Alma School District Newsletter

October 15, 2021

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Leadership Safari

Approximately 50 eighth-graders from Alma Middle School participated in the annual Leadership Safari conference held at the Alma PAC and led by community leaders and members of Leadership Crawford County. Eighth graders from schools across the county are nominated by teachers and counselors for demonstrating leadership qualities or potential. The students participated in several breakout sessions on goal setting, communications, problem-solving, leadership characteristics, and personality traits necessary to be leaders. The conference ended with a culminating activity where students were challenged to use the skills from the breakout sessions as they "learn to lead." We appreciate the community leaders who support and invest in our students.
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2021 Veterans Day Breakfast

AMS Student Council will be hosting their annual Veterans Day Program on Tuesday, November 9 at 9:30am in the Performing Arts Center. Veterans, and up to three guests, are invited to attend a breakfast before the program in the Alma High School Student Union. Breakfast will be served at 8:30am. Veterans who wish to attend the breakfast need to RSVP by completing the google form below or calling the Alma Middle School office at 479-632-2168. An RSVP is not required to attend the program.

Child Nutrition Services

AMS students really love their yogurt parfaits! Breakfast participation has increased 35% in the last 4 weeks. The cafeteria staff offers a variety of flavors too. They have tried strawberry, blueberry, and peach. Homemade granola adds the crunch and a slight sweetness.


Use the recipe below and enjoy your own yogurt parfait!

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National School Lunch Week 2021

Did you know the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) serves nearly 30 million children every school day in cafeterias, classrooms and, when necessary, even at home? This week we celebrated #NSLW21 to highlight the importance of school lunch and the critical role school nutrition professionals play in helping children succeed in and out of the classroom. Pictured below are students at APS enjoying their special treats in celebration of NSLW!
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Alma Performing Arts Center

There’s no doubt about it, tickets for ELF should already be on your Christmas shopping list - they are already going fast! This week, our spotlight turns to Haley Jackson. Haley plays Jovie in the musical version of this modern holiday classic.


In our story, Jovie works as a store elf at Macy’s, but don’t be mistaken, she doesn’t quite exude the Christmas spirit. She is kind of cynical, a bit rough around the edges, and now the target of our hero Buddy’s complete adoration. It’s a role that demands both singing and acting chops; read on to learn how Senior Haley Jackson is preparing to entertain you in this coveted role.


ELF the Musical

December 2, 7 pm

December 4, 7 pm

December 5, 2 pm


Call the box office at 479-632-2129 for special Family Package and BOGO discount tickets.

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Food for Friends Club

The Food For Friends Club at Alma High School will be collecting the following items through Thanksgiving Break. Items will be sent out in food boxes to those in need. Local food pantries will be stocked weekly. If you have any questions, contact Mr. Kelley at jkelley@almasd.net.
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Alma Youth Basketball

Alma is offering a new basketball program this year for the 3rd - 6th grade boys and girls that are interested in basketball! Find the form to register below.
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Alma Public Library Calendar - October

The Alma Public Library has some fun activities to look forward to in the month of October! These after school events are sure to get you in the mood for fall!
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Chalk Update

TEACHERS & PARENTS: If you use the MyChalk app, please update it to the latest version. For Android it should be version 0.4.6. For IOS it should be 0.6.4.
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Airewaves Media

Can't make it to the big game? Watch it online! Airewaves Media will be broadcasting all Varsity Football games and all home conference Varsity Volleyball games so that you don't have to miss a thing! Click here to access the Airewaves Media channel.
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My School Menus

  • Click here to download the app for Apple users
  • Click here to download the app for Android users

RISE Arkansas

R.I.S.E. (Reading Initiative for Student Excellence) Arkansas encourages a culture of reading by coordinating a statewide reading campaign with community partners, parents, and teachers to establish the importance of reading in homes, schools, and communities. This initiative is facilitated through the Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education. The goals of R.I.S.E. are as follows:


Goal 1: Sharpen the focus and strengthen instruction.

Goal 2: Create community collaboration.

Goal 3: Build a culture of reading!


Because of R.I.S.E., the focus on reading progression for your child has shifted from determining your child’s reading level to determining what skills they need to read with fluency and comprehension.


Cick here for the RISE Monthly Newsletter

Join Team Airedale

Have you ever thought of becoming a substitute teacher? Do you have a desire to work with kids and want a flexible schedule? Team Airedale would be happy to have you! For more information on how to apply, please see the Substitute Information page.

Press Row

Kevin Taylor is an experienced sports writer with 40 years of experience, including the last 22 at Southwest Times Record in Fort Smith. Kevin's specialty is feature writing. A native of Texas, Kevin spent seven years in Palestine, Texas before moving to Fort Smith in 1999. Kevin and his wife Mardi built a home in Alma in 2005. The Taylors have two sons, Logan (16) and Landon (11). In addition, Kevin enjoys yard work and working with his model train layout.


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