Eastside to Host Book Fair

Lieutenant governor to speak at MWM kickoff

EL DORADO—Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin will be the keynote speaker on Friday as South Arkansas Community College hosts the Million Women Mentors kick-off event for southern Arkansas.
Million Women Mentors is a national organization designed to advance females in science, technology and engineering career fields. Friday’s program is targeted toward volunteers and students. It starts at 9 a.m. and will be held in Murphy Hall I at the El Dorado Conference Center on the college’s campus. Area public school districts have been invited to participate, including those in Bradley County.
SouthArk was selected to spearhead this effort in part because of its annual Girls Learning About Math and Science conference for eighth-grade girls, a partnership effort with the El Dorado Education Foundation that draws about 250 area students and hundreds of volunteers each spring.

EAST Night Out at Warren

Kasey Kellum (center) shares her EAST work with her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Buck Thompson.
Each year the Environmental and Spatial Science Class at Warren High School showcases its work to the public with an "EAST Night Out."  Parents and community members filed into the SEACBEC building to have students share with them their latest  projects and learning through the EAST classes facilitated by Mrs. Janet Harton.
Heaven Clary is all smiles about her EAST projects.

Mrs. Hartin visits with two of the EAST students before the event begins.

Showing off their skills is rewarding to EAST Students on EAST Night Out.

Khadija Marks greets guests as they attend EAST Night Out.

Educators From Hope Visit Eastside

Three educators from the Spring Hill School District near Hope visited Eastside Elementary Friday, September 6th to take a look at the "standards based" system of teaching being utilized by the Warren District.  A group of students were on hand to greet the visitors and along with Eastside Facuilty, to demonstrate how the teaching methods work.

Along with the students, Amanda Lewis, LeAnn Carl, Haley McKinney and Samantha Mitchell talked with the Spring Hill group and provided a tour of several Eastside classrooms.  Under the system used, Kindergarten is level 1, first grade is level 2, second grade is level 3 and third grade is level 4.

The following students were part of the welcoming party and helped with the demonstration:
Lakari Woodard, 2nd
LaTerrance Smith, 2nd
Kylee Glosup, 2nd
Makayleigh Wilkerson, 1st
Brookelynn Hoeppner, 3rd
Kloey Ederington,1st
Chavncey Lewis, 3rd
Nash Crawford, 1st
Abby Barnett, 3rd

The visitors heard from the students, teachers and administration of Eastside and went into the classrooms.

FBLA Attends Fall Leadership Conference

EAST Night Out at WHS

EAST Night Out (ENO) will be held on Monday, October 17, 2016 at the EAST Class room and Assembly Room, SEACBEC building, 800 N. Walnut, Warren High School Campus.  The public is encouraged to attend this student-led event.

EAST Night Out showcases how students are making a difference in their communities through self-directed, service-oriented learning. During EAST Night Out, students in EAST get a chance to welcome partners in the school and the local community into their classroom, where they can demonstrate how their technology-infused education impacts those around them, celebrate the work already underway, and share plans for future endeavors.

Scheduled activities include hands-on Sphero SPRK app-enabled droid demonstrations, EAST-O games and prizes, Garage-Band beat station, and Interview/Film booth.  Plan to join EAST students from 3:30 pm-5:30 pm for this event.

WHS EAST Instructor, Janet Harton, challenges you to make this the year you become involved in your local EAST program.

UAM Attends Career Fair

Monday the University of Arkansas @ Monticello attended a Career Fair @ Pulaski Technical College in Little Rock.  Heavy Equipment Instructor Jay Harrod assisted high school students with the university's  CAT motor grader simulator.   The program is administered and provided through UAM-COT-McGehee, but the program is located in Warren on the SEACBEC campus.

Pep Rally Held at WHS

Warren High School held a rockin' pep rally in front of the high school Friday to dig up some spirit against the Star City Bulldogs.  The Jr. Class won the spirit stick after the Sr. Class won it during the first pep assembly.  We hope you enjoy the pictures.

