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DOLLARWAY MATTERS CAMPUS NEWSLETTER AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2019: STUDENTS, PARENTS & COMMUNITY

SUPERINTENDENT'S CORNER

Dear Dollarway Family,

The 2019-2020 school year is here! We have a great work to do and a great staff to get the job done! Our over-arching theme this semester is "Intensely Focused". We are intensely focused on making a difference in the lives of our students. Thank you for your continued support!

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: Family & Community Engagement; Arkansas Department of Education

Goodbye August...Hello september (See Below)

New School Year...New Possibilities.

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

NEXT EARLY OUT DAY--WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2nd, 2019.

JAMES MATTHEWS ELEMENTARY

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

open house & FIRST DAY highlights

Major Kudos to DHS Principal Prim, RMMS Principal Thompson, JMES Principal Williams & their amazing support staff, for a super turnout of parents and students during registration & open house. Thanks teachers for your smiling faces and helping to create a welcoming atmosphere. We are ready and excited for a great year! The bright and shining faces of our students, staff and families, ready for a fresh start to a new school year.

AMAZING FAMILIES & STUDENTS

Looking forward to meeting teachers.
What's Open House without delicious popcorn!!!
Our Jr. High Cheerleaders

positive behavior celebration!!!

Modeling behavior expectations and mixing in a whole lot of fun...JMES staff and students had a wonderful PBIS Kick-Off Week!!!

For More Info about PBIS, check-out the PBIS Corner http://www.dollarwayschools.org/article/133280.

ROBERT MOREHEAD MIDDLE SCHOOL

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

open house & first day highlights

Students catching up with their friends after a long-summer break, parents taking the time to complete necessary paperwork and staff providing instructions and warm welcomes.

AROUND CAMPUS

FRESH CUTZ

RIGHT: There were many students who took advantage of FREE haircuts offered by community barbers who were happy to give a fresh trim to help make our students ready for their first day. Coach Jones with Cardinals East coordinated this event. A BIG SHOUT of THANKS to Master Barbers Mr. Quincy Larry, Bo McNealy & Luke Whalen of Faze II, Faze Factory & Uncle Wilkes Barbershops for helping to make it happen.

Freeze dance!
Bon Appetit'--Delicious Lunch.
Catching up between classes.

DOLLARWAY HIGH SCHOOL

It's a New Day & a New Beginning For All...

Create the Highest, Grandest Vision Possible for Your Life, Because You Become What You Believe...

HAPPENING AROUND CAMPUS

What's better than a fresh start to a new school year??? Being a SENIOR, of course!!!--Big shout out to the Class of 2020!!! Homework assignments, posters, planners, PBIS and more...

Football season is officially underway!!! The 2019 High School Football Kickoff Classic, presented by 103.7 The Buzz, recently held their annual press conference featuring local schools and athletes. Pictured: Head Coach, Martese Henry; Seniors Terrance Brown,Trevion Mack & Coach Seth Wilson. The Dollarway Cardinals went head to head with Little Rock McClellan at War Memorial Stadium, on Aug. 26th.

A BIG "THANK YOU" to everyone for supporting our student athletes, cheerleaders and staff!!!

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

ACT TEST DATES & PREP/HELP SESSIONS. sign-up today. See DHS Career Coach, Mrs. Marla J.

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 LINK BELOW TO APPLY FOR OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS.

PARENT & FAMILY ENGAGEMENT:

WE ARE FAMILY!!!

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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.
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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