Warren Students Participate in Festival Chorus

Southeast Arkansas Festival Chorus presented their annual concert Saturday, April 22 in the Drew Central Auditorium. More than 200 students represented 9 school districts in Southeast Arkansas. Warren participants were (Front row L-R) Robert Gregory, Sherlyn Pedroza, (Back Row L-R) Kailey Henry, Raven Harris, Michaela Stanley, and Kelsy Lovell. These students are 6th graders at Warren Middle School and are active participants in the Beginner Chorus directed by Katie Kuhn.

Warren GT Visits Moro Bay State Park

Warren School District Gifted and Talented: Brunson New Vision Charter School 4th and 5th Grade Gifted and Talented students recently went on a field trip to Moro Bay State Park.  While visiting the park, the students learned about wildlife conservation, the fur trapping trade, and reptiles native to Arkansas.




HOSA State Conference Winners

SEACBEC HOSA students competed with other students from around the state during the Arkansas State HOSA Convention held March 9th in Hot Springs, AR.  HOSA is a national student organization which focuses on promoting career opportunities in health care.  The following placed in their event and are eligible to compete at the International HOSA Conference: Sydney Broome, 1st place in Medical Math, Hannah Richey, 2nd place in Extemporaneous Writing, Shelby Gardner and Alaina Glover, 3rd place in Health Education and Abigail Torres, 3rd place in Medical Law and Ethics.

The International HOSA Conference will be held June 19-24, 2017 in Orlando, FL.

HOSA sponsors are Kasey Reep and Emily Harton.

Advance Arkansas: New Scholarship Initiative Will Assist Arkansans

Scholarship initiative developed by Chancellor Steinmetz will create opportunities for more students from Arkansas to attend the U of A.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas is introducing a new scholarship initiative, Advance Arkansas, as part of Campaign Arkansas, the university’s ongoing capital campaign. Advance Arkansas will create campus-wide undergraduate scholarship endowments to benefit academically promising students from Arkansas.

The Advance Arkansas scholarships will support new, returning and transfer students from Arkansas who exhibit strong academic ability, impressive leadership skills, some financial need, extraordinary determination and a deep sense of connection to the region and state. Recipients will also exhibit a strong desire to attend and graduate from the University of Arkansas. Preference will be given to students who are the first in their families to pursue a four-year baccalaureate degree.

 “It is our hope that these students will make significant contributions to the overall achievement of the state,” said Chancellor Joe Steinmetz, who was a first-generation college student himself. “It is a top priority of ours to ensure that hard-working, academically gifted students graduating from Arkansas high schools have the opportunity to attend the state’s flagship institution.”

“Many of the state’s best students attend other schools because they receive better financial incentives,” said Charles Robinson, vice chancellor for student affairs. “Advance Arkansas will serve to help us capture more of these Arkansans by making the university more financially accessible. These students will contribute very positively to the strong academic and community-focused culture of our campus.”

The minimum endowment required for Advance Arkansas scholarships is $50,000. The scholarships will be “portable,” meaning they will follow their student recipients regardless of changes in major, as long as other renewal criteria are maintained.

The university is setting aside $2.5 million to match the earnings in the spending accounts generated by the scholarship endowments to double the impact. Therefore, an endowment generating $2,000 in scholarship spending will be matched with another $2,000 by the university, for a total scholarship award of $4,000. The amount of the scholarships awarded will range from $4,000 to full tuition awards.

Chancellor Steinmetz and his wife will show their support of Advance Arkansas by making another $50,000 gift, bringing the total amount they have provided to support scholarships for Advance Arkansas to $100,000.

During All in for Arkansas, the university’s second annual giving day on March 29-30, donors will have the unique opportunity to contribute any amount to the Advance Arkansas scholarship program.

“I hope this demonstrates how passionate Sandy and I are about this initiative,” Steinmetz said. “We encourage others to join us by contributing to the scholarship during All in for Arkansas as well.”

All in for Arkansas will begin on March 29 and run for 1,871 minutes, in honor of the university’s founding year of 1871. The event coincides with the university’s 146th birthday and, this year, will be the unofficial kick-off of fundraising for the Advance Arkansas scholarship initiative.

