SHERIDAN INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL STUDENTS had the opportunity to experience a rare phenomenon Monday during the deepest and arguably the best solar eclipse to cross Arkansas in almost 100 years. The eclipse began around lunch time on Aug. 21 and peaked in this area around 1 p.m. The northeastern part of Arkansas saw the deepest eclipse with almost 98 percent of the sun being covered by the moon. Grant County saw around 90-93 percent eclipse. Students at SIS were able to view the eclipse using the pinhole projector method. Photo by Tanner Newton
Resource Management does not intend to take over any of Tull’s streets, a representative told the city council last week.
For several months, the members of the Tull City Council have worried that Resource Management could attempt to claim ownership of one of the town’s roads.
The street, East Elm, is a gravel road. Tull does not own a grader, and is unable to grade the street. For months, Resource Management has graded the street, causing the council to fear that the company intends to claim the street as its own since the company is maintaining it.
The design for East End’s planned new middle school has been released.
The two-story building will have a central entrance. To the left of the main entrance will be the sixth-grade wing and to the right will be the seventh-grade wing. On the second floor, the eighth-grade wing will sit on top of the seventh-grade wing, and the fine arts wing will be on top of the sixth-grade wing.
Behind the wings on the first floor will be the cafeteria, and behind that will be the gym.
“It's a pretty straightforward, simple building, very economical,” said Clayton Vaden of Lewis Architects at last week’s Sheridan School Board meeting.
Vaden also told the board that the school’s location is good for the community.
“If you're coming in from … LIttle Rock and headed towards Sheridan, that's the first thing you will see,” Vaden said.
Teachers play a large part of a student’s education, but there are people behind the scenes who also are also invaluable to student education. At Sheridan School District, one such man is Roy Wilson, who just won the state’s Arkansas Association of Gifted Education Administrators (AAGEA) Gifted & Talented Administrator of the Year.
Awarded at the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators (AAEA) Conference, Wilson said the award was a surprise.
This Saturday, the City of Sheridan celebrates its 130th year. What better way to honor this occasion than looking into the life of the city’s namesake, General Philip Sheridan.
Sheridan was a general in the U.S. Army, and he served under General Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War. He played a significant part in the Union winning the war.
It is believed that he was born in Albany, N.Y., in 1931. Some people believe this may be incorrect though. Sheridan’s parents were immigrants from Ireland, and some historians think that Sheridan might have been born in his parent’s home country or on the trip over the ocean.
The family eventually moved to Somerset, Ohio. Somerset would also be the stomping grounds of another Civil War general, William Tecumseh Sherman.