UHSMA already has many teachers and staff with advanced degrees beyond a Bachelor's Degree. Recently, we have had more teachers graduate with an additional degree. We would love to celebrate these teachers on their hard work. Studies show that teachers who earn their advanced degrees show a deep level of commitment to the teaching profession, they are able to modify the curriculum to meet individual student's goals, they adjust teaching methods, and they are leaders in the building. We see all of these qualities in our teachers that have earned advanced degrees.
Congratulations to these staff members for recently completing advanced degrees!
David Utley--Masters in Educational Leadership
Cheryl Lenards--Education Specialist in Educational Leadership
Madison Purtteman--Masters in Reading
Mary Beth Jackson--Masters of Art in Teaching Special Education K-12
Christy Wortham--Masters of Education in Special Education
University Heights School of Medical Arts has been designated as an Arkansas School of Innovation. The Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education has named UHSMA as a school that transforms teaching in exciting and relational ways for all students. UHSMA is engaged in practices to improve academic performance and learning for all students. At UHSMA, we have designed new and creative alternatives to the existing instructional practices that are present in all schools that have been named as an Arkansas Schools of Innovation. We have done this to increase student academic achievement and learning, which is our ultimate goal at UHSMA.
In December, we held a virtual House Tournament. About 40 students were called down to the gym to play 6 different games. The rest of the school watched virtually and cheered on their house! It was so fun to watch the kids have fun! Each house earned points for their house for participating!
1st Place (600 Points) - Amici
2nd Place (600 Points) - Kuleana
3rd Place (600 Points) - Valiente
4th Place (600 Points) - Manawanui
5th Place (600 Points) - Quantum
6th Place (600 Points) - Kujali
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