Dear Parents: Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this pandemic. We realize you have many questions, and we are trying to put together a plan for starting school back in August that is safe for our kids, follows guidance from Arkansas Department of Health and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, and still provides our kids with some sense of normalcy. We have had over 60 teachers, parents, healthcare workers and other stakeholders developing this plan, and we are close to completing a document for release. There are a few questions we would like your input on prior to finalizing our plan and releasing the documents. We ask that you take a minute to complete the survey by Sunday, July 12, 2020. https://rb.gy/3jkhif Thank you!
We can't think of a better way to wrap up this extra special weekend than by introducing the newest member of the East Side team! She has already been apart of our family but we are thrilled to call her our newest second grade teacher! "Hey East Side Elementary!! I’m Alli Phillips and I’m so happy to be joining the East Side family as a second grade teacher! I have two precious kids, Levi (6) and Linley (2), and love spending time with my family! I’m a Magnolia School District alum, I student taught in second grade, and graduated from SAU this past December! This will be my first year in a class room and I’m so excited to get to work beside the awesome teachers and staff that taught me so much while student teaching!! I’m extremely ready to be at East Side for an amazing 2020-2021 school year!! GO PANTHERS!" Help us in welcoming Mrs. Phillips! Only the best at EES!!!
UPDATE! TODAY'S MJCL FOOD DISTRIBUTION HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONCERNS! FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 2020!
Next up in our Star-Studded New Teacher Spotlight is Miss Ali Hardy! We are thrilled this Panther is coming home! She more than impressed during her internship at Kindergarten this past year and we consider ourselves lucky to call her our newest kindergarten teacher! "Hi everyone! I am Ali Hardy and I am super excited to be a new kindergarten teacher! I recently graduated from Southern Arkansas University. I will be getting married to Caleb Ward on September 5th. I grew up in Magnolia and loved being a panther so, I was very happy to become apart of a great school district. I cannot wait to meet everyone!" Help is in welcoming Miss Hardy who will be known to us as Mrs. Ward very soon! :)
Help us in welcoming our new counselor, Mrs. Franks! “Hello East Side Family! I am Anissa Franks, and I am beyond excited to be your new School Counselor. I have been married to my awesome husband for 12 years. Previously, I have taught 8th Grade English for three years, 5th Grade English (one year), and Pre-K (three years). After careful consideration, I decided to pursue a career in counseling. I’m elated to begin my counseling career with you all. I look forward to connecting and collaborating with you all very soon. I am confident that we will work together to make this an awesome school year! Best Wishes, Anissa Franks”
BAILEY COBURN RECOGNIZED AS DISTRICT TEACHER OF THE YEAR The Magnolia School Board recognized East Side Elementary School music teacher, Bailey Coburn as the 2020 District Teacher of the Year at their regular meeting on June 15. Superintendent, John Ward read Mrs. Coburn’s biography and then presented her with a plaque of recognition. Bailey will now represent the Magnolia School District in the Arkansas Teacher of the Year (ATOY) competition. Arkansas regional finalists will be announced the week of July 3-8. Regional finalists will also attend a reception ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock on July 31, where the four ATOY finalists will be announced. During the fall of 2020, the ATOY selection panel will visit the finalists’ schools for classroom observation and interviews. The 2021 Arkansas Teacher of the Year will then be announced sometime prior to December 20, 2020.
BAILEY COBURN RECOGNIZED AS DISTRICT TEACHER OF THE YEAR The Magnolia School Board recognized East Side Elementary School art teacher, Bailey Coburn as the 2020 District Teacher of the Year at their regular meeting on June 15. Superintendent, John Ward read Mrs. Coburn’s biography and then presented her with a plaque of recognition. Bailey will now represent the Magnolia School District in the Arkansas Teacher of the Year (ATOY) competition. Arkansas regional finalists will be announced the week of July 3-8. Regional finalists will also attend a reception ceremony at the Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock on July 31, where the four ATOY finalists will be announced. During the fall of 2020, the ATOY selection panel will visit the finalists’ schools for classroom observation and interviews. The 2021 Arkansas Teacher of the Year will then be announced sometime prior to December 20, 2020.
