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DCHS Daily Announcements

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

HOMECOMING MEETING – FRIDAY
There will be a homecoming meeting in Mrs. Leek’s room during lunch on Friday. Please stop by to receive paperwork and information about running for homecoming court and queen. A posted list will be available outside (more…)

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 Fourth Graders Exploring Defined STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math)

Monday, February 15th, 2016

photoDrew Central fourth graders are exploring Defined STEM lessons with the use of classroom Chromebooks. Fourth graders were given a prompt “Child obesity in the United States has been a growing problem in the last ten years. This is a serious problem for kids. Scientist believe that child obesity is a growing health problem.What can you do to inform parents and children and to explain the benefits of exercise for children?”

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DC Fourth Graders Learn About Sacajawea, Louis & Clark

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

photo 1Drew Central fourth graders are stepping back in time while reading The Story of Sacajawea, Guide to Lewis and Clark by Della Rowland.  After Thomas Jefferson negotiated the purchase of the Louisiana Territory in 1803, he chose Lewis to lead the expedition across the vast territory.  Lewis requested Clark as coleader.  One of the purposes of the Corps of Discovery was to record the natural resources.   (more…)

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.

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Top Accelerated Reader Named For Drew Central Middle School

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

fk4l7flv copyKatelyn Bostian, sixth grader at Drew Central is the top Accelerated Reader in the middle school. The students get rewards for reading so many points. When they reach 200 points, they are given gift cards for each 100 points that they read and test. Katelyn asked that the money that would be spent on the gift cards be donated to a local animal shelter. Katelyn is a great example for the other students at Drew Central Middle School.

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…)

Drew Central Reading Project Successful

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Drew Central Elementary and Middle School Libraries in conjunction with SEARK Reading Council sponsored the “Changing” a Life community project during the month of January. Students were asked to bring change (pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters) to put in their class collection jar. The students voted for the animals they wanted to purchase for the Heifer Project.  The students collected $1008 and were able to purchase 2 llamas, a goat, a pig, a sheep, 2 hives of honeybees, 4 flocks of chickens, and 4 flocks of ducks to be given to families in countries were the Heifer Project provides animals and education.  Heifer International is an Arkansas based charity.

Ms. Susan Cossey’s class collected the most money in the elementary school and Mrs. Sandy Powell’s Class was the middle school winners.

Drew Central Elementry Star Students

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Drew Central Choir Booster Club Basket Winners

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Drew Central High School Choir Boosters announce the Themed Basket Winners.
Congratulations to the winners of our basket drawing:

Rebecca Groeteke – Ladies Night Out.
Ashley Wright – Music.
Chris Booker – Tailgate Basket.

Untitled-1 copyLadies’ Night Out Basket Value: $252

Untitled-2 copyMusic Basket Value: $ 500

Untitled-3 copyTailgate Basket Value: $85

Untitled-4 copyHunting Basket Value: $150
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Drew Central Announces Its Policy For Free And Reduced Price Meals

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Drew Central School District today announces its policy for providing free and reduced price meals for children served under the National School Lunch Program, Afterschool Snack Program, and School Breakfast Program. Each school and/or the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party. The price charged for a paid student lunch is $1.75.

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Drew Central Fourth Graders Learn About “Cephalopods: The Jet Set”

Monday, May 5th, 2014

DSC00174Drew Central fourth grade students in Eva Arrington’s class learned about “Cephalopods: The Jet Set.” Students learned to classify by kingdom, phylum, and class. They worked with their lab partner and researched the four main types of cephalopods: octopus, squid, cuttlefish, and nautilus. Cephalopod means head and feet. Cephalopods do not have a torso.

The Distance Learning program at Drew Central Elementary in conjunction with the Alaska Sealife Center in Seward, Alaska guided students on dissecting squid. Students discovered the ink sac which squids use to confuse their enemies. They located the eyes, mouth, two tentacles, pen, etc. Students looked for the reproductive system to determine if their squid was a male or female. Another discovery was that squids have bilateral symmetry.

Drew Central High School Honors Seniors

Monday, May 5th, 2014
Pictured from left to right are Kellie Moore, Gretel Cruz, Thomas Wilmoth, Keith Simpson, Coltin Hampton, and Layne Brotherton.

Pictured from left to right are Kellie Moore, Gretel Cruz, Thomas Wilmoth, Keith Simpson, Coltin Hampton, and Layne Brotherton.

Drew Central honored its spring sport seniors on the softball field. Senior Track athletes are Layne Brotherton and Efrain Garcia(Not pictured). Senior Softball athletes are Gretel Cruz and Kellie Moore. Senior Baseball athletes are Coltin Hampton, Keith Simpson, and Thomas Wilmoth. The seniors were recognized for their accomplishments over the past years as family and friends looked on.

Drew Central Seeking Bus Driver Applicants

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

school busWanted:  Bus Drivers
Routes, Subs and Trips
Drew Central School

Requirements:
CDL, Passenger Endorsement, Air Brakes Endorsement, S Endorsement, Drug Screening and Background Check

Contact Ephran Franklin
367-4150 or 367-5369
Between School Hours

Author Visits Drew Central Schools

Friday, February 28th, 2014
(L- R) Brittany Thompson, Drew Frasure, Mr. Morris, Jorge Bran, and John Austin Bradford

(L- R) Brittany Thompson, Drew Frasure, Mr. Morris, Jorge Bran, and John Austin Bradford

Author Rooster Morris from Rockdale, Texas visited with Drew Central Elementary and Middle School students. Mr. Morris performed songs from his CD that accompanies his book series Axle Galench. He gave the students a book talk from the first book in the series Axle Galench and the Gate of No Return. The students were spellbound as Mr. Morris told the story of Axle Galench using different voices for each character and also making sound effects with his voice.

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Drew Central Junior High All-Region Choir Students

Friday, November 15th, 2013

DSC_0518 (2)Congratulations to following Drew Central students who auditioned for the Southeast Junior High All-Region Choir and were selected – Front Row: Reagen Gardner (38th chair, Soprano 2), Abbi Camden (14th chair, Soprano 1), Alissa Berry (25th chair, Soprano 1) Middle Row: Anna Coleman (4th chair, Soprano 2), Kilee Webb (8th chair, Alto 1), Abby Sass (6th chair, Alto 1), Reagan Berryman (12th chair, Tenor 2), Jake Harris (10th chair, Tenor 1)

Back Row: Zach Cater (8th chair, Tenor 2), Chauncey Shepherd (2nd chair, Tenor 2), Silvino Tinajero (5th chair, Bass 1), Kaylei Calhoun (8th chair, Soprano 1), A’Dejah Williams (20th chair, Soprano 1)

Not Pictured: Colt Caldwell (11th chair, Tenor 2), Dylan Gustafson (13th chair, Tenor 2)

Jr. Pirates Defense Seals Conference Win

Friday, October 4th, 2013

zDelano Lucas’s pass interception in the end zone with only seconds to go before halftime, and aggressive team defense led by Suber and Brooks stopped the Hornets’ final drive late in the fourth quarter,sealed the DC victory.

Final Score – Drew Central JR Pirates 14 Camden HG Hornets 12

Drew Central Band “Cans for Band”

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Drew Central Band is holding a fundraiser called “Cans For Band”. There will be drop off locations at the Drew Central home games. Please bring your recyclable cans to help out the Drew Central Band. If you are not going to the games or have too much to take to the games and would like to donate, please contact Amanda Nall at 870-723-2373. Money raised will go to band uniforms and other expenses.

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