Friday, July 29, 2016

TOP STORY >> Signups in new district to start

Leader senior staff writer

Thirty years in the wilderness, Jacksonville-area residents can for the first time enroll their children in the truly local Jacksonville-North Pulaski School District from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Parents should bring their children K-6 to the elementary school in their attendance zone, according to JNPSD Chief of Staff Phyllis Stewart.

To determine where to enroll your child, visit

Students in grades 9-12 will attend Jacksonville High School located at 2400 Linda Lane, and middle school students will attend Jacksonville Middle School located at 718 Harris Road in Jacksonville. That’s the old North Pulaski High School.

To register a student, parents or guardians need to present proper identification, which includes a birth certificate or a registrar’s statement, baptismal certificate, passport, affidavit or military identification, along with immunization records and Social Security card.

Proof of residence is also necessary, which requires a current utility bill (gas, water or electric), a Little Rock Air Force Base housing verification form, home purchase closing papers or lease agreement.

For more information about JNPSD schools, one may call 501-241-2080.

Administrators just completed four days of dynamic and practical leadership training where they learned from master practitioners and built professional relationships with their colleagues, Stewart said.

The Leadership Launch, conducted July 25-28 at Jacksonville High School, offered an opportunity for the district’s instructional leaders to discuss and participate in meaningful professional development that focused on students’ academic needs, teaching and learning, and the process of working as a team, according to Assistant Superintendent Jeremy Owoh.

The four-day workshop was designed to focus on their role “as instructional leaders and lead teacher of teachers, a responsibility that is quite significant when managing the building and facilitating the teaching and learning process,” he said.

The Leadership Launch also included training on school/district documentation, school safety, legal updates, curriculum updates and more.