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Wednesday
February 10, 2016

School

Mr. Fountain Lake

Hannah Slajer, left, 2015 Miss Fountain Lake, congratulated Donnie Arendt for being named 2016 Mr. Fountain Lake. The school held the annual Mr. Fountain Lake Pageant as a fundraiser for the Class of 2016. The pageant consisted of 14 males from the senior class. Arendt received a $100 prize and won Most Talented with a prize of $20 to Home Plate and two movie tickets to Cinema 10.

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Celebration

Members of the Lakeside School Board recently celebrated with the five athletes who earned top finishes in the Special Olympics state bowling competition held in December.

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Funnel for FFA

Robert Goodeaux helps provide funnel cakes at a Fountain Lake home basketball game to provide support for members of the Future Farmers of America club. Goodeaux's daughter, Jessa, is the president of the school's FFA club.

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Youth Award

Local attorney Byron Cole Rhodes, right, recently awarded a Garland County Youth Award to Jamie Loe on behalf of the Byron Cole Rhodes Family Foundation. Other recipients this year included Carlie Dodd and Katelynn Wheeler.

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Cobra Jazz

Four members, from left, of the new Fountain Lake Cobra Jazz Band are Thomas Whitwell, senior; Irie Thoms, senior; Johnathan Edwards, sophomore; and Jeremy Holmes, freshman. The Cobra Band will start the jazz band to perform at the spring concert and other events around Hot Springs.

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Literacy info

Gardner STEM Magnet School literacy coach Janie Hill, right, and other literacy coaches in the Hot Springs School District were recently asked to present at the Arkansas Association of Curriculum and Instructional Administrators conference in Little Rock.

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Math fact fluent

Lake Hamilton Elementary School third-grader Aaron Abernathy earned a 100-percent math fact fluency on ReflexMath in Holly Morgan's class. He received a certificate for four free ounces of frozen yogurt from Orange Leaf.

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Mock trial

Hot Springs Intermediate School student Erik Mankiller, left, with Athena Povlovich acted as the defense in a recent mock trial in Dudley Webb's class. The objective of Webb's mock trials was to make a real-world connection between argumentative writing components and the application of those components.

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Phases of the moon

Brailey Golden, a second-grade student at Lake Hamilton Elementary School, displays the Oreo cookies she used to demonstrate the phases of the moon. Students in Shari Misener's class learned about the phases of the moon and the cookies were used to demonstrate how the moon changes from a new moon to a full moon each month.

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Junior Beta

Members of the Hot Springs Middle School Junior Beta Club attended the seventh annual Arkansas Junior Beta Convention at the Hot Springs Convention Center and competed in various academic, arts and teamwork competitions. Two students, Dennis Agnew and Cooper Bull, placed in the top five for Division 1 in Spelling and Math.

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Awareness for Kindness

Fountain Lake Charter High School senior Autumn Sims, right, met Kelsey Tainsh, left, a former athlete, actress and now a motivational speaker after she spoke to high school and middle school students about kindness. Tainsh shares how she survived multiple brain tumors and subsequent medical complications. Her speech motivated students to participate in the Great Kindness Challenge from Jan. 25-29.

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EAST Conference

Fountain Lake Charter High School students Arthur Fertel, back, and Ben Chaney in the Environmental and Spatial Technologies program work on their project for the EAST Initiative's 20th annual conference at the Hot Springs Convention Center in March. Projects Fountain Lake will present at the conference include an improved KeyMouse model, a specialized cane for the vision impaired and a legacy video about EAST at the school. The legacy video will feature interviews with EAST alumni and community partners.

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Flat traveler

The flat traveler for Easton Smith, a third-grade student at Lake Hamilton Elementary School, visited AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. Students in Jessica Carr's class recently read the book, "Flat Stanley." Students in Carr's class made their own flat travelers and visited almost half the United States and two foreign countries.

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Service above self

Hot Springs Sunrise Rotary Club members, from left, Marilee Moreland, Helen Ball and Jami McNeely recently delivered multiple bags of donated items including toothbrushes, toothpaste and socks to Langston Aerospace and Environmental Studies Magnet School.

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