The district is hosting Virtual Academy Orientation for our virtual students next week. Use the following link to access building specific information, forms, & supply lists. Only 1 adult per student will be allowed to attend the meeting due to social distancing guidelines. #BPRD https://bit.ly/BPSVirtualOrientationInfo
Thank you for your recent questions and positive feedback supporting our Ready for Learning Plan. Please see the attached video for important information from Dr. Nail. #BPRD https://youtu.be/pnQfpLpD4XI
In our desire to do what is best for our students and staff, we have received feedback from our staff, parents, and community members regarding face coverings. The Beebe School District does not want to burden the students or parents during this pandemic. The district is pleased to be able to provide each student with a washable mask, in helping to meet the Governor’s mandate. However, if you choose to purchase a mask other than the one that is school issued, please be sure it covers the mouth and nose, and meets our current dress code policy. We are grateful for the positive support we have received during this time, and are looking forward to a great school year. It’s a great day to be a BADGER! #BPRD #MaskUpBadgers
The Beebe School District received a notification of a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 concerning one of our student athletes. The school district is in the process of contacting parents whose child was in close contact with the student. All athletic facilities are closed on our campus at this time, in order to allow for deep cleaning. #BPRD
The Beebe School District, in compliance with CDC and AR State Health Department guidelines, will require all students ages 10 and older to wear a face covering. Face coverings for students under the age of 10 years old are highly recommended. As a way to lessen the burden on families, the Beebe School District will provide all K-12 students and staff one washable mask. All face masks must be solid in color, cover the nose and mouth of the student, and may only display the school mascot, school name, or school logo. #MaskUpBadgers #BPRD
Please see the Ready for Learning website for information on the courses offered through Lincoln Learning (7-8) and Virtual Arkansas (9-12). https://bit.ly/ReadyforLearning #BPRD
Thank you all for your questions and positive feedback supporting the district concerning our Ready for Learning plan. District and school administrators have answered the questions below in the attached video. #BPRD https://bit.ly/QACovidSupport
We are pleased to release Beebe School District's Ready for Learning Plan with detailed information concerning reopening schools on August 24th. Please visit the district's website for the Ready for Learning information. The presentation and videos for the district can all be found at this location. https://bit.ly/ReadyforLearning If you have addition questions, please fill out the following form: https://bit.ly/BPSQuestions Questions will be answered by district personnel on Thursday, July 23rd via a recorded video. #BPRD
The Beebe School District received a notification of a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 concerning one of our student athletes. Parents whose child was in close contact with the student, have been notified. For the privacy of our students and staff, Beebe School District will not share personal information. All facilities and equipment are in the process of being sanitized per CDC guidelines.
Congratulations to the 2020 Beebe High School Badger Yearbook Staff! The Yearbook received a 1st Class Rating with two marks of distinction in the areas of Design and Photography by the NSPA. Through education, training, and recognition programs for members, the NSPA promotes the standards and ethics of good journalism as accepted and practiced by print, broadcast, and digital media in the United States. We are so proud of the 2020 BHS Yearbook Staff! #BPRD
Attention BPS Athletes! See the image below for information on FREE PHYSICALS. Students must be wearing a mask to enter the building and will be screened for COVID symptoms. Please see the physical form and parent letter attached. #BPRD Parent Letter: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1x4KbCUgpT2wDose45jBibBUFuJSlKKjh7c8uRqHvlnU/edit?usp=sharing Physical Form: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xES0f7p97JF0QOskXnj49h5in9T7ivrL6SVWMQ9DJaQ/edit?usp=sharing
Badger families, we are excited to announce Returning Student Registration for the 2020-2021 school year. This process replaces the paper forms previously sent home with students. You will receive an email from PowerSchool with your child's information and snap code link to register online. Additional information will be included in the email from PowerSchool. Thank you and have a great evening. #BPRD
Please see the following information for the K-12 Virtual Options for the 2020-2021 school year including: K-12 Virtual Video: https://youtu.be/bzzA7JZ4SW8 K-12 Virtual Presentation: https://bit.ly/2VTWMlx Virtual Contract: https://bit.ly/BPSVirtualContract Chromebook Contract: https://bit.ly/BPSChromebookContract If you have additional questions, please contact email@example.com #BPRD
