Atkins High’s Science Club has planned a field trip for Friday, March 9. The club president, Audrey DeLeuil, has begun a Remind Chat with members who have signed up to attend the field trip. The club will be going to Little Rock to attend the AR STEM Convention. Students will be dismissed by intercom at 8:30 a.m. and they plan to return by 2:00 p.m.
Students will be eating in the Donaghey Student Center. They are responsible for bringing their own lunch money, and will have the option of eating at a variety of restaurants located in the college.
For further questioning, contact Mr.Pace @ firstname.lastname@example.org or the club president, @ email@example.com.
A normal school year is divided into two semesters. The two semesters are again divided into four quarters, each being about nine to 10 weeks long. This helps to structure the school year better. The students can look forward to the end of a quarter even when the end of the school year is still far away. Dividing the school year into four quarters also encourages students to learn more. Their goal is to have good grades on their report card after the end of each of the quarters.
Friday, March 9, 2018 the third quarter of the school year comes to an end. The students have the opportunity to bring their grades up until this day. It is important for all of the students to give their best the last few days because it will help them get good grades on their report cards. It can also help them start a more relaxed spring break.
Every students goal should be to learn more and get better, everyday and in every quarter. Even if some students don’t have good grades this nine weeks they will be able to bring those up in the last quarter of the school year.
Everytime the end of a quarter arrives it becomes hard for the students to keep focused on school. Some students may begin to lose hope of good grades on their report cards, but if they do their best on their last tests they can still bring their grades up.
Furthermore, other students are busy with baseball and softball games. They get called out of class early and miss important lessons. If students are playing sports and have bad grades they don’t have the time to bring them up. Those students have tournaments and games right after school, sometimes until late in the evening. When they come home they still have to do homework and make up the work they missed.
Overall, it’s never a bad idea to keep up with school work until the end, to check grades constantly, and to study for every test, even if it’s on the last day of the quarter.
The Atkins High School is having a school play put on by the theater appreciation students. The play is not scheduled for a specific day, but they are planning on having it sometime in April. This may change if the students participating in the play are not ready to perform. The play is titled “Murder at the Banquet.”
The students that will be performing and participating in the play are Deatan Shipley, Olivia Killer, Braxton Bratton, Destiny Vaughn, Jacob Delarosa, Jaxson Hamilton, Maccie Petty, Olivia Brewer, Aaron Wilson, and Blaine Williams. The stage hands will be Pe’Lar Handie, Maddee Kemp, Kalissta Arnett, Chris Baldwin, Xavier Bunker, and Brittany Huff.
These kids have been working hard since the beginning of the semester and are very excited for this upcoming event. The play will be during school and the students and teacher are debating if they want to perform the play again the weekend after for the family of the actors.
The play is about a man who gets murdered during a banquet of mystery solvers. The remaining detectives try to solve the murder case and figure out who the killer is before anyone else is murdered.
The University of Arkansas Fort Smith (UAFS) will be hosting a Den Day on Thursday, April 5, 2018. Den Day is the most important campus visit event at UAFS for high school juniors and seniors. Den Day allows future students to get a firsthand look at how UAFS provides an education that is focused on their future. Students who attend Den Day will have the opportunity to tour campus, meet faculty members, attend a mock class, discover degrees offered, preview the admissions process, and learn about scholarships and financial aid.
Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. and the event ends after lunch. A complimentary lunch will be provided to the students that choose to attend.
After registering to attend Den Day, it is advised to notify Mrs. Houghton or another appropriate school official about taking a college day. At the end of Den Day, UAFS will provide students with a form to take back to their high school verifying their attendance at this event. Students must stay for the entire program in order to receive the verification letter.
For more information about Den Days or assistance with registering, please contact the Office of Admissions at 479-788-7120 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2018 alone, there have been eight school shootings in the U.S. It’s in everyone’s interest that children are as safe as possible in schools. The question is if arming teachers will make it safer for the students, in situations like a school shooting, or if arming teachers would cause even more problems.
President Trump’s reaction to the Florida school shooting shows that he believes that arming teachers would solve the whole problem. Many news channels, like CNN, Fox News, and ABC News, are reporting about his reaction. Trump argues that school shooters will be sacred off if teachers had guns and wouldn’t go into the school
But, it has to be considered that most people who become school shooters are mentally ill and don’t really care about their own life in the moment of the shooting. Even though it would be possible to scare the shooter off, there is still a big chance that it wouldn’t. In that case, teachers would have the responsibility to save their students with a gun.
