ACT Scores Surprise Hellstern Seventh GradersRarely do we honor students in the Springdale School
District for their accomplishments on the ACT unless they obtain a perfect
score. However, when students perform like Hellstern seventh graders ...
Posted Apr 25, 2017, 12:14 PM by JACKSON BRASWELL
Mentorship Program Working at Sonora Middle School
Rob Sanchez is a member of the Springdale police force but
not a School Resource Officer. But, when he became aware of a need at Sonora
Middle School, he responded ...
Posted Apr 12, 2017, 1:01 PM by JACKSON BRASWELL
Westwood Teachers Visit Cuba
Teachers and students around the district look forward to
Spring Break every year as a time to rest and sometimes go somewhere they have
never been. However, Westwood Elementary teachers ...
Posted Apr 7, 2017, 9:51 AM by JACKSON BRASWELL
Sargent, A Seventh Grader, Soars on ACT
Sargent, a seventh grader at J.O. Kelly, had no expectations when she and about
20 other students from her school took the ACT at Springdale High School. She ...
Posted Mar 29, 2017, 9:09 AM by JACKSON BRASWELL
Har-Ber Senior Is Ready to Go to Work
the beginning of his senior year at Springdale Har-Ber High School, Daniel
Moreno had no idea what he wanted to do when he graduates. Now he’s only ...
Posted Mar 15, 2017, 12:17 PM by JACKSON BRASWELL
Durfee Stunned by National Merit News
When Har-Ber senior Jenna
Durfee received the news that she was a National Merit Finalist she was
“They gave me the news, and
when I came out of ...
Posted Mar 15, 2017, 12:09 PM by JACKSON BRASWELL
National Merit Finalist Eremiev Has Medical Dreams
Har-Ber senior Alexander
Eremiev dreams of one day becoming a cardiologist or neurologist and his
chances of making that dream a reality just recently got a boost. Eremiev was ...
Posted Mar 14, 2017, 1:41 PM by JACKSON BRASWELL
Hignite Earns National Merit HonorsDiscovering
she is now a National Merit Finalist hasn’t changed any of Mary Emma Hignite’s
goals. The Springdale High School senior still wants to pursue history and
Posted Mar 15, 2017, 9:04 AM by JACKSON BRASWELL
SHS SENIOR HEADED TO DARTMOUTH
Minchew knew very little about Dartmouth when he received a personal twitter
message from one of its assistant football coaches. He thought little of it
until the same coach ...
Posted Mar 3, 2017, 9:04 AM by JACKSON BRASWELL
Hellstern's Billingsley Accepted to Juilliard Camp
Scholars dream of one day attending Harvard, football
players dream about going to Alabama and musicians hope to get the chance to
attend The Juilliard School. Hellstern seventhgrader Brady Billingsley ...
Posted Mar 2, 2017, 11:43 AM by JACKSON BRASWELL
BRESLER: FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO YOUNG ELEMENTARYWhen Bronwyn Bresler was enjoying growing up on the coast of
South Africa she had no idea where Springdale Arkansas is. Now a fifth grader
at Young Elementary, she is ...
Posted Feb 14, 2017, 1:10 PM by JACKSON BRASWELL
Ashlyn Grace Brothers: A Star in the MakingInterning at a news station is rare for college students but
interning as a high school student is unheard of Springdale Har-Ber senior,
Ashlyn-Grace Brothers doesn’t care ...
Posted Jan 30, 2017, 8:27 AM by JACKSON BRASWELL
Increasing Literacy Skills: Five Basic Components
with enhancing reading skills in the second largest district in Arkansas, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction (K-5)
and Professional Development Dr. Kathy Morledge and a Reading Task Force started ...
Posted Jan 27, 2017, 11:52 AM by JACKSON BRASWELL
Jones Stars for Hogs, Sonora
For all student teachers in the Springdale School District,
balancing time as a college student and teaching in the classroom is a daunting
task. However for Sonora Elementary intern Breana ...
Posted Jan 25, 2017, 9:33 AM by JACKSON BRASWELL
Battjes Earns State Honors
Turnbow Elementary second grade
teacher Nicole Battjes understands the value of exercise in relation to
learning. As a result, she is one of only five elementary teachers in Arkansas
Posted Jan 23, 2017, 1:19 PM by JACKSON BRASWELL
West Is Best of the Best
Helen Tyson Middle School art teacher Lori West was recently
honored at the Arkansas Declaration of Learning Celebration at the Clinton
Presidential Library in Little Rock where her project idea ...
