The Paragould School District offers virtual learning opportunities for qualified students in grades 7-12. The deadline for submitting applications for the spring semester is Wednesday, December 20th. Interested families may apply here: https://bit.ly/49T6atX
Your Paragould Pride Marching Band recently competed in Little Rock and brought home their 8th consecutive State Championship! They are the only band in Arkansas to win 8 consecutive titles. What a feat! This interview with Band Director, Richie Williams, is a must watch! Congratulations to the staff and students on this tremendous accomplishment. Your Ram Family is proud of you! Click below to watch the interview.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-A8iyEhNHus&authuser=0
Check out this group of 11th and 12th graders who attended the NEA Transitional Job Fair a couple weeks ago. As an added bonus, they were treated to Andy's custard. Win-Win for the Rams!
Please note the following calendar REVISION for the 2023-24 school year: PSD will be in session on Monday, January 15, 2024. PSD will NOT be in session on Monday, April 8, 2024. Please update your calendar accordingly. Here is a link to the revised calendar. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mD0wCJBcL2QVTQsAacmXpWLmphlc4Tu3/view?usp=drive_link Go Rams!
Here are a few photos of 1) First year ASU Psychology students delivered goodie bags to PSD School Psychologists, Jessica Biggs and Clara Chipman, for School Psychologist Week. We sure do appreciate their hard work and dedication to our students. 2) ESL paraprofessional, Yvonne Perez, helping a student learn English. What a gift. 3) Athletic Director and Assistant Principal, Mike Chipman, helping a new student learn how to open his locker. It's the little things that mean so much. 4) SRO, Cpl Hall posing with a student after speaking to his class about what it takes to be a police officer. Check out that look of admiration on his face.
Congratulations to the many students who had qualifying scores on AP tests last year. They were celebrated this quarter and Mrs. Minor even made good on a promise to "tattoo" the initials of students on her arm who made a qualifying score. We have the BEST students and staff! 2022-23 Sophomores earned more than $2,200 in scholarships; 2022-23 Juniors earned more than $4,800 in scholarships; and 2022-23 Seniors snagged more than $6,100 in scholarships! Like we said, we have the BEST students and staff!
Recently Junior Auxiliary of Paragould blessed us with more than 70 Thanksgiving meal bags and we were able to deliver them to some of our Ram families. This will feed over 200 children this week. Thank you, JA, for all you do for students and children of Greene County.
We have artistic and creative Rams in the PSD. Here are a few examples: OGE 2nd grader, Blake Harris, was the overall winner of the Homecoming 2023 Art Contest. He has decided to donate his entry to the PSD Administration where it will be displayed for all to see. Congratulations and thank you, Blake! PJHS students, Mikayla Morten and Cambria Wilson were the winners of the Red Ribbon Week art contest sponsored by the Greene County Mental Health and Substance Abuse Coalition. Congratulations Mikayla and Cambria! 8th grader, Rue Muniz, painted the new Ram logo on the entryway of the Ram Academy. This was done as part of an EAST project. Way to go, Rue!
We give thanks to the Paragould Chamber of Commerce and the Leadership Paragould Alumni. Earlier this year, the Chamber donated goodie bags to our new teachers and this past week they delivered food for our backpack program as well as a $1,000 donation from the Leadership Paragould Alumni's food drive. They are such supporters of the children of Greene County and we are blessed by their generosity.
The Paragould High School Theater Department proudly presents "All My Sons" November 17th - 19th. Check out the flyer for details. Come support your Rams!
If you are the parent of a home schooled child who resides in the Paragould School District and has/had an IEP in a public school setting, he or she may be eligible to receive equitable services through a service plan. There is a meeting being held to discuss this or you can contact Special Education Director, Stephanie Thomas at (870) 240-2294 ext 8006 with questions.
The Paragould School District offers virtual learning opportunities for qualified students in grades 7-12. The deadline for submitting applications for the spring semester is Wednesday, December 20th. Interested families may apply here: https://forms.gle/wL4JkiYyidY4ANBm6
JROTC is hosting the 2nd annual trick or treat event this Saturday, Oct. 28th. Due to the chance of rain, it will be held in the Paragould High School. Park in the main parking lot and enter through the main entrance. Open to the public and guaranteed to be SPOOKTACULAR!
Dyslexia is real. Dyslexia is common. Dyslexia is lifelong. There are ways you can help your students with dyslexia. Take a look at this week's dyslexia information. Tons of great information including dyslexia markers at different ages. #psdrams #1in5
Did you know there is a national blood shortage? Our PHS Key Club is doing their part by hosting a blood drive in the PHS gym on October 25th and they're asking you to help them out by donating. You'll get a free t-shirt, gift card, and most importantly, the chance to say you saved lives. Win, win, BIG WIN. This link will take you directly to the drive to schedule your appointment: https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=ParagouldHS
Click the link below to watch the livestream of the homecoming ceremony happening today at 1:30pm. Go Rams! https://youtube.com/live/06L7njSoZXc?feature=share
The Dig for the Cure Silent Auction is live NOW. Check out the amazing products by clicking the link below and place your bids. Auction closes at 11:59pm on October 5th. Thanks for your support! https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=61551879997145&mibextid=LQQJ4d
Homecoming and Dig for the Cure are next week (10/9 - 10/13). Check out all of the festivities we have planned and make plans to join us for the fun! Please note the dress up days are for all Rams (S21C - PHS). Let's see your spirit and as always, go Rams!
Congratulations to the 2023 Homecoming Court!
Check out this big news from Little Rock~ Arkansas Peace Week recently hosted a Youth Art Contest. The contest was open to students in 1st - 12th grade and addressed the theme: “What does peace mean to you? Depict a more peaceful community in your art entry.” They received over 2,000 art entries from all over the state. Award winners were announced at an event at the Arkansas State Capitol Rotunda on September 23rd and we are pleased to announce that our very own 7th grade Ram, Ada Chen, brought home FIRST PLACE! Congratulations Ada! Your Ram Family is proud of you!