In our continued efforts to provide the safest environment for our students, El Dorado High School will have a demonstration by EntryShield on campus tomorrow. This company will show our administrators how their safety systems work. If you or your student encounter any of their detection equipment on campus tomorrow, there is no need for concern. It is merely a demonstration.
To avoid bus overcrowding, Bus Route 28, serving students at Yocum Elementary, will make two afternoon runs beginning Tuesday, September 3. Students being dropped off at 2nd Street, the Bus Yard and Wilson Street will take the first run. The bus will then come back to Yocum for students who will be dropped off at Cherry, Cargile, Plum, Louis and Hillsboro Apartments. Afternoon drop off times should only vary 5-10 minutes.
Season 2 of The Promise Podcast is here! We launch our new season with a discussion on R.I.S.E., the statewide initiative to increase literacy skills beginning in elementary school. Listen today: http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/promise-podcast.
El Dorado Schools keeps the safety of our students and staff as our top priority. While there has been no verification of any threats against our schools, we continue to work with local law enforcement to maintain safe campuses. The El Dorado School District has security measures in place and the El Dorado Police Department will provide an increased presence at each of our schools tomorrow to support a safe learning environment for all students.
No School Monday, September 2 in observance of Labor Day. See all holidays and important dates under the Events section at www.eldoradopublicschools.org and on the El Dorado School District app.
Looking for fall athletics schedules? Check them out at http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/o/district/page/athletics--131. Go Cats!!
See Something. Say Something. In light of recent events, we want to remind everyone of the opportunity you have to help keep our students safe. If you hear or see anything that causes you concern for students' safety, please report it using the Anonymous Alerts app or use the Report an Incident tab on our website.
El Dorado School District has been made aware of a social media post circulating that mentions threats against unknown schools in Arkansas and Kentucky for the coming week. According to Lt. Chris Lutman, Public Information Officer for the El Dorado Police Department, the FBI office out of Little Rock has made a general awareness statement (not a warning) regarding the threats. No specific schools have been mentioned and there has been no verified threat by any law enforcement agency in the state, including El Dorado Police Department. The safety of our staff and students is our top priority. We will continue to monitor the information with local law enforcement and will do everything in our power to keep our schools safe.
An important message from Superintendent Jim Tucker: This morning on social media some people posted that there was an incident at Barton Junior High School. This is absolutely false. Things are going well at Barton today, students are in class learning and teachers are teaching. Please do not post on social media about incidents happening at a school unless you confirm it with a school administrator. Making inaccurate posts is irresponsible and can cause unnecessary panic. If there ever is an issue, we will make a post on the district website and district social media. If you have any questions, please call the district office or the school. Please DO NOT post inaccurate information. Thank you.
On Monday, all El Dorado schools and offices will transition to an updated phone system. Each location will now just have one main number that you can call. When you call, you will be given a menu to select the office or person you want to reach. Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding during this transition.
El Dorado Schools is looking for Paraprofessionals to work with our students. For more information, go to https://eldorado.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx. Apply today!
The first day of school is off to a great start! Promise Director Sylvia Thompson along with Allison Parker of Murphy Oil visited each Kindergarten class to tell each student they would be eligible to receive the El Dorado Promise when they graduate from EHS! Representatives from Simmons Bank provided backpacks for each student as well!
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of one of our El Dorado High School students over the weekend. The El Dorado School District sends our deepest condolences to the family of Octavius Critton. Our sincere sympathies, thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. Counselors are available for any of our students and staff during this difficult time.
Season 1 of The Promise Podcast is a wrap and we can’t wait to bring you Season 2, starting September 1! If you missed any of the Season 1 episodes, you’ve got time to catch up! Listen on your favorite podcast platform at http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/promise-podcast.
ICYMI: Here is the calendar for the 2019-20 school year which includes all dates for orientations that take place next week. You can also find the calendar on our website at www.eldoradopublicschools.org.
We were saddened to learn of the passing of one of our students earlier this week. The El Dorado School District sends our deepest condolences to the family of Kendall Williams. Our sincere sympathies, thoughts, and prayers are with his family and friends during this time.
Mr. Tom Simmons reads an excerpt from "All Creatures Great and Small." Listen as he shares why this is one of his favorite books from high school. If you're a high school student interested in autobiographies or animal science, this might be a good book for you! https://youtu.be/irAJy7r1mHQ
Thursday, July 26 is the last day the AR Test lab will be open at Hugh Goodwin. Bring your child between 11:30-1:00 to take AR Tests on the books they've been reading this summer and they'll have the chance to meet some of their favorite book characters! We'll draw for a $150 Walmart gift card after the testing lab closes.
BONUS Video: Mamas, get out the tissues and watch this sweet video of "Love You Forever" read by Janice Riggs with your little readers. Then, watch the rest of the videos in the Summer Reading Series. https://youtu.be/Qp2AnzJxskg
Watch as Jamia White from Yocum Elementary brings "The Wolf's Chicken Stew" to life! Then check out the rest of the videos in our Summer Reading Series. https://youtu.be/13GGBl-5c0k
Principal Jesica Collins is today's Summer Reading Series star with "The Rainbow Fish." Watch this one then check out the rest of the videos in our Summer Reading Series. https://youtu.be/JNdbmOXJdxg
BONUS Video: Check out a classic book in our Summer Reading Series as Chrystal Gilkey reads The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Watch all the videos you've missed in our Summer Reading Series and check back each Tuesday and Thursday for new ones! https://youtu.be/_K1-DYBnYlI
What would you do if you woke up with a "Bad Case of the Stripes?" Read along with Mrs. Melissa Powell to find out what happens in this book about being yourself! https://youtu.be/3ELn-MmfYUg Then, check out the rest of our Summer Reading Series.
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!