Posted Nov 18, 2016, 9:17 AM by JACKSON BRASWELL
Sojas Wagle Keeps Big Secret
Have you ever kept a big secret for months? A REALLY BIG
secret? Springdale Har-Ber sophomore Sojas Wagle has. He won $250,000 on “Who
Wants To Be A ...
Posted Nov 18, 2016, 8:59 AM by JACKSON BRASWELL
Elmdale's Mr. O, Teacher on the GoRaciel Oropeza is a model of perseverance. A teacher at
Elmdale Elementary, his path to becoming an instructor was far from traditional.Oropeza’s journey started in Mexico where he ...
Posted Oct 19, 2016, 12:40 PM by JACKSON BRASWELL
Hellstern Serves As Pilot for UA Program
happens to the heat generated when automobiles burn gasoline? Most of the
energy is lost. Four universities, including the University of Arkansas, have
been given a grant to attempt ...
Posted Oct 13, 2016, 8:32 AM by JACKSON BRASWELL
SHS Students Practice Entrepreneurship
In the Springdale School District, students have
opportunities to get a great education while also following their post-graduate
dreams. Three seniors at Springdale High School are already pursuing their ...
Posted Oct 12, 2016, 8:41 AM by JACKSON BRASWELL
Conscious Discipline Working at SonoraTeachers at Sonora Elementary are trying a new method in
their classrooms to build a class family that is constantly in a problem
solving state of mind. Conscious Discipline is ...
Posted Sep 27, 2016, 8:27 AM by JACKSON BRASWELL
Caylan Koons Represents Arkansas at National Convention
Helen Tyson Middle School seventh grader Caylan Koons was so
active in her school’s Fuel Up To Play program last year that she became
Arkansas’ representative at the national ...
Posted Aug 25, 2016, 9:03 AM by Jackson Braswell
Sonora Cafeteria Server Turns Author
Sonora Middle School cafeteria server, Dawn Kirkland is the epitome
of what Springdale Schools’ staff represent. SPS staff members work hard every
day to make sure students are taught, loved ...
Posted Aug 23, 2016, 7:34 AM by Jackson Braswell
Making Assessments Fun – Pokemon Go!Pre-assessments are vital but can be laborious with very
little excitement involved. Right? Not at Tyson Middle School. Missy Allgood
and the other sixth grade teachers came up with ...
Posted Aug 22, 2016, 12:12 PM by Jackson Braswell
Har-Ber Grad is National FinalistMarissa Davis knew she wanted to be a food scientist
before she entered her sophomore year at Springdale Har-Ber High School.
Currently she is preparing to make her dream ...
Posted Aug 22, 2016, 10:30 AM by Jackson Braswell
Eursery Makes Impact at Archer
Archer teacher Kelsey Eursery is in her seventh year
teaching in the Springdale School District and wouldn’t have it any other way.
Eursery grew up in Springdale and went ...
Posted Aug 17, 2016, 1:47 PM by Jackson Braswell
Mom Now Teaches With Daughter at Lakeside
After 34 years of teaching, Jeanette Arnhart took a break
to pursue a doctorate degree. At the same time her daughter, Andra, was teaching
Spanish at Lakeside Junior High. Arnhart ...
Posted Aug 16, 2016, 10:20 PM by Jackson Braswell
Lindley Ready To Make Impact at Parson Hills
Parson Hills second grade teacher Riley Lindley is in her
first year of being a full time teacher but has always been a teacher at heart.
The oldest of four ...
Posted Aug 12, 2016, 2:13 PM by Jackson Braswell
First Year Teacher Loves Springdale District
Rebekah Grimes graduated from John Brown University in
December and by January was serving as a long term substitute teacher at Tyson
Middle School. She loved the experience and told ...
Posted Aug 11, 2016, 10:44 AM by Jackson Braswell
Mounce Begins Journey as Elmdale TeacherAfter growing up in the Springdale School District, Jessica
Mounce can’t wait to start her first teaching assignment. She is set to teach third
grade at Elmdale Elementary.Once ...