The Beebe School District would like to give you an update to keep you informed about the upcoming school year. We have been working with multiple members of the district and community to help shape a safe and effective learning environment for faculty and staff. The district plan allows for two options for student learning during the 2020-2021 school year. There will be on-site/blended learning or a virtual option available for students. Please see the following details regarding the upcoming school year using the attached links. Blended Learning Plan - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hTqJJuJmZbBKZA4ndHR7xAW5JWFO2LEiQAd1nEju_kI/edit?usp=sharing Frequently Asked Questions - https://docs.google.com/document/d/17Amjc0WOPGkzJxKpZ-1mvdoZvVzpnfAtzoJxfVUhmgM/edit?usp=sharing
Little Badger Pre-K still has ABC spots available! Access the application at bit.ly/abcapplication20. Scan/email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to Attn: Nancy Bass, 1201 W Center, Beebe AR 72012. Get signed up today! #BPRD
BHS Class of 2020: Follow this link to RSVP to Graduation for July 11 at the Beebe Schools Auditorium -bit.ly/beebegradrsvp Each student receives a maximum of 8 tickets. Seating will be assigned in the order RSVPs are received. #BPRD
Please fill out and submit the virtual option survey found at bit.ly/virtualsurvey20 to help the district make informed decisions about a fully virtual learning option for the upcoming school year. Please keep in mind that this will be one OPTION for learning. Traditional, on site learning will be in session, and we look forward to seeing our students on campus in the fall. However, if you feel that virtual learning is the best avenue for your students, we will provide a platform that meets your needs. #BPRD
Memories on Main Spring Sports Senior Night is tomorrow night, June 18, at 8 pm! Be sure to come out and support our spring sport seniors! See the attached image or visit this link for all of the details - https://bit.ly/memoriesonmain #BPRD
We want to give one more shout out to our Food Service Department. From March 16 - May 22, they delivered 166,766 meals! Wow!They have done an outstanding job meeting the needs of our students and their families during this unprecedented time. Thank you to all who were there to support them, especially the Transportation and Maintenance staff! #BPRD
Beebe Schools staff, parents, and guardians, we need your help. Beebe School District is working to gather the most up to date information concerning our students’ and staff's internet connectivity as well as feedback about everyone's AMI experience this spring. If you are a Beebe Schools staff member OR you have at least one student who will be attending Beebe Schools in the 2020-21 school year, please fill out the AMI & Internet Access Survey at the following link: https://bit.ly/bsdsurvey20. This information is crucial for us to have an accurate idea of our staff's and students’ needs moving forward. Please respond by next Thursday, May 28. Thank you.
Today's Retiree Spotlight is Ms. Theresa Gilliam, District Director of Instruction. Ms. Gilliam's influence in public education and Beebe Schools will be seen for many years to come. Thank you Ms. Gilliam for your dedicated service, and we wish you the best in your retirement! You will be missed greatly! #BPRD
Take a look at this almost 2-hour time lapse of what it takes to prepare one day's worth of meal deliveries for our students. Our food service team has prepared and sent out over 138,000 meals since beginning the delivery service in March! We are so thankful for them! - https://youtu.be/isyH6aCtOMo #BPRD
Due to the public health situation, this year's retirees have not yet received the recognition they deserve for their years of service in education and to Beebe Schools. We will be spotlighting them this week, so be on the lookout! Our first Retiree Spotlight is Ms. Diane Vance, 1st Grade Teacher. She will be greatly missed, but we wish her the best! #BPRD
Today is National School Nurse Day, & we want to give a special shout out to our team of dedicated school nurses! They have been on the front lines of our schools during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure those on campus stay safe. Thank you school nurses for all you do to keep our staff & students healthy! #BPRD
This Monday, May 4, an AMI Work pick up / drop off day will be held at Beebe Early Childhood from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm in a drive through process. At this time, students and parents may pick up new paper copies of AMI work as well as return previously completed hard copy AMI work. Click this link for directions to the Early Childhood - https://goo.gl/maps/3mGx4JUPTT3hVQVX6. #BPRD
SNAP Hotline Information: The Arkansas Department of Human Services is providing a call center to answer questions and assist households with completing the application process for SNAP benefits. SNAP benefits can provide households with needed income, to provide food for their families during the COVID-19 pandemic. The hotline number is 1-833-762-7275 and available Monday-Friday, from 10am-3pm.
