Five Pulaski County Special School District teachers are newly certified from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. https://www.pcssd.org/article/246726?org=pcssd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Some elementary teacher librarians in PCSSD participated in the "pass the book" challenge. The goal of this challenge is to support reading and get readers engaged. What is your favorite book you've read during quarantine? http://ow.ly/QBKH50zyAU2 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Some elementary teacher librarians in Pulaski County Special School District participated in the "pass the book" challenge. The goal of this challenge is to support reading and get readers engaged. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/kAc_tFJVQ-c
To wrap up Teacher Appreciation Week, a few members of the superintendent's cabinet at PCSSD have a special message of thanks for our teachers. We hope you enjoyed the week! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRcs6j3vrx8&feature=youtu.be
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, students sent us messages of thanks for their teachers. Check out these messages from BAKER, CHENAL, LAWSON, ROBINSON ELEM, ROBINSON MIDDLE and ROBINSON HIGH! **Thank you, teachers!** #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence http://ow.ly/p7Ae50zzVO9
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, students sent us messages of thanks for their teachers. Check out these messages from COLLEGE STATION, DAISY BATES, LANDMARK, MILLS MIDDLE and MILLS HIGH. **Thank you, teachers!** #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence http://ow.ly/HiiO50zxUV3
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked students to send us messages of thanks for their teachers. Check out these messages from students in our Maumelle Feeder: CRYSTAL HILL, PINE FOREST, OAK GROVE, MAUMELLE MIDDLE and MAUMELLE HIGH. **Thank You Teachers!** #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence http://ow.ly/4q0U50zxkUM
Members of the varsity volleyball team at MAUMELLE HIGH SCHOOL put together a fun video to spread encouragement and positivity. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence http://ow.ly/1ljj50zwukE
P.E. coaches from elementary schools across the district share a few words of encouragement for their students. Let's stay active and keep on moving! http://ow.ly/TYkK50ztHRY #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
We all sure do miss our students right now! A few schools teamed up this week to share a special message of encouragement for you all. We miss you! Keep up the good work, students! Thank you teachers from Pine Forest Elementary, Chenal Elementary, Clinton Elementary, College Station Elementary and Robinson Elementary for sending in videos. https://youtu.be/LK1ms8fXGwc
Superintendent Dr. Charles McNulty explains the approach to updating the grading policy for students in PCSSD. Students and parents, watch the video to hear more about the reason for the change. https://youtu.be/tFiIWVNTTy4
Superintendent Dr. Charles McNulty provides an update on the AMI instructional calendar for the remainder of the year. Pay attention the dates - there are differences for seniors and K-11 students. https://youtu.be/Oacm5U-vBJQ #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Arkansas Activities Association extended the "COVID-19 Dead Period" for all AAA member schools through May 30, 2020. This means that all teams are not allowed to practice, lift weights together, play games, or travel to competition. Athletic facilities are also closed. Spring sports competition remains suspended.
This is National Assistant Principals Week. Thank you to Crystal Hill Elementary Assistant Principal Liz Blake. Mrs. Blake has 3 children, 11 grandchildren, and 1 dog. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, vacationing with her grandkids and My Lifetime Movie and Netflix binge watching. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
As we continue to adjust to the alternative method of instruction (AMI) days, PCSSD will run new schedules starting Monday, April 6. Every school's suggested schedule for student expectations can be found online: http://ow.ly/5rli50z5V1S
Students from Mrs. McClure's 5th grade class at OAK GROVE ELEMENTARY had fun during an AMI Google Hangout earlier today (Monday). We're so proud of how are teachers and students are adapting to this modified way of instruction.
We know AMI days can be difficult. How's the homework coming along? How are you staying entertained? From homework to box forts, let us know and we'll share your pictures! You can tag us in a post or email them to email@example.com. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
PCSSD Nutrition and Transportation are teaming up to deliver meals to 21 drop off sites this week between 11:30am - 12:30pm from Tuesday, March 17 thru Friday, March 20. These meals are for children ages 18 and under. http://ow.ly/Oary50yNkG7
We are providing the latest updates on COVID-19 on our website here: http://ow.ly/Ct8z50yM19E. We'll have information regarding AMI assignments, food availability, and more.
Check out these sites for weekend meal services available for students across the greater Little Rock area. We are thankful for the many city and community organizations coming together to provide meals for our students. http://ow.ly/8noI50yLDv2
Students from OAKBROOKE ELEMENTARY celebrated their PBIS (positive behavior interventions and supports) success with a special field trip to the bowling alley. We're so proud of our students who worked hard to earn this reward! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
March is Women's History Month. Ruth Hawkins is a strong advocate for historic preservation and heritage tourism in the Delta. The Arkansas State University Heritage Sites program has grown under her leadership. She was inducted into the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2017.
SYLVAN HILLS and MILLS UNIVERSITY STUDIES HIGH SCHOOLS held bully prevention assemblies last week with a unique twist. Professional X-Games athletes performed stunts while an emcee shared information about anti-bullying. http://ow.ly/8Dhf50yIWtn #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
STATEMENT 3/3: Thank you for understanding our decision to follow the Governor's orders.
