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DOLLARWAY matters newsletter MAY/JUNE 2019: STUDENTS, PARENTS & COMMUNITY

SUPERINTENDENT'S CORNER

Dear Dollarway Family,

As we close out the 2018-2019 school year, I want to thank you, our students and staff, for an incredible year AND congratulate the Class of 2019 on receiving their diplomas. Many people, most importantly our families and teachers, have supported these students along their journey from kindergarten to graduation and we wish them the very best as they go along. Although school is nearly over, we have a lot planned for the upcoming year, to find out more and to share feedback and ideas on the upcoming school year, please join us for our DSD Stakeholder Session on May 21, 2019 @ 6:00 p.m. at Robert F. Morehead Middle school. With summer comes a variety of opportunities for our students to work, grow and learn. To view a list of these opportunities visit: http://www.dollarwayschools.org/article/91863?org=district. Other activities are included in the final section of this newsletter. I hope you have the opportunity this summer to spend time with your family, friends, and loved ones. It is a privilege to serve you, your children and this district. Happy Summer!!!

WHAT'S IN THIS EDITION?

TABLE OF CONTENTS: 1. Upcoming Events/Academic Calendar; 2CAMPUS NEWS: James Matthews Elementary, Robert Morehead Middle School, Dollarway High School; College & Career Readiness 3OTHER NEWS: Parent, Family & Community Engagement; Arkansas Department of Education

Goodbye april...Hello may (See Below)

GO AND MOVE MOUNTAINS...

(Don't Forget to Click at the Bottom to View the 2019-2020 Academic Calendar)

SUMMER HOURS OF OPERATION: 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday thru Thursday; June 3rd-July 26th; CLOSED JULY 4th For Independence Day!!!

JAMES MATTHEWS ELEMENTARY

My Dear Child...You Are a Wonderful Reminder of All That Makes Life Enjoyable.

arkansas children's week

Arkansas Children's Week is a statewide event celebrating our children! A variety of activities, games, lessons, and art are incorporated into this week to make it truly special.

Balloon release helps kick-off the week & build excitement!
Teachers & students celebrating together.
Students and teachers pose in front of the sign they helped to create.

CAREER DAY: bright futures ahead

JMES students were all smiles as they celebrated their annual Career Awareness & Academic Excellence Day. Numerous representatives were on hand to show students the many different careers that they can pursue beyond high school. Among them were SEARK & UAPB nursing department and staff, Arkansas Game & Fish, Jefferson Area Vo-Tech, Simmons Bank, Pine Bluff Police Department and many more. More info and pics can be found here: http://www.dollarwayschools.org/article/105459.

BOOK FAIR: READY, SET, READ...

Top Left: 1st grader William Ellis & 4th grader Zacharias Ellis are excited to attend the JMES book fair with their mom, Mrs. Takia Ellis. There are some amazing books to choose from. Thanks to Libarian Alexia Williams & PTO parent volunteer Jennifer King (Bottom Right) for helping arrange a great event.

ROBERT MOREHEAD MIDDLE SCHOOL

When You Can't Find the Sunshine...Be the Sunshine!

WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICECREAM

A number of parents, familiies and staff attended RMMS recent Ice Cream Social. It was an evening of delicious ice cream with all the trimmings. Parents and students had the opportunity to ask questions and get valulable insight as to what to expect during upcoming ACT Aspire testing. Thanks to everyone who attended, and an additional THANKS to Parent Facilitator Mrs. Vernice Meadows & Literacy Coach Kristi Caldwell in helping to coordinate this event.

GETTING READY FOR TESTS

The days leading up to testing were filled with exciting activities for students and staff. Top Left: Eshon Freeman helps prepare RMMS spring garden; Middle: Art Teacher, Ms. Christy Baugh created a beautiful picture that hangs near the foyer of RMMS; Top Right: Mr. Jackson fires up the grill and helps to serve students ahead of testing; Bottom left: Ms. Talyia Rogers pauses to take a picture...she's ready for summer break activities.

CAREER EXPLORATION AT SEARK

Robert Morehead Middle School 8th grade students had the opportunity to explore a variety of career options on SEARK’s campus during Dollarway’s Career Exploration Camp. Career Exploration Camps are one-day learning experiences conducted at locations throughout the state in collaboration with the Arkansas Career Coach program and are made possible through funding from the Arkansas Department of Career Education Division of Career and Technical Education and Arkansas Department of Workforce Services. More info: http://www.dollarwayschools.org/article/103093?org=middle-school

Life-saving techniques were a highlight of the visit as students learned what Paramedics & EMTs had to offer.
Video game creation allows students to use their creative imaginations.
Learning to weld using a simulator.
The SEARK Shark always offers a great photo opp!!!

