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)
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Activities

  • 2012 Yearbook Award
  • Band
  • Baseball
  • Cheerleaders
  • Daily Schedule
  • Directions to games
  • Golf
  • OFA
  • School Board
  • Softball
  • Student Council
  • Track

What defines a good yearbook? The answer is vibrant pictures, good grammar, a creative theme, and hard work, and Abundant Life’s 2010-2011 yearbook has just that, winning them first place in the 2011-2012 Association of Christian Schools International Yearbook Evaluation contest. 

According to ACSI, their yearbook “[did] a great job of conveying what strengths and values are maintained by each group in the school” and had “correct grammar and sentence structure”, which is a great compliment to the staff and the three senior editors Brittany Connell, Aly Smith, and Justin Williford. They made sure every page was grammatically correct and kept to the theme, Branching Out. The theme was shown very well throughout the book, and the cover, a hand-crafted brown tree filled with the names of all of the Abundant Life students, staff, and board members on a purple background, got perfect marks. “Making the cover was my absolute favorite part,” Brittany Connell, senior editor, declared. “It was a long and tedious process, but it was so rewarding to see the finished book!” It is easily seen that the Abundant Life yearbook staff put a lot of work and effort into the yearbook, as the book was beautifully crafted. The difficulty of the project was confirmed by another senior editor, Justin Williford. “The yearbook was more of a journey than a project. When we sat down in August, we had tentative plans for what we wanted our book to look like, but over the course of the year, it became very clear just how tentative our plans were. The more our yearbook changed, the more important it became for us to be flexible, and the staff bent over backwards to create a book that none of us expected to turn out so well.” With the success of last year's yearbook, the bar has been set high for the upcoming year, and Abundant Life hopes to create another award-winning book this year.

By Caylee Nickell, ALS junior

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The Abundant Life School Band Program is conducted by Mr. Joseph Botwinick. Mr. Botwinick holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Arkansas Tech University where he studied under mentors such as Mr. Hal Cooper, Mr. Andy Anders and Mr. Phil Parker. He also holds a Master of Science in Education from Arkansas Tech University. Mr. Botwinick has taught in Arkansas since 1997 and this is his fifth year as the Band Director at Abundant Life.Several of his former students have gone on to earn scholarships to college and major in music.

At Abundant Life, we offer an Elementary Band Program for 5th and 6th grade students. These students learn the basics of playing their instruments, reading music, and maintaining their instruments. They also perform in two concerts per year (Christmas and Spring) and in the Region 1 Solo and Ensemble Contest. The 7th through 12th grade band students participate in a lot more activities including three concerts (Christmas, Pre-Assessment, and Spring Concert), Pep Band at Basketball Games, A Tour of area hospitals during Christmas Time, the Sherwood Veterans Day and Christmas Parade, Region 1 Concert and Sight Reading Assessment, Region 1 Solo and Ensemble Contest, and a major band trip every other year (which has included trips to Branson, MO and Dallas, TX where the band performed at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Last year, the band returned to Branson, Missouri, where they performed pre-show at the Sight and Sound Theater for the show, “Joseph”).

The kids work very hard throughout the year, but we also have a lot of fun. My goal, as the band director, is to inspire discipline, a love for music, leadership, and excellence in music in all my students. The ultimate goal, however, is to encourage a deeper walk with God as the kids develop as musicians. I want all we do and say to be a testimony to the Glory of Christ. 

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ABUNDANT   LIFE OWLS
2014 BASEBALL   SCHEDULE
             
