Beebe Public Schools is excited to announce we have been approved for Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI Days) for the 2018-19 school year. Act 862 allows school districts and open-enrollment public charter schools to develop a plan for alternative methods of instruction to be used on days when the district must be closed due to exceptional or emergency circumstances. Beebe Public Schools submitted the application for up to five (5) days, and it was approved by the Arkansas Department of Education for the 2018-19 school year. Please see the attached images for Frequently Asked Questions about AMI days and be on the look-out for additional information to come home from your child's school.
There is currently a post being shared that has threatened a school shooting at "BMS." This school is in Arizona, NOT Beebe, Arkansas. Police have been contacted, and our S.R.O.'s are aware, but this threat is NOT at our school. School safety is our top priority, but there has been NO threat made against Beebe School District in Beebe, Arkansas. Sincerely, Chris Nail Superintendent, Beebe School District
Parents and Guardians of Day Care and After School Care students: Due to the power outage, please make arrangements to pick up your children as soon as possible. Thank you.
School will release at 2 p.m. today as originally scheduled. 7-12 grades parent/teacher conferences will be postponed until Thursday, so conferences for all grade levels will be held that night.
We are aware of a temporary power outage in the city of Beebe. It has affected the school campus, as well.
The Beebe School District Annual Report to the Public will be presented on Monday, September 17 starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Central Office. Anyone who would like to attend is invited.
Follow the link to view a video highlighting all of the awesome things that went on around the district last week! https://youtu.be/VE65fFgfLVg #BPRD
Welcome to a new school year Badgers! Follow this link to view a video message from our superintendent, Mr. Chris Nail. #BPRD https://youtu.be/2XYfcJhbM_A
CONGRATS to Beebe Readers who have reached 45,004 minutes read this summer! From Beebe Early Childhood the highest number of minutes were read, so far, by the following classes: Cozad, Stigler and Chapman. In first grade, the classes of Carranco, Vance and Mitchell read the most minutes. At Beebe Elementary, GRADE TWO has logged the MOST minutes overall with 28,336! WHOA! Third grade classes logging the most minutes are: Ussery, Bass and Bell. Ms. Sebourn's class is leading the pack for 4th graders. GREAT JOB Beebe Readers! Keep up the good work!
Closing out another terrific week on the bookmobile! The month of June brought hundreds of welcome visitors to the bookmobile. We love our job of getting books into the hands of our Beebe community!!! Join us on board...don't forget to sign up for our Remind...so you'll know where to find us each day! https://www.remind.com/join/76hc8e
What are Beebe students doing this summer??? READING! Our total reading minutes, so far, are 14,868! This total represents 13,786 from Beebe Elementary and 1,082 minutes from Beebe Early Childhood. GO READERS! Our top readers this week were: Dalton S, Emerson P, Carley H, Clayton B, Georgia S, Caleb C, Brody C, Carter C and Adrianna & Aryanna S!
Join our REMIND group to get all of the bookmobile locations and updates! https://www.remind.com/join/76hc8e
Bus drivers needed! If interested contact Beebe Schools Support Services. 501-882-5463
Beebe Public Schools is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children (18 years and under) for FREE this summer and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided Monday through Friday May 29 – August 3, 2018. All sites will be closed July 4, 2018. Click here for more info: http://bit.ly/2ITYGhF
It's almost time for the Badger Bookmobile! Click here to see the Summer 2018 Bookmobile Schedule. http://bit.ly/2IFrE0n
Due to a lightning strike Beebe Central Office phones are not working correctly this morning. Technicians are on the way!
Please join us at 7:30 pm, Bro Erwin Field, to celebrate the Class of 2018!!!
The Beebe Spring Sports Banquet will be May 15th at First Baptist Church, 6:30pm.
Summer School registration packets will be available in the Beebe HS Main and North offices starting Wednesday, April 18th. The deadline to have summer school contracts turned in is May 25th.
There will be a K-4 Title I parent advisory meting April 19th at 2 PM in the Beebe Professional Development Building. All K-4 parents are invited to attend.
If you have or know of a child who will be turning 5 years old on or before August 1, 2018 you may now begin enrolling them for Kindergarten. Enrollment paperwork packets are available in the Early Childhood office from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Other important documents required for Kindergarten registration are copies of the birth certificate and social security card, an up to date physical and shot record, as well as a proof of residence (utility bill, lease agreement, etc.). If you have any questions please call the Early Childhood office at 501-882- 5463 ext. 1099.
Three Rivers Reading Council is so pleased to announce the winners of this year's Young Writers' Contest. All are cordially invited to attend the awards program to help celebrate all of these young authors. The awards program will be April 17th at 6:30 pm. at the Professional Development Center at the Wilbur D. Mills Coop. The winners are . . . Grades 1-2 1st place - Hailey Shelton - for "My Cowgirl Life" - Lonoke Primary School 2nd place - Graham Biles - for "My Hometown" - Lonoke Primary School Grades 3-4 1st place - Eleanor Huff - for "Adventures with Dad in my Hometown" - Searcy-McRae Elementary 2nd place - Shiloh Gomez - for "My Hometown" - Beebe Elementary School
Beebe Head Start is now accepting applications for 2018-19 school year. Contact Melissa at 501-882-3803.
This week in Beebe athletics: Monday- Soccer at Stuttgart- 5pm and 7pm Tuesday- Baseball at home vs Vilonia-4:30 Softball at home vs Vilonia- 4:00 Soccer at home vs Mtn. Home- 4:00 JH Track at Heber Springs- 3:30 Thursday- BB at Pangburn-4:30 SB at Conway- 4:30 Soccer at home vs Morrilton-4:00 SH Track at Batesville-3:30 Friday and Saturday- Baseball at the Batesville Tournament.
Beebe Elementary third graders, who have been enrolled in the Junie B. Jones book club, went to see Junie B. Jones Is NOT a Crook at the AR Arts Center Friday afternoon! We are grateful for collaborative projects with the Goff Public Library. Ms. Dee and Ms. Ramona were available to join us for the play today. All of the students who participated received the book at add to their personal library collection.
The Badger Food Pantry will distribute food to families of Beebe students Wednesday, March 14 between 8:30 and 1:30.
K-12 Parent Teacher Conferences Thursday, March 15th, 3:00-8:00pm.
Kindergarten registration packets are available in the Early Childhood office, Monday-Friday from 7:30-4:00.
Beebe School District Kindergarten Registration The Early Childhood Lobby will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for Kindergarten Registration on Thursday, March 8, 2018. Students who are starting kindergarten for the 2018 -2019 school year must be five on or before August 1 st , 2018. When parents come to register incoming kindergartners, they will need five pieces of documentation for the student: social security card, birth certificate, proof of residency, current shot records, and a current physical. Please plan to attend Kindergarten Registration in the lobby without children (if possible). March 8, 2018 is a day for completing registration paperwork. We will have a Family Night for upcoming kindergartners in April. This will be a time to do hands on learning activities as a family, as well as get to know our school and staff. We look forward to seeing you all.
Due to widespread illness, tomorrow will be an AMI day for students and teachers. Students can access classwork online or in the packet that was sent home. Classwork will be due when classes resume on Tuesday. School will also be dismissed on Monday, as previously scheduled. Hopefully the four day break will help slow the spread of illness.
Beebe Badger Booster Club Alumni Basketball Game 6 PM February 17, 2018 Badger Sports Arena Admission $3
Happy National School Counseling Week to all of our wonderful counselors at Beebe Schools! Thank you for your dedication to our students.
Click here to see what's going on in Beebe Schools during the month of February! http://bit.ly/2rWfFHP
Congratulations to Tate Rector for being selected the Arkansas Project Lead the Way Teacher of the Year! "This is so deserved, for Tate has worked so hard to inspire and lead his students in his Gateway Engineering classes, has taken them all over the country, and recruited and mentored others about his program. I am so very proud of Tate and the work he has done to benefit our students through Project Lead the Way! He was a perfect choice!" --Carla Choate, Counselor, Beebe High School
Mr. Jason Smith is a newly elected board member serving his first term on the Beebe School Board. Mr. Smith has a very strong background in insurance, finance, and business. He is a great connector of people. His network of contacts reaches from coast to coast and gives him a great advantage when dealing with a variety of issues. He as well as his wife, daughter and son are lifelong residents of the Beebe School District. Mr. Smith understands the changing landscape of business, education, and the workplace due to rapidly advancing technology. He provides solid leadership to help guide our district to continue to excel. Mr. Smith is passionate about making sure every student at Beebe Schools has the best possible education and social preparation to take their next step in life.
The Wellness Committee meeting for Friday, Feb. 2nd has been moved to Friday, Feb. 9th. We will still meet in the PD building at 2:00. This meeting is open to the public.
Join us for Beebe Basketball Homecoming on Feb. 2nd at 5:30 pm! Game will begin after the Homecoming ceremonies.
Mr. Clay Goff is serving in his fifth year as a Beebe School Board member. Mr. Goff’s financial expertise and real estate expertise are beneficial to the operation of the Beebe School Board, but “people skills” is his specialty. He is able to successfully communicate with people from all walks of life and is a great role model. He brings his special talents to enhance serving on the board, which benefit the District. As a Beebe School District graduate, with children who attend the District, he has a total understanding and is keenly aware of the District’s future needs. Mr. Goff is a team player who desires the best education possible for all students attending the Beebe School District.
Dr. Kathy Pillow-Price, Secretary of the Beebe School Board, is serving her second year on the board. Dr. Pillow-Price is a former educator, both in public education and post-secondary education, and has fulfilled duties as an instructor and an administrator. Acting as a strong advocate for children, she is currently employed as the Executive Director of the Arkansas Home Visiting Network, stationed at Children’s Hospital. Dr. Pillow-Price is married to Garrick Price, a former Beebe High School graduate, and together, they share three children: Kaitlin Pitts, Jake Pitts and Kara Price. Kara the youngest, attends Beebe Junior High. Dr. Pillow-Price is an expert in the field of education and serves on various state committees and commissions. She is currently serving her second term on the Arkansas Early Childhood Commission. She was elected to chair the commission for the upcoming year in October.
Ms. Janet Hines, Vice President of the Beebe School Board, is serving her second round as a school board member, with a total of eleven years. She was on the Beebe School when the Beebe/ McRae annexation took place. Ms. Hines is a very compassionate individual who is concerned with the whole child. The Badger Food Pantry developed from an idea Ms. Hines presented to the board. She is a lifelong Beebe area resident who graduated from the Beebe School District. Ms. Hines’ older children progressed through the district several years ago, and now, her three youngest children are attending Beebe. Ms. Hines is a caring individual who looks for ways to promote and plan for the District’s future growth. Her common sense and business background definitely provide good direction and stability for the future.
Due to bad weather and unsafe road conditions, Beebe Schools will be closed Tuesday, January 16th.
Beebe Schools will be closed Monday, January 15th in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. day.
In honor of School Board Recognition month, we will be spotlighting a Board Member each week. Mr. Harold Davis, Beebe School Board President, has fifteen years on the school board and has been extremely involved in the growth of the district. As a former McRae School Board Member, Mr. Davis played a large part in the districts’ annexation. With a business background, Mr. Davis is often able to give the business perspective with decisions and purchases. He is also very technology minded and thinks progressively toward the District’s vision. Having three children attend the District has given him a well-rounded, district-level perspective from pre-k – twelfth grade. He is always interested in progress, and especially academic success by providing more opportunities for Beebe students.
Beebe Public Schools is excited to announce we have been approved for Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI Days) for the 2017-2018 school year. Act 862 allows school districts and open-enrollment public charter schools to develop a plan for alternative methods of instruction to be used on days when the district must be closed due to exceptional or emergency circumstances. Beebe Public Schools submitted the application for up to five (5) days and it was approved by the Arkansas Department of Education for the 2017-2018 school year. Click the following link for Frequently Asked Questions about AMI days and look for additional information to come home from your child's school. http://bit.ly/2FiWBX2 For questions about AMI days please contact your child's school.
