Meet our Exceptional Education Team! They are collectively excited about planning and collaborating with our current and new team members to continue implementing inclusive practices at Evening Star! ⭐️🦉⭐️ What are some of your favorite accessible, inclusive activities in Northwest Arkansas?
Meet our incredible auxiliary team! This team is composed of our activity teachers, certified instructional support teachers, and our instructional assistants. They want to share with you why our parents and families love Evening Star. Why Evening Star? Here are a few quotes our ESE parents shared in their End of Year Parent survey: “ESE is the Best of the Best.”; “I’m so proud my children go to Evening Star.”; “Evening Star is filled with smiling faces.”; “This hardworking staff knows my child. They know their name, their interest, and what it takes to help my child succeed.”; “My child’s teacher has high expectations for them and they give them challenging work to keep them engaged.”; “Her level of patience and kindness is unmatched. We feel so incredibly blessed our son has been influenced by her care and knowledge!”; “All of the staff at Evening Star are AMAZING!”; “Each teacher knows my child by name and clearly has an incredible interest in her success and happiness.”; “The teachers have all gone above and beyond to keep pushing and challenging my son academically. We are so grateful.”; “ESE works so well together as a school community that you cannot pick one. Thank you for all the energy, thoughtfulness and care you put into our kids.”; “Our daughter is a good human being and it’s because of her school.” Let’s hear why you love Evening Star Elementary! Share in the comments below. We can’t wait to see all of our owls on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 16th. Our doors will open at 7:00 a.m., and the tardy bell will ring at 7:30 a.m. The dismissal bell will ring at 2:30 p.m.
Meet our 3rd and 4th-grade teams! They want to share an extraordinary fact about Evening Star with you. Did you know the Department of Education designated Evening Star as an Arkansas RISE School at the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year? This recognition acknowledges superior literacy instruction across all educational settings. Evening Star now serves as a RISE model school for schools across the state. Speaking of literacy and reading, our teachers were busy catching up on some of their favorite authors. What did you read this summer? Share the titles of some of your favorite books in the comments.
Meet our 1st & 2nd Grade teachers. Did you know that every year Evening Star has been eligible, the Department of Education has recognized Evening Star Elementary for scoring in the Top 5% in achievement when compared to other schools across the state. We are ready to do it again this year! Let's GOOOO, Owls!
Meet our Kindergarten teachers! They want to give a big shout-out to our PTO for purchasing our picnic tables and the new shade structure, which was installed late last year. They want to remind you to fill out your beginning-of-the-year forms on Etrieve. These forms need to be completed before the first day of school, Wednesday, August 16th. We all spent time with friends and family this summer. Share your favorite movie or TV show you watched together.
Meet our Evening Star Counselors and Academic Coaches! They want to remind you that our Open House will occur tomorrow, Thursday, August 10, 2023. We are beyond excited to see all of our little owls and their families. It will be like one big family reunion! Please attend the session by the first initial of your child's LAST NAME. Kindergarten Open House Times: 12:00-12:45 A-G 1:00-1:45 H-P 2:00-2:45 Q-Z 3:00-3:45 Sensory Friendly Open House Times 1st-4th: 4:00-4:40 A-G 4:45-5:20 H-M 5:30- 6:10 N-Z Current & former ESE Owls, what was your favorite day at ESE last year?
Evening Star strives to empower our students by teaching five core values: teamwork, integrity, growth, empathy, and enthusiasm. These core values were selected in 2019 based on input from families, students, staff members, former Evening Star students from the class of 1948, and community members. Our culture is deeply rooted in core values that shape the way we learn, grow, and interact with each other. These core values build our students’ character and foster an environment of respect, understanding, and high academic success. You feel it the moment you walk through our doors! As students learn to Soar Beyond Greatness using these core values, they will strive to “empower each other to be their best selves by soaring for the stars in every way” - our school’s mission. Evening Star is committed to continuing a legacy of excellence that impacts the world around us! What is your favorite Evening Star memory?
As we begin our 5th year at Evening Star Elementary, we are excited to continue to build upon the incredible legacy of the original Evening Star School, which flourished for an impressive 64 years from 1884 to 1948. We value the partnerships we have formed with our school families and community to continue to honor this legacy. We are looking forward to continuing to create sweet memories with our students through our various school traditions. Watch this video to learn more about our amazing history: Evening Star Elementary - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Mh4By0pbeA School Colors: Navy, Teal, Silver Mascot: Owls Core Beliefs: Growth, Integrity, Empathy, Teamwork, & Enthusiasm The Eras tour may be coming to an end, but we are excited to get started with the 2023-2024 school year. If you have a moment this week, we would love for you to make some bracelets to share/trade with your classmates and friends at Open House. Share some ideas for your bracelets in the comments below.
Evening Star Families - We are excited to start the new school year! We want to welcome our new families as well as our returning families to the 2023-2024 school year. We are thrilled to have you join us this year as we continue to build upon the incredible legacy of the original Evening Star School, which flourished for an impressive 64 years from 1884 to 1948. Our staff looks forward to continuing to partner with you as we honor that legacy and create sweet memories for your child and family together. ESE Families - Check your inbox for an email from Principal Williams. This email contains our Welcome Back to School Parent Letter with all the necessary details, dates, and logistical information. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at Open House on Thursday, August 10th. Check your mail for a postcard with specific times. See you soon, Owls!
Attention 4th Grade Families! We hope you can join us for this very special event on May 26th.
Can you believe next week is our last FULL week of school for the 2022-2023 school year?! Let's have a little fun each day.
4th Grade Families - Mark your calendars for May 15th 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m!
This is what can happen when you have a big idea and you stay after it! More than a year ago, the students in Mr. Carter Coriell's class at Evening Star Elementary set out to make the month of May Bike Month in Arkansas. They wrote Arkansas State Senator Bart Hester and Arkansas State Representative Delia Haak who took up the resolution in the legislature and just this week Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed off on the proclamation. Nothing worth having comes easily! Way to go, Evening Star! #whereexcellencelives
Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 13th 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m! Barnes & Noble is partnering with us for a bookfair. You can also visit bn.com/bookfairs to shop online from 5/13-5/18. At checkout, submit the Bookfair ID - 12651261.
It's Administrative Assistant Day. Join us in celebrating the most FANTASTIC office staff there is! Hunter, Kendra, and Tammy are simply the BEST! Post your shout outs in the comments below.
Take me out to the ball game, Take me out with the crowd; Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack... and mark your calendars for Friday, April 21st, at 6:15 p.m. If you ordered tickets for the Naturals Baseball game, the tickets are IN! Check your child's backpack. We are looking forward to watching our 4th graders perform.
Join me in celebrating our very own Jenna Stacey, ESE 3rd grade professional educator. Today, The Greater Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Teacher of the Year luncheon honoring some of the best of the best. We are excited to share - Jenna was selected as the Elementary Chamber Teacher of the Year. Please congratulate Jenna in the comments below.
Wear BLUE on Monday, April 3rd to show support for students with autism and to help raise awareness.
Registration is open for the annual Gold Rush 5k and Fun Run! First: Register your ESE student and an adult buddy runner for the Gold Rush 5k or Fun Run at https://app.regwiz.io/register/goldrush/968 Next: Fill out the Health History Update & Release of Liability form at https://forms.gle/YGnJGNkqFmyuKz5b7
Start collecting your spare change!! We’re gearing up for a school-wide challenge- our Be the Change COIN DRIVE, beginning March 13th! Last year we raised more than $10,000 for our ESE library, and we know we can beat that number this year!! This year we’ll be splitting our earnings between 4 ESE activity classes- PE, ART, MUSIC, and LIBRARY! Totals will be announced daily! The top 3 classes that bring the most money in by the end of the week will earn a class pizza party! Plus, every day, we will count totals to give a daily prize to the top class in each grade that day! Let’s gather up our change and bring it in for our ESE activity classes!! ALL money counts toward your class goal- coins, dollars, checks- it all works! Start collecting now- we can’t wait to share our totals next week!!