FORDYCE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NAMED AS A RECIPIENT OF THE LAURA BUSH FOUNDATION FOR AMERICA’S LIBRARIES GRANT Today, Fordyce Elementary School was one of 200 schools from 40 states across the country to receive a $5,000 grant through the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries. This year, the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries awarded $1 million in library grants. Many of the libraries will use the funds to update and diversify their collections. “When a child opens a book, they open up a world of possibilities. I’m grateful this year’s Laura Bush Foundation grants give librarians the opportunity to update their collections, and they give students the chance to find a new genre or subject that interests them,” Mrs. Laura Bush said. At the annual Laura Bush Book Club event, which is part of Engage at the Bush Center series presented by NexPoint, and supported by H-E-B, Mrs. Bush revealed her 2024 summer reading list, which includes recommendations for young readers through middle schoolers. The list contains classics like The Little Engine That Could as well as new releases like Love Comes First, written by Jenna Bush Hagar and Barbara Pierce Bush. “Instilling a love of reading is one of the greatest gifts we can give our children,” Mrs. Bush said. “This year’s reading list celebrates the best of summer – endless days, time with family, and watching the Olympics. I encourage all parents and caregivers to get outside in the fresh summer air, and enjoy these classic stories together.” Grant applications for the 2024-2025 school year will open in late 2024. Visit bushcenter.org/laurabushfoundation to learn more. The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries supports school libraries with the greatest needs with the goal of encouraging all students to develop a love of reading and learning. Since its inception in 2002, it has awarded $22 million to over 3,800 schools across the country. The George W. Bush Institute’s Education and Opportunity work, which houses the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries, is generously supported by The Allstate Foundation. The Laura Bush Foundation is managed as a restricted fund at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas. More information can be found at bushcenter.org/laurabushfoundation and www.bushcenter.org. ### About the George W. Bush Institute The George W. Bush Institute is a solution-oriented nonpartisan policy organization focused on ensuring opportunity for all, strengthening democracy, and advancing free societies. Housed within the George W. Bush Presidential Center, the Bush Institute is rooted in compassionate conservative values and committed to creating positive, meaningful, and lasting change at home and abroad. We utilize our unique platform and convening power to advance solutions to national and global issues of the day. Learn more at www.bushcenter.org.
26 days ago, Samantha Axsom
Memo from the school nurse...
4 months ago, Samantha Axsom
Nurse
Fordyce Public District will conduct public hearing on the development of the facilities Master Plan
7 months ago, Rebugs
Public Meeting
Thanksgiving Feast Parents are welcome
7 months ago, Rebugs
Fordyce Cafeteria
Early Out Wednesdays!
9 months ago, Samantha Axsom
Early Out Wednesdays!
Home football games reminder!
9 months ago, Samantha Axsom
Football Game Student Rules
Mrs. Rhonda Lawson, Interim Superintendent, will hold a meeting on August 3 in the Fordyce School District cafeteria. The public is invited.
11 months ago, Samantha Axsom
Address to the Public
Senior Pictures are scheduled for August 4, 2023. Please see the attached image for more information!
11 months ago, Samantha Axsom
Senior Pictures
Summer School Bus Stops
about 1 year ago, Samantha Axsom
Summer School Bus Stops
Summer 2023 P-EBT Who is Eligible? • Students attending a public school in Arkansas who are eligible for free or reduced-priced school meals by May 31, 2023 are eligible to receive the Summer 2023 P-EBT benefit. • Students attending a school that participates in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) or Provision 2 (P2)in SY 2023. How Much Will the Summer 2023 Benefit Be? • The Summer 2023 P-EBT benefit will be a one-time payment of $120.00. What Should Parents Do? • If not previously completed, complete a Free/Reduced Meal Application and turn it in to their child’s school before May 31, 2023. What Should Districts Do? • School districts must process all meal applications received and update the meal status in the statewide eSchool database by the end of the day May 31, 2023. What is the Timeline and Process for Payment? • June 2, 2023 — DESE will pull eligible student data from the statewide eSchool database. DESE will send the data file to DHS for payment processing. • July-September 2023 — DHS will process and issue Summer 2023 P-EBT benefits. • September 30, 2023 — USDA’s deadline for all Summer 2023 P-EBT benefits to be paid. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
about 1 year ago, Kenneth Askew
Fordyce School District would like to gather data on the calendar options for the 2023-2024 school year. Parents, please review the two calendars listed and vote for the one you prefer. Here is the link to vote on the calendar: https://www.fordyceschools.org/documents/2023-2024-calendar-survey/425228
over 1 year ago, Rebugs
Calendar review
Calendar review
Trap Team Members!! Practice on Sunday!
over 1 year ago, Samantha Axsom
Trap Team
2A South Regional Tournament Tickets must be bought online.
over 1 year ago, Rebugs
2A South Regional Tournament T
Fordyce Elementary Valentine's Day Deliveries
over 1 year ago, Samantha Axsom
Valentine's Day
The Jr. and Sr. High archery teams will shoot today at 2:00 in the FMS Multi Purpose room. If you have not returned your blue waiver form, please bring it with you.
over 1 year ago, Samantha Axsom
No archery today for Jr. & Sr. High. We will meet Sunday at 2:00 to shoot for our regional competition.
over 1 year ago, Samantha Axsom
Archery
No school tomorrow at Fordyce Public School District
over 1 year ago, Kenneth Askew
No school tomorrow
Red Storm
over 1 year ago, Kenneth Askew
Red Storm
Archery Practice/Competitions
over 1 year ago, Samantha Axsom
Archery
Archery
Cheer tryout’s sign ups
over 1 year ago, Kenneth Askew
cheer tryouts