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
about 11 hours 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
about 14 hours 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
about 15 hours 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
2 days 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
3 days 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
3 days 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.
3 days 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
7 days 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 days 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 days 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
9 days 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
9 days 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
10 days 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
13 days 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
14 days 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
16 days 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/
16 days 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/
16 days 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!
17 days 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.
17 days 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.
17 days 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
20 days 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.
20 days 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
21 days 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
21 days 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
21 days 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
21 days 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
23 days 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
23 days 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
24 days 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
25 days 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
26 days 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
27 days 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
27 days 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
28 days 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!
29 days 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
about 1 month 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
about 1 month 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
about 1 month 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
about 1 month 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
about 1 month 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
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month 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
about 1 month 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
about 1 month 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 months ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
A Message From Dr. Watson, Principal
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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.
2 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
2 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
3 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
3 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
3 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Regular physical activity during the summer can actually lead to increased concentration and improved test scores.
3 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.
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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!
3 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.
3 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.
4 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.
4 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?
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Happy Birthday, America! How are you celebrating today?
4 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.
4 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.
4 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
4 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.
4 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
4 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
4 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.
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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.
4 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
4 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Happy Father's Day!
4 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
4 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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.
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months ago, Mills Middle
PCSSD
Thank you to all of our PCSSD school nurses for caring for our students!
6 months 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
6 months ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
Register Now for 2020-2021 School Year!
6 months 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.
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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.
6 months ago, Angela Nichols
PCSSD
Reminder! There is no school this Friday. Teachers have a professional development day.
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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!
7 months 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.
7 months 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
7 months 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.
7 months 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.
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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.
7 months 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
7 months 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
7 months 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.
7 months 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.
7 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Happy First Day of Spring!
7 months 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.
7 months 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.
7 months 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
7 months 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.
7 months 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
7 months 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.
7 months 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.
7 months 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.
7 months 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).
7 months 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.
7 months 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.
7 months 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
7 months 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.
7 months ago, Angela Nichols
PCSSD
STATEMENT 3/3: Thank you for understanding our decision to follow the Governor's orders.
7 months 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.
7 months 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.
7 months 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.
8 months 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.
8 months ago, PCSSD
Mills Middle
Don't forget to turn in your volunteer hours by Friday, March 13!
8 months 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
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
8 months 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
8 months 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?
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
8 months 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!
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
8 months 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
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
8 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
PCSSD is wishing everyone a very happy Valentine's Day
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
9 months 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.
9 months 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.
9 months 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.
9 months 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!
9 months 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.
9 months 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
9 months 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.
9 months 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.
9 months 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.
9 months 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.
9 months 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.
9 months 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
9 months 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.
9 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Happy Groundhog Day! Do you want 6 more weeks of winter?
9 months 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.
9 months 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.
9 months 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!
9 months 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
9 months 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.
9 months 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.
9 months 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.
9 months 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
9 months 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.
9 months 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.
9 months 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.
9 months 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!
10 months 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!
10 months 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.
10 months 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!
10 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Just a reminder, there is no school tomorrow (Monday, January 6)! We're closed for professional development. See you on Tuesday!
10 months ago, PCSSD
Mills Middle
The students really enjoyed the cafeteria staff in their holiday sweaters today. HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
10 months 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.
10 months 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.
10 months 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.
10 months 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
10 months 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
11 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Pulaski County Special School District wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving!
11 months 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!
11 months 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.
11 months 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.
11 months 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
11 months 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).
11 months 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
11 months 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.
11 months 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.
11 months 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.
12 months ago, Mills Middle
PCSSD
Thank you, veterans, for your service.
12 months ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Today is National Book Lovers Day! Check out the Mills feeder Teacher Librarians' favorite books. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
12 months ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
MILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL WILL HOST A FLU SHOT CLINIC
12 months 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.
12 months 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
12 months 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.
12 months 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.
12 months ago, Angela Nichols
PCSSD
REMINDER: Schools are closed Wednesday - Friday for teacher and leadership professional development. See you Monday, Nov. 4!
12 months 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
12 months 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.
about 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.
about 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.
about 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.
about 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!
about 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/
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
PCSSD
Every PCSSD staff member is encouraged to wear red on Tuesday, October 15 in honor of World Dyslexia Day.
about 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.
about 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
about 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.
about 1 year ago, Angela Nichols
Angela Nichols
Check out Mills Middle School new counselor site https://sites.google.com/pcssd.org/millsmiddlecounseling/home
about 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
about 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
about 1 year ago, PCSSD
Angela Nichols
Congratulations 7th Grade Jr Varsity Football Team on their win tonight against Jacksonville!!! Final score 20-6
about 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
about 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
about 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.
about 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.
about 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
about 1 year ago, Angela Nichols
Emma Lisa Watson
Interim reports come out September 12, 2019
about 1 year ago, Emma Lisa Watson