Posted Aug 9, 2016, 1:52 PM by Jackson Braswell
Springdale High Grad Headed for GeorgetownWhen Selena Juarez Hernandez made the Williamsburg
History trip while she was a student at Southwest Junior High, she fell in love
with Washington, D.C. She decided she wanted ...
Posted Aug 1, 2016, 9:41 AM by Jackson Braswell
IT Experts Visit “Girl It Up Camp” at SHSMiddle school girls have been learning various coding
programs during the week at the “Girl It Up” camp at Springdale High School. On
the concluding day the girls had the ...
Posted Jul 8, 2016, 12:39 PM by Jackson Braswell
Central Band Student Leaves Hair BehindWhen Raegan Couch discovered her band teacher’s mother
had cancer, she wanted to do something special. So, on the last day of school
she surprised her teacher, Brian Watt ...
Posted Jun 10, 2016, 9:12 AM by Jackson Braswell
Henry and Roeder Excel For Springdale District TelevisionStudents participating in Springdale District Television
have experienced high levels of achievement and success this year under
director Trent Jones. However, a couple of students have stood out among the ...
Posted May 10, 2016, 1:59 PM by Jackson Braswell
Har-Ber Mock Trial Team Prepares For Nationals
The Har-Ber High School Mock Trial team is preparing for a
chance to win the national championship when they head to Boise, Idaho May 11th-15th.
Posted May 9, 2016, 9:55 AM by Jackson Braswell
Womack Partners With, Visits SOI StudentsCongressman Steve Womack has been paired with the School of Innovation in the Capital Hill Challenge, a national stock market game. As of Thursday morning, SOI ranked in the top ...
Posted May 5, 2016, 10:08 AM by Jackson Braswell
J.O. Kelly Alum is Living Her Dream
When Ana Aguayo was eight years old her family moved from
Mexico to Springdale. She didn’t know a word of English when she enrolled at
Jones Elementary School. Nineteen ...
Posted Apr 28, 2016, 1:56 PM by Jackson Braswell
Carney is Record Breaking Student-Athlete
Records are meant to be broken and one that has stood for 40
years and another that stood for 15 years at Central Junior High were recently
broken by Har ...
Posted Apr 25, 2016, 1:50 PM by Jackson Braswell
Springdale High Students Earn High ScoresSpringdale High School juniors Ryne Whitaker, Stephanie
Trejo Corona and Brittany Chue have scored in the top 2.5 percent of Hispanic
and Latino test takers in the region on ...
Posted Apr 7, 2016, 12:53 PM by Jackson Braswell
Turnbow 5th Graders Create Impactful MuralIf you take a trip to the Springdale Public Library you
might notice a bright and impactful piece of art on the wall. What many may not
know when they ...
Posted Mar 31, 2016, 11:47 AM by Jackson Braswell
HAR-BER STUDENTS SCORE HIGH, THINK BIG
Har-Ber juniors Kathleen Curlee and Richard Hernandez have scored among the top
2.5 percent among Hispanic and Latino test takers in the region on the
Posted Mar 30, 2016, 12:27 PM by Jackson Braswell
Former Walker Teacher Launches Event
Put yourself in Lisa Quinn’s shoes. A teacher at Walker
Elementary for 13 years, she decided to take a year off to devote to her
seven-year-old son ...
Posted Mar 25, 2016, 9:47 AM by Jackson Braswell
HAR-BER WINS STATE MOCK TRIAL, PREPARES FOR NATIONALSMonths of preparation paid off for a Springdale Har-Ber
High School Mock Trial team as the 10-member squad won the school’s first ever
state championship and qualified ...
Posted Mar 11, 2016, 10:57 AM by Jackson Braswell
Springdale Couple Makes Difference at Smith
The community of Springdale has always been supportive of
Springdale Schools and one couple in the community is lending a helping hand to
develop students within the district every week ...
Posted Feb 15, 2016, 12:19 PM by Jackson Braswell
Springdale Wins ACT 56 Award
School District has received the ACT 56 Arkansas Governor’s Advisory Award for
Outstanding Gifted and Talented Program in the state of Arkansas for 2015-16.
The award ...
