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Badger Update February 18, 2020

Happening This Week

Today is the last day of the Jr. High Book Fair! Be sure to stop by and make your purchases at the Beebe Jr. High Library.

Badger Family Pantry Open Tomorrow

Wellness Committee Meeting

Jr. High Dance this Friday!

Information & Announcements

EZ School Pay "Help a Badger" Account

Great news! Beebe Schools now has a way for families to help those in need. For parents who use EZSchoolPay.com, you can add to the "Help a Badger" account to assist families who are having trouble paying for their children's meals. Within EZSchoolPay, the student ID is 435763, and the last name is Badger. Thank you in advance for helping out other Badgers!

First Grade to Sing National Anthem

Kindergarten Registration!

Attention parents of Kindergarteners that will start school in the fall of 2020! Please make plans to join us on March 5, 2020. You will need to bring the following to registration:

  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Physical
  • Shot Record
  • Proof of Residence

We look forward to meeting our new kindergarten families! For more information call 501-882-5463 Ext. 1099. Beebe Early Childhood's address is 301 S. Holly St., Beebe.

Please note that if your child attends Little Badger Pre-K, they will automatically be registered for Kindergarten by the Pre-K program. You will NOT need to attend Kindergarten Registration on March 5.

Pre-K Applications Now Being Accepted!

Applications for enrollment in Badger Pre-Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year can be picked up at Beebe Elementary Office or Beebe Schools Central Office. Applications are also available online at https://www.beebebadgers.org/o/pre-k under the "Quick Links" section. Little Badger Pre-K has a "first come-first served" policy regarding completed applications. Each application will be time stamped when returned. Completed applications with copies of additional documents can be turned in to Central Office or the Elementary Building. Once an application is received and documents are reviewed, you will receive a phone call regarding the status of your child's application and spot in our program.

Read Across America Week Coming Soon!

National Youth Science Camp Opportunity (See Below)

Beebe High School will host an ACT Test Prep Session on Saturday, March 7 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m in the BHS North Cafeteria. The Test Prep company Cantrell and Waller will be leading the session. The cost is $50 for the day, and students can sign up at The Counseling Center window to reserve your spot.

Early Childhood Spring Pictures

District Highlights

High School and DREAM Academy Students Recognized at February Board Meeting

At the Monday, February 10 school board meeting, student leaders Emily Strayhorn, Ashley Clark, Edward Holtz, and Abigail Burch led the pledge and recited the vision and mission statements. Then, BHS students who achieved perfect attendance in the first semester were recognized. Next, Abigail Burch shared about her experience at Beebe High School, and Rose Cleveland shared about the positive impact the DREAM Academy has had on her life. Great job to all of these students!

Transportation Department Sends Special Shout Out

It is no secret that it takes a village to keep our school district running smoothly. The Beebe Schools Transportation Dept. would like to extend a special thanks to the Beebe Schools Maintenance Dept. for their willingness to fill in where needed on a daily basis. Bus drivers are in short supply, and our Maintenance Crew never hesitate to step in and fill vacant positions. We are thankful to have such a dedicated team who will do whatever it takes for our students!

Spring Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences were held for Grades K - 12 on Thursday, February 13. Thank you to all who were involved in making the night a success for our staff, students, and parents!

Elementary AR Point Clubs

These Beebe Elementary students joined the 25 and 50 point clubs last week for their reading accomplishments! Awesome job!

Top (25 point Club), Left to right: Tyler Crooks (2nd Grade), Mason Morgan (3rd Grade), Murphy Bryant (4th Grade), Evin Altom (3rd Grade), & Brody Rector (3rd Grade)

Bottom (50 point Club), Left to right: Kyran Stillman (3rd Grade) & Joshua Borel (4th Grade)

FFA Member Earns Full Ride

A big congratulations goes out to Beebe FFA member Macy Gillette as she signed this weekend with Blackhawk College in Galva, Illinois to receive a full ride scholarship and compete on their Horse Judging Team!

