Good afternoon! Correspondence from Melissa Gipson, Superintendent of Bald Knob Schools, regarding the recent suspension of the mask mandate can be found by selecting the following link: https://bit.ly/3EdiG6M. You may also access weekly updates to our district's ACHI data by selecting the ACHI website link: https://achi.net/covid19/. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact your child's building principal or Melissa Gipson.
Reminder: Our Middle School Parent Involvement Night is tonight! There will be a Title I meeting starting at 4:30 prior to the main events of the evening starting at 5:00. We look forward to seeing you there!
At tonight's regular school board meeting, the Bald Knob School Board voted to suspend the mask mandate. Though masks are not required, masks are highly recommended. The requirement to wear masks will be monitored every day through the review of the number of positive cases within a school in the district and the number of positive cases within our community as reflected in weekly ACHI data. More information will be forth coming.
Reminder: Tomorrow is a scheduled snow day. There is no school.
We are excited to invite you to our Homecoming celebration tonight. It begins at 6:30 prior to the game starting at 7:00.
Bald Knob Middle School Parent Involvement Night will be on October 26th from 4:30-7:00. Please join us at the middle school for a night of food, entertainment, and information.
Two BKMS students tested positive for COVID-19. This resulted in 10 students being quarantined. Without the mask mandate, 17 additional students would have been quarantined. Parents of students who are considered close contacts have been notified.
If you would like for your student to get a flu vaccine at school on Friday, October 1st. Forms are due first thing tomorrow morning. If they did not bring a form home, each office has extra copies.
The Report to the Public meeting is tonight at 6:00 in the MS/HS cafeteria.
Our annual flu vaccine clinic is scheduled for Friday, October 1st. Packets are being sent home today. If you want your child to participate, this needs to be filled out completely and returned by Wednesday, September 29th.
Due to parent teacher conferences, after school program pick up will be at the Studio today.
UAMS is hosting an online Q&A panel regarding Students & COVID-19 this evening, 9/20/21, from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Parents, teachers, and school administrators are invited. Below is a link to the UAMS event webpage. UAMS - Our Students and COVID-19
Show your school spirit and dress in your favorite blue and white tomorrow for National School Spirit Day! It is also picture day at H. L. Lubker Elementary. Online ordering: mylifetouch.com Picture Day ID: EVTN33N27
Parent-Teacher conferences will be held on September 23rd from 4:00-7:00 PM. Masks are required. We hope to see you there!
On Sept. 23, the AR Dept. of Health will be on campus to administer vaccines to students that lack a Tdap and/or a MCV4. If this applies to your child, an initial letter was mailed last week. Tomorrow, a packet will be sent home that must be completely filled out and signed by a parent/guardian in order for your child to receive their vaccine at schools. This is free of charge. If your child is out of compliance after October 1st, they will not be allowed to attend school.
The Studio after school program will begin tomorrow for K-12 students that are registered. Students will report to the elementary cafeteria after school. Information about pick up: K-3 grade students will be picked up at the elementary cafeteria beginning at 4:35. 4-12 grade students will be picked up at the elementary cafeteria beginning at 5:35. We will be using a drive-through pick-up. Please enter from N. Hickory Street to come up the hill between the Auditorium and the Safe Room. Vehicles will exit between the Elementary School and Administration office onto W. Park Avenue. Please do not enter the pick-up line from W. Park Avenue, as this will be the direction vehicles will be exiting. Thank you for your patience, especially during this first week. We are excited to have 130 students participating this year!
The Bald Knob School District is seeking critical feedback from various stakeholders who have significant insight into the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on teaching and learning. Feedback will be used to inform the school's plan for the use of funds received. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. We greatly appreciate your feedback. https://forms.gle/31EGoXGxhBSq7KXR8
Interested in becoming a substitute teacher at Bald Knob Schools? Please come to the administrative building tomorrow, September 8, between 10:00 and 12:00 to get signed up. We look forward to seeing you there!
There will be an informational meeting for parents of students who will be attending The Studio after school program. The meeting will be Sunday, September 12, at 3:00 in the elementary cafeteria. This is not mandatory. It is being offered for those with questions or wanting to know more about the program. After school will begin Monday, September 13.
Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC), White County Central School District and the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) are partnering to provide Free COVID-19 Pfizer vaccines for those 12 and older. The first dose will be given on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 from 1:00pm – 6:00pm at the White County Central Auditorium located at 3259 Hwy 157 in Judsonia. No appointment is necessary. Bring your ID and insurance card, if available. The second dose will be administered at the same time and location on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. Those 18 and older who receive a vaccine will have their choice of a $20 Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Scratch-Off or an Arkansas Game and Fish Gift Certificate. Those 12-17 receiving a vaccine will be given an Arkansas Game and Fish Gift Certificate. A parent or guardian must accompany individuals between the ages of 12 - 17 receiving the Pfizer vaccine at this event. For more information about upcoming vaccine events, call 1-800-985-6030.
The Studio will have a final registration for the 2021-22 school year this coming Sunday from 3:00-5:00 at The Studio (Community of Christ Church across from school daycare). If you registered earlier but still have paperwork to take care of, please stop by during this time. There will not be a fee this year.
Help support your Senior High Cheerleaders with some Bulldog apparel. You can either order through this link, or you can grab a form at the HS office. Go, Bulldogs! https://bit.ly/3j0rMMu
Over the last 24 hours, the Bald Knob School District learned that 3 Bald Knob High School students, 1 Bald Knob Middle School student and 1 H. L. Lubker Elementary student tested positive for COVID-19. The positive cases resulted in 21 students and no staff being quarantined for the amount of days necessitated per ADH directive. Without the mask mandate, 102 additional students would have been quarantined. Parents of students who are considered close contacts have been notified. Due to HIPPA, no identifying information can be shared.
Reminder: The 2nd vaccine clinic will be held tomorrow from 9:00-11:00 in the HS cafeteria.
Good afternoon. Anyone planning on returning on August 19th for their second dose of the Pfizer vaccine must have both of the forms signed and returned. If you have any questions, please reach out to the school nurse! Thank you! form.jotform.com https://arcare.jotform.com/210954558988071
Tomorrow, August 12, will be the last day to enroll in virtual learning. If you need to enroll, please call 724-3273 tomorrow and ask for Marcy. The next enrollment for virtual learning will not be until the 2nd nine weeks.
The Jr. High and Sr. High scrimmage has been moved to Bald Knob on August 19th. The Jr. High will play at 5:30 and the Sr. High is set to start at 7:00 P.M.
Open House for student K-12 is Thursday, August 12th. In an effort to social distance, we are diving the times up alphabetically. Last names A-L will be from 5:00-6:00, and last names M-Z will be from 6:00-7:00. Masks for all are greatly appreciated.
The second round of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations will be on Thursday, August 19. You do not have to complete the forms again if this is your second dose. In addition, we are pleased to announce that AR Care will be offering another chance to receive an initial Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination for students ages 12 and over. If you wish for your child to receive this vaccination, please complete the attached paperwork in full and return it to the school before you come for the vaccine. No vaccinations will be given without the completed and signed paperwork. If you have any questions, please contact your school nurse. https://www.jotform.com/
Team pictures and Senior banners for fall sports have been moved to Thursday, August 12. Football and cheer will be at 8:00 am and band will start at 8:45 am. Forms should go out this Thursday.
Friday will be the last day for the mobile bookmobile.
