On February 12, 2013, Lake Hamilton School District Voters approved a 3.9 mill increase to the district millage in order to meet the facility needs of our growing school district. The positive vote will enable the district to replace some older facilities, expand existing facilities and provide new and improved academic, music, art, agricultural, athletic and multipurpose facilities for our students. During the campaign, we pledged to our public that we would make the very best use of their millage dollars as we plan, build and maintain these new buildings.
In an effort to keep our public posted on the progress, changes and challenges faced during this construction process over the next three or more years, we will use this section of our webpage to communicate as we move forward on these projects. Your Millage Dollars At Work will be updated throughout the process and we will use this as a communications tool to try to answer questions we might receive through phone calls, personal contacts, email and Facebook about the construction process. We hope you find this helpful and informative.
Tyler won first place in the boys' division of the 2013 Arkansas Optimist Oratorical Contest that was held on April 27th in Conway. This year's topic was, “Why My Voice is Important”. For his accomplishment, Tyler will receive a $2500 college scholarship. Tyler captured first place in the local contest in February. Freshmen Nick Amerson and Kizer Calhoun finished second and third, respectively. In the girls' division, sophomore Sophie Curtis won first place, freshman Haley Saweikis was second, and eighth-grader Keely Stofer earned third place.
The Lake Hamilton Optimist Club sponsors this contest each year. For more information on how to enter next year's competition, contact Ms. Mullings at LHJH.
The Student Government Association at the University of Central Arkansas has elected their 2013-2014 Executive Board. Adam Price, the new Executive President of the student body, and Ashley Ross, the new Executive Vice-President, are recent alumni from the Lake Hamilton School District. The Student Government Association (SGA) is the governing body at UCA that represents the student’s voice and concerns to the administration. Additionally, SGA has an annual budget of roughly $500,000, which is allocated to various student organizations on campus to promote student life and encourage academic enrichment. Adam and Ashley will be very involved in advising Mr. Tom Courtway, the President of UCA, and the Board of Trustees on student related policies to ensure the concerns of the students are represented fairly. Adam is the son of Charles and Rosey Price. Ashley is the daughter of Jerry and Tonya Ross. Adam and Ashley are very excited for the upcoming academic year and wish the Lake Hamilton School District the best! Go Wolves!
The Lake Hamilton High School Student Council recently attended the Arkansas Association of Student Councils state conference at Bald Knob High School. The LHHS Student Council has been very active with AASC and has worked hard all year doing numerous service projects for the community, conducting fund raisers for the AASC state charity Arkansas Sheriff’s Youth Ranch, organizing and conducting both LH Homecomings, and participating at many state functions.
The Lake Hamilton Middle School 6th grade Quiz Bowl team won second place in the Dawson Coop Tournament held on the HSU campus in April. Congratulations to a wonderful group of students. Lake Hamilton School District is extremely proud of the sportsmanship and leadership shown by the team.
Arkansas Governor’s School 2013 Press Release Lake Hamilton High School is proud to announce that four students have been selected to attend Arkansas Governor’s School. Over 600 high school juniors applied for the 400 positions at the six week summer program held at Hendrix College. Arkansas Governor’s School is administered by the Arkansas Department of Education, Office of Gifted and Talented and Advanced Placement.
In an effort to improve preparedness and training for Lake Hamilton School District Commissioned Security Officers, three LHSD Security Officers attended a 14 hour law enforcement training in North Little Rock that was sponsored by the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office. This free training was offered to state law enforcement and school security officers on February 13 – 14, 2013. LHSD Commissioned Security Officers Robert Sorenson, Jeff Britt and Steve Anderson completed this nationally recognized law enforcement training along with approximately 250 other officers from various agencies from across the state. One of the featured presenters was Hot Springs Police Department Chief of Police, Chief David Flory. In addition to LHSD Security Staff, officers from the Hot Springs Police Department and the Garland County Sheriff’s Office also attended this training.
