Arkansas High Weekly Happenings

January 10-15, 2016

Lady Razorbacks Represent

Over the holidays, the Lady Razorback basketball team had the opportunity to take a trip of a lifetime; one for the record books, as some would say. In December they traveled to the most memorable place on earth, Walt Disney World, where dreams do come true. The looks on their faces as they traveled through time on fantasy rides, took a trip across the world walking through the theme parks, and played in one of the most prestigious sports facilities in the world were truly priceless. It will be one of the biggest highlights of the year for these Lady Razorbacks. The trip was a unique opportunity for the team to bond and to be exposed to a whole new world of sports. They were able to compete against teams from across the country and Canada, and play at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. In their down time they visited the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios. We hope that these young ladies continue to realize that dreams will come true if they only believe. Coach Watson, thank you for helping them realize their dreams and getting them there!

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Instructional Walk-Throughs

During this weeks Instructional Walk-Throughs we will be looking for a variety of instructional strategies and of course student engagement.


We know that students learn best when they are truly engaged in what they are learning, when they have the opportunity to explore, debate, discuss, examine, defend, and experiment with the concepts and skills they are ready to learn.


Remember: No one instructional method will work for all students, for all teachers, or in all subject areas. Think of ways to start in figuring out what works most effectively for you and your students.


Please make sure you are putting two grades a week into your grade book and are keeping grades posted for students.

Congratulations to Mattew Gustafson & Lauren Bocox

Arkansas High students took 2 out of the 4 local essay winners for the Texarkana Arkansas DAR (Daughter's of the American Revolution) essay contest. The winners will receive a medal and a press release will be done once it is received. Their essays have been advanced to the state level contest and we are waiting on those results. Congrats Matthew and Lauren.

CONGRATS to AHS Students Qualifying for All-Region and All State Band


FLUTE

Natalie Sangalli……………………First Band 4th Chair/All State Qualifier

CLARINET

Madeline Harris…………………..First Band 2nd Chair/ All State Qualifier

Ondrea Green………………………First Band 4th Chair/All State Qualifier

Lauryn Bocox……………………….First Band 6th Chair/All State Qualifier

Mary Williams……………………..First Band 25th Chair

Brianna Davis………………………Second Band 8th Chair

ALTO SAXOPHONE

Chris Manning……………………Second Band 1st Chair

Daniel Parnell………………………Second Band 3rd Chair

TRUMPET

Colton Fant…………………………….First Band 13th Chair

Noah French…………………………….Second Band 2nd Chair

Andrew Nadeau……………………..Second Band 11th Chair

Shelby Sawyer……………………………Second Band 13th Chair

TROMBONE

Matthew Gustafson…………………..First Band 4th Chair/All State Qualifier

Tytiyana Crosby………………………….Second Band 5th Chair

EUPHONIUM

Mason Roberts…………………………..1st Alternate

TUBA

James Matthews…………………………………………..First Band 8th Chair

De’Marion Brown……………………………………….2nd Alternate

PERCUSSION

Ashley Brekeen…………………………………………..Second Band/6th Chair



ARKANSAS HIGH SCHOOL BAND

FOUR STATES HONOR BAND PARTICIPANTS

Natalie Sangali

Madeline Harris

Ondrea Green

Mary Williams

Chris Manning

James Matthews

Ashley Brackeen

Youth Roatary Participants - Congratulations!

The following juniors have been selected to participate in the Texarkana Youth Rotary Leadership Program:


Phillip Barnes

Kaylee Dunphy

Destiny Reed

Matthew Roberts


Hundreds of high school students apply and only a few are selected from each school.

Sports Schedule



1/11 Lafayette County 8G.7B.8B Basketball Home 5:00

1/12 Lake Hamilton JVG.VG.VB Basketball Away 5:00

1/15 Little Rock Parkview VG.VB Basketball Away 6:00

1/16 Idabel Jamboree 8B Basketball Away TBA

1/16 Camden Jamboree 7G Basketball Away TBA

1/19 El Dorado JVG.VG.VB Basketball Home 5:00

1/21 Hope 7G.8G.9G Basketball Away 5:00

1/21 Hope 7B.8B.9B Basketball Home 5:00

1/22 Little Rock Hall VG.VB Basketball Away 6:00

1/26 Benton JVB.VG.VB Basketball Away 5:00

1/28 El Dorado 7G.8G.9G Basketball Away 5:00

1/28 El Dorado 7B.8B.9B Basketball Home 5:00

1/29 Sheridan JVB.VG.VB Basketball Home 5:00

2/2 Lake Hamilton JVB.VG.VB Basketball Home 5:00

2/5 Pine Bluff VG.VB Basketball Away 5:00

2/8 El Dorado 7G.8G.9G Basketball Home 5:00

2/8 El Dorado 7B.8B.9B Basketball Away 5:00

2/9 El Dorado JVG.JVB.VG.VB Basketball Away 5:00

2/12 Little Rock Parkview VG.VB Basketball Home 6:00

2/16 Benton JVG.VG.VB Basketball Home 5:00

2/19 Little Rock Hall VG.VB Basketball Home 6:00

2/23 Sheridan JVG.VG.VB Basketball Away 5:00

3/1-5 State Tournament VG.VB Basketball Away TBA

3/10-12 State Finals VG.VB Basketball Away TBA

Monthly Parent Meetings

Monday, Jan. 11th, 8am

1500 Jefferson Avenue

Texarkana, AR

Handbook Meeting


There are three meetings - attend the one you can - I look forward to seeing you there -

8:15, 12:30 & 5:30 AHS Library

Counselor/Career Tech Meeting

Monday, Jan. 11th, 10:30am-12:30pm

1500 Jefferson Avenue

Texarkana, AR

AHS Drama Department

Monday, Jan. 11th, 8am-12:30pm

1500 Jefferson Avenue

Texarkana, AR

The Drama students will be traveling to North Heights and Trice to perform. "Break a Leg"

Reports Cards Go Out Today

Monday, Jan. 11th, 9:15am

1500 Jefferson Avenue

Texarkana, AR

Report cards will be passed out to all students during 6th period today. A copy will be mailed on Friday.

A Team Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 12th, 8:30-10:30am

1500 Jefferson Avenue

Texarkana, AR

45 Day Plan Due

Friday, Jan. 15th, 9pm

1500 Jefferson Avenue

Texarkana, AR

Please make sure all your departments have turned in their data to Mr. Coleman.

Staff Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 19th, 4pm

1500 Jefferson Avenue

Texarkana, AR

Everyone needs to be attendance!. We were originally going to discuss RTI but have changed the agenda to discuss PARCC results and AIP's. We will pass PARCC results out next month at PT Conference and you need to be able to speak about the results and the plans for remediation for those that need it.

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