Monday, December 18 and Tuesday, December 19 will be regular school days. Dismissal time for Wednesday, December 20 is 2:40 PM. Dismissal time for Thursday, December 21 is 12:35 PM. There will be no school on Friday, December 22. Classes will resume on Monday, January 8, 2018.
Badger Food Pantry will be distributing food this Wednesday to families of Beebe students from 8:30-1:30.
THURSDAY, December 7 is our weekly Meet Your [third grade] Teacher at the library night! Goff Library will host Ms. Glaude, reading her favorite Christmas Story, starting at 4:30. Last week, it was Ms. Bell's turn to share her favorite Christmas story, one book she shared was Merry UNChristmas, by Mike Reiss.
Friday, November 17 was an exciting day for 24 third and fourth grade students from Beebe Elementary. Students who demonstrated involvement in our Sideways Stories From Wayside School book club meetings, held in collaboration with the Goff Public Library, traveled to the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock to attend the Arkansas Reading Association's Annual Literacy Conference to meet author Louis Sachar. The students received an autographed copy of Sachar’s new book, Fuzzy Mud. Additionally, the students were involved in a Meet the Author Session.
Thank you to Jason Smith and also to Anna Burke, our latest BPS Imagination Library Partners! Thanks for putting books in the hands of children!
Every year during the holiday season, school choirs from all across Arkansas come to the Capitol to sing in the rotunda, which has been decorated for the season, and to spread Christmas cheer. Beebe Schools will perform December 13, 14 and 15! Click here for more information. http://bit.ly/2Ao5Frr
In honor of Veterans Day we felt it was a good time to show off the veterans support app 3 girls in the Junior High Engineering program made. They submitted this project for the Congressional App Challenge and the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge. Here is a link to the video: https://youtu.be/gtBd9cTcoU0 You can download the app and check it out if you have an android device by searching for “Helping Heroes” in the Google Play Store.
Join us for the second annual Project Graduation online auction, this Saturday Nov. 11, 2017 - doors open at 10 a.m. You can bid from the comfort of your own home or you can join us for a Razorback watch party/ Chili Supper / auction at the 9-10 Cafeteria at Beebe High School. You can watch the Razorbacks as they take on the LSU - Tigers. Have some Home-made Chili and snacks and outbid “the other guy” and maybe take care of a little Christmas shopping in the process. The auction will open at 3:00 p.m. on Friday the 10th and will close promptly at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday the 11th. You just go to: www.myminiauction.com/projectgraduation and sign in with your email - you will be ready to bid on any item (bidding will be activated at 3:00 p.m. on Nov. 10th). Hope to see you at the watch party, but if you can’t make it please join us on the auction site. For more information, or to donate an auction item, contact Cathy Payne at email@example.com
Beebe Elementary Freedom Run, Friday, November 10th, 9:30am Bro Erwin Stadium | It's almost time for the Freedom Run! This event brings together our students, veterans, families and community members to promote community involvement, celebrate our Veterans and teach our students the value of giving back to others. Funds raised from the Freedom Run go toward elementary playground equipment. Veterans, please join us as we celebrate your service to our country! You can participate in the Freedom Run, or just cheer on our students!
BHS Drama Club presents "After Happily Ever After" 10/9 and 10/10 @ 7:00 in the Auditorium Admission Students $4.00 Adults $5.00
Homecoming Day Events, Friday, October 13th. ● 12:45 P.M. – Pep Rally and Royalty Presentation ● 1:45 P.M. – Parade ● 6:20 P.M – Pre-game Royalty Presentation ● 7:00 P.M. – Beebe Badger Football Game
The Beebe Badger Baseball Program is hosting our annual Pork Butt Fundraiser this year just in time for Christmas! The baseball team is pre-selling Smoked Pork Butts for $35.00. The sale will run from October 3rd -December 8th. Smoked Pork Butts must be picked up on Saturday, December 16th at Pruitt Football Field House. You can see any baseball player or coach to purchase yours. Help us reach our goal of 500 butts and help yourself by having one less thing to cook for Christmas dinner!
Click here for an updated list of events for Beebe Schools during the month of October. http://bit.ly/2khK1kc
This week in Badger Athletics: Monday JH VB at Morrilton (4:30) SH VB at Pulaski Academy (5:30) 7 and JV FB at LRCA (6:00) Tuesday 7 VB vs Vilonia at home (4:30) Boys State Golf at Hot Springs Wednesday JH VB at Greenbrier (4:00) Boys State Golf at Hot Springs Tennis Conference Tournament Thursday JH and SH VB at Mtn. Home (4:00) Tennis Conference Tournament JH FB at LR Central (7pm) Friday SH FB at LR Parkview at JA Fair Field (7:00) Saturday SH VB at Conway Tournament
Summer Reading Challenge Winners have been announced at Beebe Early Childhood! Winners pictured from left to right are: Trey Chandler 1st Grade, Faith Haley 1st Grade, Georgia Smith K, Aryanna Shadrick K, Adrianna Shadrick K, Logan Wessel 1st Grade. Keep up the good work readers! We are so proud of your dedication!!!
Beginning October 9th students in 1st – 4th grade will have the option of the traditional meal or a “Badger Basket”! The Badger Basket will have a cheeseburger, chicken sandwich, ham or turkey sandwich, mini corn dogs or hot dog with a bag of Dorito’s or Cheetos instead of the main dish listed. The student can add any or all of the vegetables and fruit listed that day and a milk to their meal for the same price of the regular meal!
Congratulations to Mr. Jason Smith, the newest Beebe School Board member!
Badger Food Pantry will be distributing food to families of Beebe students Wednesday, Sept. 20th, from 8:30-1:30.
The Financial Aid Night for Seniors and their Parents has been postponed until October 9th at 6:30 p.m.
This week in Badger Athletics: Monday- JH VB vs Greenbrier (4:30), Tennis at Batesville, 8 and JV football vs Stuttgart (5:30) Tuesday- JH VB and SH VB vs Mtn. Home (4:00), Golf at Mtn. Springs Wednesday- JH VB at Vilonia (4:00) Thursday- SH VB at Morrilton (4:30), Tennis vs PA, JH FB at Wynne (7:00) Friday- SH FB vs Wynne (7:00) Saturday- SH VB at Russellville Tournament, JH VB at Conway Tournament
Don't forget...Middle School Fall Pictures will be taken September 12th!
Beginning September 7 all of the green leaf lettuce used in the cafeterias will be locally grown! We have begun purchasing all of our leaf lettuce from Barnhill Orchards in Cabot! The difference is delicious!
This week in Beebe Athletics: Tuesday SVB at Vilonia - 4:30 Golf at Mtn. Springs - 1:00 7JV Football vs. Searcy - 5:00 Wednesday JHVB vs Morrilton 7,8,9 - 4:00 Thursday SVB- cancelled Golf at Mtn. Ranch - 1:00 7VB at Conway JHFB vs Stuttgart - 7:00 Friday SFB at Lonoke - 7:00
Click here for Beebe Public Schools Football Stadium Rules. Thank you for helping us keep our events safe and fun for everyone! Go Badgers!!! http://bit.ly/2xDEtTH
Click here for a list of events at Beebe Schools during the month of September. http://bit.ly/2xDV8qw
The 8 and 9th grade football games for Thursday have been moved to tonight. 8th grade at 5:30 and 9th grade at 7:00.
We now have a few more pairs of eclipse glasses for $2. If interested come to Central Office. First come, first served.
We have about 200 extra solar glasses if anyone needs them, $2.00 a pair. You can purchase these at Central Office before 10:00 tomorrow. First come first served.
On Monday, August 21, 2017, the moon’s shadow will block the sun from view and a solar eclipse will occur. In Beebe, the partial eclipse will begin in Beebe at 11:48 a.m. and end at 2:46 p.m. With safety as our number one priority, during this time we will need to be very careful and make sure students and staff members do not look directly at the sun without protected eyes. According to NASA, “It is one of the most stunning sights that can ever be seen in the sky, and the opportunity to do so only emerges rarely. However, it is also highly dangerous, and viewing it incorrectly can damage eyes. Anyone looking to observe the eclipse must not do so directly. Instead, they must use eclipse glasses. Looking directly at the sun, during the eclipse, can be dangerous to retinas, but it is safe to view the eclipse with special glasses. The District has ordered an adequate number of glasses for students in grades 4-12. Students in grades Prek-3 will watch the eclipse on live stream, but stay inside. Parents of students in these grades, who want their child to view the eclipse, are encouraged to come check out their child. In addition, if the child checks out with the parent to view the eclipse, it will be counted as an excused absence. We ask that parents checking out a child come no later than 11:30 a.m. Any child who views the eclipse at school will need written permission from parents. A high school student who wishes to look at the eclipse with eclipse glasses, must return a permission slip from parents and also sign a form acknowledging the danger of looking directly at the sun with unprotected eyes. All students will stay in one building and no transitioning between buildings will take place during the three-hour time span. If a student does not have written permission from a parent, he/she will not be allowed to go outside and view the eclipse through the special glasses. Each building will be sending permission slips and developing special schedules that will reduce the amount of time outside. All students will have the opportunity to view the live stream of the eclipse, and since it should end in Beebe at 2:46, we will resume our regular schedule at that time and buses will run as usual.
706 school buses were passed illegally last year. Share this video so everyone knows bus safety! youtu.be/68pQ1UwpEf0 #2017FlashingRed
Want more information about teaching your child to set goals? Here is a great article: https://goo.gl/5fsp57
Starting school is always an exciting time for Arkansas' students and their families. While academic achievement is always a top priority, it is just as important to be mindful of student safety in and around school buses. The Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas Association of Pupil Transportation are proud to launch the Flashing Red. Kids Ahead. school bus safety campaign. The three-week campaign, which is in its fifth year, is from August 7 to August 25; however, school bus safety is a priority year-round. Educators, parents, school bus drivers and community leaders throughout the Natural State are encouraged to remind Arkansas motorists to obey all traffic laws whenever they are near a school bus. Also, motorists are reminded that it is illegal to pass a stopped school bus whenever its red lights are flashing, as students are present. The fines, penalties and punishment for anyone found guilty of illegally passing a stopped school bus were increased dramatically by Act 2128 of 2005, also known as Isaac’s Law. Remember: Flashing Red. Kids Ahead. #2017FlashingRed
This year Beebe Schools will be taking online applications for free & reduced priced meals (in addition to paper applications). The link to EZMealApp is on the Child Nutrition page and on the Beebe School District website in the quick links on the left side of the page. Here is a YouTube video that explains the process: https://goo.gl/FH2Yca
Beebe School District has an App! Search for Beebe Public Schools and download it in the App Store or the Google Play store now!
2nd grade Orientation Tuesday, August 8th 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Click here for the K-6 supply lists and don't forget, this weekend is AR sales tax holiday! http://bit.ly/2v0UyE1
Important Information from your School Nurses: We are very excited for the new school year to begin and look forward to providing excellent care to your child. We will be available at Open House and would love for you to stop by. Please remember to check/update your child's immunization status and bring the updated record with you to Open House. Also, if your child will need medication or require an Epi/Glucagon pen or an inhaler during the school day please come see us to set this up. We look forward to a new and exciting year. Thank you for your cooperation, Your School Nurse
2017 Sales Tax Holiday Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday August 5, 2017, and ending at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday August 6, 2017, the State of Arkansas will hold its sales tax holiday allowing shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, school art supplies, school instructional materials, and clothing free of state and local sales or use tax.
Beebe High School Student Schedule Pickup dates and times are as follows: 11th-12th Grade Tuesday, August 8 8:30-3:30 Beebe High School Main Cafeteria 9th-10th Grade Wednesday, August 9 8:30-3:30 Beebe High School Main Cafeteria Counselors will be available to meet with students and make schedule changes. Students may be able to get lockers and parking tags for $5.00 each.
