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Moms Matter Facebook Contest Extended with New Rules

Moms: Visit with your child’s teacher and enter our Facebook Contest to win an iPad mini and other great prizes!

NEW PHOTO RULES: Moms/female guardians enter by taking a photo with your child’s teacher in the classroom or taking a photo with you and your child doing an educational activity and uploading it to the Moms Matter Facebook Contest February 25- March 4. Moms are encouraged to meet with the child’s teacher by appointment.

PREFERRED ENTRY METHODS (FACEBOOK ): Please use the Moms Matter APP ( click on “use APP” button in profile pic, or Moms Matter icon under APPS section) or go to http://woobox.com/3hqtjz

Or use #LRSDmom on Twitter, Instagram (public profiles only) or the post pinned at the top of our Facebook page. #LRSDmom METHOD requires an email to communications@lrsd.org with the following information: 
1) Mom/Female guardian name 2) Twitter or Instagram handle used to enter contest in the subject line 3) mom’s email address to be used to invite winners to luncheon 4) valid phone number 5) school name

The iPad Mini goes to entry with the most votes. The top 50 are invited to a luncheon on Thursday, Mar. 12. PLEASE NOTE: Facebook and Instagram likes, Twitter re-tweest/favorites are not votes. One vote per Facebook user per day.
To vote or enter you must like the LRSD Facebook page.

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Photos and/or captions containing inappropriate content will be disqualified.  To be eligible for prizes moms/female guardians must have student(s) enrolled in the LRSD and follow all contest rules including entry method rules for #LRSDmom entries. The photo should be taken at the studen’ts school. The administrator reserves the right to remove entries and change entry and voting deadlines.

Congratulations LRCHS Science & Humanities Fair Winners

Nearly 400 science and humanities exhibits were judged on Friday, February 6 by 65 members of the community. Click here to see the full list of winners.

Photo: Rafael Estrella, 9th grade, senior division winner in Mathematical Sciences category.

Exhibits will be open to the public on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from noon - 4 p.m.

The Awards Ceremony will be on Monday, February 9.

LRSD Adult Education FAQs

Published by jackbgarvey on Wed, 02/04/2015 - 16:09

LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DISTRICT
ADULT EDUCATION
FAQs

 

Who may enroll?

Any adult 18 years or older who is not enrolled in a public K-12 school may attend.  Under special circumstances, persons 16 or 17 years of age may be enrolled in adult education/GED preparation classes in accordance with Arkansas Act 1659 of 2001 and Act 604 of 2003.

 

What is the cost?

There is NO COST for the classes.  Our adult education, GED preparation, and English as a Second Language classes are free and books are provided for classroom usage.

 

What classes are offered?

  • Adult Basic Education (ABE) – ABE classes are for students needing to improve basic reading, math, and language skills.
  • Adult Secondary Education (ASE) – ASE classes are for students preparing for the official GED® test in order to earn an Arkansas High School Diploma.
  • These classes are also open to adults who desire to strengthen their math and writing skills for post-secondary education and/or job training.
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) – ESL classes are for adults whose first language is not English.  The ESL classes focus on skills needed to develop the students’ English language communication skills based on the principles of second language acquisition.   Instructional practices target learning English in the four language acquisition areas of hearing (understanding), speaking, reading and writing English.
  • Computer-Assisted Instruction – Students enrolled in ABE, ASE, or ESL classes may supplement their instruction with our computer-assisted instruction classes.  Computer-assisted instruction utilizes various educational software and websites such as Rosetta Stone, Khan Academy, and Teknimedia.

Note:  All classes are taught by certified teachers.  An individualized learning plan is developed for each student.  Students work at their own pace in order to achieve academic success.

 

Where are the classes held?

Classes are held at our main center at 4800 West 26th Street in Little Rock and at various sites within the Little Rock area.  Please contact us at (501) 447-1850 for more information regarding current class locations.

 

When are classes offered?

Classes are offered throughout the calendar year.  During the traditional academic school year (August – May), classes are offered both day and evening.  Please contact us at (501) 447-1850 for more information regarding current class hours.

 

How can I enroll in Adult Education classes?

Enrollment in Adult Education is open enrollment and open exit.  Interested students may enroll at any time during the year.  The registration process consists of a short student intake form and completion of an appropriate entrance assessment.  Interested students should call us at (501) 447-1850 for more information regarding registration and testing hours.

 

Are GED testing services offered?

