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Photo of the day

Photo of the Day - Mrs. Kathy Price, kindergarten teacher at CATO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, received a $3,500 grant this week from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC) to construct an outdoor wildlife habitat on the school campus. Two stations, bats and weather, headed by second-grade levels will be installed before the end of May, and many more focal points will be built when the new school year begins in August. This project is designed to involve students in research, recording, observing, discovering, creating and maintaining learning stations for the study of trees, birds, deer, bats, frogs, native plants, weather, compost, recycling, butterflies and other insects. Grade levels will adopt stations and research, construct and maintain them for the entire school and community to enjoy. Parents and community partners will be heavily involved in donating needed items and aiding with construction. Cato Elementary is excited to have this opportunity to expand our knowledge base with this hands-on project! (Pictured here are Mrs. Price and Pat Knighten, AGFC Project Wild Coordinator.)

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A Word from our Superintendent

Dr. Jerry Guess with students

Dear PCSSD families and staff,

The 2016-2017 school year is well under way, and we are proud of the teaching and learning happening in our classrooms across the district. When I visit our schools, I witness students engaged in technology, enthusiastic teachers leading classes and terrific programs. With students flourishing in everything from fine arts to football and everything in between, our schools are literally buzzing with students in action. 

Whether you are a family with a kindergarten student who is embarking on a lifetime of education, or one with a senior looking forward to graduation in May, we know the school year goes quickly, and we hope it is full of important learning, growing and transformation.

We hope our website has everything you need – from the name of your principal to a link to your school's website. If there's something you need help with, please reach out to us. If my office, in particular, can be of assistance, please call me at 501-234-2001. 

We know you have choices when it comes to choosing a school, and we thank you for being part of PCSSD and public schools!


Jerry Guess, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

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