Dear Parent or Guardian: In coordination with your school, ARcare will be offering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination to students ages 12 and over on Thursday, July 29 and the second round of vaccination on Thursday, August 19. If you wish for your child to receive this vaccination, please complete the attached paperwork in full and return it to the school by Thursday, July 28. No vaccinations will be given without the completed and signed paperwork. If you have any questions, please contact your school nurse. Thank you, ARcare https://form.jotform.com/210954558988071
High School students who are planning on driving to school this year can get their parking passes during registration. Please make sure to bring your driver's license, proof of registration, and proof of vehicle insurance.
Reminder: Registration is one week away. It will be held in the Elementary Cafeteria on July 29 & 30 from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm. We hope to see you there!
We can not wait to see you at Registration! Elementary students will find out who their homeroom teacher is and schedules will be given to middle and high school students. Come see us July 29-30 from 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. in the elementary cafeteria.
Bald Knob Registration for grades K-12 will be on July 29-30 from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the elementary cafeteria. Please bring proof of residency. New students should also bring a birth certificate, social security card, and shot records. Students who are registered on July 29 or 30 will receive a FREE shirt!
We are excited to add two jazz band periods to our schedule! This gives band students more opportunities to learn, perform, and audition while playing a genre of music unique to America. Jazz Band students will be better prepared for ASBOA All Region Jazz auditions, and have opportunities to serve the community by performing at local events or for community service. Apart from special cases, jazz band students MUST be enrolled in the standard band course for their grade level (7-8 band, Sr. Band). Those courses still have important, specific studies connected to student musical development that have a higher priority than jazz band. For more information, please contact Mr. Crawford at email@example.com
At Bald Knob Public Schools, we recognize the importance of our students being well-equipped for learning. We are very excited to announce that the district will provide school supplies for all K-12 grade students for the 2021-2022 school year except for backpacks. We look forward to seeing you in August.
Bald Knob School District Book Mobile will take to the road on Thursday, June 17. Sack lunches will be served on Thursdays this summer. Mobile Library Schedule: Velvet Ridge Church of God 11:00 Old Russell School 11:30 Kenyatta Haynes Park, BK 12:00 Collison Park, BK 12:30 All times are approximate. The library is available to all children ages 3-18.
IMPORTANT SUMMER SCHOOL INFORMATION: The bus will leave the school at 6:40 a.m. The stops will be as follows: Hopewell Church on 258 6:47 New Bethel General Baptist Church 7:05 Grubbs Rd. & Pumping Station Rd. 7:21 Russell Post Office 7:27 Arrive at School approximately 7:40 Please take your child to the bus stop closest to you at least 5 minutes before scheduled arrival time. The bus will only sit at the stop for about 2 minutes. We will run as close to the scheduled times as possible.
6th - 12th grade student report cards are being mailed today.
Our BKHS baseball and softball teams begin district tournament play today. Baseball plays at 4:30 pm at Harding Academy. Softball plays at 6:00 pm at Riverview.
At this time, prom is still scheduled to be located at the downtown courtyard in Bald Knob. We have kept a close eye on the weather and believe that the rain will clear out mid-afternoon. We polled the juniors and seniors who were on campus this morning, and 100% of them voted to keep the prom outdoors. If the weather pattern changes and warrants a change in venue, we will send a message out via this school alert system.
Bald Knob: K-5 Parents: We will return to on-site instruction on Friday, April 23, 2021. Thank you for your patience and understanding!
We are excited to once again offer an ACT preparation course for our incoming seniors. Our College Preparatory Enrichment Program (CPEP) will be offered June 1st - 11th from 8:00 am-12:30pm. Current juniors who are interested in participating need to submit their paperwork to Mrs. McKinney as soon as possible.
All 9th and 10th grade students will be taking the ACT Aspire Summative tests Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. As required by the state of Arkansas, all freshmen and sophomores are required to test. We need students present and on time both days. Testing will begin promptly at 7:50 am and will tentatively end by lunch. Please encourage your child to do his/her best on each test. We are providing incentives for students that test each day and do their very best.
Today's baseball game scheduled against Harding Academy has also been cancelled due to inclement weather.
Today's softball game scheduled against Harding Academy has been cancelled due to inclement weather.
Today's jr. high track meet has been cancelled due to inclement weather.
The 5th & 6th grade basketball games scheduled for this evening at Rose Bud have been cancelled.
Due to Newport being unable to assign umpires, the high school baseball game scheduled for today at Newport has been postponed. We were just notified of this issue, so we apologize for not being able to alert families earlier. We hope you all have a great spring break.
Due to flooding, please note the following changes for Bus 5 this afternoon: - Bus 5 will run a flood route. - Bus 5 will stop and turn around at Grubbs and Pumping Station Road. - Bus 5 will NOT drive down Anderson. - Bus 5 will turn around at the "S" curve before Anderson.
Due to flooding, please note the following changes for Bus 5 this afternoon, March 17th: - Bus 5 will run a flood route. - Bus 5 will stop and turn around at Grubbs and Pumping Station Road. - Bus 5 will NOT drive down Anderson. - Bus 5 will turn around at the "S" curve before Anderson.
Due to the threat of severe weather this afternoon, all K-12 after school activities have been cancelled for Bald Knob Schools.
If you plan to attend today's BKHS softball game in Wynne at 4:30pm, use the link below to purchase tickets. https://wynneathletics.ticketleap.com/softball-vs-bald-knob/dates/Mar-04-2021_at_0430PM
The first Intramural Basketball practices will be today. Students in grades K-2 will practice 3:30-4:45 and students in grades 3-5 will practice 5:00-6:30. All practices will be in the High School gym. If you filled out the online form, or turned in the paper form, your child is registered to play. If you haven't registered them yet, you can bring your child to the gym during their scheduled practice time and get them registered. We look forward to getting work with these awesome young athletes.
Reminder: Tomorrow is a scheduled remote learning day.
Our SG basketball team has advanced to the second round of the district tournament. They will play tonight at 6:00 pm in Rose Bud. Link for Live streaming: https://youtu.be/_5_O3TU5Bfc Link for ticket purchase: http://rosebudschoolsevents.ticketleap.com/sr-girls-vs-cave-citybald-knobvisitor-tickets/
The following modified bus routes will be in place for Thursday, February 25th. Snow Route: Bus 33 - Bus 33 will NOT run Prince Cemetery Road or Anselmi Road - The bus stop will be at Prince Cemetery Road and Highway 167 N. - Bus 33 will also stop and turn around on Bald Knob Lake Road at Anselmi Road. Snow Route: Bus 16 - Bus 16 will NOT run South Waller Road, Rowlin Road, and Williams Road. - The bus stop will be the intersection of Waller Road and Liberty Valley Road. - Bus 16 will also stop at the intersection of Williams and Liberty Valley Road.
The following modified bus routes will be in place for tomorrow, February 24th. Depending on road conditions, additional adjustments may be made in the morning. Snow Route: Bus 33 - Bus 33 will NOT run Prince Cemetery Road, Anselmi Road, or Bald Knob Lake Road. The bus stop will be at Prince Cemetery Road and Highway 167N. Bus 33 will also stop at Bald Knob Lake Road and Highway 258. Bus 16 Snow Route: - Bus 16 will NOT RUN South Waller Road, Rowlin Road., and Williams Road. The bus stop will be the intersection of Waller Rd. & Liberty Valley Road. - Bus 16 will stop at the intersection of Williams & Liberty Valley Road.