Here is a quick update from Dr. Nail on our current situation and upcoming dates to remember! - https://youtu.be/kkrxVTNdYeg #BPRD
Last night, in a special board meeting, the school board hired Nabholz Corporation as the construction manager for our upcoming facilities projects. We look forward to working with Nabholz over the next two years to improve our district. Thank you to our community for your continued support as we strive to make Beebe Schools the best it can be for our students! #BPRD
Reminder: School Choice Deadline is this Friday, May 1! If you think Beebe Schools would be a great fit for you, we encourage you to join our Badger family! Access the application at bit.ly/schoolchoice20 or under "Quick Links" on our home page. Applications may be received via email (email@example.com), mail (1201 W. Center St.), or fax (501-882-5465). If mailed, application must be postmarked by May 1. Letters of acceptance will be sent mid-May. #BPRD
Please check our extended closure plan at https://bit.ly/closureplan20 for the latest updates. New details are listed in red and include information about Camp Beebe, the summer feeding program, and team uniform drop off schedules. #BPRD
Tonight at 9pm on FOX 16, Beebe Middle School student Jace Ruiz will be featured for his YouTube channel that he created to give kids daily activities, readings, and P.E. challenges during our physical school hiatus. Be sure and tune in! #BPRD
Reminder: On Monday, April 20, an AMI Work pick up / drop off day will be held at Beebe Early Childhood from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm in a drive through process. At this time, students and parents may pick up new paper copies of AMI work as well as return previously completed hard copy AMI work. The new work will cover April 20 - May 1. Click this link for directions to the Early Childhood - https://goo.gl/maps/3mGx4JUPTT3hVQVX6. #BPRD
Teaching and learning has looked a lot different lately, but that hasn’t stopped our Badger family! We are SO proud of our teachers’ innovation and our students’ willingness to learn in the middle of such uncertainty! Keep up the great work, Badgers! Check out this video of some of the awesome instruction that has been going on across the district. - bit.ly/bsdami20 #BPRD
Meal buses are on the way at 10:45! Thank you to our Beebe Middle School employees for helping to deliver today! #BPRD
The governor announced today that schools will remain closed to on site instruction for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Therefore, we have added guidance to our district’s extended closure plan that will help us navigate through the end of the school year, which officially concludes on May 22. Visit this link to read all of the updates - https://bit.ly/closureplan20. Also, check out this video for an update from Dr. Nail! - https://youtu.be/uaB7qyqWahA #BPRD
Chromebooks and hard copy packets will be disbursed to students who still need them in a drive-through process on Tuesday, April 7, from 7:30 am to 11:30 am at Beebe Early Childhood. Anyone who has not yet received a Chromebook or hard copy AMI packet may pick them up at this time. Also during this time, a technology help desk will be available to assist with any technology issues you may be having. Click this link for directions to Beebe Early Childhood - https://goo.gl/maps/nUKxH5joyUpiEsT47.
Chromebooks and hard copy packets will be disbursed to students who need them in a drive-through process on Thursday, April 2, from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm at the Beebe Schools Central Office. Families who indicated on the survey that they did not have a device and those who have since requested a device will have one available to them. Previously completed AMI work will be collected when students return to school. Click this link for directions to the Central Office - https://bit.ly/3bIBvk4. Click this link for a list of free community WiFi locations - https://bit.ly/2X7yENs. Click this link for instructions on logging in to Google Classroom - https://bit.ly/2Ux3P38. #BPRD
It has been all hands on deck this week to meet our students' needs! From meal service to preparing chromebooks for student distribution, our food service, transportation, maintenance, & technology staff have stepped up to do whatever it takes. Our nurses have been tirelessly checking temperatures, and we have even had district administrators lending a helping hand! This is what it means to be a Badger! #BPRD
Click the following link to access our bus stop finder - http://www.infofinderi.com/ifi/?cid=BSD3Z5QRSKZO. Type your address in the search bar to find the closest bus stop to you. #BPRD
View the attached video for an update from Dr. Nail regarding our procedures moving forward. You can access our Extended School Closure Plan under Quick Links. #BPRD https://youtu.be/N1uHKtZ5Alg
We will begin running afternoon bus routes starting at 10:45 am today to deliver breakfast and lunch to ALL students. You can expect the bus to arrive at your stop approximately the same amount of time it would arrive after 3:30 pm on a normal school day. (Example: If your student is normally dropped off at 4 pm, the meal bus will arrive at approximately 11:15 am every day). Meals will also still be available for pick up at the BHS North Cafeteria from 11:00 - 11:30 am. This is for EVERY CHILD from the ages of 0-18, regardless of their current school meal status. We encourage EVERYONE to take advantage of this opportunity! #BPRD
Our food service department has lots of extra 1/2 pints of milk (both chocolate and white) with a best by date of March 30. Rather than throwing it away, they would like to give it to anyone who needs it. Anyone interested may come to the High School North Cafeteria beginning at 11:30 am tomorrow, Friday, March 27. They will be first come, first served while supplies last. #BPRD
View the attached video for an update from Dr. Nail regarding the situation surrounding the coronavirus. #BPRD https://youtu.be/Q0XpG7VeJXU
The Beebe Early Childhood building will be open as a shelter in the event of severe weather tonight. Those who utilize the shelter should practice social distancing to whatever extent possible.
