Northside is a "Cool School"

'Cool Schools,' 'Heart of a Teacher'

to premiere Thursday, Feb. 7

AETN celebrates Arkansas schools and the programs and teachers that make them unique with the debut of a new digital-first series premiering Thursday, Feb. 7, through the network’s website and social media outlets.
Each Thursday, a new episode of “Cool Schools,” which highlights unconventional school programs, or “Heart of a Teacher,” recognizing the lifelong impact educators have on generations of students, will premiere on AETN’s Facebook and YouTube pages, as well as at
A new group of students, teachers and parents will be featured each week, from small and large schools alike, fostering school and community pride throughout the state.
The episodes will also air during prime time on AETN the Thursday following the premiere.
Among the programs featured in “Cool Schools” will be:
  • Self-defense at Horatio Public Schools
  • Rebel Bank at Highland Public Schools
  • Shooting sports team at Cotter Public Schools
  • Cabot archery team at Cabot Public Schools
  • Apple Seeds at Elmdale Elementary School in the Springdale School District
  • Jr. Fire Academy at Walnut Ridge Public Schools
  • Grizzly Gear at Fort Smith Northside High School
  • Airdale Express at Alma Public Schools
  • Heavy machinery at Gurdon Public Schools
  • FEMA at Clinton Public Schools
  • Hungry Hound Café at Newport Public Schools
  • House of Grounds at Harrison Public Schools
Among the educators featured in “Heart of a Teacher” will be:
  • David Poindexter of Pea Ridge Public Schools
  • Kim Hall of Nemo Vista Public Schools
  • Cassie Crane of Morrilton Public Schools
  • Jodi Taintor of Warren Public Schools
  • Chaunda Mannis of DeWitt Public Schools
  • Courtney Hatfield of Danville Public Schools
  • Sarah Gober of the Arkansas Juvenile Assessment and Treatment Center in Bryant
  • Kay Wortham of Magazine Public Schools
  • Anna Ridenour of Western Yell Public Schools
  • Nancy Foot of Hackett Public Schools