VALOR Training is designed to help prevent violence against law enforcement officers and ensure officer resilience and survivability during violent encounters. Critical nationwide training and technical assistance is provided to sworn state, local, and tribal law enforcement officers. This initiative includes a comprehensive and multifaceted training program supported by data collection and analysis, policy development support, and technical assistance. VALOR is reaching thousands of officers and law enforcement managers and policymakers through in-person and distance-learning efforts, resources, publications, and technical assistance.
Lake Hamilton hosted its first Debate on March 13 in the high school auditorium. The students chose the topics and researched for weeks before the debate. They had to be completely prepared to debate affirmatively or negatively. The students did not know until time for the debate which side they would defend. All of the seven students did an excellent job of preparing for the Debate which was sponsored by the Gifted and Talented Department at Lake Hamilton. Seven students participated in the formal debate, but several more students have been meeting during their lunch hour to practice debate. Students interested in joining the debate club should contact Mrs. Janet Calloway, GT Director. Read more.
The Lake Hamilton Intermediate Gifted and Talented (A.C.E.) Quiz Bowl team competed this week in the Dawson Co-Op Quiz Bowl Tournament. After 5 games and high scores, they missed first place by only one question. Our fearless team won 2nd place!
Congratulations to these 4th and 5th graders on a job well done!
The Senior High LH Singers sang at the Southwest Regional Choral Performance Assessment in Benton. They received a Division I (Superior) rating in performance and a Division I (Superior) rating in sight-singing. This qualifies the choir to participate in the State Choir Festival at UCA in Conway. The choir represented Lake Hamilton High School with excellence in performance and musicianship. Congratulations, Singers!
Our school submitted a video for Digital Learning Day, or DLDay, that was made by EAST students. It has been added to an iTunes U course called Digital Learning Showcase that can be downloaded at the link below from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch:
It's called Technology at Lake Hamilton by Marcus Wiles. This is an open course, available to be downloaded by anyone in the world! It's a great honor for us to be included.
LHSD would like to recognize and congratulate two 2012 LHHS Graduates that were recently named to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette Tri-Lakes Edition list of "20 To Watch In 2013." Mary Kate Tucker and Blake Tilley were both honored at a banquet on January 11, 2013, as two of the 20 individuals selected as people making a difference in their communities, their careers, or both.
Mary Kate Tucker is a biochemistry major at the University of Arkansas and Blake Tilley is a pre-business major at Texas Christian University. The recognition of these two students is a great honor for them, but also reflects very well on their high school. For Lake Hamilton High School to have two graduates recognized in this list of twenty outstanding individuals, speaks very well of our high school.
Congratulations Mary Kate Tucker and Blake Tilley LHHS Class of 2012. We are proud of you and look forward to great things in your future.
Recently, education news and research publication Education Week released its 17th annual survey of the status of education in all 50 states. The report, titled "Quality Counts," grades each state based on six key metrics: K-12 achievement; standards, assessment and accountability; the teaching profession; school finance; students' chances for long-term success; and transitions and alignment. Maryland ranked first for the fifth straight year, with a grade of B+, while South Dakota ranked last, with a D+. Based on Education Week’s 2012 survey, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the states with the best and worst education systems.
Arkansas was ranked number five as one of the states with the best schools in the nation. View the full article here
The National Center for Educational Achievement (NCEA), a department of ACT, Inc., recognized Lake Hamilton Elementary School as a 2012 NCEA Higher Performing School. Lake Hamilton Elementary School received Higher Performing (HP) recognition in the area of Math.
These Lake Hamilton students and staff members have made great achievements, and we wish to congratulate them.
