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Back-to-Back State Tennis Champions!

Hall High School Tennis Players Ashley Gray, senior, and Caroline Gibbens,  sophomore, were selected as Student Athletes of the Month for November after winning the 6A State Championship Doubles match. This is a back-to-back championship win for Ashley Gray, who also won last year's top spot with Jasmine Brown (class of 2015) as her partner. Their performance in the tournament also secured the 6A Runner Up slot for the team.

New, Earlier Open Enrollment for the 2016-2017 School Year

New, this year Open Enrollment in the Little Rock School District began October 19 and ends December 18, 2015 with designated enrollment periods. Open Enrollment will NOT be held in January and February.

Please Note: Applications are still being accepted for Early Childhood P3/P4. 

The last day to submit Forest Heights STEM Academy applications will be December 11, 2015. 

LRCH Senior Name One of Only Five National Student Poets

LRSD is proud to recognize Little Rock Central High Senior David Xiang as one of only five students in the country to be awarded the country’s highest honor for student poets.  See information in article from the National Student Poets Program below.

   

“Every year we have great young people who take this pledge and go on to do some wonderful things. This is the beginning of something phenomenal for each and every one of you. And I am so excited for you. And I don’t want you to be nervous about it . . . I want you to feel empowered by it. You all can do this. You made it to this point. There is nothing you can’t do.”
–First Lady Michelle Obama, during her remarks at the National Student Poets Pinning Ceremony at the White House, October 8, 2015.


First Lady Michelle Obama hosts a poetry reading in honor of the 2015 National Student Poets (from left: Anna Lance, David Xiang, De’John Hardges, Chasity Hale, and Eileen Huang) in the Blue Room of the White House, October 8, 2015. (Photo by Patrick G. Ryan for the National Student Poets Program.)

Meet the Class of 2015 National Student Poets

  • The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers partner to present the National Student Poets Program, the country’s highest honor for young poets (grades 10–11) presenting original work. We are thrilled to introduce the 2015 National Student Poets, who were appointed on October 8, 2015.

David Xiang
Age 17
Little Rock Central High School
Little Rock, AR
Southwest Region


Eileen Huang
Age 15
High Technology High School
Lincroft, NJ
Northeast Region

 


Chasity Hale
Age 16
Miami Arts Charter School
Miami Beach, Florida
Southeast Region


Anna Lance
Age 17
West High School
Anchorage, AK
West Region

 


De’John Hardges
Age 16
Cleveland School of the Arts
Cleveland, OH
Midwest Region
 

 

Former LRSD Teacher of the Year Named 2015 Arkansas History Teacher of the Year

Former Little Rock School District Teacher of the Year, Steven Helmick can now add another distinction to his list of impressive accomplishments - his selection as 2015 Arkansas History Teacher of the Year.  The news about Helmick, now assistant principal at Don Roberts Elementary School, came earlier in the school year, but his school colleagues and officials from the Arkansas Department of Education hosted a surprise reception in his honor Monday at the elementary campus. Helmick was a fifth grade social studies teacher when curriculum specialist Laura Beth Arnold nominated him for the award.  

The local teacher of the year designation is an arm of the National History Teacher of the Year Award program, which supports the teaching of American history in classrooms across the United States. Each year, one K-12 American History teacher is chosen from each state, the District of Columbia, Department of Defense Schools, and U.S. Territories. The program is co-sponsored by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, HISTORY® and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation on behalf of its Preserve America program. 

DJ and Payton - Dynamic Debating Duo - Continues Winning Ways

Not only did Little Rock Central High's DJ Williams and Payton Wood win the University of Michigan Round Robin this weekend, they also won the regular University of Michigan Tournament, placing as the top team in a field of over 100.  And, if that's not awesome enough, Payton and DJ were awarded 2nd and 3rd speaker, respectively!  The two are making quite the impression on the national debate circuit.  See highlighted article. 

Article from HS Impact

Click here to read article on corresponding website - photo and text from article found below.

