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/652095/SYLVAN_HILLS_MIDDLE.pdf
At the present time, we have no access to our building so locker access, tech assistance, access to meds...those things are not available. When the situation changes, I will notify you of the plan to address your needs.
"Do the best you can with what you have"...good advice I got long ago from a mentor and a friend. I am linking our new AMI schedule here in hopes you will continue to rise to this challenge. I miss you all; hope to see you soon. https://www.pcssd.org/o/pcssd/page/ami-portal--3
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 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
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.
I'd like to bring to your attention a game kids are doing where several students gather and throw another student in the air. This is dangerous and will result in immediate suspension. Kids have been told but seem to think this a just too much fun to stop.
Spring pictures originally scheduled for tomorrow have been postponed due to conflict with interim testing. New date will be posted as soon as we confirm with photographer.
SHMS will have interim testing on February 18, 19, and 20. Please check to ensure your child has a charged chrome book when they come to school and that they arrive on time as much as possible. Thanks for your help!
"Good evening Sylvan Hills Middle families. We understand tomorrow is Valentine's Day and you want to show your child the love. But we ask that you please refrain from sending gifts to the school office for your child. Thank you for understanding."
PCSSD closed Sylvan Hills HS (main) today due to a viable threat that specifically identified staff at the school. The threat was isolated to a specific area which is why only the main campus was closed. We're working with local law enforcement, state police and FBI to resolve.
I was made aware just now of a message that went out about parent conferences that had an incorrect date. Parent conferences are Monday February 10 from 12-6.
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.
The SYLVAN HILLS HIGH a cappella choir performed at the State Capitol as part of the Sounds of the Season. https://www.flickr.com/photos/arsecofstate/albums/72157712160841482
Our ‘lost and found’ area is overflowing with coats, jackets, and lunch boxes. All will be donated after Friday. Have your kids check if they’re missing something.
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
The Sylvan Hills High School Concert Choir is performing with the Little Rock Wind Symphony Dec. 5 at UA-Pulaski Tech CHARTS Theater at 7:30 p.m. The choir will perform with the symphony on a medley of Christmas tunes from Broadway and perform a pop a capella arrangement of “Do You Hear What I Hear” by Michelle Wier. Get your tickets at: http://charts.uaptc.edu/events #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence
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
Honor Roll Assembly this evening! Qualifying students have received invitations. Please join us tonight as we recognize and celebrate these youngsters. We'll have hot dogs, chips, and drinks...6th grade at 5:30, 7th grade at 6:00 and 8th grade at 6:30.
**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/
School pictures will be taken Wednesday the 16th. Forms were sent home with students and there are extra forms in the office.
Lady Bears are River City Champions! 8th grade capped off undefeated season by defeating Maumelle in the final. 7th grade Lady Bears also undefeated. SHMS combined 37-0 this fall😎
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
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
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held Monday, September 9th, from 12-6. No school for students. We hope to see you and visit about the progress of your student so far this year.