Beebe High School parents of students in grades 10 through 12 are invited to an Important Things to Know Night Monday, August 7th in the Beebe Schools Auditorium. We'll begin at 6:30 and be finished by 7:30. Administrators and counselors are looking forward to sharing the latest information about the upcoming school year.
9th grade orientation Tuesday, August 8th from 5:30-8:00 pm. More details coming soon.
Ms. Annita had a nice crowd at Summer Literacy Camp on Monday. They read Scaredy Squirrel. All of these students have been bringing their books back to the bookmobile regularly and have UPGRADED to our canvas book bags. Congrats! We look forward to seeing our patrons again and again and again this summer! Keep reading!!! For more photos...visit our bookmobile BLOG at http://beebebadgerbookmobile.weebly.com .
The rain has deterred the bookmobile this week, but, hopefully it hasn't deterred our readers. This is a challenge for our TEACHER readers...take a photo of some books you've read this summer OR the book you are reading right now...POST your photo in the comments below. Our students are inspiring us...now, let us inspire them. If you've read something excellent...post a recommendation, as well. The photo in this post is Dr. Calvert's stack of books read, so far, this summer. Most enjoyed were The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (adults), The Reading Makeover (professional) and Just Jake: Camp Wild Survival (kids, available at Goff Library). The next book on my list is Completely Clementine (borrowed from the bookmobile).
Due to the weather forecast the Badger Bookmobile will not be running today, July 5th.
Time to check in on our Beebe Summer Readers...drum roll PLEASE...our readers have logged 15,532 minutes this summer! Here is the breakdown for our competitors: Beebe Middle School - 1,200 minutes; Beebe Early Childhood - 4,074 minutes; Beebe Elementary - 10,258 minutes! Within each school we have the following data reported: Beebe Middle - 5th grade has the lead; Beebe Elementary - 4th grade has the lead in minutes read and 2nd grade has the lead in number of classes actively reporting minutes; Beebe Early Childhood - 1st grade has the lead in minutes read. KEEP UP the good work Beebe Readers...we are so proud of YOU! We are over 1/2 way to our NEW goal of 30,000 minutes read!
We were excited to have some forest friends with us at Summer Literacy Camp today! We read Hello, Ocean by Pam Munoz Ryan and talked about all of the senses we use at the ocean. Since we aren't near the ocean...their take-home-work is a nature walk...where they can discover and list all of the things we can be aware of, using our five senses, right here at home! We also played a fun rhyming game...AND...Dr. Calvert brought a conch shell straight from the ocean...we could all hear the ocean. It was a terrific day at Summer Literacy Camp 2017!
Beebe Elementary Readers are maintaining their FIRST PLACE status for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! Here is the breakdown of minutes: Pre-K has read 585 minutes (We are so proud of our YOUNGEST readers!), SECOND graders have read 794 minutes so far, THIRD graders have read 1,960 minutes and leading the pack are our FOURTH grade role models who have read 6,639 minutes...so far! WOW! Keep reading summer readers!
Math Minute...This morning our Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge accounts were reporting 2,986 ADDITIONAL reading minutes...added to our previous weeks...our new total is 14,120 MINUTES READ....YES! We are going to BLAST our goal of 20,000 minutes to smithereens! We have 10 more weeks to read...how about a NEW goal of 30,000 minutes read?!?!?!?! Beebe Elementary held on to FIRST PLACE with 9,978 minutes...which, by the way, ranks them #497 of all schools participating throughout the entire United States! The leading class is Ms. Sebourn's 4th Graders. WAY TO GO BEEBE READERS, keep up the outstanding work!
We had another terrific week on the Badger Bookmobile! Thanks to all of our frequent patrons as well as some BRAND NEW patrons for coming out and choosing some great books. Dr. Calvert took FOUR boxes of books to the bookmobile on Monday morning to re-stock it...that means a lot of books were checked out during our first week on the road. Way to go, Beebe Readers!
THANK YOU to Ms. Shelly Owens for being our substitute teacher on the bookmobile last week! She did an outstanding job. As a side note, Ms. Owens class has read 1,083 summer reading minutes! She loves literacy AND she inspires her students to love literacy, as well. Thank you and WAY TO GO, Ms. Owens!
BEEBE READERS....YOU DID IT! In four short weeks, you read more minutes than we charted ALL summer last year! Drum roll please...our total this morning is 11,134 minutes read! Here is the breakdown for our competitive students: Beebe Middle comes in at 3rd with 780 minutes, Beebe Early Childhood comes in 2nd place at 2,157 minutes and Beebe Elementary blasts through in FIRST place at 8,197 minutes read. Way to go, readers! Our top classes this week are: Beebe Middle ~ Carter and Allgood, Beebe Early Childhood ~ Carranco, Liles and Mitchell, and Beebe Elementary ~ Sebourn, Owens and Wren. Let's read at least 20,000 minutes this summer!!!
Summer Literacy Camp started Monday, June 5. Students at each of our four first stops were extended a special invitation to attend Summer Literacy Camp. We meet from 10-11:30 and enjoy a book, which each student gets to take home to keep, fun literacy activities, a a nutritious school lunch and book shopping at the Badger Bookmobile. We are off to a great start! Kudos to these Beebe Readers (and their families) for making sure their skills don't slip during summer vacation!
The Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge is off and running! Our goal is to at LEAST double our reading minutes from last summer (just over 10,000 minutes)...our grand total this morning is 6,906 minutes....WAY TO GO BEEBE READERS! Here are the stats, for those who enjoy a healthy competition: Beebe Early Childhood is in third place with 687 minutes, Beebe Middle School is in second place with 780 minutes and Beebe Elementary is in first place with 5,439 minutes!!! Keep it up BEEBE READERS!
CAMP BEEBE Plunge Into Summer at Camp Beebe Weekly & Full-time Slots Available May 30th - August 4th Pre-K - 9th grade Hours: 6:15 am - 6:00 pm Closed July 3rd & 4th for Independence Day $100.00 weekly per student Pre-K - 9th Grade Registration Fee $40.00 1st child, $20.00 each sibling thereafter Located at the back of the Beebe Elementary 4th grade building Weekly Field Trips Swimming Arts and Crafts P.E. Enrichment Activities Each child will receive a Camp Beebe t-shirt Contact: Nancy Bass, Program Director or Sharon Jones, Program Secretary 882-5463 ext. 1240/1245 for more information
The Beebe School Board meeting has been changed from June 12th to June 19th at 6:30 pm.
Beebe Early Childhood early dismissal times for next week: Tues-2:40 Wed- 1:00
Beebe Elementary dismissal times for next week: Mon- 3:30 Tues-2:40 Wed- 1:00
Congratulations to Beebe alumni Jared Gowen for winning the Wilson Award at ASU! Click here to read more about Jared. http://bit.ly/2qt7Q8h
Beebe Badger Baseball Camp, FREE! June 5th, 9-11am. 1st-7th grade, Beebe HS Baseball Field. Click here to register: http://bit.ly/2qoMgUz
This week at Beebe Elementary: Beebe Elementary's Movement Showcase & Science Expo Thursday, May 18th Beebe Elementary Awards Assemblies - Friday, May 19th Second grade - 8:30 Third grade - 9:40 Fourth grade - 10:50
The Badger Food Pantry will be open this Wednesday from 8:30 to 1:30 for families of Beebe students.
Free athletic physicals - Monday May 15th in the Career Tech Building starting at 5pm.
Join us in celebrating the Beebe Class of 2017! Thursday is the Senior Scholarship/Awards Banquet at 6:30 pm in the Beebe Auditorium, and Friday is Graduation at 7:30 pm in Bro Erwin Stadium.
The Kindergarten Field Trip to the Little Rock Zoo has been rescheduled for Monday, May 8th.
Due to the weather conditions forecast for Thursday, May 4th, the Kindergarten Field Trip to the Little Rock Zoo has been postponed. Once a new date is scheduled, parents will be notified by their child's classroom teacher. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support. If you have questions please contact the Early Childhood office. Thank you, Beebe Early Childhood
Parents, The safety of your child is our number one concern. With severe conditions possible today, April 26th, we are monitoring the weather very closely. Should severe weather break out, and a warning is issued for our area, rest assured your child will be in a storm shelter on one of the Beebe School District campuses. If weather conditions are severe at the end of the school day, there is a chance students may be sent to shelter and will arrive home late. The school will keep you informed through the school/parent messaging system, Twitter and Facebook. Thank you, Dr. Belinda P. Shook Superintendent
This week in Beebe Athletics: Monday- Baseball vs Vilonia (JV), Softball vs Morrilton (JV) Games at 4:30 Tuesday- 5A Central Track Meet at 10am, Baseball and Softball vs Batesville (Sr. Night) Thursday- Soccer vs LR Mills- 5 and 7 Friday- Soccer vs Batesville- 5 and 7
Big THANK YOU to VFW Post 7769, our latest partner with BPS/Dolly Parton Imagination Library!
Badger Family Pantry will distribute food this Wednesday between 8:30 and 1:30.
Remember...no school tomorrow, April 14th!
Kyle & Brittany Sorrels are the latest partners with BPS/Dolly Parton Imagination Library! Thank you for partnering with us!
Congratulations to Mr. Rector, Mason Covington and Tyler Duke on winning the 2017 Vernier Engineering Contest and $5000 in Vernier sensors for the Engineering program! http://bit.ly/2ngL30Y
Beebe Head Start is now enrolling for the 2017-18 school year. Applicants need proof of income, shot records and birth certificate. Applications are taken in the Head Start center, in the Beebe Pre-K building. For directions or questions call 501-882-3803.
Thank you to George & Suzanne Peterson, our newest partners in the BPS/Dolly Parton Imagination Library!
Register your child to receive a FREE Book every month! Thanks to all our community partners for donating to the Beebe Public Schools/Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library! We are now registering children ages birth to 5 to receive a free book every month! This great opportunity is for all children ages birth to 5 in White County. If you would like for your child to receive a FREE book every month click here to fill out the online registration form. https://goo.gl/forms/w1XqPuOzndNFd6Nw1 If you would rather print a form to mail in, you can click the following link for more information. http://bit.ly/2oD3SLH To sponsor a child in the Beebe School District for $25 click here. http://bit.ly/2oDeZV2 What is Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library? Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a 60 volume set of books beginning with the children’s classic The Little Engine That Could. Each month a new, carefully selected book will be mailed in your child’s name directly to your home. Best of all it is a FREE GIFT! There is no cost or obligation to your family. Who Is Eligible? Preschool children ages birth to five who are residents of White County. What Are My Responsibilities? 1. Be a resident of White County. 2. Submit an official registration form, completely filled out by parent or guardian. (Form must be approved and on file with Literacy Council of White County.) 3. Notify Literacy Council of White County any time your address changes. Books are mailed to the address listed on the official registration form. If the child’s address changes, you must contact the Literacy Council of White County in order to continue receiving books. 4. Read with your child. When Will I Receive Books? Eight to ten weeks after your registration form has been received, books will begin arriving at your home and will continue until your child turns five or you move out of White County.
Thank you to David & Tonia Spradlin, our latest partners in the BPS/Dolly Parton Imagination Library!
Kindergarten Family Night & Registration Thursday, April 20th 6pm-7pm Click here for more information: http://bit.ly/2nGGl9b
The Beebe FFA chapter is hosting its 17th annual plant sale now! April 5th through May 5th (or until all plants are sold). Hours are from 8 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday. Plants are available in the greenhouse behind the Career Technical building on the Beebe High school campus. A variety of tomatoes, peppers, and various kinds of flowers are up for purchase. This event is run entirely by students involved in the plant science classes. The students are responsible for all aspects of the plant production, from filling pots with soil, planting seeds, watering them, making sure the plants flourish and stay healthy. All proceeds go to the Beebe FFA chapter. Please come out, buy some plants and show your support for your Badger students! If you have any questions please contact Darren Hawkins at 501-882-5463 ext. 1053 or Dusty Baxter at 501-882-5463 ext. 1235 Click here for more information: http://bit.ly/2ouBECT
BPS District Wellness Committee will meet Fri, April 7 in the Professional Development building at 1:30. This meeting is open to the public.
