Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Legos at the Cleburne County Library

All lego fans are invited to join us this Saturday, February 27, at the Cleburne County Library at 11:00 a.m. for Lego Day.  The library will supply the Legos and Mega Blocks, and you get to use your creativity and imagination to build.  This is a FREE program. 

Sam Walton College of Business Summer Programs for rising juniors and seniors

Great programs for rising juniors and seniors.  FREE-- They target underserved populations --- so minority, female, first generation college and others.  First deadline is March 20th.  I challenge you to reach out to three of your students who are rising juniors or seniors and help him/her apply.  The application is online or is attached.  Sessions will include tips on college admissions; familiarity with campus; and increased self-esteem ---- believing they can truly accomplish a college degree.  Please help us to help your students as we work together to build a better Arkansas.
 

 
 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Chess Tournaments

I am working on dates for our school chess tournament.  This tournament will be open to all Heber Springs students. 

The top winners from this tournament will advance to the Cleburne County Chess Tournament. 

If you know of a great chess master who may be willing to oversee either or both tournaments, please let me know as soon as possible.

Start playing so you will be ready for the tournament :-)

President's Report Pictures (3-5)

Monday, February 22, 2016

Book Fair, Family Night, and Grandparent's Breakfast

The elementary book fair will be held March 2nd through March 10th from 7:30-3:30 daily.

Family night will be Friday, March 4th until 6:00 p.m.

Grandparent's breakfast will be Wednesday, March 9th 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Scholarship Requests Due Friday, February 26th

Anyone who would like to apply for an AGATE full or partial scholarship should do so by this Friday, February 26th.  NO LATE REQUESTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

This scholarship will help defer costs on the 2016 AGATE out of state field trip.

See Ms. Brogdon for more information. 

1)  Have you ever been to the ocean?
2)  What has the GATE program done or meant to you?
3)  Why do you want to go on this trip?

Saturday, February 20, 2016

DUKE Tip 7th Grade Students

You can check your February ACT scores on line if you have your ACT student ID number. 

HS Junior High Quiz Bowl Team

Our team competed on 2/20 in the 4A State Quiz Bowl competition.  WE played very well!!!  Although we did not win the tournament, much was gained by the individual players and the TEAM :-)  I am proud of each one of the students on the team!!!  If you see them be sure to congratulate each one of them!!!

Team Members: 

Jackson Harrod
Garrett Hudspeth
Josh Martin
Josh Miller
Steilee McClain - Captain
Dalton McCollum
Dalton Scoggins
Jacob Smith
Allison Wildman

A big "thank you" to the families that attended, encouraged kids to study, and brought snacks to the tournament.  A big "thank you" to Brenda Pate and Pam Powell for serving as judge and scorekeeper for the tournaments.

AGATE Meeting Monday at 5:30

We will have a meeting on Monday at 5:30 in the GATE room.  We are welcoming new families and distributing trip information.  Hope to see you there:-) 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Sea Camp and Shark Camp (April 21-24) Ocean Springs, MS

The total cost for Sea Camp (up to 5th grade) is $125 (this includes lunch).  Sea Camp is for students up to the 5th grade.

The total cost for Shark Camp (6th grade up) is $150 (this includes lunch).  Shark Camp is for students from the 6th grade up.

PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED AND INVITED TO ATTEND.  PARENTS THAT DO ATTEND WILL NEED TO PAY FEES AS A CAMP ATTENDEE. 

A NON-REFUNDABLE $100 DEPOSIT PER FAMILY IS DUE BY MARCH 15TH.  PLEASE MAKE ALL CHECKS PAYABLE TO AGATE.  NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED.  THE REMAINING BALANCE IS DUE BY APRIL 15TH.

The AGATE officers are preparing packet to go home on Monday, February 22nd.  We will also be having a meeting in the GATE room at 5:30 to discuss trip details and introduce new families to our AGATE parent affiliate group.  Hope to see you there!

