EAST Night Out

Recently students of EAST held a program called "EAST Night Out."  They invited the public to stop by Warren High School and meet the students and their facilitator Janet Harton.  During the visits, the students demonstrated the various projects they are working on, utilizing computers and a number of programs.

Hermitage GT Challenge

The Hermitage fifth and sixth grade GT students challenged one another to solve codes and find a hidden body. After researching and writing various codes for several days the students hid their skeleton bodies in or around the school building and posted their clues. Then the two groups worked to solve the challenges and were successful in finding the bodies in about an hour. One of the bodies was hidden in a freezer and the other was in the twenty-first century greenhouse. They will also be involved in an Hour of Coding this month. The GT students have enjoyed the Escape Room Challenges this year.

Warren Middle Schoolers Compete in Math Contest

Warren School District Gifted and Talented: 7th and 8th Grade students from Warren Middle School Recently competed in the Perennial Math Tournament at UALR.  Students competed for team and individual awards against students from all over the state. ​

GT Students Visit Little Rock Zoo

Warren School District Gifted and Talented:  4th and 5th Grade Gifted and Talented students from Brunson New Vision Charter School recently visited the Little Rock Zoo to conclude their studies of jungle animals.  While at the zoo, the students competed in a​​ scavenger hunt, visited with animal specialists, and even got to sing happy birthday to one of the penguins.

Hermitage Students of the Month

Students of the Month for November are (Front Left) Yuliana Uribe, Drake Atkins, Cayden Thomas, Easton York (Back Left) Sarah Huitt, Anna Grice, Ariel Woodard, Aislin England, and Skyler Parks.

HOSA Officers Elected

SEACBEC HOSA officers were recently elected for the 2017-2018 school year. They include (L to R): Alaina Glover- President, Jaye Saunders- Vice-President, Ka'Niyia Grant- Secretary, and Reed Woodard- Reporter.
Sponsors for HOSA are Kasey Reep and Emily Harton.

Jr. Auxiliary Passes Out Toothbrushes

The Junior Auxiliary of Warren passed out toothbrush and toothpaste goody bags to all 500+ Eastside students. They want to remind all students that after the Halloween sugar rush, don't forget to BRUSH, BRUSH, BRUSH!

5th Grade Hermitage Art Show Held

Fifth grade winners in the recent art show at Hermitage are Kayla Pruitt second place and J.D. Mormon, third place.

GT Students Interview Foster Grandparents

Fourth, fifth and sixth grade GT students interviewed our school  Foster Grandparents and made comparisons between school days during the Grandparents childhood and the GT students childhood. During the interview the Grandmothers told about the lack of technology and the subjects they had in school. They told about homework and chores after school. Students asked about transportation to school then and about their parents Another question was about discipline in school and how it has changed. They also asked if the Grandparents could go back to their school days what they would change. They GT students served the three Foster Grandmothers punch and cookies and everyone enjoyed the interview. Pictured are left to right: Mrs. Carolyn Wagnon, Mrs. Audrey Trotter and Mrs. Cora Gilbert.

Students Study Works of Master Artists

Ms. Christy Rowell, art teacher and Mrs. Gwen Huitt, GT Coordinator collaborated on an art project where students studied the work of several different artists including Van Gogh, Andy Warhol, Monet and Picasso. They created artwork inspired by these artists. The sixth grade winners of the art contest were Left to Right: Chelcie Grider- 3rd, Easton Parker- 1st, Hayden Williams- both 1st and 2nd, Caeleigh Grice- 2nd, Aislin England- third, and Ana Castillo- 1st.

SEACBEC Criminal Justice Extends Gratitude

Southeast Arkansas Community Based Education Center (SEACBEC) would like to extend their sincere gratitude for the Warren City Council’s contribution to SEACBEC’s Criminal Justice program of study. The generous donation of the patrol car and policing equipment to the program has made a huge impact on student learning. SEACBEC’s Criminal Justice program of study is now equipped to teach all of the hands-on content as required by the Arkansas Department of Career Education. This is SEACBEC’s third year for offering the Criminal Justice program of study. Barbara Dimon, State Program Advisor, and Kathi Turner, Deputy Director for Arkansas Career and Technical Education approved for the course Corrections to be added to the curriculum this year.
SEACBEC would like to thank the city for the ongoing support in helping make a positive impact on our students and community. The support from the city and community encourages a continued commitment to grow the program, partner with the community, and educate the students.

