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  • Danny Ebbs, PCSSD Athletic Director, was able to supply a Universal Weight Room for the FULLER MIDDLE SCHOOL ALC students. The weight room is used as an incentive for those students who display positive behavior. Not only are the ALC students doing the right thing, but now getting to lift weights, get in shape and learn about lifetime fitness!
  • Last week Wildwood teaching artist, Patty Carreras, worked with 3rd-5th grade students at JOE T. ROBNSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL to explore economics through puppetry and the American Revolution through drama. This photo is of the cast (Ms. Butler’s 4th/5th grade split class) of The American Revolutionary War, which was performed for parents, family and PCSSD staff on Friday. Robinson Elementary loves partnering with Wildwood Park! Arts in Education artists are in residence throughout the year and work alongside classroom teachers to incorporate the arts through a cross-curricular approach.
  • PE Teacher for the Day – Coach Raborn at PINE FOREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL has an assistant today. Raborn states, “I'm so excited to have a wonderful assistant coach today! Maggie Sweet bid on “PE Teacher for the Day” at the Fall Festival and won. It's going to be a great day!”
  • These members of the Buzzing Writers' League at MAUMELLE MIDDLE SCHOOL enjoyed a brunch celebration for their first nine weeks' submissions of short stories. Gisela Groth, eighth-grade English Language Arts Teacher, is the sponsor. “In a rough way the short story writer is to the novelist as a cabinetmaker is to a house carpenter.” – Annie Proulx
  • LUCKY GREEN – You can’t pinch these JOE T. ROBINSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL teachers! Happy St Patrick's Day and last day of school before Spring Break begins on Monday!
  • Student in Mr. Harrison’s CBI class at SYLVAN HILLS HIGH SCHOOL paid a visit to the Cosmetology Class today. Mr. Harrison said,
  • Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! It’s National Read Across America Day! TBT – The Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 and Thing 2 visited SHERWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in 2013.
  • Thanks Jessi Turnure of KARK for participating in “Read Across America Week” by reading to students at DAISY BATES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL! #RISEArkansas
  • Lady Comets Visit UALR Lady Trojans MILLS HIGH SCHOOL Lady Comets Coach’s Turner and Woods allowed their team the VIP treatment from UALR Lady Trojans Coach Foley and his team this past Saturday. Not only did the Lady Comets see an awesome game when the Trojans defeated the ASU Red Wolves 73-59, but they also learned about character, commitment and results.
  • Pine Forest Alpha Science Fair - The PINE FOREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Annual Alpha Science Fair was held this past Thursday. Alpha is PCSSD’s Talented and Gifted Program. Sixty-five students in grades 3-5 participated. Linkoln Perez won in third grade with the physics project, “How Do Vibrations Create Sound?” Anna Klaire Roach won in fourth grade with the biology project “Can You Take Your Dog’s Breath Away?” Hayden Phillips won in fifth grade with the physics project, “Peanut Power, Can Peanuts Heat Water More Efficiently than a Candle Can?” The event was well attended by the community. All of the students did a marvelous job!
  • This week SYLVAN HILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL fourth- and fifth-grade Alpha students hosted a
  • Elementary schools across the district are celebrating Dr. Seuss this week and CATO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL is one of them. Kindergarten teacher Ms. Price (aka Cat in the Hat) is shown here with two cuties – Thing 1 and Thing 2. #RISEArkansas
  • The Mills University Studies High School Counseling Department recently hosted the “Be Pro Be Proud” Career Truck, which allowed students to explore various technical careers. It also gave the students hands-on time with different careers, such as CNC, welding, plumbing and mechanics. The interactive skills wall was definitely a favorite! Launched last year by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce’s Be Pro Be Proud initiative, the training truck travels to high schools, community colleges and festivals in an effort to introduce local students to the various industries in need of skilled workers through immersive, hands-on experiences.
  • These SYLVAN HILLS HIGH SCHOOL students are headed to Washington, DC, for the 2017 United States Presidential Inauguration. Pictured here are: Mary Grace Timmerman, Jordyn Harris, Doma'Nique Hunt and Scarlett Averett with sponsor Coach Greg Frantal. What a great opportunity to be able to take part in this historic event.
  • The CLINTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Soaring Eagles Running Club students are pictured here proudly showing off their medals they earned at the Little Rockers Kids Marathon held earlier this month. The Little Rockers Kids Marathon is a fun running and walking program that children participate in through their school. Participants run or walk 25.2 miles over a period of time, logging their progress. Then on race day, children complete their last mile on the official Little Rock Marathon course. As each child crosses the finish line, they receive their official finisher’s medal. Way to go Soaring Eagles!
  • Christmas is in the air at CLINTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Teachers Tracie Harrington (the elf) and Emeral Templeton are having fun dressing up for the holidays and spreading Christmas cheer!
  • The Student Government Association (SGA) at SYLVAN HILLS HIGH SCHOOL helped kick-off the holiday season in Sherwood by showcasing their organization with a float in the fun Sherwood Christmas Parade held this past weekend!
  • Students in Mrs. Rogers Language Arts class at JOE T. ROBINSON MIDDLE SCHOOL presented biography projects this week. Emon Lewis, a sixth grader, is shown here dressed as Dr. Charles Drew - a pioneer in field of blood transfusions. What a good way to make learning fun!
  • CRYSTAL HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL students, Taylor Talley – kindergarten, and Anna Goodson – fourth grade, had the highest bids during the Fall Fest Silent Auction on the “To Spend a Day with Assistant Principal Masako Christian” item. That day happened last week and the theme was
  • Recycling at PINE FOREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - Massey Everett, 3rd grader at PFE, saw the need for recycling bins at her school. That transpired into the school now having four recycling bins that are completely full almost every week! Little girl, big ideas!
  • Tuesday was the 100th day of school and many of our elementary schools celebrated by dressing as centenarians. Do you think these first-grade teachers at LAWSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL look 100-years-old?
  • JOE T. ROBINSON MIDDLE SCHOOL competed in the Regional Quiz Bowl held in Pottsville and took home a 2nd Place win! Jessica Hoffman made the All-Tournament Team, as well. The team is now eligible to compete at the state level that will take place on February 25 at Arkansas Baptist College in Conway. Congratulations and good luck Senators!
  • Class of 2017 Senior Night for the MILLS HIGH SCHOOL basketball players -  Before each game the Comets Moms provide the players with a pre-game meal. Friday night was Senior Night and their meal was donated by Chick-Fil-A. Ms. Lisa Smith, who helped organize the event, said, “There's nothing better than seeing the boys grow in prayer and watch them sit down to eat together as a team.”   With Friday’s 69-34 win over White Hall, the team broke the record for most regular season wins (25) in school history! The previous record of 24 games won was set in 2002-2003. The Comets finished the regular season 12-0 in district and 25-1 overall. To see more photos of the event, please visit https://www.facebook.com/pcssdschools/
  • JOE T. ROBINSON HIGH SCHOOL’s unified floor hockey team competed at the winter games of the Special Olympics last week and won a Silver Medal! Congratulations Senators!
  • Life Lessons – Tonight is basketball homecoming at JOE T. ROBINSON HIGH SCHOOL, and Assistant Principal Brady Bratcher helped this student learn how tie his tie for the basketball homecoming festivities. Go Senators! #AlwaysReadyToLendingAHelpingHand
  • These CHENAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2nd graders are learning how to play chess in Discovery classes. They are preparing for the Hour of Chess that is happening in schools all over the country the week of February 13-17. Chenal K-5 students will be playing online in their classrooms using their Chromebooks and iPads from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. on Friday, February 17. Principal Felicia Hamilton is hoping to get the students interested in chess and build higher level thinking skills!
  • From googly eyes to pom-poms and everything in-between, these first-grade students in Mrs. Baker’s class at CRYSTAL HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL wore decorated t-shirts with 100 items to celebrate the 100th day of school.
