Happy Labor Day Weekend! We hope you enjoy the extra day to relax and refresh! Catch up on the upcoming MAP testing dates, scholarship application deadlines and more in this week’s edition of the Blackhawk Headlines.  

September Scholarship Deadlines

Heads up, Blackhawks! 📣The Pea Ridge College and Career Readiness team has put together a list of scholarships and organized them by application deadlines. You can learn more about each scholarship’s eligibility requirements and find applications at the link below.
Please note, this posting IS NOT inclusive of all available scholarships between 2021-22 Students need to continue to search and apply for scholarships throughout their senior year and beyond.

Blackhawk Pantry 

The Blackhawk Pantry, located behind Pea Ridge Intermediate School at 1536 North Davis Street, is stocked and ready to serve our students, families, faculty, and friends in Pea Ridge! Everybody is welcome, so stop by and pick out items you need. Our pantry is stocked with kid-friendly meals, fresh produce, Tyson chicken, and other resources.
Open Thursdays from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Free and Reduced Lunch Application

Pea Ridge Schools is now accepting applications for Free & Reduced Meals for the 2022-2023 school year.

Please click the links below to find the household size and income criteria that will be used to determine eligibility for free and reduced-price benefits for 2022-2023.

Children from households whose income is at or below the levels shown are eligible for free or reduced meals. Only one application should be submitted for each household. Applications cannot be approved unless all information is completed. Instructions are in the link above.

Applications may be subject to verification at any time during the school year by school officials. If you have any questions, please call Julie Ferguson at 800-451-4865 ext. 4.

According to current CDC guidance in relation to Covid-19, only individuals who test positive for Covid-19 need to be isolated. Please visit our Covid information page to review all new guidelines for individuals who test positive.

These guidelines can change and any new guidance will be communicated as soon as possible. As always if there are any specific questions you can reach out to your campus nurse. Contact information can be found on our Health Services Page.

Primary School

Map Testing 

MAP testing for 1st – 2nd grade is September 12th and 13th and Kindergarten is September 14th-15th

🍁Fall Festival 🍁 

The Fall Festival is making a comeback this year.  Keep an eye out for more information on how you can help.

T-Shirt Pre-Order

Pre-orders are open for youth small/extra small Primary School t-shirts. If you would like one, please email the information below to Principal Darah Bennett (darah.bennett@pearidgek12.com) and send a check or cash before September 7th.

Interested in a larger size? We still have youth medium, large and extra large available at school.

Blackhawk Flyer

It has been such an amazing start to the 2022/2023 school year. Thank you for all of your support to help get our school year off to a great start. Our Blackhawk Flyer is available now! Click the button below to read updates as we prepare to start week 4.

Middle School

🏈Homecoming Family Tailgate 🏈

Homecoming Family Tailgate will be held September 23rd from 4:00-6:00 pm at the Middle School. Come enjoy some family fun and eat before going to the big homecoming game.

Map Testing Sept. 6 – 7

MAP testing for literacy will be September 6th. Map testing for math will be September 7th.

Junior High School

Map Testing Sept. 14

Save the Date! Pea Ridge Junior High MAP testing is coming up on Wednesday, Sept. 14th.

High School

MAP Testing

PSAT/NMSQT October 12

On October 12, Pea Ridge High School will administer the PSAT/NMSQT, an exam that is cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation and serves as an entry point for high school juniors to over $300 million in scholarship dollars. All sophomores take the exam, but juniors have the option to register.  Only juniors are eligible for the scholarships.  

You can read more about the National Merit Scholarship Program here.  The PSAT assesses the same knowledge and skills as the SAT, providing a check-in on college readiness before you take the SAT.  Although Arkansas colleges and universities require the ACT, many out-of-state schools require students to take the SAT for admission. 

Review the attached information and if interested, complete this form and submit your $17 exam fee to Mrs. Spivey in the front office before Friday, September 9. Juniors received this information via email from Mrs. Meeks (kelsey.meeks@pearidgek12.com).  If you have questions, please see Mrs. Meeks at PRHS. *All sophomores will be registered for the assessment by the campus. They do not need to complete the form.

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Happy Labor Day Weekend, Blackhawks!

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