STATEME 2/3: In a statement on Wednesday, March 11, it was announced that Governor Hutchinson has the sole authority to close public school campuses. PCSSD will continue to work closely with state offices and health departments as we monitor the progress of COVID-19.
STATEMENT 1/3: Per direction by the Governor of Arkansas, Pulaski County Special School District will be closed until March 30. The decision came after an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases across the nation.
Earlier today there was a gas leak in the school. PCCSD maintenance immediately fixed the problem, however there is still residual odor in parts of the building. To ensure safety of all students and staff, we will dismiss at 12pm today. Thank you.
You may recall sweet Samuel, a 1st grader at CRYSTAL HILL ELEMENTARY, who saved his PBIS points for "lunch with teacher" only to spend that time buying groceries for his family. @LightWorkers recently featured Samuel: http://ow.ly/G3YC50yrrDP
Due to the threats at SYLVAN HILLS HIGH SCHOOL, PCSSD and Sherwood PD will have added security at SYLVAN HILLS ELEMENTARY as a precaution. No threat was ever made against this school. This is just a safety measure due to its proximity to the main campus.
Due to a post found on social media last night (Wednesday, Feb. 12) regarding a threat against the north campus, Sylvan Hills NORTH (aka Freshman Academy) will be closed today, February 13. This will be an AMI day.
UPDATE as of 9:20pm (2/12/20) - In our continued cooperation with law enforcement, SYLVAN HILLS HIGH SCHOOL will have another AMI day tomorrow - Thurs., Feb. 13 - as we continue narrow the investigation. Safety and security for our students and staff will be always a top concern.
Thanks to the PCSSD IT department, Sherwood PD and other law enforcement we significantly narrowed the source of the threat. We feel it is safe to host the basketball games tonight and school tomorrow. Additional security will be present tonight and tomorrow at school.
PCSSD closed Sylvan Hills HS (main) today due to a viable threat that specifically identified staff at the school. The threat was isolated to a specific area which is why only the main campus was closed. We're working with local law enforcement, state police and FBI to resolve.
Sylvan Hills High School will have an AMI day today, Wednesday, February 12. Please refer to the PCSSD website for classroom assignments for the day. Thank you.
Registration is now open for students *RETURNING* to PCSSD for the 2020-2021 school year. Registration can be done online through the registration portal: https://pcssd-cas.hosted.src-solutions.com/cas_PulaskiCountySSD/login
Oakbrooke Elementary lost power for a brief time this afternoon. In collaboration with district officials, the decision was made to keep kids in school until dismissal to maintain a normal school day. Bus riders were able to load up about 15 minutes early. Thank you!
UPDATE on Joe T. Robinson High School: Little Rock Police Department has searched the building and everything is clear. Students and staff are returning to class for the day.
PCSSD is aware of a bomb threat made on a bathroom stall inside Joe T. Robinson High School. The school has been evacuated and local law enforcement are investigating the threat. We will update once the search is complete.
Make it a SMOOTH transition into middle school! ROBINSON MIDDLE SCHOOL will host an open house on Thursday, Feb. 6 for prospective students and families new to the area. Contact Kimberly Passini for details at firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is now open for students returning to PCSSD for the 2020-2021 school year. Registration can be done online through the registration portal: https://pcssd-cas.hosted.src-solutions.com/cas_PulaskiCountySSD/login
MAUMELLE HIGH SCHOOL held an interest meeting for current 9th graders to learn more about the AVID program. Current AVID students led the meeting and offered their perspective of the program. https://youtu.be/swnYmkRk1NM
Congratulations to PCSSD athletic director, Danny Ebbs, on his selection to be placed into the Arkansas Activities Association Arkansas High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame. What an honor! Congrats, Danny! http://ow.ly/IFMA50y45kT
Maumelle Middle and Maumelle High schools recently lost power due to an outage in the area. Both schools will dismiss at 1:30 pm today. Buses will depart the schools at 1:30pm; car riders can be picked up at this time as well.
If you would like to send your child to PCSSD, registration is now open for the 2020-2021 school year! All the registration info can be found online at http://ow.ly/430u50xUd8h or by visiting your school's registrar's office.
Due to a power outage in the area, Sylvan Hills NORTH campus and Cato Elementary will dismiss at 11:30 a.m. today. Buses riders will depart at 11:30 and car riders can be picked up at this time. This will be an AMI day.
There are only two more chances to take the ACT before school ends. Full details on test dates, registration and more can be found online: http://ow.ly/3bq750xREE1
All power has been restored to the Robinson schools. School will be open tomorrow, December 13. This includes ROBINSON ELEMENTARY, ROBINSON MIDDLE and ROBINSON HIGH.
Due to a power outage in the Robinson area, we will be closing ROBINSON ELEMENTARY, ROBINSON MIDDLE and ROBINSON HIGH SCHOOL today (December 12).
