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.
If your child is in 5th, 6th, or 7th grade, please take a moment to fill out this short survey. https://goo.gl/ZPVg8F
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