Read along with Ms. Holly Billings and Harry the Dirty Dog today! https://youtu.be/i4zm7Xo7ydw Want to meet some furry friends like Harry? Hugh Goodwin is open today from 11:30-1:00 for all K-3 grade readers to take AR tests. Come take a test and meet the Paws Squad from UCAPS.
Listen to the wisdom in the book "Only One You" read by Kathy Sixbey, Literacy Facilitator at Hugh Goodwin Elementary and use it to make the world a better place! Check out the other videos in our Summer Reading series! https://youtu.be/hW-Yr6jY8bM
ICYMI: A new Promise Podcast episode is out! We visited with Drs. Kohler and Calhoon from UCA's Mashburn Center for Learning to discuss Special Education. They shared some applicable best practices for us all to consider. http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/promise-podcast
Hugh Goodwin Elementary School is open each Thursday in July from 11:30-1:00 for all El Dorado elementary students to get some practice on their AR tests. If you’ve been reading books this summer, come get some extra practice on these tests and be entered to win a $150 Walmart gift card for every 5 points you earn. This week, UCAPS will bring the Paws Squad to cheer you on during your AR test. Come take a test and bring a donation for UCAPS - newspapers, laundry detergent, GermX, paper towels and pet foods are always welcome!
Kari Carelock from Washington Middle School shares one of her favorite books for 4th-7th grade readers. Listen as she reads the first chapter of "Wish" in our Summer Reading Series. Tune in Tuesdays & Thursdays for more! https://youtu.be/3uBHtRGPyE0
Happy Fourth of July!! Read along with Mrs. Brooke Sneed as she celebrates Independence Day with "Meet Our Flag, Old Glory." Tune in next Tuesday and Thursday for more books in our Summer Reading Series. https://youtu.be/mRhKRPZlTyQ
BONUS VIDEO: Another bonus reading video this week! Here's Counselor Nanette Darden with Pete the Cat & The New Guy. Watch this and other videos in our Summer Reading Series. Then tune in each Tuesday & Thursday for more! https://youtu.be/DM-Z8QlS6BY
Mrs. Sylvia Thompson reads to us all about how to throw the perfect party for dragons in "Dragons Love Tacos." Read along if you have the book or just listen and enjoy! Then, check out the other videos in our Summer Reading Series! https://youtu.be/r5Pis_6AILw
What is Mrs. Swint's favorite children's book? Watch to find out! Then tune in next Tuesday and Thursday for more in our Summer Reading series! https://youtu.be/W3XnGCW7Kf4
BONUS VIDEO: Here's a bonus reading video for this week! Principal Sherry Floss shares a book about being confident in yourself with Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon. Watch it then tune in each Tuesday and Thursday this summer for more books! https://youtu.be/FJwzLJuDbyU
If you like books about survival, check out Principal Jody Vines recommendation for summer reading! Tune in every Tuesday and Thursday this summer to see what other books our staff is reading! https://youtu.be/nconNxPj3sk
The Arkansas Activities Association has declared June 23-July 7 as Athletics Dead Weeks, giving student athletes a break from practices and sports events. Students will not be allowed at any school sports facilities during these two weeks and the football field cannot be used. The track at Memorial Stadium will remain open to the public.
Read along with Mr. Tucker in a story about the importance of hard work, "Tops & Bottoms." Tune next Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for more Summer Reading with our staff. https://youtu.be/-GegC1l2Rgw
Here's a BONUS video for this week! Check out Mrs. Hale reading Green Eggs & Ham today! Then, tune in every Tuesday and Thursday for more summer reading videos! https://youtu.be/UulWF5hDzGQ
Read with us this summer! Today, Assistant Superintendent Rhonda Simmons is reading "The Kissing Hand." Listen and read along if you have the book. Tune in every Tuesday and Thursday this summer to see who else is reading! https://youtu.be/4n5zNCRf2mU
Check out the latest episode of The Promise Podcast to hear what it takes to be an Arkansas Teacher of the Year. Meghan Ables and Randi House tell us about the amazing things they've seen throughout the state in their Teacher of the Year experiences. http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/promise-podcast
Don't miss out on this week's Wildcat Basketball Camps, starting today at the EHS Arena. Register upon arrival.For more information contact Coach Gary Simmons firstname.lastname@example.org.
