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Friday, May 17, 2019

Friday Highlights - May 17, 2019

May is:
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
National Mental Health Awareness
Lupus Assault Awareness
Better Speech and Hearing Month


Sunday, May 19 - Baccalaureate All High Schools

Monday, May 20 - Final Exams; Senior Exams;
Academic Signing Day


Tuesday, May 21 - Final Exams; McClellan Graduation 6pm - Verizon Arena; Parkview Graduation 8:30pm - Verizon Arena


Wednesday, May 22 - Final Exams; Hall Graduation 6pm - Verizon Arena; J.A. Fair Graduation 8:30pm - Verizpn Arena


Thursday, May 23 -  Last Day of School for Students; Central Graduation 6pm - Verizon Arena


Friday, May 24 - Teacher Record/Work Day; Last Day for Teachers


Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day - Offices Closed


Tuesday, May 28 - LREA Executive Board Meeting 5pm

Thursday, May 30 - Report Cards sent home/available online



Highlights and Events
                                                                                                           


2019 LRSD Teacher of the Year

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Congratulations to the 2019 LRSD Teachers of the Year! Jeff Whitlow, Roberts Elementary was named top teacher and recipient of the Marian G. Lacey Educator of the Year Award.


Stella Cameron, Central, was named High School Teacher of the Year; Carolyn Johnson-Powell, Mann, was selected as Middle School Teacher of the Year; and Jessica Sanders, Gibbs, earned the Elementary Teacher of the Year award.

Educators enjoyed a gala in their honor, thanks to generous sponsors.
First Student returned as the Presenting Sponsor, with Bank of America, VALIC,  LREA, Nabholz, WillSub, and Hiland Dairy back again in successive years.  Dell, Magna IV, and Knowledge Tree were in-kind sponsors.  


Here are all the campus level winners:


















We won't call any names but  his initials are M.P. and it looks like someone was having a
 little TOY-fun!




9 LRSD Teams Make Globals


Half of the 18 Arkansas teams who qualified for Destination Imagination Globals in Kansas City, Missouri are from LRSD! Whoo-hoo!  Schools representing LRSD:  Gibbs, Roberts, Dunbar, Mann, Parkview, and Central.  They leave Wednesday mornng, but it you'd like to make a donation toward their trip, contact LRSD's Gifted and Talented Program - 447-3390. Let's bring home some medals, LRSD


Four LRSD Teams Win Big at Stock Market Games

C We are proud of our students/teams who partipated in the Stock Market Game, sponsored by Economics Arkansas.  Several "big" winners (pictured above) were honored at a luncheon this week with Walmart CEO,  Doug mcMillon.



Congrats to the 2019 J.A. Fair Academic All-Star Team!

NARIAH SAMUELS-3.3-SOFTBALL/CHEER/BASKETBALL/VB
OMARIA LEON-3.6-SOFTBALL/CHEER/VB
KEVIN BLOOD-3.5-FB/TRACK
DAJUAN ROBINSON-3.0-FB/TRACK
SHARON HUDSON-4.0-CHEER
IILEXIS WILLIAMS-3.7-CHEER
AMIA DOSS-3.8-CHEER/VB
BRIONNA PULLIAM-4.0-CHEER
MARC'KIANA CANNON-3.8-CHEER
JADA EVANS-3.6-CHEER/BASKETBALL/VB
LAURYN TUCKER-3.1-VB
AHLIA WILLIAMS-3.8-DANCE
SYDNI DAVIS-3.5-DANCE
CHA'MIAYA ROBINSON-3.3-DANCE
KENNEDY HALL-3.4-DANCE
GLORIA SCOTT-3.5-DANCE
PAIGE POINDEXTER-4.0-DANCE
LEXIE HUBBARD-4.1-DANCE
TRINTY THOMPSON-3.5-DANCE
TEIONA MILLEN-3.8-DANCE
ERLON BOOSE-4.2-BASKETBALL (BOY MVP)
JAMISON BRACY-3.0-BASKETBALL
BRAYLON HAYNIE-3.4-BASKETBALL
KHYJUAN GILBERT-3.4-BASKETBALL
JILLIAN JONES-3.7-BASKETBALL/SOCCER
JALAYA AVERY-3.8-BASKETBALL
JOBANA RODRIQUEZ-4.2-VB (GIRL MVP)
SHADAYAH HOOKS-3.8-VB
VICTORIA HARRIS-DOVE-4.0-VB
NAKIKA PERKINS-3.5-VB
JAMIA HOWARD-3.5-VB
MACKENZIE EVANS-4.1-VB
LANAYSHA BROWN-4.0-VB
DAVIONA WESTON-3.3-VB
GABBY JENKINS-3.8-VB
ROMIAH TURNER-3.3-CHEER


