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Preschool Big In Springdale

Posted: February 24, 2013 at 5:12 a.m.

Makenzi Hoskins, 4, from left, Andy Barbosa-Rodriguez, 5, and Nicole Marcia-Martinez, 4, all prekindergarten students, eat their lunches Wednesday at the Springdale School District’s Early Childhood Center.

Kay Dial is glad she went along with her husband’s suggestion to put their son, Gunner, in preschool.

In The News

Diversity Award

Springdale’s Early Childhood Center won the Student Organization/Outstanding School Award last fall from Walmart at the Celebration of Community event in Rogers. That award recognizes “the school or student organization that has shown exemplary commitment to the education of all students in an inclusive environment, continues to embrace diversity in all aspects of the curriculum and serves as a role model for inclusive behavior,” according to Walmart. Other nominees for the award included: Bentonville School District, the Bentonville High School chamber choir, Elkins School District, George Junior High (Springdale), Jones Elementary (Springdale) and Russell D. Jones Elementary (Rogers).

Source: Staff Report

At A Glance

Pre-Kindergarten

The school districts in Northwest Arkansas that offer preschool and the number of students they enroll.

• Bentonville: 240

• Decatur: 40

• Fayetteville: 120

• Gravette: 60

• Lincoln: 57

• Rogers: 340

• Siloam Springs: 160

• Springdale: 600

• Total: 1,617

Source: Staff Report

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What a wonderful report. It's too bad Springdale didn't send an education senator to the state senate. Diana Gonzales would have served Springdale's interests well.

Instead they get a state senator who's only bill this year is to allow open carry of firearms.

Posted by: cdawg

February 25, 2013 at 2:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

I wonder how long it will take rufusmccoy to show up and comment about how those illegal immigrants breed like cockroaches, or some such. It's a subject that is dear to whatever organ he uses to symbolize emotion-- his spleen, I think.

Posted by: AlphaCat

February 25, 2013 at 3:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )