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MALVERN SCHOOL DISTRICT nonprofit org BRIAN GOLDEN, SUPERINTENDENT Malvern School District A Newsletter from US poStAgE pAiD 1517 SOUTH MAIN STREET Brian Golden, Superintendent the Superintendent of the Hot SpringS, Ar MALVERN, AR 72104 pErMit no. 521 1517 South Main Street Malvern Public Schools Malvern, AR 72104 ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED 501.332.7500 • 501.332.7501 April 2011 PASSION • PRIDE • EXCELLENCE News from the Central Office Monday, May 30th, 2011 for this accomplishment. The other finalists for the award included: As we look back on the 2010-11 Malvern Elementary teacher Penny school year, I would like to convey to Gassman, Malvern Junior School the Senior Class of 2011 our best teacher Debbie Seale, and Malvern wishes. This senior class has been High School teacher Stephanie a great example of passion, spirit, Sprague. All of the other finalists and leadership in our school district. received a $100 gift card to Wal-Mart. Their academic and extra-curricular Congratulations to all of our finalists, accomplishments have been second and a special thank you to our to none. This senior class has set a sponsors Southern Bancorp and Wal- new school record for financial aid. Mart for their generosity. They have received over $2 million to We want to congratulate the continue their education. Fifteen Wilson Intermediate Special Olympics The Seniors of 2011 capped off a tremendous members of the senior class have Team for qualifying for the state senior year with a memorable graduation scored 27 or higher on the ACT, and competition. ceremony held at Claude Mann Stadium. We approximately thirty members of the The district would like to thank overcame the weather issues to recognize the senior class obtained a 3.5 grade parents, relatives, and community seniors for their accomplishments. The Senior point average or higher. The senior members for your recent attendance class set a new scholarship awards record class won the state championship at our spring events. Many of you by earning $2,292,534. What a tremendous in the high school quiz bowl, a have children or interests at more than effort by our Seniors! national gold medal in the Skills one school and attend many events USA Quiz Bowl competition, two during the year. We appreciate your state final appearances in baseball. continued involvement with our Many members of the band and choir schools and programs. The district received All-State and All-Region would especially like to thank the honors. We are extremely proud of parents of our students for giving us the Class of 2011, and we wish them the opportunity to educate your great success as they begin a new children and the support you offer chapter in their lives. over the course of the school year. Construction of the new middle We hope our students have a school facility will begin during the first safe summer, and we look forward to part of June. The process will begin seeing them return in August. Please MALVERN HIGH SCHOOL with the demolition of Pratt School, be aware of registration dates for the armory, and the special education the 2011-2012 school year that are office building. Soon after demolition, available at all of our schools. We will the construction process will begin. be contacting parents by mail and by The district plan is to move 7th and recorded phone messages to remind 8th graders into the new facility in you of these important dates. August of 2012. Thank you for your support, The district is proud to announce Wilson Intermediate School teacher Thelton Hughes as the district Teacher of the Year. Mr. Hughes was elected Teacher of the Year by his peers and Brian Golden The Skills USA team were state champions in the high school quiz Seniors enjoy a moment of fellowship during the Senior Breakfast. the Malvern School Board. Southern Superintendent bowl and will compete at the national competition in Kansas City, We want to thank all of the parents who worked so hard to put the Bancorp awarded Mr. Hughes $500 Malvern School District Missouri. breakfast together four our seniors. Malvern School District Newsletter • June 2011 PASSION • PRIDE • EXCELLENCE News from Malvern Elementary School News from Wilson Intermediate School Another year has come to a close at Malvern a school-wide mini relay at MES. It was a very MSD Teacher of the Year 2011 and arranging music for performances, to develop three valuable characteristics Elementary School. This final quarter was very moving experience as 900 students lined the Mr. Thelton Hughes, sixth grade teacher conducting after school sectionals, and involved in becoming champions at school busy with testing and special events. In April, curb cheering on our own cancer survivors in at Wilson Intermediate School, has been giving private lessons. Over the years, eleven and in life . . . Never give up, Encourage students in K-4th grade participated in state the survivor lap. There were very few dry eyes selected by the Malvern School Board as the of his drummers have received scholarships to others, Do your best! mandated testing. The students took the tests among the adults. The final amount raised 2011 Teacher of the Year. Each school of play music at state colleges and universities. very seriously and worked very hard. We are so topped $3600! The county Relay for Life the district chose their He also has his own personal five member Million Word Readers proud of them! committee recognized MES at the main Relay Teacher of the Year. Mr. band. He volunteered his live band for the WIS had sixty (60) students who by May The MES Science Fair was also held in April. for Life event, and the class who raised the Hughes was chosen by Wilson Valentine Social/Dance this year. Their 3 had read 1,000,000 words this school The 78 entries were very impressive. Some of most money made a mini lap at that Relay, his peers as Wilson’s music met the musical tastes and interests of year! They were rewarded with a 1,000,000 our students went on to compete at the regional also. Teacher of the Year. Of all our youth and adults at the dance. word tee-shirt and a trip to Magic Springs. level and won there also. Regional winners the four candidates, he Research shows for every million words you were: Piper Baker won overall; Maddie Slatton was voted as Malvern’s Sixth Grade Band read on or above your grade level, you gain won third place overall; and Violet Moore won Our EAST students worked on the Outdoor Teacher of the Year at the The sixth grade beginning band recently 7,000 new vocabulary words. Mrs. Cummings second place for 2nd grade. Classroom. They prepared a wildflower garden, April Board meeting. The performed their spring concert for friends and and Mrs. B., Princpal, are very proud of the animal track boxes, and made birdhouses. faculty, students, principal and his wife, Gay family. From all indications it appears that increase in vocabulary their students have Once it was all set up, all of our classes had Hughes of Arkadelphia, gathered early the next year’s seventh grade band will be very gained in the million word reading count each the opportunity to take advantage of the next morning and made the surprise good. The beginners did a great job this year year. Outdoor Classroom. It was a great addition to announcement. According to his best friend learning new instruments. our learning environment! and co-worker, he was speechless for the Gifted and Talented / EAST Program Also this spring, a group of EAST students first time. He is rewarded with a $100 gift Fifth Grade Literacy/ Language Arts Student Learn to Find Ancestors (Sarah Totten, Olivia Johnson, and Harley card from Wal-Mart and a $500 check from Ms. Fitzhugh’s literacy classes researched Students from the Gifted and Talented McKeehan) organized several fundraisers to Southern Bancorp. Wilson Intermediate people and events from the Revolutionary and EAST Programs were invited to the Hot benefit Relay for Life. One of those events was School is also rewarding him with a day off to War. Students studied this war in Social Spring County Historical Society to get a In May and June, students in all grade levels take a weekend trip with his wife. Studies and read Woods Runner by Gary lesson in genealogy. Society members met were recognized at Award Ceremonies. The Mr. Hughes has thirteen (13) years of Paulsen in Literacy; which is set during this with the students after hours at the Hot students at MES accomplished many great experience, all as a sixth grade teacher at time period. Each student presented his or Spring County Library and provided them things this year. Our 4th graders are ready to Wilson Intermediate School in Malvern. For her research in class during the final week of with a pedigree chart to fill out and introduced The 4th graders performed an outstanding move on to WIS, and our other students are two years, Thelton worked as a co-teacher May. Some chose to role play an event from them to some of the online resources available show called Rock ‘n Roll Forever this spring, as certainly ready for the next grade. Plans are with the special education teacher to include the life of the person they researched. Others to investigate their family tree. Before the well. The audience couldn’t keep still as the already in the works for a fabulous 2011-2012 all the special needs students in his math drew maps or created posters depicting students got started on their research, county students sang and danced to familiar songs that at Malvern Elementary where the students show classroom. He takes a personal, one to one uniforms of the soldiers from the American librarian Ashley Parker, gave them an intro- helped influence Rock and Roll music that we passion for learning, pride for their school, and approach to students and their learning. Revolution. duction to the library. The library has access know today. strive for excellence daily. Thelton’s successful relationships with his Mrs. Keisler’s literacy classes read a to 26 computers and a genealogy section. students have led to sustained improvement series of passages that focused on “People The group will be returning in September. For in their academic achievement and growth. Who Made a Difference.” They read about more information, you may contact Mrs. He was one of the WIS math teachers Nelson Mandela, George Washington Carver, Susan Bryant. News from Malvern Junior High School recognized this year by the NCEA /ACT Harriet Tubman, Nellie Bly, Susan B. Anthony, foundation for higher performing schools in and Chiune Sugihara. The actions of these Library Writing Contest mathematics. This was due to sustained people made a very