Lady Tiger Named LRSD Athlete of the Month

Central's Kiara Williams, LRSD Athlete of the Month

When her parents told Little Rock Central High junior Kiara Williams to shoot for the moon, she did.  This talented young basketball player has represented her school and team well, earning the highly coveted Downtown Tipoff Club's Arvest Outstanding Player award.  A 6' forward,  Kiara is a well-respected member of Central's Girls basketball team, averaging 14 points per game and giving her the distinction of being one of  the best players in the state.  She can now add the designation of being named LRSD Athlete of the Month for January. 

Board Unanimously Approves Proposed Facilities Plan

In a unanimous vote during Thursday night’s board meeting, the Little Rock School District Board of Directors approved the formation of a Millage Committee and the administration's proposed list of improvements.

Booker Educator Named One of Four Amazing Educators

Courtesy of Little Rock Family Magazine

Fueled by her deep love for teaching and education, Booker Arts Magnet Elementary teacher Dixie Fair, has been in the classroom for almost 28 years. For her commitment, Fair was recently named an “Amazing Educator” by Little Rock Family Magazine – one of only four to receive the coveted recognition.

Follow These Tips to Prevent the Flu

The Little Rock School District would like to provide you with tips to help keep your family healthy during flu season. While the district is not experiencing any issues related to the flu, in light of recent health developments across the country, you may want to review the following health tips. The best protection against the flu is getting a flu shot every year. Health officials remind us of these four tips, which if practiced daily are the best defense to keep yourself and your family well:

  1. wash your hands frequently
  2. use a tissue to cover your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing; if a tissue is not available cough/sneeze into your arm not your hands
  3. avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  4. avoid physical contact with anyone who displays symptoms

New Public Education Foundation Members Introduced at Board Meeting

The new board members of the Public Education Foundation (PEF) were introduced at the December 18, 2014 LRSD school board meeting.  Foundation members will work closely with the district to provide support for students and staff. 

In addition to promoting a number of initiatives aimed at increasing the academic performance of our students, the PEF is also responsible for the introduction of an annual signature event known as "Academic Signing Day" - similar to athletic signing days, but focuses on the academic success of the district's students. 

2014-2015 Testing Schedule

Please be advised of the following test dates:

Dates                                                    Assessment
December 15-19                                  Math (grade 2)
January 20-21                                      Mid-Year EOC Biology Exam
January 20-23                                      Math (grades 3- 5)
January 26-30                                      Literacy (grades 3- 5)
TBD                                                        Math and Literacy (grades 6-11)
January 26-March 6                            NAEP Assessment for selected schools
March 3                                                 ACT Exam (grade 11)
March 9-11                                           PARCC Performance Based Assessments (grades 3-8)
March 11-17                                         PARCC Performance Based Assessments (grades 9-10 & EOC)
March 16-May 1                                   English Language Development Assessment
March 5-6                                             Science Alternate Portfolios Due (grades 5, 7, & 10)
March 30-May 15                                 National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC)
                                                                Alternate Assessment (grades 3-8 & 11)
April 7-9                                                Iowa Test of Basic Skills (grades 1-2)
April 14-15                                            Benchmark Science Exam (grades 5 & 7)
April 28-29                                            EOC Biology Exam
April 29- April 30                                  PARCC End Of Year Assessments (grades 3-8)
April 30-May 6                                      PARCC End Of Year Assessments (grades 9-10 & EOC)

Tips You Can Use to Help Your Child Have a Successful Testing Experience!
Make sure your child . . .

  1. Gets plenty of rest the night before the test.
  2. Eats a good breakfast the day of the test.
  3. Feels confident about taking the test because of constant encouragement from you.
  4. Is present everyday during testing.
  5. Has a pleasant home environment free of unnecessary stressors.
  6. Knows you’re thinking about him/her as you wish him/her good luck as he/she leaves for school.

Six LRSD Elementary Schools Named Reward Schools for 2014

 

LRSD Top 10% Schools
Forest Park Elementary School: $36,783.69
Gibbs Magnet School of International Studies and Foreign Languages: $23,580
Roberts Elementary School: $81,577.38
Terry Elementary School: $33,239.77
Williams Traditional Magnet Elementary School: $36,630

LRSD Top 20% School
Jefferson Elementary School: $18,382.80

Three LRSD Secondary Schools Lauded for “Beating the Odds”

The Office of Education Policy (OEP) recognized Dunbar Magnet Middle School and J.A. Fair and McClellan High Schools as “High Achieving Schools Serving Low-Income Communities” for student performance on various math and science End-of-Course (EOC) exams.

The Little Rock School District proudly salutes the students and staff at Dunbar, Fair and McClellan for beating the odds and being recognized as “High Achieving Schools Serving Low-Income Communities.”

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