HOSA Students Bring Joy to Chapel Woods Resident

SEACBEC HOSA students helped kick off the Christmas season at Chapel Woods Health and Rehabilitation. Several members went and sang Christmas carols to the residents there. HOSA sponsors: Kasey Reep and Emily Harton.

Walton and Russell to Compete in County-wide Spelling Bee

Warren School District Gifted and Talented:  Warren Middle School recently held it's school spelling bee.  After 21 rounds, Taliyah Walton placed first, Anthony Russell placed second, and Daisy Miranda placed third.  Taliyah and Anthony will move on to the Bradley County Spelling Bee in January.  

Nelson and McKinney Advance in Spelling Bee

Warren School District Gifted and Talented:  Brunson Elementary recently held its school spelling bee.  At the end of 11 rounds, Jaci Nelson placed first, Livi McKinney placed second, and Jackson Denton placed third.  Jaci and Livi will move on to compete in The Bradley County Spelling Bee in January. 

Hermitage G/T Students Attend Technology Fair

Eight Hermitage Elementary GT Students attended the recent technology fair held at the Southeast Arkansas Educational Cooperative in Monticello. The students attended sessions such as Lunapic, Car Model, Soundtrap, Coding with cups and 3-D printing. They also participated in a virtual field trip about sharks. Students attending are L To R front: Sarah Huitt, Stella Huitt, Alli Cathey, and Kannon Belin. Back row L to R includes: Carson Rice, Melvin Martinez, Carter Curtis and Carter Wilkerson.

WSD Announces Geography Bee Winners

Warren School District Gifted and Talented National Geography Bee:  Warren Middle School Gifted and Talented students recently competed in the National Geography Bee.  After 9 rounds, Race Frazer placed first, Weston Gavin placed second, and Madison Wells placed third.  Race will move on to compete in the state National Geography Bee in the spring. 

Warren School District Gifted And Talented Competes In SEA Tech Fair

Warren School District Gifted and Talented:  The  Gifted and Talented Tech Team recently attended the Southeast Arkansas Technology Fair.  Students attended sessions in Coding, Car Models, Lunapic, 3D printing, and Soundtrap.

Technology Team: Carter Cessor, Angel Herron, Delaney Herring, Khamryn Jackson, Russell Gavin, Allianna Ayala, Jordan Davis, and Mia Johnson.

Hermitage GT Participates in Roller Coaster Event

Five Hermitage Elementary Gifted and Talented students recently participated in a Paper Roller Coaster Competition at the Southeast Educational Cooperative in Monticello. The students constructed beams, columns, loops, turns, funnels, etc. from cardstock and then the various teams competed to build the fastest, slowest and best ride,or the most creative roller coaster. Two of our students were on the winning teams. Students attending are L to R: Rayleigh Temple, Kayleea Keller, Stella Huitt, Carter Curtis and Jackson Wright.

SEACBEC Medical Students Learn About Diabetis

November 14th was World Diabetes Day. Randy Rawls presented information about the disease, its signs and symptoms and the personal impact it has had on his family to SEACBEC medical students. We appreciate Randy's commitment to bring awareness of this disease to learners in our district as well as our community.

Warren Students Compete in National Geography Bee

Brunson Elementary Competed in the first round of the National Geography Bee Competition.  Seventeen students participated in the Bee.  Avan Denton won first place, and Bristol Ballentine won second.

The school- level competition is the first round of the National Geo Bee, a geography competition designed to inspire and reward students' curiosity about the world.  Questions cover not only geography, but also cultures, physical features, history, and earth science.

Pictured: Jude Cathey, Adison McDougald, Colton Steen, Zaydin Grider, Allie Adair, Jeduthan Wallace, Lindsey Pedroza, Ava Denton, David Rawls, Bristol Ballentine, Chloe Sanders, Spencer Gardner, Avery Wharton, Kiah Files, Livi McKinney, Bleyze Fellows, and Russell Gavin.

WSD G/T Team Participates in Competition

The Brunson GT Engineer Team recently participated in the Southeast Roller Coaster Competition.  Logan Sanders' team won the award for most creative, using a multitude of parts to construct their roller coaster. 

Pictured:  Azul Garcia, Logan Sanders, Adair Gonzalez, Landon Watson, and Allie Adair

Warren FBLA Elects Officers

FBLA Roster 2018/2019   Janet Harton - Advisor
Kelsie Harris - President
Kayti Goad - Vice President
Perla Reynoso - Secretary
Emily Wells - Treasurer
Jaye Saunders - Reporter
Symone Smith - Parliamentarian
Cameron Cobb
Madilyn Barnes
Karissa Morman
Yesenia Macias
Keshira Watson
Reed Woodard

Hermitage Afterschool Program Serves Students

We are very proud of our afterschool students, said Mrs. Rita Courtney, 21st Century Program Director. The Hermitage Elementary Afterschool Program opened in 2008 with a grant from the United States Department of Education. It now serves 136 children, providing homework assistance, meals, and enrichment classes in sports, chess, robotics, legos, arts and crafts, dance, healthy cooking and many other subjects. This program provides support for children and families of the district. "Lights on Afterschool" is an event held in the fall to draw attention to the need for afterschool programs to serve children who are unsupervised and at risk each weekday afternoon. The "Lights on Afterschool" event for this year was held on November 6 from 5:30 to 7:00 at the Hermitage Elementary  School. Approximately 125 people attended this event. Various activities such as a cardboard box maze, cake walk, pie eating contest, bingo game, "ghost walk", face painting, crafts and other activities were enjoyed by parents and students alike.

