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The National Band Association (NBA) recently awarded the Southside High School Rebel Band the 2014 National NBA Programs of Excellence Blue Ribbon Award. Previously a finalist for the Southwest Division of the nation, the band was recognized in Chicago on Thursday, December 18 at the association’s General Membership Meeting along with the other recipients. There were five divisions represented by finalists and winners alike at the meeting. 


A total of 129 FSPS junior high students will represent the District in the 2014-2015 All-Region Band. Band members from all four junior high schools earned seats after competing with hundreds of other students in the area. The students will participate in the All-Region Clinic and Concert to be held at Northside High School in January.

114 students at Southside High School have earned AP Scholar
Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP Exams. The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement or both for successful performance on the AP Exams. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students’ performance on AP Exams.

Upcoming Events

12-28 Winter Recess - No School
12-29 Winter Recess - No School
12-30 Winter Recess - No School
12-31 Winter Recess - No School
1-1 New Year's Day
1-1 Winter Recess - No School
1-2 Winter Recess - No School
1-5 Classes Resume
1-8 Secondary Principal's Meeting
1-13 Ramsey Author Visit: An Evening with Joseph Bruchac
1-16 Professional Development - No Classes
1-19 Martin Luther King Day
1-19 Martin Luther King Day - No School
1-24 Sebastian County Spelling Bee
1-26 School Board Meeting
1-27 Kimmons Author Visit: An Evening with Meg Medina
2-4 Fort Smith City Council of PTAs Meeting
2-9 Southside Author Visit: An Evening with Linda Grover
2-14 Valentine's Day
2-16 President's Day
2-16 Professional Development - No Classes
2-23 Kindergarten Quarter 3 District Assessment Window
2-23 School Board Meeting
2-26 Secondary Principal's Meeting
3-8 Daylight Saving Time Begins

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