ViPS turns 40!

Four decades of service – that’s what the Little Rock School District’s Volunteers in Public Schools (ViPS) will celebrate during this year’s “A Evening for the Stars” reception, April 16th at the Airport Holiday Inn. The event will honor schools, volunteers, and businesses with outstanding volunteer involvement.   A special award established by ViPS in honor of the program’s founder, Jane Mendel, will be presented to a volunteer who has provided an exceptional level of district-wide service.
The event is free and open to anyone who volunteers with the Little Rock School District. Reservations can be made by calling ViPS at 447-4450 or click here to make reservations online.
LRSD would like to send out a big thank you to all volunteers –you truly make a difference!


2013 Arkansas Science and Engineering Fair Results

The results are in for the 2013 Arkansas Science and Engineering Fair, sponsored by Southwest Energy, and the Central High Science Fair team has won 2nd place overall. Team first place honors went to the winning team of Dana Abulez and Devyani Shekawat from Central. Individual first place winners from Central were Ayush Saraswat in the computer science category and Dhruba Dasgupta in the energy and transport category. Osvaldo Cossio of Parkview won first place in the biochemistry category.

Click here to view the complete list of winners (LRSD winners highlighted in yellow). Students won nearly $15,000 in cash prizes and another $15,000 to pay for travel to compete at the International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Arizona next month.

Don't Forget - Tuesday, April 30th is the Last Day for Artistry in the Rock and the 7pm Faculty Jazz Performance

By Jasmine Pourhosseini

LRSD students and faculty are eagerly preparing for the third annual Artistry in the Rock (AITR), April 28-30, to showcase the many creative talents our district has to offer during three days of dramatic and musical performances and a visual arts exhibition.  The event has been expanded one day to include a jazz reception for adults featuring a LRSD Faculty Jazz Ensemble and a Jazz Trio on April 30.