Parents and Guardians of Beebe Schools students: In order to better serve our students in the event of extended school closure, we are gathering information about their at home internet access. Please fill out the linked form if you have 1 or more students attending Beebe Schools. To get the most accurate information, we need all families to fill the form out, so please share! Thank you! #BPRD https://forms.gle/tAbTB6HUa29q3Tzi8
Update to the Meal Distribution Schedule for this week and next week: Starting today, Tuesday, March 17, students may pick up breakfast for the next day at lunch. Therefore, starting Thursday, March 19, breakfast at the remote sites will be suspended. Instead, breakfast will be given to students during lunch on the previous day. So, Thursday’s breakfast will be given out during Wednesday’s lunch. This process will continue through the remainder of the week and during Spring Break. Breakfast WILL still be available every day at the On Campus Site (High School North Cafeteria). #BPRD
For parents who need to pick up their child / children's medicine, all medication can be picked up between 8 am - 12 pm through Thursday of this week at the student's building. Parents will need to call the building's principal to make arrangements for this pick up.
Beebe Schools will be closed from March 16 to 20. We will use AMI Days 3-7 during this time. All AMI work can be found on the district website (www.beebebadgers.org) under “Quick Links.” Breakfast and lunch will be available FREE of charge to any student who wants or needs meals. Please see the attached image for details.
The 2020 Census is coming up! It is crucial for every family to participate in order to help shape the future of our community. Visit the following link for more information about the census and how to respond - http://bit.ly/39QWaSN
Follow the link for our latest Badger Update! #BPRD - bit.ly/badgerupdate1920
A big congratulations goes out to Beebe Jr. High teacher Sayward Poertner as she won the "12 Days of PD" Challenge from Arkansas IDEAS! After completing the required 12 hours of training for the contest, Ms. Poertner was entered into a drawing, and her name was selected. As her prize, a TV crew from AETN visited Beebe Jr. High today to feature Ms. Poertner and several of her students in an interview. They even got to meet Clifford the Big Red Dog! Be on the lookout for us to share the full interview as soon as it is posted. Way to go Ms. Poertner, and thank you for representing Beebe Schools so well!
In our February Monthly Message, BMS Principal Tyler Reed, as well as several other Beebe Schools staff and students, share about their love for reading and why it is so important! Check it out at the following link! #BPRD - https://youtu.be/bkzXE9akydg
It is no secret that it takes a village to keep our school district running smoothly. The Beebe Schools Transportation Dept. would like to extend a special thanks to the Beebe Schools Maintenance Dept. for their willingness to fill in where needed on a daily basis. Bus drivers are in short supply, and our Maintenance Crew never hesitate to step in and fill vacant positions. We are thankful to have such a dedicated team who will do whatever it takes for our students! #BPRD
At last night's School Board meeting, student leaders Emily Strayhorn, Ashley Clark, Edward Holtz, and Abigail Burch led the pledge and recited the vision and mission statements. Then, BHS students who achieved perfect attendance in the first semester were recognized. Next, Abigail Burch shared about her experience at Beebe High School, and Rose Cleveland shared about the positive impact the DREAM Academy has had on her life. Great job to all of these students! #BPRD
Great news! The Beebe Badger Theatre Department is headed to the state competition this week, where they will compete in several individual categories, as well as the One-Act portion of competition. Before going to State, they will be performing one last encore of "The Yellow Boat" as well as presenting a few of the entries in individual competition! If you didn't get a chance to see "The Yellow Boat" last semester, we hope you will come out and support them tomorrow night, February 11, at 7pm in the Beebe Schools Auditorium. The entire presentation will be approximately 1 hour in length. Admission is $5. #BPRD #getintheyellowboat ***Reminder. "The Yellow Boat" is based on the true story of a child battling a serious illness. The dramatic themes of this show may not be suitable for small children.***
On Monday, February 3, and Tuesday, February 4, Beebe Schools will take AMI Days 1 and 2 due to excessive student and staff sickness. During this time off, custodial staff will spray all buildings with a sterilization mist that kills 99.9% of all bacteria. By using these days, we hope to combat the spread of sickness and give students and staff time to recover. As of now, this weekend's school-related activities will remain as scheduled. We will update the school website and social media pages if any schedule changes are made. #BPRD
For our January Monthly Message, some Beebe Schools students had a few thoughts to share about kindness and its importance. Take a listen at the link below! #BPRD https://youtu.be/xgnmQXm0rSk
Announcement: In the event of severe weather, Beebe Schools' public shelter has changed from the High School building to the Early Childhood building. This shelter would be open to the public in the event of a tornado warning after school hours. #BPRD
School Choice is open now through May 1, 2020! If you think Beebe Schools would be a great fit for you, we encourage you to come see all our district has to offer. Applications may be submitted to the Beebe Schools Central Office at 1201 W. Center St. Beebe, AR. Access the 2020 School Choice Application under "Quick Links" on the Beebe Schools Website Home Page.
