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FHSA STEM Student's Ingenuity Pays off at Economic Event

Anu Iyer, winner of Economics Arkansas Challenge with her teacherForest Heights STEM Academy's(FHSA) Anu Iyer was a top 25 finalist at Economic Arkansas's Y.E.S. event, Friday, January 26th at Park Plaza Mall. She submitted her business plan for Eco Bagz in November and was selected as a finalist out of 128 entries. She won first place for Best Marketing and Best Retail Booth for her Eco Bagz product.

Roberts Students Get Pumped Up for Heart Month

Photo of Roberts CheerleadersFebruary 1, 2018 - February is designated as National Heart Month, and in support of the local chapter of the American Heart Association (AHA), Roberts Elementary School students kicked off their annual "Jump Rope for Heart" event with a school-wide assembly.  The assembly featured a special presentation by AHA representatives who also distributed 3-D glasses for the students to take a virtual roller ride.  Last year, Roberts was named 

Mabelvale Elementary School Beta Club Shines at State

Photo of Mabelvale Elem. Beta Club MembersStudents from the Beta Club at Mabelvale Elementary School scored big at the recent Arkansas Beta Club Convention in Hot Springs, Arkansas. After entering 6 categories, MES' club placed in the top three in 4 categories:

Gibbs Fifth Grader Claims Top Spot in Campus Geography Bee

%th Grader Waylon Matthews pictured with 1st place Geography Bee trophyWaylon Matthews sure knows his way around a map!  The 5th grader can be proud of  his championship win at  the Gibbs International Magnet School Geography Bee, Thursday, January 18, 2018.  Since December, fourth and fifth graders at Gibbs have been involved in the campus level competition for  the Geography Bee.  Student participation was whittled down from  nearly 100 to 35 spots on the Bee P

EAST Students from PVMS Claim Top Spot in Statewide PSA Contest

EAST students Emma Brown and Michelle Gong, Pinnacle View Middle School, were selected as the winners of the 2017 Computer Science for Arkansas PSA Competition.

Photo of Michelle Gong and Emma Brown - winners of East PSA contestThe PSA competition was created through a partnership with the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), Arkansas Department of Education (ADE), and the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas as well as AT&T, to empower females to pursue the field of Computer Science.

The competition was open to all 6-12th grade students in the state of Arkansas, and the winning PSA will be professionally produced by AETN to air through various media outlets. Emma and Michelle will tour AETN on November 15, 2017 and observe the PSA production. The final PSA will be revealed at this years’ Girls of Promise Coding Summit in December.  Congrats, Emma and Michelle. We are so proud of you!

LRCH Students Join Peers for Aquatic Science Education and Career Exploration Opportunity

Photo of LR Central students who participated in UAPB Aquatic Sciences Day(October 17, 2017) – Teens from eight area high schools - including Central High School, their teachers and chaperones participated in hands-on learning activities and career exploration at the biennial Aquatic Sciences Day at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Aquaculture Research Station.

October Designated as National Principal's Month

Photo of elementary, middle and high school principals at LRSD

A special thank to all the Little Rock School District principals who support students and staff each day!  You help keep our schools running smoothly and your leadership is invaluable.  We hope you know that you are appreciated not only this month, but the entire school year.  Thank you for your service. 

Here's a quote dedicated to principals - author unknown:

Parkview Educator Earns Distinction in Field of Computer Science

By Judith Murray, Parkview

Parkview educator one of first three in state to earn two approval codes from the department of education to teacher computer science  

 Mr. Dennis Show is an extraordinary math teacher by anyone’s standards. But now he is also one of the first three people in the state to be licensed to teach Computer Science in the secondary schools.

Show, Crystal Yeager, and Velma Lothridge received one (or more) of the new Computer Science approval codes, according to Anthony A. Owen, state director of computer science education. Owen advises eachers, “Keep submitting those applications, and we will get them processed as quickly as possible.”

LRSD Seniors Take Spotlight in 4kidsbykids Twitter Town Hall

          
             Back row:  Communications Director Pamela Smith; Superintendent Mike Poore;
             and Roberts Elementary Teacher Amy Braswell.  Front Row:  LRCH Senior CJ Fowler;
             JA Fair Senior Cartaviaus Thomas-Ayers;  McClellan Seniors Paola Vazquez and
             Talaya Jones; Hall High Senior Amy Cabrera; and Parkview Senior Marcus Watson, Jr.

Parkview's Javon Franklin Named Athlete of the Month for December

Parvkiew Magnet High School's Javon Franklin was named "Athlete of the Month" for December following his outstanding basketball season to this point.  Franklin, a  recent KATV "Full Court Awards" finalist,  is a 6'6" senior forward, known for among other ball-handling skills, his tremendous rebound abilities.  Describing him as a "complete player," Coach Al Flanigan refers to Franklin as his "game-changer."  A member of the 2016 6A State Championship basketball team, Franklin has his eyes on either UALR or Fayetteville for his collegiate basketball career.  

Hall High Students Cash in on Stock Market Game

                             

January 12, 2017 - Congratulations to Hall High School students Jonathon Aquino Velez, Chemir Brown and Kevyn Roman - 1st place winners in their division in the 2016 Stock Market Game, sponsored by Economics Arkansas. The students were honored at an awards luncheon this week  with 300 of their peers from around the state. We're proud of you, and your advisor, Mr. Ben Belton!!!

LRCH Sophomore Reportedly First Arkansas Student to Represent State at National Science Academy

Little Rock Central High School 10th grader Meghana Bollimpalli will represent Arkansas at the annual American Junior Academy of Science (AJAS), scheduled for February 15-19 in Boston, Massachusetts.  Bollimpalli is reportedly the first ever Arkansas finalist to represent our state.

Dominating the Debate Circuit - LR Central At It Again

          

Please help us congratulate sisters and LRCH debaters, Juliette Jung and Christina Jung, for securing their first bid to the National Tournament of Champions at the University of Texas Longhorn Classic in December 2016! The Jungs finished prelims 5-1 and entered eliminations as the 3rd seed. They defeated Westwood (Austin, Texas) in the bid round. LRCH will once again represent Arkansas at the TOC in Lexington, Kentucky in April! Back to back qualifiers is historic for Central's program. Additionally, Juliette was TOP SPEAKER out of 192 debaters in the field! Christina was FOURTH! 

Matthew Cole and Chloe Cunningham finished in the Sweet 16 of the tournament, defeating nationally-ranked Jesuit LR (Dallas, Texas) in Double Octafinals and ending their run in a hard-fought 2-1 decision debate against top 5 team LASA MS (Austin, Texas) in Octafinals. Matthew was recognized at 15th Speaker! 

Both teams competed in the prestigious Texas Round Robin following the Longhorn Classic. Central is the only school from Arkansas to ever be invited to this competition. Jung/Jung finished 3rd Place overall in the Round Robin, and Juliette was 2nd Speaker. A Round Robin is an elite competition for eight teams considered among the top teams in the country. Tiger Debate is very excited to be getting this recognition again this year.  

Juliette Jung -- secured a bid to the National Tournament of Champions, Top Speaker at the UT Longhorn Classic

Christina Jua Jung --  secured a bid to the National Tournament of Champions, 4th Speaker at the UT Longhorn Classic

 

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