Deputies Speak to ABC Preschoolers About Safety

On September 6, Bradley County Deputy Kevin Black and Deputy S. McCoy spoke to students at Warren Head Start Child Development Center about Safety.    The deputies handed out safety coloring books along with Jr Officer badges.   The students enjoyed seeing all the lights and hearing the sirens on the patrol vehicle.   

Criminal Justice T-Shirts for Sale

SEACBEC's Criminal Justice program of study is selling T-shirts. Order and money must be submitted to Ms. Jessica Johnson by next Wednesday, Sept 28, 2016. All shirts will look like the image attached. Adult S-1XL 15.00 and 2XL and up 17.00 = ALL of the proceeds raised will go towards SEACBEC's Students SKILLS USA fund.​

Fireman Visits Level 1 Class at Warren

Warren Fire Dept.( Larry Hayes) visited a Kindergarten Learner class and gave a 911  presentation at Eastside New Vision Charter School.

Ambulance Services Visits Warren's Level 1 Class

Foster Grandparent Sheila at Eastside New Charter School invited Warren Ambulance service to visit Level 1 (formally Kindergarten class) Sarah Valentine's class and gave a 911 presentation to the student learners.

Warren Yearbook Recognized

Yearbook staff members proudly display their award.
Jostens Publishing recently awarded the Warren High School Yearbook Staff with a special honor.  They recognized the school as one that continually strives to create a great yearbook.  The National Yearbook Program of Excellence recognizes yearbook programs for achieving the criteria in each of the three categories below:

*a meaningful book for all students
*a book in every student's hands
*effective project management

The sponsor of the yearbook staff is Miss Britny Standridge.

Brunson New Vision Charter School Shares a Day with Grandparents

Brunson New Vision Charter School recently hosted "Grandparents Day."  Many of the grandparents of the children attending Bruson enjoyed having one or more of their grandparents join them at school.

Austin Hammons Named Criminal Justice Student of the Month

Each month, the Criminal Justice program of study Instructor at SEACBEC, Jessica Johnson, selects a student of the month. Austin Hammons has been selected as the student of the month for September 2016. He has proven to be a class leader and always strives for excellence in his academics! He sets the bar high for others to follow in his lead. Hammons is enrolled in all three classes of Ms. Johnson's Criminal Justice classes at SEACBEC, CSI, Intro to CJ, and Foundations of Law Enforcement. Besides demonstrating excellent leadership skills, Austin is an active member of Beta Club, FBLA, and Drama Club. ​

Digital Media Students Listen to Guest Speaker

Rob Reep speaks to Digital Media students at SEACBEC.
Rob Reep, owner of salineriverchronicle.com, recently spoke to the Digital Media class at the Southeast Arkansas Community-based Education Center (SEACBEC).  He explained to the students how he began and operates his digital online media source for the region.  The class is under the instruction of Mrs. Maribeth Hicks.

Senator Boozman Provides New Flag for Local School

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) recently launched an initiative to provide Arkansas schools with an American flag that has flown over the U.S. Capitol.
These flags come with a certificate indicating that it was flown over the Capitol in honor of each participating school.
Brunson New Vision Charter School in Warren is the recipient of one of the flags. The school received its new flag on Monday, August 22.
“I’m honored to be able to provide Brunson New Vision Charter School with a new American flag to fly on its campus or proudly display. It is especially exciting to share this flag that has flown over the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.,” Boozman said. “I hope the students, staff and community at Brunson New Vision Charter School enjoy their new flag and never fail to appreciate what it stands for and the men and women who have risked their lives to defend it.”
Sen. Boozman’s staff also presents a program to elementary students around the state about the importance of the American and Arkansas flags and what the symbols on these patriotic emblems represent. During the 2014-2015 school year, Boozman's staff made this presentation in more than 50 classrooms around the state.

Easton York Wins Contest

Hermitage students and parents were invited to visit the Hermitage Gifted and Talented Classroom and guess how many pieces the candy jar contained. Easton York was the winner with a guess of 250. There were actually 252 pieces in the container. Easton is a second grader in Mrs. Amy Evans class. 

