May 7, 2020


Congratulations on the completion of another week! Only a few more to go. In preparation for the end of the school year, I have included as much pertinent information as possible below to help explain procedures, requirements and events.

You have come this far, navigated unique times and still been able to provide a great educational foundation for our students! Take time this weekend to recharge, then push to be as thorough and professional as possible for two more weeks.

We can do it!

Thanks for all you do!
Andy Stewart


It is critical to effectively communicate with your students regarding final assignments and deadlines before finals week. As you can understand, the stress levels increase dramatically with final grades on the line. Please continue to follow the bullets below:

4 Ways to Help Struggling Students

If a student is struggling in your class, please answer the following questions before alerting the administration:

  1. Have you communicated with the student via Google Classroom?
  2. Have you communicated with the students’ parents via email?
  3. If neither of the first two steps have been answered, are you able to call the parent to provide them an update of their students’ progress?
  4. If you have still received no contact or made progress after following the first three steps please inform the administration.

Supply Drop-Off

Thursday, May 21 has been tentatively scheduled as the Supply Drop-Off day for the high school campus. Students the opportunity to drop off all textbooks, Chromebooks, instruments, etc. A detailed email will be sent early next week to all parents and faculty members with instructions.

Administration will run the supply drop-off day and will plan to conduct all drop-offs in the atrium. Once you receive the communication next week feel free to communicate with Coach Hall regarding any specific details or prepare anything you may need. As a side note, we do not expect all students to attend. If students do not have anything to drop off, they will not be on campus.

Department Meetings

Department chairs have been tasked with organizing meetings to review curriculum, curriculum alignment, and ensure we are in a good place for Fall 2020. Your attendance is mandatory. The meeting will prepare you for summer break and will also help your department prepare for next year.

Professional Development

This week the Arkansas Department of Education announced that schools can count new professional development, beginning May 1, 2020, towards a teacher’s requirements for the 2020-2021 school year. Typically, professional development for an upcoming school year can not begin until June 1 or July 1, depending on the preference of the school as noted in the Arkansas Department of Education Rules Governing Professional Development, Section 4.02. This waiver provides an opportunity for teacher’s to get a jump start on professional development for next year, if approved by the school.  Please note that this is a temporary change and we expect a return to the original June 1 or July 1 deadline next year.

What About My Classroom?

Finals and Student Grades

[download href=””]HS Semester Exams and Report Card Load Instructions[/download]

[download href=””]MS Semester Exams and Report Card Load Instructions[/download]

Middle School

April 16, 2020


You’ve made it this far in a Remote Learning environment with loads of successes and just a little bit of angst! I truly believe we are through the growing pains…and before we know it the semester will be wrapping up. Below I have attempted to provide as many details regarding the rest of the school year as possible. Apart from the self-explanatory dates, there are brief explanations for certain events. 

Andrew Stewart

Professional Development

Working Calendar

Monday, April 201:45 p.m. 6th grade Grade Level Meeting

6:00 p.m. Parking Lot Prayer Picnic
Tuesday, April 211:45 p.m. 7th grade Grade Level Meeting
Wednesday, April 221:45 p.m. 8th grade Grade Level Meeting
Thursday, April 231:45 p.m. 9th grade Grade Level Meeting
Friday, April 24Seniors' Last Day of Class

Secondary Reading & Catch-Up Day (No Scheduled Classes)
Monday, April 271:45 p.m. 10th grade Grade Level Meeting

Senior Review Day (optional)
Tuesday, April 281:45 p.m. 11th grade Grade Level Meeting

Senior Test Day
Wednesday, April 291:45 p.m. 12th grade Grade Level Meeting

Senior Test Day
Thursday, April 30Senior Test Day
Friday, May 1Senior Test Day

Secondary Reading & Catch-Up Day (No Scheduled Classes)
Thursday, May 7Last Day of Middle School Rotation Classes
Friday, May 8Secondary Reading & Catch-Up Day (No Scheduled Classes)
Monday, May 11 - Friday, May 15Regular Schedule (Test Review)
Monday, May 18 - Tuesday, May 20High School Testing
Thursday, May 21 - Friday, May 22Make-Up Tests
Friday, May 22Grades Posted

Out for Summer

Grade-Level Meetings

Grade-level meetings will serve as an end-of-year wrap-up. I will provide instructions for how to prepare prior to your scheduled meeting time. We will discuss students, grade-level collaboration, improvements, concerns, etc. in hopes of entering the summer with clear expectations for next year.

April 20 – May 15: End of Year Teacher Evaluations

Teachers are required to sign up for an end of year evaluation here. To prepare for your evaluation please fill out the form attached here and send it to me prior to your meeting. Additionally, please prepare for the meeting by outlining

April 20 – May 15: Department Meetings

Each department head will reach out to their department to schedule an end of year meeting. The department meeting will serve as an overview of the year and allow the department to prepare and make adjustments for the upcoming school year.

Secondary Reading Day / Catch Up

Spring 2020 Final Exam Schedule (Grades 6-11)

Click here to view the final exam schedule. Students will prepare for exams the previous week (May 8-15) in their regular classes. Instructions are attached with the exam schedule.