PCSSD
Who's ready for some summer fun with Pulaski County Youth Services? PCYS created a Photo Scavenger Hunt as a chance to get outdoors and win prizes! Check out the details on the scavenger picture and get it done by Friday, June 25. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
1 day ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Summer is a great time to be outdoors. One way to have some outside fun is to build a backyard bonfire. Enjoy some hot dogs and s'mores, sing campfire songs, or tell stories around the fire. http://ow.ly/ijiH50F0rgj #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
2 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Juneteenth is celebrated annually to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the U.S. Learn more about some of the activities happening in Little Rock on Saturday, June 19 and the Juneteenth Arkansas Festival: www.juneteentharkansas.com
3 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Kids often fall victim to the summer slide, but we want to offer some tips to prevent the slide. Plan a virtual field trip. Students can access (often for free) places all over the world from their home computer. http://ow.ly/x4Rl50F0rd6 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Shout out to our 9 schools that finished the year with ZERO quarantine days for COVID-19: BAKER, CRYSTAL HILL, LAWSON, OAKBROOKE, PINE FOREST, ROBINSON ELEM, MILLS MIDDLE, ROBINSON HIGH & SYLVAN HILLS HIGH NORTH. These schools didn't have any full-building pivots all year. And in joking spirits, MAUMELLE MIDDLE got an award for the *most* quarantine days this year. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Regal Cinema's 2021 Summer Movie Express series is hosting summer movies for the whole family. Every Tuesday and Wednesday through September 8, Summer Movie Express tickets are just $1. See the schedule and learn more: https://www.regmovies.com/static/en/us/promotions/summer-movie-express
4 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Internet and social media safety is very important for students and families. This summer, we want to provide some resources from @ArkansasEd to help students develop internet etiquette. http://ow.ly/6WbM50F0r60 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
On this day in 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution about the design of the United States flag. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson marked the anniversary by declaring June 14 as Flag Day. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
@CALibrarySystem wants to feature your pet in a Virtual Pet Parade. CALS will feature the pet submissions in a virtual parade on the CALS Kids @ Main Library Facebook page on Tuesday, July 6, at 2pm. Details here: cals.org/virtual-pet-parade #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
6 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
REMINDER: PCSSD is offering meals for children this summer through a special program. The program will provide weekly boxes of 5 breakfasts and 5 lunches for Pulaski County children at 7 PCSSD school locations. Details: http://ow.ly/e9XO50F2mG3 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
7 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Congratulations to our very own deputy superintendent, Alesia Smith, on receiving her doctorate. Your hard work and dedication has finally paid off. We're so happy for you, DR. SMITH!! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
8 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Principals from across the district enjoyed an end of the year celebration on Monday. Principals reflected on the past year, enjoyed delicious food from The Grill Runner01 and played lots of games. Thank you for leading our schools this year! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
8 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Congratulations to the 12 student-athletes from MAUMELLE, ROBINSON and SYLVAN HILLS HIGH who were selected by the @ArkActAssn for the 2021 All-State teams. We're proud your hard work on and off the field this year. http://ow.ly/H6gH50F52fr #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
9 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Summer is a great time to be outdoors. One way to have some outside fun is to build a backyard obstacle course with hula hoops, rump ropes, sticks, and other materials around your house. http://ow.ly/yfDs50F0qTK #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
9 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
More than 30 rising seniors from MAUMELLE, MILLS UNIVERSITY STUDIES, ROBINSON and SYLVAN HILLS HIGH were invited to attend the annual Girls State and Boys State programs this summer. Read the full list here: https://www.pcssd.org/article/476093?org=pcssd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
10 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Kids often fall victim to the summer slide, but we want to offer some tips to prevent the slide. Read. Read. Read. Allow kids to read what they enjoy and even read together to share a joint experience. http://ow.ly/ZK2750F0qRM #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
10 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Pulaski County Youth Services is hosting a free athletics fitness and fun clinic on Saturday, June 12 for all ages at Maumelle High. Sign up: http://ow.ly/hbHV50F0BFQ #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
11 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's Free Fishing Weekend starts at noon on Friday (June 11) through midnight Sunday (June 13). Some Pulaski County sites have been stocked for family and community fishing. Learn more: http://ow.ly/Hr2P50F2hm7 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
12 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Internet and social media safety is very important for students and families. This summer, we want to provide some resources from @ArkansasEd to help families understand some of the dangers that are online. http://ow.ly/LYOI50F0qKi #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
12 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
June 6, 1944 is known as D-Day. The day that turned the tides in World War II. It was also a solemn day in which 4,000 allied troops lost their lives to fight for our country and our freedoms. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
13 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The Be Mighty Little Rock Summer 2021 Grab and Go Meals are now available for youth 18 and younger through August 14, Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
14 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Already looking for ideas to keep those young ones entertained? Sign up for the Central Arkansas Library System Summer Reading Club program at cals.beanstack.org and then stop by CALS branch to pick up art supplies to go along with the summer activities! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
15 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
School may have ended last week, but it's never too late to give shout outs to our educators. This one goes out to our teacher librarians who handled the demanding task of chromebook returns during the last week of school! THANK YOU! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
15 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
June is Pride Month. Pride Month began as protests by LGBTQ people to confront discrimination in the fight for equality in the 1970s. Pride Month is an opportunity to show support and raise awareness about LGBTQ+ rights.
16 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
We made it! Congratulations to students and staff - today is the last day of school. Who is ready for summer? #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
22 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Nurse Amber Abbott received the 4th quarter Inspiration in Education award from the PCSSD Board of Education. Abbott has led the COVID-19 team for the district this year. We are so thankful for her hard work and dedication to students and staff! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
23 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
During the month of May, we want to thank the 40+ speech therapists who work at schools across PCSSD. Your hard work and dedication to working with our students is so appreciated! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
24 days ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
8th Grade Promotional Rehearsal will be tomorrow morning at 9am. Please remember dress code for students is Semi-Casual. Promotion Ceremony will start at 6pm at the MMS Auditorium. Also if your student is on the retention list unfortunately he or she will not be allowed to participate in the ceremony. Questions?501-490-5730. Thanks
25 days ago, Angela Nichols
PCSSD
If you are unable to pay rent or utilities due to COVID-19, the Pulaski County Emergency Rental Assistance Program (PCERA) may be able to help. PCERA is designed to help families and individuals in the wake of the economic recession caused by the pandemic. http://ow.ly/JRuA50EQjv2
27 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
50 educators across the district were randomly selected for prizes donated by local vendors as part of teacher appreciation week. There are a lot of smiling faces here (even behind the masks)! We love celebrating our teachers! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
29 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
City Serve Arkansas is offering a community food giveaway on Saturday, May 22 at Beebe Chapel CME Church in Wrightsville. Families in need can stop by the drive-thru event.
30 days ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Delta Presents Outreach Foundation is hosting a virtual health fair on May 22 from 9am - 12pm for middle school and high school students. Students can register here: http://bit.ly/DeltaOutreachSeminar #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Congratulations to PCSSD teachers & staff who joined the @SchoolStatus 20K club! These educators have sent more than 20K messages in the past year through SchoolStatus. That's amazing communication! Thank you @SchoolStatus for your support. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Reminder! Today is Tax Day!
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
Mills Middle
Congratulations to the MILLS MIDDLE Art Show winners! 1st place: Lezlie Roberts for her ice age in ceramic piece 2nd place: Macy Vise for her blind contour hands in pen and ink piece 3rd place: Jayden Hood for his The Great in digital drawing piece The students were judged by local artists. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, Mills Middle
Mills Middle
PCSSD is excited to announce our 2020-2021 teacher of the year winners for each school! These amazing educators went above and beyond for their students this year. Congratulations to Kwadjo Boaitey from MILLS MIDDLE! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, Mills Middle
PCSSD
Big shout out and THANK YOU to our friends at David's Burgers for delivering meals to nearly 1500 educators at 26 schools on Wednesday. District office arranged to have burgers & chips catered to each school in honor of teacher appreciation week! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
One day just doesn't seem like enough to celebrate our teachers. But today is National Teacher Day so let's make the most of it! Be sure to thank your teachers for their dedication to their students and education! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. We celebrate the diversity of our district and the inclusion of all.
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Afterschool and weekend meals are available for kids, teens, and families across Pulakist County. Here are a couple of options for grab and go meals:
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
May is National Foster Care Month. We want to take time to celebrate the Foster families across Arkansas. Thank you for your work for Arkansas's children!
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD students celebrated Earth Day by planting flowers, cleaning up litter, and recycling. Way to go students! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Today is Earth Day. A live Earth Day digital event is happening at https://www.earthday.org/ at 11 a.m. CT today. This year's focus is Restore Our Earth and will cover natural processes, emerging green technologies, and more.
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Superintendent Dr. Charles McNulty talks with Ashley King on The Vine ( THV11 ) on Tuesday's show about the end of this school year and plans for next year. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence http://ow.ly/rYcU50EtgQH
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Today is National Kindergarten Day to honor Friedrich Wilhelm August Frobel, the man who is credited for starting the first Kindergarten in Germany in 1837. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Today is Administrative Professionals Day and we want to send a big thank you to the many administrative professionals who keep PCSSD and our schools running smoothly! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Today is Volunteer Recognition Day. Thank you to the many volunteers across PCSSD who have continued to find creative ways to volunteer and support our students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 month ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PBS KIDS is encouraging parents to work with children to help them learn spatial reasoning. This can be something as easy as the Hokey Pokey, or even something fun like creating and following a treasure map. https://www.pbs.org/parents/which-way-map-activities-for-kids #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
2 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
April is Occupational Therapy Month. Thank you to the many PCSSD occupational therapists who work with our students every day! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
2 months ago, PCSSD
Wilbur D. Mills University Studies High
April is School Library Month and we will be sending a big THANK YOU to our teacher librarians all month. Today we highlight the teacher librarians in the Mills feeder. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
2 months ago, Wilbur D. Mills University Studies High
Angela Nichols
MMS Parents we would like to thank you for being supportive this week for bringing your student to test. We appreciate your continued support by encouraging our students to do their best on the test. During testing there are many different reasons that would cause the start of testing to be delayed which in turns cause the test to end at a later time. One area that we recognize we need to improve upon is communicating and notifying parents when testing is over for the day. As an effort to communicate with you better starting on tomorrow and each test day going forward we will send each parent a text message informing you when your child testing has ended. Hopefully this will help you plan what time your child would need to be picked up. Once again thank you for your patience and support. Questions?501.490.5730
2 months ago, Angela Nichols
PCSSD
This is Educator Commitment Signing Week to celebrate students who are committed to the teaching profession. We are proud of the many students who are declaring their commitment to the field of education this week! #TeachArkansas #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
2 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
April is Financial Literacy Month and today is National Teach Children to Save Day. Economics Arkansas is hosting a design-and-create a savings bank contest for families and classrooms. Deadline for entry is April 19. https://www.economicsarkansas.org/for_teachers/financial-literacy-project-create-a-savings-bank.html #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
2 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The National Public Health Week theme is Building Bridges to Better Health. SUNDAY: Elevating the Essential & Health Workforce. Worker protections, like PPE & sick leave, mean better health outcomes for employees. http://www.nphw.org/NPHW-2021/Elevating-Workforce #NPHW #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
2 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The National Public Health Week theme is Building Bridges to Better Health. SATURDAY: Uplifting Mental Health & Wellness. Physical activity, sleep, a well-balanced diet, & gratitude can improve mental health. http://www.nphw.org/NPHW-2021/Mental-Health-and-Wellness #NPHW #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
2 months ago, PCSSD
Mills Middle
Thank you Assistant Principal Mrs. Stephanie Donald! Mrs. Donald is married with 2 sons. Her favorite vacation spot is the beach. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
2 months ago, Mills Middle
PCSSD
The National Public Health Week theme is Building Bridges to Better Health. FRIDAY: Building COVID-19 Resilience. Our public health systems need to be better equipped to respond to future public health emergencies. http://www.nphw.org/NPHW-2021/COVID-19-Resilience #NPHW #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
2 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The National Public Health Week theme is Building Bridges to Better Health. THURSDAY: Galvanizing Climate Justice. Communities with greater cohesion have better health outcomes after climate-related disasters. http://www.nphw.org/NPHW-2021/Climate-Justice #NPHW #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
2 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
This is National Assistant Principals Week. We are highlighting the hard work and dedication from our amazing assistant principals across the district. Thank you for all you do! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
2 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
World Health Day focuses worldwide attention on important aspects of global health. The World Health Organization is calling to eliminate health inequities, as part of a global campaign to bring people together to build a fairer, healthier world. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
2 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
National Public Health Week theme is Building Bridges to Better Health. WEDNESDAY: Strengthening Community. Look for ways to address public health concerns like a community garden or donating healthy food options. http://www.nphw.org/NPHW-2021/Strengthening-Community #NPHW #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
2 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The National Public Health Week theme is Building Bridges to Better Health. TUESDAY: Advancing Racial Equity. Educating providers about outcome disparities & improving care quality are important to reduce mortality. http://www.nphw.org/NPHW-2021/Racial-Equity #NPHW #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
2 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
This is National Assistant Principals Week. Stay tuned this week as we highlight the assistant principals from across the district! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
2 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
This year's National Public Health Week theme is Building Bridges to Better Health. MONDAY: Rebuilding. Rebuilding after COVID-19 to create a better, more inclusive, more just world through investing in public health. http://www.nphw.org/NPHW-2021/Rebuilding #NPHW #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
2 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Today is School Librarian Day. Say a big thank you to our teacher librarians on Monday for all of their hard work. Who is a teacher librarian you remember growing up that you want to give a shout out to? #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Happy Easter!
