PSD students are doing great things and PSD staff strive daily to help them be successful! Parents, we need your assistance! Research shows the importance of student attendance and defines chronic absenteeism as having missed 10% or more days of school. The school year is 178 days, which means that a student who misses 18 days of school a year is considered to be chronically absent. See the attached flyer from the Arkansas Department of Education to learn more about student attendance and how to help your child build a habit of good attendance.
Join us for Senior Night at Ram Stadium! Senior band members and senior football players will be recognized beginning at 6:00 p.m. Pregame activities will conclude by 6:50 p.m. The Rams will play their last home football game against Blytheville at 7:00 p.m. GO RAMS!
Congratulations to the Lady Rams on their win over Sylvan Hills last night! The Lady Rams advance to the next round of state and will play in the semi-finals today at 3:00 p.m. GO RAMS!!!
Congratulations Lady Rams on a first round state volleyball victory over Greenbrier tonight! The Lady Rams will play Round 2 on Wednesday, October 30, at 7 p.m. in Hot Springs. Let's Go Lady Rams! #psdrams
Just in time for the holidays! Paragould Pop Sockets are here and are available at the central office for $10.00 each. Go Rams!
CROSS COUNTRY TEAM PARENTS: The Cross Country team will be traveling to Hot Springs on November 8 for the State Cross Country meet on November 9. The team will be staying at Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 206 Mehta Court, Hot Springs. 501-463-5600.
Congratulations to Mattie Neighbors, 2019 PHS Homecoming Queen!
All cross country members improved their times! Shawn Winn placed 11th out of 110 runners! Front row, left to right: Sam Wood, Shawn Winn, and McKenzie Minor. Back row, left to right: Ethan Barnes, Peter Bakich, Chance Espinoza, Orlando Oliver, Noah Huffman, Arianna Oliver, and Victoria Slayton. Great job! #psdrams
Congratulations OAK GROVE MIDDLE and PARAGOULD JUNIOR HIGH for being recognized by the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas as schools where students demonstrated high growth on the ACT Aspire! OAK GROVE MIDDLE received the following awards: Statewide High Overall Growth: Middle Level Statewide High ELA Growth: Middle Level High Overall Growth: Middle Level (Northeast Region) High ELA Growth: Middle Level (Northeast Region) PARAGOULD JUNIOR HIGH received the following awards: Statewide High Overall Growth: Middle Level Statewide High Math Growth: Middle Level High Overall Growth: Middle Level (Northeast Region) High Math Growth: Middle Level (Northeast Region) Way to go OGMS and PJHS!!! #psdrams
Sarah Sellen has been named a finalist in the QuestBridge Match Scholarship. QuestBridge partners with 40 colleges, including Yale, Vanderbilt, Duke, Princeton, and MIT, to offer full four-year scholarships worth over $200,000. This generous scholarship will cover tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, as well as travel expenses. QuestBridge notified Sarah of the final steps she will be taking in the next month to finish the scholarship process. We wish Sarah the best of luck in the final steps!
PHS Dancers had a clean sweep this weekend at the Sheridan Invitational Dance Competition! They took first place in all four categories: Jazz, High Kick, HipHop, and Pom. Senior Aaron Fisher and Junior Molly Linam placed first in Ensembles, while Sophomore Natalie Horner placed first in Solos! It's a great day to be a Ram! #psdrams
Storms are predicted for tomorrow morning. We will be monitoring the weather closely, especially during the early morning bus routes. We appreciate your patience as the storms could impact the pick up times for bus riders.
Congratulations Jr. Lady Rams for finishing as the Runner-Up in the 5A East District Tournament! #psdrams
Congratulations Simon McBride for earning second place at the overall state golf tournament today! We are so proud of you!!! #psdrams
Congratulations Woodrow Wilson Elementary! Woodrow Wilson has been recognized by the Office for Education Policy (OEP) at the University of Arkansas as a school where students demonstrated high growth on the ACT Aspire! Woodrow Wilson received the following award: High ELA Growth: Elementary Level (Northeast Region) #psdrams
LET’S GO RAMS!! PHS kicks off mini pep rallies this morning at Baldwin!!
Senator Blake Johnson visited with students and staff at Paragould Junior High and Ram Academy today. Thank you for coming to PSD Senator Johnson!
Congratulations to Paragould Junior High for being recognized by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as a "School on the Move". PJHS is one of five middle/junior high schools in the state earning growth scores two standard deviation (2.0 SD) or more above the mean on the 2019 ACT Aspire Assessment. The growth score for PJHS is 85.54! Great Job! #psdrams
The Smoking Skulls Riding Club donated $575.00 in shoe gift cards to PSD. With the help of OGE secretary and Shoe Sensation employee Tiffany Beasley, school counselors Stephanie Elmore and Kristy Ford shopped for shoes and were able to purchase 37 pair of shoes for K-6 students. Thank you so much to Smoking Skulls Riding Club for the donation and to Ms. Beasley for assisting with the shoe purchases! #psdrams
Sam Wood placed 11th with a time of 26:59 at the Cross Country Race on the Ridge, while Beau Burbank placed 9th with a time of 20:28. PHS placed 6th overall. Congratulations Rams!!