Arkansas Department of Education extended the USDA waiver allowing all students to be served meals free of cost for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year. This means every PCSSD student will receive free breakfast & lunch this school year. http://ow.ly/uY3S50BTCJy #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
PCSSD Board of Education presented the Q1 Inspiration in Education Award award to Juanita Croon, Helpdesk Manager for the district’s IT department at Tuesday night's meeting. We're all so thankful for Juanita's hard work! http://ow.ly/yGvI50BSBM1 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
PCSSD Special Education department will host a virtual transition fair next Tuesday, October 20. Transition fairs provide resources about the transition from high school to adulthood. Details online: http://ow.ly/tcoB50BQjiE #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Arkansas Department of Education has a new educational tool for families and teachers called the Social Media Awareness Campaign (SMACtalk) to ensure we all work together to keep students healthy and safe while they learn and socialize online. https://www.pcssd.org/article/324154?org=pcssd #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
To maintain a positive, productive learning environment and assure confidentiality for students and teachers during distance learning, all parents/guardians are asked to follow the following privacy guidelines. Parents/guardians should email your child’s principal with any questions or concerns regarding privacy or virtual classroom expectations. Printable PDF available here: https://5il.co/lynw
Maumelle High School will continue virtual instruction for all students next week, October 12 - October 16. This also means there will be athletic or extracurricular activities next week. Classes , athletics, and extracurricular activities will resume with onsite instruction on Monday, October 19, 2020. At this time we are not aware of any additional positive COVID-19 cases. However, we still have a substantial number of students and staff under quarantine who were identified as probable close contacts. All teachers will communicate with students through Schoology. Also, a 5-day meal box will be available for pick up Monday between 9am - 1pm at the high school at the back door by the cafeteria. We strongly encourage all students to avoid group activities outside of school and continue to wear proper PPE. Together we can help stop the spread of COVID-19.
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/
Maumelle High School has quarantined an increasing number of students and staff in a short period of time who have been identified as probable close contacts. Although the number of actual positive cases for COVID-19 are low, we want to ensure that all students and staff remain healthy and safe. It is for that reason that Maumelle High School will pivot to full virtual instruction October 6 through October 9. On Friday, October 9, we will reassess the need to extend virtual instruction. All students will communicate with teachers through Schoology. Also, a 4-day meal box will be available for pick up Tuesday between 9am - 1pm at the high school at the back door by the cafeteria. We strongly encourage all students to avoid group activities outside of school and continue to wear proper PPE. Together we can help stop the spread of COVID-19.
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
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
MAUMELLE, MILLS UNIVERSITY STUDIES and ROBINSON high schools kick off week 4 games tonight. Don't forget to wear your mask, arrive early and physical distance at the games. School-specific game details can be found online: http://ow.ly/L6uL50BztiH #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
The first NWEA MAP growth assessment begins this week. These evaluations guide teachers on how to help students continue to learn. We've added a section on our website with tips for traditional and virtual students: http://ow.ly/im1K50BqlZM #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Labor Day constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. https://www.dol.gov/general/laborday/history #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Great news for our PCSSD families: we are now able to offer FREE meals thanks to a recent USDA waiver. That means our virtual, blended and traditional students can eat breakfast & lunch for free through Dec. 31! http://ow.ly/GmaQ50Bh7HE #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
PCSSD will be open for regular business hours tomorrow (Friday, Aug. 28). Schools will operate on their normal Friday schedule (which includes blended Group B students). Extended care and athletic activities will resume tomorrow as well. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Central Arkansas is expected to feel the impact of Hurricane Laura tomorrow. Based on the most current weather updates, the heaviest impact is expected between 3-4pm. Therefore, PCSSD will dismiss school early on Thursday, August 27. Elementary schools will dismiss at 11:30am and Secondary schools will dismiss at 1:00pm. Dismissal times are for both car and bus riders. District offices will dismiss at 1pm as well. There will be no district athletics events on Thursday, August 27. No decision has been made about school or athletic activities for Friday at this time.