In case of severe weather outside of school hours, the Beebe School District will open tornado shelters. The shelters are opened when the area is under a tornado WARNING. On the Beebe Campus, the shelter at Beebe High School (halls) will be opened by the Beebe Police Department. On the McRae Campus, the shelter at Beebe Middle School (choir room) will be opened by District employees. Again, shelters are opened when the area is under a WARNING. Please, due to the close proximity and issues such as allergies to animals, animals fighting, etc. we do not allow animals in the shelter. Everyone stay safe and watch the weather!
Dates of Importance for Beebe Seniors April 8th-Prom, 7:00 pm April 11th-FCCLA Banquet April 12th-Name of HOPE Award recipient due in the office April 13th-ROTC Banquet April 17th-HOSA Banquet April 19th-Copy of HOPE Award letters due to the office (we will make you a copy) April 20th-Business/Engineering Banquet April 26th-Yearbook Presentation, 1:45 April 27th-12:45, Seniors walk through Beebe Elementary (cap and gown). Return to Main Cafeteria at 1:30 before being dismissed to present Hope Awards. April 28th-Senior Parade, 8:30/Baccalaureate Practice 9:30/Senior Cookout, 11:00/Senior’s last day April 28th-FFA Auction April 30th-Baccalaureate, 2:00-Be there at 1:30 May 1st and 2nd-Senior Semester Tests May 5th-FFA Banquet May 11th-Scholarship Awards Program, 6:30, Auditorium May 12th-Graduation Practice, 9:00 am May 12th-Graduation, 7:30/Be there by 6:45 May 12th-Project Graduation, 11:00 pm to 5:30 am May 16th-Athletic Banquet at First Baptist Church, 6:30
There will be a Pre-AP/AP Parent meeting April 17th in the HS Main Cafeteria at 6:30.
Any student interested in taking Driver Education this spring should meet with Coach Richey in the Arena classroom on Tuesday, April 4th at 3:30 to sign up for the class. The cost is $175 and the check should be made out to Beebe Public Schools. The classroom work is online and the driving will be after school on assigned days. Students that want to be enrolled must have their learner's permit.
Join the Beebe Kiwanis Club for the Painted Path Fun Run/Walk 5K on April 22, 2017 at 9AM. The Fun Run benefits the Kiwanis of Beebe Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is awarded to Beebe High School Seniors who are members of Key Club. Click here for more information and to register: http://bit.ly/2o2VJAg
THANK YOU to our latest BPS/Imagination Library Parters: Beebe Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis Club of Beebe!
ASU Beebe’s Star Children’s Theater Theater Camp: July 5, 2017 – August 4, 2017 Conducted in the Owen Center Theatre Complex Monday – Thursday: 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm Ages: 9 through 15 Registration Fee: $50.00 Registration Dates: May 1, 2017 – July 1, 2017 Performance for Friends and Family: August 4, 2012 at 7:30 pm Star Children’s Theatre is an opportunity for kids to gain experience in all aspects of theatre. This summer Star Theatre will produce “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster. Students will construct set pieces, make costumes and act in preparation for their show. Registration is limited to twenty students. To register, please contact the Arkansas State University Beebe, Business Office at: 501-882- 8825
Reminder that parent teacher conferences for 7-12 are today from 3-8pm. Early dismissal for all grades at 2pm today.
Don't forget... K-6 parent teacher conferences tonight and 7-12 P/T conferences Thursday from 3-8pm. Early dismissal 2pm today and Thurs.
Thank you Connie Choate, BPS Imagination Library Partner!
Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held next week. Tuesday, March 14th grades K-6 and Thursday March 16th grades 7-12. 3pm until 8pm. Early release at 2pm both days.
Click here for the March edition of My Child/My Student. Topics: Setting Goals & Severe Weather Preparedness. http://bit.ly/2lZsdpM
A big THANK YOU to Jacksonville Steel, Inc., MSRA LLC and ASU Beebe, our newest Dolly Parton Imagination Library Partners!
Parents: The Arkansas Department of Education is exploring creating a website for parents and students to access all needed information in one place. They want to hear from you! Complete the survey below, and give them your feedback. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ADE_Parent_Survey_2017
Beebe Athletics this week: Monday- Baseball at Sheridan Tournament, 7th Grade Track at Searcy Tuesday- Baseball and Softball at Greenbrier, JH Track at Searcy Wednesday- Baseball at Sheridan tournament Thursday- SH Track at Searcy, Soccer at Jville LIghthouse, SB vs Bauxite at home Friday- SH Track at Benton, BB at home vs Sylvan Hills, SB at home vs Palestine-Wheatley, and Soccer at Home vs Searcy.
Congrats to Beebe Jr High-among 10 finalists in a nat'l science & technology competition! View their project video: http://bit.ly/2lZyPYA
First Security Bank and State Farm, Stephanie May Agency are our newest partners in the BPS/Imagination Library! Thank you!
The character word for March is INTEGRITY. Integrity is not something you show others. It is how you behave behind their back.
Our latest partners with BPS and the the Dolly Parton Imagination Library are: Jim Wooten Betty Kelly Health-Way Save-on-Drugs Thank you all so much for your support in this worthwhile endeavor! Click here to see a list of all our partners and to learn how you can be a partner: http://bit.ly/2m93SBV
Thank you to BPS DPIL newest parters, Robert and Michelle Jenkins, Beebe Veterinary Hospital and Rick Duff for helping put books in the hands of Beebe children!
Don't Forget... SAY YES TO THE PROM DRESS is tomorrow!!! DATE : FEBRUARY 25TH TIME : 10AM – 4PM BEEBE HIGH SCHOOL MAIN CAFETERIA Shop for your next prom dress or sell your prom dress! Bring as many dresses as you want….just pay $10 for each dress at the door. Mark your dress for whatever price you want, and keep all your sales/profits. We will not take any of your profit, only require the $10 per dress entry fee to be paid upon entry. No charge for shopping !! Dressing booths will be set up for privacy. Try on as many as you want and pick out your perfect prom dress or dresses. ALL SIZES AVAILABLE !! All dress entry fees help to support Beebe Project Graduation ’17. Text a picture of your dress/dresses that will be for sale to 501-288-0922. We will put these on Facebook for potential buyers to see. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: ANITA KEARNEY 501-288-0922 OR EMAIL ANITA.KEARNEY@BADGER.K12.AR.US
Thank you to the latest BPS Imagination Library Partners! Robert & Dee Grove Kandela Grill Bill & Judy Alexander Karen & James Simpson
Beebe Resource Officer Appointed to AR Safe Schools Committee Congratulations to Officer Greg Meharg for his appointment to the Arkansas Safe Schools Committee! Officer Greg Meharg has been in law enforcement for over 16 years and has been a School Resource Officer 12 of those years. He spent 11 years as a Resource Officer with the White County Sheriff's Office/Riverview School District and served as SRO supervisor for 5 of those 11 years. He currently works with the Beebe Police Department and is the Resource Officer for the Beebe School District. Officer Meharg is also an elected Arkansas Constable for the Harrison Township and a Volunteer Hunter Education Instructor for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. In 2012, Officer Meharg was a Nominee for Arkansas Kool-Aid SRO of the year.
A big THANK YOU to our latest partners with BPS and Imagination Library: B-Fit 24/7 Lauren Shook - Total Erosion Control, Inc. Cathy Eoff - Eoff & Assoc. Realty, Inc.
We already have several parters for the BPS Dolly Parton Imagination Library! Thank you to the following partners for putting books in the hands of children: Anna Burke Bob and Letha Tasler - Sunland Enterprises, Inc. Tim and Allison Shuttleworth Belinda and Larry Shook - Shook Farms Thomas Bowden - Bowden Photography
In 2015 the Beebe School District began an intensive focus on literacy. One of the District’s goals is to share the literacy experience with children sooner. The White County Literacy Council, and several districts in the county, including Beebe, has joined together and would like to launch Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The goal of this program is to ensure that every child, birth to age five, has the opportunity to receive a personal set of books, one delivered monthly to his/her home mailbox, prior to entering school. Since literacy, or the lack of literacy skills, eventually impacts our community, we are asking for community partners to join us in this endeavor. Sponsorship for one child to receive a book each month is $25 a year; five children, $125; and ten children, $250 …and so on. We want to invite you to join us, as a business or individual in our community, in supporting this effort. The idea is to provide early intervention and prevent a child from ever getting behind. Our partners in this important program will be acknowledged in a variety of ways. We will place the names of partners who support us with $100 or more on the electronic sign. We will list all partners on the District’s web site and in the newspaper. I hope you will join us in this very important effort to show how the community of Beebe bands together to instill the love of reading in our children. Please feel free to contact Dr. Belinda Shook, Ms. Annita Blauser or Ms. Nona Richey at 501-882-5463 with any questions. As always, the Beebe School District is extremely appreciative of the support we receive from our community.
Don't forget...No school on Monday, February 20th!
SAY YES TO THE PROM DRESS!!! DATE : FEBRUARY 25TH TIME : 10AM – 4PM BEEBE HIGH SCHOOL MAIN CAFETERIA Shop for your next prom dress or sell your prom dress! Bring as many dresses as you want….just pay $10 for each dress at the door. Mark your dress for whatever price you want, and keep all your sales/profits. We will not take any of your profit, only require the $10 per dress entry fee to be paid upon entry. No charge for shopping !! Dressing booths will be set up for privacy. Try on as many as you want and pick out your perfect prom dress or dresses. ALL SIZES AVAILABLE !! All dress entry fees help to support Beebe Project Graduation ’17. Text a picture of your dress/dresses that will be for sale to 501-288-0922. We will put these on Facebook for potential buyers to see. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: ANITA KEARNEY 501-288-0922 OR EMAIL ANITA.KEARNEY@BADGER.K12.AR.US
Kindergarten Registration The Early Childhood Lobby will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. for Kindergarten Registration on Thursday, February 16, 2017. Students that are starting kindergarten for the 2017 -2018 school year must be five on or before August 1 st , 2017. When parents come to register students, they will need five pieces of documentation for the student: social security card, birth certificate, proof of residency, current shot records, and a current physical. Please plan to attend Kindergarten Registration in the lobby without children (if possible). February 16, 2017 is a day for completing registration paperwork. We will have a Family Night for upcoming kindergarteners in April. This will be a time to do hands on learning activities as a family, as well as get to know our school and staff. We look forward to seeing you all.
Congratulations to our Beebe Chamber of Commerce Educator of the Year for 2017, Ms. Gail Vaden from Beebe Middle School! Also, congratulations to the Beebe Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the year, Ms. Connie Choate!
Tomorrow, Feb 3rd is the last day to turn in dad/daughter dance forms. Please get them to Ms. Parnell in the CT building!
Click here for a list of events at Beebe Schools during the month of February. http://bit.ly/2ki89zy
The character word for February is Mindfulness. "The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing." --Jon Kabat-Zinn
R.I.S.E. (Reading Initiative for Student Excellence) is a new statewide reading initiative announced today by Governor Hutchinson and Commissioner Key. Arkansas encourages a culture of reading by coordinating a statewide reading campaign with community partners, parents, and teachers to establish the importance of reading in homes, schools, and communities. This page features a variety of resources to assist parents with reading at home and to increase the depth of knowledge for teachers. Click here to learn more about this exciting initiative. http://bit.ly/2koDkcl
Beebe Early Childhood Class/Group picture day is tomorrow, Wednesday, January 25th.
It's Great Kindness Challenge Week! How can you show kindness today? #GreatKindnessChallenge #bbrocks
Beebe Athletics this week: Monday 8th and 9th Boys and Girls Basketball vs Clarksville- 4:30 Tuesday JVGB and SH Girls and Boys vs Batesville- 4:30 Wrestling vs CAC and McClellan here Wednesday Wrestling at Pulaski Academy Friday JVB and SH Girls and Boys vs Greenbrier- 5:00 (Homecoming) NO JV games due to homecoming activities Saturday Beebe 7th Grade Tournament- 9am until ? in the JH gym and the Arena
The Badger Food Pantry will be open tomorrow from 8:30-1:30 for families of Beebe students.
