Central First Graders Find Batty Solution To Mosquito Problem

Posted on 05/10/2019

A first grade class at Central Elementary has turned a lesson on bats into a possible solution for a pesky problem. At the beginning of the school year, the mosquito problem across Arkansas was extremely bad. Many of our students had to stay inside for recess, including Mrs. Liz Savage’s first grade class. In fact, they couldn’t go outside to play for recess for over a week.

At that time, students were learning about bats. During their research, they discovered bats eat about 1,000 mosquitos an hour! They immediately realized they could possibly help solve the playground problem if they had bat houses.

Students figured out how much money they needed to buy two bat houses. To raise money, they asked their principal, Mrs. Bethany Hill, if they could use the 3D printers to print backpack tags or “bat tags” and sell them in the bookstore for $1.00 each to raise money to purchase supplies.


Ms. Savage then contacted Sgt. Terry Ball at the Cabot Freshman Academy to see if his shop students would be willing to help her class. They were excited to be part of the project and even volunteered to make the two bat houses for Mrs. Savage’s class for free. Mrs. Savage and Mrs. Falcinelli even had the opportunity to put in the finishing nails! Each bat house holds 24 bats. Right now one is hanging in a tree behind Central Elementary. The other bat house will go up soon.


As for the money students raised selling the “bat tags,” that money will help fund school and community improvement projects.

Congratulations to Mrs. Savage’s first grade class for turning a classroom lesson into a real solution that will hopefully keep students itch free this summer!

Central's Batty Solution To Mosquito Problem

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Cabot Public Schools

Elementary Schools (Grades PreK-4)

Central Elementary
36 Pond Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3564
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Eastside Elementary
17 Bellamy Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3563
Fax: (501) 843-5619
Magness Creek Elementary
16150 Arkansas Hwy 5, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3565
Fax: (501) 843-7567
Mountain Springs Elementary
3620 Mountain Springs
Road, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3575
Fax: (501) 605-1300
Northside Elementary
814 West Locust Street,
Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3568
Fax: (501) 843-6032
Southside Elementary
2600 South Pine Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3567
Fax: (501) 843-6229
Stagecoach Elementary
850 South Stagecoach Road,
Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3574
Fax: (501) 605-1221
Ward Central Elementary
1570 Wilson Loop Road,
Ward, AR 72176
(501) 743-3569
Fax: (501) 843-9744
Westside Elementary
1701 South Second Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3566
Fax: (501) 843-5802

High School (Grades 10-12)

Cabot High School
401 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 843-3562
Fax: (501) 843-4231

Academic Center of Excellence
(Grades 7-12)

Academic Center of Excellence
21 Funtastic Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3520
Fax: (501) 843-0283

ACE North
(Grades 9-12)

401 North Lincoln, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3546
Fax: (501) 941-3156

Cabot Freshman Academy

Cabot Freshman Academy
18 Spirit Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3576
Fax: (501) 941-1505

Cabot Learning Academy

Cabot Learning Academy
813 West Locust, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3540
Fax: (501) 843-3138

Special Programs

404 North 2nd Street, Cabot, AR 72023
(501) 743-3543
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Central Administrative Office

602 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR 72023
(501) 843-3363
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Middle Schools (Grades 5-6)

Cabot Middle School North
1900 North Lincoln Street, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3571
Fax: (501) 605-0413

Cabot Middle School South
2555 Kerr Station Road, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3570
Fax: (501) 941-7432

Junior High Schools
(Grades 7-8)

Cabot Junior High North
38 Spirit Drive, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3572
Fax: (501) 605-8472

Cabot Junior High South
38 Panther Trail, Cabot, AR
(501) 743-3573
Fax: (501) 941-7746