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Did you know PCSSD offers gifted and talented programs for Kindergarten - 12th graders? Ms. Laura Shirley, director of gifted and talented for the District, talked about the program with Little Rock Family. Check it out: http://ow.ly/5n9m50EdZuF #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Today is Children's Book Day! What was your favorite children's book growing up?
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Today is World Autism Awareness Day - a day where communities from around the world come together to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism to inspire a kinder, more inclusive world.
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Blessings to all on this Good Friday.
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
It's April Fool's Day! Watch out for tricks 😉 What's the best April Fool's joke you've seen or experienced? #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The precautionary boil order for the Sweet Home / Wrightsville area has been lifted. Daisy Bates elementary, Mills Middle and Mills University Studies High schools will return to regular, on-site instruction on Thursday, April 1. District offices will reopen tomorrow as well.
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Jo Luck is a former president and CEO of Heifer Project International. She also led AR Advocates for Children and Families and AR Department of Parks and Tourism. She was inducted in the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2019. #womenshistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD will continue its required mask mandate for students and staff per the protocol by Gov. Hutchinson and Commissioner Johnny Key on March 30. This will remain in place until review by the PCSSD Board of Education at its next meeting on April 13, 2021. bit.ly/PCSSDmasksMarch2021
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The Sweet Home/Wrightsville area is still experiencing the effects from a water main break on March 29. Therefore, Daisy Bates Elementary, Mills Middle and Mills University Studies High schools and central offices will pivot to virtual again on Wednesday, March 31.
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Women's Foundation of Arkansas focuses on education for all girls. The group was created by "Top 100 Women in Arkansas" with the challenge to make a difference. They were inducted in the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2018. #womenshistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
UPDATE on water main break: there are still concerns about water pressure and sanitizing in the affected areas. Daisy Bates, Mills Middle & Mills University Studies High will be virtual for students and staff on Tuesday, March 30. District offices on Dixon Rd. are also virtual.
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Dr. Mary Good was the founding Dean of the UA Little Rock College of Engineering & IT. She served in various roles under Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush & Clinton. She was inducted in the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2015. #womenshistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Students & staff at Daisy Bates Elementary, Mills Middle and Mills University Studies High School will pivot to virtual learning today. There was a water main break this morning and these buildings do not have any water. We will provide an update on the water status later today.
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a gospel and secular music superstar. Her electric gospel music influenced stars like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Little Richard. She was inducted in the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2021. #womenshistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Happy Passover!
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Teachers - it's Self Care Spring Break! During this time away, remember your why. Remember why you decided to become an educator and the opportunity you have to shape our future. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Daisy Gatson Bates was a civil rights leader. She was a publisher and former president of the AR NAACP. She's best known for involvement with the Little Rock Nine. She was inducted in the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2015. #womenshistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The Arkansas Symphony Orchestra's Peter and the Wolf (narrated by SYLVAN HILLS MIDDLE choir director Ms. Gordon) and Spring from Vivaldi will be available to stream April 1 at 10 a.m. through April 30. The concert is free, but registration is required at: https://www.arkansassymphony.org/education-community/childrens-concerts
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Teachers - it's Self Care Spring Break! During this time away, care for each other. Teachers have been through a lot and having a shoulder to cry on or an ear to listen is important. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Cynthia Conger founded Arkansas Financial Group, Financial Decisions, & Conger Wealth Mgmt. She was named one of the "50 Distinguished Women in Wealth Management." She was inducted in the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2021. #womenshistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Teachers - it's Self Care Spring Break! During this time away, consider how you can implement social and emotional learning into your life. These skills influence how we think, see ourselves, and interact with others. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Patti Upton founded Aromatique, launching the decorative fragrance industry, including candles. In 2016, Upton was inducted into the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame. She was inducted in the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2016. #womenshistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Teachers - it's Self Care Spring Break! During this time away, if you're feeling burnt out, it may help to talk with someone. Talking with someone can help you feel seen,cared for, and less alone. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Mary Ann Ritter Arnold was elected first female mayor of Marked Tree in 2013. In 1975, she was the president of E. Ritter & Co. in Marked Tree. She was inducted in the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2015. #womenshistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Teachers - it's Self Care Spring Break! During this time away, claim your time. You often work long hours, well past the usual school day. Take this time to do something for you! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Charlotte Tillar Schexnayder was a former member of the Arkansas House of Representatives and was the first female president of the National Newspaper Association. She was inducted in the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2019. #womenshistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Teachers - it's Self Care Spring Break! During this time away, reconnect with friends or family you haven't had time to see. Work on the relationships that have taken a backseat during COVID-19. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Alice Andrews is an environmental advocate in Arkansas. She helped to save the Buffalo River from dams and initiated the Buffalo National River designation in 1972. She was inducted in the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2021. #womenshistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
World Down Syndrome Day is a global awareness day to raise awareness and advocate for the rights of people with Down syndrome.
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Teachers - it's Self Care Spring Break! During this time away, remember to allow yourself to stop and recharge. The past year has been trying but you continued to show up for your students. Now take some time to take care of yourself. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Joycelyn Elders was the 15th Surgeon General of the U.S. She was also the first person in Arkansas to become board certified in pediatric endocrinology. She was inducted in the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2016. #womenshistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Happy First Day of Spring! Spring Break is officially in full swing for PCSSD. The District will be closed March 22 - March 26. We’ll see you back on March 29. Enjoy the break! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Amy Rossi was the exec. dir. of Ark. Advocates for Children & Families for 23 years. She worked with state lawmakers to adopt ARKids First (for uninsured children). She was inducted in the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2021. #womenshistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Two PCSSD schools are competing for State Titles tomorrow! Good luck to MILLS UNIVERSITY STUDIES HIGH (4A Boys) and MAUMELLE HIGH (5A Boys)! The games will be aired on PBS, details on where to watch can be found here: myarkansaspbs.org. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Betty Bumpers is the former First Lady of Arkansas. Her "Every Child By '74" plan increased the state's immunization rates leading the CDC to use the model as well. She was inducted in the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2015. #womenshistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Dr. Margaret Louise Sirman Clark taught French at the Univ. of AR for nearly 30 years. She was one of the first African Americans hired to teach at the university. She was inducted in the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2021. #womenshistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Johnelle Hunt co-founded J.B. Hunt Transport with her husband in 1969. In 2001, she, along with her husband, was inducted into the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame. She was inducted in the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2015. #womenshistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Mary Steenburgen is an Academy Award winning actress. She is known for her roles in Back to the Future, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Step Brothers, Justified, and more. She was inducted in the Ark. Women's Hall of Fame in 2018. #womenshistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The Innovation Challenge is underway! We are looking forward to the solutions to real world problems students develop. The top 5 winners receive a prize package. One grand prize winner gets a prototype of their product. https://www.pcssd.org/article/407611?org=pcssd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Carolyn Pollan was elected to Arkansas House of Rep. in 1975 and served 12 terms. She established the Arkansas Commission on Child Abuse, Rape and Domestic Abuse. She was inducted in the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2016. #womenshistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
UAMS is hosting a free dental exam and sealant clinic for children 5-17 years old. Appointments are required for the March 20 event. Call Kaitlyn Baldwin at 501-553-5633 to schedule an appointment.
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Is it Pie Day or Pi Day? How about both!
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Pat Walker was a philanthropist. She was awarded both UAMS and Razorback Fdn. Distinguished Service Awards and was recognized as one of the Most Distinguished Women in AR. She was inducted in Ark. Women's Hall of Fame in 2016. #womenshistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Don't forget to set your clocks ahead tonight. Daylight saving time starts tonight!
3 months ago, PCSSD
Wilbur D. Mills University Studies High
March is Music in Schools Month. Each Saturday in March we are recognizing music teachers across PCSSD. Today we say a big thank you to our Mills feeder music experts! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, Wilbur D. Mills University Studies High
PCSSD
Lottie Shackelford was the 1st woman elected LR Mayor. President Clinton appointed her as the 1st African American woman to serve on the Board of Trustees for OPIC. She was inducted in the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2016. #womenshistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
FINAL REMINDER: Registration is now open for the Innovation Challenge. The Innovation Challenge challenges 3-12 graders across Arkansas in the field of science and technology in a new, innovative way. https://www.pcssd.org/article/407611?org=pcssd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Louise Thaden simultaneously held women's records for speed, altitude, & solo endurance. She partnered w/ Amelia Earhart to form an advocacy group for women pilots. She was inducted in the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2019. #womenshistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Kay Kelley Arnold served twice as chairwoman of the LR Municipal Airport Commission. She was influential in changes to fund facility updates and rename the airport. She was inducted in the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2016. #womenshistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Roberta Fulbright was a publisher of the Northwest Arkansas Times and University of AR supporter. In 2012, UofA Board of Trustees names a dining hall in her honor. She was inducted in the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2015. #womenshistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Dr. Edith Irby Jones was the 1st African American to be accepted, attend & graduate from UAMS. 1985 she was elected the 1st female president of the Nat'l Medical Assoc. She was inducted in the Ark. Women's Hall of Fame in 2015. #womenshistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Today is International Women's Day. This year's theme is #ChooseToChallenge. From challenge comes change, so let's all choose to challenge! #IWD2021 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Mary "Brownie" Ledbetter was a political activist. She founded the Ark. Fairness Counsel, Ark. Women's Political Caucus, and Women's Environment & Development Org. She was inducted in the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2021. #womenshistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Dorothy Morris is a fine arts philanthropist. She and her husband ran the Morris Foundation, raising half million dollars in 1 day during 2018 Arkansas Gives event. She was inducted in the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2021. #womenshistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Olivia Farrell was among the founders of @ArkBusiness and eventually became the CEO of ABPG. She also co-founded the Arkansas Women's Foundation. She was inducted in the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2019. #womenshistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Maya Angelou was an internationally renowned bestselling author and poet. She was also an activist for the rights of American Americans and women. She was inducted in the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2017. #womenshistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Conversations about internet safety are more prevalent than ever with the rise in virtual learning. PCSSD Director of Technology, Jimmy Hogg, spoke with @KATVNews about how PCSSD, and parents, can aid in internet safety. http://ow.ly/eAoY50DPbPS #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Hattie Caraway was a U.S. Senator from Arkansas from 1931-1944. She was the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate in her own right. She was inducted in the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2015. #womenshistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Black History Month celebrations continued an extra week in PCSSD due to winter weather in mid-February. Members of the superintendent's cabinet wore HBCU and Greek shirts this week to show support of these schools. #blackhistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
REMINDER: Registration is now open for the Innovation Challenge. The Innovation Challenge encourages 3-12 graders to apply knowledge they have, learn new skills, and work with people in science-based fields. https://www.pcssd.org/article/407611?org=pcssd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Carolyn Witherspoon is a labor and employment attorney and first female president of the Arkansas Bar Assoc. She helped found the Women's Foundation of Arkansas. She was inducted to the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2019. #womenshistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Alice Walton is the founder of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. She was named to the 2012 "TIME 100" list of influential people in the world and inducted in the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2015. #womenshistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
June Carter-Perry served as the US ambassador to Lesotho and Sierra Leone. She spent 25+ years with the State Department, working in Zambia, Zimbabwe, France & more. She was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2016. #blackhistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Willie Roaf is a Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive lineman. He played for New Orleans Saints and KC Chiefs before retiring and was selected to the Pro Bowl 11 times. He was inducted into Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2013. #blackhistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Mother Nature surprised residents in Arkansas with nearly two feet of snow across the state! Students in Pulaski County Special School District enjoyed a week of "winter-based" instructional activities in order to take advantage of these rare snow days. https://youtu.be/cGq1CIE1rtQ #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Lt. Col. Woodrow W. Crockett was a combat pilot in World War II & Korean War. His WWII flight suit is at the National Museum of African American History & Culture in DC. He was inducted into Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2012. #blackhistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
This is Public Schools Week. We celebrate our dedicated teachers & staff who continue to work tirelessly for our families across Pulaski County. Strong public schools are the backbone of a neighborhood & we work to support our communities daily. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Pearlie S. Reed worked in agriculture for more than 25 years and was appointed chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Services in 1998 and again in 2009. He was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2012. #blackhistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Who's up for the PCSSD snow angel challenge? Dozens of PCSSD district employees, that's who! District employees were challenge to participate in a fun "snow angel challenge" during the unusual snowfall last week. SNOW fun! https://youtu.be/8GvQJNEyi_g #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
ICYMI: Deputy superintendent Alesia Smith talked about "winter-based" instruction on @KARK4News and @FOX16News last night. Special thanks to @cassandrawebbtv for highlighting these special winter moments from students. http://ow.ly/e5Xz50DDK5R #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Derek Fisher won five NBA championships as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2000s, playing with greats such as Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal. He was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2011. #blackhistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The district will return to normal instruction on Tuesday, February 23. Thank you for your patience during winter weather last week!
