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Little Rock School District tracking bullying in schools

Little Rock School District tracking bullying in schools

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - "More than 2 years later and nobody knows," Terry Richard explained. Richard is passionate about the fight to stop bullying within the Little Rock School District, which is why he is challenging the school board's plan of action. He said, "There's no measure of really what's going on with bullying."

According to school board president Greg Adams, the district is collecting data of bullying cases for comparison and measurement. Thursday evening the district's bullying committee met to review data and discuss their progress.

WATCH: LRSD tracking bullying in schools (http://on.kthv.com/1jdNAw4)

PCSSD schools win at EAST conference in Hot Springs

PCSSD schools win at EAST conference in Hot Springs

PCSSD is proud to announce winners in the 15th annual EAST (Environmental and Spatial Technology) National Conference, presented by the Arkansas Department of Education, which concluded today in Hot Springs, Ark., celebrating the work of EAST students from around the country. 

Joe T. Robinson Middle School (winner in Project Sophistication and Innovation Category) was a finalist for the prestigious Timothy R. Stephenson Founder’s Award! Their facilitator is Ms. Jennie Coy.

 

Sylvan Hills High Principal named Educator of the Year

Sylvan Hills High Principal named Educator of the Year

Sylvan Hills High School's Tracy Allen was named Educator of the Year by the Sherwood Chamber of Commerce

Marcia Cook, executive director of the Chamber, read the following in her salute to Mr. Allen at the presentation last week:

Tracy Allen is a Sherwood native and a Sylvan Hills alumnus, graduating in 1990. He has 18 years of experience as a teacher, coach and administrator. He and his wife, Tamara, have two children.

Former PCSSD Students Win "Golden Ticket to Hollywood"

Former PCSSD Students Win "Golden Ticket to Hollywood"

Two Pulaski County Special School District alumni received their “golden ticket to Hollywood” on this season of American Idol!! Malcolm Allen, who attended Mills High School, punched his ticket to Hollywood during the Boston auditions and Kenneth “Woody” Gaddie, a 2003 graduate of Oak Grove High School, was pushed through during the Salt Lake City auditions. Good luck to both men!

Here are links to their “behind the scenes” interviews and Malcolm’s actual live performance.

http://www.ihigh.com/mills/video_924408.html

PCSSD administrators to host Sweet Home community meeting

PCSSD administrators to host Sweet Home community meeting

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Pulaski County Special School District is holding a community meeting next week to talk with Sweet Home residents and business owners regarding disposition of a building that was formerly a PCSSD Junior High School.

Derek Scott, executive director of operations, said, “It is important to have input from those who live nearby before decisions about the future of the building and land are determined.”

The building is located at 3924 Neely Road, which is in close proximity to Mills High School and the PCSSD Central Office. It was most recently used as the offices for the district’s Student Nutrition Department, which has moved to another location.

The meeting will be held Tuesday, February 4, at 6:30 p.m., at PCSSD Central Office, 925 E. Dixon Road, Little Rock, Ark., in the board room.

PCYS accepting applications for ACT prep program

PCYS accepting applications for ACT prep program

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Pulaski County Youth Services is accepting applications for a five-Saturday ACT prep program.

Two PCSSD Elementary Schools Rewarded for Performance on State Testing

Two PCSSD Elementary Schools Rewarded for Performance on State Testing

Pulaski County Special School District is excited to report that two of its elementary schools, Baker Elementary School and Joe T Robinson Elementary School, are receiving monetary awards from the State of Arkansas for their performance in 2013 on state testing. Baker Elementary School will receive $18,493 and Robinson Elementary will receive $7,568.

The schools performed in the top 20 percent of the state in overall test performance as well as student growth. Kim Truslow, principal of Robinson Elementary School, said her school has already worked on a plan for the funds that was written by a teacher representative, a Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) representative and herself. “Our plan will allow classroom teachers to purchase materials and supplies to support high quality Common Core instruction and will outfit the media center with additional books to support reading achievement and the Accelerated Reader program,” Truslow said.