• Alma School District Newsletter    May 25, 2018

    Alma School District Newsletter

    School News for May 2018


    Alma Teacher of the Year

    Alma School District had our Staff Convocation on Friday, May 18.  Representative Charlotte Douglas gave an enthusiastic charge to our faculty as they ended the year.  We recognized staff members for incremental years of service as well as recognizing our three retirees.

    Also part of the ceremony was recognizing each campus's selection for Teacher of the Year.
    Alma Primary-Erica Walters
    Alma Intermediate- Dawn Stewart
    Alma Middle- Tiffany Reeves
    Alma High- Erin Mills
    Jim Fincher, President of the Alma Arts in Education Foundation presented each building winner with a $200 check.  The overall winner also received an additional $500 check.  All of the building winners had to answer rather extensive writing prompts explaining their educational philosophy. They also went through an interview process with a panel of educators, that were from outside our district.  Our Alma School District Teacher of the Year is Erica Walters.  You can view the pictures and video from the event here. 



    Visit our Alma School District Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages to keep up with our summer events.


    We had three Alma School District retirees, which all happened to be Intermediate School teachers.  Their total years of teaching is ninety-nine years!  Wow what an incredible legacy they have provided to all of their students.  Cora Beth Brown, Joyce Dahlem and Jan Miller are three wonderful educations we wish well on their retirement. View our retiree video here.


    On May 17th, our musical theatre students performed songs, scenes and dances from Broadway and Off-Broadway shows for family and friends.  We also held our 1st annual Scruffy Awards.  Students nominated and voted for their peers in a variety of categories such as, Best Comedic Performer, Most Outstanding Dancer, Class Clown, Most Valuable Senior, Brightest Star, and many others.  Some of the students also received the Scruffy Honor medal for being recognized by their peers as having shown excellence in class, on stage, or behind-the scenes.

    Soccer Banquet

    On May 19 we held our first Alma Soccer Banquet to award both girl and boy athletes on their accomplishments on the inaugural season. 
    Congratulations to Breanna Williams on making the Times Record Best of River Valley All Star Preps for Girls Soccer. 






    Three students from Alma High School recently completed at the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, PA. This is the largest STEM competition in the world with 1800 students competing from 81 different countries, regions, and territories. Breanna Williams competed in the Animal Science category and Ethan McKinley and Landon Medlock competed in the Robotics and Intelligent Machines category. McKinley and Medlock were awarded a full tuition scholarships to Arizona State University. Students were judged by experts in the fields as well as Nobel laureates. 

    Arkansas Counselor Association Secondary Counselor of the Year

    The Arkansas School Counselor Association recently named one of our high school counselors, Tawnya Shelton, to be the Secondary Counselor of the Year.  There are five regions across the state that submit their regional winners from each category to a state committee.  This is Mrs. Shelton's second time to be named Secondary Counselor of the Year. 

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    International Student

    We still have a few students who are needing an Alma home for the 2017-18 school year.  Please visit our informational page here. 

    If you have any questions please contact Eileen Parham at 479-462-5100 or eparham@almasd.net. 

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    Summer Hours and Ending the Year

    We had a wonderful 2017-18 school year and are looking forward to an outstanding 2018-19 school year.  Watch our Alma School District Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts for all of our events happening this summer.  
    Alma Primary and Intermediate School sent their student's report cards home the last day of school.  Alma Middle and High School will be mailing those report cards home within the next week. 

    Our Summer Hours: 

    Monday through Thursday
          8:00 - 12:00
        12:45 - 4:00
          8:00 - 12:00
    We hope you have a wonderful summer. 
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