Another reason why teachers shouldn’t be armed is that the overall goal is to create a safe and comfortable environment for the students and teachers at school. The teacher’s job is to teach students, and not to protect them with guns. A teacher should be someone the students can trust, not someone the students are afraid of.
On the other hand, Trump argues that because teachers love their students they are willing to do anything to protect them. He says that teachers won’t just stand by and not do anything, like one officer during the shooting in Florida. It is the truth. Teachers know their students, they teach them everyday, and they will protect their students in those situations. But they are also just humans, and their profession is being a teacher, not an officer.
What would happen if the shooter with the gun was a student? Would the teachers still be able to shoot at this person to protect the others? Furthermore, teachers would have to have enough training to make the right decisions in a situation like that. However, it is impossible for them to be a teacher, and attend all different kinds of trainings, to know how to act like an officer during a shooting.
Sam Zeif, a survivor of the Florida shooting was interviewed by British reporters from the british news show, ‘Good Morning Britain’. During his interview, he makes it clear that even after a shooter killed 17 people in his school, including one of his best friends, he still believes arming teachers is ‘absurd’. Sam states that giving guns to teachers will bring tension to school, and make it possible for accidents to happen. He explains that students in schools are being killed by guns, and some people just want to bring more guns into the school. Sam doesn’t understand how they can think that this would solve the problem.
“What happens when a teacher and a student get into an argument and the teacher feels the student took it too hard and the next day the student comes into class, reaches for a pencil and the teacher feels the need to act first,” says Sam. This is an example, that giving teachers guns would also give everyone a reason to be scared at all times. The teachers would start acting out of fear and would act wrong in everyday school life.
Arming teachers is not a solution to make schools safer for the students, it would cause even more problems. One of the problems is that arming teachers would create tension between the students and teachers. Furthermore, the teachers would have to take more responsibility than possible.
But there is something that could be done to prevent school shootings in the future. Democrats state that rising the age to own a gun to 21 could help make sure that children are not able to make a school shooting. Furthermore, it also should be made sure that it is impossible for people with mental illnesses to own a gun.
Arming teachers would not prevent school shootings, it would cause even more problems. Even though school shootings could happen in any school, there is no reason to be scared in school. The schools are already doing all they can, by having all kinds of drills, officers in school, and closed safety doors at all times, to make it as safe as possible.
Spring is a special time of year for some people. Spring is one of the four seasons of the year.
When people think of spring, they think of colorful flowers and green everywhere. For some people spring means Easter is coming up.
Easter is a festive day for kids and adults. For kids on Easter they go on an egg hunt. Easter is the day Jesus was resurrected from the dead, which is a very important day for most people.
Arkansas has gotten a lot of rain over the last couple of weeks. There have been many floodings.
Thirteen counties in Arkansas have reported flooding and disaster accidents in the last couple of weeks. Several rivers are being monitored for flooding in the state of Arkansas. The flooding has caused water to go over many highways.
The Atkins High School Library hosts monthly drawings to win 50 dollars. Mrs. Ward says“ I think the drawing is very encouraging for students to read, and I have noticed that more students have checked out more books, because they’re trying their best to win the drawing.” She included, “ I think the kids like the fact that there’s a chance to win fifty dollars and a piece of candy .” Cheyenne Carr won the drawing for the month of February.
If they a chance to win, they need to do a book talk in advisory on SSR days and their teacher will give you a slip (for a chance to win). Best of luck.
The Atkins High School Sr. High coaches, Coach Tanner and Coach Burk, have been preparing the boys for their first game. The coaches have been pushing them to work hard every practice and strive to do their best.
They have practice for 45 minutes during eighth period, and an hour and 15 minutes after school. Coach Burk was asked who his the strongest players are and he stated, “all of them have their own abilities and talents that they bring to the team.”
Their first game was supposed to be November 7, but due to football starting playoffs November 9 some of the basketball players are in football and they wouldn’t have a full team to compete. Hoping the boys will have a good season as they play the Waldron Bulldogs on November 14.
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