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.
Lake Hamilton Junior and Senior High Schools are excited to bring a new Summer Reading Program to you this year! Along with our regular summer reading days, both li-braries will be offering programs and a bookclub opportunity on Thursday, June 26 and Thursday, July 24 (both days from 12-2) at the high school library. To sign up, please visit http://goo.gl/cVrPsi or the JH or HS media center webpages.
On Tuesday, May 20, 2014 the Lake Hamilton School District held an informational meeting on how the district is implementing the Common Core State Standards.
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Research shows that most students lose 2-3 months of grade level math equivalency over the summer. We're delighted to inform you about a free program offered by TenMarks Education that will provide your child with access to a powerful, personalized summer math program designed to help them reverse summer learning loss.
The Lake Hamilton School District is proud to participate in the Arkansas School Choice Transfer Program for the 2014 - 2015 School Year. However, the School Choice Program in Garland County is quite different than the majority of the rest of Arkansas. While most of the state is operating under the Arkansas School Choice Law of 2013, in Garland County, our schools are legally required to operate under the old law. While the Arkansas School Choice Law of 1989 has been declared unconstitutional, we are required by federal court to still operate under that law due to a Federal Desegregation Agreement. Therefore, the following information is relevant only to the schools in Garland County.
School Choice in Garland County is still impacted by the race of the students enrollment in both the home school district and the non-resident school district. The Arkansas Department of Education provides district racial data and a very complicated formula that we are required to follow in both acceptance and rejecting School Choice Transfers. The Lake Hamilton School District began accepting School Choice Applications on April1 , 2014. FOR GARLAND COUNTY ONLY. THE SCHOOL CHOICE DEADLINE IS JULY 1, 2014. NO APPLICATIONS CAN BE ACCEPTED AFTER THAT DATE! Once the applications and the state data and formula are received, we will begin processing those applications.
This is an important notice to parents and guardians. The immunization requirements have changed. Please read the new requirements carefully to make sure your child is in compliance for the 2014-15 school year.
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Lake Hamilton School District Safe Room is located on our Primary School Campus at 136 Oakbrook Street. This Safe Room will be remotely unlocked when a tornado warning is issued for Garland County.
Here is a 3D fly-over view of some of the campus improvements that are currently in progress at Lake Hamilton School District.
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Congratulations to Jason Burks and Quan Gipson for being selected to participate in the AAO Arkansas Top 25 basketball camp. Quan Gipson was also selected to play in the camp's All-Star game! Go Wolves!
The Lake Hamilton School District had 20 students named to the All-State Bands, 18 to the Concert Bands, and 2 to the Jazz Bands. This is the greatest individual accomplishment that any instrumental music student in the state can achieve. Many hours of practice were required for this honor. These students will participate in the Arkansas Music Conference. Congratulations students!
On September 11, 2013, the Arkansas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies removed the license suspension and reinstated the license for Commissioned Security Officers in the Lake Hamilton School District and 12 other public school districts that hold this license in the state. The licenses had been suspended in August, based on an Attorney General's Opinion relating to a public school holding a private security company license. The license was reinstated for two years and this will give the Arkansas General Assembly time to correct the legal technicality in existing law that the AG was concerned about.
The Lake Hamilton School District has been a licensed private security company since 1993. This license is issued by the Arkansas Board of Private Investigators and Private Security Agencies and having this license allows the district to hire licensed and trained Commissioned Security Officers to provide armed protection for the students, staff and visitors of the school district. Lake Hamilton does not have any licensed or armed teachers or building level administrators. This security program works hand in hand with the Garland County Sheriff's Office and relinquishes all authority to the professional law enforcement officers as soon as they arrive on campus. Lake Hamilton's Security Program has provided security and protection to the district without incident for twenty years.
Lake Hamilton Security Staff will resume normal duty services immediately.
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.
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.
These Lake Hamilton students and staff members have made great achievements, and we wish to congratulate them.
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Lake Hamilton Intermediate A.C.E. Quiz Bowl Team wins 2nd place.Read more
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
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
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
Please note: Lake Hamilton School District will be observing summer office hours from June 2 through August 1. Offices will be open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
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The goal this year is to collect 1,000 pounds of meat. Find out how you can help.
Connect with Kids/WebSource provides 24/7 access to hundreds of streaming video and print resources (family viewing guides, discussion questions and lesson plans) on today's social and emotional learning challenges – from bullying prevention, digital citizenship and supporting achievement and building character and resilience to drug and alcohol prevention and health and wellness, to name a few.
For a user-friendly experience, site resources are categorized and identified by topic (i.e. achievement, bullying prevention, drugs and alcohol, character and life skills, digital citizenship, health and wellness) on separate channels: elementary, middle/high school, health literacy, educator professional development and parents. A search feature can also provide direction to specific resources.
Your school district's assigned organization code will be provided to you by calling The Lake Hamilton Parent Center 501-760-5443.
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.
Lake Hamilton School District... Where students, parents, educators and community work hand-in-hand to empower each learner with the knowledge, skills and direction necessary to promote life-long success and continued life enrichment.
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