Public Notice of Intent

The Little Rock School District intends to submit 21st Century Community Learning Center grant applications for Bale and Rockefeller Elementary schools. The grant applications are due May 15, 2013.  The 21st CCLC grant provides funding for out of school programming (before school, after school, Saturday and summer programs) and provides both academic program and enrichment activities. Community input is invited. Please contact Linda Young at to share ideas or volunteer.


Holly Brown Named the Marian G. Lacey Teacher of the Year Award Winner


The Little Rock School District kicked off Teacher Appreciation Week with its annual Crystal Awards Ceremony held at the Embassy Suites last night, May 6, 2013. The Marian G. Lacey Award Winner is Holly Brown, a third grade teacher at Terry Elementary.  The award is named after Dr. Marian Lacy, a long time LRSD educator and principal. Elementary, middle and high school level winners are: Mary Anne Struthers, Williams Magnet Elementary; Kasey Miller Neal, Mann Magnet Middle School; and Ryan Parson, Parkview Magnet High School.


Ms. Brown, as the overall winner, will represent the district at the state level in the Arkansas Teacher of the Year competition. Brown won a crystal trophy, a DELL Latitude 10 Tablet and $1000. Elementary, middle and high school level winners received $500 and crystal trophy. 


Each year, LRSD honors outstanding educators with the Crystal Awards Ceremony. Teachers are nominated by their peers and then reviewed by a selection committee. The committee selects one outstanding teacher from each elementary school, two from each middle school and three from each high school. The level winners and the overall winner are selected from these groups.


ACT Readiness Program (formally CPEP)

In an effort to help high school students improve their ACT college entrance exam scores, the Little Rock School District will host the ACT Readiness Program, (formally CPEP) this summer at Parkview Magnet High School, 2501 John Barrow Road, Little Rock, AR. The classes will be held Monday through Friday from June 10th  to July 2nd. The time of the classes will be from 8:30-1:00pm each day.  This program is for rising 10th (who have completed Geometry), rising 11th, and rising 12th grade students.  It is open to students from all schools in the central Arkansas area.

LR Fire Dept. Jr. Cadet Program Seeks Applicants

LRSD is partnering with the Little Rock Fire Department (LRFD) to launch a Junior Cadet Program for rising high school juniors and seniors. The program will provide students with hands-on experience and education in the field of fire safety with introductory firefighter courses and the appropriate facilities and equipment to do live simulation drills.

The Junior Cadet Program will be offered at the Metropolitan Career-Technical Center in the fall and is open to upperclassmen at all five LRSD high schools. The cadet program is now accepting applications, which students can get from their high school guidance counselor, due on May 10, 2013.