6 LRSD Schools Recognized as Most Improved Schools (2009 to 2014)

The Office of Education Policy at the University of Arkansas recognized five LRSD schools in its Outstanding Educational Performance Awards: Highlighting High Achieving Arkansas Schools, which recognized the most improved schools from 2009 to 2014 based on Benchmark and End-of-Course (EOC) exams. LRSD is proud to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of students and faculty at the following schools:

1. Wilson Elementary School — Ranked 4th in the state and 3rd in Central Arkansas in Mathematics with an improvement from 40% Proficient/Advanced to 63% and  3rd in the state in Literacy with an improvement from 58% Proficient/Advanced to 87%

2. Terry Elementary School — Ranked 9th in the state and 5th in Central Arkansas in Mathematics with an improvement from 62% Proficient/Advanced to 80%

3. J.A. Fair High School — Ranked 10th in the state and 4th in Central Arkansas for EOC Algebra with an improvement from 20% Proficient/Advanced to 42%

4. Mabelvale Middle School — Ranked 3rd in the state and 2nd in Central Arkansas for EOC Algebra with an improvement from 86% Proficient/Advanced to 100%

5. Henderson Middle School — Ranked 8th in the state and 4th in Central Arkansas for EOC Algebra with an improvement from 79% Proficient/Advanced to 86%

6. Central High School — Ranked 2nd in Central Arkansas for Grade 11 Literacy with an improvement from 64% Proficient/Advanced to 79%

To view the full report, click here.

LRSD Budget Efficiency Advisory Committee Members Announced

In a joint announcement Friday, February 27, 2015,  Interim Little Rock School District Superintendent Dr. Dexter Suggs and long-time education advocate Baker Kurrus shared the names of members of the newly established LRSD Budget Efficiency Advisory Committee. Under the direction of Kurrus, who was appointed by Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Tony Wood, these members will be charged with assisting the District in a review of its finances and developing a plan to achieve long-term stability. Members are:

Roger Ball
Baker Kurrus
Bruce Moore
Peggy Nabors
Bobby Roberts
Verma Simmons
Steve Strickland

Committee members will also make recommendations to the Superintendent of the Little Rock School District and the Arkansas Commissioner of Education (acting in the role of school board), which are designed to balance the Little Rock School District budget in support of the District's long-term financial stability.   The committee will endeavor to recommend actions which allow the District to meet its goals as outlined in its Strategic Plan.

LRSD Teacher Named 2014-2015 Milken Educator

Carman McBride was in for a major surprise this morning – a surprise worth $25,000 and the honor of being named one of the best teachers in the country.

An Environmental and Spatial Technology (EAST) facilitator for grades three through five at Don R. Roberts Elementary School in the Little Rock School District, McBride was named a 2014-2015 Milken Educator at a surprise event today. As a Milken Educator, McBride receives a $25,000 check from the Milken Family Foundation.

"The biggest key to a good education is a dedicated teacher," Gov. Asa Hutchinson said. "The right teacher makes a difference in a student’s life every day, long after that student has left the classroom. If you’ve been blessed with a great teacher, and I have, you never forget them. I know that our honoree today will be remembered most by the folks who matter most to her — her students."

“Ms. McBride is honored for her dedication and passion for teaching,” said Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Tony Wood. “From high student test scores to community projects, Ms. McBride’s achievements are outstanding. She approaches each day with a commitment to ensuring all of her students receive a quality education and positively impact their school and community.”

Prior to serving as an EAST facilitator, McBride was a fourth-grade teacher at Don Roberts from 2010 to 2013. She is a National Board Certified Teacher, a Pathwise-trained mentor and was named the school’s 2010-2011 Teacher of the Year.

Before joining the staff at Don Roberts, McBride was a fourth-grade teacher at College Hill Elementary School in Texarkana for two years, where she was certified in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme.

She received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Texas A&M University in Texarkana, Texas, in December 2007 and is currently working on a Master of Education at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia.

“We are proud to join the Milken Foundation in honoring the exceptional work of Don Roberts Elementary School Teacher Carman McBride,” said Little Rock School District Interim Superintendent Dr. Dexter Suggs, a 2007 Milken Educator. “Ms. McBride represents the caliber of educator we all want our children to encounter. She works tirelessly to not only challenge her students, but to inspire them to perform at the highest level. We are fortunate to have her as a member of the LRSD family and wish Ms. McBride continued success.”

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
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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.

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