About Campaign Arkansas: Campaign Arkansas is the ongoing capital campaign for the University of Arkansas to raise private gift support for the university’s academic mission and other key priorities. The campaign’s goal is to raise $1 billion to support academic and need-based scholarships, technology enhancements, new and renovated facilities, undergraduate, graduate and faculty research, study abroad opportunities and other innovative programs. The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in a wide spectrum of disciplines as it works to fulfill its public land-grant mission to serve Arkansas and beyond as a partner, resource and catalyst.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

High School Students: Apply Now for Retail Supply Chain Summer Camp

Deadline to apply is May 25 for the July 9-13 camp.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Supply Chain Management Research Center and the Center for Retailing Excellence at the Sam M. Walton College of Business are hosting the Retail Supply Chain Management Summer Camp July 9-13 on the University of Arkansas campus.

The five-day residential summer camp for students in grades 11 and 12 will teach campers about supply chain management, online and in-store commerce, consumer behavior, logistics and retailer or supplier-related industries. The students will also tour nearby companies, hear from industry leaders and faculty and will take part in business case studies.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for teens who are curious about commerce, retail and the process of business,” said John Kent, director of the Supply Chain Management Research Center. “The agenda is full of tours, talks, activities and project presentations, which will introduce many business practices to campers. It will also introduce them to life at the University of Arkansas.”

The camp is limited to 25 students and will cost $650 per camper. Applications must be received no later than May 25.

For more information or to apply, visit the Summer Camp page or contact the Supply Chain Management Research Center at 479-575-6107.



About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

Hermitage G/T Participates in Roller Coaster Challenge

Hermitage 5th and 6th grade GT students participated in the  annual Roller Coaster Challenge at the Monticello Cooperative on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Two students from Hermitage were on the winning teams and received medals. Pictured are from left to right: Sayra Martinez, Gwen Huitt (GT Coordinator), Reece Reep, Easton Parker, John Robert Ellis and Grace Smiith.  

ABC Preschool Has Visit from Local Heros

Warren ABC Preschool classes have been learning about Community Helpers and Friday, February 24th the students had the chance to meet Warren's Fire Fighters. It was a wonderful experience and the children and ABC faculty and staff were so grateful! The classes gave the Fire Fighters a thank you for being their hero book and a painting created by the students.



Crochet Club Formed at WHS

First day of learning...the chain stitch.
A crochet club has been organized at Warren High School by Mrs. Angie Ferrell, the Family and Consumer Science Instructor and Mrs. Beverly Reep, a history teacher at the high school who enjoys the art of crocheting.

The initial purpose of the club is to teach others how to crochet.  However, as the club grows and members master the craft, the club will exchange patterns and ideas.

During the first meeting, the members learned the basics of yarn sizes, hook sizes, and how to make the beginning loop and chain stitch.  As they mastered the chain stitch, some moved on to working on the single crochet stitch.

They voted to meet each Thursday after school in room 107.  The meeting time is approximately one hour.

"We ran into one tricky situation today.  I have never taught any one who is left handed.  One of our members is left handed.  If there is anyone out there who might assist this young lady, I hope you will contact me at 870-820-2894.  Leave a voice mail, please," says Reep.

Also, the community could pitch in if they would like by donating yarn, crochet hooks, and patterns which will be used to create a crochet file from which the young learners can check out patterns.

The class welcomes both students, teachers, and staff to take part in the sessions.

Mrs. Ferrell and Mrs. Reep believe strongly that the crafts of women of the past should not fade away.  Keeping these crafts alive in our youth is important.

Photos From Fun Night

Each year Eastside Elementary School hosts Fun Night, an event to raise funds to supplement the needs of the school.  The event was held in the Multipurpose Facility and was manned by parents, local volunteers, and school personnel.  It was well attended.
Junior Corrine Ridgell visits with one of the youngsters who came to have some FUN!  Corrine, along with other high school students volunteered their time to help with Fun Night.

Left to Right:  Abigail Torres, Rosa Batista, Austin Hammons, Neyleia Gonzalez, and Dennis Daniels manned the bounce house.

These three were busy playing games and collecting prizes when they took time out for a photo op.

Picking up ducks for a prize is always a favorite of the little ones.

