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ASMSA students improve ACT scores, opposite of state, national trends

ASMSA students improve ACT scores, opposite of state, national trends

HOT SPRINGS — In a year where state and national ACT scores dropped across the board, Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts students improved their scores.

In 2013, ASMSA students received an average composite score of 28.6, according to a report released Wednesday. The average composite score for the state was 20.2, and the national average was 20.9. Both the state and national scores dipped from the previous year. ASMSA’s score rose by almost 2 points.

The ACT is scored on a scale of 1 to 36, with 36 being the highest possible score. Students also receive scores in four individual testing areas, which are combined for the composite score. The individual testing areas are English, mathematics, reading and science.

Summer Safety, Easing Childhood Hunger are Focus of ARKids Events

Summer Safety, Easing Childhood Hunger are Focus of ARKids Events

 LITTLE ROCK, ARK.ARKids First, the state’s Children’s Health Insurance Program, and Radio Disney are hosting a series of events across Arkansas to educate children and their families about summer safety and further promote the importance of childhood nutrition.  ARKids First is partnering with the Arkansas Summer Food Service Program for the series “Summer Safety Road Show” events. Children will be able to enjoy both Radio Disney-led physical activities and games, along with free, nutritious meals and snacks at each event. The locations and dates are as follows:

Enjoy Christmas like you're in the 1800's

Enjoy Christmas like you're in the 1800's

SEARCY, Ark. (KTHV) - The village will be hosting its annual Old Fashion Christmas December 8. Take a trip to the past and experience Christmas time in the 1800's. Carolers will stroll the village singing holiday carols just for you. There will be samples of a sugar cookie recipe that is more than 100 years old. There will be many other activities for your family to enjoy.  Your FREE trip can begin any time between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Love the Zoo? Don't miss Christmas in the Wild

Love the Zoo? Don't miss Christmas in the Wild

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Are you looking for a unique Christmas experience? Look no further, the Little Rock Zoo will be opening their doors to Christmas in the Wild.

Christmas in the Wild will be held December 8 and 15, both days opening at 9:30 a.m. There will be arts and crafts for the family to participate in while sipping on hot cocoa. Santa will also be there to meet every child. Tickets will be $10 for members and $15 for non-members.

Reservations are required, you can reserve your spot by calling (501) 661-7218.

‘The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas’ to air Nov. 21 on AETN

‘The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas’ to air Nov. 21 on AETN

 

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) will air a special block of holiday programming Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 6 a.m. and 1 p.m. featuring the all new “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas,” as well as “Arthur’s Perfect Christmas” and “Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas.” These special programs will also air throughout Thanksgiving weekend and in December.

The special, one-hour “Cat in the Hat” holiday celebration follows the Cat, Nick and Sally on a trip around the world to help a lost reindeer find his way home in time for Christmas. On their adventure to Freezeyourknees Snowland, the Cat in the Hat and friends depend on a variety of animals – from African bush elephants to bottlenose dolphins and red crabs – and their remarkable abilities to help navigate an amazing journey home. “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas” airs Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.

WCMC Sponsors Senior’s Day at the Fair

WCMC Sponsors Senior’s Day at the Fair

White County Medical Center recently hosted nearly 1,500 local senior citizens during Senior’s Day at the Fair at the White County Fairgrounds. WCMC is the proud presenting sponsor of Senior’s Day at the Fair, which is held the Thursday of Fair Week each year.

The Dixie Swing Kings and the Star Steppers line dance squad provided entertainment for the morning as hundreds of people filled the pavilion for the event.

WCMC Auxiliary member Verna Payne talked to the group about volunteering at the hospital and the importance of the role volunteers serve for patients, guests and WCMC associates. Auxiliary members provide non-clinical support in various areas throughout the hospital. Last year alone, volunteers contributed nearly 36,000 hours of service to the hospital. The mission of the Auxiliary is to support WCMC by purchasing equipment, and providing funds for buildings and healthcare items that help the hospital best meet the needs of patients.