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KLEK, Jonesboro Visual and Performing Arts work to encourage students taking ACT Aspire Test
A hallway at the Jonesboro Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School. Photo from school's Facebook page.

KLEK 102.5 FM, Jonesboro’s community radio station, will be working with Jonesboro Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School to get students ready for the ACT Aspire Test.  KLEK will host a special Pep Rally at the school on Tuesday, April 23.

“We are so excited to partner with Jonesboro Visual and Performing Arts School on this event,” said LaGanize Kale, KLEK General Manager. “We look forward to providing a memorable experience that not only motivate the kids to do their best on the ACT Aspire test but to reinforce pride in their school.”

According to the Arkansas Department of Education website, state law requires all public school students between 3rd and 10th grade to participate in the ACT Aspire exam since 2015.  The exam tests students in English, reading, writing, math, and science.  All schools must take the exam by May 10.

KLEK will have a live broadcast from the school that can be heard at 102.5 FM and will be streamed simultaneously on KLEK’s Facebook Page (@klekfm).  Many of KLEK’s volunteer radio personalities and assistants will be on hand to get students excited and ready to take the exam.  There will be games and music for the students.

Aspire Pep Rally
KLEK 102.5 FM

Students will also get a chance to win door prizes which have been donated by local businesses in Jonesboro.  “We’re also thankful to the many businesses that donated prizes for the event,” said Kale.  Donors include First National Bank, Studio U, Ultimate Air, Malco Theaters, Cookies n’ More, Hijinx, Upper Crust Pizza, and Full Sun Gifts.

This is the first time KLEK has hosted a pep rally for students to prepare them for the ACT Aspire test.  The pep rally will start at 1:30 P.M. at the school, located at 1804 Hillcrest Dr, Jonesboro, AR 72401.  For more information, contact LaGanzie Kale, KLEK General Manager, at [email protected]

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