SCHOOLOGY UPDATE: Rachel Blackwell, Digital Learning Facilitator for PCSSD, offers another walk through of what Schoology looks like for students, starting with the log-in process to the student portal. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence http://ow.ly/J3U850B8ZV1
Ellie Miller, a parent of 6 children wrote this poem earlier this month for @thrive. Mrs. Miller states in the article that, regardless of options, there isn’t a parent who won’t relate to the words of this poem. http://ow.ly/Issp50B6w5T #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
Rachel Blackwell, Digital Learning Facilitator, walks through Schoology for students. This is a first look at a student account as the school year begins and courses are added. VIDEO: https://youtu.be/y0JY3DjwITg WEB INFO: https://www.pcssd.org/o/pcssd/page/educational-approach #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
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
PCSSD will use Schoology as its Learning Management System (LMS) this school year. Students can submit assignments, review grades, engage in interactive discussions, take tests, and more. Check out this video for more info: https://vimeo.com/46433066 #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
The 2020-2021 bell schedule is now available on the school website: https://mhs.pcssd.org/o/maumelle-high-school/page/school-information--140
Maumelle High School will begin Distribution of Chromebooks starting next week The schedule is as follows: Tuesday August 11th - 12th grade 3:30pm-6:30pm Wednesday August 12th - 11th grade 3:30pm-6:30pm Thursday August 13th - 10th grade 3:30pm-6:30pm Friday August 14th - 9th grade from 3:30pm-6:30pm There will also be make up dates as needed If you have any questions please feel free to email Mr. Davis at email@example.com
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
Superintendent Dr. Charles McNulty and Deputy Superintendent Ms. Alesia Smith visited Salem Media this week to talk about the Roadmap to Reopening. Listen to the segment on Rejoice Little Rock at the 35 minute mark: http://ow.ly/pUrl50AxuOR #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
PCSSD is conducting a FINAL SURVEY to plan for the 2020-2021 academic year. Parents will select one instructional option for each child for the year. Parents MUST fill out one survey for each child who attends a PCSSD school. This survey must be completed by Friday, July 24 at 5 p.m. https://forms.gle/93BL5azfHWUuUkUq9 If you're new to PCSSD, please fill out this survey as well!
If you are participating in athletics for the 2020-2021 school year, please get signed up with DRAGONFLY. Click here https://5il.co/i1oj to access instructions on how to sign up.
PCSSD will host a community meeting to discuss what coming back to school could and should look like this fall. Tune in Wednesday, July 1 at 8:30 am to hear from PCSSD community stakeholders. MEETING LINK: https://youtu.be/SXHRjEg8tgs
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.
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
Students in Mrs. Herring's Food Safety & Nutrition class at Maumelle High School had to create a recipe video for an AMI assignment. The students used the skills they learned earlier this semester at home to create, analyze and execute a recipe. The students then had to create a 60-second video that summarized following the recipe, completing the recipe and evaluating the recipe. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08Lk162MMws&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, we asked students to send us messages of thanks for their teachers. Check out these messages from students in our Maumelle Feeder: CRYSTAL HILL, PINE FOREST, OAK GROVE, MAUMELLE MIDDLE and MAUMELLE HIGH. **Thank You Teachers!** #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence http://ow.ly/4q0U50zxkUM
Members of the varsity volleyball team at MAUMELLE HIGH SCHOOL put together a fun video to spread encouragement and positivity. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence http://ow.ly/1ljj50zwukE
Maumelle High 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=BYEUSXqOYMI&list=PLmQKbLpVDHMnkez_ijC8oD3JAbQQNBQFF&index=2
SENIORS: The results are in from the senior survey. Superintendent, Dr. McNulty, shares those results from the survey and plans for graduation in his latest vlog. We look forward to working toward a better solution on graduation. https://youtu.be/zUZS3hx8fJY
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
Maumelle High sure does miss its students right now! Some administrators, teachers, and staff teamed up to share a special message of encouragement for you all. We miss you! Keep up the good work, students! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n75jwTjXPO0&list=PLmQKbLpVDHMm4j-iZuUB48Qx18kP2yqGN&index=39
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.
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/652109/MAUMELLE_HIGH.pdf
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
In light of new information that has been received, the MHS 2020 Prom is going to be postponed at this time rather than cancelled. Please keep in mind that it may have to be cancelled so if you purchase attire, you will want to make sure you can return it. Sorry for the confusion. We hope this has not caused any inconvenience and we do hope that we can continue to have the prom this year.
We regret that the 2020 Maumelle High School prom has been cancelled due to the effects of COVID-19. We have been following the news carefully and feel that this is what is best for the health and safety of our students. It was not an easy choice to make, but because of the uncertainties surrounding the spread of the virus and the fact that Prom is in just one month, we had to come to this decision at this time.
We know AMI days can be difficult. How's the homework coming along? How are you staying entertained? From homework to box forts, let us know and we'll share your pictures! You can tag us in a post or email them to email@example.com. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
PCSSD Nutrition and Transportation are teaming up to deliver meals to 21 drop off sites this week between 11:30am - 12:30pm from Tuesday, March 17 thru Friday, March 20. These meals are for children ages 18 and under. http://ow.ly/Oary50yNkG7
ACT has decided to reschedule the April 4, 2020 National ACT® test date to our June 13 and July 18 test dates in response to concerns regarding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). More info: http://leadershipblog.act.org/2020/03/act-reschedules-april-2020-national-act.html
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.
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.
The Senior Lunch will be held after graduation practice on May 20th from 11am-1pm at the Maumelle Community Center. The luncheon will be FREE. However, students must pick up their FREE ticket in room 412. There will be italian food, entertainment and door prizes. Senior Students can begin picking up their senior lunch ticket today, but the DEADLINE to pick up tickets is March 20th. No FREE tickets will be handed out after March 20th and no students will be admitted who didn't pick up by March 20th.
