Students in Ms. Guiltner's Biology class recently participated in a Candy Protein Synthesis Lab. They simulated protein synthesis by acting out the steps of transcription and translation in the classroom. Students chose the gene they wanted to express, transcribed it, and translated it into a protein made up of amino acids (candy) linked together with peptide bonds (toothpicks).
Welcome Mrs. Austin! She is SLC's new Math teacher. Social Media Class asked her some questions to get to know her better. Name: Britney Austin Favorite Subject: Math Hobbies: Basketball, Hiking, and going on trips What are you looking forward to the most at SLC? Mrs. Austin says, “Seeing you guys graduate! and Seeing success out of my students."
Student Spotlight Illianna Carrington is a junior at the Secondary Learning Center. After high school graduation, she plans to attend college and major in nursing. She is looking forward to a lengthy career as a nurse. At SLC, Illianna excels in the classroom. When asked about why she was successful at SLC, she replied, “I can pretty much work at my own speed and the teachers help and support me in anything. The counselor is the greatest person to talk to about anything and they will always work with you no matter the situation.” At SLC, we have several students like Illianna who are juggling school and adult responsibilities. We are very proud of Illianna and wish her the best.
Seniors from SLC went to UACCM on September 29th for a college campus visit. The students were able to tour each of the buildings and hear about all the opportunities UACCM offers students. At the end of the tour, the students ate lunch in the activities center and visit with students already attending the college. UACCM has not only 2-year transferable classes but also a wonderful vocational program that prepares students for the workforce. Our goal at SLC is to expose students to as many of these opportunities and let them realize that college is so much more than a classroom, its hands on experiences that train you for good paying jobs.
Ms. Shaw and Mrs. Hickenbottom have “REV”ed up student interaction through the co-teach English classes. During these activities, students are up from seats, interacting with peers, and involved with the lessons. Students have participated in social and auditory activities for analyzing multiple styles of texts. Similar activities can be seen in other co-teach setting in Secondary Learning Center.
Mr. Hettinga uses a wide array of student-centered activities to engage students in the social sciences. Most kids would think history is boring and would rather discuss current issues and trends that have an impact on their everyday lives. By implementing various teaching and learning strategies, students are able to analyze the impact of events that may have happened several hundred years ago and relate them to our culture. The teachers at SLC create student-centered learning environment where our kids’ needs are met in a real and relevant way.
Students in Ms. Guiltner's science class have been conducting investigations this week. Environmental Science students are studying the cycling of matter in Earth by studying the layering of isopropyl alcohol and mineral oil before, during, and after applying heat. The observed patterns provide evidence for the cycling of matter in Earth.
Tonight is the first Cyclone football game at Cyclone Stadium! Just a reminder, no backpacks or large bags will be allowed in the stadium. The district also reserves the right to search any bags entering the stadium. Thank you for your assistance with this. #CycloneNation
The Russellville School District will be providing a free lunch to anyone 18 years or younger everyday this summer. The event will be held in the cafeteria at Crawford. No ID or registration is required. Please take advantage of this great program. I have attached a flyer with additional information and as always, feel free to call us at the school with any questions, concerns, or comments. That number is (479) 968-1972. Thank you and have a great summer.
The faculty of SLC enjoyed a wonderful feast at lunch Wednesday courtesy of the Senior Adult Ministry of Victory Missionary Baptist Church. Thank you so much for spoiling us! The food was wonderful! Special thanks to the chefs: Ken Worthen, Kathryn Atwood, Iris Ferguson, and Jennifer Combs. You made today a very special part of Teacher Appreciation Week.
Family Night/Senior Recognition @ SLC Cafeteria Students and parents/guardians come out tomorrow night, 5/10/18 at 6 PM. We will have dinner, cake, awards, and a celebration of this year.
The students and faculty of SLC were treated to a Talent Showcase. They were captivated by choreographed dance routines, singing, two artist showcases where various examples of student artwork were displayed via PowerPoint, and one dramatic reading of an original short story. It was a wonderful hour showcasing an artistic side of students that often goes underappreciated. Thank you so much to Ms. Shaw and Mrs. Hickenbottom for organizing this event and sharing your dance moves with the students!
