|Matt's Minute: The Concord Review|
For this second installment of Matt’s Minute, I decided to write about The Concord Review, a very prestigious scholarly journal which publishes research papers (generally ranging from 4000 to 5500 words) written by high school students. According to Wikipedia, “Having a paper accepted for publication by The Concord Review is viewed very favorably by university admissions committees, with the Dean of Admissions for Harvard University considering it equivalent to winning a national mathematics contest.”
|President's List and Honor Roll|
Congratulations to all of our hard working students! President's List is comprised of students with a GPA of 4.0 or higher and all As. Honor Roll is comprised of students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher and all As and Bs.
|Welcome Back from Matt Walsh|
Dear PA Families,
Welcome back to all of you after what I hope was a joyous and restorative Holiday Season. As we embark on a new semester, I wanted to let you know that I will be periodically in touch via e-mail with “Matt’s Minute,” a new form of communication directly from me to you. These messages will contain updates, thoughts, and observations and should not take you too long to read, hence the name!
|7th Grade Bruin Service|
Seventh-grade students are participating in the newly-created Bruin SERVICE program (Seventh-graders Earning $ to Realize the Value of Impacting theirCommunity through Excellence), which helps students learn the value of giving back to their community through their own hard work.
|PA Students Participate in Worldfest 2012|
At War Memorial Park on Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, 35 PA students participated in Worldfest, an event sponsored by the Little Rock Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission.
|Bruin Blaster Tradition Begins|
A new tradition has been started at PA thanks to 5th graders Olivia Olsen and Olivia Schuster and their parents. They have donated the Bruin Blaster, a t-shirt gun, to promote Bruin Spirit at school events.
|New Kroger Card Program |
We are so excited about the changes to the Kroger Card program. It will be so much easier for you to participate.
Starting October 1, 2012 the Kroger Company will use Kroger Plus Cards
instead of reloadable Kroger Cards to help all PA families earn credit for
their student’s yearly fees and books in the ECC, Lower, Middle, and Upper