EDUCATION

SSD Board names new superintendent

Assistant Superintendent Chad Pitts was announced at last Monday’s Sheridan School Board meeting as the new superintendent of the Sheridan School District beginning in July 2024.

Whitaker named SSD Teacher of the Year

Cindy Whitaker, a second-grade teacher at Sheridan Elementary School, was named as the Sheridan School District Teacher of the Year Monday night in a surprise presentation at the district’s monthly school board meeting.

Brakebill named SHS Lady Jackets basketball coach

The Sheridan School District has announced that Andy Brakebill will be the new head girls’ basketball coach for the Lady Yellowjackets.

Neathery resigns, takes position with Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators

Karla Neathery, superintendent of Sheridan School District has announced that she has accepted a position with the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators as assistant executive director and will be leaving the district.

SSD Board spotlights student achievements

Sheridan School District students, coaches and teams took center stage during last week’s School Board meeting with the theater team and debate team coach topping the highlights.

SHS student earns Poetry Out Loud state title

The Arkansas Arts Council is proud to announce Tucker Dowler, of Sheridan, as this year’s Arkansas Poetry Out Loud state champion.

Broadaway secures $10,000 grant for SHS engineering program

Hunter Broadaway, a teacher at Sheridan High School, was recognized by the Board.

Cotton visits SMS 8th grade

U.S. Senator Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, made a memorable visit to Sheridan Middle School last week, where he engaged eighth-grade students in a candid discussion about the importance of resilience, flexibility and civic engagement.

Broadaway secures $10,000 grant for SHS engineering program

Hunter Broadaway, a teacher at Sheridan High School, was recognized by the Board.

Sheridan Schools’ efforts towards retaining more bus drivers paying off

Driving 2,600 miles within 622 square miles, may seem like a lot. Add in transporting 1,900 students to five schools within the Sheridan School District per day, and it quickly sounds challenging.

2023 Christmas Cover Art Contest Winners Announced

Students in Sheridan and Poyen school districts were invited to participate in the annual Christmas Cover Art Contest hosted by The Sheridan Headlight.

Yellowjacket Nation abuzz with new coach

On Tuesday, Dec. 12, Kevin Kelley was announced as the next Sheridan Head Football Coach to an energized crowd during the high school basketball games against Pine Bluff. The night before, the Sheridan School Board made the news official by unanimously approving the hire.

SSD Board approves new coach

The Sheridan School Board announced that the district had hired Kevin Kelley as its new head football coach during its monthly meeting last Monday. Kelley is said to be one of the most successful and innovative coaches to ever roam the sidelines in Arkansas high school football.

Class of 1976 Memorial Bench placed at SHS

Members of the Sheridan High School’s Class of 1976 recently donated a bench to be placed on campus in memory of classmates who have passed away before them. The bench was placed at SHS on Nov. 30.

Kissire set to replace Kissire at Poyen

On July 1, 2024, the Poyen School District will make a change at the superintendent position for just the second time in 45 years.

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