We want to thank all of our staff, bus drivers, and cafeteria workers who worked to serve thousands of meals during this quarantine over the last two months. Our Summer Meal Program will begin Monday, June 1. Because of COVID-19, we will still adhere to social distancing guidelines, providing Curbside Pick-up at Northwest and Washington each Monday and Wednesday. Delivery will be at 3 locations through the summer: Haygood Neal, St. John Baptist Church and Wildwood Apartments. See the attached flyer for details.
It's Graduation Day for our Class of 2020! It is unfortunate that due to COVID-19 we cannot all be gathered together to celebrate, but we honor you in this Virtual Graduation. Congratulations Graduates! https://youtu.be/W7akiu4JNE4
We are experiencing technical difficulties with our Virtual Graduation and hope to have it fixed by 8:30. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue navigating unchartered territory during this time.
Seniors - You have worked hard and we want to recognize you today, on what would be your graduation day. We've lined the drive of EHS with your photos. Please drive through to see them (but please don't take them just yet. We'll let you know when you can). At 8:00 pm, log on to our social media pages or website to watch your Virtual Graduation. Also at 8:00 pm, we're lighting up Memorial Stadium and setting the clock to 20:20 in your honor!
It's the last day of ART for elementary students. Check out the lessons with your art teachers at https://drive.google.com/open?id=1F2nqBCkzEITt5RwMdtc1T3K3L5LK4z5n
We're almost done with this school year! This is the last week of Arkansas AMI work. Finish strong! And stay connected to your Google Classroom for more information from your teachers. http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/o/district/page/covid-19-ami-days
Seniors & Families - Monday, May 18 would have been your graduation day! While we can’t gather the way we’d like to, we have three things planned to honor you. First, we will be lining the EHS drive with your pictures so be sure to come by tomorrow afternoon to see them! Then, tune in to El Dorado School District and El Dorado High School social media pages or website (www.eldoradopublicschools.org) tomorrow night at 8:00 pm for your Virtual Graduation event! Also, at 8:00 pm we'll light up Memorial Stadium and set the Stadium clock to 20:20, so everyone in town will know this is your day!
Kindergarten Registration will take place with a contact-less, drive through packet drop-off on May 15, beginning at 7 am at El Dorado High School. Download the registration packet at http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/o/district/page/enrollment--24. Get more details on the registration process at https://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/article/245317?org=district.
It's PE Day for elementary students! Go to https://drive.google.com/open?id=1QbKiDszwUlV7chaSd8dYpeVO5KN_5maM to have PE with your Coach!
It's ART day for elementary students! Go to https://drive.google.com/open?id=12_mYmyJatw48PB4jGm5G_DX6_vcqaKFc to find an art lesson from your teacher!
Online Sibling Registration ends TODAY. Go to https://forms.gle/tRPQC6mFmXEcAmY26 to register! Open Enrollment for Kindergarteners and new students will begin May 15. Download enrollment forms at http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/o/district/page/enrollment--24.
Murphy Oil Corporation has been our partner in education for decades. They have given generously to fund programs, providing resources and volunteers to recognize and support our students. We are saddened to lose their presence in our community but we are continually grateful for the opportunity we have had to work with them for the betterment of El Dorado. We thank you, Murphy Oil, for the El Dorado Promise - for the countless lives the scholarship has changed thus far and the ones it will continue to launch into a bright future. Thank you for allowing the Promise to remain in El Dorado so that your legacy will continue in the lives of students.
You can still pick up meals for students every Monday and Wednesday at any of our delivery sites and at Washington Middle and Northwest Elementary schools. Check out the full list of delivery sites at www.eldoradopublicschools.org.
It's Teacher Appreciation Week! Today, more than ever, we appreciate our teachers and how they inspire our students. Check out the newest Promise Podcast to hear stories of teachers who have inspired some of our listeners. http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/promise-podcast
Online Sibling Registration is going on now through May 8. Go to https://forms.gle/tRPQC6mFmXEcAmY26 to register! Open Enrollment for Kindergarteners and new students will begin May 15. Download enrollment forms at http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/o/district/page/enrollment--24.
It's SCIENCE day for elementary students! Continue studying the body with Mrs. Griffin from Northwest Elementary. https://youtu.be/zzNKpHYHLG8
Online Sibling Registration starts TODAY through May 8. To qualify for Sibling Registration, you must have a currently enrolled K-3rd grade student who lives in the same home as your incoming kindergartener. All documents must be attached to the online registration form or dropped off at our Administration Office by May 8. Go to https://forms.gle/tRPQC6mFmXEcAmY26 to register!
