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TASD Veteran’s Day Programs
Nov 6, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
On Nov. 10 at 9:30 a.m., the CHE fourth grade class will present a program honoring veterans. College Hill Elementary will salute area veterans for their service with poems, songs and dance students. College Hill Elementary is located at 200 Artesian St. Texarkana, Texas. All veterans are encouraged to attend. Admission is free.
On Nov. 11, at 10:00 a.m., the students from North Heights Junior High will a program honoring Veterans in the Texarkana area at the Central Baptist Church, located at 2117 East 35th St. The choir, band and string students will perform. Admission is free.
College Hill Middle School (CHMS) participated with the Academy of Design staff and students collected socks for the HUGS Socktober Program. CHMS Student Council officers presented over 700 pairs of socks to HUGS for the Homeless representative Erin Dickinson.
Arkansas High School is one of more than 600 schools worldwide to implement AP Capstone™ — an innovative diploma program that allows students to develop the skills that matter most for their future college success: research, collaboration, and communication. The program includes a two-course sequence: AP® Seminar and AP Research. Developed in direct response to feedback from higher education faculty and college admission officers, AP Capstone complements the in-depth, subject-specific rigor of Advanced Placement® courses and exams. The AP Capstone Diploma Program Focuses on Inquiry, Research and Writing Skills Crucial for College and Career Success.
Students who complete AP Seminar and AP Research with scores of 3 or higher, and receive scores of 3 or higher on four AP Exams in subjects of their choosing, will receive the AP Capstone Diploma™. Students who earn scores of 3 or higher on the two AP Capstone exams but do not take or earn qualifying scores on four additional AP Exams will receive the AP Seminar and Research Certificate™. Arkansas High School will start AP Seminar in the fall 2016.
The AP Seminar course, typically taken in 10th or 11th grade, will equip students with the power to explore academic and real-world issues from multiple perspectives. Through a variety of materials — from articles and research studies to foundation and philosophical texts — students will be challenged to explore complex questions; understand and evaluate opposing viewpoints; interpret and synthesize information; and develop, communicate, and defend evidence-based arguments.
Teachers have the flexibility of choosing themes based on student interests, whether they are local, regional, national, or global in nature. Samples of themes that can be covered in the AP Seminar course include education, innovation, sustainability, and technology. By tapping into students’ personal interests, AP Capstone gives a broader array of students an entry point into challenging course work. Students are assessed through both an individual project and a team project completed during the year and a year-end written exam.
“We are excited to offer AP Capstone to our Arkansas High School students,” said AHS Principal Eva Nadeau. “AP Capstone fosters the critical and creative thinking, argumentation, and research skills at the core of college readiness and is essential for lifelong learning. Additionally, it provides a setting to build on the knowledge and rigorous course work of AP in an interdisciplinary format and offers a unique opportunity to distinguish oneself to colleges and universities.”
The subsequent AP Research course will allow students to design, plan and conduct a yearlong investigation on a topic of their choosing with support from experts at the university level or in the community. Students will build on the skills learned in the AP Seminar course by using research methodology; employing ethical research practices; and accessing, analyzing and synthesizing information to present an argument. At the end of the course students have the confidence to present and orally defend their own scholarly academic research.
“We are proud to offer AP Capstone, which enables students and teachers to focus on topics of their choice in great depth. This provides terrific opportunities for students to develop the ability to write and present their work effectively, individually, and in groups — the very skills college professors want their students to possess,” said Trevor Packer, senior vice president for AP and Instruction at the College Board.
By responding to and partnering with the higher education community, the College Board developed AP Capstone to allow students to practice the important skills that colleges want. The program will prepare more students for the rigors of college and for success in future careers.