positive difference in the In honor of National Library Week the MJHS Holds Registration /Orientation make students aware of the dangers related Following the ceremony a reception was math achievement over a three year period. lives of others. The students wrote essays Hot Spring County Library offered a writing On May 2nd and 3rd, the Malvern Junior to cyber crimes and cyber bullying. Carol held and sponsored by the Office of the “Mr. T.,” as we call him at WIS, is one about the three people whom they feel made contest to youth ages 8 to 18. The topic was: High School held registration and orientation Robinson from the Attorney General’s office Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic who stays updated of the newest trends in the most significant contribution to a better Describe the library of the future and why it for upcoming 7th and 8th graders. Parents made presentations at all three schools. Affairs, Arkansans for Gifted and Talented education as well as the interests of students way of life for others. is important to the community. There were and students were invited to attend the event The presentations for the students Education (AGATE), the Arkansas School for from age 10 through high school. As principal, We also continued to do Word Journeys. approximately 50 entries for the contest. so that students could learn more about the included, but were not limited to a video, Math, Science, and Art (ASMSA), and the I always call on him to assist with technology. We worked on synonyms , antonyms, prefixes, Winners were announced at the library's school schedule for the 2011-2012 school questioning, and even a panel discussion. Center for Gifted Education honoring the He can discuss music to cell phone, iPod to and suffixes in addition to reviewing similes, National Library Week Celebration Party, year, hear from teachers about elective Students learned about the dangers of students and their families. iPads, and, I refer to him as my own personal metaphors, and idioms. The fiction book for where the essays were read aloud to the courses, and submit course requests. posting personal information on the Internet, “snopes investigator.” the quarter was Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. public and then the winners were each The turn-out by parents and students was crimes related to texting and posts on social Mr. Hughes’ personality is best described This book was excellent for visualizing, presented with a trophy and a $30 check. exceptional. Students who did not attend networks, and Internet predators. by a former student of his, one of our predicting, identifying plot, character analysis, This contest was sponsored by Promed and the event were provided the opportunity to co-workers. She told of what her son had theme, and other strategies that enhance the Terry Bracy was present to congratulate complete registration information on May 4th. MJHS Students Recognized said about “Mr. T.” “Mom, you know, I think reading process. the winners. The winners from Wilson If a child has not registered for the 2011-12 The annual Arkansas Recognition I want to be just like T. Hughes. I mean, he’s Many students met their Accelerated Intermediate School were Kait Williams and school year and plans on attending MJHS, Ceremony for the 7th Grade Talent Search funny and goofy, like me, and he’s good at Reading Goal. They were rewarded with a Whit Jones. parents or guardians are encouraged to sponsored by the Duke University Talent drums, like me. Yeah, I’m going to be like T. treat from Hobo Joe’s on one of these hot contact the school guidance counselor, Linda Identification Program was held at the Hughes.” early summer days. WIS Fifth Grade Quiz Bowl Team Lingo, at 501-332-7530. University of Arkansas at Little Rock on Mr. Hughes’s job does not end at 3:30. The following fifth grade students from Friday, May 13th. There were over 500 In addition to his teaching duties, he is the Wilson Students Enjoy NED Show Wilson Intermediate School participated in a Cyber Bullying young Arkansans who are just completing percussion section instructor of the Wilson The NED Show was presented at Wilson quiz bowl tournament at Henderson State On May 9, the Malvern Junior High the seventh grade that met the criteria to beginning band, Malvern Jr. High and Intermediate School on May 17. It is a University sponsored by Dawson Education School EAST program organized assemblies attend the state ceremony. Two students Malvern High School Bands. At WIS, he program experienced by nearly 2 million kids Co-op: Leslie Paul, Kristen Jones, Aubrey for Malvern Elementary School, Wilson from Malvern Junior High School were takes one of his two daily conference periods a year worldwide. The assembly combined Nix, Anjel Poole, and Whit Jones. There were Intermediate, and MJHS in connection with recognized. They were Bradley Robinson to teach the percussion band students in his a great message with yo-yos, humor and approximately 50 students who participated the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office to and Haley Dingler (shown at right). classroom. His duties include composing audience participation to teach students how from 8 different school districts. Malvern School District Newsletter • June 2011 PASSION • PRIDE • EXCELLENCE
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