Date Day Time Opponent Location Home/Away Games
03/03/14 Mon 4:30 McCrory McCrory Away V/JV
03/04/14 Tues 4:30 Episcopal Collegiate Episcopal Collegiate Away V
03/06/14 Thurs 4:30 Harding Academy Harding Academy Away V/JV
03/10/14 Mon 4:30 Palestine Wheatley Palestine Wheatley Away V/JV
03/13-15/14 Thurs-Sat TBD Bauxite Tourney Bauxite Away V
03/17/14 Mon 4:30 Hazen Hazen Away V/JV
03/18/14 Tues 4:30 Glen Rose Glen Rose Away V/JV
03/20/14 Thurs 4:30 Bauxite Bauxite Away V/JV
03/31/14 Mon 4:30 **Mt. Pine Mt. Pine Away V/JV
04/01/14 Tues 4:30 Westside TBD Home V/JV
04/04/14 Fri 4:30 **Magnet Cove Lakewood Home V/JV
04/08/14 Tues 4:30 Westside Greers Ferry Away V/JV
04/10/14 Thurs 4:30 **Poyen Sylvan Hills Home V/JV
04/11/14 Fri 4:30 McCrory Sylvan Hills Home V/JV
04/14/14 Mon 4:30 **Cutter Burns Park Home V/JV
04/15/14 Tues 4:30 CAC Burns Park Away V/JV
04/17/14 Thurs 4:30 **England England Away V/JV
04/21/14 Mon 4:30 **Mt. Ida Mt. Ida Away V/JV
04/24/14 Thurs 4:30 Conway St. Joe's Sylvan Hills Home V/JV
04/25/14 Fri 4:30 Glen Rose Burns Park Home V/JV
04/28/14 Mon 4:00 Guy Perkins Guy Perkins Away V/JV
04/29/14 Tues 4:30 Conway Christian Conway Christian Away V/JV
05/01-05/14 Thurs-Mon TBD District Tourney TBD Away V
05/09-11/14 Fri-Mon TBD Regional Tourney TBD Away V
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 PURPOSE- The ALS cheerleading squad will glorify God by representing ALS through pursuing athletic excellence, developing spiritual growth and servant leadership, and promoting school spirit, while promoting a Christ-centered atmosphere. 

GOAL- We believe in promoting an atmosphere where the cheerleaders understand that a combination of hard work, positive attitude, Christian character, and leadership are the keys to success.  We are a competitive squad and train athletes that demonstrate a strong work ethic, loyalty, respect, and good sportsmanship while having the experience of a lifetime. 

ALS cheerleaders cheer at all home games and most away and tournament games.  We attend a UCA camp at the University of Central Arkansas. At camp we were the 2011 spirit winners, superior overall and 3rd place in extreme routine.   A highlight of our season is competing at state cheer competition in Hot Springs in December. 

Cheerleading at ALS is a year-round athletic commitment that focuses on cheers, dance, stunting, tumbling, and conditioning.  We work hard and strive to do our best so God will receive the glory.







 

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07:55am                        First Bell

08:00am                        Tardy Bell

 

 

 

 

Middle School/High School Schedule

 

08:00am - 08:45am         1st Period

08:50am - 09:35am         2nd Period (Chapel on Thursdays)

09:40am - 09:55am         ACTIVITY

10:00am - 10:45am         3rd Period

10:50am - 11:35am         4th Period

11:40am - 12:25pm         5th Period

12:30pm - 01:00pm         LUNCH

01:05pm - 01:50pm         6th  Period

01:55pm - 02:40pm         7th Period

02:45pm - 03:30pm         8th Period

 

 

 

 

Lunch Schedules

 

11:15am                         4K & 5K Lunch

11:50am                         1st-4th Grade Lunch

12:30pm                         5th-12th Grade Lunch

 

 

 

 

Dismissal Times

 

03:00pm                         4K-2nd

03:15pm                         3rd- 4th

03:30pm                         5th-12th

 

 