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Brig. Gen. William J. Johnson was the first African American general of the Arkansas National Guard. He served in the Arkansas National Guard for 36 years. He was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2010. #blackhistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD will have a virtual day on Monday, February 22 due to the impact of last week’s winter weather. Several side roads are still difficult to navigate and we want to ensure the safety of our students and staff. Additionally, some schools suffered damage from the storm that require additional work. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Mother Nature surprised us with nearly two feet of snow across Arkansas! Students in PCSSD enjoyed a week of "winter-based" instructional activities in order to take advantage of these rare snow days. https://youtu.be/cGq1CIE1rtQ #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Raye Jean Montague, RPE was an engineer and US Navy's 1st female program manager of ships. She's credited with the 1st computer-generated rough draft of a US naval ship. She was inducted into Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2013. #blackhistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
James E.K. Hildreth, M.D. is a leader in HIV and AIDS research, and developed a creat to kill HIV. He is also the first African American to be a Rhodes scholar. He was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2009. #blackhistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD received nearly 36,500 masks for staff last week. These masks were donated by Ford Motor Company as part of the district's participation with Ford Next Generation Learning (Ford NGL). We're so thankful for additional supplies to keep our staff safe. http://ow.ly/R6qq50DATeg #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Let it snow! Let it snow! And, it sure did! We loved seeing all the winter-based instruction activities you guys did on Monday. Check out our Facebook page for photos! We'll have more to share tomorrow! http://bit.ly/PCSSDsnow1 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Senator Irma Hunter Brown is the first African American woman to be elected to both Arkansas House of Representatives and Arkansas Senate. She served for 24 years. She was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2019. #blackhistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
Mills Middle
More fun in the snow!
4 months ago, Mills Middle
Angela Nichols
Good afternoon Mills Middle , On tomorrow , Thursday, February 18th, from 5:30-6:30pm, there will be a virtual parent meeting via google meet held for 8th grade students and parents to answer questions in regard to their upcoming Freshman year. The counselor from Mills High will be in attendance to provide an overview for Mills High school offerings, requirements, and credits needed to graduate, as well as provide answers to questions in regard to course registration for the upcoming school year. Google meet information: https://meet.google.com/fxs-cynm-ftf To join by phone: +1 302-481-5105‬ PIN: ‪241 353 879‬#
4 months ago, Angela Nichols
PCSSD
Joseph Daniel McQuany is an advocate for recovering addicts. He is the founder of both the Serenity House and Kelly Foundation Inc. He was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2008. #blackhistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD will continue with virtual instruction for the rest of this week. All school schedules will be uploaded in Schoology, please check your child’s account each day. The instructional plan will go as follows: Wednesday, February 17 - abbreviated to include snow-related instructional activities; parent-teacher conferences will take place Wednesday afternoon. Thursday, February 18 and Friday, February 19 - regular (virtual ) instruction. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher.
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Bishop Charles E. Blake Sr. is recognized as one of the greatest preachers in the US. He founded Save Africa's Children providing orphan care programs across Africa. He was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2009. #blackhistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
Mills Middle
4 months ago, Mills Middle
PCSSD
Presidents Day is a day we honor all U.S. Presidents, past and present. Happy Presidents Day!
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Chief Master Richard E. Anderson is an 8th-degree black belt master & highest-ranking African American in American Taekwondo Assoc. He works with at-risk youth. He was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2013. #blackhistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD will have virtual days on Monday, Feb. 15 and Tuesday, Feb. 16 due to winter weather and dangerously cold temperatures over the next 48 hours. Due to ADE regulations, the district is not allowed to declare a SNOW day and close down. However, we love seeing this winter weather and look forward to our teachers and students having winter-based instruction during this pivot! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Happy Valentine's Day!
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Judge Olly Neal Jr. was the first black district prosecuting attorney in Arkansas and served as a circuit court judge and on the Arkansas Court of Appeals. He was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2014. #blackhistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Abraham Carpenter Sr. and his family founded Carpenter's Produce which for national grocery chains. The family is an important symbol of success in agriculture. He was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2011. #blackhistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Vertie Carter used her money to create a teacher education lab at Philander Smith College & uncovered discriminatory hiring practices on Arkansas' Merit System Council. She was inducted into Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2014. #blackhistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Nearly 400 PCSSD employees received the COVID-19 vaccine this week! We are so excited for our amazing educators and professionals get the vaccine. Thank you to Cornerstone Pharmacy - JFK and Kroger Pharmacy for working with our district bring these vaccines to our schools. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Oliver Baker, Ph.D. is a Yale University physicist. He conducted groundbreaking research in particle physics and initiated integrating technology into the classroom. He was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2006. #blackhistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Due to current weather conditions and its impact on roads, PCSSD will have another virtual day tomorrow. This means that all school and district buildings will be closed for access on Friday, February 12. There is a chance for more winter weather on Monday and district administration will be monitoring that as well. Stay warm and safe!
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Arkansas PBS is providing resources for parents during #BlackHistoryMonth, including activities, videos, and a writing contest. Learn more about these resources: https://www.pcssd.org/article/397945?org=pcssd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Roscoe Robinson is a gospel and R&B recording artist. His career spanned several decades and worked with artists such as the late Sam Cooke and the late Bobby Womack. He was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2019. #blackhistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Winter weather is expected to continue to impact much of the state today. Therefore, in order maintain the safety of our students and staff, PCSSD will have a districtwide virtual day on Thursday, February 11. Stay safe and warm! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Darrell Walker was a basketball standout at University of Arkansas. He was drafted by the Knicks in 1983, played for 5 NBA teams & won a Championship with '93 Bulls. He was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2018. #blackhistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Florence Beatrice Price was a published composer by 14, composing more than 300 pieces. She's a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. She was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2018. #blackhistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Sterling B. Williams, M.D. was a leader in the field of obstetrics and gynecology, holding a number of faculty and leadership positions at universities across the U.S. He was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2008. #blackhistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Milton P. Crenchaw is an original Tuskegee Airmen. He was one of the first African Americans (and the first in Arkansas) to be trained as a civilian licensed pilot. He was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2007. #blackhistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is National Children's Dental Health Month. According to the American Dental Association, children 8 and older should use a fluoridated toothpaste and a toothbrush that is designed for a complex mixture of different-sized permanent and baby teeth. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Deborah Mathis is an acclaimed columnist and reporter for both print and TV. She worked in Arkansas, Mississippi and Washington, D.C. She also authored three books. She was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2003. #blackhistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
School board appreciation month may be over, but we wanted to give one last shout out to our amazing board of education! This picture was taken at the January board meeting when they received a plaque of appreciation. (Not pictured: Tina Ward) #pcssdproud #equityandexcelelnce
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Today is National #WearRedDay for the American Heart Association. Check out some of our staff supporting heart health! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Ernest Green was the 1st African American & only one from Little Rock Nine to graduate from Central HS in 1957. He served the Asst. Secretary of Labor from 1977-1981. He was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1993. #blackhistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Tomorrow (Friday) is Wear Red Day! Don't forget to wear your red to support the American Heart Association. Learn more here: https://www.goredforwomen.org/en/get-involved/give/wear-red-and-give #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Michael A. Conley was a track & field star who won 16 NCAA titles at the Univ. of Arkansas. He also won an Olympic gold medal in 1992 and silver medal in 1984. He was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1998. #blackhistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
This is National School Counseling Week. We want to send a big shout out to our amazing PCSSD school counselors. Please take a moment to say thank you to your Mills feeder counselors. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The superintendent's cabinet wore African clothing and bright colors earlier this week to kick off Black History Month. Several cabinet members wore traditional kente designs which represent their own unique, symbolic value. #blackhistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Faye Clarke co-founded Educate the Children Foundation to support rural school districts with book donations & more. $20 million+ in supplies have been donated. She was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2002. #blackhistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Happy Groundhog Day! Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this morning - that means 6 more weeks of winter. Do you think Phil is right?
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Samuel Lee Kountz Jr., M.D. was a physician and pioneer in organ transplantation. He performed the first kidney transplant on patients who were not identical twins. He was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1997. #blackhistorymonth #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
We are so thankful to have amazing support for our students with special needs, especially sensory issues. The Arkansas Down Syndrome Association (ADSA) received a donation from Briggs Equipment to provide sensory masks for more than 100 of our students across the district. Check out the story from THV11 : https://www.pcssd.org/article/390154?org=pcssd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
In honor of Black History Month, every day in February we'll recognize a great Arkansan who has been influential in black history. We'll highlight someone from the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame each day. arblackhalloffame.org #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The Museum of Discovery is hosting a free and virtual program to celebrate Black History Month! A free poetry workshop will be led by Jermaine McClure on Feb. 6. Registration is required for the Poems of Freedom session. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSej3Ni5eOomZUkT4BB9U5K-Mk9Imi2BT8fTdz6a5KYyAiK63w/viewform
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The Museum of Discovery is hosting a free and virtual program to celebrate Black History Month! A kit will guide families through visual art projects to explore and celebrate the work of four different female African American scientists. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGq-25xgdD-ngS5_qoOVfmP4a4jSqoDw59ec_1Mo4tPzeGWg/viewform
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
This week is School Choice Week. Why choose PCSSD? We drive innovation in the classroom. Whether it’s WiFi on school buses or virtual classrooms, PCSSD is giving our students access to the technologies that are shaping our world. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
This week is School Choice Week. Why choose PCSSD? We strengthen our communities. A strong community centers around a sense of equity, inclusion and support that stems from each school within the Pulaski County Special School District. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
This week is School Choice Week. Why choose PCSSD? We strengthen public schools. PCSSD employs strong teachers and rigorous curriculum to improve the learning environment at every school, cultivating a sense of equity and excellence. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
More and more PCSSD employees continue to get the COVID-19 vaccine! Check out our Facebook page for more pictures of employees from across the district getting their vaccine. Facebook Album: http://ow.ly/1V2B50DhJVu #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
This week is School Choice Week. Why choose PCSSD? We cultivate future leaders. Every student possesses the potential to become a great leader and our staff supports students in the pursuit of their passon. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Students in the UAMS - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences dental hygiene program are accepting new patients this semester. A new clinic will be opening in February to serve new patients of all ages. Call (501) 686-5733 to make an appointment. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The Arkansas Department of Health continues to provide guidance for Arkansans who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 and have been recommended to quarantine.
5 months ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
Parent/Guardians : Due to need for additional planning the afterschool accelerated learning program will begin on Tuesday, February 2nd. We do apologize for any inconvience this may have caused. Questions? 501-490-5730.
5 months ago, Angela Nichols
PCSSD
Many PCSSD teachers and staff got the COVID-19 vaccine this week (as will many more in the coming weeks). The excitement is evident knowing that normal days aren't far away. But it's still important to still wear your masks and physical distance! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
This week is School Choice Week. Why choose PCSSD? We prepare students for life. Our staff works diligently with every child to ensure he or she is prepared for life beyond the classroom and can learn in a comfortable, safe environment. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
January is School Board Appreciation Month and we asked our board members to share a little about themselves. Stephen Delaney likes reading newspapers on microfilm at the library. He enjoys the old political cartoons and Cynthia Howell/George Bentley stories covering past Arkansas K-12 education issues. Jon Kennedy is his favorite cartoonist but George Fisher is a close second. One thing he's learned during the pandemic is just how crucial public education is for EVERYONE including those without school-age children. We all need healthy, safe, and functional public schools! Thank you, Stephen, for your dedication to PCSSD! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Students in the UAMS - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences dental hygiene program are accepting new patients this semester. A new clinic will be opening in February to serve new patients of all ages. Call (501) 686-5733 to make an appointment. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The Arkansas Department of Education has created the Statewide Community Resources Portal to connect schools and communities with much needed information about available COVID-19 support services around the state. https://www.pcssd.org/article/384423?org=pcssd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
That feeling when it's Friday, but the school day isn't quite over yet. Happy Friday, y'all! The weekend is almost here. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
January is School Board Appreciation Month and we asked our board members to share a little about themselves. Tina Ward has two daughters and two grandkids. Her hobbies include singing, dancing, road trips and bargain shopping! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
January is School Board Appreciation Month and we asked our board members to share a little about themselves. Alicia Gillen is recently engaged to her life partner, Scott. She has 3 daughters and currently works as a political liaison. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and traveling One thing she learned during the pandemic is to enjoy quality time with my family. Her family spent every weekend this spring and summer in our RV at different lakes, rivers and campgrounds around the region. Thank you, Alicia, for your dedication to PCSSD! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Today is Inauguration Day. Congratulations to Joe Biden who has been sworn in as the 46th President of the United States of America!
5 months ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
RE: AFTERSCHOOL ACCELERATED LEARNING/ENRICHMENT Parents and Guardians, In an effort to achieve math and literacy proficiency for students at Mills Middle School, we will continue to offer, and after school, Accelerated Learning Program beginning January 25th-April 1st, 2021. This program will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays and will begin once school is dismissed and until 5:30 pm. Students may participate in In-Person or Virtually. In order to help make Accelerated Learning available to all students, activity buses will be available to take In-person students home promptly at 5:30 pm. Pick up for car riders will be at the front of the building. A meal will be provided for students before each session. Students will have the opportunity to work on their homework or assignments with teachers and other staff members. They may receive additional help in weak skill areas. There will also be stations to help with essential skills and test-taking skills in order to prepare for the upcoming ACT Aspire in April. ****Students who received notification from the counselor’s office that he or she will need Credit Recovery are not eligible to attend the Accelerated Learning Program*** To enroll your student please click on the following link: https://forms.gle/3seUraiY4XVbo7zT7 Completed forms are due by Thursday, January 21st, 2020. If you have any questions, please contact the Mills Middle School office at 501-234-5251 or Ms. Nichols, Coordinator, at 501-234-5266 or anichols7097@pcssd.org.
