Hello Ram parents! Please fill out the following survey to help us plan our 2020-21 Covid-19 response. If you have multiple students in your household, please fill out the survey once and put all their names in the form. Survey: https://forms.gle/yNJpENBgQyiQDV6z6 Thanks!
The 2020 Paragould Rams Athletic Awards broadcast can be heard on The Ticket NEA Sports Show! Thank you Booster Club, Dr. Jankoviak, Brad Bobo, and coaches making this event possible for Paragould athletes! The broadcast can be heard on the following website: 953theticket.com.
Thank you Mr. David Powell, PJHS teacher, for submitting and securing a $1,000 grant from the Blue and You Foundation! PJHS will be getting two additional Stop the Bleed kits thanks to Mr. Powell's efforts! #psdrams
Paragould School District receives $9,000 first Rapid-Response COVID-19 Relief Program grant from the Blue & You Foundation! The Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas has awarded the first 10 grants in its Rapid-Response COVID-19 Relief program, which will provide up to $1.7 million in grants to organizations in Arkansas working to prevent the spread of the virus or helping communities deal with its consequences. The grant will assist PSD to provide nutritious food backpacks to students weekly and supply at-risk students with needed school supplies as they continue learning using alternate methods of instruction. Thank you to Ms. Taylor for submitting the grant application and thank you to the Blue and You Foundation for helping us support our students! #psdrams
MESSAGE 2 OF 2 REGARDING OUTDOOR WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY: Paragould Light Water and Cable has installed open outdoor wireless for other devices at the following locations: West View Baptist Church, 701 W. Morgan Street on the south parking lot; 7th and Mueller Church of Christ, 1000 S. 7th Street on the north parking lot; Center Hill Church of Christ, 4904 Walcott Rd. on the east parking lot; Greater Vision Ministries, 529 E. Court St. on the east parking lot; and, Paragould Housing Authority, 612 Canal St. on the west parking lot. At all church locations, the service is open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Monday through Saturday. All other locations are open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Monday through Sunday. Thank you PLWC for adding the extra outdoor internet connectivity for our students!
MESSAGE 1 OF 2 REGARDING OUTDOOR WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY: PSD outdoor secure wireless connectivity FOR PSD DEVICES are located at S21C, Primary, Baldwin, Woodrow, OGE/OGMS, and PHS. Connectivity is available 24 hours a day for PSD devices.
Congratulations to the following PSD students on earning awards at the NEA Regional Science Fair! Overall Junior Division winner: Eli Isom, OGMS, first place. Behavioral and Social Sciences – Bryanna Membreno and Mia Stacy, PJHS, third place. Chemistry – Millie Kate Cooper and Kylie Davenport, OGMS, second place. Engineering-Materials & Bioengineering – Gracen Cooper and Lauren Stanley, PJHS, second place; and Elizabeth Smith, Cheyanne Jones and Kali Baldwin Jeter, PJHS, third place. Environmental Management – Shelby Hilligoss, PJHS, honorable mention. Medicine & Health – Eli Isom, OGMS, first place; Molly McPherson, Amaya Hunt, and Hayden Johnson, PJHS, third place. Microbiology – Hadley Luke, OGMS, second place; Kaydince Warren, Aniyjah Lurry and Monalisa Oli, PJHS, honorable mention. Physics & Astronomy – Abigail Wyatt and MaKenna Harwell, PJHS, second place; Brooke Burt, Sebastian Keys and Kaleb Wicker, PJHS, honorable mention. Plant Science – Sumaiyah Ali, PJHS, first place; Nicole Webb, Kaylynn Forbs and Kaegan Sessums, PJHS, second place; Mikayla Lambert and Kahlyn Massey, PJHS, third place. It is a Great Day to be a Ram! #psdrams
The Paragould School District is pleased to announce that we have signed a contract with Herff-Jones to produce a virtual graduation for the PHS Class of 2020. Please know that if state/national guidelines on COVID-19 are lifted regarding large gatherings, as specified by authorities, we will also have a traditional graduation ceremony this summer. PSD plans to honor the senior class with this production of their graduation. We are excited that we will have our seniors’ memories archived and produced in a professional manner for students to share with friends and family to be live-streamed and saved for years to come. While a virtual graduation is never a first choice under normal circumstances, we feel that this option is the best at this time. Seniors will be contacted in the near future with direction on how the collection of information will take place.
