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VIPS Awards 2012
Click here to list of 2012 award nominees!
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ViPS "An Evening for the Stars" volunteer reception was held on April 17th at the Holiday Inn Airport. The 30th annual event was held to celebrate the hard-working volunteers, employees, and supporters of the Little Rock School District.
Dr. Morris Holmes, superintendent of schools, was presented a mock check by the ViPS Board of Directors President WJ Monagle in the amount of $17 million which represents the value of 815,069 hours of volunteer time reported during the 2011-2012 school year.
Lawrence Hamilton emceed the awards portion of the program
Lori Conley was recognized with the 2012 Jane Mendel Award, the district's highest distinction in recognition of volunteer service.
The following awards were presented:
Jane Mendel Award:
Hamilton Helpers, students for HLA
Partners in Education Award:
St. Vincent Health System
Community Resource Award:
Jr. League of Little Rock
Stellar Employee Award:
Pat Riley Jr.
Fred W. Smith
Parent Involvement Award:
Community School Volunteer Award:
Family School Volunteer:
10+ Award. Bale Elementary, Dodd Elementary, Meadowcliff Elementary, Otter Creek Elementary, Terry Elementary, Wakefield Elementary, Watson Elementary and Wilson Elementary schools, Dunbar Middle School, McClellan and Parkview high schools.
20+ Award: Accelerated Learning Center, Franklin Elementary and Stephens Elementary schools and Mabelvale Middle School.
30+ Award: Woodruff Early Childhood Center and Fair Park Early Childhood Center; Western Hills Elementary School, Mann Middle School and Hall High School.
Pulaski Heights Middle School was the top performer for middle school level and a 30+ Award winner. Janis Thibault, ViPS rep
40+ Award: Chicot Primary and Central High School
Central High School was the top performer for the high school level and a 40+ Award winner. Allison Ingram, ViPS rep
50+ Award: Gibbs Elementary, McDermott Elementary and Roberts Elementary and Williams Elementary schools.
60+ Award: Brady Elementary, Fulbright Elementary, Jefferson Elementary and King Elementary schools.
70+ Award: Booker Elementary and Pulaski Heights Elementary schools.
90+ Award: Forest Park Elementary
100+ Award: Carver Elementary School
Carver Elementary School is the top performer for the elementary school level. It is also the first school to ever achieve 100+. Ginny Belotti, ViPS rep