It's MUSIC day for elementary students! Check out all the lessons from our Music teachers and pick one to watch today! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1HVHU1ohUwkoF0CZDcfCdPUGQ6O5L2FmX?usp=sharing
It's LIBRARY day for elementary students! Check out all these great books read by our Librarians! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1FUVIkOjHajYIwPaGZ3a3AMV5hMZF5gsh?usp=sharing
Online Sibling Registration starts May 1 through May 8. To qualify for Sibling Registration, you must have a currently enrolled K-3rd grade student who lives in the same home as your incoming kindergartener. All documents must be attached to the online registration form or dropped off at our Administration Office by May 8. Check back May 1 for the link to register.
It's PE Day for our elementary students! Check out all of the PE workouts from our coaches and pick one to do today! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1E_ppFxUXofDzUDq7NyL_fjFLKYUMIZKl?usp=sharing
It's ART day for elementary students. Check out all the lessons from our Art teachers and pick one to do today! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1rImQFtrZHSrvOmbWLi3yCO5EgpdwL1sO
Let's kick off this AMI Week strong! Here's a link to all of the AMI information for our schools. http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/o/district/page/covid-19-ami-days
Kindergarten Registration will take place with a contact-less, drive through packet drop-off on May 15, beginning at 7 am at El Dorado High School. Copies of all documents must be included in your completed packet. No copies will be made on-site. Packets were sent to local daycares prior to school closures. If you need a packet, please contact your child’s daycare or visit our Administration Office Monday-Thursday 8 am - 4 pm.
Sibling Registration for incoming Kindergarteners will take place online May 1-May 8. If you have a child currently enrolled in Kindergarten – 3rd grade and have an incoming kindergartener, living in the same household, that you would like to attend the same school, take part in this online registration. Keep following El Dorado School District on Facebook and watch our website for more information coming soon.
Elementary Teachers from all of our schools are coming to your neighborhood today! Check out the Parade Route they'll be following below to make sure you see them when they come by. The parade will start at 1:30 pm. They will parade around a different route on Friday, April 24. Watch for more details about that coming soon.
It's ART day for elementary students! Check out these fun videos from our Art teachers to pick a project for today. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1yRbAXu6COGWDC76Sg15Ek2ePoZjfJBRA
In an effort to thank our teachers for all they do, let's share stories of our most favorite teachers, past and present, and why they hold such a special place in our hearts. Send your story to Chelsey.Turner@esd-15.org to have it shared on The Promise Podcast.
Elementary Teachers from all of our schools are coming to your neighborhood Monday, April 20! Check out the Parade Route they'll be following below to make sure you see them when they come by. The parade will start at 1:30 pm. They will parade around a different route on Friday, April 24. Watch for more details about that next week.
Mrs. Griffin from Northwest Science Lab teaches us about the body in today's science lesson for elementary students. Check out her video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cNXaKuKxiU&feature=youtu.be
It's PE Day for elementary students. Check out the PE teachers lessons for this week at https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1g80Nzc3p6cgCYZ0oA9mHGXeC6j_FuBY4?usp=sharing.
Elementary Students: Looking for an Art lesson for this week? Check out this folder to find lessons from each of our Art teachers. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1koLm_ZtXM7nXuSqQXw1o97FfR4ukCLFQ?usp=sharing
We're back to online instruction today with Arkansas AMI (K-8) and Google Classroom (K-12). Find details for each grade level at http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/o/district/page/covid-19-ami-days.
Today is Easter Break! Enjoy the day of rest from schoolwork! AMI online instruction will continue tomorrow through Friday using Arkansas AMI and Google Classroom. Go to http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org for details.
Looking for a fun science activity on this Good Friday? Mrs. Griffin from Northwest reads us a book and gives us a fun activity to go along with it. https://youtu.be/fE-nwB9NYKQ
Today's Elementary activity is MUSIC! Mrs. Barbaratto from Hugh Goodwin helps us celebrate Jazz Month with a special book and song. To find a music lesson from your school, go to https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ZgRBz0WQ54xMP5BP5I6Xa_2DDb4M9eA8?usp=sharing.
Elementary students: Today is LIBRARY Day for our online activities. Check out this link for videos from each of our elementary Librarians. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1VXyCvbYxnl6FS63J9XLXaB_QJpWBU8Lr?usp=sharing
Wildcat Band Supporters: The EHS Band's invitation to march in the National Memorial Day Parade has been postponed to May 2021 since this year's parade has been cancelled. If you would like more information on supporting the band as they prepare to take this trip next year, please contact Band Director Rob Kloap at email@example.com.