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ACADEMICS  PLUS  
900 Edgewood
Maumelle, AR 72113
Ph. 501-851-3333
ANTHONY SCHOOL I-30 south to I-630 split
7700 Ohio Street Take I-630 to Rodney Parham/Mississippi
Little Rock, AR 72227 Turn rigt onto Mississippi
Ph. 501-225-6629 Turn left on Ohio Street
  Second driveway on the right
ARKANSAS BAPTIST  Take I-40 West towards Conway
8400 Ranch Blvd. Take I-430 South
Little Rock, AR 72223 Cross River Bridge and Take First Exit
Ph. 501-868-5121 Bear RIGHT on Ramp to Hwy 10 West
  Go 5.0 miles to Ranch Blvd.
  Turn RIGHT for 0.2 miles
  School on LEFT
BIGELOW Take 1st Conway exit (129)
Turn left (west) and go back over the over-pass on Hwy 286 (this turns into Hwy 60)
Go through all lights on Hwy 60
You will leave Conway and come to a stop sign
Go over River Bridge
Stay straight for about 10 miles
Take a left at Hwy 113
Go 2 miles into town
Go across railroad tracks
Stay straight one block
BUFFALO ISLAND CENTRAL Take 67 north to Jonesboro. You will actually change to highway 49 at Waldenburg.
Monette Hwy 18 North When you enter Jonesboro, exit right onto the bypass.
Monette, AR 72447 Stay on the bypass to Commerce Drive.
Ph. 870-486-5512 Exit, go left over the overpass to Hwy. 18.
Gym ph.870-486-2235 Turn right on Highway 18.
  Go 22 miles into Monette.
  The school is the first thing you will see in Monette. 
CATHEDRAL Take I-30 to I 630 and go into Little Rock.
Take the Broadway exit.  Go left on Broadway.
You will pass Sonic. 
At the next light take a left onto 17th Street.
Then take a left onto Spring Street.
You will see a red brick "Cathedral" sign.
The games are at the corner of 16th and Spring in a red brick square building.
CONWAY CHRISTIAN  coming soon
CONWAY-ST. JOSEPH  I-40 West to Conway
502 Front Street Exit 127
Conway, AR Left on 64 East
Phone: 329-5741  Left on 65 BR/Harkrider Street
ENGLAND Take I-440 towards the airport.
501 Pine Bluff Hwy Take England Exit.
England, AR 72046 Travel on 165 away from NLR, through Scott, and into England.
Ph.501-842-2031 Go to the second light and turn left.
  Go to the next light and turn right.
  The school will be on the left.
EPISCOPAL From Junction I-40/I-30, go SOUTH on I-30 West
1701 Cantrell Rd.  To MARKHAM EXIT (1st Exit Past River)
Little Rock, AR 72201 Bear LEFT on Ramp to Hwy 10 (LaHarpe)
Ph. 501-372-1194 Go 1.8 miles
Gym Ph. 501-978-4410 School on LEFT (Across from Dillard’s’ Corporate HQ)
   