We are excited to welcome students back to on-site instruction. The following modified bus routes will be in place for tomorrow, February 23rd. Depending on road conditions, additional adjustments may be made in the morning. Snow Route: Bus 3 - Bus 3 will NOT run Newell Rd. The bus stop will be Bald Knob North Water Department parking lot. Snow Route: Bus 33 - Bus 33 will NOT run Prince Cemetery Road, Anselmi Road, or Bald Knob Lake Road. The bus stop will be at Prince Cemetery Road and Highway 167N. - Bus 33 will stop at Bald Knob Lake Road and Highway 258. Bus 16 Snow Route: - Bus 16 will NOT run Osmon/Collison. The bus stop will be at the intersection of Osmon/Collison & Liberty Valley Road. - Bus 16 will NOT RUN South Waller Road, Rowlin Road., and Williams Road. The bus stop will be the intersection of Waller Rd. & Liberty Valley Road. - Bus 16 will stop at the intersection of Williams & Liberty Valley Road. Flood Route: - Bus 5 will stop and turn around at Grubbs and Pumping Station Road. - Bus 5 will NOT drive down Anderson. Bus 5 will turn around at the “S” curve before Anderson.
Due to side road conditions, we will continue with remote learning for grades K-12 tomorrow. Thanks to the Maintenance Department and the City of Balk Knob, the daycare will be open regular hours, and K-12 students may pick up a meal-to-go from the Elementary cafeteria. Virtual meals previously scheduled to be delivered Monday, February 22, will be delivered Tuesday, February 23.
A big thank you to the hardest workers on campus, the Bald Knob maintenance staff. Mr. John, Mr. JP, Mr. Nate, Mr. Sanchez, Mr. Brian, and Coach Shannon have spent an abundant amount of time clearing the campus’s winter elements yesterday, today, and some both days. Your hard work is appreciated and does not go unnoticed.
Due to current road conditions, parent-teacher conferences scheduled for this evening are cancelled. We will now hold parent-teacher conferences on February 25th. We appreciate your understanding as we maneuver through this period of inclement weather.
Bald Knob Public Schools will continue with remote learning through Friday, February 19th, due to unsafe traveling conditions. Students will follow normal remote learning procedures to engage in learning and document attendance. We hope you are all staying safe and warm!
Bald Knob Public Schools will continue with remote learning tomorrow, February 17th, due to unsafe traveling conditions. Students will follow normal remote learning procedures to engage in learning and document attendance. We will continue to update you as the weather situation develops.
Bald Knob Public Schools will continue with remote learning tomorrow, February 16th due to unsafe traveling conditions. Students will follow normal remote learning procedures to engage in learning and document attendance. More information will be shared concerning school on Wednesday as the weather situation develops.
Friendly reminder: Tomorrow is a scheduled remote learning day. Due to road conditions, meals will not be served. Stay warm and be safe!
Update: All basketball games scheduled for today have been cancelled and both district tournament games scheduled for tomorrow have been postponed. We will send out updated information as it becomes available to us.
Update: All basketball games scheduled for today have been cancelled and both district tournament games scheduled for tomorrow have been postponed. We will send out updated information as it becomes available to us.
Good evening. Due to inclement weather expected in our area tomorrow, parent-teacher conferences will be rescheduled for February 18 from 4 PM to 7 PM.
Bald Knob Public Schools will continue with remote learning tomorrow, February 11th. The National Weather Service is forecasting ice accumulation in our area. More information will be shared concerning school on Friday as the weather situation develops. Students will follow normal remote learning procedures to engage in learning and document attendance.
Bald Knob Public Schools will pivot to remote learning tomorrow, February 10th, due to updated weather reports provided by the National Weather Service. More information will be shared concerning school on Thursday and Friday as the weather situation develops. Students will follow normal remote learning procedures to engage in learning and document attendance.
Use the link below to watch tonight's SG & SB games against Mt. View. https://youtu.be/Wz_INik5lzU The SG game will begin at 5:00, with the SB to follow. Vouchers will be available at the door if you would like to attend the games. Vouchers are $2 per game.
Use the link below to watch the 7G, 7B, 7G, and JB take on Mountain View beginning at 4:00 pm. https://youtu.be/Ba9W-Ra95yA
PANDEMIC PROOF YEARBOOK. Even in a pandemic the yearbook team is meticulously crafting a one-of-a-kind, locally-designed book that captures this unique school year beginning to end. Order your copy by Friday, January 29 at www.jostensyearbooks.com.
The first link below is for today's high school Who's Who Assembly beginning at 2:15 pm, followed by the high school pep rally at 2:30. https://youtu.be/1g9VFKUnvTo The second link below is for today's basketball games vs. Riverview. Games begin at 4:00pm. JG, JB, SG, and SB will all be playing this evening. We will be honoring our senior student-athletes who participated in fall sports/activities tonight as well. The ceremony will take place between the JB and SG games. https://youtu.be/ZjpRJyuVH_o
Bald Knob School District is currently accepting School Choice applications. The Public School Choice Act of 2015 allows Arkansas students to attend a school outside of the zone in which they live. Parents can take part in the process to have their children become a part of the Bald Knob School District for the 2021-2022 school year. Parents interested in enrolling their children into the district must do so in person at the Administration Office located at 103 W. Park Street. You will receive the necessary paperwork as well as guidance through the process. The Bald Knob School District offers its students well-rounded academic, extracurricular, and social experiences. The district has more than 1,100 students in PK-K. There is one elementary school (K-5), one middle school (6-8) and one high school (9-12). The district is home to a strong community support system. We hope you will join us and become a part of our Bulldog family! The deadline to apply is May 1, 2021.
Free thermometers available! Our school is partnering with Kinsa’s FLUency School Health Program this year. Sign up with our school in the Kinsa app to get your free thermometer. Check your inbox for a confirmation email afterward to make sure your order went through. https://get.kinsahealth.com/Free-Therm.
Today's JG, JB, SG, and SB basketball games vs. Newport will be livestreamed beginning at 4:00 pm. https://youtu.be/CewLwQaVV1c
Today's basketball games vs. Cave City will be livestreamed via their athletic Facebook page. The link is shared below. First tipoff is 4:00pm. If you weren't able to get a voucher yesterday for today's games, Mrs. Shannon will leave all remaining vouchers for BK fans at the ticket table for purchase. https://www.facebook.com/Cave-City-School-Athletics-109983984166893
The link to tonight's livestreamed basketball games vs. Pangburn can be found below. First tipoff is at 4:00pm. https://youtu.be/xDvwfqqGda0
Our livestream is now up and running! All of tonight's basketball games will be livestreamed starting at 5:00. The link to our Youtube channel can be found below. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0WJtuSdRhkBis34cZYm9DA/featured
Middle school and high school report cards are being mailed home today. Elementary report cards will be sent home with the students when they return to school on Monday.
After a system upgrade, the new HAC website can be accessed by clicking on link below. Your username and password did not change. https://hac20.esp.k12.ar.us/HomeAccess20/
Bald Knob: Good evening! As you are aware, the District administration is collecting data regarding the number of positive student COVID-19 cases since dismissal for the holiday break. If you are aware of a student and/or a household member of a student who tested positive for COVID-19, please call or text our nurses at (501) 203-9615 with the student's name, date of symptom onset, test date, and location of testing. A summary of data collected will be shared with the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas Department of Health in order to guide decisions regarding on-site or remote learning as we enter the new year. Thank you for all you have done to positively impact the spread of COVID-19 in our school and community. Happy New Year!
eSchool will be offline from December 20-December 28 as the state updates to a newer version. You will not be able to access your HAC account while the site is offline. Your grades will be finalized after teachers return on January 4, 2021.