DOLLARWAY HIGH SCHOOL

Every Great Dream Begins with a Dreamer...

high school happenings!!!

INSPIRATION & MOTIVATION

In preparation for upcoming tests Dollarway High School students recieved a special presentation arranged by PBIS Specialist, Andrew Roshell, III. Members of UAPB's Omega Psi Phi Fraternity visited the campus and gave a short but inspiring and impactful performance that combined stomp routines and singing. Students were amazed, impressed and encouraged to do their best on upcoming tests. Thanks to Mr. Roshell for arranging this event and to the members of UAPB's Omega Psi Phi Fraternity for their support.

transition FAIR & literacy night

ARTS & SCIENCE CENTER FIELD TRIP

DHS 10th graders recently visited the Arts & Science Center downtown. Students experienced many forms of art from a different perspective and had the opportunity to create and share their own masterpieces. The guided tours helped students foster deeper understanding of exhibitions. These excursions are a great way for students to see what is happening in their community and to enrich and reinforce what they are learning in the classroom. To find out more about ASC go to: https://www.asc701.org/.

HIGHLIGHTS: CLASS OF 2019

SENIOR WALK DAY

Left: Romia Mays participates in "Senior Walk Day" in which seniors revisited the halls of kindergarten, elementary and middle school to encourage the next generation of students.

Counting the days until graduation!
Starting at the beginning--we've come a long way.
Senior Maurice Tatum and his classmates are taking a moment to reflect.

SENIOR AWARDS DAY

Great rewards were given to many of our students, for a job well-done. Seniors received numerous scholarships, commendations and awards.
Band Director Mrs. Liddell, recognizes seniors that are a part of the marching band.
Anthony Williams recieves a full-scholarship as part of his enslistment in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Donteria Willis receives a full-scholarship as part of her enlistment in the Army National Guard.
Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia is proud to award scholarships to Keyvionte Brooks & Kavareous Lowe.
Shamond Johnson & Kadejah Taylor, receive the Hazel McBride scholarship, named after an employee that recently passed away. Her daughter & grandaughter made the presentation.
McKenzy Broom (M) is all smiles as she recieves the Impact Scholarship, created by Charleston Girley (L), 2011 Dollarway Alumni. Pictured beside McKenzy are Mr. & Mrs. Girley, parents of Charleston.

AWARDS BANQUET

Dollarway High School hosted their annual (All-Sports) Athletic Banquet on Tuesday, April 30th, 2019. Guest speaker for the banquet was 2011 DHS Alumni, Charleston Girley. It was a great opportunity for students, along with their parents and coaches to come together for one last time before summer break to celebrate high school athletic achievements.

COLLEGE and CAREER READINESS: EDUCATION & SKILLS TO PAY THE BILLS

FOR TEST DATES FOLLOW LINK BELOW

APPLY TO COLLEGE

While there don't forget to view & apply for scholarships and housing!!!
ATTENTION SENIORS--SEE THE CAREER COACH ASAP TO GET A JUMPSTART ON FAFSA, SCHOLARSHIPS, ETC. YOU CAN ALSO USE THIS LINK TO APPLY FOR ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS.

PARENT & FAMILY ENGAGEMENT:

WE ARE FAMILY!!!

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SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING IN YOUR COMMUNITY

COMMUNITY EVENTS & MORE (CLICK BELOW)

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DOLLARWAY'S HOME ACCESS CENTER:

PARENTS, YOU CAN ACCESS YOUR STUDENT'S INFO FROM HOME OR BY PHONE

Parents/Guardians--You have the opportunity to access your student’s school information over the Internet through a website called Home Access Center (HAC). Through Home Access Center, you can view a daily summary of your student’s attendance, schedule, and classwork, along with interim progress, report card, and discipline. For log-in and password info please contact your student's principal. If you are ready to access HAC click below.

https://hac40.esp.k12.ar.us/HomeAccess40/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2fHomeAccess40 .

See Below for Info to Help Parents Share with Their Students and Connect with Teachers

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) is committed to improving family and community engagement across the state. We recognize that family members are students' first teachers and we must work together for all children to have the opportunity to be college, career, and community ready. For more information on upcoming events and to have your voice heard click here: http://www.arkansased.gov/im-looking-for/parents

MY CHILD/MY STUDENT

The State Board of Education and the Arkansas Department of Education are proud to launch the 2018-2019 My Child/My Student public awareness campaign! The goal of this campaign is to encourage positive & productive communication between parents and teachers, to help with students learning and success. Find out more: http://www.arkansased.gov/divisions/communications/my-childmy-student

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