Dear Parents,

    It has been a most wonderful month of performances and activities leading up to Thanksgiving break.  We are full of great  memories and points of gratitude.  I am especially grateful for your support, our student’s resiliency and spirit, all our staff for going above and beyond and the collective vision we strive to achieve.   Special thanks to Mr. Shields, Ms. Asa, Mrs. Carpenter, Mr. Jenkins, Ms. Gatlin, Ms. Falcon, Ms. Petet, Mrs. Kessler-Webber and Mrs. Ryan on preparing students for the fall performances and art exhibits.   Thanks for sharing your love of the arts and remarkable talent with our students.  We appreciate all that you do!

   As we embark on the holiday season, I am reminded of the importance of community.  The things that we have accomplished together would not have been possible without each of you.  Thanks for the donations in support of our Girl’s on the Run Canned Food Drive and the clothes that we are collecting for stuff the bus.  Our  National Junior Honor Society made special gifts and Thanksgiving cards for the Highland Oncology Center. Our hallways are full of gratitude statements and projects from students. Showing others that we care and appreciate them is important for a healthy school.

     Our PTA is doing big things and supporting teachers in every area of need.  We are thankful for all that you do. Our Spooky Science night was a huge success!  We will have totals for  Original Works of Art next month and thanks to all that supported this unique opportunity.  Please look for invitations to volunteer in classrooms for the winter parties!  Thanks again for all that you do!

     The front of the building is now taking shape!!!!  Thanks for all your patience and support during the construction process.  Our school is looking better and we are always making improvements.  Thanks to Mr. Richardson and the volunteers that helped to paint the lines in the parking lot.  Also a special thanks to the Watchdog Dads for helping to get much needed projects completed around our campus.

     I am wishing all of you a restful and safe holiday break.  Please mark your calendars for the many upcoming dates and events.  

With much gratitude,

Inger Kent


Students of the Month (November & December)

Mrs. James:  Ahna G. & Grant L.

Mrs. Armstrong: Itzabela L. & Rocky “Alex” M.

Mrs. Elkinton:  Bizzy H. & Jusiah N.

Mrs. Kessler-Webber Dance:  Taylor R., Emma B.

Mrs. Ryan Orchestra:  Nathaniel F.

Mrs. Ascencio:  Allison K., Maddox G.

Mrs. Pershing:  Gael G., Nicholas B.

Mrs. Lewis:  Hailey W., Randy D.

Mrs. Lamp:  Emma J., Haeden K.

Mrs. Pevehouse:  Wylie K., Ophelia S.

Ms. Helm:  Adalene W., Amelia P.

Mrs. Hefernan, P.E.:  Ashlyn K., Austin K.

Mrs. Martinez:  Sophia L., Daniel M.

Mrs. Rozzanna:  Mason H., Skylur L.

Mrs. White:  Cameron C., Haylen S.

Mrs. Colvin: Brieanne D., SHelby E.

5th Graders:  Aaleigha C., Chloe F., Sheyenne H., 

Jacen D., Brittin G., Seth P.

6th Graders:  Brendaly D., Kara F., Abby G., 

Roddy L., Willem M., Sam M.,

7th Graders:  Ahton L., Caleb L., Aiden H., 

Campbell S., Arlie B., Emily J., 

8th Graders:  Kaiyu Y., Isaiah C., Parker B., 

Maya L., Bella C., Heidi S.,



Congratulations to Maggie P.,  for winning the School Spelling Bee.  All of the participants did a great job!   Special thanks  to Mrs. Burns for sponsoring and coordinating this year’s Spelling Bee.  Let’s cheer on Maggie as she represents us at the County Bee in January!


End of the semester is December 18

  • Middle School Students need to get all grades and make-up work turned in prior to Dec. 16th.
  • Parents please be on the look out for grade alerts and notices.  
  • Check your e-mail and Tuesday Folders for notes from teachers. 
  •  Please contact the school office if you are unable to access your child’s grades through e-school.  Regina Bowman or Nicole Lindley can help you.  
  • Many teachers provide options for students to make-up work or do extra credit to improve their grades.  Please contact your child’s teacher if you have questions or concerns.
  • Thanks for helping us help your child.
  • Report Cards will go home on Tuesday, January 5th.


We need your used clothing, shoes, linens, and fabric materials!  Bring them to school now through Dec. 18th.  Arkansas Arts Academy will earn 20 Cents for every pound of clothing collected.  Funds earned will sponsor grade specific projects.  

Here’s How:  Bag up DRY and OIL FREE clothing, shoes, bags, cloth of any kind.  

LOOK for Mr. RIchardson to elp with drop off or look for bins near the bus in the parking lot.

Donations will be used in resale stores, however, stained, ripped clothing and cloth can be used in textile RECYCLING.

All clothing donations will go to benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs.

CONTACT:  Brooke Payne at for more information.


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November 23-27 NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break

Monday, Nov. 30 PTA MEETING 3:30-4:30; 8th Grade Parent  immediately following PTA.

Wednesday, Dec. 2nd Picture Retakes 8:30 in the Library



Mrs. Carpenter and Vocal Music Students Present 

An Around the World Sing-A-Long!

Thursday, December 3

6-7:30 P.M.

School Gym

Cookies and Coco, Singing and fun!  



Arkansas Arts Academy, Mrs. Kessler and Dance Students present:


Sunday, December 6, 2 p.m. at the PAC

  • Middle School Ballet Students with a special guest performance from the NWA Ballet Theater will perform segments of the Nutcracker while students enjoy tea and treats!!!! 
  •  Dancers will interact with the audience.  This is a very special holiday event that you won’t want to miss!  
  • Tickets are $3.00 for students and $5.00 for adults.
  •    Please contact Brook  for details.  Volunteers needed!


Tuesday, December 8, 3:45 p.m. STAFF HOLIDAY PARTY

Staff Holiday Dinner provided by PTA.  Please contact Mrs. Regina Bowman, Hospitality Committee Chair for details or if you are interested in volunteering.



PJ DAY $1.00


Tuesday, December 15


One Great night at the PAC

Grades 3-5 Mighty Minds Musical Performance

6:30 P.M. at PAC

$3.00 Admission

Guitar and Orchestra WINTER Concert

7:30 P.M at PAC



Winter Parties

Friday, December 18

Check your class newsletters for times.


No school

December 21-January 1


School resumes

Monday, January 3rd.


Report Cards go home Tuesday, January 5th