GUY PERKINS Take I-40 to Conway.
492 Hwy 25 North Take third Conway exit, go right at light onto Hwy 65.
Guy, AR 72061 Go through Greenbrier and turn right onto Hwy 25.
Ph. 501-679-3507 Go to Guy, Guy-Perkins High School is on the right.
HARMONY GROVE-BENTON I-30 South towards Benton
2621 Hwy 229 Take exit 114 (Haskell)
Benton, AR 72015 Left under I-30 to Fred's Store on left
Ph. 501-778-6907 Left on Hwy. 229
  School is about 1 1/2 miles on the right.
KIRBY coming soon
Hwy 27 South
Kirby, AR 71950
Ph. 870-398-4211
Gym Ph. 870-398-4716
LUTHERAN Take I-630 to first University Exit (North)
6711 West Markham Left on Markham
Little Rock, AR 72205 Left on Hughes
Ph.  501-663-5117 The gym is past the high school on the left.
MT. VERNON-ENOLA Take Hwy 67/167 north to the Heber Springs/Hwy 5 exit.
38 Garland Springs Rd Turn left on to Hwy 5 and go through El Paso.
Mount Vernon, AR 72111 After about 8 miles turn left on Hwy 310 to Mt. Vernon.
Ph.  501-849-2221 Go through teh stop sign at Hwy 36.
Gym Ph.  501-849-3474 You will see the school about 2 blocks on the right off the road.
  (If you go to Rose Bud on Hwy 5, you have gone too far.
OAK GROVE  From our school, take Maryland toward NLR Airport.
At the 4-way stop, turn Left on Remount Rd.
Turn right at the light on Camp Robinson.
Turn left on Donovan Briley.
Turn left on Military Rd.
Turn right on McArthur.
Turn right on Oak Grove Road.
Turn left on Oakland.
The school is on Oakland.
PANGBURN Take 67N to Searcy
1100 Short Street Take exit 42, travel back over the overpass
Pangburn, AR 72121 Travel through 4 stoplights
Ph. 501-728-3513 At the 5th stoplight, turn left onto Race Street by the courthouse
  When this road takes a jog to the right it turns into Highway 16.
  Stay in Highway 16, for 16 miles. When you enter Pangburn, you will come to a stop sign.
  Go two blocks past the stop sign. The school is on the right. 
QUITMAN coming soon 
6275 Heber Springs Rd. West
Quitman, AR 72131
Ph. 501-589-2554
Gym Ph. 501-589-2915
REDFIELD Take I-530 toward Pine Bluff
Take exit 20 go back over the overpass.
Stay straight, cross railroad tracks
The road will take a jog to the left about one block after the RR tracks.
After the road turns left, you will travel about three more blocks and see the school.
(35 minute trip)
RISON Travel on 65 south (I-530) towards Pine Bluff
Rison Exit, Highway 79 turn right
25/30 miles take left on 35 south in Rison
This takes you downtown
School is on the left
1 hour and 20 min.
ROSE BUD Take 67/167 North.
124 School Rd At first Cabot exit, go under the bridge, then take Exit B.
Rose Bud, AR 72137 Wrap around and go over the bridge onto Hwy 5 North.
Ph. 501-556-5404 As you come into Rose Bud, remain right.
  Look for school sign on the left.
SACRED HEART  Take I-40 toward Ft. Smith.
Take the 1st Morrilton Exit--left over overpass.
Go straight through light on Hwy 9 bypass.
Just before next overpass turn right on Hwy 64.
School is on the right at first stoplight.
Go left of statue--follow while railing to gym.
SEARCY coming soon 
301 North Ella Street
Searcy, AR 72143
Ph. 501268-8315
SOUTHSIDE BEE BRANCH Take I-40 to Conway
334 South Side Road Take the last Conway exit, Hwy. 65 toward Greenbriar
Bee Branch, AR 72013 When you get to Southside, the school will be on the right. 
Ph.  501-654-8113  
Gym Ph. 501-654-2242  
TRINITY CHRISTIAN Take I-40 West to Texarkana
3107 Trinity Blvd. Take exit 2 for AR 245
Texarkana, AR 71854 Turn right at AR 245/Loop 245
  Turn left at Trinity Blvd.
  School will be on the right.
WHITE COUNTY CENTRAL 67-167 North through Searcy
3259 Hwy 157 Take 1st Judsonia Exit (Exit 48 AR 385)
Judsonia, AR 72081 Left over the interstate
Ph. 501-729-3947 At yield sign turn Right onto Highway 385
  Highway 385 will turn into Highway 157 a few miles down
  School is about 4 to 5 miles on the left after the road turns into Hwy 157 
   
WONDERVIEW Take I-40 West to 2nd Morrilton Exit.
2436 Hwy 95 Turn right on Hwy 95.
Hattieville AR 72063 Drive 13 miles--school is on the right.
Ph. 501-354-8668  
SCRANTON Take I-40 W toward US 65 N toward Fort Smith
103 N 10th Street Go 96.4 miles
Scranton, AR 72863 Take the Crawford Street exit, EXIT 57
Ph. 479-938-7121 Turn left onto AR-109/S. Crawford St.
  Turn left onto AR 109
  Go south on N 5th St/AR-109 toward Main St/AR-109
  Turn right onto Main St./AR 109
  Turn right onto N 10th St.
  The Gym (103 N 10th Street) is on the Left
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Owl Family Association


Owl Family Association (OFA) is Abundant Life School’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). We are a group of parents and other individuals who support ALS through fundraising for education, recreational, and functional needs of the school which are not included in the school budget. OFA also promotes the community of ALS by supporting the faculty, staff, and students. OFA actively recruits parents from all grades. ALS supports and encourages membership and active, constructive participation by all parties.

