Alma School District Newsletter

January 17, 2020

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AHS Science Fair

AHS held the school wide Science Fair on Wednesday, January 15. Students presented projects in various categories. The students did an outstanding job this year. Many students spent months preparing and testing their projects. Overall winners are:

Overall Grand Champion- Ethan Scrivner

Overall 1st Runner Up- Zac McCoy

Overall 2nd Runner Up- Molly Reeves

For the complete list of winners in each category use this LINK.

Congratulations and great work AIREDALES!!

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Region VIII All Region Band

On Wednesday evening, January 15th, tenth through twelfth grade members of the high school band participated in the Region VIII All-Region Band auditions held at Southside High School. Alma had twenty members selected to participate in the All-Region Band clinic to be held in Fort Smith on Friday, January 24th and Saturday January 25th. Eleven of these twenty students have also qualified to audition for the Arkansas All-State band. Auditions for the All-State Band will be held on Saturday, February 8th at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia.

Ninth grade members of the high school band traveled to Ozark High School on Saturday, December 14th, 2019 for Junior High All-Region auditions. Nine of these students were chosen to represent Alma at the Region VIII Junior High Band Clinic also to be held in Fort Smith on January 24th & 25th.

Both the Junior and Senior High Clinics will culminate with concerts to be held at the ArcBest Performing Arts Center on Saturday afternoon, January 25, 2020.

For the list of students selected, please click here.

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What’s the Difference Between Chronic Absence and Truancy?

As the concept of chronic absenteeism gains traction across the country, some people are under the mistaken impression that it's just a politically correct way of saying truancy. Educators, policymakers and journalists often use the words interchangeably, describing the same, old issue with the same, old solution.

In fact, the two terms describe different aspects of the absenteeism issue and require different approaches to bringing students back to school every day.

To read the full article follow this link.

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Parents, our online safety reporting tool TipTxt has been discontinued, but we have replaced it with a program called STOPit. Information may be reported now through the icon on the website Safety Tip Line. We will also be informing you in the days to come about the STOPit app to download and a phone hotline number. We will provide students and parents with building-specific access codes in order to report information through an anonymous app. Be looking for more information next week. You can find out more information here.
What is STOPit? (Education Version)
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Alma Airedales @ Little Rock Christian Warriors

Friday, Jan. 17th, 4pm

19010 Cantrell Road

Little Rock, AR

Join the Airedales as they travel to take on the Little Rock Christian Warriors. JV Girls tip off will start at 4:00 PM. If you can't make it out you can watch the live stream on the Alma School District YouTube Channel. Go Airedales!!

Alma High School

Voice of Democracy Essay Winners

Alma High School NJROTC Cadets took all 3 top prizes in the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) audio essay program.

Established in 1947, our Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 40,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of more than $1.9 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.

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Alma Middle School

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Alma Intermediate School

Chasing the Rainbow of Good Choices

AIS started their Monday morning by recognizing students for their good choices!
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AIS Honor Choir

Mrs. Walden and the AIS Honor Choir did an outstanding job performing the National Anthem at Tuesday night's game.
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Alma Primary School

APS Star Students

Congrats to this week's Star Students!!!

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Airedale Alumni

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Alma Safety Tip Line

To find out more about our Alma Safety Tip Line click here.

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