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HSSD Geography Bee Competitions
Geography Bees, hosted for HSSD 4th-8th grade students this week at the Park Magnet/Intermediate School and Hot Springs Junior Academy campuses, are the first round in the annual National Geographic GeoBee. This national geography competition is designed to inspire and reward students' curiosity about the world. Questions cover not only geography, but also cultures, physical features, history and earth science. Winners from each HSSD Geography Bee (Milo Moore, Andrew Steven-Assheuer, and AJ Orellana) will take an online qualifying test. The top 100 scorers in the state of Arkansas will advance to the Arkansas GeoBee. The winner of the Arkansas Geo Bee will receive an all-expense-paid trip to the National Geographic Bee, which will be held in Washington D.C. next May.
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HSSD Celebrates Spelling Bee Competitors
Last week, the HSSD hosted three spelling bees across the district for 1st - 8th grade students. HSSD Gifted and Talented Coordinator Mrs. Laura West coordinated the spelling bees, which are exciting competitions for students to improve their general spelling, vocabulary and language skills in a fun competition with their peers. All nine of our finalists - the top three from each bee, including Park finalists Collin Mason, Tripp Weatherford, and Nico Aurioles - will advance to the Garland County Spelling Bee on January 24, 2019 at the Gospel Light Baptist Church Auditorium (600 Garland Avenue, Hot springs) at 9:00 a.m. HSSD Spelling Bees are held in coordination with official rules and scripts from the Scripps National Spelling Bee so that they are uniform with those hosted across the U.S.
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HSSD Holiday Performance Lineup
The HSSD is a diverse community of student groups, talents, and organizations. We look forward to each holiday performance and event throughout December. Don’t miss a thing, with an all-inclusive HSSD Holiday lineup, below. All events hosted at HSSD schools, as well as the Holiday Extravaganza on 12/6, are free to the public and open to all.
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Park Presents at Blue Ribbon Schools Conference
Park Magnet School Principal, Dr. Sarah Oatsvall, and Kindergarten Teacher and IB Coordinator, Kristal Brandon, are presenters this week at the 19th Annual Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence National Conference. Schools represented at this annual event include those having received recognition through the National Blue Ribbon Program of the U.S. Department of Education. Their session highlights the unique way that inquiry-based learning and growth mindset are guiding principles for staff development and collaboration at Park Magnet.
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Principal's Message

Dear Park Families,

Welcome back to another school year! We are so excited to have you as part of our Park Magnet family. As with each year, I would like to thank you for entrusting your child's education to us. It is not something that we take lightly. Our teachers and staff will work diligently to help your child be successful in this or her educational journey this year. If we can help in any way, please don't hesitate to call. 

Throughout the year we will communicate with our families and community through social media. Please be sure to like us on Facebook (Park Magnet School) and follow us on Twitter (@Park_IB_School) and Instagram (@parkmagnet).

Let me know if you need anything else!
Dr. Oatsvall, Principal

Park Magnet’s Mission Statement:
The mission of Park Magnet is to engage students in a challenging curriculum that prepares active, compassionate, lifelong learners with a respect for diversity and the tools to compete in a global society.