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
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.
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.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
🏈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.
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 (email@example.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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