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Maumelle High Student Signs to Play Collegiate Sports

Maumelle High Student Signs to Play Collegiate Sports

Yesterday, in front of her family and friends, Maumelle High School senior Renae Barr proudly signed a letter of intent to play softball and volleyball next year at Central Baptist College in Conway, Ark.

Barr is a three-year volleyball letterman and a four-year softball letterman, having played her first year for Oak Grove High School. Barr started the last three years as a catcher in softball, and promises to be a huge asset to this year's team as well. She helped the volleyball team through her leadership and dedication over the last three years as well. She is a manager for the wrestling team.

According to her Maumelle High coach, Jayme McCoy, “Renae is a leader not only on the court and field, but in the classroom as well.” Best of Luck to Renee next year.

UAMS begins statewide sickle cell clinical program

UAMS begins statewide sickle cell clinical program

LITTLE ROCK (UAMS) – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has opened a multidisciplinary clinic to serve Arkansas’ adult sickle cell patients as part of a statewide comprehensive program to address the disease.

The multidisciplinary clinic at UAMS’ Outpatient Center is led by Robin Devan, M.D., a palliative care physician in the Department of Internal Medicine in the UAMS College of Medicine. Clinic staff will include an advanced practice nurse, a registered nurse and a social worker. Patients will be seen annually and will receive any primary or specialty care they may need.

The program also includes:

PTC to receive $17,200 for energy efficient upgrades

PTC to receive $17,200 for energy efficient upgrades

NORTH LITTLE ROCK (PT) – Pulaski Tech is receiving $17,199.99 in rebate incentives through Entergy Arkansas’s CitySmart program for energy upgrades made at the college’s Little Rock-West campus.

Representatives from Entergy and CLEAResults, a Austin, Texas-based company that helped PTC identify energy efficient programs, will present a check to college officials at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, in the Administration building lobby on the Main Campus in North Little Rock.

“Encouraging our customers to use electric energy efficiently is good for business and good for the environment,” said Richard Smith, Entergy Arkansas’ manager of Utility Business Development & Support. “It makes electricity bills more affordable and is a key component in our long-term strategy for meeting customer demand for electricity.”

The upgrades also are helping the college meet energy reduction goals established by Act 1494.

Two Maumelle High baseball players sign to play in College

Two Maumelle High baseball players sign to play in College
Maumelle High School is excited to have two elite baseball players sign their national letter of intent this morning as family, friends, teammates and faculty looked on.  Ryan McCullough, OF/RHP, signed to play college baseball at Labette Community College located in Parsons, Kan. McCullough has been a three-year starter at MHS, where he plays mostly in the outfield and bats in the middle of the lineup. Labette’s Head Baseball Coach Aaron Keal stated, “Ryan impresses me with his pitching ability.” McCullough will get a chance to pitch and play outfield as a Labette Cardinal.  Abe Young, P/INF, signed his letter of intent to play next year at Neosho Community College located in Chanute, Kan.  Abe moved to Maumelle High this year from Tyler, Texas.

Maumelle Middle School to Hold Recruiting Event

Maumelle Middle School to Hold Recruiting Event

Maumelle, AR – Maumelle Middle School is hosting a special open house recruiting event to showcase new academics programs, clubs, athletics, organizations and activities to prospective students.

The event, which will be Tuesday, January 21, 2014, at 6 p.m. is being held prior to Pulaski County Special School District’s new student registration, which begins Monday, January 27, 2014.

Ryan Burgess, the school’s principal, said the theme for the evening is Maumelle Middle School is, “Your passport to educational success.”

“To that end, there will be free food, as well as the opportunity for visitors to visit ‘stations’ where they can have a passport stamped. At the end of the evening, the passport may be redeemed for a free prize,” Burgess said.

Burgess said the event is for all area families with elementary school students who are curious about Maumelle Middle School and all it has to offer.

Pulaski Tech extends late registration

Pulaski Tech extends late registration

NORTH LITTLE ROCK - Late registration for the spring 2014 semester at Pulaski Technical College has been extended through Friday, Jan. 10.

Weather delays Thursday morning resulted in a late opening at Pulaski Tech. Walk-in registration will be open 8 a.m. -4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10, on the Main Campus, 3000 West Scenic Drive in North Little Rock. The payment deadline has been extended for all students until 4 p.m. Friday.

Classes begin Monday, Jan. 13.

Prospective students should submit an online application for admission available on the college’s website at www.pulaskitech.edu and bring all required documents with them. Advising will take place in the Advising Center, located on the first floor of the Campus Center. A schedule of classes is available on the college web site.

For more information, call (501) 812-2231 or email admissions@pulaskitech.edu.

NLRSD receives $19,500 in art supplies from Caterpillar Foundation & Thea's Art Closet

NLRSD receives $19,500 in art supplies from Caterpillar Foundation & Thea's Art Closet

As the 2014 spring semester approaches for the North Little Rock School District, Thea’s Art Closet, a program of the Thea Foundation, with the help of the Caterpillar Foundation has been making big plans for the district’s 13 elementary schools.  Thea’s Art Closet has matched the generous grant of $7,500 from the Caterpillar Foundation for a combined gift of $19,500, $1,500 per school, in the form of art supplies to the following NLRSD elementary schools:  Amboy, Boone Park, Crestwood, Glenview, Indian Hills, Lakewood, Lynch Drive, Meadow Park, North Heights, Park Hill, Pike View, Redwood Early Childhood, and Seventh Street.