"Merry Christmas from H.L. Lubker Elementary music classes! We hope you enjoy our Virtual Winter Performance." http://bit.ly/3p58x4O
BK Basketball Games for the Week of 12/14-12/18 Tuesday, 12/15 - JGSGB vs Newport @ Newport (4:00 pm start) Link to purchase tickets: https://gofan.co/app/events/135915 Thursday, 12/17 - JGSGB vs Rose Bud @ BK (5:00 pm start) Tickets are sold at the door. Friday, 12/18 - JGSGB vs. Cave City @ BK (4:00 pm start) Tickets are sold at the door.
Click on the link for the live stream of tonight's BK Bulldog basketball games. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFuqG-eUMWc&feature=youtu.be
For those planning to attend the basketball games at Sheridan tomorrow: All Sheridan tickets are sold online. No tickets will be sold at the door. 68 seats will be reserved for the visiting team. We ask that all visitors sit in the middle section above and behind the benches. Tickets are only sold in pairs because that is how the seats are divided. Tickets go on sale at 12:00 PM today 1. Go to sheridanschools.org 2. click schools and choose the athletics page 3. click the ticket button 4. choose the game you wish to attend 5. choose visitor tickets 6. the passcode is - YellowJacket Guest
We hope you all had a happy and healthy Thanksgiving break. The countdown is on to Christmas. Click on the link below to see what's happening this week at BKHS. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iXR18TgxYc-9kmV55dbSeCiAYlt_VzZO/view?usp=sharing
Live-streaming Information for tonight’s playoff game at Elkins * Log on to nfhsnetwork.com * Log into your account or create an account. * Search for Bald Knob. You will then be directed to the live link. We hope everyone will be able to watch the game and cheer our team on to victory.
Vouchers for the basketball games at Southside (Thursday) can be picked up in the high school office between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:00 pm today and tomorrow. You will need to present your voucher and payment at the gate.
Use the attached link to purchase playoff tickets for Friday night's football game at Elkins. Ticket Link: https://gofan.co/app/events/160080 Also, the schedule for basketball games played on Thursday night at Southside have been changed to JG, JB, SBJV, SG.
Ticket Information for athletic events this week: Tuesday, November 17th (Basketball) * JG & SG vs Conway Christian (5:00 pm) * Tickets will be sold at the gate. (We have 300 to sell to home fans.) Thursday, November 18th (Basketball) * JG, JB, SG, SBJV @ Southside (4:30 pm) * Our Coaches are giving vouchers out to players. Any remaining vouchers will be open to the public on Wednesday. (We have 80 vouchers to give for each game. Gyms will be cleared between games.) Friday, November 20th (Football) SH @ Elkins (7:00 pm) *Football players and cheerleaders will be given first opportunity to purchase tickets. An online link will be shared on Tuesday for remaining tickets to be purchased. (We have 200 tickets to sell.) * Masks must be worn at all events.
Bald Knob Parents and Guardians, As part of a coordinated response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) in partnership with the Office of Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas has developed Parent/Guardian Survey for soliciting family input on what is working now and what may be considered for the future. The survey seeks to involve families in an organized, ongoing and timely way in planning, review, and improvement. The survey, which will remain open for two (2) weeks, will provide feedback regarding: family concerns; how families are making decisions; family awareness of options and resources available; family considerations for the future The intention of this survey is to establish an understanding of the state as a whole. The information will be aggregated by region only; therefore, you will be asked to identify the region of the state in which you live in without specifically identifying any district by name. We appreciate your input! The survey will close on Friday, November 20.
Click on the link below to purchase tickets for Friday night's football playoff game against the Green Forest Tigers. You will need to show your phone at the gate to have your tickets validated. AAA passes will be accepted in lieu of a ticket. Ticket Link: https://gofan.co/app/events/149474
Tomorrow evening our 7GB,JB,SG basketball teams will travel to Heber Springs for their opening games of the season. The first game will begin at 4:30 pm. Tickets will be sold at the gate in Heber Springs.
The basketball games (JG, JB, SG, SB) scheduled for Saturday, November 7th against Carlisle have been cancelled. These games will not be rescheduled.
The Bald Knob School District is grieving as we come to terms with the loss of one of our middle school students. On Monday, November 2, the life of Noah Harrell was tragically cut short. Noah was loved by many with friends and family across our K-12 campuses. As we continue to grieve the loss of our friend, classmate, and student, we extend our deepest condolences to his parents, Brad Harrell and Amanda Tarvin, older brother and sisters, Jacob Harrell, Brooklyn Harrell and Seairra Zomant, and the entire family. Additional counselors were on site today and will be in the upcoming days. Please keep Noah's family, friends, and staff in your thoughts and prayers.
After school tutoring is offered each week for all virtual and onsite students in grades 9 - 12. Math tutoring is offered Monday - Thursday 3:15 pm - 3:50 pm. Tutoring for all other subjects, including ACT prep, is offered Monday - Thursday 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm and Friday from 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm. Contact the office with any questions.
For the health and wellness of our students and staff, all extracurricular practices and events (including games) for grades 6-8 are cancelled until Tuesday, November 3rd.
Sign up now to receive your FREE smart thermometer. If you haven’t ordered yours yet, now’s your chance! 1. Text FLUENCY to 900900! Open the link to download the free Kinsa app. 2. Finish signing up with our school in the Kinsa app to get your free thermometer! Please call (501)724-0092 with questions.
Tutoring for K-12 Virtual Academy students will begin next Tuesday from 4:30 until 6:30 PM at the Elementary cafeteria. You can drop in as needed for tutoring. Masks will be required.
FREE MEALS FOR VIRTUAL LEARNING STUDENTS: Order "Meals on Wheels" for next week by tomorrow, October 2nd, at noon. Each student will be provided five (5) FREE meal packs (breakfast and lunch). On Monday, October 5th, meals will be (1) delivered to your child(ren) at home or (2) picked up at the elementary cafeteria between 9:30-10:00 AM or 1:00-1:30 PM. MEAL ORDER LINK: https://bit.ly/34a04o4 We look forward to serving you! #BulldogStrong
Flu Clinic for Students: Informational for Parents: The White County Health Department will be on campus Thursday, Oct 1st to give flu vaccines to students and staff that return their completed forms. The forms will go home on Monday, September 21st and should be returned by Wednesday, September 23rd to your student's main office. This year there will be NO mist offered. If you do not want your student to get the vaccine at school, we have been informed that all next week, September 21-25th, the White County Health Department in Searcy will be having a drive up flu shot clinic from 8:00-4:30. The address is 112 Brantley Rd Searcy AR, or call for more information at 501-268-6102. https://bit.ly/3knWywy
Please see the attached link for more information regarding Parent Teacher Conferences at BKMS. https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/review?uri=urn:aaid:scds:US:4ae55b25-f7b9-4a7d-9894-dcde3ef7c822
Please see the attached link for more information regarding how we can best support you and your child(ren) during our remote learning day on September 25, 2020. Remote Learning Call Center Information - https://bit.ly/2H7z00Z
Bald Knob Public Schools will have our first remote learning day on September 25, 2020. Although students will not be on campus, they will still have the opportunity to receive breakfast and lunch. Meals will be delivered via bus route stops; however, bus stops along Highway 167 will be delivered at Bald Knob North Water, New Bethel General Baptist Church, Velvet Ridge Church of God, Weco Industries (end of Byrd Road and Highway 167), and Peacock Road. For those who do not ride a bus route, please pick up meals-to-go at the elementary cafeteria from 10:00-11:00 AM September 25, 2020. Please complete this form for students (18 years and younger) who would like meals (breakfast and lunch) during remote learning on September 25, 2020. Meals on Wheels: Remote Learning Day - https://bit.ly/2FHZxAV
FREE MEALS FOR VIRTUAL LEARNING STUDENTS RESIDENT OF BKPS WHO ARE 18 AND YOUNGER: Through December 11, 2020 (with the exception of scheduled holiday breaks), order five (5) meal packs (breakfast and lunch) by Friday of each week to either have the meals (1) delivered to your child(ren) on Mondays of each week at home or (2) picked up at the elementary cafeteria on Mondays of each week between 9:30-10:00 AM or 1:00-1:30 PM. MEAL ORDER LINK: https://bit.ly/3bUEnvG We look forward to serving you! #BulldogStrong
Did you hear the exciting news? The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended the opportunity for schools to serve free meals to all students through the fall months. Please encourage your child(ren) to participate. Not only is this opportunity a tremendous benefit for all students regardless of income level, the school also benefits through a greater reimbursement rate for each meal served. Students in grades K-12 will be served breakfast and lunch daily before school in each cafeteria. In addition, students in Grades 6-12 can participate in a "Second Chance Breakfast" each morning at 9:10 AM (MS Library and HS Commons). FREE Meals Link: https://bit.ly/3k17yjE
Bald Knob Public Schools has been advised by the National Weather Service in North Little Rock that severe weather including torrential rain and wind gusts in excess of 50 miles per hour can be expected in our area after 3:00 pm this afternoon. For the safety of our students and staff, the district will dismiss early today. Students will be dismissed as reflected below: - K-5 car riders will be dismissed at 1:50 p.m. - K-5 bus riders will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m. - K-5 walkers will be dismissed at 1:48 p.m. - K-5 hikers will be dismissed at 2:05 p.m. - Grades 6-12 students will be dismissed at 2:00 p.m. All school and district offices will close at 3:00 p.m.
