Alma School District Newsletter

May 10, 2019

Teacher and Nurse Appreciation Week

Thank you to all our teacher and nurses in Alma School District for your commitment to our students. We are so thankful for all you do for our students.
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Alma DECA Members Awarded Award of Excellence

Alma DECA members who received recognition from DECA, Inc. and received the Award of Excellence, for their projects were:

  • Bella Nutt and Aubrey James for their work in the Buying and Merchandising Operations Research Event, Coming Together for a Cause covering BassPro/Cabela’s cause marketing strategic plans
  • Kylee Lineberry and Zoe Taylor for their Public Relations Project, #EmbraceTheBelt which used project management to share awareness about distracted driving
  • Josephine Meinsrdus’s Integrated Marketing Campaign-Product which was a marketing campaign for Alex and Ani
  • Emily O’Kelley whose Ready for the Road Campaign covered efforts to decrease distracted driving with Alma High School students
  • Elissa Williams and Colton Wormke, National Finalists, for their Entrepreneurship Promotion Project, Risky Business

You can follow Alma DECA on Twitter @AlmaDECA and on Instagram at Alma DECA.

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Alma Primary Star Students

Wrap Them In Love

Students in Mrs. Blackwell's FACS class went to Valley Springs Nursing Home on Thursday. While there, the students visited with the residents and gave them lap quilts that they had sewn in class. This was the 5th year for the "Wrap Them In Love" project. If anyone in the community has extra fabric laying around, the class would love to turn it into quilts.
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2019-2020 Athlete Physical Packet

The deadline is June 1. Email Patti Webb with any questions!

2019-2020 Physical Packet

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Alma DECA Members Earn Emerging Leader Honors

Alma DECA Members Earn Emerging Leader Honor

Josephine Meinardus, Brittany Newton, Emily O’Kelley and BrayLyne White, seniors at Alma High School in Alma, Arkansas, were recently awarded the 2019 DECA Emerging Leader Honor Award. Meinardus will be attending the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, California this fall, majoring in Merchandise Product Development. She is the daughter of Joseph and Lucretia Meinardus. Newton is planning to attend the University of Arkansas, Fort Smith. She is the daughter of Susan Newton. O’Kelley will be attending University of Arkansas, Fort Smith this fall, majoring in Business and Marketing Education. She is the daughter of Barbara O’Kelley, White will be attending the University of Arkansas, Fort Smith, this fall majoring in International Business. She is the daughter of Mandi and Brian White. This award, given annually by DECA, an international association of marketing students, recognizes students studying marketing, finance, hospitality and management for being academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible experienced leaders through their participation in DECA. The award recipient must be a DECA member in his/her senior year of high school with a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or better for each of the high school semesters. DECA is a career and technical student organization composed of more than 210,000 students who are interested in entrepreneurial, marketing, finance, hospitality and management careers. DECA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, apply learning, connect to business and promote competition. DECA student members leverage their DECA experience to become valuable members of the global community. For more information about DECA, visit You can follow Alma DECA on Twitter at @AlmaDECA and on Instagram at Alma DECA.

Year End Dismissal Times

May 22 -- Dismiss classes 1:30 - Staff Convocation

May 23 & 24 -- Dismiss classes 2:30 (Semester Test Days for grades 6-11)

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