Tune in to local television and radio stations for the latest in school closure information on inclement weather days. Jasper School Districts status will be listed on television as “Jasper School District-Jasper; Kingston; Oark”. The decision to open late or to close school will be based upon the district’s ability to safely transport students.
The mission of Jasper School District is to provide all students with the opportunity to complete a program of study that provides the skills and competencies necessary to successfully enter and function in his/her chosen field, to continue as life-long learners, and to become good citizens. These goals will be achieved by the teachers, students, parents, and community leaders working together.
Exciting News From Jasper School District:
Jasper School District Has Made A System Change That Impacts Your Student(s).
The district is offering an online service to help you better manage your child's school meal account.
You now have the ability to check your child’s school meal account balance online.
**The Jasper Elementary and High School are applying for FEMA funding towards the development of a Multijurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan, once approved will allow the Jasper Schools to participate in future FEMA opportunities for Safe Rooms and other mitigation funding programs.
The Jasper School District is currently taking sealed bids on property located in Johnson County known as the Old Chinkapin School. Land description is as follows: Pt NE 1/4 SE 1/4 Section 3 – Township 12-R 25 West; one acre more or less. Buyer is responsible for all closing costs. Sealed bids are welcome until bids are opened at the board meeting on the Oark campus, January 9, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Jasper School District reserves the right to refuse any and all bids.
Looking for more funds to support healthy eating at your school? The Breakfast Blitz is your chance! Your school could win one of 250 $1,000 breakfast grants to help your students perform at their best in the classroom and on the playground. You could use this grant to start breakfast programs, build smoothie stations, and make other positive changes in the classroom.
It's easy to get involved: look for the UPC code on your milk container and enter it at MilkMustache.com to vote to help direct a $1,000 grant to your school. The more people in your community who enter UPC codes on your behalf, the better their chances of winning some great prizes, including a trip to Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014! Get your school's parent organization, staff and entire community involved in this great opportunity — everyone can enter to support your school! Incremental donations can also be made to further support Fuel Up to Play 60 schools.
FUEL UP. GET ACTIVE. WIN BIG!
The Fuel Up to Play 60 Team
Fuel Up to Play 60
Students and parents, the district has received funding for the Fuel up to Play 60 Challenge this year.
We will begin the challenge in January after returning from Christmas Break and will include a smoothie tasting booth, lunch bistro contest, X-box Kinect activity center, and gift card drawings for those participating.
Fuel Up to Play 60 is a program founded by the National Dairy Council and NFL, in collaboration with USDA, that empowers students to take charge in making small, everyday changes at school. Students can win cool prizes, like an NFL player visit or Super Bowl tickets, for choosing good-for-you foods and getting active for at least 60 minutes every day. We want kids to make a difference not only in their lives, but also their community.
Education Matters: Making Reading Proficiency a State Priority
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Story posted 2013.01.12 at 07:34 PM CST
Parents, educators, community leaders, and state policymakers gathered at Philander Smith College this weekend to discuss making third-grade reading proficiency a state priority.
The Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading hosted the two-day Action Summit this weekend.
The goal of the Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is that by 2020, all Arkansas children will read at grade level by the end of third grade.
Arkansas is currently ranked 37th in the nation in fourth grade reading proficiency according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress.
In a report entitled "The Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading: A Call to Action " the Campaign found that 30 percent of Black children, 20 percent of Hispanic children, and 18 percent of White children do not read at grade level according to the state's Benchmark exam.
The town hall panelists at the Action Summit were Dr. Richard Abernathy, executive director of the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators; State Senator Joyce Elliot, vice chair of the Senate Education Committee; Dr. Tom Kimbrell, commissioner of the Arkansas Department of Education; Donna Morey, president of the Arkansas Education Association; and Randy Zook, president/CEO of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce.