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Photo of the day

Photo of the Day - MILLS HIGH SCHOOL Principal Duane Clayton and MAUMELLE MIDDLE SCHOOL Principal Ryan Burgess gave an impressive and inspirational presentation on Thursday as they talked about using a “feeder pattern” system to ensure vertical alignment and move from compliance to a Growth Mindset. They were an excellent embodiment of PCSSD core values. The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) School Improvement Unit in conjunction with the Federal Programs Unit of ADE’s Division of Accountability hosted their fourth annual school improvement conference this week in Hot Springs.

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A Word from our Superintendent

Dr. Jerry Guess with students

Dear PCSSD families and staff,

Believe it or not, this is a very busy time for the staff at the Pulaski County Special School District. While it is a time employees can usually take a break for a vacation, the reality is our teachers and certified staff are busy attending professional development trainings – learning tools for teaching and improving technology skills. Much of the district is scrambling to ensure our buildings in tip-top shape for the return of students.

Recently, the voters in the District passed an extension on a millage, allowing us to build a new Sylvan Hills High School, which is much needed for our Sherwood students. We've already got the ball rolling for that project. We also have new buildings under construction – Wilbur D. Mills University Studies High School and Joe T. Robinson Middle School.

This is an exciting time to be part of PCSSD. The District is coming together like no other time before. Our students finished the year and headed off to colleges across the country, joined the workforce, won sporting championships and were successful in an array of areas. We couldn't be more proud. Thank you for your support of PCSSD, and public education.

We will see you in August!


Jerry Guess, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

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