Bald Knob Public Schools is partnering with Kinsa's FLUency School Health Program again this year! Sign up now to join the wait list for a FREE smart thermometer. Click the following link for more information: https://bit.ly/3b3NXMb
Are you looking for help with virtual learning? Bald Knob Public Schools is proud to offer personalized assistance. We are ready to assist you in person, on the phone or via email. To learn more about how to connect with a Virtual Learning Help Center, select the following link that best fits your grade level need. Grades K-5 Help Center Information: https://bit.ly/3aZJCcV Grades 6-12 Help Center Information: https://bit.ly/3aZJdYb
Here is a link to the virtual presentation that was given at Open House for anyone that missed it. https://bit.ly/3gqV6Ho
Thank you for a great turn out for our K-6-9 Open House! Here is the link for the virtual Open House. We can't wait to see you on Monday, Bulldogs! https://bit.ly/3jeizOb
For returning students, there will be a virtual open house on August 20th to provide you with information and give you a glimpse of your new teachers. This will be posted to the district website and social media. HAC will be available tomorrow morning for you to view your schedules. There are still some changes being made, so this may not be your final schedule. For those that would like a hard copy schedule prior to receiving one on Monday, you may pick it up at the front office of your school on Friday. No schedule changes will be made at this time. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your schedule, you will need to call the front office or send an email. Please follow the schedule below to help lessen the congestion: Middle School: 8:00-10:00 7th grade students 10:00-12:00 8th grade students. High School: 8:00-9:30 10th grade students 9:30-11:00 11th grade students and 11:00-12:00 Seniors
Virtual Academy Open House: August 20 Parents and students that are participating in our Virtual Academy option will need to attend a meeting at one of the following times: 4:00, 5:30, or 7:00 PM. K-5 students will be in the elementary cafeteria. Students in grades 6-12 will be in the HS cafeteria. At this time, you will receive your chromebook, school supplies, login information, and schedule. There will also be a session to help support you navigating the Buzz Learning Management System and the Lincoln Learning online curriculum.
Reminder: Open House for students entering Kindergarten, 6th grade, and 9th grade, as well as students that are new to the district, will be tomorrow from 5:00-7:00PM. At this time, they will receive their schedules. We hope to see you there!
The time is drawing near to bring back the Bulldogs! As you make preparations for the first day of school, please take a moment to read the district's Ready for Learning Re-Entry Plan. Within the plan, you will find specific information related to daily health screenings, required face coverings for Grades 4-12, and academic options. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child's building principal. We are here to serve you and your family. Ready for Learning Operational Plan Link: https://bit.ly/2XW4UD3
Virtual Academy Support Night will be held on Thursday, August 20. This session will support you in navigating the Buzz Learning Management System and the Lincoln Learning online curriculum. K-5 will meet in the Elementary cafeteria. 6-12 students will meet in the High School Cafeteria. Please attend one of the following times: 4:00, 5:30, or 7:00. You will receive your login information and computer equipment at the meeting.
Students who are transitioning to a new building and/or new to our district: An on-site Open House will be hosted on August 20, 2020 from 5PM - 7PM. 5:00-5:30 A-G (Kindergarten, Sixth, and Ninth Grade Students) 5:30-6:00 H-N (Kindergarten, Sixth, and Ninth Grade Students) 6:00-6:30 O-Z (Kindergarten, Sixth, and Ninth Grade Students) 6:30-7:00 New Bald Knob Students Virtual Students Only: Each building will contact the parents/guardians of virtual students to schedule a time to pick up technology equipment and supplies on the evening of August 20, 2020. In addition to pick up supplies, a brief informational session will be provided to introduce parents to Lincoln Learning. At this time, you will also receive login information. Additional information will be shared by the building principal. For All Returning Students: A Virtual Open House will also be posted on the district website. https://bit.ly/2PFb85G
Friday is the deadline to register for the September ACT. Contact Mrs. McKinney at Dana.firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Bringing Back the Bulldogs: Our teachers have spent the past few weeks engaging in professional development to help better serve our students. Please enjoy our Welcome Back video: https://bit.ly/3gBvV69 #WhateverItTakes
At Bald Knob Public Schools, we recognize the importance of our students being well-equipped for learning. We are very excited to announce that the district will provide school supplies for all K-12 grade students for the 2020-2021 school year except for backpacks. We look forward to seeing you in August.
Looking for more understanding about the 2020-2021 instructional options you have for your children? Bald Knob Public Schools is here to help. The district is offering both on-site and remote learning. We stand committed to serve you and your children to the best of our ability. If you have additional questions, please feel free to reach out to us at (501) 724-3273.
Good afternoon! All preregistration forms that were not picked up at the elementary school this week will be mailed out on Monday. Please return all forms to the elementary main office July 17-July 31 from 8:00-3:00. T Your HAC accounts will not work until the schedules are created. Once schedules are ready, you will receive a notification. Have a wonderful weekend, Bulldog family!
Bald Knob Public Schools has partnered with ARCare and Save the Children to provide a virtual Summer Boost program to keep students engaged in reading and math throughout the summer break. After a vigorous competition, Jack Byrd participated in the Save the Children's Virtual Summer Boost program. He interacted with staff and completed activities for reading and math. He read dozens of books over the four week period. Great job, Jack!
