College Counseling at TNS

Fall is the college application season, and The New School has sent out the very first ones in our school's history! Many of our seniors have already seen acceptances, while others are busily filling out forms, writing essays and uploading digital art portfolios. Students from the Class of 2020 have been accepted to The Citadel, the University of Arizona, the University of Arkansas, the University of Kansas and the University of Missouri. We look forward to sharing more updates about the Class of 2020 in the coming semester, as spring is the season of college acceptances and decisions.

Q&A with Drama Teacher Samanthe Burrows

The New School’s Drama Production Director Samanthe Burrow will play the role of Marmie in a local production of "Little Women." The show will be November 13-17 at the Arkansas Air and Military Museum at Drake Field on South School Avenue at 7:00 pm. There will also be a Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00 pm. 

Preventing Bullying and Building Community with Flying Colors

Monday, November 4, The New School's third and fifth-grade students came together to host their own "Barriletes Gigantes Festival." This tradition, which takes place on the first and second of November of each year, is part of the Day of the Dead celebrations in Guatemala. Many countries worldwide mark this same tradition with family gatherings, remembering those who have passed and celebrating their loved ones' memory. In Guatemala, residents transform their country into a land of flying colors with their Barriletes Gigantes festival, which translates to "giant kites" in English.

STEAM Creations in Cardboard

Our Cardboard Unit in celebration of October's National Cardboard Day is finally done! TNS Lower School students have been working since September different cardboard projects, and as you can see, the hard work has finally paid off!

Meet Nancy Lang | 3W Magazine

Nancy Lang moved to Northwest Arkansas to be The New School’s head of school because of its educational philosophy.

“Students are known, valued and academically challenged. I love seeing curiosity, engagement and learning in action everyday,” Nancy says.

Nancy started her role as head of school on July 1, 2019. She says what she loves most about being part of The New School is the community.

“This community is warm, welcoming and deeply committed to the school!”

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