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EEI prepares for spring

By Jayme Steinbeck

EEI Principal

We sure hope the groundhog is wrong here at East End Intermediate School, because we are ready for some spring-like weather. While we transition from morning cold temperatures to warmer afternoon weather, please remember to dress in layers. Students will go outdoors for recess when the temperature is above 32 degrees, and it is not raining.


Read with the Cat!

Feb. 26th-March 2, EEI will celebrate Read Across America and Dr. Seuss’s birthday week.

• Monday, Feb. 26: Wear a hat in honor of the Cat in the Hat.

• Tuesday, Feb. 27: Dress like your future career to celebrate Oh the Places You’ll Go.

• Wednesday, Feb. 28: It will be a Wacky Wednesday, so wear mismatched clothes.

• Thursday, March 1: Wear green to show appreciation for Green Eggs and Ham.

• Friday, March 2: Fox in Socks needs everyone to join him by wearing crazy socks.



The following people were designated as students and teachers of the month for December, January and February.


• 3rd grade: December, Kayleigh Koon and Toby Ryan; January, Aly Kaufman and Bryce Derby; February, Abigail Johnson and Harrison Sredin.

• 4th grade: December, Lily Kramer and Jack McGowan; January, Kami King and Harper Gillis; February, Natalie McClellan and Parker Jones.

• 5th grade: December Sydney Ryan and Seth Thurman, January Kylie Parnell and Preston Her, February Addison Priddy and Rylee Thompson

• 6th grade: December, Callie Kilburn and Spencer Fox; January, Mariah Villanueva and Mason Prater; February, Olivia Jablonski and Layton Wallace.


December, Whitney Nowlin; January, Christin Prater; February, Joan Deveney.

Way to go students and teachers!


Upcoming events

Students will take ACT Aspire Interim III tests the two weeks before spring break. This is the last interim test before the summative assessment in April. Report cards for the third nine weeks will be sent home Thursday, March 15. March 16 will be a spring snack day. Spring break is March 19-23. Friday, March 30 is spring picture day. 



EEE seeks support for R.I.S.E.

By Vickie Easley

EEE Principal

Our children are the future of our community and our state. Their educational well-being is a priority for their families and staff members at East End Elementary School. It is vital that we give them an education that will prepare them for college, career and community engagement. We want to ensure they graduate with strong reading, writing and oral communication skills, which are essential to success beyond high school. That is why we are excited to implement the R.I.S.E. (Reading Initiative for Student Excellence) Arkansas initiative!

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Department of Education launched R.I.S.E. Arkansas in January. The goals of this reading initiative focus on significantly increasing student achievement in reading across the state of Arkansas.  If all of us – students, parents, educators and community/businesses leaders – work together, we can reach or exceed those goals.

There is a role for everyone to play in our community’s R.I.S.E. Arkansas initiative. Support can be provided through a variety of activities.

This includes presenting book talks, volunteering to read books to children, holding book drives, donating books to children, or creating innovative events and celebrations to bring attention to the need to support this effort.

Our children deserve our support. By giving your time, talent and energies to support R.I.S.E. Arkansas, our community will reap the benefits for years to come. Help raise reading achievement for all Arkansas students. Support R.I.S.E. Arkansas!