21st Century Family Night

Last night, we kicked off our 21st Century after school program by holding a family night for all involved. We had a huge turn out. Thank you New Beginnings for providing pizza, drinks and sweets for everyone. Families were provided information about the after school program and New Beginnings. We also had a petting zoo for all to enjoy. We look forward to officially beginning the program later today!

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Summer Showcase – Innovation Arkansas – 21st Century

We had a great time Friday at our summer showcase. Students showed off their diversity flags, performed a square dance, displayed their cardboard box arcade creations, sang Arkansas songs, and much more. Thank you to all the parents and family members that were there to participate. We had a wonderful summer and look forward to doing this again next year.

 

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Innovation Arkansas Summer Program – Week 2

Today we wrapped up the second week of fun at our Innovation Arkansas summer program. In social studies, students learned about all of the states symbols and why we have them. In P.E., students continued to play fun games outdoors. In science, students have been learning about density and finished their little bit projects where they created helicopters, boats, and many other things with lego-like materials. In music, students continue to learn sign language to help them sign and sing a song about Arkansas, as well as learning the different major chords to accompany a song. In art, students are putting the finishing touches on their arcade games that we will all get to play on Friday.
Today, we had a special guest (Keith Harris with UALR) visit the Science Lab to do some engineering design challenges with our students. The kids did a great job and had a lot of fun. Thank you Mr. Harris for volunteering today!
Our final week of the summer program is upon on us. We will have fun water day celebration for the kids on Thursday, and a special parent showcase day on Friday, to showoff all the things that the kids learned this summer. We hope to see you there!

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Innovation Arkansas Summer Camp Days 3-4

We’ve had a busy time at camp the past two days. Yesterday, the students learned sign language and how to play chords in music. In PE, there was a fierce kickball game. During Art, students continued to come up with ideas for their arcade and started building their structures. In Science, the kids learned about density and buoyancy and in social studies they learned about the regions of Arkansas. Today, we had a guest speaker from the Hillary Clinton Children’s Library who read a book and then gave a book away to every student. Thank you Mrs. Lisa from the Children’s Library!

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Innovation Arkansas Summer Camp Day 2

We had a great day at school. The students participated in their regular classes but they also had two special visitors from Historic Arkansas talk about life in Arkansas during the 1800s. Thank you Historic Arkansas for coming to Carver to help us learn about our state’s history. Check out some of the photos below to see some of the fun we had today.

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Summer Program Begins Monday

Just a reminder that our 21st Century Summer Program “Innovation Arkansas” begins this Monday, June 5 at Carver Magnet School for student entering 2nd through 6th grades.   Students that have registered will attend from June 5 until June 23 from 9am until 1pm each day.   Students will receive both breakfast and lunch.  Teachers have been busy planning an awesome program.   Don’t miss the fun!  If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Cook at charlotte.cook@lrsd.org.

Carver Receives “Make a Difference Award” from Heifer International

Congratulations to our 21st Century After School students for earning over 4,000 Accelerated Reader points this year.   As a result of our hard work, the Rebsamen Fund donated $2,250.00 to Heifer International on our behalf.  Ms. Sellers Roach from Heifer gave us a “Make A Difference Award”.  The award was given to our 21st Century After School students for transforming lives around the world.  Our gift will help provide livestock and training to families in need.  Our gift helps give families income so they can eat nutritious meals, send their children to school and light up a brighter future.  A special thank you to the Rebsamen Fund for making this possible.  We also want to thank Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Wright for leading the “Read to Feed” program for 21st Century After School.