Badger Blast

Arkadelphia Public Schools newsletter

Badger Blast: May 28 - 31 : The Final Countdown

We reach the last week of school and summer is upon us! This week brings several activities as the schools wrap up the year with assemblies, field trips and other activities. We also have a big event in the history of our district with the ribbon cutting and dedication of the new Goza Middle School Wednesday, May 29, at 9:00.

Thursday is the last day of school for the district and the last day of classes for our 6th, 7th and 8th graders at Goza Middle School located on Caddo Street. We know this is a significant time for several of our faculty and staff who have worked in that building for many, many years!

This will also be our last Badger Blast of the year. We thank you for reading each week as we have tried to keep you up to date with some of the things that are going on around our district throughout the year.

Have a great summer and go Badgers!!


Wednesday, May 29: New Goza Middle School Ribbon Cutting and Dedication help by Arkadelphia Alliance and Area Chamber of Commerce, 9:00 am

Wednesday, May 29: Peake Spring Academic Assemblies:

9:30 am - 5th grade

10:30 am - 4th grade

Thursday, May 30: LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!

Thursday, May 30: Goza Academic Awards Assemblies:

9:00 am - 7th grade

10:00 am - 6th grade

1:00 pm - 8th grade

Thursday, May 30: Perritt Awards Assemblies:

9:00 am - Kindergarten and 1st grade

10:00 am - Pre-K

Thursday, May 30: Central Awards Assemblies

8:30 am - 2nd grade

10:00 am - 3rd grade

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congratulations to the apsd 2018-19 Teachers of the Year

A big congratulations to our campus teachers of the year that were announced recently by each of our schools. Thank you to these teachers for going above and beyond and being recognized by your peers as standing out among the crowd. We look forward to celebrating you this fall!

Perritt Primary: Ms. Natalie Thomas

Central Primary: Ms. Kyla Williams

Peake Elementary: Ms. Sarah Brawley

Goza Middle School: Ms. Jequetta Berry

Arkadelphia High School: Ms. Clair Mays


Families need to take a look at the flier below for information on the APSD Food Service summer lunch program! (Click the image to see a bigger version.)

Take advantage of this service provided FREE OF CHARGE for ALL children 18 and under.

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apsd videos on youtube

Videos from several activities and events from the last two weeks have been posted on the APSD YouTube Channel for friends and family to watch. Here is the link to the APSD-TV YouTube Channel.

Included in the video library from the last two weeks are the following videos:

Arkadelphia Band concerts (each grade posted separately)

AHS Senior Class Scholarship and Academic Awards Assembly

Arkadelphia Promise Signing Ceremony

Perritt Primary Nickelodeon Choir program "Muppet Extravaganza"

Arkadelphia High School Graduation

AHS Athletic Awards Assembly

Peake Elementary 5th Grade program "Flashback"

Central Primary 3rd Grade program "Bandstand"

2019-20 APSD Calendar Posted

The Arkadelphia Public Schools Board of Education recently approved the 2019-20 academic calendar. The calendar has been posted on the APSD website so parents can refer to it when planning vacations, days off, etc. Also please see the image below with 2019-20 Holidays and other dates of interest.

A printable PDF version of the calendar can be found here

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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.

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Arkadelphia High School

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Goza Middle School

Peake Elementary

Central Primary

Perritt Primary

Early Learning Programs

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Arkadelphia High School seniors will be able to pick up scholarship applications for two scholarships awarded by the Peake High School Alumni Foundation beginning on January 30. The applications for the Richard and Roberta Griffith Scholarship and the Peake High School Alumni Foundation scholarship are available to pick up in the AHS counselors's office.The amount of each scholarship is $1,000 and the deadline for applications to be postmarked is March 31, 2019.