 

Little Rock WW wins Michigan Tournament and Seniors Round Robin

November 2, 2015 · by Josh Clark

Little Rock Central’s Payton Woods and Darrin Williams had an amazing week.  After already leading the TOC bid count through the first two and a half months of the season, they now have even more accolades to their impressive start.  Payton and Darrin started the week by winning the Seniors Round Robin with a 7-1 record.  Payton was also top speaker and Darrin was 5th.

Computer Power Day

Little Rock School District Computer Power Day - October 7, 2017 - Henderson Middle School - powered by Internet Essentials from Comcast - Computers for Kids
 

REGISTRATION for COMPUTER POWER DAY PLUS begins Monday, September 18 and ends Thursday, October 5. 

Let's Help LRCHS Marching Band & Flagline go to Hawaii

The LRCHS Marching Band has been offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform at the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor with students from across the U.S. and Japan but they need your support to fund the trip. Click here to download the flyer.

DONATE TODAY: Cash/Checks to LRCHS Band may be sent to the school at 1500 S. Park, Little Rock, AR 72202 or online at: http://tinyurl.com/pu8q8lj (fee applied to online donation: 4% +.35)

Monday, December 7 (6PM) Pearl Harbor Memorial Concert – Central HS Auditorium – Donations accepted. Swing Reunion Band will also perform.

Yankee Candle Fundraiser
To start shopping go to: https://www.yankeecandlefundraising.com/store.htm
Group Number: 990029615, Seller ID: Brice61. You may also contact any band student or Brice Evans: 447-1478, brice.evans@lrsd.org.

Sonic Community First Value Cards
For only $5 you can get $15-18 in savings at Sonic Drive In. Contact any band student to purchase. Or, contact Brice Evans 447-1478, brice.evans@lrsd.org.

2nd Annual Kitchen Cabinet to Support LRSD Students

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LOCAL RESTAURANTS KICK OFF ‘RESTAURANTS GIVE BACK’ HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE FOR LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT STUDENTS

Group aims to provide food for students in need while out-of-school for the holidays

(December 1, 2017) - The Little Rock Kitchen Cabinet, a group of local restaurant owners and operators, joined Little Rock School District Superintendent Mike Poore Friday to kick off the “Restaurants Give Back” food drive aimed at ensuring students in the District have plenty to eat while out-of-school for the upcoming holiday break.  Participating restaurants will serve as drop off locations for food items December 1 – December 8.

“Our restaurant, and our other Kitchen Cabinet restaurant members are excited to again partner with the Little Rock School District for ‘Restaurants Give Back,’” said Capi Peck, owner of Trio’s restaurant.  “We have seen that this is a major need in our community, and we greatly appreciate our customers’ generosity in helping to ensure students have food to eat this holiday season.  We collected 1.5 tons of food last year, and we hope to collect even more this year,” said Peck.

“Unfortunately, we know that for many of our students, the breakfast and lunch they receive at school may be the only meals they get during the day,” said Poore.  “We want to make sure that for the two weeks they are out of school, students have relatively nutritious food they can prepare at home.  We are grateful for our Little Rock restaurant partners and to their patrons throughout our community for stepping up to the plate to help with this important effort during such a busy time of year,” said Poore.

Below is a list of needed items, along with participating local restaurants that will serve as drop-off locations December 1 – December 8.

Top Ten Needs List

  • Canned Meats/Fish/Poultry
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Fruits
  • Canned/Packaged Meals
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pasta
  • Pasta Sauces
  • Cereal
  • Soups
  • 100% Juices
  • MONETARY DONATIONS ALSO WELCOME
  • PLEASE – NO GLASS!!!

 

Participating Restaurants

  • Trio’s
  • Whole Hog North Little Rock
  • Green Leaf Grill
  • Green Leaf Grill Express
  • Potbelly Sandwich Shop (both locations)
  • U.S. Pizza (all 9 Central AR locations)
  • Gus’s Fried Chicken
  • Lost 40
  • Heights Taco and Tamale
  • Old Mill Bread
  • UA Pulaski Technical College Culinary Arts Institute
  • Bossa Nova
  • Rosalia’s
  • River Market   (inside area)

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