Congratulations to Junior, Daniel Carrell, for winning an Individual State Championship in the 800M this past Tuesday at Genoa Central! Daniel also medalled in the 1600M by taking 3rd place. Sophomore, Sydney Cossich took 3rd in the girls' 200M sprint. We are very proud of you both and all of the other track team members who qualified to compete in the state championship track meet.
Congratulations to the following students who placed in our Science Fair last Tuesday, April 28. A special thank you goes to Mrs. Greenwood, Mrs. Grubbs, and Ms. Combs for all of their hard work in making it a success!
Middle School Winners:
Best Display: Abby Moseley
Best Presentation: Brooklyn Nash
Most Effort: Meredith West
Life Science 3rd place: Kylie Jones
Life Science 2nd place: Joseph Potts
Life Science 1st place: Sierra Hurley
Physical Science 3rd place: Isaac Jones
Physical Science 2nd place: Hanna Taylor
Physical Science 1st place: Colin Barsocchi
Engineering 3rd place: Asa Whitman
Engineering 2nd place: Joseph Titsworth
Engineering 1st place: Bret McCalip
Overall Middle School Winner: Sydney Ganis
High School Winners:
Best Display: Claire DeBusk
Best Presentation: David Batte
Most Effort: Kirk Eudy and Taylor Starks
Life Science 3rd place: Hannah Richardson
Life Science 2nd place: Natalie Craig
Life Science 1st place: Tori Rollins
Physical Science 3rd place: Jordan Hess
Physical Science 2nd place: Abbie Martin
Physical Science 1st place: Cole Thackeray
Engineering 3rd place: Matthew Brown
Engineering 2nd place: Brooke Grandgenett
Engineering 1st place: David Newsome
Overall Winner: Shelby Moseley
Congratulations to the following band students who earned a First Division, Superior rating last week at the Region 1 Solo and Ensemble Contest at Little Rock Christian Academy: Sierra Hurley, Matthew Dunn, Skyler Lancaster, Tyler Carman, Abby Moseley, Jack Haygood, Micah McCollum, Joseph Titsworth, Carson Jefford, Chloe Martin, Jake Kinder, Joseph Potts, Hayden Hall, Taylor Clements, Sid Smith, Hunter Hagewood, Jacob Bumpas, Jace Sorrells, Quin Farmer, Jared Meckfessel, Jake DeBusk, Matthew Mashburn, Carson Shumaker, Natalie Edwards, Justin Grubbs, Jacob Botwinick, Andrew Loyd, Chris Collins, JT Plaquet, Wesley Skinner, Michele Potts, Shayli Howard, and Josh Skipworth.
Also, Congratulations to the following band students who earned a Second Division, Excellent Rating last night at the Region 1 Solo and Ensemble Contest at Little Rock Christian Academy: Grace Collins, Lake Herring, Kennedi Wiley, Grant Ford, Matthew Johnson, Tanner Moseley, and Sabrina Clements.
Congratulations to the following students who placed in the 1A Region 5 North District Track Meet this past Monday at Hendrix College! Also, congratulations to both our Jr. and Sr. High Track Teams for taking 2nd place overall!
