School

Natural learning

Lakeside Primary School kindergartners, from left, Colton Smith, Joseph Talos, Bella Grace Young and Brayden Baldwin display their Arkansas collages from a unit in Elizabeth Roberson's class. Roberson reached out to the United States Department of Agriculture during the summer to create new units of study for her class. The department has provided hands-on learning materials.

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State reps

Nine seniors at Hot Springs High School represented the school this summer at the Arkansas American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls State programs. The separate week-long educational events allow participants to become a part of the operation of his or her assigned local, county and state governments.

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Go green

The Lakeside School District started its "Go Green Initiate" last year. From recycling to energy, each campus had a focus to not only build a better Lakeside, but help the environment. The district made 748,141 fewer copies than during the 2013-2014 school year.

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Boo Hoo/Yahoo

The Lake Hamilton Parent Center hosted a "Boo Hoo/Yahoo" breakfast for kindergarten parents Monday morning. Parents met with Parent Teacher Organization officers and learned about the services offered by the Parent Center.

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New teachers

Cutter Morning Star recently welcomed new teachers and school employees to the district during the back to school meeting.

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No Place for Hate

Diane Smith, principal of Park International Baccalaureate Magnet School, presents the banner signifying the school's designation as "No Place For Hate," presented by the Anti-Defamation League.

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Wolf Fan Fridays

Lake Hamilton Primary School first-grade student, Lucas Whisenhunt, won the first #WolfFanFriday contest of the year during the first week of school. Whisenhunt won a Lake Hamilton shirt and a free personal pizza and drink from Big J's Pizza Shack.

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First day

Lake Hamilton Primary School kindergarten student Eli Eberwein, right, was escorted by his mother, Amanda Lynch, to class on his first day of kindergarten.

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New staff

Hot Springs Middle School Math teacher and junior high boy's basketball coach Willie Isadore speaks during a recent training for new district staff members. Isadore is a 2009 alumni of Hot Springs High School.

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LH institutes program

PEARCY -- The Lake Hamilton School District has begun a new focus to create a culture of literacy in every home through the "One District, One Book" program.

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Lakeside scholars

Rachel Shankles, left, gathered with scholarship winners during the Lakeside Alumni Association Day's All Alumni Day earlier this year. The association has awarded 58 scholarships in the past 14 years. This year's scholarship winners, from left, included Emily Do, Chase Allison, Caton Jones, Tylor Clark, Lindsey Larson and Elisabeth Talos.

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School prep

Hot Springs School District K-4 staff members attended a professional development day of mini-conferences during the district's three in-service days before the start of school. The conferences were organized by Janice McCoy, director of elementary education, and held at Oaklawn Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School. Students returned to school on Monday.

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