Eastside Students Enjoy Visit From Wildlife Officer

Wildlife Officer Chuck Willis from Dumas presented a program for all Eastside students.  He discussed careers in wildlife, shared fur bearing animals in Arkansas and discussed tracks and wildlife.  He was assisted by Officer Norman Cornish of Warren.

Art students get outdoor inspiration from waterfowl field experience

HOPE – Students from Hampton in Calhoun County trekked two hours across the southern portion of state last week to learn all about ducks, as part of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s Waterfowl Field Experience. The program, coordinated by Tisa Bomar, AGFC’s Federal Junior Duck Stamp Coordinator, is a way to blend a typical school field trip with a close-up view of Arkansas’s wildlife, complete with demonstrations from AGFC biologists.

Hampton was among five schools that received $300 grants this year from the AGFC for a Waterfowl Field Experience. Hampton’s students included children from sixth grade through high school. Assisting Bomar in the program were Linda Goodner, AGFC southwest regional education coordinator; and biologists Mike Harris, Eley Talley, Brodie Whatley and Cameron Tatom from the Hope Regional Office. AGFC Waterfowl Program Coordinator Luke Naylor and AGFC Statewide Wetlands Habitat Coordinator Jason “Buck” Jackson were instrumental in coordinating all five field experience sessions and taking the role of instructor at many of them.

Hermitage 4th Graders Make Butter

During the Expeditionary Learning in the Fourth Grade Classroom, students are studying craftspeople during colonial times, such as blacksmiths, wheelwrights, shoemakers and other crafts. This study also involves activities of daily life such as butter making. Mrs. Faye Ozment, classroom teacher, and Mrs.Gwen Huitt, GT teacher, shared childhood memories of churning butter, The teachers shared actual butter molds and churns used by their parents and grandparents. The students then made butter by shaking whipping cream in a small container. Everyone enjoyed eating the butter on saltine crackers.Pictured are from left to right are Mrs. Faye Ozment, Perla Ramos,
 Karen Domingez, and Porter Chandler. 

HOSA Concludes Hoodie and Blanket Drive

HOSA students at SEACBEC hosted the second annual Hoodie Drive to benefit Warren School District learners.  This year, members decided to include blankets in the drive.  WSD clubs, learners, and faculty were all asked to participate in the drive.  Over 50 items were donated and will be distributed to those in need.

Hermitage Jr. High Quiz Bowl Team Competes in Governor's Quiz Bowl Tournament

Front L-R: Heather Hoskins, Madison McGhee (scorekeeper), Edwin Martinez, Will Outlaw, and Braden Harrod
Back L-R: Dwayne Inzer (coach), Abby Johnson, Cole Pennington, Alan McGhee, Rodrigo Matamoros, and Jill Ferrell (coach).

The Hermitage Jr. High Quiz Bowl team placed 2nd in the Arkansas Governor's Quiz Bowl Association's 1A regional tournament in Mena, AR on Friday, February 3, 2017. The team can now advance to the 1A state tournament which will he held in Morrilton, AR on February 25, 2017.
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SEACBEC's CSI Classes Conduct Fetal Pig Autopsies


On February 1st - 3rd, 2017 SEACBEC's Crime Scene Investigations (CSI) classes from Warren and Hermitage school districts conducted fetal pig autopsies to examine and discover the cause of death of thirteen fetal pigs. Each pig was altered in some way to mimic a cause of death; it was the CSI students assignment to perform the autopsy to determine what is unusual, and therefore probably associated with the cause of death. Some of the modifications to the pigs may have suggested criminal activity, while others may point to an accident. Students dissected the pigs and recorded all observations of both normal and abnormal appearances throughout the examination. After students had completed the external and internal examinations, their team reviewed their findings and submitted their hypothesis of their fetal pigs cause of death.



100th Day of School Celebrated

Mayor Bryan Martin proclaims the 100th day of school at Eastside.
Last week the students and staff at Eastside celebrated the 100th day of school.  Mayor of Warren Bryan Martin proclaimed the 100th day of school in Warren, balloons were released to celebrate the milestone in the lives of the children.





