District To Expand Technology Program

Springdale Could Be First Large District To Have Program In Every School

Posted: December 21, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Sonora Elementary School fifth graders (left to right) Jasmin Torres, Lexus Kirkpatrick, Kalyssa Cochran and Ashley Young continue to work on stitching photographs together to create a 3 dimensional map Thursday morning Dec. 19, 2013 in the Environmental And Spatial Technologies Initiative classroom of facilitator Josh Worthy.

Ashley Young said staying in the Environmental And Spatial Technology program throughout her school years could help her gain experience to get a good job.

At A Glance

The Schools

Northwest Arkansas schools with Environmental and Spatial Technology Programs are:


• Har-Ber High School

• Springdale High School

• Tyson Middle School

• Sonora Elementary School

• Westwood Elementary School

West Fork:

• West Fork High School

• West Fork Middle School


• Farmington High School

• Randall G. Lynch Middle School

Prairie Grove:

• Prairie Grove High School

• Prairie Grove Middle School


• Fayetteville High School


• Bentonville High School


• Gravette High School


• Lincoln High School

Source: Staff Report

At A Glance

The Projects

Projects By Springdale students in the Environmental and Spatial Technology Program include:

• Weather balloon launches

• Water quality testing

• Creating smartphone applications for schools

• Stop-motion videos

• Creating a 3-dimensional tour program for the Shiloh Museum

Source: Staff Report

Fast Facts

Environmental And Spatial Technology Initiative

• The initiative began with a class in Greenbrier in 1996.

• About 205 programs in Arkansas schools.

• Four programs in Oklahoma.

• One program in Iowa.

• One program in Pennsylvania.

• One program in Louisiana.

Source: Staff Report

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