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Read Across America Week: Feb 25-March 1
HSSD elementary schools are ready for Read Across America Week! Join in on the fun - Find a full schedule of books and attire for each day of the week, here. The National Education Association’s Read Across America initiative is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading. It is celebrated on March 2nd, which is also the birthday of the famous children’s book author Dr. Suess. Our wonderful school media specialists at each HSSD school organize the week-long celebration ahead of March 2nd to celebrate reading and the many ways we promote and support literacy for our students at the HSSD.
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Langston Food Drive Provides for Jackson House
Langston families have graciously donated some 650 canned food items to donate to the Hot Springs Jackson House, during a January food drive. As part of the effort, Langston students also decorated Valentine’s Day lunch bags, which will be used by Jackson House staff members to sack food items on Valentine’s Day and spread a little “love” to those receiving lunches.
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Langston to Become Leadership Academy
In August of 2019, the new Langston Elementary Leadership Academy will open doors for pre-K - 6th grade students on Silver Street. A new, state-of-the-art campus is nearing completion, and a change of name and school theme will complete the full identify shift for this historic Hot Springs school. The current building on Chestnut Street is the Langston Aerospace and Environmental Magnet School, and has 356 students enrolled in pre-K-4th grade classes. HSSD and Langston leadership hopes the new campus and brand will connect closely with the history and residents of east Hot Springs, and provide a renewed spirit of growth, commitment to public service, and inspiration for learning for students and staff. “Langston staff has worked hard to create a new theme that we believe reflects the needs and interests of families in this community,” says Langston Principal Eileen Ellars.
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Principal's Message


Greetings Langston Family
Welcome back to a great new year. We are very excited for all the things getting ready to happen here at  Langston this year. We are moving forward with finalizing a new magnet theme to launch in the 2019-2020 school year. We will announce that theme later in the year. For now, we will be embracing a public service and environmental focus as we build our lessons and instruction. Our first focus area is Community Awareness.  Students will be learning about many of the components that define a community. In September, we will host a parent event for the students to demonstrate their collective understanding of community. 

We are also studying the Seven Habits of Highly Effective Kids. This is a great leadership and personal growth model with activities for all grade levels. We will be starting with the first habit, “Be Proactive.”  
Langston is in a recess pilot program this year with the state department. Students will have an additional 30 minutes of recess each day and students and teachers already love this. 
We are thrilled with the progress of our new building and we are looking forward to its completion in the spring of 2019. This poses some challenges with dropping off and picking up students and we have made some  adjustments that we think will improve our traffic flow. We will flip our early bus and car locations in the  afternoon only.  
Please like our Facebook page. We are going to work hard this year to post information about upcoming events and happenings in and around Langston. 
As always, my office is open if you have any questions or concerns. Go TROJANS!  
Thank you!        Eileen Ellars, Principal