Reminder: Tomorrow, July 14, we will have a Virtual Academy parent meeting at the High School gymnasium. A presentation for K-5 parents will be from 5:30-6:00PM preceding a presentation for parents of students in grades 6-12 from 6:30-7:00. Face masks will be required to attend the meeting. Click on the link to see frequently asked questions: https://bit.ly/3gTHghx
Pre-registration will look different this upcoming school year. On Wednesday, July 15th from 8:00am-3:00pm & Thursday, July 16th from 8:00am - 7:00pm, families are asked to come and pick up all pre-reg packets at the elementary main office. This process will be similar to how we distributed AMI packets. Completed packets may be returned to the elementary office from July 17th - July 31st from 8:00am - 3:00pm. After all information is entered into the database, families will be notified via FB, school website, and Thrillshare that schedules and class lists are available to access via HAC. At this time, you will be able to request any possible changes. Paper versions of schedules and class placement will be available for pick up if you are unable to access the information electronically.
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Earlier this week a survey was sent to families for parents/guardians to provide input regarding students' needs as we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year. If you have not already completed the family survey about your students' needs for instruction in the fall, please do so. Each family who completes the survey will have their family's name placed in a drawing for a prize. Each building will have one family winner. If you have already submitted the survey for your family, your name is already entered in the drawing. The drawing will take place on Monday morning. Please do not delay. This information will assist the school in providing the very best learning environment for your child(ren). Survey Link: https://bit.ly/3ftkaxm
The Bald Knob Public School District is planning for the 2020-2021 school year. We would like parent input as we plan. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey to help us determine the current needs of our students for instruction in the fall. Survey Link: https://bit.ly/3ftkaxm
The Bald Knob School District is grieving today as we come to terms with the loss of one of our elementary school students. Counseling services will be coordinated by Ms. Teresa Johnson, elementary school counselor, for students, parents, and staff in need. To coordinate services, call (501) 827-4175. Please keep the family of the student, friends, students, and staff in your thoughts and prayers.
Good Afternoon. This is Lisa Moore, H. L. Lubker Elementary Principal. Due to Covid 19, our kindergarten and preschool graduations were not able to be held or rescheduled. In order to celebrate each preschool and kindergarten graduate, the Bald Knob School District has placed our Preschool and Kindergarten graduate signs in the grassy lot on the corner of Pine and Cleveland streets. Please feel free to drive by and/or take pictures. The district will make arrangements to get each child their sign at a later date. Congratulations graduates.
Good afternoon, Bulldogs! This is Melissa Gipson, Superintendent of Bald Knob Schools. Several community members notified the Bald Knob School District Administration about a racially insensitive social media post made by a district employee. The posting was later shared by another Facebook user, which led to other district employees commenting or liking the post. While the district does not believe the employee made the original posting with malicious intent, the posting shows poor judgment, a lack of cultural awareness, and does not reflect the district’s values. This unfortunate incident has offended many people in our community and reflects the need to provide additional diversity/cultural sensitivity and social media training for our staff. These trainings will be conducted before the start of the 2020-2021 school year. The district will take the appropriate steps to address this situation, and use this incident as an opportunity to deepen our conversation on inclusiveness and cultural awareness. I appreciate your support as we grow stronger together through this difficult situation.
Join us on Sunday, May 17, for a Virtual Graduation to honor the Class of 2020. You can watch on the school's Facebook page or by clicking on the link to the YouTube channel below. The videos will go live at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. https://youtu.be/d92gqPLzbJY
Bald Knob Schools is selling two buses. Check the links below for more information. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FX02oqbPw9HBZvRsNdNPC1_X2ghnmnLk/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/open?id=14gBJgYKsp7sGXIoalkbGdrZBUxljGU77
After Governor Hutchinson's recent announcement to extend school closure and off-site instruction for the remainder of the year, we want to provide you with updates on what to expect in the coming weeks. Please see attached an update letter from Ms. Melissa Gipson, Superintendent of Bald Knob Schools, with important information regarding AMI, prom, graduation, and the feeding program. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the appropriate call center.
Kindergarten Registration Please click on the link below to create an account so that you can register your child for kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year. Students who have attended the Bald Knob Pre-K program do not have to be registered. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the elementary office. Kindergarten screening dates will be announced soon. https://secure.infosnap.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=23147&culture=en
Join us at a location near you to pick up a nutritious breakfast and lunch each day this week from Monday, March 30th, to Friday, April 3rd. We have an enhanced menu this week with new locations and times for pick up. This week's meal delivery locations and times are attached. We can't wait to see your smiling faces!
What a great day serving meals to children in Bald Knob! We served 107 meals today. Join us tomorrow and pick up a breakfast and lunch sack at a location near you! Go bulldogs! Locations/Dates/Times: Bald Knob Elementary Cafeteria 10:45 - 11:15 Main Entrance Pick Up (Exterior of the Building) Route #1: 10:45 - 11:00 BK North Water Department 11:10 - 11:30 New Bethel General Baptist Church 11:35 - 11:50 Velvet Ridge Church of God 12:00 - 12:15 Denmark Feed Store Route #2: 10:45 - 11:00 Barnes Trailer Park 11:05 - 11:30 Pleasant Grove Church 11:35 - 11:50 Shady Oaks Trailer Park Route #3: 11:30 - 11:50 Trailer Park Behind Dollar General 12:00 - 12:20 Russell City Hall Route #4: 10:45 - 11:00 Worden Baptist Church 11:20 - 11:35 Hopewell Community Church 11:45 - 12:00 The “Y” of Forbes Street 12:05 - 12:20 Lyda Miller Public Library
Bald Knob Public Schools will be closed beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. Students will be welcomed back on Monday, March 30, 2020. We encourage you to take the recommendations of the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas Department of Health to heart and honor this time of social distancing. Please reconsider any travel plans that are nonessential. Social distancing will allow our community time to slow the spread of COVID-19. May your time at home be spent with your family making precious memories!
If you are planning to volunteer for the Color Run on April 9th, we are having a planning meeting at 2:00 p.m. in the administration board room Wednesday, March 11th. Please attend if possible. If you cannot attend and have not notified Lisa Moore, Whitney Swindle, or Andrea Mason that you want help, please do so as soon as possible. We need 40 volunteers. Background checks must be current.
Bald Knob Public Schools will be in session tomorrow, Wednesday, February 5th. Channel 4 reported in error regarding the closing of school tomorrow.
The Bald Knob Athletic Department will be selling football jerseys and equipment at the January 10, 2020 basketball game. The prices are listed below. Blue Jersey, $20.00 White Jersey, $15.00 Helmet (if the decals arrive by the date above), $25.00
The BK Counselors presented a check on Thursday to the staff of the Child Safety Center of White County. The money was raised by students and staff during the Blessings from BK coin drive the week before Thanksgiving. A total of $460.65 was raised to help support children who are assisted at the house as a result of a call to the child abuse hotline.
Did you know that you can submit an anonymous tip regarding a threat, such as an active shooter, bullying, and drugs, by a text? Bald Knob Public Schools has launched a text program to help keep our schools safe. Students, parents, and community members can submit an anonymous tip by texting “baldknobtips” to 226787. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child’s building principal or the superintendent, Ms. Melissa Gipson.
Did you know that you can submit an anonymous tip regarding a threat, such as an active shooter, bullying, and drugs, by a text? Bald Knob Public Schools has launched a text program to help keep our schools safe. Students, parents, and community members can submit an anonymous tip by texting “baldknobtips” to 226787. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child’s building principal or the superintendent, Ms. Melissa Gipson.
Looking for a way to make a difference in our school? Bald Knob Public Schools is seeking your input to enhance the safe and supportive environment we provide to you and your child(ren). The survey should take no more than ten (10) minutes. To begin, please click the following link: https://bit.ly/2pqsfyn. The survey will be open until Friday, October 25, 2019. If you are a parent with children in multiple buildings, feel free to submit a survey for each building.