All of our counselors are available during this time away from school. Click here for contact information for all counselors in the District. https://docs.google.com/document/d/10Fix0ZmoWimmFR55LtbBM-sTBQsvfRSBJL_TQOWo5hc/edit?usp=sharing
Elementary students: Today is PE day for online school! Check out these videos from the PE teachers at all of our elementary schools to get your physical activity for today! https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-DH-49siIhPturtczMeTNOQTf12RU8be?usp=sharing
Remember to check out your lessons on Arkansas AMI and through Google Classroom today! Watch these videos for more information: Arkansas AMI - https://youtu.be/sG_xIRUMVCg Google Classroom - https://sites.google.com/esd-15.org/classroom-parents/home
K-4 students: You can still have your daily activity classes (art, music, library, PE, etc.) while you're home. Today's activity is Art. Click this link for Art activities from all of our elementary Art teachers. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1MP1Hj-ZhQ8ilyZsBmxIGsCyBHOCZOKIe?usp=sharing.
Please note these changes in the School Meal Service Pick-Up and Deliveries: Meals will be available on Mondays and Wednesdays only beginning today. Students will receive enough food for breakfast and lunch for two days. See this article for details: http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/article/220307?org=district
Today is AMI Day 10 and marks the first day of Arkansas AMI for K-8th grade students. Find full details on this new AMI program at http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/article/225302?org=district.
Students in grades K-8 will begin using Arkansas AMI for at-home learning tomorrow, April 6. Take a look at this article and the videos included for a full explanation of this new program. http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/article/225302?org=district
Meal pick-ups and deliveries will now occur on Mondays & Wednesdays only. Students will receive enough food for breakfast and lunch for two days. For a full list of bus delivery locations, go to http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/article/220307?org=district.
AMI Days continue this week through April 17. Today is AMI Day 9. For more information on AMI Days and to access AMI packets for each grade level, go to http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/o/district/page/covid-19-ami-days.
Meal service is continuing this week. There will be a couple of changes to the schedule beginning today (April 2). Murmil Education Center will be a bus delivery stop and not a drive through. The first stops on the routes that serve Old Union, Whatley's and the Old EHS will be around 11:35 with the next stops approximately 15 minutes later. For full details visit http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/article/220307?org=district.
AMI Days continue this week through April 17. Today is AMI Day 8. For more information on AMI Days and to access AMI packets for each grade level, go to http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/o/district/page/covid-19-ami-days.
AMI Days continue this week through April 17. Today is AMI Day 7. For more information on AMI Days and to access AMI packets for each grade level, go to http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/o/district/page/covid-19-ami-days.
AMI Days continue this week through April 17. Today is AMI Day 6. For more information on AMI Days and to access AMI packets for each grade level, go to http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/o/district/page/covid-19-ami-days.
AMI Days continue this week through April 17. Students should complete the assignments for AMI Day 5 today. For more information on AMI Days and to access AMI packets for each grade level, go to http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/o/district/page/ami-day-information.
New locations have been added for School Meal Service delivery that resumes tomorrow. Please note these new locations and the times for delivery. http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/article/220307?org=district
Parents and students: Please complete our technology survey to help us best serve your family during this time. https://forms.gle/PiBrZzh6imHeLRXVA
Watch this message from Superintendent Jim Tucker regarding the COVID-19 quarantine and services being provided by the ESD. https://youtu.be/KsClpcMuewg
El Dorado Schools was able to provide over 6,000 meals to students last week. Meal Service will continue during Spring Break. Check out this article for details on where you can pick up meals for children under 18. http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/article/214751?org=district.
AMI Days have been extended through April 17. The current AMI information available on our website provides the first 10 days of assignments for our students. Students are not expected to complete AMI assignments during Spring Break, but will need to complete Days 5-9 from March 30 through April 3 and Day 10 on April 6. Administrators and staff will meet the week after Spring Break to make plans for at-home instruction to last through April 17. Follow El Dorado School District for continued updates related to the COVID-19 quarantine.
In today’s press conference regarding COVID-19 updates, Secretary Johnny Key announced that the ADE would apply for the waiver to cancel state standardized testing for the spring semester. For more state updates, visit https://govstatus.egov.com/ar-covid-19.
Students should complete Day 4 of their AMI packets today. To access these packets and read more about AMI days, visit http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/o/district/page/ami-day-information.
Students should complete Day 3 of their AMI packets today. To access these packets and read more about AMI days, visit http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/o/district/page/ami-day-information.
While you're stuck inside on these rainy days, check out our Summer Reading Series playlist on our YouTube channel for some great read alouds and book recommendation from our staff. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWIZ_yBBe1d2aeryoH9xGFFmZIZKV48jN
East Main Baptist Church will be a delivery location for meal service at 11:30 beginning today. To see all locations, visit http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/article/210033?org=district
Students should complete Day 2 of their AMI packets today. To access these packets and read more about AMI days, visit http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/o/district/page/ami-day-information.
During the mandated school closure, all ESD athletic facilities will be closed to the public. The track at Memorial Stadium will remain open for public use, however, use of the football field will not be allowed. Additionally, in keeping with illness prevention recommendations, we discourage the gathering of groups at the track. We encourage you to utilize the track for exercise to protect your physical and mental well-being during this time while still maintaining social distance. We appreciate your cooperation as the football field and our other athletic facilities are closed.