AGATE Trip to Ocean Springs, MS - April 21,-24, 2016--HOTEL ARRANGEMENTS

All hotel reservations need to be made by March 1st.  We have a block of rooms at the hotel listed below with a group rate.  After March 1st, rooms are subject to availability and rates will not be guaranteed.  Please see the information below:

The group hotel for the 2016 AGATE trip is the Courtyard by Marriott Gulfport Beachfront located at 16  East Beach Boulevard, Gulfport, MS, 39501.  The hotel is located across the street from the beach and is about 19 miles from Sea Camp with a nice coastal drive most of the way.  We have negotiated a special group rate of $119 plus tax per night for a room with a king or two double beds with a limited number of gulf view rooms available for an additional charge.  The king rooms will include 2 breakfast coupons per night and the double bedded rooms will include 4 breakfast coupons per night.  The hotel does have a limited number of rooms that also have a sofa bed in the double bedded rooms (you will need to specify when calling).  Rooms must be reserved by calling the hotel directly at 1-228-864-4310 and using the group reservation rate code HSGS.  You must specify you are traveling with the Heber Springs AGATE group to get the special rate with breakfast coupons.  All reservations require a credit card guarantee.  Any cancellations must be made after to 3/20/2016 will be billed in full to the credit card used for the guarantee.  The room block will be held until March 1, 2016.  Reservations made after March 1st are subject to the best rate available at that time. 

AGATE Meeting on Monday, February 22 at 5:30

We will have an AGATE meeting on Monday to welcome new families into the program and discuss trip details.

Shirt orders are also going home if you are interested in an AGATE shirt.

4A State Quiz Bowl Tournament, Saturday, February 20th

The van will be leaving from the middle school at 7:15 a.m.  We will be heading to the University of Arkansas Community in Morrilton. 
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Please be sure to send your child with a sack lunch, drink, and a snack.

Please also be sure to send money for dinner in case we stop on the way home. 

This is a bracket style tournament, I have no idea how long we will be playing or when we will be finished. 

We will play until we lose.

Please encourage your kids to study!!!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Curbside Couture 2016

Congratulations to the following students for entering Curbside at the Clinton Library:

Katie Bennett - 4th
Addison Hudspeth - 4th
Hailey Poore - 4th
Delaney Drexler - 10th
Faith Cowherd - 6th

PTSO Meeting February 9 at 5:30

The regular PTSO meeting will be held tomorrow in the elementary library.  The spring fundraiser will be announced.  Hope to see you there :-)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Heber Springs Junior High Quiz Bowl Team Wins Regional Tournament!!!!! Headed to the state tournament on 2/20

Congratulations to the junior high quiz bowl team!!!!

Our team won the regional tournament and is heading to the 4A State tournament on February 20 in Morrilton.

Steilee McClain was our captain and Jackson Harrod was named MVP of the tournament.

A big thank  you to Gaye Rawls, Andrea Riggs, Jimmie Riggs, Brett Brown, Rita Watkins, Roxanne Riddle, Tali Reed, Brenda Pate and all parents who brought goodies!!!
































AGATE Meetng 2/22/2016

The AGATE meeting has been re-scheduled for February 22nd.  We will be discussing the spring t-shirt order and the April trip.

Please e-mail me if you are interested in attending and let me know what time would be best for you.  We have identified new students and I would like for as many parents to attend as possible to help answer questions about the AGATE Affiliate group and GATE. 

Thanks for all you do!!!

DUKE TIP Students will be taking the ACT February 6th

Students registered for the ACT this Saturday will need to check-in at the high school by 7:30 a.m.

Students are allowed to bring a snack to eat during break.

Students will need to bring two pencils.

I am working on rounding up calculators for all students.

The test should be over by 12:00.

Please be sure your child gets plenty of rest and has a good breakfast :-)

STUDENTS MUST HAVE THEIR ADMISSION TICKET TO TAKE THE TEST.  IF YOUR CHILE DOES NOT HAVE THEIR ADMISSION TICKET THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TEST. 

Elementary Quiz Bowl Tournament

We will be hosting the Arch Ford Regional Quiz Bowl Tournament on Thursday, February 4th.  All members will need to wear their Quiz Bowl shirts and bring money for lunch.  I will have snacks and water to drink. 

All students will need to be at the Red Apple Inn by 8:30 a.m.

This is a bracket style tournament, I have tried to e-mail or text all parents a schedule.

As always, we would love to have families join us for a day of competitive fun :-)

TRANSPORTATION:

If your child needs transportation from the school to the Red Apple, Ms. Jimmie Riggs will be driving the school van.  She will be leaving from the middle school at 8:00 a.m.

ALL JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS WILL BE ALLOWED TO COME FOR A STUDY DAY.   THIS WILL BE AN INTENSE DAY OF STUDYING FOR THE STATE TOURNAMENT.

ALL OF THESE STUDENT WILL BE EXCUSED FROM CLASS- BUT THE STUDENT IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL MAKE-UP WORK.

If you have any questions, please feel fee to call me at 501-691-3288.