BHS Theatre Shines at Arkansas Thespian Festival

Over the weekend, our Beebe High School Theatre Department competed in the Arkansas Thespian Festival at Arkansas State University. Congratulations to Kenzie Burks and Jon Marc Pinkerton for multiple college scholarship callbacks! Estella Cordero, Logan Babel, and Savannah Garringer were named to the All State Cast for their work in “The Yellow Boat”. And, their production of “The Yellow Boat” was selected as 1st alternate at the State Competition for the first time in school history! Excellent job!

Early Childhood Star Students

Congratulations to Beebe Early Childhood's most recent Star students!

More Highlights!

Pictured Left to Right, Top to Bottom:

  • Images 1-5: 1st Grade students practiced graphing with candy hearts!
  • Image 6: Elementary students used apple fractions to practice their math skills.
  • Images 7 & 8: AP Government students are charting the numbers as the 2020 Presidential Election grows closer!
  • Image 9: Coach Eric Chambers' 7th Grade Scientists analyzed weathering, erosion, and deposition then played a review game (similar to musical chairs) over these topics in preparation for their exam.
  • Image 10: Mr. Blake Difani's 8th grade mathematicians worked on segmented bar graphs, finding percentages, and determining what a vertical axis represents!
  • Image 11: Coach Stephen Underwood’s app creators are using code to program a learning app about the human body.
  • Image 12: Coach Tate Rector's Computer Science class is using Microsoft MakeCode to program "blinks" and other basic code on this engaging software program and also are using DIY sensors!
  • Image 13: On Tuesday, February 11, Dr. Nail spoke to the Arkansas STEM Coalition about the importance of STEM partnerships between schools and industry. He was able to share some of the impactful STEM initiatives going on throughout our district.
  • Images 14-17: BHS students learned CPR thanks to Arkansas Children's Hospital!

Sports

Badger Basketball

The Lady Badgers added another win to their season on Friday, February 14 when they defeated Russellville at Home 58-45. This brings them to 5-5 in Conference Play. The Badgers took a tough loss to Russellville on Friday, but they are still in the hunt with a Conference Record of 5-5. Both teams take on LRCA at Home today, with the girls tipping off in Badger Sports Arena at 6 p.m.

Badger Bowling

Badger Bowling competed in the State Tournament on Wednesday, February 12. Lucas Young finished 4th, and Caleb Cornell finished 11th, both earning All-State honors! To be an All-State bowler, you had to finish in the top 11 out of 75 bowlers. Our Girls team had a strong performance as well, finishing 8th at their first State tournament appearance in school history. Way to go Badger Bowlers!

Badger Wrestling

Badger Wrestling celebrated Senior Night on Monday, February 10. The Senior honorees included Mikey Russell, Wagner Burke, Payton Free, Alex Holland, Blake Jones, Starlynn Queen, Lex Northcutt, & Skyler Cranford. Gracie Benton, student trainer, was also honored as she is graduating early. Congratulations and job well done to these Senior wrestlers on their impressive high school careers!

The wrestlers went on to compete in their Conference matches on Friday, February 14, and Saturday, February 15. The Lady Badgers placed 4th overall. Suravieve Roberston placed 1st and won Outstanding Wrestler. Alexis Quattlebaum, Laci Garrett, and Adonna Hale finished 3rd. All 4 earned All Conference! On Saturday, the Badgers finished 4th as a team. All Conference finishers included Clay Queen (2nd Place), Payton Free (2nd place), Louden Cupp (3rd Place), and David McNair (3rd Place). Both the Badgers and Lady Badgers will go on to compete in the State tournaments later this week!

Unified Sports

Our Unified Sports Basketball team continues to shine! They won the Area 5 Basketball Tournament on Wednesday, February 12. Great job!

Spring 2020 Sports Schedules are now available! (Linked Below.)

Badger Pride Runs Deep!