College Hill Elementary – Third grader teacher Sarah Ayers recently obtained her National Board Certification as Middle School Generalist. Board certification is designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the highest mark of professional accomplishment. Board certification allows teachers to hone their practice, showcase their talent in the classroom, and demonstrate their dedication to their students and their profession.
Mrs. Ayers graduated from Texas A&M – Texarkana in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education. She has taught both third and fourth grade at College Hill Elementary for the past nine years. Mrs. Ayers is married to Ernie Ayers and has one son – Jeff Ayers.
Washington Academy Charter School – On Thursday, December 4, at 6:00 p.m., Washington will hold its fall graduation at the Church of the Living God located at 928 Laurel Street, Texarkana, AR. This is the third graduation since the charter school began. Washington provides an alternative educational environment for students seeking a non-traditional educational experience.
Texarkana Arkansas School District – On Tuesday, December 9, the TASD String Christmas Concert will take place in the Arkansas High School Student Union at 7:00 p.m. The concert will feature students from Trice Elementary, College Hill Middle School, North Heights Junior High and Arkansas High School. Additionally, the AHS choir department is taking a Holiday Road Trip to Kilpatrick, Union and College Hill Elementary (12/9 at 2:00 p.m., 12/11 at 2:00 p.m., and12/15 at 2:00 p.m.; respectively). The road trip is meant to highlight the arts and to spread holiday cheer throughout the campuses.
College Hill Middle School – On Friday, December 5, Southeast Oklahoma, one of the teams playing in the upcoming Live United Bowl, will visit with students at College Hill Middle School. The team members will talk to students about good character. The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department will also attend to visit with students who participated in the PRIDE program this past summer. The event will take place at College Hill Middle School from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
North Heights Junior High – On Thursday, December 11 at 5:30 p.m., the NHJH drama department will present a private video showing of “The Scrooge.” This year, NHJH drama students will present their production in digital high-definition rather than as a live performance.