Posted Feb 11, 2016, 1:18 PM by Jackson Braswell
Springdale Teachers Earn Boston Museum Scholarships
CT Erickson of Harp Elementary, Jennifer Graham of Bayyari
Elementary and Claudia House of Walker Elementary are among 100 teachers from
24 states to be selected by the Museum of ...
Posted Feb 11, 2016, 8:47 AM by Jackson Braswell
Harp Fifth Grader Does It “The Burls Way”Haley
Person, a 10-year-old fifth grader at Harp Elementary loves Arkansas Razorback
athletics. She has a particular fondness for a Razorback football player whose
career ended long before ...
Posted Feb 9, 2016, 12:59 PM by Melissa Martinez
Har-Ber Students Win Verizon APP ChallengeSeven Har-Ber
students currently enrolled in College Board Computer Science Principles, have
won the high school division of the Verizon Innovative App Challenge.Brady
Boatright, Madison Galloway, Greg Homstad ...
Posted Feb 5, 2016, 12:15 PM by Jackson Braswell
Teaching in Springdale Schools a Family Affair“All means all” is a motto of teaching in the Springdale
School District but one family is taking that saying to heart when it is comes
to choosing its profession ...
Posted Dec 18, 2015, 8:16 AM by Jackson Braswell
Har-Ber Senior Takes AP Classes to Prep for College
Ashley Calderon, a senior at Springdale Har-Ber High School
has a specific reason for having nine Advanced Placement classes on her resume.
She knows the AP classes will better ...
Posted Dec 17, 2015, 12:42 PM by Jackson Braswell
Extra Activities Fuel Dunn’s Success at Har-BerSpringdale Har-Ber
High School senior Parker Dunn doesn’t have many spare moments. Even when he
does, he usually pursues something academic.
“I’m always trying to do new ...
Posted Dec 16, 2015, 11:56 AM by Jackson Braswell
School of Innovation Eighth Grader Enjoys InternshipFew 13 year olds are craving internships that will launch
future careers. However, School of Innovation eighth grader Claire McElroy is making a
rare internship opportunity a reality.McElroy has ...
Posted Dec 16, 2015, 8:30 AM by Jackson Braswell
Springdale High Students Have Sights Set High
Two Springdale High School students have gone above and
beyond in their final year as Bulldogs and have their sights set high for their
future. Selena Juarez and Valerie Cienfuegos ...
Posted Dec 11, 2015, 1:24 PM by Jackson Braswell
Untitled PostHelen Tyson Middle School teacher, Brittany Berry has
seemingly been all around the world in the last year and recently returned from
an exciting trip to the Middle East. After ...
Posted Dec 8, 2015, 1:14 PM by Jackson Braswell
Bus Trips Created Lasting RelationshipIt all started on a bus. Janet and Chuck Haley first crossed
paths as classmates and fellow band members at Springdale High School. Their
first memory of being together was ...
Posted Oct 27, 2015, 10:35 AM by Jackson Braswell
Teacher, Principal Reunite at Sonora Elementary
Sonora Elementary art teacher Carly Cartmill never pictured
that one of her teachers during her elementary years would end up being her
boss as an adult. However, in her second ...
Posted Oct 14, 2015, 12:23 PM by Jackson Braswell
Stamps Loves Teaching at Her Alma MaterFour
years ago Allison Stamps was a Future Farmers of America student in Patti
Priest’s classes at Springdale Har-Ber High School. Now she’s in a classroom
Posted Oct 8, 2015, 7:07 AM by Jackson Braswell
Hendrickson Named Arkansas History Teacher of the YearMarian
Hendrickson was a music teacher and band director before her career was
redirected. A series of circumstances led her to earn a history degree and
she’s been teaching ...
Posted Oct 2, 2015, 10:46 AM by Jackson Braswell
Har-Ber Graduate Loves Teaching at Parson HillsA
year ago Haley Green was in her first year as a teacher but wasn’t in the
Springdale District. A graduate of Har-Ber High School after 12 years ...
Posted Sep 30, 2015, 12:55 PM by Jackson Braswell
Trip to Colombia Was Eventful for SHS Students, TeacherJuana
Barroso and Diana Martinez, seniors this year at Springdale High School, and
SHS teacher Malinda Pitts had the experience of a lifetime this past summer
when they spent three ...
