It’s no secret that the Owen Orthodontic team loves Cabot and Central Arkansas. We love living and working in these communities. We think it’s actually something special – a hidden gem. The other day we were sitting down talking about our favorite things about the communities. We’ve decided to share what we love about it!. So stay tuned over the next few weeks as our team works our way through what we think is special about this part of Arkansas!
One of the things I love about Cabot are the schools!!
I have a 9th grader and a 2nd grader and I couldn’t be more happy with both the schools they go to. The Cabot Freshman Academy opened in 2014 (Check out their news release!). They use state of the art equipment including Chromebooks for the students to use. They have an excellent Principal, Tanya Spillane, who despite cancer, is still very passionate about what she does(you NEED to read about her!). I asked my son what his favorite thing about the Freshman Academy was and he said “I like the teachers and all the TV’s” The Cabot Public schools also have a great app that I use quite often to check my sons grades. The app can also be used to check cafeteria balances and absences and is a great source for school news and alerts.
My 2nd grader goes to Central Elementary and his teacher, Ms. Matthews, uses alternative seating in her classroom which, I think, benefits my son greatly. She also uses an app called Class Dojo which allows me to see how he is doing during the day. Ms Matthews enters points into the app for good behavior, staying on task, participation, etc. She can also send pictures and messages through the messaging feature of the app. I feel like I am connected with the classroom activities with this app. My son is lucky to have a teacher like Ms. Matthews!
We are also lucky to have our own Sarah Owen (Dr. Owens wife) as the newest member of the Cabot School Board! We are so proud of her and know she will do an excellent job. She manages to take care of 4 kids AND Dr. Owen.
So what’s your favorite part about Cabot? We’d love to know what you think makes this community so special!