Criminal Justice Classes Off to Great Start at SEACBEC

Hermitage Criminal Justice Students
SEACBEC's Criminal Justice classes are off to a great start with all five school districts enrolled in
the Criminal Justice program of study. This year 164 Hampton, Hermitage, Rison, Woodlawn, and Warren students are enrolled in Intro to Criminal Justice, Foundations of Law Enforcement, and Crime Scene Investigations (CSI). Today, 15 Hermitage students (as pictured here) learned how to perform basic handcuffing routines on their classmates. This school year students can take Ms. Jessica Johnson's Criminal Justice program of study classes as their chosen electives by either enrolling in traditional (face-to-face) or blended/online courses. All students will have the opportunity to do hands-on learning whether they are enrolled in traditional or blended learning.

Arkansas Grown School Garden of the Year Contest Announced

Little Rock, Ark. – Entries are being accepted for the third annual Arkansas Grown School Garden of the Year Contest sponsored by the Arkansas Agriculture Department and Farm Credit. Applicants can be any Arkansas school grades pre-K through 12 that had a school garden open during the 2015-2016 school year. Entries will be judged by an agricultural committee amid categories below. Entries will be required to provide documentation through photos or video of garden activities and progress. Entry forms are available at www.aad.arkansas.gov.

Farm Credit is generously providing funding for winners in the following award categories:

•             Best Nutrition Education Based Garden - $500
•             Best Community Collaboration Garden -  $500
•             Best Environmental Education Focused Garden - $500
•             Overall Winning Arkansas Grown School Garden of the Year - $1,500

“School gardens are an excellent way to create a lasting impression on students about the process from food growth and cultivation to food consumption. The AAD appreciates Farm Credit’s partnership in making the financial awards possible, as well as the many Arkansas educators that place priority with hands-on learning and agricultural initiatives,” says Arkansas Agriculture Secretary Wes Ward.

“As a farmer-owned cooperative, we are excited to continue our support of teachers and projects that engage Arkansas students in food production and agricultural sustainability. Through these partnerships, we can ensure that the valuable role of Arkansas agriculture remains top-of-mind for the next generation,” said Farm Credit Midsouth President & CEO, James McJunkins, on behalf of the Farm Credit cooperatives of Arkansas.

Entry forms are available at www.aad.arkansas.gov. Entries should be submitted by September 9, 2016. School garden contest winners in 2015 included Yellville-Summit Schools (Marion County), Kingston School (Madison County), Forest Park Elementary School (Pulaski County) and Magnet Cove High School (Hot Spring County). In most cases, school gardens are supported by community donations, grant funding, or student fundraising efforts. Raised and in-ground garden bed structures, greenhouses and/or hoop houses, as well as containers were used by schools to grow produce.

The Arkansas Grown program promotes food and products grown in Arkansas by Arkansas producers, and helps make the connection between growers and buyers. Arkansas Grown is a program of the Arkansas Agriculture Department. Find producers, farmer’s markets, and other local fresh food resources at www.arkansasgrown.org.

With approximately $3.2 billion in assets, AgHeritage Farm Credit Services, Delta Agricultural Credit Association, Farm Credit Midsouth, Farm Credit of Western Arkansas support rural communities and agriculture across Arkansas with reliable, consistent credit and financial services today and tomorrow.  The four Farm Credit associations in Arkansas are owned by the more than 10,750 customers. Through the cooperative structure, customer-owners have a voice and vote in the associations’ governance and share in their cooperatives’ financial success through cooperative returns, which total more than $168.0 million since 1997.

Warren Schools Release Menus

First Day Photos from the Warren School Districg

First Day of School: The new school year is underway in the Warren School District. Featured are pictures from Eastside, Brunson, Warren Middle School, and Warren High School.

Warren Schools to Hold Kindergarten Camp

The Warren School District has announced that Kindergarten Camp will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, August 2nd and 3rd at Eastside New Vision Charter School between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.  Lunch and breakfast will be served.  The children do not have to bring anything with them.