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LRCH Thespians Score High Marks and Big Dollars

Little Rock Central High students competed at the 2013 State Thespian Festival, Jan. 24-26, held at Alma High School— the entire troupe was named a “Gold Honor Troupe.” Outstanding performances yielded over $100,000 in scholarship offers to six students: Allison Light, Morgan Maxwell, Will Nicholson, Steven Hulsey, Kloe Richardson and Noah Whitney. Additional scholarship offers are still pending.

Their one act play, Babel’s in Arms, by David Ives was chosen for the festival’s “Showcase.” Other performances chosen for the Showcase included:  Group Acting, Richard III, co-directed by Steven Hulsey and Group Musical, 44 Plays for 44 Presidents, co-directed by Noah Whitney. Both received straight superiors and were named Best of Show in their category — the top spot in the Festival’s Showcase.Please congratulate the following drama students for their outstanding performances and special recognition at the Arkansas State Thespian Festival:

Named to All State Cast: Will Nicholson & Noah Whitney
Named to All State Crew: Allison Speed
Elected Chair of the State Student Board of Directors: Will Nicholson

The Flu: Directions for Parents

It's that time of the year when the flu is making its rounds.  We have seen some cases of the flu in our area, but thankfully there have been very few.

You may be wondering how do I know when to keep my child home, and when do I need to search out other treatments?

Tthe Arkansas Children's Hospital  and LRSD Health Services department have created this document to help you make the best decisions.

Please also be aware that a few schools have reported several students with a stomach virus.  

LRSD Earns State’s Top Spot for National Board Certification

The Little Rock School District dominates with 210 National Board Certified Teachers, about twice as many as any of the top five school districts in the state. Each year educators in the Little Rock School District strive to attain the highest level of certification a teacher can achieve, the National Board Certification. This rigorous process takes several years to complete and requires several forms of evaluation.

Open Enrollment for the 2013-2014 School Year is January 28 – February 8, 2013

Please be reminded that it is NOT first come first served. Forms will not be accepted until January 28th.

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January 28 – February 1, 2013
Registration will be held at St. Mark Baptist Church -  5722 W. 12th Street from 8:00 – 5:00 – SRO office at 501 Sherman Street will be closed (phone will be answered – 447-2950)
February 2 – February 8
 Registration at SRO office only – 501 Sherman Street 8:00-5:00

Thea’s 11th Annual Scholarship Competitions

Registration and submission dates for Thea’s 11th annual scholarship competitions are quickly approaching, beginning January 16 and continuing through April 5 (Read the press release at this link).  We are currently pushing this information out as feverishly as possible to inform high school seniors across the state of this awesome opportunity to fund their college education.

Nominations For the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

National Science FoundationThe National Science Foundation is currently accepting nominations and applications for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program. PAEMST is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th grade mathematics or science, including computer science, teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. Awards may be given to mathematics and science teachers in each state and U.S. jurisdiction. Up to 108 awardees may be recognized each year. 

Help LRCH Marching Band Make History at 57th Inaugural Parade in Washington, DC  

One hundred and three Little Rock Central High marching band members, under the direction of Mr. Brice Evans, will perform at the 57th Inaugural Parade on January 21, 2013 in Washington DC. Eighty-four groups, with a combined total of nearly 15,000 participants, were selected to perform. 


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