August 17, 2017
Michael Poore, Little Rock School District Superintendent | “What’s Going On In The Little Rock School District?” LRSD plans to move forward on the construction of a new high school located in southwest Little Rock, off Mabelvale Pike Road and Richsmith Lane. The District will utilize second lien bod financing that will generate $90 million in construction funds. The District plans to use $55-$60 million of these funds to assist in the construction of the new high school.
- Info for Restorative Justice: LRSD has partnered with St. Mark for this program- Reclaiming Scholars, a program of the Tendaji Community Development Corporation. Tendaji is a restoration justice approach to helping students find success in the classroom setting.
- LRSD partnered with Rock Region Metro to provide bus service for high school students for internships and job shadowing opportunities as part of the Excel program for Career Tech Ed.
- Sixth Grade football returns to LRSD. The innovative new program is called “6TH & GOAL – MODEL UP” and is being made possible by special corporate and community support.
To learn more about what’s going on in the Little Rock School District, visit www.lrsd.org or email the superintendent at [email protected]
Tara Shephard, Owner of Delta Community Based Services & Host of the conference | Delta Community Based Services presents the 7th Annual “At-Promise” Girl’s Empowerment Conference: Let’s Move,” Saturday, August 26th from 8am-2pm at the UALR Donaghey Center, 2801 South University Avenue. This conference is for girls ages 12-18 and will educate, motivate, and connect the girls to community resources relevant to their development, health and safety. They’ll also be a $250 giveaway. The woman of the year, Dr. Rhonda Mattox and the girl of the year, Mallory Gaston will be honored. DJ Raquel will be on the one’s & two’s and certified fitness instructor, Jamecia Alexander will include an exercise session. For more information, visit www.tarashephard.com.
Pastor Ramone Woodall, Arkansas Department of Correction | A recruitment event, hosted by the Arkansas Department of Correction will be held, Saturday, August 19th from 10am-12 noon at the Willie L. Hinton Resource Center, 3805 West 12th Street in Little Rock. In you are interested in a career in Law Enforcement, Medical Personnel, Mental Health Professionals, and Para-Professionals, be sure to attend.
Requirements: (1) Must have a high school diploma or a GED. (2) Must pass a drug test. (3) Must have a valid Arkansas Driver’s License. For more information, call 501-563-5042 or visit www.ark.org.
August 10, 2017