Month: February 2015

Cheerleading Tryouts and Physicals

Any student wanting to try out for junior or senior high cheerleader MUST have a current physical.  NO ONE may try out or even practice without a physical.

Physical should be completed by April 1, 2015.

Smackover High School and Norphlet High School students that had their physicals over the summer are still considered current and will not need to schedule another one at this time.

 

 

NES Kindergarten and Preschool Registration

It’s time to register your 5 year old for Kindergarten at Norphlet Elementary School!

Norphlet Elementary School will host its registration on Thursday, March 5, from 12:30 – 3:30 pm in the elementary library.  This registration will be for both kindergarten and preschool.

A child must be five years old by August 1st, 2015 to be eligible to enroll in kindergarten.

Please bring the following items to registration:

  • Birth certificate
  • Social security card
  • Immunization record

We strongly encourage all parents to register their children on this day.  Early registration helps the district to make great plans for your child!

If you are unable to attend on March 5, please contact Principal Patti Vickery at (870) 546 – 1011 so that she can send you the appropriate paperwork.

 

Two Engineering Opportunities for High School Students

Engineering Scholars Program (ESP)

Engineering Scholars Program

The objective of the Engineering Scholars Program is to increase the number of students entering engineering programs in Arkansas through exposure to hands-on engineering projects, plant trips, and interaction with industry engineers. In addition, the one-week residential summer program includes counseling and advising sessions to assist students in preparing for college. The exposure to engineering and counseling and advising sessions will help high school students make informed choices on appropriate course work during their high school years for pursuing future careers in engineering. The program features academic and lab sessions on various engineering disciplines, including robotics. The program also features counseling and advising sessions to assist students in preparing for college. See highlights of the 2014 Engineering Scholars Program Robot Olympics here.

Applications for the 2015 ESP can be found here.

For your application to be marked as complete and considered for the program, we will need the following documents faxed or mailed to our office:

  1. Statement or letter of support from your math or science teacher
  2. Parent/legal guardian permission letter (will be emailed to you)
  3. A one page write up about your professional area of interest
  4. A copy of your official transcript from your school
  5. ACT or SAT test scores (if applicable)

You can mail your application documents to:

Engineering Scholars Program
EIT 114
2801 South University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204

This year’s sessions of Engineering Scholars Program will be:

  • Session 1: June 14-20, 2015
  • Session 2: June 21-27, 2015
  • Session 3: July 12 – 18, 2015

All application materials must be postmarked by April 18, 2015.

For more information, contact Vernard Henley at VWHenley@ualr.edu

 

High School Research Program (HSRP)

HRSP

The objective of the HSRP is to engage academic high achievers in a focused research environment by proactively mentoring then and helping them make informed choices on appropriate course work during their high school years for pursuing future careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. In addition, the three week residential summer program provides informal peer mentoring by engaging students in faculty research projects, allowing high school students to establish early contact with college students and professors in specific areas of their interest. The High School Research Program includes intense research work, but the students have a lot of fun during their stay at UALR (see video highlights from 2014 here)

If you are interested in applying to the 2015 High School Research Program, review the list of projects for the 2015 HSRP, then complete the online application. In order for your application to be marked as complete and considered for the program, we will need the following documents faxed or mailed to our office:

  1. Letter of intent to participate
  2. Letter of support from your math or science teacher
  3. Parent/legal guardian permission letter (will be emailed to you)
  4. One-page write-up about your professional area of interest
  5. Copy of an official transcript from your school

You can mail your remaining application documents to:

High School Research Program
EIT 114
2801 South University Ave.
Little Rock, AR 72204

This year’s HSRP will be July 5-24, 2015 and all application materials must be postmarked by April 18, 2015.