Weather Make-up Days

As a result of missed days due to inclement weather, the last day of school for Little Rock School District students will be Wednesday, June 11, 2014.  Semester exams will be held the last four (4) days that students attend school.

Arkansas and LRSD Lead the Nation in Efforts to End Childhood Hunger

 

Today, Academy Award-winning actor Jeff Bridges saluted LRSD efforts to end childhood hunger while helping to launch “1 Million More: No Kid Hungry National Breakfast Challenge.” 

 

“Eating a healthy breakfast dramatically changes kids’ lives,” said Jeff Bridges, national spokesperson for the No Kid Hungry campaign while visiting Stephens Elementary School. “Too many kids are starting the day too hungry to learn. Today we’re challenging the nation to join us in a million more children to breakfast in the classroom in the next two years.”

 

The Arkansas No Kid Hungry campaign, which includes Share Our Strength, Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, and Governor Mike Beebe, launched in October 2010. The campaign is ending childhood hunger in Arkansas by connecting kids with the healthy food they need where they learn, play, and live.

 

LEARN: Success = Breakfast after the Bell
Arkansas and the Little Rock School District are leading the charge to make sure all kids start their day with a healthy school breakfast.

Arkansas is one of the top 10 states in the nation increasing school breakfast participation among low-income students.

737,359: The number of additional school breakfasts Arkansas served to kids who need them in 2013

1.5 million: The number of additional school breakfasts Served in Arkansas since the start of the No Kid Hungry campaign.

 

The Impact: School breakfast in linked to long-term impacts like greater academic achievement, improved health and stronger economic potential. According to 2013 research from the consulting firm Deloitte (“Ending Childhood Hunger: A Social Impact Analysis”), connecting 70% of eligible school kids in Arkansas to school breakfast lead to:

38,789 additional days of school attended per year;

25,860 students with better math scores per year;

6,465 additional high school graduates out of the current crop of
elementary school students.

 

Arkansas: Number One in the Nation in Boosting Summer Meals

When school is out, kids are even more vulnerable to hunger.  Arkansas and the Little Rock School District are leading the country in efforts to connect eligible kids to free, healthy meals over the summer. According to preliminary 2013 USDA data, Arkansas had the largest increased in summer meals served of any state in the country.

1.6 million: The number of additional summer meals served to kids who needed them during the summer of 2013. (The total number of meals served was an estimated 4 million.) That increases accounts for nearly a quarter of the overall national increase in summer meals last year.

2.1 million: The number of additional summer meals served to kids who need them in Arkansas since the start of the No Kid Hunger campaign,

 

The Impact: While we’re helping to connect more kids to summer meals, the No Kid Hungry campaign will also work with the USDA to facilitate planning in six other states to translate the success in Arkansas and the Little Rock School District around the nation.

 

LRSD Destination Imagination Students Take Top Honors

Four teams from Dunbar Magnet Middle School (DMMS) placed first in their respective challenges at the Arkansas Destination Imagination (DI) Northern Regional Tournament in Greenbrier on Saturday, March 1. Students from Horace Mann Magnet Middle School participated on two of the Dunbar teams.

The DMMS teams competed in the Technical, Scientific, Structural and Project Outreach challenges. Congratulations to the student teams and their volunteer team managers, who will compete at the state level on April 5 in Little Rock at Forest Heights. Teams placing first at the state tournament qualify for the global finals in May in Knoxville, Tenn.

LRSD Reading Initiative 2014-2015

Little Rock School District Reading Initiative 2014-2015
Supporting LRSD Goal of All Students Reading Proficiently by the end of 3rd Grade

The New Little Rock School District's plan for reading teachers is intended to meet the needs of struggling students by providing an extension of research-based LRSD Elementary Literacy Integrated Core Curriculum.  The plan for LRSD reading teachers isn't new; it is an extension of the core curriculum and instructional design for elementary literacy. Through extension of the core curriculum, reading teachers will work with groups of students with similar needs to improve literacy performance and achievement.

Parkview Captures Top Spots at the 2014 Arkansas Mock Trial Championships

Parkview Debate and Acting students captured first and second place at the Arkansas Mock Trial Championships sponsored by The Arkansas Bar Association.   The varsity Blue Team racked up nine wins and no losses to earn a spot in the championship round.  The junior varsity Red Team garnered eight wins to only one loss, and defeated the defending state champions to land in the finals.  In a 2-1 ballot decision by a jury of Arkansas Bar Association members, the decision went to the Blue Team.  Those students will represent Arkansas at the National Mock Trial Championships in Madison, WI May 7-11.  


STATE CHAMPS: Front Row: Melissa Vachon (10);  Melody Garrett (11);  Hannah Burdette (11); Arkansas Bar Association President, Jim Simpson;  Claire Frueauff (12); Colin Boyd (12).  Second Row: Deborah Rookey (12), Luke Kim (12), Ramzee Williams (12)

STATE TEAMS: Bottom Row: Jordan Borst (11), Jordan McElroy (11),  Second Row: Andres Rodriquez (10); Leila Kerr (12); Billie Harmon (12); Melody Garrett (11); Hannah Burdette (11); Jim Simpson, Arkansas Bar Association President; Claire Frueauff( 12); Lexi Baltzley( 12); Josie Efird (11) Third Row: Deborah Rookey (12), Melissa Vachon (10), Colin Boyd (12), Sean Anderson (11). Top Row: Luke Kim, Ramzee Williams(12).

 

Central SECME Students 5X Champs!

For the 5th year in a row LRCH’S SECME students have won the State Championship in the Technology Student Association TEAMS Competition. For the 2nd year in a row the 9th and 10th grade team are the State Champions. The 9-10th grade team emerged as winners after six rounds of overtime! Both teams will be invited to the Best in the Nation Competition to be held in Washington D.C. from June 27-July 1, this summer.

Top Photo: Central TSA11-12 L to R: Kent Moore Sponsor, Ester Wui, Jacob Oldham, Nathaniel Ji, Zen Tang, Avinash Arulmurugu, Dhruba Dasgupta, Sherry Gao, Rysa Wass, Patrick Foley-Sponsor

Bottom Photo: Central TSA9-10 L to R: Kent Moore-Sponsor, Burhan Sarwar, Andrew He, Kwuang Tang, Nivetha Srini, Alex Wang, Angela Wang, Cindy Ye, Evelyn Berleant, Patrick Foley-Sponsor

About SECME
SECME was established in 1975 as the Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering by the Engineering Deans at six Southeastern universities: University of Alabama, University of Florida, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of South Carolina, University of Tennessee and Tuskegee Institute now Tuskegee University. In 1997, the name was changed to SECME Inc.to better represent the territories we serve today, which extend to schools, universities, science- and technology-based business and industry, and public and private agencies in 17 states (from New York to Arizona),the District of Columbia, and Grand Bahama.

SECME Mission: To increase the pool of historically underrepresented and under-served students who will be prepared to enter and complete post-secondary studies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); thus creating a diverse and globally competitive workforce.

Congratulations to all of the Moms Matter Winners!

Ramona Turner McGee took first place with 263 votes and will receive an iPad mini! The top 50 moms will all be invited to the Boulevard Bread Company Moms Matter Luncheon with Superintendent Dr. Dexter Suggs on Thursday, February 27, 2014. Winners will enjoy delicious sandwiches from Boulevard Bread Company and a gift bag!  Click here to access the gallery and enjoy the inspirational messages.

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