We are a Pearson Vue approved GED® Testing Center.  We offer GED™ Ready and Official GED® testing weekly at our main center at 4800 West 26th Street and by appointment only.  For more information regarding GED testing at our site, please contact us at (501) 447-1850.

 

Where can I obtain a copy of my GED® Transcript?

For information on how to request an official transcript or diploma, follow this link:

 

http://ace.arkansas.gov/adultEducation/programs/GED/Pages/default.aspx

 

LRSD Boasts a Historic Number of Presidential Scholars Program Candidates

The Little Rock School District is proud to announce that 13 of its students have been named candidates for the prestigious 2015 United States Presidential Scholars Program. This is perhaps the largest group of candidates that Little Rock Central High School has ever had and can be confirmed as the largest group within the last 20 years. It is far and above the largest group in the state of Arkansas and may, in fact, be among the largest groups from a single school in the entire recognition program this year. Our search revealed only 11 schools in the U.S. with more candidates. The second largest group of candidates in the state, four, can be found at two Arkansas high schools.

The 13 candidates, selected for their accomplishments in academic success, leadership and involvement in the community, are:

Trisha Bhattacharya
Chen-Bo Fang
Sherry T. Gao
Sarthak Garg
Clark M. Kennedy
Rachana Kombathulsa
Ray Li
Jace J. McPhershon
Matthew Ponder
Shruti M. Shah
Chandler J. Smith
Chuang Z. Tang
Jeong-Min Wui

Ultimately, one male and one female from each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will be selected. In 2014, both of Presidential Scholars for the state of Arkansas were Central High students: Abhilasha Gokulan and Alexander Zhang.

Parkview Delivers Alzheimer’s Poetry Project to VA Hospital

Nine members of Parkview Arts/Science Magnet High School’s creative writing class made the lives of about 15 elderly veterans just a little easier recently when they visited the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in North Little Rock and brought the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project with them to liven up their day.

High Profile Cloverdale Students

Eight Cloverdale Middle School students were chosen as the inaugural class of civilian cadets for Dr. Milton P. Crenchaw’s Training Academy and featured in the High Profile section of Sunday’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. (Photos provided by Helaine Williams/Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

The students were sworn in by Col. J. Dryjanski, USAF 314th Wing Commander; Col. K. Green, 314th Vice-Wing Commander; and Federal Judge Berlin Jones. Dr. Crenchaw personally spoke to the students during the evening. Cloverdale was also presented with the Milton P. Crenchaw Foundation Aviation Training Academy’s “Community Partnership Award.”

Milton Pitts Crenchaw, of the original Tuskegee Airmen, was one of the first African Americans in the country and the first from Arkansas to be trained by the federal government as a civilian licensed pilot. He trained hundreds of cadet pilots while at Alabama’s Tuskegee Institute in the 1940s and was the catalyst in starting the first successful flight program at Philander Smith College in Little Rock from 1947 to 1953. His combined service record extends for over forty years of federal service from 1941 to 1983 with the U.S. Army (in the Army Air Corps) and eventually the U.S. Air Force.

LRSD Statement in Response to State Board of Education Action

During a hearing Wednesday, the State Board of Education  voted to immediately remove the Little Rock School District Board of Directors, place the district under state authority, and appoint Dr. Dexter Suggs as interim superintendent of the nearly 25,000 student district.  The move comes in the wake of a series of meetings between the district and the State Board of  Education regarding six LRSD schools labeled as "academically distressed."

Following the meeting, Dr. Suggs issued a brief statement assuring parents and students that the focus would remain the same - that all children receive a quality education.  "We will continue to put children first, continue to move with a sense of urgency and continue to engage all sectors of the community.  It will take all of us working together to transform the Little Rock School District," he said.

Additionally, the State Board of Education issued this statement:

"The State Board of Education and the Arkansas Department of Education want to assure students, parents, and employees of the Little Rock School District that the district mission of providing educational opportunity for students will continue with district operations as scheduled. Buses will run, classes will be in session, lunch will be served, and the needs of the students will be met. The fundamental change in regard to the action taken by the State Board of Education is that the governance and the administration of the district will now be the responsibility of the Department of Education."

"We have a great deal of responsibility and there will be no excuses.  Failure will not be an option," Dr. Suggs added.

Dr. Suggs will hold a follow-up news conference Thursday morning.  We will provide additional information on the lrsd.org website and Facebook page. 

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