5 months ago, Angela Nichols
PCSSD
January is School Board Appreciation Month and we asked our board members to share a little about themselves. Eli Keller has two kids who attend PCSSD schools. His fiancée, Mary, has 3 kids. He volunteers for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Arkansas and was recently named as the State Director! One thing he learned during the pandemic is that more about the people in my life and their personalities. This pandemic showed me who is important in my life. Thank you, Eli, for your dedication to PCSSD! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD will offer an online school for K-12 students in the 2021-2022 school year. Classes will be taught by certified PCSSD teachers with a flexible approach to learning. Registration is now open. https://youtu.be/prssLvKgVxE Special thanks to THV11 for producing the commercial. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Earlier this week state legislators were sworn-in at the State Capitol for the 93rd General Assembly for the State of Arkansas. Congratulations to these men and women who have been elected to represent Pulaski County: http://ow.ly/DFBx30rsSum #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The Arkansas Foodbank is looking for Hunger Heroes in Pulaski County. This year the Hunger Heroes program is expanding, opening it up to any student (age 5-18) or organization interested in participating. https://www.pcssd.org/article/380909?org=pcssd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
January is School Board Appreciation Month and we asked our board members to share a little about themselves. Brian Maune is married with 6 children and enjoys family time filled with camping weekends both in and out of state. He also enjoys being outdoors for hunting and fishing recreation. One thing he's learned during COVID is that he and his wife are not blessed with stay-at-home virtual teaching skills. Those kids had to be back in school. He's very thankful for PCSSD teachers! Thank you, Briane, for your dedication to PCSSD! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
January is School Board Appreciation Month and we asked our board members to share a little about themselves. Shelby Thomas, board vice president, has been married for 26 years with 4 kids, 1 son in law and 1 daughter in law. he has 1 grandson with another on the way! He enjoys playing golf whenever he can find find free time. One thing he's learned this year that he really likes to cook. During lockdown in 2020, he spent a lot of time cooking for my family. Just call him the "grill master." Thank you, Shelby, for your dedication to PCSSD! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The governor announced Tuesday that all school employees can receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting January 18. Alex Burch with KATV Channel 7 spoke with Dr. Janice Warren about how PCSSD plans to distribute the vaccine. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
January is School Board Appreciation Month and we asked our board members to share a little about themselves. Dr. Linda Remele, board president, is married with one son, one step-son, 2 granddaughters and 5 cats. Her greatest pleasure in retirement is volunteering, especially at McPherson Women’s prison, Care Channel and at Sylvan Hills Middle. One thing she's learned during COVID, is to reach out to your family and friends to keep in touch since you can’t see them in person. This pandemic is hard for all people at all ages. Thank you, Dr. Remele, for your dedication to PCSSD! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
REMINDER: all student lunches are FREE through the rest of the school year. The USDA waiver allows all students to be served meals free of cost through June 30, 2021. More details can be found on our website: http://ow.ly/xmCG50D5wHH #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
Wilbur D. Mills University Studies High
Students from MILLS MIDDLE and MILLS UNIVERSITY STUDIES HIGH attended the ASBOA Region 1 All-Region Clinic virtually last week. We are so proud of the hard work these students are putting in this year! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, Wilbur D. Mills University Studies High
PCSSD
Registration for the 2021-2022 school is now open for NEW students (includes Pre-K) and SCHOOL CHOICE. Returning student registration will open on February 1. Full registration details can be found at pcssd.org/register. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Superintendent Dr. Charles McNulty addresses the rise in COVID-19 cases in Arkansas and how the district handles pivoting decisions. Video: https://youtu.be/wWncdFFYH1s #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
5 months ago, PCSSD
Mills Middle
"These are a few of my favorite things" from Ms. Greene at MILLS MIDDLE: In October, art students learned to use paper mache by creating costume masks. They also learned about the cultural significance of masks from countries around the world! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
6 months ago, Mills Middle
Mills Middle
AVID students at Mills Middle collected donations of socks and hats , and made cards to donate to the nursing home for Christmas. Thank you students for your generous spirit this holiday season!
6 months ago, Mills Middle
PCSSD
The Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, Winrock International, & PCSSD are partnering to challenge students to be innovators. This event challenges students across Arkansas in the field of science & technology. https://www.pcssd.org/article/363066?org=pcssd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
6 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Happy Hanukkah! Today is the first of an 8-day Jewish celebration commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during 2nd century B.C. It is celebrated with the lighting of the menorah, traditional foods, games and gifts. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
6 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Today is Human Rights Day. This year's theme is Recover Better - Stand Up for Human Rights and focuses on the need to build back better by ensuring Human Rights are central to recovery efforts.
6 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The Central Arkansas Library System and Be Mighty are partnering to provide free food for families in need. Reservations need to be made by 5 p.m. tonight for pick up Friday or Saturday. To make reservations, call 501-918-3031 (English) or 501-320-5785 (Spanish).
6 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The Little Rock Zoo is opening their Zoofari Virtual Winter Break Camp this December so that students can continue learning while away from school for a couple of weeks. Find out more information at: https://www.pcssd.org/article/355473?org=pcssd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
6 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Today is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day to recognize the 2,403 people killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. The USS Arizona & USS Utah were destroyed in the attack. The USS Shaw (pictured) was hit with 3 bombs, but salvaged, repaired, & returned to combat in Aug. 1942.
6 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Looking for fun, socially distanced holiday activities? Check out this list of places to see holiday lights in central Arkansas from Little Rock Family: https://www.littlerockfamily.com/post/27930/places-to-see-holiday-lights-in-central-arkansas
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
It's National Handwashing Awareness Week. The CDC has a Life is Better with Clean Hands campaign encouraging adult to make handwashing part of their everyday life, along with encouraging parents to wash their hands to set a good example for their kids.
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The Arkansas Department of Education is partnering with Nettleton STEAM School in Jonesboro to offer Arkansas students a unique opportunity to witness a conversation with astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Learn more about the event here: http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4606
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
It's National Handwashing Awareness Week. The CDC encourages the use of hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available. When using hand sanitizer, apply the gel product and rub hands together covering hands and fingers until dry. This should take around 20 seconds.
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Academies of Central Arkansas hosted its inaugural career exposure event for freshmen this week. We're thankful to businesses who exhibited virtually to speak with our students about career opportunities.We're proud to partner with Little Rock School District North Little Rock School District Jacksonville North Pulaski School District for this endeavor! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
7 months ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
Mills Middle School Saturday Enrichment/Tutoring Program scheduled for tomorrow Saturday, December 4th, 2020 will be rescheduled to next Saturday, December 12th, 2020 from 9 am-11 am. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. Have a great weekend!
7 months ago, Angela Nichols
PCSSD
AVID Tutors needed! Help our Mills Middle students as an AVID tutor! Must be available 2 days per week for 2-5 hours per day. Full details below.
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
It's National Handwashing Awareness Week. There IS a proper way to wash your hands: Wet hands w/ clean, running water (warm or cold) Apply soap Scrub front & back of hands, between fingers, & under nails for 20 sec Rinse hands w/ clean, running water Dry hands using a clean towel
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
November is Native American Heritage Month. Programs across the country work tirelessly to preserve the stories and heritage of the original inhabitants of the land. But some tribes are keeping traditions alive, including American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians.
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Today is World AIDS Day. Today we unite in the fight against HIV. World AIDS Day was founded in 1988 and was the first ever global health day.
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Dr. Monica Meadows is a Gifted & Talented Facilitator at College Station & Daisy Bates elementaries. She is helping other educators reach students from low-income homes by contributing to a new book, "Unlocking Potential." https://www.pcssd.org/article/355379?org=pcssd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
It is National Handwashing Awareness Week. According to the CDC we should watch our hands before AND after: - Touching your eyes, nose, or mouth - Touching your mask - Entering and leaving a public place - Touching a surface that may be frequently touched by other people
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The Little Rock Zoo is opening their Zoofari Virtual Winter Break Camp this December so that students can continue learning while away from school for a couple of weeks. Find out more information at: https://www.pcssd.org/article/355473?org=pcssd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD will offer a full-time, 100% online school for students in K-12 next school year (different than our virtual template this year). DRIVEN Virtual Academy will provide flexibility with self-paced options, mentoring programs, and more. If you are interested in DRIVEN Virtual Academy, please complete this survey: https://forms.gle/7QyEFXtzrcec8kMFA #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
November is Native American Heritage Month. Some well known inventions by Native Americans include anesthetics and topical pain relievers, corn, and kayaks. But some lesser known contributions include syringes, cable suspension bridges, hammocks, baby bottles, and mouthwash.
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
November is Child Safety Protection Month. There are some important steps to take to keep children safe outside like checking play areas to ensure lawn equipment, tools, or other yard items, like branches, are put away to prevent injury. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Here's a reminder about the virtual pivot schedule for schools and district offices next week. Hope you have a great weekend! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Pulaski County Youth Services is hosting a "Mask Up for Justice" scavenger hunt for middle & high students across the county. 15 winners will receive a sweatshirt & mask. Submit entries to mborders-hoskin@pulaskicounty.net by 5 pm Nov. 22. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Happy Educational Support Professionals Day! Thank you for your dedication to our students and families! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
It is American Education Week! We want to send a big THANK YOU to teachers & parents for prioritizing education this year as we navigate uncharted territory with COVID-19. And, let's not forget our rockstar students who have adapted to change! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
November is Native American Heritage Month. President Ronald Reagan first proclaimed one week in November as "American Indian Week" in 1986. And in 1990, President George H.W. Bush was the first to designate November as "National American Indian Heritage Month."
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. This year's theme is Taking Care of Youth Who Have Diabetes. Tips include manage blood glucose levels, healthy habits, stay prepared for emergencies & seek mental health support if needed.
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
According to Classlink, all logins into the PCSSD portal are now working. Classlink identified the issue and will continue to monitor the system. Thank you for your patience this morning! Status Updates: https://status.classlink.com/#
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD Portal / Classlink Update: The Classlink team is still working with AWS. Several other sites are experiencing similar issues with error code 500. We will continue to update you on our progress. https://status.classlink.com/#
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The PCSSD portal, managed by Classlink, is currently down nationwide. Classlink is investigating the issue and we will update as soon as have more details. You can follow status updates here: status.classlink.com. Thank you for your patience.
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
November is Native American Heritage Month. The U.S. government recognizes nearly 600 Indian tribes in the contiguous 48 states and Alaska. Several rituals are tribe specific, but some cross tribe boundaries, including pow wows, the stomp dance, and drum circles.
7 months ago, PCSSD
Oakbrooke Elementary
Today is Young Readers Day, which recognizes the joys and benefits of reading. Books open a world of imagination and knowledge to readers every day and it is important we instill a love of reading into our children at an early age. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
7 months ago, Oakbrooke Elementary
PCSSD
PCSSD is lucky to have so many amazing teacher librarians across the district. Thank you to each one of them (not all pictured) for doing "virtually anything" for our schools, staff and students! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
November is Child Safety Protection Month. The Centers for Disease Control reports children between ages 1-4 have the highest rate of poisoning. Parents should keep cleaning supplies and medications are put away and out of the reach of children. #pcssdproud #equiityandexcellence
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Several elementary schools held mock elections last week to teach students about registering to vote and casting their ballot. Check out these pictures of students learning about their civic duty: http://ow.ly/CxJt50Cbzon #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Reminder! There is no school tomorrow (Friday, November 6). It is a Flex/Professional Development day for teachers. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
8 months ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
Attn All 7th and 8th Mills Middle School Boys who are interested in Playing Basketball this year please make plans to come out to practice this Saturday, November 7th; 9am-11am
8 months ago, Angela Nichols
PCSSD
October is National Adoption Awareness Month. To learn more about adoption, check out the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Children & Family Services. The agency works tirelessly to ensure all Arkansas children have a safe and stable home every day.
8 months ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
PARENTS THESE TOWNHALL MEETINGS ARE FOR YOU AND STUDENT. PLEASE MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND. WE ARE ALL A TEAM THAT IS COMMITTED TO MAKING SURE ALL OF STUDENTS ARE SUCCESSFULL!
8 months ago, Angela Nichols
PCSSD
Today is Election Day! Don't forget to cast your vote and make your voice heard!
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Today is National Authors Day & we want to recognize one of our own. MILLS MIDDLE 7th grader George Belt II became a published author when he joined more than 50 students as a contributor to a published journal about life during COVID-19. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Don't forget, we get an extra hour of sleep tonight! Daylight saving time ends 2 a.m. tonight, so set your clocks back before you go to bed!
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Happy Halloween!
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
ICYMI: Mandy Hrach KATV spoke with PCSSD about the upcoming launch of Driven Virtual ACademy. This all virtual K-12 school will be a part of PCSSD and will open for 2021-2022 registration in January 2021. http://ow.ly/qYL950C5kWU #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Pulaski County Special School District will present its Annual Report to the Public during the regularly scheduled November Board Meeting. Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Location: PCSSD Central Office Boardroom Time: 6:00 pm
8 months ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
This year Mills Middle School is dedicated to communicating to our parents on a regular basis. It is important that we are all on the same page to make sure all of our students are thriving. As we continue to plan for future events and activities your input is needed. We would greatly appreciate it if you would please take a moment out of your busy schedule to complete the attached parent survey. https://forms.gle/tXi94mCKnADCYe79A
8 months ago, Angela Nichols
PCSSD
Earlier this month, schools across the district officially kicked off PBIS: positive behavior interventions and supports. Students can cash in "good behavior" points for prizes throughout the year. PBIS details: http://ow.ly/nue050C3f0V #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Teachers who witness bullying should intervene immediately, assure the bullied child that it is not their fault, and address the behavior with the bully.
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Nearly 3 out of 4 Americans know someone who is or has been a victim of domestic violence. Now is time to take a stand. If you need assistance, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE(7233).