  • Celebrating Black History Month The 5th-grade Alpha students of DAISY BATES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL are celebrating Black History Month by recognizing the central role of African Americans in United States history. The students decided to honor African Americans from the past and present by designing a gigantic wall calendar which displays some of the many accomplishments of Africans Americans. The students also learned that Daisy Gaston Bates is observed on the third Monday in February in Arkansas, the same day as President's Day.
  • This is Mrs. Loring’s third-grade creative writing class at DAISY BATES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. They met in the media center this week and listened to their fellow students as each one presented his/her creative writing prompt, “You won’t believe what’s in my jar!” It was a fun way to see how each student differed in describing what was in their jar.
  • The principal of Mills University Studies High School, Mr. Duane Clayton, met yesterday with the Principal's Cabinet for lunch. The group of selected students represents all grade levels and brings their principal up-to-speed on issues of concerns to the students. The group is one way the school keeps the lines of communication open between students and administration and meets the needs of all. Go Comets!
  • CATO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL is participating in the annual Great Kindness Challenge Week that is taking place worldwide this week. The Great Kindness Challenge is one week dedicated to creating a culture of kindness on campuses nationwide.  These third-grade students are adding snowmen to a bulletin board they created with the theme, “It's Cool to be Kind Online.” Pictured are Sanaa Boykin, Madeline Arellanes and Toby Patel. Cato Elementary is proudly participating in this proactive, positive bullying prevention initiative. All students will received a GKC checklist with 50 kind deeds, and they are being encouraged by their parents and school to complete the checklist and show the world that...KINDNESS MATTERS!
  • Environmental and Spatial Technology Inc. (the EAST Initiative), an educational nonprofit organization that promotes service learning through students’ applied use of sophisticated technology, has named the JOE T. ROBINSON MIDDLE SCHOOL program as one of eight finalists for the three Awards of Excellence: Student Growth, Community & Collaboration and Project Sophistication & Innovation. The winners will be announced at the Conference Gala in Hot Springs on Wednesday, March 15. Fingers crossed!
  • SYLVAN HILLS HIGH SCHOOL Seniors raise $3,100 for Make~A~Wish Foundation - Mrs. Rice and Mrs. Scallon's advisory class participated in the Heart-A-Thon  for  Make-A-WIsh Foundation by collecting donations at Lakewood Village last month. The students raised $2,305 in just four hours! The advisory class also raised $800 on the sale of Make-a-Wish bracelets.
  • CLINTON ELEMENTARY Principal Mrs. Parker played four-square with the PE classes on this beautiful day. The students loved it!
  • Alpha and CBI join together to learn chess - CHENAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL’s fourth-grade Alpha class is getting ready for the “Hour of Chess,” that is happening in schools all over the country on Friday morning, by helping the CBI class learn about chess. The students have iPads with the ChessKid app and were very enthusiastic to learn. The Alpha students want everyone in the school to be able to play chess on Friday morning and have been helping Mrs. Peters, Alpha teacher, work with students as they learn how to use the online chess website.
  • Beowulf-Grendel Ships - Students in Mrs. Holden's Scholar's Language Arts class at FULLER MIDDLE SCHOOL constructed replicas of Beowulf's ship and wrote a narrative on a day in the life of Beowulf sailing on the Baltic Sea. Great job!
  • Third-grade students at DAISY BATES ELEMENTARY were pleased to receive a visit from State Representative Andy Mayberry, who represents District 27 and includes portions of Pulaski and Saline County.  He spoke to the students about his job as a State Representative, the process of a bill becoming a law, and answered the students' questions about the Arkansas State Government. Within the group photo are third-grade teachers Ms. Creekmore, Mrs. Loring and Mrs. Sowell.
  • A group of MAUMELLE MIDDLE SCHOOL NJHS students enjoyed a field trip to the Clinton Presidential Museum and River Market last week. These four recreated the iconic “Abbey Road” album cover in the “Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles!” exhibit that will be on display until April 2. How cool!
