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National Bullying Prevention Month: Cabot students promote kindness one compliment at a time

National Bullying Prevention Month: Cabot students promote kindness one compliment at a time


CABOT, Ark.(KTHV)-The student council at Cabot Junior High is on a crusade to make others happy. In recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month, students and staff are fighting criticism one compliment at a time.

Tired of the negativity surrounding anti-bullying campaigns, Cabot Junior High Student Council President Jackson Kincade says he decided to try something different.

"Everyone is always trying to stop everybody from being so harsh to other people, but we're just trying to kind of ignore that and say, just try to be nice."

8th grader Claire Tebbutt says she's received several nice compliments.

"A couple of my friends have given me the 'you rock' compliment and I've also gotten the 'you're thoughtful' compliment."

My Town Hero: New program helps students transition into high school with mentor system

My Town Hero: New program helps students transition into high school with mentor system

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - The transition to high school can be an exciting time for some, but for others, it can be intimidating.
 
"There's a lot of kids, and the hallways are really crowded, so it was scary to me,” explained Tavonia Smith.

“It was a big change,” added Mondraul Jernigan. “At first I really didn't think it was going to be as hard as it was.”

Cabot Schools present Inspiration Run

Cabot Schools present Inspiration Run

CABOT, AR (CSD)  – This event is aimed to inspire students, teachers, staff and parents to get up, get out and get moving.  Join the partnership between the Cabot Cruisers and the Cabot School District to promote fun fitness for life.

The Inspiration Run will begin at Ward Central Elementary and end at Magness Creek Elementary.  Cruisers, as well as district staff, will travel 26.2 miles visiting 14 schools. 

Along the way, dozens of runners will be greeted by cheering students as they work to inspire kids to be healthy and fit. There is a finish line at every school!!

INSPIRATION RUN

26 MILES, 14 SCHOOLS, 1 PURPOSE: TO INSPIRE ALL TO BE PHYSICALLY ACTIVE FOR LIFE!

(Source: Cabot School District)

Emma takes victory lap on Emma Day

Emma takes victory lap on Emma Day

QUITMAN, Ark. (KTHV) – If you entered the Quitman High School gym on Friday, you would have seen a winter wonderland. A carpet of snow blanketed the gym floor, a machine pumped snow into the air, and one very popular song from the movie “Frozen” belted through the speakers as students and faculty gathered together to celebrate Emma Day.

What is Emma Day? It’s a very special celebration of one tough little girl who is battling stage-four osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. The Panama, Okla., native has been receiving treatments at UAMS right here in Little Rock and happened to meet one of Quitman’s teachers—Theresa Hawks—who was undergoing her own therapy for cervical cancer.

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Inspiration Run aimed to get students moving

Inspiration Run aimed to get students moving


CABOT, Ark. (September 23, 2014) – On Friday, from 8 a.m. to 2:50 p.m., the Inspiration Run will begin at Ward Central Elementary and end at Magness Creek Elementary. Cruisers, as well as district staff, will travel 26.2 miles visiting 14 schools.

This event is aimed to inspire students, teachers, staff and parents to get up, get out and get moving.

Along the way, dozens of runners will be greeted by cheering students as they work to inspire kids to be healthy and fit. There is a finish line at every school.


Superintendent speaks after murderer found working in school

Superintendent speaks after murderer found working in school


CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - A convicted murderer was found installing gym equipment inside Cabot Junior High North last Monday.

The school ordered new gym mats from Arkansas Corrections Industries, a part of the Arkansas Department of Correction that manufactures athletic equipment.

The company uses inmates that have earned trusty status to install the equipment, leading 61-year-old murder convict Glen Green into the Cabot Junior High halls.

"To say that I was disappointed and frustrated and even angry would be an understatement," said Cabot superintendent Dr. Tony Thurman.

"With all the schools shootings and everything going on I'm shocked," added Cabot resident and parent Jeanette Talik.

Cabot has been using the company for more than 35 years, saying they've trusted the ADC's judgment about who they hire to do work, saying they've never felt threatened, until now.

Little Rock Family: Medical Monday, Annual scoliosis screenings

Little Rock Family: Medical Monday, Annual scoliosis screenings


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Exams are a part of school life for your kids, but there is one that requires no studying but may cause a little anxiety: their annual scoliosis screening.

Parents can help prepare their children for this test and alleviate some of their pre-test stress.

Little Rock Family editor Heather Bennett is here to share some tips on how to get informed and ahead of the curve.

Scoliosis is just a rotational deformity of a child's backbone, when they're bent forward it could look almost like an S or a C. And your pediatrician or your school medical professional can check this out for you.

There are types of scoliosis. There's the idiopathic which has an unknown cause, and then there's congenital which your children would be born with, or a neuromuscular scoliosis which is caused by a medical condition that impacts the nerves or the muscles.