Governor Asa Hutchinson has declared today "NASA Day in Arkansas," and Mrs. Diana Whitehead's 5th Grade Science students are recognizing this special day by studying about Apollo 11. Mrs. Whitehead even brought a newspaper and a banner from July 1969 commemorating the First Landing on the Moon! #BPRD #NASAdayAR
Great news! Beebe Schools now has a way for families to help those in need. For parents who use EZSchoolPay.com, you can add to the "Help a Badger" account to assist families who are having trouble paying for their children's meals. Within EZSchoolPay, the student ID is 435763, and the last name is Badger. Thank you for helping out another Badger!
Today and tomorrow at Beebe High School, students are participating in a skilled professions career fair. The Be Pro Be Proud Career Fair, featuring Arkansas' own Be Pro Be Proud mobile unit, shows students how many options they have in the skilled professions world upon graduating high school. Complete with multiple skill simulators, such as a Construction X-ray, CNC router, and Welding Stations, the Workforce Workshop mobile unit gives students a glimpse into a day in the life of these professions. In addition to visiting the Workforce Workshop, students are meeting representatives from various trade schools and agencies, such as Arkansas Elite Welding Academy, Greenway Farm Equipment, and even Union Pacific Railroad. Special thank you to Beebe Chamber of Commerce for providing lunch to today's presenters and student workers! #BPRD
Applications for enrollment in Badger Pre-Kindergarten for the 2020/2021 school year can be picked up at Beebe Elementary Office or Beebe Schools Central Office. Applications are also available online at https://www.beebebadgers.org/o/pre-k under the "Quick Links" section. *Please Note: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 will be the FIRST day that completed applications will be accepted.
Follow the link to read about all of the awesome things going on in our G/T and Advanced Placement Programs! - https://spark.adobe.com/page/UyD9RcyxoQk9f/ #BPRD
A huge congratulations goes out to our Badger Engineering program for being chosen as a finalist in the 10th annual Samsung Solve for Tomorrow #STEM contest! They are one of only six Arkansas schools to earn a spot. Read about the contest at the following link - http://bit.ly/3489VIO #BPRD
There will be a District Wellness Committee Meeting at the BHS North Cafeteria this Friday, December 6 at 2 p.m. This meeting is open to the public, and all are welcome to attend! #BPRD
The November Monthly Message is brought to us by Beebe Jr. High Principal, Mr. Art Bell. Take a moment to listen his insightful words of advice! - https://youtu.be/Qzf7kd64Il8 #BPRD
Beebe Schools wants to thank our veterans for their service and sacrifice! Click the link to view a message from our students - https://youtu.be/icditINVZgM #BPRD
October's "Monthly Message" is brought to us by Beebe High School Senior, Haley Morris. Click the link to hear Haley's inspiring words! #BPRD https://youtu.be/QCmh6TYVpRQ
A huge congratulations goes out to Beebe Middle School and Beebe Junior High for earning multiple awards from the Office of Education Policy based on their ACT Aspire scores! Beebe Middle School earned the award for Northeast Region High Math Growth (Middle Level). Beebe Junior High earned awards for Statewide High Overall Growth (Middle Level), Northeast Region High Overall Growth (Middle Level), and Northeast Region High Math Growth (Middle Level)! We are so proud of our students and staff for showing such tremendous gains. Keep up the great work! #BPRD
Beebe School District has been approved for up to five AMI Days for the 2019-20 school year. Follow the link to read more about how the days will work and what to expect. - http://bit.ly/amidays1920 #BPRD
Three Beebe Elementary students were given 2 books on the Constitution and a flag in recognition of their winning guesses at the Math and Literacy Block Party held on September 19. Members of Major Jacob Gray Chapter, NSDAR, sponsored a booth where in addition to being given a flag bookmark, students in grades 2-4 could guess the number of M&Ms in a jar. The winners were: 2nd grade, Summer Weeks (Ms. Flannery's Class), 3rd grade Grayson Reed (Mrs. White's class) and 4th grade, Wade Ginder (Mrs. McGhee's class). The books they received were "Shh! We're Writing the Constitution" and "What is the Constitution" and were presented by Jayne Spears, Honorary Chapter Regent. For the curious, there were 198 M&Ms in the jar; winning guesses were 197, 199, and 205. Photo, left to right: Wade Ginder, Summer Weeks and Grayson Reed. Behind is Jayne Spears. #BPRD