Posted Sep 16, 2015, 11:46 AM by Jackson Braswell
Archer Students Enjoy Camp in ColoradoA group of
students at the Archer Learning Center had the opportunity to attend a camp in
Colorado this past summer. Robbin Maddison, Ben Vasquez, Jorak Fountain,
Melander Andrew, Pedro ...
Posted Sep 3, 2015, 9:08 AM by Jackson Braswell
Granderson Shares Outdoor Passion with Southwest StudentsIf you look around Northwest Arkansas, you will be hard
pressed to find someone who has spent more time in the outdoors than Southwest
Junior High teacher Josh Granderson.
Posted Aug 28, 2015, 1:50 PM by Jackson Braswell
Tyson Teacher Visits Japan
Helen Tyson Middle School teacher Brittany Berry is one of
many Springdale teachers who have taken their passion for teaching outside of
the classroom. This past summer, Berry had the ...
Posted Aug 19, 2015, 1:43 PM by Jackson Braswell
Springdale Grads Return to Teach Pre-KJacky
Caballos moved from Chicago to Springdale before her sophomore year in high
school. Sonia Hernandez was going into the sixth grade when her family moved
from California to Springdale ...
Posted Aug 14, 2015, 11:48 AM by Jackson Braswell
Counselor, Therapy Dog Retire From Shaw
Written by: Rick Schaeffer It was difficult enough for Shaw Elementary staff and
students to say good bye to long time counselor Cathy Sanders when she retired
from her position ...
Posted Jun 4, 2015, 7:53 AM by email@example.com
SHS Juniors Headed for Colombia Written by: Rick Schaeffer As Juana Barroso and Diana Martinez complete their junior
years at Springdale High School, they don’t have to worry about being bored
during the summer ...
Posted May 27, 2015, 10:04 AM by firstname.lastname@example.org
Irish Students Visit Young ElementaryWritten by: Rick Schaeffer A group of fourth,
fifth and sixth graders from Ireland wanted to visit students with which they
had something in common when they came to Northwest ...
Posted May 13, 2015, 2:04 PM by email@example.com
Henrry Magaña: Remarkable Story of an SHS SeniorWritten by: Rick Schaeffer Springdale High School senior Henrry Magaña loves to
write. Thank you Regina Stewman. Henrry
also loves to read. Thank you Susan Buchanan. Henrry has been involved ...
Posted May 8, 2015, 10:18 AM by firstname.lastname@example.org
MIT Freshman Visits SHS, Her Alma Mater Yasmin Chavez, a 2014 Springdale High School graduate, visited SHS on March 28th to share her experiences of her freshman year at MIT. Chavez is a Mechanical/Electrical Engineering major ...
Posted Mar 30, 2015, 2:46 PM by email@example.com
Springdale EAST Scores High AgainWritten by: Rick Schaeffer Springdale Har-Ber High School, Tyson Middle School,
Hellstern Middle School and Westwood Elementary were presented superior ratings
at the annual national Environmental And Spatial Technology ...
Posted Mar 30, 2015, 7:09 AM by firstname.lastname@example.org
Field Trip Gives Students New PerspectiveStudents from the Archer Learning Center went on a field
trip that changed the way they think about the past.
In late January, teachers Burl Sniff, Aaron Tinnin and
Posted Mar 2, 2015, 2:59 PM by Melissa Martinez
Springdale High School Spotlight-Kelsie EverettKelsie Everett could be categorized as an all-star student. From her extra-curricular activities to her academic achievements, Kelsie is quickly climbing the ladder to success. Kelsie wanted to ...
Posted Mar 2, 2015, 2:58 PM by Melissa Martinez
Melissa Fink Visits U.S. Department of Education
Written by: Rick Schaeffer Imagine being one of just 15 principals throughout the United States to be summoned to Washington, D.C., to visit with U.S. Department of Education ...
Posted Mar 2, 2015, 2:55 PM by Melissa Martinez
Japanese Film Crew Visits Sonora Elementary EAST ClassroomA Japanese film crew visited Sonora Elementary Friday, January 23 to film Josh Worthy’s EAST classroom. The Japanese television channel, NHK, is a public funded broadcasting station and is ...