Tuesday SH Girls and Boys Basketball at Mountain Home Wrestling at home vs. Pulaski Robinson and Batesville Southside 7th grade Basketball make up games at Batesville Wednesday 7/8 Grade Basketball at Cabot North Wrestling at Maumelle Thursday Wrestling at Central Ark. Christian Friday JH Basketball Girls and Boys at Home vs Morrilton at 4:30 SH Basketball Girls and Boys at Home vs Morrilton at 6:30 Saturday Wrestling at Conway Tournament 7 and 8 Grade Basketball at Cabot South
Friday's featured Beebe School Board member is Ms. Brenda McKown. Ms. McKown, Past-president of the Beebe School Board, has served on the Board 20+ years. As former president of the McRae School Board, Ms. McKown was instrumental in the annexation of the McRae School District. She led the combining of the two districts with poise and professionalism. She now serves as Past-President of the Arkansas School Boards Association and is completing those duties. Utilizing her years of training and experience, she has led many board meetings at both the local and state levels. Ms. McKown’s profound understanding of the District makes her an expert school board member.
Today we are recognizing Dr. Kathy Pillow-Price who is completing her first year on the Beebe School Board, after being elected in September, 2016. Dr. Pillow-Price is a former educator, both in public education and post-secondary education, and has fulfilled duties as an instructor and an administrator. Acting as a strong advocate for children, she is currently employed as the Executive Director of the Arkansas Home Visiting Program, stationed at Children’s Hospital. Dr. Pillow-Price is married to Garrick Price, a former Beebe High School graduate, and together, they have three children: Kaitlin Pitts, Jake Pitts and Kara Price. Kara the youngest, attends Beebe Junior High. Dr. Pillow-Price is an expert in the field of education and serves on various state committees and commissioner. She is currently serving her second term on the Arkansas Early Childhood Commission and the Arkansas governor’s Advisory Council on Gifted and Talented Education.
Today's featured Beebe School Board member is Ms. Janet Hines. Ms. Hines, Beebe School Board Secretary and Disbursing Officer, is serving her second round as a school board member, with a total of ten years. She was on the Beebe School Board when the Beebe/ McRae annexation took place. Ms. Hines is a very compassionate individual who is concerned with the whole child. The Badger Food Pantry developed from an idea Ms. Hines presented to the board. She is a lifelong Beebe area resident who graduated from the Beebe School District and is married to Bo Hines, also from Beebe. Ms. Hines’ older children progressed through the district several years ago, and now, her three youngest children are attending Beebe. Ms. Hines is a caring individual who looks for ways to promote and plan for the District’s future growth. Her common sense and business background definitely provide good direction and stability for the future.
The Beebe Chamber of Commerce is taking nominations for various awards, including BPS Educator of the Year. http://bit.ly/2j15UC4
Monday, January 16th is designated on the school calendar as the first inclement weather make-up day. School will be in session on January 16th to make up the day missed on Friday, January 6th.
Attention BSD Fathers and Daughters! Don't forget to sign up for the Father Daughter Dance. Deadline Feb. 3rd. http://bit.ly/2je71fw
Continuing our recognition of our Beebe School Board members with Mr. Harold Davis. Mr. Harold Davis has fourteen years on the school board and has been extremely involved in the growth of the district. Mr. Davis is Vice President of the Board. As a former McRae School Board Member, Mr. Davis played a large part in the district’s annexation. With a business and medical background, Mr. Davis is often able to give various perspectives with decisions and purchases. He is also very technology minded and thinks progressively toward the District’s vision. Having three children attend the District has given him a well-rounded, district-level perspective from pre-k – twelfth grade. He is always interested in progress, and especially academic success by providing more opportunities for Beebe students.
During the month of January we will be featuring our Beebe School Board members for School Board Member Recognition Month. Mr. Clay Goff is serving in his fourth year as a Beebe School Board member and is the current President of the Board. Mr. Goff’s financial expertise and real estate expertise are beneficial to the operation of the Beebe School Board, but “people skills” is his specialty. He is able to successfully communicate with people from all walks of life and is a great role model. He brings his special talents to enhance serving on the board, which benefit the District. As a Beebe School District graduate, with children who attend the District, he has a total understanding and is keenly aware of the District’s future needs. Mr. Goff is a team player who desires the best education possible for all students attending the Beebe School District.
Beebe Athletics this week: Monday 8/9 Girls and Boys vs Vilonia at home- 4:30 Tuesday JV Boys and Sr. Girls and Boys at home- 5:00 Thursday 8/9 Girls and Boys vs LR Christian at home- 4:30 7th Grade Girls and Boys vs Searcy at 4:00 (JH Gym) Friday Sr. Girls and Sr. Boys vs Russellville at home- 6:00 Wrestling- At LR Christian on Jan. 10 and at the Pulaski Academy Tournament on Jan. 14
The Badger Basketball game scheduled for tonight against Searcy will be played tomorrow night. Boys JV game will begin at 5pm. Varsity will follow.
Beebe Public Schools will be closed today Friday, January 6th due to bad weather and unsafe road conditions.
BEEBE PUBLIC SCHOOLS INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURES In the event of bad weather or hazardous conditions that originate over night, announcements regarding the closing of school will be communicated by 6:30 a.m. The following methods of communication will be used to inform students, parents, faculty, and staff of school closings: Phone Message System, Beebe Public School web page, radio, and television. TV Little Rock - Channels: 4, 7, 11, & 16 RADIO Searcy - KWCK-FM 99.9 / KRAN-FM 99.1 If the hazardous conditions are only temporary in the morning, then school may open one (1) hour later or at 9:00 a.m. Bus drivers will start their routes one (1) hour later. Some conditions may call for routes being adjusted to “SNOW AND ICE ROUTES” due to specific roads being worse than others. The routes will be published in the paper and may be found on the district web page. STUDENTS AND PARENTS SHOULD LISTEN TO THE RADIO OR WATCH TV. PLEASE DO NOT CALL SCHOOL EMPLOYEES REGARDING SCHOOL BEING OPEN. PROCEDURE FOR EARLY DISMISSAL DURING THE SCHOOL DAY: If it is necessary to dismiss school early due to weather changes, there will be at least a 45 minute warning to allow all the bus drivers and parents to prepare. All four methods of communication will be used to help inform parents of the early dismissal.
January is School Board Recognition Month. Take a moment to thank our wonderful Beebe School Board members for their hard work and dedication to Beebe Schools. http://bit.ly/2hMnENn
Character word for January is Kindness. "A warm smile is the universal language of kindness." --William Arthur Ward
Badger athletics this week: Tuesday- JH and SH basketball at Greenbrier- 4pm start Thursday- 8/9 Basketball vs Searcy at home- 4:30pm start Thursday - SH Wrestling at home vs CAC and Batesville SS- in the HS North Gym Friday- SH Basketball at home vs Searcy- JV games begin at 5pm
To nominate someone for the Beebe Chamber of commerce awards fill out this form and return by Feb. 10th. http://bit.ly/2icsdo1
No school December 19-30. First day of second semester is January 3, 2017. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Give the gift of literacy this Christmas! The Beebe School District and White County Literacy Council are in the process of kicking off Dolly Parton's Imagination Library. The program will provide a book a month to every child between birth and five years in White County. A gift of $25 sponsors a child for a year and donations are all tax deductible. White County Quorum Court and Judge Michael Lincoln provided the start-up money for this worthwhile program and we would like to say THANK YOU for helping us get started. Annita Blauser and Nona Richey are working with the White County Literacy Council to bring this program to White County. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of them. To make a donation you may send a check to: Beebe Schools 1201 W. CENTER BEEBE, AR 72012 Make checks payable to Beebe Schools DPIL or White County Literacy DPIL. For questions, contact: Annita Blauser 501-882-5463 ext 1009 firstname.lastname@example.org Nona Richey 501-882-5463 ext 1004 email@example.com
Please join us for the 5th Grade Choir Concert at the AR State Capitol in Little Rock at 9:20 AM on December 15th!
Beebe Athletics this week: --Monday- 8 and 9 boys and girls basketball at Morrilton (This is a location change from home to away) --Tuesday- SH Girls and Boys vs Lonoke at home- 6:00 --Wednesday- 7AB boys and girls at Vilonia- 4pm (Games played in two gyms simultaneously) --Thursday- JH Classic at home; 7GB and 8GB at Sylvan Hills --Friday- JH Classic at home; SH Girls and Boys at Clarksville --Saturday- JH Classic at home --Wrestling will be in the Maumelle Tournament on Friday and Saturday
Beebe Junior High Choir Concert will be held December 13th at 7:30 in the BPS Auditorium.
Don't miss the Beebe Middle School Christmas Musical, December 13th at 6:00 PM in the BPS Auditorium!
Don't miss the 1st Grade Music Program in the Beebe Auditorium tonight. 6:30 Performance - Ms. Vance, Ms. Ms. Marshall, Ms. Raney, Ms. Hart, Ms. Mitchell and Ms. Cozad's classes 7:15 Performance - Ms. Zeigler, Ms. Carranco, Ms. Adair, Ms. Langley, Ms. Kinman and Ms. Mancuso's classes.
Click here for a list of events in Beebe Schools during the month of December. http://bit.ly/2h9ANns
Take a look at Google Santa Tracker! It begins every year once the calendar turns to December and counts down through Christmas Eve when Santa Claus departs the North Pole. The tracker has a variety of activities as well as the ‘latest and greatest from Google Maps technology and Sleigh Engineering.’ It’s branded as having activities for K-12 student, but, adults are going to want to check this out, too. Every day, a new link is unlocked – it could be a video, a game or an educational tutorial. https://santatracker.google.com/village.html
The Fall Sports Banquet will be held this evening at First Baptist Church Beebe, 6:30pm.
The Beebe Junior High Winter Band Concert will be held tomorrow in the Beebe Auditorium at 7pm.
Due to the weather forecast for tomorrow, the Beebe Christmas Parade has been cancelled.
Click here to watch the Beebe Middle School spelling bee LIVE now! http://www.youtube.com/user/EASTatBMS/live
The November My Child/My Student newsletter is out. Newsletter topics: Technology Tools and Flu Prevention. http://bit.ly/2aUWBMI
Nov 17, 7pm- Dancing With The Stars of Beebe 2016! Ticket sales begin at 5:30 pm. $5 Fifth grade to adult. Fourth grade and under, free.
The Badger Food Pantry will be distributing food on Wednesday, November 16th from 8:30-1:30.
Don't miss Movie Night at the Park featuring FINDING DORY! Nov 15, 6pm at the Beebe Ballpark. Free admission, free popcorn and water!
Badger Baseball is having their Annual BBQ Pork Butt Fundraiser. The price is $35.00 Paid in advance (5-7 Lb Fully Cooked) Sale Runs OCTOBER 3 -DECEMBER 6th. PICK UP WILL BE ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2016 8:30 A.M. - 10:30 A.M. @ Pruitt Football Field House. Contact any Coach or baseball player to get yours today!
Congratulations Kyle Roberts. He is 1st chair trombone in the all-region jazz band and eligible to tryout for all-state jazz band!
The Beebe Elementary Freedom Run is this Friday from approximately 9:45-11:30am. Click here for more info: http://bit.ly/BESFR
Centennial Bank Junior High Pre-Season Tournament November 12th - 17th.
Don't miss the Beebe Fall play, HERE COME THE BRIDES! Beebe Auditorium Nov 13 - 2PM Nov 14 - 7 PM Nov 15 - 7 PM $5 Adults , $4 students
JROTC will have a fundraising yard sale at the ROTC building on Nov. 12 from 7 - noon. Come out and support the JROTC!
