Star City Ark SD Holds Energy Rally In Remeberance Of 17 Floridia Students


Star City High School hosted an Energy Rally to pay respect to the 17 students that lost their lives in the Florida tragedy. #LoveYourPassengers #TransformNegativity


Star City Ark SD Lady Dogs To 4A State Basketball Tournament

Star City Ark High School students sent the Lady Dogs off to compete in the State Competition Wednesday during Focus. Students formed a tunnel, holding signs and cheering as the Star City Ark High School drumline led the lady dogs to the gym. After boarding the bus the Lady Dogs was escorted off campus by Star City Ark SD Resource Officer Simmons. The Lady Dogs will face ESTEM in the first round of the 4A State Tournament at 7:00 p.m in Brookland.

Star City Ark SD Football Player Jax Gasaway Signs With The Arkansas State University Red Wolves

SCHS Senior Jax Gasaway signed his National Letter of Intent with the Arkansas State University Red Wolves Wednesday, February 7th. The 2018 senior class, along with the Bulldog football team, joined Jax’s family and friends to witness his commitment. Jax chose ASU because it’s a “family oriented championship program with a great coaching staff”. Head coach Jett Furneaux spoke to the crowd, praising Jax’s determination and dedication to the sport. “Some guys are asking to come off the field in a tough game, but not Jax. He’s mad when you pull him,” Furneaux said. Jax thanked his family and friends for helping him reach this important milestone. Principal Jason Williamson encouraged Jax to remember that the term is “student-athlete” for a reason, and that education should be his number one priority. To close the ceremony, the senior class and Jax sang the SCHS alma mater.

Congratulations Jax! We are ready to watch you play in the red and black after so many years in the blue and white.


Jobs for Arkansas Graduates (JAG) is a broad based School-to-Work program designed to assist students whose ability to successfully graduate from high school and obtain meaningful employment could be in jeopardy. The program’s goal is to ensure student’s graduation (or GED) and prepare students for workplace success whether their career begins immediately upon high school graduation or requires them to complete postsecondary education/training.  Superintendent Jon Laffoon said, “We are very excited to receive this funding from ACTE and AT&T to benefit our students. We know the JAG Program is another resource for our students to help them be successful as they transition to the military, workforce or postsecondary. This course provides soft skills and an internship/work release program that can help them improve employability and success.”

JAG can be utilized in any Career and Technical program of study and can count as credit toward a student’s career focus/major. The program’s goal is to ensure student graduation (or GED) and prepare students for workplace success whether their career begins immediately upon high school graduation, includes entry into military service, or requires them to complete postsecondary education/training. The course will consist of the following areas:

1. Career Development Skills

2. Job Attainment Skills

3. Job Survival Skills

4. Basic Skills

5. Leadership and Self-development Skills

6. Life Survival Skills

7. Workplace Skills

“The skills taught through JAG are highly valuable life skills which our students need to attain all of their future goals. We are helping build and shape the foundation, but they will continue to finetune these skills for years to come as they grow in their careers and lives.  The opportunity to help guide them in their learning, watch as they grow as individuals and as a team, as well as assisting them through more difficult issues they may face is an experience which has enriched my life beyond words.” -JAG Specialist, Lori White on the experience & skills taught in the program

The model requires the completion of the 37 core competencies. The curriculum contains a total of 87 competencies. Arkansas high schools and alternative schools wishing to implement JAG may apply for New Program Start-up funds to operate the School-to-Career application or the Dropout Prevention application for 11-12th grades. The specialist is to be secondary certified in a vocational or any core academic area and endorsed through the completion of program management training developed and approved by the Department of Career Education. Training includes New Specialist Training (one to two days) and National Data Management System training (one day). Star City High School Assistant Principal Jordan Frizzell stated “JAG Specialist Lori White has done a phenomenal job on building this program from the ground up and we have seen a tremendous amount of community support thus far for our students involved.”