El Dorado High School Graduation will be held at Memorial Stadium at 8:00 pm and broadcast live at www.eldoradosportsnetwork.com or via the Sports section of our app. If there are any changes in the schedule due to inclement weather, they will be posted here.
The Promise Podcast released a new episode today! Check out our interviews with several teachers and Economics Arkansas about Financial Literacy for students. http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/promise-podcast
During the night, a car accident occurred that caused damage to Yocum Primary. As a result, there will be no school at Yocum Primary (only grades K and 1) today. This will be an AMI day for these students. Parents are encouraged to have their child complete the AMI packet that was sent home earlier in the school year. For more information on AMI days, go to www.eldoradopublicschools.org.
Check out the newest episode of The Promise Podcast where we talk to Deborah Coffman from the ADE about ESSA & School Ratings (which were released today). Listen to the end to hear our new segment "Stories from the Classroom". It's sure to bring you laughter and inspiration! http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/promise-podcast
ICYMI: Check out The Promise Podcast episode on Library Media Centers of Today in honor of #NationalLibraryWeek to hear how libraries across Arkansas and the nation are transforming! http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/promise-podcast
El Dorado Schools will be in regular session today. The paved roads in the district are clear of water and safely passable for our buses. However, as a precaution buses will not travel down gravel roads this morning. We ask that if you do live down a gravel road that is safe to drive on, please transport your child to where the pavement begins. UPDATE: Mt. Holly Road and 19th have cleared this morning and buses will be able to pick up on those routes as usual. Use your best judgement for traveling in your area, if roads are still unsafe to pass, please do not drive on them. Students who are unable to get to school due to flooding will be excused. Stay safe!
As the rain continues we know many of you are concerned about school closures. We will be working closely with the El Dorado Police Department to monitor road conditions. Any changes to the school schedule will be communicated on our website and social media pages. If road conditions prevent your student from getting to school safely, their absence will be excused. Everyone use caution and drive safely!
Check out the newest episode of The Promise Podcast all about School Security with Superintendent Jim Tucker, School Safety Director Jay Vines, and recently retired police Captain Kevin Holt. They explore the relationship between schools and local law enforcement, and delve into bullying and arming teachers. Click the Podcast button in the Menu to listen on your favorite platform!
Listen to how three different high school teachers create quality student discussions in today's episode of The Promise Podcast. Be a fly on the wall in these classrooms to experience their approaches first hand. Check it out today! http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/promise-podcast #professionaldevelopment
Barton Junior High students interviewed some of their teachers to find out why they #LoveTeaching. Check out what they learned! https://youtu.be/PcXya3WbFLc
Gifted & Talented is now accepting nominations for their program. If you would like to nominate a child to be tested for GT, please email Beth Jones at email@example.com by February 28th. Please include the child's name, grade level and indicate why you are nominating them.
Technology in education can be a tremendous benefit to students, but does it also have some drawbacks? Listen to the newest episode of The Promise Podcast to hear our guests weigh in on the subject. http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/promise-podcast
Do you have a child starting kindergarten this fall? Visit all of our elementary schools during Kindergarten Open House to make the Promising Choice for your family! Hugh Goodwin Elementary 201 E. 5th Street Northwest Elementary 1600 N. College Avenue Retta Brown Elementary 505 Dixie Drive Yocum Primary 1103 W. Cedar
Have you listened to The Promise Podcast? Check out Standards Based Report Cards Part 2 today! http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/promise-podcast
The Promise Podcast launches today! Listen to the first episodes starting with Standards Based Reporting on iTunes, Stitcher or TuneIn. Then, check back for more in February! http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/promise-podcast
AMI Packets have been issued this week. Keep these packets in a safe place in the event that school is cancelled due to inclement weather in the coming weeks. For more information on AMI Days, visit http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/o/district/page/ami-day-information.
School is in regular session today. Roads are clear but use caution, especially on bridges and overpasses. Be safe!
Cafeteria Menus for November are now available at http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/o/district/page/food-services--31.
Musicfest performances by El Dorado Schools’ choirs and bands will proceed as scheduled. If there are any changes, we will post them on our Facebook, Twitter and website (www.eldoradopublicschools.org).