  • In support of the Office of Safety and Security's effort to combat bullying in our schools, Dr. Guess designated Friday, December 9, as anti-bullying day in our district. This effort of awareness is happening today at Central Office and in the schools.
  • Happy Valentine's Day from LANDMARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL! Pictured are students from Ms. Jeffress' second-grade class with their valentine boxes (from left to right) Hayley Doshier - sewing machine, Rhiannon Smith- vending machine, Jairo Belmontes - dragon
  • Robinson High School finished 6th in Class 1A-5A State Wrestling Tournament with five individual winners that placed in the top 6. One of those was freshman female student, Riley Holman, who finished 6th in the 126 lb. weight class and was the only female to stand on the podium this year! She also won the Victory with Honor Award given out to one wrestler in 1A-5A by the officials. Way to represent, Riley! (Riley is pictured here with Coach Risner.)
  • Celebrating Black History Month – SYLVAN HILLS HIGH SCHOOL students Patrick Robinson, Tyasia Grigsby, Kylin Williams, and Kourtney Johnson celebrated Black History Month last week by showing their ancestral heritage!
  • Our local Hormel African American Resource Group (HAARG) was proud to sponsor the 6th Annual MLK Essay contest held at COLLEGE STATION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Students in fifth grade were asked to write an essay expressing
  • These students at PINE FOREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL patiently wait in the car riders line to be picked up after school today. They are all smiles on the first day back after their three-day weekend due to the snow.
  • Thanks to the PTA, when the kids at BAKER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL returned to school today, this is the awesome new front playground they will get to start enjoying!
  • Two students from LANDMARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL qualified for the Arkansas Special Olympics State Bowling Event held Wednesday, December 7 at the Professor Bowl in Little Rock. The two Special Olympics students were Crishawn Sims, who received a silver medal in boys single bowling, and Kaiden Duvall who received the bronze in the same event. They also participated with 15 other students from the school in the area bowling games held in October. All the children had a great time bowling!
  • The Christmas spirit continues at SYLAN HILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL with the wearing of Christmas sweaters! Who would you have voted for in this group? Julianna Garlington (far left) won the ugly sweater contest after dressing up from head to toe!
  • PCSSD had four winners in the Holiday Coloring Contest, which was part of the Annual Gingerbread Extravaganza sponsored by Treatment Homes, Inc. The winners were recognized at the event, held on December 11 in the state Capitol rotunda, where visitors had to opportunity to view the display of Holiday Coloring Contest winning submissions. Pictured here is first-grade student Gavin Hyatt who attends OAK GROVE ELEMENTARY. Congratulations to all the students!
  • All Aboard! Kindergarten students and teachers at SHERWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL finished the day before winter break by dressing in their pajamas and watching The Polar Express movie. How cute!
  • The CRYSTAL HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Student Council members sponsored a
  • Look how cute Mrs. Huffman's kindergarten class at CHENAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL were when they dressed up for “Pajama and Grinch Day” on Friday!
  • The MAUMELLE HIGH SCHOOL Flute Ensemble traveled around Little Rock on Wednesday spreading Christmas cheer as they went. Lead by Caroline Elliott and Miriam Copeland the ensemble performed for cancer patients at UAMS and visitors at the Capital Hotel. Way to go Lady Hornets!
  • Pause to remember the heroes who gave their lives 75 years ago today. Out of the 2,403 killed that day, 144 Arkansans served at Pearl Harbor, and 23 were killed on the USS Arizona. #PearlHarborRemembranceDay #PearlHarbor75
  • Coats for Kids – Two members of the Marche Knights of Columbus delivered 53 new coats to central office for needy elementary students in the PCSSD. Their “Coats for Kids Drive
  • Holiday Cheer – MAUMELLE MIDDLE SCHOOL Counseling Department started celebrating the holiday season by decorating their Christmas tree and entry door this week. Pictured are counselors Kendra Hunt and Colleen Small.