Beebe School District Wellness Meeting Friday, Nov 11, 2016 1:30pm in the Beebe Schools Professional Development Room OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Project Graduation Craft Fair today from 10am-4pm in the Beebe HS Main cafeteria.
The Waterfowl Banquet (Project Graduation) will be Sat Nov 12, 5-8pm at the HS Cafeteria North. See a Beebe senior for tickets $10 each.
Beebe Junior High is celebrating Red Ribbon Week next week! RED RIBBON WEEK ACTIVITIES YOLO #YOUONLYLIVEONCE MONDAY – October 24th – “Tie up Drugs” – Wear Red; Tie ribbons around trees and fences to celebrate the week TUESDAY – October 25th – “Stay Strong Against Drugs” – Wear Camo; Sign the “One School One Goal” banner to remain drug free WEDNESDAY – October 26th – “I’m Too Bright for Drugs” – Wear Neon; Stand out against drugs by signing a neon hand THURSDAY – October 27th – “Pair Up Against Drugs” – Twin Day, coordinate your dress with someone else; Sign the pledge to remain drug free FRIDAY – October 28th – Save the Day from Drugs” – Come dressed as your favorite Superhero; Spider web of commitments to remain drug free
For Sale: 400-watt metal halide high bay fixtures - $25/ea. (removed from gyms.) Contact Dr. Rick Duff or Jean Stark at 501-882-5463.
This Friday's game will be a pink out, please come out to support the Badgers and support a good cause! The BHS leadership team and dance moms will be selling pink ribbons and face panting for $1.00 and will be collecting donations during the game. All proceeds go to the Susan G. Komen foundation!
No school this Friday, October 21st.
Don't forget... Parent teacher conferences Tues (7th-12th) and Thurs (K-6th) from 3-8pm. Early release at 2pm both days.
Parent Teacher conferences will be held on Tuesday, October 18th and Thursday October 20th. The conferences will last from 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. each day. Students will dismiss at 2:00 p.m. on both days. 7th-12th grade conferences will be Tuesday and K-6th grade conferences will be Thursday.
Beebe Middle School Book Fair will be October 17 - 21.
Congratulations to Gus McCoy for breaking the cross country school record this weekend with a run of 17:13.55!!!
Go Badgers!!! Tuesday - SH Volleyball @ Morrilton Thursday - SH Volleyball @ Batesville Friday - SH Football @ LR McClellan
Fall make-up pictures for Beebe Middle School are Wednesday, October 12th.
Project Graduation Craft Fair and BBQ November 5th. Click here for more information or to sign up! http://bit.ly/2dqVF5N
Homecoming is tomorrow! Pep rally - 12:45 Line up for parade - 1:15 Parade - 1:45 Royalty presentation- 6:20 Badger Football game - 7:00 Go Badgers!
This week is not only Beebe Homecoming week, it's also Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week is a national awareness campaign which celebrates the importance of being drug free. Beebe School District will join with the nation in this campaign to promote healthy life choices during the week of October 3rd-7th. During this week, we will have many opportunities to show our school pride by participating in “drug free” activities. Please take the chance to enthusiastically promote the activities being celebrated throughout this week. We want our students to begin to understand that living a “drug free” life is fun and rewarding! Join with us to “Show Your Badger Pride, and Be Drug Free.”
Welcome back, Beebe Class of 2006!!!
Congratulations to our 2016 BHS Homecoming Queen, Savanna Grier! Savanna will be escorted by her brother, Garrett, during the homecoming ceremony on October 7th! Click here to see the story Channel 4 did about Savanna. http://bit.ly/2dgI6Wi
Next week is Homecoming Week! Show your Badger spirit by dressing up each day. Monday – Pajama Day Tuesday-Character Day Wednesday-Frat Day Thursday-Decade Day Friday-Red & White Day
BHS Homecoming is Oct 7th! Click below and scroll to the bottom of the page for the Parade Entry Form due Oct 3! http://bit.ly/2d9LVNd
Attention Beebe Middle School Parents: Parent Math and Literacy Night - tonight from 6-8 Make-up picture day - October 10
Following are dates for hearing and vision screenings as well as flu shots: Hearing and vision screenings (2nd and 4th grades were earlier this week) Sept. 22nd - McRae (includes scoliosis) Sept. 27th & 28th - 1st grade and Early Childhood Sept. 29th - Jr. High and 10th grade BMI Flu Shots Nov. 15th - Elementary and Early Childhood Nov. 16th - Jr. High, Middle, ALE and High School
BHS homecoming festivities will be Friday, October 7th. Use the link below for more info & parade registration. goo.gl/89vgip
Congratulations Dr. Kathy Pillow-Price, the newest member of Beebe School Board!
The Badger Food Pantry will be open this Wednesday from 8:30 - 1:30.
Here's what's going on this week in Badger sports. The following games are at home this week. Monday JH Volleyball vs. Vilonia- 4:30 7 and JV Football vs. Greenbrier at 5pm Tuesday SH Volleyball vs Batesville - 4:30 Wednesday JH Volleyball vs LRC- 4:00 Thursday SH Volleyball vs Greenbrier - 4:30 Friday SH Football vs LRC- 7:00 Saturday Youth Soccer (3pm-6pm)
Chronic absence affects all kids, not just the absent ones. Learn how to get kids in #SchoolEveryDay here: bit.ly/1oqfID7
The Beebe FCCLA annual pageant will be held on October 1st. The deadline to register is Friday, Sept. 16th! goo.gl/4OP2Wb
Beebe Early Childhood Family Night will be Thursday, September 29th at 5:30 p.m.
THEY DID IT! The final numbers have been posted for the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge...and BEEBE READERS topped 10,000 reading minutes this summer! Our final grand total is 10,273 MINUTES READ. WOW, way to go Beebe Readers! Beebe Middle School came from behind to win the total minutes read for our district with 3,787 minutes. Beebe Early Childhood took second place with 3,607 minutes read. Beebe Elementary posted an impressive third place finish with 2,879 minutes read. The classroom teachers whose students posted the most minutes included: Carranco, K. Simpson, Stinnett, C. Simpson, S. Davis, L. Davis and Money. Stay posted for photos of the students who posted the most summer reading minutes in their new BADGER BOOKMOBILE T-SHIRTS! WAY TO MAKE US PROUD, Beebe Readers!
PROJECT GRADUATION GOLF TOURNAMENT Oct 22, 2016 8:00 am tee time Cypress Creek Crossing Cabot 4 man scramble $200/team For more information contact Dana Daniel 501-279-8444 firstname.lastname@example.org or, Anita Kearney 501-288-0922 email@example.com Make checks payable to BHS Project Graduation
Join us for the Fastest Little 5K on Earth! This is a family friendly glow run that can only take place one time per year! It starts early on the Sunday morning when Daylight Saving Time ends, November 6th. The run starts at 1:55 am (yes, that’s right…in the dark early morning hours.) Then five minutes into the run, the clocks are turned back one hour…thus your finish time will be before your start time! All proceeds benefit Beebe Public Schools Project Graduation Click here to register: http://bit.ly/2cGMG2f
Badgerfest tomorrow from 5-7pm! Gates open at 4:30. Students free. Adults $5. First 300 people get a free hot dog from First Security!
Congratulations to Dr. Belinda Shook on her appointment to the Arkansas Commission for Coordination of Educational Efforts! @JeremyGillamAR
This September, 75 lucky Arkansas kindergarteners will win a $529 Arkansas GIFT College Savings Plan account contribution to be used toward higher education! The initiative runs Sept. 1-30 in celebration of College Savings Month. Learn more at https://www.arkansas529.org/home/coloring2016.html.
Happy Labor Day!
Sr High Volleyball @home vs. Searcy 9/1 at 4:30. Jr High Football at Lonoke 9/1 at 5:30. Sr High Football at Greenbrier 9/2 at 7:00.
There will be no school on September 5th and 6th.
Attendance Awareness Month is September, but the campaign to end chronic absence starts now! http://bit.ly/1oqfID7
For the Beebe annual school election, Prairie County voters will vote at the Beebe Church of Christ on September 20th.
Badgerfest will be rescheduled for September 9th from 5-7 pm.
New research shows nearly half of American parents underestimate the harm of school absences. Read the article here: http://bit.ly/2bo2sfE
The Beebe School Board agreed on August 8, 2016, five polling sites will be open on the date of the annual school election: The sites are: 1, Beebe Church of Christ – Voters assigned to Beebe Church of Christ and Beebe City Hall will vote here. 2. Floyd First Baptist Church – Voters assigned to Floyd First Baptist Church and Joy Fire Station will vote here. 3. Antioch Church – Voters assigned to Antioch Church and Sixteenth Section Church will vote here. 4. McRae Multi-Purpose Building – Voters assigned to McRae Multi-purpose Building, Garner City Hall and 1st General Baptist Church will vote here. 5. El Paso Community Building – Voters assigned to El Paso Community Building voters will vote here. Early voting hours for the school election will be 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM September 13th, 2016 - September 19th, 2016 at the White County Clerk’s Office, 315 N Spruce Street, Searcy, AR 72143.
Don't forget! There is a Project Graduation meeting tonight at 6:30pm in the high school main cafeteria! 🐾
Due to recent rains and the continued forecast for more rain, Badgerfest will be rescheduled for Friday, August 26th.
Education and community organizations, the State Board of Education, and the Arkansas Department of Education proudly launch the My Child/My Student public awareness campaign for the third year. The goal of this campaign is to encourage positive, productive and ongoing communication between parents and teachers. Click here for the August My Child/My Student newsletter. http://bit.ly/2aUWBMI
Watch for our school buses tomorrow, and remember, "Flashing Red, Kids Ahead!" For more info on bus safety click here. http://bit.ly/2aW4LWX
Check out the latest post on the Badger Bookmobile Blog! http://beebebadgerbookmobile.weebly.com/blog
We have ONE more week to FINISH STRONG. Let's AIM for 10,000 reading minutes. We KNOW our Beebe Readers can do this! Our district total for this week is 9,743 minutes read. WOW, that is just about all we can say, WOW! We are so proud of our Beebe summer readers! Beebe Early Childhood maintained the leading position this week with 3,607 minutes read. Beebe Middle School is picking up speed with 3,257 minutes read. Beebe Elementary has read 2,879 minutes this summer. FINISH STRONG, BEEBE READERS!!!
Badgerfest- Thursday, Aug. 18 - 6:30pm Red/White FB games, bounce houses, dunking booth, first 300 people get a free hot dog and water.
Thanks to First Security Bank, Union Valley Baptist Church and Beebe First Baptist Church for providing lunches this week!
5th and 6th grade scholars' homeroom assignments are posted on the front door of Beebe Middle School.
8092! Our Badger Readers continue to impress us with their summer reading minute totals! Our readers read an additional 1,130 minutes THIS WEEK! The leader of the pack for the second week, in a row, is Beebe Early Childhood, with an impressive 3,081 minutes read. Beebe Middle School is now in SECOND place, logging 2,602 minutes read and Beebe Elementary has a new total of 2,409 minutes read. SHOUT OUT to our classes, at each school, who have, to date, logged the most minutes: Carranco, K. Simpson, Wallace, C. Simpson, S. Davis, Lay, L. Davis and Money. KEEP READING, let's finish strong!
The Badger Pantry will be accepting donations of non-perishable food and/or cash at each building during Open House.
Kindergarten first day of school is Thursday, August 18, 2016.
Second grade orientation will be Tuesday August 9th 6-8 PM, Central Cafeteria.