Bobby Hargrave Wins Deer Stamd Built by Construction Class

Bobby Hargrave was the winner of the deer stand built by SEACBEC’s Construction classes which was announced during halftime of the Warren High School’s Homecoming football game on Friday, October 13, 2017.  SEACBEC Construction Technology Instructor, James Camp, had students to design a blueprint to scale, create a materials list, project budget costs, and encouraged the use of safety while building the deer stands.
Another opportunity to win a deer stand will be given at this week’s game against Monticello. All proceeds go to SEACBEC’s Construction program allowing students to travel and compete in Skills USA.
A generous donation was made by Danny May Incorporated to SEACBEC’s Construction Program for the lumber to build the deer stands.

SEACBEC HOSA and WHS Cheerleaders Collect Socks

SEACBEC HOSA members and WHS cheerleaders joined together to collect socks to be donated to the Warren School District clothes closet.  Socks were collected during the week of the Stuttgart game which was themed "Sock the Ricebirds".

HOSA sponsors are Kasey Reep and Emily Harton. Cheerleader sponsors include Ellie Johnson and Kenna Glosup.  

Mayor Visits Middle School as Part of R.I.S.E.

Mayor Martin visited Warren Middle School as part of the R.I.S.E. (Reading Initiative for Student Excellence).  During his visit the Mayor read scary stories to the students and discussed the meaning of key vocabulary words with the students.  Mayor Martin explained to students the importance of becoming a good reader and how he enjoys reading as a pastime.  He told them that being able to read well is an essential skill for his job and that everyone should strive to be a good reader.   Martin encouraged the students to work hard and read as much as possible.

Through R.I.S.E. Arkansas Initiative

The Warren Middle School is excited to implement R.I.S.E. (Reading Initiative for Student Excellence) Arkansas this school year. Reading is a top priority for the school, and through the initiative the school will partner with students, parents and community members to build a culture of reading in Warren.

 According to Kathy Cornish, Warren Middle School Principal,  “Our goal is for all students to be prepared for high school and beyond.  Reading is the most important key to success.  We are excited to be a R.I.S.E school and have the opportunity to build a culture of reading and to promote the importance of reading in our community .”

A strong foundation in reading greatly enhances a student’s success in college, career and community engagement. To support educators and students and to improve the state’s reading achievement levels, Gov. Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Department of Education launched R.I.S.E. Arkansas statewide in January. The initiative has three main goals:

·      Increase the number of students in grades three through eight who meet the ACT Aspire reading readiness benchmark by 10
     percent within three years;
·      Rise above the bottom third in state comparisons within five years on the fourth-grade NAEP reading assessment.
·      Increase the number of graduates meeting the ACT reading readiness benchmark by 10 percent within five years.

At Warren Middle School we have partnered with the Bradley County Medical Center, Bradley County Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club of Warren, Rotary Club of Warren, Warren YMCA, and the Warren Branch Library to host community wide reading events, book drives, and to educate parents about the importance of reading and increasing access to books in the home.

Everyone plays a part in building a culture of reading and is encouraged to post pictures to social media using #RISEArkansas.

For more information about the initiative, contact Warren Middle School or visit the R.I.S.E. Arkansas webpage at http://www.arkansased.gov/divisions/learning-services/r.i.s.e.-arkansas.

Second Chance Breakfast

Warren Middle School students are offered breakfast each day at 7:30 and 9:00. The 2nd chance breakfast opportunity is under the umbrella of the Breakfast in the Classroom Initiative. The Breakfast in the Classroom initiative takes the traditional school breakfast approach and improves it with one key ingredient: the classroom. Breakfast becomes available to everyone – no matter the income level – and it’s eaten after the opening bell. This makes it possible for all children to participate. Since implementing 2nd chance breakfast this year, the number of students eating breakfast has increased from an average of 70 students to 315 students each day.

Brunson 4th 9 Weeks Honor Roll

Brunson New Vision Charter School Honor Roll List
ALL A-4th 9 Weeks

Alexsavior Ayala
Abby Bailey
Amario Blueford
Joseph Carl
Daniel Castillo
Ashlyn Crawford
Ahmod Davis
Annette Escobedo
Karlee Files
Race Frazer
Braxton Hembree
Griselda Herrera
Caliyah Hopson
Cameron Ingram
Macy Jarvis
Marlee Mann
Maxx McGaha
Michael Milton
Daisy Miranda
Anna Mitchell
Victoria O'neill
Ja'mya Patton
Savannah Phelps
Kolby Pope
Jacob Puterbaugh
Abby Quoss
Abigail Raines
Najaida Rainey
Adyson Rauls
Jannah Reep
Jayden Ridgell
Terence Roberson
Robert Russell
Kamdyn Simmons
Brock Southerland
Chance Stephens
Allannah Triplett
Jolie Trussell
Ryann Turner
Loran Vallejo
Taliyah Walton
Alexander Wardlaw
Alexander Wargo
Alexis Wilkerson
Murphie Wilkinson

