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"We will be a school/district with an unrelenting focus on learning. All students are expected to succeed; failure is not an option."
All the kindergarten students LOVE visiting Davis Feed Store -- Mrs. Joan gives them reindeer food to sprinkle on the lawn on Christmas Eve!
KaitLynn smiles shyly as she tells Santa her secret Christmas wishes. Mr. Editor-in-chief, do you know what she wants?
Hot cocoa on a cold morning! Thank you, First United Methodist Church!
Bro. Jim Cross of FUMC reads "A Rugrats Christmas" story to the delight of the youngsters.
All the youngsters couldn't take their eyes off the extremely detailed model of the 1794 U.S.S. Constitution, aka "Old Ironsides." The perfect wooden replica was handmade by the late Dr. Raymond Mahan, DDS, in his tiny workshop at home. One of the students asked museum volunteer guide Becky Gunter if it was made of Legos.
What's Christmas Downtown without the rein-goats? Terry and Peggy Thompson have been sharing their pet menagerie with the kindergartners for a few years. Pictured is Terry with Reese's Pieces the rein-goat. Other pets at the tour were Pinocchio the Pot-Bellied Pig, Westie the Peacock, and a coop of white pigeons.
Santa's helpers in Santa's Workshop Caboose are Linda Fielding and Rose Whisenhunt, who read "The Night Before Christmas" for their young audience.
Mary Carson reads a Christmas story to the rapt listeners in the Ashdown City Library.
Santa Claus (aka Kirk Mounts) embraces Shonda Wrinkle's kindergarten class as they all call "Rudolph!"
Two Rivers Museum volunteer Mary Frances McKay points out to the kindergartners that the ornaments on the AHS EAST Class Christmas tree are made out of pages of old hymn books.
Ashdown Schools has completed the installation of security access controls to all of the front entrances of its six student-housed campuses. This includes Margaret Daniel Primary School, C. D. Franks Elementary School, L. F. Henderson Intermediate School, Ashdown Junior High School, Ashdown New Tradition School, and Ashdown High School.
"When I was hired as Superintendent of Ashdown Schools," states Jason Sanders, "school security was one of the first areas that our school board stressed upon me." Since those discussions, the school has purchased and installed magnetic locking systems, which gives the district security team the ability to control access to the main entrances of all campuses at all times.
"We feel that we have a safe school environment," continues Superintendent Sanders, "but this system just allows us to improve upon that."
To enter a school building in the Ashdown district, visitors will have to push a button located outside the front entrance of the main building of the campus and wait for a receptionist, who can view the visitor on a camera, to release the lock for entry.
"We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause," says Sanders, "but it is for the safety of our students."
The campus electronic access system was purchased and installed by KLC Video Security of Texarkana, Texas, a certified integrator of Video Insights IP Surveillance Systems.
It will be a much happier Christmas for 136 children from sixth grade and under in the Ashdown School District, thanks to the district's "Secret Santa" program. Secret Santas through the joint efforts of Domtar, Ashdown School student groups and social clubs, civic organizations, church groups, individual community members, and school district personnel stepped forward in a big way to assist families in need by providing Christmas gifts to dozens of children who may get very few or no gifts during the Christmas holiday.
The Ashdown School District “Secret Santa “program, under the leadership of School District Homeless Liaison Kim Befeld, collaborates with the Wilma Gentry Angel Program & Shop with a Cop Program to bring the total number of children receiving help with holiday gifts to 309 for Little River County.