Congratulations to our OGE Employee of the Year, Mr. Justin. Mr. Justin is one of our amazing school custodians! Thank you for all that you do for your OGE family!
This year, Paragould School District's Elementary Art shows have been combined into one Digital Art show using Google Slides. Each School has its own folder separated in grade levels for easy viewing. Please come check out some of the amazing Artwork created by PSD’s Elementary students! PSD Elementary Art Show 2021 https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1nB5kEuQRjvCS_TT_dRycWgJqJuV5pjv9?usp=sharing
Summer care information for grades K-6: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dCC_ehtLSJc5m6ebsWPF-jKGkCkQN7t2HP6j8FDDDKI/edit?usp=sharing
The federal Emergency Broadband Benefit program will provide up to $50 per month for broadband services for eligible households and a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop, or tablet. The program launched yesterday. All households with K-12 grade PSD students are eligible through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision. Households can enroll through an approved provider or by visiting https://getemergencybroadband.org/. Questions should be directed to your internet service provider.
Calling all girls going into grades 3-8: Lady Rams Girls Youth Soccer Camp 2021 is open for registration! Students with ANY soccer experience and skill level are welcome. Find the registration form at https://www.paragould.k12.ar.us/o/athletics/browse/81078
The Lorax has invaded Mrs. Tonya’s 2nd grade class!!
The school choice deadline is May 1. Get more information and download the form at https://www.paragould.k12.ar.us/o/paragould/browse/77945 #psdrams
Virtual Family Math Night is tonight! Virtual families- please do not forget to come by the school to pick up your families materials for tonight’s Virtual Math Night!
March is National Reading Month, and Paragould is "raising readers." Next month is designated to motivate Americans of all ages to read every day. To promote reading throughout the whole city of Paragould, we need your help! Please put your favorite book in the window of your store and home. Let's involve the whole community and see books in every window! We want our students from all of our local schools to be inspired by the many people in Paragould that read. Doing this one simple thing can make a big difference to motivate our younger generation to become avid readers.
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchison has proclaimed the last week in February as Gifted and Talented Awareness Week in Arkansas to recognize, support, and respect the unique and diverse needs of gifted students, who require qualitatively differentiated educational experiences and services. Our gifted and talented program will be participating in awareness activities all week.
Regretfully, the school food pantry program is cancelled today due to inclement weather and dangerous road conditions. Food will not be distributed at PJHS or delivered. The program will resume on Monday, February 22nd as scheduled.
Reminder: Monday, February 15, is scheduled as a virtual day regardless of weather. *Pre-K, S21C, and virtual students will attend school as normal. *No K-12 grade students will attend on campus that day. *K-12 grade students who normally attend on campus should have their Chromebooks and chargers at home and will attend school virtually on virtual days through Zoom and Google Classroom. *Teachers will assist students with making sure virtual day materials are available offline for students with no Internet connection outside school.
Friday is a BIG day at OGE!! Virtual Awards Celebration Sweet Treat Day Student of the Month Celebration OGE Virtual Author Visit with Dan Gutman
Guess who is getting SLIMED tomorrow? Our top PBIS point winners for the 2nd 9 weeks get to slime Mr. Jones tomorrow. Be watching for some amazing pictures! #ogeistheplacetobe
The web address for HAC has changed. This change has caused the eSchool Plus Family app to be temporarily unavailable. The app developer is working on this problem. You can still check HAC using a browser by visiting paragould.k12.ar.us - Menu - Home Access Center Login. Guardian and student login information did NOT change. If you don't remember your login info, you can get it from the main office at your student's school.
Paragould has two virtual days on the calendar for 2021: Monday, January 18 and Monday, February 15. *Pre-K, S21C, and virtual students will attend school as normal. *No K-12 grade students will attend on campus that day. *K-12 grade students who normally attend on campus will take their Chromebooks and chargers home on the preceding Friday and will attend school virtually on virtual days through Zoom and Google Classroom. *Teachers will assist students with making sure virtual day materials are available offline by the preceding Friday for students with no Internet connection outside school.
Santa and his helpers cannot wait to hear how much fun your family has at our Virtual Family Night! Please complete the activities at a time that works best for your family tonight. Upload a picture of your child working on one of the activities in the comment section for a chance to win a door prize!
We are super excited about our Virtual Family Night tomorrow night! We cannot wait for you to check out all the great activities that we have planned. A HUGE thank you to all our worker elves for all their hard work preparing family kits for this exciting event! #ogeistheplacetobe. #OGEREADS #MyWeirdSchool #dangutman
Virtual Family Night is tomorrow night!! Materials for this exciting event will be sent home tomorrow. Virtual families- we ask that you please make plans to come by the school tomorrow to pick up your child's materials.