BAILEY COBURN SELECTED MAGNOLIA SCHOOL DISTRICT TEACHER OF THE YEAR Magnolia School District personnel recently selected Bailey Coburn as the 2020 District Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Coburn is the music teacher at East Side Elementary School where she instructs approximately six hundred students in grades 1-3. Bailey is a graduate of Ashdown High School and Henderson State University. She began her career in Magnolia when she did her student teaching in the fall of 2014. She assisted with the band program and with East Side’s music program. After earning her Bachelors of Music in Education, Bailey taught in the El Dorado and Spring Hill school districts. However, she was always drawn back to Magnolia, working as the high school receptionist and finally returning to East Side as the elementary music teacher. At East Side, Bailey teaches approximately 600 students per week. She incorporates music from many cultures and time periods. She leads five music programs each year, including last year’s first-ever East Side Veterans Day program. She also includes self-regulation exercises in music class and began a weekly yoga program for students with behavioral and/or sensory issues. Bailey is married to Russell Coburn, a former Magnolia band director. They have one son, Henry, who will be three in June. They also have their rescue dog, Molly. Bailey’s hobbies include playing piano and ukulele, learning new technology, and taking naps. She loves to uplift her coworkers and come up with innovative ideas for the classroom. She can often be found with a to-do list in one hand and a Dr. Pepper in the other. Bailey is also an advocate for mental health and pushes her students to do their best. Mrs. Bailey is now eligible for the 2020 Arkansas Teacher of the Year competition.
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OzoTown For those that were able to get on with me, the website to practice more (or challenge yourself and finish up) is https://games.ozoblockly.com/ozotown-basic See you next week at 11!
So excited to be sending out more typing certificates! If your child finishes up to the assessment, email me at email@example.com and I’ll get it printed. 😊🥳💻
Congratulations to our East Side Teacher of the Year, Bailey Coburn! We are thankful to have Mrs. Coburn as part of our team! She has a heart for students and is always coming up with creative and fun ways for our students to learn! We can't wait to see what this trailblazer has in store next for our students! Her colleagues had this to say about her! "BAILEY COBURN! She is phenomenal, and seriously a treasure for the school district. I have seen her lead with such passion and care for all students. She has done an incredible job during this time of continuing to teach online. I mean, have you seen her Facebook page?! I remember students on the playground singing and dancing to songs learned during music, and oh my were they having a blast! The musicals that she pulls together for our students are showstoppers. I cannot simply say enough about how wonderful of a job she does with our students; you really have to see her in action. Everything is done and said with such purpose….. YOU ARE AWESOME!!! (Hands down should be teacher of the year)"-Mrs. Nix "I very much appreciate Mrs. Coburn!! She not only goes above and beyond for music, she is OUTSTANDING at offering extra support of classroom behavior by offering additional incentives, checking on students, and communicating with the teachers for earned rewards!! I have seen on numerous accounts, her implementing our classroom curriculum into her music class to offer additional repetitive instruction to build foundational skills across the board! Toot Toot to Mrs. Coburn!!! We are so lucky to have her!!🎉"-Mrs. Shackelford
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Magnolia School District has been approved to join forces with Baylor University to offer the Meals-To-You program. What does this mean? It means that meals for your student(s) will be delivered to your home! Each household, with children ages 1-18 who qualify for free or reduced school meals, will need to go to the website www.mealstoyou.org and sign up by Monday, May 11th. PLEASE help share this to get the word out. This program will be replacing the food service delivery we have been doing since mid-March. Magnolia School District will not deliver meals after this Friday, 05/08. This is a great opportunity for our community!
Parent Shout Outs for Teacher Appreciation Week! If you'd like to send a Teacher Shout Out, email Whitteni.firstname.lastname@example.org or comment on this post. We will be sure to feature it! #panthernation
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Finished the video for one of the digital escape rooms! I'll send the Zoom link tomorrow!! https://rooms-production.s3.amazonaws.com/430a94db-2feb-4d58-84d6-1ddbfc5408e8/DIGITAL%20BREAKOUT%20.mov
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AMI UPDATES! AMI packets K-3 will be available for pickup at the East Side Office entrance. Packets will be in Filing cabinets outside of the building labeled by weeks. Materials will be one page per week. Materials from past weeks will also be available for those that didn’t receive them for Days 1-20. We will have materials ready on the following schedule. Materials for April 20-May 1 will be ready for pick up on April 20 Materials for May 4-15 will be ready for pick up on May 4 Materials for May 18-29 will be ready for pick up on May 18 We ask that parents keep all completed packets at home at this time.-Mrs. Rader
KINDERGARTEN PRE-REGISTRATION Due to the circumstances surrounding the effects of the Corona virus, the annual Kindergarten Pre-Registration Clinic has been canceled. However, parents are encouraged to get a head start and begin the pre-registration process using PowerSchool Online Registration. Parents with the resources to upload all the required forms electronically can complete the entire registration process in PowerSchool. If parents are unable to get any/all of the forms into an electronic format, then paper versions will be available once the school district has reopened. To access the PowerSchool, parents should go to the Magnolia School District website at www.magnoliaschools.net. >>> Click EXPLORE at the top of the page >>> Click the REGISTRATION down arrow >>> Click PowerSchool Online Registration Parents will start a PowerSchool account and then proceed to the registration process. Parents using this PowerSchool account will also be able to update information for any of their other children who attend the Magnolia School District. If a student is pre-registered prior to June 25, 2020, the following documents should be uploaded through the PowerSchool Registration process. Paper copies may also be brought to the District Registrar’s office or the Kindergarten Center once the District reopens. 1. One (1) Proof of Residence 2. Proof of Age (Birth certificate or other state approved document) 3. Social Security Number 4. Immunization Record 5. Proof of Physical Examination **PRE-K & KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS ONLY** 6. Home Language Survey 7. Health History Form Students currently enrolled at Walker Pre-Kindergarten Center during the 2019-2020 school year will not pre-register through PowerSchool. Parents will be asked to update registration information at a later date.