Brunson New Vision Charter School Honor Roll List
A&B- 4th 9Weeks

Ethan Allred
Valentin Almaraz
Jaxson Angle
David Barajas
Casey Barnes
Jackson Bratton
Jackson Brown
Sidonna Burcham
Riley Burns
Isyss Butler
Henry Carrington
Mya Casler
Efrayn Chahuiz
Tanijha Chalk
Braiden Chancellor
Perry Clack
Jackson Clements
Norman Cornish
Edgar Cortes
Logen Crozier
Cinayshia Curtis
Emily Daniell

Brunson New Vision Charter School Honor Roll List
A&B- 4th 9Weeks Continued  

Aaron Farmer
Za'kiaya Felton
Greco Figueroa
Sarah Forrest
Jordan Green
Tristen Mario Green
Treshun Hampton
Carson Hancock
Lily Henwood
Kevi Hoffman
Aristeo Jaimes
Johkieric Jones
Travion Jones
Ka'marion Kidd
Marterious Kinney
Avery Langford
Erick Lazaro
Gabriella Loomis
William Mann
Christopher McClain
Jasmin Morales
Jaci Morgan
Kaylee Nichols
Natasha Nunez
Naideth Pahuamba
Mahiya' Payne
Alexander Perez
Jayden Poole
Matthew Powell
Gustavo Ramirez
Weston Reep
Andrew Rhoden
Gabrielle Richardson
Jason Roque
Harley Runion
Geraldine Sedano
Carson Slaughter
Dominic Slaughter
Nathan Spears
James St. John
Emanuel Strong
J'ciana Strong
Jaylyn Strong
Chauncey Thomas
Lindsey Thomas
Xymere Thomas
Landon Thurman
Everlyn Torres
Kamari Triplett
Zoe Tullos
Kye Turner
Eden Vaughn
Sarah Villeda
Tamia Walton
Kevyonna Ware
Cha'sten Warner
Makayla Watson
Cody Weatherspoon
Gauge Weaver
Jake Weaver
William Wells
Mason Word

Boys and Girls State: State Representative Jeff Wardlaw

Of the 100 members who serve in the Arkansas House of Representatives, 24 of them got their first real glimpse of public service right before their senior year of high school.
These 24 members participated in the Boys State or Girls State program.
This week, the House welcomed future leaders of our state when we opened the chamber to participants of the program for a mock session.
Arkansas Boys State and Girls State is a civics education program designed for high school juniors. For over 75 years the week-long camp has shaped the lives of notable leaders such as astronaut Neil Armstrong, President Bill Clinton, basketball star Michael Jordan, former Arkansas Governors Mike Huckabee and Mike Beebe, former Texas Governor Ann Richards and news anchor Jane Pauley.
In Arkansas, Boys State is held every summer at the UCA campus in Conway.  Girls State is held at Harding University in Searcy.

Hermitage and Warren Students Win Writing Contests Sponsored by WFGC Warren Woman's Club

The GFWC Warren Woman's Club recently held its annual poetry and short story contest in the Hermitage and Warren Schools.  1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners were chosen from the classes that chose to participate.  Each winner received a writing journal of their choice.
John Robert Ellis and Kaileigh Forrest

John Robert Ellis, a 6th grade student in Hermitage, wrote a short story "My Life in the Civil War".  He received a writing journal from the GFWC Warren Woman's Club for winning 1st place in his grade.  His story was chosen to enter the Audrey E. Swope Writing Contest in grade category 6-8 .  It will be judged in Little Rock in May at the GFWC State Convention in Little Rock.

Kaileigh Forrest, a 5th grade student in Hermitage, wrote a short story "Mia and the F".  Kaileigh also received a writing journal for winning 1st place in her grade.

Kristin Blankinship, a 7th grade student in Hermitage, won 1st place with her poem, "They told a Tale of Woe", Kennadie Etue won 2nd place with her poem, "The Song of the Slabve", and Derrick Avery placed 3rd with his poem, "Mr. Severe". Each of these 7th graders from Hermitage received a writing journal from the GFWCA Warren Woman's Club.  The pPoem by Kristin Blankinship was chosen to enter in the Audrey E. Swope Poetry Contest in grade category 6-8 which will be judged in May at the GFWC State Convention in Little Rock.
Kristin Blankinship, Kennadie Etae, Derrick Avery

In the 1st grade poetry contest in the Warren School, Maddison G. Lipsey won 1st place with her poem, "Maddison" and Za'Kobe Ingram won 2nd with his poem, "Za'Kobe". Both students received a writing journal from the club.
Maddison Lipsom, Za"Kobe Ingram