Students should complete Day 1 of their AMI packets today. To access these packets and read more about AMI days, visit http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/o/district/page/ami-day-information.
If you need internet access at home during this time, check out this deal from Suddenlink. https://www.alticeusa.com/news/articles/feature/corporate/altice-usa-brings-free-broadband-k-12-and-college-students-during-coronavirus-pandemic
AMI Days begin Tuesday. For more information on AMI Days or to access packets online, go to http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/o/district/page/ami-day-information. If no internet access is available in your home, you may pick up a paper copy of a packet from the Meal Service buses delivering around town tomorrow.
Two more locations have been added to the School Meal Service delivery hubs: Chapel Ridge (11 am) and Trinity Church (11:30 am). Get more details about this food service program at http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/article/210033?org=district.
Students who have medications with our school nurses are encouraged to pick them up by noon on Tuesday.
In adherence with the CDC’s recommendations, El Dorado Schools will remain open unless a confirmed case of COVID-19 becomes present in our area. It is important to know that the El Dorado School District cannot make the decision to close. The decision is made by the Arkansas Department of Health and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. In the event that this happens and our schools have to close, we have sent home AMI information with our students today. Please keep this information in a safe place. You may also access this information from our website under the Student section of the Menu. AMI packets are only to be done in the event of school closures. If our schools close, we will post that information to our website and social media pages. Please follow El Dorado School District and download our mobile app to get the most up to date information.
End of year testing will begin April 16. Check out the calendars on our website to see when your child's tests will take place. http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/o/district/browse/110003
Last night there was a tragic car wreck that involved several students from El Dorado High School and one from Parkers Chapel. There was one fatality and at least one person is in critical condition. Our hearts are broken for these students and families. We ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers. We will provide updates as information is released from the families involved.
A new episode of The Promise Podcast is available today! Check out this engaging discussion among both new and experienced educators to hear about some of the challenges of the teaching profession through the last five decades. http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/promise-podcast
February 24-28 has been designated as Gifted Student Awareness Week in Arkansas. Check out this article about our Gifted & Talented Program to learn more about what's happening in the El Dorado School. District.https://www.eldoradonews.com/news/2020/feb/22/students-excel-gifted-talented-program/
Do you know a veteran of WWII, the Vietnam or Korean Wars that wasn't able to graduate high school because of their military service? Check out this article on Diplomas for Veterans and have them apply before March 13! http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/article/159411?org=district
Check out the newest episode of The Promise Podcast all about Arts in Education. Here from students, teachers and administrators about the impact of the Arts in our schools and the community. Listen on your favorite platform at http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/promise-podcast
The dawn of the New Year brings a new episode of The Promise Podcast! Listen to this discussion from a teacher, a counselor and a behavior specialist on the impact of Social & Emotional Learning in schools today. http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/promise-podcast
Merry Christmas from El Dorado School District Staff! We hope each of you enjoy a wonderful holiday season full of blessings! We look forward to seeing you back at school on January 7. https://youtu.be/Kq2zMNpu4hU
Have you listened to The Promise Podcast? Catch up on any episodes you've missed and check out our latest episode on School Choices at http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/promise-podcast.
Cafeteria Menus for December are available under the Food Services link. http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/o/district/page/food-services--31
Cafeteria Menus for November are available at http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/o/district/page/food-services--31.
New letter grades for schools were released last month. Check out the newest episode of The Promise Podcast for a discussion on the correlation between these grades and poverty. You don't want to miss it! http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/promise-podcast
Remember the Homecoming Parade will take place at 5:30 pm today! The parade will follow it's usual route - starting on Northwest Avenue, then turning down Main St. to Washington Ave., then back to the Municipal Auditorium.
Due to the high chance of rain for today, the Homecoming Parade has been rescheduled for Monday, October 28 at 5:30 p.m.* As of now, all other Homecoming activities will continue as scheduled. Thank you to the El Dorado Police Department, the Union County Fairgrounds, float drivers, and many others for your cooperation in this rescheduling. *Monday’s 9th grade football game against Ruston has been moved to 6:00 p.m.
Check out the latest episode of the Promise Podcast all about helping students prepare for college. Hear how our local community college has partnered with our high school to ensure student success! http://www.eldoradopublicschools.org/promise-podcast
Important Bus Information: During afternoon drop offs, the bus on Route 2 toward Moro Bay Highway was rear ended. All students are safe and no injuries have been reported. Another bus is in route to pick up these students and bring them safely home, however, please note that they will be delayed in getting to their drop offs today.
Can't make it to the game tonight? Cheer on the Wildcats while watching the live stream at www.eldoradosportsnetwork.com! Kick-off at 7:00 pm.
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!