Per Governor Hutchinson, all Arkansas schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year; however, instruction through Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI) will continue. PSD will continue to follow the AMI plans that are already in place for PSD students. More information will follow as soon as possible.
Paragould School District provided 5,385 breakfast meals AND 5,385 lunch meals to the children in our community today. A total of 10,770 meals were distributed! Thank you to all of the employees who contributed to success of the feeding program today! #psdrams
AMI information for April 6-17 can be found on the PSD website.
PSD AMI packets for March 30-April 3 were sent home prior to the school closure. Students should continue working on Days 6-10 of the packets. Information regarding the AMI packets for April 6 and beyond will be communicated to parents next week.
The FEEDING PROGRAM for ages 1-18 will be provided to students today from 10:00am - 11:30am at the following locations: Paragould Junior High Gym Parking Lot Oak Grove Middle School Front Parking Lot Ram Academy Front Parking Lot Eastside Impact Center Across From Labor Park Meals will not be distributed over spring break.
With this latest announcement by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to close Arkansas public schools through April 17, the Paragould School District is working with authorities to plan for and deliver meals to students in need. Today PSD buses will deliver over 230 food bags to students who had previously received food bags throughout the school year. In addition to following the Standard Operation Procedures for Safe Food Handling, the following procedures were implemented to help prevent the spread COVID-19: 1. A Health Screen was provided for all assisting with preparing or delivering meals. This process included taking the temperature of all assisting with preparing or delivering meals and wearing a mask or face cover such as a bandana. 2. Frequent hand washing with soap and hot water for at least 20 seconds. 3. Sanitizing hands and surfaces. 4. Wearing Gloves 5. Disinfect surfaces and sinks before and after preparation or service of meal The Paragould School District will work with authorities to determine the safest way to provide meals following spring break. We will send out information as soon as we have it ready and as soon as decisions are made.
All Arkansas schools will be closed through April 17 per Governor Hutchinson. We will be sending out more information as we receive it.
Labor Day Park location for feeding program has been moved across the street to the Eastside Impact Center parking lot. Parents can drive up and get food without getting out of the car. We are ready now if parents want to come early.
Parents/guardians who need to pick up their child's medicines from their child's school, may do so Monday, March 16, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Due to COVID-19, all schools will be closed March 16 - March 20 as mandated by the state. PSD will provide a “Drive Up and Pick Up” lunch to ANY child ages 1-18 at 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Monday-Friday during the school closing time period. Children who are receiving the food must be present per federal regulations. The locations for breakfast and lunch pickup are: Paragould Junior High Gymnasium Parking Lot, Oak Grove Middle School Front Parking Lot, Ram Academy Parking Lot, and Labor Day Park Pavilion. Please call your child’s school for any questions regarding the free feeding program.
PSD will be closed March 16 through March 27. Students are to complete days 1-5 of the AMI packets next week. March 23-27 is spring break; therefore, no coursework is required during that week. Please watch for more information regarding meals for students.
Per Governor Hutchinson and Secretary Key, the CDC has recommended to ADH that schools remain open unless the area is impacted by a positive test of COVID-19. PSD will continue to prepare for closure should ADH make the decision to close the district in the future.
PSD is being proactive and has plans in place to provide "Drive Up and Pick Up" sack lunches to students should the state decide to close our school district. Additional information will be provided if the state makes the decision to close PSD.
As a result of the growing concerns and risks related to the COVID-19 (coronavirus), the AAA will suspend all spring interscholastic competition starting Sunday, March 15, 2020 until Monday, March 30, 2020. Student health is a top priority in the Paragould School District. We will work closely with AAA to monitor the situation for our student athletes. The Paragould School District will continue to take precautions to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, and other viruses including the flu and common cold, which include: routinely cleaning and disinfecting the school, encouraging staff and students to wash their hands frequently with soap and water, and ensuring that bathrooms are adequately furnished with soap. You can also help prevent the spread of viruses by encouraging your student to stay home when they are sick, frequently wash their hands with soap and water, and frequently wash their hands with soap and water, avoid touching their eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands, and cover their mouth when coughing or sneezing. We will continue our efforts to collaborate with local and state agencies and will notify you immediately if we receive any updated information regarding AAA spring interscholastic competition.
