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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

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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

Drew Central Robotics’ Maiden Voyage into the Robotics Competition World

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

dc gearheads alliance memphisOn January, 16, 2016 the first year Drew Central 21st CCLC Robotics Team competed in the Collierville, TN Dragon VEX competition and placed 2nd. When the team arrived they were ranked 21 out of 21. During the 37 qualifications rounds, teams play as an “alliance”.

Each alliance consists of two teams randomly chosen and put together to show teamwork and to see how the alliance could work together and make their robots complement one another. Drew Central played 7 qualifying rounds and won each. At the end of the qualification match, DC Gearheads had advanced to 2nd place overall.


Drew Central 4th Graders Participate In 2015 One Hour Of Code Event

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

e2zn0gk7 copyDrew Central fourth graders participated in the 2015 One Hour of Code which is a one-hour activity designed for students of all ages.  

The largest learning event in history kicks off during Computer Science Education Week, December 7-13.  The goal was to have a global movement with millions of students from around the world learning about coding at the same time. Students can choose from a variety of self-guided tutorials, for kindergarten and up.  Once students see what they create right before their eyes, they’re empowered to keep going.  Why computer science?  Every 21st-century student should have the opportunity to take part in creating technology that’s changing the world.  The basics help nurture creativity and problem-solving skills, and prepare students for any future career.  By exposing both girls and boys to fundamental computing concepts on a level playing field, we can inspire today’s generation of students to build technology. (more…)

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