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Friday, February 26, 2021

Friday Highlights 2.25.21

Important Dates

February is National Heart Health Month
Career Technical Education Month
National School-Based Health Clinic Month

Mar. 1-5- National School Breakfast Week
Mar. 4- Bus Evacuation Drills
Mar. 6-7- Little Rockers Kids Marathon 

Exciting News: LRSD Hosts a Special Graduation Ceremony Today!

LRSD Pre-K Open Enrollment 2021

LRSD GT Specialist Recognized with State Award 
Congrats to Ms. Rhonda Adams, Gibbs Gifted and Talented Specialist, who received her AGATE Educator Award last night. In second photo, Adams is seen with @LRSD Gifted Programs program director Romona Cheneval. Congratulationsons again Ms. Adams!
National School Breakfast Week 
When we say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, we aren't kidding! Research shows that students who eat school breakfast are more likely to perform well on standardized tests, reach higher reading and math achievement levels, concentrate and retain information better, and are more equipped to handle the physical and emotional demands that arise throughout the day. Join us in our celebration of National School Breakfast Week as we fuel our students for success! 
Celebrate Volunteerism!
Challenging times such as these have not stopped members of our community from giving back, and we would like to celebrate that volunteerism. We want to invite you to nominate deserving individuals, community groups, and projects for the 2021 ViPS Awards! Submit nominations for the ViPS Awards and report service contributions by March 9, 2021 click here.

FHSA Performs Well at the 2021 Arkansas State Junior Beta Competition

When you see the above mentioned students, please be sure to congratulate them! These students participated in the Virtual Convention for the AR Junior  Beta Convention which was held during the month of January with winners announced on  February 23, 2021. Students had the opportunity to strengthen their academic and leadership skills, showcase their talents and artistic abilities, and interact with Junior Betas from Arkansas. Congratulations again, continue to make us all proud!

Calling All Future Teachers!

If you're a student who's interested in a teaching career, here's your chance to learn more about the profession.  Check out the details in the above flyer about a special, virtual "Future Teacher" event.





Reminder:  Mark your calendars with a reminder to WEAR RED on APRIL 7th!


DEADLINE:  T-Shirts must be ordered by March 10 to receive them in time for Arlington Wear RED Day.

HOW TO ORDER:  To make your $20 donation, simply text DHCLRSD to 41444.  You will immediately receive a link to a quick donation form or CLICK HERE  to order online!

Don’t forget to mark that you’ve had your blood pressure checked! High blood pressure is a largely symptomless “silent killer.” Get yours checked today!




$20 – soft, unisex, unfitted crewneck




Common Heart Attack Warning Signs 



How do you want to live?  Along with eating right and being active, real health includes getting enough sleep, practicing mindfulness, managing stress, keeping mind and body fit, connecting socially, and



5 easy ways to keep tabs on heart health


How to help prevent heart disease at any age


Click HERE to enter the Virtual Exercise Room and learn easy ways you can be more active. 


Track these to keep tabs on your heart health

Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. When your blood pressure stays within healthy ranges, you reduce the strain on your heart, arteries, and kidneys which keeps you healthier longer.

Blood Sugar

Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose (or blood sugar) that our bodies use for energy. Over time, high levels of blood sugar can damage your heart, kidneys, eyes and nerves.


High cholesterol contributes to plaque, which can clog arteries and lead to heart disease and stroke. When you control your cholesterol, you are giving your arteries their best chance to remain clear of blockages.

Physical Activity

Living an active life is one of the most rewarding gifts you can give yourself and those you love. Simply put, daily physical activity increases your length and quality of life.

Body Mass Index

When you shed extra fat and unnecessary pounds, you reduce the burden on your heart, lungs, blood vessels and skeleton. You give yourself the gift of active living, you lower your blood pressure and you help yourself feel better, too.


Do you feel drained of energy before you even leave the house? You’re not alone. One in three adults don't get the recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night — and that can take a toll on your body and mind.

CHALLENGE:  This Month’s AHA Healthy Challenge is to KNOW YOUR NUMBERS!


Pineapple Upside-Down Cake


8 Steps to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke

Sleep Well



Informational Parent Workshop

Learn more about our Metropolitan Vo-Tech Center and all it has to offer!

Thomas Watson- Middle
Security Officer, Mr. Thomas Watson was recognized today for always going above and beyond and never complains. He was instrumental in helping apprehend a burglar who broke into one of our buildings late at night. He was recognized for always stepping up at night and volunteering to help with alarm calls. 

Amazing Scholarship Opportunity!
Interested in pursuing a degree in the field of music? Check out this awesome scholarship opportunity! Deadline to apply: March 31, 2021

Know Someone Needing Help Completing Their FAFSA? 

Lift Every Voice

Starting February 27, 2021 from 2:00pm - 3:00pm, CALS is presenting a series of virtual poetry workshops to encourage teens and young adults to create and perform poetry. Each of the four sessions will be by experienced, award-winning and professional poets and engage participants in writing and performing poetry.

This event will be hosted virtually on the Zoom platform. Free registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.