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The Fates turn

Hot Springs Intermediate School staff members, from left, Trudy Cansler, literacy facilitator, Cindy Evans, library media specialist, and Cynthia Moreland, math facilitator, collaborated to set up learning stations to introduce students to mythology. They acted as the Greek "Fates" in one of the stations, giving students riddles to solve during a scavenger hunt, and measured the students' "thread of life" based on the number of correct answers.

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CyberPatriots

Hot Springs World Class High School Navy JROTC Cadets, from left, Garrett Cannon, Jackson Ratcliff and Charles Bays participate in the state level of the CyberPatriot competition on Jan. 13. CyberPatriot is a national youth cyber education program sponsored by the Air Force Association.

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HSMS spelling bee

Blake McLelland won first place in the Hot Springs Middle School spelling bee on Jan. 10. Bonnie Shannon, center, placed second, and Lori Martin placed third.

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Mythical proportions

Sixth-grade students, from left, Victoria McNeal, Sawyer Simpson, Gage Adams and Kenneth Canady worked together to solve a riddle for an activity in Kate Neighbors' literacy class at Hot Springs Intermediate School during a unit on mythology. Students used text evidence to draw a depiction of an underworld, created slideshows to showcase the Greek gods and goddesses, learned about modern mythology in advertising and solved riddles involving the Greek "Fates" for a scavenger hunt.

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Learning through the Arts

Second-grade students in Tessa Campbell's class at Langston Aerospace and Environmental Studies Magnet School played drums during a recent Arkansas Learning Through the Arts program. Zinse Agginie taught students rhythm patters and African folk tales about Anansi the Spider.

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Education granted

Langston Aerospace and Environmental Studies Magnet School Principal Taryn Echols, center, congratulated teachers who were recently awarded $4,950 in new grants. Science facilitator Trina Burden, second from right, received a $3,000 grant from Henderson State University's STEM Center for science materials.

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Caring Place

Cutter Morning Star High School student Mabel Cameron, second from left, led a recent service project for the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America club to deliver "busy blankets" to residents of the Caring Place. Students sewed blankets for senior citizens suffering with Alzheimer's or dementia. Cameron delivered the blankets to the Caring Place with her classmates, from left, Layla Hagenah, Demi Bratton and Lexi Tutt. Stephanie Hamilton serves as the FCCLA sponsor.

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Conservation Club

Lake Ouachita State Park interpreter Kayla Gomance recently spoke to students in Jessieville Elementary School's fourth-grade Conservation Club about venomous snakes in Arkansas, as well as other wildlife in the park.

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Web quest

Ecuadorean exchange student Janisse Aguirre and her classmates in Jessica Cornell's English 11 class at Magnet Cove High School researched African-American authors Harriet Jacobs, Phillis Wheatley and Frederick Douglass for a web quest assignment.

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Pizza party

Haley Thornton's first-grade class at Cutter Morning Star Elementary School received a pizza party for winning the school's box top competition. The class collected more than 400 box tops during the fall semester.

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Slimy

Amaziah Reed worked with her classmates in Tina Lester's class at Lakeside Middle School to create different compounds in their "slime labs." Students tested and measured each slime for properties such as transmission of light, viscosity, bounce, reflectivity, malleability and fluorescence.

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Colorful treats

Magnet Cove High School students Olivia Hamby, left, Kristen Teeter and their classmates learned about colors in Regina Efird's Digital Communications I class by creating a color wheel using frosting, food coloring and vanilla wafers.

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