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Student facing felony charges for threat

Student facing felony charges for threat

SHERWOOD, Ark. (KTHV) - A high school locked down after police say a student threatened violence towards other students and staff. Sylvan Hills High School was on lockdown for about an hour and a half on Wednesday. A male student was arrested and is facing charges.

Most students at Sylvan Hills High School went on with their day like nothing happened.

"People were just making fun of the situation," said Stephan Radke.

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The situation 16-year-old Stephan Radke is talking about is a threat he says was posted on Twitter, and he says he found out about it on Twitter.

"I did not actually see the threats I just heard everyone talking about it," said Radke.

LRSD to change substitute teacher program

LRSD to change substitute teacher program

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - With the end of the school year in sight, the Little Rock School District is announcing changes coming next year for its substitute teacher program.

To save money, the district says it will use a private company, Will-Sub, to handle the way substitutes are hired, assigned and paid.

Pamela Smith with LRSD said that current employees should not notice much change in how they do their jobs, but the subs will see an increase in their daily pay due to the move.

This change takes effect July 1, 2014.

 

District announces recipients of PCSSD Scholarships

District announces recipients of PCSSD Scholarships

On April 25, May 2 and May 14, 2014, the Pulaski County Special School District’s Scholarship Committee met to review and score the applications submitted for the 2013-2014 PCSSD scholarship funding. Based on the points from the scoring rubric, the committee has awarded a $2,500 scholarship toward post-secondary education to the following outstanding graduating seniors. Congratulations to them all!

UAMS sets SeniorNet June computer classes

UAMS sets SeniorNet June computer classes

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (UAMS)– Computer classes — Fundamentals for Beginners — Win 7 and Digital Photography Utilizing Picasa  — will be taught in June for people ages 50 and older at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging.

Classes begin June 2. They are:

*         Fundamentals for Beginners — Win 7, Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon.

*         Digital Photography Utilizing Picasa, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Course fees for 16 hours of instruction are $45, and student manuals are $15. The program is administered by SeniorNet, a nonprofit volunteer group. Classes are in Room 2156 at the UAMS Institute on Aging, 629 Jack Stephens Drive, Little Rock. 

ADHE extends scholarship application deadlines to July 1 for Faulkner, Independence, Randolph, Pul

ADHE extends scholarship application deadlines to July 1 for Faulkner, Independence, Randolph, Pul

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ADHE) – The deadline to apply and accept financial aid – including the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship – through the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) has been extended until July 1, officials said Monday, for residents in the tornado and flood-damaged counties of Faulkner, Independence, Randolph, Pulaski and White, which were recently declared disaster areas by Gov. Mike Beebe.

“After touring the area last week, we began assessing what we could do to assist those affected by this terrible disaster,” said Director Shane Broadway, “and with our normal deadline of June 1 fast approaching, we wanted to be certain to allow more time for families most directly impacted.”

Sylvan Hills artists dominate Stamp Out Smoking poster contest

Sylvan Hills artists dominate Stamp Out Smoking poster contest

The talent and creativity of the students who participated in the 2014 Stamp Out Smoking “Natural State vs. Tobacco State” Art Contest was very impressive. We hope they continue to fight tobacco and persuade their families and friends to do the same! This was the first year SOS implemented a new statewide art contest for students in grades 9-12, and they were thrilled to receive over 200 entries. Among the 12 winning entries, six were from Sylvan Hills High School!

Congratulations to the winners:

Community Institutions team up to create innovative experiential learning program

Community Institutions team up to create innovative experiential learning program

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 22, 2014) – Exalt Education, a Little Rock non-profit organization, and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, launched on Tuesday an innovative learning program called the Learning Pass.

The Learning Pass initiative will turn the entire city into a classroom by providing middle school students with hands-on, daily, experiential, learning opportunities throughout the community. Four students from the Clinton School of Public Service have established partnerships with more than 15 community institutions to make this unique program possible.