Weekly Update Dec. 18, 2020

It’s been another great week at Harding Academy!


We have officially completed the fall semester of 2020!  Enjoy the break with your family.  Stay well and make memories with the ones you love most.  We will see you back at Harding Academy on January 5th.  Teachers will have professional development on January 4th.

What if Christmas, he thought, Doesn’t come from a store … what if Christmas, perhaps, means a bit more? -The Grinch (Dr. Suess)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas has been a popular story since its publication in 1957. Why? 

Its themes of love and generosity tap into what we hope for during the holidays. Gift-giving of any kind leaves a satisfaction stemming from our hearts. Putting up decorations for our kids to enjoy brings happiness when we see their faces light up. Welcoming family and neighbors into our homes fills a longing, like a missing puzzle piece finding its place. 

What’s more is Jesus is the ultimate example of love and generosity, so if we can find a way to cling to these, we’re bound to get into the spirit of Christmas. If the Grinch, and even Mr. Scrooge, can realize that it’s about more than things, then certainly we can too. 


Congratulations to the Wildcat football team!  They play for the 3A State Title on Saturday, December 19th at 6:40pm at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.  Tickets are $7 and must be purchased on-line at https://gofan.co/app/school/AAA.  If you purchase your GoFan tickets using a computer, your tickets will be delivered to the email address you entered when purchasing. You can also download the GoFan mobile app and login using this email to access your tickets. This event is a mobile entry event–tickets must be presented on a smart phone for entry. Printed tickets will not be accepted.

Here is a link with information about items allowed and NOT allowed in War Memorial Stadium.   They have a clear bag policy only.   Heaters are NOT allowed in the stands.   Umbrellas ARE allowed in the stands:


The game will be broadcasted on AETN (local PBS channel 2).  You can watch AETN online at https://www.pbs.org/show/aetn-sports/.  You can listen live on 95.3 KVHU in Searcy or online at Harding Radio | Department of Communication at Harding University

Let’s Go Wildcats!   TAKE STATE, AGAIN!


Come send off the football team as they head to War Memorial Stadium for the big game!  Meet at school on Saturday at 2:30 to cheer the team on as they leave town.  Go Wildcats!


Total Positive Covid-19 Cases for the Semester:  61

Merry Christmas!