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Drew Central 4th Graders Hold Museum Grand Opening

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019

Drew Central fourth grade students held a Hana’s Suitcase Museum grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony.  The students gave tours to students and the public.  Adult guests were asked to give the fourth graders feedback to this question “What feelings did you experience when walking through the museum?” (more…)

DC’s Jalia Bunn Wins Class 3A State Championship In 100 Meter Dash & 300 Meter Hurdles

Monday, May 13th, 2019

thumbnailOur very own freshman Jalia Bunn won the class 3A State Championship in the 100 meter dash and the 300 meter hurdles last week at the 3A State Track meet.
She competed in the “Meet of Champs” this weekend in Hot Springs.  This is a meet between all the State Champions from across all classifications (1A-7A) in Arkansas.
Jalia finished 10th in the 100 meter dash and 9th in 300 meter hurdles!
Not bad for a ninth grader!
Go Pirates

Drew Central Choir Spring Pop Concert, May 2nd

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

Interfor 444 Good newschoirDrew Central Choir Spring Pop Concert, “DC’s Hottest Hits, 201.9” for 7-12 grade choirs at Drew Central.  This show imitates a live radio broadcast featuring music from all genres with singing, dancing, and lot of entertainment!  We will be performing for the school at 1:30, on May 2nd, and at 6:30, that evening, for the public.  Free admission and we would love to invite our community!

DC Gearheads Qualify For Worlds In VEX Robotics

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

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Left to Right: DC Gearheads: Jacob Hall, Lane Berryman, Hunter Rhodes, Paden Defir, Jeremy Smith, Anna Coleman and Parker Duncan

Left to Right: DC Gearheads: Jacob Hall, Lane Berryman, Hunter Rhodes, Paden Defir, Jeremy Smith, Anna Coleman and Parker Duncan




On Saturday, March 9, 2019, the DC Gearheads competed at the STATE Vex Robotics Championships. They did well in the morning qualification rounds by going 6-1 for the day. (more…)

Drew Central 4th Graders Teach UAM Geography Classes

Tuesday, February 19th, 2019

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Lt to Rt Front row Reagan Booth, Natalie Lawson, Caroline McRae, Gracie Perez, TuMarqus Conner, and Austin Williams Back Row TaMya Young, Madison Jones

Drew Central fourth graders stepped into the role of professors and taught two UAM geography classes.  Students used their continent Google Slide presentations to organize the research information such as continent size, population, and number of countries in the continent amongst other various topics.

Teacher, Brandie Everett, wanted students to have a real-world application for their Google Slide presentations that emphasized knowing your audience and public speaking skills.



Drew Central Elementary School Perfect Attendance – 2018 Fall Semester

Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

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DC 4th Graders Go To The Movies

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

thumbnailDrew Central fourth graders, parents, and teachers met for a DC Family Movie day on Sunday, November 4th.  The movie was The Nutcracker and the Four Realms based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann.  The music in the movie,Tchaikovsky’s score, has become one of the most famous compositions.

DCHS FBLA Honored At District III Fall Leadership Conference

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

image003Drew Central High Schools FBLA was honored Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the District III Fall Leadership Conference in Pine Bluff for outstanding service to the Monticello area food pantry, Salvation Army Ringing of the Bell, Angel Tree Project, and Adopt a Family Christmas offering. Also, there was a special recognition for their Bucket Challenge for Healthy Babies project for March of Dimes.

Proud Pirates we are!!!!!

DC Forth Graders Invite Grandparents For Lunch On National Grandparent’s Day

Monday, October 8th, 2018
thumbnailDrew Central fourth graders invited their grandparents to join them for lunch in honor of National Grandparents’ Day.  Students were treated to a Coretta Scott King Honor book read aloud titled When I Am Old with You authored by Angela Johnson.  The bond between grandparent and grandchild  transcends time, and sometimes transcends an adult’s sense of logic, reaching a deeper level of truth.


Representative LeAnne Burch Special Guest Reader At Drew Central

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

thumbnailDrew Central fourth graders had a special guest reader, Arkansas House of Representative for District 9, LeAnne Burch.  She read the New York Times Best Seller “Grace for President” by Kelly DiPucchio.

This book gave the fourth graders a fun introduction to the American electoral system but also taught them the value of hard work, courage, and independent thought- and offered an inspiring example of how to choose our leaders.

Drew Central Fourth Graders Attend a Mock Engineering Academy

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018
Lt to Rt: Me'Unna Daniels & Ryli Birch

Lt to Rt: Me’Unna Daniels & Ryli Birch

Drew Central fourth grade students learned that their are many challenges when reading a technical schematic diagram.  Students working with a partner were given the task to build a toy Bionicle.  None of the Bionicles were the same.  Students were required to build the toy Bionicle following a step process and were not given a picture of what was being built.  This project gave students the opportunity to practice critical thinking, team building, and perseverance skills.

DC 4th Graders Learn About Venus Flytrap Plant

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

thumbnailDrew Central fourth graders act out the trapping behavior of the Venus flytrap plant.  The Venus flytrap is a carnivorous plant- it’s a Meat Eater!  Students learned it catches its prey (insects and arachnids) with a trapping structure.  The structure is triggered by tiny hairs on their inner surfaces.

One student played the role of the plant while another student played the role of the food.  Students learned the trap only snaps shut after the second contact within twenty seconds.

DC Elementary Participated In Christmas STEM Challenge

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
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Blake Wilson & Mariah Jenkins

Drew Central fourth graders eagerly took on the Christmas STEM Challenge “Candy Cane Calamity”.  STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and math.  Students worked in teams and designed and built a way to safely “mail” two candy canes in one paper bag package without breakage.  Students were required to follow criteria and constraints. Once the packages were complete, students weighed them in grams and used a grams to ounces converter website.  Next, they used Chromebooks and researched FedEx, USPS, etc. rates to mail their packages to Santa at the North Pole aka Geographic North Pole or Terrestrial North Pole.   (more…)

Michael James Reads To Drew Central 4th Graders

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Michael James, James Insurance Agency

Drew Central fourth graders have kicked-offed another year of “Leaders as Readers”!  This is a partnership between the students and Monticello Rotary Club members.  Each week a members read to the three classes of fourth graders.  Members share their life experiences including education and what they did to become a leader in the community.  

This partnership started sixteen years ago with a goal of teacher Eva Arrington to help students understand that their community cares about them.

Drew Central 4th Grade Float Parade Winners

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

IMG_0193 copyDrew Central fourth graders researched different counties in Arkansas as part of a study of Arkansas History.  Using the information gathered,  students created floats out of shoe boxes and held the 3rd annual Arkansas float parade for the elementary students.

Float winners in pic:
1st Place-Daniel Chang
2nd Place-Blaine Caldwell
3rd-Graci Norris

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