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Want to get involved in your child's school? Don't miss this meeting!

Want to get involved in your child's school? Don't miss this meeting!

BENTON, Ark (KTHV) – Want to get involved in your child’s school? Don’t miss the Benton School Board meeting held on December 10 at 5:30. The meeting will be held at the Benton High School Old Library located on 211 N. Border in Benton, Ar.  

‘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.

Campbell begins school speaking tour at UAPB

Campbell begins school speaking tour at UAPB

Little Rock, Ark – On Friday November 9th, Brandon D. Campbell, the creator and executive producer of Little Rock Fashion Week, kicks off his fall season speaking engagements at University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.  

The event begins at 1 p.m. at UAPB’s Adair-Greenhouse Building room 222. Campbell will share his experiences in the fashion and entertainment industries and give advice to students, aspiring for a career in the fashion industry.

“This is a very exciting time for me” says Campbell. “It’s my goal to be a resource to students for the purpose of providing insight, encouragement, and opportunities. I’m honored to be given the chance, due to my experiences, to be a source of empowerment for students.

Schools, Health Department offer flu vaccines for K-12

Schools, Health Department offer flu vaccines for K-12

(LITTLE ROCK) —The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) and local school districts statewide are again offering the seasonal flu vaccine to school children in grades K-12 beginning the week of October 8. School clinics will be going on for the next several months.

Seasonal flu vaccine is not required for children to attend school, but it is highly recommended.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) recommend everyone aged 6 months and older receive a seasonal flu vaccine every year.  Seasonal flu causes children to miss school and their parents to miss work.   If you have insurance, the ADH will ask your insurance company to pay for the cost of giving the vaccine.  If you do not have insurance or your insurance company does not pay, the shot will be no charge to you.

2012 school board candidates

2012 school board candidates

The annual school board elections for Bauxite, Benton and Bryant will be held Tuesday. Find a full list of candidates on MySaline.com.

Pulaski Technical College enrollment nears 12,000

Pulaski Technical College enrollment nears 12,000

Pulaski Technical College started the fall 2012 semester with an enrollment nearly unchanged from last year, college president Dr. Margaret Ellibee announced Friday.

 The college has 11,938 students enrolled in classes this fall, just eight fewer students than last fall’s record enrollment. Classes began Aug. 23, and enrollment from the eleventh day of class is used for reporting to the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.

“At a time when enrollments have declined at many colleges, our enrollment has remained steady, and we think that’s because we have continued to keep college accessible, affordable and relevant to people in central Arkansas,” Dr. Ellibee said.

Part-time enrollment is up 3 percent from fall 2011, with 52 percent of students now attending part-time and 48 percent attending full-time.

Also, PTC’s male student enrollment has increased 2 percent and accounts for 35 percent of the student body; 65 percent are women.

Pulaski Tech receives $1.25M to help college-bound veterans

Pulaski Tech receives $1.25M to help college-bound veterans

Pulaski Technical College has received a $1.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to continue its Veterans Upward Bound program for five more years.

The college will receive $250,000 annually for a five-year period to continue the pre-college program that prepares first-generation military veterans to enroll in and graduate from college. The program provides tutoring, advising, preparation for college entrance exams, personal and academic counseling, and guidance through the college application and financial aid processes. The grant period began Sept. 1.

Since the program was implemented in September 2007, Pulaski Tech has served about 120 veterans a year.