Saturday, January 31, 2015

Final AGATE Trip Payments Due on or before February 17

Invoices for the AGATE trip will go out this week.  All payments are due by February 17th.

Please feel free to call me at 501-691-3288 if you have any questions. 

Thanks for all you do!!!

AGATE Monthly Meeting

Our next monthly AGATE parent meeting will be February 18th, at 3:15 p.m. in the GATE room.  Hope to see you there!

Junior High Quiz Bowl Students, Regional Quiz Bowl Saturday, Feb 7th at Cave City

The bus will need to leave the elementary school parking lot as close to 8:00 a.m. as possible.  You will need to bring a sack lunch.  Please be sure you turn in your permission forms this week. 

We will be heading to Cave City for a round robin tournament.  This means we will play ALL morning and ALL afternoon games.  Our return time will be late afternoon but I have no idea what time it will be.  (Parents) Please watch your phones for a group text message from me.  I will text parents when we are leaving Cave City to head home.   

Parents are welcome to attend. 

I would also love for some of my elementary (6th grade) students to attend as well.  Please let me know if you are interested in going. 

Please call if you have any questions 501-691-3288.


DUKE TIP Students, ACT is Saturday, February 7

Please remember to be on time and bring your admission ticket.  All students will need to report to the high school.  If you have any questions, please call me at 501-691-3288.

I will not be able to answer my phone on the 7th-- I will be with the junior high quiz bowl team in a tournament at Cave City. 

HS Elementary Quiz Bowl Takes 2nd Place in the Arch Ford Regional Tournament

All students participating did a great job!!!!  Thanks to Mark and Colleen McKenzie for sending snacks for the day.  A big thank you to Mrs. Ratliff and Mrs. Pate for helping out during the tournament.  A really big thank you to all students who prepared and represented our school so well!!!  I am so proud to be part of such an awesome team :-)  Keep studying :-)

Our next tournament will be March 6 at Antioch Baptist Church in Conway. 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

6th Grade Quiz Bowl

You need to be in the GATE room tomorrow at 7:30.  We will load the bus after roll call to head to Clinton. 

Don't forget to bring a sack lunch!!!

I am looking forward to a great trip :-)

5th Grade President Assignments

Jackson - Breegan
Lincoln - Gus
Harrison - Kylie
Cleveland - Carson
McKinley - Gage
Teddy Roosevelt - Brooklyn
Taft - Olivia
Wilson - Faith
Harding - Abigail
Coolidge - Ryan
Hoover - Caroline
FDR - Mason
Truman - Aydia
Eisenhower - Maygen
JFK - Preston
Johnson - Isabel
Nixon - Thomas
Ford - Austin
Reagan - Paxton
Bush (Sr.) - Jackson
Clinton - Nat
Bush - Maggie

4th Grade President Assignments

Cleveland - Joey
Harrison - Madison
McKinley - Luke
T. Roosevelt - Rylee
Taft - Lily
Wilson - Sophie
Harding - Olivia
Coolidge - Mandy
Hoover - Bent
FDR - Landon
Truman - Marin
Eisenhower - Nicolas
JFK - Kinley
Johnson - Avery
Nixon - Cole
Ford - Jacob
Carter - Carter
Reagan - Keenan
Bush - Hope
Clinton - Katie
Bush - Abby
Obama - Jacob
Washington - Southerland

3rd Grade President Assignments

We will begin presenting reports on February 17, 2015.  These reports will be presented in first person, with costume.  I do not need anything turned in by students.  Please have fun with this assignment.  (All assignments should be done in chronological order).

Washington - Chris
Adams - Nathan
Jefferson - Izzy
Madison - Addison
Monroe - Hailey
J. Q. Adams - Parker
Jackson - Katie
Van Buren - Joseph B.
Harrison - Megan
Tyler - Ladd
Polk - Lauren
Taylor - Emmie
Fillmore - Hud
Pierce - Joseph H.
Buchanan - Payton
Lincoln - Ren
Johnson - Xander
Grant - Ogle
Hayes - Reed
Garfield - Brian
Aurthur- Wyatt

Monday, January 26, 2015

Girls Code Program (8th and 9th Grades)

ASMSA is excited to announce a new installment of our Science and Engineering Institutes for young women in eighth and ninth grades interested in learning more about computer programming and technology.
The g1rls_c0de Program will meet on three separate Saturdays (2/28, 3/14 and 3/28) on our residential campus in Hot Springs from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.  The day will consist of a morning and afternoon session with a lunch break in between.
There is no tuition cost for the program or lunch; however, students are expected to commit for all three Saturday sessions.
For more information about this event and to register for the ASMSA SEI+: g1rls_c0de Program, please follow this link.
Thank you,
Natalie Humphreys
Coordinator for Academic and Sponsored Programs
ASMSA Department of Outreach
200 Whittington Ave.
Hot Springs, AR  71901

Elementary Quiz Bowl (6th Grade)

The elementary quiz bowl will travel to Clinton to participate in the Arch Ford tournament.  Students need to be in the GATE room by 7:30 a.m.  This is tournament play so will have no idea what time we will be back in Heber Springs. 