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
This is School Bus Safety Week, and the PCSSD Transportation Department is providing some safety tips throughout the week for our bus riding students. https://youtu.be/-InxhLvLd4E #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
This is School Bus Safety Week, and the PCSSD Transportation Department is providing some safety tips throughout the week for our bus riding students. https://youtu.be/a4DfjTwaPe4 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD officially kicked off its AVID implementation for the 2020-2021 school year last week. Admin leaders at central office led. a virtual celebration and schools held individual PD sessions. We're AVID ready! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
This is School Bus Safety Week, and the PCSSD Transportation Department is providing some safety tips throughout the week for our bus riding students. https://youtu.be/XaW5txzN1y4 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
This is School Bus Safety Week, and the PCSSD Transportation Department is providing some safety tips throughout the week for our bus riding students. http://ow.ly/gqKr50BWOc7 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
ICYMI: The charter authorizing panel approved for PCSSD to launch an all-virtual school in the 2021 school year. DRIVEN Virtual Academy has been in the works for 5 years, but comes at pivotal time in education. Details: http://ow.ly/uyrQ50BWA59 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
This is School Bus Safety Week, and the PCSSD Transportation Department is providing some safety tips throughout the week for our bus riding students. https://youtu.be/EDP00aHrEYo #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. As a parent, talk with your child about bullying and provide a supportive place to talk about his/her feelings. If the bullying is happening at school, contact the school to determine a plan together.
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Arkansas Department of Education extended the USDA waiver allowing all students to be served meals free of cost for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. This means every PCSSD student will receive free breakfast & lunch this school year. http://ow.ly/uY3S50BTCJy #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD Board of Education presented the Q1 Inspiration in Education Award award to Juanita Croon, Helpdesk Manager for the district’s IT department at Tuesday night's meeting. We're all so thankful for Juanita's hard work! http://ow.ly/yGvI50BSBM1 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
8 months ago, PCSSD
Mills Middle
Good morning parents. Mills Middle will dismiss at 12:15 today due to a gas leak in the school. Bus and car riders can be picked up at 12:15pm. The remainder of the school day will be virtual. Students will connect with their teachers via Schoology. Thank you.
8 months ago, Mills Middle
PCSSD
PCSSD Special Education department will host a virtual transition fair next Tuesday, October 20. Transition fairs provide resources about the transition from high school to adulthood. Details online: http://ow.ly/tcoB50BQjiE #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Arkansas Department of Education has a new educational tool for families and teachers called the Social Media Awareness Campaign (SMACtalk) to ensure we all work together to keep students healthy and safe while they learn and socialize online. https://www.pcssd.org/article/324154?org=pcssd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
At PCSSD we understand the importance of students receiving nutritious meals. And as we celebrate National School Lunch Week, we are also thankful for the extension of a federal program providing breakfast and lunch at no charge. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Parents across the district now have access to the Schoology Parent Portal. The following videos to help you walk through the portal as well as the app. Schoology Parent Tutorial: https://youtu.be/Wusadq_agCo Schoology App: https://youtu.be/_YHEGyPxxJA #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
To maintain a positive, productive learning environment and assure confidentiality for students and teachers during distance learning, all parents/guardians are asked to follow the following privacy guidelines. Parents/guardians should email your child’s principal with any questions or concerns regarding privacy or virtual classroom expectations. Printable PDF available here: https://5il.co/lynw
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The Six Bridges Book Festival from @CALibrarySystem will be available free & live online October 8-18. The event will feature more than 50 authors & presenters including cooking demonstrations, crafts, and contests. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Schoology is back up and running without issue. However, there might still be issues with logging into Classlink. You can continue to monitor updates here: https://status.classlink.com/
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Classlink and Schoology are experiencing issues nationwide. We are hopeful that both will be running at full capacity soon. You can monitor updates on the following websites: Schoology: https://status.schoology.com/ Classlink: https://status.classlink.com/
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Update on from the PCSSD IT Department: The ClassLink Portal should be back up and running nationwide. Students and staff can access their portal now at launchpad.classlink.com/pcssd. Thank you for your patience this morning!
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
From the PCSSD IT Department: The ClassLink Portal is currently down nationwide. We are hopeful it will be back up and running for students to access their portal very soon. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
October is Computer Learning Month. This month, we encourage members of the PCSSD community who are not familiar with computers to learn something new. Many local libraries provide resources to teach everything from the basics to more advanced skills.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop breast cancer in their lifetime. That means, on average, every 2 minutes a woman receives that life-changing news. Join PCSSD in raising awareness for this disease. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
9 months ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
Mills Middle School will host a virtual Town Hall Meeting on October 13th @ 5pm. This will be a great opportunity for all parents to find out the important things that are taken place at Mills Middle School as well answer any questions he or she may have. Key Staff members will be available to answer questions such as Principal: Dr. Watson; Nurse: Mrs. Madden, Our Instructional Coaches: Mrs. Jones and Mrs. McCullough, Counselors: Mrs. Wright and Mr. Williams; Attendance Clerk:Mrs. Stephens and Registrar: Ms. Nichols. See flyer for log in information.
9 months ago, Angela Nichols
PCSSD
October is National Principals Month! We will highlight our principals throughout the month. Stay tuned to our social media to learn more about your principal. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Today is National Custodial Worker Day. Thank you to our custodial workers across the District who have gone the extra mile to keep facilities clean to protect staff and students. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
McFarland Eye Care is hosting a free eye care day this Saturday (October 3) at their Little Rock and Pine Bluff locations. This is for new and existing patients to provide eye care that might have been delayed due to COVID-19. http://ow.ly/Pr4850BFBY8 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Great news! Our chromebook insurance partner has reopened the portal to enroll. Sign up for chromebook insurance for just $35 for the school year. Deadline is October 31! More info: https://5il.co/jewe Link to enroll: https://schooldevicecoverage.com/signup #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
9 months ago, PCSSD
Mills Middle
A MILLS MIDDLE 7th grader can now claim to be a published author! George Belt II joins more than 50 young authors as contributor to a nationally published journal about what life is like for kids during COVID-19. http://ow.ly/wxlU50BDC3g #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
9 months ago, Mills Middle
PCSSD
It's important to wear a mask to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. But just as important is to wear it correctly and wash it regularly. Here are some helpful reminders for when it comes to wearing your mask and keeping yourself and others safe. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Great news! Our chromebook insurance partner has reopened the portal to enroll. Sign up for chromebook insurance for just $35 for the school year. Deadline is October 31! More info: https://5il.co/jewe Link to enroll: https://schooldevicecoverage.com/signup
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Several central office employees received a special award for a "job well done" from fellow employee, Fred Austin. As part of his "DARE 2 B" program, Fred recognizes employees for their hard work and dedication to students. Thank you Crain Team for helping with the awards. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Today is Better Breakfast Day! PCSSD is proud to be a recipient of the expansion of the USDA's Seamless Summer Option to provide nutritious and free breakfast and lunches to all students, including those participating in the virtual option. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Our @AVID4College leadership team is working to set goals for this 2020-2021 school year. We are looking forward to continuing with AVID and reaching students where they are to help them succeed. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
9 months ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
Good Morning Parents/Guardians; Mills Middle will give our MAP Reading test for our A day and virtual students on Monday September 28th and English on Tuesday, September 29th. Our B day students will take the English test on Thursday, October 1st. Please listen carefully for instruction for our virtual students. All students will log into their 1st period class at 8:45am for attendance and then go to the Google meet that was sent to them, and be ready to test. The teacher will provide you with the website and login-in information Testing should take approximately 1 hour. Make sure that students have their cameras on and their mics muted. Once testing ends, an announcement will be made for students to report and log into their 3rd period class at approximately 10:30am by the office staff and testing administrators. Please make sure that your student practices logging on before the test, to see if there are any issues. Make up for virtual students who need MAP math makeup, will be Monday @ 1:45pm. If you need to make up this test you will receive an email with additional information prior to testing. If you have any questions contact Mills Middle School (501)490-5730 Mr. Dorhan mdorhan4130@pcssd.org Mrs. McCullogh mmccullough9264@pcssd.org Mrs. Jones mjones9263@pcssd.org
9 months ago, Angela Nichols
PCSSD
The National Park Foundation is providing free youth passes to students under 16 for national parks across the country. The pass is good through August 31, 2021. Find Arkansas's National Parks: findyourpark.com/park-finder #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
9 months ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
Mills Middle School will host its first-ever Schoolwide Presidential Election as well as sponsor a Mock Election for the United States Presidential Election on Tuesday, November 3rd. Parents, please encourage your students to get involved with the voting process. Starting next week we will have a voter registration drive for our students. In order for students to cast their votes, they must be a registered voter!
9 months ago, Angela Nichols
Angela Nichols
Good evening Comet parents and students. On Monday September 21. Mills Middle School will have Map Testing starting at 9:00 am. We will start testing with our A Day Blended, Virtual, and Traditional students. Virtual students that have turned in a parent agreement google form will test virtually. You will get an email from Mr. Dorhan with your login session and an invite to a Google meet. You will log in to that meet with an assigned teacher at 9:00am. Virtual students are to have their cameras on the entire time and have their mics muted. A day students and traditional students will test with their fourth period class. Please have your chromebooks charged and ready to use. Your test administrator will guide you though logging on to the test. B day students will have an assignment sent to them by their 4th period teacher. B Day students will take their math test on Thursday. We plan to continue our regular bell schedule at 3rd period. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Dorhan @mdorhan4130@pcssd.org
9 months ago, Angela Nichols
Mills Middle
MILLS MIDDLE art teacher Ms. McMullin's students participated in an "art as play" watercolor lesson. The assignment was done outside and spread out so that the students could remove their masks to work. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
9 months ago, Mills Middle
PCSSD
The first NWEA MAP growth assessment begins this week. These evaluations guide teachers on how to help students continue to learn. We've added a section on our website with tips for traditional and virtual students: http://ow.ly/im1K50BqlZM #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Labor Day constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. https://www.dol.gov/general/laborday/history #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Great news for our PCSSD families: we are now able to offer FREE meals thanks to a recent USDA waiver. That means our virtual, blended and traditional students can eat breakfast & lunch for free through Dec. 31! http://ow.ly/GmaQ50Bh7HE #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD will be open for regular business hours tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 28). Schools will operate on their normal Friday schedule (which includes blended Group B students). Extended care and athletic activities will resume tomorrow as well. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Central Arkansas is expected to feel the impact of Hurricane Laura tomorrow. Based on the most current weather updates, the heaviest impact is expected between 3-4pm. Therefore, PCSSD will dismiss school early on Thursday, August 27. Elementary schools will dismiss at 11:30am and Secondary schools will dismiss at 1:00pm. Dismissal times are for both car and bus riders. District offices will dismiss at 1pm as well. There will be no district athletics events on Thursday, August 27. No decision has been made about school or athletic activities for Friday at this time.
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Schoology Update: The parent access feature is not turned on yet for Schoology. We are working to get all teachers and students up to speed before adding the parent access. We'll share more information next week. Thank you for your continued patience.
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
SCHOOLOGY UPDATE: Rachel Blackwell, Digital Learning Facilitator for PCSSD, offers another walk through of what Schoology looks like for students, starting with the log-in process to the student portal. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence http://ow.ly/J3U850B8ZV1
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
It may look a little different this year, but we are still sending well wishes and positive vibes for a happy first day of school! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Ellie Miller, a parent of 6 children wrote this poem earlier this month for @thrive. Mrs. Miller states in the article that, regardless of options, there isn’t a parent who won’t relate to the words of this poem. http://ow.ly/Issp50B6w5T #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Rachel Blackwell, Digital Learning Facilitator, walks through Schoology for students. This is a first look at a student account as the school year begins and courses are added. VIDEO: https://youtu.be/y0JY3DjwITg WEB INFO: https://www.pcssd.org/o/pcssd/page/educational-approach #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
10 months ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
Please click on the link to view Mills Middle School Virtual Open House https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1E1VhfKhF6gz2Tz1lHR-Uxd2Shtxmes4-GeesC0aLK5Q/edit?usp=sharing
10 months ago, Angela Nichols
PCSSD
Hey Parents! Here's more info on Schoology. This Parent Guide is packed with detailed explanations of different features, tools and step-by-step walkthroughs. This guide is designed to help you better understand Schoology. https://support.schoology.com/hc/en-us/articles/201000873-Parent-Guide #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
10 months ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
Mills Middle School will be hosting a Virtual Town Hall Meeting to answer questions parents may have related to the upcoming 2020 School Year. Topic: Mills Middle School 2020 School Year Q&A Time: Aug 20, 2020 04:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/99204908570?pwd=dkdhd292M1V0TVF3anVrNkhIZ0FBUT09 Meeting ID: 992 0490 8570 Passcode: MMS2020
10 months ago, Angela Nichols
PCSSD
PCSSD will use Schoology as its Learning Management System (LMS) this school year. Students can submit assignments, review grades, engage in interactive discussions, take tests, and more. Check out this video for more info: https://vimeo.com/46433066 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
10 months ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
A Message From Dr. Watson, Principal
10 months ago, Angela Nichols
Mills Middle
The 2020-2021 bell schedule is now available on the school website: https://millsms.pcssd.org/o/mills-middle-school/page/school-information--146
10 months ago, Mills Middle
PCSSD
Tip to help your child adapt to wearing a mask: Let's pretend! Integrate masks into your favorite pretend play scenes. Encourage your child to dress up as a doctor, nurse, or veterinarian. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Tip to help your child adapt to wearing a mask: Use easy to understand language and positive phrasing to explain why it is important for children to wear their mask. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
10 months ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
Mills Middle School Chromebook Roll-out Parents: The following is the schedule set for students to pick up their chrome books. It is based on the Instructional Learning Option you have chosen for your student. Tuesday, August 11th 3:30pm-5:30pm :Digital Students Wednesday, August 12th 3:30pm-5:30pm:Blended Students Thursday, August 13th 3:30pm-5:30pm: Traditional Students here will be faculty and staff ready to greet you upon your arrival. Please do not exit your vehicles. Questions?501-490-5730.
