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, 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

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 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

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.

Warren Schools Announce Class Meeting and Registration Information

All Warren High School sophomores, juniors, and seniors may pick up their schedules beginning Monday, August 1st through Thursday, August 4th from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.  and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. For your convenience all forms needed to pick up your schedule will be available for download from the district website beginning July 15th. Go to, click on schools, then high school. There will be a folder that is labeled “registration forms”. You must complete all of them even if they don't apply to you. A PARENT OR GUARDIAN MUST ACCOMPANY YOU. There will not be a formal orientation at this time for these grades. It will be come and go at your convenience.

Freshmen and new learners to Warren High School orientation will be held Friday, August 5 at 9 a.m. in the Warren High School cafeteria.  You may also download the forms ahead of time but you will have to go through the orientation process. A PARENT OR GUARDIAN MUST ACCOMPANY YOU.

Eastside New Vision Charter School Class meeting will be held August 11, 2016:

Each grade will have two 30 minute class meeting sessions--5:00-5:30, 5:30-6:00; parents can select the session to attend. There will be a block party from 5:30-7:00.

ABC Preschool Meet the Teacher Night is scheduled for August 11, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Brunson New Vision Charter School open house and Title I meeting is scheduled for August 9, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.

Warren Middle School-A Conversion Charter School parent/student orientation is scheduled for August 4, 2016 at the following times:
6th grade- 9:00 a.m.
7th grade- 11:00 a.m.
8th grade- 1:00 p.m.
A parent/guardian must tend orientation with the student.

There will be a $5.00 locker fee due upon registration.

WHS Literacy Department Releases Supply List

9th Grade English
Two (2) Packages 8 tab Dividers
One (1) Package of 25 Sheet protectors
One (1) box Kleenex
Two (2) packs of loose leaf paper
Ink pens and pencils
Package of multi-colors highlighters

10th Grade English
Two (2) Packages 8 tab Dividers
One (1) Package of 25 Sheet protectors
One (1) box of Kleenex
One (1) container of Lysol/Clorox wipes
Two (2) packs of college-ruled notebook paper

11th Grade English
Two (2) Packages 8 tab Dividers
One (1) Package of 25 Sheet protectors
1 ½” Heavy Duty Binder (any color)
One (1) box Kleenex
Two (2) packs of loose leaf paper
Ink Pens and Pencils

12th Grade English
Two (2) Packages 8 tab Dividers
One (1) Package of 25 Sheet Protectors
One (1) Package of Black or Blue Ink Pens
Two (2) Packs of loose leaf paper
1” Binder (any color)
1 Box of Kleenex


2 large pink erasers
1 package of wooden, number 2 pencils (24 ct)
1 pair Fiskar brand safety scissors
2 boxes Crayola brand crayons, (24 ct)
2 boxes washable markers
1 Clorox wipes
1 bottle hand sanitizer
2 boxes Kleenex
2 plastic pocket folders with prongs
3 jumbo glue sticks
2 rolls of paper towels

First Grade
2 spiral notebooks
5 plastic pocket folders with prongs
1 Crayola washable markers
2 boxes Crayola brand crayons (24 ct)
1 school box
2 packages of “Expo” markers (8 total)
1 pair of scissors
2 glue sticks
3 packages of #2 pencils
4 large pink erasers
2 packages of wide ruled notebook paper
1 1-inch binder
2 boxes of Kleenex
1 bottle of hand soap
1 bottle of Germ-X
1 package of baby wipes
1 box of gallon Ziploc bags – boys
1 box of quart Ziploc bags – girls

Second Grade
3 boxes of #2 pencils (20 ct)
4 large pink hand held erasers
3 packages of loose leaf paper (wide rule)
5 one subject spiral notebooks
3 plastic folders with prongs
3 boxes of crayons (24 ct)
1 pair of safety scissors
10 glue sticks
8 “Expo” dry erase markers
1 school box
2 bottles of liquid hand soap
4 boxes of tissues
2 containers of Clorox disinfecting wipes

Third Grade
1 small school box
1 1-inch binder
   pocketed & pronged folders (1-blue, 1-red, 2 green, 2 black, 1 purple
1 pair scissors
2 glue sticks/per semester (4 total)
24 pencils #2/per semester
1 package construction paper
1 package copy paper
2 packages wide rule, loose paper
2 box crayons
1 bottle hand soap
2 boxes Kleenex
2 composition notebooks
1 package cap erasers
1 backpack
2 rolls paper towels
1 bottle hand sanitizer
Ink pens- red, blue, black (1 of each)
1 box gallon Ziploc bags – girls
1 box quart Ziploc bags – boys
1 12-inch ruler
2 package lined notecards – girls
1 package small white envelopes