There is a FALSE social media post circulating about EHS closing school next week due to a threat. This post is absolutely false in regard to the threat and the school closing. In the event of any school closing, an official statement would be issued by the ESD. Any information regarding where this post originated can be sent via private message to the ESD Facebook page. Thank you and have a good weekend.
Wildcat Fans: Don't miss tonight's game against Lake Hamilton! Download the official app of El Dorado Wildcat Athletics. Schedules, scores, rosters, news, and live broadcasting are just a touch away through the app or website, www.eldoradosportsnetwork.com, sponsored by Delek US.
The electricity at Hugh Goodwin Elementary has been restored!
Important Notice: The electricity is out at Hugh Goodwin Elementary this morning. According to Entergy, power should be restored by 8:30 a.m. School and bus routes will continue on regular schedule. If you choose to bring your child to Hugh Goodwin after 8:30 today, they will not be counted tardy. Any updates will be posted as they become available.
The Wildcats kick-off at 7:00 p.m. tomorrow night against Cabot. Come cheer them on! Parents: Please remember that students in grades K-6 must be accompanied by an adult at any school-sponsored event. Also, all students must be picked up within 20 minutes of the end of the event or they will not be allowed to attend the next school-sponsored event as a spectator.
September Cafeteria Menus are available at http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/o/district/browse/36488. Remember all K-6 students eat FREE this year. Students in grades 7-12 can apply for free/reduced meals at https://frapps.horizonsolana.com/welcome.
The Wildcat Football season kicks off tonight in Conway! Can't make it to the game? No problem! Watch the live stream at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayb75T_5GiE. GO CATS!
Tonight’s Fun Run for elementary students has been cancelled due to weather. Any further updates to Purple/White scrimmage games will be posted as they become available.
Looking for Bus Routes or Lunch Menus for the first day of school? Remember to visit our website at www.eldoradopublicschools.org and look under Transportation or Food Services. And download our mobile app (search El Dorado School District, AR) to find them in the Documents.
Keep enjoying your summer, but when you're ready...Here are the school supply lists for 2018-19! http://5il.co/3sr3
The 2018-19 School Calendar is now available. See it here or access it under the Parents menu at www.eldoradopublicschools.org.
The El Dorado School District Board Meeting has been rescheduled to Tuesday, May 15 at 6:00 p.m.
Now Hiring: Bus Drivers. CDL Required. Apply today at https://eldorado.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=130
Are you looking for a new opportunity? Check the Careers page at www.eldoradopublicschools.org and apply today!
Did you know you can access March Cafeteria Menus one of three ways? March menus are under the Dining or Documents section of our mobile app or at www.eldoradopublicschools.org under Food Services.
February is School Based Health Center (SBHC) Awareness Month. We are so grateful for the care our students and staff receive through our SBHC. Check out all our Center provides at http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/school-based-health-center--2
Schedules for Baseball, Softball and Soccer are now available at http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/athletics--131.
Kindergarten Open House - Thursday, February 8 If your child is entering Kindergarten this fall, don't miss this opportunity to visit all four of our schools.
El Dorado Schools will be back in session and on regular schedule Thursday, January 18. Everyone drive slowly and be safe!
As of right now, El Dorado Schools are still in session tomorrow. Any reports of closings are false. If inclement weather does strike our area, we will report any delays or closings on our website and social media sites (Facebook and Twitter).
Cafeteria Menus for December are available at http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/food-services--31 or click Dining in the mobile app!
BJHS and WMS receive grants from Lanxess! Check out the details here: http://www.eldoradonews.com/news/2017/nov/07/lanxess-awards-thousands-grants-schools/
ESD Awards Staff a $1,000 bonus. Read details and other news from last night's board meeting here: http://www.eldoradonews.com/news/2017/nov/07/el-dorado-school-district-board-members-approve-10/
Cafeteria Menus for October for all schools are available at http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/food-services--31
Check out our cafeteria menus on the ESD mobile app and under Food Services at http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/o/district/page/food-services--31
Schedules for football, golf, and volleyball are now available at http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/o/district/page/athletics--131
New this year: Free Breakfast for ALL elementary (K-4) students! Get more info here: http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/article/20777?org=
Free/Reduced Meal Applications are now available online. Check it out at http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/article/20646?org=
Welcome to the new El Dorado School District website!