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With on-site instruction cancelled for the remainder of the year, please know East Side isn’t going anywhere! We will still be here for you! Please continue to connect with those teachers who are reaching out to you, most daily! We are just getting started with the virtual learning! Hold on tight! It’s going to be a fun ride! And as always, it’s a great day to be a Panther! 🐾❤️
Magnolia Schools Superintendent Mr. John Ward gives an update on COVID-19 and our District. Click the link below to view the update video: https://youtu.be/moEmPtyDNis
We can’t even keep up with all the bears that are popping up! MAGNOLIA! YOU ROCK! You have served us a HUGE piece of humble pie! We are thankful to be a small part of such a close-knit community! During these trying times, it is important to remember....TOGETHER WE WILL....make it through this stronger than ever before!
I stopped by my classroom to pick up materials that I will be using to teach with from home. The quiet halls were sad for sure. Then my eyes caught the student work that hangs outside of my classroom. It was a reminder of how each little face makes up such an important part of our Panther family. Our days aren't perfect but our love for one another, among teachers and students, is always present.
Columbia County! Business Owners and Residents! Mr. Ward! Mrs. Penney Talley! Mrs. Sonya Russell! Dr. and Dr. Berry! Mayor Vann! East Side Parents! Magnolia Fire and Police Department! Mrs. Jennifer Hubbard! Downtown Magnolia! Can you help us?!? Place a Teddy Bear in your window! East Side is going hunting in the morning!
Teachers, students, and parents are ZOOMING, FACETIMING, and going LIVE! We are seeing read alouds, math talks, and literacy lessons continue. We are also seeing teachers singing their silly songs and making funny faces because we know sometimes that the familiar face of their teacher is what they really need!
I want to give a shout out to Mr. Glenn Whootenn at MJHS for helping teachers set up Teacher Pages on our district web-site. He also taught me how to make my own assessments to upload in Edulastic! Another shout out to Mr. Dave Graham for showing us how to use Microsoft 365 to interact with our students! So many teachers on all the campuses coming together to help each other grow as teachers. Now that's what it's all about! Proud to be a Panther!-Mrs. Arnold
I’m sorry I left off epic login info on the original page! https://www.getepic.com/sign-in Click Students and Educators then class code is VRR3720. Kinders can use the “Guest” teacher if they want😊
Here’s abcmouse info! You can add up to three younger siblings or try out one of their sites for older grades. It won’t be where they are in lab, but the extra practice won’t hurt. 😉 Feel free to email me if I can help in any way: email@example.com I miss our kiddos! Give hugs and high-fives for me. ❤️
My third grade students have been using my Symbaloo page for literacy activities and they love it! It’s been a great resource for us. Students please keep reading and writing while we are on an extended break. They can find it by searching Arnold Third Grade or We love literacy! www.ArnoldThirdGradeSymbaloo
Heaven gained one of our East Side Angels today. Our deepest condolences to Makayla’s family during this time. Makayla loved the color blue, all things Panther (especially PawPaw and Boys Basketball), JoJo, her brothers and sisters, and tacos from Taco Bell! Rest In Peace, sweet girl! 🙏🏻💙🐾 #pantherstrong #makaylastrong
Some clarification on AMI Information for this week: AMI assignments are made available online at www.magnoliaschools.net under the News section. Links to each campus are provided. AMI assignment packets may also be picked up on the individual campuses from 1:00-3:00 today. For anyone who is unable to access the online assignments or pick them up on the campuses, the AMI assignment packets will be available at the following lunch pick-up locations Tuesday-Friday, March 17-20: o Central Elementary Cafeteria Drive Through- 11:00-1:00 o West Side Park-12:00-12:30 o South Side Park-12:00-12:30 o McNeil Old School-12:00-12:30 o Waldo Old Fire Station-12:00-12:30 o Village Old School-12:00-12:30
The Magnolia School District will close all campuses and office buildings on Friday, March 13, 2020 in order that faculty, staff, and students may attend the State 4A Basketball Tournament in Hot Springs. The Magnolia High School Panthers will be defending their state championship title when they take on the Mills University Studies Comets at the Hot Springs Convention Center. Game time is set for 7:45 pm. A make-up day will be determined and announced on a later date.
