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. 

Welcome Back!

Greetings LRSD Students, Parents, Teachers, Staff and Administrators:

Welcome Back! 

It has been a privilege for me to be a member of the Little Rock Community and to serve as your superintendent this past year.

As I reflect on the Little Rock School District’s vision where we “Put Children First,” my personal commitment  has not waivered – to ensure that we create classrooms and schools of excellence,  where our children are taught by the best and most dedicated educators, led by the most qualified and effective school leaders.   

We will continue to focus on critical areas which will contribute to academic achievement for all students.  In order to realize those kinds of successful outcomes, we must have stronger communication between individuals in the schools, department leaders, committed parents, and community stakeholders.

The responsibility of educating our children is awesome, but partnering together we can meet the challenge of ensuring bright futures and a quality education for all students. 

I am looking forward to working with each of you.

Sincerely,

Dr. Dexter Suggs, Superintendent of Schools

The first day of school, August 18, is Dads Take Your Child to School Day!

Back again this year the first day of school, August 18, will also be LRSD’s Dads Take Your Child to School Day! Dads and father figures will have the opportunity to win some great prizes through LRSD’s Facebook Photo Contest.

Here's How the Facebook Contest Works

The photo must include dad/father figure and a current LRSD student and be taken on the school grounds on the first day of school, Monday, August 18. The contest will open on Monday, August 18 at 7am; entries must be submitted by midnight.

Enter by clicking contest tab under the Apps section of www.facebook.com/mylrsd (preferred method) or you may enter using #LRSDdads tag on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. Entries using hashtag will only show up in the gallery if they are posted after the contest opens on Monday, August 18 at 7am. Click here to view contest.

IMPORTANT: IF ENTERING USING HASHTAG METHOD (#LRSDdads) YOU MUST PROVIDE WORKING EMAIL OR PHONE NUMBER ALONG WITH THE TWITTER, INSTAGRAM HANDLE USED TO ENTER VIA EMAIL TO communications@lrsd.org. WE MUST BE ABLE TO CONTACT WINNERS. HASHTAG ENTRIES MAY BE DELETED IF CONTACT INFORMATION IS NOT PROVIDED BY THURSDAY, AUGUST 21. 

Voting will close on Friday, August 22.  The contest administrator reserves the right to delete any inappropriate or duplicate images. The top 50 Dads will be invited to the 50 Fantastic Fathers Luncheon on August 29. 

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New Immunization Requirements - 2014 - Updated Schedule!

New Vaccine Requirements for Children and Teens
 
Immunizations against polio, whooping cough, measles, mumps, chickenpox, and other infectious diseases have resulted in a dramatic decrease in the incidence of these diseases in children and teens in Arkansas.  However, these diseases continue to occur in childcare facilities, schools, and colleges and universities.  A requirement that children and students provide proof that they have immunity against certain communicable diseases will reduce the risk for an outbreak of those diseases. 
 

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