• Alma School District Newsletter    March 30, 2018

    Alma School District Newsletter

    School News for March 30, 2018


    Alma Superintendent Receives Arts in Education Award 

    Alma Superintendent David Woolly was honored March 29 at the 2018 Governor's Arts Awards Luncheon at the Governor's Mansion in recognition for his Arts in Education Award. Each year, the recipients are nominated by the public and then selected by an independent panel of arts professionals from around the state. 

    The Arts in Education Award recognizes Mr. Woolly's support not only for Alma School District's Fine Arts Program but also the programs across the state. 

    See the official press release here



    March 30

    Airedale Relays
    Softball Tourn @ VBuren
    Baseball vs VBuren @4:30
    Soccer @ Vilonia @ 5:00

    March 30

    Softball @ Van Buren

    April 2

    ACT Succeed 4-7PM
    Jr. Airedale Track@ Greenwood 4PM
    Baseball Vs Northside @ Alma 4:30
    Softball Vs Dardanelle @ Alma 5:00
    Soccer @ Alma 6PM
    April 3
    Jr. Airedale Relays @ Greenwood 4PM

    "Sideshow" Dance Production

    The Alma Dance Department presents "Sideshow" Saturday, April 28th at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 29th at 2 p.m. at the Alma Performing Arts Center. The show is an original story of a circus troupe and their journey to present their circus show to the public. The show features over 300 Alma School District students performing all styles of dance as well as acrobatics and various circus acts! This family friendly show is sure to be loved by all! Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at almapac.org or by calling the Alma PAC box office at 479-632-2129.

    NJROTC Cadet Color Guard

    The Alma NJROTC Cadet Color Guard presented the colors of our nation at the Military Officer Association of America's award banquet March 27 in Fort Smith.  They are pictured here with Senator John Bozeman.  Pictured from left to right is Colton Morris, Israel Hatley, Senator John Bozeman, Brianna Hartman, Brody Hughes and LCDR Raymer.

    NJROTC visits Washington DC and New York

    Over Spring Break, three seniors from the NJROTC program earned a 5 day trip to Washington DC and New York City. Jenny Watkins, Adam Outlaw, and Destin Smith spent a day in NYC at the Statue of Liberty, Freedom Hall, World Trade Center Museum, and Times Square. The three days spent in the nation's capital allowed the seniors to see every major monument, four Smithsonian Museums, Arlington National Cemetery (where they ran into Coach Powell) and a personal tour of the Capitol Building with Congressman Steve Womack.

    Book Mobile

    Please see our summer Book Mobile schedule here: Alma Book Mobile


    Exchange Students

    Alma School District is currently searching for quality families to host extraordinary students from around the world!  These students come to experience our culture and our educational system.  All types of families are welcome!  There is a small stipend to help offset the cost of hosting.  If you are interested, please contact Eileen Parham, ASD Exchange Coordinator for more information.  eparham@almasd.net  or 479-632-2162

    Be A Host Family


    TSA-Arkansas Technology Student Association

    Congratulations to the following students for placing at the Arkansas Technology Student Association State Conference.
    Individual Events
    Alex Partlow- 3rd place CO2 dragster
    Weston Breshears- 2nd place CO2 dragster
    Dalton Hubler- 2nd place Extemporaneous Speech
    Landon Medlock- 1st place Extemporaneous Speech
    Haley Price- 3rd place Geometry challenge
    John Paul Williams- 3rd place Promotional Marketing
    Bree Farrar- 2nd place Promotional Marketing
    Cooper McGhee- 1st place Promotional Marketing

    Team Events
    Ethan McKinley, Dalton Hubler. And Landon Medlock- 3rd place Problem Solving
    Jazlyn Allred, Amanda Brammer, Malaki Rodgers, and Elizabeth Parham- 1st place Problem Solving
    Weston Breshears, Adam Outlaw, and Jake Moffett- 3rd place VEX Robotics Skills
    Morgan Farrar, Bree Farrar, and Alex Partlow- 1st place Webmaster
    Alma High School was the 2nd place overall school.

    Congratulations to Alex Partlow for being selected State TSA Historian and Landon Medlock for being selected as State TSA President.  


    Golden Fork Award

     Dezra Pitchford, Brooke Friddle, and April Chance won the 4th period Golden Fork Award.  They won the award for their outstanding decorated "book themed" cupcakes.  They decorated the cupcakes like the book The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

     Grace Peppas, Cole Ogilvie and Alexis Woods won the 2nd period Golden Fork Award.  They won the award for their outstanding decorated their "book themed" cupcakes.  They decorated the cupcakes based on the Harry Potter book series.

    Jordyn Johnson and Anna Chapen show off the rainbow grilled cheese sandwiches they made in Parenting class.  Students were  given the assignment to find "kid friendly" recipes.



    Marcy McHenry uses the embroidery machine during Mrs. Blackwell's FACS class to put her initials on her lunch sack

    Intermediate School Poetry Slam

    Students in the fifth grade had the unique experience of working with an Arkansas poet to increase their creative writing and public speaking skills. Clayton Scott was an artist-in-residence for one week, working with students using the elements of poetry. This program is funded in part by a grant from the Arkansas Arts Council.

    The culminating event was a Poetry Slam where students performed one of the poems they wrote during the instructional sessions. Student judges assigned scores to each performance. Awards went to the top five scoring poetry performances.

    Poetry Slam Winners: L-R Olivia Patton, Jasmine Henley, Kenadie Farris, Cash Farris and in First Place, Camden Nottingham


    Intermediate School Archery Tournament

    Fifth graders recently competed in an archery tournament. Students had spent the previous nine-weeks working on their archery skills during PE under the supervision of Coach Michael Ritchie.

    Rich Craft, a former Alma School Board member, helped AIS begin their archery program nine years ago with a grant through the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Coach Ritchie has written several additional grants over the years to replace worn equipment.

    Students learn safety procedures as well as the many physical and mental skills required for this activity.

    Girls: L-R

    1 Taylor Transue 204-2 X's
    2 Leah Tally 204 -1 X
    3 Ashtyn Carmack 199

    Boys: L-R

    1 Landon Morris overall champ with 219 Points
    2 Kyle Peters 208 - 1 X
    3 Hunter Lewis 202


    Happy Easter

    We are wishing all of our Airedale Families a wonderful Easter weekend! 

    Be sure to check out our full listing of spring sports and schedules: Spring Athletic Schedules

    See Track Meet Results Here


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