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Parkview Drama Students take Arkansas History on the Road

The Parkview drama department brings Arkansas history alive with an original children’s touring show about Arkansas’ past.  During the month of February, the Parkview Drama Department tours “Nate and Addie’s Arkansas Adventures,” a fast-paced family friendly show featuring five stories from Arkansas past.  In addition to performances as a part of the Dr. Seuss Birthday week at the Clinton Presidential Center on Feb. 26th and March 1st, the 22 Parkview students toured the show to Romine, Franklin, and Rockefeller Elementary School performing for approximately 750 students. Additionally the show was performed at Horace Mann Middle School for 275 7th grade Arkansas History students.

LRCHS Cheerleaders Take Top Spot at Nationals

Little Rock Central High School cheerleaders, the Little Rock Tigers, received first place in the level 5 high school division of the Cheersport National Cheerleading Competition that took place in Atlanta Feb. 15 to 17. The Little Rock Tigers scored 89.67 for their performance at the competition—the highest score of all the high school divisions in the competition. Over 900 teams compete in the Cheersport National Cheerleading Competitions to show off their cheer skills and advance their status in the cheer world.

 

Training the Trainers to Bully Proof Our Schools

This week training sessions for elementary and secondary school administrators are being held at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock. The Bully Proofing Series training includes information about how to identify bullying, how to approach students after bullying has taken place and how to prevent bullying. According to Kevin Englande, regional vice president at Sopris Learning, “The goal of this week’s training sessions is to help administrators provide safer environments for learning.”

Specific strategies for training staff and helpful information on scheduling are included in the Administrator’s Guide to Staff Development.  A guide for working with victims and bullies explains the psychology of bullies and their victims and provides intervention strategies aimed at supporting victims of bullying and helping bullies develop the skills to change their behavior. Teachers will receive a manual with a complete classroom curriculum, strategies for fostering parent collaboration and a resource guide.

Four LRCH AVID Students Named Dell Scholar Semi-finalists

Join us in congratulating Central High AVID students Kinjal Patel, Rozena Stewart, Britney Washington and Trevyon West for being named semi-finalists for the Dell Scholars program. (left to right: Treyvon West, Britney Washington, Rozena Stewart and Kinjal Patel)

Your Stars, Your Tray, Your Way!

An innovative approach to serving school lunch will mean more food choices for students in school meal programs and minimize plate waste in the Little Rock School District. Tuesday, February 12, 2013, the District's Child Nutrition Department will begin implementing the National School Lunch Program-Healthy School Meals initiative called "Offer Versus Serve" (OVS) in elementary schools for students in grades 3 through 5.

OVS, also known as the "Your Stars, Your Tray, Your Way," meal plan is designed to help students identify food groups and know what food will be served in each group. There are five colors that represent the different food groups offered: Fruit (red), Vegetable (green), Grain (orange), Meat/Meat Alternative (purple) and Milk (blue). Students must select 3 food groups and 1 must be a fruit or vegetable. All 5 colors are best, but "3-a-day" equal a healthy tray.

 

LRCH Thespians Score High Marks and Big Dollars

Little Rock Central High students competed at the 2013 State Thespian Festival, Jan. 24-26, held at Alma High School— the entire troupe was named a “Gold Honor Troupe.” Outstanding performances yielded over $100,000 in scholarship offers to six students: Allison Light, Morgan Maxwell, Will Nicholson, Steven Hulsey, Kloe Richardson and Noah Whitney. Additional scholarship offers are still pending.

Their one act play, Babel’s in Arms, by David Ives was chosen for the festival’s “Showcase.” Other performances chosen for the Showcase included:  Group Acting, Richard III, co-directed by Steven Hulsey and Group Musical, 44 Plays for 44 Presidents, co-directed by Noah Whitney. Both received straight superiors and were named Best of Show in their category — the top spot in the Festival’s Showcase.Please congratulate the following drama students for their outstanding performances and special recognition at the Arkansas State Thespian Festival:

Named to All State Cast: Will Nicholson & Noah Whitney
Named to All State Crew: Allison Speed
Elected Chair of the State Student Board of Directors: Will Nicholson

The Flu: Directions for Parents

It's that time of the year when the flu is making its rounds.  We have seen some cases of the flu in our area, but thankfully there have been very few.

You may be wondering how do I know when to keep my child home, and when do I need to search out other treatments?

Tthe Arkansas Children's Hospital  and LRSD Health Services department have created this document to help you make the best decisions.

Please also be aware that a few schools have reported several students with a stomach virus.  

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