Entries for month: April 2012
April 26, 2012 ·
The JA Fair 2012 Annual Spring Plant Sale
Last year was our biggest plant sale ever, WITH OVER 40,000 PLANTS GROWN FROM SEED. We will start the sale on MONDAY the 23RD of April from 9:30 am– 5:30 pm. The sale will end on May the 4TH – 4:00 pm.
We will have the best plants and the cheapest prices in Pulaski Co. Prices from $1.00 each or $1.50 for six packs.
The plant list:
ZUCCHINI VARIETIES - ZUCCHINI DARK
CUCUMBER-STRAIGHT EIGHT-STANDARD CUCUMBER
TOMATO VARIETIES- THE FAMOUS ARKANSAS TRAVELER BETTER BOY.
PEPPER VARIETIES-JALAPENO-CHILLI VARIETIES
FLOWERS-SUNFLOWER SEEDS -NASTURSIUMS –MARIGOLDS
REMEMBER THIS IS ALL MADE POSSIBLE BY THE HARD WORK OF OUR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE CLASS STUDENTS. THE STUDENTS DO ALL OF THE WORK. ALSO, THANKS FOR THE AMINISTRATION FOR PUTTING UP WITH OUR DIRTY HANDS AND BOOTS!
Historically the plants go quick; so come out the first week and take advantage of the great deals on Arkansas native vegetables and flowers.
THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT EVERY YEAR!
April 23, 2012 ·
More than 813,767 hours of volunteer service, valued at $17.1 million, were contributed on behalf of the Little Rock School District during the 2011-12 school years, marking the most volunteer hours ever recorded in a single year. That announcement came during the recent “Evening for the Stars” reception hosted by the Little Rock School District Volunteers in Public Schools program (ViPS), honoring schools, volunteers and organizations. A special award established by ViPS as a tribute to the program’s founder, Jane Mendel, was presented to Lori Conley, a volunteer who has achieved an exceptional level of service. ViPS would like to also extend a special thanks to Arkansas’ own Broadway performer, Lawrence Hamilton, who served as emcee.
Photo (l-to-r): Jody Carreiro, School Board President; Lori Conley, 2012 Jane Mendel winner; Patty Bates Abraham, 2011 Jane Mendel Award winner; Dr. Morris Holmes, LRSD Superintendent, WJ Monagle, ViPS Board of Directors
ViPS was founded in 1972 to provide assistance to teachers and other staff members of the Little Rock School District by promoting volunteerism. ViPS serves as a link between the district and the community while providing patrons and citizens the opportunity to be significantly involved in the education of children.
2012 ViPS Award Recipients
2012 Jane Mendel Award
Lori Conley for district-wide service
Partners in Education
St. Vincent Health System partnered with Forest Heights Middle School
ViPS Community Resource Award
Eric Higgins for district-wide service
Junior League of Little Rock for district-wide service
ViPS Community School Volunteer Award
Ginny Belotti of Carver Elementary School
Angeletta Giles of Chicot Primary School
ViPS Family School Volunteer
Kellyann Thornton of Roberts Elementary School
LeAndrew Cranford of Wakefield Elementary School
Alison Nicholson of Pulaski Heights Middle School
Anita Smith of Mablevale Middle School
Vicki Botner of Fulbright Elementary and Mann Middle School
ViPS Leadership Award
Pattie Hamilton for district-wide service
Mary Thompson of Central High School
Whitney Bordelon of Carver Elementary School
ViPS Parent Involvement Award
Kendrick Seahorn of Chicot Primary
Boyce Pearson at Dodd Elementary School
Henri Smothers for district-wide service
ViPS Mentor Award
Fred W. Smith of Washington Elementary School
Pat Riley of Forest Heights Middle School
ViPS Student Award
Faith Mullins of Central High School
HLA Hamilton Helpers student volunteers and teacher sponsor Joyce Wright
of Hamilton Learning Academy
ViPS Stellar Service Employee Award
William Bobo of Williams Elementary School
Karen Banks of Carver Elementary School
Regina Ezell of Central High School
April 23, 2012 ·
Bale Elementary School and Hamilton Learning Academy are teaming up to sponsor a free community health fair this Thursday, April 26, from 5-7 p.m. at Hamilton, 3301 Bryant Street in Little Rock. A portion of the fair will be dedicated to men’s health. The Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation (APCF) will offer free screenings but participants in those screenings must be pre-registered. For more information, contact Beth Benton at (501)-447-3605.
April 19, 2012 ·
April 12, 2012 ·
The Little Rock School District is pleased to offer rising 6th grade students an opportunity to participate in the 2012 Math Journeys Summer School Program at M.L. King. This exciting 18 day engineering/mathematics summer school enrichment program has been designed to strengthen and enhance the math and science skills of your upcoming middle school student. The program will be held from June 6 through June 29, 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily.
The mathematical focus will be fractions and measurement as your child engages in a variety of high-interest problem-solving activities and engineering design tasks. Students will work individually and in teams to build their confidence in tackling non-routine, complex tasks that will develop and foster critical and creative thinking skills. Students will work with highly qualified teachers and coaches to build a rigorous, exciting, learning atmosphere that will take into account all learning styles and interests. With just 15 students per classroom, teams of teachers along with a math coach will work collaboratively to offer your child the highest quality learning experience possible.
Click on this link to view the event flier.
Click on this link to download the parent letter and application form.
April 05, 2012 ·
Parents are invited to the final two of a series of informational meetings introducing the new Common Core State Standards. District officials will provide an overview of the new standards and answer your questions regarding enhancements to the literacy and math curricula. Informational meetings will take place, Tuesday, April 10 at Roberts Elementary from 6-7:30 pm and Wednesday, April 18 at Forest Heights Middle School from 6-7:30 pm. (Please note the date change for the April 17 meeting). The focus of the initiative, among other goals, is to establish a clear set of universal standards designed by a diverse group and to ensure that each student is prepared for either college or a career.
The district is following guidelines developed through a national collaboration of educators and governors across the country. Arkansas is one of 45 states, along with the District of Columbia, that is adopting the new standards voluntarily. To find out more about this important initiative, please plan to attend one of the final two meetings. You may also read about the standards by clicking here.
Arkansas Department of Education Common Core State Standards
Common Core Comes to Secondary Literacy
Common Core Presentation