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    School News for November 10, 2017


    Playoffs: Alma vs. White Hall

    Alma will host White Hall, the fourth seed from the 5A-South, on Friday, November 10th in the first round of the State Playoffs.

     Football: ‘Amped’ Alma gets No.1 seed and home field

    Football: Alma now rewarded No. 1 seed in 5A playoffs

    Barclay: 4-way tie made for interesting discussion

    Football: Scrappy Alma senior King loves contributing in the trenches


    November 10         
    1st Round of Football Playoffs vs White Hall
    November 11
    State Dance Competition @ Bentonville West
    Jr & Sr High Cheer Competition @ Van Buren
    NJROTC Drill Meet @ Tulane University in New Orleans
    November 22-24
    Thanksgiving Holiday

    from Airewaves Media

    Airewaves Media is our high school Broadcast Journalism Class and they have short videos called The 60. Watch the short clips to find out what's happening around the district.

    Airewaves Media: Game Promo

    Airewaves Media: Fire Safety Video


    Mr. & Miss AHS

    Congratulations to 2017 Mr. AHS Colin Keady & Miss AHS Brissa Gonzales! Great job by all contestants.

    Miss AHS Contestants included:  Brissa Gonzales - Miss AHS, Reed Langdon - 1st RU, Julia Dover - 2nd RU, Karen Osman, Dani Sanborn, Hadley Medlock, Abigail Langley, Chloe Ray, LandiKay Bowen, 
    Kaytlin Ray

    Mr. AHS Contestants included:  Colin Keady - Mr. AHS, Alec Brown - 1st RU, Dalton Hubler, Landon Medlock, Dalton Woodruff


    Robotics Competition 

    The Alma High School Technology Student Association hosted the 2nd annual VEX Robotics Competition on Nov. 4.  There were 47 teams from 11 middle schools and 10 high schools from across the state.  Students were judged on their Engineer's notebook, interview with judges, and overall competition play.  Alma had 6 teams competing in the high school competition and 1 team in the middle school competition.  We had one team make it to the final rounds ending up tournament runner ups.  The middle school will compete again in December at UALR and high school will compete again in January at Bryant.  


    Veterans Day Celebration

    Local veterans and Alma Middle School students gathered at the Alma Performing Arts Center for the AMS Veterans Day program.  The program started off with the Presentation of Colors by the Alma High School NJROTC along with the 8th-grade band playing TAPS.  Other performances included the AMS Ladies Select Choir and readings by AMS students.  The program also featured the Folding of the Flag ceremony.

    During the program, the local veterans were recognized by their branch of service.



    On November 11, 2017, the Alma High School NJROTC will compete in the 2017 Battle of New Orleans Drill Meet at Tulane University in New Orleans. The cadets will compete with schools from Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

    Commander Rickard, long-time Alma NJROTC instructor,  was inducted into the Veterans Hall of Fame, see the link below for this story.

    Local Native Inducted into the Veterans Hall of Fame



    Honor Choir

    Our 4th and 5th grade Honor Choir presented a Veterans Choir Concert on November 6.  It was a wonderful tribute honoring our Veterans. Over 200 voices joined in unison to honor our veterans and remember those who died by humming a rendition of "Taps"

    Alma Pawprint

    Alma Pawprint is our High School Journalism Class reporting information on a variety of topics happening for our high school students.

    Alma Teacher Makes a Difference - Michael Hensley

    AMS & AHS All-Region Choir

    The tradition continues as AMS and AHS Choir had a large number of students from each campus achieve the designation of All-Region. 

    Sr High: All-Region Choir Results

    Jr. High: All-Region Choir Results 



    Dance & Cheerleading

    Dance: Don't miss them in the State Competition at Bentonville West on November 11th!

    Cheerleading:  Don't miss them in competition on November 11th at Van Buren. 




    Advanced-Ed Survey

    Parents, thank you for submitting the survey we have emailed and texted to you.  We appreciate your input as we prepare for our Advanced-Ed visit in March.  

    Don't Forget:

    School passes and scruffy shirts will not be honored at the game Friday night.  This is a AAA state playoff game and only AAA passes are allowed.  Ticket price is $6.00 for adults and $6.00 for students.

    Chalk- Gradebook 

    Parents we will be sending more information this month regarding our gradebook authentication process.  Chalk is upgrading their security to require a 1-time access code for parent and student (6-12) access.  


    Other News Around the District: 

    Swimming: Martin, Pitts sparkle for Alma at swim meet


    Leadership Safari

    Leadership Safari is a one day conference for 8th graders and was held at the Alma PAC on November 1. Participating students were nominated by teachers because they displayed leadership skills and/or leadership potential. The students engaged in several activities which promote team building and problem-solving. Other activities helped students become more self-aware of their strengths and weaknesses and encouraged them to collaborate with others based on that knowledge. Leadership Safari is an annual event that helps students understand the importance of building a network of peers/colleagues across our area 


    Technology Student Association

    Technology Student Association, TSA, competed in the River Valley Technology Challenge at Arkansas Tech University.  Congratulations to the following students for placing: Jake Moffett-1st place Music Production and 2nd place Geometry Challenge, Dalton Hubler-1st place Extemporaneous Speech, Cooper McGhee-1st place Promotional Design, Landon Medlock-2nd place Extemporaneous Speech, Haley Price-3rd place Geometry Challenge, Aiden Keeler  & Jacob Schmidt-3rd place Catapult.  TSA students will compete at state in March.  Competition categories include CO2 Dragster, fashion design, photography, website design, problem-solving, technology bowl, and more.

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