Yellowjackets shut-out CAC
By Jonathan Peters
Lake Area Sports
Yellowjacket Senior Charlie Sowell took the ball 61 yards in the opening seconds of the game to start the shut-out Friday night for the Clinton Yellowjackets. The Yellowjackets used rushing touchdowns by Ethan Drake, Sky Davidson, and John Riley Hinchey and a passing touchdown by Weston Amos to Nate Lonnon to shut-out the Central Arkansas Christian Mustangs. The Yellowjackets (3-0) host Greenland Friday for the opening of conference play. The Yellowjacket offense was balanced with Amos leading with 9 carries for 79 yards, Sowell had 3 rushes for 62 yards and Hinchey had 7 rushes for 52 yards
Quitman Lady Bulldogs Cross Country Team wins at Melbourne and Heber Springs Cross Country Meets this past week
Quitman School Board Approves New Science Wing Construction
Quitman Schools continues to grow and make improvements in facilities! We are excited to announce that our school board has recently approved a building project that will bring new science classrooms and state of the art science laboratories to our campus. Mr. Michael Stacks reports that, “More rigorous and investigative science standards for all Arkansas Schools have been in development for several years now. Quitman Schools, with this new facility, will be able to meet and exceed the challenges and requirements of these newly implemented standards. We are thrilled about the opportunities this new facility will provide for our students and construction should begin this Fall. Thank you to Mr. Truxler and the Quitman School Board of Education for their commitment to academic excellence!” The image shown is one of the proposed drawings of the science wing that will extend from the current junior high building.
Area School Districts Build Culture of Reading Through R.I.S.E Arkansas Initiative
Our children are the future of our community and our state. Their educational well-being is a priority for their families and all of us Area School Districts. It is vital that we give them an education that will prepare them for college, career and community engagement. We want to ensure they graduate with strong reading, writing and oral communication skills, which are essential to success beyond high school. That is why we are excited to implement the R.I.S.E. (Reading Initiative for Student Excellence) Arkansas initiative!
Governor Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Department of Education launched R.I.S.E. Arkansas in January. The goals of this reading initiative focus on significantly increasing student achievement in reading and moving Arkansas out of the bottom third nationally. If all of us – students, parents, educators and community/businesses leaders – work together, we can reach or exceed those goals.
There is a role for everyone to play in our community’s R.I.S.E. Arkansas initiative. Support can be provided through a variety of activities. This includes presenting book talks, volunteering to read books to children, holding book drives, donating books to children, or creating innovative events and celebrations to bring attention to the need to support this effort.
Our children deserve our support. By giving your time, talent and energies to support R.I.S.E. Arkansas, our community will reap the benefits for years to come. Help raise reading achievement for all Arkansas students. Support R.I.S.E. Arkansas!
South Side Bee Branch Adds Mobile App & Parent Notification Services
South Side Bee Branch School District will now provide mobile app and parent notification services to more effectively communicate with students and parents effective September 18, 2017. The mobile app provides announcements, calendars, cafeteria menus, directions, district news, athletic schedules, special events, and directory information instantly on smart phones. Parent notification services include E-notes (email and text) and voice messages. South Side Bee Branch School District chose Gabbart Communications to provide mobile app and parent notification services in addition to the website. One of the most exciting features Gabbart provides is the ability to quickly post information at the website and share data on all devices. Students and parents can download the app by going to the Google Play Store or Apple iTunes Store by downloading the SchoolDoor app. Users will need to select South Side Bee Branch in the SchoolDoor app. Once that has been done, the app will default to South Side Bee Branch School District. Billy Jackson, superintendent of South Side Bee Branch School
District, said, “For the 2017-18 school year the district would like to announce the launch of a new Mobile App & Parent Notification
Services. We have teamed with Gabbart Communications to provide the new service. More information will be coming so stay tuned. This new service will allow the district faster and better communications to parents and community.”
Teddy Gabbart, president of Gabbart Communications, said, “In today’s world, parents are always on the go. Having a content-filled school website and mobile app as well as parent notification helps them to stay involved in their child’s education. We welcome the opportunity to provide South Side Bee Branch School District with mobile app and parent notification tools to enhance their website.” About Gabbart Communications Gabbart Communications connects schools, www.gabbart.com for more information.parents and communities through cloud-based communication tools that enhance parent involvement and improve public relations. Gabbart provides websites, mobile apps, and parent notifications (call, text, and email) to over 425 school districts in the central
United States to enhance the educational experience in a digital age.
Please go to CONTACTS: Billy Jackson, Superintendent, South Side Bee Branch School District, 501-654-2633 Teddy Gabbart, President, Gabbart Communications,