September Events 2019
One Book, One School - Door Contest
As part of the One Book, One School initiative, teachers were asked to decorate their doors, taking inspiration from the book Restart. The three Grand Prize winners were Terry James, Tyler Chaffin, and Lisa Holland. According to high school librarian Melissa Dean, “This contest really showed how much spirit and community that this program has brought to the school. The kids have been so excited about the book and the doors. The judges were very impressed with all the effort and creativity.” In addition to the door decorating contest, students have had a chance to answer a daily question from the book during 2nd period for chance at prizes.
First three pages as read by Dominick Folk, Buzz Gholson, and Hannah, Rorher.
Hunter's Ed Course at Sloan-Hendrix
During the week of September 9, 33 Sloan-Hendrix students attended a Hunter's Education course taught by Coach Greg Foreman. According to Arkansas law, all hunters born on or after January 1, 1969, must complete hunter education certification in order to hunt in Arkansas. Furthermore, according to Coach Foreman, students must complete the certification to compete on the Sloan-Hendrix Archery and Trap teams. Coach Foreman was assisted by Mr. Pardo Roberts.
One Book, One School
One Book, One School is a program designed to create a shared reading experience across an entire school community. At Sloan-Hendrix in grades 7th through 12th, every student and faculty member has been supplied with a copy of Restart by Gordon Korman. The students received their copies at an assembly on Friday, September 6. When an entire school reads the same book, a buzz and excitement around the book develops sparking an entire district-wide conversation which will inspire a rich appreciation of literature and lifelong readers and help establish a culture of literacy. Daily activates have been planned by the faculty to enrich the experience.