Blue Ribbon and Centennial Celebrations Continue for Forest Park

Forest Park Elementary School has earned another mark of distinction - landing in the Educator's Spotlight in the national publication Extradordinary Educators.  The article focuses on the Accelerated Reader and Star Reading programs as critical components of the school's and students' success.

In the article, Forest Park Library Media Specialist Michelle Graves is quoted as saying, " Students who read books within their Star-specified reading ranges, and who take AR Quizzes, expand their vocabulary and strengthen their comprehension skills." "This is evident in our test scores," she added.   

To read  this interesting story that celebrates Forest Park, its students and staff, click on the link below.

Legal Advertisement - School Board Vacancy


Persons interested in representing Zone 6 on the Little Rock School District Board of Directors are invited to apply to serve until the next school election in September 2013.  Applicants must be a resident of Zone 6 of the LRSD and registered to vote in Pulaski County.

The appointee will serve until school elections in September 2013.  The appointee may choose to run for the position on the Board at that time, and if elected would serve the remainder of the unexpired term for Zone 6 (September 2015).

In Memory of Michael "Pete" Peterson

Family, friends and colleagues said farewell to Michael Peterson, LRSD Board member and former educator, during a memorial service Friday at St. Mark Baptist Church in Little Rock.  Peterson attended school in the District and subsequently worked for LRSD for 38 years.  Peterson was 63. 

Zsuzsanna Diamond Receives 2012 Milken Educators Award

Zsuzsanna Diamond was surprised to learn on Monday, Oct. 29 that she was selected as a 2012 Milken Educator Award. Shortly after lunch, Governor Mike Beebe, Dr. Tom Kimbrell, Commissioner of Education, and Dr. Gary Stark of the Milken Family Foundation greeted her in the cafeteria of Otter Creek Elementary with a $25,000 check.

Diamond teaches fourth grade at Otter Creek Elementary. Educated in Hungrary, Diamond has been teaching in the Little Rock School District for five years. She is recognized around the district as a passionate and creative educator with a special talent for connecting with kids. Her ability to foster an open, community type classroom environment has proven effective for students and has earned her the respect of her colleagues. In 2011, Diamond was selected as one of ten participants from LRSD to attend the Exxon Mobil-Mickelson Math and Science Institute.


Announcing the Upcoming Middle School Listening Tour For Teachers Only

We want to hear from you!

As we assess our Middle School Initiative progress, we would like to invite all middle school teachers to attend a “town hall” type meeting at your school so that we can listen to you and learn from your feedback. 

Gene Williams selected to Teach at Qatar University ExxonMobil Teachers Academy

Gene Williams, K-5 Science Lab Instructor at Carver Magnet Elementary, has been selected to teach Math and Science at the Qatar University ExxonMobil Teachers Academy for the next three summers. Qatar is a sovereign Arab state, located in Western Asia.  In 2008, Williams participated in the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy; the following year, he was invited to join the faculty.  

National Red Ribbon Campaign Celebrated October 23-31, 2012

The 2012 National Red Ribbon Campaign is scheduled for October 23-31, 2012. The Little Rock School District, in partnership with several community-based organizations, is sponsoring our Annual Red Ribbon Week Rally. The Rally has been scheduled for Thursday, October 25, 2012 at the Riverfront Amphitheater from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. This year’s Red Ribbon Week theme is “The Best Me is Drug Free”.

Congratulations to Dianne Curry

Congratulations to Dianne Curry - winner of another term on the Little Rock School District Board. Curry was re-elected to her seat in Zone 7, surviving a runoff challenge by Tanya Dixon. Zone 7 encompasses areas of Southwest Little Rock. The unofficial results were Curry, 333; Dixon, 262.

There are two new board members who were sworn in last week: Zone 6 winner, Michael Peterson and Zone 3 winner, Leslie Fisken. Photos of the swearing-in ceremony can be found in a posting on LRSD's FACEBBOOK page.