PSD now offers access to GoGuardian Parent, a mobile app to help keep parents/guardians aware of your children's activity on school-issued devices and provide you with additional controls during out-of-school hours. What is included in this app: -Top 5 summary of student browsing (apps, extensions, documents, and websites visited) -Teacher interventions -A 30-day view of websites, videos, documents, apps, and extensions -Ability to block websites on school-issued devices during out-of-school hours -Ability to pause internet access on school-issued devices during out-of-school hours, either on-demand or at a scheduled time To access the app, please follow the below instructions: Download the app iPhone: Visit App Store, search for GoGuardian Parent, and tap the download button. Android: Visit Google Play Store, search for GoGuardian Parent, and tap the download button. After the app is successfully downloaded and installed, open it up, and enter the email address registered with the school. Note: If you forgot your registered email address, please reach out to your school. Login/Check Email: Check your email on your phone for a link to log in to the app. Tap the "Verify your email", and it will take you straight to the app. Note: If you don't have access to your email through the device you used to log in, tap on "Login with verification code", and copy and paste the verification code from the email into the app
The secret is out!! The book will we be reading together this year is... Deck the Hall, We're Off the Walls by Dan Gutman! I hope that you and your family participate in this special event- OGE READS! You will find your families copy of the book and information about the event in your child's backpack. Make sure to read Chapter 1 tonight. Happy Reading! #ogeistheplacetobe #OGEREADS! #myweirdschool #dangutman
One of Santa's favorite elves has a special delivery for OGE students and families tomorrow! We cannot wait to share more details with you! OGE Virtual Families: Please make plans to come by the school tomorrow to pick up the needed information and materials for your family. We do not want you to miss out on this event!
Shhh!! Secret Information for OGE Families! Wednesday is going to be a BIG day at OGE! We cannot wait to share some very exciting news about our upcoming OGE READS! Event. OGE Virtual Families: Please make plans to come by the school (between now and the end of the school day Wednesday) to pick up the needed information and materials for your family. We do not want you to miss out on this event!
Mrs. Julie’s homeroom students practiced using multiples of 3 to complete an extreme dot-to-dot on Friday!
FYI: PSD is experiencing an internet outage on all campuses. Teachers may not be able to start their Zoom sessions with virtual students or respond to emails.
Hey RAM FANS! Friday night's bell game against GCT will be featured as the Soncom Media High School Game of the Week. If you can't attend, watch the LIVE stream on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SoncomMedia starting with pregame at 6:45 pm; kickoff is at 7 pm. GO RAMS!!
Social Media Awareness Campaign October Topic: Developing Healthy Virtual Relationships http://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/public/userfiles/Research_and_Technology/Technology_Initiatives_Resources/SMACtalk_for_Parents_2020_10.pdf
We'd like to give a special thanks to 1st Choice Healthcare of Paragould for the recent donation of bottled water to our school district. We appreciate your generosity and support of our school district!!
We would like to thank our parents and students for the patience and flexibility you have shown during the first nine weeks of the 2020-2021 school year. We appreciate your support and trust as we navigate our new learning options and work to improve our practices for the weeks ahead of us. The Paragould School District provided students with a Virtual Learning Day on Friday, October 16. We would like your feedback on how we can improve in the areas of academics, student support, and time management. Your insights into our virtual learning implementation will help us ensure a safe, caring, and exciting educational environment. Please complete the survey for each school age child you have in the Paragould School District. For example, if you have three students, you will need to complete the survey three times, one for each child. The survey is open until Friday, October 23. Thank you in advance for your feedback. Survey Link: https://forms.gle/TzBMThvqve6mdjzg7
Congratulations to Abbigale Woods in Mrs. Eastep's class for being nominated as September Citizen of the Month!
So sorry! The date was incorrect in the previous post about virtual day meal pickup. The correct date is October 16. The other information (times and locations) is correct in the previous post.
The Paragould School District has received an Emergency School Pantry and Food Box Program Grant Award in the amount of $25,000! This grant is administered by the Arkansas Food Bank in partnership with the six regional food banks. The purpose of the program is to provide additional food assistance to low income families with children. There will be at least one special food box distribution per week. The food from this program is meant for all family members, not just the children. The Paragould School District is excited about this awesome opportunity to serve our students and their families!
Reminder: Parent-Teacher Conferences are tonight! They will be a little different this year, but it's more important than ever for parents and teachers to collaborate. *No in-person conferences will be held. *Teachers will contact parents with whom they need to speak between 4-7 pm. *Parents may contact teachers by email with concerns or to request a phone or Zoom conference. Teacher emails can be found at paragould.k12.ar.us. Click Sites, choose your school, then click Menu - Staff.
OGE VIRTUAL BOOK FAIR Check out all of the GREAT books at our virtual book fair! There are over 6,000 items to pick from including the new Dog Man, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Pig the Pug, Pete the Cat and more! Visit our homepage and click "shop now" to get started. https://www.scholastic.com/bf/oakgroveparagould
IT'S GAME DAY, RAM FANS! Don't forget, tonight's game has been selected as the Soncom Media Game of the Week. If you can't attend, be sure to tune in! The game will be streamed LIVE on www.facebook.com/SoncomMedia #psdrams
Parent-Teacher Conferences are next Thursday, September 24. They will be a little different this year, but it's more important than ever for parents and teachers to collaborate. *No in-person conferences will be held. *Teachers will contact parents with whom they need to speak between 4-7 pm. *Parents may contact teachers by email with concerns or to request a phone or Zoom conference. Teacher emails can be found at paragould.k12.ar.us. Click Sites, choose your school, then click Menu - Staff.
