Fulbright 4th Grader Wins 15 Seconds of Fame Video Contest

Fulbright Elementary's Maddie Row, 4th grade, is the winner of the 15 Seconds of Fame Instagram Video Contest. As a result, her school will enjoy a special school spirit day compliments of Superintendent Dr. Dexter Suggs. 

 

Lady Tiger Named LRSD Athlete of the Month

Central's Kiara Williams, LRSD Athlete of the Month

When her parents told Little Rock Central High junior Kiara Williams to shoot for the moon, she did.  This talented young basketball player has represented her school and team well, earning the highly coveted Downtown Tipoff Club's Arvest Outstanding Player award.  A 6' forward,  Kiara is a well-respected member of Central's Girls basketball team, averaging 14 points per game and giving her the distinction of being one of  the best players in the state.  She can now add the designation of being named LRSD Athlete of the Month for January. 

Open Enrollment for LRSD's 2015-16 School Year Now Underway

 

Monday, January 26, 2015 begins the two week open enrollment period for the Little Rock School District - January 26-February 6.  The first week will occur in the Family Life Center at St. Mark Baptist Church, 5722 W. 12th - during which time the Student Registration Office (SRO) will be closed.  The second week will be held at the SRO, 501 Sherman St.

 

In order to streamline the process, eliminate the possibility of long lines, and improve the customer service experience for patrons, SRO has implemented new plans for the first week at St. Mark.

 

Because the largest number of new students seeking enrollment are P3 and P4 (3-4-year-olds), SRO has designated Monday and Tuesday, January 26-27, for P3 and P4 students who do not have any siblings.  Wednesday is designated for P3 and P4 students who have siblings grades K-12. Thursday, K-12 students with no siblings are encouraged to register.  Friday is open to all grades.

 

The second week, February 2-6, the open enrollment process will return to the SRO at 501 Sherman for all students, regardless of grade.

 

Those who are new to the district are also requested to adhere to the schedule above.  Students who have not moved, have not changed addresses, or who are not seeking admission to a LRSD magnet school or academy (Geyer Springs Gifted and Talented Academy or Forest Heights STEM Academy) do not have to do anything and will automatically roll up at their assigned school.

 

Board Unanimously Approves Proposed Facilities Plan

In a unanimous vote during Thursday night’s board meeting, the Little Rock School District Board of Directors approved the formation of a Millage Committee and the administration's proposed list of improvements.

LRSD Open Enrollment is Jan. 26 - Feb. 6

It’s time to register for the 2015-16 school year.  Open Enrollment for the Little Rock School District is January 26 - February 6, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The first week, January 26 - 30, will be at St. Mark Baptist Church, 5722 W. 12th St. The Student Registration building will be closed this week. New rules will apply at St. Mark, with specific days assigned to specific grade levels. Click here to view the schedule chart.

Booker Educator Named One of Four Amazing Educators

Courtesy of Little Rock Family Magazine

Fueled by her deep love for teaching and education, Booker Arts Magnet Elementary teacher Dixie Fair, has been in the classroom for almost 28 years. For her commitment, Fair was recently named an “Amazing Educator” by Little Rock Family Magazine – one of only four to receive the coveted recognition.

Follow These Tips to Prevent the Flu

The Little Rock School District would like to provide you with tips to help keep your family healthy during flu season. While the district is not experiencing any issues related to the flu, in light of recent health developments across the country, you may want to review the following health tips. The best protection against the flu is getting a flu shot every year. Health officials remind us of these four tips, which if practiced daily are the best defense to keep yourself and your family well:

  1. wash your hands frequently
  2. use a tissue to cover your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing; if a tissue is not available cough/sneeze into your arm not your hands
  3. avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  4. avoid physical contact with anyone who displays symptoms

New Public Education Foundation Members Introduced at Board Meeting

The new board members of the Public Education Foundation (PEF) were introduced at the December 18, 2014 LRSD school board meeting.  Foundation members will work closely with the district to provide support for students and staff. 

In addition to promoting a number of initiatives aimed at increasing the academic performance of our students, the PEF is also responsible for the introduction of an annual signature event known as "Academic Signing Day" - similar to athletic signing days, but focuses on the academic success of the district's students. 

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