Logan Sloss signed with Ouachita Baptist University on Wednesday April 11, 2018. He received a Wrestling Scholarship to continue his career as an astounding wrestler with an overall, 135 wins and 22 losses in his entire high school career. He is also a very bright academically and has a chance to continue with college studies. He is always willing to help his fellow man and cheer others on. Way to go Logan!
Students in Ms. Guiltner's Environmental Science class did a population ecology exercise this week. They used beads to approximate the dynamic interaction of a prey population with a predator population. Students collected data and created graphs showing how the predator and prey populations rise and fall together over time.
In an effort to make strategic, data-driven decisions, Russellville School District has partnered with Hanover Research to conduct research projects for our district for one year. The 2018 School Climate Survey is the first survey Hanover will be conducting for our district. The district is requesting participation from parents and community members in this 10-minute anonymous survey. The results of the survey will be used to guide our improvement planning process, and we need your participation in our improvement endeavors. The survey link will be available via this link: https://hanoverresearch.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_40zEfTzt8VSGurP and on the RSD Facebook page from March 28th-April 11th. Parents will also be receiving a letter with the web link and a QR code this week. Thank you very much for your continued support of the Russellville School District. Working together, we make a positive difference in the future of our children.
Kevin Baker, Director of Human Resources at Industrial Power Incorporated, came to speak to our JAG students on March 7th. He focused on what he looked for when hiring new employees, saying, "My main priorities are honesty and integrity." IPI hires entry level jobs as long as the applicants are 18 or older. The JAG program is very thankful to Mr. Baker.
Mr. Peters' classes just finished a project in which each group picked out wallpaper and gave a presentation to convince him to hire them to wallpaper my classroom. Students learned to work with tape measures, find square footage of the classroom, and determine material costs and labor for the project. Groups of students even researched patterns and colors that statistically help students' academic improvement.
Russellville School District will be dismissing 90 minutes early on Monday, February 19, 2018, for Parent/Teacher Conferences at Russellville High School and Russellville Junior High School. Last week, RHS and RJHS held Student Success/College and Career Readiness Conferences instead of Parent/Teacher Conferences. This early dismissal will allow teachers to prepare for these conferences.
Alyssa Berry and Kaitlyn McCorkle traveled to the state capital building in Little Rock, Arkansas for the Leadership Conference. During the conference, Alyssa Berry received the Arkansas Alternative Learning Diamond Award for top achieving Alternative Learning students. Only 10 students throughout the state, K-12, received this award. During their travels, they were able to meet the governor, travel to the treasury, and meet various people in government. We are proud of both of these young women and all their accomplishments.
RSD will hold Parent/Teacher Conferences on Monday, February 12 from 1 to 7 p.m. for RMS & SLC and on Tuesday, February 13 from 1 to 7 p.m. for Kindergarten-5th grades. RHS and RJHS will hold Student Success/College and Career Readiness Conferences on Monday, Feb 12 from 1-7 p.m. There will be no school on Monday, Feb 12 and Tuesday, Feb 13 due to teacher professional development and P/T Conferences. Classes will resume on Wednesday, February 14.
Russellville School District invites parents and the community to a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Showcase on Wednesday, January 31, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Center for the Arts. Those interested in attending can register online at http://bit.ly/RSDPLTW, or contact Judy Pennington, secondary curriculum director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 479-967-6051.
Russellville School District will be closed on Friday, January 19, 2018, due to the high numbers of students experiencing flu-like symptoms. All after-school activities scheduled for Friday will continue as planned. Classes will resume on Monday, January 22.
January is School Board Member Recognition Month, and RSD would like to thank the seven school board members who advocate and shape the direction of our school district. Members of the RSD School Board include Morgan Barrett, Chris Cloud, Breanne Davis, Allan George, Jami Mullen, Jeff Phillips, and Wesley White.
2017-2018 Flu Clinic Dates Announced The Russellville School District, in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), is providing the flu vaccine to students and staff the week of October 16-20. Flu packets will be sent home with students over the next several weeks. Friday 10/20/2017 SLC-morning
Come and meet the faculty and staff and enjoy some social time on August 29th from 5:30 - 7:00 PM.
ACT for All Juniors at RHS - February 28
Time Out for Tech - Seniors - coming up January 26, 2017
Secondary Learning Center is making great strides this year!
Hope you all enjoy your weekend!
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