Second grade Superheroes had their first Flashlight Friday! We are building our reading stamina. Students were so excited to read independently by flashlight. When the timer went off, they begged for just “five more minutes!” Nothing makes my teacher heart happier than to see my students applying their strategies to understand and enjoy what they are reading! —Mrs Langley 🐾
Can we brag on one of our Panther Partners for a minute?!?! Recently East Side students (1st-3rd) showed COMPASSION (word of the month) by collecting Change for CCAPS. Classrooms competed against each other for an ice cream party. The students and staff raised over $2,000! It was an extremely successful project! BUT all of that change had to be counted and it took quite some time! Peoples Bank went above and beyond to help our staff conquer this task. They stayed after hours to get the job done, donated to this cause from their own pockets, and then let us use their big check for the presentation ceremony! That is going above and beyond! THANK YOU, PEOPLES BANK!
Arkansas Children's visited with us today about Dental Health! This month we will be doing screenings with your permission. Parents, please fill out dental consent and return to school regardless if you do or don't want your child to receive dental services. If your student's class has all forms returned, they will receive a goody bag and the teacher will receive a cup!
We had a great lesson over the different types of farms and the food we get from them presented to us today by FFA student Carlin Whaley. She did a great job! The students were engaged and loved it. The FFA program even donated the book to our classroom library so the students could read it and look at it more.-Mrs. Selph
FUMC Panther Partner Jamie Waller led the last session of the month for our Compassion Kids! He spoke to them about the Magnolia Regional Medical Center Foundation Board that he serves on! The students learned about MASH, how we keep such a fantastic hospital in our community and that TODAY marks the 10 year anniversary of the new hospital! Thank you, Mr. Waller!
Thank you, FUMC Panther Partners! Mrs. Pharr’s class had a great time at their Game Day! Mr. Loper, Coach and Mrs. Lindsey, and Coach Nipper hosted a Game Day these students won’t soon forget! Students were put the test mentally and physically! At the end, students were recognized for courage, athleticism, and attitude!
FUMC Panther Partner Cecil McConnell, a chemical engineer, visited Mrs. Shackelford’s class for Career Orientation! He spoke with the students about the changes he has seen in engineering in his 40 years of this career! Mainly he has seen more and more women as engineers! The students were especially interested in the chemicals he works with and his safety gear! Thank you, Mr. McConnell!
Everyone's talking about the new Magnolia Schools Mobile App. Are you wondering what it's all about? Check out this video! It will answer any questions you may have, and then some! https://youtu.be/YJ25s03oPUs Download the free app using the links below using the link that's right for your device! Android: http://bit.ly/3aO03J4 or iPhone: https://apple.co/2tRYTeO.
Thank you, Mrs. Whitelaw! You got our FUMC Panther Partner Community Compassion Group off to a great start! This group will hear from various FUMC members over the month of February who are involved in COMPASSION (word of the month) projects within our community. At the end of the month, these students will take a trip to the Stewpot!
These six students represented East Side Elementary School tonight at the regular scheduled district board meeting. They presented each school board member, as well as, Mr. Ward with a masterpiece specially crafted for them guided by the expertise of Mrs. Graham! We appreciate our board members and all they do for our students, staff, school, district and community!
East Side is proud to announce we will be partnering with First United Methodist Church and Central Arkansas Development Council as February Panther Partners! Panther Partner plans for this month include: -Book Clubs -Book Buddies -Etiquette Classes -Game Day -Community Helper Program -Career Orientation -Stewpot Field Trip Be on the lookout for an exciting month with our Panther Partners!
🎉Exciting news!🎉 We now have... 1. An updated website AND app magnoliaschools.net 2. A Facebook page East Side Elementary 3. Instagram https://www.instagram.com/magnoliaeastsidepanthers/ 4. Twitter EESMagnoliaAR So whatever makes your heart happy to stay up to date on your East Side Panthers, we have got you covered! You don’t want to miss a thing!