Congratulations 50 Fantastic Fathers!

We want to congratulate all the fathers and male role models who participated in the Dads Take Your Child to School Day! It is our hope that you will continue to show your support for your child's education by attending important events like Open House and Parent-Teacher Conference Day. You might also consider joining the PTA or checking out the WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program available at many schools. If your school doesn't have a WATCH D.O.G.S. program, consider partnering with other fathers to start one (http://www.fathers.com/watchdogs/). Also, www.fathers.com has a many great resources for dads.

TOP 50 DADS: Official notification that you are a top 50 winner will come as an email invitation to our 50 Fantastic Fathers Luncheon on August 29 at 11:30am. Emails will be sent out on Monday. We will distribute prizes including the iPad Mini and enjoy a luncheon donated by Chik-fil-a on Markham and University at the luncheon. If you entered using the hashtag method, #LRSDdads, please remember we need the Twitter or Instagram name used to enter the contest along with the dad's name, email address and phone number (send email to communications@lrsd.org) Also, if someone entered the contest for you under their Faceboook account we will also need the Facebook name of the entrant along with the dad's name, email address and phone number.

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR PARTNERS FOR DONATING PRIZES! ParentLink (iPad Mini), Chik-fil-a (lunch), Museum of Discovery (family membership), JoS. A. Bank (silk tie), Mr. Wicks (Southern Tide polo), Home Depot (power drill), Edwin Watts (golf balls) and Arkansas Game and Fish (golf towels). We would also like to thank the following businesses for donating gift cards or certificates: Washington Barber College, H.A.M., Dam Goode Pies, Ozark Outdoor Supply, Men's Wearhouse, Big Rock Mini Golf & Fun Park, and Big Orange. If you have a business and you'd like to support parental involvement for LRSD students, it's not too late. We’ll be doing a Sweepstakes contest for grandparents in September and a contest for moms in February. Email pamela.smith@lrsd.org if you are interested in providing a donation. No donation is too small!

Central Tigers Ready to Take Dallas by Storm

 

Football powerhouse, Little Rock Central High, will face off with James Madison High School of Dallas,  in the 2014 MJ Kelly Gridiron Classic Battle of Traditions on September 1, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Central boasts two National Championships, 32 State Championships and is ranked 12th in the nation for most wins by a high school football team.

 

The showcase, pitting the Tigers against the Trojans and scheduled for 2:00 pm on September 1, will feature two high school football programs with a history of rich traditions. This year's game will be held at Beverly D. Humphrey Tiger Stadium in Lancaster, Texas, just outside Dallas. Next year, Madison High will travel to Little Rock to face off with Central High at War Memorial Stadium. 

 

"The Tigers are excited to be traveling to Dallas to play in the Gridiron Classic against a very good Madison football team, " Central Coach Ellis Register said.

LRSD Seeking AVID Tutors for Eight Schools

The Little Rock School District needs tutors, who will be paid $10/hour, to assist in the AVID programs at eight of our schools. There will be an AVID Tutor Training held at the IRC Building (3001 S. Pulaski Street) on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m..  
 
What is AVID?
 
AVID, Advancement Via Individual Determination, is a college readiness system for elementary through higher education that is designed to increase school-wide learning and performance. Although AVID serves all students, the AVID elective focuses on the least served students in the academic middle. The formula is simple — raise expectations of students and, with the AVID support system in place, they will rise to the challenge. 

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