The DESE School Health Services office is pleased to announce the 2021 Arkansas AWARE Advancement School Mini-Grant Project Request for Applications (RFA). Deadline: Jan 15. For additional details: http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4617
In its Wednesday COVID-19 update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 2,327 new cases; 18,765 active cases; 1,064 hospitalized, which is down 17 from Tuesday; 179 on ventilators, which is down 3 from Tuesday; deaths added today, 34, for a total of 2,786.
The ADE Office of Computer Science is pleased to announce the Arkansas Computer Science Educator of the Year award cycle for the 2020-2021 school year. For details: http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4618
The ADE Office of Computer Science is pleased to announce the fifth annual Governor’s All-Region and All-State Coding Competition sponsored by Verizon. For details: http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4619
Congratulations to Jerrod Burns, Principal at Ozark Jr High, for being selected as the Service Above and Beyond in honor of the Newtown, Connecticut Principal. He was nominated by the late Jody Jenkins, Supt at Atkins.
Watch this afternoon's COVID-19 update by Governor Hutchinson here. https://www.myarkansaspbs.org/arcan/events/archived_events_folder/december_8_weekly_covid-19_update_by_governor_asa_hutchinson
DESE announces the creation of the Arkansas Computer Science Network of Success Program. For details: http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4615
Governor Hutchinson will provide an update to media today at 1:30 regarding Arkansas’s COVID-19 response. The news conference will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/c/GovernorAsaHutchinson/live
#ARKidsCanCode / #RISEArkansas Announcement for Computer Science Education Week 2020. For details: http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?id=4612
In its Monday CVID-19 update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 1,118 new cases; 18,057 active cases; 1,053 hospitalized, which is down 23 from Sunday; 182 on ventilators, which is up 3 from Sunday; deaths added today, 53, for a total of 2,713.
Governor Hutchinson to Hold Community Meetings To Focus Attention & Develop Local Action Plan To Fight the Current Covid-19 Surge. For details: https://governor.arkansas.gov/news-media/press-releases/governor-hutchinson-to-hold-community-meetings-across-arkansas-to-focus-att
December 7-13 is Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) in Arkansas. For additional information: http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4609
In its Friday COVID-19 update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 2,827 new cases; 18,032 active cases; 1,041 hospitalized, which is down 31 from Thursday; 191 on ventilators, which is up 1 from Thursday; deaths added today, 31, for a total of 2,586.
Watch this afternoon's COVID-19 update by Governor Hutchinson here. https://www.myarkansaspbs.org/arcan/events/archived_events_folder/december_3_covid-19_update_by_governor_hutchinson
Governor Hutchinson announces modifications to current quarantine guidelines.
Governor Hutchinson will provide an update to media today at 3:00 regarding new CDC guidance on quarantine. The news conference will be live-streamed here: https://www.youtube.com/c/GovernorAsaHutchinson/live
FIN-21-020: Final allocations awarded under the CARES Act, (ESSERF) are now posted to the DESE website at: http://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/divisions/fiscal-and-administrative-services/lea-federal-funding/allocations.
NOTICE: The School Employee COVID-19 Emergency Leave program has been amended from its original announcement in COM-21-014. The deadline for claim submissions has been moved from Jan 8, 2021 to Dec 18, 2020. For details: http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=4607
In its Wednesday COVID-19 update, the Arkansas Department of Health reported 2,212 new cases; 16,378 active cases; 1,088 hospitalized, which is up 14 from Tuesday; 186 on ventilators, which is down 9 from Tuesday; deaths added today, 10, for a total of 2,522.
Chelsea Jennings, Assistant Principal of Lakeside Junior High School in the Springdale School District, was recently named the Arkansas Association of Secondary School Principals (AASSP) Assistant Principal of the Year. Dr. Mike Hernandez, AAEA Executive Director-Elect, presented Ms. Jennings with the award at her school on December 1st. This award is given each year to an Arkansas secondary level assistant principal who has succeeded in providing high-quality learning opportunities for students, and has been acknowledged by peers for exemplary contribution to the profession. Ms. Jennings, along with Assistant Principals of the Year from other states, will be honored at the National Principals Conference to be held in Denver, Colorado. This event will salute assistant principals and provide an opportunity for them to share their experience and expertise with each other and with national leaders in education. Ms. Jennings is in her fifth year as assistant principal at Lakeside Junior High School. Chelsea is very involved in many aspects of her school and district. She has served as a district leader in curriculum development and supported movement to standards based grading in her school. Social-emotional learning is a focus area for her as she strives to support her staff and students regardless of their needs. Chelsea is dedicated to the education of Arkansas students and very deserving of this award as evidenced in the following comments: A Lakeside student described Ms. Jennings as someone that makes herself available to all students and strives to be approachable and supportive. Her staff describe her as someone that “bravely models risk-taking”. Chelsea’s principal stated that she is his “right hand partner in instructional leadership”. She has a strength of building positive relationships with students and ensures that their needs are met utilizing any available resources.