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In Memory of Michael "Pete" Peterson

Family, friends and colleagues said farewell to Michael Peterson, LRSD Board member and former educator, during a memorial service Friday at St. Mark Baptist Church in Little Rock.  Peterson attended school in the District and subsequently worked for LRSD for 38 years.  Peterson was 63. 

Zsuzsanna Diamond Receives 2012 Milken Educators Award

Zsuzsanna Diamond was surprised to learn on Monday, Oct. 29 that she was selected as a 2012 Milken Educator Award. Shortly after lunch, Governor Mike Beebe, Dr. Tom Kimbrell, Commissioner of Education, and Dr. Gary Stark of the Milken Family Foundation greeted her in the cafeteria of Otter Creek Elementary with a $25,000 check.

Diamond teaches fourth grade at Otter Creek Elementary. Educated in Hungrary, Diamond has been teaching in the Little Rock School District for five years. She is recognized around the district as a passionate and creative educator with a special talent for connecting with kids. Her ability to foster an open, community type classroom environment has proven effective for students and has earned her the respect of her colleagues. In 2011, Diamond was selected as one of ten participants from LRSD to attend the Exxon Mobil-Mickelson Math and Science Institute.

 

Announcing the Upcoming Middle School Listening Tour For Teachers Only

We want to hear from you!

As we assess our Middle School Initiative progress, we would like to invite all middle school teachers to attend a “town hall” type meeting at your school so that we can listen to you and learn from your feedback. 

Gene Williams selected to Teach at Qatar University ExxonMobil Teachers Academy

Gene Williams, K-5 Science Lab Instructor at Carver Magnet Elementary, has been selected to teach Math and Science at the Qatar University ExxonMobil Teachers Academy for the next three summers. Qatar is a sovereign Arab state, located in Western Asia.  In 2008, Williams participated in the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy; the following year, he was invited to join the faculty.  

National Red Ribbon Campaign Celebrated October 23-31, 2012

The 2012 National Red Ribbon Campaign is scheduled for October 23-31, 2012. The Little Rock School District, in partnership with several community-based organizations, is sponsoring our Annual Red Ribbon Week Rally. The Rally has been scheduled for Thursday, October 25, 2012 at the Riverfront Amphitheater from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. This year’s Red Ribbon Week theme is “The Best Me is Drug Free”.

Congratulations to Dianne Curry

Congratulations to Dianne Curry - winner of another term on the Little Rock School District Board. Curry was re-elected to her seat in Zone 7, surviving a runoff challenge by Tanya Dixon. Zone 7 encompasses areas of Southwest Little Rock. The unofficial results were Curry, 333; Dixon, 262.

There are two new board members who were sworn in last week: Zone 6 winner, Michael Peterson and Zone 3 winner, Leslie Fisken. Photos of the swearing-in ceremony can be found in a posting on LRSD's FACEBBOOK page.

Parkview Chess Club Revived by LRSD Employee

Help presented itself from an unlikely source when Fund and Budget Coordinator Leroy Harris offered his assistance in jumpstarting the Chess club for Parkview Arts/Science Magnet High School, but Harris provided the shot in the arm that the club needed to get enthusiastic players to join.

The club, which had dwindled to only a few students – had been waning in recent years. This year, the club has seventeen enthusiastic players – thanks in large part to Harris’ efforts.

For four years, Harris has dedicated his time and expertise to the Chess Club at Gibbs Magnet School for International Studies and at Dunbar Middle School. In addition, Harris has helped to organize city wide chess tournaments for players in grades K-8 for the last two years. 

The decision to assist Parkview was an extension of the work Harris was already doing in the schools and community – and as his students became older, it just made sense to extend the program up.

“It became apparent that a gap existed betweeen LRSD high school students who played chess and opportunities to continue playing in tournament environments. I, along with other volunteers, decided to try to fill that void by volunteering at the high school level with students we’d worked with in K-8 tournaments,” Harris said.

Game! Set! Match! LRCH's Edward Zhao Wins Boys Singles Title at Conference Championship!

Edward Zhao wins the top spot for Little Rock Central's Boys Tennis Team at the District Tournament. He will advance to the state tournament with the following team mates: Sean Corrothers, Ian McVinney, Kiran Chakka, Noah Adams and Kess McSwain. Ninth Grader Becky Sherman from the Central Girls Tennis team will also advance to the state tournament.

 

The Tigers played hard but also with great sportsmanship, as was remarked by several team coaches.  Coach Davenport would like to thank JV Tennis Player/Manager Eric Meincke for all his hard work during the tournament. Join us in cheering these student-athletes on at the State Tournament, Oct. 15-16 at Burns Park in N. Little Rock.

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