins, Danielle Reynolds, Gheremey Edwards, Alicia Johnson.
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Save the Date! The 41st annual Springdale Band Car Wash is almost here! On September 23rd the first 1,000 cars get a free car wash and vacuum at 3 Speedy Splash Locations. Partners like Speedy Splash is another reason why Springdale Schools is #THEChoice
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Watch Bulldog Varsity Football LIVE on YouTube! Springdale Bulldog Football | SHS vs Farmington https://youtu.be/tG76zotze9I
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Watch Wildcat Varsity Football LIVE on YouTube! Har-Ber High School Football | Har-Ber vs Greenwood https://youtu.be/XBW79zVZqHM
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
DTSOI Lacrosse are looking at adding more players to our men's lacrosse program across the district. If interested, please reach out to Coach Stokes at jstokes@sdale.org. Practices start at the beginning of October. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Air high fives are just as awesome! Thank you teachers for caring so much about our students! #ThankATeacher
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
It's that time of the year again! Please support our Springdale Public Schools Education Foundation! You can join us live stream on September 23rd from 2 - 2:30 pm on the SPSEF Facebook Page.
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Instructional Facilitators met in the Springdale High School Performing Art Center today to discuss Vision, Mission and Purpose! Dr. Jared Cleveland and Mrs. Shannon Tisher led the meeting. The IF's support teachers with curriculum needs so our students are achieving on the highest levels! Instructional Facilitators are another reason why Springdale school District is #THEChoice
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Veteran leadership in the Springdale school system is another reason why we'd like to #ThankATeacher !
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Please congratulate Andre Sparks SHS Shelter Insurance Player of the Week
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Please congratulate Drue McClendon HBHS Shelter Insurance Player of the Week
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
“I’m showing them some of the online sources that we have. We are partnering with Springdale Public Library. So there’s more choices for them to do online reading, if we go back to remote learning.”
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
The Springdale School District is proud to have outstanding Social Workers and Counselors who are ready to serve students, families, and the community.
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Our teachers put students as their number one priority and their safety is always important! #ThankATeacher !
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Our teachers are awesome! Their innovative and creative adaptability to respond to these times makes us so thankful for them! #ThankATeacher
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Leslie Orozco joins the Communications Staff. Leslie Orozco, a graphic designer and professional photographer, has joined the Springdale Public School District Communication staff. She will spearhead the district’s social media initiatives as well as assist in communication through the district’s Spanish language channels as a member of the public relations department. Born and raised in Rogers, Orozco graduated from Rogers High School before earning a degree in graphic design and photography from Northwest Arkansas Community College. She continued her academic career at John Brown University where she received a bachelor’s degree in graphic design. After graduating from JBU, Orozco served as a correctional officer in the Benton County Sheriff’s Office before joining a vendor for Sam’s Club as a graphic designer and product photographer. She mastered her photography skills when she took a position at Bedford’s Camera and Video. Roblee Orthodontics observed Orozco’s work and hired her as records coordinator. She handled graphic design and photography while working on their brand as well during her time there. “This opportunity is a huge blessing for me,” Orozco said. “I always dreamed of being part of an amazing communications team. I am so excited and grateful to be here and I look forward to producing stories about the lovely people of Springdale Schools. Now more than ever, communications through media will be such an important role to bring the public the information they need.” We are excited to have Mrs. Orozco join us and we believe her creativity and interpersonal skills will make her a superb addition to our communications team! #THEChoice
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
USDA Extends Free Meals for Kids Through December 31, 2020 for more information call (479) 750-8707 ext. 1, or email, gsmith2@sdale.org https://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2020/08/31/usda-extends-free-meals-kids-through-december-31-2020
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Brayden Ingram of Springdale Har-Ber High School is a National FFA (Future Farmers of America) Agricultural Proficiency Award Finalist in the Poultry Production Entrepreneurship/Placement Agricultural Proficiency Award area. He will continue to compete and final judging and announcement of winners will take place during the virtual 93rd annual FFA Convention and Expo Oct. 27-29.