The Beebe School District provides an educational setting that gives every student an equal opportunity for learning. Our desire is to ensure no homeless student is denied this opportunity because of unfortunate circumstances resulting in the family having lost their permanent residence. Homeless children are those who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence, including those who share housing due to loss of housing or economic hardship or similar reasons. This could include students living in motels/hotels, at campgrounds, in cars, in parks, in abandoned buildings, or other similar settings. If a situation of homelessness should arise with you or someone you know, the family should contact their child’s school counselor, or contact Theresa Gilliam, Homeless Liaison, at (501) 882-5463. The school will make every effort to ensure the affected children receive the educational services according to the Education Rights of Homeless Students under the McKinney-Vento Act. School Counseling Staff Amber Jones - Early Childhood - 882-5463 (Ext. 1101) Melissa Brown - Beebe Elementary - 882-5463 (Ext. 1125) Jaymie McAfee - Beebe Elementary - 882-5463 (Ext. 1037) David Dodge - Middle School - 882-5463 (Ext. 2007) Tiffany Crafton - Junior High - 882-5463 (Ext. 1060) Paige Pruitt - High School 9/10 - 882-5463 (Ext. 1064) Carla Choate - High School 11/12 - 882-5463 (Ext. 1082) Brian Bullard - High School 11/12 - 882-5463 (Ext. 1080) Cheryl Winningham - Badger Academy (7-12) - 882-5463 (Ext. 1247) Beyond Boundaries (K-6) - 882-5463 (Ext. 2014) Health Services Staff Amber Vanaman - Early Childhood - 882-5463 (Ext. 1103) Lisa Evans - Beebe Elementary - 882-5463 (Ext. 1121) Irene Crain Beebe Elementary (P.M.) - 882-5463 (Ext. 1038) High School 9/10 (A.M.) Sharon Chaloupka - Middle School - 882-5463 (Ext. 2001) Elizabeth Barton Junior High High School 11/12 - 882-5463 (Ext. 1046)
YOU did it, readers! YOU crossed the 5,000 minute mark!!! Way to go Beebe Readers! Our grand total for the week is 5,312 minutes read. That is 873 NEW READING MINUTES. We have an up and coming superstar class from Beebe Early Childhood...drum roll please...Ms. Carranco's class with 350 minutes! Ms. Simpson's class from Beebe Elementary, is ROCKING with 860 minutes read. AND....still in the lead from Beebe Middle School is Ms. L. Davis' class with 1,115 minutes read.
We have another new post on the Badger Bookmobile Blog! Read about the Bookmobile Ambassadors here! http://beebebadgerbookmobile.weebly.com/blog
8 minutes??? WHAT??? Beebe Readers were eight minutes shy of reading 1,000 minutes THIS WEEK! This brings our TOTAL reading minutes this summer to a massive 4,439. GOOD JOB, READERS! WATCH OUT Beebe Elementary and Beebe Middle Schools...Beebe Early Childhood is coming from behind! Our top classes this week are: Ms. Simpson, Ms. Zeigler and Ms. Wallace from Early Childhood; Ms. Simpson, Ms. Davis and Ms. Shuttleworth from Beebe Elementary; and Ms. Davis (with a HUGE lead) from Beebe Middle School. SHOUT OUT to Ms. Davis' class at Beebe Middle School...they've read 1,075 minutes by themselves! You are blowing us away, readers, keep up the terrific reading!
Please help us continue to improve Beebe School District communications by completing this 10 question Communication and Public Relations Survey. http://goo.gl/forms/MmiNWCKDciktHxN03
The K-6 supply lists are posted on the website. Click here to access them. http://www.beebebadgers.org/o/district/browse/2917
The Beebe Badger Bookmobile will not run on Monday, July 4th. Everyone have a safe and happy 4th!
Drum roll, please! Beebe Readers have logged 3,487 reading minutes SO FAR this summer! That is over 58 HOURS of reading! WAY TO GO Beebe Readers! May I present a CHALLENGE to you? How about we try for 5,000 minutes before July 4??? Beebe Elementary logged 1,814 minutes...top three leader classes are: Ms. S. Davis (594), Ms. C. Simpson (520) and Ms. A. Shuttleworth (185). Beebe Middle School logged 1,028 minutes...top three leader classes are: Ms. L. Davis (705), Mr. Money (258) and Ms. Allgood (50). Beebe Early Childhood logged 645 minutes (over 400 of those minutes THIS week...way to pick up the pace Beebe EC)...top three leaders classes are: Ms. Simpson (182), Ms. Stinnett (135) and Ms. Zeigler (125). We are so proud of our Beebe Summer Readers! We are ALSO proud of our Beebe Literacy Leader Teachers and Community Leaders! Teachers have volunteered their summer time to read at Camp Beebe every single week this summer! Our readers this week were Meredith Howard, Ms. S. Owens and Ms. F. Stinnett. Thank you for being reading role models for our students!
Check out SHARK WEEK on the Beebe Badger Bookmobile Blog! http://beebebadgerbookmobile.weebly.com/blog
Week 4.5 Update: I admit it...I HAD to sneak an early peek! Beebe readers, so far this week, have logged an additional 460 reading minutes [since Thursday (6-23)]!!! WAY TO GO Beebe readers! I cannot wait to check the totals again on Wednesday. Here is the breakdown: Beebe Early Childhood is leading the way with 185 NEW reading minutes, Beebe Middle School is coming in second with 175 additional minutes read and Beebe Elementary has logged 100 new minutes. We are so proud of our Beebe student readers! Keep up the good reading, BADGERS!
Mrs. Nona Richey joined us at Camp Beebe last week to read aloud to our younger students. THANK YOU, Ms. Richey! All of our students enjoyed their special guest reader. Ms. Richey will also be joining us on the bookmobile on Thursday, June 30. Come out and join us as we continue to learn together this summer!
Exciting things are happening on the Badger Bookmobile! Read more about it in our blog: http://beebebadgerbookmobile.weebly.com/blog
566??? Those are the minutes read and logged from JUST this week...which brings our GRAND TOTAL to 2,200 MINUTES! We have a little friendly competition going on at Beebe Early Childhood...Mrs. Stinnett's class edged into FIRST PLACE this week with 75 minutes logged. At Beebe Elementary, Mrs. Sheryl Davis' class remains the leader of the pack with 594 minutes logged! At Beebe Middle School, Ms. Davis' class also remains in the lead with 530 minutes logged. Beebe Elementary is still in FIRST PLACE, overall, with 1,129 total minutes read. KEEP UP THE TERRIFIC READING, Beebe Students!
It is time, once again, for our weekly Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge Minute count! Drum roll please...BEEBE STUDENTS came within a VERY few minutes of DOUBLING the reading minutes from last week...the GRAND TOTAL is 1,634 minutes read!!! WAY TO GO BEEBE STUDENTS! Here is the breakdown for our competitive readers: Beebe Elementary remains in the lead with 895 minutes read. Beebe Middle School is quickly gaining ground with 596 minutes read. Beebe Early Childhood logged an impressive 143 minutes. How about cheering for the following classes, from each school, which have logged the MOST summer reading minutes (so far)...Ms. Zeigler's Class, Ms. S. Davis' Class and Ms. L. Davis' class! Keep up the good work and HAPPY READING! REMINDER: Here is the link to the website for logging your minutes: http://www.scholastic.com/ups/campaigns/src-2016
Week 2 Update on Beebe Readers! Beebe students (grades Pre-K-6) have logged 826 reading minutes during the first two weeks of summer in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! WAY TO GO Beebe Readers! Beebe Elementary remains in the lead with 590 minutes read, but Beebe Middle is picking up speed this week with 176 minutes read. KEEP READING! Each student received a unique username and password to login during the last week of school. The website to log your reading minutes is: http://www.scholastic.com/ups/campaigns/src-2016
How are Beebe students starting their summer??? READING! In the first week out of school, Beebe students have logged 425 minutes in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge!!! Keep up the good work students and families! Let's make this a good-hearted competition, to encourage MORE readers...as of today...BEEBE ELEMENTARY is in the lead with 390 minutes read! YAY, BEEBE ELEMENTARY! We'll be watching minutes read for BEEBE EARLY CHILDHOOD and BEEBE MIDDLE SCHOOL to see if they can challenge BEEBE ELEMENTARY! Happy READING!
The Arkansas Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (AR-GLR) was launched in 2011 by the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation to move the needle on education outcomes in Arkansas by focusing on third grade reading proficiency. AR-GLR is managed in partnership with Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, the Arkansas Community Foundation, and the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation. AR-GLR is part of a growing movement led 4 FULL SPEED AHEAD: MOVING THE NEEDLE ON GRADE-LEVEL READING IN ARKANSAS by the national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading that includes over 200 communities in 42 states. AR-GLR is a collaborative effort of over 25 organizations that believe the only way we can make progress on grade-level reading is to work collectively and in partnership with families, educators, policymakers, and business leaders around the state. Beebe Schools is doing its part with a new Summer Reading Program which includes the Beebe Bookmobile. Be watching for more information and links to the Beebe Summer Reading Program throughout the summer. Parents and families, here are some things you can do: • Talk, read, and sing to your children from birth, building on what we know about early brain development and helping them develop strong vocabularies • Bring more books into your home by enrolling your children in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library • Make sure children are in school every day, except when they are sick, even in pre-k and kindergarten, when the foundations of reading are being taught • Access free and affordable resources such as public library summer reading programs to keep children reading over the summer – AND the Badger Bookmobile! Following is a link to the Badger Bookmobile schedule. Let’s keep our students reading over the summer! http://bit.ly/1Wd3FJL
Free physicals tonight from 5-8 pm in the 11-12 cafeteria. Students should have received a form, if not, you can pick one up in the school office. Students entering the 7th & 8th grade - 5:00 p.m. Students entering the 9th & 10th grades - 5:30 p.m. Students entering the 11th - 12th grades - 6:00 p.m.
Mrs. Clevenger’s 4th grade class helped pilot a new Education program with NASA. NASA set up a portable studio, and through google hangout, her class was given a complimentary “beta testing” session. The lesson was called “Asteroid Disasteroid.” Mrs. Clevenger also had the lab set up in her class, so the students could experience it live. It addressed 4th grade standards related to speed and collision. Mrs. Clevenger's class was the very first to experience the session.
Congratulations to Dr. Kay Calvert, Arkansas Reading Association Educator of the Year!!!
Congratulations to all of the Beebe Students who took first and second place in Region 4 of the State Stock Market Game! The Jr. High Division 1st place team was Jack Jennings, Callie Neal, John Nichols, and Randy Smith with Advisor, Mark Pinkerton. The Jr. High Division 2nd place team was Bianca Aguilon, Madi Barton, Hunter Free, Kyia Jackson and Chase Langston with Advisor, Art Bell.
We have heard that some people are still having problems navigating the Beebe Schools website. If that's you, please take a moment and fill out this short, anonymous survey to let us know what you are having problems with. Please be as specific as possible. http://goo.gl/forms/tgWGmjACtLryW02B3 If you haven't already watched the video on how to navigate the website, please watch it first. http://bit.ly/1UTikru
Reminder: free physicals for Beebe athletes Monday, May 23 in 11-12 cafeteria. 7-8 grades 5:00, 9-10 grades 5:30, 11-12 grades 6:00.
Beebe HS Graduation will be live streamed this year! Can't attend graduation? Click the following link to watch graduation live on May 13th at 7:30pm. http://bit.ly/1Wsm6dj
Baseball Camp for 1st through 7th graders On May 25th and 26th from 9:00am-11:00am at the High School Baseball Field.
Baseball tryouts will be held Monday May 23rd from 2:00pm-4:00pm and Tuesday May 24th from 10:00am-12:00pm for any 8th-11th grader interested in playing baseball for the high school next year.
Beebe Schools chosen from districts in 9 countries to participate in Google Expeditions!!! http://bit.ly/1SVhrNk
Check out this article about one of our awesome Beebe teachers, Dawn Clevenger! http://bit.ly/1SItETf
The 6th grade Band Concert will be held Thursday at 7:00pm in the auditorium.
BHS Baccalaureate will be held this Sunday, May 1st in the auditorium at 2:00pm.
Beebe will host the 5A Central Conference Track Meet tomorrow (4-26) at 10am.
Remember, there is no school this Friday, April 22nd!
