AP teachers adapt to new classroom standard due to COVID-19 outbreak

Sophomore Marissa Williams sits at her dining room table and works on assignments given to her during the first week of Alternative Means of Instruction, March 16. Students in AP classes, as well as regular classes, had to adjust to a new way of learning and preparing for AP tests.

Bailey Hopkins, Reporter

March 31, 2020

In less than two weeks schools have shut down across the nation in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. Students have resulted in receiving schooling in the form of alternate methods of instruction, more commonly known as AMI days. While the transition is difficult and strenuous for all teachers, Adv...

Student’s work lives change as coronavirus pervades

Senior Jaimee Hurless cleans menus at the counter at Gusano's Pizza in Tontitown. The pizza place stayed open during the week of March 16-20.

Emily Roberts

March 20, 2020

The spread of the novel coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19 has been classified by WHO as a global pandemic and is altering the way that the world functions. The economic repercussions of the pandemic are affecting even Har-Ber students, as their places of work are closing or have shorter hours. ...

Baseball team readies for new season, new field

In their second game on the new field, senior shortstop Hunter Wood attempts to throw a Shiloh runner out to senior first baseman Todd Girdner. The Wildcats lost to the Saints 11-1 on March 13.

March 13, 2020

As basketball comes to an end, the Har-Ber baseball team works to prepare for this coming season. This year, former pitching coach Dustin Helmkamp has stepped up to the batter's plate as the new head coach. According to junior centerfielder and pitcher Walker Immel, Helmkamp is very similar to former coach...

Teen Action and Support Center

Hailey Ross, Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2020

The Teen Action and Support Center (TASC) first opened its doors in 2005 and has been serving teenagers in need present in our community since. “TASC is a community organization focused on empowering teens to reach their full potential and make decisions on their own,” director of operations ...

Jim Rollins Leaving

March 13, 2020

On Jan. 14 the Springdale School Board motioned to not extend Superintendent Dr. Jim Rollins’ contract for another year. This was the first time in almost four decades for them to vote against the continuation of his job as superintendent. “I was pretty surprised because Dr. Rollins has been here some...

How The District Decides Snow Days

HAILEY ROSS, Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2020

It’s 32 degrees outside, the roads are frozen, and there is a dusting of snow covering the ground. Students in surrounding districts get the day off and can sleep in but Springdale School District students must get up and ready for school.  The question of why students are at school is always floating ar...

Luttrell Legacy comes to an end

HAILEY ROSS, Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2020

The end of an era is becoming present in former school board member Mike Luttrell’s life. He has volunteered for the Springdale School Board for over a decade and a half, but he has recently decided that it is time to pass his role onto the next citizen who has a deep care for the future generations e...

Clinton, Stricklands Run for School Board Positions

Kaili Bailey

December 12, 2019

Last November, candidates for the Springdale School Board election, began filing to run for two new open positions. Candidates were given a week to register for the two seats were available, Springdales at-large and Zone 5 seat. The at-large position was held by longtime member Mike Luttrell, who opted...

Language students officially bi-literate

December 10, 2019

Senior Erick Soto read the results of the French Stamp exam he took, celebrating the fact that he was trilingual. Students at Har-Ber are able to take the Stamp test in English, Spanish, French, German, or Chinese. Passing the exam grants the seal of biliteracy, an official document symbolizing proficiency i...

EAST students provide meals for the holidays

December 10, 2019

The Wooten’s Helping Hands Food Pantry always has food available for students or even parents to pick up food for their families. The pantry is run and managed by E.A.S.T. students. In years past, the students in charge have done two food drives. One for Thanksgiving and one for Christmas. This yea...

Womack welcomes NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine to Bentonville High School

Womack welcomes NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine to Bentonville High School

November 11, 2019

National STEM Day on Nov. 8 provides students with opportunities in Northwest Arkansas to learn about jobs in the STEM field. Because of this science-based day, Congressman Steve Womack invited NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine to Bentonville High School. “We have a real need in our country to ins...


November 11, 2019

A new wave of protests has exploded across Iraq, with the majority occurring in the capital Baghdad. CNN reported that the protests were the result of unemployment, poor basic services and corruption in the government. Curfews and internet blackouts have been imposed across the country by the govern...

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