Hermitage Releases Semester Honor Roll

HERMITAGE HIGH SCHOOL
1st Semester Honor Roll
2016-2017

All A’s                                                                             A/B

12th Grade                                                                   12th Grade                                                 8th Grade
Connor Wilkerson                                                 Maria Castillo                                         Andrea Castillo
                                                                               Breania Isidro                                         Colby Cathey
11th Grade                                                              Cole Maxwell                                         Makayla Doss
Samantha Clanton                                                  Carlos Navarro                                       Holley McVay
Kayla McDougald                                                  Tayzha Tate                                            Will Outlaw
                                                                                                                                               Arleigh Wolfe
10th Grade                                                                   11th Grade
Ally Huitt                                                               Lakin Barber                                            7th Grade
Chelsey McDougald                                              Christian Helms                                     Hailey Carney
Haley Raney                                                           Lupe Martinez                                       Jose Castro
Cade Wilkerson                                                      Alondra Navarro                                   Christian Danley
                                                                                Kenia Navarro                                       Emily Esquivel
9th Grade                                                                 Sarah Catherine Reynolds                     Kennadie Etue
Madison McGhee                                                    Maria Rincon                                        Justin Grider
                                                                                 Jennifer Uribe                                       Dylan Johnson
8th Grade                                                                 A-Kay Wardlaw                                     Elizabeth Martinez
Bayleigh Ellis                                                          Logen Williams                                      Preston Thompson
Leah Huitt
Edwin Martinez                                                       10th Grade
Cindy Kaye Wilkerson                                          Gregory Hilliard
                                                                               Joseph Kidwell
7th Grade                                                               Audrianna McClendon
Ericca Corker                                                         Kimberly O’Dell
Joseph Garay                                                          Marly Robinson
Braden Harrod                                                        Franklynn Westerbuhr
Rodrigo Matamoros-Lopez
Alan McGhee                                                             9th Grade
Sutton Nelson                                                          Laini Barber
                                                                                 Genesis Garay
                                                                                 Jacob Hannum
                                                                                 Cassidy Hollingsworth
                                                                                 Heather Hoskins
                                                                                 Abby Johnson
                                                                                 Cole Pennington
                                                                                 Nathali Simon

                                                                                 Erin Watkins

Richard O'Neil Takes 1st Place

Warren School District Gifted and Talented:  Warren Middle School Gifted and Talented student Richard O'Neil recently placed first in the Junior High Chess Tournament.  Richard played against students from other area schools.  

Hermitage Releases 2nd Nine Weeks Honor Roll

HERMITAGE HIGH SCHOOL
2nd  9 Weeks Honor Roll
2016-2017

All A’s                                                                             A/B

12th Grade                                                                   12th Grade                                                 8th Grade
Connor Wilkerson                                                 Maria Castillo                                         Andrea Castillo
                                                                               Cheyenne Burch                                     Colby Cathey
11th Grade                                                              Francisco Gonzalez                                Makayla Doss
Samantha Clanton                                                 TJ Hoskins                                               Bayleigh Ellis
Kayla McDougald                                                 Cole Maxwell                                          Holley McVay
A-Kay Wardlaw                                                    Carlos Navarro                                         Will Outlaw
                                                                                                                                                Arleigh Wolfe
10th Grade                                                                   11th Grade
Ally Huitt                                                               Lakin Barber                                            7th Grade
Cade Wilkerson                                                      Lupe Martinez                                      Hailey Carney
                                                                               Alondra Navarro                                   Emily Esquivel
9th Grade                                                                Sarah Catherine Reynolds                    Kennadie Etue
Genesis Garay                                                        Maria Rincon                                        Justin Grider
Madison McGhee                                                   Jennifer Uribe                                       Rodrigo Matamoros-Lopez

8th Grade                                                                      10th Grade
Leah Huitt                                                               Gregory Hilliard
Edwin Martinez                                                      Joseph Kidwell
Cindy Kaye Wilkerson                                           Chelsey McDougald
                                                                                Kimberly O’Dell
                                                                                Haley Raney
7th Grade                                                                 Marly Robinson
Ericca Corker
Joseph Garay                                                             9th Grade
Braden Harrod                                                         Laini Barber
Alan McGhee                                                           Selby Best
Sutton Nelson                                                          Cassidy Hollingsworth
                                                                                 Heather Hoskins
                                                                                 Abby Johnson
                                                                                 Nathali Simon
                                                                                 Erin Watkins