Pulaski Heights Middle School sponsored a door decorating
contest. The theme was "Stop
Bullying". Twelve classrooms
competed for the title of best decorated door.
The winning classroom doors were:
1st place Mrs. Grace, 8th grade science
2nd place Ms. Burford, 8th grade social studies
3rd place Ms. Schieffler & Ms. Hunter, Special
Students from Little Rock Central High School prevailed as the winners of the Arkansas Mock Trial Competition held in Little Rock at the Pulaski County Courthouse on Saturday. Eight high school teams composed of more than 50 students contended in the state finals. Central High won the final match in a split decision over last year’s champions Jonesboro High School. The Central High School team will compete in the national event in Albuquerque, NM on May 3-6, 2012.
The Central High School team consisted of teacher coach Kathy Holladay; attorney coach Clark Tucker; students Mohommad Abu-Rmaileh, Sarthak Garg, Ian Goza, John Harpool, Joseph Hwang, Astha Mittal, Madison Perry and Drew Ricardone. The Honorable D. Price Marshall presided at the final match. Arkansas Bar Association President Tom D. Womack and the Honorable Beth Deere were scoring judges.
Many lawyers and teachers from across the state work with the students for several months to prepare them for the competition. The Arkansas Bar Association sponsors the competition with additional funding from the association’s annual sponsors and the Arkansas Bar Foundation. The Arkansas Bar Association is a voluntary, statewide organization with more than 5,000 members. Among its purpose are the advancement of the administration of justice and the fostering among it members high ideals of integrity, learning and public service.
Bottom Row: (left to right) Joseph Hwang and Sarthak Garg
Second Row: Madison Perry, Ian Goza, Drew Ricciardone, John Harpool, Astha Mittal, Kathy Holladay, Tom Womack, Muhammed Abu-Rmaileh and Clarke Tucker
The field trip to the Little Rock Flower and Garden Show, “The Sound of Flowers”, was a huge success yesterday. All 19 Fulbright students were warmly welcomed, saw interesting flowers, shrubs and plants throughout the garden exhibits, recorded favorites to include in Fulbright Gardens and even met a couple celebrities! Huge thanks to Mary Kay Young, Mrs. Holland and Ms. Tappin for helping me chaperone this well behaved group. A vendor donated yellow balloons for all the kids to wear on their wrists which made for easy identification throughout the morning as well as something for Chris Olsen, local gardening celebrity, to sign!
Attached you will find the best pictures taken by parents/assistants to Chris Olsen, owner of Botanica Gardens and photographer for Arkansas Federation of Garden clubs, Inc. Heather Baker, publisher of Savvy Kids, agreed to include our kids in next issue of Savvy Kids magazine and Tom Brannon, weatherman at THV invited the kids to come down to the THV Garden Center and appear in one of the morning garden segments. Students were invited by Arkansas Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. to affiliate as an official Jr. garden club.
Exciting stuff as we need all the expertise and resources available to the kids and this is fantastic PR for Fulbright as well as expertise assistance for future garden projects. Once we receive your approval, article/pictures of our Fulbright junior gardeners may appear in Savvy Kids magazine and be submitted to our own, Fulbright news, yearbook, PTA newsletter, Web Page, and Parent Page ;)
Thanks for allowing your kiddos the opportunity to see the LR Flower & Garden Show, “The Sound of Flowers!”
"A dedicated teacher and group of students at Little Rock’s J.A. Fair
magnet high school are looking to capitalize on the trend. They have
taken their curriculum outside of the 4 walls of a traditional
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