Spring break is a week long vacation for students in the spring. Typically, people go to the beach for spring break. If they are 21 plus they go party and drink.
Spring break started as a week for students and teachers to enjoy the start of spring and the warm weather. Spring break typically starts mid March. As far back as history has been recorded spring break has been celebrated by everyone. Americans, Greeks, Romans, and many more. Spring break is for making memories with friends and family.
There are many different things to do in Arkansas on spring break, a few of those things would be going to Horseshoe Canyon Adventures in Jasper, AR. People can go zip lining and rock climbing. One thing to do at Horseshoe Canyon Adventures is trying the new “Iron Horse”, the highest, fastest, longest zip-line in Arkansas, the “Iron Horse” is one of the top zip lines in North America. It is nearly a half mile long and with a vertical drop of 277’ and top speeds of over 50mph, it is a heart pounding experience.
Another option to do over spring break could be going to the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, AR. The Clinton Center is inviting students to come join in on their fun activities. You could also go to the Mid–America Science Museum in Hot Springs, AR. They have over 62 exciting exhibits, displays and experiment stations for children to get their hands on and enjoy.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
On Friday, March 9, select students from Atkins High attended the AR STEM Convention in Little Rock, Arkansas. The convention was held at UALR, the city's largest campus. Students were able to observe a variety of things including: inventions, experiments, data observations, and live animals.The students enjoyed seeing different views on everyday objects. Megan Chance, a sophomore at Atkins, stated, “It was nice seeing a different outlook on items you would have never used in that way before. The experiments that were conducted were new and definitely interested a lot of the viewers. I look forward to attending next year’s conference. “ Attendees were allowed to vote via smartphone on which project they were most fascinated by. The majority of the group enjoyed the educational outlook, and they are looking forward to next year's trip.
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.
This year has been an exciting one for the world of basketball. Countless upsets and numerous cinderella story teams have accompanied this year’s month long battle to become the number one team in the nation. These qualities were no more evident anywhere else than the “Final Four” this year. On one side of the bracket, you had South Carolina and Gonzaga. Both teams have been out of the spotlight for a very long time. Infact, this was South Carolina’s first ever Final Four appearance. These two teams slugged it out with the Bulldogs finally pulling out a win of 77-73 in standard regulation time. On the opposite side of the bracket, you had Oregon facing the number one seed North Carolina. This game was close throughout, but the ducks finally fell to the superior Tar Heels with a score of 77-76 in the final seconds of the game. We are now left with the only two teams left standing from this month of madness, and the tipoff time to see who will be named number one is set for Monday April 3rd in Phoenix, Arizona. These two number one seeds are sure to produce a very close, very exciting championship game.
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