School Calendar Changed
The district calendar was revised again at the February school board meeting to accommodate the days missed due to inclement weather. Please note the quarter end dates that have changed as well. The official district calendar is listed first in the District Calendars link left .
Flu Season is Here
The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.
Signs and symptoms of flu
People who have the flu often feel some or all of these signs and symptoms:
- Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Muscle or body aches
- Fatigue (very tired)
- Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.
*It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.
For more information see the Arkansas Department of Health website.
REMINDER: Keep our kids SAFE!
Act 37 of the 2011 Arkansas General Assembly prohibits drivers from using handheld wireless telephones while operating motor vehicles when passing a school building or school zone during school hours when children are present and outside the building, except in cases of emergency.
2013-2014 District Teachers of the Year
Honored at August 8 School Board Meeting
Front Row, Teachers of the Year from left to right: Amanda Bunch (Northside Elementary), Heather Woodruff (Allen Elementary), Charity Miller (Southside Elementary), Tammy Walkingstick (Middle School), Ken Francis (High School), Michelle Eichler (Arkansas Early Childhood Teacher of the Year)
Back Row, School Board Members from left to right: Brian Lamb, Brent Butler, Chuck Hyde,
Louie Thomas and Superintendent Ken Ramey.
Eichler Named Outstanding Early Childhood Professional of Arkansas for 2013
Pre-K Teacher Michelle Eichler was recently one of two teachers in northwest Arkansas named Outstanding Early Childhood Professional of Arkansas for 2013 by The Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education. Pre-K teachers are nominated by early childhood directors and other early child educators. Finalists are required to provide further information such as personal philosophy of early childhood care and education, examples of work that has made a difference or had an impact on children, students or families, and personal vision for the early childhood field in Arkansas. Pictured with Michelle is Tonya Williams, Director of The Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education.
Markovich Named Alternative Learning Educator of the Year
Michele Markovich was awarded the Alternative Learning Educator of the year for the State of Arkansas at its 2013 State Convention held at the Convention Center in Hot Springs Wednesday July 10, 2013. Across the state of Arkansas, there are 400 ALE programs and over 10,000 students enrolled in ALE schools in Arkansas. To be selected as Educator of the Year is a significant accomplishment for Michele Markovich and her staff at Main Street Academy. Michele has over 15 years of experience in working in Siloam Springs in Alternative Education. Her entire staff was present when she was surprised in receiving this award in front of the entire conference audience. She received a standing ovation from all in attendance. The Main Street faculty and especially Eric Tiger, counselor and assistant director played a significant role in Michele being selected.
Also, present were her husband and three children who surprised her by secretly attending. Michele is a great leader for Siloam Springs in her commitment to these students for the patience and dedication along with her love for each student at Main Street Academy. Congratulations to Michele Markovich and her entire staff for this deserved recognition.