Hot Springs Life & Home magazine — January 2017
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Lake Hamilton Choirs Stay Busy

The Lake Hamilton Intermediate School 4th and 5th grade choirs have been busy! Students have performed for the Quapaw Rehab, Garrett Manor, Hot Springs Board of Realtors Christmas Luncheon, and at the Arkansas State Capitol! Choirs are under the direction of Paul Graves.

Mountain Pine Nurse Cares for All

Mountain Pine School District Nurse Rhonda Karn poses in the food pantry with the backpacks that she gives students. The students take them home on Fridays and return them on Mondays. Nurse Rhonda raises donations of food and supplies for students and sends them home in backpacks once a week. Thank you, Nurse Rhonda Karn!

Lake Hamilton Students Visit MASM

Lake Hamilton Elementary School students in Cambell Wilson's class recently took a field trip to MidAmerica Science Museum. During the field trip, students received a lesson on engineering and got to build a roller coaster in groups to learn about force and motion.

Local Dance Troupe Receives Grant

I Can! Dance, a Hot Springs-based dance troupe, is thankful for the Community Grant received from the Albert Pike Walmart store. The grant brightened the holiday season for everyone involved!

Fountain Lake Middle School Students Spell to Excel

Recently, Fountain Lake Middle School held a spelling bee. The following three students finished in the top three:1st Place, Kenlee Motley; 2nd Place, Chloe Stainbrook; and 3rd Place, Nadia Donaldson. Great job!

SJS Delivers Annual Toy Donation

Students at St. John's Catholic School held their annual St. Nicholas Toy Collection over the holidays. The toys were given to the Cooper Anthony Mercy Child Advocacy Center to be distributed to children that the center serves. Above, several St. John's students, Rev. James West, and Angela Isaacs, principal, are shown with the collected toys. Thank you, St. John’s Catholic School!

Kameron Hale Tournament Champs

Congratulations to the Lake Hamilton High School Lady Wolves and Wolves basketball teams for winning the Kameron Hale Invitational Tournament! The Lady Wolves defeated Hot Springs 62 - 43 in the finals. Sara Bershers was named Tournament MVP, Player of the Game was Taylor Wells, All Tournament team was Grace Tedder. The Wolves defeated Conway 52 - 43 in the finals. MVP of the tournament was Larenz Nero. Clyde Hill was player of the game and Jordan Harper was on the All Tournament Team. Jordan Harper tied the school record for 3 pointers in a game (10) during the semifinals against Searcy. The recipients of the $500 college scholarships from the Kamo's Kids Foundation were Anna Ledbetter and Jordan Harper.

Fountain Lake Students Tour FBI

Mrs. Melissa Howard's 5th grade class was part of a special program called "Fifth Grade Fridays.” The students in her class were among 50 students in Arkansas that toured the FBI headquarters, met several staff members, got to ask career questions, received tips on internet safety, and learned a lot about what it takes to work for the FBI. Students also got to meet Spartacus ( the Alaskan Malamute) an FBI counseling dog.

CMS High School Choir Sings at AR State Capitol Rotunda

The Cutter Morning Star High School Choir recently traveled to Little Rock and performed at the State Capitol for “Sounds of the Seasons.” The choir is under the direction of Jill Williams.

Hot Springs Students Drill With ATU

Hot Springs Intermediate School 5th and 6th-graders joined Arkansas Tech University’s Volleyball Team for a skill and drill session. ATU’s team was in town from Russellville to compete in the Great American Conference Volleyball Tournament at Bank of the Ozarks Arena. Way to Mentor, ATU!

CMS Spanish Club Welcomes Bilingual Speaker

Elementary students who had met their goal in the Cutter Morning Star Spanish Club got the opportunity to practice their Spanish with a bilingual speaker, Juan Diaz. Mr. Diaz comes to the school once a month to help the students practice their Spanish-speaking skills.

Fountain Lake’s Stillian Named Co-Leader for EAST Conference

EAST (Environmental and Spatial Technologies) at Fountain Lake Charter High School is excited to announce that senior systems administrator, Chris Stillian, was named Co-Leader for the EAST Conference Tech Support Team. The Technical Support Team plays an important role in helping the conference run smoothly. Team members work closely with the EAST Technical Support staff to assist in the set-up, support and breakdown of equipment in all breakout sessions and provide technical support to attendees on the exhibit floor as needed. Chris served as a team member last year and was chosen as co-leader after an extensive application and interview process. He and his co-leader will be responsible for assisting in planning the Leadership Team Retreat, creating Tech Team schedules for the conference, and ensuring that everything related to technology runs smoothly during the March event that will be attended by thousands of students, educators and community leaders. Congratulations, Chris!

Hot Springs Students Say “Oui!”

Célébrons -“Let’s Celebrate!” French class students at Hot Springs Intermediate School are studying how various shared celebrations influence our lives. Vive la France!

HSSD Spelling Bee Champs

Hot Springs Intermediate School and Park Magnet Elementary recently held their school spelling bees. Winners included (from HSIS): Sandler Moore, 1st Place; Paris Gordon, 2nd Place, and Bianca Thomas, 3rd Place; from Park Magnet: Lauren Scrivner, 1st Place; Anthony Guardado, 2nd Place, and Seth Henley, 3rd Place. Congratulations, all!

Lake Hamilton Girls of Promise Attend Coding Summit

In December, a group of girls from Karma Turner's computer science classes attended the Girls of Promise Coding Summit. This event was sponsored by the Women's Foundation of Arkansas, in collaboration with the Office of the Governor and The coding summit was held at Acxiom, Corp. in celebration of Computer Science Education Week.

Lake Hamilton Students Give Back

Instead of doing a small gift exchange at their class party, Sarah Knabe's students at Lake Hamilton Elementary School decided to give back this year! After learning that the Lake Hamilton Parent Center was in need of socks, the students brought socks to donate and presented them to LH Parent and Community Coordinator, Renae Carrouth, at their party. Way to share the Reason for the Season!

St. John’s Students Give Back

St. John’s Catholic School’s 8th grade “Mercy In Me” class helped wrap Christmas gifts for needy children today at Project CHRISTmas Tree . They also learned about this wonderful charity that will grant Christmas wishes for over 130 children this year. Well done!