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Friday, September 13, 2019

Friday Highlights 9.13.19



Important Dates
September is: 

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

Saturday, September 14, ACT Test
Sunday, September 15, Hispanic Heritage Month begins

Tuesday, September 17, Open House (ALL High Schools)
Thursday, September 19, Community Advisory Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
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

(For Additional Dates - see LRSD Calendar or LRSD.org)


Save-the-Date…
Magnet Fair – October 12, 2019 at Park Plaza Mall


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Highlights and Events

Life Changer of the Year Nominee



Hearty congratulations to Nicolas Williams, Mann Magnet Middle School, for his nomination as 2019-20 LifeChanger of the Year! The LifeChanger of the Year program recognizes and rewards K-12 school employees who make a positive difference in the lives of students. He is in the running for up to $5,000. Consequently, Mann Magnet is also in the running for a cash prize. Let’s cheer him on to win!  #LCOY #MakingaDifference



National Merit Semifinalists Named and LRSD Has Impressive Showing…

Congratulations to our National Merit Semifinalists! LRSD has 16 students, one of the most in the state, earning the distinction as National Merit Semifinalists. Central High School tied with a northwest Arkansas high school, having the most at 15, while Parkview Magnet High School had one semifinalist named. The District will host a special reception to recognize the students on November 11th. Additional details will be announced. #PreparedforLife #LRSDScholar

CENTRAL H. S.
Baker, Keeling;
Bates, Jessica L.
Garg, Sakshi
Helms, Andrew D.
Kang, Kelvin L.
Li, Anne
Li, Audrey D.
Liu, Jessica
Nischal, Nathania
Patel, Jahnavi M.
Rike, Mason
Vaddavalli, Rishith
Williams, Owen H.
Zhang, Rachel
Zhang, Taylor


PARKVIEW ARTS AND SCIENCE MAGNET H. S.
Schick, Emily G.


Cloverdale Teacher Receives Scholarship

Lisa Sabir, named  recipient of a scholarship for National History Day’s (NHD) Legacies of World War I webinar series. NHD announced that  Sabir, a teacher at Cloverdale Middle School, is engaged in an online course with teachers from around the world to study the Legacies of World War I. This program is marked by live webinars with four World War I experts, and teachers can earn graduate credit or professional development hours for their participation.


Big Things Happenin' in Southwest Little Rock!

Metro Tech Career Constructions Students All About the Business with New Work Tables!




 Little Rock Southwest High School Principal Marvin Burton Updates SWLR Business Alliance on New High School #FollowtheGryphons

Some lucky fans will be taking home a souvenir football following next Friday'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!  7 p.m. - McClellan Home Field



2019ATOY Guest Speaker at 

LRPTA's First Meeting of the Year 


2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Stacey James McAdoo (left) was the guest speaker for the Little Rock PTA Council meeting. She is shown here receiving an award from Dr. FranSha Anderson, Council President. McAdoo captivated the audience with a poetry reading and explained that poetry levels the playing field for her students. “It changes lives of students by increasing their critical thinking and creative skills,” McAdoo stated.




Remember, next Saturday, 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









Nurses make it all feel better. Thanks for making a difference for McDermott students, Nurse Annette Shirrell! #LRSDPowerofuS








In the Community…



Visit the LRSD Staff Lounge for a Special Message-
 Click Here to be Redirected

 For Teacher Breakfast Event Ths Sunday

Free September Music Series – Jazz in the Park on Wednesdays – 6-8 PM
River Market Area









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