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Elliot Foundation presents assembly to make students aware of depression

Elliot Foundation presents assembly to make students aware of depression

News March 12, 2014 at 8:18 am 0 comments

Depression and suicide were the topic of a recent presentation by the Elliot Foundation to social studies classes. “I think the responses have been great. They have been very engaged. There is a question and answer after the video shows so they’ve asked questions and they’ve listened. Some stayed afterRead More

Speech classes move after ceiling collapse

Speech classes move after ceiling collapse

News March 11, 2014 at 1:22 pm 0 comments

Not only has the snow this year affected school getting out, but has also caused the oral communications classroom ceiling to be a hazard to the staff and students. “Right before christmas, last semester, we had a leak and the pressure from all the ice and snow took a lotRead More

Searcy sales tax passes

Searcy sales tax passes

News March 10, 2014 at 2:04 pm 0 comments

Recently, a tax has passed in the city of Searcy. This tax will last eight years, from 2014 to 2022, and is expected to generate approximately $51 million dollars for the city of Searcy. “In eight years, we can do a lot for the city, we can do a lotRead More

Jumpstart interviews governor for PBS News Hour

Jumpstart interviews governor for PBS News Hour

News February 25, 2014 at 9:00 pm 0 comments

Lion TV students have been working on a story on jobs as part of PBS NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs. The team traveled to Little Rock for an interview at the State Capitol. “The Jumpstart crew is doing a story on all the jobs that left Searcy a couple of yearsRead More

Valley Baptist hosts revival for students

Valley Baptist hosts revival for students

News February 24, 2014 at 2:26 pm 0 comments

Valley Baptist Church hosted the annual Disciple Now, which is also known as D-Now. D-Now is a revival for busy Christian students to take time out of their overbooked schedules to refocus on God and hang out with friends. It allowed them to think about their lives and the directionRead More

Seniors prepare for college with visits, taking ACT

Seniors prepare for college with visits, taking ACT

News February 21, 2014 at 2:40 pm 0 comments

It’s finally crunch time for seniors who are applying for college next year and several of the students have some advice for the future seniors. “Start your college search early, because it can began to get very stressful if you don’t know for sure. But just have fun and goRead More

Electronic journalism class keeps school updated with online newspaper

Electronic journalism class keeps school updated with online newspaper

News February 17, 2014 at 2:50 pm 0 comments

It is not a very known fact that Searcy has a website that is run by students. “Well, the website is basically a bunch of students from 9th through 12th grade and we write a bunch of stories about school or sporting events,” said editor and senior Sara Hamilton. Searcy Lion PressRead More

Lion TV interviews state representatives for PBS NewsHour story

Lion TV interviews state representatives for PBS NewsHour story

News February 10, 2014 at 2:03 pm 0 comments

The Jumpstart staff received the chance to talk with Senator Johnathan Dismang and Representative Mark Biviano about an important topic that they are tackling for PBS NewsHour. “Last Friday we got to meet our Senator and our Representative. It was cool because we got to ask them about the closingsRead More

Beta convention brings club closer together

Beta convention brings club closer together

ASPA Contest Entries, News February 4, 2014 at 5:25 pm 0 comments

Beta club traveled to Hot Springs to participate in their biggest event of the year. Beta convention is held every year for Beta members across the state. This year’s convention had a variety of competitions for members to compete in to show off their talent, such as academic tests, talentRead More

Record temperatures put students in deep freeze

Record temperatures put students in deep freeze

News February 1, 2014 at 2:30 pm 0 comments

Temperatures yesterday reached record-setting degrees, and many students here at school were forced to take extreme measure to withstand the cold.   “I had to put extra clothes on, and go out and start my sister’s car for her because she’s to lazy,” said freshman Keaton Douglas. Most students triedRead More