Principal Samantha Coleman will hold a parent meeting to discuss the new North Heights Community School. The meeting will take place on Thursday, April 15th at 6:00 p.m., at Arkansas Middle School located at 5443 Jefferson Avenue. During this informational meeting you can hear about the exciting new opportunity for students entering kindergarten through fifth grade. North Heights Community School will be opening this fall and it will be our mission to incorporate accelerated learning into real world experiences that prepare our students to reach their full potential. Mark your calendar and make plans to attend the meeting on Thursday night at 6:00 p.m. at Arkansas Middle School or if you would like to attend the parent meeting virtually, a zoom link can be found on the Texarkana Arkansas School District website and the TASD Facebook page.
Harmony Leadership Academy Parent Meeting tonight at 6:00 - College Hill Middle School, 1600 Forest St. ZOOM link for meeting- https://zoom.us/j/92971323921
Digital Learning Academy Parent Meeting tonight at 6:00 - College Hill Middle School, 1600 Forest St. ZOOM link for meeting - https://zoom.us/j/94033980006
Principal Brian Mitchell will hold a parent meeting to discuss the new Harmony Leadership Academy. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, April 13, at 6:00 p.m., at the College Hill Sixth Grade Academy located at 1600 Forest St. This new kindergarten through fifth grade campus will focus on incorporating music and the Arts in students’ day to day learning. Mark your calendar and make plans to attend this exciting informational meeting. If you would like to attend the parent meeting virtually, a zoom link can be found on the Texarkana Arkansas School District website and the TASD Facebook page.
Kindergarten Meet and Greet - April 24, 2021 at Arkansas Middle School, 5443 Jefferson Ave. 10:00 to 12:00
Congratulations to Alexus Paxton - TASD District C.A.R.E. Employee of the Month – March 2021 – Trice Elementary
AHS National Honor Society Induction Ceremony - Sunday, April 11, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. in the Arkansas High School Student Union.
On Monday, April 12th, there will be a parent meeting with information about our new Digital Learning Academy (DLA). The meeting will be held at College Hill Middle School Sixth Grade Academy at 6:00 p.m. TASD will offer a virtual learning option for the 2021-2022 school year through the DLA. The DLA will be for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. If you would like to attend the parent meeting virtually, a zoom link can be found on the Texarkana Arkansas School District website and the TASD Facebook page.
The AHS Softball game scheduled for 5:00 pm today against Lake Hamilton at home has been cancelled. This game will be made up at a later date. #teamtasd #potentialrealized #saferazorbacks
Congratulations to the following AHS Basketball players #10 - Staijah Taylor - All-Conference #1 - Jordan Jones - All-Conference #4 - Audre Reed - All-Conference #24 - Nicholas Watson - All-Conference & All-State #teamtasd #potentialrealized #saferazorbacks
TASD WILL CONTINUE TO REQUIRE MASKS Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced that he will not extend the mask mandate. The previous directive from the Governor is now considered guidance. Although the health directives that governed our schools’ operations have been converted to guidance, the Arkansas Department of Health and the Arkansas Department of Education strongly advise districts to continue to follow all measures that have allowed successful in-person learning to occur. Since Governor Asa Hutchinson’s announcement, the TASD Board of Directors have not made a formal decision to continue, modify, or eliminate policies on mask requirements. However, the Texarkana Arkansas School District will continue to require staff and students to wear masks until the board meets to discuss changes, if any, for the remainder of the school year. While it is not possible to eliminate all risks associated with COVID-19, TASD has successfully provided in-person learning options since August 2020. This success can be attributed to the multiple layers of mitigation strategies that have been implemented in our district, such as social distancing, reduced class sizes, mask wearing, disinfecting and cleaning, handwashing, and physical distancing to the extent practical.
This is a reminder that tomorrow, Friday April 2, is a virtual day for all students; however, our campuses will be open and buses will run for students who wish to attend school. Additionally, the ACT Aspire testing window opens Monday, April 5. All traditional, hybrid, and virtual students in grades third through tenth are required to take the ACT Aspire assessment on their campus. TASD will continue to work diligently to maintain a safe environment as students prepare for the ACT Aspire test. Your child's campus will contact you with information regarding specific testing dates and times.
All schools and offices will be closed for Spring Break - March 22 - 26. Enjoy your break. #teamtasd #potentialrealized
Don’t forget to set your clock forward one hour for Daylight Saving Time 3/14/2021.
With the opening of the new middle school, there will be an increase in the number of students riding the bus. The increase in ridership will impact a few of our bus routes. Route change information will be sent home with students who ride route 1, 3, 4 or 5. If you do not receive the information by this Friday, please contact your child’s campus or the Transportation Department at 870-772-1281.
The North Heights Junior High staff and students are ten days away from moving into the new Arkansas Middle School. The new school will house sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students. However, only the seventh and eighth graders will move in this semester; sixth graders will start the 2021-2022 school year on the new campus. Principal Theresa Cowling said, “There is definitely a buzz of excitement in the air as our team of teachers and students prepare to transition to Arkansas Middle School.” Students and staff will move into the new school on March 8. “I have enjoyed being part of this historic moment; it is not every day that you have an opportunity to move into a new facility like our new middle school.” The $26 million building project began in 2017 with the restructuring of bonds. In addition to money from the bonds, the district received $6 million from the Arkansas Academic Facilities Partnership Program. “This is an exciting time for our district and the community,” commented Superintendent Dr. Kesler. Arkansas Middle School is 125,000 square feet and sits on 31 acres. The new campus will house 1,000 students and is equipped with state-of-the-art science and computer labs, two band halls, 2 gymnasiums, and much more. “Trice Elementary was built in 1983, and it was the newest school in the Texarkana Arkansas School District,” Kesler stated. “We are pleased that the district was able to build the new middle school without an increase to taxpayers.” A ribbon cutting ceremony will be announced at a later date. However, we invite you to countdown with us by following the Texarkana Arkansas School District on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
All Texarkana Arkansas School District campuses and offices will resume regular schedules on Monday, February 22. #teamtasd #potentialrealized #saferazorbacks
Inclement weather continues to cause unsafe travel conditions in our area. All Texarkana Arkansas School District campuses and offices will remain closed for the remainder of the week. Schools and offices will reopen on Monday, February 22. Thursday and Friday will be virtual learning days for students. Stay safe and warm.
Tonight’s regular scheduled meeting of the TASD Board of Education is postponed and rescheduled for Monday, February 22.
Freezing temperatures and additional snowfall will continue across our region. Road conditions are unsafe for travel as overnight and early morning temperatures continue to remain below freezing. Therefore, all Texarkana Arkansas School District campuses and offices will remain closed with plans to resume on Thursday, February 18. Tuesday and Wednesday will be virtual learning days for students. Please stay safe.