Meet and Greet for New Academies & Other Important Dates

On Sunday, July 27, hundreds of parents and students attended the Meet and Greet for Forest Heights STEM Academy held in the Parkview Arts & Science Magnet High School cafeteria.

"We're letting parents know that we're ready," confirmed Dr. Maurecia Robinson. "The teachers have been involved with professional development, with aligning their curriculum to get prepared for the school year."

For more information about FHSA click here to view the newsletter

Geyer Springs Gifted & Talented Academy Meet and Greet for families and teachers is Thursday, July 31, 2014, 6:00-8:00 pm  at the Museum of Discovery in the River Market. For more information about GSGTA click here to view the newsletter.

Other Important Dates

Check-in is Monday, Aug. 4 and Tuesday, Aug. 5 from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm. If you have an assignment letter check in at your assigned school. Otherwise go to the Student Registration Office, 501 Sherman St.

The Forest Heights Eagle Extravaganza is Sunday, August 17 from 2:30 – 4:30 pm. Bring your supplies for drop off and meet your teachers!

Pardon Our Construction - Gibbs Check-in Alternate Site

Due to construction and renovation underway at Gibbs Magnet Elementary School, Check-in will be hosted next door at the Dunbar Community Center. Dunbar Community Center is located at 1001 W. 16th Street.   Remember, Check-in for all schools is August 4-5, 2015, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.










Notice: Arkansas Opportunity Public School Choice Act

The application  period for Little Rock School District students who elect to participate in the Arkansas Opportunity Public School Choice Act for the 2014-15 school year ends Wednesday, July 30, 2014.   All completed applications should be delivered to 501 Sherman Street, Little Rock, AR, 72202.

If the applicant’s transfer is approved, he/she will be notified by first class mail within 30 days from the day the application is submitted.   If LRSD does not receive an application, the student will attend his/her assigned school. 

Please note: 

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. 

Attention Forest Heights STEM Academy Parents:

We are putting the finishing touches on the new website for FHSTA.  As we continue preparing to welcome our students and for an exciting new year, we will share information on the main website and on FHSTA’s website, once it is completed.  Meantime, following are school supply lists for the Academy:

Forest Heights STEM Academy 6-8 Supply List

FREE Summer Food Program Starts June 16!

The Little Rock School District, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), will provide breakfast and lunch to children (18 and under) without charge at sites throughout the city of Little Rock. Please click on the ""Read More" link to see the schedule.


Latest Information from Fanning Howey on LRSD Facilities Study

New information has been posted by Fanning Howey to the Little Rock School District facilities study web page.  Information on the page includes the presentation made by FH during a LRSD Board work session earlier this week.  Please click on the following link to be redirected to the page.

LRSD Buildings and Athletic Structures Survey

Attention LRSD Parents and Stakeholders:

Many of you may have already participated in the facilities study community meetings at your child’s school which were conducted by Fanning Howey.  We appreciate your attendance.  LRSD has been working with Fanning Howey to assess all district buildings and athletic structures.  The community meetings were designed to gather input from you.  We want to make sure that every stakeholder has a voice in this process.  If you did not have the opportunity to attend one of the meetings, you are encouraged to leave your input via an online survey. 

The Little Rock School District Announces New Substitute Employment Program

In an effort to enact cost-effective and efficient strategies while maintaining the same level of professional service, the Little Rock School District will implement a new substitute employment program, WillSub, effective July 1, 2014.  The district will be utilizing the services of Professional Contract Management, Inc. (PCMI) to employ our substitutes.

Top Leadership in Place to Usher in State’s Only K-8 STEM Academy at LRSD

In an effort to move forward as the search for a permanent principal at Forest Heights STEM Academy (FHSA) continues, Dr. Maurecia Robinson has been appointed by Little Rock School Superintendent Dr. Dexter Suggs to serve as interim principal.  Robinson currently serves as an Assessment and Evaluation Specialist in the Department of Testing and Evaluation of the Little Rock School District.

Geyer Springs Gifted & Talented Academy Uniforms


The flyer below includes information about uniforms for students attending Geyer Springs Gifted and Talented Academy.   All Geyer Springs GT students are required to wear uniforms.  Additionally, you will find below a list of locations where the uniforms may be purchased, resources and other details. 






Forest Heights STEM Academy Uniforms

Attention Forest Heights STEM Academy Parents:

The flyer below includes information about uniforms for students attending Forest Heights STEM Academy   All Forest Heights STEM students, grades K-8, are required to wear uniforms.  Additionally, you will find below a list of locations where the uniforms may be purchased, resources and other details.  

En Español

For more information on the exciting new LRSD STEM and Gifted and Talented Academies Coming in 2014-2015


Celebrating LRSD's Outstanding Volunteers

Little Rock School District Volunteers in Public Schools (ViPS) hosted its district-wide volunteer recognition reception, “An Evening for the Stars,” Tuesday, April 15, 2014 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Shrine Scimitar Temple. 

Awards in outstanding volunteerism were presented to schools, volunteers and organizations.








Announcement of Important Changes to School Immunizations

 Attention LRSD Parents:

LRSD wants  you to be aware that the Arkansas Department of Health has announced important changes to School Immunizations.  Please see news release from ADH below.

For Immediate Release
April 4, 2014

Changes to School Immunization Requirements Effective 2014-15 School Year Changes anticipated to be in effect Sept. 1, 2014

Public Notice of Intent

The Little Rock School District intends to submit 21st Century Community Learning Center grant applications for Cloverdale Middle School, J.A. Fair High School, and Hall High School. The grant applications are due May 1, 2014. The 21st CCLC grant provides funding for out-of-school programming (before school, after school, Saturday, and summer programs) and provides both academic programs and enrichment activities. Community input is invited. Please contact Linda Young at to share ideas or volunteer.

School Choice Information

The Little Rock School District (LRSD) would like to inform parents of students in adjoining school districts that Public School Choice is available for their children.

The Public School Choice program was established to give parents and students more options with respect to where students attend public school and to enable any student to attend a school in a district in which the student DOES NOT reside, subject to the restrictions contained in ARKANSAS PUBLIC SCHOOL CHOICE ACT 1227 OF 2013.

Parents should be aware if their resident school district has been granted an annual exemption from the Arkansas Department of Education for non-participation in school choice, the Little Rock School District cannot accept your application.

LRSD School Choice Application Form

Franklin Elementary Holds Family Literacy Night at the Hillary Clinton Children's Library

On Thursday, March 13, 2014, Franklin Elementary invited their students and families to an evening of food, fun and learning at The Clinton Children's Library and Learning Center. The event included a scavenger hunt where participants made nutritional snacks, learned important test-taking tips, were read children's books by Franklin staff members, viewed videos of Franklin students’ past performances in the theatre and enjoyed tours of the greenhouse and gardens. Franklin students and their families were also treated to door prizes and a hot dog dinner to round out the evening. Franklin student artwork was also displayed and will be hanging in the foyer of the library for several weeks for library patrons to enjoy. Many families took advantage of the opportunity to sign-up for library cards and picked up calendars to participate in other activities the library offers. Increasing literacy and math proficiency is a top priority at Franklin and the library is an excellent resource for families to use to assist in reaching that goal.


Weather Make-up Days

As a result of missed days due to inclement weather, the last day of school for Little Rock School District students will be Wednesday, June 11, 2014.  Semester exams will be held the last four (4) days that students attend school.