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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-234-5259. Mrs.Griffin can be reached at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. #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 email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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