We need you! Don't forget our Mentor Orientation session, taking place tonight at Igesia Creciendo en Cristo Church at 6:00 p.m. We will also be at First NLR Church tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. Next month, the session will take place at New Hope Baptist Church. See you there!
Please see the joint statement from the NLRSD and PCSSD regarding the AAA investigation. It can be read at the following link: https://5il.co/113xe
The North Little Rock School District strives to provide transparency and accurate communication to all of its stakeholders. Please read the following information involving the Arkansas Activities Association (AAA) investigation of the NLRSD: https://5il.co/111jy
Read Aloud, Read Aloud, Read Aloud A child who receives systematic Structured Literacy instruction and also enjoys opportunities for listening to a fluent reader will be primed to independently and fluently identify unfamiliar words later on. Likewise, a student who witnesses a reader actively thinking through a challenging text will understand that we all struggle sometimes while reading, and they will learn productive ways to respond. Read aloud to your children! It will build their knowledge on many topics, and, perhaps even teach them how much fun reading can be. When you spend time reading aloud, you prepare a child to read on their own. Resources for Reading Aloud on Selected Topics American Revolution set: https://independencemuseum.org/courses/revolutionary-story-time/ Bugs, Birds, and Animals set: https://www.readingrockets.org/booklists/bugs-birds-and-animals Civil Rights set: https://www.the-best-childrens-books.org/civil-rights-kids.html Great Depression set: https://www.the-best-childrens-books.org/life-during-the-great-depression.html National Parks set: https://www.readingrockets.org/booklists/our-national-parks
Happy Friday! Please see this week's edition of the Superintendent's "Top 5 Things You Should Know This Week," which is available at the following link: https://5il.co/10tuy Have a great weekend!
The Arkansas Dyslexia Resource Guide defines dyslexia as "a learning disability that is neurological in origin, characterized by difficulties with accurate and fluent word recognition, poor spelling and decoding abilities that typically result from the phonological component of language." These characteristics are often unexpected in relation to other cognitive abilities. For more information on dyslexia, you can visit https://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/ and search "Dyslexia."
Happy Friday! Please read this week's edition of the Superintendent's "Top 5 Things You Should Know This Week," which is available at the following link: https://5il.co/10jvq Have a good weekend!
The tornado warning has expired in Pulaski County. The bus dismissal process at North Little Rock Middle School will now resume with some slight delays. Thank you for your patience!
Due to a tornado warning, we will delay bus dismissal at North Little Rock Middle School. Once the warning has been lifted, we will resume dismissal process. We apologize for the delay, but the safety of our students and staff is our number one priority.
The lockdown at North Little Rock High School and the Center of Excellence has been lifted. All students and staff are safe and the campus remains secure. School will resume normal operations. The safety of our students and staff remains our number one priority. Thank you for your patience and support.
North Little Rock High School and the Center of Excellence are on lockdown. A male student was shot off campus and sustained non life-threatening injuries. All students and staff are safe. There is no active threat. We are working with the North Little Rock Police Department and will provide further information as it becomes available. We will let you know when the lockdown is lifted. In the meantime, there will be no one allowed in the building and no one allowed to leave the building until the lockdown is lifted. The safety of our students and staff remains our number one priority.
The North Little Rock School District is in need of mentors! Please see the mentor orientation schedule listed below. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Crystal Barker, District Parent & Family Engagement Coordinator, at the number listed.
This information is being distributed as a community service. The North Little Rock School District is not a sponsoring organization for this activity.
Join us on 10/25 and 10/26 for the Superintendent's Town Hall. Dr. Gregory J. Pilewski will be joined by NLRPD Chief Patrick Thessing, and Katie Walker, LCSW, RPT, of Indigo Counseling, to discuss youth behavior in our schools and in the community. Zoom links will be emailed.
We have 27 Dyslexia Interventionists and 2 Dyslexia Specialists, serving students K through 12. Click on this link to see their names: https://tinyurl.com/45a74xvu --Wilson Reading System aligns with the core curriculum being implemented for K-8 and is an approved Dyslexia program by the International Dyslexia Association. --The NLRSD has spent $94,500 in training and materials for the Wilson Reading System. --Twenty-four interventionists will be certified in the Level 1 Practicum by the end of this school year.
So many of our students, teachers, and administrators wore red to bring awareness to dyslexia! October is Dyslexia Awareness Month.
We’re proud to have been a part of the designation launch of the Ford NGL/ Academies of Central Arkansas breakfast! This model of learning is aimed at better preparing students to be college and career ready while achieving stronger academic success.
Save the date! Zoom links will be emailed. We hope you'll join us!
Join us on Friday, October 8, as we all "Light It Red for Dyslexia." We're encouraging staff, students, and the community to wear red to bring awareness to dyslexia. Be sure to post your pictures as well!
It's National Principals Month! Dr. Pilewski presented our principals and building leaders with plaques to them for their steadfast leadership and outstanding service to the students and staff at their respective campuses. Thank you for all that you do!