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MAGNOLIA SCHOOLS TO HOLD COVID VACCINATION CLINIC
The Magnolia School District will hold a Covid vaccination clinic Friday, September 24, for District students and staff. Students twelve years and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine. Both first and second doses of the vaccine will be available at the clinic.
The clinic for students in grades 9-12 will begin a 9:00 a.m. in the Panther Arena lobby.
Students in grades 6-8 will receive their vaccine at 1:30 p.m. in the Magnolia Middle School auditorium.
District staff members may receive the vaccine at either location.
Parents may be pick up immunization forms in the front offices of the Magnolia Middle School, Freshman Academy, Magnolia High School, or the District Administration Building.
Completed immunization forms must be returned to the respective campus school nurse's office by end of the day Wednesday, September 22.
JESSICA TALLEY WINS BESSIE B. MOORE AWARD
East Side Elementary School teacher, Jessica Talley, was recently surprised at a pep assembly given in her honor. Surrounded by the second grade student body, East Side teachers, and District personnel, Mrs. Talley was recognized as one of five Economics Arkansas’ Bessie B. Moore award winners for the 2020-2021 school year. Marsha Masters, Associate Director of Economics Arkansas presented Mrs. Talley with the “Bessie” award and a check for $1,000.
Economics Arkansas launched the Bessie B. Moore Awards program in 1995 to honor exemplary teachers for successfully developing outstanding economic and personal finance classroom projects. Arkansas educators in grades PreK-12 may enter the program by submitting written descriptions of their creative projects. These projects are reviewed and judged by an independent panel of economic education specialists. The winners receive $1,000 cash awards, statewide recognition and “The Bessie.”
During the Magnolia READS financial literacy campaign in the spring of 2021, Jessica used her project, Billy Sure Could; We Sure Can, Too! to integrate economic concepts into her classroom lessons. Her K-2 students participated in various activities to learn about the world of finance and economics.
Economics Arkansas (through the Arkansas Council on Economic Education) is a private, non-profit, non-partisan educational organization founded in 1962 by Dr. Arch Ford, with Dr. Bessie B. Moore as its first executive director, to promote economic literacy in Arkansas. Its mission is to equip PreK-12 schools with standards-based resources and professional development to teach economics, personal finance and the free enterprise system. It uses practical, innovative and inspiring methods so that Arkansas students can master an understanding of economics and personal finance and apply that knowledge for success in the free enterprise system.view image
DAI NOTIFIED OF NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALIST STATUS
Guangqian Christopher Dai, a senior at Magnolia High School, has been notified by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation that he has been named a Semifinalist in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Chris is the son of Yonghu Dai and Juping Wang.
FOOTBALL SCHEDULE UPDATES
The JV football game scheduled tonight with Texarkana has been canceled.
The 7th grade game has been postponed and will be played before the junior high games on Thursday. This game should start at 5:00.
JOHN WARD SELECTED ARKANSAS SUPERINTENDENT OF THE YEAR
During the regularly scheduled Magnolia School Board meeting on Monday, September 13, 2021, Superintendent John Ward was surprised with an official visit from members of the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators. AAEA Executive Director, Mike Hernandez presented Mr. Ward with the 2021-2022 Arkansas Superintendent of the Year award. Ward starts this fall in his eighth year as superintendent of the Magnolia School District.view image