Check out our new segment, "The Monthly Message," where we will hear an encouraging and informative message from Beebe Schools faculty and students once per month! A huge thank you goes out to Mrs. Lindsay Sanders for providing our first message! - https://youtu.be/2TUJvchfSGw
Attention BHS- Picture Day is Tuesday, September 24th! This will also be the last chance for SENIORS to get their cap and gown/formal pictures if they didn’t get them done this summer! Order forms go out tomorrow! You can pay online at www.prepayorders.com Flyer code: BOWDEN
The Beebe School District Annual Report to the Public is now available and can be found at the following link - http://bit.ly/reporttopublic1920 #BPRD
Congratulations to the following students for their recognition at last night's school board meeting! - Kaden Richardson - Duke Tip medal for scoring a 25 on the ACT as a 7th Grader! Abby Burlison, Alex Holland, Lillian McCoy, and Austin Smith - AP Scholars. Abby Moore and Chloe Smith - AP Scholars with Honor. #BPRD
Information about school today: First and foremost, please be aware that we have not received any information to make us believe that Beebe is under a specific threat. At no time has Beebe been named or mentioned specifically in regard to the threat of a possible shooting. School and all activities will be held as planned today, Thursday, August 29. Coach Ellis, the safety director for our district, has been and continues to be in contact with White County and Beebe Police Departments. Every campus has police officers present and patrolling. Additionally, district administrators are stationed around campus. Please remember that these are all precautions because the safety of everyone on our campus is always our first priority. We highly anticipate this to be a normal school day. We would never hold school or have students on our campus if we did not feel confident that it was safe.
Check out the latest Badger Update here!- bit.ly/badgerupdate1920 #BPRD
This is an informational announcement only. Please be aware that as far as we know, Beebe School District is not under a specific threat. We have been made aware of information circulating social media that we want to address. On August 20, the Little Rock FBI issued a general awareness statement about information they received relating to a possible school shooting in Arkansas (August 29) and Kentucky (August 28). The FBI could not confirm the source of the reporting party. Beebe School District is not aware of any specific threat involving our school district. Our students’ and staff’s safety is always our first priority. District personnel will continue communicating with state and local law enforcement over the next week. We will take all necessary steps to protect our students and staff. The Beebe School District will communicate with all stakeholders in the school community if there are any changes to the situation.
Follow the link to view our first Badger Update of the new school year- bit.ly/badgerupdate1920 We're off to a great start! #BPRD
Follow this link to view our 2019-20 traffic maps!- http://bit.ly/trafficmaps1920. Please note that bus routes may take slightly longer than normal for the first few days of school. Please have patience and remember that student safety is always our first priority! #BPRD
Thanks to our Beebe Schools' Child Nutrition Department, kids were offered free meals at 3 sites off campus & 1 site on campus this summer! Funding is provided by DHS & the Summer Feeding Program. On Friday, July 26, Jimmy Harris, Field representative for Senator John Boozman, came to visit meal service at Firefighter's Park. Thank you to all of the hard working individuals who make these summer meals possible! #BPRD
Visit this link to find 2019-20 School Supply Lists for Kindergarten-6th grade!- http://bit.ly/2XDh8gU #BPRD
Congratulations to our own Chief Marcus Marsh for being an Outstanding Instructor Award recipient from the Department of the Air Force! Those recognized represent the “Best of the Blue” in AFJROTC. This award honors instructors' exemplary contributions and impact on their cadets, school, and community. They represent the highest examples of the Air Force Core Values which are crucial to the success of the AFJROTC mission. Congratulations Chief Marsh! #BPRD
There was a small electrical fire at Beebe Middle School. All students and faculty are out of the building and safe. No one was injured. Beebe Fire and Police Department are on site.
