Today is National Kids and Pets Day. It's also National Carpet Cleaning Professionals Day (not really).
Wednesday, April 27th is National Administrative Professionals Day and National Tell A Story Day.
Thursday, April 28th is National Take Our Daughter and Sons to Work Day. It's also National Bravehearts Day. Not sure if that means to wear a kilt to work (not suggested), or if its a good day to antagonize an enemy (also not suggested).
Friday, April 29th is National Zipper Day, National Arbor Day, and, most importantly, National Teach a Child to Save Day. Always my favorite day to do the compound interest lesson. It's easy, just find a compound interest calculator on line and get kids to enter the variables.
May starts with Teacher appreciation week May 2 - 6. Again, thank you.
May is also National Mental Health Awareness Month. I'll let you draw your on conclusions - coincidence or not?
May is the awareness month for brain and skin cancer, high blood pressure and stroke, and ALS.
Next week is also the Bentonville Film Festival. Make sure and share your celebrity sighting selfies.
The Fulbright and Washington Vex IQ robotics teams placed in the top 3% of approximately 4400 teams that completed world wide.
Governor Asa Hutchinson declared last week Arkansas Robotics Education Week.
It seems like every week Mary Mae Jones students and staff are doing something for the community. Last week they hosted Make-A-Wish to celebrate granting Jimi's wish to go to Sea World and the Everglades in Florida. Several MMJ students took leadership and synergized with students at Washington Junior High and BHS to make this possible. Mary Mae Jones is truly a school greater than the sum of its parts.
Going to have to give them an A+ for this job done well.
Meanwhile over at Lawrence Plaza, Central Park Gators and Cooper Broncos were raising awareness about Autism as part of Diversabilities Awareness Festival 2016. These kids along with students from Bright Field, Lincoln, and BHS all were teaching our community about the diverse abilities that make us all uniquely special.
Last night the Centerton Chamber of Commerce unveiled their new logo designed by students at BHS. Talk about collaboration and community building! Bentonville West Pride is evident in the Centerton and they are getting excited about the opening of BWHS next August. Sophomore Mallory Braswell created the winning design.
Keep sending those leads to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. A new issue of Bentonville Beats should be coming to Facebook soon.
Grants and PdSlim pickin's this week.
Are you missing some state required trainings? Here's an opportunity to get those taken care of before the end of the year.
School Safety course - Wednesday, April 27, 4:00 - 4:30 pm Kalpa #618172
Smart Core course - Wednesday, April 27, 4:30 - 5:00 pm Kalpa #618173
Anti-bullying & Sexual Harassment course Wednesday, May 4, 4:00 - 4:30 pm Kalpa #618170
Code of Ethics course - Wednesday, May 4, 4:30 - 5:00 pm Kalpa #618171
Suicide Awareness and Prevention - available as a IDEAS course(s)
Here's something for kids in 1st - 5th grades.
Video of the Week
Oh, never mind. Maybe YouTube will play nice next week.I appreciate all the efforts our technology department is putting into finding a solution.