10 months ago, Angela Nichols
PCSSD
12 schools in PCSSD are approved to participate in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program. CEP provides meals, regardless of eligibility category, at NO CHARGE for students at these schools! Read more here: https://www.pcssd.org/article/282080?org=pcssd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
COMING SOON: Chromebook Distribution PCSSD will release information about chromebook distribution for all students soon. Every student in grades K - 12 will receive a chromebook no matter which instructional option they are in. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
11 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Baptist Health Community Outreach is offering back-to-school immunization clinics in Little Rock throughout the month of August. Check out the schedule on our website: https://www.pcssd.org/article/279757?org=pcssd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
11 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The revised district calendar for the 2020-2021 school year has been posted on the district website and all school websites. This is a DRAFT version as it must still be approved by the Board of Education, but we wanted to share with you now for planning. You can find it here: https://www.pcssd.org/o/pcssd/events
11 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Regular physical activity during the summer can actually lead to increased concentration and improved test scores.
11 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Beating the summer slide can be done by some simple activities during the summer. Physical education is also important to continued learning. Find a park with walking trails and playground equipment for children to play.
11 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
REMINDER: Parents, please select one instructional option for each child who attends a PCSSD school. Responses must be completed by Friday, July 24 at 5 p.m. New students should complete this report, too! https://forms.gle/6eH77dqk2RjVuiBP8
11 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Beating the summer slide can be done by some simple activities during the summer. Physical education is also important to continued learning. Consider signing kids up for a sports team or organization of their choice. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
11 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Kids are never too young to learn about diversity. To help broaden understanding of our black community, here is this week's resource as a helpful starting point: what you can learn from a box of crayons! http://ow.ly/fzy850AzBFd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
11 months ago, PCSSD
Harris Elementary
Harris Elementary will be a free testing site for anyone wanting a COVID-19 test. Details on time and requirements can be found on online: http://ow.ly/kV0850AwdTR #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
11 months ago, Harris Elementary
PCSSD
Superintendent Dr. Charles McNulty and Deputy Superintendent Ms. Alesia Smith visited Salem Media this week to talk about the Roadmap to Reopening. Listen to the segment on Rejoice Little Rock at the 35 minute mark: http://ow.ly/pUrl50AxuOR #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
11 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD is conducting a FINAL SURVEY to plan for the 2020-2021 academic year. Parents will select one instructional option for each child for the year. Parents MUST fill out one survey for each child who attends a PCSSD school. This survey must be completed by Friday, July 24 at 5 p.m. https://forms.gle/93BL5azfHWUuUkUq9 If you're new to PCSSD, please fill out this survey as well!
11 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Beating the summer slide can be done by some simple activities during the summer. Easy and fun science experiments are available online.
11 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Beating the summer slide can be done by some simple activities during the summer. Visiting local history, art, and science museums is fun and educations for children.
12 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
If you are participating in athletics for the 2020-2021 school year, please get signed up with DRAGONFLY. Click here https://5il.co/i1jl to access instructions on how to sign up.
12 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Today is Chocolate Day. Who doesn't like chocolate? Cookies, ice cream, candy bars, cakes, pies - what is your favorite way to eat chocolate?
12 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Happy Birthday, America! How are you celebrating today?
12 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Beating the summer slide can be done by some simple activities during the summer. Open a lemonade stand to teach children about money management.
12 months ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
A teacher's Job never stops. Mrs. Cates, 6th grade science teacher at Mills Middle School out with her mentee. Thanks Mrs. Cates for going the extra mile for our students. The Best is Yet to Come.
12 months ago, Angela Nichols
PCSSD
PCSSD will host a community meeting to discuss what coming back to school could and should look like this fall. Tune in Wednesday, July 1 at 8:30 am to hear from PCSSD community stakeholders. MEETING LINK: https://youtu.be/SXHRjEg8tgs
12 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
On Monday, June 29, PCSSD food partner, ECO Kidz, will distribute a 6-day meal box. This will cover meals for June 29 - July 3 and Monday, July 6). There will be a meal service delivery on Tuesday, July 7 with a 2-day box and Thursday, July 9 with a 2-day box. We will resume regular Monday(3-day box) and Thursday (2-day box) pickup on Monday, July 13.
12 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
NOW HIRING! PCSSD has more than 50 job openings right now. Check out the openings to see if there's something that might be a good fit for you. http://ow.ly/ogZ150AhBkS
12 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Beating the summer slide can be done by some simple activities during the summer. Did you know cooking can help kids keep their math skills sharp? Have your kids help measure and mix while cooking dinner. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
12 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Beating the summer slide can be done by some simple activities during the summer. Did you know cooking can help kids keep their math skills sharp? Have your kids help measure and mix while cooking dinner.
12 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Teachers: Ever-changing technology is one of the most constant parts of education. Summer months are a great opportunity to learn new technologies and how to implement them in your classroom next school year! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
12 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD is following up on a previous survey sent earlier this month. Your responses to the survey are crucial as we plan for staffing, logistics, and safety precautions. The following survey is REQUIRED for all students. Parents must fill out one survey for each child who attends a PCSSD school. Please complete the survey by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 26. The survey has also been emailed to all parents. SURVEY: https://forms.gle/ALwVFMm6ePb36mz57
12 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
62% of kids say they enjoy summer reading so encourage your kids to spend some time in a book this summer. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
12 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Buildings may be closed, but registration is still open! Families with students returning to PCSSD must register. Registration information can be found online at pcssd.org/register. If you have questions, please contact Yolanda Richards at yrichards@pcssd.org.
12 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
It is important during summer months for students to find books that they enjoy reading. 90% of kids say they are more likely to finish a book that they pick out themselves. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
12 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Happy Father's Day!
12 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Beating the summer slide can be done by some simple activities during the summer. You could visit our local libraries to check out books or even take some classes. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
For many kids, wearing a mask might seem uncomfortable and scary. UAMS created book to help children adjust to why it's important to wear mask. It even includes activities to do with younger children. https://view.publitas.com/uams-1/my-teacher-wears-a-mask/page/1
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Every student should have their final report card. Parents of students in kindergarten and 1st grade received an email report card. Parents of students in grades 2 - 12 can find their child's report card in HAC. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The summer slide overwhelmingly impacts kids from lower income families more than others. It is reported that by the end of the 5th grade, students from lower income families are often 2.5 years behind their peers. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
LAST CHANCE!! The final collection date for Chromebooks is Thursday, June 11 from 4-6 pm. To avoid any late fees, please drop off the device, charger, and bag at SYLVAN HILLS MIDDLE, ROBINSON MIDDLE, MILLS UNIVERSITY STUDIES HIGH or MAUMELLE HIGH. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Teachers spend valuable classroom time at the beginning of each school year to catch up students who have fallen behind where they should be. It can take 4-6 weeks to re-teach students the material they forgot. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
By the time students get to high school, the learning loss caused by the summer slide can create a performance gap of 2-5 years. But simply practicing some skills will keep your student sharp heading into next year. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
Mills Middle
The Arkansas Department of Health will hold a COVID-19 screening at the City Hall in Wrightsville on Saturday, June 6 from 9am - 2pm DETAILS: https://millsms.pcssd.org/article/256757?org=mills-middle-school
about 1 year ago, Mills Middle
PCSSD
The summer slide is real and students can lose more than 2.5 months of math skills, 2 months of reading skills, and multiple grade levels of abilities without putting what they have learned this list year to practice. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Many students have already closed their books and won't open them again until school is back in session. This puts kids at risk of falling behind and lower standardized test scores. We will provide facts and tips to avoid the summer slide here. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Superintendent Dr. Charles McNulty and Shawn Burgess, assistant superintendent for human resources, discuss what it will look like for PCSSD to reopen for students in fall 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idmzAgdSNdE #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Congratulations to all our students from the superintendent's Cabinet at PCSSD! You are officially finished with the 2019-2020 school year. Check out this message of appreciation for you as head into summer break. https://youtu.be/1SlonalhXOU #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
Parents all chromebooks/textbooks must be turned in by this Friday, May 22nd. You can drop them off at the school this Thursday & Friday 8:30am-4:00pm. Afterwards, all chromebooks will be shut down and reported as missing. Questions? call 501-490-5730.
about 1 year ago, Angela Nichols
Mills Middle
Mills Middle staff missed ending the year with our students at school and in our classrooms. We're so proud of all of our students for their hard work this year. We can't wait to see everyone in the fall! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xMeHa6UEfQ&feature=youtu.be
about 1 year ago, Mills Middle
PCSSD
Five Pulaski County Special School District teachers are newly certified from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. https://www.pcssd.org/article/246726?org=pcssd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, Cabinet sent us messages of thanks for their teachers. Check out the messages. **Thank you, teachers!** #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRcs6j3vrx8&feature=youtu.be
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, students sent us messages of thanks for their teachers. Check out these messages from COLLEGE STATION, DAISY BATES, LANDMARK, MILLS MIDDLE and MILLS HIGH. **Thank you, teachers!** #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence http://ow.ly/HiiO50zxUV3
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
Mills Middle
Mills Middle School appreciates each and every one of our teachers. During Teacher Appreciation Week, a few of our students wanted to share a message of thanks just for you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQOb2g5IFOc
about 1 year ago, Mills Middle
PCSSD
Thank you to all of our PCSSD school nurses for caring for our students!
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week. While this year may be different, we all can still thank our teachers for all they are doing for our students. Thank you! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
Register Now for 2020-2021 School Year!
about 1 year ago, Angela Nichols
Angela Nichols
Reminder: Please return completed AMI packets for grading on tomorrow Fri 05/01 or Fri 05/15. Parents please separate work by language arts/English and math and write each teachers' names on the packets and place in bins outside of school. Any questions call 501-490-5730.
about 1 year ago, Angela Nichols
PCSSD
Superintendent Dr. Charles McNulty explains the approach to updating the grading policy for students in PCSSD. Students and parents, watch the video to hear more about the reason for the change. https://youtu.be/tFiIWVNTTy4
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Superintendent Dr. Charles McNulty explains the approach to updating the grading policy for students in PCSSD. Students and parents, watch the video to hear more about the reason for the change. https://youtu.be/tFiIWVNTTy4
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
Parents/Students please return completed AMI packets for grading on Fri 05/01 or Fri 05/15.Place packets in bins outside of the school. Questions? 501-490-5730
about 1 year ago, Angela Nichols
PCSSD
We're so thankful for all our volunteers at PCSSD! Unfortunately we are unable to host our annual volunteer banquet this year. But we are still so appreciative for every hour dedicated to helping our students grow! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
Parents reports cards are ready for review for 3rd nine weeks through HAC. Also, it is important that all students have all of their assignments completed by May 15. These assignments will be graded and go toward their 4th nine weeks grade. Students must have a 60% average to pass.
about 1 year ago, Angela Nichols
PCSSD
Reminder! There is no school this Friday. Teachers have a professional development day.
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Superintendent Dr. Charles McNulty provides an update on the AMI instructional calendar for the remainder of the year. Pay attention the dates - there are differences for seniors and K-11 students. https://youtu.be/Oacm5U-vBJQ #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Don't forget this week's virtual spirit week activities! Show your school spirit and wear your school colors. Tag us so we can repost your picture. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
Mills Middle
Mills Middle sure does miss its students right now! One teacher shares a special message of encouragement for you all. We miss you! Keep up the good work, students!
about 1 year ago, Mills Middle
PCSSD
Arkansas Activities Association extended the "COVID-19 Dead Period" for all AAA member schools through May 30, 2020. This means that all teams are not allowed to practice, lift weights together, play games, or travel to competition. Athletic facilities are also closed. Spring sports competition remains suspended.
