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.

HERMITAGE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS EARN ACT NATIONAL CAREER READINESS CERTIFICATES

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

                     Kindergarten

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

Eastside AR Students Rewarded

Eastside 2nd Grade students Ava Denton, Livi Mckinney, and Brooklyn Rawls served as Eastside's Library Media Specialists for the Day on May 18th. They were given this recognition for superior performance and outstanding accomplishment over the past school year in the Eastside Accelerated Reader Program. Each learner read and tested on over 300 books, earning each of them over 150 Accelerated Reader points. They are pictured with Eastside Library Media Specialist Lindsey Vickers.

Eastside Enjoys Testing Celebration

Eastside learners had a blast at their testing celebration on Tuesday, May 16. It is a time of celebration for all they did during testing.

Parents and Learners Enjoy Night of STEAM Fun

Eastside Parents and Learners came on May 9 for a night of fun studying about science, technology,engineering, art and math- subjects collectively know as STEAM

WSD Elementary Quiz Bowl Team Competes


Warren School District Gifted and Talented: The Warren School District Elementary Quiz Bowl
Team recently competed against area schools in the SouthEast Arkansas Quiz Bowl Competition. Elementary Quiz Bowl Team Members are: Hunter White, Adyson Rauls (scorekeeper), Anna Grace Mitchell, Jolie Trussell, Ashlyn Crawford, Murphie Wilkenson, Kailey Henry, Aiden Crozier, and Anthony Russell.  Kaily Henry was the MVP for the Warren team. 

Warren Chess Team Competes/ Gavin Takes Overall Top Spot

Warren School District Gifted and Talented:  The Warren School District Elementary Chess Team recently competed in the SouthEast Invitational.  Weston Gavin was the overall winner for the Warren team, placing 4th out of 58 students in our region.  Five of the eight member team placed in the top 20 for the tournament.


​Warren School District Elementary Chess Team: Eli Chambers, Cody Weatherspoon, Aiden Crozier, Alex Wargo, Maxx McGaha, Reiss Cornish, Anthony Russell, and Weston Gavin (not pictured).


​Weston Gavin- overall winner for Warren Team

WARREN MIDDLE SCHOOL – Third Nine Weeks Honor Roll List

ALL A –
Grade 6:  Bryleigh Bickers, Rylee Bradley, Nathan Cooper, Aiden Crozier, Braniya Davis, Karis Files, Weston Gavin, Anna Gorman, Raven Harris, Dawson Harton, Kailey Henry, Lee Johnson, Kelsy Lovell, Emma Mann, Myla Rawls, Michaela Stanley, Hannah Taulbee, Heidi Taulbee, Samuel Ward, Madison Wells, Hunter White, Paris Wright

Grade 7:  Jacey Ashcraft , Caleb Barnes, Keller Bigham, Brianna Campbell, Stephanie Canuto, Israel Castillo, Melissa Chavez, Cade Cobb, Kevin Corcules, Ruthann Corker, Riley Cornish, Annie Figueroa, Ella Garner, Jayden Grider, Westin Hargrave, Chandler Haynes, Landon Jennings, Ahmyia Lipsey, Connor McDiarmid, Samuel Rawls, Aidan Reynolds, Colton Satterlee, Creed Smith, Hector Torres, Jessica Trejo, Pierce Wargo, Aidan Weaver, Leah Wolfe, Jacob Worriax, Mylesha Yao

Grade 8:  Sydney Angle, Clay Barnes, Weston Hembree, Ruth Jaimes, Daisy Mondragon, Chloe Rauls, Jett Reep, Trystan Savage, Brooklyn Solis, India Young