UALR is hosting a Community Night of Coding Monday (Dec. 9) from 5-8pm in the EIT building. There will be workshops and demos, Hour of Code activities for all ages, computer science hands-on demos and more! Register here: http://ow.ly/jkGC50xtGPE
The Sylvan Hills High School Concert Choir is performing with the Little Rock Wind Symphony Dec. 5 at UA-Pulaski Tech CHARTS Theater at 7:30 p.m. The choir will perform with the symphony on a medley of Christmas tunes from Broadway and perform a pop a capella arrangement of “Do You Hear What I Hear” by Michelle Wier. Get your tickets at: http://charts.uaptc.edu/events #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
School will be open tomorrow for Sylvan Hills High School (MAIN CAMPUS). See everyone tomorrow!
Congratulations to Landmark Elementary for winning week #2 of the Lemonade Wars! Video by Ms. Larry's 5th grade class. https://youtu.be/INA-X5O8jmo
Mills University Studies High School Theatre Department will host its first full play production in over a decade. "The Miracle Worker" will run November 21 and November 22 at 7pm each night. Students- $3 w/ student ID. Adults- $5, PCSSD Educators- Free w/ school ID.
Mills University Studies High School Theatre Department will host its first full play production in over a decade. "The Miracle Worker" will run November 20 - November 22 at 7pm each night. Students- $3 w/ student ID. Adults- $5, PCSSD Educators- Free w/ school ID.
Attention high school students - Friday, Nov. 4 is the registration deadline for the Dec. 14 ACT test date. Register now to avoid late fees! http://ow.ly/Dnjh50x54qG
PCSSD schools held grand re-openings on Tuesday to change the name of our school Media Centers to Library Learning Centers. Check out all the cool pictures of the new looks: http://ow.ly/jMbY50x3awq
REMINDER: Week 10 high school football games will be played Thursday and Friday night this week. SYLVAN HILLS, MAUMELLE and ROBINSON will play on Thursday. MILLS will play on Friday.
Check out this amazing article from Arkansas Democrat Gazette previewing MAUMELLE HIGH SCHOOL's production of I Am Frankenstein: http://bit.ly/2N2GHWF.. There are 2 shows: 10/31 and 11/1 at 7 p.m.
REMINDER: Schools are closed Wednesday - Friday for teacher and leadership professional development. See you Monday, Nov. 4!
Broadway World Magazine and the Arkansas Democrat Gazette both previewed MAUMELLE HIGH SCHOOL's "I Am Frankenstein" production coming up on October 31. Check out the story on Broadway World here: http://bit.ly/2WtA82y. The ADG article comes out on Oct. 31.
BAKER ELEMENTARY held a pep rally to wrap up Red Ribbon Week. Check out the ROBINSON HIGH SCHOOL band helping out with Bronco PBIS Chant! https://youtu.be/FjOpvzt-QnU
Don't forget that students get a little fall break NEXT week. Schools are closed Wednesday (Oct. 30) - Friday (Nov. 1) for districtwide professional development. You can find all district events on the website: https://www.pcssd.org/o/pcssd/events
We have a hero at CATO ELEMENTARY! 5th grade teacher, Wendy Sanabria, performed the heimlich on a student who was choking on a piece of granola during breakfast last week. We are so thankful that she took action and the student is safe!
Good morning - due to power outages in the area, Mills Middle School and Wilbur D. Mills University Studies High School will be closed today. This will be AMI Day #1 for students and staff.
For this week's "Book Buzz," KARK's Susanne Brunner took the recommendation of LANDMARK ELEMENTARY students. "Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcake." Thanks, Landmark! https://www.kark.com/book-buzz/book-buzz-pete-the-cat-and-the-missing-cupcakes/
**ATTENTION** Phones are down at several PCSSD schools and admin offices. Our IT department is working with Windstream to resolve the issue. You track the outage here: https://downdetector.com/status/windstream/map/
Also tonight at 6, Hilary Hunt from KARK shares how one Maumelle church is going above & beyond to help those in need, including students at Pine Forest Elementary!
Robinson Elementary does not have full power at this time and we do not have an ETA for full restoration. We will be issuing an AMI day for today (Monday, October 14). Thank you.
This year, the World Health Organization is using World Mental Health Day to focus on suicide prevention. If you or someone you know is considering suicide, call the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. The National Bullying Prevention Center provides a "Kids Against Bullying" pledge encouraging kids to speak up against bullying, support those being bullied & to be a friend when they see bullying. http://ow.ly/snaM50wEVmm
On International Teacher's Day, we thank all of our teachers across PCSSD. Our teachers work tirelessly to educate, nurture and love our children every day.
The calendar can now be found in EVENTS. Important district-wide dates will be posted on the PCSSD website. School-specific dates will be posted on their respective school websites. You can view the "At-A-Glance" calendar here: https://5il.co/amrb
Today is National Voter Registration Day. Did you know high schoolers can register to vote if they turn 18 on or before the next election? Get more information: http://ow.ly/biJF50wfnCz
ACT Scholarship Giveaway! ACT is giving away EVEN MORE in scholarships and prizes this school year. Enter for your chance to win a $15,000 Scholarship + $5,000 Tech Package in the ACT Scholarship Giveaway! http://bit.ly/30bVGWk