Alma School District Newsletter

November 15, 2019

Alma Dance wins big at the 5A State Dance Competition

On Saturday, the Alma Dance team traveled to Lake Hamilton and came home with the Overall 1st Runner Up! This marks the 12th year in a row the Alma Dance Team has placed top 3 in the state! Let's wish them good luck as they start preparing for Nationals! We are so proud of all of you!!
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It's Game Day!! Round 1 of Playoff Action Happens Tonight!

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Alma Airedales at Forrest City Mustangs

Friday, Nov. 15th, 7pm

467 Victoria Avenue

Forrest City, AR

Join the Airedales as they hit the road to Forrest City in the first round of the 5A State Playoffs. If you can't make it out, you can watch the live stream on the Alma School District YouTube Channel. Go Airedales!!
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Alma High School

Alma Middle School

Local Professor works with AMS Students

As part of UAFS Adopt a Professor program, Dr Jeremy Durchman has worked with Mrs. Dooley's Green Architecture class this semester. His most recent visit, he worked with the students on the most energy efficient insulation materials.
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Book Tasting

Mrs. Stout hosted Mrs. Pate's 7th grade literacy classes in the library for a book tasting. A book tasting gives students the opportunity to sample some juicy reads in a short period of time and come away with a wish list of titles. It is a chance to expose students to different genres, authors, and subjects and get them engaged and excited about reading.

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Alma Intermediate School

Kindness is Sweet Challenge Winners Announced

On Friday, November 8, 2019, we celebrated our achievement of completing over 9,200 kind acts for one another during our Kindness is Sweet Challenge with a Kindness Parade! Everyone lined the halls and gave out high-fives and fist bumps as our winning classes paraded throughout the building. Our top winning grade level classes included.... Ms. Mattingly's 3rd grade class with 691 Kindness Links; Mrs. Reeves' 4th grade class with 460 Kindness Links and Mrs. Marsh & Mrs. Brown's 5th grade classes with 579 Kindness Links. Our Grand Prize Winner is Mrs. Dumond's 4th grade class with 850 Kindness Links! Mrs. Dumond's class will be awarded with an opportunity to spread kindness in our community by interacting with nursing home residents, as well as a pizza party. Our grade level winners will be awarded with extra recess time. We are so proud of all of our students and truly believe that everyone is a winner! Everyone wins when we are kind!

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Alma Primary School

Star Students

Congratulations to APS Star Students for this week!!

Ms. Ellifrit's Kindergarten Class:

We surprised some of our veterans with gifts of appreciation on Monday. Thank you for your service, Ms. Mize and Ms. Griffin!!
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Mrs. Hight’s Kindergarten Class:

Students are studying about structure and function. After reading Jack and the Beanstalk and working as little engineers, they designed and built their tallest beanstalk.
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Airedales in Action

Alma DECA and International Exchange Students attend the Razorback Game

While the November 9, 2019, Razorback game was not the best, at least if you were a Hog fan, the Alma DECA members and international exchange students who attended enjoyed a delightful fall afternoon on the hill, calling the Hogs, eating ball park food and just having fun.

This was the first college football game for the exchange students, so it was interesting to see their reaction to the festivities. They even made the jumbotron a couple of times! “It was fun to be around our DECA members and the foreign exchange students who have probably never been to an America football game,” shared Leah Stephens.

“We were happy to share this activity with the exchange students,” said DECA member Lydia Swarnes.

Alma DECA was excited to share this American tradition with the international exchange students.

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Week 10 Players of the Week

Offensive Player of the Week: Grayson Bailey

Defensive Player of the Week: Gabe Jensen

Special Teams Player of the Week: Olof Olsson

Scout Team Player of the Week: Jesse Brown

Pancake Award and the Hurst Family Dental Care Player of the Week: Nick Archer

The Airedale Nation-Lyle Newton Edward Jones Player of the Week: Sam Davila

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Airedale Upcoming Events

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Need Holiday Cards? Dance has you covered.

Wondering how you can support the Dance Team’s Nationals journey? Order your holiday cards from and use the code FUNDRAISEAHSDANCE at checkout! Minted has some beautiful holiday cards that can be customized for your family! You will get a 20% discount off your order as well!
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