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AHC, SNRC hosting symposium on The Great War

AHC, SNRC hosting symposium on The Great War

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AHC/SNRC) - The Arkansas History Commission and the Sequoyah National Research Center will be hosting a free half-day symposium on Saturday, September 13 from 9:00 a.m. until noon in Dickinson Hall at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  The symposium’s theme, The Great War: Researching World War I in Arkansas Archives, will feature presenters, Dr. Daniel F. Littlefield, Roy Boney and Amanda Paige. 

Topics will include Cherokee Code Talkers: World War I and Beyond, American Indians in World War I: Choctaw Case Study, and Letters, Scrapbooks and Discharges: WWI Treasures at the Arkansas History Commission.

Pulaski Tech offers free boating education class

Pulaski Tech offers free boating education class

Pulaski Tech will offer a free Arkansas boating education class on Aug. 12 and Aug. 14. The class will meet from 6-9:30 p.m. both nights at the college's Business and Industry Center, 3303 East Roosevelt Road in Little Rock.

A representative from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will teach the two-part class, which covers the fundamentals of safe and responsible boating. A certification test will be given on the second night.

To register, call Emily Martin at 501-907-6670, ext. 2307, or register online at www.pulaskitech.edu/continuing_education

 

 

 

 

 

 

PCSSD Registration Dates for 2014-15 School Year

PCSSD Registration Dates for 2014-15 School Year

The new student registration dates for the 2014-2015 school year are August 4-8, 2014 at each elementary school and at secondary hub locations. Secondary students can also register throughout the summer at the hub(s), except for the week of July 4.

Tony Wood New Education Commissioner, Fills Role of PCSSD Board

Tony Wood New Education Commissioner, Fills Role of PCSSD Board

The State Board of Education approved Tony Wood as the Arkansas Department of Education commissioner last month. Gov. Mike Beebe previously recommended Wood for the position.... Wood, previously the deputy commissioner, replaced Dr. Tom Kimbrell, who accepted the superintendent position at the Bryant School District.

“Tony Wood is clearly a good choice to be our next commissioner of education,” Gov. Beebe said. “He has always put the needs of students first throughout his academic career, and Tony has carried that philosophy statewide while serving Arkansas as deputy commissioner.”

“While transition is never simple, I cannot imagine being more confident in the leadership of the department and the future of education in Arkansas,” SBE Board Chair Brenda Gullett said. “Tony Wood is an exceptional leader and will be an exceptional commissioner.”

Changes to School Immunization Requirements Effective 2014-15 School Year

Changes to School Immunization Requirements Effective 2014-15 School Year

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ADH) – Children who will be 11 years of age or older on or before September 1 of each school year will be required to receive a Tdap shot in order to attend public or private school in Arkansas. This new requirement is anticipated to be effective September 1, 2014. Previously a Tdap shot was required for students entering Grade 7. Only one Tdap is required, so children who have already received the shot will not need another. Students who will be 11 years old on or before September 1 will have until October 1 to meet this new shot requirement.

Reminder of New Immunization Requirements for the 2014-15 School Year

Reminder of New Immunization Requirements for the 2014-15 School Year
 

The Arkansas State Board of Health has recently mandated some new immunizations for the 2014-2015 school year.

The law will go into effect September 1, 2014. Students will have until October 1, 2014 to show proof to their school that they have obtained the needed vaccines. If a parent cannot provide documentation that the student has received the necessary vaccines by October 1, 2014, the student will be excluded from school at that time. The student will not be allowed to enter school until the necessary documentation is provided.

Arkansas Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf putting on Rummage Sale

Arkansas Registry of  Interpreters for the Deaf putting on Rummage Sale

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ARID) - ARID (Arkansas Registry of  Interpreters for the Deaf) is putting on a Spring Cleaning Rummage Sale which benefits ARID's 2015 Biennial Conference. These conferences allow Interpreters to continue their education, so they may provide the most excellent service to our Deaf Community.

The Rummage Sale event is Sat., June 7 starting at 7 a.m. and going until the last patron. It will be located at Arkansas School for the Deaf Tornado Shelter at 2400 W. Markham in Little Rock, AR.