Here is this week's Badger Update!- bit.ly/badgerupdate2019
Lady Badger Volleyball Camp Coming Up Next Week! Click here to download the brochure- http://bit.ly/vballcamp2019
Visit this link to see the latest Badger Update! #BPRD- bit.ly/badgerupdate2019
The all clear has been given, and students are headed back to classrooms. School will release as normal, and buses will run on their normal schedule.
All Beebe Schools students are evacuated to shelters at this time due to a tornado warning.
The 7th Annual School Lunch Hero Day is this Friday, May 3—are you ready to celebrate your #LunchHeroes? School nutrition professionals are true heroes—and now is the time to celebrate them! Be sure to tell your lunch heroes thank you this week! https://youtu.be/Hoj2g-4DEe0
Check out what's happening around the district in this week's Badger Update! #BPRD https://spark.adobe.com/page/NAX2yLjwumuXT/
Follow the link to view this week's Badger Update!- bit.ly/badgerupdate2019
Beebe Schools Bus 31 is currently having some mechanical issues. All students are off the bus and safe. No one is injured, and the school is responding to the problem.
This week's Badger Update is available now. Check it out! - bit.ly/badgerupdate2019
Beebe Schools is proud to be partnering with Simple Simon's Pizza to help cover our students' lunch deficits and supplement the food backpack program! This morning, Simple Simon's presented the district with a check for $354 all thanks to their Calizones for Kids initiative, which began in February. This promotion will continue through June, so go get your specialty calizones to help support this worthy cause! Thank you Simple Simon's Pizza! #BPRD
Updated Sports Schedule for March 14-15: Thursday, 3/14- •Baseball at Siloam Springs- 2 Conference games at 4:30 •Softball at Bald Knob- Varsity and JV at 4:30 •Track at Heber Springs- 3:30 Friday, 3/15- •Soccer at home vs Russellville- JVB, SB, SG- 4:00
Update on tomorrow’s scheduled events: -4th Grade Music and Art Program is postponed February 22. -Middle School Family Math Night is postponed to February 19. -Varsity Basketball WILL play @ LRC tomorrow. Girls tip off at 6 PM. -Wrestling WILL compete at Robinson tomorrow night @ 6 PM.
Due to excessive flooding, Beebe School District will not be in session tomorrow, Tuesday, February 12, 2019. This will be an AMI Day.
Due to water issues, Beebe Middle School will not be in session today. This will be AMI Day 2 for the Middle School only. Teachers and students will need to complete AMI Day 2 work from home.
UPDATE: McRae now has water, and all classes will be in session tomorrow. There is a boil order for the town of McRae, so bottled water will be provided for all students at McRae. Parents may send water for their children if they wish.
On Tuesday, February 5, between the varsity boys' and girls' basketball games vs. Vilonia, we will hold a special ceremony in observance of the 20 year anniversary of the 1999 tornado that hit Beebe. School and city dignitaries who played an important role in the recovery will be honored at this time. All are invited to join us in remembering and honoring those who were affected by this tragedy. #BPRD
The Beebe School District Wellness Committee will meet on Friday, Feb. 1st at 1:30 in the High School North Cafeteria. This meeting is open to the public. #BPRD
ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to a lack of water in McRae, Beebe Middle School ONLY will be closed today. All other Beebe Schools buildings will be open. Middle School faculty and staff will still need to report as normal. This will be AMI Day 1 for Middle School students only.
Beebe Schools will be holding a District Wellness Meeting this Friday, 12/7, at 1:30 in the High School North Cafeteria. The purpose of our Wellness Committee is to promote & teach healthy, safe behaviors to our students. All are welcome to attend this open to the public meeting!
Beebe Schools will be in session today. Be safe! #BPRD
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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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 email@example.com Nona Richey 501-882-5463 ext 1004 firstname.lastname@example.org
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