Parents, don't forget to stop by the Early Childhood building to register any child that will be 5 on or before August 1, 2016 for kindergarten. Please bring the child's birth certificate, current shot record, social security card, and current physical.
School Choice -- Would you like your child to attend Beebe Schools, but don’t live in the district? According to the Arkansas School Choice law, you can fill out an application to request that your child attend Beebe Schools, even if you are not a resident of Beebe School District. Pick up your School Choice application at Beebe Central Office, 1201 W. Center, Beebe, AR 72012. The application must be completed and returned to the Beebe Central Office, or mailed and postmarked by May 1st, 2016. If you have questions, please contact Beebe Central Office at 501-882-5463.
The Junior Duck Stamp Competition had over 2700 entries from across the state & Beebe had 12 winners! Check out their awesome entries! http://bit.ly/1TU3hy5
Congratulations to Cassidy Davison, Lucas Diffy, and Charlie Fancyboy. They were selected to attend Arkansas Governor's School!!!
Parents: The April My Child/My Student parent newsletter has info about setting goals for success, as well as National Child Abuse Prevention Month. http://bit.ly/1q3hEEe
Beebe School District Mitigation Plan Update Representatives from Beebe School District will meet on Monday, May 9, 2016 in the Beebe School District Central Office Building, in Beebe, Arkansas, at 6:30 p.m. This meeting will be held in conjunction with the Beebe School District monthly school board meeting. This meeting will kick-off the development of Beebe School District Hazard Mitigation Plan update which will cover the Beebe School District’s buildings, staff, and students. This plan will address their natural hazards’ vulnerabilities and will comply with state and federal regulations. The public is encouraged to attend and ask questions, provide input, and express any concerns they may have.
Congratulations to Deb Crisco, our Beebe Alumni of the Month for April! http://www.beebebadgers.org/article/2675
Do you know someone who deserves to be Beebe Alumni of the Month? Nominate them now. http://goo.gl/forms/d3QyXvmmnu
Kindergarten Registration Kick-Off Family Night Thursday, April 7, 2016 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 17th: Early dismissal, 2pm. K-6 Parent/Teacher Conferences 3pm.
BBTV was featured on KARK news last night! Congratulations to everyone involved in BBTV! http://bit.ly/1XsGaJD
Congratulations Paige Sharp, Makenzie Smith & Jarrod Rogers for placing in state medical competitions! Best of luck at Nationals! http://www.beebebadgers.org/article/2467
Tuesday's baseball game against McClellan has been moved to Wednesday and will be at Beebe starting at 4:00pm.
Beebe HS Drama Department presents The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, March 15th 7pm! http://www.beebebadgers.org/events#
The Badger Food Pantry will be open on March 16th from 8:30-1:30 for families of district students.
School Board Meeting tonight at 6:30pm in the Beebe Public Schools Board Room.
Remember, early dismissal Tuesday, March 15th at 2:00pm. Parent Teacher Conferences for 7-12 at 3:00pm.
Tomorrow's baseball game at home with Conway Christian has been cancelled. We will look at re-scheduling if possible.
Kindergarten Registration Kick-Off Family Night Thursday, April 7, 2016 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Today's soccer game v. Robinson has been rescheduled for April 13th.
The senior high track meet that was scheduled for tomorrow has been cancelled due to the weather.
Here's a short video that shows you how to navigate the Beebe Schools website. http://bit.ly/1UTikru
Today's baseball game at Sheridan has been cancelled.
The live stream for today's State Tournament basketball game between the Lady Badgers and Nettleton can be found here http://bit.ly/1iZm3UN. The game is scheduled to tip off at 1:00PM.
Congratulations to Brad Worthington & KJ O'Neill for making 5A Central honorable mention All Conference!
Congratulations to Austin Moore for making the 5A All Conference Team! http://beebebadgers.org/article/2274
Parents: The March My Child/My Student parent newsletter has information about engaging in student learning, as well as severe weather preparedness. Be sure to read it! http://www.arkansased.gov/public/userfiles/Communications/My_Child_2015_16/Parent_March_Newsletter.pdf
Lady Badgers defeat Greenbrier 41-35 to advance to the quarterfinals of the 5A state tournament! Way to go Lady Badgers!
Congratulations to our Beebe Alumni of the Month Senator Jonathan Dismang! Click here to read more about Senator Dismang. http://beebebadgers.org/article/2217
The live stream for today's State Tournament basketball game between the Lady Badgers and Greenbrier can be found here http://www.kasrfm.com/ The game is scheduled to tip off at 4:00PM.
Due to weather & travel concerns, tonight's basketball games at North Pulaski have been moved to Thursday night.
The live stream for tonight's Sr. Boys & Girls vs. JA Fair can be found here http://bit.ly/1iZm3UN. The games are scheduled to tip off at 6:00PM.
Join us for the Kiwanis Pancake Supper tomorrow night at the Beebe 9-10 Cafeteria from 5-7 pm before our final home basketball game. Bring your family for dinner and then enjoy the entertainment of our Badgers. Tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased at the door. Children under 4, free. Go Badgers!
Project Graduation Golf Tourney. April 16, 2016 8:00 am tee time. Cypress Creek Golf Course, Cabot. 4 man scramble $200/team. http://bit.ly/1WrW5Y7
For Sale: School Desks – Junior Executive, good shape; $10.00 each. Contact Hal Crisco at Beebe Public Schools 501-882-5463x1001.
Beebe Schools is offering for bid a 2004 Ford F150 truck (needs some repair) and 1994 school bus. For more info contact Hal Crisco at 882-5463x1001. Deadline for bids is 12 PM Fri March 11, 2016.
Parents: The Feb. My Child/My Student parent newsletter has info about testing and National School Counseling Week. http://bit.ly/1Lshpa5
The Badger Food Pantry will be open this Wednesday from 8:30 - 1:30.
Our Alumni of the Week is Representative Jeremy Gillam! Click here to read more about Representative Gillam. http://beebebadgers.org/article/1835
The day missed for snow on Friday, January 22nd will be made up on Monday, February 15th. The 15th was designated on the school calendar as one of our make-up days.
March 19th is the Beebe Project Graduation Color Run! This program helps create awareness for healthy living. There's no time limit and the whole family can participate! Register online at beebecolorrun.eventbrite.com or click here for registration form. http://bit.ly/20jVKHR
The live stream for tonight's Sr. Boys & Girls vs. Pulaski Academy can be found here http://bit.ly/1iZm3UN. The games are scheduled to tip off at 6:00PM.
Applications for free and reduced meals can be submitted at any time of the year. If your income has decreased or household size has increased, please contact the school.
Nominate a Badger Alumni for Alumni of the week. Fill out this nomination form to nominate someone. http://goo.gl/forms/1zY6tIad4p
Congratulations to Beebe Alumni of the Week, Phyllis Hall! Click here to read more about Mrs. Hall. http://beebear.apptegy.us/article/1723
This week we are combining the Badger Sweetheart/Pride Week with the Great Kindness Challenge. This is a worldwide effort to emphasize the difference kindness can make in a school, and we're tying our spirit days with a kindness theme, as well. Through their English classes, all students will be given a Great Kindness Challenge Checklist of 50 things they can do to demonstrate kindness. Let's all join in on the Great Kindness Challenge!
This week is School Counselors Week. We have some great counselors at Beebe! Thank your counselor today.
The live stream for tonight's Sr. Boys & Girls @ LR Mills can be found here http://bit.ly/1iZm3UN. The games are scheduled to tip off at 6:00PM.
Beebe alumni are the best! To nominate a Beebe graduate for Alumni of the Week fill out this short form. http://goo.gl/forms/tzZMNvInzm
This week: Tuesday- Home vs. North Pulaski Wednesday- Make up games @ JA Fair Thursday- JH home vs Morrilton Saturday- 7/8 Home vs Cabot
No school today, Friday, January 22nd. Have fun in the snow!
HOSA/FCCLA/Culinary Clubs 1st Annual Beebe Badger Father/Daughter Dance is February 6th from 5:30-7:30 in the 11-12 cafeteria. Call 882-5463 ext. 1239 for more information.
All Beebe school Athletic events for Thursday, January 21st have been cancelled due to inclement weather forecast.
The live stream for tonight's Sr. Boys & Girls vs. Jacksonville can be found here http://bit.ly/1iZm3UN. The games are scheduled to tip off at 6:00PM.
The live stream for tonight's Sr. Boys & Girls vs. LR McClellan can be found here http://bit.ly/1iZm3UN. The games are scheduled to tip off at 6:00PM.
Please fill out our Beebe School District Parent Survey to help us improve our system practices. http://beebebadgers.org/article/1423
Today is the registration deadline for the February ACT test. Register at ACTStudent.org.
Friday is the registration deadline for the February ACT test. Register at ACTStudent.org.
Attending college next year? Fill out your #FAFSA as soon as possible at fafsa.ed.gov.
We would like to recognize the Beebe School Board members for their ongoing commitment to our students. Thank you, school board members, for your hard work and dedication. http://bit.ly/22L5WgA
Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Let's make 2016 another great year at Beebe Schools!
Just in time for Christmas there is a new program called Billion Book Gift. It is an eBook campaign and will be the largest gift of books in history, with a billion classic eBooks given to families across the nation. Every family who signs up at BillionBookGift.org can get a free library of 50 classic children’s eBooks absolutely free. You’ll be able to access the books via desktop computer, your Apple or Android phone, and with iPads and tablets. These books include classics like Goldilocks, Little Red Riding Hood and The Three Little Pigs. Go to BillionBookGift.org to get free eBooks for your child!
Don't forget there will be early dismissal for students this week. Thursday, December 17th at 2:40 and Friday, December 18th at 1:00.
The Badger Food Pantry will be distributing food today between 8:30 and 1:30.
There will be early dismissal for students next week. Thursday, December 17th at 2:40 and Friday, December 18th at 1:00.
This week Beebe students participated in The Hour of Code. Click here to see what they learned. http://beebebadgers.org/article/1260
The live stream for tonight's Sr. Boys vs. Morrilton can be found here http://bit.ly/1iZm3UN. The game is scheduled to tip off at 8:30PM
It's lunchtime. Does your child have money? Parents who sign up with EZSchoolPay.com can view their child's account balance and get email reminders when the balance is low (with no fees). For a small transaction fee, you can pay online with a credit or debit card. All you need is your child's student ID and you're ready to go!
Christmas Concert for grades 7-12, Dec 10 at 7:30 PM in the Beebe Auditorium. Doors open at 7 pm.
Mrs. Clevenger’s 4th grade class are learning with Skype! They have Skyped with other classrooms in Pennsylvania, Vermont and New York and today they Skyped with author Kevin Kurtz! Over the next few weeks they will Skype with Canada, California, Connecticut, and Virginia. And in January they are connecting with an owl expert when they study ecosystems.
The character word for December is Compassion
Congratulations Mrs. Thomas! The Arkansas Choir Directors Association for Central Region named her Senior High Choir Director of the Year.
Click the following link to learn more about how to navigate the new Beebe Schools website. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1hKjNJpE62QNFdKYW8zWjZabjg/view?usp=sharing
The Badger Food Pantry is open tomorrow from 8:30-1:30 for families of district students.
Due to possible severe weather, tonight's games against Vilonia will be played Friday, November 20th.
Don't forget about the flu shot clinic. Grades K-4 are November 17th and grades 5-12 are November 18th.
Below is the link to BB TV's Weekly News Show. Please be sure you are watching it in either Firefox or Google Chrome so that it plays correctly. http://bit.ly/1MV1u9T
BHS Drama Dept is presenting HARVEY Mon and Tues at 7pm in the auditorium. $5 for adults $3 for students. Come see our talented students!
The Beebe Badgers football team has a playoff game vs. the Greenbrier Panthers on Friday, November 13 @ 7p @ Greenbrier. Come out and support the Badgers!
Students, the December 12 ACT test registration deadline is Friday. Register at ACTStudent.org.
Don't forget to return flu vaccination forms by November 9th!