Pinnacle View Students Launch 
Kindness Campaign Saturday, May 18


Rockefeller Wins Elementary Volleyball Championship!
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Rockefeller and Mabelvale Elementary teams spiked it out for the title of Elementary Volleyball Champs. After an intense 25 minutes, Rockefeller took home the championship. Great game by both schools. Lots of talent on each team! Great job, students!





10 Dunbar Magnet Students Score in the 95th Percentile on National Spanish Exam

Over 146,000 students took the National Spanish Exam in the United States this year.  Out of that number, 1,635 students scored in the 95th percentile.  Twenty of those students who scored in the 95th percentile are from Arkansas and out of those 20, 10 students are from Dunbar Magnet Middle School.  Dunbar students in Mrs. Robin Kratzke’s Spanish 1 and Spanish 2 classes scored exceptionally well.  These Dunbar students earned 10 gold, 8 silver, and 5 bronze medals and thousands of dollars worth of scholarships were received. 



Eighth grade Spanish 2 student, Carla Servin, scored a PERFECT 100% on the National Spanish Exam.  Way to go, Carla!!!
Jefferson Runners Recognized for Marathon Participation
Way to go Jefferson!  They had the most students to participate in the LR Marathon this year.



Graduation Ceremonies Bag Policy Reminder: 


The above information will be particularly important as we approach graduation season.  In the spirit of cooperation, we are requesting that you familiarize yourselves with the security measures in place at Verizon Arena.  Knowing these rules in advance, and following them,will help ensure an enjoyable experience for all who plan to attend LRSD graduation ceremonies.  These requirements apply to everyone who enters the Verizon site.

Please help us adhere to the rules set by the arena, and those established by schools for our students' special day.  Thank you in advance for your support.


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Congrats to King Elementary for the winning entry in the 75th Birthday celebration for Smokey the Bear!

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What the party looks like:


Arkansas Forestry Commission
And the winning classes of the Smokey Bear 75th birthday Shoutout contest are.......
FBC Warren Christian School (K-3), Warren
McHorse Christian Academy (Pre-K), Lockesburg
Bradley Elementary School (4), Bradley
Langston Leadership Academy (K&4), Hot Springs
Holcomb Elementary School (K&1), Fayetteville
Martin Luther King Elementary (2-5), Little Rock
Alma Spikes Elementary School (2), Pocahontas
Congratulations to the winners of the contest and thank you to all the classes that sent in videos, SmokeyBear has enjoyed every one of them.#SmokeyBear75


In the Community....
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This Weekend! Click on link above to be redirected to Greek Food Fest website.








Kylish day

Made in America: Vintage Film Posters from the Ron Robinson Collection
The Galleries at Library Square
401 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, AR, 72201
Pricing: Free
Ends May 25, 2019


45th Annual Little Rock Farmers' Market

River Market Pavilions
400 River Market Ave., Little Rock, AR, 72201
Pricing: Free admission
Now until September 28, 2019


Movies in the Park is BACK!!!
Movies in the Park - Thor: Ragnarok

Little Rock's summer Movies in the Park series returns like a thunderclap with Thor: Ragnarok Wednesday, June 5 at sunset - approximately 8:30 p.m.

This year's lineup includes:
June 5 - Thor: Ragnarok
June 12 - How To Train Your Dragon 3
June 19 - Dumb and Dumber
June 26 - Apollo 13
July 3 - The Greatest Showman
July 10 - The Sandlot
July 17 - Dodgeball
July 24 - Jumanji
July 31 - The Help


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