2019 State Discus Champion, Olivia Hancock, is headed back to state! She threw a personal best of 123 feet 4 inches at the Harding University Invitational Thursday, beating the Invitational record by more than 8 feet. Congratulations Olivia! #psdrams
PSD will be observing Presidents’ Day on Monday and will not be in session. Enjoy the long weekend!
Thank you to each one of these PSD counselors for the time, dedication, and energy you put into making PSD a better place for students! We appreciate you! Counselors from left to right: Libby Martin, Stacey Horn, Shannon Curtis, Carol Phillips, Kristie Ford, Jenny Brown, Brandie Newsom, Samantha Tilley, and Stephanie Elmore (not pictured).
Thank you Crowley's Ridge Classic Junior Livestock Show Association for the donation of $500 to the PSD backpack program! We appreciate your generosity!
PSD elementary chess team, composed of third through sixth grade chess winners at each of our campuses, competed at the Elementary NEA Regional Chess tournament today and captured first place! Sixth grade students Dalen Burroughs and Colton Stevens were undefeated all five matches. Great day to be a ram!
This past Saturday the archery team competed at Cabot. The team placed 3rd out of 12 high school teams! The top PHS archer was Allen Apuan who scored 263 out of 300. Congratulations Allen and the PHS archery team! #psdrams
The basketball games scheduled for tonight are as follows. The Girls Junior B Game will start at 4:30. This game will be followed by the Boys Junior B Game. The Girls Junior A Game will start at 6:00. This will be followed by the Boys Junior A Game. Go Rams!
The PHS Dance team will host the Lil' Dancers Clinic on January 18th in the Junior High Gym. Registration forms can be picked up from any Dance Team Member or from Coach Wallace (firstname.lastname@example.org). The PHS Dance Team will be hosting a "MOB Workout" on January 25th at Tabatha's Dance Studio. Tickets or information are available from any Dance Team Member or from Coach Wallace (email@example.com).
Three students from our Paragould High School EAST program have been selected to be part of various Leadership Teams at this years EAST Conference in Hot Springs! Westin Henderson has been selected as a Co-Leader for the EAST Technical Support team. Jacob Griffin has been selected as a member of the EAST Technical Support team. Salem Craft has been selected as a member of the EAST Documentation team. This is the first time in school history that 3 students have been selected to leadership teams in the same year. Congratulations to these three students for their accomplishments! #psdrams
The Advanced Learning Program dissection day took place at OGE. The 11th grade ALP students conducted the lab for the elementary ALP students. The students who led this lab attended the same dissection lab as fourth graders. This activity gives our students the opportunity to learn from older peers. The experience was fun for all students!
PHS Rifle team members competed at North Little Rock today. Rayleigh Gonser placed 2nd, Jeffery Huffmaster placed 6th, and new to shooting from Brazil, Lucas Tors placed 12th. Great job!! #psdrams
Coach Lamb’s EAST students are dedicating their time to the community by working various Christmas themed activity stations in the children’s department of Belk. Their service is in connection to the holiday sales in the store. PHS students, including Jax Russom, Jazmine Madden, and Ashton White, continue to do amazing things in the Paragould community! #psdrams
Mr. Inman’s PHS Community Service Learning students took advantage of the pretty day and raked leaves at several houses. They are making a positive impact on the Paragould Community and we are so proud of them! Thank you Mr. Joel Hollis for gathering the rakes and bags for this project! Always a great day to be a Ram! #psdrams
Congratulations Paragould Pride Marching Band—Class 5A State Champions!!! GO PRIDE!
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
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.