Posted Mar 2, 2015, 2:54 PM by Melissa Martinez
After-School Tutoring at Henryetta ApartmentsMarline Vernon has 19 years of teaching in the Springdale School District under her belt. But she told me that last year she made the best decision of her career ...
Posted Mar 2, 2015, 2:53 PM by Melissa Martinez
Springdale High IT Academy Girls Honored
Written by: Rick Schaeffer Kaitlin McKenzie, Kaele Summers and Anna Holleman of Springdale High School will be honored as winners of the 2015 Northwest Arkansas Women in Information Technology Aspirations ...
Posted Mar 2, 2015, 2:51 PM by Melissa Martinez
Tyson Sixth Grader Wins MLK Essay ContestWritten by: Rick Schaeffer Cassia Cobb admits she didn’t know much about Martin Luther King, Jr., when she began preparations to enter an essay contest sponsored by Walmart. Now ...
Posted Mar 2, 2015, 2:49 PM by Melissa Martinez
History Trip Changes Student Lives
Written by: Rick Schaeffer Four junior high students described their experiences on the annual history trip that includes Williamsburg, Washington, D.C., and many other historic stops during the nine ...
Posted Mar 2, 2015, 2:50 PM by Melissa Martinez
Alex O’Brien Earns 36 On ACTWritten by: Rick Schaeffer The third time was the charm for Springdale Har-Ber High School senior Alex O’Brien. After scoring a 35, then a 34 on his ACT ...
Posted Mar 2, 2015, 2:45 PM by Melissa Martinez
What a Day at Jones Elementary!
Written by: Rick Schaeffer Justin Minkel and Amber Stout were surprised. No, not by the school assembly that announced the Jones teachers had won the $100,000 grant from Farmer ...
Posted Mar 2, 2015, 2:43 PM by Melissa Martinez
A Moment to RememberIn the summer of 2011, Darla Sullivan and her daughter Sheena Brown purchased A Moment to Remember, a formal wear boutique in Springdale. In November of 2014, they changed locations ...
Posted Mar 2, 2015, 2:39 PM by Melissa Martinez
Alvin is Cancer Free!
Written by: Rick Schaeffer Remember Alvin’s Army? Four years ago teachers, students and friends of Lee Elementary fifth grader Alvin Hiram rallied when Alvin was diagnosed with cancer. They ...
Posted Mar 2, 2015, 2:36 PM by Melissa Martinez
SHS Law Academy Frankenstein TrialVictor Frankenstein headed to court on Halloween following the crimes surrounding the creation of the creature and the murder of his friend. Springdale High School Law Academy students put on ...
Posted Mar 2, 2015, 2:34 PM by Melissa Martinez
SHS Students Vote For First TimeWritten by: Rick SchaefferThirteen Springdale High School students voted for the first time Thursday when Allison Dolan, Becky Froning, Annick Downing and assistant principal Don Eichenberry drove them to ...
Posted Mar 2, 2015, 2:34 PM by Melissa Martinez
Jones Principal Receives National RecognitionWritten by: Rick Schaeffer Melissa Fink directs her staff daily to teach students whose background is high poverty. All but a very few of Jones Elementary students are on free ...
Posted Mar 2, 2015, 2:33 PM by Melissa Martinez
Student Led Parent-Teacher ConferencesWritten by: Rick Schaeffer Visiting J.O. Kelly Middle School and Lee Elementary for different reasons gave me the opportunity to better understand a concept being utilized in grades three ...
Posted Mar 2, 2015, 2:22 PM by Melissa Martinez
Great Week For Monitor TeacherWritten by: Rick Schaeffer Julie Crane, Monitor Elementary ESL Coordinator, has had a pretty remarkable week. First she found out Monitor was named a 2014 Imagine Nation Top 10 Percent ...
Posted Mar 2, 2015, 2:20 PM by Melissa Martinez
How Has Springdale Schools Helped You?
Cindy was raised in the Marshall Islands and came to Springdale when she was six years old in 2007. Her first thought? “It’s cold here.” Cindy said, “My life ...
Posted Mar 2, 2015, 2:16 PM by Melissa Martinez
Welcome to our Blog!Thank you for visiting our new blog! #SpringdaleStories is developed to share the stories that you don't normally get to hear from around the district. Throughout the school year ...
Posted Mar 2, 2015, 1:48 PM by Melissa Martinez