The OFA Board meets monthly. We have an open OFA meeting every quarter for parents, students, teachers and anyone who wishes to attend. The 2011-2012 meetings are in September, December, March, and May.

We invite you to get acquainted with the opportunities available to those who want to be an active part of the ALS family.
  

OFA Board Members

Steve DeBusk, President
Amy Boswell, Sec/Treasurer
Donna Batte
Brenda Bradley
Paula Lee
Wayne Lee
Melinda McConnell
Donni Reed
Dane Reed
Renee Tebbetts
 
 

Work Days

Throughout the year we meet together on a Saturday and tackle projects around the school. We clean, make repairs, do yard work, etc. This is also a good time to fellowship with other ALS parents. Bring your cleaning supplies or tools and help us keep the school looking GREAT!
  

Fundraising

 
Through the efforts of OFA, money has been raised for a new playground, Accelerated Reader Program for the elementary, new tables for the cafeteria, new chairs for the auditorium, new carpet for elementary classrooms, automation system for the library, new computers to create a computer lab in the high school building and new computers to update the elementary computer lab, and teacher wish lists. There are so many ways to support our fundraising efforts and we need everyone’s participation.

Ink Cartridge Recycling Program – Every year more than 1 billion inkjet cartridges are used; most are thrown away. Recycle ink cartridges and get cash for our school. There is a box located outside the office to place your empty ink cartridges. 

Office Depot 5% Back to Schools Program –Our school will earn credits equal to 5% of your qualifying school supply purchases to use for FREE supplies. You can credit the school year round! Every time you shop at Office Depot, remember to give our school ID# 70003214.

General Mills Box Tops for Education – This is FREE money for our school! Each label collected is worth 10 cents. We encourage each family to collect box tops and turn in to your child’s teacher. We have a contest monthly between classes (one from lower elementary & one from upper elementary). Whichever class brings in the most box tops that month will win an ice cream/popsicle party!

Kroger Rechargeable Gift Cards - The cards are $5.00 each. The cards are preloaded with $5.00 on them, so you get your money right back. How it works…Load your card at guest services and then shop. Use the preloaded card to purchase anything at Kroger including gas at the Kroger pumps. 4% of what you spend on the card will go directly to Abundant Life School. Another local private school similar in size to ALS has already raised $4000 just since the start of the school year. WOW! This is an easy way to earn money for ALS doing the same shopping that you always do.
  

Annual Events

 
Silent Auction – Friday, May 4, 2012 we will host our 4th Annual Auction. It is our biggest fundraiser of the year and continues to get better each year. If you would like to be a part of the planning, soliciting of donations, setting up, working during the auction, cleaning up, or any of the other numerous tasks to make this a success, please consider joining this committee.

Meet the Owl Family – Fall 2012 We had a great turn out last fall to this FREE event and expect great things as we celebrate a new school year. Come out for games, food, and entertainment. We’ll introduce the OWLS basketball teams, cheerleaders, and band. We need people to help with the games, cook and serve food, set up, clean up, etc. This is a great way to get acquainted with the ALS Owl Family. Don’t miss it!!! MORE INFORMATION TO COME!

Chili Cookoff – Winter 2013 – Do you pride yourself on knowing how to make some great tasting chili? Come out and cheer on our basketball teams and support OFA at the same time! We also need help setting up, serving, and cleaning up. Get ready to BUILD your team! MORE INFORMATION TO COME!



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     The Abundant Life Student Council has been serving both it's school and community for many years. This is a great student government program which participates in various activities throughout each school year. The 2011-2012 council is composed of eight officers and five class representatives all with the desire to serve.  From raising money for school renovations to collecting food for the needy, serving others is always the council's first priority.

    From raising money for school renovations to collecting food for the needy, serving others is always the council's first priorityThe famous "penny wars" fundraiser was a huge success this year raising over $1,000 for school renovations. Many important decisions that help the students, teachers, and parents are made by the council every week. There is no doubt that the Abundant Life Student Council loves getting these opportunities to serve and lead to the best of their abilities. 


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