From a late Friday night to opposite corners of the state, the Bald Knob High School band and cheerleaders are representing the blue and white at collegiate stadiums this evening. The band is participating in Arkansas State University's Band Day in Jonesboro. The cheerleaders, both high school and junior high, will be calling the Hogs alongside 70,000 Razorback fans at the University of Arkansas's game in Fayetteville. #IAMBKS
Good afternoon, This is an informational message from Bald Knob Schools. As you may be aware, there was a shooting today in the area of Kensett this morning. We have been in regular contact with the Bald Knob Police Department. Based on information provided by the Bald Knob Police Department, the suspects are not believed to be in our area. There is no known risk to our students at this time. We will continue to monitor the situation. Clarification: The shooting did not take place at a school and there is no known threat to any school at this time.
Update: The Arkansas State Police has provided the following statement regarding the allegation of a threat on an Arkansas school. STATE POLICE STATEMENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA POSTINGS RELATED TO SCHOOL THREAT AUGUST 25, 2019 The Arkansas State Police has been in close contact in recent days with the Federal Bureau of Investigation attemping to identify the source of an alleged threat of gun violence at an undisclosed Arkansas school reportedly planned for later this week. At this time no corroborating evidence or useful details have been uncovered in regard to the information provided to the FBI. In the event more specific or credible information is received; it will be shared with local law enforcement offices, state and local school officials, as well as Arkansas citizens. The Arkansas State Police asks that if anyone has information about a threat of violence whether the site of the threat may be a school or other public place, please contact your nearest Arkansas State Police Office or local law enforcement agency. A complete listing of state police offices can be found at https://asp.arkansas.gov/divisions/highway-patrol/
The Studio will have registration for fall classes this Sunday from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM at The Studio. The Studio is located in the Community of Christ Church on Hickory Street across from the Bald Knob Early Childhood Center. All students in grades 3-12 are welcome.
On Monday, the Bulldog Cross Country program was chosen as one of the 25 nation-wide recipients of the 2019 BrooksRunning.com Booster Club award. The scholarship award includes a $2,000.00 check to the program and $12,400.00 retail in Brooks gear for athletic running gear. Congratulations to Coach Mitsunaga, Coach Ragsdale, and the athletes for this incredible opportunity and honor. #IAMBKS #bksyearbook20
Due to the condition of the field, the Midnight Madness that was scheduled for tonight has been canceled.
Open House is from 5-7 p.m. tonight. We look forward to meeting our students and parents.
The Bald Knob School District will hold Open House on Thursday, August 8, from 5-7 p.m. The school nurses will also be available at this time for medicine drop-off and to take student medical history if necessary. We hope to see you there.
The Bald Knob School District, its Board of Education, and Superintendent of Schools, Ms. Melissa Gipson, is pleased to announce the addition of a free, second chance breakfast for middle school students beginning in August of the 2019-2020 school year. Students in 6th-8th grades will be granted this daily opportunity after their first-period class. High school students will continue to profit from this opportunity after their second-period class.
5th grade students, teachers and parents enjoyed spending four days in Biloxi, MS attending Ocean Camp. Students learned how to rescue, rehabilitate and release sea turtles and dolphins. They practiced pollution control by cleaning a section of the beach while learning how to seine using nets to catch and identify various sea creatures. These students and families represented Bald Knob proudly.
The Bald Knob Health Service office applied and was awarded a Mini-Grant from the Blue & You Foundation. The grant money was used by the nursing staff to purchase Stop the Bleed Kits. The grant allowed enough supplies to placed throughout our campus with each AED station. We are pleased to say this grant will also allow our community access to supplies by placing a Stop the Bleed station in the district safe room. Thank You, Blue & You!
Elementary progress reports will be sent home on Friday, April 26th.
Congratulations to the Bulldog Track and Field team for winning its sixth consecutive District Title on Tuesday. The Lady Bulldogs were dominate, as well, earning runner-up honors. Sophomore Josh Clark was name the meet's top scorer.
Good morning. The senior signing day event will be held in the high school gymnasium at 9:00 a.m. this morning. We hope to see you there.
The 2019 JAG classes visited the Innovation Hub in Little Rock to learn from experts about the tools and skills necessary to become an innovator and entrepreneur. Students designed T-shirts using screen printing techniques while others created video games. While touring the facility, they learned about the classes offered in carpentry, welding, graphic design, laser cutting and more. Students gained valuable job training, preparing them to navigate the challenges of the modern workforce.
Bald Knob Middle School is hosting a Spring Picnic on April 18, from 4-5:30. Join us for a free hot dog picnic and family fun.
Today’s baseball games have been moved to Riverview due to wet field conditions. Senior night for baseball will be rescheduled for April 19th. The softball games and softball senior night will still take place at Bald Knob this evening.
The softball games scheduled for today have been cancelled. The baseball game scheduled to be played at home has been moved to Midland.
We are leaving Clarksville all smiles. The Lady Bulldogs shut out the hosts 7-0 in the championship game of the tournament behind a combined 1-hit pitching effort of seniors Kinlee Varnell and Rylee Curd. The offense was aided by freshman Madyson Shoebottom’s solo home run and senior Anna Bradley’s three-run bomb to deep center. Congratulations on a fantastic day of softball, ladies.
The non-conference baseball games against Clinton have been cancelled due to wet field conditions.
We had so much fun celebrating Read Across America! H.L. Lubker Elementary had many book characters on campus, classes enjoyed "BOOKING" each other with a good book, and we topped off the day with Dr. Seuss cupcake!
The baseball game that was scheduled for today has been postponed until tomorrow at 4:00 p.m.
Due to the road conditions caused by flooding, the Bald Knob School District will be closed on Tuesday, February 12th. This will be considered AMI day 1. We will be uploading a video to our district’s facebook page explaining the AMI process. We will still have parent teacher conferences from 3:00-6:30 Tuesday evening. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause but we feel like this is in the best interest of our students’ safety.
Parent teacher conferences will be held Tuesday, February 12th from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.. Middle school and high school students will be dismissed from school at 2:25 p.m. H.L. Lubker Elementary will dismiss at 2:35 p.m.
Bus 32 and Bus 16 will be on flood routes until further notice.
Due to water levels rising, bus 32 will be running its flood route on Monday morning. We will monitor water levels throughout the day to determine if the afternoon route will run its normal course.
Early Childhood Center students of the week are Arlen Clark and Asher Dupuy.
Senior night has been moved to 4:30pm on Friday. Students and escorts need to be in the locker hallway at 4:15pm.
The deadline to order a 6th-12th yearbook is quickly approaching. You can order online at www.jostens.com or send payment to the office or Mr. Brent Roberts in the high school. Make checks payable to Bald Knob Schools.
Congratulations to juniors Sarah Gibson and Landon Bird for earning All State Choir honors. Sarah will perform with the mixed choir while Landon will represent the school in the male choir. Congratulations on this tremendous achievement. We are proud of you.
We have a change to the schedule for tomorrow's games at Harding Academy. Harding will be running 2 gyms simultaneously with the Sr. Girls B team and 7th grade boys playing at 5:30. The Sr. Boys B team and the 7th grade girls games will follow. Both gyms are in the same facility so fans can walk back and forth between games.
Bald Knob takes three of four at Cedar Ridge tonight. After a long, arduous road streak, Bald Knob returns to Bulldog Gymnasium on Tuesday.
There is a time change for tomorrow’s basketball games scheduled to be played at Lonoke. The 7th grade girls, 7th grade boys, and the Sr. Girls B teams will all play and the first game will begin at 4:30. There will not be a Sr. Boys B game.