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Lake Hamilton Chess Team Won 2nd place at the State Regional Chess Tournament.Read more
Reese Peterson won the National Geographic Bee held at Lake Hamilton Junior High.Read more
Cameron Anderson, in 2012, and Casey Westerman, in 2011, have both received the Wolf Athletics Radio College Scholarship.Read more
Billy Chesshir, Middle School Counselor, was selected as the Arkansas Multi-level Counselor of the year.Read more
Several High School students were honored as scholar athletes at the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame Banquet.Read more
Junior High Freshman, Emily Gentles, captured first place in the girls' division of the Arkansas Optimist Oratorical Contest.Read more
Superintendent, Steve Anderson, is the recipient of the Arkansas Association of Student Councils' "Administrator of the Year" award.Read more
Lake Hamilton Elementary School has been named by the University of Arkansas Office for Education Policy (OEP) with the 2012 OEP Award as one of the High Achieving "Overall" Top 25 Elementary Schools in Arkansas. The school was recognized for overall math performance with 93% of the students tested scoring at the proficient or advanced level on the Arkansas Benchmark math exam. In addition, using the OEP's "GPA" measure, the students at Lake Hamilton Elementary School earned a 3.73 GPA in math based on the number of students performing at the advanced level.
Here at Lake Hamilton School District, students strive for excellence in everything they do, including sports. Take a look at these outstanding athletic accomplishments.
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The Steppin' Wolves received 1st place in all four divisions at the 5A/6A competition at LHJH.Read more
Congratulations to the girls Cross Country team for winning the state championship for the 7th time!Read more
With a 24-8 win, the Lake Hamilton Wolves took the 7on7 championship title at the OBU team camp.Read more
The Lady Wolves defeated the Russellville Lady Cyclones 1-0 to claim the 2012 Class 6A State Championship.Read more
Our Lake Hamilton Girls Cross Country team earned the Class 6A State Championship title, and the boys won state runner-up.Read more
The Lake Hamilton Wolves 7on7 team won the upper consolation tournament in the Shootout of the South.Read more
For the third year running, Lake Hamilton High School has been named to the prestigious list of top high schools in America by the Washington Post. This ranking system was started by Newsweek Magazine, but Newsweek was bought out by the Washington Post in 2011. Lake Hamilton High School has been on this list in 2010, 2011, and now in 2012.
This year's ranking includes both public and private high schools in the nation. It recognizes approximately 2,000 of the Top Academic High Schools In America, representing the top 9% of all American high schools. Since 1998, The Post's Jay Mathews has ranked Washington-area public high schools using the Challenge Index, his measure of how effectively a school prepares its students for college. In 2011, the Post expanded its research to high schools across the United States.
The formula is simple: Divide the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or other college-level tests a school gave in 2010 by the number of graduating seniors. While not a measure of the overall quality of the school, the rating can reveal the level of a high school's commitment to preparing average students for college.
The Washington Post Ranking Formula takes the total number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year and divide by the number of seniors who graduated in May or June. They call this formula the Challenge Index. With a few exceptions, public schools that achieved a ratio of at least 1.000, meaning they had as many tests in 2011 as they had graduates, were put on the national list at washingtonpost.com/highschoolchallenge. They then rank the schools in order of ratio. This year only 9 percent of the approximately 22,000 U.S. public high schools managed to reach that standard and be placed on the Washington Post list.
Lake Hamilton High School joins 50 other public and private Arkansas high schools on the list and is the highest ranked Garland County high school. Two other Garland County high schools, Lakeside and Hot Springs High Schools, also made the 2012 list.
School and district offices will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 7:30 a.m. until noon on Friday. LHSD offices will be closed in observance of Independence Day on July 4 and 5.
These office hours will begin on Monday, June 3.
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These are the LH graduates that have given their lives while serving our great nation. You can also see the staff and former students that have served on our Wall of Service.
Check out this informative page created by our high school EAST students about the Lake Hamilton School District Wild Wolf Park.
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Lake Hamilton School District has received the status of an accredited school district from AdvancED.Read more
For the third year, Lake Hamilton High School was named one of the top high schools in America by the Washington Post.Read more
The Lake Hamilton Elementary School has been recognized as a 2011 and 2012 NCEA Higher Performing School.Read more