Great news, Ram fans! Friday night's game has been selected as the Soncom Media Game of the Week. If you can't attend, be sure to tune in! The game will be streamed LIVE on www.facebook.com/SoncomMedia #psdrams
Prairie Farms will be giving away FREE products to families on Wednesday, September 16. The first event will be at First United Methodist Church from 9-11 am. The second event will be at the Greene County Fairgrounds from 4 pm until the products run out. There will be no questions and no forms to fill out. Each family will receive 2 gallons of milk, 2 small containers of chocolate milk, 2 small containers of strawberry milk, cottage cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, and French dip.
Thank you to the Paragould Regional Chamber of Commerce for your generous monetary donation in support of food distribution to students in our Food Backpack Program. Your generosity and support for PSD students is sincerely appreciated!
Attention Guardians: If you received a Snapcode letter to update your student's contact information online, this is the last week to log in and do those updates. If you have misplaced your Snapcode letter or you prefer a paper update form, contact your student's school office.
The Greene County Health Department is hosting a drive-through flu shot clinic September 21-25 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm daily. As in years past, each school will also host a flu shot clinic in October: Oak Grove Elementary and Oak Grove Middle School Oct. 19; Woodrow Wilson Elementary and Baldwin Oct. 20; PJHS and PHS Oct. 21; and Paragould Primary Oct. 23. Permission forms for the school-hosted clinics will be sent home closer to those dates.
Paragould Light Water and Cable is offering community wifi hotspots at the following locations/times: Greene County Courthouse, South Parking Lot: Monday - Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Paragould Housing Authority: Monday - Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Paragould High School, front parking lot: Monday - Friday 3:15 pm - 8:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Attention OGE parents, Tomorrow, Friday September 4th, will be the last day to change your student from virtual to blended (on campus) and vice versa for the semester. To make these changes, please contact the OGE main office!
Attention parents of 3rd-6th graders! The Paragould School District is offering a FREE football program for Fall 2020. Forms will be sent home today with your student. Return these no later than Thursday, Sept 3 to their homeroom teacher, OR sign up online at https://tinyurl.com/y32yxa7p. Call (870) 565-5125 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Erin Calhoon, Director of Program and Events from United Way of NE Arkansas, presented a monetary donation, school supplies, and toothbrushes to the Paragould School District today. The monetary donation resulted from the Virtual "Stuff the Bus" Event that was held recently. The Paragould School District is so appreciative of The United Way Organization's support for the Paragould School District. THANK YOU!!
DEADLINE EXTENDED! The deadline for the parent planning survey for the 2020-21 school year has been extended to this Friday, July 31. The survey should be filled out separately for each child. We recommend that you read the FAQ document, then fill out the survey. Both are located on our website at paragould.k12.ar.us.
Our final food backpack program distribution for the summer will be July 30 at the front entrance of Paragould Jr High School from 10-11:30 am. Come see us to receive your 2-week supply of snacks/food!
Link to the school supply lists for grades K-6: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tGRLOWh1u9uTC6N5aNtbEn-UK_YRxly3/view?usp=sharing
A frequently asked questions (FAQ) document and planning survey for the fall have been posted in the bulletin board area of the Paragould School District website (paragould.k12.ar.us). The survey is required for all students. A guardian should fill out the survey for each Kindergarten through 12th grade PSD student in the family. We recommend that you read the FAQ document first, then take the survey. The deadline for the survey is July 17. With your help, we can plan for a great, safe 2020-21 school year! GO RAMS!
Our regular backpack food program will continue through July 30, 2020. Students that received food backpacks each Friday of the regular school year may pick up 2 weeks of packaged food bags in front of Paragould Junior High School from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the following dates: Thursday, June 18 Thursday, July 2 Thursday, July 16 Thursday, July 30
OGE Families, We need your help! Please complete this survey to help us ensure that OGE IS THE PLACE TO BE!! Your input, advice, and opinions are invaluable to our school and community. Thank you for taking a few minutes to help us make OGE even better! https://bit.ly/2RjtJGa
We are excited that The Arkansas Beef Council will be presenting at our October PTO meeting Thursday night. If you have not returned your RSVP and would like to attend, email Ms. Kristina today at email@example.com. Include the number of guests and allergy information.
Reminder: Our 1st Parent Meeting is tomorrow (Thursday, August 29, 2019) at 4:30pm in our cafeteria! We look forward to seeing you there!
Join our PTO! Our first PTO meeting is on Thursday, August 29th. The meeting will be in the library at 4:30 pm. We hope to see you there!
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Proud to announce the new PHS Head Boys’ Basketball Coach—Jace Watson!! It’s a great day to be a Ram! #psdrams