NORTH CENTRAL CAREER CENTER COSMETOLOGY CLASS CLOSES
It is with deep regret that North Central Career Center announces the closing of our Cosmetology program. The Career and Technical division of the Arkansas State Department of Education informed us it would no longer fund high school students enrolled in Cosmetology for the 2018-19 school year. Because we felt Cosmetology was a valuable course for all students, we decided to absorb the loss of this funding and pursue other sources of funding while depending on adult student enrollment to cover the expenses for the program.
We only receive payment for adult students as they log hours of instruction. Although the number of students enrolled in this program would have covered the expenses, attendance of these students declined. Because of this, we incurred a substantial loss in the fall semester. We are continuing to seek out partnerships and additional sources of funding; however, at this time we have exhausted all efforts and it is not financially feasible for us to continue offering this program.
The Cosmetology program has been a vital program for the North Central Career Center for a number of years. It is our hope that partnerships can be formed and the Cosmetology program can be reinstated in the future.
We appreciate the opportunity to have served the area with this program for so many years and the loyal students who assisted us in remaining in operation to this point. Thank you all and we wish you the best in your future endeavors.
TEACHERS RECEIVE NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFICATIONS
CONGRATULATIONS to our newest National Board Certification recipients: Mrs. Jill Clark, Mrs. Kayla Harris, and Mrs. Ashley Rea. National Board Certification was designed to develop, retain and recognize accomplished teachers and to generate ongoing improvement in schools nationwide. It is the most respected professional certification available in K-12 education. To become a Board-certified teacher, eligible candidates must demonstrate advanced knowledge, skills, and practice in their individual certificate.
DISTRICT APPLIES FOR SAFE ROOM FUNDING
The Searcy County School District is applying for a Safe Room for the school district and community use. We are working in conjunction with FEMA for assistance in funding. Early estimations of the project indicate the safe room will be approximately 3500 square feet to safely house 500 souls during inclement weather.
MES MUSIC & ARTS PROGRAM RECEIVES A THIRD GRANT
MES Art teacher, Mrs. Shelby Crumley, secured a third grant to continue progress on our Music & Art playground! The grant will go toward an art mural that the children will create.
MES staff celebrated the "A" received from the Arkansas Department of Education School Report Card for 2018! For more detailed information about school performance, visit myschoolinfo.arkansas.gov.
At MES, independent reading is promoted to improve students' reading fluency and accuracy, as well as foster a life-long love of reading and learning. Statistically, a child who independently reads just 20 minutes per day is exposed to 1.8 million words per year and performs in the top 10% of his or her peers on standardized tests.