Rose Bud School District hosted their first author visit Friday, December 5. The award winning author, Carla Killough McClafferty, is an Arkansas native and has written seven nonfiction books over a variety of topics. Ms. McClafferty met with the high school athletes and, using her latest book Fourth Down and Inches: Concussions and Football's Make-Or-Break Moment, discussed the seriousness of concussions and the long-term effects that can develop. For the third through sixth graders, Ms. McClafferty presented her book The Many Faces of George Washington: Remaking a Presidential Icon where she discussed her research into George Washington's appearance at pivotal moments in his life. After the presentations, Ms. McClafferty answered questions, signed autographs, and took pictures for both the staff and students of Rose Bud.
Photos taken by Cassandra Stafford
The Elementary School hosted a Parent Math night. Mr. Jackson, Elementary Principal, began the night with a welcome to our parents and held an open question and answer session with the parents. Then the teachers from each grade demonstrated math lessons to the parents and gave tips on how to best help students at home with math homework.
The teachers who presented were Miss Shonda Cotton-Kindergarten, Mrs. Tonya Chandler-1st Grade, Mrs. Ann Lester-2nd Grade, Mrs.Rhonda Garrard-3rd Grade, Mrs. Terri Adams and Mrs. Becky Henry-4th Grade, Mr. Clayton Johnston-5th Grade.
Refreshments were served and door prizes were given. The students who attended worked with the school counselor, Mrs. Christy English. They created homework folders and discussed strategies for remembering to turn in homework.
We choose to host this night because we wanted to give parents a better understanding of the math curriculum that we are using in the classroom. We at Rose Bud Elementary are very proud of the parents, teachers, and students who came together to make this night a success.
The 6th Annual Pumpkin Painting Project at Rose Bud Elementary School was a huge success! There were 104 pumpkins entered from kindergarten through 6th grade. One over all winner, a best effort winner, a GT student winner, and one winner per grade level were awarded metals and certificates. Winning pumpkins were also featured in a Red Ribbon Week Parade See the full list of winners.
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Mrs. Amanda Wingert's first grade class incubated chicken eggs for 21 days and got to watch them begin to hatch. Each day, students learned what changes were taking place inside the egg. Students helped monitor the temperature in the incubator and saw their hard work pay off when one of the eggs finally hatched!
We are excited to be in our new building addition! It is approximately 5000 sq. ft. and contains two new classrooms and a new high school office complex. It was completed in time for the 2014-2015 school year which began on August 18, 2014. The overall cost of construction was $912,404. The project also included the renovation of the old office space into an additional classroom.
Our high school staff and administration have really enjoyed the new addition.
I would like to welcome you to the Rose Bud School District. Our district currently has approximately 850 students in kindergarten through grade 12 and we also have an ABC early childhood classroom for three and four year old students.
The district employs 70 certified staff members which helps us keep a very desirable student/teacher ratio. We also employ 18 classified staff members who offer direct assistance to the teaching staff. Our academic program in Rose Bud is very strong. In 2012-2013 our graduating class was offered approximately one million dollars in college scholarships.
We have a wide variety of vocational offerings in Rose Bud as well. Vocational students can choose from at least eleven vocational programs of study. Our district’s ideal size allows us to keep that small town feel, while also allowing us to offer the academic experience and vocational opportunities of much larger districts. Please stop by for a tour of our schools or feel free to call me at 501-556-5815 if I you need any more information regarding our school district.