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UALR, Kognito offers students help for with depression, anxiety

UALR, Kognito offers students help for with depression, anxiety

Kognito Interactive’s web-based, interactive training prepares students, faculty and staff to identify and help students exhibiting signs of mental distress, such as depression, anxiety, and thoughts of suicide.

LITTLE ROCK, ARK. (May 7, 2013) – University of Arkansas at Little Rock has partnered with Kognito Interactive to offer an online, avatar-based gatekeeper training where users learn the common indicators of psychological distress and how best to approach at-risk students for referral to the university’s counseling center. UALR offers two Kognito programs, At-Risk for College Students and At-Risk for Faculty & Staff. Each training program is tailored to a specific type of user: college students and RAs, as well as administrators, faculty and staff, respectively.

Thea's Art Class 2013, summer art camp registration now open

Thea's Art Class 2013, summer art camp registration now open

This summer, the Thea Foundation is offering the third installment of Thea's Art Class, a summer art camp designed to utilize arts-infused education. Each day, students will travel to a different historical time period and learn about its related art movement.  By way of creative, hands-on teaching, students will be immersed in the life and culture of the places they travel in order to have a better understanding of the art movements.  The classes fall under the umbrella of Thea’s mission, which is to advocate for the importance of creativity in the healthy development of youth.   

All the lessons are age-appropriate.  The younger kids enjoy fun, educational art and cultural dress-up activities, while the older students are exposed to more challenging art concepts and techniques.  Each year promises new lesson plans and experiences.

PCSSD Honors PALS volunteers

PCSSD Honors PALS volunteers

At a banquet/breakfast held at the Clinton Presidential Center Wednesday morning, hundreds of Pulaski
County Special School District PALS (People Assisting Local Schools) volunteers were recognized for devoting
over 135,000 hours assisting the almost 18,000 students in the district.

Guest speaker was former PCSSD Superintendent Bobby Lester. Entertainment was provided by the Mills University Studies String Quartet and the North Pulaski High School Show Stoppers.

Individual schools received awards for the highest number of volunteer hours per student. Those winning
schools were:

  •  Elementary – Bayou Meto Elementary School in Jacksonville
  • Middle School – Joe T. Robinson Middle School in Little Rock
  • High School – Jacksonville High School.

Individual honors for the volunteers with the most hours donated were:

PCSSD to Host Career Fair Friday

PCSSD to Host Career Fair Friday

District Seeks Teachers, Substitutes, Other Staff

The Pulaski County Special School District will host a Career Fair this Friday to recruit employees for the 2013-2014 school year.

According to Shawn Burgess, the district’s director of human resources, employment opportunities are available for certified teachers, substitute teachers, para-professionals, transportation staff, custodial staff, adult education staff and food service staff.

“We are looking for energetic, qualified personnel to be part of the PCSSD team. This is an event to learn more about the third-largest school district in Arkansas and available employment opportunities,” Burgess said. PCSSD currently employs about 3,000 people and has 37 schools throughout Little Rock, North Little Rock, Maumelle, Sherwood and Jacksonville.

North Little Rock High School Senior Art Show at Thea

North Little Rock High School Senior Art Show at Thea

The North Little Rock High School Art Show and Sale will be on display in the Thea Center from April 19 to 26.  An opening reception and sale will take place on Monday, April 22, from 5:30 to 7:30pm.  Free and open to the public.  This is a rare and affordable opportunity to purchase local students‘ artwork.

The Thea Foundation is located at 401 Main Street, Suite 100, North Little Rock.  Gallery hours are M - F, 9am - 12pm, 1 - 5pm.  For more information, visit www.theafoundation.org or call 501-379-9512.

Maumelle players sign to play basketball at Ark. Baptist

Maumelle players sign to play basketball at Ark. Baptist

Two MAUMELLE HIGH SCHOOL seniors, Meyonsha Riddles and Georvanna Porter, signed letters of intent this morning to play basketball next year at Arkansas Baptist College. This was another historical moment as they are the first girl basketball players from Oak Grove/Maumelle High to sign to play at the college level. Congratulations Meyonsha and Georvanna and good luck next year as Arkansas Baptist Lady Buffaloes!

Maumelle Middle School to Induct 140 into National Junior Honor Society

Maumelle Middle School to Induct 140 into National Junior Honor Society

Almost One of Every Four Students to be Part of Prestigious Organization

Tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m., Maumelle Middle School will hold a special induction ceremony in the school’s cafeteria for the 140 students who will officially join the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). The National Honor Society (NHS) and NJHS are the nation's premier organizations established to recognize outstanding high school and middle level students. More than just an honor roll, NHS and NJHS serve to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character.

Dr. Jerry Guess, superintendent of the Pulaski County Special School District, Principal Charlotte Wallace and Organization Sponsor and Science Teacher Laura Mewborn will take part in the ceremony.