Kids often fall victim to the summer slide, but we want to offer some tips to prevent the slide. Explore the great outdoors. Take a hike, take note of animals and plant species, visit a local farm, or event plant a garden. http://ow.ly/FKxu50F0ryB #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Everyone deserves affordable internet at home & the opportunities that come with it. Help close the #DigitalDivide through the Federal Communications Commission 's Emergency Broadband Benefit in collaboration with Heartland Forward . Learn more: https://getemergencybroadband.org/ #pcsspdroud #equityandexcellence
Two local bowling alleys are participating in the Kids Bowl Free program. Students are eligible for 2 free bowls per day through the entire summer at Millennium Bowl in North Little Rock and Professor Bowl West in Little Rock. Learn more and sign up: https://www.kidsbowlfree.com/index.php
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 learn their G.U.I.D.E. for Life. http://ow.ly/3Wpz50F0ruo #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Teens ages 13-18 get to workout FREE at any 10 Fitness location from May 15 - Sept. 1. Create positive summer memories and get them off the couch, off their phones and off to living an active, confident lifestyle! Details: www.10fitness.com/freeteensummer #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The district will return to normal instruction on Tuesday, February 23. Thank you for your patience during winter weather last week!
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.
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
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
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
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#
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.
We had fun in the snow! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=pcssd.millsms&set=a.1380452948954965
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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 email@example.com.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 pm Nov. 22. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
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/#
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/#
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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/
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.
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
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
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
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 email@example.com Mrs. McCullogh firstname.lastname@example.org Mrs. Jones email@example.com
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!
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 @firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The 2020-2021 bell schedule is now available on the school website: https://millsms.pcssd.org/o/mills-middle-school/page/school-information--146
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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.
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
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.
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
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
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 email@example.com.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 501-234-5266; your call will be returned as promptly as possible.
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.
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
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
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 email@example.com or 501-234-5259. Mrs.Griffin can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.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
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
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.
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
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 email@example.com. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
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
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
STATEMENT 3/3: Thank you for understanding our decision to follow the Governor's orders.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
The afterschool Accelerated Learning Program will not start on today instead it will begin this Thursday, Feb 6th, Bus transportation will be provided.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
REMINDER: Schools are closed Wednesday - Friday for teacher and leadership professional development. See you Monday, Nov. 4!
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
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.
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.
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!
**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/
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.
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
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.
Check out Mills Middle School new counselor site https://sites.google.com/pcssd.org/millsmiddlecounseling/home
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: email@example.com Phone: 501-490-5730
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
Congratulations 7th Grade Jr Varsity Football Team on their win tonight against Jacksonville!!! Final score 20-6
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
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
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.
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
Interim reports come out September 12, 2019