Abundant Life School

established 1977

To assist parents in training their children to become godly young men and woment by educating them spiritually, mentally, physically, and socially. (Luke 2:52)
Friday, October 31, 2014

Academics

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  • Bible Classes
  • Counselor's Corner
  • Curriculum
  • Headmaster
  • Middle School

August 29, 2014

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.  

August 28, 2014

 

Thank you for choosing us as North Pulaski Readers Choice

"Best Preschool"!  

 

April 22, 2014

Congratulations to our ALS Band students who competed tonight in Solo and Ensemble at LIttle Rock Mills High School.

Abundant Life School Band
Solo and Ensemble Awards Announcement

1st Division:
Jared Meckfessel
Matthew Dunn
Skyler Lancaster
Taylor Starks
Grant Ford
Micah McCollum
Jace Sorrells
JT Plaquet
Sabrina Clements
Abby Moseley
Justin Grubbs
Sierra Hurley
Grayson Meckfessel
Carson Jeffords
Hayden Hall
Jack Haygood
Grayson Fields
Matthew Mashburn
Jake DeBusk
Duet: Cyan Standiford / Joseph Potts
Scotty Lauderdale
Kirk Eudy
Mitchell Meckfessel
Aubrey Stone

2nd Division:

Alex Sims
Matthew Johnson
Duet: Jake Kinder / Jesse Grove
Tanner Moseley
Jesse Grove
Joseph Potts
Cyan Standiford
Joseph Titsworth

Congratulations to everyone.

 

April 16, 2014

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

 

January 10, 2014

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. 

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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.


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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.

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Counselor Calendar

 

12/14/13—ACT

 

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

 

2/8/14-ACT

 

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

 

                  

 

Misc. Information

 

*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 

 

 

 

Scholarships

 

December

 

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.

 

January

 

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

 

 

 

February

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 March

 

 

 

 

 

April

 

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

 

 

 

Test Prep

  

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

Barron’s ACT

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)

 

 

 

Miscellaneous Information

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

 

Testing

ACT Test:  www.act.org

SAT Test:  www.collegeboard.org

Compass Test--  www.act.org/compass

 

Scholarship Searches

 Scholarships:  www.scholarshipexperts.com

Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship and other state scholarship programs:  http://www.adhe.edu/divisions/financialaid/pages/fa_acs.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Counselor Calendar

 

12/14/13—ACT

 

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

 

2/8/14-ACT

 

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

 

                  

 

Misc. Information

 

*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 

 

 

 

Scholarships

 

December

 

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.

 

January

 

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

 

 

 

February

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March

 

 

 

 

 

April

 

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

 

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Under Construction

Luke 2:52

Spiritually,

Bible, Chapel

Mentally,

Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, Arts, Science and Social Studies 

Physically

Athletics

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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. 

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