Bayou Meto Elementary Elevate students in grades 3-5 have been working on a community service leadership project. Students have been introduced to the concept of leadership and have discovered that leadership is not just about themselves, but it’s also about giving back to others. Students chose to learn the life skill of knitting in order to make hats for the homeless, cancer patients and babies in shelters.
The purpose of the community service project is to experience firsthand the leadership concepts of contributing to the community and giving back to others. By using what they are learning in class to learn more about their own and others’ leadership skills, students began to understand the skills of self-motivation, self-esteem, the power of action and empathy. As their pile of hats grew, students realized that they can make a difference in the world.
Bayou Meto’s students will continue to work on hats over spring break and will present them to community leaders in April.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and schools provide millions of breakfasts to hungry children every single school day! This gives us reason to celebrate!
Every March, the nation celebrates National School Breakfast Week. National School Breakfast Week was launched in 1989 to raise awareness of the availability of the School Breakfast Program to all children.
Governor Asa Hutchinson has proclaimed March as Arkansas School Breakfast Month!
Governor Hutchinson’s proclamation increases public awareness, provides school food service administrators a wonderful opportunity to promote the breakfast program, benefiting thousands of students in Arkansas.
JNPSD’s Director of Child Nutrition Clint Walker spoke of the District’s Community Eligibility Program where all students eat free at today’s press conference at the Capitol.
Jacksonville High School’s Titan Theater Company will present the classical musical comedy Guys and Dolls, March 10 and 11, 7pm in the Sandy Reed Auditorium at Jacksonville Middle School located at 718 Harris Road in Jacksonville.
Guys and Dolls, based on the short stories and characters of Damon Runyon, tells a comedic tale of the gamblers, showgirls and gangsters of the 1930s New York underworld. Director Jane Balgavy said “Guys and Dolls is a great show for any theatre to do, because it is full of comedy with a lot of classic one-liners; and the writing is fantastic, providing many opportunities for character roles. It is a really fun show for the whole family.”
Adult admission is $8 and students 17 and under pay $5.
The Jacksonville North Pulaski School District Board of Education will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting Monday, March 6, 6pm at Jacksonville City Hall located at One Municipal Drive in Jacksonville. To view the agenda click here.
The meeting is open to the public.