GATE Trip Payments

Final payments for the GATE trip have been pushed back to February 17.   Statements will be sent out before that date.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Champs Program (Spring Break)

Baptist Health Medical Center Heber Springs

March 23 - 27, 2015


DEADLINE TO APPLY: February 27, 2015

Please print clearly


Last 4 digits of Social Security #                   ______


Name                                                                                                                          ­­­­­­_______           

                                  First                                            Middle                                                          Last


Male / Female (circle one)    Race___________________  Birth date_______/______/_________

                                                                                                                 Month   /   Day   /   Year              

Do you go by a different name? If so, what is it?     __________________                                     


Home Address                                                                                                                                  

                                                Street or PO Box

City                                                                                         State               Zip       _______         


Email Address_____________________________________(if you don’t have one, create one)


Cell Phone  (               )                                     Home Phone_(          _  )_____                                


Parent/Guardian Name(s)     ____________                                                                                   


Parent/Guardian Contact (Cell phone)_______________Home/Office______________


Emergency Contact (if different from Parent/Guardian)


Emergency Contact (Cell phone)_________________Home/Office_________________




School Name                                                               High School Graduation Year                     



Cumulative School GPA                                           



Adult T-Shirt Size (100% cotton)      S    M    L    XL    XXL     (circle one)           





List your significant SCHOOL activities, achievements and awards of the past two years.

(Please write neatly. Attach another sheet of paper if necessary.)











List your significant NON-SCHOOL (community, church, etc.) achievements of the past two years.

Also, describe any jobs or duties at home or school that demonstrate your level of commitment to a task. (Attach another sheet of paper if necessary)









Please write in your own words why you are interested in attending CHAMPS and why you want to learn about health careers.  Your response to this question is very important in the selection process. If you need more room, attach another page to your application.











Acceptance Statement


You must agree to attend the full length of the program.    Please note that this is a day program and that transportation to and from each daily session is your responsibility.


Signed:  ___________________________________________________ Date:  ________________________

                                            *Student Signature



Permission Statement


I hereby grant permission for my son/daughter to apply to this program and for school officials to report my child’s achievements and grades. I understand that if my son/daughter is accepted, we will be responsible for his/her daily transportation to and from the program.


Signed:  __________________________________________________ Date:  _________________________

                                     * Parent/Guardian Signature


ATTN STUDENT! When your application is complete and signed, return it to the school teacher/counselor who will submit all applications along with other required paperwork.



CHAMPS School Recommendation Form

(Information from school personnel will remain confidential)


Student Name:  _____________________________________________________________________

                                                                First                                          Middle                                                                Last

Gender:  ___________________


School Name:  _________________________________________________


School Address:  ________________________________________________________________




Attach a readable transcript of this student’s grades to this form. Include citizenship grades or comments.


Please state why you think this student would benefit from participating in CHAMPS. Comments should be made regarding the student’s abilities and potential for success in a health care environment. Use the space provided, then sign at the bottom of this page. (Attach another sheet of paper if necessary.)










*Teacher signature:  _______________________________________ Date:  ________________


Academic endorsement


I have discussed pertinent information on this form with this student and agree that he/she is genuinely interested in participating in the CHAMPS program.


*Counselor’s signature:  _______________________________ Date:  _____________________


*These signatures are required in order for the student to be considered by the selection committee.





Tamara Wright, RN, CIC

Baptist Health Medical Center Heber Springs

1800 Bypass Road

Heber Springs, AR  72543


Feel free to contact me with any questions at…


Thursday, January 8, 2015

AGATE Meeting 1/14/2015

Our next AGATE Meeting will be on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015 at 3:15 p.m. in the GATE Classroom.  Hope to see you there!

PTSO Meeting 1/13/15

PTSO Meeting will be on January 13th at 3:30 p.m. in the 3rd Grade Teacher's Lounge.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Elementary and Junior High Quiz Bowl (Jan 12)

The elementary and junior high quiz bowl teams will travel to Quitman on Monday.  We will be leaving at 8:00 a.m. and will be back at school by 2:45 p.m.  Permission forms have gone home.  Students will need to bring lunch money.  If you have any questions, please give me a call at (501) 691-3288.

Thanks for all you do!