Category: Academics

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Spellbound

Without autocorrect, not everyone could spell words like pestiferous, interstices or clandestine. Yet at Haas Hall Academy Fayetteville, 40 seventh- and eighth-grade scholars competed against one another for an hour and a half spelling words like those.

A Job Well Done

The Gilder Lehrman Institute recognized Haas Hall Fayetteville history teacher Rebecca Moll as the 2017 Arkansas History Teacher of the Year. Moll was first introduced to the Gilder Lehrman Institute in the summer of 2016 at their learning institute at the University of Texas at Austin. She was nominated in the fall of 2016 and was informed of her victory last summer but received her award in a special ceremony at the Haas Hall Academy Fayetteville campus with the Arkansas Department of Education on Nov. 14.

Firsthand Account

On March 22, 1933, the first Nazi concentration camp, Dachau, was authorized, triggering the worst genocide in modern history—the Holocaust—which ultimately sentenced 17 million innocent people to death and shattered political and emotional ties both in Europe and around the world. Today, 84 years later, the aftershocks are still potent and far-reaching. Many historians believe that due to the horrific nature of the Holocaust, it is necessary for present-day students, despite the many years that have passed, to gain a thorough understanding of these atrocious events.

Matching Wits

Haas Hall Academy is strong when it comes to Quiz Bowl, so when a competition hosted by Haas Hall Fayetteville pitted Haas Hall Bentonville against Haas Hall Springdale, it seemed that fierce competition must ensue. The third annual Mastiff Invitational was held at the Fayetteville campus on Oct. 7. 

How’d They Do That?

Autumn is a busy time for students all over the country. During this season, juniors in high school anticipate the PSAT, a standardized test that will determine their futures as National Merit scholars, one of the highest honors in education. According to the College Board website, it is impossible to study for the PSAT. It’s a reflection of hard work and education, showing who takes challenging courses and asks a lot of questions. Despite this, many scholars work on sections they know they need improvement. 

A Long Process

In preparation for college, many Haas Hall seniors, such as Jack Rossi, visit various universities to get a feel for their campuses. Rossi has visited many schools over the years, including the University of Chicago and Northwestern University. “I like schools that have culture, that are very embedded in their history,” Rossi said.