Fourth Grade
1 12-inch ruler
1 protractor (no arm)
2 boxes crayons (24 ct)
1 2-inch binder
2 packages of loose-leaf paper
1 package of black or blue pens
2  Black “Expo” markers
1 package of multi colored construction paper
12 pencils
2 glue sticks
1 pair of scissors
4 1-subject notebooks wide ruled
1 supply box or bag
1 package markers
2 boxes of Kleenex
1 hand soap – boys
1 hand sanitizer – girls
2 rolls of paper towels
4 pocket folders

Fifth & Sixth Grade
3 3-subject notebooks
3 speckled composition books
2 packages of blue or black ink pens (10 pack)
1 package of colored pencils (12 pack)
2 rolls of transparent tape
2 hand sanitizers
2  packages  of loose-leaf  notebook paper (100 ct)
1 package of copy paper
1 package of #2 pencils (24 ct)
2 red pens
1 package of markers
2 packages of highlighters
1 1-inch 3-ring binder
1 package of index cards
1  ½- inch binder
1 package of tab dividers
1 pair of scissors
1 package of post-it notes

Warren Middle School-A Conversion Charter School Supply List for 2016-17

Brunson New Vision Charter School Supply List Released for 2016-17

Eastside New Vision Charter School Supply Lists for 2016-17

Please Purchase Name Brand Listed for Each Grade.  Other brands do not work as well.  Write your child's name on all items. Inquire often to see if your child needs school supplies.

Productive Parkway: (Formerly 3rd)

*2 packages of 24 wood pencils (no plastic coating or mechanical)
*2 packages of loose leaf paper
* 2 packages of wipes (one Lyson and one baby wipes)
*2 Boxes of Kleenex
*1 Bottle of GermX
*2 spiral notebooks
*2 pocket folders
*Pencil pouch
*4 black Expo markers (Black Only)
*1 box of 24 count crayons
*1 package of sheet protectors
*1 package of 8-10 dividers
*2 large glue sticks
*1 eraser
***Binder (school store)
**Scholastic news $6.00
*3 prong 2 pocket folder blue (art)

Hairston Competes in National History Bee

Mark Hairston, a student of Warren Middle School, competed recently in the National History Bee in Chicago, IL, in the 8th grade division. Mark placed 136th in the Nation.  He qualified for the national finals when he won the Little Rock Regional Finals.  He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Hairston.

Monticello Christian Academy Students Honored by President Obama

Pictured from left to right:  Bottom row: Hayley Hunter, Braxton Shelton, Christin Sullivan Top Row: Kelly Word, Director of Education MCA, Mayor Zack Tucker, Mayor of Monticello, AR

Mayor Zack Tucker was on hand at the recent Monticello Christian Academy Victory Ceremony to help Kelly Word, Director of MCA, present three students with Presidential Community Service Awards. In the past two years, MCA has had the honor of presenting six of its students with this prestigious honor.  Students receive a metal of honor for their service, a certificate of achievement, and a letter from the President of the United States.  This years award winners are as follows:  Hayley Hunter, Bronze Metal; Braxton Shelton, Bronze Metal; Christin Sullivan, Silver Metal.  Monticello Christian Academy is committed to service to the SEARK community.  MCA students have been involved in over 400 hours of service to the surrounding area.  Student service activities have included everything from a food drive that collected over 500 pounds of food, to singing at senior citizen living facilities, to delivering meals and commodities to meals on wheels recipients through the local Senior Citizen's Center.  If you would like more information of MCA and how you can get involved in service, please contact Kelly Word, Director of Education at 870-460-0829 or visit our website at


Pictured from left to right:  Bottom Row:  Ezekiel Breshears, Kaylee De La Cruz, Michael Cunningham, Sophie Sivils, Matthew Tumlison; Middle Row:  Matthew Nunn, Isaiah Breshears, Braxton Shelton; Top Row: Hayley Hunter, Jaden Jean, Nick Barajas, Christin Sullivan

Monticello Christian Academy, located at 910 Old Warren Road in Monticello, AR, recently honored some of its students for the 2015-2016 Academy Year at its annual Victory Ceremony.  Students received varied awards for achievements ranging from academic achievements to character and integrity awards.  "The annual Victory Ceremony is a highlight of the year that every student looks forward to," said Kelly Word, Director of Education.  If you would like more information about MCA and any of its events, please call 870-460-0829 or visit the website:

Hermitage Pinwheel Project Winners for Hermitage Announced

In conjunction with Pinwheel for Prevention for Child Abuse Awareness, the GFWC Warren Woman's Club sponsored a Pinwheel Craft Contest in the 4th, 5th, and 6th grades in the Hermitage and School.  The Pinwheel is a national symbol for recognizing the awareness of the children in Domestic Violence.  The winners of the contest were fourth grade:  Izzy Hollingsworth, first place; Jacob Johnson, second place; and Mayra Rene-Valle, third place.  Fifth grade winners were:  Perla Rincon, first place; Melissa Ramirez, second place; and Thomas Rice, third place.

Sixth grade winners were:  Haley McDougald, (not pictured) first place; Victor Vargas, second place; and Emilye Esquivel third place.