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Blackhawk Basketball Alumni Games

Calling all Blackhawk Basketball Alumni! We’re ready to kick off basketball season by honoring you with our annual alumni games! Get ready for a day of fun basketball and a live auction on October 23! Look forward to connecting with as many past players as possible.

The player registration deadline is October 20.

If you have any questions, please contact Heath Neal by phone or email: (479) 288-0700 (hneal@pearidgek12.com).



Food Bank Community Opportunity

Our school district is exploring an opportunity to open a food bank for our community.  Please help us gather information to make this happen! 

Congratulations to Tiauna Young on becoming an ACTE 2022 national award finalist! The Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) has selected Tiauna as a finalist for the New Teacher of the Year Award.

Congrats on this much-deserved honor, Tiauna! We’re proud to have you on our team and in our community. Thanks for everything you do.

Pea Ridge Primary School

We are proud to announce Mrs. Schroeder and Ms. Mercedes as our faculty/staff members of the month! Mrs. Schroeder is a true leader who works so hard for her team. Ms. Mercedes works tirelessly to keep our school clean. We are lucky to have them!

Book Fair

Blackhawk Readers! Get excited! We are having a BOOK FAIR! October 11-14th! And here is the most exciting part…families can come shop with us after school each day and during Parent/Teacher Conferences! Stay tuned for more details!

Pea Ridge Intermediate School

Pea Ridge Middle School

View the Middle School Bulletin!

This edition includes information about Parent-Teacher Conferences, picture day, October menus, and more!

Book Fair

On October 11th-14th, the middle school library will be hosting a book fair! Students will be able to purchase books and items before school, during their auxiliary classes, and during WIN time. Parents will also be able to visit the book fair during parent-teacher conferences on October 11th and 13th.

Pea Ridge Junior High

Parent/Teacher Conference Notice

Next week we will host Parent-Teacher Conferences. We are excited to have parents and guardians on our campus and look forward to continuing to collaborate with you for the benefit of your child’s education!

Our PRJH conferences are Monday, 10/11 and Wednesday, 10/13 from 3:45 – 7:00 pm. We are offering both a virtual option and an in-person option for both days:

**From 3:45 – 5:15, conferences will be virtual and parents/guardians may reserve times with teachers using the link below.

**From 5:30-7:00, conferences will be held in-person at PRJH.

When parents/guardians arrive for the in-person conferences, we will have them wait outside until we unlock the main doors at 5:30 pm. Then upon entering the building, parents/guardians will pick up a copy of their child’s MAP scores, ACT Aspire scores and a current grade report. Building maps will also be available.

Families are then encouraged to find the classrooms of the teachers with whom they would like to visit. Please wait outside the room until the teacher is available, in order to give each family the privacy they deserve. We respectfully ask that you keep conversations to 5-10 minutes, as teachers would like to visit with as many families as possible. If you need to continue the conversation for a longer period of time, please schedule that conversation for a later date.

We strongly encourage you to have your PRJH student attend conferences with you! We view student ownership of their own education process as highly valuable, and believe they will benefit from meeting with teachers and parents/guardians as well.

As always, we look forward to partnering with you to further your child’s education. See you next week!

Pea Ridge High School

Yearbook Info

If you’re planning on buying a yearbook, the price will go up after Thanksgiving break.

October SOAR Study Sessions

The ACT will be here before you know it! SOAR is here to help you put your best foot forward come test time.

Parent/Teacher Conference Notice

“It has been a great nine weeks at Pea Ridge High School.  It is hard to believe that we have nearly completed 25% of the school year.  Our teachers have been working very hard, and we have progressed through lots of content and curriculum. 

We have Parent/Teacher Conferences on October 11 (Monday) and October 14 (Thursday).  These will serve as our First Quarter conferences, but technically the nine weeks do not end until 10.12.21.  Because of this one-day difference, there could be a slight difference between the printed report card and the official nine-week’s grade.

The document below contains the finer details of next week’s Parent/Teacher Conferences.  All conferences are by appointment this year.  We received a lot of positive feedback from virtual conferences last year.  Because of that, we are offering a blended format this year.  Conferences between 3:45 and 5:15 are all virtual and conferences between 5:30 and 7:00 are onsite with the option to be virtual.  Paper report cards, ACT Aspire scores, and MAP test scores will be available each night between 5:30 and 7.  We will send the paper copies home with your student if they are not picked up.

Thank you for your support and please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.”

–Charley Clark (cclark@pearidgek12.com)

The Spanker Creek Crafts Fair

Hello, Juniors! Just a reminder that the Spanker Creek Crafts Fair is coming up October 13- 17. Every year the junior class is responsible for raising money to pay for prom and this is our biggest fundraiser each year. This is a volunteer opportunity to park cars at the crafts fair and collect money for prom. We need more people for Friday (10-15), Saturday (10-16), and Sunday (10-17).

Volunteering for this event is a great way to earn credits toward your class dues (normally $30) and if you volunteer enough hours, prom tickets could also be discounted or completely paid for. Parents/Guardians may also volunteer to earn credits for their child. 

It’s not too late to sign up: Complete the form linked below ASAP to express interest or contact Ms. McWilliams or Mr. Carreira for more information. 

Fall College and Career Fair

The First Annual Fall College and Career Fair is Oct. 13! Juniors and Seniors, be sure to check out this special edition of the Blackhawk Headline dedicated to the upcoming College and Career Fair! You’ll find special messages from some of the schools and businesses attending, the event schedule, speaker bios, and more!

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