Drew Central High School 3rd 9 weeks Honor Roll
Chapman Sheet Metal Heating & A/C
Cash Saver Food Outlet
Head of the Class
Johnson’s Showroom Furniture
South Arkansas Business Solutions
Ashley County Medical Center 2
Immanuel Baptist Church
Southern Quality Construction
Corner Express (O&M Oil Co.)
Lucky’s Of Monticello
Union Bank 1
Days Inn Monticello
Pines Broadcasting Company
Gibson & Keith
LifeShare No Date
Secure Storage 2
Frazer’s Funeral Home
Key Employment Inc
NorthSide Baptist Church
Drew Central High School 3rd 9 weeks Honor Roll
WHO’S WHO PICTURES – Thursday
Who’s Who pictures will be taken after lunch on Thursday, March 16.
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…)
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 fourth graders were given dictionaries by Monticello Rotary Club members.
September 24th – Los Toritos Invitational – Cane Creek State Park
October 1st – Hamburg Lion Invitational – Hamburg High School
October 8th – Jordan Murphy Memorial Meet – Dewitt
October 29th – District Conference Meet – UAM
November 12th – State Meet – Hot Springs (Oaklawn)
Drew Central Elementary and Middle Schools celebrated International Literacy Day on September 8.
Drew Central fourth graders were Disney bound as part of a multi-digit multiplication project. This real-world scenario asked students to make choices and plan a seven day family trip to the most magical place on Earth, Disney World in Orlando, Florida! (more…)
Drew 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
Drew 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?”
On 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.
Katelyn 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 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…)
On September 8th, the Drew Central Parent Center in conjunction with the SEARK Reading council, the ARA and ILA sponsored BREAKFAST AROUND THE WORLD in honor of International Literacy Day.
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 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.
Ladies’ Night Out Basket Value: $252
Music Basket Value: $ 500
Tailgate Basket Value: $85
Hunting Basket Value: $150
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.
Drew Central Jr. Band performed at the Arkansas Association of Middle Level Education Annual Professional Development Conference at the Hot Springs Convention Center. Under the direction of John Kloap.
Drew 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 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.
Wanted: Bus Drivers
Routes, Subs and Trips
Drew Central School
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 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.
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)
DC 7th graders 30, Fordyce 6
DC JR Pirates 6, Fordyce Jr. RedBugs 50
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.
The Guest House
Monticello Tire (Goodyear)
Razorback Body Shop
Ray Ryburn Real Estate
Monticello Animal Clinic
Prescription Pad Pharmacy
Bradley County Medical Center
Wing Tip Gear Dumas, AR
Advertise With Monticello Live
War Eagle Boats
Mitchell Lumber & Hardware Warren
Bone’s Auto Parts
Holiday Inn Express
State Farm Mark Gray
Reggie’s Lock & Key
Ashley County Medical Center
Ashley County Medical Center 3
Mitchell Lumber & Hardware Warren
Cass Martin Realty
Fuller Lawn & Garden
The Woods Monticello
Atlas Foundation Repair
Union Bank 2
Jerry Cruce Stump Grinding
Drew Farm / Drew Outdoor & Casual Wear
The Computer Guys