Jr girls:Sidney Ward:100meter-11th400meter-6thSadie Carrell:Long Jump-1st Triple Jump-1stShot Put-1st 800 meter-1stHigh Point WinnerNicole Galvez:100meter-10th400meter-8thBailey Corbin:Discus-1st Shot Put-2nd Hannah Friedl:200meter-5th400 meter-1stSadie, Sidney, Nicole, Hannah4x400meter relay-1st
Jr Boys:Taylor Starks:Shot Put-1st Nick Shumaker:1600meter-1st
Sr girls:Sarah Hepler:Long jump-2nd100meter-7th200meter-7thSydney Cossich:Shot Put-1st 100meter-4th200meter-3rdMandy Tebbetts:Shot Put-3rd
Sr Boys:Aaron Ngo:Shot Put-6thLong jump-4thTriple jump-6thDiscus-3rdRian Goldsby:100meter-3rd200meter-6thDequion Noel:Shot Put-2nd200meter-7th400meter-6thMatthew Ganis:800meter-2nd1600meter-4thSkyler Lancaster:800meter-4th1600meter-1st3200meter-2ndDaniel Carrell:800meter-1st1600meter-2nd3200meter-1stDiscus-5th
Thirty-five Abundant Life 3rd-8th grade students competed in the ACSI District Math Olympics back in November. The following students performed well enough to qualify for the Area Math Olympics which will be held on February 26 in Conway: Lilly Moseley, Kaia Kerr, Scott Harrison, Brock Blackwell, Emma Moseley, Weston Griffith, Bevan Sober, Hannah Boswell, Josh Wiley, Sierra Hurley, Sydney Ganis, Isaac Jones, Caleb Wiley, Hallie Moseley, Braum Smith, Michael Lambertus, Joshua Skipworth, Abby Moseley, Aubrey Stone, Olivia Campbell, Jake DeBusk, Payton Baughman, and Brooklyn Nash. Out of our 23 who qualified, four earned Superior Ribbons and 19 earned Excellent Ribbons. We also had twelve who placed within their categories (Reasoning or Computation). Sierra Hurley and Hallie Moseley earned first place ribbons; Lilly Moseley, Caleb Wiley, Braum Smith, Joshua Skipworth, and Abby Moseley earned second place ribbons; Bevan Sober and Michael Lambertus earned third place ribbons; Brock Blackwell earned a fourth place ribbon; and Josh Wiley and Aubrey Stone earned fifth place ribbons. Congratulations, students! We are proud of you!
Abundant Life had 21 Juniors and Seniors recently take the ACT. Their average was a 22.4! Last year's state average was 20.4, and the national average was 21.0. We had one student record a perfect score on the Science section. Way to go students, teachers, and families!
We would like to congratulate the following students for their selection for membership into the National Honor Society for 2014-2015: Cache Autry, Samantha Sobba, Jake Kinder, Michael McCoy, Maddie Oliver, Shelby Chenault, Claire DeBusk, Rian Goldsby, Grace Grove, Jordan Hess, Hannah Hunter, Abbie Martin, Aaron Ngo, Carson Pack, and McKenzie Powell.
The induction ceremony to receive them as members will take place on Monday, November 10, at 9:15 a.m. in the sanctuary of Sylvan Hills First Baptist Church. Parents and family members are invited to attend the ceremony. A reception in honor of our new members will immediately follow the ceremony. The reception will take place in the Fellowship Hall of the church.
Also, the installation of officers will take place during this time. The students serving as officers of the National Honor Society for 2014-2015 are as follows: Matthew Brown, President; Casey Roberts, Vice President; David Batte, Secretary; Shelby Moseley, Treasurer; David Newsome, Parliamentarian; and Jesse Grove, Chaplain.
Congratulations to these students as well for their special achievement!
Congratulations to our 2014-2015 Student Council Representatives!
High School Reps: Josie Cochran, Kaytlynn Ward, Claire DeBusk, Hannah Hunter, Abbie Martin, Max Morden, David Batte, Hayden Greenwood, Skyler Lancaster, Shelby Moseley, David Newsome, Matthew Brown, Austin Avery, Patrick Hurst, McKenzie Nash, Casey Roberts, and Tori Rollins.
Middle School Reps: Quinn Farmer, Sydney Ganis, Sierra Hurley, Isaac Jones, Kylie Jones, Paige Matlock, Payton Baughman, Emily Cochran, Faith Garrison, Colton Pallone, Sidney Ward, Jack Haygood, Abby Moseley, Hannah Boswell, Hunter Hagewood, and Lake Herring.
Thank you for choosing us as North Pulaski Readers Choice
Congratulations to our ALS Band students who competed tonight in Solo and Ensemble at LIttle Rock Mills High School.
Abundant Life School BandSolo and Ensemble Awards Announcement
1st Division:Jared MeckfesselMatthew DunnSkyler LancasterTaylor StarksGrant FordMicah McCollumJace SorrellsJT PlaquetSabrina ClementsAbby MoseleyJustin GrubbsSierra HurleyGrayson MeckfesselCarson JeffordsHayden HallJack HaygoodGrayson FieldsMatthew MashburnJake DeBuskDuet: Cyan Standiford / Joseph PottsScotty LauderdaleKirk EudyMitchell MeckfesselAubrey Stone
Alex SimsMatthew JohnsonDuet: Jake Kinder / Jesse GroveTanner MoseleyJesse GroveJoseph PottsCyan StandifordJoseph Titsworth
Congratulations to everyone.
