Springdale CTE

March 2021

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Springdale High FFA

National FFA Week was celebrated by SHS by honoring their motto "Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Learning to Live, Living to Serve". FFA members hosted a luncheon and serve their peers and teachers on February 26th. The menu included all you can eat hamburgers, hotdogs, homemade fries and chili. SHS FFA Advisors include Chad Burkett, Josh Rice and Brittany Beck.
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Har-Ber Calculates Food Rations for Animals

HBHS Animal Science students have been learning about animal feed nutrients in pet food and livestock grain in order to be a wise consumer. Not all protein, fats, and minerals come in the same form. Companies strive to include specific nutrients on product labels.


The student activity pictured below shows students exhibiting their understanding of nutrient calculations for product labels. The nutritional information is used to compute a guaranteed analysis on pet food or livestock grain bags. Students took nutritional facts from three different feedstuffs and computed total weight in ounces, total protein % (of all three products combined), total fat % (of all three products combined), and total calories for their animal food ration.

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Har-Ber High School | 2021 Student Television Network | Short Film 1st Place | Identity Crisis

HBHS Wins National & State Titles

Har-Ber TV students competed in the Short Film Competition, Movie Trailer Competition, and Spot Feature. Har-Ber TV students competed against 2500 other students across 50 states. Samantha Lewandowski, Ellen Fink, Luke Perez and Cameron Bolin took 1st place in the nation for their Short Film. The two minute film was created in five hours in which students brainstormed the idea, wrote the script, shot the video and edited the footage.


Additionally, HBHS TV students placed 1st, 2nd and Best Actress in the Arkansas Prevent Stamp Out Smoking competition. This is the 10th consecutive year that a Springdale team has placed 1st in the competition. The thirty second commercial encouraged the prevention of tobacco use. The winning teams consisted of Samantha Lewandowski, Ellen Fink, Luke Perez, Abra Jones, Norah Bayyari, and Addison Whitney.

Har-Ber High School | Stamp Out Smoking | Just One Time

Cole Hartman, Har-Ber Drone Pilot

Congratulations to HBHS senior, Cole Hartman who is the first student of the Har-Ber Aviation class to pass his FAA Part 107 Drone Exam. Study materials from www.pilotinstitute.com provided support to Cole as he beat the required 70% score but he matched Mr. McMullen's test score of 92%! Pilot Institute rewarded him with a free shirt! If you know of an upcoming Sophomore or Junior in Northwest Arkansas that would be interested in the world of aviation, be sure to let them know about the Aviation class at HBHS with Mr. Jason McMullen.
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DTSOI Custom Designs

Industrial Maintenance Technology students designed and built bike rack for DTSOI students. Pictured from Left to Right : Noah Rhodes, Juan Juarez, Walter Flores, Anthony Nava, Austin Holt, Luke Nevel, Eric Martinez and Aaron Thoms.


Industrial Maintenance students Octavia Harlow, Michael Morrison and Ty Shreve deliver a table they designed and built for the DTSOI Agricultural program. Mr. Wes Higginson is the instructor of the Industrial Technology program.

DTSOI Diesel Mechanics

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SHS Women in Computer Science Awards

The National NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) is powered by the National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) and recognizes 9th-12th grade female students for their computing-related achievements and interests, as part of an effort to encourage a diverse range of students to choose careers in technology.


Recipients were selected from high schools across 46 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and all U.S. overseas military bases for their outstanding aptitude and aspirations in technology and computing as demonstrated by their computing experience, computing-related activities, leadership experience, tenacity in the face of barriers to access, and plans for post-secondary education.


Each recipient will receive recognition and prizes; induction into the AiC Community of nearly 20,000 technical individuals; access to resources, scholarships, and internship opportunities; and more.


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SHS Placed Five Teams in CyberPatriot Competition

Teams from Springdale High School recently concluded an exceptional season of CyberPatriot.-the Air Force Association’s National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. This competition challenges teams of students across the United States, Canada, and other schools abroad, to find and resolve cybersecurity vulnerabilities in simulated environments. The teams excelled in the qualifying rounds, demonstrating teamwork, critical thinking skills, and technical knowledge key to a successful career in cybersecurity. The team’s performance earned them a spot in the Arkansas State Round’s Gold and Silver Tier.

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2nd Place - Gold Tier - Code Red Team

3rd Place Gold Tier - Team Alpha Omega

Gold Tier - 4th Place - Team Night Riot

Gold Tier - 5th Place - Cyberian Tigers

Silver Tier - First Place - Technologic

George JH - Automation & Robotics

George Junior High Automation and Robotics students are building ten different gears in class. In the video students are exhibiting how the "Crank and Slider" gear works. A final project will be require students to design and build an automated factory assembly line. GJHS student engineers pictured are Brooke Saylors and Maurice Starks. Mrs. Tracie Smith teaches the Automation and Robotics plus the Design and Modeling courses at GJHS.

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Family & Consumer Sciences

DTSOI Earns Bronze FCCLA Medal

As a Community Service Project with the Compassion House the Don Tyson School of Innovation FCCLA members participated in a peer to peer teaching series called ‘Making Mealtime Meaningful’.


Students visit once a month teaching residents skills such as cooking, baking, household budgeting, continuing education, job applications, resume writing, and vehicle maintenance. The DTSOI FCCLA chapter earned a bronze metal for this project at the district level and is currently awaiting state competition results. Mrs. Lisa Welton is the FCCLA Advisor at DTSOI.

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Har-Ber FCCLA

HBHS had six students that were awarded Arkansas FCCLA STAR Event awards. Tabitha Nichols and Claire Doty won Gold in the Focus on Children Level 3. Lacy Stephens and Presley Shelton also were awarded GOLD at State STAR Events and will be advancing to Nationals in the category, Food Innovations Level 3. Congratulations to these students and Mrs. Lori Rooney, Family & Consumer Sciences instructor and FCCLA Adviser!

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Six GJHS students completed at the Arkansas FCCLA STAR events and won awards! Emilee Flores and Azael Manjarrez won Gold in the Focus on Children event. The students will advance to Nationals in Nashville, Tennessee this summer. Allesandra Chavez and Alissa Sanders competed in Professional Presentation. Joyce Herrera and Erica Ambriz won Gold in Chapter Service Project Portfolio and will also advance to the national FCCLA competition. Mrs. Jennifer Fortenberry is the Family & Consumer Sciences teacher and FCCLA Adviser at GJHS.

FCCLA State Leadership Conference 2021

Elle Reed, FCCLA State Vice President of Membership and Har-Ber High School junior is creating content for the FCCLA State Leadership Conference at Camp Couchdale.
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Chef Anthony Chavez, 6th Grader

Chef Anthony Chavez recently prepared an Orange Chicken recipe in the DTSOI Culinary kitchen and requested feedback from peers and teachers. The reply was "More Please"! Mrs. Lisa Welton used the recipe for a class project and the meal was sold at lunch to students and teachers. Anthony loves to cook with his grandmother. He looks forward to learning more about food and nutrition by enrolling in the Culinary courses at DTSOI and participating in FCCLA events.