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Friday, September 20, 2019

Friday Highlights 9.20.19

Important Dates
September is: 

National School Success Month
Attendance Awareness Month
National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Friday, September 20, Registration deadline for October ACT

Monday, 23, Progress Reports (sent home/available online)
*******Tuesday, September 24, College Night, Metroplex 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Wednesday, September 25, Grandparents Day Facebook Sweepstakes ends

Monday, September 30, Superintendent’s Citation Program, LRSD Boardroom,
5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 2, School Custodian Appreciation Day
Thursday, October 3, Registration Deadline for November SAT
Friday, October 11, Grandparents Day Luncheon for Winners

(For Additional Dates - see LRSD Calendar or

Magnet Fair – October 12, 2019 at Park Plaza Mall


Souvenir Football Commemorates Last Game

Some lucky fans will be taking home a souvenir football following tonight’s game between McClellan and J.A. Fair.  It's the last time these two teams will meet during the football season.  Don't miss this exciting showcase!  Tonight - 7 p.m. - McClellan Home Field

Future Gryphons Checking out Their New Digs

Students, teachers and LRSD officials got a sneak peek at the newly constructed Southwest High School. A group of incoming students were on hand to see their “new home.” The school is scheduled to open in August 2020. #LRSDPowerofUS

No Debate about Winning LRCH Team Members!

The LRCH Debate recently traveled to the University of Kentucky at Lexington for the 2019 National Debate Season Opener where Seniors Sakshi Garg and Valorie Lam earned their first bid to to Tournament of Champions of the 2019-2020 season!  Garg and Lam finished preliminary rounds with a 4-2 record in a pool of 77 teams, and defeated Alpharetta (GA) in the Double-Octafinals round, ADL (International) in the Octafinals round, and Cypress Bay (FL) in the Quarterfinals round. They finished their amazing run at in the Final Four (Semifinals) in a close 2-1 decision to a second Alpharetta team and eventual tournament champions. 

This is the start of what is certain to be a historic season for Garg and Lam, who were vying for  their second bid last weekend at the Greenhill Fall Classic in Addison, TX. 

Additionally, LRCH advanced Sophomore Joe Rhee and Junior Abdullah Ahmed to the Double-Octafinals round, where they faced off with the formidable Montgomery Bell Academy (TN) in a hard fought 2-1 round. 

Junior Nicole Doris earned a speaker award, placing 13th out of 154 individual speakers.  Congrats to these awesome students!

Dunbar Students Hoping to Cash in at Stock Market Games

Dunbar Magnet Middle School is partnered with Rotary Club 99. Recently, Dr. William Delsa’s 6th and 7th grade classes were instructed on playing The Stock Market Game by Rotary member, Mr. Joel Amaro, a stockbroker with Raymond James. He explained the duties of a stockbroker, as well as advised students on investing in the stock market. Other Rotary Club members will be assisting Dunbar in Dr. Delsa’s classroom throughout the year to assist students in managing their stock portfolios.

Students Enjoy Picnic with the Bears!
Photo above depicts Washington PreK 3 and Prek 4 Annual Teddy Bear Picnic, featuring Brian and Terri Kinder. 

Governor Proclaims Corn Month

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, Tonya Sproles-Counselor (right), and Ruby Stewart-Brown-PreK Teacher attending the signing of Governor's Proclamation of October as Arkansas Corn Month.

Join the Feet to the Seat Community Walk/Activities

Remember, tomorrow, all LRSD schools are encouraged to participate in the District-wide Community Walk/School Events to promote school attendance.  That's when we'll be taking our #FeettotheStreet!  Be sure to post photos of your activities using all of these hashtags:  #LRSDPowerofUS, #LRSDFeettotheSeat, #LRSDFeettotheStreet


Winners not shown here, but these LRSD ladies from Dodd, Central, Admin, and Baseline enjoyed the Educator's Reception hosted by Dillard's last weekend!  A teacher from Brady won a $300 gift card while a teacher from Dodd won a $200 gift card.  We'll keep you posted for the next event.

New Winners Lunch Date - Friday, October 11th   

Don't forget to post your great photos with your fav grandparent poses!
Grandparents could be enjoying lunch with Supt. Mike Poore!  New lunch date, October 11th!

In the Community...

FREE September Music Series – Jazz in the Park on Wednesdays – 6-8 PM

River Market Area
Next Week Features Rodney Block

All the great information below comes to you from LR Family:


Duck Duck Goose at the Arkansas State Fairgrounds
"Peter Pan" Screenings at Movie Tavern


Thea Paves the Way at the Clinton Center Grounds: Groups will donate their creativity to design artwork on sidewalks, using chalk.  8 - noon.  FREE but must register online to reserve a spot. 
Breakfast with the Cheetas at the Little Rock Zoo:  VIP experience up close and personal with cheetahs, Oscar and Boomer  - 8:30 - 10 a.m.  
ACANSA Children's Art Day at Hillary Rodham Clinton Children's Library: Visit the library for crafts and improv workshops hosted by the Arkansas Arts Center, coloring with Jane Hankins, storytime with KTHV's Craig O'Neill, and more!  - 10- 1
Barnaroo at Heifer Village and Urban Farm: Celebration of international transFARMations - hands-on crafts for kids and adults, engage in international activities, 10-2  FREE Admission!
Turkish Food Fest at the Raindrop Foundation: Enjoy Mediterranean and central Asian cuisine 11 - 6FREE admission!
Running of the Bulls Fun Run in East Village: No live animals, the encierro, or bull run.  This event will have horned members of central Arkansas' roller derby league chasing runners down the street with proceeds benefiting Family Promise of Pulaski County. Registration is $15 for kids and $35 for adults. 3 p.m.
Main Street Food Truck Festival: Downtown Little Rock. 11-6 , features 50 food trucks with every kind of cuisine imaginable.  
Arkansas Peace Fest at Central High School: From 2-4 p.m. enjoy arts, crafts, food, music and fun aimed at kids ages 1-12.. FREE!