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
This week is National Assistant Principals Week. Thank you to our amazing Assistant Principals for all of your hard work each and every day. Check out your school's Facebook page to learn more about your Assistant Principal. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
Parents/Guardians This is a friendly reminder to please make sure you pre-register your student for the 2020-2021 school year. Pre-registration allows us to gage how many students we can expect for the following school year in order to determine several key factors such as how many teachers are needed. If you have not already done so please visit the district’s website at www.pcssd.org and follow the path EXPLORE-Families-Parent Resources-Registration. Since your child is already an existing student within the district you would need to make sure you click on the Returning Student Registration Manual. Once you click on the link for the registration portal it will ask you to enter your user name and password. The default user name is Student ID# and the password is First Name and Last name initials plus your child’s 6 digit date of birth. For example: Student Name is John Smith. ID#3212457. DOB: January 1, 2020 User name: 3212457 Password: js010120 If you have any questions or need additional assistance please feel free to contact Mills School Registrar, Angela Nichols,via email at anichols7097@pcssd.org or by calling 501-234-5266; your call will be returned as promptly as possible.
about 1 year ago, Angela Nichols
Angela Nichols
Good evening Mills Middle School Parents and Guardians Beginning this Thursday, April 9th until Friday, April 17th AMI Packets will be available in the front of the school under the awning for pick up between the hours of 8:30-3:00pm. These packets are available for students who do not have access to internet to replace online assignments. These packets will be sorted by grade level. Parents, please it is very important to remember to use the provided gloves when retrieving these packets. Please be sure to discard all gloves immediately after use in the trash. An additional announcement will be made at a later time advising you of the date and time for the packets to be returned for grading. Also On Friday, April 10th beginning at 9am-3pm Loaner chromebooks will be issued to students who do not have access to a chromebook. If you have any questions please feel free to leave a message at 501-234-5266 and your call will be returned within a reasonable time frame.
about 1 year ago, Angela Nichols
Angela Nichols
A MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRINCIPAL Hello Mighty Mills Comets Students, I would never have imagined that our 2019-2020 school year would take a turn such as this. These last three weeks have truly been a learning curve for everyone. I am hoping and praying you and our families are all doing well. Remember your school family misses you and are here for you. As we move forward using our AMI packets, innovative technology, and teacher’s creative ways to stay in contact with you, please be patient as we travel through this situation together. This is all new for everyone. We will take this opportunity as learning together to ensure learning is still taking place. You teachers and administrations are working daily just like you are by attending online professional development, meeting and planning to provide you with continuous rigorous instruction in a different format. Remember to read at least for twenty minutes a day and do not forget to record what you read. We are working on setting up face to face meetings via Google hangout in order to assist and just to see everyone smiling faces. Lastly, if no one has told you today that they love you, I do. I miss all of you very much. I want you to stay safe and healthy. Your Principal, Dr. E. Lisa Watson
about 1 year ago, Angela Nichols
Mills Middle
STUDENT EXPECTATIONS FOR AMI INSTRUCTION: We understand that many families may experience challenges in scheduling. The most important expectation is completing and submitting assignments as close as possible to when they are due. Teachers will offer digital face to face lessons with students 2-4 days per week. Students should make an effort to attend live instruction. Sessions will be recorded. Download suggested student expectations and AMI schedules here: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/652084/MILLS_MIDDLE.pdf
about 1 year ago, Mills Middle
Angela Nichols
Good evening parents and guardians of Mills Middle students, As we have currently transitioned to an alternate method of instruction during this time , we want to make sure you are continuously updated and have availability of your child’s academic progress. Therefore, we want to inform you that report card grades for the 3rd nine weeks will be available for view via HAC , on April 10th. If you do not have your credentials to view your child’s report card , please reach out to the counselors, Mrs. Wright or Mrs.Griffin, to get this information. You may message Mrs. Wright at twright8444@pcssd.org or 501-234-5259. Mrs.Griffin can be reached at jgriffin6464@pcssd.org or 501-234-5257. Please be sure to include your child’s name in the message for prompt availability of your login credentials. If you do not have internet access to view HAC, you may speak with Mrs. Wright in reference to your child’s 3rd nine week’s grades. Also, the 4th nine weeks is now in session. You may continue to keep track of your child’s academic progress via HAC and also by joining your child’s google classrooms. It’s also important to note that some students may have a course change for the 4th nine weeks, that will take effect tomorrow. This change is in reference to students’ wheel courses, and includes ALL 6th graders, 7th graders that are not enrolled in Keycode this semester, and 8th graders that are not enrolled in Career Development this semester. If you have any further questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to reach out to our counselors. ” Mrs.Tracye Wright, Counselor Mills Middle School
about 1 year ago, Angela Nichols
PCSSD
The Maumelle Fire Department is turning to Facebook to show students and families some of their equipment this morning! Firefighters are broadcasting at 10 a.m. and will display their state-of-the-art firetrucks, gear, and the firehouse. It is a great opportunity for students to learn about their community and those who serve and protect everyday. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD will prepare and distribute meals all week at 20 different locations around the county. Pick up times for the meals will be 11:30am - 12:30pm. Reminder, these are only for children (18 & under) present at pick up. Full list can be found here: http://ow.ly/dP9N50z0mrm.
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Don't forget, AETN (Arkansas PBS) is providing in-home learning & activities w/ PBS KIDS educational programming starting today. Sign up for educational support: http://ow.ly/aNsN50yUEIe & check out more online resources: http://ow.ly/tQeY50yUEQU #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
A message from Superintendent Dr.Charles McNulty: He clarifies next steps for seniors, outlines 4th quarter grading and explains how PCSSD will continue to operate as AMI days start back up on Monday, March 30. https://youtu.be/JmdcwXNDqiE
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
This is the current list of locations where grab-and-go meals will be provided during the week of spring break (March 23-March 27). Thank you to World Central Kitchen, Clinton Presidential Center and the City of Little Rock, AR for the joint effort in feeding our children.
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Governor Hutchinson just announced that all schools K-12 in Arkansas will remain closed until April 17. We will update AMI plans, nutrition availability and more as soon as possible.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Happy First Day of Spring!
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
March is Women's History Month. Prior to Hillary Rodham Clinton's time as First Lady of the United States, Secretary of State and New York Senator, she co-founded Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families. Clinton was inducted into the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2015.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
March is Women's History Month. Raye Jean Jordan Montague was the first person to design a ship using a computer system during the 1970s. She joined the U.S. Navy in 1956. Montague was born in Little Rock and was inducted into the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2018.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
We know AMI days can be difficult. How's the homework coming along? How are you staying entertained? From homework to box forts, let us know and we'll share your pictures! You can tag us in a post or email them to communication@pcssd.org. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
March is Women's History Month. Bessie Grace Boehm Moore created the first county library in Pine Bluff and served on the National Advisory Committee on Libraries under President Lyndon Johnson. Moore was inducted into the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2018.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD Nutrition and Transportation are teaming up to deliver meals to 21 drop off sites this week between 11:30am - 12:30pm from Tuesday, March 17 thru Friday, March 20. These meals are for children ages 18 and under. http://ow.ly/Oary50yNkG7
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Parents, here is a sample COVID-19 schedule that many in the academic world are using during school closures. Hope this helps provide a little coordination to your days at home.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
March is Women's History Month. Pat Lile is co-founder of the Women's Foundation of Arkansas and has received both state and federal recognition for the volunteer efforts in both Pine Bluff and Little Rock. Lile was inducted into the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2017.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
We are providing the latest updates on COVID-19 on our website here: http://ow.ly/Ct8z50yM19E. We'll have information regarding AMI assignments, food availability, and more.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD will join the City of Little Rock in food distribution on Monday, March 16. We will deliver food to the following locations between 11am - 11:30am. These are only PICK UP locations for food (not sit down and eat locations).
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
March is Women's History Month. Ruth Hawkins is a strong advocate for historic preservation and heritage tourism in the Delta. The Arkansas State University Heritage Sites program has grown under her leadership. She was inducted into the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2017.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
March is Women's History Month. Karen Flake is the president and CEO of Mount St. Mary Academy and, in 1996, was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Development Finance Authority. Flake was inducted into the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2018.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD is working with local government officials to coordinate a plan for student nutrition during the mandated school closure. We hope to have information regarding meal services later today. We will share online once a plan is set. Thank you. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
Due to school closing transportation to Hot Springs has been cancelled. If your student paid for a ticket to the State Championship a full refund will be given when school resumes. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to email Coach Pearson at tpearson8687@pcssd.org.
over 1 year ago, Angela Nichols
PCSSD
STATEMENT 3/3: Thank you for understanding our decision to follow the Governor's orders.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
STATEMENT 2/3: In a statement on Wednesday, March 11, it was announced that Governor Hutchinson has the sole authority to close public school campuses. PCSSD will continue to work closely with state offices and health departments as we monitor the progress of COVID-19.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
STATEMENT 1/3: Per direction by the Governor of Arkansas, Pulaski County Special School District will be closed until March 30. The decision came after an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases across the nation.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
Transportation will be provided to all Mills Middle School students who wish to travel to Hot Springs to support the Mills High Basketball team in the State Championship this Friday. Tickets are $7 for students and $8 for adults. Students must have a signed permission slip in order to attend. Buses will leave at 4 pm and parents will be notified 30 minutes prior to returning to the school after the game. If you have any questions please feel free to call the main office at 501-490-5730.
over 1 year ago, Angela Nichols
PCSSD
March is Women's History Month. Bettye Caldwell played an integral role in the development of Head Start and was named one of Ladies' Home Journal's 10 Women of the Year in 1978. Caldwell moved to Arkansas in the 1960s and inducted into the Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame in 2016.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
Mills Middle
Don't forget to turn in your volunteer hours by Friday, March 13!
over 1 year ago, Mills Middle
Angela Nichols
There will be a meeting for all Mills Middle School ALE Parents on this Thursday, March 5th, 2020 starting at 4:30pm in the media center. Questions? 501-490-5730
over 1 year ago, Angela Nichols
PCSSD
DID YOU KNOW: A leap year occurs every 4 years to help synchronize the calendar year with the solar year, or the length of time it takes the earth to complete its orbit around the sun, which is about 365-¼ days.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Sheryl Underwood is a comedian and television host of The Talk. She founded the African American Female Comedian Association. Underwood was born in Little Rock and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2007.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Lencola Sullivan-Verseveldt was the first African American to win Miss Arkansas in 1980. She was fourth runner-up at Miss America that year. She is from Morrilton and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2006.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Charles Bussey Jr. was the first African American elected to the Little Rock City Board of Directors, deputy sheriff of Pulaski County, and mayor of Little Rock. Bussey was born in Stamps and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2006.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Fran Bennett is an actress, best known for her role on hit shows such as Guiding Light, Star Trek: The Next Generation, and Scandal. Bennett was born in Malvern and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2005.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
Mills Middle
Did you see the news? Our robotics team competed in the VEX Robotics Tournament last weekend. The students had fun competing against about 30 other teams from across the state! https://www.pcssd.org/article/196170?org=pcssd
over 1 year ago, Mills Middle
PCSSD
Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday," also called Shrove Tuesday. The name Fat Tuesday refers to the last day of eating richer foods before the leaner days of Lent begin when many Christians fast. Do you celebrate Mardi Gras?
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. James "Jimmy" McKissic was a world-renowned pianist who performed throughout the world, including more than two dozen events at Carnegie Hall in New York. McKissic was born in Little Rock and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1994.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
On tomorrow, Tuesday Feb 25th starting at 5:30pm we will host our annual 8th grade night. Students will complete Student service plans and meet with members from the High school faculty to prepare for their high school transition . Students that attend with their parent will receive an incentive.
over 1 year ago, Angela Nichols
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Joycelyn Elders served as the U.S. Surgeon General in President Clinton's Administration and as Director of the Arkansas Department of Health. Elders was born in Schaal, AR and was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1995.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Rodney Earl Slater was the first African American director of the Federal Highway Administration and U.S. Secretary of Transportation under President Clinton. He grew up in Marianna and was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1997.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Lou Brock was an MLB player who changed the game by using the stolen base as an offensive weapon, and was the league's all-time stolen base leader until 1991. He was born in El Dorado and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2005.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
The Arkansas Assoc. of Alternative Educators, Arkansas Department Of Education and Alternative Education Unit selected Tammy Bray for the “Judge Evans Award." Congratulations, Tammy! We're proud to have you with PCSSD!
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Fatima Robinson is one of the most popular hip-hop and pop music choreographers in the world. Her work has been featured in music videos and movies. Robinson was born in Little Rock and inducted into the Arkansas Black hall of Fame in 2004.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Ozell Sutton was a leader in the civil rights movement and was present at Central High, the march at Selma, and with Martin Luther King Jr. when he was murdered. Sutton was born in Gould and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2001.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. George Howard Jr. was the first African American to be appointed to the Supreme Court of Arkansas and numerous other Arkansas judicial posts. Howard was born in Pine Bluff and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1994.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Edith Jones was the first African American to graduate from the University of Arkansas Medical School. The Edith Irby Jones M.D. Health Care Center was named for her. She was born in Conway and inducted to the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2002
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Debbye Turner Bell was crowned Miss America 1990. Bell grew up in Jonesboro and in 1998 was named a Distinguished Alumna of Arkansas State University. Bell was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1994.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Grover Evans was the first African American to swim on the U.S. Paralympic Team in Barcelona in 1992. He set five world records & won 69 national championships. Evans was born in Jonesboro & inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1996.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD is wishing everyone a very happy Valentine's Day
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Lottie Lee Holt Shackelford became the first female mayor of Little Rock. In 1998, Shackelford founded the Women's Foundation of Arkansas. She was born in Little Rock and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1993.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Robert McFerrin Sr. was the first African American to appear in an opera at the Metropolitan Opera house in New York City. McFerrin was born in Marianna and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1995.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Sidney Moncrief played basketball for University of Arkansas and led them to the Final Four in '78. He was a first round draft pick and five time All-Star. Moncrief was born in Little Rock and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2001.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Granville Coggs was an original Tuskegee Airman. He attended Harvard and became the first African American staff physician at San Francisco's Kaiser Hospital. Coggs was born in Pine Bluff and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 2001.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Johnnie Harrison Taylor was a singer known as the "Philosopher of Soul." His single "Disco Lady" was the first single to ever be certified platinum. Taylor was born in Crawfordsville, AR and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1999.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Hubert "Geese" Ausbie was a member of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team and became known as the "Clown Prince of Basketball." Ausbie attended Philander Smith College and was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1995.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Daisy Gatson Bates was a mentor to the Little Rock Nine during Central High's desegregation. In 1957 the AP chose her as Woman of the Year in Education. Bates grew up in Huttig, AR and was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1993.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Art Porter Sr. was best known as a jazz musician and performed for President Clinton's two gubernatorial inaugurations and a presidential inaugural reception. Porter is from Little Rock and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1994.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
This is a reminder that schools will be closed on Monday, February 10 for parent teacher conferences. We'll see you (students) back in the classroom on Tuesday, February 11!
