Unable to connect to MySQLUnable to connect to MySQLUnable to connect to MySQLUnable to connect to MySQLUnable to connect to MySQLUnable to connect to MySQLUnable to connect to MySQLUnable to connect to MySQLUnable to connect to MySQLUnable to connect to MySQLUnable to connect to MySQLUnable to connect to MySQLUnable to connect to MySQLUnable to connect to MySQLUnable to connect to MySQLUnable to connect to MySQLUnable to connect to MySQLUnable to connect to MySQL

LRSD Names Marvin Burton Interim Superintendent

Little Rock School District Associate Superintendent Marvin Burton has been selected to serve as interim superintendent when Dr. Morris Holmes' resignation goes into effect Friday, March 22.

Burton, who is the associate superintendent for secondary schools, has been with the District since 1989, having served as a teacher, assistant principal and principal. His role will be temporary while working as the lead member of a three-person transitional leadership team until superintendent designee Dr. Dexter Suggs arrives this summer.

The remaining members of the leadership team are Associate Superintendent of Accountability Dennis Glasgow and Chief Financial Officer Kelsey Bailey. Board president Diane Curry was given the authority by the Board to work with the team and to name an acting superintendent from among the three members.  The team will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations at LRSD with some guidance from Dr. Suggs.

 

Hall Warriors Visit Gibbs

On Friday, March 11, the Hall High Warriors and Hall High Lady Warriors visited students at Gibbs International Magnet School during the noon hour.

Head Coaches Jon Coleman and Selita Farr brought the teams including McDonald’s All Americans, Bobby Portis and Tyler Scaife, to talk with younger students about the importance of being a STUDENT athlete on any high school sports team. 

LRSD Celebrates “Theatre in our Schools” Month

March is Theatre in Our Schools month! LRSD has a proud history of providing drama opportunities for kindergarten though 12th grade students with drama programs in all five LRSD high schools and specialty programs in several middle and elementary schools. The Little Rock School District also offers more programs, productions, and courses than any surrounding school district.

According to Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, “Our children must be allowed to develop their unique skills, interests, and talents. Let’s give them that opportunity.”

Theatre arts are an essential part of every child’s education, encouraging young people to develop greater artistic literacy, inspiring life-long creativity and involvement with the arts. Drama based activities provide an invaluable outlet for self-expression. Studying drama is beneficial for students and increases their capabilities for conflict resolution, social development, community connection, empathy, and self-control, as well as their understanding of other subjects, including English, math, social studies, and physical education.

See more about the benefits of Theatre in Education: http://www.parkviewtheatre.com/why-theatre.html

Coming Soon to LRSD:
Central High School: High School Musical March 26th - 28th
Parkview Arts / Science Magnet High School: Hairspray April 5th – 7th
J.A. Fair High School: Bull in a China Shop by C.B. Gilford April11th -12th

LRSD Student Art Selected for Arts Center Exhibition

LRSD students from three elementary schools and one high school were selected as winners at the 52nd Young Arkansas Artists Exhibition. Washington Elementary fourth grader, Jalesa Humphrey and Little Rock Central eleventh grader, Zach Blair, were selected as “Best of Class” for their grade level. Carver Magnet Elementary Kindergartener, Andrew Daniel, and Wakefield Elementary third grader, Ricardo Alvarez, both received Honorable Mention recognition for their grade level.


This year’s awards reception will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 7th, in the Children's Theater, in conjunction with an Arts Center Family Festival.


BEST OF CLASS
Image #1 (top): Jalesa Humphrey—Washington Elementary (4th grade)
Image#2 : Zach Blair—Little Rock Central High (11th grade)

HONORABLE MENTION
Image #3 (bottom left): Andrew Daniel—Carver Magnet Elementary (Kindergarten)
Image#4 (bottom right): Ricardo Alvarez— Wakefield Elementary (3rd grade)

 

Pages