December 18, 2019

Dear Arkadelphia School District Staff, Students, Parents, and Community:

As we are just days away from Christmas, I want to thank each of you for what you do for our school district, but most importantly what you do for the Arkadelphia community.  We truly live and work in a great community that values family, friends, and education.  Your commitment to our schools is paramount to the success of all students and we sincerely appreciate support.

Our district finished the fall semester strong with our enrollment on the rise. During the busy weeks leading up to the Christmas break, many of our students participated in Christmas plays and performances and were also involved in many efforts to give back to the community.  This reinforces one of the reasons why our district is so great – we value the importance of working with our students to help neighbors in need and give back to our Arkadelphia community. What makes it even more enjoyable to observe is seeing the genuine look of pride on the faces of our students as they volunteer in the community or perform on stage in front of their classmates, parents, grandparents, and neighbors.

To the community members of Arkadelphia: We thank you for your support of our faculty, staff and students as we work together to build our community through our school system. We can’t do it without support from all groups in our community.

To our faculty and staff: Thank you for the impact you have on our students on a daily basis. Your influence will last a lifetime because of your connection with our students.

To our students: Thank you for making every day a great day to be a Badger. We love seeing you enjoy learning and enjoy serving our community.

We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Please have a safe and relaxing holiday break and we look forward to seeing staff when we return on Monday, January 6, 2020, and students on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. We hope your holiday season is full of blessings!

Dr. Karla Neathery