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Andree Yvonne Layton Roaf was the first African American woman to serve on the Arkansas Supreme Court when she was appointed by Governor Jim Guy Tucker. Roaf moved to Pine Bluff as an adult and inducted to the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1996.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
REMINDER! The Pulaski County Special School District science fair will be held *this* Friday, February 7 from 9am until 1 pm. Come visit us at UA-Little Rock and see all the projects from across our school district. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Samuel Massie Jr. was a chemist and worked on the Manhattan Project during WWII. His research led to medications to treat malaria, meningitis and more. He was born in North Little Rock and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1998.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
The afterschool Accelerated Learning Program will not start on today instead it will begin this Thursday, Feb 6th, Bus transportation will be provided.
over 1 year ago, Angela Nichols
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Vice Admiral Edward Moore Jr. was the highest ranking African American in the Navy at the time of his retirement. Moore's family moved to Little Rock while he was in high school. He was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1999.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
School counselors help students in more ways than you realize. This week we celebrate them and the tremendous impact they have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career as a part of National School Counseling Week.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is American Heart Month. Help raise awareness for heart disease by participating in "Wear Red Day" this Friday (Feb. 7). Together we are empowering women to beat heart disease and stroke, giving them more time to do amazing things.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Registration is now open for students *RETURNING* to PCSSD for the 2020-2021 school year. Registration can be done online through the registration portal: https://pcssd-cas.hosted.src-solutions.com/cas_PulaskiCountySSD/login
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. John Harold Johnson built Johnson Publishing Company, a publishing empire that launched Ebony and Jet magazines. He was born in Arkansas City and inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1993.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Happy Groundhog Day! Do you want 6 more weeks of winter?
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
February is Black History Month. Maya Angelou is a renowned bestselling author, poet, actor and performer. She lived in Stamps, AR for ten years with her grandmothers. She was inducted into the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame in 1993.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
In honor of Black History Month, every day in February we'll recognize a great leader in African American history. We'll highlight someone new each morning.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Though school board appreciation month is ending, we're always thankful for the work of our school board members. Your dedication and hard work for our students is evident every day! THANK YOU!
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Congratulations to PCSSD athletic director, Danny Ebbs, on his selection to be placed into the Arkansas Activities Association Arkansas High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame. What an honor! Congrats, Danny! http://ow.ly/IFMA50y45kT
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Eli Keller has two kids who both attend PCSSD schools. His fiancée, Mary, has 3 kids. When he's not chasing around the kids, Eli volunteers for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Arkansas.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Happy 100 days of school to our students and teachers! Cheers to an awesome school year so far! Schools across PCSSD are participating in fun, unique ways. We'll have pictures from all our schools over on our Facebook page.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Alicia Gillen, board secretary, has 3 children - Shayla Dixon 22, Nicole Gillen 13, Julia Gillen 12. She also has a dog named Maggie who is 15. In her spare time, she enjoys antiquing, traveling and cooking.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
Mills High
Mills High School invites all in the Mills Feeder to a "Night of Edutainment" tonight (Tuesday, January 21) at 6pm. There will be workshops for both students and parents. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
over 1 year ago, Mills High
PCSSD
Shelby Thoma and his wife, Leigh, have been married 25 years and 4 children: Simone-24, Nathan-23, Amelia- 20, and Novi-3. His favorite hobby is running and he also enjoys spending time with his youth group.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Brian Maune and his wife, Jennifer, have been married nearly 14 years. They have 5 kids and another due in May! Brian's hobbies include family travel and outdoors activities like hunting, fishing and camping.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
If you would like to send your child to PCSSD, registration is now open for the 2020-2021 school year! All the registration info can be found online at http://ow.ly/430u50xUd8h or by visiting your school's registrar's office.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Tina Renee Ward has two daughters, Ti'Naya and Daraleisha, and two grandkids, Kobe and August. Her hobbies include singing, dancing, road trips and bargain shopping!
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Flu season is far from over. Don't forget to wash your hands regularly, keep your lunchbox and backpack clean and maintain overall healthy habits. Let's stay healthy and ready to learn this semester!
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Dr. Linda Remele has been married to her husband, Steve, for 22 years She has one son, Jonathan, and a stepson, Brent, as well as 2 grandchildren and 4 rescue cats. Dr. Remele loves to volunteer and travel outside the U.S. She also loves to read, particularly travel novels.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
School choice is officially open for PCSSD. Applications will be accepted at Central Office (925 E. Dixon Road), Monday - Friday between 8:30 am - 4:00pm. Stop by to fill out your application before spots fill up!
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Just a reminder, there is no school tomorrow (Monday, January 6)! We're closed for professional development. See you on Tuesday!
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
Mills Middle
The students really enjoyed the cafeteria staff in their holiday sweaters today. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
over 1 year ago, Mills Middle
PCSSD
We are wishing all of our PCSSD family and staff a wonderful winter break! Teachers will return Jan. 6 for Professional Development. Students return to school Jan. 7.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Words cannot express our gratitude to those who made donations to clear lunch debt at some of our schools. So far, we've received more than $10,000 in donations for schools across PCSSD.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
Good evening parents and students This is a reminder that Mills Middle students will have their winter celebrations during their 7th period class on tomorrow. ALL STUDENTS are expected to be within dress code. Pajamas will not be allowed. If there are any questions please feel free to contact the main office at 501-490-5730.
over 1 year ago, Angela Nichols
Angela Nichols
Habrá una reunión de padres hispanos aquí en Mills Middle School el mañana 19 de diciembre a partir de las 5:30 pm en el centro de medios. Llame a la oficina principal al 501-490-5730 para confirmar su asistencia. Gracias
over 1 year ago, Angela Nichols
PCSSD
UALR is hosting a Community Night of Coding Monday (Dec. 9) from 5-8pm in the EIT building. There will be workshops and demos, Hour of Code activities for all ages, computer science hands-on demos and more! Register here: http://ow.ly/jkGC50xtGPE
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Pulaski County Special School District wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving!
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
REMINDER: Schools are closed this week for Fall Break! Enjoy the week off. District office will be closed Thursday and Friday. See you all back in the classroom next week!
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Several PCSSD teacher librarians attended the American Association of School Librarians Conference in Louisville, KY. They learned how to create diverse collections, build collaborative partnerships and develop innovative teaching practices.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
Mills High
Mills University Studies High School Theatre Department will host its first full play production in over a decade. "The Miracle Worker" will run November 21 and November 22 at 7pm each night. Students- $3 w/ student ID. Adults- $5, PCSSD Educators- Free w/ school ID.
over 1 year ago, Mills High
PCSSD
This is American Education Week and the National Education Association today promotes parental involvement, including reading to children, checking homework, asking about their school day and developing a relationship with teachers. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence #AEW2019
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
REMINDER: schools will be closed next week (Nov. 25 - Nov. 29) for Fall Break. Central office will be only be closed Thursday (Nov. 28) and Friday (Nov. 29).
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
This is American Education Week and today we kick off the week to honor our education community members who are each critical in building great public schools in Pulaski County! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence #AEW2019
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
November is Child Safety and Protection Month. The National Safety Council and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration encourage teen drivers to put down their cell phones, slow down and wear a seatbelt.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
Mills High
Mills University Studies High School Theatre Department will host its first full play production in over a decade. "The Miracle Worker" will run November 20 - November 22 at 7pm each night. Students- $3 w/ student ID. Adults- $5, PCSSD Educators- Free w/ school ID.
over 1 year ago, Mills High
Mills Middle
A group of educators from MILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL and Central Office attended Ron Clark Academy last week. This group learned more about blending academic rigor, compassion and producing graduates with strong leadership qualities.
over 1 year ago, Mills Middle
PCSSD
Thank you, veterans, for your service.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Today is National Book Lovers Day! Check out the Mills feeder Teacher Librarians' favorite books. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
MILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL WILL HOST A FLU SHOT CLINIC
over 1 year ago, Angela Nichols
Angela Nichols
***ATTENTION ALL VETERANS*** On Monday, November 11th, 2019 Mills Middle School will host a special luncheon for all Veterans at 11:40am. Please RSVP by calling our Main Office at 501-490-5730.
over 1 year ago, Angela Nichols
PCSSD
PCSSD schools held grand re-openings on Tuesday to change the name of our school Media Centers to Library Learning Centers. Check out all the cool pictures of the new looks: http://ow.ly/jMbY50x3awq
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
November is Child Safety and Protection Month. Did you know more than 200,000 playground-related injuries happen each year in the US? Keep a close eye on children to ensure they are using equipment properly and it is age appropriate.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
There will be a Parent Meeting for all 6th Grade Parents on next Monday, November 11th @5:30pm in the media center. Students were given a letter for parents to RSVP. Please sign the letter indicating if you will or will not be able to attend. There will be light refreshments.
over 1 year ago, Angela Nichols
PCSSD
REMINDER: Schools are closed Wednesday - Friday for teacher and leadership professional development. See you Monday, Nov. 4!
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Don't forget that students get a little fall break NEXT week. Schools are closed Wednesday (Oct. 30) - Friday (Nov. 1) for districtwide professional development. You can find all district events on the website: https://www.pcssd.org/o/pcssd/events
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
This week is National School Bus Safety Week. The school bus ride is an extension of the school day and PCSSD schools is committed to providing a safe transportation experience for all students across the district.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
Due to a power outage there will be no school on today Monday, October 21,2019. This will be considered as an AIM day. Students will need to complete the required assignments posted online at https://www.pcssd.org/o/pcssd/browse/76327 in order to receive be credit for today.
over 1 year ago, Angela Nichols
PCSSD
Good morning. Due to the storms last night, Mills Middle does not have power. Restoration is not expected until later this evening. We will issue AMI DAY #1 today - Monday, October 21.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
This week we will celebrate Red Ribbon Week. Please refer to the flyer below for the activity for each day.
over 1 year ago, Angela Nichols
Angela Nichols
Good evening Mills Middle School Parents: On tomororw October 17th we will hold Vision and Hearing Screening for 6th and 8th grade students. Parents please make sure your child wears his or her glasses for the vision screening. Thank you and have a great night!
over 1 year ago, Angela Nichols
PCSSD
**ATTENTION** Phones are down at several PCSSD schools and admin offices. Our IT department is working with Windstream to resolve the issue. You track the outage here: https://downdetector.com/status/windstream/map/
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Every PCSSD staff member is encouraged to wear red on Tuesday, October 15 in honor of World Dyslexia Day.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
El martes 15 de octubre de 2019 a partir de las 5:00 p.m., la Escuela Intermedia Mills organizará una reunión especial para todos los padres hispanos. Durante esta reunión, tendrá la oportunidad de hablar con nuestros Administradores, la Sra. Lisa Watson, Directora, y el Sr. Marlon Dorhan, Subdirector y otros profesores / personal que proporcionarán información importante y cualquier pregunta que pueda tener con respecto a lo que está sucediendo en la escuela secundaria Mills. Haga planes para asistir, así como a la reunión de padres de Título I que comenzará inmediatamente después. La cena será servida. Si tiene alguna pregunta, no dude en comunicarse con la Sra. Nichols al 501-490-5730.
over 1 year ago, Angela Nichols
PCSSD
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. The National Bullying Prevention Center provides a "Kids Against Bullying" pledge encouraging kids to speak up against bullying, support those being bullied & to be a friend when they see bullying. http://ow.ly/snaM50wEVmm
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
ATTN PARENTS: The start date for the afterschool accelerated learning program has been CHANGED to next Tuesday, October 15th beginning immediately afterschool until 5:30pm. Transportation and a meal will be provided to all students. Questions? Contact 501-490-5730.
over 1 year ago, Angela Nichols
Angela Nichols
Check out Mills Middle School new counselor site https://sites.google.com/pcssd.org/millsmiddlecounseling/home
over 1 year ago, Angela Nichols
Angela Nichols
2019-2020 Girls Basketball Parent Meeting When: Monday, October 7th, 2019 @6:30pm Where: Mills Middle School-Auxillary Cafeteria If you have any questions please feel free to contact Coach Campbell. Email: kcampbell8720@pcssd.org Phone: 501-490-5730
over 1 year ago, Angela Nichols
PCSSD
The calendar can now be found in EVENTS. Important district-wide dates will be posted on the PCSSD website. School-specific dates will be posted on their respective school websites. You can view the "At-A-Glance" calendar here: https://5il.co/amrb
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
Congratulations 7th Grade Jr Varsity Football Team on their win tonight against Jacksonville!!! Final score 20-6
over 1 year ago, Angela Nichols
Angela Nichols
Fall Picture Day: Friday, October 11th, 2019 Students were given a payment envelope on today or parents may pay online by going to www.mylifetouch.com using Mills Middle School picture day ID: EVT7HHVBR
over 1 year ago, Angela Nichols
Angela Nichols
Parent Survey Parents please take time to complete our Parent Survey by clicking on the link below or pasting it in your web browser. https://docs.google.com/a/pcssd.org/forms/d/1_8SW8_Za9dDmsmo7KkjTKRJEdZnJVb3WkqlfTNVSrzQ/edit?usp=drive_web
over 1 year ago, Angela Nichols
Angela Nichols
Accelerated Learning Program; Oct 10th-Dec.12th, 2019 (Semester 1) Feb 4th-March 19th, 2020 (Semester 2). Afterschool enrichment to help students raise test scores and grades. Transportation and Meal provided. Permission Slip was sent home on yesterday. Questions? 501-490-5730.
over 1 year ago, Angela Nichols
PCSSD
We’re thrilled to announce Pulaski County Special School District‘s new app! It’s everything PCSSD, in your pocket. Download the app on Android: http://bit.ly/2IcfiP3 or iPhone: https://apple.co/30qo7uT.
over 1 year ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
Title I Parent Meeting/Family Night October 15th, 2019 5:30pm-6:30pm All Parents and Students are asked to attend it will be a night full of important information and fun as well as dinner will be served! For more information please contact our main office at 501-490-5730
over 1 year ago, Angela Nichols
Emma Lisa Watson
Interim reports come out September 12, 2019
almost 2 years ago, Emma Lisa Watson