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Jacksonville High School presents "Art Around the World!"

Jacksonville High School presents "Art Around the World!"

JACKSONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL will present its third annual “For the Love of the Arts” event this Thursday, February 13 at 6 p.m., in the cafeteria. This year’s event will showcase multi-cultural heritage as seen in the art of the students. There will be featured performances by the JHS choir, the JHS Jazz Band and the JHS Drama Department, along with displays of student art and photography.  Special guest Liz Massey will be the master of ceremonies for the night. This is a free event and is open to the public so make plans now for an evening of “Art Around the World!”

First Electric accepting scholarship, Youth Tour applications

First Electric accepting scholarship, Youth Tour applications

Jacksonville, Ark. (FEC) – First Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for its scholarship program and the 2014 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour.

High school seniors whose parents or guardians are First Electric members may apply for one of five $2,000 scholarships that the cooperative awards each year. To be eligible for the scholarships, which are funded through Operation Round-Up, applicants must have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average through their senior year of high school and attend an accredit­ed institute of higher learning in Arkansas on a full-time basis.

High school juniors whose parents or guardians are First Electric members may apply for the Youth Tour, an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 14-19. To enter, juniors must submit an application. A select number of applicants will be interviewed.

'In the Heights' opens Feb. 7 in Cabot

'In the Heights' opens Feb. 7 in Cabot

CABOT, Ark. (CAPAA) – The award winning young artists of the Central Arkansas Performing Arts Academy present the Tony Award winning musical, “In the Heights”. This is the first time this modern musical has ever been presented in Arkansas. The show opens February 7 and runs through February 9, 2014.


Danelle Hoffer, Executive Director of CAPAA, said “This musical is an important accomplishment for our young performers. “In The Heights” is an artistically challenging, uplifting and beautifully written story about life in Washington Heights in New York City. We are proud to present our amazing work to the arts community and showcase our up and coming actors and their efforts.


In the Heights is a musical with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. The story is set over the course of three days, involving an ensemble cast of characters in the largely Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City.

Former PCSSD Students Win "Golden Ticket to Hollywood"

Former PCSSD Students Win "Golden Ticket to Hollywood"

Two Pulaski County Special School District alumni received their “golden ticket to Hollywood” on this season of American Idol!! Malcolm Allen, who attended Mills High School, punched his ticket to Hollywood during the Boston auditions and Kenneth “Woody” Gaddie, a 2003 graduate of Oak Grove High School, was pushed through during the Salt Lake City auditions. Good luck to both men!

Here are links to their “behind the scenes” interviews and Malcolm’s actual live performance.

http://www.ihigh.com/mills/video_924408.html

PCSSD administrators to host Sweet Home community meeting

PCSSD administrators to host Sweet Home community meeting

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Pulaski County Special School District is holding a community meeting next week to talk with Sweet Home residents and business owners regarding disposition of a building that was formerly a PCSSD Junior High School.

Derek Scott, executive director of operations, said, “It is important to have input from those who live nearby before decisions about the future of the building and land are determined.”

The building is located at 3924 Neely Road, which is in close proximity to Mills High School and the PCSSD Central Office. It was most recently used as the offices for the district’s Student Nutrition Department, which has moved to another location.

The meeting will be held Tuesday, February 4, at 6:30 p.m., at PCSSD Central Office, 925 E. Dixon Road, Little Rock, Ark., in the board room.

PCYS accepting applications for ACT prep program

PCYS accepting applications for ACT prep program

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Pulaski County Youth Services is accepting applications for a five-Saturday ACT prep program.

Two PCSSD Elementary Schools Rewarded for Performance on State Testing

Two PCSSD Elementary Schools Rewarded for Performance on State Testing

Pulaski County Special School District is excited to report that two of its elementary schools, Baker Elementary School and Joe T Robinson Elementary School, are receiving monetary awards from the State of Arkansas for their performance in 2013 on state testing. Baker Elementary School will receive $18,493 and Robinson Elementary will receive $7,568.

The schools performed in the top 20 percent of the state in overall test performance as well as student growth. Kim Truslow, principal of Robinson Elementary School, said her school has already worked on a plan for the funds that was written by a teacher representative, a Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) representative and herself. “Our plan will allow classroom teachers to purchase materials and supplies to support high quality Common Core instruction and will outfit the media center with additional books to support reading achievement and the Accelerated Reader program,” Truslow said.