Bald Knob takes three of four contests at Cave City, including victories by the junior girls, senior girls, and senior boys.
The last day to order a 6th-12th grade yearbook is Friday, February 12. The order form is attached or you can order online at https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1002100/Bald-Knob-High-School/2019-Yearbook/2018061304170811365/CATALOG_SHOP/.
This evening Bald Knob School District administration received a report of an individual with a gun on campus grounds after school hours. Upon investigation, no gun was found on the alleged individual, and the individual was escorted off campus immediately. District administration will remain diligent to ensure the safety of all students.
Congratulations to the high school students who earned All-Region band honors today: Dakota Bryant-oboe 2nd Band, 3rd chair Hayley Taylor-clarinet 2nd Band, 11th chair Landon Bird-trumpet 2nd Band, 2nd chair Gillian Inabnit-baritone, 2nd Band, 6th chair Eden Johnson-percussion, 2nd Band, 6th chair Conner Cooper-baritone, 1st alternate #IAMBKS
Our basketball schedule for tommorow’s games vs. Riverview has been altered. The Jr. Girls game that was scheduled has been canceled. The Jr. Boys, Sr. Girls, and Sr. Boys will play at home beginning at 5:00.
The Bulldogs split their games at Newport, including a double-digit conference win by the senior boys. The junior boys fell to the Greyhounds in the first game of the evening.
The Arkansas Public School Computer Network will be down for maintenance from December 22nd - 28th. During that time, you will not be able to view grades online. We apologize for this inconvenience. We hope you all have a restful Christmas break. Merry Christmas!
The senior high basketball games that were scheduled to be played this evening at Batesville have been postponed due to the weather.
The decision has been made to proceed with the ACT test in the morning. If you think the roads are unsafe in your location, do not risk it. You can call ACT Customer Care at 1-319-337-1270 and possibly reschedule.
The senior boys picked up a win over Highland to advance to the championship game of the Lyon College Tournament. The Lady Bulldogs lost to Melbourne and will play in the third place game. Weather permitting, game times are scheduled for 4:45 (girls) and 8:30 (boys) on Saturday.
Due to the threat of winter weather and several schools not being able to attend, the 7th grade basketball tournament that was scheduled for tomorrow has been canceled.
The junior girls, senior girls, and senior boys travel to Riverview for basketball games this evening. Tip-off for the junior girls' game is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.
Help us celebrate the Bald Knob Early Childhood Center students of the month.
Middle school students interested in participating in the Chess Club should meet in the BKMS library, Tuesday, November 27th @ 3:05. Chess Club practices are from 3:05-3:45 every Tuesday.
Congratulations to the senior boys for rebounding from a tough loss on Friday by picking up a win at the Highland Classic. Earlier today, the senior girls also concluded a successful week by earning runner-up honors at the Joe T. Robinson Tournament. Have a great Thanksgiving break. We will see you on November 26.
The senior girls play in the championship game of the Joe T. Robinson Tournament on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Note that this is a time change from the original schedule.
Be sure to order a yearbook by tomorrow. Prices will increase after November 16. You can send payment to the school or order online at https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1002100/Bald-Knob-High-School/2019-Yearbook/2018061304170583365/CATALOG_SHOP/.
The senior girls basketball game scheduled for tonight has been moved to 5:00 p.m.
The BK Counseling Department is sponsoring the second annual "Blessings from BK" fundraiser. This year we are raising funds for the BK Senior Citizens Center. Change will be collected in each building Nov. 26-30. Flyers will be sent home this week with more information.
Tonight's four games (7th girls, 7th grade boys, senior girls, senior boys) against White County Central will begin at 5:00 p.m. Please make note that this is a time change from the original schedule.
The second deadline to order a 6th-grade through 12th-grade yearbook is quickly approaching. Be sure to reserve your copy by Friday, November 16. The price will go up after this date.
Join us on November 8th at 1:00 p.m. for the Veteran's Day program performed by 3rd and 5th grades. To assist with the safety of our students, attendees must check in with a photo ID at the elementary office before the performance. Check-in will take time, so please arrive early.
The junior boys (54-27 over Cedar Ridge) and junior girls (51-50 over Jonesboro Westside in OT) pick up opening round wins in the Bald Knob Junior High Tournament. Both teams return to the court on Thursday.
Congratulations to 8th grader Renlee Espinosa for earning All-Region Jazz Band honors.
Bald Knob concludes its season with a heartbreaking defeat, falling to Southside 13-10 in overtime.
Friday is the deadline to register for the December ACT.
The elementary science and social studies curriculum night that was scheduled for November 6th has been cancelled. We will host the event at a later date.
Fifth grade students went on a field trip to the Toltec Mounds; this field trip aligns with their curriculum for the studies of Pre-Columbian societies. While there, students learned about the ceremonies, life, and early culture of the Plum Bayou people. Students were able to participate in the crafts of pottery and creating their own arrowhead necklace. They also participated in an archaeological mock dig.
Bald Knob School District Administration has been notified the alleged threat reported to us this morning is unfounded and does not involve any of our students. Thank you for your continued support as we continue to work to keep our students safe!
This morning the district received a report that another school district's student made an alleged threat involving a student from another district. Bald Knob School District Administration is in close contact with the district to determined if the threat involves any Bald Knob students. More information will be provided if the situation involves our students as the investigation evolves.
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Due to the impending weather, the tailgate that was schedule before tonight's game has been canceled. The game will begin at 7:00 p.m.
Robert Howell, in Mrs. Julie Stephenson’s 2nd grade class, won the movie night basket that was given away at the elementary literacy and math night. Robert and his family attended the event to see and practice what he is learning in 2nd grade. Notice that Robert is wearing his September perfect attendance badge! Congrats Robert.
Braden Davis (1st), Tayden Hamrick (7th), and Mya Ragsdale (15th) each earned individual medalist honors at today’s cross country meet at Quitman. In addition, the junior girls finished as the runners-up while the junior boys secured 4th place overall. Congratulations to the athletes and Coach Ragsdale.
Courtesy of the Bald Knob Public Education Foundation, Inc., students at H.L. Lubker Elementary now have the chance to experience new learning opportunities with two academic enrichment grants. Sheila Martin, Chair, and Kellie Smith, Director of the BKPEF, presented the awards. Teresa Johnson, the elementary counselor, received $1,044 for playground activities, and Bridget Pate, a 5th-grade science teacher, received $950 for robots in her classroom. With these generous contributions, students can engage in both educational and enjoyable activities.
Bald Knob Middle School Student Council worked on their leadership skills at STUCO retreat. We are so proud of these future leaders!
Congratulations to Landon Bird, Sarah Gibson, and Riley Stebbins for earning All-Region Choir honors.
Congratulations to the Bulldog Band for earning a 2nd division overall and 3rd place percussion at the West Memphis Marching Contest.
Congratulations to Braden Davis (4th), Hallie Sterling (18th), Mya Ragsdale (25th) for earning medalist honors at the Lake Hamilton Cross Country Meet this morning.
Bald Knob Middle School will conduct ACT Aspire testing October 16th & 17th.
The high school will take group pictures on Thursday during first period. Lifetouch will also be here for Make-Up/Retake School Picture Day (grades 6-12). These are the pictures that will be in the yearbook. If you missed the August day, please take the pictures tomorrow.
Fall break is on Monday, October 8. We hope you have a restful three-day weekend.
Mark your calendars for the annual Walk-at-School day on October 24. We will celebrate Red Ribbon Week from October 22-26. #IAMBKS