Badger Blast

Arkadelphia Public Schools newsletter

Badger Blast: April 26 - May 1

We wrap up the month of April and head into May, which brings all kinds of end-of-year activities including the graduation ceremony for the AHS Class of 2021. This year's ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 15, at Arkadelphia High School's Badger Stadium. See information in this week's newsletter for AHS seniors and their families.


Congratulations to our students and families who will be celebrating the end of one journey and the beginning of another. Your community and the APSD faculty and staff wish you the best!


We encourage you to follow your campus (or campuses) various social media outlets for information as well as the other communication channels your school or teacher utilizes. Take a look below for some of the information from across the district.

upcoming dates

STARTING TODAY! - Perritt Testing

April 27 - 29 - 6th Grade Testing

Sat., May 1 - "Pick up Peake" Day

Tues., May 4 - APSD All-Sports Physicals

Tues., May 4 - AHS Choir performs "Hits from Broadway"

Sat., May 15 - AHS Class of 2021 Graduation

THIS WEEK IN BADGER ATHLETICS

We come to the time where our spring sports team will be wrapping up the regular season and preparing for post-season play. The end of regular season also means that it's time to recognize our seniors, so take a look at the times for Senior Night ceremonies this week.
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HELP "PICK UP PEAKE" THIS SATURDAY!!

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Date set for APSD Athletic Physicals


IT'S TIME TO START PLANNING FOR PHYSICALS FOR THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR!!


WHEN: TUESDAY, MAY 4


Please see the information on the flier. In order to try to control the flow of students, the APSD Nurse's Office is asking for you to sign up for a time at the following link or by calling the APSD Nurse at the number on the flier: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C49ADAC23AAFEC16-sports


Physical forms can be picked up in the offices at

Goza Middle School or Arkadelphia High School.

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Students can also see their coach or coaches to get a form.


Also, please see the information included on the flier about immunizations. You can also visit the

APSD School Nurse News

Facebook page.

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BE A CHAMPION! BE A BADGER!

The annual school choice deadline is May 1. Encourage your friends to have their students join our growing enrollment and choose APSD for the 2021-22 school year. Click the link below for the school choice form.


SCHOOL CHOICE FORM

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apsd online learning option for 2021-22

The Arkadelphia Public School District is announcing the opportunity to apply for an online learning option during the 2021-22 School Year for Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade.

Online learning will look different than it did during the 2020-21 School Year. If you feel that online learning is still a need for your family, please visit this link.

Students must complete the form that is linked on the information page to apply for online learning. Notifications will be made of acceptance into the Arkadelphia Online Learning Program. The deadline to apply is currently Friday, April 16, 2021.

DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER FOR KINDERGARTEN!!!

Is your child going to kindergarten next year? Now is the time to get him/her registered. Please come by Perritt to register so we can put your student on the roster, ASAP! We don’t want to miss anyone!
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AHS GRADUATION INFORMATION

FAMILIES OF SENIORS:

It may seem like it was just yesterday when you were having to put the information from the graphic above on your calendar for Kindergarten Registration....well, now it's time to mark the information to attend graduation for your AHS Senior in the image below. Enjoy this next step in the growth process of your child.

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CONGRATS TO AHS JROTC BADGER BATALLION

Congratulations to the Badger Battalion for successfully passing the virtual JROTC Program of Accreditation this morning and for retaining their Honor Unit with Distinction rating! The cadet staff worked hard all year on a Continuous Improvement project to improve their physical training scores. Their hard work paid off as indicated by a 45% increase in scores since October. They also worked hard in January and February on a Service Learning project and raised $837 for the American Cancer Society through their "Dollars for Laps" campaign. Thanks to everyone for their support of the Badger Battalion!
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APSD FACULTY/STAFF SPOTLIGHTS

APSD school nurse Beth Hasley highlighted in "Arkansas Times" piece

Our very own Nurse Beth Hasley was featured in the Arkansas Times. Thank you Mrs. Hasley for being our district contact person and for all the hard work you have done to keep our staff, students, and families safe throughout this pandemic! Read the article here: https://issuu.com/arkansastimesvisitor.../docs/at_0321_de/30
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SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS

The school lunch menus are located on the official APSD App (available in the App Store and on Google Play) as well as the link below (just click the image below the next paragraph).


As a reminder, school lunches are free for all students through the end of the school year thanks to a USDA grant.

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APSD JOB OPENINGS

Now hiring! Arkadelphia Public Schools is accepting applications for these positions : Special Education Teacher and a Special Education Paraprofessional. Please visit this link for more information and to apply: https://bit.ly/3uUUFOh
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substitute teachers needed in APSD

More than any other year, APSD is in need of substitute teachers to help keep our campuses open during COVID-19.


If you would like to help out our district, please visit this link to learn more and fill out an application through the company that handles our substitute teacher hires and placements.

2020-21 APSD School Calendar

In addition to the above dates to remember, below you will see the entire APSD school calendar for your planning purposes. Click on the image of the calendar below to take you to a printable version located on the APSD website.

APSD COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS

As we move through the spring semester during the months that traditionally feature a high number of illnesses, we ask that parents please remain vigilant in taking precautions regarding COVID-19 when it comes to sending your students to school. Below is a reminder of the daily home screening that parents can do to help them keep from sending their students to school with any symptoms. If your student has the symptoms listed on the checklist, PLEASE don't send them to school until you talk to the school nurse.


Helping us out in this area can help us slow the increase in the number of cases across our district.

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Keep Up with Arkadelphia Public Schools on Social Media

You can keep up with events and other information at all of the APS campuses by several social media outlets. These locations are also a great place to see pictures of events that take place throughout the year.


FACEBOOK:
Arkadelphia Public Schools

Arkadelphia High School

Badger Athletics

Arkadelphia Bands

Goza Middle School

Peake Elementary

Perritt Primary


TWITTER:
Arkadelphia Public Schools

Arkadelphia High School

Badger Athletics


YOUTUBE:
APSD-TV - Arkadelphia Public Schools