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
MAUMELLE HIGH SCHOOL held an interest meeting for current 9th graders to learn more about the AVID program. Current AVID students led the meeting and offered their perspective of the program. https://youtu.be/swnYmkRk1NM
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
Maumelle Middle and Maumelle High schools recently lost power due to an outage in the area. Both schools will dismiss at 1:30 pm today. Buses will depart the schools at 1:30pm; car riders can be picked up at this time as well.
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.
There are only two more chances to take the ACT before school ends. Full details on test dates, registration and more can be found online: http://ow.ly/3bq750xREE1
The MAUMELLE HIGH Hornet Singers performed at the State Capitol as part of the Sounds of the Season. https://www.flickr.com/photos/arsecofstate/albums/72157712177347421
School will be open today, Tuesday, Dec. 10. Classrooms affected by the pipe burst yesterday will be moved to different classrooms.
The Junior Prom meeting scheduled for this evening has been CANCELLED due to the school closure. The next meeting will be Saturday December 14th at Next Level Events at 2pm for see the venue.
Due to a water pipe bursting in the downstairs of the district hook, Maumelle High School will be closed today, Monday, December 9. This will be AMI Day 1 for the high school.
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
Volunteer hours are due by Friday, Nov. 22. Please submit your hours on the Parent Volunteer Hours Form: http://ow.ly/3i2k50xf01z
Juniors & Seniors The Historically Black College Fair Field Trip will be on Wed Dec 4th. Permission slips are by grade level and are outside of the counselors office. Any student interested please pick up a permission slip outside of the counselors office. Due by Dec 4th
Attention high school students - Friday, Nov. 4 is the registration deadline for the Dec. 14 ACT test date. Register now to avoid late fees! http://ow.ly/Dnjh50x54qG
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: Week 10 high school football games will be played Thursday and Friday night this week. SYLVAN HILLS, MAUMELLE and ROBINSON will play on Thursday. MILLS will play on Friday.
Boys Soccer tryouts rescheduled to tomorrow Nov 5th from 4-6:30 pm
Check out this amazing article from Arkansas Democrat Gazette previewing MAUMELLE HIGH SCHOOL's production of I Am Frankenstein: http://bit.ly/2N2GHWF.. There are 2 shows: 10/31 and 11/1 at 7 p.m.
REMINDER: Schools are closed Wednesday - Friday for teacher and leadership professional development. See you Monday, Nov. 4!
Broadway World Magazine and the Arkansas Democrat Gazette both previewed MAUMELLE HIGH SCHOOL's "I Am Frankenstein" production coming up on October 31. Check out the story on Broadway World here: http://bit.ly/2WtA82y. The ADG article comes out on Oct. 31.
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
FRESHMAN PARENT NIGHT-TONIGHT 6-7pm
**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/
All MHS 10th grade students will be taking the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship exam tomorrow Wednesday October 16. Please be sure your 10th grader arrives to school by 8:30 am and promptly reports to their assigned testing room. The exam will last through 4th period and may help qualify your student for scholarship money from the National Merit program.
"80 Bites around the World", cultural night this Thursday October 17th from 5-8pm. There will be food tasting and a tour of student projects from around the world. Featuring All La Voce, the Minority Group, Thespians Honor Society, French and Chinese Clubs students
National Honor Society has emailed qualified candidates an invitation to apply for membership. Students if you have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above, check your email for more details. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Acord.
Homecoming dance tickets are on sale in Ms. McCarty's room 607. Cost is $10. Homecoming theme is Mardi Gras. Dance will be on October 19 in aux gym.
The Junior/Senior powderpuff game will be held next Wednesday. In order to attend, students have to purchase a $3 ticket. Tickets will be sold in the cafeteria during lunch starting this Friday and can be purchased through Oct 16th
Science Club will meet next Tuesday, October 15th after school at 4:00 in room 409, Ms. Roe's room. If you are interested in joining, please attend! We will discuss volunteer events and officer elections. Dues are $5
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
DECA is having a coloring book drive for Childrens Hospital. Please bring new coloring books and CRAYOLA crayons to Mrs. Bahloul in room 211.
Girls soccer tryouts will be Friday October 25 and Monday October 28 from 4:45- 6:00 at the MHS football stadium. You must have a current physical to tryout. If you have any questions, see Coach Beaver.
JUNIOR PARENT PROM MEETING - OCT 15th 6pm ROOM 412
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
PTSO MEETING TONIGHT 10.01.19 6:30 PM IN THE SEMINAR ROOM
Flu Clinic - Wed Oct 23rd staff and students Consent forms due - Oct 22nd to the nurse
Senior Make up Picture Day - Tuesday Oct 8th
Yearbook Picture Day Monday Oct. 25th
Reminder: Student drop off and pick up on North side of the building
PCSSD New Website and App launching Tuesday October 1st