Military Family Resources

Pea Ridge is dedicated to each military family in our campus community. We exist to serve the families and students of those who serve our country. We strive to support those students in all of their academic, social, and emotional pursuits. While on our campus, we hope that all military students and families will truly feel how much we value them and the sacrifices they continue to make for our community and country.

Seeking Additional Support?

If you would like someone to reach out to you with more resources and information, please complete the form linked.

Purple Star School District

The Arkansas Purple Star School Award for military-friendly schools recognizes schools that show a major commitment to serving students and families connected to our nation’s armed forces.

A Purple Star School District is a public or charter school district committed to supporting the unique educational and social-emotional needs of military-connected children. This honor is awarded to schools that meet or exceed requirements including completing training and special considerations for military-connected students and families and more. Pea Ridge School District is honored to be the first Purple Star School District in Northwest Arkansas.

Student Resources

Here you’ll find a collection of resources to support the academic and personal well-being of our military-connected children.

Little Rock Airforce Base School Liason Program

A valuable resource for many school-related topics concerning Pre K-12 military-connected child education. This page includes contact information for the Little Rock AFB school liaison officer, Terri Williams.

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Military OneSource MRW Digital Library

The Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Digital Library provides service members and their families with worldwide access to an extensive selection of online resources that are DoD-funded. Browse a selection of e-books, audiobooks, movies, academic support and professional development resources, and much more!

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Arkansas ARNG Child and Youth Program

This resource contains information about the Arkansas ARNG child and youth services teams, resources for families, newsletter and social media pages, and more.

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The Arkansas Council for Military Children

The ACMC collaborates with government agencies and school districts to eliminate educational barriers faced by children of military families as authorized by state law. This site has resources related to legislative initiatives, assistance request forms, council membership information, and more.

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The Arkansas Council For Military Children Council Membership List

A detailed list of current council members, position descriptions, and contact information.

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Family Resources

Below you’ll find a collection of materials to help manage and understand available military family benefits and resources.

milConnect

A self-service portal through which DoD affiliates and beneficiaries can manage their benefits and records.

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188th Wing

A resource for the Arkansas Air National Guard’s 188th Wing based in Ebbing Air National Guard Base in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

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Soldier and Family Readiness, AR ARNG

Andelyn Wright, soldier and family readiness representative, can be reached via email at

Andelyn.m.wright.civ@army.mil

Military Travel Benefits

Did you know that affordable options are available as a military benefit? This resource helps you locate savings for special events, attractions, day trips, cruises, lodging, entertainment and more.

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U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

A guide to VA medical centers, health news, support, benefits information and much more. 

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RetireGuide

A free web resource dedicated to providing useful retirement and health-related information to help older adults and their families.

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Counselors and Student Services Contacts

 

The Pea Ridge Counseling and Student Services teams work with students individually and collectively to create a school climate that leads to healthy learning, living, and growing. If you have questions, would like to schedule group or individual counseling, or would like more information about the educational, social-emotional, and developmental resources are available to you. Our passionate and experienced team would love to hear from you!

Jessica Thomas

College & Career Counselor

jessica.thomas@pearidgek12.com

Laura Jones

Laura Jones

Student and Family Support Specialist

laura.jones@pearidgek12.com

Amanda Shackleford

Amanda Shackleford 

District Social Worker

amanda.shackelford@pearidgek12.com

Kelsey Brodie

Kelsey Brodie

Primary School Counselor 

kelsey.brodie@pearidgek12.com

Madison Holliday

Madison Holliday 

Intermediate Counselor 

madison.holliday@pearidgek12.com

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Taylor Jackson 

Middle School Counselor 

tjackson@pearidgek12.com

Cathy Caudle

Cathy Caudle 

Junior High Counselor 

ccaudle@pearidgek12.com

Holly Blevins

Holly Blevins 

High School Counselor 

holly.blevins@pearidgek12.com

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Pea Ridge Central Office

979 Weston Pea Ridge

Arkansas 72751

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday: 7:30-4:00

Friday: 7:30-3:30

Local: 1-479-451-8181
TF: 1-800-451-0032
Fax: 1-479-431-6095

Pea Ridge School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin or disability in any of its policies, practices or procedures.

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