Hermitage After-school Mini Basketball Camp

Coach Leah McIntyre and members of her Hermit basketball team conducted a basketball fundamentals mini-camp at Hermitage Elementary Afterschool program Monday, October 30.   Twenty-eight second through sixth grade girls attended the camp. They learned dribbling, shooting and defensive moves. The students learned a lot and had lots of fun.

WMS Students & Home-school students Attend "As you Like It"

SEARK& BCAC served the  the middle school Warren students & Warren home-school students with a Shakespearean production of “As you Like It” by Shakesphere! All free for students with funding from BCAC & SEARK! Sue Martin

WHS Drama and Theatre Students Attend UAM Show

Warren High School Drama and Theatre students enjoyed "Much Ado About Nothing" today at the UAM Fine Arts Center.

Cobb Earns Honors

Congratulations to Cameron Cobb for being named Outstanding 4A Drum Major as well as 1st Division Drum Major at the Showcase of Bands at War Memorial on October 6th.

WHS Drivers' Education Hears Speakers

Warren High School thanks CPL Byron Curry & TRP Tyler Gentry for speaking to our Driver's Ed students today.

Cobb Named Outstanding 4A Drum Major

Congratulations to Cameron Cobb for being named Outstanding 4A Drum Major as well as 1st Division Drum Major at the Showcase of Bands at War Memorial on October 6th.

Warren Band Earns Superior Rating

The Warren Lumberjack Marching Band participated in the Region III Marching Band Assessment held at Jim Hurley, Jr. Stadium, Wednesday .  The Fighting Lumberjacks earned a Superior Rating.   They are under the direction of Mr. Kevin Dunn.  Go! Jacks!

Red Ribbon Week

SEACBEC receives CNC Plasma Cutter and Welding Machines

Southeast Arkansas Community Based Education Center (SEACBEC) in Warren, AR. recently received a Trooper 4x4 CNC Plasma Cutter Table from Lone Star Solutions and 5 ESAB Rebel welding machines from Welsco through the Workforce Alliance for Southeast Arkansas which is funded by an Arkansas Department Higher Education Regional Workforce Implementation Grant awarded to the University of Arkansas at Monticello.  Part of the grant’s purpose is to provide opportunities in Southeast Arkansas to prepare individuals for a career in the advanced manufacturing industry.  Regional manufacturing industry leaders are developing a unified alliance patterned after a Toyota-developed program entitled Kentucky Federation of Advanced Manufacturing Education (KY FAME).  Several states now support FAME programs which are an apprenticeship-type work-and-learn experience that can lead to an associate degree in applied manufacturing technology.  The new plasma cutter will provide students at SEACBEC the opportunity to program, fabricate, and manufacture different designs through a computer controlled cutter.  The 5 new welding machines are some of the most innovative welding technology available and what many of the technical colleges use for training.  They have the combination of a MIG/TIG/Stick package capable to weld anything.


The Welding Program went through a small renovation over the summer to get ready for this equipment.  A complete ventilation system was installed to increase the quality of air for students.  With that, 6 booths were added to match the 8 existing ones.  The shop and classroom were painted, and lockers were added for convenience and safety of student belongings giving it a new, fresh workforce environment. 


Mr. Jamie Vail, SEACBEC Welding Instructor, is in his second year of teaching at SEACBEC.  He comes with 30 years experience.  His program is partnered with UAM McGehee Technical College where high school students have the option of taking their high school welding class as concurrent (college) credit simultaneously.  Students can become completers of a high school program but also receive 11 hours or more of college credit earning a Certificate of Proficiency.  Students also have the opportunity to become OSHA 10 and NCCER certified. SEACBEC serve students from Hermitage, Hampton, Rison, Warren, and Woodlawn.  The Director of SEACBEC, Devin McDiarmid, expresses great appreciation for the partnerships with UAM College of Technology-Crossett and McGehee for including SEACBEC to enhance workforce training opportunities in southeast Arkansas through the Workforce Alliance. SEACBEC has produced many successful welders from its program over the years.

Saunders to Preside Over HOSA

HOSA Officers were recently selected for the 2018-2019 school year.  Officers are:  President, Jaye Saunders; Vice President, Anissa Henry; Secretary, Iyahna Wells; Reporter, Iyania Smith