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The Ashley County Spelling Bee was Jan. 18. Janae Black from Portland Elementary was the winner and will be advancing to the state bee. Adam Defee from Crossett Middle School was runner-up.

Because reading serves as a foundation for learning, all Hamburg School District campuses focus on teaching reading. Read N Quiz, a reading program Noble Elementary School utilizes, encourages students to become lifelong readers. 

As school proceeded into the New Year, things started to change at Hamburg High School during the second week of the spring semester.

Crossett High School East students Jasmine Fletcher, above, and Morgan Wade taught Gifted and Talented students to code Circuit Playground Express Kits at the SEARK COOP in Monticello last week.

Hamburg High School’s Richard O’Neal invited students from his science classes to accompany him to Aquatic Sciences Day Oct. 10. During the tour, the students learned about the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff’s aquaculture and fisheries.

The Noble Elementary School Parent Involvement Committee hosted its first event of the year on Oct. 1. The committee hosted a Fall Festival Science Night at the Pine Street Park from 5 6:30 p.m. All Noble students and parents were invited to attend.

Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) students Gracie Rice, Hannah Wall, and Marissa Frisby competed in the State Leadership Contest in Little Rock on Oct. 2. Seniors Rice and Wall competed in the Project Based Learning portion of the contest, placing third, which means they will advance to the…

The Hamburg High School Cheerleaders have partnered with Ryburn Ford Company to host the “Drive 4 UR School” fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12. The fundraiser will be on the HHS Campus.

Members of the Crossett Fire Department visited the Carousel School last Thursday to discuss fire safety with the students. The students gave the firefighters and EMTs pictures they had drawn for the occasion, and then the CFD let the students explore a fire truck and ambulance.

Arkansas state Sen. Eddie Cheatham and House Rep. LeAnne Burch visited Crossett High School on Sept. 23. The two arrived at the beginning of the school day, and later came to speak to students in Kristi Clanton-McDuff’s sixth period Journalism class.

Hamburg Elementary School teacher Sandra Oliver took her fourth and fifth grade Gifted and Talented classes to the Lake Chicot State Park Sept. 20. The class participated in a rotation circuit where they were able to learn about the lives of a fur trapper. The event lasted from 9:15 a.m. to …

At the beginning of the 2019 school year, the ninth graders of Crossett High School participated in a session where they learned how to perform hands-only Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation — CPR.

Hamburg High School Teachers Jessi Foster, Taylor Lauhon, and Nicole Garner launched Alien Day and Homecoming Week, “Out of This World,” by wearing shirts with Principals Tim Outlaw, Lesley Nelms, and Eddy Tucker screen printed as aliens.