In the 2nd grade short story contest in the Warren Schools, Heaven Cross won 1st place with her story "The Special Dress", Blythe Callaway won 2nd place with her story, "The Boy Who Wanted a Hoverboard", and Aryam Rojo won 3rd with her story, "Trick or Treat".  Each of these received a writing journal from the club.  The story by Heaven Cross was chosen to enter the Audrey E. Swope Short Story Contest in grade category K-2.
Heaven Cross, Blythe Callaway, and Aryam Rojo

In the 2nd grade poetry contest in the Warren Schools, John Sawyer Murphy won 1st place with his poem, "Big Foot", Addison C. Lipsey won 2nd place with her poem "Butterfly", and Jackson Huffman won 3rd place with his poem, "Lady Bug".  They also received writing journals from the Woman's Club.  The poem by John Sawyer Murphy was chosen to enter the Audrey E. Swope Poetry Contest in grade category K-2.
John Sawyer Murphy, Addison Lipsey, and Jackson Huffman
In the 4th grade short story contest in the Warren Schools, Kolby James Pope won 1st place with his short story "My trip to the Moon", Reiss Cornish won 2nd with his short story "My Awesome Day With My Grandma and Grandpa", and Sarah Villeda won 3rd with her short story "The Hardest Mission".  They received writing journals, Kilby James Pope's story will be entered in the Audrey E. Swopes Short Story Contest for grade category 3-5.
Kolby James Pope, Reiss Cornish, and Sarah Villeda

In the 6th grade short story contest in the Warren Schools, Bryleigh Bickers won 1st place with her short story, "A Night to Remember".  Kailey Henry won 2nd place with her short story, "The Jock Cinderella", and Braniya Davis won 3rd with her short story, "Little Blue Riding Hood".  They each received writing journals.
Bryleigh Bickers, Kailey Henry, Braniya Davis

The GFWC Warren Woman's Club encourages all students to be creative by writing poetry (no less than 8 lines and no more than 30 lines) and short stories (limited to 2000 words). The short story may be done in a one-act play/skit.  Save your creations and enter in the 2018 contest.  There is no limit to how many entries one may enter.

Students Celebrate at MCA Victory Ceremony

Monticello Christian Academy, located at 910 Old Warren Road in Monticello, AR, recently hosted its 13th annual Victory Ceremony to celebrate their students accomplishments for the 2016 - 2017 school year.  "There have been many highlights this year," says Kelly Word, Director of Education.  "These four stand out in my mind:  MCA student's cumulative test average for the year was 94.03%.  That means if you take the average of every test our students took this year and made one report card for the school, we would have an A average.  The total number of hours given back to our community in service this year was 471.5.  We even had six students receive awards from the President of the United States for community service.  Also, students gathered over 300 pounds of food to be distributed to the hungry.  These are all things about this year that bring a sense of joy and accomplishment."  If you would like more information on MCA, please visit www.MCAcademy.co or call 870-460-0829.


Seven students earned ACT National Career Readiness Certificates at Hermitage High School.  These students took the national exam and passed earning bronze, silver, and gold certificates.  This is part of effort for the county to become ACT Work Ready certified.  Students from left to right are:  Cruz Uribe, Jose De La Cruz, Maria Rincon-Sanchez, Maria Castillo, Kenia Navarro, Alondra Navarro, and Thomas Hoskins.

Arbor Day Poster Art Contest Winners Released

"Kindergarten through third grades in both Hermitage and Warren, participated in a poster art contest for Arbor Day celebration.  It was judged and winners were awarded certificates with a treat complements of McDonalds.  Sponsored by GFWC Warren Woman's Club; Sandra Gatling, Poster Contest Committee"
Hermitage Winners  

1st photo (left to right):
         1st Grade -  3rd Place    - Conner Stuard
                             2nd Place   -  Elainea King
                             1st Place    -  Abby Huitt

    Kindergarten -  3rd Place   -  Slade Saunders
                              2nd Place -  Dakota Granderson
                              1st Place  -  Melodie Vaughn

3rd Grade - Corey Kelley      3rd place   (Tie)  JosephThomas      "
                    2nd Place (not pictured) Jasmin Felipe              
                    Aaron Woodard 1st place   

2nd Grade  -   Aria Vaughn   1st Place
                     Daisy Perez   2nd Place
                     Cash Forrest  3rd Place

Warren Winners

Left to Right
                        3rd Grade
                                        Anna Arroyo                3rd  Place            
                                        Addison McDougald    2nd Place
                                        Joshlynn Savage         1st  Place

                        1st Grade
                                        Savanna Camp            2nd Place
                                        McKayleigh Wilkerson  1st Place
                                        JaMia McKnight           3rd Place


                                        Sophie McKinney        1st Place
                                        Erik Ortiz                     3rd Place             2nd Place   Allden Compton