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Putting our kids at the center of all we do is why Springdale Schools would like to #ThankATeacher !
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Matrick Samuel is the Shelter Insurance Har-Ber Wildcat Player of the Week. Congratulations! #THEChoice
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Trevon Westbrook is the Shelter Insurance Springdale Bulldog Player of the Week. Congratulations! #THEChoice
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Please see the information for Meals for Virtual and Blended Students
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Excited for fall sports like we are? We can't wait to see you! Here is a fall update about our Athletic venues.
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Don't you love this bitmoji staff picture from Sonora Elementary? #THEChoice
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Home Football Games are back! Learn how to get your tickets and use your passes. Springdale Schools is #THEChoice
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Excited for fall sports like we are? We can't wait to see you! Here is a fall update about our Athletic venues.
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Excited for fall sports like we are? We can't wait to see you! Here is a fall update about our Athletic venues.
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
#SHIELDUP to protect my family...
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
We are all in this together! So thankful to be back in school.
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Springdale Public Schools is rated the fourth Best-in-Arkansas employer by Forbes magazine. Researched by Statista, which did interviews of employees nationwide to compile Best-in-America Employers in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, and based on entities that employ at least 500 people, Forbes' list ranked Springdale Public Schools second among those whose home base is in Arkansas. Entergy, headquartered in New Orleans, was ranked first and Federal Express with home office in Memphis was third. Arc Best of Fort Smith was second, first among Arkansas-based companies. District teachers, administrators and staff members make Springdale Public Schools #THEChoice.
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Springdale Public Schools thank the NAACP for partnering with the district to provide face coverings for students. #THEChoice
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Springdale Public Schools thank George's for partnering with the district to provide face coverings. #THEChoice
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Springdale Public Schools thank Tyson Foods for its partnership in supplying masks! #THEChoice
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Springdale Public Schools thanks Tyson Foods! Great partnerships help make Springdale Public Schools #THEChoice
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Bayyari Elementary students wasted no time getting to learning, excited for the school year! #THEChoice
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Knapp Elementary students showed up bright and early ready to see their teachers! #THEChoice
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Students at Central Junior High were happy to be around friends and teachers, and to get their courses started! #THEChoice
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
How about the new entrance and entryway into Parson Hills Elementary that also connects to the new Wellness Center! Students are proud of the new look and were glad to be back in school. #THEChoice
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
How about the new entrance to Parson Hills Elementary that connects to the school's new Wellness Center! #THEChoice
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Archer students were eager to talk to their teachers, and to find out who they had class with. #THEChoice
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
This Lakeside Junior High student was excited to have his water bottle and chromebook on the first day of school. #THEChoice
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
J.O. Kelly students were very excited to see their friends and teachers again, and start off a great school year. #THEChoice
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Principal Martha Dodson, assistant principal Brett Unger and the entire staff of Sonora Middle School were busy all day as students returned to school. #THEChoice
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Students at Shaw Elementary enjoyed seeing their friends, and went home happy after a great first day of school! #THEChoice
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Monitor Elementary students got their bodies moving and established healthy habits on the first day of school. #THEChoice
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Remember your first recess as a kindergarten student? Sonora kindergartners experienced their initial recess on the first day of school. #THEChoice
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Students at Southwest Junior High toured their school and picked up Chromebooks today! #THEChoice
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Walker Elementary students were excited to be back on the playground with their friends, and staff keep them sanitary in between recesses. #THEChoice
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Westwood Elementary students had a wonderful first day of school. #THEChoice
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
At Springdale High School students showed up ready to learn. #THEChoice
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Students around George Elementary were excited and engaged on the first day of school! Keep it up! #THEChoice
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale School District
Students at Elmdale Elementary were happy to see their friends and teachers again! #THEChoice
6 months ago, Springdale School District
Springdale Public Schools
What a GREAT first day of school! Let's keep it up! Proud of our Community.
6 months ago, Springdale Public Schools
Springdale School District
Jones Elementary students showed up happy and ready to see their teachers after a long summer. #THEChoice
6 months ago, Springdale School District