Special Events

Led by a talented group of parent volunteers, The New School holds a variety of fun events for the entire community, which provides opportunities to get together, build community and help our school. Proceeds from the Fun Run and Spring Party events directly benefit our students. If you are interested in helping with any of the following events, please contact the Development Office at 479-521-7037.

Blue and White Event

The Blue and White Event is a fun school spirit event. Held on campus, students enjoy exciting games, crafts, and snacks. Parents are invited to volunteer and to attend with their students.

Annual Fun Run

The annual Fun Run takes place each fall. This family event is open to the entire NWA community (Children ages 12-months-old to high school). Each runner receives a t-shirt and medal and trophies are awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each race.

Grandparents and Special Friends Day

Held the day before Thanksgiving break, Grandparents & Special Friends Day is an annual all-school event where students share the school and showcase their hard work and talents for their loved ones. The day includes performances by our students and ends with activities in the classroom.

Spring Party

Held every spring semester, the Spring Party is an all-school event featuring a silent and live auction. Volunteers begin planning for this fun event months in advance. Volunteering for this event provides an opportunity to make new friends and reconnect with old friends. We encourage you to volunteer, donate and attend!

Faculty and Staff Appreciation

Volunteers can help show appreciation for our faculty & staff through two major events during the year. Staff Appreciation week and a Year-End Bowling Party are held later in the spring. There are many ways to get involved and show your appreciation to the faculty and staff during these events.

Founder's Day

This spring event is in celebration of Mr. Bill Mandrell, the school’s founding head of school. The day is a part of Arts Week and features a school assembly and an All School Picnic for the entire school community. Students, parents, alumni, and all friends of the school come together for a picnic and fun games outside.


Annual Basketball Bash

Held in the spring semester, our Alumni Basketball Bash is an all school event that features a Varsity vs. Faculty game and an Alumni vs. Faculty game. Students, parents, alumni and all friends of the school come together for dinner and an evening of competitive basketball!

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