Congratulations to Cache' Autry for being announced as a finalist in the "Letters about Literature" Competition. This competition is sponsored by the Arkansas State Library association. Cache' is a finalist with Special Recognition in Level 3 for a letter to Daniel Keyes about Flowers for Algernon.
Congratulations to our 3rd-8th grade students who qualified for the Area Math Olympics in Conway!
John Epperson, Emma Moseley, Hallie Moseley, Judah Ward, Blake Dunn, Hannah Boswell, Michele Potts, Josh Wiley, Olivia Campbell, Micah McCollum, Sierra Grace Hurley, Kaytlynn Ward, Josh Skipworth, Kimberly McClendon, Hunter Hagewood, Abby Moseley, Grayson Meckfessel, Jack Haygood, Jake DeBusk, Brooklyn Nash, Payton Baughman, Haley Blackwell, Sydney Ganis, Connor Reagan, and Presley Pierce.
Our students who qualified received 5 Superior ribbons and 20 received Excellent ribbons. Out of our 25 who qualified we had 4 students who earned first place ribbons, 1 second place ribbon, 4 third place ribbons, 3 fourth place ribbons, and 3 fifth place ribbons.
Students in 3-12th grades are given the opportunity to explore the many methods of art at Abundant Life with various tools, media, processes, and techniques.
3-4th grade students meet one day a week. 5th grade students meet two days for art, and 6th grade meet three days a week.
7-8th grade students are able to choose Art in either a 2,3 or 5 day schedule. We currently offer two sections of Senior High art. Students are encouraged to use a variety of methods to communicate their ideas visually. They also enjoy the opportunity to glorify God through many of their art projects and murals during the school year. The use of the Word of God in their art work is encouraged and incorporated into many classroom activities.All art students will: *Learn basic art concepts such as the elements of principles of art*Learn fundamental art techniques and skills*Learn to experiment with different types of media*Learn to examine, evaluate, describe, interpret, and respond to famous works of art*Gain an appreciation for art*Gain confidence in their ability to create quality art Justin Powell currently teaches art at Abundant Life School. He is a graduate of University of Arkansas in Little Rock with a Bachelor's in Art Education K-12. He also is an accomplished Graphic Designer, creating a variety of commercial art for businesses and churches. In addition to his career in Art, Justin is also the Youth Minister at Marshall Road Baptist Church in Jacksonville, AR and holds a Master's of Divinity in Biblical Languages from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
He has taught at ALS since 2013.
We use the Abeka curriculum and King James Version Bibles in our Secondary Bible classes. Our goal is that Bible will be each student's favorite class. Most of the points received in these classes will come from class participation in daily discussions and Scripture memorization. We stay sensitive to the Lord's leading in each class, but especially in Bible. We want this class to help equip each student for the day-to-day life they face now and the challenges that lie ahead.
12/27/13—Last day for regular registration for the 1/25/14 SAT. Go to www.collegeboard.com for information and to register
1/31/13—Application deadline for the UCA Honors College.
2/1/14—Final deadline for the Arkansas Alumni Scholarship
1/10/14—Last day for regular registration for the 2/8/14 ACT. To register go to www.act.org
1/14/14—Last day for late registration for the 1/25/14 SAT. Go to www.collegeboard.com for information and to register
1/15/14--Lyon College Preferred Scholarship deadline
1/15/14--Ouachita Baptist financial aid priority deadline
1/19/14--John Brown University Special Visitation Day
1/25/14—SAT—go to www.collegeboard.com for information and to register
2/1/14—Arkansas State University Jonesboro privately funded scholarship application due. Go to http://apps.astate.edu/registrar/scholarships/index.html to apply
2/6/14—Harding University Bison Days
2/7/14—Harding University Bison Days
1/24/14—Last day for late registration for the 2/8/14 ACT. To register go to www.act.org
2/13/14—Time Out For Tech. This is Arkansas Tech’s high school preview day
2/15/14—Arkansas State University financial aid priority deadline
College of the Ozarks financial aid priority, priority admissions and scholarship deadline
2/18/14—Hendrix College Special Visitation Day
2/18/14—UCA scholarship priority deadline
2/22/14—UCA Bearfacts Day
*Remember each student 9th-12th grade must complete community service requirements.
