El Dorado News

September 20, 2018
El Dorado News Times

Annual ‘STEM Night’ draws hundreds

Smackover Norphlet School District sees 650-700 attendees

SMACKOVER — The Smackover-Norphlet School Board heard reports about the success of the district’s third annual Family STEM Night event and a grant awarded by Lanxess.

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Parkers Chapel schools adopt districtwide grading policy

Superintendent: Cafeteria interior ‘finally complete’

PARKERS CHAPEL — At its meeting Monday night, the Parkers Chapel School Board approved an amendment to the district’s grading policy, making it “standardized” among all teachers. Prior to the amendment, grading was “kind of left wide open.” While it still gives teachers flexibility, the new policy will introduce uniformity across the district, said Michael White, district superintendent.

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Junction City School Board signs off on bond sale

Move will finance high school elective building project

JUNCTION CITY — The Junction City School Board approved a motion to close the sale of a $1.3 million construction bond to finance the district’s high school elective building project at its meeting Tuesday night.

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Veteran: 91-year-old WWII veteran Jarrell Felton was escorted by his great-granddaughter Savannah Jo Felton during Hugh Goodwin’s annual Veterans Day parade yesterday.

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Hope House Groundbreaking

Groundbreaking: Above, Agape House Children’s Home celebrates the beginning of its Hope House, a transition home for foster children 16 years and older, with a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday. Pictured, from left, are Agape House parent Becky Mitchell, social services director Elcy Easter, Union County Judge Mike Loftin, Agape board directors Anne Hegi, Craig Mobley, Allison Brackin, Melinda Gatheright; executive director PJ Yarbrough, El Dorado City Council member Dianne Hammond; board directors Kimberly Thomas, Tammie Peppers, Buddy McAdams; and volunteer Mary McAdams. Below, First Baptist Church presented a donation as a result of their recent fundraiser of selling parking spots during the Murphy Arts District’s opening weekend. Pictured from left are Agape House social services director Elcy Easter, board director Allison Brackin, First Baptist Church senior pastor Jonathan Kelley; Agape executive director PJ Yarbrough, board directors Kimberly Thomas, Melinda Gatheright and Craig Mobley.

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STEM Night

Construction: With the help of Lanxess, Smackover-Norphlet students (above) explore the science of slime yesterday during the school district’s STEM Night at Norphlet Middle School. Left, Dalton Baker looks on as his mother Christina Brown attempts to construct a monopolar motor using a battery, magnets and wire.

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