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November is Child Safety Protection Month. There are some important steps to take to keep children safe outside like checking play areas to ensure lawn equipment, tools, or other yard items, like branches, are put away to prevent injury. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence view image

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Here's a reminder about the virtual pivot schedule for schools and district offices next week. Hope you have a great weekend! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence view image

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Oakbrooke Elementary

The Museum of Discovery recently hosted OAKBROOKE ELEMENTARY families for a fun-filled night of science. Students experienced safe and educational hands-on learning. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence view image

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Crystal Hill Elementary

Teachers and staff at CRYSTAL HILL ELEMENTARY found a sweet surprise when leaving school last week. Someone left these notes of thanks of the windshield of each car. We are so thankful for all our PCSSD employees! #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence view image

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Pulaski County Youth Services is hosting a "Mask Up for Justice" scavenger hunt for middle & high students across the county. 15 winners will receive a sweatshirt & mask. Submit entries to mborders-hoskin@pulaskicounty.net by 5 pm Nov. 22. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence view image

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Baker Elementary

BAKER ELEMENTARY ALPHA students were asked to make the tallest pumpkin tower with only 30 toothpicks and 30 pumpkins. Some quickly realized that building a sturdy base was key to success. The tallest tower was 10 inches tall. #pcssdproud #equityandexcellence view image

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Message from the Superintendent to PCSSD Families

Dr. Charles McNulty

As we enter the 2020-21 school year, I keep thinking about what our students will say about us 50 years from now. As I enter my third year as Superintendent of PCSSD, I feel strongly that our students will look back and say that we provided an educational experience that conquered fear and isolation. We will accomplish this by reinforcing our social contract with schooling, governance and the economy that affords all citizens the opportunity to live a good life. A good life free of discrimination, free of false promises, and free of paralyzing fear. I know this to be true because I have met so many parents, students, community members, and professionals whose passion and commitment to our communities is authentic and rooted in hard work founded upon a deep pride for family, neighborhood, town, and the beautiful state of Arkansas!

Without question, this year will challenge us! There will be times we take two steps forward, then find ourselves three steps back. We will see what we consider as fact and best practice fall to the wayside as we LEARN of better ways to build a stronger educational community. Yet, through all this uncertainty we will focus on students and the skills they need to truly transform their lives and our communities. To do this, we have added Schoology as a Learning Management System (LMS) where all our curriculum can be found and our Big Rocks initiatives of AVID and PBIS can be supported. Through Schoology, students who have chosen a face-to-face educational experience will be taught with students choosing an A/B experience, at the same time. Schoology will also be utilized for all digital learning students to ensure that when all students physically return to the schools we will not have students learning different sets of curriculum.

Finally, our public schools can rise to these difficult times and overcome the challenges that face our students and their families together! We should have disagreements because that is the essence of healthy learning opportunities in a democratic society. We are always striving to get better here at PCSSD. I walk into this school year confident that 50 years from now our students will be grateful for the commitment we, as stakeholders in their future, had for the life they carved out for themselves.

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