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 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
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
Congratulations Simon McBride Class 5A State Golf Champion! We are so proud of you!! #psdrams
Congratulations to the PHS Homecoming Court! Freshmen: Emily Hill escorted by Britt Rogers Lexi Huffine escorted by Garron McDaniel Sloan Tripod escorted by Ben Sloas Kaylee Willcockson escorted by Henry Thompson Sophomores: Asriah Little escorted by Tyler Brown Lexie Mangrum escorted by Jamison DaVault Megan Riggs escorted by Landon Manning Savannah Tinsley escorted by Braxton Tilley Juniors: Paige Glenn escorted by Nick Ashby Olivia Hancock escorted by TJ Myatt Evelyn McHaney escorted by Randy Pate Kathelyn McHaney escorted by Chase Rowland Seniors: Salem Craft escorted by Gage Blankenship Maegan Kelley escorted by Adam Lindsey Shea Malone escorted by Jacob Murphy Mattie Neighbors escorted by Zach Raney Kayla Smith escorted by Carter Starling
PHS FOOTBALL GAME CHANGE FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30: The JV game against Nettleton has been cancelled. The 7th grade game against Nettleton will begin at 5:30. THE GAME IS AT PARAGOULD! Go Rams!!
PHS FOOTBALL GAME CHANGE FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30: JV game against Nettleton has been cancelled. The 7th grade game against Nettleton will begin at 5:30. Go Rams!!!
Great job PHS Cross Country at the 5K Saturday! Overall Placing among all who competed: #1 Shawn Winn, #2 Beau Burbank, #3 Matthew Roach, and #4 Ethan Barnes. First place finish in their age groups: Peter Bakich, Ethan Barnes, Idayali Rodriguez, and Samantha Wood. Second place finish in their age groups: Noah Huffman, Orlando Oliver, and Mckenzie Minor. Proud to be a Ram!
The PSD app is not working again due to problems with the app integrating with the new iOS update. The app company, Apptegy, will keep us informed and contact us as soon as the problem has been resolved. Thank you for your patience!
Apple has pushed out the iOS 13.1 update. The Paragould School District App works with the new update.
Apple sent out a message stating that the iOS 13 update has been affecting many apps from functioning including the Paragould School District App. They are working on pushing out an update. We will send out notification as soon as we receive more information.
Football season has arrived! JROTC will be tailgating in the field next to the JROTC building this Friday night. All are welcome to come mix and mingle with some great students. Play some games and support Ram Nation!!! We will have hotdogs and burgers from 4:30 to 6:30. #psdrams
Congratulations to PHS senior Ashlyn Apple! Ashlyn was chosen as the Jr. Miss Greene County this week and will be representing Greene County in the state competition on October 16. #psdrams
The Annual Report to the Public will be Monday, September 9, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the District Administration Office located at 1501 West Court Street. The report will be accessible on the district website by September 20, 2019.
PHS golf teams won today against Nettleton and Wynne. Simon McBride and Madison Holmes were the medalists. Go Rams!! #psdrams.
The Little Rock FBI office issued a statement regarding a possible school shooting in Arkansas, August 29 (in Kentucky on August 28). The FBI could not confirm the source of the reporting party. PSD administration is not aware of any specific threat to our district. Keeping students and staff safe is our top priority and we will remain in contact with the authorities.
Way to go PJHS Rams! 16-14 win over Gosnell! #psdrams
Ram Fans, in accordance with AAA, when thunder is heard, cloud-to-ground lightning is seen, or an approved detector indicates that lightning is within 10 miles, outdoor activities will be suspended for 30 minutes. Athletes and fans will be directed to take shelter immediately.
The Annual Paragould Athletic Booster Club Kickoff is Friday, 8/23, at Ram Stadium, beginning at 5:30 for PJHS & 6:30 for PHS. Welcome all athletes, their families, and booster club sponsors! This is a great evening to meet the athletes, as they will each be recognized! Go Rams!
PJHS & PHS football scrimmage games against Gosnell begin at 5:30 tonight at Ram Stadium! GO RAMS!
Congratulations Simon McBride for earning medalist honors in golf at the Searcy tournament on Monday! Here we go Rams! #psdrams
The first day of school is Tuesday, August 13!
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