A/B –
Grade 6:  Tessa Andrus, Christopher Barnett, Wyatt Barnett, Mia Blueford, Cristal Castillo, T'Mya Childs, Natalie Cooper, Felicity Crockett, Olivia Davidson, Cinnamon Davis, Lueiyah Davis, Lily Dawkins, Malik Day, Daylisha Duff, Austin George, Marcus Greene, Robert Gregory, Colby Grider, Brantley Hargis, Evelin Hernandez, John Hill, Jeffery Hudgens, Jose Jacinto, Maeson Jackson, N'Evaeh Johnson, Me-kiya Kinney, Maddox Lassiter, Alijayeceeya Lawson, Jalin Lee, Hannah Marshall, Susan McCartney, Mateo Mejia, Mackynzie Moore, Valeria Navarro, Madison Nickolson, Ivan Pahuamba, Ashley Pascual, Sherlyn Pedroza, Heaven Penister, Oscar Perez, Mysteria Pruitt, Charles Quoss, Norberto Ramirez, Marly Rawls, Delfino Rivera, Ana Romero, Cristian Sandoval, Cassie Simmons, Ethan Smith, Timia Tatum, Brayton Temple, James Warner, Hazon Wheeler, Tabitha White, Javeon Wilson, Jacob Wolfe, Ali'cia York

Grade 7:  Brookelyn Adams, Tyairean Bass, Ashlyn Broughton, Arington Browning, Chandler Byrd, Yoett Campos, Graice Carrington, Zoey Carroll, Halley Childs, Kameron Crawford, Esmeralda Crisostomo, Kailee Curry, Kenasia Davis, Marvontre Davis, Michael Doggett, Klayton Dunaway, Dakota Eyman, Nayeli Garcia, Miles Hargrave, Zander Hemphill, Anna Herron, Viviana Herron, Alyssa Higgins, Samuel Hollingsworth, Carrigan Hopson, Keely Huitt, Abbigail Ibarra, Monica Jacinto, Daniel Johnson, Harley Latta, Ronald Martin, Pedro Mendez-Carlos, Skye Nichols, Chloe Phelps, Olivia Pierce, Luis Ramirez, Bryan Reynoso, Cheyanne Richardson, Tony Roque, Quwan Ross, Austin Saunders, Aubrey Savage, Kristany Smith, Bailey Solis, Leslie Vega, Jameson Weeks, James Wells, Elaine White, Luci Woodard

Grade 8:  Emily Adams, Damian Allred, Patricia Alor, Levi Baldwin, Laura Barnes, Tyrianna Bass, George Bigham, Mia Bradley, Joseph Brown, Macey Camp, Ashley Cansino, Billy Carpenter, Topanga Castlow, Bryce Cornish, Kyhlee Cruce, Nay Sheen Daughtery, Ethan Dauzat, Nicholas Dunaway, Jacob Duran, Dominic Figueroa, Blake Forrest, Jolyn Forrest, Ashley Garcia, Ethan Gardner, Layla Gorman, Stone Gorman, Brandon Hays, Kanaysia Hays, Brennon Heintzleman, Julie Henley, Anna Heranney, John Hill, Gregory Hoskins, Spencer Johnson, Valerie Jurado, Camron Kamau, Jaden Kitchens, Addison Langford, Alyson Mann, Aubrey Mann, Sara Mann, Yaneth Marquez, Jendy Martinez, Jamiah Meeks, Abigail Merales, Simone' Miller, Noesha Neal, Gary O'Neill, QuinDarius Payne, Lauren Perry, Elaina Reddin, Carisa Salinas, Alexandra Sanchez, Wendy Sandoval, Trevor Sandridge, Tanner Toxey Simmons, Symone Smith, Perla Sosa, Chetalya Spears, Carson Taylor, Precious Thomas, Jakeilah Warner, Keshira Watson, Landen West, William Wilkinson

Hippy Celebrates End of School Year

Kids, parents and staff of the "Home instructional program for parents of preschool youngsters"
( Hippy ) gathered Tuesday, May 2nd at Eastside School to enjoy a hamburger cookout provided by Union Bank and Trust Company.  The event was held to celebrate the successful completion of the current school year.

The program served 85 kids during the year.  Staff members Wanda Rhodes, Shanikue Rhodes and Susan Castleberry were present.  Randy Rawls and Patricia Wilkerson of Union Bank provided the food.  Murphie Wilkerson was also present to take part.

The Hippy program was started in Israel a number of years ago and has been very successful in the United States as a way of helping get preschool youngsters started in the right direction educationally.  

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.