Zach Andrews a senior FFA member at Camden Fairview High School was selected to represent Arkansas as a participant in the three-day Global Youth Institute hosted by the World Food Prize Foundation.
Selected students and their teacher mentors travel to Des Moines, Iowa, in mid-October to attend this exciting three-day event at which they interact with Nobel and World Food Prize Laureates and discuss pressing food security and agricultural issues with international experts.
At the Global Youth Institute, student delegates present and discuss their findings with international experts and their peers, connect with other students from around the world, tour cutting-edge industrial and research facilities, and take part in symposium discussions with global leaders in science, industry and policy.
Congratulations Zach on this outstanding accomplishment.
2017 Arkansas Association of School Personnel Administrators' Administrator of the Year
By: Cherith Cobbs www.myarklamiss.com
Posted: Feb 13, 2018 06:42 PM CST
Updated: Feb 13, 2018 07:01 PM CST
ARKANSAS - 2018 February 13
We all can remember recess as kids, putting away the books and heading down the slides.
Some Arkansas elementary students could be seeing more of the jungle gym the next school year.
The Department of Education is asking schools to test a program giving grades "K" through six more time on the monkey bars in hopes of improving classroom behavior, concentration and memory.
Fairview Elementary is the only grade school in Camden who is applying to pilot the program just to see how it works.
Arkansas requires 60 minutes per day of unstructured physical activity for grades "K" through four, giving Fairview Elementary two recesses a day.
"Our children need more outside time," Treasa Thrower, Principal said. "In today's society, they have a lot of technology. With that being said, being outside more. I think that it will increase their activity outside, make them feel better."
Principal Treasa Thrower is no stranger to multiple recesses.
Other districts she's worked in saw improvements from increased playtime.
"We saw a decrease in discipline," she said. "We saw an increase in attention span in the classroom."
P.E. teacher and coach, Matt Sandifer, says physical activity such as recess and P.E. Are good for motor skills as well as
A healthier lifestyle.
"It helps them with their heartbeat, heart rate, staying healthy that way, giving them more time to be active," he said. "It's just not good for a kid that age to stay still all the time."
While students continue to laugh and play educators believe they are helping their overall health and wellbeing one recess at a time.