|5th GRADE| Ms. Ballard’s 5th graders took their Science skills to a whole new level by sorting states of matter into solids, liquids, & gases.
|THANK YOU| SSGT. Eric Newberry came by Heber Springs High School yesterday to speak with our Juniors and Seniors about Career Exploration and the choices they need to make as they are leaving high school. He discussed several of the opportunities students would have in college, vo-tech, and the military. SSGT. Newberry also showed basic budgets of college and the cost of living on your own versus living with parents.
Panther Nation- On Thursday, September 10th, the Administration at Heber Springs Schools was made aware of a positive COVID-19 case in the Heber Springs Elementary School. The Administration has contacted the Arkansas Department of Health for further guidance, and through contact tracing by the ADH and HSSD, the individuals who were at risk for primary exposure have been contacted. The Administration will continue to closely monitor this situation moving forward. I want to thank the families of those impacted for their patience and understanding as we worked through this situation. Dr. Andy Ashley
|SCREENINGS| The Middle School nurse will be conducting hearing and vision screenings on 6th graders and 8th graders on September 14 and September 22. Remote or flex students will be scheduled to come by appointment at a later time, if they are not in classes during the screening days. If your child wears glasses, please make sure they have them on these days. This helps to prevent unnecessary referrals.
Vouchers for Friday night's game at Harding Academy can be purchased at the Central Office (across from the Methodist Church). Each person attending the game MUST have a voucher to gain entry. Vouchers are $5 per person. If you have a AAA pass, you still must come to the Central Office with your pass and pick up your voucher. Vouchers will also be sold tonight at the 7th Grade/Jr. High football game. Central office closes at 4:00 each day.
|Parents| Please do not forget that your student must be up to date on all immunizations. All students who turned 11 years old by September 1 of this year are required to have a TDap shot by October 1. All other missing vaccines, such as MCV4, are due 30 days after school enrollment. This date is September 24, 2020. All new students filing for exemptions...exemptions are due 30 days after enrollment. (September 24, 2020) High School Students must be up to date on all immunizations by October 1st. If you have any questions please contact the school nurse of your school building
Parents, don’t forget that Picture Day is tomorrow (Middle School and High School) and Thursday (Elementary School). These are the photos that are taken for the yearbook. If you want to purchase photos please go online to WINGARD.INTER-STATE.COM before picture day and enter in the code for your school building: Elementary: 51651va Middle: 51664ga High:51663ta Any student who is absent or any Remote Panther will be able to take their photos at a later date...we will post this information as soon as we know the date.
|PANTHER NATION| Harding Academy has allowed 250 vouchers for purchase ($5 per person) for the 9/11 game. Sr. High Football Players and Coaches will get first priority of up to 4 vouchers each that must be purchased by 4pm on Wednesday in the Central Office. The remaining vouchers will be available Thursday and Friday and can be purchased in the Central Office. No entry without a voucher.
Kindergarten Color Days start this week!
September 7, 2020 Panther Nation- The third week of school is upon us. It has been such a pleasure to see students back in the classrooms, in the hallways, and even at our first home football game. Our faculty, staff, and students have all done a wonderful job in each building to adhere to social distancing as much as possible. However, with all of the precautions we have put into place at our school, like with any other virus nothing is a guarantee. On Monday, September 7th, the Administration at Heber Springs Schools was made aware of a positive COVID-19 case in the Heber Springs Middle School. The Administration has contacted the Arkansas Department of Health for further guidance, and through contact tracing by the ADH and HSSD, the individuals who were at risk for primary exposure have been contacted. The Administration will continue to closely monitor this situation moving forward. I want to thank the families of those impacted for their patience and understanding as we worked through this situation. Dr. Andy Ashley
|NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY| Enjoy your weekend and be safe!
|HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT| We are so excited to tell you that starting TODAY...ALL students at Heber Springs Schools will receive breakfast and lunch meals for FREE through December 31, 2020. This is due to the extension of the USDA waiver by the Department is Education. This applies to all Heber Springs Students: 18 and under On-Site and Remote If you have any questions please contact our Food Service Director, Bonnie Webber, at Bonnie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Athletes at Heber Springs Schools are blessed by so many individuals and organizations in this community. One organization in particular, Baptist Health, not only helped our student athletes with free sport physicals, but also provided them with a new Panther shirt. Thank you for always looking out for our Panthers. #onedistrictoneteam #proudtobeapanther
Cue music... When a pandemic hits And you still gotta teach Who you gonna call? COVID-BUSTERS Sanitize everyday And don’t forget to spray Who you gonna call? COVID-BUSTERS Coach Johnson...we appreciate the effort you and all of our teachers make to keep our students safe!
|SENIOR NIGHT| We are moving up the time for the Senior Night Celebration. Parents and Seniors need to be at the Field House by 5:55. The program will begin at 6:15.
Thank you for being patient with us during the storm. We hope all of our students and families made it home safely.
Due to weather conditions, band rehearsal for this evening has been cancelled.
Students are in shelter at this time and we will not be releasing any students until there is an all clear by Administration
The HSMS Parent Auxiliary meeting for today has been postponed due to weather.
DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS, THE VOLLEYBALL GAME FOR TONIGHT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.