Tag: Alisha Call

Arkansas City High School earns award at national education conference

During an awards ceremony at the conclusion of the 10th annual Focus on Freshmen conference, Arkansas City High School was awarded a silver medal in front of several hundred educators from across the country. The award was presented by Olympic gold medalist Dain Blanton and given in recognition of the […]

Snake Dance, scrimmages planned during Pawpalooza event Aug. 25

Arkansas City High School students will take part in the annual Snake Dance during Pawpalooza on Aug. 25 at the high school. The Snake Dance has been held downtown in recent years, but this year it is officially moving back to ACHS, located at 1200 W. Radio Lane. This student […]

Fidget spinners in classrooms: Useful treatment, obnoxious fad … or both?

Fidget spinners seem to be everywhere — at the supermarket, online, at the gas station and, of course, attached to the hands of a number of youths right here in Arkansas City. The general populace seems entranced by the colorful, spinning metallic objects. Companies who manufacture fidget spinners claim they […]

Enrollment assistance offered all week in Ark City on special USD 470 bus

Parents of students returning to Ark City public schools can enroll now via PowerSchool online. Those needing assistance can stop by one of the Arkansas City Public School District’s mobile sites this week. A mobile enrollment bus will make stops around town July 18-22. The bus is equipped with computers, […]

USD 470 announces online, in-person registration procedures for 2017-18

The start of the school year is just around the corner and the Arkansas City Public School District wants to make sure parents know how to register their children. Parents of current kindergarten through 12th-grade students may register online via PowerSchool, starting July 17. Parents of new students may register […]

Niles takes seat on USD 470 school board, replaces Dr. Aaron Watters

Arkansas City banker Lance Niles was appointed Monday night by the USD 470 Board of Education to fill a vacant seat on the board. The seat was vacated recently by Dr. Aaron Watters. Niles will fill the seat until the second Monday in January 2018, which is Jan. 8, according to […]

Free meals offered to children this summer with USD 470 Sally’s Spot bus

The Arkansas City Public School District is participating in the Summer Food Service Program again this year. The program, sponsored by USD 470 and administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will help to ensure that children receive the healthy meals they need not only to function, but also to […]

Arkansas City High School sophomore Alexis Van Dyke earns silver medal

Arkansas City High School sophomore Alexis Van Dyke recently was honored with a Scholastic Art and Writing Awards silver medal for her drawing, “Do Not Touch Me.” Since 1923, the Scholastic Awards have recognized creative teenagers from across the country. By receiving a Scholastic Art and Writing Award, Van Dyke […]

USD 470 falls victim to phishing scheme, exposing employees’ tax accounts

The Arkansas City Public School District and its employees were victims of a phishing scheme in which some school employees’ tax account information was compromised, according to an email from USD 470 Public Relations Director Alisha Call. USD 470 immediately reported the incident to the police, the Internal Revenue Service […]

ACMS KAY Club food drive collects, donates more than 11,000 items

Arkansas City Middle School recently held its annual canned food drive, sponsored by the ACMS KAY Club. More than 11,000 food items were donated to Angels in the Attic, Manna Ministries and several local church food pantries. The top collectors were Kaia Behrens, with more than 1,000 items, and Madison […]