The requirements are:
9th grade: 10 hours
10th grade: 15 hours
11th grade: 20 hours
12th grade: 25 hours
**I found a great scholarship search website. Check it out if you get a chance. Go to www.scholarshipexperts.com
Arkansas Alumni Scholarship—3.60 GPA and ACT composite score of 24. Application available at www.arkansasalumni.org/freshmanscholarships Priority deadline—December 2, 2013. Final Deadline Feb. 1, 2014
NFIB Young Entrepreneur Scholarship NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards are open to any graduating high school senior entering their freshman year at an accredited (not for profit) two- or four-year university, college or vocational/technical institute. Applicants MUST be running their own small business in order to be considered for an award. For more information go to http://www.nfib.com/yef/yef-programs/young-entrepreneur-awards Deadline December 17, 2013
Foot Locker Scholar Athletes Students have a chance to receive $20,000 for demonstrating excellence in school, on their sports team and in their communities. For more information
Go to http://www.dosomething.org/footlocker Deadline is December 19, 2013.
The GE-Ronald Reagan Scholarship Program. Must have a 3.0 GPA, demonstrate financial need and plan on attending a four year institution. This prestigious scholarship will award numerous $10,000.00 scholarships renewable for three years for a possible total of $40,000.00. For more information and to apply go to https://www.reaganfoundation.org/GE-RFScholarships.aspx. Deadline is 1/9/14.
Burger King Scholarship Program. Must be a high school Senior and have a 2.5 GPA. For more information go to www.bkclamorefoundation.org/WhatWeDo/ScholarsProgram. Deadline to apply is 1/10/14
Arkansas State Society Daughters of the American Revolution Scholarship. Must have a 22 on the ACT and a 3.0 GPA. 3 scholarships in the amount of $1,000.00 and 1 $500.00 scholarship. Applications can be picked up in Mrs. Harrison’s office. Deadline is 1/15/14
Daughters of the American Revolution are offering several scholarships. You must submit a separate application for each scholarship that you apply for. For the application and a list of the scholarships and requirements go to www.dar.org click on scholarships and follow the prompts. Applications must be postmarked by 2/1/14
The Arkansas Alumni Scholarship Program. Must be applying to the U of A, have a 3.6 GPA and an ACT score of 24. Applicants do NOT have to be related to a UA graduate to apply. Go to www.arkansasalumni.org/freshmanscholarships. Final deadline is 2/1/14
Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Awards. The Toshiba ExploraVision Awards is a competition for teams of 2-4 students in grades K-12. The goal of the competition is to encourage students to explore a vision of a future technology. The teams research a technology or device and project how it might change in the future. They identify necessary breakthroughs to enable the development of the technology and discuss the positive and negative impact of the technology on society. There are four divisions: grades K-3, grades 4-6, grades 7-9, and grades 10-12. Within each division, there is one first prize and one second prize. The first prize consists of a $10,000 US Savings Bond for each student on the winning team. The second prize consists of a $5,000 US Savings Bond for each student on the winning team. Deadline is 2/1/14
River City Men’s Chorus Scholarship. This $5000 scholarship is available to any male student in Arkansas who plans to major in vocal/choral music. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75. Application must be postmarked by February 21, 2014. Live auditions for the finalists will be held March 15, 2014 in Little Rock. For more information go to www.rivercitymenschorus.com/scholarship
Action for Nature Scholarship. This scholarship sponsors the International Young Eco-Hero Awards to recognize youth aged 8 to 16 who have completed environmental projects focused on environmental advocacy, environmental health, research or protection of the natural world. Cash prizes of up to $500 will be awarded. Deadline is 2/28/14
Major Jacob Gray Chapter, NASDAR Scholarship Program. One scholarship in the amount of $4750.00 will be awarded to a high school senior who plans on attending a post-secondary school. The student must major in history, historical preservation, elementary or secondary education or a medical field. Must have a 2.7 GPA. Applications can be picked up in Mrs. Harrison’s office. Deadline to apply is 4/1/14
Other Scholarship information
Apple provides a $2,000 scholarship, a new MacBook Pro and an iPod nano for 10 students who will be able to demonstrate innovative use of technology. This scholarship is for those who plan to attend a 2 – or 4- year accredited college or university in the fall.