  • A group of students from ROBINSON HIGH SCHOOL attended the Arkansas Drive Smart Leadership Conference earlier this month. They had fun while participating in the program which teaches teen drivers to be more conscientious on the road and to protect themselves and others.
  • Cassandra Barnett, ADE’s program advisor for school libraries, (left) and Anne Menotti, the senior advisor for education and outreach at the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Reception Rooms, (right) recognize Melanie Williamson, an educator at SYLVAN HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL, for her participation in the first year of the Arkansas Declaration of Learning program.   Ms. Williamson was one of twenty-six Arkansas teachers and school librarians from around the state who dedicated a year to developing lesson plans involving significant pieces from the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Reception Rooms, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Butler Center for Arkansas Studies. Students from around the country will benefit from their efforts.   For more information about the program, contact Barnett at cassandra.barnett@arkansas.gov. Photo courtesy of Mike Keckhaver, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies.
  • Performing beautiful music, the SYLVAN HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL Blue Arias, under the direction of choir director Amber Holden, scored Division 1 ratings at the Central Region Invitational Festival held this week at Hendrix College!
  • Author, School Speaker and Fitness Expert Steve Ettinger visited first-grade students at DAISY BATES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL this week. DBES Physical Education Coach Cancienne was proud to introduce Steve for his first ever visit to Arkansas after visiting 48 other states during this tour! His enthusiasm was catching and the students loved him. Thank you, Steve Ettinger and Coach C!
  • Bump...Set...Spike...The JOE T ROBINSON MIDDLE SCHOOL Unified Volleyball Team took 1st Place today at the 2016 Special Olympics Arkansas State Volleyball Tournament held at the Don Owen Sports Center in Conway!
  • The MAUMELLE HIGH SCHOOL Boys Cross Country Team won the 5A State Championship held Saturday. This was their THIRD state championship won in four years! Four athletes, Dylan Douglas, Jackson Fry, Tate Whaley and Carter Reynolds, earned All-State Honors, too! The Girls Cross Country Team completed the season with their highest finish ever. It was a great finale for the MHS XC teams! To see some awesome pictures of both the boys and girls team members during the competition on Saturday, courtesy of MHS Senior Rick Aguilera, visit the Maumelle Track and Field Facebook page.
  • From the CRYSTAL HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL family to yours: Happy Veterans Day! Thank you for serving!
  • Gerald Tatum, coordinator of PCSSD's Safety and Security Department, shows off the new signs that will be posted in schools this month to remind students that bullying will not be tolerated. That's a message we can get behind sharing!
  • Learning is always fun at the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub. Today was a hands-on experience for Mrs. Laura Shirley, PCSSD Director of Talented and Gifted Programs, who joined CHENAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL teacher Mrs. Kathy Peters and her fourth-grade Alpha students. It was lesson on thinking “outside of the box” and becoming 21st Century innovators.
  • The 4th and 5th Grade Alpha Classes, taught by Mrs. Copeland, at DAISY BATES ELEMENTARY have been sharpening their debating skills by researching the Electoral College. As a result of this unit of study, the students have gained a clear understanding of how the President of The United States is actually elected. On November 8, they will be able to add the Electoral College votes as they roll in from each state in the nation.
  • Although she is usually seen in golf attire representing MAUMELLE HIGH SCHOOL, junior Alexis Montgomery traded her golf shoes for heels and placed 3rd runner-up in the Miss Arkansas Teen USA pageant last Thursday night! Congratulations, Alexis!
  • A kid at heart – that is what describes BATES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Principal Dr. Darnell Bell. When one of the students on the playground kept asking him to go down the slide with her, along with the prompting from a couple of staff members, he obliged. With that big smile on his face we’d say he enjoyed it!
  • FMS Student Video Chat - Mr. Koch’s first period scholar science class at FULLER MIDDLE SCHOOL video chatted last week with Mr. Mark Bredehoeft, a technology developer for the Monsanto Company, about how genetic factors can affect plant growth.