The Sara Scholarship meanwhile makes senior girls actively involved in golf eligible for a $2,000 scholarship.
If you are into essay writing and could write about healthy lifestyles, there’s a $5,000 scholarship that is up for grabs, waiting for you. For those who’d want to pursue nursing, as well as for those who have interest in being an entrepreneur, scholarships are also available. All these scholarships’ deadlines will be up on May 2014.
For more information on these scholarships go to http://www.scholarshipland.org/high-school-senior-scholarships/ Deadlines vary
Free ACT/SAT/PSAT Test Prep Online Resources
www.act.org – ACT test dates and deadlines, test registration, test prep practice questions, and test scores.
www.number2.com – ACT and SAT test prep, including tutorials, practice sessions, and a vocabulary builder.
www.kaptest.com/quizbank - ACT and SAT practice. Customize your own quizzes, take timed tests, and track improvement with instant analysis.
www.march2success.com – ACT and SAT practice tests
www.4tests.com – ACT and SAT practice tests
www.internet4classrooms.com – ACT and SAT practice includes daily lists and quizzes of 5000 vocabulary words
www.test-guide.com – ACT and SAT test dates, study tips, practice tests, and an interpretation of your test scores.
www.princetonreview.com – ACT, SAT, and PSAT – information about the tests and free practice tools, including practice tests.
www.educationplanner.org – ACT, SAT, and PSAT tips and strategies, sample questions, and practice tests.
www.collegeboard.com – SAT and PSAT practice. PSAT preparation, My College QuickStart, which includes personalized feedback and college planning and PSAT scores /review are also available. SAT study materials are available for purchase.
www.testpreppractice.net – SAT and PSAT practice tests.
ACT/SAT/PSAT Test Prep Book Resources
(purchase online or locally)
Kaplan ACT Premier
Kaplan ACT Strategies for Super Busy Students
Cliff’s TestPrep: ACT
CliffsNotes ACT Cram Plan
Peterson’s The Real ACT Prep Guide
College Board – The Official SAT Study Guide
Kaplan SAT Premier
Cliffs SAT Bundle – Mastering the SAT Writing Test/Critical Reading Test
Kaplan – Master SAT Strategies
Kaplan PSAT/NMSQT Premier
Princeton Review Cracking the PSAT/NMSQT
Topics Entertainment – ACT, PSAT, SAT: Platinum Edition (CD –ROM)
(Make sure to purchase the latest edition of each book)
Driver's Education-- www.a1thompson.com. This is a Little Rock based driving school.
Selective Service-- www.sss.gov
Concurrent Enrollment Programs
Pulaski Technical College: www.pulaskitech.edu/admission/high_school.asp
Arkansas State University: www.asub.edu/concurrent
ACT Test: www.act.org
SAT Test: www.collegeboard.org
Compass Test-- www.act.org/compass
Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship and other state scholarship programs: http://www.adhe.edu/divisions/financialaid/pages/fa_acs.aspx
Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, Arts, Science and Social Studies
The Abundant Life Middle School is made up of 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students. Classes include Bible, math, science, history, English, physical education and fine arts. Special projects and events throughout the year make learning exciting and fun. All students present book report projects and earn rewards in our school Accelerated Reading program.
The Fifth grade students take part in a mock Greek Olympics, wax museum and Arkansas tour field trip as part of their study of history. They also participate in science lab activities that include dissecting a frog.
The Sixth grade students put on a “Pioneer Day” for the younger students and compete in a Geography Bowl each year. Trips to Space Camp and Blanchard Springs Caverns allow the students to get hands on science experience. The students especially enjoy making and launching their own rockets.
Seventh grade students are eligible to take part in junior high athletics including the school basketball and track teams. A student-led praise team is another activity in which our seventh graders can participate.
All middle school students are encouraged to compete for a place on our school teams that compete in the state-wide Math Olympics and Spelling Bee. Lunch Bunch is a special program that rewards students for responsible behavior with lunch out at local restaurants.
Students are encouraged to participate in planning social activities and service projects through our Middle School Student Council. Social events include a “kick-off” party and a Valentine Dinner. Our service projects include a Thanksgiving Food Drive, Penny Drive, Charity Bake Sale and collecting clothes for a Christmas Closet.